Out & About

Find a return to yesterday in the heart of the city

150 acres of coastal sage scrub provide an important habitat for wildlife

That dropped Ping-Pong ball song would be the wrentit.

Pick an apple, any apple

Galas are sweet, Jonagolds are a little tart, and Grannies are really tart

It's not a bit like fall, but pick apples and pretend.

The soul force of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin

Successful world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse gives a hero his due

Roll the credits! Bayard Rustin (1912–1987) performed on Broadway with Paul Robeson in John Henry. As a student, his rich tenor sang blues and gospel in nightclubs to make ends meet. An exceptional athlete, he ...

Five Big Rock Shows

...and 24 regular size ones, this week in music

Thursday 24“Specializing in punk solutions since 2005,” alt-rock Jersey boys Titus Andronicus are touring through town in support of this year’s 29-track, 93-minute rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy. The Reader’s Dryw Keltz had a ...

The Durans, the Kennedys, and the Van freaking Halens

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

Sunday 27Tennis System, out of Echo Park via DC, is one of L.A.’s bands ready to break, according to L.A. Weekly, for their “thick-reverb mélange of jangling guitars and ’90s shoegaze.” Sounds yummy. Take a ...

The Poway Rodeo busts into town ...

... and more of the week’s best events

Friday | 25 Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the 42nd annual Poway Rodeo with competition in bareback and saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, and bullriding. ...

Tribute to Arthur Wagner by Jefferson Mays

UCSD's indefatigable champion of the theater has passed away

Arthur Wagner, indefatigable champion of the theater, passed away yesterday morning. He was 92. I asked Jefferson Mays, one of his most devoted and accomplished students — and Tony Award-winner for I Am My Own ...

Light comedy lite

The Fox on the Fairway at North Coast Rep has no redeeming social value, and that's fine

It’s tournament weekend at Quail Valley Country Club. They have their annual match with a dreaded — albeit evil — opponent. Crouching Squirrel C.C. has better golfers and just absconded with Quail Valley’s only decent ...

Rivals in a deadly game of gat-and-mouse

Sleuth at Scripps Ranch Theatre offers a riddle to the audience

Scripps Ranch Theatre’s production of Sleuth is gripping from start to finish — just what murder-mystery theater should be. Set in the English country home of successful detective fiction writer Andrew Wycke, the two-act play ...

My Acting Bucket List: Geno Carr

The versatile actor-performer shares his ambition

I’m asking veteran actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers – even choices that ...

Bewitching trip though time and fantasy

Big Fish at Moonlight Stage is a magical winner

A new musical that has been compared to The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz — entitled simply, Big Fish — is currently bewitching audiences at the Moonlight Amphitheater. The story shifts between two ...

Experience dramatic transition in Sloan Canyon

No city hustle here

Dry chaparral becomes lush riparian habitat on this East County hike.

Salty Vixens battle the sexes with fishing rods

Katharina Eckert started fishing the sportfishing boats out of the San Diego area about a year and a half ago. At first, she was apprehensive: “It took some convincing of local captains to talk me ...

Everything you wanted to know about the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

When both sides are unhappy, the deal is good

The fifth annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition will be held on the campus of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in Gaslamp, California, aka downtown San Diego. Be there. Randy Grossman is on the phone. ...

100 waves in 12 hours — a Mission Beach marathon

On Saturday, September 19, former touring pro surfer Damien Hobgood will be joining hundreds of surfers at Mission Beach in the Hundred Wave Challenge, where participants ride 100 waves over a 12-hour period. Similar to ...

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