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Shuck-a-Thon Aug 05, 2015 To celebrate National Oyster Day, six area chefs take a turn behind the raw bar to shuck oysters for a buck apiece. During each chef's hour, 100 percent of the proceeds from oyster sales will go to the chef's chosen charity. 93 other events on Wednesday, August 5
 
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Tuesday, July 21,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sledding With Tigers touch the sky on new album

'Come On and Slam' inspired by 'Space Jam'

By Seth Combs
I've never seen Space Jam. At the time of the film's release in 1996, I was probably too old to appreciate a film about intergalactic basketball games starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters.
Wednesday, July 8,2015
Arts & Culture feature

We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

From SuicideGirls and Walking Dead haunted houses to superhero art shows and Nerdist carnivals, there’s plenty to do without a pass.

By Seth Combs

 Comic-Con is certainly great, but getting a badge for the annual nerd mecca has become somewhat of a “promise us your first born”-type undertaking. One thing that’s been great about Con becoming such a coveted destination is there are now plenty of geeky destinations and events that don’t require patrons to show their passes.

Tuesday, July 7,2015
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New Point Loma Gallery devoted to art of comic books

IDW Publishing opens Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibition

By Seth Combs
Ted Adams didn't sweat it when he was informed that, in order to move his comic book company into a large office inside NTC at Liberty Station's art district, the company would have to include an ar
Tuesday, July 7,2015
Music feature

Soft Lions are ready to pounce

The local 'post-riot grrrl' band hits their stride on the new EP, 'Spellbreaker'

By Seth Combs
What's most striking about the songs on Spellbreaker, and what makes the "post-riot grrrl" description so apt, is Liscomb's development as a frontwoman.
Wednesday, June 24,2015
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Christopher Puzio's work is popping up everywhere

The metal sculptor unveils new sculptures at the downtown Central Library

By Seth Combs
One could assume that every San Diegan has seen the work of Christopher Puzio at some point, even if they don’t know his name.
Tuesday, June 23,2015
Drink Issue

The San Diego spirits and distillery scene gains steam

Micro-distilleries like Malahat, Old Harbor and Kill Devil want the artisanal liquor business to be just as booming as the beer

By Seth Combs
Malahat is just one of the local distilleries that has taken advantage of the passage of AB 933. Almost half a dozen spirit companies, serving a wide variety of booze, have added tasting rooms to their existing facilities.
Tuesday, June 16,2015
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For two filmmaking BFFs, the sky’s not the limit

Neil Kendricks and Carlos Pelayo screen their collaborative video-art installation, 'Wounded Sky,' at Not an Exit Gallery.

By Seth Combs
It’s rare that one finds their artistic soul mate. Diego had Frida. Van Gogh had Gauguin. Hall had Oates. Kendricks and Pelayo also seem to have that ineffable chemistry. 

Tuesday, June 16,2015
Music feature

Head Wound City are back after 10 years of build-up

Meet the hardcore supergroup—featuring members of The Locust, Blood Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs--that almost never was

By Seth Combs
 “I hate that shit,” says Pearson, over coffee in Mission Hills. “I like the concept and ethics of hardcore and punk. It’s so important..."
Wednesday, June 10,2015
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The bearable darkness of Peter Halasz

The La Jolla native showcases his bleak and shadowy seascapes at a solo show at Quint Gallery

By Seth Combs
Peter Halasz paints richly detailed, oil-on-canvas portraits of the La Jolla coast, but his paintings are decidedly darker and more sinister.
Wednesday, June 10,2015
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Lana Chromium’s art of war

The graphic designer turned body painter leverages an already successful career into an appearance on GSN’s 'Skin Wars'

By Seth Combs
At the moment, Lana Chromium is sworn to secrecy. When the body painter was asked about her recent participation as a contestant on the reality TV competition, Skin Wars, she could only say so much.
 
 
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