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A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Musical at Intrepid Shakespeare

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Last summer, Intrepid mounted a three-week, workshop production of Shakespeare's popular comedy. It became such a hit that word of mouth could have filled the house for weeks, maybe even months, to come. Due to popular demand, Intrepid has re-staged ...

From the Fringe: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are born, part two

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"I don't think writers are sacred," Tom Stoppard told an interviewer, "but words are. They deserve respect." Stoppard's statement may have come, in part, from his first experience as a playwright. A student company, the Oxford Players, was staging an ...

From the Fringe: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are born, part one

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San Diego's first annual Fringe Festival, by all accounts, was a hit. We saw all kinds of experimental work rarely done around here, and hope next year continues what should become a longstanding tradition. Anyone needing a testimony to the ...

Best events in San Diego: July 25-31

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Thursday | 25 TWANG GANG: FEMME FATALE–INSPIRED SILENT ART AUCTION Five female artists will showcase their artwork in a silent auction. Featured artist Jessica Krantz, known for her Días de los Muertos art, will show new material. The other four ...

The San Diego Lantern Festival celebrates Little Saigon

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Recently-inaugurated City Heights neighborhood celebrates Vietnamese heritage.

Last month, a six-block stretch of El Cajon Boulevard (between Euclid and Highland) in City Heights was officially designated “Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District,” highlighting a neighborhood where nearly three-quarters of businesses are owned by Vietnamese-Americans. From Friday, July ...

Reader Travel: America's parks

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A National Parks guide from the Reader's traveler-submitted travel section.

http://storify.com/SDReaderTravel/reader-travel-guide-america-s-national-parks Like this guide? Find us on Facebook for more best-of Reader Travel content: http://Facebook.com/SDReaderTravel.

Company at Cygnet Theatre

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It's hard to believe that what we take for granted these days was so revolutionary when Company premiered in 1970. The Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical has no plot, songs don't develop character or further the action, and the piece may ...

Best San Diego Events: July 18-24

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Thursday | 18 FREEDOM OF SPEECHMoxie Theatre presents Eliza Jane Schneider’s 34-character solo performance about her “spiritual quest” across America “in a second-hand ambulance,” asking all she met “What’s going on?” Delicia Turner Sonnenberg directs.WHEN: 8:00 p.m. (through August 11)WHERE: ...

First local post-Zimmerman verdict political cartoon

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Contender Carl and Mayor Bob react....

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jul/14/49107/

Technomania Circus: the Documentary

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Grant Hill backyard circus celebrates over 500 shows with a live narration of their history.

For about four years now, San Diego’s longest-running backyard variety show - Technomania Circus - has been performing their one-of-a-kind blacklight/negative space puppetry accompanied by circus acts and performance art. On Saturday, July 13, Technomania will be celebrating over 500 ...

Best events in San Diego: July 11-17

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Thursday | 11 BEST OF THE DECADES: MILLENNIUM COMFORT FOOD Chef Katherine Emmenegger instructs. Recipes: roasted cauliflower soup; chipotle grilled chicken Cobb salad; BLT; mac-n-cheese; savory smoked salmon bread pudding; blackberry crème brûlée. $36. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ...

The Lemonade Stand: alive and well over Fourth July.

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Coronado kids set up for summer with their own sno-cone business

Just across C Street from Coronado's Spreckels Park, four kids are making out like bandits with their version of Lucy’s lemonade stand. Except they're selling sno-cones, $2 each. Mackenzi, Eli, Keira and Amy have their family’s Spreckels Sno-Cone stand outside ...

SD Fringe Festival: Stiff Love

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Performances at the Fringe run around 60 minutes. The six sketches for Stiff Love have less than 1/6th that time, since they must set the stage with minimal but expressive props, and present a one-act play in less than 10 ...

SD Fringe Festival: Work: in Progress

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"There are very few jobs where you invite people to watch your work," says Hannah Logan, and even fewer "where people write about your work." One of the latter is performance art which, after a long search, has become Logan's ...

SD Fringe Festival: Nothing

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If you've already seen some Fringe Festival shows, you might have noticed a recurring theme, in the stories and the telling: difference. Many are about "outsiders," people condemned by traditional society to the margin and beyond. And the tales are ...

SD Fringe Festival: Oyster Boy and Diapers, Dishes, and Dreams

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Oyster Boy, by Haste Theatre. The London-based company's "an international, all-female ensemble of six-passionate theatre-makers." They tell a "dark" tale with a lightness verging on buoyancy. The combination's arresting: a story performed larger than life about a tragedy. The idea ...

Baja BeerFest showcases craft brews in Tijuana

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Over 40 Baja craft brewers will be on hand along with gourmet food vendors and local musicians.

Head south for a taste of Baja’s bourgeoning craft beer culture on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 21 (2 p.m. through 2 a.m.), when Cerveceros Acabc present the sixth installment of the roving Baja BeerFest (Avenida Revolucion in front ...

SD Fringe Festival: Baby Redboots' Revenge

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The inaugural San Diego Fringe Festival won't have a "Best of the Fringe" showcase. What this means: Sean Sullivan will only perform his astonishing tour de force two more times. Redboots is a double-homecoming for Sullivan, a former San Diegan, ...

SD Fringe Festival: Ubu Roi and Mona Rogers in Person

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Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry. Jarry (1873-1907) loathed all things bourgeois so much he made himself an anti-saint. He dressed and acted like a clown and adopted the role of Pere Ubu, in real life, from a character in a ...

Organics Fair promotes sustainable culture in Tijuana

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Polen presents the Organics Fair at the Tijuana Urban Compost Center.

The folks behind Arts & Trees seasonal artisan market and the bi-annual Vegetarian Cuisine & Arts Festival continue to support sustainable culture in Tijuana with an Organics Fair. On Saturday, July 6 from 9 to 3 p.m., Polen will be ...

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