Don’t Miss Out on La Jolla Kayak Fun This Summer

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La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading

San Diego Weekend Events: August 4th & 5th

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Summertime is in full swing, and San Diego is popping with activities! Don’t miss out on the weekend fun!

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
7 p.m., Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

The La Jolla Music Society SummerFest kicks off this weekend, and this year they are saying goodbye to Music Director Cho-Liang Lin after 18 years at their annual SummerFest concert series. Different ticket options are available, starting at $49 to 16-concert packages. SummerFest runs through August 24.
Farm to Bay
4 to 7:30 p.m., Living Coast Discovery Center 

Calling all foodies! Today is your lucky day. At Farm to Bay you’ll be able to sample delicious food from San Diego’s restaurants while supporting wildlife programs. This year’s event will feature creations from three local chefs plus local eateries. What about libations? They’ve got you covered! Farm to Bay will also bring together more than a dozen local beer and winemakers. Tickets are $100, and all food and drink is included with the purchase.
Movies on the Beach: ‘The Incredibles’
8 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado 
 
Grab a blanket and a lawn chair, and get ready to watch a movie under the stars…. and in the sand. Come watch “The Incredibles,” starting at 8 p.m. Different movies will play at the Hotel Del Coronado’s outdoor theater every Saturday through Sept. 1, and tickets are only $20.00
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.

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: August 4th & 5th

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 778 La Canada Street
Details:
$2,250,000. 4BR/3.5BA. Resting on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to 22-acres of open space, this stunning contemporary home has been perfectly positioned to capture its tranquil ocean views!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday & Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 428 Nob Avenue
Details:
$2,795,000. 6BR/4BA. Extensively remodeled home in Olde Del Mar!!!!! 6 Bedrooms with an ocean view!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Screen-Shot-2018-02-15-at-11.26.50-PM-585x389

When: Saturday and Sunday 12-4PM
Where: 1740 Colgate Circle
Details: 
$4,395,000. 5BR/6.5BA. This gorgeous home is a sizable, soft contemporary estate that checks off all of boxes on your wish list!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 2005 Soledad Avenue
Details:
$2,980,000. 4BR+Bonus/4.5BA. Breathtaking ocean views, vibrant sunsets and warm coastal breezes are yours to enjoy in this Old World Spanish Home!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where:
1542 Guizot Street
Details:
$1,998,000. 5BR/3.5BA. Situated on a spacious corner lot showcasing vibrant sunset and ocean views, this extraordinary European residence has been completely rebuilt and expanded!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties


Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule this Weekend

8258 Prestwick – Sat & Sun (8/4 – 8/5) 1-4PM
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7420 Draper – Sat & Sun (7/21-7/22) 1-4PM
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8445 Avenida de las Ondas – Sat & Sun (7/21-7/22) 1-4PM
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 3258 Caminito Eastbluff #92

San Diego Weekend Events: July 28th & 29th

Summertime is in full swing, and San Diego is popping with activities! Don’t miss out on the weekend fun!

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Saturday, July 28th:
Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition 
8 to 3 p.m., Imperial Beach Pier
Mans best friend is also man’s surfing buddy! The Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition is Saturday! Pups will be riding the waves for an event that raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society. Come enjoy beer garden, and watch the cuteness overload.
Talmadge Pop-Up Art Show 
2 to 8 p.m., Cygnet Theatre
 
Calling all art lovers! The Talmadge Art Show will take place this weekend and will highlight the work of dozens of local artists. This week, they are bringing their show on the road, with a shop outside Cygnet Theatre. Enjoy browsing wonderful work from wonderful artists!
Sunday, July 29th:

All Weekend: 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 Get Your Coffee Fix in La Jolla

Do you love coffee? Let’s face it – who doesn’t? What’s not to love? In La Jolla, there certainly isn’t a shortage of coffee houses. Here are just some of our favorites.

Brick & Bell: 
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The Brick & Bell Cafe is housed in a 100-year old red rustic brick house along Siverado Street, and has been a favorite hangout spot since 2003. A few perks to Brick & Bell include their famous scones (which they serve up to 1,000 per day), their early bird-friendliness (they open at 4am on weekdays), their casual and friendly atmosphere, and their tasty and affordable cup of Joe! No wonder it’s a town favorite!

