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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: SD Practice, Ghost Light Masquerade, Cristóbal Gracia, 'Soft Plans' And High Tea

July 8
By Julia Dixon Evans

New civic art at Bread & Salt and San Diego Art Institute, The Rosin Box’s live, haunting dance, hot sauce art at Best Practice, music video night at Ken Club and an outdoor music, art and food gala.

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Sandbox VR Lets You Fight Zombies, Alien Bugs, Pirates

July 7
By Beth Accomando

Sandbox VR opened shortly before the pandemic hit and has now fully reopened. Located in Mission Valley Shopping Center, the virtual reality gaming facility allows groups of up to six players fight zombies, alien bugs or each other.

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Shadow Puppetry Festival Finds Beauty In The Dark

July 6
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego's Twisted Heart Puppetworks presents the first annual "Shadows Across the Globe" virtual, worldwide shadow puppet festival July 9-11, 2021, with free performances streaming online.

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After More Than A Year Delay 'Black Widow' Hits Theaters, Disney+ Friday

July 6
By Beth Accomando

COVID-19 delayed the release of Marvel’s “Black Widow” for more than a year. But this Friday the wait is over and Natasha Romanoff finally gets her own film on the big screen.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Art That Reframes American Independence

July 2
By Julia Dixon Evans

For the July 4th weekend, a closer look at who we consider American and what it means to have a relationship with the land.

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Harlem Cultural Festival Of 1969 Fuels 'Summer Of Soul'

July 2
By Beth Accomando

Most people have heard of Woodstock but most have never heard of the Harlem Cultural Festival that happened that same summer. The new film "Summer of Soul" accesses a treasure trove of never before seen footage to create a new documentary.

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5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In July

July 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

Discover art by Cristóbal Gracia at Best Practice, Nicholas Galanin at Quint ONE, Sofia Gonzalez at San Diego Art Institute, LaRissa Rogers at The Front and Javier Arreguin Villegas at The Hill Street Country Club.

A New Generation Of Artists Imagines A Dismantled Future

July 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

A postcolonial, post-gender world is imagined in a new group exhibition at The Front gallery in San Ysidro, featuring work from LaRissa Rogers, Fox Maxy, Yasmine Kasem, Carolina Montejo and more.

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5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In July

June 30
By Julia Dixon Evans

We're listening to new music from Jelani Aryeh, Julianna Zachariou, Irenie, SD State of Mind anthology and Rain on Fridays. Plus, two upcoming shows, and a bonus cassette-only album of self-released San Diego bands.

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'Comic-Con Begins' Looks To Origin Story Of Pop Culture Convention

June 28
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con had humble origins as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel. The new podcast "Comic-Con Begins" looks to the people who laid the groundwork for what Comic-Con is today.

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'F9' Delivers Big, Dumb, Fun Escapism

June 24
By Beth Accomando

Vin Diesel and "F9: The Fast Saga" arrive just in time for Cinema Week and may be exactly what's needed to rescue movie theaters.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: The Music Of Drag, A Quint Reception, Music En La Calle, Anticuado And Carmen Cusack

June 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Kelsey Brookes at Quint, drag artist Jaye Piper Rosewell, a City Heights music festival, Javier Arreguin Villegas, and outdoor music at The Old Globe.

'Everything You See Could Be A Lie': The Hyperrealism Of Ana De Alvear

June 23
By Julia Dixon Evans

Madrid-based contemporary artist Ana de Alvear's colored-pencil drawings call reality into question at San Diego Museum of Art.

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Facebook Posts Turn Into Book For Walter Meyer

June 22
By Beth Accomando

The pandemic prompted many people to reflect on their lives as they quarantined at home. Author Walter Meyer did that and ended up with a book, "If You Weren't Here, This Would Not Be Happening: plogs from my life."

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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.