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Art of Elan Entracte Nov 25, 2014 This evening of chamber music will feature interludes and intermezzos and marks the return of The Myriad Trio performing with 2013 Pulitzer Prize- winner Caroline Shaw. 48 other events on Tuesday, November 25
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays


Arts & Culture feature

Head Crammers

Crush these chunks of culture into your cranium

CityBeat staff recommends its current media obsessions, including pop culture, podcasts, books, web series, and apps.

By CityBeat Staff
Film ‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story NOV 19 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Natalie Bessell NOV 19 | By Kinsee Morlan Find the funky, lighthearted artwork of the young La Jolla native at casual café shows for now
Seen Local Innovators behind Domestic Stencilworks turn food into design NOV 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Alex White and John Mohr use natural dyes in their printing work and launch Kickstarter to expand
Crossword Crossword: 'Broken records' NOV 19 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Film ‘Rosewater’ takes aim at blind fundamentalism NOV 11 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Jon Stewart’s directorial debut unsuccessfully blends comedy and drama in a story of imprisoned journalist
No Life Offline If you were my sugar cyber-Santa NOV 10 | By Dave Maass These are the top-dollar tech gifts (and a couple cheap ones) I want this December
Arts & Culture feature For Diana Duval, art is anything but easy NOV 12 | By Kinsee Morlan Homelessness, cancer and loss of a leg haven’t stopped the struggling-but-skilled San Diego artist
Seen Local Dave Ghilarducci makes moving, anti-authoritarian art NOV 10 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diegan’s upcoming solo show includes electronic, interactive work that prompts people to question power
Well, That Was Awkward

Adversity, identity and xistentialism with Mr. Xtreme

The differences between a 30-year-old writer and a real-life superhero are slim

Mr. Xtreme greets me with a firm handshake. He’s short but built like a football linebacker. He wears a green helmet and body armor accentuated by a yellow XJL flag that flows beautifully, majestically behind him. He looks like if a Ninja Turtle did it with a tank.

By Ryan Bradford

The Floating Library

The Marlowe drive of Juniper Song

Steph Cha’s new detective novel, ‘Beware Beware,’ follows the footsteps of Raymond Chandler’s famous gumshoe

Much like her fictional forebear, Philip Marlowe, Juniper Song drinks heavily, smokes like a chimney and calls Los Angeles home. 

By Jim Ruland

The Short List Owl in the Daylight: A Tribute to Phillip K. Dick, Makers Arcade and Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss There’s a lot to like about Philip K. Dick. Even those who haven’t read the author’s inventive, reality-altering, science-fiction novels have likely encountered and enjoyed his work.
Theater Enron relived at Moxie Theatre Try this just for fun: Ask the next 10 people you meet to explain the 2001 Enron scandal to you. Odds are, most of them will say they’ve heard of Enron and they knew there was some scandal involving it, but that’d be it.
Film ‘The Better Angels’ is a Colonial Calvin Klein ad Having worked as an editor on To the Wonder, director A.J. Edwards seemingly adopted (or perhaps stole) the Terrence Malick touch for The Better Angels.


Music in Barrio Logan, Small Business Saturday and more to do and see this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Conciertos frescosBarrio Logan's increasingly becoming a go-to spot for art (see: the monthly, always awesome Barrio Art Crawl—next one's Dec. 6!), and, now, well-curated Sunday afternoon outdoor concerts.Concerts in the Barrio kicks off Sunday, Nov. 30, with a performance by Quinteto Caballero, headed up by Latin-jazz trumpeter Bill Caballero and featuring piano, bass, congas and timbale. The band takes the stage from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mercado del Barrio Plaza (corner of Cesar Chavez Parkway and Newton Avenue), giving you a chance to dance off those Thanksgiving calories. From there, concerts take place on the last Sunday of each month, with all-female mariachi band Mariachi Divinas scheduled to perform Dec. 28....
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Art of Zodiac Nov 25, 2014 Art Curated by Thumbprint Gallery, this one night only group exhibition will feature artwork inspired by zodiac signs from Amy Dang, Evgola, Jared Lazar and over a dozen more. Read more 0 other events on Tuesday, November 25
Black Friday: A Reflection of American Consumerism Nov 28, 2014 Art An art show focusing on the most consumerist day of the year featuring works from Julia Gomez, Scott Genglebach, Melissa Graham and more. There will also be performance artists, acoustic music and poetry readings. Proceeds benefit The Buy Art Campaign. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28
California Coastal Commission Youth Art & Poetry Exhibit Nov 28, 2014 Art Birch Aquarium hosts the winning selections from the California Coastal Commission 2014 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. The poetry of three San Diego students will be among the art of 28 California students on exhibit through January 19. Read more 2 other events on Friday, November 28