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Out and About Entries for October, 2012

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Street Style La Jolla: Halloween Edition

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/31/34719/ From left to right: Lauren Mercado, Amanda Wellcome, and Taylor Hickle. I spotted all three ladies working at LF, a small upscale boutique on Girard Avenue in La Jolla. They are all wearing the same high-waisted black Carmar jeans. ...

Kahneman II

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This isn't a review of Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow. It's a re-view of quotations from the book, which makes sobering observations about how the mind works. In his first novel, V, Thomas Pynchon wrote: "life's single lesson: that ...

Spooky houses: University Heights

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Happy Halloween, people!

It's Halloween! This ends my three-part post on spooky houses in the neighborhood. We've seen giant spiders, thick cobwebs, ghouls, numerous Grim Reapers, gravestones, and pumpkins. I went through University Heights today. A half-decayed pumpkin head straw man. Anything standing ...

Painting the Calla Lily

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Last night a friend and I went to Fifty Seven Degrees (1735 Hancock St) where Wine and Canvas hosted their painting class. I bought a $35 3-hour class and thought that it came with a glass of wine, but was ...

Your Week: November 1-6

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Thursday | 1THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLERancho Buena Vista High School drama stages this production of Bertolt Brecht’s play about a servant girl who “sacrifices everything to protect an abandoned child” in the midst of civil war.” When peace is restored ...

Spooky houses: Adams North

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More spooky houses in our neighborhood!

Tomorrow is Halloween! My theory is that the more decorated a house, the better the candy. Here are a few houses I spotted at noon while walking the dog in the Adams North area, a neighborhood tucked away from busy ...

Kahneman I

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Books and plays throw punches. They hit in the moment, and often that's about it. Some, however, throw counter punches days, even months later. The book that's hounded me most this year is Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow. It's ...

Tess Gerritsen comes to San Diego

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Tess Gerritsen was supposed to arrive on Thursday, and teach a writing workshop at San Diego Writers, Ink, but: Hurricane Sandy. Gerritsen will teach on Sunday (November 4), offering Secrets of Creativity from 5 to 7 p.m. She will stay ...

Room to Write

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A study hall for writers.

Room to Write is like a "study hall for writers," Nicole Vollrath, a Room to Write host, told me. The loosely structured quiet writing time is held at The Ink Spot (710 13th St Studio 210) downtown. I asked Vollrath ...

Haunted Trail survivor

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Last night my husband and I went to The Haunted Trail at Balboa Park. We had to park four blocks away from the park even though it was a Sunday night because the queue into the trail was around 130 ...

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Street Style: Friday Night in Crest

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Halloween Party in Crest

Prior to Friday night I had never been to Crest. I exited the 8 at Greenfield and drove up a two lane curvy road to a bungalow on a hill for a friend of a friend's Halloween party. From up ...

Spooky houses: Normal Heights

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Photos of Halloween houses

Halloween decorations went up early this month, but more and more houses are putting out their scary props for trick-or-treaters, and I expect more spooky house fronts by Wednesday night. Here are a few I snapped on my afternoon walk ...

A Novel Idea

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November is National Novel Writing Month, or NanoWriMo. Tammy Greenwood teaches A Novel Idea, hosted by San Diego Writers, Ink (710 13th St Studio 210), a workshop aimed at helping writers prepare to write the novel. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/28/34474/ RT: How will ...

Oct. 28 Halloween party to benefit Greg Willis (Iron Butterfly, etc)

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A Halloween party is planned for October 28 at the Moose Lodge in Spring Valley, intended as a benefit for Greg Willis (Palace Pages, Iron Butterfly, Candye Kane, King Biscuit Blues Band, Glory, Jerry Raney and the Shames), who suffered ...

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Street Style South Park: Ilse Valfre

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I stopped into Graffiti Beach on Fern St. in South Park today in search of a dress for a 1990’s theme party I am attending. While there, I ran into Ilse Valfre, a well-known illustrator and model from Sonora, Mexico. ...

Miss Holiday’s House of Horrors Show

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Neo-burlesk antics at the Ruby Room tonight.

