Michael Benninger

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  • Reel cool: February movie releases

    Reel cool: February movie releases

    New movies being released in February 2017 include those starring Renée Zellweger, Matt Damon , Dakota Johnson , Keanu Reeves and Ice Cube . Same Kind Of Different As Me Drama Director: Michael Carney  Starring: Renée Zellweger, Greg Kinnear , Djimon Hounsou   In theaters: Feb. 3 In an effort to...

  • Laughing stock: February stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: February stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Colin Kane, Arsenio Hall and Whitney Cummings. 2.2-4 Colin Kane "You gotta talk dirty. And if you talk dirty, you gotta change it up. A lot of you white girls say the same thing. You'll be like, 'I want to taste you.' You...

  • Laughing stock: January stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: January stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Ben Gleib, Ali Wong, Cort McCown and Rex Navarrete.   1.5-7 Corey Holcomb "I knew my daughter was gonna be a freak when this b*tch was 3 months old. Listen, this little heifer, she never kept the bottle in her mouth. She...

  • True North rolls out S.D.'s first cannabis cocktail

    True North rolls out S.D.'s first cannabis cocktail

    On Nov. 8, as Californians sparked up to celebrate the Golden State's newfound freedom to consume cannabis legally, the minds behind True North Tavern decided it was high time to introduce San Diego to a brand-new type of beverage. Dan Sutherland, True North's in-house alchemist, recounts the hazy...

  • Meet your bartender: Chelcie Lopez

    Meet your bartender: Chelcie Lopez

      Known as North Bay, Sports Arena, the Midway District and Loma Portal, one thing the patch of land between Point Loma and Interstate 5 isn't known for is electrifying nightlife. But with the arrival of the new Banzai Cocktails and Food, not to mention the DJs it's bringing to this stretch of...

  • Reel cool: January movie openings

    Reel cool: January movie openings

    Movies being released to start the New Year include "Bastards," "Underworld: Blood Wars," "Patriots Day," and "Split." Underworld: Blood Wars Every bloodline must end. Action | Horror Director: Anna Foerster  Starring: Kate Beckinsale , Theo James , Tobias Menzies In theaters: Jan. 6 A vampiric...

  • Living proof: 101 reasons to visit O'side's new speakeasy

    Living proof: 101 reasons to visit O'side's new speakeasy

    Just in time for Santa's arrival, Oceanside 's Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank has unwrapped its latest addition: a 35-seat, Prohibition-inspired speakeasy dubbed 101 Proof. Occupying a cozy 600-square-foot room, this jazzy joint has a menu of more than 300 whiskeys - and a set of house rules including...

  • Reel cool: December movie openings

    Reel cool: December movie openings

    Movies coming out around the holidays include "Office Christmas Party," "Collateral Beauty," "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and "Passengers." Manchester by the Sea Drama Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck , Michelle Williams , Kyle Chandler In theaters: December 2 When a childless...

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