San Diego & La Jolla Events June 24 – 25

Another great weekend of superb weekend with great weather is in store for the area, so why not get out and have some great fun with family, loved ones and friends? There’s plenty to do as always, but here are some of the highlights.

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Cruisin’ Grand Escondido
Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Downtown Escondido

Car Daddy’s (and mommy’s too!), as well as any car aficionado has a treat in store for them in downtown Escondido’s this Friday evening. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido commands the ever historical Grand Avenue, where in excess of 500 bad-to-the-bone cars line the streets. Now in its 18th consecutive year, this jaw-dropping, eye-candy feasting of vintage vehicles sees literally thousands of attendees. Every Friday evening, special awards are presented to the more notable pre-1973 American-manufactured cars. (Sorry, friends, no foreign stuff at this spectacular event!) But stellar machines and powerhouse autos aren’t the only thing to delight in this Friday. In fact, live musical entertainment to please the ears will consist of DJ High Energy Sound Machine (spinning on Broadway); Martin Coughlin (performing on Juniper Street); The Groove Cats (playing at Maple Street Plaza); and Backwater Blues Band (performing at Kalmia & Grand). The event is absolutely free and the event runs weekly through September 29th. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido is located at 235 East Grand Avenue. Get on out and peep it out!

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival
10 a.m., Saturday Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach

Oh, yeah! It’s back, San Diegans! More than 70,000 folks of all ages are predicted to assemble in scenic Ocean Beach for this ever popular annual Chili Cook-Off and festival smack dab on the ocean. Aside from the mouth-watering chili cook-off, attendees can appreciate non-stop live tunes, various forms of entertainment, the Artists Alley, those gotta try, thrilling carnival rides, myriad games, food galore, a host of vendor booths, a must visit beachside beer garden, and much, much more! After all, it is spectacular OB, baby! And don’t sweat the driving if you have a mind to, because free, yes, we did say FREE, trolley services will depart from The Knights of Columbus parking lot down on Bacon Street, between W. Point Loma Boulevard and Voltaire Street, and the parking lot near Sea World Drive and Pacific Coast Highway to the festival. Oh, did we mention the festival is free? Yeah, buddy! Get those taste buds teased and pleased and have a blast!

Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
11 a.m., Balboa Park (Saturday and Sunday)

If you haven’t experienced the lively, colorful culture of the Philippines, you have been missing out big time. The entire family (and your friends, of course) need to take a skip and a hop over to Balboa Park for the 32nd annual Philippine Cultural Arts Festival this sun-filled weekend. As always, it’s a free event that recognizes the Declaration of Philippine Independence from Spain in 1898. All through the day, attendees can enjoy lively as well as colorful folk dances from various regions, live music and considerably more. In addition, local artists will be selling uniquely designed products inspired by Philippine culture, such as costume jewelry, T-shirts and more. If you can’t get to the beautiful Philippines, this is a must do event and is, once again, entirely free. Mabuhay!

San Diego Padres vs. Detroit Tigers (Kids Fest Day)
Sunday, 1:40 p.m.at Petco Park

The hometown Padres conclude their three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Petco Park with a 1:40 p.m. Sunday slugfest. Its Kid’s Fest Day, so be sure to treat those potential future Hall-of-Famer’s to a whale of a game. There will be plentiful activities for those glove-wearing, please let me catch a ball youngsters. There’s bounce houses, face painters, balloons, and more. Tickets begin at a mere $17 a pop. But check this hard to top note out! Admission is absolutely free for kids permitting they are under 36 inches tall and are accompanied by an adult, but they must sit on a parent’s lap. What better way to bond with you kids than at a professional baseball game?

La Jolla Galleries to Explore

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La Jolla is a seaside community nestled in some of the more beautiful surroundings of Southern California. Aside from its legendary surfing, fine dining and friendly people, La Jolla is also well known for its art and culture. Let’s take a look at four of La Jolla’s finest art galleries. We’ve listed just a few for your visiting pleasure.

