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So You Think You Can Dance Tour Jan 26, 2015 The top dancers from the hit Fox competition TV show show off their moves in front of a live audience. 59 other events on Monday, January 26
 
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So You Think You Can Dance Tour Jan 26, 2015 The top dancers from the hit Fox competition TV show show off their moves in front of a live audience. 59 other events on Monday, January 26
 
Arts & Culture feature
Work that made a mark locally in the last year
Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu
Canvassed | Art & culture
Our weekly Red List round-up
 
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.
Tuesday, August 27,2013
Film

Smoke, mirrors and ‘Passion’

Brian De Palma’s new thriller is one nasty parlor game for the 21st century

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Brian De Palma's lustrous thriller Passion is one nasty parlor game. It constructs a sleek 21st-century world where fantasy is as pervasive as technology or sex.
Tuesday, August 27,2013
Film

Love lost and redeemed in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

Texas-set drama starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Looking at David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints from a purely visual perspective, it glimmers with the same heightened aura that has defined the work of enigmatic director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life). 
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.
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Future of the San Diego Foundation’s arts funding questioned

With expert Felicia Shaw gone, some wonder about the organization's ongoing support

There’s a shortage of arts-and-culture funding in San Diego. That’s why there’s been shock and concern in the arts community after the recent announcement that Felicia Shaw, longtime director of arts and the creative economy at The San Diego Foundation, had left her position.

By Kinsee Morlan
Seen Local Marina Abramović makes her mark on San Diego JAN 20 | By Kinsee Morlan Performance artist reminds locals of the importance of being present
Crossword Crossword: 'Manspreading' JAN 21 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Rob Greenfield’s small house is packed with big ideas JAN 14 | By Kinsee Morlan Environmental activist adds living in a tiny home to his growing list of attention-grabbing, earth-saving stunts
Seen Local Paint Encinitas colors the city, one mural at a time JAN 12 | By Kinsee Morlan Jax Meyers and her volunteer-run organization want to fill blank walls with art
Well, That Was Awkward I went to a gun show on the second anniversary of Sandy Hook JAN 12 | By Ryan Bradford Crossroads of the West and Del Mar Fairgrounds commemorate massacre with discount firearms, whacky T-shirts and overpriced beer
No Life Offline High-resolution resolutions for 2015 JAN 12 | By Dave Maass What I’d like to change about my digital life this year
Film In ‘Zero Motivation,’ military women don’t know which way is up JAN 14 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Tayla Lavie’s scathing deadpan comedy takes down military patriarchy through absurdity and critique
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, PANCA JAN 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Tijuana’s Paola Villaseñor pictures the side of humanity most folks try to ignore
Film The sandy, sunny magnitude of ‘Inherent Vice’ JAN 06 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Paul Thomas Anderson’s fascinating adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s book is funny, whimsical and rewarding
The Floating Library

Strangeness in the stacks: 3 works of fiction set in Japan

Reviews of Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library,’ Yoko Ogawa’s ‘The Housekeeper and the Professor’ and Mary Yukari Waters ‘The Laws of Evening’

I’m not the biggest fan of Haruki Murakami’s fiction, but when I saw a copy of The Strange Library in the bookstore, I had to pick it up. The slender volume sealed in plastic and designed by rock-star book designer Chip Kidd made me intensely curious about what strange magic might be inside.

By Jim Ruland

Film

‘Two Days, One Night’ gives compassion a fighting chance

Marion Cotillard’s Oscar-nominated performance gives the new Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne film its powerful immediacy

Two Days, One Night, the great new film by Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, surveys a dramatic scenario where one woman struggles to reconcile such realities after coworkers vote to receive a hefty bonus rather than retain her services.

By Glenn Heath Jr.


The Short List Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance; Cabaret au Balcon and 2015 Human Rights Watch Film Festival There are some comedians—like late greats Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman—whose stand-up acts are so provocative and theatrical, they could easily be categorized as performance artists, especially if the gigs take place in an art museum rather than a comedy club.
Theater Reviews of Ion Theatre’s ‘’night Mother’ and ‘North Coast Rep’s ‘Gunmetal Blues’ Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ’night, Mother, onstage at Ion Theatre’s BLKBOX space in Hillcrest, is an anguished, penetrating battle of wills between two women.
Film Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain try to survive ‘A Most Violent Year’ A Most Violent Year stylizes the brooding working-class territory of director Sidney Lumet, where low-level players clash with those who have become politically savvy enough to rise up the ranks.
 

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Experimental theatre at the Lafayette Hotel, a chat with top local designers and more to do this week

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Dynamic duoArsalun Tafazoli and Paul Basile make a great team. Tafazoli's the co-founder of CH Projects, the folks behind some of San Diego's best restaurants and bars—Polite Provisions, Craft & Commerce, Ironside Fish & Oyster among them. Basile, through his BASILE Studio, has made those places—and a number of other San Diego eateries—look cool. From 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, the two will sit down to talk about their collaborative work at Polite Provisions (4696 30th St., North Park), which won a 2014 Orchid Award for interior design. The chat's part of Designing Minds, an ongoing series of events that highlight the people who make San Diego a more attractive place. Your $30 ticket gets you in and hooked up with one of the bar's delicious craft cocktails. Can't make it to this one? Tafazoli and Basile will bring the talk to Ironside in Little Italy on Feb. 26....
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Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance Jan 22, 2015 Art

Laugh-in explores the work of contemporary artists who engage the strategies and themes of stand-up comedy to reframe questions surrounding performativity, audience, and public speech.

Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 22
 
Contemporary Constructions and In The Studio Jan 22, 2015 Art

As a part of the California Center's 20th anniversary, there will be two new contemporary art shows. Contemporary Constructions highlights contemporary artists from around the world while In the Studio: Artist Dialogs is in-depth look into the life of studio artist assistants.

Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 22
 
LOUD silence Jan 22, 2015 Art Curated by Ph.D. student Amanda Cachia, this art and sound exhibition offers the opportunity for viewers to consider the definition of sound, voice, and notions of silence at the intersection of both deaf and hearing cultures. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 22
 
 
 
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