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Lester Bangs Memorial Reading Oct 21, 2014 Grossmont faculty and alumni writers, along with special guests, read their original works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in tribute to “America’s Greatest Rock Critic.” In Room 220 of Building 26. 54 other events on Tuesday, October 21
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays


Arts & Culture feature

San Diego Police Museum seeks a new home

It’s operators would love to end up in Balboa Park

The Historical Association lives on, collecting, preserving and sharing more than 160 years of SDPD memorabilia through its museum and extensive website.

By Susan Myrland
Seen Local San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams ready to launch OCT 14 | By Kinsee Morlan The Art of Science Learning initiative's culminating event happens Oct. 16 in Balboa Park
Seen Local Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's ‘Infamous Babes’ find a home OCT 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo
Arts & Culture feature Oceanside Museum of Art series connects the public with the military OCT 08 | By Kinsee Morlan 'Exploring Engagement' focuses attention on the community’s service members
The Floating Library Donald Westlake’s legacy OCT 06 | By Jim Ruland A pro’s pro of hardboiled crime fiction
There She Goz Drag shows with Mama OCT 06 | By Alex Zaragoza Partying with Amelia and a gay witch doctor
Film Coming home to ‘The Guest’ OCT 07 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Adam Wingard’s diabolical war film turns America into a killing field
Seen Local Open Walls Project replaces billboard ads with high-end art OCT 06 | By Kinsee Morlan Art San Diego’s Ann Berchtold wants more opportunities for artists, architects and designers to play on the ‘urban canvas’

‘Whiplash’ bangs the drum loudly

Damien Chazelle’s Sundance winner glamorizes the monster it wishes to critique

In Whiplash, Damien Chazelle's Sundance winner that proudly glamorizes horrendous teaching methods, educators are either brutal manipulators or spineless bystanders.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Urban Scout

Newish places in San Diego to drop some cash

A survey of fresh independent shops in Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights and Mission Hills

Here are five cool shops, all in the Uptown-ish part of San Diego (we'll get to you, next, North County) that are worth some of your coin.

By Hannah More

The Short List The LMV Campaign Show, The BLVD Market and Science on the Rocks One of the messages that the Voting Rights Project wants to get across, particularly to a young and racially diverse population, is that local elections can sometimes be swayed by a small number of votes.
Theater Reviews of ‘The Royale’ and ‘The Clean House’ The configuration of The Old Globe’s Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre—a theater in the round—is ideal for a prizefight.
Film 'Miele' is a standout at San Diego Italian Film Festival Miele represents a restrained yet luminous brand of human drama that's threatening to disappear stateside


A Night at the Besties, Urban Mavericks and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Only the bestCityBeat throws all kinds of parties throughout the year, but the celebration that goes hand-in-hand with our annual Best of San Diego issue is always—well, the best. This year’s party, A Night at the Besties, will be the first one thrown at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park, from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, the day after our Best of San Diego issue hits the street. There’ll be performances by Little Hurricane—the blues-rock duo whose record Gold Fever won the Album of the Year honor earlier this month at the San Diego Music Awards—and the Steph Johnson Band. The event also marks the triumphant return on the Fern Street Circus, which will perform throughout the evening. As usual, there’ll be lots of great food from local restaurants and an open bar, and this year’s visual-art component will feature the Dream Machine Arts Collective, Dave Ghilarducci and Miki Iwasaki and his Woodbury University architecture students. Coin-Op bar will host a mobile arcade, and you can peruse the Science Center’s current exhibitions. Tickets cost $25 ($30 the day of the event), and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Diego Center for Children. ...
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Batvisions Oct 22, 2014 Art Local artist David Russell Talbott will be displaying works from his new series; a look at familiar DC superheroes with a large helping of satire. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, October 22
RAW Artists San Diego Presents AXIS Oct 22, 2014 Art This multi-faceted artistic showcase features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. Some of the dozens of visual artists include Elena Lee, Benjamin Dodd, Lindsay Wynn and more. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, October 22
Material Splendor Oct 22, 2014 Art Italian-born artist Rita Miglioli is staging an art exhibit which take its theme from the classical elements of earth, air, fire and water. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, October 22