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Another fun week in San Diego

Thursday | 11 VH1 selected Foghat’s “Slow Ride” as one of the best British rock songs of all time. Because of that singular hit, Dave Good writes, “It is easy to forget the band’s platinum ...

Throw Rag then Gloomsday, Buffalo or Donkeys

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

Thursday 11Captain Sean Wheeler and his “sailor rock” quartet from Salton Sea, Throw Rag, are back together for the So-Cal Hoedown this Saturday in Santa Ana, which features Wanda Jackson, the Blasters, Street Walkin’ Cheetahs, ...

B-52s, L.A. Witch, Guided by Voices

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

Sunday 14The Athens, Georgia, quartet B-52s upped new wave’s odd-pop ante in the 1980s with smash hits such as “Rock Lobster,” “Private Idaho,” and “Love Shack.” And despite meeting the supposed requirements for induction into ...

This week's Perseid meteor shower could deliver 200 meteors per hour

Double the normal number of meteors expected this year

Comet Swift-Tuttle graced our skies last in 1992, though it was observed as far back as 69 B.C. by the Chinese. The Earth passes through the particles left behind by the comet every year in ...

Hungry for sass

My acting bucket list: Cashae Monya

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 ...

Last Call: Four noteworthy musicals must close

Go see Jesus, Fats, Sylvia, and/or Buddy soon

Musicals hath charms to soothe the most savage of beasts. Four must close this weekend. Jesus Christ Superstar One of the tightest, most balanced shows I’ve seen at the Welk in some time. Ray Limon’s ...

The mountain forest as it appeared before the 2003 Cedar Fire

Re-experience Cuyamaca Reservoir and Stonewall Mine

Unlike most of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, the trees that enhanced the beauty of this park were not heavily damaged or destroyed on the peninsula in Lake Cuyamaca by the 2003 Cedar Fire. As a ...

The week’s top events: Vans Warped, Heather McDonald, and Semper Tri

Plus a discussion of faith without religion

Thursday | 4 A discussion of the difference between feelings and emotions, the disparity between truth and facts, and the benefits of mindful living. When his pursuit of happiness in corporate America feels counterproductive, Timber ...

A dollar and six cents for access to perch

Carl and Sue’s Surf-fishing Derby this weekend in Baja

For the initial southward migration of anglers into Baja, those in search of trophy fish usually bypassed San Quintín, known as a windy and coolish place with sand dunes between rocky escarpments dotted with shallow ...

Witch Fingers, soul fires

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

Thursday 4One of the catchier psych-pop throwback acts we’ve heard in the recent spate of psych-pop throwback acts would be L.A.’s flower-power four-piece Frankie & the Witch Fingers, which is touring in support of last ...

Nightowls, Schizos, Violators, and Maniacs

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

Sunday 7Luigipalooza hits Golden Hill Sunday afternoon at Luigi’s pizzeria on 25th. Bands include Gloomies, Take Offense, Tiltwheel, Drug Wars, and more...walk off all that pizza and beer afterward by strolling up 30th to Whistle ...

The hits often direct, the misses by a mile

Free Speech (While Supplies Last) at La Jolla Playhouse

According to Second City’s Free Speech, there’s a store in Brooklyn called Bang. It’s an Artisanal Firearms Boutique. They make shopping for munitions a New Age experience. They do criminal background and past-lives regression checks, ...

Creatin' "Ain't Misbehavin'"

Song of the rabbit and the duck

“I don’t stay out late/ Don’t care to go I’m home about eight/ Just me and my radio/ Ain’t misbehavin’ I’m savin’ my love for you.” The singer of Fats Waller and Andy Razef’s classic ...

Welcome orioles; beware fleas

July's end brings out all sorts

Orioles, the bright yellow or yellow-orange-and-black birds seen flitting among the palm trees, are summer residents of San Diego County's coastal areas. A century ago, the orioles preferred to nest in sycamore trees, which were ...

With the eye of a child

Peter Pan at Moonlight Stage

Clap your hands if you can believe it: the Tony Award–winning musical has flown into the hearts of San Diego theatergoers. This classic tale that whisks you away to where dreams are born and no ...

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