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7 Free Things to Do In San Diego This Weekend: May 18-20

Fiesta del Sol, Communal Coffee anniversary party, Space Day, how to do stuff and more admission-free events this weekend
May 16, 2019

San Diego Summer Concert Preview 2019

A guide to the best bets for live music in San Diego this summer, including Beck, The B-52s, Kacey Musgraves and more
May 15, 2019

7 Free Things to Do This Weekend: May 10-12

SDCCU Festival of the Arts, stand-up comedy, organ concerts, pre-Mother's Day garden party and more admission-free events this weekend
May 9, 2019

Five live shows to see in San Diego: May 8-15

Willie Nelson, Santigold, Lila Downs, and more shows to see this week in San Diego
May 8, 2019

In the Wings: May 8–15

Your guide to what’s new this week in San Diego’s theater scene
May 7, 2019

Enter San Diego’s Cutest Pet Contest

Your furry family member could win a pet prize package and be featured in San Diego Magazine
May 4, 2019

Mingei's Must-See Mid-Century Exhibit

The museum debuts Crafting Opportunity at the San Diego Central Library this month
May 3, 2019

7 Free Things to Do This Weekend: May 2-5

Live jazz, Cinco de Mayo, oceanfront yoga and more things to do, no admission required.
May 2, 2019

An introduction to the music of Chromatics

A playlist guide to the prolific, mysterious synth-pop band
May 1, 2019

On the Job: The Crane Operator

When Shane Schroedel has work to do, he is the first one up
April 30, 2019

Sarah Koenig Clears Up Our Biggest Misconceptions About the Justice System

The Serial podcast host spent a year documenting the fault lines of a typical American courthouse
April 29, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: May 2019

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

Good Grief, It’s a ‘Peanuts’ Double Feature at OB Playhouse

Catch the all-ages ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ and the adults-only ‘Dog Sees God’ in rotating repertory
April 24, 2019

‘Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Hits the San Diego Civic Theatre Stage

Grab a (golden) ticket to the timeless tale, reworked into a modern performance
April 24, 2019

A Tour of San Diego with Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

The local funk band’s made soundtracks to many of our city’s neighborhoods
April 24, 2019

Women Pioneer the Sky in 'They Promised Her the Moon'

The Old Globe tells the fascinating true story of Jerrie Cobb and the Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees
April 18, 2019

Mdou Moctar Is An Unlikely Rock Star

The Tuareg guitarist redefines what it means to play rock ’n’ roll in 2019
April 17, 2019

San Diego Book Crawl: What Indie Stores to Book To

How nine bookstores are celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day—and you can, too
April 16, 2019

I’d Rather Be Listening to Vinyl

With Record Store Day on the horizon, a meditation on my favorite musical format
April 10, 2019

'Cats' the Musical Pounces into San Diego Civic Theatre

The Tony Award-winning musical hits the stage April 16-21
April 5, 2019

How T-Pain Reinvented Himself—With His Own Voice

The R&B artist and The Masked Singer winner has shown a vulnerable side beneath the Auto-Tune
April 3, 2019

Four Questions With…Josh Malmuth, Creator of New NBC Sitcom Set in South Park

“Abby’s” introduces viewers to an illegal bar in a South Park backyard—and the very San Diego characters who frequent it.
April 1, 2019

San Diego Events Calendar: April 2019

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

The Old Globe Puts Jerrie Cobb's Story Centerstage

They Promised Her the Moon debuts at The Old Globe April 6
March 28, 2019

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

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

Celebrating Women: Kim Perell Wants You to Succeed

The CEO, author, multimillionaire, and mom gets frank about bankruptcy, traits for success, and more
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

On the Job: The Gondolier

Sean Jamieson balances it all at Coronado's The Gondola Company
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

Q&A: ‘A Way with Words’ Goes on Tour

Our copy chief gets a word in with the hosts of San Diego radio show A Way with Words
January 16, 2019

All the Rage: Monster Jam Heads to Petco Park

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

Celebrating Women: Meet La Jolla Playhouse's First Female Managing Director

Debby Buchholz broke a glass ceiling—but her daughters don’t think anything of it, and she loves it
January 9, 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

Behind Joe Skoby's Ocean-Inspired Ceramics

Meet the fish shop manager turned ceramacist who cranks out high-end masterpieces
December 20, 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

Tara Lipinski Goes Skating By the Sea

The Olympic gold medalist laces up her skates for a one-hour session at Hotel del Coronado’s Skating by the Sea this weekend only
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

Meet 6 of San Diego's Unsung Heroes

A snapshot of the brave men and women who keep our city running—a teacher, detective, firefighter, and more—and the trials and triumphs of their professions
December 3, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: December 2018

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

Meet the San Diego Letter Carrier Who Doubles as Santa's Helper

USPS letter carrier Mia Gabriel delivers parcels and plenty of spirit during the holidays
November 29, 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

The Women Who Revolutionized San Diego's Food Scene

A discussion with six iconic San Diego chefs and restauranteurs who helped make our culinary landscape what it is today
November 9, 2018

Q&A: Imperfect Produce, the "Ugly" Fruit and Vegetable Service

How this business is helping save 30 million pounds of food that would otherwise end up in landfills
November 8, 2018

Celebrating Women: A Q&A with The New Children's Museum CEO Judy Forrester

Forrester talks about rising from humble beginnings, taking on daunting jobs, and identifying how to move the needle
November 8, 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

On the Job with Hockey Player Jordan Samuels-Thomas

The former Gulls player takes a shot at mentoring San Diego youth on the ice
October 4, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: October 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
October 1, 2018
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What One San Diegan Is Doing with a Life Without Disease

Dr. Melanie McCauley went to Nepal to help build a local research infrastructure.
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