February 3, 2016 Issue

Yep, it would seem pathetic if not true, but the Boltin’ Bolts of L.A. Dream$ have landed back in their old haunts, at least for the 2016 season. Read more

Spin Cycle

The San Diego Repertory Theatre’s fourth production of its 40th anniversary season, Outside Mullingar, comes with everything but four-leaf clovers sprinkling down from the rafters. Read more


Chris Ward came out at age 21 to his Phi Kappa Psi brothers at Johns Hopkins University. Now 39, he’s aiming to become the fourth member of San Diego’s LGBT fraternity to represent District 3 on the city council. Read more


The extra work paid off, as Dark Arc was a breakthrough for Saintseneca, garnering positive reviews from outlets such as American Songwriter and NPR, which called the album “the product of intense care.” Read more

Music Feature

Disregard the rose-colored cheerleading from local media. Having a lame duck team play in Qualcomm Stadium this year with a looming departure to Los Angeles is the bad scenario we’re facing. Read more

From the Editor

I chuckled as I read about City Councilmember David Alvarez chuckling in Spin Cycle [“Mayor Moonshot adds to his to-do list,” Jan. 20]. Councilmember Alvarez waxes eloquent about the mayor not following through on previous public pledges. Read more

Letters to the Editor

New CityBeat editorial assistant Torrey Bailey took the cover photo of downtown’s omnipresent Shirtless Guy (Don Flores). Read more


Despite being the hub of many a drunken adventure, downtown San Diego is maturing into adulthood. The urban core still scares some, but like most unknowns, familiarity eventually breeds appreciation or even admiration. Read more

Neighborhoods 2 Comments

If my admittedly flawed math skills are correct, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival is the longest running event of its kind in our fair region. Read more


Curator Maria Nicola Mathioudakis has been getting a lot of questions lately about the name of her new series of art shows at Bankers Hill space Helmuth Projects. Lovingly dubbed IUD: A Place You Think About, the series will feature nearly ... Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Seth Combs

There are myriad things to notice within the new Verbatim Books storefront in North Park, not least of which are the rows upon rows of new and used books spanning every conceivable genre. Still, it's not inconceivable that passersby could b... Read more

Seen Local

Electronic producer Fa†e will collaborate with Los Angeles rapper Blu. Fa†e, whose real name is Griffin Lee, worked with Blu with another project of his, titled O†ion. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Voice Actor isn't doing anything particularly novel or groundbreaking on Runaway , but what they are doing is good enough to overlook any blatant derivativeness. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

DJ Quik might not have technically invented g-funk, but he sure as hell owns it. Read more

If I Were U

Andrew Haigh's 45 Years surveys a marriage long enshrouded in a cocoon of normalcy. Fissures begin to show almost immediately, though, and a relationship that initially seems strong is quickly revealed to be fragile and bent. Read more


As we move into Super Bowl week—Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers, you can take that to the bank or your bookie—it's worth considering how much the future of television hinges on football, most particularly the NFL. Read more

All Things Tech

Now, it's difficult to write about the America's Got Talent holding area without plagiarizing the descriptions of Purgatory in classic literature. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


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There's nothing like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and it's often been said that if you remember it, then you probably weren't really there. Read more

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