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FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Block Of Horror

FilmOut Kicks Off 19th Year With Docs, Rom-Coms And A Block Of Horror

June 7
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT film festival, kicks off on Friday at the Observatory North Park. Here’s a preview.

'Shockheaded Peter' Serves Up Naughty Children And Their Misguided ...

'Shockheaded Peter' Serves Up Naughty Children And Their Misguided Parents

June 7
By Beth Accomando

Back in 1845, Heinrich Hoffman created a book of cautionary tales to teach his kids moral lessons. Those German stories, which often ended in the death of the misbehaving child, now provide the basis for the musical “Shockheaded Peter” at Cygnet Theatre.

U2 Adds Tour Date In San Diego

U2 Adds Tour Date In San Diego

June 6
By City News Service

Irish supergroup U2 has added a San Diego date to its tour marking the 30th anniversary of "The Joshua Tree," it was announced Tuesday.

Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Ga...

Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Gallery Friday

June 2
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Matthew Bowler

A samurai rabbit and ninja turtles will be meeting up yet again after decades apart for a new IDW comic book coming out in July. To celebrate the reunion, IDW is bringing “Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)” co-creator Kevin Eastman together tonight at Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Fairs And Wonderspaces

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Fairs And Wonderspaces

June 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It is the unofficial start of summer with the opening of the San Diego County Fair, plus new dance and visual art experiences.

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' L...

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' Launches In San Diego

June 2
By Susan Murphy

A tropical paradise is sweeping over the La Jolla Playhouse for Parrotheads and non-Parrotheads alike. 'Escape to Margaritaville' includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs.

'Wonder Woman' Has Humor, Humanity And An Old School Sense Of Honor

'Wonder Woman' Has Humor, Humanity And An Old School Sense Of Honor

June 1
By Beth Accomando

Female superhero films are few and far between, and they usually bomb. But this week things may change as DC’s leading female superhero, Wonder Woman, gets a film of her own with a woman director.

Ellen Browning Scripps' Outsized Role In San Diego Culture Explored...

Ellen Browning Scripps' Outsized Role In San Diego Culture Explored In New Biography

May 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

If you have a hard time imagining San Diego without Scripps Aquarium, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Pier or the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, then it's impossible to imagine San Diego without Ellen Browning Scripps.

Why The White Working Class Threw Its Support Behind Donald Trump

Why The White Working Class Threw Its Support Behind Donald Trump

May 31
By Michael Lipkin

Twice as many white, working class voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump compared to Hillary Clinton. According to a University of California law professor, liberals lost their support after years of favoring other demographics.

Scripps Turns To Surfers For Ocean Data

Scripps Turns To Surfers For Ocean Data

May 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A citizen science project in development for four years is hitting San Diego's beaches this week, as researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography reach out to surfers to gather data about the region's coastal waters.