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Del Mar Mile Family Fun Run Nov 27, 2014 Kickoff Thanksgiving with a one mile run on the racetrack with a portion of the proceeds benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center and their equestrian therapy program. 46 other events on Thursday, November 27
 
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New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Turning the tables on the catcallers
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At SDSU Downtown Gallery, the artist will demonstrate his love of ideas rather than any one medium or message
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Stephen Hawking biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Turkey Calling Show Nov 26, 2014 This show is presented like an old-time live radio broadcast with performances by The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra and hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson.  45 other events on Wednesday, November 26
 
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays
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Wednesday, February 19,2014
Film

A gripping West Bank story unfolds in ‘Omar’

Oscar-nominee from Palestine spotlights an agile new performer

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If the filmmakers behind The Amazing Spiderman were smart, they’d kick that Andrew Garfield guy to the curb and cast Adam Bakri in the titular web-slinging role. 
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Film

‘Tim’s Vermeer’ takes obsession to a new level

Documentary produced by Penn & Teller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It's crucial to have an aesthetic identity that complements the content. A film like Tim's Vermeer proves this thesis.
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Like Father, Like Son’ takes on thorny daddy issue

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is a master of nuance, even if his latest isn’t a masterpiece

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What happens when your vision of family is suddenly uprooted? How does one react when this longstanding perspective is revealed to be entirely wrongheaded?
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Girl on a Bicycle’ takes a shovel to delusional romantic fantasies

Clumsy French import tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It would be easy to rebuke a flimsy and clumsy genre film like Girl on a Bicycle. On paper, it's rom-com recycling.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

‘The Monuments Men’ is refreshingly old-fashioned

George Clooney’s earnest new war film paints conflict, loyalty in simple strokes

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Stylistically simple and ideologically frank, The Monuments Men is refreshingly old-fashioned; some might even call it naïve, depicting through a rosy lens a horrific conflict that claimed millions of lives. 
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

The Talented Mr. Hoffman

A remembrance of a great actor precedes our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, Hoffman died in a New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose, sending a shockwave of sadness across the film landscape.
Wednesday, January 29,2014
Film

‘Gloria’ is a frank depiction of sex, love and heartbreak

New Chilean film by director Sebastián Lelio spotlights an amazing performance by Paulina García

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria begins and ends on the dance floor. However, the sly tonal differences between the two sequences are indicative of the film’s deceptive power as an evolving character study.
Wednesday, January 29,2014
Film

Plenty to admire in live-action and animated Oscar categories

Academy Award-nominated shorts lead our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Now you don't have an excuse for feigning ignorance about the short programs during your Oscar office pool.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
Film

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: action cinema

Movie series showcases six socially relevant documentaries

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Never underestimate the power of a great documentary. While no nonfiction film is going to miraculously remedy our worst injustices overnight, the best ones can prompt the kind of discourse that could make a lasting difference in the long run, weaving together awareness and activism.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
Film

The best of times, the worst of times in ‘The Invisible Woman’

Charles Dickens biopic tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With The Invisible Woman, director and star Ralph Fiennes does just the opposite, shrouding a period late in the life of Charles Dickens with emotional ambiguity and mystery. 
Fiction 101

The winners of Fiction 101

A story about an uneasy feeling at a dining table takes the top honor

Usually, the most fantastical stories tend to delight our Fiction 101 judges. But this year, our first-place winner, Christopher Cordry, wrote a story that’s all too real.

Seen Local Gary Cohen invites the public to tour Glass Ranch NOV 24 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist’s annual event features hundreds of handmade glassworks
Crossword Crossword: 'Give 'em the bird' NOV 26 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Head Crammers NOV 19 | By CityBeat Staff Crush these chunks of culture into your cranium
The Floating Library The Marlowe drive of Juniper Song NOV 17 | By Jim Ruland Steph Cha’s new detective novel, ‘Beware Beware,’ follows the footsteps of Raymond Chandler’s famous gumshoe
Well, That Was Awkward Adversity, identity and xistentialism with Mr. Xtreme NOV 17 | By Ryan Bradford The differences between a 30-year-old writer and a real-life superhero are slim
Film ‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story NOV 19 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Natalie Bessell NOV 19 | By Kinsee Morlan Find the funky, lighthearted artwork of the young La Jolla native at casual café shows for now
Seen Local Innovators behind Domestic Stencilworks turn food into design NOV 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Alex White and John Mohr use natural dyes in their printing work and launch Kickstarter to expand
Film

‘The Homesman’ gives the reins to complex female characters

Tommy Lee Jones’ striking western is visually lush, melodic and thematically relevant

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman stands out as a strange and eccentric western that merits viewing on the biggest screen possible. 

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Seen Local

Small works in ‘Object Object!!’ pack a collective punch

Group exhibition at Helmuth Projects shows how constraints can spur imagination

Anyone who’s spent an evening flipping through thousands of cable TV channels looking for a single decent show can tell you that sometimes more is just more. Fortunately, the 86 small works that comprise the exhibition Object Object!! at Helmuth Projects are consistently compelling.

By Andy Horwitz


The Short List NoLI Nights Buon Natale, La Jolla Post-Modern Art Exhibit and Craft Beer & Cider Fest On Saturday, Nov. 29, during NoLI Nights Buon Natale (North Little Italy Nights Merry Christmas), folks can stroll down the sidewalk and check out art performances and a number of live musical acts at local businesses. 
Theater San Diego Rep’s ‘Honky’ brims with uneasy laughter Greg Kalleres’ Honky is a biting satiric comedy of what-ifs. What if people, black or white, spoke with absolutely no filters about race?
Film Matthew VanDyke searches for purpose in “Point and Shoot” Marshall Curry's Point and Shoot tells the complex and serpentine story of Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker-turned-revolutionary who spent more than five months in a Libyan jail.
 

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Music in Barrio Logan, Small Business Saturday and more to do and see this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Conciertos frescosBarrio Logan's increasingly becoming a go-to spot for art (see: the monthly, always awesome Barrio Art Crawl—next one's Dec. 6!), and, now, well-curated Sunday afternoon outdoor concerts.Concerts in the Barrio kicks off Sunday, Nov. 30, with a performance by Quinteto Caballero, headed up by Latin-jazz trumpeter Bill Caballero and featuring piano, bass, congas and timbale. The band takes the stage from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mercado del Barrio Plaza (corner of Cesar Chavez Parkway and Newton Avenue), giving you a chance to dance off those Thanksgiving calories. From there, concerts take place on the last Sunday of each month, with all-female mariachi band Mariachi Divinas scheduled to perform Dec. 28....
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Black Friday: A Reflection of American Consumerism Nov 28, 2014 Art An art show focusing on the most consumerist day of the year featuring works from Julia Gomez, Scott Genglebach, Melissa Graham and more. There will also be performance artists, acoustic music and poetry readings. Proceeds benefit The Buy Art Campaign. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28
 
California Coastal Commission Youth Art & Poetry Exhibit Nov 28, 2014 Art Birch Aquarium hosts the winning selections from the California Coastal Commission 2014 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. The poetry of three San Diego students will be among the art of 28 California students on exhibit through January 19. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28
 
Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss Nov 28, 2014 Art The highly popular traveling exhibition on the celebrated children’s author features rare early works, ephemera, illustration, and editorial cartoons, and more. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28
 
 
 
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