Girard Gourmet:

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Girard Gourmet is a La Jolla bakery, deli and restaurant serving up freshness for breakfast, lunch and dinner- and they just recently celebrated their 30th year of being in business! This is the perfect spot to grab a fresh pastry, and enjoy a warm cup of coffee. Open daily at 7am, Girard Gourmet. Located on Girard Avenue in La Jolla village, Girard Gourmet is also a catering favorite for La Jolla residents and businesses.
Harry’s Coffee Shop:
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Harry’s coffee shop has been making visitors and coffee lovers happy since 1960. This Coffee Shop was the brainchild of Harry Rudolph and has been in the Rudolph family for more than 60 years. In addition to the delicious food and coffee, the unique collection of paintings and comfortable booths will put a smile on your face, guaranteed! Grab a friend, and go on down to Harry’s!
Goldfish Point Cafe:
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Coffee AND a view? Say no more – we’re in! Goldfish Point Cafe overlooking La Jolla Cove and the La Jolla caves offers a variety of specialty coffee drinks and pastries. Grab a cup, and hit the beach. Or if you prefer sandwiches and box lunches, the offer that as well. Goldfish Point Cafe in La Jolla delivers to La Jolla businesses, La Jolla hotels and La Jolla residences daily from 8am-3pm.

Marine Room Chef Inducted Into Academie Culinaire De France

image4The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and award-winning coastal treasure for over 75 years, is pleased to announce Executive Chef Bernard Guillas’ induction into the Académie Culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy) on Monday, June 17, 2018 at the French Consulate in New York City.

This honor is bestowed annually on a select group of chefs – all trained by French chefs – who exemplify the organization’s mission to carry on the great tradition of culinary excellence. This year’s ceremony included the induction of six highly respected chefs, including American chef Thomas Keller, owner of the French Laundry in Napa Valley.

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Guillas – who in 2011 was inducted into the groups’ sister organization, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France – has been instrumental in upholding the rich traditions of The Marine Room for 24 years. Under his direction, the San Diego landmark has introduced exciting programs and events, including the popular High Tide Breakfast and Dinners, Le Voyage Dinner Tastings, and annual Cooking Class series, which Guillas co-hosts with Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver. His partnership with Oliver has also led to the publication of two highly acclaimed, award winning cookbooks and accolades for the world-renowned restaurant, including its recent recognition as “Best French” by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.

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An avid culinary explorer, Guillas has a roster of impressive credits that include appearances on The Today Show, Martha Stewart Radio, Food Arts Magazine and the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series. He has been guest chef multiple times at the James Beard House in New York and he has been named Chef Magazine’s Chef of the Year and San Diego’s Best Chef numerous times.

Chef Guillas promotes sustainability and plays an active philanthropic role in supporting events benefiting local charities while infusing the San Diego culinary scene with his unique talent and engaging personality. He travels extensively throughout the world promoting The Marine Room restaurant and the San Diego region.

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The Marine Room is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla and is owned and operated by the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. For more information and reservations, call 858.459.7222, or visit www.MarineRoom.com.

About The Marine Room

Voted “2017 Most Romantic Restaurant” by the San Diego Union Tribune, one of the “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America” for 2017 by Open Table and “2017 Best Executive Chef” by Ranch & Coast Magazine, The Marine Room and its famed Executive Chef Bernard Guillas offer diners global cuisine rooted in French classics. Its spectacular views, exemplary service and outstanding wine list have made it San Diego’s premier dining destination for over 75 years. The Marine Room is owned and operated by La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. and is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla. Visit www.MarineRoom.com for more information.

 

La Jolla & San Diego Weekend Events: June 2nd & 3rd

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A lot of you kids are fresh out of school (congratulations to our grads!) and the summer spirit is beginning to fill the air! Here’s some fun weekend activities coming up.

All Weekend: San Diego Fair 

It’s that time of year again! We’re happy to announce that the Del Mar Fairgrounds opens this weekend. Carnival rides, games,  delicious food and contests will be all over the grounds. Get your tickets! The fair runs until July 4th.

Saturday, June 2nd : Boardwalk Craft Market

The 25th annual Boardwalk Craft Market will take place this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature contemporary artists with different uses of media. Guests will also be able to purchase the great artwork!

