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Easy stroll around Discovery Lake in San Marcos

Immerse yourself in nature in any season at this neighborhood-friendly lake.

DISCOVERY LAKE TRAIL Distance from downtown San Diego: 36 miles. Allow 40 minutes driving time. (San Marcos). From CA-163 N, merge onto I-15 N, then take exit 32 onto CA-78 W. Take exit 13 (Twin ...

Beads (Fat Tuesday), birds (raptors), birdies (Dave Freeman), and dogs (American Kennel Club)

Start Mardi Gras on Saturday, go from there

Thursday | 23 Celebrating African-American Women in the Arts To commemorate Black History Month, the Women’s Museum of California celebrates African-American women in the arts by honoring jazz musician and composer Jeannie Cheatham, Moxie Theatre ...

To the depths of the underworld in Eurydice

Time-tested myth imaginatively retold at Oceanside Theatre Company

Taking the audience on an enchanting journey from the land of the living to the depths of the underworld, Sarah Rhul’s Eurydice is the Oceanside Theatre Company’s current attraction at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre. Based ...

An Iliad's epic-ness must stop

New Village Arts' production to close Sunday

Theater in January and February usually begins in slow motion. Not this season. One show must close this Sunday. Two have been reprieved. An Iliad at New Village Arts. Homer’s epic poem in 95 minutes? ...

Bass fishing not the same

Try your tricks at Lower Otay Reservoir this Saturday

Since the advent of the plastic sit-on-top kayak and the internet, anglers have posted shots of their catches, forgetting that the background might hold secrets. Plus, there’s the explosion of information on rigging, technique, and ...

Classic tongue-in-cheekiness: 9 to 5: The Musical

Well-timed factoids and witty retorts at San Diego Music Theatre

San Diego Music Theatre works hard in 9 to 5: The Musical to highlight inequities between men and women in a 1980s workplace. Through well-timed factoids and witty retorts, this musical remake of the classic ...

Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Old Globe Theatre

An artist and a physicist walk into a bar...

Two geniuses walk into a bar.... Sound like the setup to a joke? It is — and the jokes come fast and loose in Steve Martin’s wacky Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Old ...

Moxie’s Blue Door confronts evil spirits

Soul family

Moxie Theatre is conjuring African-American history from Tanya Barfield’s healing nightmare Blue Door. When you enter Moxie’s intimate space, you won’t see a door or the color blue. Instead, five pale gray, diaphanous panels stretch ...

The happiest place on earth, if you’re a dog

Mr. Good Boy want to go to Dog Beach?

It is hard to say who has more fun when watching the dogs and their humans play. Dog Beach, in Ocean Beach (O.B. to locals), was established in 1972 and has become a required destination ...

Your Week: Go outrigger canoeing, see a show or two, eat at Oscar's

Event picks for this weekend and beyond

Friday | February 17 San Diego Comic Fest Comic Fest is the anti-Comic-Con, a user-friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle with professionals and exhibitors. It’s ...

Outrigger canoes for newbies

This is a watersport.

That I haven’t been in an outrigger canoe doesn’t mean I haven’t wished for one. I remember when my first two-piece paddle snapped while “digging in” (paddling hard) a couple miles off La Jolla in ...

Cheetah Chrome, Alejandro Escovedo, Priests

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 19Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz of Cleveland originals the Dead Boys will headline Hideout sets by our own punk-rocking Zeros and Widows. Mr. Chrome and Mr. Blitz are celebrating 40 years since the release ...

Weyes Blood, Slim Cessna, Adam Ant

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 16I get the feeling the Southern gothic author Flannery O’Connor would have dug Natalie Mering’s Weyes Blood output, particularly last year’s Front Row Seat to Earth, an alt-folk collection that is writerly — beautiful ...

An Iliad at New Village Arts

Broomstick as spear, trench coat as armor

She enters through the loading-dock doors at New Village Arts. Behind her, cars gleam under parking-lot lights and music drifts in from a nearby nightspot. She wears a strange coffee-brown helmet and sweat-soaked military togs, ...

A lasso-shaped hike with options for distance and terrain

Poison oak awaits the unwary hiker in Descanso

The Descanso Sweetwater River Loop is a lasso-shaped hike that follows the Merigan Fire Road and then turns left onto the Saddleback Trail to start the loop. Make right turns onto the California Riding & ...

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