FEATURED EVENTS Live music: Hands Like Houses Friday, Nov. 4 Australian rock band Hands Like Houses is kicking off its North American tour in San Diego with this show at The Irenic (3090 Polk Ave., North Park).Read More
Featured events The Bankers Hill Fall Festival 2016 Saturday, Oct. 22 This free, all-ages event is an opportunity to experience Bankers Hill with complimentary tastes from local restaurants; wellness demonstrations at fitness studios and spas; viewing of the area’s notable architecture; and access to art and design galleries.Read More
Adams Avenue Street Fair turns 35
By Margie M. Palmer
Ninety musical acts will be featured at the 35th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair in Normal Heights, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25.
Performers include The Beat Farmers with Dave Alvin, Sebadoh, Mrs. Magician, The B-Side Players, Jungle Fire and Sugaray Rayford Blues Band.Read More
By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor Once Pride is in our rear-view mirror every year, the community tends to start looking forward to CityFest, the annual street festival presented by the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA). This year’s event will take place Sunday, Aug. 14, from noon – 11 p.m. Originally started 32 years ago as a way to celebrate the refurbishment of the iconic neon Hillcrest sign, CityFest has continued to “keep the party […]Read More
Commentary by Dustin Lothspeich AJ Froman are this crazy progressive rock band that throws in a lot of psychedelic twists and turns throughout their music. Their frontwoman, Sarah Norwood, has such an incredible stage presence and literally hurls herself around the stage — they’re just a great rock band in the vein of Led Zeppelin or Yes.Read More
By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review
Many critics claim that “Gypsy, a Musical Fable,” the 1959 Broadway musical loosely based on Gypsy Rose Lee’s memoirs, is the perfect musical to emerge from the last half of the 20th century.
It has a book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and music by Jule Styne. Readers may judge for themselves through Sept. 4 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town as performed by a company of 25 and a band of six, including conductor/keyboard Terry O’Donnell.Read More
The Symphony’s fantastical adventures with live music By David Dixon Last summer, the San Diego Symphony got a lot of worldwide attention for performing unannounced live music from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for 6,500 fans during Comic-Con International. This year during the annual convention, the Symphony has even more on its plate, contributing to an open-air movie premiere and two video-game-related evenings at Copley Symphony Hall.Read More
Live music: Sue Palmer Friday, July 15 Mission Hills Concerts in the Park summer concert series continues tonight from 6 – 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park (1521 Washington Place, Mission Hills). One of seven weekly concerts will feature Sue Palmer. Known as the “Queen of Boogie Woogie,” Palmer’s career has taken her around the world playing styles from blues to jazz and more.Read More
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Arts events are common these days. Every month, if not every week, denizens of the Uptown area can plan a weekend outing to dine on the cultural arts, whether a new gallery exhibit or theater production opening, or a festival of film, music or visual arts. But not every arts event includes attractions such as an athletic ballet of wrestling villains and heroes or a standup comedy trolley or elegantly crafted crossbows. […]Read More