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Thumbprint Presents Hitchcock Group Art Show

Aug. 14
By Beth Accomando

Director Alfred Hitchcock is known as the Master of Suspense and his films still inspire artists today, decades after his death. This weekend Thumbprint Gallery presents the Hitchcock Group Art Show at Subterranean Coffee Boutique.

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Catch The New Wave With Tiki Oasis 19

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Tiki Oasis 19 kicked off last night at the Bali Hai and runs tonight through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Shifting Perspectives

June 28
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about shifting your perspective, whether it’s a new look at the world of Harry Potter, baseball songs interpreted by the symphony, or a modern way of looking at grand European art.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Wonderspaces, Moonlight Amphitheatre And 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

June 14
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

San Diego has plenty of summer staples, and this weekend two favorites return: Wonderspaces and Moonlight Amphitheatre’s summer season. Plus, don't miss a non-traditional staging of "Little Shop of Horrors."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: J-Lo, Avocados And BunnyKitty

June 7
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

We love avocados here in San Diego, so much that there’s an entire festival devoted to the green fruit. Plus Jennifer Lopez celebrates a milestone birthday, and the San Diego Festival of the Arts returns.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Candy And Dandies

May 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

A new version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" comes to town, the San Diego Museum of Art expands its notion of Spanish art, and an underrated 1990s band returns to town.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Paintings To Pointe Shoes

April 26
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

Warm weather means outdoor arts events like the popular Art Walk and Adams Avenue Unplugged. Or, if you want to stay indoors, there’s a dance performance of some favorite classical ballets.

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Artist Painting MLB Ballparks Across The Country Stops In San Diego

April 19
By Matt Hoffman

An English artist who loves baseball is traveling the country to capture America’s favorite pastime at many ballparks, including Petco Park.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Flower Art To Flower Crowns

April 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about flowers, whether it’s the floral arrangements at Art Alive or the flower crowns at Coachella. Plus NPR’s radio program “From the Top” is in town for a live taping.

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WonderCon Wraps Up And Comic-Con's Around The Corner

April 1
By Beth Accomando

WonderCon just wrapped up in Anaheim. Some people may not know that the pop culture convention is run by Comic-Con International, which takes place every summer in San Diego.

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San Diego Comic Fest Marks Its 7th Year

March 6
By Beth Accomando

Most San Diegans probably know Comic-Con but not as many may be familiar with San Diego Comic Fest, which also focuses on comics and pop culture.

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From STEM To STEAM: San Diego Science And Engineering Festival Now Includes Art

March 4
By Anica Colbert, Kris Arciaga

Artists join this year's festival aimed at inspiring kids and adults about STEM education and careers.

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The Studio Door Re-Opens In Hillcrest

March 1
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Four years ago Patric Stillman opened The Studio Door in North Park as a place where art and commerce could intersect. Some setbacks forced him to close the business. But The Studio Door had its grand reopening early last month in Hillcrest.

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Artist Trevor Paglen's Work Examines Universe Of Surveillance

Feb. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Artist Trevor Paglen's work examines the way information systems and artificial intelligence have created a universe of surveillance for business, law enforcement and the military. An exhibit of his work opens Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown.

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San Diego Visitors Reflect On Kissing Statue After Sailor’s Death

Feb. 20
By Bennett Lacy and Andi Dukleth

George Mendonsa, a World War II veteran who was photographed kissing a woman in Times Square on V-J Day, died Sunday at 95. A 25-foot-tall statue depicting the famous photo stands near the U.S.S. Midway Museum.

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