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By all accounts, the It’s About Time Festival has so far lived up to hype. more

Jan 22, 2018 4:00 PM Short List Event Picks


Torrey Bailey

There were some concerns and questions after the inaugural Women’s March San Diego last year, none more pressing than whether women (and men, to be fair) would be able to carry that feeling of empowerment and solidarity into 2018 and beyond. more

Jan 16, 2018 12:05 PM Short List Event Picks


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But when it comes to events like the Old Globe Theatre’s Powers New Voices Festival, it’s a means to see the next big thing before it’s big. more

Jan 9, 2018 11:37 AM Short List Event Picks 1 Comments


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If we know CityBeat readers, the New Year begins with a resolution to get out more and to get more culture in our lives. more

Jan 2, 2018 11:34 AM Short List Event Picks

In many ways, Rosina Guerra and Danny Ortega, the duo behind local music website and promotions company Rocktoc, are all about altruism. more

Dec 26, 2017 10:38 AM Short List Event Picks


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That’s why we’ve always liked A Culture Shock Nutcracker. Not only does Culture Shock San Diego dance company’s rendition of the classic pay tribute to both E.T. Hoffman’s story and Tchaikovsky’s score, but it adapts the storyline, music and fashion more

Dec 19, 2017 11:40 AM Short List Event Picks


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As is tradition, we’ve included local boutiques and stores instead of the corporate chain stores so that readers can rest easy knowing they’re supporting local businesses. more

Dec 13, 2017 10:39 AM Features


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Eric Wong points out that Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2017) is actually the third edition of the event, but to call it an annual occurrence is a bit of a misnomer. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:30 PM Short List Event Picks


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Theatres are debuting new Christmas productions and holiday-themed music concerts are in full swing, so it can sometimes be difficult to get our artistic fix without being bombarded with the spirit of the season. more

Dec 5, 2017 11:37 AM Short List Event Picks


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Many a local art installation has tackled issues on border politics and what it’s like to cross the U.S.-Mexico border to begin a new life. But what about those who come from other parts of the world? more

Nov 28, 2017 11:21 AM Short List Event Picks


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Lucky for readers, Thanksgiving week is filled with plenty of stories we want to hear as well. First up is Mysterious Galaxy’s Indies First Day on Saturday, Nov. 25. more

Nov 20, 2017 4:28 PM Short List Event Picks


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With online shopping increasingly becoming the norm, finding Black Friday deals is certainly not as treacherous as it once was. more

Nov 13, 2017 5:17 PM Short List Event Picks


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For nearly two decades, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has taken a seemingly specific theme and expanded it to include selections that viewers might not automatically expect. more

Nov 6, 2017 5:26 PM Short List Event Picks


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The buzz surrounding Pacific Standard Time—the multi-venue, multi-city art event focusing on Latin American and Latino art—was certainly palpable. more

Oct 30, 2017 6:22 PM Short List Event Picks

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We’ve long been a fan of local David Russell Talbott and his signature “American Pulpcore” brand of paintings. more

Oct 25, 2017 12:25 PM Features


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Finding a Halloween costume can be frustrating as hell. But more makeup artists are taking on #31DaysOfHalloween, in which they create and post full-faced costume makeup looks to Instagram each day in October, and the inspiration is endless. more

Oct 24, 2017 6:02 PM Features


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Not too long ago, Halloween used to be a pseudo-holiday only celebrated by children. Now, it’s a full-fledged event that is not only embraced by adults, but also often used as an excuse to dress up in ridiculous and extravagant costumes. more

Oct 23, 2017 5:08 PM Short List Event Picks


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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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