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/26/34410/ Lilly Holiday - mother of the House of Pink BoomBox. Photo: Cali Griebel It’s Halloween season, and that means the days are shortening, leaves are changing, and mysterious autumn scents are rich on the Santa Ana breeze. While all ...

Pitching your novel or screenplay

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Marni Freedman teaches writers how to market their creative writing on November 8

On Thursday, November 8, writer Marni Freedman is teaching a one-night class from 6 - 9 p.m. called The Secrets of Pitching Your Novel or Screenplay. Freedman has worked as a script doctor for Fox Searchlight and Disney, and has ...

San Diego Asian Film Festival

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San Diego Asian Film Festival screens 60+ films Nov 1-9

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/26/34404/ The San Diego Asian Film Festival opens on Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. with a screening of Don't Stop Believin', a documentary about Filipino singer Arnel Pineda replacing Journey's singer Steve Perry. A party will follow the film ...

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Street Style, Golden Hill

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/26/34396/ Name: Lauren Pope Age: 27 Occupation: Lauren is on the lookout for a job. She is a recent UCSD graduate with a communications degree. Favorite Local Store: Hunt and Gather in North Park and The Buffalo Exchange in Hillcrest ...

Words by...at North Coast Rep

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He's usually recognized, these days, as the three-letter answer to a crossword entry: "George's brother" - Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin wrote the music first. Then older brother Ira wrote the lyrics. On Tin Pan Alley, Ira became known as the ...

Free Pizza and Penis Hickey

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Back in July, Chad Deal described Penis Hickey's debut album as “an anarchic steel-toe to your earballs. It’s the asymmetrical ‘X’ carved into your heart. It’s weird as all hell and sort of offensive, and with the right set of ...

Calexico

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Calexico performs tonight at Belly Up (143 S. Cedros Ave) in Solana Beach. The band, made up of Joey Burns and John Convertino, plays eclectic Southwestern music. How do you define that? There's a jumble of descriptions to pinpoint their ...

Structures Poetry Humans

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Creative Catalyst Grant winner Wes Bruce's work is featured tonight at Lux Art Institute

Tonight Lux Art Institute (1550 S. El Camino Real) features the work of Wes Bruce, a Creative Catalyst Grant winner who created Structure Poetry Humans with the funding and a space provided by Lux. The event takes place tonight from ...

Michael Trigilio talks about the mysticism behind music technology

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How can we understand desire and sin with nothing but a square-wave and a frequency modulation?

As part of the Upgrade! San Diego series, media artist, UCSD professor, and retired Zen priest Michael Trigilio will be talking about his recent works in sound and electronics at 5 p.m. tomorrow evening at the SDSU Downtown Gallery (725 ...

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Street Style, University Heights: The Urban Cowboy

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I ran into Richard Peterson at Lestat's on Park Blvd. He stuck out amongst the regular coffee-drinking, web-surfing crowd. He's a regular at Lestat's. I have seen Richard there a number of times always wearing cowboy boots and smoking his ...

CSA box day!

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I picked up my CSA box today. Here's a photo of all the goodies in my regular organic box from Suzie's Farm. This is my second box so far. I signed up because I'm not a creative cook and experience ...

Snapshots of Chicali

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A preview of a pending video project in Mexicali, Mexico.

I am currently in Mexicali (south of El Centro) working on a video project with San Diego multimedia artist Moistrix. Without revealing too much, here are a few snapshots of what we've been up to during our stays here over ...

Your Week: October 25-31

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Thursday | 25TOWER AFTER HOURS: GERMANYEnjoy brats, beer, culture, and “spectacular performances by local artists” as the museum celebrates all things German. Tickets include entrance and tastings of both food and drink, provided by La Jolla Brew House. $5–$20.WHEN: 6 ...

Family Pumpkin Patch

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The Children’s Discovery Garden has been transformed for fall, and every Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., visitors can experience the Family Pumpkin Patch with the price of general admission (free for members; $3-6 child and adult ...

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Street Style: Mom Jeans and Granny Shoes

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How to Pull off Mom Jeans

It takes a very specific body build to pull off mom jeans. For the love of God, if you are over thirty please do not attempt to rock a high-waisted jean. It will look ridiculous. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/24/34240/ It's a mystery to ...

