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'The Ardennes' Is Belgium's Official Entry For Best Foreign Film

'The Ardennes' Is Belgium's Official Entry For Best Foreign Film

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando

Belgium's official submission for this year's Best Foreign Film Academy Award is "The Ardennes," and it opens Jan. 20 at Digital Gym Cinema.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Altar Boyz' To 'Nasty Women'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Altar Boyz' To 'Nasty Women'

Jan. 20
By Nina Garin

This weekend you'll find art for a purpose, singing for salvation, new dance pieces and a rare look at a beloved San Diego conductor.

Big Trouble In Little Cinema: The Films Of John Carpenter

Big Trouble In Little Cinema: The Films Of John Carpenter

Jan. 19
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

This Sunday, Jan. 22, Film Geeks San Diego launches its second year-long film series. Big Trouble in Little Cinema: The Films of John Carpenter kicks off at Digital Gym Cinema with the director's theatrically released student film, "Dark Star."

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Jan. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Everyone knows that simple Slinkys are rather remarkable toys, but why and how do they seem to walk? The Fleet Science Center is putting on an exhibit Saturday on the physics behind common toys.

Ask KPBS/Arts: Film Festival How-To

Ask KPBS/Arts: Film Festival How-To

Jan. 19
By Nina Garin

Overwhelmed by film festivals? This week's Ask KPBS/Arts breaks down the process just in time for film festival season.

Cinema Under The Stars Has You Covered No Matter What The Weather

Cinema Under The Stars Has You Covered No Matter What The Weather

Jan. 18
By Beth Accomando

With rains predicted for later this week you may not think an outdoor movie theater would be your best bet for weekend entertainment. But Cinema Under the Stars can be your perfect stormy weather venue.

Portland Cello Project To Perform In Escondido

Portland Cello Project To Perform In Escondido

Jan. 18
By Marissa Cabrera

For the last decade, "Portland Cello Project" has been playing modern music on the classical four-stringed instrument. The group will take the stage at the California Center for the Arts, Sunday, Jan. 22.

Documentary Points To What Could Happen If Salton Sea Isn't Restored

Documentary Points To What Could Happen If Salton Sea Isn't Restored

Jan. 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

"Breaking Point" is a documentary about the shrinking Salton Sea and what could happen if the problem isn't addressed. It's produced and directed by Bill Wisneski, a producer for Palomar College Television.

New KPBS Documentary Series Explores Inspirational Aging

New KPBS Documentary Series Explores Inspirational Aging

Jan. 16
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

From an 81-year-old competitive runner to a 71-year-old who uses public transportation for volunteering all over San Diego, KPBS television's new 6-part documentary series, "Re'flect, Successful Aging Defined," tells their stories.

With Landmark Status For Chicano Park, Boosters Renew Push For Museum

With Landmark Status For Chicano Park, Boosters Renew Push For Museum

Jan. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

From an undeveloped site occupied by protestors in the 1970s to a National Historic Landmark, Chicano Park has had an extraordinary history. Chicano Park advocates are hoping for one more prize for the park: a museum.

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