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  • Back-to-back events bring holiday spirit to Gaslamp

    Back-to-back events bring holiday spirit to Gaslamp

    Sip and stroll during Toast of Gaslamp on Saturday, Dec. 9 and pets will rule the streets on Sunday, Dec. 10

  • What's streaming and leaving Netflix: December 2017

    What's streaming and leaving Netflix: December 2017

    If you’re going to be spending many hours with family in the next month during the holiday season, then look to Netflix for a break from all the nagging questions about your love life and career. Or, bond with your cousins over your shared love of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” Other titles to be...

  • Top concerts this week in San Diego (Nov. 20-26)

    Top concerts this week in San Diego (Nov. 20-26)

    Concerts in town this week include Gwar, Borgore, Snow Tha Product and New Found Glory.

  • Turkey trots in North County

    Turkey trots in North County

    The idea of exercising before indulging in a Thanksgiving feast seems increasingly popular and the number of Turkey Trots is growing. Here are some taking place in North County, starting Wednesday: DEL MAR A Family Mile Fun Run takes off Thanksgiving Day at the Del Mar Race Track, 2260 Jimmy Durante...

  • Is San Diego losing its underground art scene?

    Is San Diego losing its underground art scene?

    From painters to sculptors to dancers to those in punk bands or creating experimental film, creative types scraping by in San Diego have in recent months increasingly expressed a growing anxiety: Is the region’s underground art scene dying? Similar concerns have rippled across the nation following...

  • In the wings: Sugar plums, soldiers and sweet beats

    In the wings: Sugar plums, soldiers and sweet beats

    Tchaikovsky goes all “Krush Groove” in “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker,” an ‘80s-minded riff on the holiday favorite. The touring show features the pioneering rapper Kurtis Blow (“The Breaks”) as guest MC, plus modern dancers choreographed by director Jennifer Weber of Brooklyn’s Decadancetheatre. It also...

  • Petco just bought this San Diego company you saw on 'Shark Tank'

    Petco just bought this San Diego company you saw on 'Shark Tank'

    Petco is venturing into the subscription box business with the purchase of PupBox, a San Diego startup that delivers a curated selection of puppy-friendly products to pet parents on a monthly basis. Terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed, but PupBox’s team of four will be joining...

  • Christmas tree lightings around San Diego County

    Christmas tree lightings around San Diego County

    Communities all around San Diego County will “flip the switch” to light the trees decked out in tinsel, ornaments and thousands of twinkling lights to welcome the festive season with their annual tree-lighting celebrations. Here is a list of some of the major neighborhood events, in chronological...

  • Travel the world in one night at San Diego's first Global Winter Wonderland

    Travel the world in one night at San Diego's first Global Winter Wonderland

    Sleigh bells ring in the distance SDCCU Stadium will soon be glistening Brightly colored lights will shine Sunday night Strolling through a global winter wonderland Not since 2013 has San Diego hosted a large-scale holiday lights attraction with the Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds....

  • Something for everyone at this year's San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

    Something for everyone at this year's San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

    The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival returns for a week-long showcase of San Diego culinary talent along with an international showing of some of the world's premiere wine and spirits. Hosted at the Embarcadero Marina Park North, the 14th annual festival runs from Nov. 12-19 and features food...

  • Quartyard breaks ground on new location in East Village

    Quartyard breaks ground on new location in East Village

    On Nov. 1, Quartyard 2.0 broke ground on its new location at 1301 Market St. in East Village. Like its predecessor, the new site will have a coffee shop, restaurant, dog run, and craft beers and cocktails. When news broke last year that Quartyard, on the corner of Park and Market streets, was closing...

  • California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival returning to Pechanga

    California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival returning to Pechanga

    California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF), a program of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at CSU San Marcos , serves as a showcase of the best in American Indian and Indigenous film, shorts and documentaries. "We want audiences from all walks of life to...

  • Ana Gasteyer is still having a ball onstage

    Ana Gasteyer is still having a ball onstage

    During Ana Gasteyer's impressive six-season run on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, the actress amassed a variety of classic impressions and characters. From memorable takeoffs of Martha Stewart and Celine Dion to crooning pop parodies with  Will Ferrell  as the...

  • Two must-see art shows bring monsters to life

    Two must-see art shows bring monsters to life

    From Frankenstein to Freddy Krueger to The Walking Dead zombies, every horror figure known in popular culture started out as an idea, and ultimately, sprang from an artistic mind. It is artists who bring to life the dark recesses of monsters, goblins, vampires and werewolves, successfully scaring...

  • Dia de los Muertos Art Skull Gallery honors the dead

    Dia de los Muertos Art Skull Gallery honors the dead

    In San Diego, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) a highly celebrated holiday. The lively and colorful event serves to celebrate, honor, and pray over deceased loved ones, including family and friends. The celebration of life may incorporate an altar, or ofrenda, that may contain flowers (often...

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