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The Darrell Hammond Project Jan 31, 2015

Darrell Hammond, the longest-tenured cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, tells his own life story in a one-man show.

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Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu
MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Canvassed | Art & culture
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Arts & Culture feature

Death café: tea, cake and talk about the end

All over San Diego County and beyond, people are gathering to talk about what happens when we expire

Death café, according to deathcafe.com, is a “discussion group where the only topic is death; no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support or counseling session. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.”

By Amy Wallen
Film Irish folklore and childhood anxiety collide in ‘Song of the Sea’ JAN 27 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animated film is a lush, timely beauty
Crossword Crossword: 'Weightlifters' JAN 28 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Seen Local The Studio Door’s search for a home JAN 26 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts venture tries unsuccessfully to keep programming in the former San Diego Art Department building on Ray Street
Seen Local A comeback for visual art at California Center for the Arts, Escondido JAN 27 | By Kinsee Morlan Curator Wendy Wilson walks us through her two must-see exhibitions on view through Feb. 22
Film ‘Two Days, One Night’ gives compassion a fighting chance JAN 21 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Marion Cotillard’s Oscar-nominated performance gives the new Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne film its powerful immediacy
Seen Local Future of the San Diego Foundation’s arts funding questioned JAN 20 | By Kinsee Morlan With expert Felicia Shaw gone, some wonder about the organization's ongoing support
The Floating Library Strangeness in the stacks: 3 works of fiction set in Japan JAN 19 | By Jim Ruland Reviews of Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library,’ Yoko Ogawa’s ‘The Housekeeper and the Professor’ and Mary Yukari Waters ‘The Laws of Evening’
There She Goz

In pursuit of useless information

Damn, it feels good to be a trivia geek

The pursuit of stockpiling completely useless information is an art. Don't let anyone tell you different. Like any muscle that takes years of hard training and meticulous cultivation to be in top shape, the nerd muscle requires that same serial-killer-esque attention to detail.

By Alex Zaragoza

Arts & Culture feature

An interview with Marina Abramović

Performance artist talks about navigating fame, selfies and shitting before sunrise

Last week, dozens of people lined up outside the University Art Gallery at UCSD. Some might’ve been there to experience Marina Abramović’s rough draft of an audio installation she created with science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson.

By Kinsee Morlan

The Short List Alex Prager, San Diego Fermentation Festival and Cognitive Camouflage When you look at Alex Prager's work, a handful of influences come to mind: Alfred Hitchcock, color-photography pioneer Williams Eggleston, David Lynch, Cindy Sherman.
Theater Tears and laughter mingle in ‘Sons of the Prophet’ Cygnet Theatre’s San Diego premiere of Sons of the Prophet could be regarded as two hours of schadenfreude, the enjoyment in the suffering of another.
Film Julianne Moore strives for Oscar in ‘Still Alice’ Moore's award-season buzz should be of no surprise considering how strategically Still Alice plays the tearjerker game.


Remembering Daniel Jackson, Barrio brews, outdoor opera and more to do this week

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Honoring Daniel Jackson: Saxophonist Daniel Jackson was a giant of the San Diego jazz scene ...
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Alexander Ditimus Jan 31, 2015 Art New works in colored pencil, pen and oil paint from the local artist who deals with complex socio-political themes that are brimming with historical and psychological manifestations. Read more 11 other events on Saturday, January 31
Color and Code Jan 31, 2015 Art A night of drinks, small bites and latest work by local artists Jason Gould and Sean Brannan. Read more 11 other events on Saturday, January 31
Contemporary Constructions and In The Studio Jan 31, 2015 Art

As a part of the California Center's 20th anniversary, there will be two new contemporary art shows. Contemporary Constructions highlights contemporary artists from around the world while In the Studio: Artist Dialogs is in-depth look into the life of studio artist assistants.

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