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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

For nearly 20 years, FilmOut San Diego has been devoted to exposing San Diego audiences to new and vintage films that movie lovers may have otherwise missed. more

Jun 5, 2017 5:33 PM Short List Event Picks

Technically, the first day of summer is June 21, but everyone in the CityBeat office is well aware that, when it comes to events, the first day of summer is June 1. more

May 29, 2017 11:43 AM Short List Event Picks


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With what seems like a never-ending barrage of political missteps and gaffes, it can be hard to keep focused on the issues that matter. more

May 22, 2017 4:30 PM Short List Event Picks


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From learning to garden and riding a motorcycle to becoming a knight and climbing rocks, this guide is just as much about learning to survive and be more independent as it is about summer fun more

May 17, 2017 11:45 AM Summer Guide


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North Park has changed a lot over the last two decades, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the neighborhood’s reputation as an arts destination. more

May 15, 2017 5:16 PM Short List Event Picks


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Let’s keep it real; mom deserves much more than a yearly brunch where she doesn’t have to pick up the tab. So this Mother’s Day, we’d like to encourage readers to try something a little different. more

May 8, 2017 3:18 PM Short List Event Picks


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We look at our readers as an enlightened group of individuals, but we’d like to break something down once and for all: Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. In fact, it’s not even close. Día de la Independencia is in September. more

May 1, 2017 4:27 PM Short List Event Picks

We’d like to think that the majority of CityBeat readers remember how it felt to wake up the morning of November 9th. more

Apr 24, 2017 5:23 PM Short List Event Picks 1 Comments

Magazine writer and novelist Mike Sager has smoked weed in a staggering, strange variety of places: at 14,000 feet in the Nepalese Himalayas and on the beach of Marlon Brando’s private island with a topless Tahitian translator. more

Apr 18, 2017 6:30 PM Features