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Rosarito Art Fest May 23, 2015 Art, handcrafts, performance artists, eclectic happenings and tasty examples of Mexican cuisine will be the main attractions at this sixth annual arts fest south of the border. Happens at Benito Juarez Hotel Festival Plaza. 79 other events on Saturday, May 23
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The media artist/designer wants women to challenge the idea of what’s expected of them
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Future uncertain for UCSD’s University Art Gallery

After nearly 50 years, faculty and staff fear next two shows will be the last for a while

Merete Kjaer received her notice on April 15. The assistant director at the UC San Diego University Art Gallery is being let go, because, as she tells it, the visual arts faculty and the new dean of Arts and Humanities couldn't agree on a way to keep funding for the gallery. 

By Seth Combs
Hidden San Diego Discover desert dinosaurs MAY 20 | By Jessica Johnson Galleta Meadows is the home to Jurassic art
On the Cover On the cover: Carolyn Ramos MAY 20 | By CityBeat Staff CityBeat's art director designed our Summer Guide
Crossword Crossword: 'Singers' MAY 19 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature San Diego kickboxer battling MS says sport liberated her MAY 12 | By Joshua Emerson Smith Determined to go pro, Ashley Curry hopes to inspire others struggling with the disease
Seen Local Noè Olivas channels his automotive love into a kid-friendly art space MAY 12 | By Seth Combs The third in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
The Floating Library A trio of debut novels with SoCal connections MAY 11 | By Jim Ruland Book reviews of 'The Miracle Girl,' 'Oh! You Pretty Things' and 'Everything I Never Told you'
Film In 'Saint Laurent,' life’s a surreal catwalk MAY 13 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Bertrand Bonello’s biopic fragments history to find the emotion of style
Seen Local Grant Kester is ready to get critical MAY 12 | By Seth Combs The UC San Diego prof’s new journal and website focuses on the mediums outside the standard gallery spaces
Well, That Was Awkward

Singing the sorrow

All the times I've sung karaoke, ranked in terms of fear, shame and embarrassment

The thing is, I love karaoke. I spend ample amounts of time listening to songs that could be potential material, often while playing out theoretical scenarios in my head in which I whip a crowd into the same kind of Eminem-in-8 Mile exhalation.

By Ryan Bradford


'Good Kill' is a lousy and patronizing character study

Andrew Niccol’s toothless drama about drones simplifies the human cost of war

A flagrant attempt to cash in on the political discussion over drone use in foreign wars, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill patronizes the audience with grandstanding sensationalism and rhetoric

By Glenn Heath Jr.

The Short List A bunch of summer parties, Rosarito Art Fest & more A three-day weekend is like a gift from the Gods. When it comes to Memorial Day weekend, it usually signifies summer is officially here and everybody and their mama will be having some kind of backyard BBQ or pool party.
Theater 'Arms and the Man' skewers love and war With its sumptuous 19th-century costumes (designed by David Israel Reynoso) and applause-eliciting sets (scenic design by Ralph Funicello), the Old Globe’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man has pizzazz to spare.
Film 'Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World' is a flaccid portrait of genius Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World, which opens Friday, May 22, at the Ken Cinema, remains content to simply sit back and listen rather than engage with the subject and his legendary canon of controversial work.


'Kin' navigates complexities of relationships

One actor steals the show at Ion Theatre

Hannah Logan was a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle award winner last month for her performance in 2014's creepy Bug, produced by Ion Theatre in Hillcrest. Logan is back in an Ion production, and she'...
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blue in your body, red when it hits the air May 23, 2015 Art Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain’s first solo museum project includes her paintings on canvas appearing next to works by other artists—all selected by Cain. Read more 12 other events on Saturday, May 23
Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 May 23, 2015 Art This definitive mid-career survey of the celebrated American artist includes more than 120 works, charting the development of Eisenman’s practice across painting, printmaking, and drawing. Read more 12 other events on Saturday, May 23
Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque May 23, 2015 Art

This exhibition showcases engravings produced in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in northern Europe and Italy. Featured artists include Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1616), Jacob Matham (1571–1631), and Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). 

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