Yoga for toddlers and babies

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Last month I was talking to another yoga student in class and discovered that she teaches yoga to kids during the summer. I started thinking about all of the health benefits of yoga for adults, and how a little bit ...

Post view: Women on local stages

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A recent survey announced that, even in these allegedly enlightened times, playwrights still write far more roles for men than women. Right now on local stages, women given key roles are making the most of them. We're having a run ...

Peaches @ Belly Up!

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Peaches is DJing at Belly Up (143 S Cedros Ave) tonight in Solana Beach. If you don't know who Peaches is, she's a Berlin-based Canadian gender-bender performance artist who makes sexually explicit electronic music. Also, watch this video (one of ...

Trick-or-treating at Seaport Village

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If you live in a neighborhood like mine where apartments buildings and homes, alternately slightly run-down and newly renovated, are all situated together, it's not an ideal place to trick-or-treat with kids. You'd have to try each house, and amble ...

Thursday Writers group

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Every Thursday a group of writers meet at Lestat's (3343 Adams Ave) at 5 p.m. to produce and share creative work. The $5 drop-in workshop is hosted by writers Judy Reeves and Steve Montgomery, and sponsored by San Diego Writers, ...

Poetry reading at Museum of the Living Artist

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/22/34112/ On Thursday, October 25, the Museum of the Living Artist (1439 El Prado) in Balboa Park is hosting Poetry & Art Series 2012, a night of wine, poetry readings, and featured guests Steve Kowit, Sandra Alcosser and Camille Dungy. ...

Famous DEAD Neighbors: Local gravesites of the (formerly) rich and famous

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/22/34099/ Whether you're goth or you just dig celebrity graves (that's "dig" as in "enjoy"), you might be interested to know of these famous former neighbors entombed at a gravesite near you. BOBBY DRISCOLL (1937-1968) starred as the plantation boy ...

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Street Style: North Park on a Saturday Night

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On a recent Saturday night, after forcing my husband to attend a Zombie Halloween Party,I rewarded him by agreeing to be the designated driver. We headed to Seven Grand, an ultra-hip whiskey bar in North Park. We were dressed as ...

Comic Fest on Hotel Circle, Day Three: Photo Report

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Comic Fest, which ran Friday through today, is a new convention organized by several of the original promoters behind the early San Diego Comic-Cons: Mike Towry, Barry Alfonso, and Bob Sourk. “This year is the 40th anniversary of the first ...

Comic Fest on Hotel Circle, Day Two: Photo Report

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Comic Fest, running October 19 through 21, is a new convention organized by several of the original promoters behind the early San Diego Comic-Cons: Mike Towry, Barry Alfonso, and Bob Sourk. “This year is the 40th anniversary of the first ...

Book club next Sunday

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On Sunday, October 28, from 4-6 p.m., San Diego Writers, Ink will be hosting a book club on Haruki Murakami's famous The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles. The "easy-going" book club is open to the public and will be led by Jan ...

Real hauntings

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With Halloween less than two weeks away, San Diegans have plenty of options for fright--The Haunted Hotel and The Haunted Trail at Balboa for instance. But The Whaley House is historically haunted and doesn't employ any actors. I got some ...

Comic Fest on Hotel Circle, Day One: Photo Report

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Comic Fest, running October 19 through 21, is a new convention organized by several of the original promoters behind the early San Diego Comic-Cons: Mike Towry, Barry Alfonso, and Bob Sourk. “This year is the 40th anniversary of the first ...

Avengers: Erik Mara and Shirley Moran

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I met Erik Mara and Shirley Moran at the gym. I had wandered in on a Sunday evening after a sunset run at Torrey Pines Reserve. My plan was to do a few back exercises, use the foam roller, hit ...

Gregoire Maret

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Gregoire Maret is a professional harmonica musician. I watched a video of him playing "The Man I Love" with a band, and it's strange to see the harmonica as a feature instrument. My mental images of harmonicas: someone in a ...

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Street Style Kensington: Witchy Chic

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Yesterday while enjoying a cup of coffee I saw these two stroll past me: http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/19/33844/ I was entertained by the guy's fork earing and his friend's jet-black roots. I had no idea at the time that the man in plaid ...

