Out & About

Enjoy the Coachella spoils

...plus recent Rock Hall of Famer Steve Miller, Frankie Cosmos, and the El Vez Punk Rock Revue

Thursday 14Time keeps on slipping slipping slipping...for everybody but Steve Miller, apparently, who railed at a Rock Hall of Fame press officer Friday night, just minutes after being inducted: “No, we’re not going to wrap ...

Acid Mothers, Sheer Mag, the Damned

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

Sunday 17Soda Bar stages Japanese noise-rock pioneers Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. on Sunday. Freakout guitarist Kawabata Makoto has been the only constant in the collective’s 20-year career, which this year saw ...

All about that bass

National Bass West is a tournament series in California and Arizona. In the San Diego region, the tournaments are usually held at Lake Hodges, Lower Otay, and El Capitan. This Saturday, April 16, will be ...

Wallow in the awkwardness

Skin Deep at Scripps Ranch Theatre

Jon Lonoff’s comedy is scoring many laughs at Scripps Ranch. The play has one of the simplest plots ever. An overweight, insecure woman meets a rough-cut but sweet guy. They fall for each other. Then ...

The nut of consciousness

I was expecting a TED Talk. What I got was an intimate chat.

Does anyone remember who R. Buckminster Fuller was? I must admit that my knowledge of him was limited to remembering that he was something of an innovative thinker from the past. Just the other evening ...

Zigzag, climb, and loop for miles in Crestridge eco reserve

Take your choice of trails and explore a multitude of preserved habitats.

The Crestridge Ecological Reserve is one of 16 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Ecological Reserves in San Diego County. The current 136 statewide ecological reserves provide habitat for a wide diversity of plant and ...

Kid-friendly runs through mud and foam and for yogurt

Your little peeps could be running every month, sometimes twice

My teens participated in the Color in Motion 5K chalk run last month with a bunch of their friends. They returned triumphant after the jaunt around Qualcomm Stadium, looking as if they had returned from ...

Funny openers

San Diego comic Steven Briggs discusses the comedy/music connection

Making fun of hip-hop is part of Steven Briggs’s act. “Rappers are proof that freedom of speech exists. Most of them just talk about booty...over and over. If they didn’t have a beat behind them, ...

French curves. Plus, the Russians were coming.

Then there’s healthy living in Del Mar

Thursday | 7 Jack Innis, author of San Diego Legends, unveils a new edition of his book with stories of colorful characters, strange happenings, high crimes (like the 1852 murder of San Diego’s mayor), and ...

Operators, Peelanderz, Music Band, and Moody

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

Sunday 10Soda Bar sets up Dan Boekner’s (Wolf Parade/Divine Fits) Operators on Sunday night. Formed in 2013 with New Bomb Turks/Divine Fits drummer Sam Brown and multi-instrumentalist Devojka, the Operators last week released their debut ...

Elvis, Hunx, Vinyl Junkies

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

Thursday 7Grammy-winner, Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Famer, and memoirist (with the release last year of Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink) Elvis Costello embarks on his “Detour” this week, a string of dates in the Western states in which the ...

My Acting Bucket List: Bets Malone

"I want to walk in the shoes of everyone Sondheim creates."

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: Virginia, Godot, Bucky

Three quality shows conclude their runs this Sunday, April 10

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? From the big picture to the small details, this is an outstanding production of Edward Albee’s masterpiece. George and Martha’s off-hours, young-faculty-initiation party devolves into a Walpurgisnacht of exorcisms and ...

To accept Renaissance foolery

The Venetian Twins would unravel pretty quickly in real life.

“I just can’t tell the man I intend to marry apart from his twin brother,” said no one, ever. At least, not in real life. Nowhere is it written that comedy ought to be more ...

The Big Parade marches through Carmel Valley

Catch it April 4 at the Angelika Film Center

“What a thing is patriotism! We go for years not knowing we have it. Suddenly...it becomes life’s greatest emotion.” The words ring as true today as when they did when they were written, over 90 ...

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