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Stories by Jocelyn Maggard

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Events: Trolley Dances, Neon Indian, And A Badass Female Drummer

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This weekend you can find recycled art in Little Italy, The Art of Fashion at the Timken, Trolley Dances, and plenty of music choices.

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Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair's Art Labs: A Guide

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This guide to Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair's Art Labs offers tips and advice to get art enthusiasts seamlessly through the three-day-weekend.

Events: Soul Food, Lantern Festival, And Art vs. Science

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Soul food, Vietnamese food, art, music - we'll tell you where you can sample it all on this weekend preview.

Events: Dr. Horrible, Voz Alta, And Beers For Books

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A beer festival in Tijuana, a musical based on a popular blog, and a band from Columbia have our attention this weekend.

Events: The Rosebuds, Craftsman Tours, And Fourth of July

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Art exhibits, music, and the Fourth of July have our attention this weekend. We'll talk to the San Diego CityBeat crew about their picks for the holiday weekend.

San Diego's Darkside Exposed In Latest Noir Anthology

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Since 2004 more than 50 cities and their writers have been featured in books celebrating the dark and disturbing genre of mystery fiction called "noir." This year San Diego's dark corners have been exposed in "San Diego Noir." We discuss the art of noir fiction set within the San Diego region.

San Diego Stages: Shakespeare Festival, miXtape, And More

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The Shakespeare Festival is underway at the Old Globe, a new theater company enters the scene, and an 80s musical just "keeps on keepin' on." We'll talk theater with the U-T's theater critic, Jim Hebert.

Restored Hours Evidence Of Importance Of Local Libraries?

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To balance San Diego's budget this year, it was proposed to cut neighborhood branch library hours in half. City lawmakers introduced plans to restore the hours and saving libraries became a rallying cry. Eventually, the deep cuts were blocked. We discuss whether this is a recognition of the continuing importance, even in our digital age.

Weekend Preview: Eating Oysters, Taste Of The Gaslamp

You can learn how to eat some mighty fine oysters, walk a mile in high-heeled shoes and get a taste of some of downtown San Diego trendiest restaurants, this weekend in San Diego. Those events and more are the subject of our Weekend Preview.

Events: Oysters, Beatles, And 'Taste Of The Gaslamp'

You can learn how to eat some mighty fine oysters, walk a mile in high-heeled shoes and get a taste of some of downtown San Diego trendiest restaurants, this weekend in San Diego.

Weekend Preview: San Diego County Fair, Latino Music Festival

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A sure sign that summer in San Diego is just around the corner is the start of the San Diego County Fair. We'll be talking about the fair and other great things to do this weekend, on our Weekend Preview.

This Weekend's Best Music Bets

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Our music scout, Liz Bradshaw, tells us where the best music is in San Diego this weekend.

Flare Up In Court Over La Jolla Fireworks

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The City of San Diego is gearing up for a battle over Independence Day fireworks; it's developing into an explosive issue. We'll discuss the details.

Events: 'High Fidelity' At MCASD, Bohemian Shopping, And Sloshball

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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us. In addition to all the traditional ceremonies honoring our war heroes, it's also the unofficial start of summer. You might have your sun and fun and barbeque lineup all decided, but if it's something different you're after, we've got it on the weekend preview.

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Events: Joe Pug, Aloe Blacc, And A Food Truck Festival

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If you love music, science fiction movies, and food trucks, then you'll want to tune in to our weekend preview.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Quilts, Art Meets Surveillance, and Sushi

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See some geometric art, learn how to cook veggies like a pro, or listen to a one-man-band during this Culture Lust Weekend.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Fashion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Crawfish

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Celebrate some anniversaries at some local cultural spots, hangout with some fashionistas, and take mom out for Mother's Day, all during this Culture Lust Weekend.

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Events: Gator By The Bay, Steampunks, Fleet Foxes

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It's Thursday which means it's time to begin planning your weekend. We want to help. If you want to know more about Steampunks, there's a stylish convention in town. Or if you want to enjoy some Cajun music by the bay, we have a festival to recommend. Joining us with their suggestions are Nina Garin and Rosey Bystrak.

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Events: Art Alive, Adams Avenue Roots Festival, TV On the Radio

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San Diego Museum of Art becomes a floral paradise and Adams Avenue Roots Festival offers a weekend of bluegrass music. We'll talk about these and events for your weekend.

