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San Diego Spirits Festival brings fine food and drink together for one weekend

11th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival

The culinary and cocktail event “San Diego Spirits Festival” is back on Aug. 24 and 25, for its eleventh year to give people a taste of the best food and drink the world has to offer.

This social occasion is the major food and spirits event in San Diego, and this year there are even more things to sample than ever before.

Hulu to stream entire "Designing Women" series this August

"Designing Women" will stream on Hulu starting August 26.

Over three decades ago, a CBS sitcom premiered and television would never be the same. "Designing Women" starred a cast of female heavyweights including Delta Burke, Annie Potts and Jean Smart. But it was the matriarch of the clan Julia Sugarbaker, portrayed by Dixie Carter, that made this show one for the ages.

Theater Review: “The Tale of Despereaux"

“The Tale of Despereaux” plays through August 11, 2019 on The Old Globe’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

A mouse falls in love with a princess, becomes a knight and saves the day in PigPen Theatre Co.’s latest offering at The Old Globe.

“The Tale of Despereaux,” based on the Newbery Award-winning fantasy novel by Kate DiCamillo, is in its world premiere through Aug. 11 at The Old Globe. Mark Bruni worked with PigPen on the direction.

Adult movie actors counterprotest with public sex simulation

It was a hot day at the Santa Monica Pier on Monday and adult movie stars Michael DelRay (above left) and Dante Colle (below left) heated up the afternoon even further when they took off their shirts and simulated sex to counter anti-gay protesters yelling fire and brimstone. 

Theater Review: “Matilda, the Musical”

“Matilda, the Musical” plays through August 3, 2019 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista.

You can’t pick your family, but poor Matilda (Charity Rose) wishes mightily that she could have chosen hers. The problems started at birth, when mom Mrs. Wormwood (Kristina Miller-Weston) was more interested in the dance contest she was missing than in knowing how her new baby was.

Theater Review: “Another Roll of the Dice”

“Another Roll of the Dice” plays through Aug. 11 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach.

Those wild and crazy touts, dolls and light-fingered crooks are back in town, pulling heists, betting on losing horses and always – always – trying to impress those dolls in the New York City of the 1930s and ’40s.