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STIR Aug 29, 2014 An evening of visual art and sound pieces from some of San Diego's top creatives including Jason Sherry, Joshua Krause, Don Porcella, Anna Zappoli and more. There will also be live music and performance pieces. 64 other events on Friday, August 29
 
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STIR Aug 29, 2014 An evening of visual art and sound pieces from some of San Diego's top creatives including Jason Sherry, Joshua Krause, Don Porcella, Anna Zappoli and more. There will also be live music and performance pieces. 63 other events on Friday, August 29
 
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
The Floating Library
What inspired me as I wrote my first novel
News
Desert Line leaseholder likely claimed fake asset
Arts & Culture feature
Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
Last Blog on Earth | News
Abrupt departure raises question about the future of smart growth in San Diego
 
Wednesday, May 1,2013
Film

Summer movie season in San Diego

‘Iron Man 3’ and the rest of the midyear films—both big and little—lead our rundown of stuff screening around town

By Anders Wright
As usual, there’s no shortage of sequels and remakes (Star Trek into Darness, Fast and Furious 6, The Hangover Part III, The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, Dirty Dancing, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, etc.), but there’s also a couple of original big-budget movies I’m looking forward to.
Tuesday, April 23,2013
Film

Matthew McConaughey is terrific in ‘Mud’

New movie from Jeff Nichols is a violent, emotional Southern Gothic

By Anders Wright
What's happened to Matthew McConaughey? Usually when you ask that question about an actor, it's because he's sold out, opting for facile studio pictures over the interesting, artistically appealing
Tuesday, April 23,2013
Film

‘Graceland’ is a different sort of ‘Taken’

Filipino kidnap thriller leads our list of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Filipino films rarely see the inside of a San Diego theater. That makes the kidnap thriller Graceland, opening Friday, April 26, at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas, notable enough.
Wednesday, April 17,2013
Film

Putting the ‘art’ in ‘art house’

Terrence Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’ is less accessible than his last movie

By Anders Wright
This much is certain: If you hated The Tree of LifeTo the Wonder is not for you.
Wednesday, April 17,2013
Film

‘Comrade Kim’ shows North Korea through its own lens

San Diego Asian Film Festival’s Spring Showcase tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Comrade Kim Goes Flying is a North Korean feature film that has to be seen to be believed, especially considering the current political climate. Like Linsanity, it's a follow-your-dreams, never-give-up movie.
Wednesday, April 10,2013
Film

Danny Boyle’s new film, ‘Trance,’ is a hypno-thriller

You’ll start to wonder just who’s head you’re in

By Anders Wright
At the end of Trance, director Danny Boyle’s new movie, you may feel inclined to dismiss it as a neatly packaged thriller whose twists and turns are all straightened out in the final moments.
Wednesday, April 10,2013
Film

‘Room 237’ geeks out on ‘The Shining’

Documentary on Kubrick’s classic horror film leads our coverage of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
There are plenty of cinephiles, me included, who revere Stanley Kubrick as a visionary director whose body of work is unique and can’t be equaled. He’s made several masterpieces, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange.
Wednesday, April 3,2013
Film

Chris O’Dowd is the key to ‘The Sapphires’

San Diego Film Festival opening-night movie lands in theaters

By Anders Wright
The Irish comic actor Chris O’Dowd, who became known to American audiences when he played the love interest opposite Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids, had quite a showing at last year’s San Diego Film Festival.
Wednesday, April 3,2013
Film

Digital Gym takes in a ‘Hipster’

Destin Daniel Cretton’s feature leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Cretton’s movie I Am Not a Hipster will open at Digital Gym on Friday, April 5. The film, shot in and around San Diego, has screened here several times, but I think this is its first theatrical run.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
Film

Child soldiers are at the heart of Oscar-nominated ‘War Witch’

Canadian movie features a gripping performance from a non-professional actor

By Anders Wright

There is a message of hope in War Witch, but it comes at a terrible cost. It's challenging for us viewers to watch as a child is destroyed by grown men. This is not a film about politics, however.