The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery: The newest and more exciting modern art interchanges continuously at the La Jolla Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery. Not only is this modern gallery attention-grabbing for those who occasion by, it is simply alluring for the art aficionado. It is rife with twisted sculpture, myriad abstract paintings as well as limited edition quality works from artists around the world. The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery specializes in acquiring fine art and expedient and professional consulting. Here you can find experts to assist you in finding, acquiring and displaying art for your office or home, sure to spark conversation. Additionally, if you already have a piece of art that needs framing, this is your go to place for that as well. In addition to the gallery conveniently located on Ivanhoe Ave, there are two other locations, Jag Art Framing on Morena Blvd and Wall Street Art and Framing on Wall St. Both locations provide the art connoisseur with reliable, professional assistance.

R.B Stevenson Gallery: R.B. Stevenson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery highlighting California painters and altering exhibitions of national and international artists. Its expansive interior leaves visitors with plenty of room to explore and feast the eyes upon contemporary paintings on canvas, various works of mixed media, collages, and sculptures, as well as a variety of other creative art sure to capture your eye. Located on Girard Ave. in La Jolla, it is a brief 15 minutes from the airport and an absolute joy to visit.

Gallery at Lands EndThe Gallery at Land’s End is a picturesque, hidden jewel of a store neatly tucked away on the North end of world famous Pacific Beach in beautiful San Diego. Visitors will revel in everything from expert custom framing to creative local art, fine handmade jewelry, as well as hand-crafted gifts sure to have you looking twice. The boutique at Gallery at Land’s End indeed has it all. For more than 40 years, the privately owned gallery has made its mark and statement in the small, tight-knit supportive community it gladly calls home. Owner Thayne Yungman, known for various works of art personally handcrafts all of the custom frames and makes it a point to stock his store with some of the more thought-provoking and unique arts and crafts he can find, all for your pleasure.

Historically speaking, Vicki Ford and her husband Jay launched the Gallery at Land’s End as a custom framing shop and art gallery in 1973. What originally was a small business ran out of an old homey bungalow in Pacific Beach, art gallery has blossomed into a cherished community favorite featuring locally-fashioned crafts, jewelry, and art. The charming diminutive shop is rife with a colorful history as well as heart. Having had but two owners since opening, those involved with the gallery have seen and helped it through in excess of 40 years of adaptation, evolution, and various ups and downs. Current owner, Thayne Yungman, was once a faithful employee of Vicki until 2008, when he made a no-brainer decision to purchase the iconic business. Since then, Thayne has been working to increase the local profile and artistic image of Gallery at Land’s End.

La Jolla and San Diego Events this Weekend: June 17 – 18

Photo: Shutterstock.com | Jacob Lund

Photo: Shutterstock.com | Jacob Lund

La Jolla This Father’s Day Weekend
Father’s Day Helicopter Tour

Looking for that special event for dad this weekend? Why not an aerial escapade this Father’s Day? Take that special man in your life on a coastal helicopter flight over San Diego this Sunday! The excursion features some of dad’s beloved sites in San Diego – including spectacular Torrey Pines, Glider Port and Mission Bay. An approximate 18 minute flight time is available this Sunday. And the cost? Easy on the purse, pricing begins at a mere $67 per person when you book 3 passengers! However, weight restrictions do apply, so slim it down and get around La Jolla for an experience sure to last a lifetime.