Lux: last week of Graham

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Susan Graham left Lux Art Institute (1550 S. El Camino Real) in Encinitas more than a week ago, but her work is still there until October 27. When I went to see her studio, she showed me the installation she ...

Mom & baby yoga

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Nature's Whisper Yoga (4205 Park Blvd) offers Hot Mama Buddha Baby, a postnatal yoga class for mothers and their babies, on Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 - 1:15 p.m. And on Friday, a free ...

Writing from Grief

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Poet and essayist Sheila Bender is teaching a class called Writing from Grief on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at Ink Spot (710 13th St). The cost of the workshop is $90-108 and registration can be ...

Maystar's Costume Party

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For all those Halloween/Fashion lovers out there, this Saturday, October 20th is MayStar's 7th annual costume party at The Flame in Hillcrest (formerly Kitty Diamond). Events include a fashion show with five local indie designers including Paul Rico from Fashion ...

Dragon Boat Festival

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/17/33745/ This weekend, October 20-21, the Dragon Boat Festival will take place a at Mission Bay Park (2688 E Mission Bay Dr) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teams of sixteen will propel a single dragon boat in the Dragon ...

Simpsons trivia night

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Tomorrow at 8 p.m., Redwing Bar & Grill (4012 30th St) is hosting The Treehouse of Horror The Third All-Simpsons Quiz. "Imagine a world where skin is yellow, hands have four digits, and idiots helm nuclear power plants. If this ...

Sophocles

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An old question asks: If you could invite five historical figures to dinner (and could speak their language), which five would you pick? My answers change all the time. The Greek tragedian, Sophocles, remains on or near my short-list. He ...

Your Week: October 18-24

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Thursday | 18YEAR OF THE DRAGON 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALAThis dragon-themed fund-raising gala honors the milestone anniversary of the Culture Shock Network and is “the official kick-off to an entire long weekend devoted to the International Choreographer’s Showcase.” Enjoy a cocktail ...

Banfield Future Vet Program

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On Saturday, October 20, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., The New Children's Museum (200 West Island Ave) will host the free Banfield Future Vet Program for all ages at their Arts Education Center. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/16/33675/ "If your child dreams of ...

Free third Tuesday

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/16/33674/ Today, at Balboa Park (1549 El Prado), the San Diego Art Institute, San Diego Museum of Art (Permanent Exhibit Only), San Diego Museum of Man, Japanese Friendship Garden, and Mingei International Museum are all open to the public for ...

Cooking + Romance

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"The way to the heart is through the stomach, my friends! Learn delectable, delicious, succulent foods that will knock their socks off (and more!) They knew you were sexy, but did they know you were so talented? Bachelors, bachelorettes - ...

Fashion Shots

Street Style La Mesa: All About the Hair

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/15/33608/ Name: Mia Tedford Age: 18 Occupation: Make-up Artist Mia is definitely channeling Tura Satana from Faster, PussyCat! Kill! Kill! even though she has never heard of her. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/15/33607/ I ran into Galvan sitting outside his Beauty school. He was ...

Comic Fest Oct. 19- 21: '70s Comic Con founders launch new/old convention

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“Comic-Con International [administrators] may have been leery at first about where we’re coming from, since there are people out there who complain quite a bit about how Comic-Con has changed,” says Mike Towry, one of several original San Diego Comic-Con ...

Get ready for National Novel Writing Month

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"During the month of November every year, more than 100,000 people set out to write a 50,000 word (or more) novel in one month . . . However, the idea of leaping into a project may be daunting, and so ...

Nightmare on Normal Street

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Nightmare on Normal Street will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 7-10 p.m. on Normal Street at University Avenue. Participants are invited to dress up for a costume contest with a grand prize of $1000. Registration must be completed ...

T.C. Boyle

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T.C. Boyle is coming to UCSD's Institute of the Americas (10111 N. Torrey Pines Rd) on Monday, October 22, at 7 p.m. to read from his forthcoming novel San Miguel, an "historical narrative about two families—one in the 1880s and ...

