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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
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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Wednesday, November 21,2012
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John Antoski’s 3-D art with a story

Meet this week’s cover artist

By Amy T. Granite
John Antoski says that the three-dimensional artwork on the cover of this week’s CityBeat was inspired by the daredevils of Niagara Falls—you know, those crazy people who attempt to survive the great plunge in a wooden barrel.
Wednesday, November 21,2012
Arts & Culture feature

A Ship in the Woods embarks on a limitless journey

Alternative arts venue in Del Mar will eventually need a new home

By Amy T. Granite
Down in the canyon, a gust of wind swept under the cargo parachute hanging from the tall trees, causing the side nearest Kiersten Puusemp and RJ Brooks to blow open.
Friday, November 16,2012
Grubby Bitch

Minh Ky Takeout pairs best with the couch

The secret ingredient at this City Heights joint, apparently, is ketchup

By Amy T. Granite
Chinese restaurants are fine places to eat, but sweet and sour pork pairs so much better with the couch. Chicken chow mein just tastes better when my feet are up and the bathrobe is on.
Wednesday, November 14,2012
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Michelle D. Ferrera’s emotion-packed artwork

Pencil-on-wood drawings reflect good times and bad

By Amy T. Granite
Michelle D. Ferrera’s artwork mirrors her emotional state. Whether she’s happy or miserable, she’ll take a series of self-portraits and use one as a frame of reference to begin drawing on wood that she buys from the scrap bin at Home Depot.
Wednesday, November 14,2012
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I got pranked by Ube-Wan Kenobi

Street artist’s fake flyer frazzles a gallery owner and nearly pulls one over on CityBeat

By Amy T. Granite
Last week, street artist Ube-Wan Kenobi emailed me a flyer for an upcoming solo show, which he called “Sticky Situations,” at McNabb Martin Contemporary Art in Little Italy.
Wednesday, November 7,2012
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Marc Sandoval’s work inside Gang Kitchen

Urban pop art decorates Downtown Asian eatery

By Amy T. Granite
Seven years ago, Marc Sandoval interviewed for a bartending job at Basic in East Village, and he left feeling pretty sure that he wouldn’t get a call back.
Wednesday, November 7,2012
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Abridged Gallery’s different view

Dennis Covey has a new studio and salon concept

By Amy T. Granite
When the San Diego Reader bought the Art Union Building on 23rd Street and Broadway in Golden Hill, its artist tenants were forced to move out.
Friday, November 2,2012
Grubby Bitch

Giorgino's burly Egg Roll

Eat it for breakfast and then go back to bed

By Amy T. Granite
I stopped reading the menu at “Pork Roll.” For some reason, it made me laugh. Not knowing what to expect, I ordered one, because, really—how bad could a sandwich be with a name like “Pork Roll”?
Wednesday, October 31,2012
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Lauren Siry embarks with Eighteen o Five Gallery

How the 24-year-old artist is making it work

By Amy T. Granite
At 23 years old, Lauren Siry has an unusual workload—interning at Downtown’s Meyer Fine Art while running her own gallery, Eighteen o Five, which opened last June in Little Italy.
Wednesday, October 31,2012
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Kelsey Brookes gets trippy

Scientist-turned-artist will take you to a happy place with ‘Serotonin; Happiness and Spiritual States’

By Amy T. Granite
Kelsey Brookes is putting the finishing, trippy touches on paintings for Serotonin; Happiness and Spiritual States, his second solo show in San Diego that opens from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla (7547 Girard Ave.).
 
 
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