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Bijan Mostafavi Sep 16, 2014 The local jokester won the SD Comedy Contest in 2012 and the INDI.COM Stand Up Comedy Contest in 2013. He will be recording this night's show for an audio CD. 53 other events on Tuesday, September 16
 
Spin Cycle
And speaking of fights, who would win: Jason Roe or a great white shark?
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Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track
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Band plays live for first time in 20 years
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Bands coming to town and just-announced shows

 

 
 
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Suds & Science Sep 15, 2014 A bimonthly event that brings scientists into a neighborhood bar for a 15-to-20-minute informative presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Here, Karen Pierce, assistant director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UCSD, shares new research confirming that autism begins during pregnancy. 55 other events on Monday, September 15
 
Spin Cycle
And speaking of fights, who would win: Jason Roe or a great white shark?
Arts & Culture feature
Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller
News
Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Band plays live for first time in 20 years
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
 
Wednesday, December 4,2013
Film

Mexico at a moral crossroads in ‘Narco Cultura’

Documentary about narco corridos leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Late in Narco Cultura, yet another documentary about the various ways cartel trafficking impacts Mexican life, journalist Sandra Rodriguez makes a profound statement.
Wednesday, December 4,2013
Film

‘Out of the Furnace’ argues that we are all walking dead

Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson shine in flawed revenge thriller

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Bodies and carcasses: One can hardly tell them apart in Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace. Every male character in this brooding mountain noir is a human slab of meat, waiting to get punctured by a bullet or pummeled by a fist.
Tuesday, November 26,2013
Film

Fortitude is the American dream in ‘Nebraska’

Alexander Payne’s latest finds Bruce Dern and Will Forte searching for a foothold

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With so much subtext populating every scene, Nebraska—which opens Friday, Nov. 29, at Hillcrest Cinemas—is at its best during silent moments traversing the hypnotic and vast landscape of the region.
Tuesday, November 26,2013
Film

‘Go for Sisters’ is a story of old friends and new beginnings

New John Sayles film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
None of John Sayles' films feel quite like Go for Sisters, the director's new effort, which opens Friday, Nov. 29, at the Ken Cinema and screens for only one week.
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.
Arts & Culture feature

Richard Allen Morris just wants to keep working

Despite the world’s brutal realities, the San Diego artist continues on his path of perpetual proliferation

Richard Allen Morris’ art has always been partly influenced by the size of the studio space he could afford in and around downtown San Diego, which is where he’s lived and worked since being discharged from the Navy in 1956. 

By Kinsee Morlan
Film A preview fall and winter movies SEP 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. October will be a month of heavyweights, including ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Two Faces of January’
Seen Local Malcolm Leland's gates are put into use SEP 08 | By Kinsee Morlan Mounted on the bar at Panama 66 are works of art by the modernist sculptor
Seen Local If you didn't know James Watts, now you do SEP 08 | By Kinsee Morlan Longtime San Diego artist is as busy as ever, taking part in two shows opening this week
Crossword Crossword: 'Funny business' SEP 10 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Amy Wallen's death obsession uncovers weird, mysterious and fascinating life SEP 02 | By Amy Wallen San Diego author explores the tombs of unknown celebrities
Film Baseball history comes alive in ‘No No: A Dockumentary’ SEP 03 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Film about Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis examines a league under the influence of drugs
Seen Local Contemporary photographers with an eye for the past SEP 03 | By Susan Myrland Central Library’s new art show links San Diego artists to global trends
Urban Scout Designer spotlight: Heather Barnes, Stoneywear Designs SEP 02 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann One-time interior-design student’s become an accomplished silversmith and jewelry maker
No Life Offline

What was in my podcast queue, summer 2014 edition

Dispatches from the weirdest town in the Southwest, podcasts with that guard from ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Daily Show’ sans John Stewart

It's almost as if The Daily Show team is exacting revenge on John Oliver for leaving the cast: "You're getting an HBO show? Well, up yours, Brit-face, we're going to get our own podcast."

By Dave Maass

There She Goz

Trying to chill out at reiki yoga

My body has a way of ruining the mood for everyone

Reiki is a form of natural stress reduction, relaxation and healing invented in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist (thanks, Internet!).

By Alex Zaragoza


The Short List Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule 2014 Tour and Booked for the Evening The show comes to the Balboa Theatre (868 Fourth Ave., Downtown) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Touring with them will be John C. Reilly performing as Dr. Steve Brule from the Tim and Eric spinoff show Check It Out!.
Theater ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane’ sounds a note of poignancy and courage So intimate is Golabek’s telling of her mother’s courageous story that the Rep’s use of screen projections and taped orchestral accompaniment are really unnecessary.
Film What movies are screening in San Diego? San Diego movies opening this week: A Five Star Life: A woman works as a luxury-hotel inspector and, despite her dream job, pines for a relationship of substance.
 

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Introducing Basura Social

A new art collective opens their first group show Sept. 13

Some of San Diego's heaviest hitters in the underground art scene have band together to form Basura Social, a new art collective that's opening their first group exhibition from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday,...
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Arts + Craft Series: Marjorie Salvaterra Sep 11, 2014 Art A debut series event where contemporary art and Tidal's craft cuisine converge. Mingle with artist Marjorie Salvaterra and witness a live reenactment of her iconic piece "The Weight of Water," then enjoy an intimate five-course dinner with both the artist and gallerist. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, September 11
 
Booked for the Evening Sep 11, 2014 Art An early viewing of the art gallery exhibition, Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography. Dine on tacos from Tabe, and sip beer and cocktails from Please & Thank You Bar. Live gypsy jazz will accompany the evening on the 9th floor rooftop. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, September 11
 
City Gallery Opening & Alumni Centennial Exhibition Sep 11, 2014 Art Celebrate the new gallery, tour the studios and check out the arts and crafts sale. More than 55 alumni and past and current faculty will be displaying works, including Victor Ochoa, James Watts and Vicki Walsh. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, September 11
 
 
 
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