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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Cataphant, Word Up, Zlatomir Fung, Mindanao Dance And Music, Trolley Dances And Omar Pimienta

June 3
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Cataphant at Swish Projects, Word Up in-person, cello virtuoso Zlatomir Fung livestream, folk performance from the Philippines, Trolley Dances and Omar Pimienta at Lux.

Author Sarina Dahlan is pictured with her book,...

Sarina Dahlan's 'Reset' Imagines A Shortcut To Peace

May 26
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

La Mesa author's debut novel envisions a post-catastrophic world where human memories are erased every four years to preserve peace — but what about love?

'Unsettled Ground' Lets Its Oddballs Stay Defiantly Odd

May 20
Ilana Masad / NPR

Claire Fuller's beautifully written new novel follows 51-year-old twins who never left home, forced finally to cope with the outside world and some unpleasant family secrets after their mother dies.

Author Christine Paik reads her book

New Children's Book Celebrates Korean Heritage And Tradition

May 12
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

A new children's book by a San Diego author celebrates Korean American identity in a tale of inter-generational family pride and tradition.

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Author Chronicles Hardships Faced By Vietnamese Immigrants In New Novel

May 11
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

In his new novel, author Eric Nguyen details the hardships faced by Vietnamese immigrants to America in the wake of the Vietnam War.

Jasmine Rafael and Ala Tiatia perform in the da...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Toward Belonging,' Drive-In Opera LOLs, 'Crying In H-Mart,' And Exhibitions Closing Soon

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: A dance film commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, "The Barber of Seville" drive-in, virtual Mission Creek Festival, Domestic Geographies open house and more art exhibitions closing soon.

Keith Greer, the attorney for the family of Reb...

Ten Year Old Zahau Death Still Mystifies

April 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh

A new book “Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case” examines the event, the investigation and the lingering questions. San Diego crime writer Caitlin Rother outlines the facts of the case.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Book Crawl, 'The Mountaintop,' UC San Diego MFAs, Drive-In Opera And QRT.yrd Jazz

April 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Independent Bookstore Day, The Roustabouts Theatre, "Measurements of Progress," "The Barber of Seville" drive-in opera and pianist Christian Sands.

Actor Grantham Coleman is Hamlet in The Old Glo...

Bringing The Sounds And Drama Of 'Hamlet' To The Radio

April 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

The Old Globe brings the politics, family sagas, ghosts and that epic sword fight in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to radio audiences.

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San Diego Weekend Art Events: Holly Hofmann, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, Adrien Couvrat, Julia Alvarez And T.Jay Santa Ana

April 15
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include ElectricLouieLand's Anthology Series, Quint ONE, Ariel Quartet, BLK Box, Art Produce and a new massive, outdoor mural at Bread and Salt.

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The Cartography Of Poetry At Art Produce

April 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

Art Produce poet-in-residence Catherine Kineavy brings Julia Alvarez to local audiences, as well as public workshops and a poetry soapbox video series with local artists and performers.

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Wanted: Your Input On San Diego's Libraries Of The Future

March 29
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Public Library Foundation wants the community to think about the future of its libraries.

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What Can Oceanography Teach Us About Climate Change?

March 16
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

Author and oceanographer Kim McCoy combines science and adventure in his new book, "Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast."

The U.S. Postal Service held a ceremony at UC S...

Story Of America's First Woman In Space Told In New Young Adult Book

March 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Sally Ride’s story is being told along with 12 other inspiring women profiled in the "She Persisted" young adult book series.

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Cinema Junkie On Truffle Hunting, Guantanamo Detainees, And Getting Off The Grid

March 5
By Beth Accomando

Truffle sniffing dogs, the lingering legacy of Guantanamo Bay detentions, and going off the grid are the subjects of the latest group of film releases.

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