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Barrio Art Crawl Feb 28, 2015 A self guided tour consisting of the open studios, galleries, and local businesses of the Barrio Logan Arts District. Spaces include include Bread & SaltThe Glashaus, Aca Gallery, and over a dozen more.  71 other events on Saturday, February 28
 
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Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
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Ed Decker talks with Danielle LoPresti
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Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Venice Baroque Orchestra Feb 27, 2015 Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, with a focus on bringing freshness and experimentation to early music. 62 other events on Friday, February 27
 
Editorial
Advisory group apparently can pay consultants to help strategize a Chargers fix
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Four awesome products for your console and smartphone
Film
Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
CityBeat Podcasts
Ed Decker talks with Danielle LoPresti
Film
Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town
 
Wednesday, January 21,2015
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

By Glenn Heath Jr.
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.
Wednesday, January 21,2015
Film

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain try to survive ‘A Most Violent Year’

New crime thriller from J.C. Chandor tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
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.
Wednesday, January 14,2015
Film

In ‘Zero Motivation,’ military women don’t know which way is up

Tayla Lavie’s scathing deadpan comedy takes down military patriarchy through absurdity and critique

By Glenn Heath Jr.
As a piece of feminist protest art, Zero Motivation—which screens for one week at the Ken Cinema, starting Jan. 16—slyly pokes at the inadequacies of military life, but it also makes an effort to confront the way women attack each other in order to sustain a level of dominance in a primarily male-driven world. 
Wednesday, January 14,2015
Film

Jennifer Aniston shows her acting chops in ‘Cake’

New drama co-starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Jennifer Aniston does unflattering misery pretty well. Her underappreciated turn in Miguel Arteta’s The Good Girl was a strong sign that the Friends star could play against type.
Tuesday, January 6,2015
Film

The sandy, sunny magnitude of ‘Inherent Vice’

Paul Thomas Anderson’s fascinating adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s book is funny, whimsical and rewarding

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Inherent Vice doesn’t condone revenge or rebellion. It suggests, rather bravely, that redemption and friendship hold more weight than money and influence.
Tuesday, January 6,2015
Film

‘Selma’ provides a window into the past and a mirror to our present

MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Of all the films vying for Oscars next month, Ava DuVernay's Selma remains the most important, and not simply because its subject matter reflects many of the incendiary debates about race still raging today.
Monday, December 29,2014
Film

The best films of 2014

Year’s great achievements in cinema reflect ongoing unrest, protest and emotional discontent

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Every December, I hear dismissive complaints from fellow writers that it was a bad year for movies. Nothing could have been further from the truth in 2014.
Monday, December 29,2014
Film

On screen this week

Here are the openings and other showings going on in San Diego

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Opening: Born to be Wild: Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary examines the amazing bond between humans and animals, including elephants and orangutans.

Monday, December 22,2014
Film

’Tis the season for biopics

‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Big Eyes’ and ‘Unbroken’ all bring true stories to the big screen, with varying degrees of success

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Those searching for a cinematic distraction this Christmas will have plenty of options, especially if you’re a fan of the well-meaning biopic.
Monday, December 22,2014
Film

Slim cinematic pickin’s

Here are the few movies that are screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Into the Woods: Beware the Wolf, Sondheim. Beware the Wolf. Plus the few movies that are screening around town
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San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art lives on

Museum-without-walls rolls carefully into its second year of revival

Gaidi Finnie's the chief operating officer at Bayview Baptist Church, but he has a long background in the arts. He spent a few years at a fine-art gallery in La Jolla before moving to the Museum of Photographic Arts, where he eventually became the director. 

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Film ‘Focus’ on the grifters FEB 25 | By Glenn Heath Jr. New heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie deals in suave
Seen Local Sparks Gallery to inject art into the Gaslamp FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Fine-art gallery opens March 1 with a big bill of San Diego artists
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Aaron Glasson FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Surrealist painter makes the natural environment and its inhabitants more interesting
Seen Local Giant robot finds a home in Logan Heights FEB 16 | By Kinsee Morlan Jamex and Einar de la Torre’s eighth public-art project soon to be unveiled
Crossword Crossword: 'Here's the kicker' FEB 25 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Meet Hatsune Miku's makers FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego filmmaker Tara Knight examines the virtual pop icon and the mass of fans and creators behind her
Seen Local Sam Ballard says he’s ready to give up on North Park FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan And he’ll be taking his artsy activism project with him
There She Goz

Partying with the artsy elite

The Foodie Soirée reminded me why I love living rooms

Sitting on the hardwood floor of a total stranger's house and watching a performance in full swing just three feet away is not totally new to me. I've spent many nights sitting cross-legged on dingy-carpeted floors of dilapidated houses that had earned nicknames like The Sandwich House or The Suicide House.

By Alex Zaragoza

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Computers at the California Capitol

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Each session, lawmakers also attempt to quite literally change how computers work in California, with bills on everything from online commerce to state-funded pilot projects.

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The Short List MAS Attack 8, San Diego Vintage Flea Market, Barrio Seed Bank and more Max Presneill wanted to do something to help take some of the pressure and anxiety out of the art-exhibition process. The former gallerist and current museum curator also wanted to bring artists together in a fun atmosphere.
Theater Old Globe’s ‘The Twenty-seventh Man’ imparts critical history lesson Besides sharing an important, under-told story, The Old Globe’s The Twenty-seventh Man showcases three veteran actors at the peak of their game. 
Film Revealing a Kangaroo court in ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ Bunkered down in the cramped hallways and trial rooms of an Israeli Rabbinical court, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem unflinchingly traps the viewer within a physical manifestation of stagnant bureaucracy.
 

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"West Side Story" launches new era for San Diego Musical Theatre

The sound in Spreckels Theatre, however, is not up to par

What's most noteworthy about San Diego Musical Theatre's current production of West Side Story is where it's being produced: Downtown at the Spreckels Theatre. It's a new home for SDMT, which had been...
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Dine & Design Feb 25, 2015 Art Enjoy a community-style, three-course dinner, followed by a casual art lesson. Learn to paint a custom painting inspired by Dia De Los Muertos. Dinner and all art supplies included with ticket. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, February 25
 
Field Trip: Explore Baja’s Art Scene Feb 27, 2015 Art Explore the art, food, and wine of El Valle de Guadalupe. Stops include the art space TJ in China Project Room, Encuentro Guadalupe and La Curva Studios. Tickets include lunch and round-trip border transportation. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
Performances on Practical Surfaces: Angie Jennings Feb 27, 2015 Art The UCSD MFA candidate will present new work. Using yarn dipped in acrylic paint to render fluid contour lines, Jennings reconstructs from memory gestures and actions made during performances she enacted in 2014. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
 
 
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