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When it comes to documentation of the local visual art scene, there isn’t much to go on aside from word-of-mouth stories of exhibitions from artists who’ve helped nurture that scene throughout the years. more

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Photo by Alex Villafuerte / San Diego Pride

With Trump’s Supreme Court pick looming and a homophobic administration attempting to curtail the rights of LGBTQ citizens, this year’s San Diego LGBT Pride theme of “Persist with Pride” seems particularly measured. more

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As we celebrate America and also gear up for Pride, it’s so very important to remember the role women have played in both the formation of the country, as well as their continuing struggle for full equality. more

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Not only does the next issue of CityBeat come out on July 4, but many readers are likely finding themselves planning around a national holiday that, this year, happens on a Wednesday. more

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The death of Anthony Bourdain hit San Diegans particularly hard. From Oceanside to Mexico, Bourdain was a regular visitor to our region and particularly championed the under-the-radar food carts and restaurants of the Baja region. more

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San Diego has long deserved a music and arts festival that equally balances out both the music and the art. That’s what makes A Ship in the Woods Music and Art Festival so appealing. more

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Photos from the annual HessFest. more

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Curated by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the 10th annual International Documentary Film Series is a great way to get inspired again. more

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For us, there are two events that mark the beginning of summer: There’s the San Diego County Fair (more on that below) and there’s the annual Art Around Adams. more

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We tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but if we missed a race, please feel free to hit us up and we’ll tell you what we think. more

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Folks like Pauly Shore, Kyle Mooney, Lauren O’Brien and even Jamie Foxx got their start in San Diego, and on any given night, it’s likely an up-and-coming comic is trying their hand at one of San Diego’s many clubs. more

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Is it summer already? Well, not technically, but some of the main colleges are out for the summer and that means festival season is about to be in full swing more

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This summer, it’s time to get out and experience all the things we’ve always wanted to do... but never did. more

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Photo courtesy of the New Children’s Museum

When The New Children’s Museum (NCM) relocated and reopened 10 years ago, people knew it was a game-changer. more

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There’s certainly no shortage of Cinco de Mayo-related events, but there’s definitely some that are better than others. That is, some are culturally respectful, while others are just an excuse to get hammered on tequila. more

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With over 1,000 miles of bikeways in San Diego and tons of exciting events happening throughout the year, it’s about time we shake off the dust and go for a ride more

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Spring is here, and the last weekend of April is always a busy time when it comes to seasonal celebrations. more

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Whoa *Keanu voice*. Where did you come from? Who are you, really? These could be the questions of a confused stoner, but in Joshua Williamson and Andrei Brennan’s comic book, Birthright, these are legitimate inquiries. more



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Sadie Barnette’s highly engaging and relevant exhibit, Dear 1968,... at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd.) explores how personal, family and political history can intertwine. more

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Deciding on the week’s best events is never an easy task, but given that the primaries are less than two months away, it’s time to get pumped and there are a number of cool happenings this week to help in that department. more

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