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Get The Popcorn Popping: Cinemas Are Now Fully Open

June 17
By Beth Accomando

Angelika Film Center at Carmel Mountain, like all cinemas, reopened Wednesday at full capacity under the new relaxed pandemic guidelines from the state. Here's what to expect.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: To The Earth Festival, Sidro Saturdays, 'The Mango Tree,' Xenos And Art Alive

June 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include classical music honoring the planet, a fictional band comes to life, SDMA gets the floral treatment, a new San Ysidro art crawl and a Black playwright's world premiere.

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'Say It Loud' Celebrates Juneteenth With Local Black Talent

June 16
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Megan Burke

The San Diego Black Artist Collective has put together a week-long festival of art, theater, music and dance celebrating the Black experience to commemorate Juneteenth.

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Can 'In The Heights' Change The Hollywood Landscape?

June 16
By Beth Accomando

“In the Heights” opened last week. It serves up a rare commodity: a big budget Hollywood musical created by a Puerto Rican American, directed by an Asian American and featuring a racially diverse cast. Could this herald a change in Hollywood?

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Live Audiences Return To San Diego

June 15
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans

As California lifts pandemic restrictions on crowds and social distancing, San Diego performance venues prepare for a long-awaited return of live audiences.

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OnStage Playhouse Returns To Live Performances With 'Sheepdog'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

OnStage Playhouse reopened last week for in person performances. The play the Chula Vista-based theater company chose for its first live performance in more than a year is "Sheepdog."

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'In The Heights' Makes Some Noise, Spreads Joy On The Big Screen

June 10
By Beth Accomando

Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda created "In the Heights," a musical about the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Now "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu brings it to the screen.

'Ways Of Seeing': How Artists View Their Worlds

June 10
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new group show in La Jolla brings artists and visitors together to consider perspectives. This weekend marks Thumbprint Gallery's first opening reception since the pandemic began.

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens, Closes With Palestinian Films

June 3
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Arab Film Festival kicks off in-person and online events this Saturday. It opens with Najwa Najjar's Palestinian drama "Between Heaven and Earth" at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

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.

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5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In June

June 3
By Julia Dixon Evans

Discover new art in San Diego right now at Swish Projects, Mission Pacific Hotel, the Athenaeum, Quint Gallery and a storefront in City Heights. The pieces tackle mental health, climate change, meditation and gentrification.

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5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In June

June 2
By Julia Dixon Evans

Discover new music from bands in the region, including 10-19 and the Number Men, Accidents, The Verigolds, Maura Rosa and Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'The Bridge,' 'Pick Me Last,' 'The Great Indian Kitchen,' 'Harawi' And 'Measurements Of Progress'

May 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks: Malashock Dance outdoors, new Indian film screening with Chitra Gopalakrishnan's exhibition, UCSD MFA closing reception, an AAPI group show, Project [BLANK]'s latest and La Jolla Playhouse's POP Tour.

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'Ghidorah Lives': A Love Letter To Organizers Past, Present And Future

May 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

Teros Gallery and Burn All Books team up for a new group exhibition of AAPI artworks at Good Faith Gallery, inspired by the misunderstood monster and "Gidra," a radical zine founded in 1969.

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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?

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