La Jolla Weekend Events: 5/18 & 5/19

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 11.09.19 AMThe weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 18th:

Picnic in the Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cesar Chavez Park
The Port of San Diego hosts this free, family-friendly picnic Saturday at Cesar Chavez Park filled with live music and original performances from The San Diego Dance Theater inspired by the city’s scenic waterfront. The event will also include a free photobooth, giveaways, refreshments and an all-ages, interactive art project.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’
4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
The stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece follows Screwtape, a senior tempter in Hell who schemes to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on Earth. The production will take the stage at Balboa Theatre twice Saturday – at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50.

Sunday, May 19th:

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!

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.

La Jolla and San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend Events: May 11th – 12th

The weather is perfect, and this Mother’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Treat mom, and make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 11th:

Mommy & Me Succulent Arranging Workshop
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Searsucker Del Mar Highlands
This Mother’s Day weekend activity at Searsucker Del Mar Highlands features a succulent wreath-arranging workshop for moms and their little ones (recommended ages: 6 to 12). The DIY workshop includes step-by-step instruction led by Rain to Roots, plus all of the plants and materials needed to create a 12-inch wreath for mom and a 6-inch heart-shaped wreath for the little one. The $56.50 ticket (for both mom and child entry) also includes a glass of wine or beer for grown-ups and a “mocktail,” juice or lemonade for the kids. Snacks from Searsucker can be purchased additionally.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
8:30 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
The 2018 Emily Blunt-led sequel to the classic tale of “Mary Poppins” takes over the big outdoor movie screen Saturday night on the scenic rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt as part of the hotel’s Rooftop Cinema Club. Catch the flick alongside stunning views of the San Diego skyline and feel the magic as Mary Poppins returns to help the Banks children navigate the obstacles of adulthood. Tickets start at $17; you can self-park in the hotel’s garage for four hours for free if you buy food (other than popcorn or candy) or drinks at the Rooftop Cinema Club.

Sunday, May 12th:

Mother’s Day Painting
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Cool Creations Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Café
Spend some quality time painting with mom at this Mother’s Day Painting session at Cool Creations on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Tickets cost $5 per person, plus the cost of pottery materials; moms get 25 percent off their pottery.

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.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: 5/4 & 5/5

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The weather is perfect, and this Cinco de Mayo weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 4th:

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
If you’re looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo fiesta in San Diego this Sunday, look no further than Old Town San Diego. The landmark will throw its annual, three-day Cinco de Mayo party this weekend, beginning Friday night, and then from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo. The free festival will boast live music, dance performances, Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a car show, deals at participating Old Town restaurants and more. This, all in the heart of the state historic park that celebrates Mexican-American culture year-round.

Party Like Gatsby San Diego
7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., The Observatory North Park
Party like it’s 1922 at this traveling, Gatsby-themed shindig making a stop at The Observatory in North Park Friday night. The evening includes live performances, a live band and lots of dancing. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best roaring ‘20s duds, too. Tickets cost just under $44

Sunday, May 5th:

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!

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.

Where to Celebrate 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.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: 4/27 & 4/28

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The weather is perfect, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, April 27th:

La Mesa Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harry Griffen Park
Come celebrate Earth Day with a free community festival at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa Saturday. The fest includes STEM activities, interactive booths, a trail ride, vendors and more.

Adams Avenue Unplugged
12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Adams Avenue (From west University Heights through Normal Heights)
This free music festival goes along a 2-mile stretch of Adams Avenue and brings 80 performances across 24 stages inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses in San Diego. The festival will go from west University Heights into Normal Heights and parts of Kensington to the east. Parking is going to be tricky, so it’s advised to take public transit into the neighborhood and walking the route.

Sunday, April 7th:

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!

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.

La Jolla & San Diego Easter Weekend Events 2019

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It’s Easter weekend, and La Jolla and San Diego are packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, April 20th:

Easter Bunny Teas at The Westgate Hotel
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Westgate Hotel
Put on your Saturday best, and over to Westgate Hotel with your little ones for an Easter-themed afternoon of Parisian-inspired tea service. Called the “Easter Bunny Tea,” this event includes kid-friendly sweets and sandwiches and, tea! Just be sure drink with your pinky out. There will also be an egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace, followed by a magic show starring the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $79 for adults and $55 for children age 4 to 12; kids age 3 and under get in free. Special event parking at the hotel costs $12.