TIME OF MY LIFE ’80S DANCE PARTY
Saturday at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla

Come mix it up with singles ages 40-60 for a 1980s themed dance get-together and mixer. The event jumps to a start with an ice-breaker game and an opportunity to mix and socialize. Of course, on the house light appetizers will be served. The Marriott features an expansive dance floor, a nightclub ambiance, and multi-level areas for peeping the dance floor when you need a break. DJ Elliott Thomas will be serving up the tunes from the ’80s the entire evening to keep things moving on the dance floor. Dominant Entertainment will be providing the lighting as part of an ’80s experience. Don’t be fooled. This is an upscale, dress-to-impress event to remember. Please note that no jeans, shorts, t-shirts or sandals are permitted. Hey, we’re going classy here. Prizes will be drawn later in the evening as an added feature. Where? Where else but in scenic La Jolla? Skip to the iconic tunes at 4240 La Jolla Village Drive this Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

Surfing into Summer
Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Check it out, San Diego! The first day of summer kicks it off this Saturday at this family friendly happening concentrated on what makes La Jolla the eminent summertime destination. Sunscreen? Nah, don’t even think about it. SEA Days is included with aquarium admission. All the proceeds sustain the exhibits as well as educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. And the cost? Don’t sweat it, let it. It’s a mere $14 to $18.50. Get on down to 2300 Expedition Way in scenic La Jolla.

Father’s Day Concert in La Jolla
Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get your classical vibe on this Sunday and take dad to an event to remember. Chill, relax and enjoy as Erica Poole and Glenn Vanstrum open the soothing event with Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme” by Schumann for piano four hands. Poole will subsequently unite with Andy Helgerson and Cliff Thrasher for Arensky’s D minor piano trio. The special Father’s Day occasion will conclude with Dvorak’s Quintet in A Major, performed by Ray Mak, Andy Helgerson, Lee Wolfe, Cliff Thrasher, and Glenn Vanstrum. The cost is free! Where? Where else but the La Jolla Library easily located at 7555 Draper Avenue in scenic, fantastic La Jolla. Wait, did we mention it’s completely free?

Celebrate Father’s Day in La Jolla

How about that special dad in your life? This Father’s Day, why not treat him to a special occasion? Let’s eat, stay, and play! Where? Where better of a location than the La Jolla Shores Hotel, right on the ever beautiful Pacific Ocean!

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For more than four decades, the exclusive La Jolla Shores Hotel has been welcoming and embracing guests from around the globe for short getaways and enjoyable extended vacations. Conveniently situated on the stunning California coast with the beach as its welcoming mat, the hotel is also near the astounding and ever popular village of La Jolla and mere miles north of downtown San Diego.

Visitors have the option to choose from 128 rooms, including many with kitchenettes and sweeping as well as all-encompassing views of the scenic Pacific coastline.

Better yet, why not give the gift of love to dad and enjoy the very best in contemporary American cuisine in the hotel’s family-friendly Shores Restaurant, all the while soaking up the hotel’s appealing old-world atmosphere?

For in excess of 40 years, the La Jolla Shores Hotel has been the continuous beach haven of choice for families and holidaymakers. Nestled smack dab on the Pacific Ocean in the ever popular La Jolla Shores community, the hotel’s sociable, heartfelt and hospitable staff is just one of the many highlights of an experience guaranteed to be remembered long after your stay. Unlike most hotels, the rooms at La Jolla Shores Hotel are more than just a place to lie one’s head for the evening. Indeed, they are an annex of the immaculate Pacific Ocean right outside your door. From the wide-ranging views, to the vivacious breezeways and balconies, to the tranquil beach vibe, every room is permeated with the well-known laid-back spirit that is California.

So why not celebrate your special father by ordering a great meal at The Shores? The beachfront restaurant extends extensive views of La Jolla Shores and furthermore provides patrons with an opportunity to feast mere steps from the sand.

