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The Casbah’s 25th Anniversary Wrap Party Dec 21, 2014 The local music venue celebrates the end of its 25th year with live performances from The Burning of Rome, Barbarian and Low Volts. The outdoor rock show will also include food trucks and alcoholic beverages 62 other events on Sunday, December 21
 
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SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. 73 other events on Friday, December 19
 
Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town
 
Tuesday, November 26,2013
Film

Fortitude is the American dream in ‘Nebraska’

Alexander Payne’s latest finds Bruce Dern and Will Forte searching for a foothold

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With so much subtext populating every scene, Nebraska—which opens Friday, Nov. 29, at Hillcrest Cinemas—is at its best during silent moments traversing the hypnotic and vast landscape of the region.
Tuesday, November 26,2013
Film

‘Go for Sisters’ is a story of old friends and new beginnings

New John Sayles film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
None of John Sayles' films feel quite like Go for Sisters, the director's new effort, which opens Friday, Nov. 29, at the Ken Cinema and screens for only one week.
Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ finds two crazy hearts split in half

Bluegrass love story from Belgium leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The yearning twang of bluegrass brings Belgian musicians Didier (Johan Hldenbergh) and Elise (Veerle Baetens) together in The Broken Circle Breakdown and beguiles them through all the heartaches and tragedies that follow.
Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘Catching Fire’ ignites a revolution

The end is nigh for totalitarianism in ‘Hunger Games’ sequel

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Will the revolution be televised? That’s the burning question at the heart of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a sneaky and effective film adaptation of the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ mega-popular young-adult trilogy.
Tuesday, November 12,2013
Film

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ finds infinite tenderness

Controversial Palme d’or winner from Cannes is an epic of emotion and heartache

By Glenn Heath Jr.
n epic of emotion and heartache, Blue is the Warmest Color tells the sublime story of Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a senior in high school who falls in love with a university art student named Emma (Léa Seydoux).
Tuesday, November 12,2013
Film

Lance Armstrong, a pathological cheat

Documentary ‘The Armstrong Lie,’ about the disgraced cyclist, leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With The Armstrong Lie, Gibney attempts to grapple with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal by looking at his own past history with the once god-like cyclist who's become an international pariah.
Tuesday, November 5,2013
Film

San Diego Asian Film Festival is a movie-lover’s paradise

14th annual event offers a mosaic of cinematic panoramas and artistic celebration

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Every fall, San Diego gets treated to a multitude of film festivals—so many, in fact, that it's easy to get overwhelmed. But if you're a movie lover, the San Diego Asian Film Festival's diverse programming schedule is pure catnip. 
Tuesday, November 5,2013
Film

Dallas Buyers Club’ hustles the viewer

Matthew McConaughey’s latest tops our coverage of all the movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Unfortunately, Ron's freewheeling lifestyle has already gotten the best of him. A few scenes into the film, he's diagnosed with HIV, and from here, Dallas Buyers Club becomes about borrowed time and what we do with it.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
Film

‘Let the Fire Burn’ lets history speak for itself

Documentary about deadly 1985 Osage Avenue tragedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In his impressive documentary Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder uses the fire as a reference point to peer back in time and explore the historical context that led to the incident.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
Film

‘12 Years a Slave’ is an American horror story

Steve McQueen paints slavery as a cyclical, erosive and personal trauma

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A film of pre-ordained importance because of its seemingly frank depiction of slavery, 12 Years a Slave is actually closer to a heightened fable than any profound example of period-piece realism.
Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Find out what certain celebrities want for Christmas

Once we learned about the accident, we dispatched a team to pick through the wreckage and salvage a bunch of letters to Santa, who was so appreciative that he allowed us to publish our favorites, plus a few electronic correspondences that he was nice enough to forward.

By CityBeat Staff
New Year's Eve Guide New Year’s Eve 2015 DEC 17 | By CityBeat Staff Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014
Film In a word, ‘The Babadook’ is terrifying DEC 16 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Jennifer Kent’s brilliant horror film will give you goose bumps
Seen Local Pennie Vollet hopes his masks inspire more art in public spaces DEC 15 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist’s project makes creative use of found palm fronds
Seen Local Adam Belt returns to his roots as a landscape painter DEC 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Experimental artist goes back to the beginning and inspires a new series of place-inspired pieces
Urban Scout Last-minute holiday gifts DEC 15 | By Hannah More A dozen ideas for the perfect present
Crossword Crossword: 'Coming back in' DEC 17 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature ‘The Nigga Project Experience’ wants to have a talk DEC 10 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego couple continue their modest war against the rise of the n-word
The Floating Library Lindsay Hunter’s ‘Ugly Girls’ raises the stakes DEC 08 | By Jim Ruland Short-story writer’s debut novel is sensational
Well, That Was Awkward

Do you even immersive puzzle-solve, bro?

Trying to escape San Diego's Puzzalarium with my dignity intact

Listen folks, you don't get your own hubris-infusing column by being book-smart. In this biz, quick-wittedness, perseverance, the ability to create emotionally driven headlines and—to a much lesser extent—the ability to write well are the keys to becoming a successful writer. 

By Ryan Bradford

New Year's Eve Guide

New Year’s Eve 2015

Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014

This year, we decided to be concise with our guide to New Year’s Eve happenings around town. There are just too many events citywide to be comprehensive, so we carefully curated and cherry-picked some of the most optimal ways to spend the last few hours of 2014.

By CityBeat Staff


The Short List Orpheus & Eurydice, Hole in Your Stocking and A Christmas SpecTAPular If you go to thetriptheater.net, you’ll be linked to a series of eight videos, each just a few minutes long, that chronicle the beginning of a young couple’s relationship, which plays out long-distance via phone, text, email and Facetime
Theater Cygnet Theatre returns ‘A Christmas Carol’ to its Victorian roots Whether it's on the screen or the stage, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the gift that keeps on giving. Year after year. Adaptation after adaptation. 
Film ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy ends in a blaze of glory The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
 

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A mashup on El Cajon Boulevard, a rad holiday reading and more to do and see this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Rock The CasbahBack in January, The Casbah celebrated its 25th anniversary with a month of outstanding shows that brought local favorites like Creedle, No Knife and Rocket From the Crypt to the club...
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Free Third Thursday Dec 18, 2014 Art On the third Thursday of every month, visitors receive complimentary admission to both MCASD locations, plus free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5:30p.m. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
Unfamiliar Landscapes Dec 18, 2014 Art A high school exhibition featuring fifty kids of diverse backgrounds tackling computer coding for the first time through art and research. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 Art This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. Read more 3 other events on Friday, December 19
 
 
 
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