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Arts in San Diego: From the visual to the hard-to-find

Movies, theater, artsy spots, special nonprofits, textiles, classical music, dance

No better musical experience of its kind in the world (!) Opera, symphony, Mainly Mozart, L.J Music Society, Bach Collegium, ProArte Voices. By Garrett Harris Used T-shirts, medical gauze, old hankies — The faction of ...

The Dodges will avoid autotune influence

"There are still people who crave music that doesn’t go through a computer.”

Alex Snyder, guitarist with the Dodges, doesn’t get worked up over the fact that Coachella’s three main headliners this year are Beyoncé, Eminem, and the Weeknd. “If we wanted to have huge shows and make ...

Shakespearean sonnets on love

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Sonnet 17 Who will believe my verse in time to come, If it were filled with your most high deserts? Though yet heaven knows it is but as a tomb Which hides your life, and ...

Corporations with business at city hall

No Cate killjoy

Republican Chris Cate, who paid for a hundred free military Christmas trees last year with a quick $5000 from Walmart, isn’t the only member of the San Diego City Council whose causes are benefiting from ...

Lofty aspirations at UCSD

"There has always been a core group of students booking shows."

“This is fun for me,” says Albert Agbayani, the new program and events manager at UC San Diego’s Loft venue. “Because I’ve kind of come full circle. When I was a student at UCLA in ...

Primus and Weird Al Yankovic are coming to town (not together)

Plus the Oh Sees, Eric Andersen, Bob Log III

Weird Al Yankovic brings his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour to Humphreys on May 12. The road trip’s moniker refers to the fact that he’ll mostly be doing original songs, not parodies, and is leaving ...

South Park corner store morphs into Paris bistro

A cafe is born

We haven’t quite got things ready,” says Jordan. “We’re working on a small-plates menu and a wine-by-the-glass menu, but we’re not quite there.” Don’t rush it, I say. Because this is big. We’re here at ...

Get stabbed by a guy named Nekro Klown

Or die at Thunder Nationals

Dear Hipster: Would you rather attend the Gathering of the Juggalos or the Thunder Nationals monster-truck competition? I don’t actually care, but I admit to some curiosity. — Deb Oh. Wow. Tough choice. On the ...

Pure Prairie League's pop-radio sugar

Cheery bluegrass contrast with hangdog vocals made "Amie" hit

Possibly the most baffling love song ever recorded comes out of Ohio. It was released sometime during the early 1970s, and just about anyone from back then will know these words: “I can see why ...

Films to see at the Jewish Film Festival

Jews in showbiz: 11 days at multiple venues

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival puts down stakes from February 8–18 with screenings to be held at Edwards Mira Mesa, Edwards San Marcos, the Lot, and the festival’s home base, the David and Dorothea ...

Powerballs hits Rock Lotto, keeps in the Pink

Random gig leads to a steady one at house that Reises built

Veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Henry says his new project dubbed Powerballs proves it’s good to avoid rock ’n’ roll inbreeding. “We all wanted to experience something outside our own gene pool,” says Henry, best known for ...

City time may not be used to complete coursework

School for scoundrels

San Diego city auditor Eduardo Luna continues to root out waste and theft at city hall, according to his latest quarterly fraud hotline report issued in January. “An allegation regarding theft of time related to ...

The menfolk’s idea of romance

Beer and chocolate means everybody’s happy

The gals and I want to stretch Valentine’s out this year. We may even let our husbands come along. Oceanside Parks Department presents a Ferris Wheel at the beach February 10 and 11 from 10 ...

Corre Diablo taps into the Rage

"Maybe you guys should consider getting a white guy to sing lead for you."

While the San Diego/L.A. band artist migration usually goes south to north, for Xavier Delgado it was the other way around. He moved here two years ago from East L.A. to get his master’s in ...

All this for roofing granules, poultry grit

Hike to West Dolomite Mine Peak to see interesting damage in the Coyote Mountains

The main feature of this hike is the mine and its ruins, which is interesting to explore. It is a prime example of an open-pit strip mine (now closed off). The owners, Fred Elliott, Mrs. ...

February 1 Crosswords

Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 2. Orville Brown, San Diego, 2. (winner!) Mark Burton, San Diego, 2. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 2. Ron Hootman, Santee, 2. Jon Hutchens, Cardiff, 2. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 2. Robert McQuay, ...