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Father’s Day Brunch Buffet – Thank the father in your life for all he has done and continues to do with an extraordinary and unforgettable oceanfront repast for the entire family. Named “Best Sunday Brunch” by the La Jolla Village News, The Shores’ Sunday à la carte brunch will be specifically tailored for Father’s Day with an astonishing buffet with menu highlights that include the following:

  • Appetizers: Fishermen’s Catch, American Cheese and Charcuterie Board and Seafood Trio on Ice.
  • Main Courses: Seafood Paella, Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and St. Louis Style Natural Pork Ribs.
  • Side Dishes: Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Hickory Smoked Bacon, Italian Sausage.
  • Children’s Station: Turkey Meatballs Marinara, Mac and Cheese. What kid doesn’t like macaroni and cheese, especially when prepared by amazing chefs?
  • Desserts: Rocky Road Brownie, Triple Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake and Hazelnut Coffee Opera.

Forget the diet and splurge because you and your wonderful father deserve it!

Conversely, The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and esteemed coastal treasure for over 75 years offers sweeping, panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, culinary superiority and uncompromising service. You’ll simply be astonished by the incontestable ocean-front experience The Marine Room offers this summer for Father’s Day celebrations and the continuation of our signature High Tide Dinner season.

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Father’s Day – Gather up the troops and give special thanks to dad for all he does with an unforgettable oceanfront meal this Father’s Day. Exceptional dinner dishes will be served all weekend, including Line Caught Local Swordfish and Wild Caught Prawns, American Kobe Beef New York Steak and Country Meadow Rack of Lamb.

And why not consider starting a family tradition and pamper dad and the family in an amazing Father’s Day Brunch with menu highlights that include:

  • From the Bakery: Hazelnut Chocolate Brioche French Toast, Felix’s Farmer’s Market Vegetable Frittata, Baked Stone Fruit Blintz.
  • Starters: Fisherman Smokehouse, Butcher Block Charcuterie and Heirloom Baby Tomato Salad.
  • Entrées: Cracked Pepper Cacao Nib Crusted Angus Ribeye, Berkshire Pork Cheek Casserole, Agave Ancho Chile Smoked Mary’s Farm Turkey Breast and Saffron Vermouth Braised Petrale Sole.
  • Patisserie: Spicy Mayan Chocolate Squares, Marine Room Spindrift Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise and Raspberry Linzer Tart.

Additional information and the entire menu is available here.

The Father’s Day Brunch buffet is available this Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The price is a mere $58 per person with special pricing for children. For kids 6 to 12 years of age, the price is $29, and $4 for kids ages 5 and under. La Jolla Shores is conveniently located at 8110 Camino Del Oro, in scenic La Jolla.

If you’re looking for a great place to shop for dad, celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a few of his favorite things from Hi Sweetheart! Hi Sweetheart carries stationery, jewelry, home decor, tabletop, books, kitchen goodies, children’s items, and more and features brands from Los Angeles and Newport Beach. Gift cards and wrapping available too! Wednesday through Saturday 10am-6pm.

San Diego Area Events this Weekend June 10 – 11

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2017 San Diego County Fair
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Woooo-wee! The annual San Diego County Fair has just cranked up and runs through July 4th this season. The yearly shindig offers plenty of thrilling rides, daily entertainment, and of course, copious amounts of must-have unhealthy fried food! This year’s theme is dubbed “Wild, Wild West,” so fairgoers should expect to be in for one heck of a rootin’ tootin’ good time. True to its tradition, admission is reasonable at $18 for adults aged 13 through 61; $11 for individuals 62 and above, and for children ages 6 through 12. And those little rascals ages 5 and younger get in absolutely free! Attendees may also opt to purchase the “Best Pass Ever” for a mere $26, which allows admission for all 26 days of the fair. Other cool bargains, deals and discounts here.

San Diego Festival of the Arts
10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Waterfront Park

Artists from San Diego, the entire U.S. and abroad return to San Diego’s downtown park for the Festival of the Arts this weekend. The annual festival, previously held in scenic La Jolla, will welcome nearly 200 talented artists from multiple visual categories to compete in the juried festival. Some of the art attendees can expect to feast their eyes on consist of textiles, paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media and a lot more. Tickets begin at $12 per person. Proceeds benefit adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities. Spend a fantastic day while helping those in need!

