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Mr. G. will come

Waiting for Godot at Fruitlessmoon Theatreworks

Two tramps (today they’d be called “homeless”) wait by a leafless tree for a mysterious man. He told Vladimir he’d come yesterday. But didn’t. Then he said today. Nope. So, they wait and try to ...

With credit to the fight choreographer

The Miracle Worker at Lamb's Players Theatre

When the house lights go down at the start of Lamb’s Players’ current revival of The Miracle Worker, the audience gets an uncomfortably long moment of pitch-black silence, providing some appreciation for Helen Keller’s blind ...

Who's afraid of Grampy Pike?

George could step right in whenever my grandfather needed a break

“I didn’t know there was so much humor,” said audience member Kim during the first intermission, an hour into Intrepid Theater Company’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She remembered the story from watching the 1966 ...

Look but don’t touch at Doane Valley’s stinging nettle station

This interesting trail winds through riparian, grassland, and a wooded hillside with views of meadows and mountainsides

The Doane Valley Nature Trail provides a sampling of the many plants and shrubs that can be found at Palomar Mountain State Park. Taking a hike on this trail is a great way to learn ...

Guinea Pig Bucky: Truth speaker, future seer

R. Buckminster Fuller revisited at San Diego Rep

“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.”

Home of the fairy shrimp

Only 13 percent of California's vernal pools remain

I remember seeing tiny fish in a shallow pool of water no more than a couple inches deep. My dad said that they must’ve been left there a by a wading bird that transported the ...

An electric run, a dirty devil ride, and jail house cuisine

March goes out like a lion

Thursday | 24 The festival features SDSU music faculty performing with visiting artists. Throughout the event week, each artist presents a “master class” on his or her instrument — the audience watches a solo performance ...

Melvins + Napalm Death + Melt Banana

Two nights of noggin bobbin at Casbah and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 24Casbah’s throwing a punk’d one-two punch this week, as the Middletown mainstay stages Seattle sludge rockers the Melvins on Thursday night and UK grindcore speed demons Napalm Death on Friday. These appear to be ...

Crow, Bieber, Night Beats, Bleached

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

Sunday 27“Business Interruptus,” the lead single from Rob Crow’s new album, You’re Doomed. Be Nice, could be a metaphor for the indie artist’s recent life. With bill collectors at the door, a family to feed, ...

Mainly Mozart is on the way to San Diego

A taste of what to expect from the festival this year

Spring has sprung and you know what that means. A gentle breeze has started to blow and it is whispering, “Mainly Mozart Festival.” Mainly Mozart music director Michael Francis was in town and we had ...

Trashy enough? Yes.

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show at Cygnet

Talk about gumption: Sean Murray, artistic director of a major local theater company, cavorts on stage in layers of splotchy make-up, a black leather bustier, fishnet stockings, with holes, and, for the final “floor show,” ...

Take time to smell the lemony leaves off Jasper Trail

Hike the transition from high to low desert on this old cattlemen’s trail

The name of this hike hints at the history found here. The Jasper Trail is named after Ranchita cattleman Ralph Jasper, who owned over 5500 acres in portions of Montezuma Valley, Grapevine Canyon, and Yaqui ...

St. Patrick’s Day, San Diego style

Or go eat cake

Thursday | 17 Join over 20,000 revelers for a 150-foot Irish pub in the street, traditional Irish dancers, and green Go-Go dancers on 80,000 square feet of Astroturf for the biggest Shamrock yet. With Irish ...

Wax Idols and Quilt hit the Hideout

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

Thursday 17Happy St. Paddy’s, lasses and laddies. To celebrate your Irishness, be sure to flip or click over to the Reader’s Your Week page, where they’ll have you bloated with cabbage and swimming in green ...

Chekhov skewers theater culture

Comedy? Muhahaha

Whether torn by love (Masha, Treplev, and Nina), antagonized by the unstoppable march of aging (Arkadina and Sorin), beset by ideas of their own mediocrity (Treplev, again, and Trigorin), or burnt to cinders by the ...

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