Stories by Kris Arciaga
San Diego REP and Amigos del REP hold the Third Annual Latinx New Play Festival at the Lyceum Space Theatre this weekend.
- June 7, 2019
- By Kris Arciaga
Entering its third year, Wonderspaces is back in San Diego with 13 new interactive installments that give attendees experiences beyond mere visuals.
This weekend the San Diego Women’s Chorus, SDWC, presents "Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall." This San Diego premiere of the newly commissioned work will be presented at Lincoln High School Center for Performing Arts.
Baseball fans celebrated San Diego's opening game in San Diego's East Village.
Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell debuted his queer rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Diversionary Theatre tackles the play for the first time and finds the outcast turned rock star has something to say to a new generation.
Artists join this year's festival aimed at inspiring kids and adults about STEM education and careers.
Four years ago Patric Stillman opened The Studio Door in North Park as a place where art and commerce could intersect. Some setbacks forced him to close the business. But The Studio Door had its grand reopening early last month in Hillcrest.
More than 100 people attended the rally calling President Trump's national emergency declaration a "fake crisis" to fund a border wall.
The Old Globe Theatre is using a pair of programs highlighting William Shakespeare to help rehabilitate prisoners and show how theater matters. This month its Globe for All program returns to Centinela State Prison to perform the Bard for inmates.
San Diego Opera is staging a production of Verdi’s "Rigoletto." But while you might be familiar with the classic tale of love and revenge taking place on stage, you may not know what is going on in the orchestra pit below.
Earlier this week Diamond Dogs held its first ever audition to find new performers for its male burlesque show. Find out what it takes to tease an audience.
Fern Street Circus is coming up on three decades of performing and will be launching its 2018 Neighborhood Tour tomorrow. Here's a look back on its past and what fuels its social purpose.
- July 13, 2018
- By Kris Arciaga
"LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories Of Struggle and Triumphs" is a new exhibit at the San Diego History Center, featuring artifacts, photographs and memorabilia representing both persecution and victories the community experienced.
Actress Kate Burton is probably best known for her film role in "Big Trouble in Little China" and her TV roles in "Scandal" and "Grey’s Anatomy." Currently she stars as Prospera in the Old Globe Theatre’s gender-swapped production of Shakespeare’s "The Tempest."
La Jolla Playhouse just opened a new play by Robert Askins called "The Squirrels" and things have gotten a bit squirrelly.
- June 8, 2018
- By Kris Arciaga
Wonderspaces returns to San Diego Friday, shining a spotlight on 15 interactive works of art from around the world. The pop-up museum at the B Street Cruise Terminal at the Port of San Diego will run through the summer.
The San Diego Symphony will present Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc" this Saturday as part of its Fox Theatre Film Series. The music collective Luscious Noise will perform live as the film plays at Copley Hall.
- April 6, 2018
- By Kris Arciaga
Students are growing more than vegetables and fruits at Second Chance Youth Garden in City Heights, which offers them a chance to explore careers and develop job skills.
Sometimes art emphasizes escape over enlightenment. Such is the case with San Diego Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Pirates of Penzance."
This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.
A samurai rabbit and ninja turtles will be meeting up yet again after decades apart for a new IDW comic book coming out in July. To celebrate the reunion, IDW is bringing “Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)” co-creator Kevin Eastman together tonight at Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station.
Write Out Loud regularly performs at Cygnet Theatre but on Tuesday it will present “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a piece designed to compliment Cygnet’s current production “Shockheaded Peter,” which is a collection of stories about naughty children and misguided parents.
Something big is coming to theNAT, it is Ultimate Dinosaurs, but you will not find the dinosaurs you learned about as a kid. Instead, it is a whole new crop of dinos from the Southern Hemisphere that you may not have seen before.
For the second year in a row, choreographer Michael Mizerany will present the "In The Va Va Voom Room" burlesque show.
The comic-turned-playwright's latest work, "Meteor Shower," has its world premiere at the Old Globe.
The Old Globe Theatre would like Steve Martin to view its stage as a home for anything he writes. Two years ago it hosted his musical "Bright Star." Now comes the world premiere of his play "Meteor Shower."
The comedian's new film serves up a bit of a history lesson about improv and lays out some rules. It begins a two-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema on Friday.
Mike Birbiglia's new film "Don't Think Twice" (expanding to more cities on Aug. 12) looks to an improv group experiencing some growing pains.
San Diego native Jamie Lee Cortez explains what it’s like to walk around Comic-Con dressed up as a popular character.
The Shakespearean tragedy might not have existed if it weren't for the First Folio. So it's fitting that the Old Globe is offering a bold new production of "Macbeth" while a copy of the book is in San Diego during its national tour.
With the first folio in San Diego this month, Cinema Junkie returns to the Bard for an episode all about "Macbeth."
The Old Globe stages a new play about the 13 days of intense negotiations that led to the signing of the Camp David Accords.
Other stories featuring work by Kris Arciaga
- Aug. 13, 2019
- By John Carroll
San Diego Roman Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy gathered all 2,500 diocesan employees to lay out new policies regarding the sexual abuse of children.
- Aug. 12, 2019
- By Matt Hoffman
The San Diego power company is asking the California Public Utilities Commission for permission to increase its minimum monthly charge from $10 to $38. Critics call it a tactic to keep homeowners from going solar.
- Aug. 14, 2019
- By Priya Sridhar
The ongoing housing affordability crisis impacts nearly everyone in California, but few are hit harder than the refugee community.
- Aug. 20, 2019
- By Priya Sridhar
Caltrans is closing an off-ramp in Mission Valley Tuesday night as part of a major transportation project aimed at reducing congestion and making the area’s roads safer.
- Sept. 12, 2019
- By Andrew Bowen
San Diego State University officials are holding public forums on their proposal for a new stadium, housing and river park on the former Chargers stadium site.