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Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 88 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
 
Fall Arts

Chuck Palahniuk on sex toys and conspiracy

Lionized author comes to San Diego for a pajama party and a raucous reading of his new novel

It's been 18 years since Chuck Palahniuk published Fight Club and 15 years since David Fincher's film adaptation, establishing Palahniuk as that rarest of writers: a best-selling author with a cult following.

By Jim Ruland
Fall Arts

‘Gauguin to Warhol’ brandishes the big guns

Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works

Ariel Plotek has to decide where the Van Gogh should go. It’s the 1888 painting “The Old Mill,” done shortly after the artist left a wintry Paris for the warmth of southern France, when he was embracing the interpretive use of color.

By Susan Myrland
Fall Arts

Richard Baird’s ready for take two

New Fortune Theatre Company set to launch in October

New Fortune's production will feature a cast of 14, including Thompson and Schaar, on Ion's little stage, but Baird relishes the logistical challenge.

By David L. Coddon
Fall Arts

Big b-boy battle Freestyle Session comes home

Cros One returns his breakdance competition to San Diego

 This year marks 15 years since the event was born in Chula Vista, so Cros decided to mark the anniversary by bringing the now internationally known breakdance battle back home.

By Kinsee Morlan
Fall Arts

Rebecca Webb and the future of ArtPower!

UCSD arts group brings back the Filmatic Festival and other exciting selections hand-picked by its film curator

Film curator and digital-technology advocate Rebecca Webb spearheaded the first-ever Filmatic Festival earlier in 2014, an event she describes as solely dedicated to “the art and science of cinema.”

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Fall Arts

Athenaeum’s jazz program lures the genre’s top players

Little library in La Jolla celebrates 25 years of big shows

It seems fitting that this year’s jazz series, staged at The Auditorium at TSRI (The Scripps Ranch Institute), is a multigenerational showcase of talent, with a group of hard-bop legends opening the series, followed by a quintet led by two established players and concluding with a more contemporary, younger sax man.

By Seth Combs
 
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