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March Kitchen Collaborations Mar 02, 2015 Chef Christian Graves will partner up with guest Chef Antonio Frisca to create a four-course menu with the focus on pasta. Reservations required. 42 other events on Monday, March 2
 
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Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
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March Kitchen Collaborations Mar 02, 2015 Chef Christian Graves will partner up with guest Chef Antonio Frisca to create a four-course menu with the focus on pasta. Reservations required. 42 other events on Monday, March 2
 
No Life Offline
Four awesome products for your console and smartphone
Film
Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
CityBeat Podcasts
Ed Decker talks with Danielle LoPresti
Film
Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Why does everyone suddenly want to turn San Diego into an amusement park?
 
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Film

‘Focus’ on the grifters

New heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie deals in suave

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Focus begins with an amazingly convenient meet-cute: After a few drowsy helicopter shots of New York City’s skyline, angelically augmented by some fitting soul music, Ficarra and Requa let their stars collide.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Film

Revealing a Kangaroo court in ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’

New divorce drama leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Bunkered down in the cramped hallways and trial rooms of an Israeli Rabbinical court, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem unflinchingly traps the viewer within a physical manifestation of stagnant bureaucracy.
Tuesday, February 17,2015
Film

Head over heart, a sad reality of Oscar

My painfully pragmatic look into the future at the 2015 Academy Awards

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Predicting the Academy Awards is a science that's been perfected by film bloggers who spend months tracking the nominated films like myth busters stalking Big Foot. Momentum, guild wins and industry
Tuesday, February 17,2015
Film

Life sucks in ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Mockumentary about vampires leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Co-written and directed by Waititi and Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame), What We Do in the Shadows transplants classic horror tropes to the present day.
Wednesday, February 11,2015
Film

Lonely and hungry, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’

Ana Lily Amirpour’s western vampire film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night gets right down to business. The world is fucked, especially for the citizens of Bad City, a town that may or may not be caught in the middle of a dystopic Iran.
Tuesday, February 10,2015
Film

Love submits to desire in ‘The Duke of Burgundy’

Peter Strickland’s beguiling romance envisions a kinky relationship in which perceptions regarding love and sex are at war

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Viewers familiar with Strickland’s previous film, the Giallo-inspired horror oddity Berberian Sound Studio, will recognize the freeze frames, rapid-fire cutting and flashy stylistics at the forefront of The Duke of Burgundy’s opening sequence. 
Tuesday, February 3,2015
Film

Mother Russia is broken in Andrei Zvyagintsev’s ‘Leviathan’

Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka

By Glenn Heath Jr.
As Leviathan turns increasingly oppressive and gloomy, the theme of erosion takes hold. Multiple structures stand blown-out, held up by three walls and resembling something like an open-faced cement sandwich.
Tuesday, February 3,2015
Film

‘Life Sentences’ highlights this year’s San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Celebrating its 25th edition at multiple local venues from Feb. 5 through 15, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival remains an important forum to explore ongoing issues of identity in both the United States and abroad.
Tuesday, January 27,2015
Film

Irish folklore and childhood anxiety collide in ‘Song of the Sea’

Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animated film is a lush, timely beauty

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Thematically, Song of the Sea couldn’t be more relevant for young siblings threatened by each other’s unique traits
Tuesday, January 27,2015
Film

Julianne Moore strives for Oscar in ‘Still Alice’

Alzheimer’s drama costarring Kristin Stewart leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Moore's award-season buzz should be of no surprise considering how strategically Still Alice plays the tearjerker game.
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San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art lives on

Museum-without-walls rolls carefully into its second year of revival

Gaidi Finnie's the chief operating officer at Bayview Baptist Church, but he has a long background in the arts. He spent a few years at a fine-art gallery in La Jolla before moving to the Museum of Photographic Arts, where he eventually became the director. 

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Film ‘Focus’ on the grifters FEB 25 | By Glenn Heath Jr. New heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie deals in suave
Seen Local Sparks Gallery to inject art into the Gaslamp FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Fine-art gallery opens March 1 with a big bill of San Diego artists
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Aaron Glasson FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Surrealist painter makes the natural environment and its inhabitants more interesting
Seen Local Giant robot finds a home in Logan Heights FEB 16 | By Kinsee Morlan Jamex and Einar de la Torre’s eighth public-art project soon to be unveiled
Crossword Crossword: 'Here's the kicker' FEB 25 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Meet Hatsune Miku's makers FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego filmmaker Tara Knight examines the virtual pop icon and the mass of fans and creators behind her
Seen Local Sam Ballard says he’s ready to give up on North Park FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan And he’ll be taking his artsy activism project with him
There She Goz

Partying with the artsy elite

The Foodie Soirée reminded me why I love living rooms

Sitting on the hardwood floor of a total stranger's house and watching a performance in full swing just three feet away is not totally new to me. I've spent many nights sitting cross-legged on dingy-carpeted floors of dilapidated houses that had earned nicknames like The Sandwich House or The Suicide House.

By Alex Zaragoza

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The Short List MAS Attack 8, San Diego Vintage Flea Market, Barrio Seed Bank and more Max Presneill wanted to do something to help take some of the pressure and anxiety out of the art-exhibition process. The former gallerist and current museum curator also wanted to bring artists together in a fun atmosphere.
Theater Old Globe’s ‘The Twenty-seventh Man’ imparts critical history lesson Besides sharing an important, under-told story, The Old Globe’s The Twenty-seventh Man showcases three veteran actors at the peak of their game. 
Film Revealing a Kangaroo court in ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ Bunkered down in the cramped hallways and trial rooms of an Israeli Rabbinical court, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem unflinchingly traps the viewer within a physical manifestation of stagnant bureaucracy.
 

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"West Side Story" launches new era for San Diego Musical Theatre

The sound in Spreckels Theatre, however, is not up to par

What's most noteworthy about San Diego Musical Theatre's current production of West Side Story is where it's being produced: Downtown at the Spreckels Theatre. It's a new home for SDMT, which had been...
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Dine & Design Feb 25, 2015 Art Enjoy a community-style, three-course dinner, followed by a casual art lesson. Learn to paint a custom painting inspired by Dia De Los Muertos. Dinner and all art supplies included with ticket. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, February 25
 
Field Trip: Explore Baja’s Art Scene Feb 27, 2015 Art Explore the art, food, and wine of El Valle de Guadalupe. Stops include the art space TJ in China Project Room, Encuentro Guadalupe and La Curva Studios. Tickets include lunch and round-trip border transportation. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
Performances on Practical Surfaces: Angie Jennings Feb 27, 2015 Art The UCSD MFA candidate will present new work. Using yarn dipped in acrylic paint to render fluid contour lines, Jennings reconstructs from memory gestures and actions made during performances she enacted in 2014. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
 
 
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