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Winter C-Note Sale Nov 22, 2014 Buy original artwork right off the wall from some great San Diego artists for $100, $200 or $300 to raise funds for the museum's education programs. 81 other events on Saturday, November 22
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
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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Monday, October 6,2014
There She Goz

Drag shows with Mama

Partying with Amelia and a gay witch doctor

By Alex Zaragoza
So, my mom met a guy. It's been almost five years since my dad, her husband of 39 years, died of cancer. He was the only man she'd ever been with, having married him when she was just 19 years old. 
Wednesday, October 2,2013
Seen Local

Welcome, Sixes and Sevens

New collective wants to nurture Chula Vista artists

By Alex Zaragoza

The Chula Vista art scene is often ignored by San Diegans, but a new group hopes to change that. Sixes and Sevens Artists Collective is bringing together emerging artists based primarily in southern San Diego County.

Wednesday, October 2,2013
The Hit List

Punk, rap and tats

Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities

By Alex Zaragoza
First, The Void (3519 El Cajon Blvd. in City Heights) introduces a new hardcore-rap night to the mix. B.Y.S., which I can only assume stands for “Butt-shaking? Yes, Sir!,” kicks off Thursday, Oct. 3
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Seen Local

Canvas Gallery—a new experimental art space for San Diego

Its first show, ‘Afterfuture,’ will open Sept. 28

By Alex Zaragoza
Canvas is located in the space once occupied by Zepf Alt Gallery (1150 Seventh Ave., Downtown). Allen wants to create a venue that will focus on experimental installation, performance and visual art.
Wednesday, September 18,2013
Seen Local

Bret Barrett's kinetics are weirdly cool

See his latest collection in ‘Engineered Truths and Time Traveled Devices’

By Alex Zaragoza
Hanging out in Bret Barrett’s Downtown studio is like hanging out at a kooky toy maker’s wacky workshop, or maybe the bedroom of Sid Phillips, the crazy neighbor kid from Toy Story who has a penchant for dissecting toys to make freakish re-creations.
Wednesday, September 11,2013
The Hit List

Mad Decent and mad cocktails

Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities

By Alex Zaragoza
Sunday, Aug. 25, was a sad day for club rats. Miley Cyrus’ poor twerking skills, showcased during her performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, threatened to make the booty-popping dance move epically uncool.
Wednesday, September 4,2013
Seen Local

‘Nounphotography’ looks at people, places and things

Jose A. Jimenez Jr.’s show at Voz Alta explores the border region

By Alex Zaragoza
Voz Alta Project (1754 National Ave. in Barrio Logan) is holding a retrospective exhibition of Jose A. Jimenez’s work, called Person, Place & Thing—Nounphotography, which opens with a reception starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
Wednesday, September 4,2013
The Hit List

Enter the 619 chambers

Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities

By Alex Zaragoza
A good rap night ain’t nothin’ to fuck with. I mean, twerking is pretty much dead, thanks to Miley Cyrus’ embarrassing popping skills, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dip it low on a dance floor to positively twerkable tunes.
Wednesday, August 21,2013
Seen Local

Metaphysics at Monarch Fine Art

Miguel Angel Godoy’s ‘Pull Together, Push Apart’ explores Hindu beliefs

By Alex Zaragoza
Spray paint has shaped Miguel Angel Godoy’s life in a profound way, starting in 1995, when he was a middle-schooler—only, back then, he used cans to get high.
Wednesday, August 21,2013
The Hit List

Shop on, party on

Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities

By Alex Zaragoza
You’ve heard the old “women be shopping” joke. I mean, yes. Women do be shopping, but let’s be fair. Everyone be shopping. It’s not like men are walking around wearing burlap sacks as clothing.
 
 
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