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
7:30 p.m. at the Horton Grand Theatre

This awesome musical, proudly presented by Intrepid Theatre and New Village Arts, takes place between 1957 and 1958, an era when Buddy Holly and the Crickets had seven Top 40 songs, including everyone’s favorite “Peggy Sue.” The exceptional production celebrates the enduring legacy of the young man with thick-rimmed glasses whose brief career during the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll was cut short by a heart-breaking, untimely demise. Tickets to this toe-tapping show begin at $24. The musical runs at the Horton Grand Theatre through July 2nd. The theatre is located at 444 Fourth Avenue in San Diego. Additional information may be obtained by calling 760-295-7541.

Global Wellness Day: Friends and Family Bike Ride
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach

Live a blissful and fit lifestyle this Saturday June 10 and start your day off right with some physical activity: a 5K bike ride. The event begins at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza with a yoga-inspired stretch and appetizing food choices hosted by the Farmer’s Market. The event is completely free, but participants are asked to bring their own bike. Subsequent to the community bike ride, all participants are invited to make merry with a historic Imperial Beach group photo, chair massages, and other health-related fitness activities. The event is conveniently located at 800 Seacoast Drive in lovely Imperial Beach.

La Jolla Outdoor Activities for This Summer

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With summertime upon us, you’re going to want to be getting outside- and San Diego is indeed the picture-perfect city for people who have an affinity for outdoor activities. Scenic La Jolla, situated along San Diego’s central coastline, is idyllically located for people of all ages to access the areas myriad activities. This summertime you’ll find exceedingly more than enough to soak up your sunshiny San Diego days. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, or whether you prefer to participate by air, land, or water, lovely La Jolla is your getaway locale for fun and adventure.

If you love to soar, consider an activity that will take you up in the air among our fair-feathered friends. With either hang gliding or hot air ballooning, people can revel in a breathtaking, bird’s-eye view of San Diego’s unique terrain and coastline permeated with gorgeous canyons, lagoons, and bays. At the Torrey Pines Gliderport, you can take private lessons, fly your own glider or paraglider, or opt to fly tandem with an experienced pilot. Individuals can also hop aboard a hot air balloon and soar over the coastline in the second best area next to Oz itself. One local company offers special fantastic tours at the end of the day so you can glimpse the glorious sunset from high above the Pacific Ocean.

For those individuals who prefer to keep their feet on the turf, you won’t run out of places to explore or sports to enjoy in La Jolla. There are walking, jogging and hiking trails scattered throughout the village and greater San Diego area, from the world famous beaches and bays to canyons and parks. Some of the canyon hiking trails stretch for miles, and as you meander across various creeks and waterfalls, you won’t believe you’re in the middle of the city. For those who have a preference for guided walking tours, there are several to choose from in San Diego, from urban safaris and food and drink tours, to tours for bird watchers and nature lovers. Well-appreciated and highly popular areas such as expansive Balboa Park and Old Town also extend regular walking tours, where visitors and residents alike can be educated about San Diego’s rich history and unique geography. You’ll also find many free volleyball courts on San Diego beaches and some of the better golf courses in the entire country. Individuals of all ages can also cycle safely on many bicycle routes or opt to ride horses on the beach or inland trails.

If you have a penchant for water activities, there are at minimum15 major beaches dotting the San Diego coastline. From Torrey Pines in the north to Ocean Beach in the south, there are considerably more inviting beaches and parks surrounding Mission Bay. Visitors may choose to swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, explore tide pools, fish, launch a kayak, a sailboat, or a motorboat, or kick back and enjoy a picnic and an outstanding sunset. Several of San Diego’s beaches also include year-round lifeguards, restrooms, bar-b-cues, picnic tables, playgrounds for the kiddo’s, nearby eating locales, as well as various equipment rentals such as body boards, snorkels, fins, and bicycles. If you’ve always dreamed of learning how to surf or paddle a canoe or kayak, or perhaps scuba dive, you’ll discover many schools offering lessons throughout San Diego. Furthermore, if you enjoy being on the water, but fancy somebody else to take the helm, you can take a look into San Diego’s many water bound tours, including fishing, exploring coastal caves, whale watching, or touring San Diego harbor.

