September 25, 2019 Issue

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Photo by Neil Favila

Fans can see Marc Kinchen play CRSSD in San Diego on Sunday, September 29. This is Kinchen’s third time on the festival’s stage. Read more

Music Feature

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Photo courtesy Liberty Chik Hot Chicken

Liberty Chik offers three main combos:  two breast pieces with fries, a sandwich with fries, and hot chicken with waffles. Each is offered in four heat levels: mild (why?), medium (same question), hot (getting there) and “Smokin Hot” (why you came). Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Karen Barnett

This themed drinkery, with wooden booth seating, mixed plaid upholstery and burlap sack-lined ceiling, offered a range of 14 house ales upon my visit. Read more

Wort Mentioning

A diverse set of plays are opening at local theaters this week. Read more


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Photo by Neal Preston

"Almost Famous," a stage musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe's 2000 film begins a world-premiere engagement at the Old Globe Theatre on Friday. Read more



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In Rupert Goold’s sturdy biopic, Renee Zellweger stars as the famed singer/actor decades after her starring roles in classics like “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “A Star is Born.” Read more



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Mind-numbingly obvious, the “Lord of the Flies” ripoff entitled “Monos” takes its name after the revolutionary “organization” who’s provided the feeble disciplinary structure for these young child soldier castoffs. Read more




My father willed me his 45s, most of which I had in my collection because our tastes were aligned. Read more

Black Gold

When San Diego indie rockers The Havnauts ran into Derrick Acosta at Bar Pink, the chemistry was palpable. The chance meeting led to the band’s new video “Gained Weight,” which San Diego CityBeat premiered September 25. Read more

Music Feature

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Photo by Alexandra Gavillet

Lewis Capaldi will perform at House of Blues San Diego with support from Saint Phnx on Friday. Read more

Music Feature

There can be no doubt that the early days of recreational legalization in California and other states is a very exciting time. Read more


From San Diego Restaurant Week to Pre-TwitchCon, check out these 15 local events over the coming week. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

So, the Cheese-Puff-in-Chief likes San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. And why not? They’re both Republicans, sport chemically altered blonde hairstyles, and have uncertain political futures. Read more

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From talks and discussions to art, food and drink, books, comedy, music and beyond, here are 27 events worth checking out this week. Read more

Short List Event Picks