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'Scary Stories' Aims For Young Audiences

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell struck delicious terror in the hearts and minds of young readers in the 1980s and 1990s. Now it arrives on the screen under the guidance of Guillermo Del Toro.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Chamber Music To 'Jailhouse Rock'

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings two high-profile music festivals, one celebrating chamber music and the other highlighting a little bit of everything. Plus relive the music … and dance moves … of Elvis Presley.

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John Doe: From Punk Rock Pioneer To Punk Rock Historian

July 26
By Nina Garin

With a second book recently published about the Los Angeles punk movement, X co-founder John Doe has evolved from a punk pioneer to a punk historian.

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Will My Kid Like 'Matilda'? A Guide To Kid-Friendly Arts In San Diego

July 23
By Nina Garin

Is "Matilda" basically just one long, depressing musical, or will kids like it? Check out this guide to kid-friendly arts in San Diego.

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Comic-Con 50th Memories: Jackie Estrada

July 16
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con has grown from 300 people in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel to an event that sprawls across downtown San Diego drawing upwards of 130,000 attendees. Jackie Estrada talked about her favorite memories of attending all 50 conventions.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Broadway Stars, A Pop Princess And Pride

July 12
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings major star power to San Diego — from teen pop royalty to a Marvel hero singing Broadway show tunes. Plus Pride highlights and a look at "Miss Saigon."

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Summer 2019 Guide To Outdoor Movies In San Diego

July 8
By Nina Garin

Summer is when San Diego's outdoor movie season really kicks in. From screenings in swimming pools to free movies in the park, here's a guide to where you can watch movies under the stars.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Tap Dancing, Hair Metal And Pop Stars

July 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

After the Fourth of July fireworks and barbecues, the weekend brings contemporary dance at the Bernardo Winery, hair metal at Cygnet Theatre and pop star Shawn Mendes.

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Where To Celebrate Fourth Of July In San Diego

July 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It’s Fourth of July weekend and that means fireworks, patriotic concerts, and a little tap dancing, too. KPBS Arts Editor Nina Garin has details.

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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: From 'Fiddler' To The Fair

May 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Get ready for Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers and mini doughnuts, the San Diego County Fair opens today! Also this weekend is a new "Fiddler on the Roof" and a look at music through the lens of autism.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Jane Austen To 'Game of Thrones'

May 24
By Nina Garin

This long weekend is all about skewing your expectations, whether it’s a new take on Jane Austen, or listening to the music of "Game of Thrones" translated through the organ. Plus, the San Diego Jewish Arts Festival begins, and local high school students try their shot at Broadway.

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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.