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Looking Back at Soul Coughing’s 'Ruby Vroom'

The supremely weird, extremely fun album holds up after 25 years
March 20, 2019

‘Angels in America’ Is the Best Thing I’ve Seen So Far This Year

Cygnet Theatre proves that the two-part epic is as awesome and resonant today as it was in 1993
March 18, 2019

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
March 14, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse’s ‘Diana’ Is a Moving Tribute to the People’s Princess

The multiple Tony Award–winning team behind Memphis and Come From Away take on the monarchy
March 13, 2019

Noname’s Warmer Take on Hip-Hop

The Chicago rapper-singer’s Room 25 is the best rap album of the past year
March 13, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Heads to San Diego

The New York-based dance troupe celebrates 60 years with a tour honoring its founder
March 11, 2019

3 Must-See Exhibits Opening in San Diego This Month

At galleries large and small, our picks for a visual feast
March 7, 2019

Julia Holter Is a Builder of Worlds

The singer-songwriter discusses new album Aviary and the importance of communication
March 6, 2019

Don Winslow Tells All About Tackling 'The Border'

Bestselling author and East County resident Don Winslow debuts his latest novel, The Border
March 5, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: March 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
March 1, 2019

On the Record with Phantogram

The dreamy duo’s frontwoman Sarah Barthel dishes on local hotspots and San Diego’s awesome fans
February 27, 2019

‘Aladdin’ at the Civic Theatre Recaptures Most of the Original Film’s Magic

Four new songs—and three that were cut from the cartoon—add up to something like an ultimate edition for old and new fans alike
February 25, 2019

Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ Is a Natural Fit for the Stage

The Old Globe brings the Wild author’s beautifully written advice column to life
February 21, 2019

Bob Mould on Seeking A Brighter Outlook with ‘Sunshine Rock’

The punk legend discusses his latest album and reflects on the industry
February 20, 2019

‘The Hour of Great Mercy’ Faces Mortality with Dignity

Every scene is crucial, and every actor at the top of their game in Diversionary Theatre’s newest world premiere
February 15, 2019

Dave Brubeck’s 'Time Out' Is the Essence of Cool

Celebrating the jazz classic as it reaches its 60th anniversary
February 13, 2019

A Queen-Inspired Show Debuts in San Diego

San Diego native and America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum stars in Somebody to Love at Music Box on February 14
February 11, 2019

Aubergine’s Delicious Ingredients Fall Short of a Meal

San Diego Rep’s latest drama serves up lovely insights on food, family, and death, but doesn’t quite make a solid story from them
February 11, 2019

Nnedi Okorafor on Her Newfound ‘Black Panther’ Fame

The Marvel Comics author brings a sci-fi perspective to Point Loma Nazarene University's Writer's Symposium by the Sea
February 6, 2019

A Whole New Show: ‘Aladdin’ at Civic Theatre

See the star-studded performance, packed with Tony Award-winning talent
February 4, 2019

Unconventional Women Cross the Generational Divide in 'Herland'

This National New Play Network premiere at Moxie Theatre recognizes the struggles that young and old have in common
February 1, 2019

Steve Gunn Is a Different Kind of Guitar Hero

The New York artist crafts a kind of magic from a low-key sensibility
January 30, 2019

'Diana' Debuts at La Jolla Playhouse

Artistic Director Christopher Ashley discusses putting the People's Princess centerstage
January 30, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: February 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
January 29, 2019

‘Marie and Rosetta’ Returns a Rock Legend to the Spotlight

If you’re not familiar with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, you’re not alone—but it’s time to catch up
January 25, 2019

What Inspires California’s Young Playwrights? Faith, Family...and Trash

The annual Playwrights Project contest winners grapple with identity and take a dumpster dive into existentialism
January 18, 2019

An Introduction to Richard Thompson

Three albums that capture the English singer/songwriter at his best
January 17, 2019

All the Rage: Monster Jam Heads to Petco Park

Watch 12,000-pound machines perform back flips this month
January 15, 2019

Seven Local Actors to Watch Out For in 2019

These newcomers to the San Diego theater scene showed some of the most promising talent I saw all last year
January 8, 2019

A 2019 Localchella Wish List

Six bands from the Coachella lineup we’d like to see swing by San Diego
January 7, 2019

They Can Dance, They Can Jive: The Sexy, Stylish 'Mamma Mia!'

I'll admit it: I'd been reluctant to see Mamma Mia!. People don't have fun in serious art, I thought, swirling my brandy snifter.
December 22, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: January 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
December 21, 2018

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade Returns in 2018

Cue the helium! The 28th annual procession heads down Harbor Drive December 31
December 18, 2018

Family Politics Unfold Backward in Time in ‘The Year to Come’

La Jolla Playhouse’s high-concept world premiere is strengthened by a superb ensemble cast—and nearly derailed by its ending
December 11, 2018

San Diego Ballet Company Stages 'The Nutcracker'

See the 29th annual performance at Copley Symphony Hall December 29-30
December 10, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: December 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
November 30, 2018

Meet the two youngest stars of Broadway SD's 'Waitress'

Five-year-olds Kensley Dibble and Sloane Viora competed against dozens of budding starlettes to play the role of Lulu
November 21, 2018

You Decide Whodunit in the Funny, Imaginative 'Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Turning Tydes Theatre Company executes a sharp, winsome musical at OnStage Playhouse
November 15, 2018

