San Diego Happenings: August 11th & 12th

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Saturday, August 11th
 
13th Annual Fine Art Festival 
10 to 6 p.m. (through Sunday), Liberty Station

Come celebrate 13 years of Liberty Station’s Art District at Ingram Plaza. The event will take place at The Arts District, which will have booths with local artists, beer and wine, and street food at this. Not to mention, the event is free!
San Diego Beer and Wine Fest 
3 to 6 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park North
 
Get ready to cheers! Two festivals, San Diego Beer Fest and San Diego’s Uncorked Wine Festival, have teamed up for one large event. The inaugural San Diego Beer and Wine Fest will have unlimited samples from a selection of hundreds of brews and wines. A $55 general admission ticket gets you everything you need. Don’t worry, there will also be tasty bites for purchase from food trucks.
Sunday, August 12th
Cinema Under the Stars: ‘When Harry Met Sally’
8 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado 
 
Grab a blanket and a lawn chair, and get ready to watch a movie under the stars. Come watch “When Harry Met Sally,” starting at 8 p.m. A different film will be shown each week for the summer season through September 2. Admission is $18 at the box office, or you can reserve your seat in advance for $20.
Nature Walk at Silver Strand State Beach
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Lifeguard Headquarters (Silver Strand)
It’s going to be a beautiful and warm weekend to get outside! Get in on this free, one-hour nature walk as you use learn about the scenery and the animals in their natural habitat. The walk begins at Lifeguard Headquarters.

San Diego Weekend Events: July 21st & 22nd

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Summertime is in full swing, and San Diego is popping with activities! Don’t miss out on the weekend fun!
Del Mar Races Opening Weekend
Get ready to giddy up. The Del Mar Horse Races are officially open! Opening weekend is THIS weekend, and you don’t want to miss it! Entry is only $6.00, which should leave you with a little bit of extra betting money (if you’re into that sorta thing.)
Comic-Con 2018
Okay, so you can’t get tickets to this any longer. They sold out a long time ago. BUT, you can go explore Comic-Con’esque events for FREE at the convention center. Go check it out- you won’t be sorry that you did!
Rooftop Cinema Club: Pulp Fiction
 
There’s nothing quite better than seeing a movie outside, let alone at a place where you can see the San Diego Bay. This weekend, enjoy Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”. Tickets are only  $17, and include deck chair.
Guided Nature Walk

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.

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: June 23rd & 24th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.


Saturday, June 23rd:
 
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!

Summer Fun on the 101
12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., near Beacon’s Beach (Encinitas)

Do you love music? Do you love the beach? Let’s be honest- who doesn’t?! The Encinitas’ beachside summer concert will take place this Saturday at Beacon’s Beach. It will feature a beer garden with libations from The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Company and Boochcraft. The event is free with raffle tickets sold to raise funds for music education programs in Encinitas.

Sunday, June 24th:

High Tide Dinners
7:30 p.m., The Marine Room

Come enjoy steamed Pacific Oysters, herb-sprinkled Lobster Tail, fresh cuts of Black Angus Filet Mignon and more at The Marine Room this Sunday as you enjoy views from the pacific shoreline. This is surely a summer experience you don’t want to miss. Reservations should be made in advance.

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.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 16th & 17th

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It’s Father’s Day weekend! Come celebrate the special man in La Jolla and San Diego. Here’s a list of some fun things going on in town! Maybe we’ll see you around.

Saturday, June 16th:

Hillcrest Classic Car Show 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pride Park
Kick off Father’s Day weekend at the Classic Car Show in Hillcrest. Each third Saturday of the month car collectors bring out their classic models to show off at to Pride Plaza. See some beauties, and enjoy Hillcrest this beatiful weekend! 
 
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre
The Mainly Mozart Festival is celebrating its 30th year, and you don’t want to miss it. Cellist Johannes Moser joins the orchestra on stage at the Balboa Theatre to perform Mozart and other renowned composers. Tickets start at only $30.

Sunday, June 17th:

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.

Father’s Day Beatles Brunch 
12 to 5 p.m., Quartyard

If you get by with a little help from dad, let him know this Father’s Day by taking him to Quartyard. The Baja Bugs, a group of four musicians will be performing the Beatles’ hits at the Quartyard this Sunday. Come have some drinks and listen to great music. The event is free before 5 p.m. and $5 after!

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: June 9th & 10th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.


Saturday, June 9th 

Sea to Shining Sea
8 to 9:30 a.m., USS Midway Museum
The celebration of our country continues as Connected Warriors hosts yoga event aboard the USS Midway. Join the wonderful teachers as they lead a 90-minute yoga class on the ship’s flight deck.  Tickets start at $25 and support veterans organizations.

25th Anniversary Marine Corps Mud Run
8:30 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday), Lake O’Neill (MCB Camp Pendleton)
If you’re in the mood to be patriotic but a mud run is more your style, come check out the 25th Anniversary Marine Corps Mud Run! This is an bstacle-filled course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in North County. You’ll be able to participate in either a 2K, 5K or 10K run. This event supports active-duty Marines.

San Diego Festival of the Arts
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), Waterfront Park
The San Diego Festival of Arts is BACK! This festival features more than 200 artists a;; along Waterfront Park. Admission is only $12 one-day or a $16 two-day. Plus, indulge in food and libations from San Diego’s finest, and dance to some tunes at one of the four stages.

Sunday, June 10th 

Toast of the Coast Wine Festival
12 p.m. and 7 p.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds
Calling all wine lovers! More than 130 award-winning wines will be showcasing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this Sunday. Get up to four hours of unlimited wine samples for only $65. If that wasn’t a good enough offer for you, your ticket also gets you admission to the San Diego County Fair the same day! As always, party responsibly.