Silent Disco Yoga
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hospitality Point in Mission Bay
Get your Saturday-Night Fever yoga pants on. This yoga session Hospitality Point in Mission Bay will surely make your weekend. Instructors will guide yogis through a one-hour class while DJs play the tunes. Students can choose which DJ they want to groove to, and this event is only $5 – $10!

Sunday, April 21st

Easter at The Prado
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Prado at Balboa Park
Happy Easter! Come celebrate at The Prado in the heart of Balboa Park. They will be offering their Easter Dining option this Sunday, a champagne brunch buffet with seating from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will get a carving station, a chilled seafood display, a pancake station and more. The buffet costs $65.95 for adults, and $17.95 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids under 5 will be able to eat free. Call ahead for reservations at (619) 557-9441, ext. 1.

Easter at The Del
Times Vary, The Hotel del Coronado
Feeling festive for Easter? Then head over The Del, where they will be hosting their  annual fancy Champagne Easter Brunch. This will take place in Crown Room, boasting regionally-inspired dishes, made-to-order mimosas, a colorful dessert bar, and of course live musical entertainment. After brunch, walk over to the Windsor Lawn for an egg hunt. This year’s event will also include a petting zoo and family photos with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At $140 for adults and $65 for kids age 4. Call The Del to make reservations ahead of time.

 

4 Great La Jolla Restaurants for Easter Brunch

 

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Whether you’re an Easter morning church-goer, Easter basket opener, or just appreciate good brunch, come 11am, you’re going to want to go get brunch at one of these fabulous places. Hop on down and enjoy! Cheers!

The Marine Room

For well over 75 years, The Marine Room has been a seaside staple in La Jolla. Long celebrated for its superb views and surf pounding outside the restaurant’s windows, the culinary embodiment of luxury draws people from La Jolla and well beyond. Celebrate Easter with the family while enjoying a bountiful buffet and memorable view of La Jolla Cove. You’ll find something to satisfy everyone – with options including Spindrift Seafood Crêpes, Hibiscus Zaatar Rubbed Colorado Leg of Lamb and more.

Nine-Ten Restaurant

Celebrate the splendor of Easter Sunday with our special, 3-course Sunday Brunch menu featuring a choice of starters, entrees, and desserts.  $16 bottomless mimosas and other drink specials will also be available.  Click HERE to see the full menu or HERE to reserve your table.

The Shores Restaurant

Easter brunch on the water- does it get any better than that? Enjoy Chef Percy’s spring-inspired Easter Brunch Buffet filled with creations including Blue Crab Eggs Benedict, Herb Roasted Colorado Leg of Lamb, Silver Thyme Crusted Angus Prime Rib of Beef and more.

George’s at the Cove

A long time feature in the quaint seaside community of La Jolla, George’s at the Cove only serves brunch twice a year, and Easter Sunday is one of those special occasions. Easter brunch will offer  a 3-course brunch, exceptional service and picturesque ocean views.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: 4/13 & 4/14

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The weather is perfect, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, April 6th:

Bluegrass Yoga
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Societe Brewing
Partake in a one-hour, instructor-led yoga session followed by a pint at Society Brewing Saturday morning. The class will be set to bluegrass music, so expect everything from the classics of the genre and Americana, to contemporary. A $15 ticket includes the yoga class and a full pour of Societe beer. The event is 21+; bring your own mat.

ArtFest at San Diego Botanic Garden
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas will host ArtFest this Saturday and Sunday, a festival highlighting more than 30 local and regional artists displaying their works, including paintings, sculptures and jewelry. The fest will also celebrate the art of Asian horticulture, with demos by the Ohara School of Ikebana, La Jolla Chapter and Bonsai and Beyond. Food trucks and live music round-out the affair, including a live performance by the San Diego Taiko Drummers on Saturday morning. The festival is free with paid admission into the Botanic Garden, which costs $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for children ages 3 to 10.

Sunday, April 7th:

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!

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.