Fashion Shots

Street Style, Halloween Edition: Zombies

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I am obsessed with Halloween. When October rolls around, I hit up just about every Halloween themed party there is. On Saturday night I dragged my husband to a Zombie Morp put on by Circle Circle dot dot at Queen ...

Around the World in 80 Days at Lamb's Players

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Brian Rickel & Jon Lorenz/photo by JT MacMillan A "give it another week" opening night. Laura Eason adapted Jules Verne's adventure novel (1873) for the stage. Lamb's had most of the logistics pretty much in place. But many scenes felt ...

Paint O'Keeffe's Calla Lily

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Wine & Canvas is teaching a class on how to paint Georgia O'Keeffe's "Calla Lily." This class will fall on Tuesday, October 30, at 6 p.m., and includes wine, art materials, and painting instruction. Wine & Canvas will meet at ...

Greenroom Writers Workshop

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Nonprofit arts organization So Say We All offers a free writing workshop called "If Life Had a Remote Control" as part of the Greenroom Writers Workshop series at Space 4 Art (325 15th St) on Monday, October 15, at 7 ...

Pumpkin Palooza

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Suzie's Farm CSA is hosting Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. "We’re opening up the fields for you to come on down and pick your own pumpkins for the fall season. Whether you want ...

Slow food event

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/13/33484/ Slow Food Urban San Diego, a chapter of the nonprofit organization Slow Food International, is fundraising to support the organic practices of 4H students. The event features a student-raised organic-fed 4H Berkeshire pig. "Chefs will be preparing tastes of ...

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, at Moxie

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Photo credit: Daren Scott What sounds like an untoward oxymoron's an actual place: Pope Lick is a creek near Fisherville, Kentucky. An old, 90-foot high trestle spans it. Since at least three people died while walking across, today a chain ...

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Street Style, Little Italy: Where are the Italians?

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In Little Italy, I expected to find aging Italian men sitting on benches smoking cigars while wearing well-made leather shoes. At the very least I was certain there would be a mustached Italian barber or a pizza maker spinning dough ...

Kita y Fernanda at Mo`olelo

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On paper, Dona Silva Valderama and daughter Fernanda are documented immigrants from Mexico. They live in a big house in McAllen, Texas. Dona Silva's wealthy husband lives in Mexico and visits on occasion. On paper, Concha and daughter Kita don't ...

Kids free in October

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During the entire month of October, kids (under 11 and 12; varies at locations) get in free at over 100 locations including the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, ...

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North Park Street Style, A Sweet Ride

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/11/33404/ Name: Daniel Ross Age: 26 Occupation: Hair Stylist/Musician Favorite Wardrobe Pieces: A cuff Bracelet he picked up at the Crypt in Hillcrest and his prosthetic fangs I love Daniel's Aldo boots. He scored them at The Buffalo Exchange. Daniel ...

Truly Bloody

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On Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, 1202 (1202 University Ave), Hillcrest's new nightlife venue hosts Truly Bloody, two nights of no cover dancing among "ghoulish go-go dancers." 1202 is also judging a True Blood-inspired costume contest with categories like best ...

In Pursuit of Balance

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Village Vino Wine Bar (4095 Adams Ave) in Kensington is hosting In Pursuit of Balance, a wine tasting event featuring five wines that "honor and recognize the growing group of California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers committed to balance, non-manipulation ...

Bats in the Belfry

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Home ec studio (2225 30th St) in North Park offers "Bats in the Bellfry," a class that teaches the art of how to appliqué. The class is open to ages 8-80 and will be taught on Sunday, October 21 from ...

Voz Alta: brochasos are portals for the soul

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“A masterpiece is made by a series of brushstrokes or, brochasos,” the Voz Alta (1754 National Ave. - Barrio Logan) art and music event page reads. “Brochasos are portals for the soul. They carry emotions and consciousness tightly, as if ...

Three Thursday writing workshops

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Tomorrow kicks off the first day of the Fall for Writing Conference hosted by San Diego Writers, Ink at the Ink Spot (710 13th St Studio 210). "Show--Don't Tell: How to Move the Audience from Reading to Experiencing" runs from ...

