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Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice' Looks At Improv Comedy

Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice' Looks At Improv Comedy

Aug. 11
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Katie Schoolov

The comedian's new film serves up a bit of a history lesson about improv and lays out some rules. It begins a two-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema on Friday.

Screwball Classic 'The Lady Eve' Screens At MOPA

Screwball Classic 'The Lady Eve' Screens At MOPA

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando

The Preston Sturges classic screwball comedy "The Lady Eve" screens Friday at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Special guest Jamy Ian Swiss will be on hand to offer close-up magic as well as to discuss the art of the con.

New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando

The Starlight Bowl was home for more than half a century to San Diego Civic Light Opera, later known as Starlight Musical Theatre. But in 2012 that organization folded and the venue fell into disrepair. Now there's a community initiative to bring back the Starlight Bowl.

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

Aug. 5
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

San Diego Opera General Director David Bennett has been on a "listening tour" to find out what San Diegans think about opera. Here are the results.

Fourth Annual America's Finest Film Fest Returns Aug. 6

Fourth Annual America's Finest Film Fest Returns Aug. 6

Aug. 4
By Beth Accomando

The fourth annual America’s Finest Film Fest will showcase 20 short films made in San Diego about San Diego. The one-day festival also showcases handmade goods, food and drink.

San Diego Opera's David Bennett Enters Second Year As General Director

San Diego Opera's David Bennett Enters Second Year As General Director

Aug. 1
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

San Diego Opera has survived some tumultuous times but as David Bennett enters his second year as general director the future of opera in San Diego looks strong.

‘Can We Take A Joke?’ Looks To A Comedian’s Right To Offend

‘Can We Take A Joke?’ Looks To A Comedian’s Right To Offend

July 29
By Beth Accomando

Could comedians be at the forefront of a battle against a new assault on free speech? A documentary focuses on comedians and the “outrage mobs” that attempt to control their speech.

Roger Corman's 'Wasp Woman' Screens With Live Science Commentary

Roger Corman's 'Wasp Woman' Screens With Live Science Commentary

July 28
By Beth Accomando

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after five with extended hours at participating museums, including theNAT. On Friday, curator of entomology and pop culture fanatic Dr. Michael Wall will screen Roger Corman's 1959 B-movie "Wasp Woman" and provide commentary.

Sob, Sob, Another Comic-Con Come And Gone

Sob, Sob, Another Comic-Con Come And Gone

July 25
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con 2016 wrapped Sunday night. During the four-day celebration of all things pop culture, there were hundreds of hours of programming, a film festival and the handing out of the Eisner Awards. Now it's back to the daily grind.

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

July 19
By Beth Accomando

A long time ago in a galaxy known as MGM, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to rally a ragtag crew of neighborhood kids to put on a show. That spirit also fuels a youthful theater company called Turning Tydes, which serves up a pair of geeky, do-it-yourself musical mash-ups that will run during Comic-Con.