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'If People Are Coming Here, They Trust Me': Hill Street Country Club On Pause

Dec. 17, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

The Oceanside gallery and arts space made the decision to temporarily shut down in-person activities and cut appointment-only viewings for the safety of artists and community members.

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San Diego Opera Presents Drive-In Screening Of 'All Is Calm'

Dec. 11, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Opera is planning a drive-in screening of its 2018 production of “All Is Calm” on Dec. 21. But it’s hard to plan with pandemic guidelines in flux as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Short Stories, Christmas Jazz, Tchaikovsky And Americana

Dec. 17, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Get festive while getting a little culture this weekend with local art. Our virtual picks include jazz with the Symphony, a literary story concert, Hershey Felder's updated spin on Tchaikovsky, and an Americana Christmas.

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A Field Trip To A More Accessible Virtual Ballet

Dec. 16, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

"The Nutcracker" comes to life in a new interactive performance, platform and curriculum with Poway OnStage and Southern California Ballet.

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'News Of The World' Banks On Tom Hanks' Appeal

Dec. 14, 2020
By Beth Accomando

"News of the World" stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran. The film arrives for Christmas and is being packaged as an Oscar hopeful in this pandemic awards season.

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: A Hanukkah Play, Los Lobos, SDSU Art Gallery And Festive Choral Music

Dec. 11, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for holiday (and not) arts and culture you can safely stream from home this weekend include New Village Arts, SACRA/PROFANA, the "Upon Closer Inspection" virtual exhibition and a Los Lobos holiday livestream.

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New Podcast Melds Holiday Traditions With Hope For Diverse Local Theater

Dec. 10, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

The Old Globe's "Gather Round" short-form podcast brings holiday magic, tradition, new voices and more access to theater. And yes, there are recipes.

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San Diego's Top Holiday Arts Events: 2020 Edition

Dec. 9, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

These holiday performances, programs and exhibitions are stepping up to the pandemic's challenges to deliver traditions in less-than-traditional ways.

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'Sound Of Metal' And '76 Days' Best Streaming Options This Weekend

Dec. 5, 2020
By Beth Accomando

During the holidays, Hollywood sometimes forces holiday cheer or family films, but here are some streaming options with more challenging content: "Sound of Metal" and "76 Days."

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 207: Giving Thanks To Film Editors, Part 2

Dec. 4, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie continues its three-part tribute to film editors with Oscar-winning editor Stephen Mirrione.

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Shudder Offers A Holly 'Gialli' Christmas

Dec. 3, 2020
By Beth Accomando

If you have already had your fill of holiday cheer then check out Shudder’s month-long Holly Gialli Christmas programming featuring Italian thrillers. The first collection came out Tuesday and more titles will be added in the coming weeks.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Projected Photography, 'A Christmas Carol,' ArtWalk And Jazz

Dec. 3, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for arts and culture this weekend include a filmed dance production, photography projections at The Front, The La Jolla Playhouse's 'A Christmas Carol," ArtWalk and jazz with Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton.

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San Diego Youth Dance Program Hasn't Skipped A Beat

Dec. 3, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

After fifteen years without a permanent home, local youth dance nonprofit TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project settles down with a new, future space and a digital production, "Home Within A Home."

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Artworks Vandalized In Local Outdoor Exhibition

Dec. 1, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Three works of art damaged in the Mesa College drive-thru art exhibition feature images or text related to law enforcement.

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'Collective' Plays Like Romanian 'All The President's Men'

Nov. 27, 2020
By Beth Accomando

"Collective," now streaming through Digital Gym Cinema's DGC@Home, is the official Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. It is rare for a documentary to be submitted in this category but then this is not your typical documentary.