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.

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.

Welcome to 2018! Achieve Your Cycling Goals with California Bicycle!

The following is from our friends at California Bicycle. We hope you can join them for some great rides!

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California Bicycle Store Rides are Back! For 2018 we will be rotating from 4 routes with increasing speed and elevation as the month progresses. Not to fear, all of our rides will be a no drop policy. The idea is to build fitness, confidence and comradery over a 4 week build period and help you achieve your 2018 cycling goals!

Rides will be lead by our wonderful team of ambassadors who will be there to guide you. Helmets are required and we highly recommend lights front and rear. Riders of all abilities are welcome.

The first ride of the month (this Saturday) will head to Harbor and Shelter Island. This route is very flat and will is perfect for anyone trying to ease back into cycling. Pace is social, views are amazing, times are good! Check out the route here: Strava Route

For the second Saturday we will do our well known ride to Cabrillo Monument. After and nice jaunt over the park entrance we will regroup and decide if we want to do ride down to the tide pools for a couple extra miles and a bit more elevation. Check out the route here: Strava Route

The third Saturday will go around Mission Bay and head up towards UCSD before dropping back down to La Jolla. We will ride at a casual pace over to Fiesta Island were we will regroup and do a hot lap around the island and regroup at the end. We will keep riding around the bay to Rose Canyon bike path. We can climb Gilman Avenue at a more spirited pace and ride back to La Jolla at a more casual pace. Check out the route here: Strava Route

Our Soledad and Torrey Pines route will be the last route of the month. This route has the most elevation with just over 2000ft over 28 miles. We start out by riding down La Jolla Blvd and hit the first climb up La Jolla Mesa as a good warm up. After riding around the campus we ride down to Torrey Pines. Once at the bottom we will turn around and right back up. You have the option of riding the inside (steeper) or the outside (longer) and we regroup at the top before heading back to the store. Check out the route here: Strava Route

Interested in being a cycling advocate? What inspires you to ride a bike? Want to promote bicycling as a way of life? Looking to train with individuals who will take you to the next level? Join our California Bicycle Squad! We are a group of like minded cyclist from commuters, mountain bikers, road cyclist and top level racers who want to make cycling accessible for all. Please stop by or send inquiries to info@calbike.com.