Stories by Claire Caraska
Two San Diego theaters are collaborating on a production of the play adaptation of Toni Morrison's acclaimed first novel. "The Bluest Eye" tells the story of a young black girl struggling with her own personal identity in 1940s Ohio.
A new exhibit explores the untold stories of our state's Gold Rush through photos and artifacts. And if you thought panning for gold is a thing of the past, guess again. Gold prospecting is still alive and well.
There's plenty on offer this weekend to satiate your belly and your ears. From food and wine, to live Afrobeat and jazz, here are some ideas on how to enjoy your weekend to the fullest.
From movies to books, the life of Abraham Lincoln continues to fascinate many. And a new one-man play explores Lincoln’s last day from the perspective of the doctor who tended to him in his final hours.
It's a new year, which is the perfect excuse to try something new. From free nature walks to free live music, here are some suggestions for your weekend to-do list.
It's never too early to start planning for New Year's Eve ... and there are plenty of parties and events to choose from throughout San Diego.
Grant Barrett, co-host of public radio's "A Way With Words," takes a look back at some of the new words and phrases that developed over the past year.
Shankar was responsible for making Indian classical music popular in the West, collaborating with artists as diverse as the Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin.
From local art shows to unique, four-course meals inspired by the drinks they're paired with, here are a few events to check out this weekend.
Whether you love or loathe holiday music, there are many concert options to help celebrate the season, from the traditional to more tongue-in-cheek.
A new literary/art project dubbed The Far East Project is on a mission to create "a people’s history of East County” with collected personal narratives, poetry, photography and prose.
The celebrated La Jolla chef provides his insider tips and favorite recipes to help your Thanksgiving meal preparations go smoothly.
A new exhibition at three San Diego museums celebrates American art over the last three centuries.
Music, art and a dose of science. Here's a taste of what's happening this weekend.
From new plays to new dining spots, there is much to look forward to for many weekends to come.
An art exhibition at UC San Diego's Gallery @ Calit2 explores the "strange allure of drones" and their increasing domestic usage in the United States.
Metal mariachi, a zombie prom and the smooth vocal stylings of Michael McDonald. This weekend has it all.
Writer, performer and visual artist Patti Smith returns to San Diego for two different performances this weekend: a reading of her poetry and best-selling memoir "Just Kids" on Saturday and a concert with her rock band on Sunday.
- Oct. 9
- By Claire Caraska
Legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent released an album together this year, and will perform Wednesday at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.
La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley talks about the Playhouse's current season, including a new staging of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning "Glengarry Glen Ross."
From outdoor festivals to an indoor feast, this weekend is chock-full of events to celebrate the beginning of fall (and soak up the endless summer sun).
Local arts and culture leaders weigh in on how a new mayor could make San Diego’s arts and culture community better.
Hillcrest's Ion Theatre presents its world premiere production of "Julia," a radical reworking of August Strindberg's classic play "Miss Julie." But instead of 19th-century Sweden as the backdrop, the drama is set in 1970s San Diego.
Whether you're a theater lover, music lover, foodie or all of the above, this weekend has plenty to offer.
A local artist's work honors the approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, an event often forgotten by many.
San Diego's inaugural photography festival provides events and educational opportunities for photographers to come together, participate in workshops and share their craft.
The long weekend brings a slew of live music and theater options for you to enjoy, before or after your backyard barbeque.
San Diego's annual short-film showcase, alt.pictureshows, turns 10 this year, and takes place for one night only tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.
Poet, author and playwright Reg E. Gaines will perform an excerpt from his latest work, "The Last Celebrity" this Saturday at Voz Alta Project in Barrio Logan.
New research from San Diego State University looks at how pronoun usage in books reflects changing gender roles and other cultural shifts over the last century.
Gender-bending hip-hop from New Orleans, nuevo tango from Argentina and a musical phenom from Portland, Ore. are all coming to San Diego this weekend.
Celebrated comedian David Steinberg will share his personal stories and reflect on the difficulty and delight of making people laugh in a new one-man show at the La Jolla Playhouse.
San Diego's rough-and-tumble history inspired a former local writer to pen his first play, "Talking Woman," which will have its first staged reading this Saturday.
Celebrated stage and film composer Marvin Hamlisch also served as principal pops conductor for the San Diego Symphony.
This weekend boasts a wide array of options — from Carlsbad to Baja — for your eyes, ears and bellies to enjoy.
Former local artist returns to San Diego with new work inspired by his time living in Alexandria, Egypt. The show opens Saturday at Voz Alta Project in Barrio Logan.
What happens at 2 am inside a museum? This is your weekend to find out.
A modern classic, and the first Chicano play to be presented on Broadway, gets a fresh staging.
Live music, art documentaries, poolside movies and a neighborhood street fair: hurray for the weekend!
After 32 years as artistic director, Moonlight Stage Productions founder Kathy Brombacher is retiring. But the shows will go on in Vista's beloved outdoor amphitheater and indoor playhouse.
An event this Saturday -- on both sides of the border -- celebrates a traditional Mexican folk music.
From new theater productions to live music to walking food tours, there's no excuse to get out and play this weekend.
Grammy-winning artist Roberta Flack has a new album out, and is playing two shows with the San Diego Symphony this weekend.
Grilling is an American pastime - on the 4th of July and all summer long. We'll get grilling tips from Sam the Cooking Guy, author of the cookbook "Just Grill This."
Comedy, drama, gluttony and fairies: this weekend has it all.
A new exhibition celebrates the history of the saxophone and its trailblazing role in music.
Local singer/songwriter Nena Anderson weaves the blues, jazz, country and Americana into her own infectious blend of modern music with vintage charm.
- June 13
- By Claire Caraska
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the Sundance Jury Prize-winning portrait of renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, comes to San Diego theaters in August.
A new play about a young woman who dreams of being a blues singer opens this month at Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company.
A new exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts reveals the sights and sounds of New York's budding jazz scene during the late 1950s-1960s.
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