La Jolla & San Diego Events This Weekend: July 22 – 23

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Another fantastic weather weekend is in store for San Diegan’s so why not get out and explore? There’s plenty do and see in fantastic SoCal so make the best of it with these exciting and entertaining events!

Comedian Tim Gaither
Friday and Saturday at The Comedy Store – La Jolla

Laughter is indeed the best medicine to uplift the spirits and create wellbeing. This weekend comedian Tim Gaither headlines and delivers the giggle and guffaws at The Comedy Store in La Jolla. Gaither is a well-known Vegas headliner and recently filmed an hour long special at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in front of a sold out audience. If you’re looking to tip a few back and laugh your whoopee cakes off Tim is your best bet, but beware you hecklers! Tim has performed live in every state of our fantastic union, Canada (eh?) and performed for our troops. Opening for Tim this weekend will be Andy Haynes and Jonny Loquasto. The doors open Friday at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 show and Saturday at 9:15 p.m. for the 9:45 performances. Please note this is a 21 plus drink, er, show with a two drink minimum. Tickets will only set you back an Andrew Jackson. The Comedy Store is located at 916 Pearl St. in fantastic La Jolla.

High Tide Dinner
8
p.m., at Friday through Sunday at The Marine Room in La Jolla

Take a chill pill and enjoy a scrumptious and expertly prepared dinner menu as waves pound against the windows next to you at The Marine Room’s special High Tide dinner hours. This weekend, expect high tide around 8:19 p.m. on Friday, 9:06 p.m. on Saturday and at 9:52 p.m. on Sunday. Local San Diegans and visitors alike can experience the sensation of tides virtually at their table. This special event only happens on specific days of the year so make it a point to arrive early and chillax in an ambiance that alone is like a great massage. The Marine Room’s dress code is business casual, jackets and ties for men are not obligatory but fitting. The Marine Room is classy thus it does not allow beach or active wear in the dining room (t-shirts, shorts, flip-flops, etc.). This fantastic weekend patrons have the opportunity to skip on over to The Marine Room located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in where else but scenic La Jolla.

Heroes Brew Fest 2017
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p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waterfront Park in San Diego

The annual Comic-Con themed event comes back to super smooth San Diego once again, only this time at the Waterfront Park. What better way to get you craft beer taste buds titillated and peep out leading exhibits from leading comic book artists? Each and every attendees of the appropriate age can try beers from dozens of breweries, including many local favorites such as Green Flash and Mission Brewery. Supporters, fans and patrons are highly encouraged to don their favorite superhero costume and take part in several contests. General admission tickets are $27 from 4 to 8 p.m. but include no beer. Say what? No worries, go for the Early Access Tasters Ticket at $57. Waterfront Park is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Convention Center and located at 1600 Pacific Highway. Be there!

Taste of the Turf Clu
11
a.m. Sunday at the Del Mar Racetrack

The opening weekend of the Del Mar Racetrack’s fall season is filled with awesome perks and entertaining activities! This Sunday, make it a point to partake in an exclusive special menu when you get your dine on at the ever fashionable Turf Club in Del Mar. Celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey, one of the San Diego’s best, will prepare the menu for the exciting morning. Please note that tables are limited. A $100 ticket gets you Turf Club admission for the entire day, your choice of an appetizer, entrée, dessert and bottomless mimosas or champagne. Attendees must comply with the Turf Club Dress Code. Check out the dress code by following the link above. Children 17 years and younger will be admitted for free to the venue and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Once inside the Turf Club, cuisine and beverages for kids may be ordered from the expansive dining menu. Further information is available by calling (858) 755-1141.

Bird Rocks Sunset On The Block With Moonglow

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5763 La Jolla Blvd
6:00PM To 10PM
Friday 07/14/2017

Bird Rock Second Friday Fun, Sunset on the Block at Moonglow Design La Jolla Art Gallery. Join us on the deck for entertainment, wine, food, and refreshments for a wonderful midsummer evening!

Sponsored by Erling Rohde Plumbing serving La Jolla since 1910.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: July 8-9

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It’s another beautiful upcoming weekend, San Diego! If you’re looking for something to do, why not consider the following events sure to provide you with that much needed break after a stressful week?

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Tour
Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Escondido

Come on out to the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens for a tour and grab yourself a pint of craft beer and grab a bite to eat. Bistro’s dynamic and expansive interior is ever inviting, and patrons can take the liberty to stroll through the simply stunning open-air patio and one-acre organic beer garden. As strong supporters for environmental accountability and first-rate food, Bistro’s is the largest restaurant purchaser of local, small-farm organic produce in all of San Diego County. In addition, Bistro’s has 36 craft and specialty beers on tap, an all-encompassing wine list, and distinguished banquet and wedding accommodations. Known as one of the leading gastronomic destinations in all of San Diego County, Bistro’s is easily located at 1999 Citracado Parkway. Be sure to check out the website for upcoming live music events. See you there!

