San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: February 17th & 18th

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It’s going to be another beautiful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla. Whether you like to shop, paint, go to the theater or get outside and exercise, there’s something for everyone!
Saturday, February 17th:
Lucky Street Vintage Market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1722 South Coast Highway #3, Oceanside

If you’re a sucker for vintage, you will love Lucky Street Productions vintage marketplace. You’re sure to find just about every style of vintage in this large warehouse filled with treasures. Every Saturday and Sunday!

Painting by the Sea
3 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado

Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean that the romance has to end. Head over to Hotel Del Coronado and paint by the sea! Guests will be painting the hotels red turret with heard shaped clouds. Classes are an hour and a half, and they welcome in novice to intermediate painters.

Sunday, February 18th:
Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

The Importance of Being Earnest
7 p.m., The Old Globe Theatre The Old Globe

The Old Globe Theatre proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The story follows Jack and Algernon, a pair of bachelors attempting to maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Performances run at various times through March 4; with ticket prices varying by day.

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: February 10th & 11th

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From theater to Mardi Gras parties, this weekend has just about something for everyone. Clock out of the work week, and get your weekend on!

Saturday, February 10th:

Brewbies Craft Beer Festival
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bagby Beer Co.

Get ready to get your brew on and support a great cause. Coming back for it’s 9th year, the Bagby Beer Co will be hosting it’s craft beer fest in Oceanside. All proceeds will go to Keep A Breast Foundation. You’ll have access to beers from more than 40 breweries, all for only $45 or $65.

Hillcrest Mardi Gras
5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Hillcrest

It’s that time of year again! Get ready for some Mardi Gras fun! The Hillcrest Business Association is gathering up the entire neighborhood for a bar-tobar Party Bus Bar Hop. Tickets are only $20 (or $25 on the day.) If you upgrade to VIP for only $10 more dollars, you’ll have access to private bars, lounges, and other special treatment. Don’t miss it!

Sunday, February 11th:

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

The Importance of Being Earnest
7 p.m., The Old Globe Theatre The Old Globe

Theatre proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The story follows Jack and Algernon, a pair of bachelors attempting to maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Performances run at various times through March 4; with ticket prices varying by day.

It’s A Date! Celebrate Valentine’s Day in La Jolla

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Valentine’s Day, the quintessential day of love, is rapidly approaching. More than a splendid day of gifting chocolates and flowers to someone special. There’s hardly anything more romantic than a tranquil environment where quality wine and a delectable meal in a five-star restaurant may be enjoyed with your loved one. How convenient would it be if one of the better restaurants in La Jolla were actually located inside your hotel? As luck would have it for vacationers and local San Diegans alike, there are numerous hotels in La Jolla with premier on-site restaurants, all crème de la crème for a celebration of romance in San Diego’s premier seaside community.

The restaurant inside the elegant Empress Hotel is located near the ocean, a delightful hotel that caters to guests from around the country. The Empress features a restaurant appropriately named Manhattan that mimics the presence and atmosphere of a definitive New York lounge. Live piano shows pay tribute to an unobtrusive and warm ambiance. Diners and lovers alike have a choice to either eat in the bar lounge area, or conversely may opt to spend their special time together relishing their meal in the private dining room. Designated as San Diego’s Best Romantic Restaurant, Manhattan provides its diners with the additional extravagance of an award-winning menu, featuring specialties such as veal chop, a signature scampi, classic cannelloni and homemade pastas. For that special Valentine’s Day romantic date, Manhattan’s delicious offerings, along with its reserved, affectionate surroundings make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience long to be cherished by lovers.

The Nine-Ten Restaurant is a first-rate steakhouse conveniently located on La Jolla’s historic Prospect Street inside the Grande Colonial. Nine-Ten diners have an option to revel in airy al-fresco dining on its private sidewalk patio, or in the soothing ambiance of its indoor dining room which features opulent mahogany wood accents and lofty ceilings. Nine-Ten provides its ever-welcome guests this Valentine’s Day with an expansive selection of quality, local menu choices and fine wine. Couples are able to pamper themselves with delightful dishes crafted from locally grown produce and indigenous La Jolla seafood. The atmosphere at Nine-Ten is the perfect place to enjoy numerous entrees along with tastefully paired wine. For that romantic night you seek with your special someone, Nine-Ten delivers lasting memories along with its memorable menu selections.

