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Theater Review: “Around the World in 80 Days”

“Around the World in 80 Days” plays through February 4, 2018, at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.

Who doesn’t love Jules Verne’s crazy story about Phileas Fogg, who one night while playing whist with his buddies at the club asserts that progress has been such that man can now go around the world by steamer and rail in 80 days? 

When scoffing ensues (this is 1872), Fogg bets 20,000 pounds (about $39,000 in today’s currency) that he can do it.

New "Queer Eye" reboot trailer is here

The Fab 5 in Netflix's reboot of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" get ready to help the culturally unconscious starting Feb. 7.

The trailer for the reboot of style makeover show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is finally here.

It’s been 15 years since the first Queer Eye premiered on Bravo. Until that time the word “queer” was being reclaimed and only used by gay people in social circles and pride events.

Jinx Mirage Out & About: New resident DJ at Overdrive, a classic car show and a fun hockey game

 Here is everything there is to do in the community this weekend!

This week Jinx Mirage has all of the details on what's going on in the neighborhood, and it looks like it's going to be another big week with plenty to do.  

"What’s up Hillcrest it’s Jinx Mirage and bringing you all that’s fun and fabulous in Hillcrest to a mobile device near you," says Jinx. "So grab a coffee, tea or mimosas and let’s get this week kicked off!"

Theater Review: “The Color of Light”

“The Color of Light” plays through February 3, 2018, at the Tenth Avenue Art Center, 930 Tenth Avenue, downtown.

Master colorist Henri Matisse is probably best known as a painter and prime mover of the Fauvists (“wild beasts”), the early 20th-century art movement that produced wildly colorful canvasses.

But he also branched out into printmaking and sculpture. And late in life, when illness kept him from standing to paint, he took up the colorful paper cut-outs for which he is also renowned.

DJ Dirty Kurty takes over residency at 'Overdrive'

DJ Dirty Kurty takes over residency at Overdrive.

Don’t let Overdrive CEO, creator, owner and producer Kaleb Nicola hear you call it a “circuit” party, that won’t do. It’s much more than that and with DJ Dirty Kurty coming on board as the new resident DJ, it’s about to become even more special.

Five women accuse James Franco of on-set 'sexually exploitative' behavior

Some question why James Franco wore a "Time's Up" pin to awards ceremony.

Star of movies I am Michael and The Disaster Artist James Franco doesn’t seem to be in the press talking about his Golden Globe win Sunday for the latter film. 

Instead, he has been addressing assertions by five women who are accusing the 39-year-old actor of “sexually exploitive” behavior.

Inspiring real-life gay teacher changed to straight for NBC series

Josh Radnor plays a straight character inspired by a gay on in NBC series "Rise."

NBC’s new television series “Rise” was inspired by an out gay man, but the network has re-written him to be straight.

Writer Jason Katims is best known for creating “Friday Night Lights,” and wrote “Rise” based in part on Michael Sokolove’s book, “Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater.”

Jinx Mirage Out & About: New party at Uptown Tavern, and DIVAS' Kickxy talks about her new role

Here is everything there is to do in the community this weekend!

Jinx has weathered the storm this week and come through the other side with this exciting edition of "Out & About."  

"What’s up Hillcrest? I hope you have settled into 2018 and are ready to get back out into the scene. This week we are saving the Mother Earth, swinging with some hip cats and kicking it with Kickxy Vixen and the ladies of San Diego DIVAS."

Fitness brand Equinox celebrates "commitment" in new design project

With designers curated by stylist Mel Ottenberg, Equinox commissioned the production of these one-of-a-kind items. 

Fitness club Equinox is celebrating people who have made a difference in history by their passion and persistence.

The project is called “Commitment,” and is inspired by seven people and “the commitments they make” according to the website. But if you’re looking to buy any of the items, you’re out of luck, they aren’t for sale.