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Make it Snow: A Holiday Reading Show Dec 20, 2014 The Radvocate Magazine is holding a special holiday reading show featuring Juliet Escoria, Scott McClanahan, Ryan Bradford, Lucy Tiven, Jos Charles and more. 77 other events on Saturday, December 20
 
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SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. 73 other events on Friday, December 19
 
Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town
 
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Film

Baseball history comes alive in ‘No No: A Dockumentary’

Film about Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis examines a league under the influence of drugs

By Glenn Heath Jr.
No No: A Dockumentary—which opens Friday, Sept. 5, at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas—walks a fine line between portrait and historical record, leaving room for revisionism between the lines. 
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Film

Dakota Fanning gets wasted in ‘The Last of Robin Hood’

Errol Flynn biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) always gets what he wants in The Last of Robin Hood, another drowsy biopic that treats history as if it were a clear, linear timeline.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Film

‘Love is Strange’: a portrait of a marriage

Director Ira Sachs talks respect, time, friendship and his new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Ira Sachs' quiet and true drama Love is Strange, people from different generations coexist without melodrama.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Film

With ‘Frank,’ aggressive eccentricity leads nowhere

New indie from Lenny Abrahamson tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
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. 
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Film

The Ken Cinema’s crash course in film history

Classics from the 1960s and ’70s screen for a week

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Curated by theater manager Sophia Verbiscar, the series (find details at landmarktheatres.com) consists of nine trendsetting works from two pivotal decades in filmmaking that reflect the political, social and ideological malaise of the times
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Film

‘Rich Hill’ personalizes poverty in a small Missouri town

Documentary about three young men struggling to survive tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Rich Hill very often feels like a classic observational documentary in the vein of Frederick Wiseman's films. 
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy

John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Michael McDonagh's Calvary shoves these sins out into the open in a darkly comic way, addressing the human contradictions and consequences wrought by such damning ideological policies.
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Film

‘Finding Fela’ uncovers a lost musical legend

Documentary about Nigerian activist and composer leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A force for social change, Fela challenged the oppressive government with his politicized art and strange lifestyle.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Alive Inside’ resuscitates the soul with music

New documentary challenges old models for treating dementia and Alzheimer’s

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"I've forgotten so much," says an elderly female patient in the early moments of Alive Inside. Social-worker-turned-activist Dan Cohen, the documentary's primary subject, has heard these words before.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Film

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ reminds us how quickly times can change

Classic musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"Dignity, always dignity." The character Don Lockwood's trademark saying carries an ironic twinge in the early parts of Singin' in the Rain
Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Find out what certain celebrities want for Christmas

Once we learned about the accident, we dispatched a team to pick through the wreckage and salvage a bunch of letters to Santa, who was so appreciative that he allowed us to publish our favorites, plus a few electronic correspondences that he was nice enough to forward.

By CityBeat Staff
New Year's Eve Guide New Year’s Eve 2015 DEC 17 | By CityBeat Staff Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014
Film In a word, ‘The Babadook’ is terrifying DEC 16 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Jennifer Kent’s brilliant horror film will give you goose bumps
Seen Local Pennie Vollet hopes his masks inspire more art in public spaces DEC 15 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist’s project makes creative use of found palm fronds
Seen Local Adam Belt returns to his roots as a landscape painter DEC 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Experimental artist goes back to the beginning and inspires a new series of place-inspired pieces
Urban Scout Last-minute holiday gifts DEC 15 | By Hannah More A dozen ideas for the perfect present
Crossword Crossword: 'Coming back in' DEC 17 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature ‘The Nigga Project Experience’ wants to have a talk DEC 10 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego couple continue their modest war against the rise of the n-word
The Floating Library Lindsay Hunter’s ‘Ugly Girls’ raises the stakes DEC 08 | By Jim Ruland Short-story writer’s debut novel is sensational
Well, That Was Awkward

Do you even immersive puzzle-solve, bro?

Trying to escape San Diego's Puzzalarium with my dignity intact

Listen folks, you don't get your own hubris-infusing column by being book-smart. In this biz, quick-wittedness, perseverance, the ability to create emotionally driven headlines and—to a much lesser extent—the ability to write well are the keys to becoming a successful writer. 

By Ryan Bradford

New Year's Eve Guide

New Year’s Eve 2015

Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014

This year, we decided to be concise with our guide to New Year’s Eve happenings around town. There are just too many events citywide to be comprehensive, so we carefully curated and cherry-picked some of the most optimal ways to spend the last few hours of 2014.

By CityBeat Staff


The Short List Orpheus & Eurydice, Hole in Your Stocking and A Christmas SpecTAPular If you go to thetriptheater.net, you’ll be linked to a series of eight videos, each just a few minutes long, that chronicle the beginning of a young couple’s relationship, which plays out long-distance via phone, text, email and Facetime
Theater Cygnet Theatre returns ‘A Christmas Carol’ to its Victorian roots Whether it's on the screen or the stage, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the gift that keeps on giving. Year after year. Adaptation after adaptation. 
Film ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy ends in a blaze of glory The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
 

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A mashup on El Cajon Boulevard, a rad holiday reading and more to do and see this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Rock The CasbahBack in January, The Casbah celebrated its 25th anniversary with a month of outstanding shows that brought local favorites like Creedle, No Knife and Rocket From the Crypt to the club...
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Free Third Thursday Dec 18, 2014 Art On the third Thursday of every month, visitors receive complimentary admission to both MCASD locations, plus free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5:30p.m. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
Unfamiliar Landscapes Dec 18, 2014 Art A high school exhibition featuring fifty kids of diverse backgrounds tackling computer coding for the first time through art and research. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 Art This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. Read more 3 other events on Friday, December 19
 
 
 
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