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Nite Owls: The Darkroom Apr 24, 2014 A fun music and art mixer for 21to 40-somethings. This one includes a discussion with photographer Omar Lopez, a DJ playing old jazz records, collaborative art projects and darkroom photography activities. 59 other events on Thursday, April 24
Canvassed | Art & culture
A tale of near-death, bloody steaks and unprecedented opulence
Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks
Meet ‘Jackie,’ one of the many faces of sex-trafficking
Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Ten bucks an hour just ain’t enough


Arts & Culture feature

Gym Standard has a unique approach to showing and selling art

El Cajon Boulevard entrepreneur Edwin Negado thinks it’s time to reinvent the way work is marketed

Edwin Negado doesn’t use Facebook to promote Gym Standard, and you won’t see an email signup on his website or much in the way of marketing outside of Instagram, but the focused, minimalistic tactic seems to be working.

By Kinsee Morlan
Seen Local Featured artist Igor Koutsenko returns to ArtWalk San Diego APR 21 | By Kinsee Morlan Fallbrook printmaker and painter says the festival is a good place to sell work without ‘selling out’ his style
Seen Local David Maung captures homeless deportees APR 22 | By Kinsee Morlan Tijuana photojournalist focuses his lens on people stuck at the border
Crossword Crossword: 'Converse Shoes' APR 23 | By Ben Tausig Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords
Arts & Culture feature Avenida Revolución’s renaissance APR 16 | By Kinsee Morlan Revamped Mexicoach Station is part of a new generation’s battle to reclaim downtown Tijuana
Film Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age APR 15 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption
Cover artist Meet our cover artist, David B. Cuzick APR 14 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann San Diego screenprinter’s new work explores childhood themes
Seen Local Angella d’Avignon examines the meaning of stuff APR 14 | By Kinsee Morlan Exhibition at Spring Valley Swap Meet investigates the idea of objects and their value
Arts & Culture feature The SongStream Project records music’s memories APR 09 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts group collects colorful stories of San Diegans and their connections to songs
Film ‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity APR 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out

Love, death and vinyl in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are heart-stopping in Jim Jarmusch’s moody vampire movie

Heightened awareness is a blessing and a curse in Only Lovers Left Alive. Adam and Eve can sense humanity’s self-destruction on the horizon, having seen it so many times before.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

The Floating Library

Echoes of True Detective in three recent novels

‘Not for Nothing’ by Stephen Graham Jones, ‘The Cutting Season’ by Attica Locke and ‘Rivers’ by Michael Farris Smith

Lately, my plate of shrimp has been True Detective. It's been at least six weeks since the season finale and I can't stop thinking about the show. I see it everywhere—even in the books I read.

By Jim Ruland

The Short List Makers Arcade, Adams Avenue Unplugged and Filmatic Festival The handmade revolution continues, producing edibles and items for the socially conscious consumer. Why buy a candle at a big-box store when your neighbor pours high-quality wax?
Theater ‘Water by the Spoonful’ takes on demons at The Old Globe

Water by the Spoonful, the second play in Quiara Alegria Hudes’ three-work Elliot Cycle, continues the story of Puerto Rican Elliot Ortiz, an honorably discharged Marine who served in Iraq and returns to America with a fair share of personal demons.

Film Will the Ken Cinema close or merely be transformed? Last week, news broke that the iconic Ken Cinema would close its doors on April 27. In a statement, Landmark Theaters said it "was not able to negotiate an acceptable new lease with the landlord."


Party in a new public space, giggle with Amy Schumer and more to do this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable to-doThe Irving Company recently renovated the public space at the base of One American Plaza, the 34-story building on Broadway between India Street and Kettner Boulevard, Downtown, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), which shares the block, will celebrate by spearheading a free, two-day schedule of events on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. Public2 (Public Squared) will kick off from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday with museum tours, cocktails, live music by Westside Inflection and Mark Dzula and a silent disco, which is sure to look hilarious to those not wearing the headphones. Things will pick up again at 11 a.m. Saturday with an urban boot camp and yoga and a screenprinting workshop led by MCASD artist-in-residence Eva Struble, who’ll hold a second workshop at 2:30 p.m. Another silent disco starts at noon, and at 1 p.m. Jukebox Radio will stage a performance involving music, shadow puppetry and projections, and there’ll be an art-making workshop. San Diego Civic Youth Ballet will grab the spotlight at 3 p.m., and another silent disco will start at 4 p.m. Saturday’s highlight, from 5 to 7 p.m., will be a binational PechaKucha (a presentation of 20 slides for 20 seconds each), focusing on art and public engagement in both Tijuana and San Diego. Throughout the day, the InSlider food truck will be on hand, and MCASD will hold gallery tours. All of the Saturday events will be family-friendly....
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Nite Owls: The Darkroom Apr 24, 2014 Art A fun music and art mixer for 21to 40-somethings. This one includes a discussion with photographer Omar Lopez, a DJ playing old jazz records, collaborative art projects and darkroom photography activities. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, April 24
Meet the Artist: John Cederquist Apr 24, 2014 Art The San Juan Capistrano artist discusses his new show, Illusions in Wood, featuring playful trompe-l'œil ("trick the eye") wood assemblages and furniture that blur the distinctions between reality and illusion. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, April 24
Recollections Apr 24, 2014 Art An annual, all-media juried student art awards show that features work from MiraCosta College art students. Read more 3 other events on Thursday, April 24