June 27, 2018 Issue

As of last week, at least eight governors had recalled the National Guard troops the Trump administration had requested at the border. Read more

, CityWeek

I’m not the first writer to compare leftist Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (who often goes by his initials AMLO) campaign to that of Bernie Sanders. Read more

From the Editor

Your frustration is merited and, from my point of view, your positions are correct [“A post-primary airing of grievances,” June 13]. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo courtesy of the San Diego Botanic Garden

Eventually it was decided that Mitchell, whose background is mainly in music and sound production, would carve out a baobab tree from the stump of the eucalyptus tree. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Dennis Covey

When Mesheeka Gallery owner Manuel Basabe’s mentor, famed Chicano artist Salvador Torres, first suggested he hold a phallus-themed art show, Basabe was naturally hesitant. Read more

Seen Local


Photo courtesy of San Diego History Center

LGBTQ+ San Diego will document decades worth of struggles and triumphs through hundreds of photos, newspaper clippings, artifacts, artwork and more. Read more



Photo courtesy of GW Pharmaceuticals

On June 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome Read more


Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Fear is a primordial response that’s been built into your brain over zillions(?) of years, and it is important to listen to the message your body is telling you: There is an even bigger lizard nearby. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Daren Scott

Look, anything that pumps new life into Shakespeare’s timeworn Romeo & Juliet is welcome. Read more

Theater 1 Comments


Photo by Travis Shinn

Any good goth has probably seen Cold Cave a handful of times (I’ve seen them four times so far). Read more

If I Were U

One of the most powerful tools people have is being able to gather in numbers to defend themselves. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity 1 Comments

While Villeneuve’s original film surveyed the loss of ideological fortitude, Day of the Soldado suggests that the next generation hasn’t even been given the chance to develop a moral compass. Read more


David and Nathan Zellner’s Damsel (opening Friday, June 29, at Landmark Ken Cinemas) firmly plants Samuel at the center of an off-kilter Western nightmare where caricature and sincerity are often confused for one another. Read more



Photo by djnaquin67 / Flickr

By now you have heard about the tub of hot water in which Kathy Griffin scalded herself last week. In short, she criticized fellow comedian Kevin Hart for the apparently cowardly offense of not attacking Donald Trump while being Black. Read more

Sordid Tales

Not only does the next issue of CityBeat come out on July 4, but many readers are likely finding themselves planning around a national holiday that, this year, happens on a Wednesday. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Craig Oliver

Members of the local community are making an effort to raise money for organizations combating against the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio



If there’s a thematic element that ties the EP together, I suppose it can be seen as both a lament and a testament to aging; a vulnerably honest reflection on the traps we continue to fall into despite becoming older and wiser. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments


Photo by Montana Eliot

Two Parts Together is the most progressive entry in Big Ups’ catalog to date. It’s both their most complex and dynamic while also offering up some of the heaviest and most aggressive songs they’ve ever written. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Charlie Lowe

Only those with darkest hearts will not be touched by the orchestrated version of my favorite Beach Slang song, “Dirty Cigarettes.” Bring someone whose hand you can hold during this show, and maybe an extra pack of tissues. Read more

The Spotlight

Filled with longing, The Silver Shoes is a reminder that it’s never too late to nurture one’s creative impulses. Dance like no one’s watching is great advice, but first you need a pair of shoes. Read more

The Floating Library