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Black Friday: A Reflection of American Consumerism Nov 28, 2014 An art show focusing on the most consumerist day of the year featuring works from Julia Gomez, Scott Genglebach, Melissa Graham and more. There will also be performance artists, acoustic music and poetry readings. Proceeds benefit The Buy Art Campaign. 55 other events on Friday, November 28
 
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New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Turning the tables on the catcallers
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At SDSU Downtown Gallery, the artist will demonstrate his love of ideas rather than any one medium or message
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Stephen Hawking biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Turkey Calling Show Nov 26, 2014 This show is presented like an old-time live radio broadcast with performances by The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra and hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson.  45 other events on Wednesday, November 26
 
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays
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Tuesday, November 25,2014
Film

‘The Homesman’ gives the reins to complex female characters

Tommy Lee Jones’ striking western is visually lush, melodic and thematically relevant

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman stands out as a strange and eccentric western that merits viewing on the biggest screen possible. 
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Film

Matthew VanDyke searches for purpose in “Point and Shoot”

New documentary about masculinity and war leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Marshall Curry's Point and Shoot tells the complex and serpentine story of Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker-turned-revolutionary who spent more than five months in a Libyan jail.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Film

‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story

Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film

By Glenn Heath Jr.
There’s nothing warm about Foxcatcher. Bennett Miller’s humorless true-crime story exists solely in a frigid state where brooding male characters crave justification from the world around them.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Film

‘The Better Angels’ is a Colonial Calvin Klein ad

Arty Abraham Lincoln biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Having worked as an editor on To the Wonder, director A.J. Edwards seemingly adopted (or perhaps stole) the Terrence Malick touch for The Better Angels.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
Film

‘Rosewater’ takes aim at blind fundamentalism

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut unsuccessfully blends comedy and drama in a story of imprisoned journalist

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Rosewater—which opens Friday, Nov. 14—attempts to blur the line between genres, impressions and versions of the truth.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
Film

‘The Theory of Everything’ amounts to very little

Stephen Hawking biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Theory of Everything is so stylistically safe and toothless that one must question why it exists at all, other than to provide a tasty opportunity for audiences to get hooked by Oscar bait.
Tuesday, November 4,2014
Film

‘Force Majeure’ tumbles down the mountain

Director Ruben Östlund’s icy comedy finds characters mired in an emotional snow pack

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not just about the treacherous slopes of marriage, Force Majeure—which opens Friday, Nov. 7, at La Jolla Village Cinemas—grapples with the puncturing impact of compromise.
Tuesday, November 4,2014
Film

‘Interstellar’ makes profundity a suffocating experience

New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Co-starring Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in sideline roles, Interstellar—which opens Friday, Nov. 7—vocalizes every one of its themes about love, time and fate through stilted dialogue.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
Film

Moral sleaze defines ‘Nightcrawler’

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a magnetically creepy performance in Dan Gilroy’s debut media satire

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Nightcrawler—which, fittingly, opens on Friday, Oct. 31—is a story about the horrors of information overload.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
Film

Mother and daughter blur together in ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’

New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Gender roles in White Bird in a Blizzard are easily definable and damnable. Women cook and clean and grow tired, bored and resentful, then rebel against the expectations placed upon them by weak men who lash out when such conventions are challenged.
Fiction 101

The winners of Fiction 101

A story about an uneasy feeling at a dining table takes the top honor

Usually, the most fantastical stories tend to delight our Fiction 101 judges. But this year, our first-place winner, Christopher Cordry, wrote a story that’s all too real.

Seen Local Gary Cohen invites the public to tour Glass Ranch NOV 24 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist’s annual event features hundreds of handmade glassworks
Crossword Crossword: 'Give 'em the bird' NOV 26 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Head Crammers NOV 19 | By CityBeat Staff Crush these chunks of culture into your cranium
The Floating Library The Marlowe drive of Juniper Song NOV 17 | By Jim Ruland Steph Cha’s new detective novel, ‘Beware Beware,’ follows the footsteps of Raymond Chandler’s famous gumshoe
Well, That Was Awkward Adversity, identity and xistentialism with Mr. Xtreme NOV 17 | By Ryan Bradford The differences between a 30-year-old writer and a real-life superhero are slim
Film ‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story NOV 19 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Natalie Bessell NOV 19 | By Kinsee Morlan Find the funky, lighthearted artwork of the young La Jolla native at casual café shows for now
Seen Local Innovators behind Domestic Stencilworks turn food into design NOV 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Alex White and John Mohr use natural dyes in their printing work and launch Kickstarter to expand
Film

‘The Homesman’ gives the reins to complex female characters

Tommy Lee Jones’ striking western is visually lush, melodic and thematically relevant

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman stands out as a strange and eccentric western that merits viewing on the biggest screen possible. 

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Seen Local

Small works in ‘Object Object!!’ pack a collective punch

Group exhibition at Helmuth Projects shows how constraints can spur imagination

Anyone who’s spent an evening flipping through thousands of cable TV channels looking for a single decent show can tell you that sometimes more is just more. Fortunately, the 86 small works that comprise the exhibition Object Object!! at Helmuth Projects are consistently compelling.

By Andy Horwitz


The Short List NoLI Nights Buon Natale, La Jolla Post-Modern Art Exhibit and Craft Beer & Cider Fest On Saturday, Nov. 29, during NoLI Nights Buon Natale (North Little Italy Nights Merry Christmas), folks can stroll down the sidewalk and check out art performances and a number of live musical acts at local businesses. 
Theater San Diego Rep’s ‘Honky’ brims with uneasy laughter Greg Kalleres’ Honky is a biting satiric comedy of what-ifs. What if people, black or white, spoke with absolutely no filters about race?
Film Matthew VanDyke searches for purpose in “Point and Shoot” Marshall Curry's Point and Shoot tells the complex and serpentine story of Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker-turned-revolutionary who spent more than five months in a Libyan jail.
 

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Music in Barrio Logan, Small Business Saturday and more to do and see this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Conciertos frescosBarrio Logan's increasingly becoming a go-to spot for art (see: the monthly, always awesome Barrio Art Crawl—next one's Dec. 6!), and, now, well-curated Sunday afternoon outdoor concerts.Concerts in the Barrio kicks off Sunday, Nov. 30, with a performance by Quinteto Caballero, headed up by Latin-jazz trumpeter Bill Caballero and featuring piano, bass, congas and timbale. The band takes the stage from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mercado del Barrio Plaza (corner of Cesar Chavez Parkway and Newton Avenue), giving you a chance to dance off those Thanksgiving calories. From there, concerts take place on the last Sunday of each month, with all-female mariachi band Mariachi Divinas scheduled to perform Dec. 28....
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Black Friday: A Reflection of American Consumerism Nov 28, 2014 Art An art show focusing on the most consumerist day of the year featuring works from Julia Gomez, Scott Genglebach, Melissa Graham and more. There will also be performance artists, acoustic music and poetry readings. Proceeds benefit The Buy Art Campaign. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28
 
California Coastal Commission Youth Art & Poetry Exhibit Nov 28, 2014 Art Birch Aquarium hosts the winning selections from the California Coastal Commission 2014 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. The poetry of three San Diego students will be among the art of 28 California students on exhibit through January 19. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28
 
Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss Nov 28, 2014 Art The highly popular traveling exhibition on the celebrated children’s author features rare early works, ephemera, illustration, and editorial cartoons, and more. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28
 
 
 
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