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Wednesday, August 14,2013
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Total newbs

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By Alex Zaragoza
It’s nice when new stuff pops up in the local bar scene. While I enjoy a glass of wine (or six) while watching one (or four) episodes of [insert TV show title here], putting on pants and checking out a new nighttime establishment also has its merits
Wednesday, August 7,2013
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Tiki drinks, farewell drinks and cumbia beats

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By Alex Zaragoza
During my luxurious vacation, I got to check out a fun luau thrown at a small restaurant in Kauai. With a mouthful of macaroni salad and roasted pig, I watched Polynesian dancers put even the best twerker to shame with their skills.
Wednesday, June 12,2013
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Paint a pretty party

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By Alex Zaragoza
Art and alcohol have a strange relationship. Even the crappiest velvet painting of Elvis riding a dinosaur looks amazing under the influence of the good sauce.
Wednesday, May 29,2013
Seen Local

Katherine Brannock gets published

It’s a book of 44 sketches done by Bic pen

By Alex Zaragoza
Like many artists, Katherine Brannock is rarely seen without her sketchbook. It’s to her as a warm blankie was to “Peanuts”’ Linus van Pelt.
Wednesday, May 22,2013
Seen Local

New art-venue alert: Sparks Gallery

Downtown location will open in June for the exhibition 'New Contemporaries VI'

By Alex Zaragoza
A Gaslamp Quarter building that once housed a theater full of dancing girls and a lady trapeze artist in the late 1800s and early 1900s now holds the city’s newest art space, Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Ave.).
Wednesday, May 15,2013
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Artists pull an all-nighter for ‘The Day After’

Sleep deprivation might be a factor at Voz Alta Project

By Alex Zaragoza
Some artists will create new pieces in one night for the exhibition The Day After. They’ll bring their sleeping bags and caffeinated drinks to the Voz Alta Project in Barrio Logan, working on Saturday night to produce artwork inspired by their surroundings.
Wednesday, May 15,2013
Arts & Culture feature

‘Warehouse 1425’ art show: creativity and controversy

Organizer of May 17 exhibition in East Village fends off criticism

By Alex Zaragoza
If the event sounds familiar, there’s a reason. Unsolicited emails from people in the local art community have been sent to CityBeat blasting the show as a rip-off of Parachute Factory.
Wednesday, May 15,2013
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A little razzle-jazzle

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By Alex Zaragoza
San Diego’s jazz scene is surprisingly poppin’. I say “surprisingly” because whenever I think of jazz, or, rather, good jazz, I imagine it happening in cool underground nightclubs full of cigarette smoke and old men drinking scotch.
Wednesday, May 8,2013
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Come on, get happy

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By Alex Zaragoza
I know that it’s all about craft or vintage cocktails nowadays. Cocktail snobs get a big ol’ boner drinking a concoction made from a recipe found in a book printed in 1845.
Wednesday, May 1,2013
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Fiesta time

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By Alex Zaragoza
Contrary to popular belief, Mexicans who live in Mexico don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Growing up in Tijuana, I never saw a single Mexican flag strapped to a pickup truck roaring through stop signs and honking like crazy on May 5.
 
 
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