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Bound Aug 23, 2014 Voz Alta presents a multi-media show featuring performance art throughout the evening by Janice Grinsell and Eider Fiedler de Mello, as well as paintings from Anna Zappoli and Tim Caton. 93 other events on Saturday, August 23
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Well, That Was Awkward
Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream


Arts & Culture feature

San Diego filmmakers mine ‘Macbeth’ for ‘Thane of East County’

Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller

Jesse Keller, 36, a graduate of USC’s noted School of Cinematic Arts and whose first film, The Ritual, screened at the 2012 San Diego Film Festival, calls Thane of East County an “ultra-low-budget thriller

By David L. Coddon
Seen Local The Hub Hillcrest Market revamp will include up to 10 new murals AUG 19 | By Kinsee Morlan This week's cover artist, Skye Walker, is the first to complete a piece in the new series
Seen Local North Park’s Positive Space looking for creatives to take it over AUG 18 | By Kinsee Morlan Matthew Cirello hopes to sublet the gallery and keep the art vibe alive in the neighborhood
Arts & Culture feature ‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’ AUG 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
There She Goz I broke up like this AUG 11 | By Alex Zaragoza Ending a marriage and seeking realness the non-Beyoncé and Jay Z way
Urban Scout Snackavore’s delight AUG 11 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann Vegan cookies, addictive toffee and more treats by SoCal companies
Film ‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy AUG 12 | By Glenn Heath Jr. John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith
Seen Local Optimus Volts' cut-can sculptures demand attention AUG 11 | By Kinsee Morlan Artist's solo show is at Thumbprint Gallery through Sept. 7
No Life Offline

Consulting Max from Netflix

This little asshole of an AI is actually pretty good at recommending stuff to watch

Last year, Netflix debuted Max, an AI feature for Playstation to help you discover new movies and TV shows based on your viewing habits and the star ratings you dish out.

By Dave Maass


The Ken Cinema’s crash course in film history

Classics from the 1960s and ’70s screen for a week

Curated by theater manager Sophia Verbiscar, the series (find details at landmarktheatres.com) consists of nine trendsetting works from two pivotal decades in filmmaking that reflect the political, social and ideological malaise of the times

By Glenn Heath Jr.

The Short List Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection, Ceviche Showdown and Cash'd Out Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection presents a side of the artist that the mainstream masses have likely never seen. 
Theater Professor Higgins presides on Moonlight stage The greatest Broadway musical of all time? My Fair Lady. Hands down.
Film ‘Rich Hill’ personalizes poverty in a small Missouri town Rich Hill very often feels like a classic observational documentary in the vein of Frederick Wiseman's films. 


Outdoor eating, a wine walk, museum mascots and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable cookingPicked up a copy of Sunset magazine lately? It's not your parents' Sunset. The publication's been around, like, forever, but several years ago made a serious (and successful) effort to appeal to the cool crowd. Sunset's new cookbook, The Great Outdoors, is just what you'd expect—lovely photos and an eclectic selection of recipes for a range of outdoor cooks (grilled French toast kebabs? Yes, please). On Saturday, Aug. 23, head to Chino Farm (6123 Calzada Del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe) for Summer BBQ Fest, part of the ongoing Good Earth, Great Chefs series of events. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., check out outdoor-cooking demos (solar, charcoal and wood-burning) featuring the cookbook's recipes, food tastings and a chance to shop the farm's amazing produce and pantry items....
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Bound Aug 23, 2014 Art Voz Alta presents a multi-media show featuring performance art throughout the evening by Janice Grinsell and Eider Fiedler de Mello, as well as paintings from Anna Zappoli and Tim Caton. Read more 11 other events on Saturday, August 23
BUNNIES Aug 23, 2014 Art View select works from Hunt Slonem's collection of whimsical, post-expressionist paintings of his furry muses and grab a copy of the accompanying coffee table book. Slonem will be on hand to sign copies. Read more 11 other events on Saturday, August 23
Family ArtLAB: From Doodle to Drafting Aug 23, 2014 Art

Take part in a Look/Explore tour as gallery educators lead you in a lively conversation about the exhibition James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash), after which there’ll be a hands-on workshop and drawing exercise focused on still life.

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