Arts & Culture feature

Will East County Performing Arts Center become a church?

Critics say El Cajon officials are going backwards by entering into negotiations with The Rock before securing a theater manager

The Rock, an evangelical megachurch with locations across the county, wants to lease the ECPAC space for roughly 130 days a year—every Sunday and Tuesday and about 25 percent of Fridays and Saturdays—for an annual rent of $216,000.

By Kinsee Morlan
Film ‘Love is Strange’: a portrait of a marriage AUG 26 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Director Ira Sachs talks respect, time, friendship and his new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina
Seen Local Low Gallery at-large AUG 25 | By Kinsee Morlan Meegan Nolan’s getting ready to expand her reach beyond her gallery’s walls
Seen Local City College opens new art space AUG 25 | By Kinsee Morlan There's no money yet to run City Gallery, but the faculty’s staging exhibitions there anyway
Crossword Crossword: 'BBs' AUG 27 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature San Diego filmmakers mine ‘Macbeth’ for ‘Thane of East County’ AUG 20 | By David L. Coddon Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller
Seen Local The Hub Hillcrest Market revamp will include up to 10 new murals AUG 19 | By Kinsee Morlan This week's cover artist, Skye Walker, is the first to complete a piece in the new series
Seen Local North Park’s Positive Space looking for creatives to take it over AUG 18 | By Kinsee Morlan Matthew Cirello hopes to sublet the gallery and keep the art vibe alive in the neighborhood
Arts & Culture feature ‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’ AUG 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
Well, That Was Awkward

Live-blogging 47 minutes spent at Winkie Con

A recap of my experience at a convention dedicated to ‘The Wizard of Oz’

I pull over to check the confirmation email on my phone: Yes, Winkie Con—the annual convention dedicated to L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz—is being held here. I don't fault Town & Country for not wanting "Winkie Con" on its marquee.

By Ryan Bradford

The Floating Library

Two new novels with very different takes on procreation

Reviews of ‘The Shimmering Go-Between’ by Lee Klein and ‘Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend’ by Erika T. Wurth

Klein's mastery over these two narratives makes The Shimmering Go-Between a shocking and delightful debut that will beguile you at every turn.

By Jim Ruland


The Short List Grampadrew's Flim-Flam Revue, summer pop-up concerts and Jaimie Warren The Flim-Flam Revue is a rollicking, informal gathering of local musicians who get up on stage and play "old-time favorites and original compositions inspired by our musical heroes from the days of yore," Grampadrew says. 
Theater Globe’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ is beguiling fun The Old Globe's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, capping off its 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival, is a triumph of al fresco fun. 
Film With ‘Frank,’ aggressive eccentricity leads nowhere Through this hodgepodge of warring personalities and dysfunction, Frank considers the complexity of mental illness, how it takes shape over time and contorts one's self from the inside out. 
 

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Famed street musician Sam Schildkraut collects art

The homeless saxophone player is working on purchasing a piece by former CityBeat cover artist Michael Summers

Sam Schildkraut is the busker who's been playing music on the corner of Mission Boulevard and Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach seemingly nonstop for the past two years. Seriously, the saxophone player is prolific, putting in long hours in order to make enough money to feed himself and his dog, Gangsta. ...
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Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour Aug 27, 2014 Art The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host walking tours of the Murals on the last Wednesday of every month led by project curator Lynda Forsha. Artists include Kim MacConnel, Ryan McGinness, Kelsey Brookes and more. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, August 27
 
James Sullivan Aug 28, 2014 Art The local painter will show off his mix of surrealism and abstraction at the new, garage-like space next door to Haute Bridal in La Jolla. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
Shore Thing Aug 28, 2014 Art Back for a second year, the MCASD galleries will be open late every Thursday where guests can enjoy cocktails on the terrace, live music, tours of current exhibitions, and much more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
 
 
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