La Jolla & San Diego Weekend Events: May 18th – 20th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.

Friday, May 18th:

Movies on the Bay: Wizard of Oz
6:30 p.m., Tidelands Park
We’re off to see movies on the bay! Grab a blanket and head over to Tidelands Park on Coronado. This week, Movies on the Bay is presenting the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz.”

Saturday, May 19th:

Fiesta del Sol 2018
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fletcher Cove (Solana Beach)
Head over to Solana Beach and get ready for a a two-day festival to kick off the summer This music and arts festival is a free event which features arts, crafts, gourmet food trucks and vendors, bounce houses, and all kinds of fun for kids. Don’t miss it!

Yoga in the City
9 a.m., The Headquarters at Seaport Village
Calling all Yogis! Grab your mat, and head to Seaport Village this Saturday for a free teacher-led yoga session presented by Scripps Health. All levels welcome!

Sunday, May 20th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog 
12 to 5 p.m., Quartyard
Have a day out with your best friend!  Quartyard is holding a reopening party for your furry companions. Bring your dog(s) to East Village for a free event which features music and more!

 

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: May 5th & 6th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.

Saturday, May 5th

Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival 
1 to 4 p.m., Vista Village

Who’s ready for a little rhythm and BREWS? More than 50 breweries from across San Diego County and beyond will be bringing fresh samples to this year’s festival while bands L.A. Edwards and Trouble in the Wind perform. General admission tickets are $45 and give guests access to unlimited sips for three hours. VIP tickets also available.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration 
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Balboa Park

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park! The park will be filled the sounds of Mariachi music, and delicious Mexican cuisine. City Heights Mariachi, SDSU’s Aztecs Drumline and the Ballet Folklorico group, La Fiesta Danzantes de San Diego will all perform. Not to mention, the museums, cultural centers and groups that make up Balboa Park will be hosting Cinco de Mayo-themed events of their own.

Tacos, Tequila & Beer Festival
2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Liberty Station
Tacos? Cervezas? Si! Come to the Fourth Annual Tacos & Tequila Festival, and sample tacos from ten San Diego restaurants ($3 to $5 each), an array of craft beer from local breweries and plenty of tequila. Tickets cost $35 for general admission. VIP tickets also available.

Sunday, May 6th

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Carlsbad Village

This large street fair is going to be taking over 14 blocks in the Carlsbad Village this Sunday. 800 booths will line the streets, offering craft goods, art, and food from over 50 vendors. Don’t miss it!

Live Music Sundays: The Counterfeits
1 to 4 p.m., Liberty Public Market

Get you live music fix in this Sunday with The Counterfeits! Enjoy some top 40s, and explore San Diego!

Where to Spend Your 2018 Cinco de Mayo in La Jolla

There’s always something to see and do in La Jolla and this Cinco de Mayo weekend is no different. Check out these awesome eating establishments! As always, please party responsibly.

Puesto 

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Prior to Puesto, many San Diegans had departed home to pursue other desires in other places. Sure, we found a few hotspots, a few places away from home, but it has always been Chef Luisteen’s tacos that brought us back to our senses and returned us to San Diego. His undying fervor for utterly re-defining the taco brought us back to our hometown of San Diego to begin a family-owned business, a delightful taco stand we’d never even dreamed of. Now that we’re tacoteurs, we have never looked back.

What’s in store? How about handmade maíz azul stone-ground tortillas, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and made from scratch, mouth-watering scratch salsas? Puesto is a merriment of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the diverse palate of Mexico City.

Our bar features freshly made margaritas, house made aguas frescas, and wines from the burgeoning Valle de Guadalupe region of Baja.

The Puesto Party Philosophy still maintains that each and every celebration will be large, lively, booming and yet refined. At Puesto’s you’ll observe a bevy of fashionable people from all walks of life consuming great food and enjoying colorful conversations. But don’t fret! Your debutante grandmother is also there drinking her portion of the best tequila. Our parties are dedicated to her as well as anyone else that comes to Puesto for merriment.

Don Carlos Taco Shop

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 2.30.26 PMFor numerous decades Don Carlos Taco Shop has offered fine catering services to the greater San Diego community. Whether your group consists of 10 people or 200 individuals, Don Carlos has the capacity to prepare a delightful spread that will be sure to satisfy all sorts of tastes and cravings.

Verdes el Ranchero

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Opened in 1945 by Buzzy Martinez and affectionately nicknamed “The Ranch” by La Jolla residents, Verdes El Ranchero is one of the few restaurants to have outlived La Jolla’s ever changing tide from an old-fashioned seaside community to one of international acclaim. Since 2009, it is has been owned and operated by the Green family who have called the Barber Tract home for three decades. Gloria and her daughter Megan tirelessly work to preserve the cordiality and warmth that keep “The Ranch” an establishment where it is not unusual to observe four generations of families enjoying the finest Mexican cuisine La Jolla has to offer.

Verdes El Ranchero offers a full bar featuring a wide array of Tequilas, handmade Margaritas, and, of course, Mexican beers. The menu offers a range of Mexican dishes from chile rellenos, carnitas, enchiladas, burritos, and scrumptious tamales. Of course, fresh salads, tostadas and soups are also available as well as much more!

Visitors to Verdes El Ranchero will find themselves bounded by the cheerful colors of Mexico that ever exude warmth and relaxation. Enjoy rich wood accents and hand painted murals, as well, some of which date back to the early 1960’s, and of course, local artwork for sale.