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Carlsbad Music Festival and Village Music Walk Sep 19, 2014 Now in its 11th year, this year's fest will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater. Almost all genres are represented, from country and jazz to indie-rock and classical. 76 other events on Friday, September 19
 
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Lying signature gatherers add to undemocratic referendum process

 

 
 
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Norm Macdonald Sep 18, 2014 The star of Norm, Dirty Work and pretty much the greatest host of SNL's "Weekend Update" ever gets back to his stand-up roots. 64 other events on Thursday, September 18
 
Spin Cycle
And speaking of fights, who would win: Jason Roe or a great white shark?
Arts & Culture feature
Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller
News
Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Band plays live for first time in 20 years
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
 
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Film

Love it or hate, you won’t forget ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith’s new horror film merges folklore, allegory and online savagery

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Kevin Smith slams his point home with Tusk, a new horror film that destroys the virtual distance of online aggression by slowly transforming one of its seediest offenders into a primitive beast.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Film

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ reduces the melodrama

New romance with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
People grieve in vastly different ways. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them spins this idea into a sublime meditation on one couple's experiences grappling with the loss of a child.
Tuesday, September 9,2014
Film

A preview fall and winter movies

October will be a month of heavyweights, including ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Two Faces of January’

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A gravely disappointing summer at the box office has essentially ensured that 2014 will make considerably less money than any year in the past decade. This puts even more pressure on Hollywood juggernauts being released in the next four months to perform—and perform well.
Tuesday, September 9,2014
Film

What movies are screening in San Diego?

‘Before I Go to Sleep’ and ‘The Drop’ are among the openers this week.

By Glenn Heath Jr.
San Diego movies opening this week: A Five Star Life: A woman works as a luxury-hotel inspector and, despite her dream job, pines for a relationship of substance.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Film

Baseball history comes alive in ‘No No: A Dockumentary’

Film about Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis examines a league under the influence of drugs

By Glenn Heath Jr.
No No: A Dockumentary—which opens Friday, Sept. 5, at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas—walks a fine line between portrait and historical record, leaving room for revisionism between the lines. 
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Film

Dakota Fanning gets wasted in ‘The Last of Robin Hood’

Errol Flynn biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) always gets what he wants in The Last of Robin Hood, another drowsy biopic that treats history as if it were a clear, linear timeline.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Film

‘Love is Strange’: a portrait of a marriage

Director Ira Sachs talks respect, time, friendship and his new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Ira Sachs' quiet and true drama Love is Strange, people from different generations coexist without melodrama.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Film

With ‘Frank,’ aggressive eccentricity leads nowhere

New indie from Lenny Abrahamson tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Through this hodgepodge of warring personalities and dysfunction, Frank considers the complexity of mental illness, how it takes shape over time and contorts one's self from the inside out. 
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Film

The Ken Cinema’s crash course in film history

Classics from the 1960s and ’70s screen for a week

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Curated by theater manager Sophia Verbiscar, the series (find details at landmarktheatres.com) consists of nine trendsetting works from two pivotal decades in filmmaking that reflect the political, social and ideological malaise of the times
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Film

‘Rich Hill’ personalizes poverty in a small Missouri town

Documentary about three young men struggling to survive tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Rich Hill very often feels like a classic observational documentary in the vein of Frederick Wiseman's films. 
Arts & Culture feature

Centro Cultural de la Raza’s constant struggle for survival

Volunteer-run nonprofit continues to hang on by threads despite persistent challenges

One of the largest Chicano arts centers in the Southwest, the Centro Cultural de la Raza, housed in a former water tank in Balboa Park, once attracted international attention for its edgy programming and enjoyed financial support from heavy hitters like the National Endowment for the Arts.