February 1 Brainstorm

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 2. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 1. Mark Burton, San Diego, 1. (winner!) Richard Hutchings, Santee, 1. (winner!) Emily Marie, San Diego, 1. Kristen Maurer, San Diego, 1. (winner!) Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, ...

February 1 Sudoku

Claiborne Alford, San Diego, 2. Frank Barnes, San Diego, 2. (winner!) Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 2. Mark Burton, San Diego, 2. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 2. Roger Coutinho, San Diego, 2. Kelly Cunningham, Del Mar, ...

Plays and actors to look out for in San Diego

Not overwhelmed, but definitely whelmed

Director in demand — Christopher Ashley The La Jolla Playhouse’s artistic director Christopher Ashley won the 2017 Tony Award for best director of a musical, the playhouse’s Broadway hit Come From Away. So, what’s he ...

Dance is all around us, but hard to find

Lux Boreal, Blythe Barton, SD Dance Connect, Mojalet, Malashock, P.A.W., Jean Isaacs, and White Box

San Diego is home to accomplished dancers and choreographers, but not home to many venues appropriate to showcase their works. As choreographer-dancer Blythe Barton explains, “The San Diego modern dance scene is ever-evolving and seems ...

No better musical experience of its kind in the world (!)

Opera, symphony, Mainly Mozart, L.J Music Society, Bach Collegium, ProArte Voices

The San Diego classical music scene encompasses every genre of the artform. Chamber, orchestral, opera, and choral music are well represented. We’ve selected two large organizations, two medium-sized, and two boutique groups. They are the ...

Withdrawing in disgust is not the same thing as apathy

Hating generates false camaraderie

Dear Hipmeister, In a recent answer to a question about increasing automobile size, you wrote, “It’s like a big middle finger to hipsters everywhere, which, naturally, people love.” That brought two questions to mind. One, ...

Used T-shirts, medical gauze, old hankies

The faction of San Diego artists who work in textiles

Whether it’s oil painted on canvas, a photograph printed on paper, or a dance performed on stage, an artist’s medium is chosen because it best suits the message the artist intends to communicate. And for ...

San Diego festivals abound

Learn about sex, paper theater, and your gut

Thursday | 8 Jewish Film Festival This is billed as “the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego,” with 37 feature films and 21 short films screened in five locations across the county. The 28th ...

Why I joined Rotten Tomatoes

Big world on a big screen

Over a recent weekend, I listened to the audiobook of Patton Oswalt’s memoir Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film. At one point, the actor and comedian recounts a 1996 trip ...

San Diego arts nonprofits on the ground

Open to homeless, recycling, immigrants

Nonprofits nationwide are nervously waiting to gauge the impact of the recent tax overhaul, which reduces the number of taxpayers who qualify for the charitable deduction by about half and is predicted to slash giving ...

Amazon’s bribery charade

San Diego taxpayers should be glad for the Amazon snub

San Diego County put forth four locations to get in on the Amazon bidding — the contest among 238 metro areas to become the huge retailer’s second headquarters, now called Amazon HQ2. Twenty metro areas ...

Quirky artsy spots sprinkled all over the county

Favorite Color and One Pointed Attention murals, Pigment, Harper's Topiary, S.D. Botanical Gardens, Heritage Park, Spanish Village

Thanks to our constant sunshine, San Diego is one the most photogenic cities in the country. And then there are the views from of our coastlines, inland valley, desert, and mountains. We don’t lack for ...

SDSU: to Tbilisi with love

The university expands into the Soviet republic of Georgia

Complaints from California state university auditors about a lack of financial transparency haven’t stopped San Diego State University from moving ahead on a downtown campus in Tbilisi, capital of the beleaguered former Soviet republic of ...

Kanada — India's answer to Aristotle

His name means “atom eater”

He who of His own will spreads out the production, preservation, and destruction of the universe; He who, even though shining forth in suppression of all these, still is not known by other than wise ...

A reader talks about his friend, a Jamul Indian

“The Kumeyaay Nation and the Jamul Band were here long before San Diego was discovered.”

Native Americans have a history of service Re: “The casino’s been built — Jamul is still fighting it,” cover story. I just read the article regarding the Jamul casino and wanted to weigh in here ...

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