1. Laughing at you—no, with you
When CityBeat heard that the Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule 2014 Tour was coming to San Diego, we thought we'd take the chance to ask a few quick questions of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the stars of the sketch-comedy show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
"I've heard the live show will be comedy. Why the change in format?" CityBeat quipped in an email to the duo, riffing off their deadpan style.
"When we become aware of who we can become we also exist to provide this services," came the response.
OK, interesting. Let's try a different approach: "How did you decide to include San Diego on your tour?"
"San Diego bean fresh. This by the sea. Is where sloes is on train in the fries with fries and packages we are aued to," they wrote back.
Whoa! The comic duo's promoter told us that Tim and Eric were on a plane to Montreal for their first show when they issued these answers. Is it possible that she declined to mention they were flying from Peru, where they just finished a month-long ayahuasca retreat?
Either way, as long as they're speaking in complete sentences by the time they get here, it should be worth checking out. The comedians have been together for a decade now, touring live and receiving high praise for their television show on the Adult Swim cable network.
The show comes to the Balboa Theatre (868 Fourth Ave., Downtown) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Touring with them will be John C. Reilly performing as Dr. Steve Brule from the Tim and Eric spinoff show Check It Out!. Tim and Eric are known for their zany, sometimes graphic humor, so no one younger than 16 will be admitted. Tickets are $40. sandiegotheatres.org.
2. Bookish good time
In May, the San Diego Public Library (330 Park Blvd. in East Village) held its first Booked for the Evening, a casual indoor / outdoor soirée on the ninth floor, where guests could eat, drink and dance on the expansive patio and view the latest exhibit in the library's gallery. It was a blast. "More, please?" we asked the library folks. Who knows if we had any influence, but on Thursday, Sept. 11, another Booked for the Evening takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. It'll include food by Tabe, cocktails by Please & Thank You, tours of the library's "hidden spaces," music by Gypsy Groove and a chance to see Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography. Tickets are $30 via eventbrite.com.
3. More of this
Sheer proximity says there should be more collaboration between artists in San Diego and Tijuana. The Fence / Barda exhibition, a joint effort between The Feminist Image Group in San Diego and Tijuana's Distrito Diez Gallery, is an example of how awesome binational cooperation can be. Opening from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Art Produce Gallery (3139 University Ave. in North Park), the interactive installation will feature a fence that divides the gallery and includes video, photography, paintings, sculpture and "spontaneous collaborations" by female artists like Anna Stump, Bhavna Mehta, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Cindy Zimmerman, Lynn Susholtz, Lauren Carrera, Daphne Hill, Susan Myrland, Jill Marie Holslin, Marta Soto, Claudia Ramirez, Fio Zemjim and Panca. It's on view through Oct. 25. artproduce.org
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