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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition Sep 01, 2014 Sand sculptors from all over the world will create huge pieces of art made from sand. There will also be live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, art and more. 32 other events on Monday, September 1
 
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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
 
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What inspired me as I wrote my first novel
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Abrupt departure raises question about the future of smart growth in San Diego
 
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Comic-con and box-office receipts are in a serious relationship

Annual mega-convention has us thinking about the summer of 2015, which may be the biggest ever

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The summer of 2015 looks like a safe bet to reinstall all the confidence Hollywood needs to keep churning out sequels, reboots and remakes at an alarming clip.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Paul Eenhoorn on acting and ‘Land Ho!’

New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The film explores themes of transition, emotional release and friendship in a tender way. It hinges entirely on the chemistry of the actors. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

The insane sincerity of ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff’s precious new dramedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
 Zach Braff means well. I truly believe that. How else can one rationalize the actor-turned-filmmaker’s insanely sincere view of the world. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

Richard Linklater and ‘Boyhood’

Writer and director of epic new movie talks family, parenting and coming-of-age

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood, captures the reverie and conflict of never-ending growth. It’s an epic coming-of-age film about family, parenting, longing, desire, confusion, joy and memory.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Coherence’ tackles the horror of not knowing oneself

James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It might not seem like it at first, but Coherence works deftly within the science-fiction genre where time remains a fluid concept.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Venus in Fur’ and the manipulative power of performance art

New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) appears out of nowhere, born from thunder and lighting in the stormy opening moments of Venus in Fur.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Snowpiercer’ envisions a new ice age of revolt and redemption

Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut propels with reckless abandon

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining high-speed train carries what's left of the world's population on a track that spans the length of the globe.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Life Itself’: a superb portrait of Roger Ebert

Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Life Itself is about the man, not the legend. In 2006, Ebert lost the ability to speak after having surgery on his jaw to remove cancerous tissue.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Film

‘Third Person’ mistakes cliché for profundity

Paul Haggis’ awful melodrama is unintentionally hilarious

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Paul Haggis' Third Person is the comedy of the year. There's only one problem: It's supposed to be a deathly serious tragedy that ponders the interconnectedness of memory and expression.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Film

‘Korengal’ wages war with itself

Combat documentary set in Afghanistan tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Using first-person interviews and hours of footage shot amid firefights and boring downtime, the two filmmakers created a portrait of modern warfare sans flag-waving and political rhetoric.
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

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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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