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6/1 Opening Day San Diego Polo Club www.sandiegopolo.com 6/1 San Elijo Lagoon Family Fun Days. 11:30am at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. www.sanelijo.org. 6/1 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. 6:15 am, Downtown San Diego. www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-diego. 6/1 Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run. First weekend. www.worldfamousmudrun.com. 6/1 35th Annual Fiesta Del Sol in Solana Beach. 9am-9pm, Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. www.solanabeachchamber.com. 6/1 Shir Energy Music Festival. Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff by the Sea. 11am-4pm. www.templesolel.net 6/1 Oceanside Theatre Company presents Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers. Sunshine Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. 2pm. (760) 439-8900. www.mainstreetoceanside.com. 6/1 AJ Croce at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.Bellyup.com. 6/1-22 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Old Globe Theatre. www.theoldglobe.org. 6/1-29 Dog and Pony at the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre. www.theoldglobe.org. 6/1 The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show. 7pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/1 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. www.tvbwf.com. 6/1 Free Family Art Day- Mosaic Art at Oceanside Museum of Art. 1pm-4pm. www.oma-online.org. 6/1-15 La Jolla Playhouse presents Chasing the Song. Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. www.lajollaplayhouse.org. 6/1-6/8 The Book of Mormon at the San Diego Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/1-22 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Faded Glory by Timothy Burns. www.northcoastrep.org. 6/2 Lady Gaga performs at Viejas Arena, 7:30 pm. www.as.sdsu.edu. 6/2 Padres vs. Pirates at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/2 One Republic: Native Summer Tour with The Script at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 7pm. www.livenation.com. 6/2 San Diego Symphony presents Camera Lucida: Dvorák and Sibelius. 7:30 pm at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD. (619) 235-0804. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 6/3 Padres vs. Pirates at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/3 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 6/3 Primary Election Day 6/4 Padres vs. Pirates at Petco Park. 3:40 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/4 Wow! First Wednesday: The Sound of Pan. California Center for the Arts Escondido. 1pm, 4pm or 7pm. www.artscenter.org 6/5-8 Theatre West presents Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. San Marcos Community Center. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 6/5 San Diego Botanic Garden “Family Fun Nights” www.sdbgarden.org (760) 436-3036. 6/6 Padres vs. Nationals at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/6 Live Nation presents Logic: While You Wait Tour. 8pm at the House of Blues. www.houseofblues.com. 6/6-7 San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Fest 2014. Walnut Grove Park. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net/specialevents. 6/6 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in the nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 6/6 Neon Trees at Humphrey’s. 7pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 6/6 Flor Sin Raiz presented by Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente at the AVO Playhouse. www.visitixonline.com. 6/7 Belmont Stakes Horse Race. 6/7 Escondido Recreation Ballet. California Center for the Arts Escondido. 3pm. www.artscenter.org 6/7-8 Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run. Second Weekend. www.worldfamousmudrun.com. 6/7 11th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden. 5pm. (760) 436-3036. www.encinitaswinefestival.com. 6/7 Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: All-Mozart Orchestral Showcase. 7:30 pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/7 Lionel Richie: All the Hits All Night Long Tour at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 7:30 pm. www.livenation.com. 6/7 San Marcos Hikes: San Dieguito River Park/ Santa Fe Valley. 8am. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 6/7 26th Annual Spring Fling Gala for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Sante Fe. (858) 756-4117. www.animalcenter.org. 6/7 Sam Hinton Folk Festival. Old Poway Park, 10:30am-5pm. www.poway.org. 6/7 Padres vs. Nationals at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/7 Father’s Day Sleepover at San Diego Zoo. First weekend. 4pm – 9am. (619) 718-3000. www.sandiegozoo.org. 6/7-7/6 San Diego County Fair “The Fab Fair.” Tickets $8-$14, ages 5 and younger free. The Fair is closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays. (858) 793-5555. www.sdfair.com. 6/7 Albertsons $4 Fair Day at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/7 Ticitozaá presented by Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente at the AVO Playhouse. 7:30 pm. www.visitixonline.com. 6/8 Spy Del Moto Derby at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com 6/8 Voz de Mando, free concert at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/8 Padres vs. Nationals at Petco Park. 1:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/8 Texas Hold-Em at Alta Vista Gardens. 2 pm. (760) 945-3954. www.altavistagardens.org. 6/8 Encinitas Environment Day. Cottonwood Creek Park. 10am-4pm. www.eeday.org. 6/8 The Alley Cats Concert: A 50s & 60s Doo-Woop Celebration at the AVO Playhouse. 3pm. www.visitixonline.com. 6/8 SHADES Oceanfront Bistro Adoption Event. 10am. SHADES Oceanfront Bistro, 5083 Santa Monica Avenue, San Diego. www.sdhumane.org. 6/8 The Siers Brothers provide musical entertainment at the Seaport Village Free Sunday Concert Series. www.seaportvillage.com. 6/10 Race Across America bicycle race starts at Oceanside Pier Amphitheater: Solo start. 12pm. www.raceacrossamerica.org. 6/10 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 6/10 San Diego Symphony presents Camera Lucida: Myriad Trio II. 7:30 pm at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD. (619) 235-0804. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 6/11 Albertsons $4 Fair Day at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/11-14 Charity Fair Horse Show at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/11 Taylor Hicks, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/11 Joe Nichols (paid show) at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/11-28 Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Moonlight Amphitheater. 8pm. www.moonlightstage.com. 6/11 Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: James Ehnes, Violin. 7:30 pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/11 Father’s Day Celebration at San Marcos Community Center. Family Enrichment Program with Homemade Ice Cream with Dad. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net./seniors 6/12 Jeff Dunham (paid show) at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com