Volleyball Benefit

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Spike for the Cause Volleyball Benefit hosts a 4-on-4 reverse coed grass tournament in which each team is guaranteed 6 games. The tournament begins on Saturday, October 13 from 3:00-11:00 p.m. at Mandell-Weiss Eastgate City Park (4161 Eastgate Mall). Registration ...

Myth Asana Workshop

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Yoga instructor Teresa Austin teaches Myth Asana Workshop on Saturday, October 20, at Namaste Yoga Center in Ocean Beach (4893 Voltaire St. Suite B). This all-levels workshop runs from 1-4 p.m. and explores the mythology behind various yoga poses. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/10/33278/ ...

Your Week: October 11-17

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Thursday | 11 NOTES TO OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS Directed by Philipp Scholz Rittermann, his “stylized black and white photographic exhibition features more than 30 diverse San Diegans with an emphasis on the ‘wisdom’ of their life’s journey.” Mingle with ...

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Downtown San Diego Street Style: Goth Girls

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/09/33236/ I take pity on San Diego Goths. I imagine they sweat a ton what with our constant sunshine Names: Katt and Rose Hammond. They are cousins not twin goth sisters. Rose, the one in the docs, told me her ...

Life Imitates Art

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In his famous preface to Miss Julie, August Strindberg lambastes women's liberation. Those who try to break from male dominance and assert themselves he calls "half-women." "She signifies degeneration." Then, with a huff you can year 100 years away, he ...

Dinner with Patti Smith

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ArtPower! at UC San Diego hosts a pre-performance dinner with Patti Smith at Zanzibar Cafe (707 G St) on Saturday, October 13 at 6 p.m. The $55 ticket includes a "choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, and a signed copy ...

Patti Smith at Spreckels Theatre

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Patti Smith comes to Spreckels Theatre (121 Broadway) on Saturday, October 13, to read from her National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids, and perform poetry and music. "A singer, songwriter, poet, and visual artist, Smith is defined by the fearless ...

Sight & Sound: a street music series by Peña Film

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Local photographer Daniel Peña couples film with digital recordings to create his Sight & Sound series, an audio/visual exploration of street musicians in San Diego and Mexico City. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/08/33149/ Peña website also showcases a remarkable series shot in Tijuana, a ...

Culture Shock Anniversary

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Culture Shock, a nonprofit dance organization, celebrates its 20th anniversary on October 18-21. The dragon-themed gala features America's Best Dance Crew competitors Kaba Modern. Culture Shock: The fundraising event begins with "a cocktail reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions ...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

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The American Cancer Society is organizing a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in San Diego on Sunday, October 21 at 7 a.m. in Balboa Park (1549 El Prado). http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/08/33144/ "Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity ...

Found Magazine tour

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At the Found Magazine's 10th Anniversary Tour, "Davy (FOUND’s plucky point guard) will share the latest magnificent and mesmerizing finds that’ve landed in the mailbox here at FOUND HQ, plus outrageous tales from his new book, while Peter (FOUND’s international ...

Una Noche en Espana

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On Wednesday, October 24, "Let Hipcooks transport you to Sevilla as we prepare all kinds of gorgeous Spanish nibbles. A perfect class to take so that you can invite 30 of your friends and throw a tapas party yourself." Hipcooks ...

Cris Mazza at Grossmont

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Fiction writer Cris Mazza will read at Grossmont College (8800 Grossmont College Dr, Bldg 26, Rm 220) on October 12 at 12:30 p.m. The free reading features Mazza's work, which has been "heralded as an example of post-feminist, formalist or ...

10th annual North Park Playwrights' Festival

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Opening weekend is over for this year's version of the festival at the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shop (2031 El Cajon Boulevard). Out of nearly 300 submissions from across the country, the community theater and its corps of amateur ...

Julia at Ion Theatre

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August Strindberg died 100 years ago. To celebrate the Centennial, Ion Theatre's 50th production is its fifth world premiere. Claudio Raygoza's Julia is not an adaptation. It was "inspired" by Strindberg's Miss Julie. Written in 1888, Miss Julie is one ...

