Arts

Pardon their French in entertaining ‘Lies’

Pardon their French in entertaining ‘Lies’

SOLANA BEACH — The year: 1666; the setting: France. The language: anything but stodgy.

For Ron Banks the cabaret is very personal

Cabaret Caccia is currently in its 2014 season, and performances are being held on select Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Encinitas Library.

Crime writer panel set to talk all about ‘whodunits’

OCEANSIDE — As part of the monthlong citywide Big Read featuring “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett, a panel of mystery writers will speak at the Civic Center Library Feb. 22.

Film review: ‘Pompeii’ is its own natural disaster

Film review: ‘Pompeii’ is its own natural disaster

High on spectacle and history, but low on acting caliber and story, “Pompeii” gets trapped in its own unrelenting rain of volcanic fire.

Brush with Art: Art and Architecture merge in creations of Donn Angel Pérez

Brush with Art: Art and Architecture merge in creations of Donn Angel Pérez

The 2014 Arts Alive banner season is off to an impressive start.

Poets shine at Poetry Slam

Poets shine at Poetry Slam

ENCINITAS — True to poetry slam tradition, the Full Moon Poets Winter Poetry Slam began with 17 poets and five judges picked at random from the audience.

Film Review: Love tale fizzles

Film Review: Love tale fizzles

“Winter’s Tale” sports elegant visuals and has its beautiful moments, but its thematically overstuffed romance, due in no small part to underdeveloped supernatural aspects and several cases of miscasting, falls short of a tale worth telling.

Keeping an ear out for Second Cousins

Keeping an ear out for Second Cousins

ENCINITAS — Homegrown indie-folk band Second Cousins seems to be on the path to success. Named one of the “Top 12 bands to keep an ear out for in 2014” by Sounds in San Diego, this up-and coming-band is, indeed, something to hear.

Star Theatre takes on Sondheim

Star Theatre takes on Sondheim

OCEANSIDE — American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim is known for creating demanding musicals and “Into the Woods” is no exception.

Brush with Art: Museum putting the ‘POP’ in culture

Brush with Art: Museum putting the ‘POP’ in culture

The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) has raised the fusion of cultural and social events to the level of fine art.