November 13, 2019 Issue

Here are our picks this week in the areas of art, books, comedy, food and drink, performance and more. Read more

Short List Event Picks

From a night of jazz and comedy to the San Diego Ramen Festival, check out these 15 local events this week. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Mada-Sao is a great place to tuck into a steaming pot of spicy broth. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Ken Jacques

In playwright Ann Noble’s “And Neither Have I Wings To Fly,” Eveline Donnelly is a young Irish woman living a dutiful but mostly joyless life tending to her widowed father and her younger, impetuous sister, Kathleen. Read more


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Photo by Alysse Gafjken

For this tour, to bolster the heavy guitar sound of “Let’s Rock,” The Black Keys recruited longtime friends Thee Shams, who were later members of Buffalo Killers. Read more

Music Feature

In recent years, Barcelona has become known as a cannabis destination, thanks to its cult-favorite private club culture. Read more



Photo courtesy Ariel Levine

Ariel Levine is still staying away from the stage, but he’s releasing singles every two months. The first, “If This Isn’t Me,” hit streaming platforms on October 22, and is accompanied by a music video directed by local filmmaker Grant Reinero. Read more

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Photo by Emilie Elizabeth Photography

Alessandro Cortini—who performs with Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels—is bringing his audiovisual show to The Loft at UCSD on Sunday, November 17. Read more

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Photo by Tony Hauser

With the new single “Trouble in Paradise” under his belt, Rufus Wainwright will return to San Diego on Saturday, November 16, to perform with the San Diego Symphony. Read more

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Photo by Rene Koala

Since nabbing the season six “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” crown nearly six years ago, New Orleans-born drag queen Bianca Del Rio has found a niche for herself with audiences who want to laugh. Read more



Photo courtesy Niko Tavernise/Netflix

“The Irishman” has plenty of assassinations, long tracking shots, and pop music cues one would normally associate with vintage Scorsese, but its most wrenching moments are the ones of silence. Read more


Escondido is, in fact, cool after all. Especially with a great brewery like Escondido Brewing Company producing these fantastic small batch beers. Read more

Wort Mentioning

Edwin Decker is not a licensed therapist. Frankly you’d have to be nuts to take his advice. If you chose to do so, don’t come running to us. We warned you. Read more