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A Night at the Besties Oct 23, 2014 Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more. 60 other events on Thursday, October 23
 
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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Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Hunt & Gather

Lee Reynold and Zoe Crenshaw give their North Park clothing shop a bohemian vibe

By Kinsee Morlan
Crenshaw handpicks most all of Hunt & Gather’s eccentric inventory. A former denim designer at Bebe and other big-name brands, she has a degree in fashion design and an incredible knack for finding the one flawless 1975 Christian Dior dress amid a mess of smelly old rags.
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Bates Nut Farm

It’s not just about walnuts anymore in Valley Center

By Kinsee Morlan
The charming general store is just one of the many draws bringing visitors out to Bates Nut Farm (15954 Woods Valley Road). There’s also the handsome turtle named Dash, plenty of goats, donkeys, geese, pigs and other farm animals that folks can feed and pet.
Monday, October 20,2014
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The rise of billboard-style murals in San Diego

Artist Mario Torero is at the center of what he sees as an alarming trend leading to temporary, chintzy outdoor art

By Kinsee Morlan
Mario Torero has made his mark with large-scale, Chicano-style, outdoor murals coloring places like Chicano Park and Centro Cultural de la Raza.
Monday, October 20,2014
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Santos Orellana takes over a Carlsbad warehouse

San Diego artist has pieced together a massive exhibition and hopes people will show up

By Kinsee Morlan
"It's big," says Orellana, a North County artist who goes simply by Santos, as he strolls through the 20,000-square-foot distribution warehouse (2350 Camino Vida Roble), which has been transformed into a sprawling pop-up gallery featuring dozens of his paintings, sculptures and custom furniture.
Tuesday, October 14,2014
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San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams ready to launch

The Art of Science Learning initiative's culminating event happens Oct. 16 in Balboa Park

By Kinsee Morlan
The common thread running through all the projects created by the San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams, for The Art of Science Learning initiative, is an attempt to creatively solve one of the region's biggest problems: water shortage.
Monday, October 13,2014
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Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's ‘Infamous Babes’ find a home

Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo

By Kinsee Morlan
Aside from a few small exhibitions years ago, Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's quirky sculptures known as "Infamous Babes, Chicks, Dames, Dolls and/or Statues of Liberty and Freedom" have largely lived inside a dark, crammed storage room at Matheny's Point Loma home.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Oceanside Museum of Art series connects the public with the military

'Exploring Engagement' focuses attention on the community’s service members

By Kinsee Morlan

Geoffrey Cunningham saw the Oceanside Museum of Art’s “Exploring Engagement” artists-in-residence series as an opportunity to finally interact with the military men and women he sees every day.

Monday, October 6,2014
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Open Walls Project replaces billboard ads with high-end art

Art San Diego’s Ann Berchtold wants more opportunities for artists, architects and designers to play on the ‘urban canvas’

By Kinsee Morlan
Ann Berchtold can't seem to sit back and relax until San Diego catches up with other cities when it comes to coolness and creativity.
Monday, October 6,2014
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Installation art sprouting at the Leichtag Foundation ranch

National sukkah design competition results in three temporary architectural structures in Encinitas

By Kinsee Morlan
When the folks at the Leichtag Foundation acquired a 67-acre ranch in Encinitas in 2012, they knew they wanted to use the land to engage the community in creative ways. Last year, they invited
Wednesday, October 1,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Parklets and pop-ups

Tactical urbanism finally on the rise in historically slow San Diego

By Kinsee Morlan
Parklets are loosely defined as small, outdoor seating areas that often take over one or two existing parking spots, temporarily reclaiming the space for pedestrians and improving the aesthetics and streetscape of the urban environment.
 
 
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