Out & About

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 ...

Soda Bar sets up Dwarves and Queers, Yuck

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

Sunday 20Dwarves and Queers split a fun-punk bill at Soda Bar Sunday night. Singer Blag Dahlia and guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed have been touring together since the early ’80s, when they started performing as the Sonics-style garage-rock ...

Shredded hopes and egos

Seminar at InnerMission Productions

Here’s Leonard, award-winning novelist: “Am I creating a living, breathing cosmos with language, or am I just scratching at the wall of a cave?” Ostensibly he’s teaching a seminar on the craft of fiction, held ...

I can't play crazy

Maggie Carney's bucket list of acting roles

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 ...

Tribute to Al from Spaceship Earth

"He knew about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Ask anyone."

As part of its 40th anniversary season, the San Diego Rep is remounting Douglas Jacobs’s R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe. The show, which opens Wednesday, March 16, premiered in 2000 ...

Art and orchids in March

Plus loads of green beer

Thursday | 10 Historical fiction about the real-life rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. While living and working in Florence at the same time, the artists drove each other to greatness — while Leonardo ...

Park in the hard-packed sand when visiting Bedrock

Let your imagination run wild among the bizarre shapes of wind-carved caves.

On the eastern edge of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park lies Split Mountain, the Carrizo Badlands, and a feature known as the Wind Caves. Here, the exposed sandstone of the marine beds from the five-million-year-old Imperial ...

SUP with your pup

For dogs who aren't into surfing

In 1778 John Webber, captain James Cook’s ship artist, sketched what is thought to be the first representation of a paddleboarder. He later added the image to an engraving in 1781 that depicted Cook’s arrival ...

Three chances to catch El Gran Noche

That and more at the Latino Film Festival

The 23rd Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival runs March 10–20, and with it comes one of the biggest names in international cinema: Mexico’s incontrovertible auteur, Arturo Ripstein (Deep Crimson, La Tia Alejandra). Mr. Ripstein ...

Give us an inch...

San Diego, I Love You (I Love You Not) as a Choose Your Own Adventure agency

I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books as a preteen, probably because every classroom in school had a near-complete set on the shelves. That, and we didn’t have iPhones to stare at. The best part ...

Flecks of gold

The Jacksonian at Ion Theatre

When Mississippi put its only gas chamber at Parchman Penitentiary, says Fred in Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian, “there was a good deal of opposition from the people of Sunflower County. They did not want all ...

A salute to Swedenborgian Hall

Final curtain

On Sunday, February 7, parishioners lost their church, and local theater lost a space. After a farewell service in the sanctuary, where each member signed the paper of dissolution, the Swedenborgian Church of San Diego ...

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