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America’s Got Talent, but does San Diego?

Comedians, dog acts, dance troupes fall all over themselves

Felix the Fire Cat arrived at the San Diego Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. on January 11. When the doors opened early the next morning, he was #2 in line for the San Diego auditions ...

Need help surfing?

You're not alone

Depending on the tide, but usually around 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoons at the north end of La Jolla Shores there will be, weather permitting, a canopy with a colorful owl hanging from the frame. ...

Double dose of Earthless

Plus Blue Öyster Cult, Andy Frasco, and Deadbolt in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 14Classic-rock band Blue Öyster Cult are radio-famous for hits such as “Godzilla” and “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper,” but they are YouTube-famous for the hilarious Saturday Night Live skit “More cowbell!” You know the one. ...

Things to do in the middle of January

Travel & Adventure, stuff you should know, and two film festivals

Thursday | 14 A showcase of narrative, documentary, animation, and Latino features and shorts. Films will be screened at the 180-seat Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, and every show is expected to sell out. Networking ...

Car Seat Headrest in hyperdrive

Plus Devotchka, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Real Estate's Martin Courtney in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 17Devotchka plays world music with an edge. Lots of edges, actually — the burlesque frontwoman was married to shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. Before you head up to Belly Up on Sunday, you can read all ...

My acting bucket list: Melissa Fernandes

"Judas is one of those roles that can easily be female."

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 ...

Performance artist glue

23rd annual Star Award honorees for 2015

Every year the San Diego Performing Arts League honors volunteers from 30 local arts organizations for “the indispensable role they play in the arts community.” These are the behind-the-scenes self-starters, the pitch-inners, often the glue ...

Inaja Memorial Nature Trail

In memory of fallen firefighters in Santa Ysabel

This short hike explores the transition between forest and chaparral.

Spend an evening with Kevin Smith, jailhouse cuisine, or Bronies

There are many ways to start the year

Thursday | 7 History Alive, the Lemon Grove Historical Society’s monthly lecture series, goes to the slammer with ace prison chef Louise Mathews and her book, Jailhouse Cuisine: From the Right Side of the Bars. ...

Planting party

Help expand habitat for resident marsh species

There were approximately 2000 acres of wetlands in and around Mission Bay fed by three sources — the San Diego River and Rose and Tecolote creeks. The San Diego River used to feed both bays, ...

To share or not to share?

That is the dramaturgical question, directors of Hamlet

“To be or not to be,” asks Hamlet. But to whom is he speaking? Let’s say you’re directing Hamlet’s famous soliloquy. An entire production can hang on another question: Does your actor speak only to ...

Surf meets street eats: Oceanside's Sunset Market

The Thursday evening street fair makes for a North County draw.

Every Thursday night for the last eight years, starting at 5 p.m., Oceanside’s Sunset Market kicks off. Consuming four blocks down near the pier, this market’s more than your standard farmer’s fair. With live music ...

Wire you sculpting?

"Bending wire helped my creative brain not go crazy," says Wireman

On December 30, I.B. Long was doing his weekly assessment of graffiti and other maintenance issues along Newport Avenue for the local business association. Long had seen the wire man in the sky attached to ...

Craig Noel Award Nominees for 2015

Ceremony to be held on Monday, February 6

Outstanding Musical Direction Kris Kukul, Kiss Me Kate, Old Globe Theatre Elan McMahan, The Music Man, Moonlight Stage Productions Elan McMahan, Big Fish, Moonlight Stage Productions Terry O’Donnell, Dogfight, Cygnet Theatre Ian Eisendrath, Come From ...

A slosh through Tijuana’s afterparty epicenter

The most Tijuana thing you can do is drink and debate what the most Tijuana thing you can do is

“Remember one thing: la city is not a utopia or a dystopia, it’s the afterparty where you hear the last call.” The words of the late Rafa Saavedra, a culture writer and champion of Tijuana ...

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