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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition Sep 01, 2014 Sand sculptors from all over the world will create huge pieces of art made from sand. There will also be live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, art and more. 32 other events on Monday, September 1
 
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STIR Aug 29, 2014 An evening of visual art and sound pieces from some of San Diego's top creatives including Jason Sherry, Joshua Krause, Don Porcella, Anna Zappoli and more. There will also be live music and performance pieces. 63 other events on Friday, August 29
 
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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. 
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy

John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Michael McDonagh's Calvary shoves these sins out into the open in a darkly comic way, addressing the human contradictions and consequences wrought by such damning ideological policies.
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Finding Fela’ uncovers a lost musical legend

Documentary about Nigerian activist and composer leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A force for social change, Fela challenged the oppressive government with his politicized art and strange lifestyle.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Alive Inside’ resuscitates the soul with music

New documentary challenges old models for treating dementia and Alzheimer’s

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"I've forgotten so much," says an elderly female patient in the early moments of Alive Inside. Social-worker-turned-activist Dan Cohen, the documentary's primary subject, has heard these words before.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ reminds us how quickly times can change

Classic musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"Dignity, always dignity." The character Don Lockwood's trademark saying carries an ironic twinge in the early parts of Singin' in the Rain
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle

Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
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Will East County Performing Arts Center become a church?

Critics say El Cajon officials are going backwards by entering into negotiations with The Rock before securing a theater manager

The Rock, an evangelical megachurch with locations across the county, wants to lease the ECPAC space for roughly 130 days a year—every Sunday and Tuesday and about 25 percent of Fridays and Saturdays—for an annual rent of $216,000.

By Kinsee Morlan
Film ‘Love is Strange’: a portrait of a marriage AUG 26 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Director Ira Sachs talks respect, time, friendship and his new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina
Seen Local Low Gallery at-large AUG 25 | By Kinsee Morlan Meegan Nolan’s getting ready to expand her reach beyond her gallery’s walls
Seen Local City College opens new art space AUG 25 | By Kinsee Morlan There's no money yet to run City Gallery, but the faculty’s staging exhibitions there anyway
Crossword Crossword: 'BBs' AUG 27 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature San Diego filmmakers mine ‘Macbeth’ for ‘Thane of East County’ AUG 20 | By David L. Coddon Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller
Seen Local The Hub Hillcrest Market revamp will include up to 10 new murals AUG 19 | By Kinsee Morlan This week's cover artist, Skye Walker, is the first to complete a piece in the new series
Seen Local North Park’s Positive Space looking for creatives to take it over AUG 18 | By Kinsee Morlan Matthew Cirello hopes to sublet the gallery and keep the art vibe alive in the neighborhood
Arts & Culture feature ‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’ AUG 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
Well, That Was Awkward

Live-blogging 47 minutes spent at Winkie Con

A recap of my experience at a convention dedicated to ‘The Wizard of Oz’

I pull over to check the confirmation email on my phone: Yes, Winkie Con—the annual convention dedicated to L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz—is being held here. I don't fault Town & Country for not wanting "Winkie Con" on its marquee.

By Ryan Bradford

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Two new novels with very different takes on procreation

Reviews of ‘The Shimmering Go-Between’ by Lee Klein and ‘Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend’ by Erika T. Wurth

Klein's mastery over these two narratives makes The Shimmering Go-Between a shocking and delightful debut that will beguile you at every turn.

By Jim Ruland


The Short List Grampadrew's Flim-Flam Revue, summer pop-up concerts and Jaimie Warren The Flim-Flam Revue is a rollicking, informal gathering of local musicians who get up on stage and play "old-time favorites and original compositions inspired by our musical heroes from the days of yore," Grampadrew says. 
Theater Globe’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ is beguiling fun The Old Globe's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, capping off its 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival, is a triumph of al fresco fun. 
Film With ‘Frank,’ aggressive eccentricity leads nowhere 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. 
 

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Famed street musician Sam Schildkraut collects art

The homeless saxophone player is working on purchasing a piece by former CityBeat cover artist Michael Summers

Sam Schildkraut is the busker who's been playing music on the corner of Mission Boulevard and Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach seemingly nonstop for the past two years. Seriously, the saxophone player is prolific, putting in long hours in order to make enough money to feed himself and his dog, Gangsta. ...
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Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour Aug 27, 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, August 27
 
James Sullivan Aug 28, 2014 Art The local painter will show off his mix of surrealism and abstraction at the new, garage-like space next door to Haute Bridal in La Jolla. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
Shore Thing Aug 28, 2014 Art Back for a second year, the MCASD galleries will be open late every Thursday where guests can enjoy cocktails on the terrace, live music, tours of current exhibitions, and much more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
 
 
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