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Pour it Black Oct 19, 2014 Stone will host a huge outdoor festival serving nothing but dark beers. This event will bring together more than 100 of the blackest brews—porters, stouts, black IPAs, sour beers and more. 66 other events on Sunday, October 19
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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The BLVD Market Grand Opening Oct 17, 2014 This new outdoor market in a restored strip mall will be held on the third Friday of the month and is designed to showcase the Center's businesses and restaurants including Garden Grill, Flavors of East Africa and more. 71 other events on Friday, October 17
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
 
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.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Film

‘The Rover’ hunts for purpose in an Earthly wasteland

David Michôd’s nomadic road film paints a dire picture of humanity post-collapse

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Set in the never-ending Australian outback 10 years after civilization went kaput, The Rover equates loneliness to godliness through the character of Eric (Guy Pearce), a bearded nomad with nothing more than a car to his name.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Film

‘Obvious Child’ and the comedy of sadness

Brooklyn-set indie leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Obvious Child—which opens Friday, June 20, at Hillcrest Cinemas—never claims authority when it comes to the prickly war over abortion. 
Tuesday, June 10,2014
Film

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ wages aerial war against tyranny

Smart sequel to 2010 blockbuster is visually gorgeous and thematically weighty

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On paper, Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2 has all the makings of another family-friendly sequel constructed to divert the attention of screaming children for a few hours. Thankfully, this couldn't be further from the truth.
Tuesday, June 10,2014
Film

‘We Are the Best!’ believes in the power of punk

New film from Lukas Moodysson leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not a second goes by in this vivacious coming-of-age story when the young characters aren't experiencing some kind of heightened emotion.
Tuesday, June 3,2014
Film

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and warped sci-fi courtship

Tom Cruise dies a thousand deaths to woo Emily Blunt and save the world from aliens

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Edge of Tomorrow—which opens Friday, June 6—refuses many of the gratuitous conventions that anchor typical summer movies, making it that rare eccentric blockbuster with personality.
Tuesday, June 3,2014
Film

‘Gore Vidal’ depicts the man, not the legend

Documentary on famous writer and academic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
For those unaware of Gore Vidal's massive significance in 20th-century American history, Nicholas Wrathall's documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia will act as a thoughtful introduction.
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego Police Museum seeks a new home

It’s operators would love to end up in Balboa Park

The Historical Association lives on, collecting, preserving and sharing more than 160 years of SDPD memorabilia through its museum and extensive website.

By Susan Myrland
Seen Local San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams ready to launch OCT 14 | By Kinsee Morlan The Art of Science Learning initiative's culminating event happens Oct. 16 in Balboa Park
Seen Local Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's ‘Infamous Babes’ find a home OCT 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo
Arts & Culture feature Oceanside Museum of Art series connects the public with the military OCT 08 | By Kinsee Morlan 'Exploring Engagement' focuses attention on the community’s service members
The Floating Library Donald Westlake’s legacy OCT 06 | By Jim Ruland A pro’s pro of hardboiled crime fiction
There She Goz Drag shows with Mama OCT 06 | By Alex Zaragoza Partying with Amelia and a gay witch doctor
Film Coming home to ‘The Guest’ OCT 07 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Adam Wingard’s diabolical war film turns America into a killing field
Seen Local Open Walls Project replaces billboard ads with high-end art OCT 06 | By Kinsee Morlan Art San Diego’s Ann Berchtold wants more opportunities for artists, architects and designers to play on the ‘urban canvas’
Film

‘Whiplash’ bangs the drum loudly

Damien Chazelle’s Sundance winner glamorizes the monster it wishes to critique

In Whiplash, Damien Chazelle's Sundance winner that proudly glamorizes horrendous teaching methods, educators are either brutal manipulators or spineless bystanders.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Urban Scout

Newish places in San Diego to drop some cash

A survey of fresh independent shops in Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights and Mission Hills

Here are five cool shops, all in the Uptown-ish part of San Diego (we'll get to you, next, North County) that are worth some of your coin.

By Hannah More


The Short List The LMV Campaign Show, The BLVD Market and Science on the Rocks One of the messages that the Voting Rights Project wants to get across, particularly to a young and racially diverse population, is that local elections can sometimes be swayed by a small number of votes.
Theater Reviews of ‘The Royale’ and ‘The Clean House’ The configuration of The Old Globe’s Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre—a theater in the round—is ideal for a prizefight.
Film 'Miele' is a standout at San Diego Italian Film Festival Miele represents a restrained yet luminous brand of human drama that's threatening to disappear stateside
 

Canvassed

Live scoring to experimental video, dirty pictures and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Live scoringNeil Young plucked out the score for Jim Jarmusch’s cinematic classic Dead Man while he was watching the film, resulting in a spontaneous, magical score. Here in San Diego, Blind:Deaf II brings that same inspired formula to a live venue with a lineup of San Diego musicians performing over silent, short videos produced by local artists. The musician-filmmaker duos include experimental keyboardist Michael Zimmerman (pictured, photo by Xavier Vasquez) live-scoring Ash Eliza Smith’s haunting images of the Jonas Salk Institute in La Jolla, minimalist guitar player Steve Flato pairs creating music for Nathan Hubbard’s slow-moving imagery, and noise guitarist A Eugene LeGrow providing the soundtrack for Marcelo Radulovich’s surreal collages of the grotesque and bizarre. The show’s from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 18, at Moxie Theatre (6663 El Cajon Blvd., Rolando). At $6 a person, it's way cheaper than the mind-numbing Hollywood blockbuster you were considering....
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Culture & Cocktails: Gauguin to Warhol Oct 16, 2014 Art A Pop-art themed party inspired by Warhol and the exhibition Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons. There will be a Pop-art makeup station, Campbell’s Soup Bloody Marys, a Warhol-themed photo booth and more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 16
 
Encoded Histories: Qais Al-Sindy and Doris Bittar Oct 16, 2014 Art Iraqi artist Al-Sindy's installations, paintings and sculptures deal with the human and social costs of Iraqi war. Bittar's paintings explore the geo-historical shifts and the relationship between “East” and “West.” Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 16
 
Kids Free in October Oct 16, 2014 Art The fourth annual promotion enables children to explore San Diego’s rich arts and cultural institutions with their families for free during October. Participants include Mingei, MCASD, SDMA, The New Children's Museum and dozens more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 16
 
 
 
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