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Arts & Entertainment

Downtown Calendar — January 2017

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’ FRIDAY, JAN. 6 It’s everyone’s favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story. Take a musical journey with San Diego Junior Theatre through the streets of Skid Row to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a […]

Get your gator on

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Features | No Comments

Early bird tickets on sale for annual festival By Wendy Lemlin The second weekend in May might seem like a long time away, but planning for the 16th annual Gator by the Bay festival has been going on now for months, and headliners have recently been announced. The good news is, discounted advance tickets are […]

A subjective look back at San Diego theater in 2016

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater Review | No Comments

By Charlene Baldridge Theater critics are usually given complimentary tickets for a performance near the opening of each production. A ticket to see another performance is ordinarily at the critic’s expense. The Dec. 21 deluge did not matter. I had purchased a ticket to see ion theatre’s “The Normal Heart” again before it closed and […]

Superlative ‘Equivocation’ at Lamb’s

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Theater Review, Top Story | No Comments

By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review

As a certain music critic of yore used to lament in regard to Italianate tenors, “I wish I had a dictionary of superlatives with which to describe his voice.”

Currently there is much in San Diego theaters on which to rain praise, what with the double bill of August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” and “King Hedley II” playing through Nov. 6 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, and now, the latest, equally-challenging and exquisite, the regional theater premiere of Bill Cain’s hilarious and brainy 2009 ode to Shakespeare, theater and love, “Equivocation,” at Lamb’s Players Theatre through Nov. 20.

‘Creepy crews of characters’

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Story | No Comments

Monster Bash’s stilt walkers promise an epic event

By Dave Schwab

Shockingly, Monster Bash — San Diego’s not-to-miss blockbuster Halloween celebration — originally started as a replacement event.

Developed as an alternative October event to Rocktoberfest and tasked with attracting people to the Gaslamp Quarter during a slower time of the year, the inaugural Monster Bash took up just one city block, Fifth Avenue between J and K streets.