‘Wicked’ Brings Dazzling Sights and Vocal Performances to the Civic Theater

If you’ve never seen this new Broadway classic about Oz from the witch’s point of view, what are you waiting for?
November 6, 2018

98 Degrees Heads to Balboa Theatre 'This Christmas'

Jeff Timmons chats about how 20 years later, the boy band plays on—even in San Diego this month
November 2, 2018

Race and Class Alienation Cut Both Ways in Moxie Theatre’s 'Fade'

A privileged TV writer and an Angeleno janitor search for common ground in this play from Tanya Saracho, showrunner of Vida
October 31, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: November 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
October 31, 2018

The Old Globe Stages a Clint Black Christmas

In time for the holidays, the theater debuts Looking for Christmas, based on the music of the iconic country crooner
October 30, 2018

‘Hir’ at Cygnet Theatre Explodes Family and Gender Roles into a Million Little Pieces

This pitch-black comedy is raw and cathartic, a fever dream of a country trying to make sense of itself
October 9, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: October 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
October 1, 2018

‘Bull in a China Shop’ Reaches But Doesn’t Grasp

Diversionary Theatre stages an ambitious but disjointed portrayal of suffragists Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks
September 27, 2018

Rob Lowe Shares Personal Stories at Balboa Theatre

The actor talks The West Wing, secrets to a happy marriage, and his upcoming one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends
September 26, 2018

Carole King Musical Comes to Civic Theatre

Suit up for some kind of wonderful evening as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical hits the San Diego stage
September 24, 2018

San Diego Rep’s Tragicomic ‘Fun Home’ is Growing Up at Its Most Awkward and Beautiful

See a weekend show if possible—the Tony Award–winning musical may be too much emotion to handle on a work night
September 18, 2018

A Sneak Peek at ‘The Heart of Rock & Roll’

The Old Globe’s newest world-premiere musical promises a familiar soundtrack and all the good feels of an ’80s rom-com
September 5, 2018

2018-2019 San Diego Arts Preview

54 plays, concerts, ballets, and exhibits you need to see this upcoming season, and more
September 3, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: September 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
August 30, 2018

MCAS Miramar Air Show Returns September 28

Twenty aviation teams, including the US Army Golden Knights and US Navy Blue Angels, are slated for take off
August 27, 2018

'Voyeurs de Venus' is Moxie’s Boldest, Most Thought-Provoking Show Yet

How do you chronicle the marginalized without distorting or exploiting them?
August 23, 2018

Just Launched: Our Insiders Club

For members only…New perks, insider info and access to the editors
August 21, 2018

The Body-Positive 'Hairspray' Is a Riot and a Wild Ride

San Diego Musical Theatre stages the high-camp classic about breaking down barriers to representation
August 10, 2018

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in August

A curated list of this month's top reads
August 2, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: August 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
July 31, 2018

Artists Who Inspired Disney's 'Coco' Set Up Shop at Bazaar Del Mundo

See Oaxacan wood-carvers and more at the Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market
July 30, 2018

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in July

A curated list of this month's top reads
July 3, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: July 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
July 2, 2018

'The Tempest' is a Feast for the Senses at The Old Globe

The 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival brings one of history’s most fantastic plays to life with lavish imagination
June 27, 2018

The Big Bay Boom is Back

The 18th annual tradition returns with 12,000 fireworks set to light the sky on July 4th
June 25, 2018

'Dr. Seuss's The Lorax' Debuts at The Old Globe

The classic kid's story recounts a timely message about the environment and conservation
June 22, 2018

The Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Returns on June 23

Sample chili, wash it down with beer, and watch a burger-eating contest
June 13, 2018

OB Playhouse's 'Hair' Is a High-Energy Ode to the 1960s

The Age of Aquarius dawns at the intimate Ocean Beach theater
June 7, 2018

Electric Ocean Returns to SeaWorld San Diego

The summertime celebration lights up the park with entertainment after dark
June 7, 2018

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in June

A curated list of this month's top reads
June 5, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: June 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
May 31, 2018

Three Generations of Women Resist the State in 'The Madres'

1970s Argentina takes center stage in Moxie Theatre’s powerful world premiere play
May 24, 2018

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Heads to San Diego

The Beauty and the Beast and Private Practice actress takes the stage at Copley Symphony Hall
May 16, 2018

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in May

A curated list of this month's top reads
May 9, 2018

6 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Diego

The best places to eat, drink, dance, and watch Lucha Libre wrestlers duke it out this May 5
May 1, 2018

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ Explores Female Relationships at The Old Globe

We chat with playwright Ursula Rani Sarma about the challenges of bringing Khaled Hosseini's novel to the stage
May 1, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: May 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
April 25, 2018

Your 2018 San Diego Summer Bucket List

Here’s our insider’s guide for Memorial Day through Labor Day
April 20, 2018

Nancy Lorenz Brings 'Moon Gold' to the San Diego Museum of Art

The New York-based abstractionist's exhibit includes more than 85 pieces
April 11, 2018

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in April

A curated list of this month's top reads
April 4, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: April 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
March 29, 2018

Personal Stories are on Display at the Museum of Man's 'PostSecret'

Frank Warren collects deep, dark secrets for this community arts project
March 26, 2018
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