October 23, 2019 Issue

Caravan Palace, Andrew Bird, and more - check out these 15 local events this week. Read more

Short List Event Picks

"Heathers The Musical," directed at OB Playhouse by Manny Bejarano, relies more on anarchic spirit and often-profane parody than on the schematics of the original film. Read more


Taking over the spot once held by Project Pie, the restaurant will be the first Patxi’s Pizza in San Diego. John Bryan, area general manager for Patxi’s, says two others are coming—Eastlake and Chula Vista. Read more

Food & Drink

Ready to hit the United States, Lukas Forchhammer and his band Lukas Graham have refreshed some of their songs and will play the new versions on Sunday, October 27, at the House of Blues. Read more

Music Feature

Hozier should have no problems bringing the more assertive sound of much of “Wasteland! Baby” to life on stage. His current tour features an eight-person band that can generate plenty of sound. Read more

Music Feature

Todd Snider will re-release on vinyl “East Nashville Skyline” on Friday, November 15—in time for the record’s 15th anniversary. Weeks before, on Tuesday, October 29, he will play at Belly Up Tavern. Read more

Music Feature

With some ratio tweaks, I have a feeling the smoothie can be made in a way that provides nutritional value and a functional high—I just happened to completely overdo it. Read more

CannaBitch 2 Comments

Comedian and podcast star Adam Carolla and conservative talk show host Dennis Prager are releasing their film on free speech “No Safe Spaces” in San Diego on November 1 at the Regal Palace Parkway and then AMC Mission Valley 20 on November 8. Read more



Photo courtesy FX

Antonio Jaramillo chuckles when he’s asked about the October 29 episode of FX’s “Mayans M.C.,” the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning show “Sons of Anarchy.” Read more



Photoshop by John R. Lamb

During last week’s deliberations about San Diego’s latest plan to address homelessness, Councilwoman Barbara Bry unleashed on a little-discussed wrinkle in the city’s ongoing affordable-housing saga. Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments

Broccoli-Bacon, Sweet Corn-Basil and Ham and Cheese Empanadas at Empanada Kitchen.jpeg

Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Empanada Kitchen’s offerings are true to the Argentine style. They offer nine daily empanadas (ranging from highly carnivorous to vegan) plus a daily special. Read more

The World Fare


Photo courtesy Kilowatt Brewing

As November approaches, breweries, beer bars and craft aficionados across the county begin to buzz with talk of all the special events planned for San Diego Beer Week. Read more

Wort Mentioning

Two ornery barnacles stand slumped over at the center of writer/director Robert Eggers’ psychologically demented period piece about two lighthouse keepers who slowly go insane. Read more


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