All Weekend: 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!

Sunday, June 3rd: 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.

Don’t Miss the 2018 Mainly Mozart Festival

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Mainly Mozart announces its 2018 Spotlight Chamber Music Series. The popular intermission-free series presents world class chamber musicians performing beloved classics. The Spotlight Series is sponsored by the Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation.

New York-based pianist Anne-Marie McDermott returns for her seventh year as The Spotlight Curator. She has imbued the series with her signature combination of well-known favorites and forgotten gems.

“Spotlight Series has gained greater importance over the last two years, both in the communities it serves and in its integration into the annual Festival” said Nancy Laturno, Mainly Mozart’s Executive Director. “Spotlight concerts in Rancho Santa Fe will bookend the 2018 Mainly Mozart Festival, serving as both the opening and closing concerts.”

Year Three of Mainly Mozart’s six-year exploration of Mozart’s life and music focuses on “Brave New World: From Rebel to Entrepreneur.” In his early 20s, Mozart –no longer Europe’s “golden child” and unable to secure a stable position –was forced by financial need to become a musical entrepreneur. Some of Mozart’s greatest works come this period will be featured in 2018 Spotlight and Festival programming.

Spotlight Series Concerts:

VENUES 

La Jolla: Auditorium at TSRI, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, 92121

Rancho Santa Fe: RSF Garden Club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067

Carlsbad: St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 6628 Santa Isabel Street, Carlsbad, 92009

Carlsbad: Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011

Friday, March 9 – 6 p.m. wine reception / 7 p.m. concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Henschel String Quartett; Lynn Harrell, cello

Mozart Adagio & Fugue in C minor, K. 546

Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Saturday, March 10 – 6:30 p.m. wine reception / 7:30 p.m. concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Henschel String Quartett; Lynn Harrell, cello

Mozart String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, K. 159

Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Saturday, April 28 – 6:30 p.m. wine reception / 7:30 p.m. concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Anton Nel, piano; Steven Copes, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello

Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493

Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

Sunday, April 29 – 2:30 p.m. concert

St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Carlsbad

Sunday, April 29 – 5 p.m. wine reception / 6 p.m. concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Anton Nel, piano; Steven Copes, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello

Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3

Dvorak Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

Friday, June 1 – 6 p.m. wine reception / 7 p.m. concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Nathan Olson, violin; Alexander Kerr, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Haydn String Trio Hob: XVI 40

Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Mozart Violin Sonata, K. 378

Saturday, June 2 – 6:30 wine reception / 7:30 concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Nathan Olson, violin; Alexander Kerr, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

Sunday, June 3 – 2:30 p.m. concert

Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Christopher Costanza, cello

Britten Sonata for Cello & Piano in C, Op. 65

Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F major for Cello & Piano, Op. 99

Friday, June 22 – 6:30 wine reception / 7:30 concert / post-concert Talk-Back with artists

Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla

Members of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra:

Juliana Athayde, violin; Jun Iwasaki, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Rainer Eudeikis, cello; JuFang Liu, bass

Boris Allakverdyan, clarinet; Whitney Crockett, bassoon; Andrew Bain, Horn.

Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803

Sunday, June 24 – 2:30 p.m. concert

Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad

Sunday, June 24 – 5:00 wine reception / 6:00 concert

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

James Ehnes, violin; Orion Weiss, piano

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1, Opus 12

Poulenc Sonata for Violin & Piano

Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 18

Series and single tickets are on sale now.  

Packages:

Four-concert La Jolla package: $205 includes wine reception.

Five-concert Rancho Santa Fe package: $350 and includes the four Spotlight Chamber Music concerts, wine reception, plus the June 17th Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert at the RSF Village Church.

Three-concert Carlsbad package: $75.

La Jolla: $58 includes wine reception.

Rancho Santa Fe: $78 includes wine reception.

Carlsbad: $28

For tickets phone (619) 239-0100, ext. 2, or visit us online at www.mainlymozart.org.

 

 

ABOUT MAINLY MOZART


Mainly Mozart offers year-round programming with the Spotlight Chamber Music Series, Club Amadeus chamber music events in private homes,  The June Mainly Mozart Festival and the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra which offers year-round music education and public performances in the San Diego area plus special programs designed to serve children and young adults with learning challenges and unique social events.