Art/Oberfest tonight

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Tonight South Park (30th & Juniper, Fern, Dale St) hosts Art/Oberfest starting at 6 p.m. Shops will stay open late, arts and crafts will be for sale by local artistans and artists, musicians will play live music, and eateries will ...

It's easy: San Diego People on Bikes Project

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/06/33004/ Cyclists in University Heights Drawing inspiration from a photo series by Jonathan Maus on bikeportland.org, the San Diego People on Bikes Project's mission statement is simple: to capture everyday people riding bikes on the streets of San Diego. “The ...

Marilyn Chin reading at SDSU

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Poet, novelist, anthropologist, and translator Marilyn Chin will read her work at San Diego State's Love Library (Room 430) on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/06/32998/ "Chin’s exploration of cultural ...

Unique cars in uptown

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I've been noticing unique-looking cars around San Diego. And no, I don't mean luxury cars or (ew/sigh) Corvettes. These cars have a character all of their own. I found this revamped school bus in Normal Heights' Adams North area near ...

Run For Your Lives: zombie apocalypse 5K

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Ever since Miami trendsetter Rudy Eugene got naked and gnawed a stranger’s face off in May, zombies have pretty much been the next big “it” thing. Speculation quickly pointed fingers at everything from LSD to cocaine psychosis to bath salts. ...

Zombie Prom

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Next Saturday, October 13th, local theatre Circle Circle dot dot, is hosting MORP 2012: A Zombie Affair to Remember. The Details Date: Saturday October 13th, 7:00pm to 12:00am Location: Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center @ 3925 Ohio Street San ...

He said, she said

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Mark Sylwestrzak and wife Eileen Bowman just completed working on stage together in 2 Across at Vista Broadway Theatre. In Jerry Mayer's comedy, strangers meet on a BART train. Both are doing the New York Times crossword: Janet with obsessive ...

Art classes at Balboa Park

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Have you ever been to the Spanish Village Art Center at Balboa Park (1770 Village Place)? Every studio houses artists and art work that can be purchased. Many of these working artists offer classes to the public. Check out photography, ...

BYOB art class

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On Saturay, PaintNVineyard (10035 Carroll Canyon Rd, Ste G) hosts a painting class called Butterfly where the community is invited to receive instruction on painting a butterfly atop a flower. The price is $35 for all materials and instruction, and ...

How Skateboards are Like Quilts; it’s all in the Elevation

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As the third skateboard exhibition this year (that I’m aware of), Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art opening this Sunday, October 7th, clearly demonstrates its movement from outsider art to fine art. The first exhibition was held in ...

Nothing Happens Gallery

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There is gallery in San Diego where nothing happens. No matter how good the submissions are, all art is rejected, and this is understood. This guaranteed rejection policy is a central idea behind the Nothing Happens Gallery - that and ...

Fashion Shots

Street Style: The Pixie Cut

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Whenever I see a woman successfully pull off a pixie haircut, I am overcome with jealousy. My senior year in high school I chopped off all my hair and dyed it platinum blonde. I wanted to look like Twiggy. I ...

Fashion Shots

Street Style Normal Heights: Hipsters

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Names: Leslie Smith, Joe Edge, and their dog Abby Ages: Undisclosed Occupation: Undisclosed http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/04/32880/ I think I really freaked this couple out. When I spotted them walking on the road, I did a U-turn in order to photograph them. I ...

Russell Maliphant Dance Company

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The Russell Maliphant Dance Company will perform at UC-San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium (9500 Gillman Dr) on Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. The event, titled Afterlight, is a "gorgeously intimate reflection of the dark side of one of ballet’s greatest ...

Scenes from Art & Beauty FWSD

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I dropped in tonight at 7 p.m. to check out Fashion Week San Diego's Art & Beauty night at the W Hotel on West B St. Here are a few photos of the guests sipping wine and guests/models getting their ...

Basswaves: B. Cute's Art of Sound

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Hillcrest’s crown jewel, the Ruby Room, is no stranger to bass. Home to rumbles such as the monthly trans-genre EDM night SD Union and the occasional installation of Uptown Ocean Beats, the Ruby Room is one of San Diego’s top ...

Soapbox!

