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Noir at the Bar Mar 29, 2015 An evening of noir-ish readings featuring Thomas Perry, Jo Perry, Tim Hallinan, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Ruland and Maria Alexander. Author's books will be available for purchase and signing. 65 other events on Sunday, March 29
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
Bill would require City Council approval of city-funded nonprofit's decisions
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Organizers of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in San Diego have a lot of work to do
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
Rising stars of San Diego's architect-as-developer movement mind the little details


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Monday, March 23,2015
The Short List

Authorized Mythologies, Bikes & Beers SD & more

Our top picks of San Diego events this week

Take a journey into the mind of the pickup artist, the player. Is womanizing a learned behavior or a proclivity some guys are just born with?
Monday, March 16,2015
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Happy Hour, Latin American Art Festival & more

Our top picks of San Diego events this week

Monica Bill Barnes describes her new production, Happy Hour, as a "cocktail party dance show," but it's worth pointing out that it also marks a bit of a homecoming for the acclaimed New York choreographer.
Monday, March 9,2015
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36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Open Reading of Poetry, La Jolla Art Night & more

Our top picks of San Diego events this week

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
Monday, March 2,2015
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Quartyard Grand Opening Party, El Anatsui and more

Our top picks of San Diego events this week

It's been more than a year-and-a-half since the guys behind Rad Lab first got San Diegans excited about the idea of building a big pop-up park on a vacant lot at 1102 Market St. in East Village. 
Monday, February 23,2015
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MAS Attack 8, San Diego Vintage Flea Market, Barrio Seed Bank and more

Our top picks of San Diego events this week

Max Presneill wanted to do something to help take some of the pressure and anxiety out of the art-exhibition process. The former gallerist and current museum curator also wanted to bring artists together in a fun atmosphere.
Monday, February 16,2015
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San Diego Improv Festival, How Long Is the Present: Selected Talk Poems of David Antin & 7 Billion Others

Our top picks of San Diego events this week

San Diego's comedy scene is blowing up. We detailed the renaissance in our Feb. 4 issue, concluding that those annoying road trips to Los Angeles to perform or see quality comedy are things of the past.
Monday, February 9,2015
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What Was Is, Ramona and Tantrums & Tiaras

Plus all our other favorite things to do this week in San Diego

Architect and artist Roy McMakin designed the theme of the show and will display his work along with local artists Mathieu Gregoire, David Jurist, Jean Lowe and Roman de Salvo. Also participating are architects Jennifer Luce, James Enos and James Brown, as well as writers Emily Hicks and Bruna Mori.

Monday, February 2,2015
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The Marvel Experience, Culture & Cocktails and Vermin on the Mount

Plus all our other favorite things to do this week

Marvel at it It's official: Comic characters are mainstream. Thanks to the recent wave of blockbuster movies, even non-geeks who've never touched a comic book recognize the likes of Wolverine,
Monday, January 26,2015
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Alex Prager, San Diego Fermentation Festival and Cognitive Camouflage

Our top picks of San Diego events this week

When you look at Alex Prager's work, a handful of influences come to mind: Alfred Hitchcock, color-photography pioneer Williams Eggleston, David Lynch, Cindy Sherman.
Monday, January 19,2015
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Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance; Cabaret au Balcon and 2015 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Our top three picks of San Diego events this week

There are some comedians—like late greats Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman—whose stand-up acts are so provocative and theatrical, they could easily be categorized as performance artists, especially if the gigs take place in an art museum rather than a comedy club.