With all these wonderful outdoor adventures calling to you here in scenic and inviting La Jolla, what are you waiting for? Whether you seek to delight in San Diego’s many activities in the air, on the ground, or in the water, it’s high time to grab your favorite sunscreen and get out and enjoy life!


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What’s Good in La Jolla This Weekend: June 3 – 4

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Mainly Mozart Festival: Spotlight Series – June 3rd
6:30 p.m. at the Auditorium at TSRI in La Jolla

Come be thoroughly entertained June 3rd by listening to some of Mozart’s more beautiful compositions, including his Violin Sonata in C Major and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G Major. There will also be a poem reading by Charlene Baldridgel entitled “The Work at Hand,” orchestrated on the foundation of the late Laura Morefield’s poetry of the same name. Laura penned her prose subsequent tor being diagnosed with colon cancer in order to address the difficult and profoundly human experience of saying goodbye. The evening of chamber music features Tereza Stanislav on violin, Andrew Shulman on cello, Anna Polonsky on piano, and Deborah Nansteel singing mezzo-soprano for “The Work at Hand.” Tickets start at $58 per person and promise a night to remember. TSRI is conveniently located at 10620 John Hopkins Dr. in lovely La jolla.

Escape to Margaritaville – June 4th
2 p.m. at the La Jolla Playhouse

The world premiere of “Escape to Margaritaville” continues its exceptional run at the La Jolla Playhouse this weekend. The novel production features some of Jimmy Buffett’s better-known hits, in addition to new songs written exclusively for the entertaining musical. The story charts the course of a part-time bartender, part-time singer on a Caribbean island who falls head over heels for a beautiful tourist, a woman who causes him to ponder the life he thought he had all figured out. Playwrights Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl”, “Raising Hope”) and Mike O’Malley (“My Name Is Earl”, “Justified”, “Glee”) merge a story in the works for years with Buffett classics, under the direction of award-winning director Christopher Ashley. The musical runs through July 9 at the Playhouse. Read more about how the cast and crew paid tribute to Buffett’s music here. The Playhouse is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive in ever scenic La Jolla!

The Old Man and The Old Moon – June 4th
7 p.m. at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park

Cinematic shadow puppetry meets energetic folk music and fantastical fables in “The Old Man And The Old Moon.” PigPen Theatre Company comes to San Diego with this imaginative novel theatrical production, newly off award-winning runs in New York, Chicago and Boston. When The Old Man’s wife suddenly and unpredictably disappears from their home one day, the Old Man leaves his post refilling The Old Moon’s light that spills out every night and embarks on an eventful excursion to locate his only true love. The production runs through June 18 at the Old Globe Theatre. The Old Globe Theater is located at 1363 Old Globe Way. More information is available by calling (619) 234-5623.

San Diego County Fair: Opening Day – June 2nd
4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Yee-haw and Yippee! The annual San Diego County Fair kicks off its 2017 season on Friday evening with thrilling rides, exceptional entertainment and, of course, superb unhealthy fried food. The 2017 theme is “Wild, Wild West,” so patrons should expect a rootin’ tootin’ heck of a time. The fair runs through July 4th. Admission is a mere $18 for adults ages 13 to 61; $11 for people 62 and older and for kids ages 6 to 12. Those tots ages 5 and younger get in absolutely free. Attendees may also purchase the “Best Pass Ever” for $26, an exceptional bargain, which allows admission for the entire 26 days of the fair. The San Diego County Fair is an event that should not be missed!

