Entertainment

Theater Review: "Picasso At The Lapin Agile"

From left - Philippe Bowgen as Pablo Picasso and Justin Long as Albert Einstein

Did Picasso and Einstein ever meet in a bar? Probably not, but that conjecture is the setup for Steve Martin’s “Picasso At The Lapin Agile,” playing through March 12 at The Old Globe. Barry Edelstein directs. But instead of a joke, the play becomes an extended riff on art, science, marketing and sex.

Theater Review: “Eurydice”

Oceanside Theatre Company presents Ruhl’s “Eurydice” through Feb. 26 at the Brooks Theater.

You know this is New Mythology when you see Eurydice taking a rainy elevator down to the Underworld.

Playwright Sarah Ruhl, despite her sound-alike name, believes in breaking them.

Tantrums and Tiaras 2017 contestant profile: Nick Criscione of Uptown Tavern

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2017" returns on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Observatory North Park. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits the programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Theater Review: “Perfect Arrangement”

L to R: Joshua Jones, John DeCarlo

The Big War is over, it’s 1950 and guess what? The problems that were solved have led to others, scarier and more difficult to solve.

Well, that’s what we thought then, anyway.

The defeat of fascism gave way to a horror of Communism; then the likes of J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI convinced President Truman that we also needed to root out “drunkards, loose women and deviants.”

Mardi Gras returns to Hillcrest!

Mardi Gras returns to Hillcrest on Feb. 28.

The huge celebration and festivities of Mardi Gras are coming back to Hillcrest on Tuesday February 28, and this year is going to be bigger than ever. Organizers are calling it the "Revival Tour." 

Beyond reality: Jai Rodriguez sets the record 'straight'

To Jai Rodriguez life is a cabaret.

Jai Rodriguez isn’t about to let a little show called “Queer Eye” define who he is, or who he was. The handsome out gay actor was a Broadway star way before the show premiered on Bravo in 2003, and he continues to shine in spite of his circling culture vulture status.

Tantrums and Tiaras 2017 contestant profile: Josh Ramirez of Flicks

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2017" returns on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Observatory North Park. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits the programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Theater Review: "Blue Door"

"Blue Door" plays at the Moxie Theatre on Thursday at 7 pm; Friday and Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm

Black mathematics professor Lewis has a terrible case of insomnia, and it’s not just the lack of sleep that’s bothering him. He’s being haunted by ghosts of his past – the one he’d hoped to leave behind by getting a Ph.D. and a university post and becoming a published author.