By Kinsee Morlan
Seen Local Raúl Guerrero’s bar paintings capture contemplation and inspiration SEP 15 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diegan heads to Paris for an exhibition featuring watering holes and the creative people who visit them
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Madeline Sherry SEP 15 | By Kinsee Morlan Abstract expressionist focuses on figurative work
Crossword Crossword: 'It's the pits' SEP 17 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Richard Allen Morris just wants to keep working SEP 10 | By Kinsee Morlan Despite the world’s brutal realities, the San Diego artist continues on his path of perpetual proliferation
No Life Offline What was in my podcast queue, summer 2014 edition SEP 08 | By Dave Maass Dispatches from the weirdest town in the Southwest, podcasts with that guard from ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Daily Show’ sans John Stewart
There She Goz Trying to chill out at reiki yoga SEP 08 | By Alex Zaragoza My body has a way of ruining the mood for everyone
Film A preview fall and winter movies SEP 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. October will be a month of heavyweights, including ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Two Faces of January’
Seen Local Malcolm Leland's gates are put into use SEP 08 | By Kinsee Morlan Mounted on the bar at Panama 66 are works of art by the modernist sculptor
Film

Love it or hate, you won’t forget ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith’s new horror film merges folklore, allegory and online savagery

Kevin Smith slams his point home with Tusk, a new horror film that destroys the virtual distance of online aggression by slowly transforming one of its seediest offenders into a primitive beast.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

The Floating Library

Two tales of lost innocence

Reviews of Wendy Ortiz’s ‘Excavation’ and Eirik Clark’s ‘Sweetness #9’

How do you tell the story of an abusive relationship when you don't recognize its wrongness until many years have passed? That's the problem and central metaphor of Wendy Ortiz's memoir, Excavation. 

By Jim Ruland


The Short List David Mitchell, Carlsbad Music Festival and San Diego Sriracha Festival David Mitchell is the type of internationally adored author whose obsessive fans wear T-shirts touting his books. He's written six novels so far, including number9dream and Cloud Atlas.
Theater Reviews of ‘Kingdom City’ and ‘Fallen Angels’ Sheri Wilner's Kingdom City is as much an homage to Arthur Miller's The Crucible as it is a penetrating comment on moral repression and censorship.
Film ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ reduces the melodrama People grieve in vastly different ways. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them spins this idea into a sublime meditation on one couple's experiences grappling with the loss of a child.
 

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Free tater tots, pop-up parks in parking spaces, ambitious art and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable anniversaryBeer, bikes and kids. Those are three things that Station Tavern (2204 Fern St., South Park) is all about, and each will be honored during the restaurant and bar’s five-day, fifth-anniversary celebration. It starts Tuesday, Sept. 16, when riding the ol’ two-wheeler to Station gets you 20 percent off your meal. Before or after, check out a vintage bike show put on by nearby Thomas Bike Shop. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Station will tap the first-ever keg of a limited-run golden raspberry stout that two of its bartenders brewed jointly with Monkey Paw Brewing. Four bucks fetches any local draft and a custom glass to take home. Thursday, Sept. 18, is the big day, when the official anniversary party happens from 5 to 8 p.m., doubling as a fundraiser for the San Diego Architectural Foundation. South Park ice-cream shop The Daily Scoop will serve up root beer floats—or adults can plop that scoop into a stout float. On Friday, Sept. 19, Station will screen vintage cartoons and found Super 8 footage of the original San Diego No. 2 trolley line, and Viva Pops will hand out free organic popsicles. Lastly, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, kids (of all ages) can get balloon animals with a parental rating ranging from G to R. More importantly, free tater tots for everyone. ...
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Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour Sep 17, 2014 Art The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host walking tours of the Murals on the last Wednesday of every month led by project curator Lynda Forsha. Artists include Kim MacConnel, Ryan McGinness, Kelsey Brookes and more. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, September 17
 
America's Finest Sep 19, 2014 Art A street photography exhibition featuring the works of Alphi Quitevis, Luis Gonzalez, Michael Raymond, Picture Paul and Rob Hammer. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
ART2GO Sep 19, 2014 Art New works in various mediums from Jacob Ramsden. Nicole Connelly, Madeline Sherry, Dan Camp and over a dozen more will be featured inside the Brokers Building Gallery. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
 
 
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