Arts & Culture

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: First Annual Hillcrest Oktoberfest kicks off at the Brass Rail this Sunday

This Sunday from noon to 8 pm, grab your best pair of lederhosen and head over to Brass Rail for the first ever Hillcrest Oktoberfest! Hosted by the Brass Rail and Salt & Cleaver, the day will feature live music, great food, and beer from over 10 local breweries.

Specifically, there will be seasonal and limited release beers from Ballast Point, Stone, Alesmith, Port, Rough Draft, Karl Strauss, Coronado, Hillcrest Brewing Company, Iron Fist, Green Flash and Belching Beaver.

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival brings spirits alive Oct. 10 and 11

LA JOLLA, Ca. - Get your shorts, sandals and sunglasses ready. This weekend promises to be filled with excitement and world-class company as La Jolla is host to a truly cultured art festival.

October 10 and 11 will bring the prestigious La Jolla Art and Wine Festival to the picturesque coastal bluffs of one of the Golden State’s most exquisite locations.

The two-day fundraiser has become more than a reputable and respected festival, it also helps local schools by donating proceeds to local educators in need.

Ellen Page explains why her role in "Freeheld" was inspirational

Ellen Page was upfront and honest in her appearance on CBS’s “The Talk” on Tuesday. The 28-year-old actress was being interviewed by the show’s hosts about her new movie “Freeheld.”

The film tells the story of detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), domestic partners, who must battle the system in order for Andree to keep pension benefits in the event of Hester’s death due to aggressive stage four lung cancer.


French-accented pre-show announcements usher fashion diva Diana Vreeland back to the Old Globe in Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson’s “Full Gallop,” the story of her rise and fall as fashionista extraordinaire that originated at the Globe 20 years ago.

This time around Mercedes Ruehl, elegant in tasteful black pants and pullover (with a massive ring and two huge bracelets), plays the aging diva, who talks to us from Sean Fanning’s blood-red set with red carpeting and accents. “I can’t imagine ever getting tired of red,” she says.

THEATER REVIEW: "Orange Julius"

“Orange Julius” is a monologue with five characters.

Okay, there’s no such thing, and that’s one big problem with Basil Kreimendahl’s script. He’s written a series of monologues for Nut (a spectacular Rae K. Hendersen) – a mid-20's “gender queer,” genetically female, who wants to connect with her inner male.

She also wants to connect with an outer male: her father Julius (Jeffrey Jones), a Vietnam veteran and Agent Orange victim now dying of cancer. They’ve been estranged for some time, ever since she imagines he touched her inappropriately at eight or nine.

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SNL remembers the viral celebrities of 2015 in funny season opener

If you were at “The Red Dress Party,” “Pride at Dive,” or “Gay Days at Disneyland,” this Saturday, you may have missed “Saturday Night Live’s” season opener and its tribute to the best of 2015’s pop culture residue.

Host Miley Cyrus introduced the show and vocalized what many were already thinking.

“I’d like to say goodbye to those who made the summer what it was,” she said. “And while we’ll never think of these people ever, ever again, they certainly did summer their way.”

MLB rookie hazing cross-dressing sends dangerous message says LGBT Org.

TMZ reports a powerful LGBT group -- backed by some HUGE athletes -- is calling for Major League Baseball (MLB) teams to quit hazing rookies by forcing them to cross-dress ... because it sends a dangerous message to kids.

Several teams -- including the Oakland As, Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs -- dressed their rookies up in women's clothing and paraded them around this week as part of a hazing tradition that's been going on for years.


Cassandra Medley’s “Cell” isn’t about phones or biology. It’s about injustice, violation and inhumanity in one of those places where we hold immigrants before they are deported – and the lies we tell ourselves to be able to work in such places.

Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company’s new artistic director Lydia Fort helms “Cell” through Oct. 18 at the 10th Avenue Arts Center.

THEATER REVIEW: "Master Class"

Opera singers are like actors. In fact, the best of them are excellent actors, and “La Divina” Maria Callas is largely responsible for that.

Born with an impossibly long Greek name in New York City, Callas sang in the world’s greatest opera houses between 1947-1977 with a distinctive voice that some called ugly (even Callas said she didn’t like her sound). But audiences found her performances unforgettable, because she didn’t just sing notes; she inhabited the characters she portrayed.

Harrah's Resort in Southern California presents Pride at Dive Oct. 3

This weekend there are many fun things to do in and around San Diego. One of those things happens to be Pride at Dive at Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Saturday, October 3.

Pride at Dive and Revue is an exclusive pool party with plenty of music, cocktails and fun.