Dana Carvey June 2nd
7:30 p.m., Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

“Saturday Night Live” alum Dana Carvey brings his comedic bit to Humphreys by the Bay this Friday night. He takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on his 62nd birthday, so be prepared for an awesome performance that may stretch the bounds. Most tickets for this promising event cost $66.

Mainly Mozart Festival in La Jolla this Month

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This June, classical music aficionados will be able to experience world-class chamber music close to home. The Mainly Mozart Festival will take place in La Jolla from June 2nd through June 25th.

For some twenty-eight years, Mainly Mozart has been a mission-driven organization with one directorial motivation: Mozart. His numerous compositions, his exceptional mastery, and all that he exemplified as a multi-faceted individual inspires our mission and vision, and this is what sets us apart. However, Mozart exemplifies considerably more than classical music. In fact, Mozart epitomizes all the finer aspects of prodigy, composer, genius, innovator, and collaborator. Consequently, Mainly Mozart is focused on articulating these notable qualities with respect to any and everything we produce.

The mission at Mainly Mozart is to enhance the lives of present and future avid lovers of classical music by connecting them to the veritable brilliance and innovation of Mozart and the classical masters, to top-notch musicians and music-making, and to one another.

Mainly Motzart has an extraordinarily rich history. The first sounds of the all-star Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, under the talented baton of founding Maestro David Atherton, were initially heard in 1989. Chartered as a non-profit corporation in September of 1988, the first festival was performed on the outdoor stage of the renowned Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. The festival was received heartily and since that time the remarkable performances have been acclaimed by critics for their innovative programming and extraordinary concerts.

When 1991 rolled around, Club Amadeus was born as Club Twelve-Fifty, with intimate members-only concerts highlighting world-class artists in select and fashionable private residences. Moreover, a year subsequent, Mainly Mozart became binational, adding “Mozart Binacional” with concerts and educational programs throughout Baja California. In-school programming was also launched with “Living Composers” for elementary school students.

Mainly Mozart became more than just a summer festival, however. In 1996, at the Neurosciences Institute (now The Auditorium at TSRI), the Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Series featured first-rate musicians in chamber music concerts during both winter and spring. The chamber music series launched with a five-concert piano recital series. (Additional series venues were added in 2006 in Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe.)

The Mainly Mozart Festival made the newly remodeled Balboa Theatre its permanent summer home in 2008. At that time, talented pianist John Lill electrified a sold-out house by performing all five Beethoven Piano Concerti in a single evening.

Mainly Mozart introduced three new series in 2013: Mozart & the Mind – Exploring the Music Brain Effect, Evolution at The Abbey – Today’s Musical Innovators, and Festival Chamber Players at The Timken Museum.

The merger between the 25 year-old Young Artists Symphony and Mainly Mozart was completed in May, consequently creating the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of the California’s (in partnership with Tijuana’s music conservatory). Maestro David Atherton concluded his tenure as music director of the Mainly Mozart Festival which he founded some 25 years previous, conducting his final season in June. The subsequent year, British conductor Michael Francis raised his baton as the Mainly Mozart Festival’s second-ever music director during the course of its rich 27-year history. The reception was well-received, as ticket sales for the first season of the energetic young conductor nearly doubled.

Last year, one of Maestro Francis’s six-year journey launched with “The Prodigy Year: Mozart from 3-17” during the 28th annual Mainly Mozart Festival. We highly suggest you attend this year’s stimulating festival, as it promises to be an exceptional evening you’ll not soon forget!


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We are thankful to have so many local businesses who have been advertising with us successfully every year since the 1940’s. We would like to be able to bring you the same huge ROI we have brought other local businesses each year due to their advertising with us.

For more information on our nearly 500-page annual Blue Book community resources, our website, our app, or our social media platforms, please call 858-454-7939 today.

Some ad space opportunities are limited as so many businesses renew their same ad spots with us year after year. We hope to hear from you soon.

858-454-7939
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