Out & About

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 & ...

Freaky Friday at La Jolla Playhouse

There may be monsters under the bed after all

It may be critic-proof. Bridget Carpenter’s (book), Tom Kitt’s (music), and Brian Yorkey’s (lyrics) new musical comedy is undemanding and thoroughly predictable — even if you haven’t read Mary Rogers’s 1972 novel, seen the 1976 ...

Arts in San Diego

Sometimes it’s hidden ... look no further

If You’re Making Art and Getting Paid for It... “People used to say, ‘Oh, I love your music; I put it on when I go to sleep.’ At first, I was insulted: ‘Thanks a lot. ...

San Salvador for lovers

Sweetheart of a cruise

In 1542 from a 100-foot Spanish galleon carrying officers, crew, slaves, a priest, and the ship’s captain, explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, landed in San Diego Bay near Point Loma. They were the first Europeans to ...

Theater moves at human speed

Go see a show!

San Diego has an international reputation for quality theater. And far too many locals aren’t aware of it. In the past 25 years, we’ve sent at least 45 shows to Broadway. We average around two ...

Where art resides

Typically, artists “just want to make work in private.”

“Artist residences are about taking the time to explore your work in a new way,” says Melissa Walter, who is currently the artist-in-residence at Bread & Salt, “a gallery and experimental center for the arts.” ...

Valentine’s Day Events: Celebrations of love all week, countywide

Mating rituals and sexy paintings will put you in the mood

Thursday | 9 Mating & Dating in the Animal Kingdom As part of their exhibit celebrating the San Diego Zoo’s centennial year, join the San Diego History Center in exploring the science behind animal sex ...

Say something

Tijuanese artists use their work to make people think

The story of Coyote begins with a horse. A Trojan horse. The year is 1997. A ten-year-old Daniel Espinosa weaves through traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry to get a closer look at ...

Fox Mulder, Night Vale, Lucero

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

Sunday 12“I want to believe” in David Duchovny’s musicianship. The FBI special agent went rogue and dropped a folk-rock record called Hell or Highwater in 2015. The label, Thinksay, compared the collection to Leonard Cohen, ...

Lemon Twigs, Molochs, Boogarins

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

Thursday 9“They’re very cute. I think they have an amazingly bright future,” says Elton John about brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, the talented singer/songwriters behind Lemon Twigs. In fact, much of the UK — where ...

In fair San Diego, we lay our scene

Shakespeare Academy aims to bring the Bard to underserved communities

The great weather. The beaches. The Navy and Marines. The zoo and SeaWorld. Bad to mediocre (and exiting) sports teams. Comic-Con. Free associations on San Diego call up these images. But, “Oh me, the gods,” ...

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