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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
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A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
 
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Batvisions Oct 22, 2014 Local artist David Russell Talbott will be displaying works from his new series; a look at familiar DC superheroes with a large helping of satire. 60 other events on Wednesday, October 22
 
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Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
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Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
 
Wednesday, October 2,2013
Film

Historical hyperbole in ‘Parkland’

Plodding JFK drama starring Zac Efron leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Peter Landesman's Parkland, a meek helping of historical revisionism that zeroes in on the experiences of bit players during and after the JFK assassination, doesn't do much to dissuade this representation of the South as ideologically (and morally) inferior.
Wednesday, October 2,2013
Film

Spinning toward epiphany in ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuarón’s breathless space odyssey is a freefall toward grace

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Alfonso Cuarón’s death-defying Gravity examines such a volatile scenario, where storytelling and memory not only fail to provide the necessary context for survival but also force body and mind deeper into freefall by way of delusion.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

‘Don Jon’ loses itself in lustful repetition

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s problematic directorial debut leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's porn-addiction comedy Don Jon suffers from an extreme bout of aesthetic repetition. Bits of smarmy dialogue, suggestive sound cues and off-kilter compositions repeat throughout.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

It’s a man’s world in ‘Rush’

Ron Howard’s tiresome racecar drama is high on competition, masculine posturing

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Despite its horrendous views on gender, Rush deftly balances the madness and respect the two leads inspire in each other.
Wednesday, September 18,2013
Film

‘Museum Hours’ sees the world with open eyes

Jem Cohen’s meditative art film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Museum Hours—which opens Friday, Sept. 20, at the Ken Cinema—is a romance not between people, but ideas. The delightful way Johann and Anne and share stories calls to mind the best sort of artistic expression
Wednesday, September 18,2013
Film

‘A Single Shot’ goes off the grid

Our interview with Sam Rockwell, one of cinema’s great chameleons

By Glenn Heath Jr.
“It’s a mood piece,” Rockwell tells CityBeat over the phone while traversing the streets of New York City. “It’s like an Edgar Allen Poe story.”
Wednesday, September 11,2013
Film

‘Populaire’ is a flirty, weightless throwback

French romantic comedy starring Romain Duress leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Light on its feet and always flirty, Populaire—opening Friday, Sept. 13, at the Ken Cinema—harks back to the airy 1950s comedies one might associate with Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
Wednesday, September 11,2013
Film

‘Short Term 12’ explores the art of listening without judging

SDSU alum Destin Cretton’s award-winning movie finally arrives in San Diego

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Cretton’s fictional surrogate is Grace (Brie Larson), a smart and caring veteran of the facility, called Short Term 12, who’s dedicated to perfecting her own ability to listen. 
Wednesday, September 4,2013
Film

This week’s movie screenings

‘Afternoon Delight,’ ‘The Citizen’ and the rest of the flicks showing around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
‘Afternoon Delight,’ ‘The Citizen’ and the rest of the flicks showing around town.
Wednesday, September 4,2013
Film

Our fall / winter movie preview

‘Captain Phillips,” ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ highlight Oscar-hopefuls season

By Glenn Heath Jr.
So, what does the future hold for San Diego moviegoers? If it’s like most years, the fall / winter movie season will bring more serious, adult and “quality” films to the multiplexes that hope to garner Academy Award attention.
Well, That Was Awkward

A nightmare on University Avenue

The Elfin Forest, Questhaven and satanic ritual spots are no match for terrors in North Park

Craig Oliver was the first person I approached to show me genuinely scary places in San Diego. I'm not talking about touristy haunts like The Whaley House or the Hotel Del, but places of legend that don't require an admission fee, places that people go out of their way to avoid.