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"What if visitors became curators and curators became visitors? What if exhibitions were not considered spaces, but rather experiences?" Soapbox! is the Museum of Photographic Arts' "crowd-sourced exhibition" based on viewer ratings of images in the Museum and in the ...

David Mamet on Glengarry and other matters

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Playwrights have studied David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross as much, if not more, than any other contemporary work. Over the years Mamet has made several observations about his Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, 1984. In 1969, he worked as office ...

Haunted Hotel

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/03/32758/ This year at Haunted Hotel (424 Market St) , "the Hellevator takes you, explore Freddy Krueger's workshop, and come face to face with Jason. Meet the night riders on the moving Subway and try to escape the terror of ...

Haunted Trail

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The Haunted Trail at Balboa Park (6th Ave and Juniper at Marston Point) is running now through October 31. Entry into the terrifying mile-long hike is $15-17. Operating hours are 7-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7-11:30 p.m. Saturdays and ...

Your Week: October 4-10

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Thursday | 4 EDUCATORS’ NIGHT OUT Teachers, administrators, and educators “learn about arts programs available to enhance” teaching from the museum’s educational programming and nonprofit community arts organizations. Receive lesson plans and materials to take back to the classroom, visit ...

Obesity is Better Than Bullying

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A video of an overweight news anchor responding to an email regarding her appearance as a public figure, has gone viral. The person in question, Jennifer Livingston, redirected the topic of the email to bullying. So far, the media coverage ...

Fashion Shots

Street Style Kensington: Old Ladies and Tattoos

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What I appreciate the most about Kensington is that it brings to mind lemonade stands and picnics yet it has a bit of a cool urban edge. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/02/32716/ Name:Tilahun Hussien Age: 24 Occupation: Cab Driver and Student at City College ...

Sinister

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Sinister, written and directed by Scott Derrickson, who also wrote and directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose, is just in time for the spooky season. The film intertwines "found" Super 8 footage and the actual narrative, centering on a true-crimes ...

Normal Heights food truck night

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Tasty Truck Tuesday Gathering is tonight on the corner of 34th and Adams Ave. Regular food trucks include Slow Cal BBQ, Thai 1 On Eats, Sweet Treats, Pierogi Truck, Chubby’s, Opera Caffe, New York on Rye, and Groggy’s Fat Sandwiches. ...

Treehouse of Errors

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TreeHouse of Errors is comedy revue New Best Thing's October show. "October brings us a lot of things, Columbus Day, World Vegetarian Day, Virus Appreciation Day...Oh, and All Hallow’s Ween. To kick off the spookiest month of the year, New ...

Yoga with live music

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Sara Deakin will be teaching a vinyasa class accompanied by guitarist James Eaton at Prana Yoga Center (1041 Silverado St) in La Jolla on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Drop-in classes are $16. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/01/32659/ Sara Deakin: "She creates energetic classes by ...

Lang Lang plays in San Diego

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Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang will play with the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall (750 B St) on October 5-7. On October 5 and 7, Lang Lang will play Beethoven's Emperor and on October 6 he will perform ...

Fashion Shots

Street Style: Clairemont Revisited

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/01/32623/ Name:Mekkiyyah Christian Occupation: Student at Mesa College Style: Casual Chic http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/01/32621/ I love the combination of Mekkiyyah’s high bun, oversized earrings, and unique manicure. Her use of unexpected details pulls her look together flawlessly. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/01/32622/

Fashion Shots

Men's fashion debut

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On Thursday, October 11, Etiquetta Negra, Federico Alvarez Castillo's Argentinian men's fashion brand, will debut it's in-shop shop on the first floor of Bloomingdale's at Fashion Valley (7057 Friars Rd). http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/01/32609/ "Since its inception, the company has built a loyal ...

Color Run

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/01/32605/ Color Run 5K will be held on November 3 at Qualcomm Stadium (9449 Friars Rd) with 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. start times. The cost for individual and team registration ranges from $45-55. Color Run was created by Travis ...

San Diego Cyclists at Nationals

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Over the weekend, several local athletes competed for national track cycling championships at the Velo Sports Center in Carson. The arena, built to the specifications of World Cup track cycling, is a regular venue for the United State's national championships. ...

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