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The only bad thing about the La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival (WOW Fest, for short) is that it doesn’t happen every year. more

Oct 16, 2017 3:46 PM Short List Event Picks

CityBeat readers are a savvy bunch, so chances are they already knew that October is National Book Month, right? Right? more

Oct 9, 2017 5:18 PM Short List Event Picks


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While the San Diego International Film Festival is still relatively young at 16 years, it does seem to get bigger and bigger every year while still managing to maintain that indie vibe. more

Oct 2, 2017 5:04 PM Short List Event Picks


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This variety of offerings includes 300 exhibitors, 52 food vendors, a bunch of carnival rides and four beer gardens stretched over a half mile of Adams Ave. between 30th and 35th streets. more

Sep 25, 2017 5:13 PM Short List Event Picks

Each year, our staff combs through dozens of short films to determine who we want to showcase at our annual 5 Minute Film Festival. It's often a very rigorous process full of heated debates, tears, and hugging it out. more

Sep 22, 2017 1:42 PM Videos


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Now in its third year, the Impossible Science Festival will teach attendees things like how to make objects invisible or how to walk on water. No, really, it will. more

Sep 18, 2017 5:17 PM Short List Event Picks


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For nearly five years, San Diego-based wrestling outfit Super Awesome Showdown (SAS) has provided local wrestling fans with a thoroughly entertaining and family-friendly story that centers on an intergalactic combat league who duel for space supremac more

Sep 11, 2017 4:47 PM Short List Event Picks


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The CityBeat staff loves a good scare, but we also like a movie that makes us think. That’s what makes the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival so bloody awesome (pun intended). more

Sep 1, 2017 9:00 AM Short List Event Picks


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It’s not a new story by any means: Arts organizations move into an otherwise untapped and unimpressive neighborhood, build it up and then the people start flocking. more

Aug 28, 2017 5:55 PM Short List Event Picks


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Look, we’re more than aware that San Diego needs another beer festival like it needs more sunshine, but there really is plenty to choose from this weekend if readers are looking for one more good time before that “back to reality” vibe seeps in. more

Aug 21, 2017 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks

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While San Diego is not in the path of totality for the highly buzzed-about eclipse (we’ll see about 60 percent), there will still be plenty of people outdoors on Monday, Aug. 21 to see the moon pass completely into the path of the sun. more

Aug 14, 2017 3:30 PM Short List Event Picks

San Diego certainly has plenty of outdoor festivals this time of year (just see the two events below for further proof), but CityFest remains one of our favorites. more

Aug 7, 2017 4:53 PM Short List Event Picks


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There’s been a lot of talk when it comes to the increasingly scary plight of our city’s homeless population. Much of it, sadly, has been just that: talk. more

Jul 31, 2017 4:51 PM Short List Event Picks


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For many, the name Emmett Till is, sadly, just a name. Some may have a loose, referenced concept of who Till was, what he meant and what he came to symbolize, but younger generations may simply know him from a casual namedrop in a Kanye West song. more

Jul 24, 2017 6:23 PM Short List Event Picks


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When it comes to Henry David Thoreau, no one is as thorough as playwright Richard Platt. In fact, he’ll be the first one to point out that people have been saying Thoreau’s name wrong for decades (it’s actually pronounced like the word “thorough”). more

Jul 17, 2017 5:21 PM Short List Event Picks


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Pride is about a lot of things, but from its humble beginnings, one of its main functions has been about solidarity. Getting together with others in the community, standing tall and collectively shouting, “We still out here!” more

Jul 10, 2017 4:52 PM Short List Event Picks


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Lucky for us and CityBeat readers, there’s a number of events on Saturday, July 8 that will get us all back in the spirit of standing up for women’s rights. more

Jul 3, 2017 12:00 PM Short List Event Picks


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Anyone who’s ever been to the Belly Up knows that one of the more iconic aspects of the interior is the huge wall of rock posters from shows that have happened in the Solana Beach venue over the years. more

Jun 26, 2017 4:42 PM Short List Event Picks

For readers who’ve never been to a fringe festival, think of it this way: Whatever kinds of performing arts locals might be interested in, they can find it at a fringe festival. more

Jun 19, 2017 5:26 PM Short List Event Picks


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We strongly believe that buying art can be addictive. And no, we’re not talking about that “Keep Calm…” sign that’s been collecting dust in the garage. more

Jun 12, 2017 5:48 PM Short List Event Picks

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