By Ryan Bradford
Seen Local Santos Orellana takes over a Carlsbad warehouse OCT 20 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist has pieced together a massive exhibition and hopes people will show up
Seen Local The rise of billboard-style murals in San Diego OCT 20 | By Kinsee Morlan Artist Mario Torero is at the center of what he sees as an alarming trend leading to temporary, chintzy outdoor art
Arts & Culture feature San Diego Police Museum seeks a new home OCT 14 | By Susan Myrland Its operators would love to end up in Balboa Park
Film ‘Whiplash’ bangs the drum loudly OCT 14 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Damien Chazelle’s Sundance winner glamorizes the monster it wishes to critique
Urban Scout Newish places in San Diego to drop some cash OCT 13 | By Hannah More A survey of fresh independent shops in Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights and Mission Hills
Seen Local San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams ready to launch OCT 14 | By Kinsee Morlan The Art of Science Learning initiative's culminating event happens Oct. 16 in Balboa Park
Seen Local Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's ‘Infamous Babes’ find a home OCT 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo
Film

‘Birdman’ and its desperate plunge for relevancy

Alejandro González Iñárritu gives Michael Keaton his meatiest role in years

As a black comedy about legacy, Birdman eventually turns more grueling than pertinent. While often impressive as a satire of our 21st-century obsession with self-importance, the film’s extreme stylistics turn redundant very quickly, no matter how impressive the technical feat.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

No Life Offline

About Anita Sarkeesian and Star Wars Farts

Can I get you to care about feminism if I throw in some scatological humor?

Sarkeesian really shouldn't be so controversial. It's not as if she's a Holocaust revisionist or a government official who authorized torture. Sarkeesian isn't some ultra-radical abort-all-the-babies femi-eugenicist.

By Dave Maass


The Short List Storytellers 6.0, Kitchen Ink: A Chef Tattoo, Guerilla Book Fair and Sally of the Sawdust Intimate, themed pop-up dinners are nothing new, but the concepts behind two upcoming foodie events are so deliciously original that they deserved some extra ink.
Theater Duel in the dark at North Coast Rep Freud’s Last Session succeeds not only in shining a light on two fascinating historical figures, but also in provoking critical thought about the most enigmatic complexities of life and afterlife.
Film Keanu Reeves unleashes ‘John Wick’ Second chances are taken, not given, in John Wick, a formally audacious shoot-first thriller about a former hit man (Keanu Reeves) who exacts mass revenge against a Russian crime syndicate after three of their members kill his dog.
 

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A Night at the Besties, Urban Mavericks and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Only the bestCityBeat throws all kinds of parties throughout the year, but the celebration that goes hand-in-hand with our annual Best of San Diego issue is always—well, the best. This year’s party, A Night at the Besties, will be the first one thrown at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, the day after our Best of San Diego issue hits the street. There’ll be performances by Little Hurricane—the blues-rock duo whose record Gold Fever won the Album of the Year honor earlier this month at the San Diego Music Awards—and the Steph Johnson Band. The event also marks the triumphant return on the Fern Street Circus, which will perform throughout the evening. As usual, there’ll be lots of great food from local restaurants and an open bar, and this year’s visual-art component will feature the Dream Machine Arts Collective, Dave Ghilarducci and Miki Iwasaki and his Woodbury University architecture students. Coin-Op bar will host a mobile arcade, and you can peruse the Science Center’s current exhibitions. Tickets cost $25 ($30 the day of the event), and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Diego Center for Children. ...
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Batvisions Oct 22, 2014 Art Local artist David Russell Talbott will be displaying works from his new series; a look at familiar DC superheroes with a large helping of satire. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, October 22
 
RAW Artists San Diego Presents AXIS Oct 22, 2014 Art This multi-faceted artistic showcase features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. Some of the dozens of visual artists include Elena Lee, Benjamin Dodd, Lindsay Wynn and more. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, October 22
 
Material Splendor Oct 22, 2014 Art Italian-born artist Rita Miglioli is staging an art exhibit which take its theme from the classical elements of earth, air, fire and water. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, October 22
 
 
 
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