La Costa Film Festival Honors Ed Harris Plus Opening Night, & Festival Schedule

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The La Costa Film Festival (September 18-21) will screen 42 films from 13 countries and host nightly red carpet galas, exciting panels and numerous special events. The festival will debut a World Premiere as well as a special tribute to renowned actor Ed Harris. Here’s a brief rundown of what you can expect at the four day Film Festival.
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UCSD’s Toy Piano Festival: An Unusual Tribute to Tiny Music

The toy piano has been a musician’s cult favorite since John Cage fell in love with the instrument and composed his own piece for it in 1948; music lovers around the world have grown to know and even prefer the miniature equivalent to its much larger counterpart. For the past 14 years on September 5th, UC San Diego has celebrated the birth of John Cage and the establishment of the tiny piano’s place in the world; but first, we take a look at how this pint-sized creation got its start in the mid-19th century and what role UCSD plays in its continuing recognition.

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10 Ways to Eat, Drink, & Party Your Way Through September

Though Labor Day marks the end of summer, it doesn’t mean there’s any less to look forward to – the fall brings an entirely new set of festivities, from apple picking to street fairs and, of course, Oktoberfest. America’s Finest City isn’t going to let you down this autumn! Check out these 10 awesome September events in San Diego and mark your calendars for a fun-filled month.

Taste at the Cove: September 4

september events in san diegoTaste at the Cove is one of La Jolla’s longest-standing charity events and will be featuring food from San Diego’s top-rated restaurants, a New York-style Runway Fashion Show, and two local honorees (one in the medical field and one professional athlete) as well as silent and live auctions. Join the community on Thursday, September 4 at 5:30pm for the 13th Annual Taste At The Cove and support The San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation.  

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The 13th Annual Taste at the Cove Returns This September


Athletes, medical professionals, and supporters come together to celebrate the 13th annual Taste at the Cove on September 4th. The event will feature food, libations, a silent and live auction, and more, all for a good cause.
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Feature Recipe: The Cottage Scone Recipe

If you’ve ever enjoyed breakfast or brunch at The Cottage in La Jolla you might have tasted their signature scones. These delicious and moist scones are freshly baked everyday and are usually served with most egg dishes with a side of homemade jam. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make these at home then you’re in luck! The Cottage recently shared their delicious scone recipe on Facebook and we thought we’d share it with you all! Continue reading

13 Authors You Don’t Want to Miss at Warwick’s This September

La Jolla, August 25, 2014 (Warwick’s) — Warwick’s will host a series of speakers and authors this September, including world-renowned author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) and Chloe Coscarelli of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Check out our exclusive guide to Warwick’s September events below.

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5 Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in San Diego

Labor Day Weekend is coming up, and we all know what that means – the official end of summer, and a ton of activities in the city. San Diego is pretty well known for having some great festivities throughout the long weekend, so we’ve rounded up five of the best ones for you to enjoy. Kick off the finale of the season with these Labor Day weekend events in San Diego!

Sand Sculpting Challenge

Fri August 29 – Mon Sept 1.
B Street, Cruise Ship Terminal Pier: 1140 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego.

labor day weekend events in san diegoWitness professional master sculptors as they compete in this annual sand castle competition! Sculptors will be in attendance from around the world, including Canada, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Latvia and Singapore, to challenge the best in the U.S. Also enjoy live music, dancers, circus performers, magicians and kid- friendly activities. Buy a one day admission for $10 per adult/$7 per child or a four-day pass for $18 per adult/$12 per child. The fun starts at 9am all days. See the website for full schedule.

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La Jolla Beach Spotlight: La Jolla Cove

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End your summer on a high note with these family friendly activities at our next beach spotlight, the La Jolla Cove. From swimming to snorkeling and picnics on the grass, the Cove has something for everyone to enjoy.
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La Jolla Weekend Events | Aug 22 – 24

This weekend is packed full of awesome activities, from a stargazing extravaganza to a spirits festival and a 4k run/walk to celebrate the end of summer. Check out all of the best La Jolla weekend events right here and start planning an awesome three days with friends and family.

Julian Starfest

When: Friday, August 22-Sunday, August 24 / 9am-11:45pm
Where: Menghini Winery- 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian 92036
What: Anyone can enjoy the Julian StarFest by participating in the free public star party on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Arrive in Julian between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and you’ll be able to enter the StarFest grounds for free. Several telescopes will be set up in the viewing area so you can examine the stars, and experts will be on hand to answer any questions. Bring a red flashlight and your hawk eyes – all that open space makes for some great stargazing! 

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Little Free Library: Spreading the Love for Literature One Book at a Time

If you love to read, you’ve probably been to a public or city library at least once or twice in your lifetime – but have you ever come across a small, decorated box that’s home to a handful of paperbacks in someone’s front yard? These creations, which have affectionately become known as Little Free Libraries, have exploded in popularity across the United States and have been going strong since 2009; you can even find several right here in San Diego and La Jolla. What initially began as a backyard DIY project has catapulted into the most successful book sharing organization in North America.

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