The Shores Restaurant is fittingly located in the La Jolla Shores Hotel. The restaurant provides lovers and couples with an incomparable ocean view of the Pacific. For lovers who prefer to enjoy the fresh scent of the Pacific replete with the sound of the waves, as well as relax in a calm ocean breeze, The Shores Restaurant features an open-air patio. The expansive layout and modest decor creates a laid back setting that is great for lovers and couples seeking a special night out filled with a romantic atmosphere and a mouth-watering menu.

Additionally, guests staying at the La Jolla Shores Hotel may be ensured they will receive kingly and queenly treatment from their deluxe, full-service accommodations. They additionally offer special romance deals that include special discounts and accompaniments to enhance a special Valentine’s Day stay.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: February 3rd – 4th

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With this beautiful weather and the big game on Sunday, San Diego and La Jolla is going to be hopping with fun events! Check it out here.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Save a Heart, Save a Life 5K
8 a.m., NTC Park at Liberty Station

Get your running shoes laced up, and head down the the “Save a Heart Save a Life 5K” this weekend. The event will be held at NTC Park at Liberty Station.  Proceeds will go to prevention of sudden cardiac arrest. Registration costs $55 for adults and $35 for runner 18 and younger. All participants will get a t-shirt, finisher medal, goodie bags, prizes and refreshments.

Chinese New Year Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), International Cottages at Balboa Park

Chinese New Year is here and The International Cottage at Balboa Park are celebrating! This event will include llive entertainment, a fashion show and food. In celebration of the Chinese culture, there will also be the Lion and Kung-Fu Dragon Dance, in addition to other performances. Don’t miss this beautiful celebration!

Sunday, Feb 4th.

Super Bowl LII
3:30 p.m.
It’s game time! The New England Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at the 52nd Super Bowl Sunday. Watch the big game in California’s most beautiful city. Check out our list of restaurants and bars where you can get some great food and drinks, and watch the game!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

If the Super Bowl isn’t your scene, then it’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Where To Watch Super Bowl LII This Sunday

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It’s Super Bowl time again! If you want to celebrate with fellow San Diego and La Jolla folks, we have some of the best spots for you to check out. Enjoy, and as always, celebrate responsibly.

Karl Strauss Brewery La Jolla

If you love cracking open a bottle of Karl Strauss at home, then you must go check out the La Jolla Location. Strauss has been proudly serving California since 1989, and their drinks are brewed fresh at their Main Brewery in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Have a real experience and pay a visit to Karl Strauss on game day.  Sandwiches, salads, and appetizers are also served. Sunday hours are 11 am – 9 pm.

The Shack

Nothing says Super Bowl better than a favorite spot by the locals. Located steps away from Windansea Beach in La Jolla, The Shack offers delicious food and great beer and cocktails. Plus, the fact that they’re pet friendly, have a sweet firepit, and 12 TVs make it even better. Feel right at home and watch the game at The Shack.

The Lot La Jolla

Why not catch the gruelling action on the gridiron, then relax with a flick at The Lot La Jolla? Patrons will enjoy a choice of either indoor or outdoor viewing areas in the restaurant, bar and patio at La Jolla hot spot. The Lot always goes big with Super Bowl Sunday, so be sure to call and make plans!

What’s Happening in San Diego & La Jolla This Weekend: January 27th – 28th

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The weather is going to be beautiful, the events are going to be happening, and your friends and family are going to be ready to hang with you. So what are you waiting for? Here’s San Diego and La Jolla weekend events!

