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Rocky Road Irish Comedy Tour Sep 02, 2014

Laughter delivered Irish style, with two of Ireland's top comedians, Joe Rooney (Father Ted, BBC) and Andrew Stanley (Republic of Telly, RTE), along with openers Jennifer Hartnett and David Nihil.

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Rocky Road Irish Comedy Tour Sep 02, 2014

Laughter delivered Irish style, with two of Ireland's top comedians, Joe Rooney (Father Ted, BBC) and Andrew Stanley (Republic of Telly, RTE), along with openers Jennifer Hartnett and David Nihil.

30 other events on Tuesday, September 2
 
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
News
Desert Line leaseholder likely claimed fake asset
The Floating Library
What inspired me as I wrote my first novel
Arts & Culture feature
Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
News
County supervisors, oversight boards say they welcome a federal investigation
 
Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ finds two crazy hearts split in half

Bluegrass love story from Belgium leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The yearning twang of bluegrass brings Belgian musicians Didier (Johan Hldenbergh) and Elise (Veerle Baetens) together in The Broken Circle Breakdown and beguiles them through all the heartaches and tragedies that follow.
Wednesday, November 20,2013
Film

‘Catching Fire’ ignites a revolution

The end is nigh for totalitarianism in ‘Hunger Games’ sequel

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Will the revolution be televised? That’s the burning question at the heart of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a sneaky and effective film adaptation of the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ mega-popular young-adult trilogy.
Tuesday, November 12,2013
Film

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ finds infinite tenderness

Controversial Palme d’or winner from Cannes is an epic of emotion and heartache

By Glenn Heath Jr.
n epic of emotion and heartache, Blue is the Warmest Color tells the sublime story of Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a senior in high school who falls in love with a university art student named Emma (Léa Seydoux).
Tuesday, November 12,2013
Film

Lance Armstrong, a pathological cheat

Documentary ‘The Armstrong Lie,’ about the disgraced cyclist, leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With The Armstrong Lie, Gibney attempts to grapple with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal by looking at his own past history with the once god-like cyclist who's become an international pariah.
Tuesday, November 5,2013
Film

San Diego Asian Film Festival is a movie-lover’s paradise

14th annual event offers a mosaic of cinematic panoramas and artistic celebration

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Every fall, San Diego gets treated to a multitude of film festivals—so many, in fact, that it's easy to get overwhelmed. But if you're a movie lover, the San Diego Asian Film Festival's diverse programming schedule is pure catnip. 
Tuesday, November 5,2013
Film

Dallas Buyers Club’ hustles the viewer

Matthew McConaughey’s latest tops our coverage of all the movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Unfortunately, Ron's freewheeling lifestyle has already gotten the best of him. A few scenes into the film, he's diagnosed with HIV, and from here, Dallas Buyers Club becomes about borrowed time and what we do with it.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
Film

‘Let the Fire Burn’ lets history speak for itself

Documentary about deadly 1985 Osage Avenue tragedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In his impressive documentary Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder uses the fire as a reference point to peer back in time and explore the historical context that led to the incident.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
Film

‘12 Years a Slave’ is an American horror story

Steve McQueen paints slavery as a cyclical, erosive and personal trauma

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A film of pre-ordained importance because of its seemingly frank depiction of slavery, 12 Years a Slave is actually closer to a heightened fable than any profound example of period-piece realism.
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Robert Redford fights for his life in ‘All is Lost’

Nautical survival tale is both enthralling and refreshingly restrained

By Glenn Heath Jr.
J.C. Chandor's All is Lost is the cinematic equivalent of a last will and testament.
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Beatnik poets get an origin story in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings—opening Friday, Oct. 25 at Hillcrest Cinemas—a mostly flaccid biopic about the genesis of the beatnik ideology, posits the young Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) as the focal point.
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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