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‘Shining’ light on homeless

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Film, Special Events | No Comments

By Dave Schwab

An animated film without words being used to promote Father Joe’s Village and highlighting the plight – and potential – of San Diego’s growing homeless population will leave you speechless.

“Shine” takes place in a world of minerals and gems. It portrays a lump of coal, Nicoal, left alone in the cold and rain. Just when all hope seems lost, compassionate neighbors from Father Joe’s Villages welcome and embrace Nicoal, compressing her with respect and kindness.

Monster technology

By Dave Schwab

San Diego Monster Bash will rampage through the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village Saturday, Oct. 28, as Downtown San Diego morphs into one of Southern California’s largest outdoor Halloween block parties.

The annual fall scarefest, which draws more than 15,000 partygoers annually from every state in the nation, offers an evening of nightmarish delight, stacked music lineups, five hellishly themed stages, and epic partying. It usually sells out.

Downtown gets sandy

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Features, Special Events, Top Story | 1 Comment

By Jess Winans

Imagine 300 tons of sand being dumped on the Broadway Pier in Downtown San Diego. That’s exactly what’s going to happen this Labor Day weekend.

As part of the sixth annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition, 11 World Master Sand Sculptors and 21 Cool California Carvers in seven groups of three will each be given 15 tons of sand to mold.

Arting by the bay

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

After moving to Downtown last year, following two decades in La Jolla, the San Diego Festival of the Arts — formerly the La Jolla Festival of the Arts — has found its home on the steps of the San Diego Bay.

Still produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation in conjunction with San Diego Magazine, the 2017 festival will take place June 10–11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

From the bayou to the bay

By Wendy Lemlin Elected official from Louisiana to experience ‘Gator’ first hand How authentic is the Louisiana-themed joie de vivre evidenced at the annual Gator by the Bay Festival, happening May 11-14 at Spanish Landing Park? So authentic that it caught the attention of Louisiana’s Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, who has cleared his very busy […]

A soaring return

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Features, News, Special Events, Top Story | No Comments

By Dave Fidlin

Abu Dhabi, Budapest … San Diego?

These global cities might appear an unlikely mix, but they share a common bond this year: Each is among eight select locales throughout the world hosting a Red Bull Air Race at some point in 2017.

Love your mother

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Features, Special Events, Top Story | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

Be a part of the solution, not the problem — and not the complaint.

The 28th annual EarthFair organizers are encouraging everyone to get involved and care for the earth they live on with the theme, “Be a Solution!” The fair will be held Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. in Balboa Park.