San Diego CityBeat - Nightgeist http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/articles.sec-35-1-nightgeist.html <![CDATA[Mixed party nuts - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> In this space, I like to have an overarching theme so that anyone who’s into one of the events has two other options that may also pique their interest. It’s like Pandora.]]> <![CDATA[Guiltless partying - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Waking up after a night of raging, one often feels a tad unfulfilled. Other than a hangover and a stranger snoring next to you in bed, what was the point of all that?]]> <![CDATA[Love in the club - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> If you’re anything like me, Valentine’s Day won’t be spent on a bearskin rug in front of a crackling fireplace. It won’t even involve drinking a combination of red wine and salted lonely tears.]]> <![CDATA[Another round of jazz - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Ever since I downloaded Spotify’s Blue Note app, which allows you to access the entire Blue Note Records catalog, I’ve been on a major jazz bender.]]> <![CDATA[Battle of the bands - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> In the movie Pulp Fiction, Mia Wallace, as played by Uma Thurman, says there are two kinds of people in the world: Elvis people and Beatles people. Someone can like both, but never in the same amount. This is a test that reveals a lot about a person. ]]> <![CDATA[Shake your rump - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Dancing is a hell of a drug. Maybe it’s because I’m a somewhat young woman who enjoys a good groove, but hitting a dance floor after a long, stressful week has some sort of healing effect on me.]]> <![CDATA[Where to party in Chula Vista - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Recently, a good friend asked me which bars and clubs are cool places to hang in Chula Vista. Despite being from “The Chul,” as no one but me calls it, I was at a loss for good ideas.]]> <![CDATA[Everyone loves the ’80s - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> If that teaser got you jonesing for an ’80s night where you can Wang Chung harder than Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds, head to The Flame (3780 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest) on Thursday, Jan. 10.]]> <![CDATA[Jazz it up - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> The last few weeks have been pretty stressful. Christmas, the Mayan apocalypse and then New Year’s Eve were all major events. (OK, so the apocalypse turned out to be not so major.) ]]> <![CDATA[New Year’s Eve stragglers - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Last week, we wrestled down a major project, our annual New Year’s Eve Guide—or, as I refer to it, the Stress-Induced Nightmare-Causing Guide. We listed a whopping 100 parties, dinners and shows, but, as it usually goes, there were some events that came in late. ]]> <![CDATA[It’s the end of the world as we know it - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> It’s time. The Mayan calendar is coming to an end, and we are all going to die on Friday, Dec. 21. Will it be fire that takes us to the great beyond?]]> <![CDATA[Holiday fun for the bad kids - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> There are two kinds of people: those who are nice and those who are naughty. Santa made those lists. He checked them twice. There are no negotiations. ]]> <![CDATA[For the EDM addicts - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> EDM, or electronic dance music, has blown up in the last couple of years among folks who like their music to sound like a drug one might buy from a sketchy dude on a backstreet.]]> <![CDATA[More post-turkey partying - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> You’re feeling it in your pants right now, aren’t you? That extra tightness around your waist that’s letting you know that you recently consumed your weight in mashed potatoes. ]]> <![CDATA[Be thankful for alcohol - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Thanksgiving can be a huge headache. As much as I love mashed potatoes and stuffing, the deliciousness is often spoiled by wine-fueled bitching among my sisters.]]> <![CDATA[Be with the band - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Most of us might not have the desire to start a band, tour in a crappy van and play half-empty clubs. That doesn’t mean we can’t have a night of glory on the stage backed by a live musical combo.]]> <![CDATA[Artsy parties: the sequel - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> A while back, I gave you a rundown of a few nightlife events that art lovers could get behind. Now I’m back with three more parties for those who enjoy a good, stiff cocktail as much as a piece of ab]]> <![CDATA[Post-Halloween breather - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Halloween seems to have lasted a whole week this year. Bars, clubs, co-workers and friends conspired to make this just about the drinkiest week in history, thanks to night after night of parties.]]> <![CDATA[Halloween parties for sexy Big Bird - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> This year, sexy Big Bird is my favorite of the stupid sexy-costume ideas.]]> <![CDATA[A dose of attitude - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> North County has its share of dive bars that are usually filled with a random mix of people—loudmouth bros, military men, surfers and others stand around, knocking back beers while Sublime plays on the sound system.]]>