October 16, 2019 Issue

Yup, it’s true, this will be the last Sordid Tales. The next time you see my byline in these pages there will be a different header above it. Read more

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

As A-Bowl in the Convoy District shows, the food of a megalopolis like Shanghai defies such easy definition. Read more

The World Fare

The original Toronado in San Francisco is known for its amazing beer selection, punk rock vibes and notorious impatience. Read more

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Released in 1987, Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser” is significant for a number of reasons. Read more

The Floating Library

From Tyler, The Creator to a local triathlon, check out these 15 local events this week. Read more

Short List Event Picks

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

Short List Event Picks

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Photo courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

“Pain & Glory” embraces Salvador Mallo’s tumultuous cycle of potential self-destruction. He begins a new friendship with the estranged heroin-smoking star of his first international hit, and quickly realizes the elating healing effects of narcotics. Read more



Photo by Jim Carmody

The story set in the early ’90s in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, finds chauvinistic drug-cartel kingpin Don Ernesto (John Padilla) recruiting a young girl raised in a convent (Yvette Angulo) to be his submissive, subservient wife. Read more



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San Diego is a stop on Chris D’Elia’s “Follow the Leader” tour that is allowing him to perfect his act before he films his next comedy special in about a month. Read more


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Photo by Lisa Kimberly

From October 17 to October 20, Medium hosts portfolio reviews with leading curators, gallerists and publishers, in addition to two days of artist lectures, a studio and exhibition tour in Tijuana, and its juried exhibition “Size Matters.” Read more


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Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

Theory of a Deadman will perform new material and hits like “Bad Girlfriend,” “Lowlife,” “So Happy” and “Angel” at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center on Thursday, October 17. Read more

Music Feature

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Photo courtesy Jordan McGraw

Jordan McGraw’s time with the Jonas Brothers includes a 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, gig at Pechanga Arena San Diego. His set includes “Met at a Party,” his duet with award-winning actress Sarah Hyland. Read more

Music Feature

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Photo by Jordan Curtis Hughes

Bea Kristi, who performs as Beabadoobee, is touring the United States as part of Clairo’s Immunity Tour, which comes to the House of Blues Downtown at 7 p.m. Friday, October 18 Read more

Music Feature

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Photo courtesy DJ Direct

Self-proclaimed “party rock battle DJ” DJ Direct will bring his musical styles to Parq Restaurant and Nightclub from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, October 19. Read more

Music Feature

For those who missed it: Canada legalized the consumption of cannabis across the board on October 17, 2018, making many of their neighbors to the south (the United States) extremely jealous. Read more


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In its 20th year, the Rob Benzon Foundation has a twofold purpose: to help individuals with emergency food and shelter, medicine, medical treatment, funeral expenses and other emergency needs. Read more

Best of San Diego


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Juneshine in North Park pours an organic, gluten-free jun kombucha in a boho coastal tasting room. Read more

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When 24-year-old AleSmith Brewing Company wins Best San Diego Brewery, amid a sea of craft breweries in the city, you know they are doing something right Read more

Best of San Diego


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It’s no surprise that AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 clinched the win for Best Local Beer category this year. Read more

Best of San Diego


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A small, modern-style coffee shop, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, serves a mellow atmosphere with strong coffee in dark, quirky interiors. Read more

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