Tequila Tasting Event
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Galaxy Taco

Galaxy Taco is rejoicing with its 2-year anniversary in scenic La Jolla this weekend. On Friday, visitors can celebrate with a toast at a 21+ Tequila Tasting event. At the ever popular mixer, be sure to peep out Galaxy’s cocktail special of this month, “Peachy.” The enticing adult beverage combines Don Fulano Blanco, Giffard peach, fresh peach puree, passion fruit and lime. And on Sunday’s, Galaxy Taco has one of the better brunches in the San Diego area. Patrons can revel with bottomless Mimosas and Micheladas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the brunch Happy Hour from 10 a.m. until noon. What better way to wind up your weekend with a stroll on the beach or a kayaking tour? The options are simply endless in The Shores! Galaxy Taco is conveniently located at 2259 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla. Come enjoy your weekend and celebrate with us!

Tour de Fat: San Diego
Saturday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Waterfront Park

The San Diego Bike Coalition will spearhead untold thousands of bicycle enthusiasts in zany costumes on a parade from Panama 66 in expansive Balboa Park to downtown’s Waterfront Park to participate in Tour de Fat, a commemoration crammed with live entertainment, professional circus performers, vaudeville-inspired acts, comedians and plenty of brewski’s. Oh, yeah! The 21 and over can’t miss event benefits the San Diego Bike Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association. Tickets are a mere $25 for a heck of a great time! Make sure you bring along your camera! Oh, and costumes are highly encouraged. Live and let live, San Diego!

San Diego Balboa & Lindy Exchange
12 p.m., Crown Point Park

The San Diego Balboa & Lindy Exchange goes down this Friday through Sunday, with swing-era dance styles, including the Balboa and Lindy Hop. The event brings together people from across the world for three nights of non-competitive social dancing. Saturday’s schedule consists of a beach potluck and casual dancing at Crown Point Park from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a Saturday Night Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at Infinity Dance Sport Center located at 4428 Convoy St., #288, for $35; and a Saturday Late Night Dance from midnight to 4 a.m. at Infinity Dance Sport Center for $15. The better way to go is to obtain tickets for all three days of rousing fun for $65. Again, this is three days of no competitions and no classes, but rather a fantastic occasion to show your enjoyment of dance, to stimulate and be stirred by peers, and to flourish on the dynamism of other dancers. Check the website for the full schedule!

Celebrating Independence Day 2017 in La Jolla and San Diego

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It’s that glorious time of the year again when we pay homage to our freedom and the brave men and women who gave all so we can live free. Check out these interesting events and be mindful to arrive early to snatch great seating for the fireworks displays.

Star Spangled Pops
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South

The San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights 2017 kicks off the weekend with a traditional acknowledgement of the music of America, from films and Broadway to those old patriotic faves, including a salute to the brave men and women of our armed forces. If you get that patriotic vibe, Star Spangled Pops is your go to event leading up to the Fourth of July. The highly regarded symphony gives it their all and the event climaxes with fireworks. Get your blanket, favorite beverages (adult or otherwise) and enjoy a fantastic evening under the stars. Lawn tickets begin at a mere $24. Embarcadero Marina Park South is located at 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, behind the convention center.

Cusp Dining & Drinks Fireworks Viewing Party
July 4th at 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive in La Jolla

Head on over to La Jolla on the 4th and grab a delicious dinner and a show at the 11th floor Pacific Ocean-view restaurant atop Hotel La Jolla. Hang out with Chef Donald Lockhart and the ever friendly Cusp crew in the cozy Starling Room for a special cocktail reception-style viewing party. Patrons will be able to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over La Jolla Cove, hosted, tasty hor d’oeurves, a hosted negroni and gin and tonic bar, as well as a celebratory champagne toast when the fireworks show begins. Main entrees include surf and turf, rack of lamb, roasted Scottish salmon or roasted chicken breast. Limited seats are available and reservations are highly recommended. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

George’s at the Cove Dinner & Fireworks
July 4th at 6:30 p.m., La Jolla

George’s Ocean Terrace and Level2 are the spot on place to delight in the La Jolla fireworks display. Patrons are cordially invited to pop on in, grab a seat, and chill with friends and/or family. George’s definitely provides some of the best views of the 2017 fireworks show over the ever scenic La Jolla Cove at 9 p.m. The cost of each table includes a full 3-course dinner on July 4th. Entrees include Roasted Organic Chicken Breast rapini, fingerling potatoes, salsa verde; Herbed Alaskan Halibut with sweet white corn, sugar snap peas, and cherry tomato vinaigrette; Grilled Filet Mignon replete with smoked mashed potatoes, asparagus, pearl onions, and shiita. George’s is conveniently located at 1250 Prospect St.

San Diego County Fair and Fireworks Display
July 4th 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Bring the kiddos to the final day of the San Diego County Fair and celebrate the Fourth of July with plenty of food, fun and fireworks. Aside from the myriad rides for kids and adults, some of the best food is on hand to please even the pickiest palate. The fireworks display begins promptly at 9 p.m. at the Heineken Grandstand Stage. Admission is $18 for people aged 13 through 61, $11 for seniors 62 and above, and $11 for kids up to age 12. Get out to the fair and don’t miss one of the better fireworks displays in all of San Diego.

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 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?

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.

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.