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Trash, Neon And AR Coyotes At The New ICA San Diego

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

The new Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego opens in Balboa Park this weekend with artist Gabriel Rico's found objects, ethereal neon, video works, augmented reality and taxidermy, with a companion installation at The Nat.

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Diversionary Theatre Reopens To Live Performances In Remodeled Building

Sept. 24
By Beth Accomando

Diversionary Theatre reopens to both live performances and a newly remodeled facility.

Charlayne Woodard (left) and Stephanie Berry in...

5 Plays To See In San Diego In October

Sept. 23
By Julia Dixon Evans

Live theater is back. On our radar this fall are shows at La Jolla Playhouse, Diversionary Theatre, Moxie Theatre, The Old Globe, San Diego Junior Theatre (and your Apple TV).

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Art Produce, Bodhi Tree, 'The Garden,' Art + Science And 'Unwind'

Sept. 23
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include a 21st birthday party (and new exhibition) for Art Produce, Bodhi Tree Concerts, art meets science at La Jolla Historical Society, "The Garden" and Burn All Books + Teros.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir San ...

Summer Music: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir San Diego

Sept. 22
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Kurt Kohnen

A decades-old San Diego community choir shares the history, trauma, encouragement and rejoicing found in gospel music, plus the coded folk songs of African American spirituals.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 216: Asians On Screen, From Yellow Peril To Superhero

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando

In part two of this month's focus on Asian representation in Hollywood, Cinema Junkie speaks with PacArts' Brian Hu about how Hollywood has moved from negative Asian stereotypes to the heroics of Bruce Lee and Shang-Chi.

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Would You Take A Class Called 'Sex, Drugs, And Rock 'N' Roll'?

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando

San Diego State University is using comics to teach students about critical thinking at a time when such skills are most needed.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Miss Breed, Public Destruction, 'La Cage Aux Folles,' Zelos Quartet And Women's Film Festival

Sept. 16
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: the Broadway musical that inspired "The Birdcage," a saxophone quartet, "The Rebellious Miss Breed" reopens the downtown library's art gallery, and you can trash some art at SDMA.

Yolanda López, at left in 1978 as part of her

Remembering Yolanda López, Chicana Artist And Activist From Barrio Logan

Sept. 16
By Julia Dixon Evans

Artists, writers, activists and administrators reflect on the work and influence of Yolanda López, who passed away this month. A retrospective exhibition of López's work will open in October at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's downtown campus.

The experimental duo Skrapez is a project forme...

Summer Music: The DIY Chaos Of Skrapez

Sept. 15
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Kurt Kohnen

With manipulated synthesizers or homemade electronic instruments, the San Diego-based experimental duo Skrapez makes curious, creative and chaotic walls of sound.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 215: Marvel's 'Shang-Chi' Director Destin Cretton

Sept. 9
By Beth Accomando

Two decades ago I met Destin Cretton at a student festival I ran and now he's directing Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." Here's Destin's origin story.

Artist Ruth Pastine is pictured with

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Quint Gallery, Gardens Of Anuncia, SDMA+ Disco Riot And Haydn Voyages

Sept. 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks: Gail Roberts, Ruth Pastine and "Dust to Dust" in La Jolla, "Gardens of Anuncia" at The Old Globe, dancers interpret Ana de Alvear and the Hausmann Quartet on a boat.

A drawing from

Second Annual San Diego Design Week Looks To The Future

Sept. 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego Design Week showcases the potential of design in a sustainable, collaborative and intersectional border region. Outdoor options, installations, exhibitions and virtual events are running now through Sunday.

San Diego-based cumbia band Sonido de la Fronte...

Summer Music: Sonido De La Frontera Fuses Cumbia With Sound System Culture

Sept. 8
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Kurt Kohnen

Local supergroup embodies the San Diego-Tijuana region with a fresh cumbia sound and danceable songs in a forthcoming new album.

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FilmOut Kicks Off Thursday In-Person With 'Firebird'

Sept. 8
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego’s LGBTQ Film Festival returns to an in-person event Thursday night with the British-Estonian co-production "Firebird."

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