Saturday, January 27th:

1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run
7:30 a.m., La Jolla Shores

Surfs up! Surfers are gathering at La Jolla Shores this Saturday. What’s up? They’re going to attempt to break a world record for the most surfers on one wave at a time. Don’t miss being a part of this historic day. Plus, it’s all for a good cause! Participants will be supporting the Boys to Men Mentoring Charity. If you prefer to stay on the shore, the 5K or 5-mile beach run to Torrey Pines is available

San Diego GT Cars & Coffee
8 a.m. to 10 a.m., O’Gara La Jolla Service Center

Do you love cars? Love coffee? Well then you’ll love San Diego’s GT Cars & Coffee event! Luxury cars will be at O’Gar La Jolla on Saturday. The event is free with complimentary coffee, food trucks, and live music.

Lucky Street Vintage Market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1722 South Coast Highway #3, OceansideIf you’re a sucker for vintage, you will love Lucky Street Productions vintage marketplace. You’re sure to find just about every style of vintage in this large warehouse filled with treasures. Every Saturday and Sunday!

Sunday, January 28th:

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Tidepooling Adventure
1 p.m. to 3 p.m., La Jolla

Who doesn’t love tidepools? No one. The correct answer is no one. Come explore the tide pools at Dike Rock or False point with Birch Aquarium. All for $16 ($13 for members.) Fun for the whole family!

The Importance of Being Earnest
7 p.m., The Old Globe Theatre
The Old Globe

Theatre proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The story follows Jack and Algernon, a pair of bachelors attempting to maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Performances run at various times through March 4; with ticket prices varying by day.

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: January 20th – 21st

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From marches to the beginning of restaurant week, this San Diego weekend is jam-packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

Saturday, January 20th:

2nd Annual Women’s March San Diego
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waterfront Park

Grab a pair of sneakers and get ready for the second annual Women’s March. This peaceful demonstration will make efforts to bring attention to the 2018 elections, highlighting the importance of voting. Attendees include local leaders such as Toni Atkins, Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, Susan Davis, Shirley Weber and more. The 1.29 mile route begins on the west side of Waterfront Park, and ends at West Ash Street.

Hillcrest Classic Car Show
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pride Park

After you finish up with the march, head over to Hillcrest for a Classic Car Show. At least 20 proud car collectors will be showcasing their classic models to Pride Plaza. Free and family friendly.

Sunday, January 21st:

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Join a a Mission Trails Regional Park trail guide on a free, 1.5-hour nature walk. The walk begins at the Visitor Center and will head out to one of three scenic trails: The Oak Grove Loop, The Visitor Center Loop, or The Riverside Grinding Rocks. Family friendly & educational! Bring good walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, and any other necessities.

San Diego Restaurant Week
Hours & Restaurants Vary
It’s the (second) happiest time of year! San Diego Restaurant week is here! From January 21st – 28th, 180 participating eateries will be making customers across San Diego very happy. Restaurants will be offeing special prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus featuring two to three courses. Prices and specials vary. Bon appetit!

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events – January 13th-14th

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It’s all happening in San Diego and La Jolla this new year! There’s tons of great events going on this weekend. Grab some buddies and make your plans now.
Saturday, January 13th:
Lucky Street Vintage Market
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1722 South Coast Highway #3, Oceanside
If you’re a vintage treasure seeker, you’re in luck! Every Saturday and Sunday, Lucky Street Productions hosts its “vintage marketplace.” The marketplace is hosted in a large warehouse filled with all kinds of goodies. Come and get it!
8th Annual San Diego Brew Fest
12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Liberty Station
Love beer? You’re in luck! San Diego Brew Fest is bringing together some of the most popular beers from around the county (and world!) Plus, there will be food trucks. That’s right. Get excited. $45 guests will get unlimited beer tastes for three hours. $55 VIP pass holders receive an additional hour.
Sunday, January 14th:
38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
2 p.m., North Harbor Drive and Ash Street
Come honor and celebrate civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., Floats and performers from around San Diego County will parade through the streets of San Diego, from North Harbor Drive and Ash Street to the Embarcadero.
Wynonna & The Big Noise
7:30 p.m., California Center for the Arts Escondido
Are you a little bit country? If you are, you’re in luck! Grammy-winning country music artists Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise will headline the Concert Hall on Sunday night at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. One-night-only! Tickets range from $35 to $80.