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Bijan Mostafavi Sep 16, 2014 The local jokester won the SD Comedy Contest in 2012 and the INDI.COM Stand Up Comedy Contest in 2013. He will be recording this night's show for an audio CD. 53 other events on Tuesday, September 16
 
Spin Cycle
And speaking of fights, who would win: Jason Roe or a great white shark?
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Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller
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Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track
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Band plays live for first time in 20 years
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows

 

 
 
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Suds & Science Sep 15, 2014 A bimonthly event that brings scientists into a neighborhood bar for a 15-to-20-minute informative presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Here, Karen Pierce, assistant director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UCSD, shares new research confirming that autism begins during pregnancy. 55 other events on Monday, September 15
 
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
 
Wednesday, August 21,2013
Film

A letter to Johnnie To

Hong Kong action film ‘Drug War’ leads our list of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Dear Johnnie To: As a longtime devotee of your graceful cinematic style, deeply rooted themes of conflicted loyalty and an admirer of your great taste in food, I welcome you to San Diego.
Wednesday, August 21,2013
Film

CityBeat's 5 Minute Film Festival

Watch to see what short films made the cut

We received over 100 entries to our first 5 Minute Film Fest—see which ones made the cut.
Wednesday, August 21,2013
Film

Sketching friendship in the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost on camaraderie, conflict and comedy

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been friends and filmmaking collaborators for nearly 15 years. But that doesn’t mean they don’t drive each other crazy from time to time.

Wednesday, August 14,2013
Film

‘The Act of Killing’ re-creates trauma from memories of the guilty

Joshua Oppenheimer’s provocative doc about Indonesian paramilitaries leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Joshua Oppenheimer's staggering documentary The Act of Killing grapples with the magnitude of the genocide by asking men like Congo to re-create stories about the killings in whatever way they wished. 
Wednesday, August 14,2013
Film

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ recognizes the two faces of race

American history unfolds up close in this drama starring Forest Whitaker

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Throughout Lee Daniels’ The Butler, an expansive and elegant biopic based on real-life White House butler Eugene Allen (who Cecil stands in for as a fictional representation), we see how professional servitude and emotional invisibility stand in stark contrast to a man’s personal life.
Tuesday, August 6,2013
Film

‘Prince Avalanche’ feels bewitched by a ghostly spell

David Gordon Green’s new film finds Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch bound by longing

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Despite Green's shift to the mainstream, he's remained a director who revisits themes over and over again. His latest film, Prince Avalanche—opening Friday, Aug. 9, at Hillcrest Cinemas—is most definitely a return to early obsessions.
Tuesday, August 6,2013
Film

‘The Canyons’: moral deceit and the death knell of film

Video-on-demand thriller by director Paul Schrader stars Lindsay Lohan—plus, our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Saturated pictures of decrepit theater lobbies, tattered marquees and deteriorating exhibition halls frame the opening credits of Paul Schrader's The Canyons.
Wednesday, July 31,2013
Film

’80s nerd culture gets revived in ‘Computer Chess’

Andrew Buljalski’s low-fi oddity leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Writer and director Andrew Bujalski's insanely strange Computer Chess feels beamed down from an alien race that recently discovered analog video cameras.
Wednesday, July 31,2013
Film

Cate Blanchett is a devastating force of nature in ‘Blue Jasmine’

Woody Allen’s new film depicts the tragedy of blatant self-deception

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If Blue Jasmine—which opens Friday, Aug. 2, at Hillcrest Cinemas—were simply a study of an entitled socialite getting her comeuppance, it would be quite a dull bird. The film’s real genius stems from its ability to survey different stages in Jasmine’s descent toward madness.
Wednesday, July 24,2013
Film

‘Blackfish’ investigates cost of animal captivity

Doc about orcas and SeaWorld leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Blackfish starts like so many documentaries do these days: with shock and awe. A 911 emergency call made on Feb. 23, 2010, from SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., informs the viewer of a trainer not just being brutally killed, but "eaten" by a killer whale.
Arts & Culture feature

Richard Allen Morris just wants to keep working

Despite the world’s brutal realities, the San Diego artist continues on his path of perpetual proliferation

Richard Allen Morris’ art has always been partly influenced by the size of the studio space he could afford in and around downtown San Diego, which is where he’s lived and worked since being discharged from the Navy in 1956. 

By Kinsee Morlan
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
Seen Local If you didn't know James Watts, now you do SEP 08 | By Kinsee Morlan Longtime San Diego artist is as busy as ever, taking part in two shows opening this week
Crossword Crossword: 'Funny business' SEP 10 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Amy Wallen's death obsession uncovers weird, mysterious and fascinating life SEP 02 | By Amy Wallen San Diego author explores the tombs of unknown celebrities
Film Baseball history comes alive in ‘No No: A Dockumentary’ SEP 03 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Film about Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis examines a league under the influence of drugs
Seen Local Contemporary photographers with an eye for the past SEP 03 | By Susan Myrland Central Library’s new art show links San Diego artists to global trends
Urban Scout Designer spotlight: Heather Barnes, Stoneywear Designs SEP 02 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann One-time interior-design student’s become an accomplished silversmith and jewelry maker
No Life Offline

What was in my podcast queue, summer 2014 edition

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

It's almost as if The Daily Show team is exacting revenge on John Oliver for leaving the cast: "You're getting an HBO show? Well, up yours, Brit-face, we're going to get our own podcast."

By Dave Maass

There She Goz

Trying to chill out at reiki yoga

My body has a way of ruining the mood for everyone

Reiki is a form of natural stress reduction, relaxation and healing invented in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist (thanks, Internet!).

By Alex Zaragoza


The Short List Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule 2014 Tour and Booked for the Evening 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!.
Theater ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane’ sounds a note of poignancy and courage So intimate is Golabek’s telling of her mother’s courageous story that the Rep’s use of screen projections and taped orchestral accompaniment are really unnecessary.
Film What movies are screening in San Diego? 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.
 

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Introducing Basura Social

A new art collective opens their first group show Sept. 13

Some of San Diego's heaviest hitters in the underground art scene have band together to form Basura Social, a new art collective that's opening their first group exhibition from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday,...
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Arts + Craft Series: Marjorie Salvaterra Sep 11, 2014 Art A debut series event where contemporary art and Tidal's craft cuisine converge. Mingle with artist Marjorie Salvaterra and witness a live reenactment of her iconic piece "The Weight of Water," then enjoy an intimate five-course dinner with both the artist and gallerist. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, September 11
 
Booked for the Evening Sep 11, 2014 Art An early viewing of the art gallery exhibition, Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography. Dine on tacos from Tabe, and sip beer and cocktails from Please & Thank You Bar. Live gypsy jazz will accompany the evening on the 9th floor rooftop. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, September 11
 
City Gallery Opening & Alumni Centennial Exhibition Sep 11, 2014 Art Celebrate the new gallery, tour the studios and check out the arts and crafts sale. More than 55 alumni and past and current faculty will be displaying works, including Victor Ochoa, James Watts and Vicki Walsh. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, September 11
 
 
 
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