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Events: Easter Eggs And Brunches

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If you're wondering where to brunch this Easter or where to take the kiddos for egg hunting, we have plenty of suggestions for you.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Murals, Indie Rock, and Earth Day

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There is plenty of music, street performers, visual art, and nature activities during this Culture Lust Weekend.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Evelyn Glennie, Photos from Haiti, and Killer Tomatoes

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Learn the science behind listening to music, listen to music, check out some photos from around the world, and watch tomatoes attack all during this Culture Lust Weekend.

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Events: G. Love, Floating World, And A Band Of Robots

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G. Love and the Special Sauce, a band made up of robots, and the chance to be in a music video. We have an eclectic mix of events for your weekend itinerary.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Contemporary Dance, Border Films, and Quantum Physics.

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This weekend can be spent inside, experiencing the art of dance, outside, at the Crew Classic, or checking out some music, photography, film, and everything in between. Culture Lust contributor Jocelyn Maggard lists some options.

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Events: 'Cabaret,' 'Foxfire,' 'In The Next Room'

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San Diego stages are busy these days with a smorgasbord of offerings. From the famed musical "Cabaret" to the Appalachian drama "Foxfire," there's something for everyone. We'll talk with theater critics Jim Hebert and Pam Kragen about the local theater scene.

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The Opera Lover's Opera: 'Der Rosenkavalier'

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Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" is often called an opera lover's opera. We'll talk with SD Opera's artistic director Ian Campbell and Geisel Director of Education, Dr. Nic Reveles, about the history and staging of "Des Rosenkavalier" at San Diego Opera.

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Composing For National Public Radio: A Conversation With BJ Leiderman

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Public radio fans may not recognize the name BJ Leiderman (unless they listen closely to credits!), but they likely know his work. Leiderman composed the music that launches NPR shows like "Morning Edition," "Car Talk," and "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me." Leiderman is in town for a concert produced by Orchestra Nova.

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Weekend Preview: Craft Beer, Nude Paintings

Music, dance and craft beer...we've got the makings of the great weekend preview today...and we'll even throw in a bit of a brough-ha-ha over large nude paintings.

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Artist Wes Bruce's Fort Comes To Film

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San Diego artist and fort building extraordinaire, Wes Bruce, and filmmaker Bryan Bangerter screened their documentary "A Film About a Fort" at the Museum of Photographic Arts this week. Culture Lust contributor Jocelyn Maggard brought back these impressions.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Hip-Hop, Irish Literature, and Ted Danson

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Welcome musicians from the Czech Republic, hear some Irish poetry, or get crafty during this Culture Lust Weekend.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, One Book One San Diego, And Kites

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This weekend, classical music fills the halls, San Diegans come together to talk literature, kites are flying, and so much more. Culture Lust contributor Jocelyn Maggard gathers the best bets for your weekend itinerary.

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Culture Lust Weekend: NWEAMO, 'Stick Fly', and The Oscars

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Treat your ears to some electronic music at "NWEAMO and Tribeca's New Music Festival," watch some family drama in "Stick Fly," and end your Culture Lust Weekend finding out who takes home an Academy Award.

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Events: CityBeat's Cover Art, Robert Wilson, And Electronic Music

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The work of a prominent video artist is on view at the Timken Museum, a festival of electronic music launches, and CityBeat shows their cover art.

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U.S. Ambassador For War Crimes Discusses Ongoing Work In Africa, Middle East

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What can be done to achieve justice for victims of war crimes? We speak to the United States Ambassador Of War Crimes, Stephen Rapp, about the work he's done on behalf of victims of war crimes and genocide.

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Restaurants, Art And Dodgeball On The Weekend Preview

New restaurants around town and new activities: from daily art assignments to dodgeball. Get ready to have your tastebuds tickled and your interest piqued in today's edition of the weekend preview.

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February Is Museum Month

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February is the month to visit our local museums for half price. Culture Lust contributor Jocelyn Maggard lists some of the exhibits on view around town during Museum Month.

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Events: Pinback, The Pharcyde, Distinction Gallery

2011 is here and the music and arts scene in San Diego is off to a strong start. We'll talk with two writers for San Diego CityBeat about what they recommend for your weekend itinerary.

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Holiday Stages: December Theater Guide

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Culture Lust contributor Jocelyn Maggard assembled this joyous little guide to San Diego's holiday theater offerings.

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Dining Out on Thanksgiving

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Don't feel like cooking next Thursday? Leave the stuffing at home this Thanksgiving and head to one of Culture Lust contributor Jocelyn Maggard's delicious alternatives instead.

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Events: Four Day Weekend, Thievery Corporation, The Heavy

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Thievery Corporation, The Heavy, Nice Nice, and a four day concert series. That's the range of music that has captured the interests of our culture scouts on this edition of the Weekend Preview.