6/12 BritBeat, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/12 Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 1pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/12 Belly Up Music Festival at the San Diego County Fair. Every Thursday during the Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/12 Love and Theft at the House of Blues. 7:30pm. www.houseofblues.com. 6/12 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 6/12 Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.bellyup.com. 6/13 Darius Rucker (paid show) at San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/13 Alice in Cooperland, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/13 “Spamalot” at Moonlight Amphitheatre www.moonlightstage.com 6/13 Museum of Making Music Banjo Series: Sammy Shelor & Lonesome River Band. 7pm. (760) 438-5996. www.museumofmakingmusic.org. 6/13 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in t he nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 6/14 FLAG DAY. 6/14 Hunter Hayes (paid show) at San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/14 Toast of the Coast Wine Festival at San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/14 Race Across America bicycle race starts at Oceanside Pier Amphitheater: Team start. 12pm. www.raceacrossamerica.org. 6/14-29 La Jolla Playhouse presents El Henry at SILO in Maker’s Quarter, East Village San Diego. www.lajollaplayhouse.org. 6/14 We Are Not A Glum Lot IV presented by Endless Laughter at the AVO Playhouse. 3pm and 7pm. www.visitixonline.com. 6/14 Meals on Wheels Gala. 5:30pm-11pm at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. www.meals-on-wheels.org. 6/14 Nancarrow performs at Julian Back Country Dance and Barbecue. “The Dance” is a mix of classic rock, blues and country bands that perform from 12 to 10pm www.menghiniwinery.com for details. 6/14 Super Freestyle Explosion at Valley View Casino Center. 7:30pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com. 6/14 Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Whitney Crocket, Bassoon. 7:30 pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/14 Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz presents George Benson in Temecula, CA 92589. 7pm. (951) 699-0099. www.thorntonwine.com. 6/14 Roar and Snore Father’s Day at the Safari Park. (619) 718-3000. www.sdzsafaripark.org. 6/14 7th Annual Carlsbad Beach Fest. Festivities include 5k beach run or walk, Zumba fitness on the beach, pro and amateur surf contests, and more. www.carlsbadbeachfest.com. 6/14-15 Grunion Run at La Jolla beach. Hundreds of the small, silvery fish ride the waves onto shore for this remarkable mating ritual. 10:30am. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu. 6/14 Father’s Day Sleepover at San Diego Zoo. Second weekend. 4pm – 9am. (619) 718-3000. www.sandiegozoo.org. 6/15 Father’s Day. 6/15 Flower Power Festival at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/15 Southern California’s Best Dance Crew at San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/15 Matt Nathanson/ Gavin Degraw at Humphrey’s. 7pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 6/15 The Cat.illacs provide musical entertainment at the Seaport Village Free Sunday Concert Series. www.seaportvillage.com. 6/15 San Elijo Lagoon Walks. 10am at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. www.sanelijo.org. 6/15 Brats and Beer Father’s Day Celebration. San Diego Maritime Museum, aboard the Californian. 10am-4pm. (619) 234-9153. www.sdmaritime.org. 6/16 An Evening with Cowboy Junkies at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.bellyup.com. 6/17 Del Mar Powerhouse Park Twilight Summer Concert Series: Rockola and the Magical Youth Orchestra. 7pm. www.delmarfoundation.org/twilight.html. 6/17 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 6/17 Steve Winwood at Humphrey’s. 7pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 6/18 Teen Hoot, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/18 Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/18 Padres vs. Mariners at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/18 Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano. 7:30 pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/18 Birch Aquarium Summer Green Flash Concert: Scars on 45. 6:45 pm. (858) 534-3474. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu. 6/19 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 6/19 The McCartney Years, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/19 Timberworks Lumberjack Show at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/19 Johnny Rivers, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 1pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/19 Creedence Clearwater Revisted, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/19 Belly Up Music Festival at the San Diego County Fair. Every Thursday during the Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/19 Encinitas Classic Car Nights, 3rd Thursday of each month, S. Coast Highway 101. (760) 943-1950. www.encinitas101.com. 6/19-8/21 “Concerts at the Cove,” Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove every Thursday night. 6pm. www.cityofsolanabeach.org. 6/19 Del Mar Summer Solstice event, Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar. 5pm-8pm. (858) 755-1179. www.summer.delmarmainstreet.com. 6/19 333’s Music at the Museum: Nathan James. 7pm-9pm. www.oma-online.org. 6/19 Padres vs. Mariners at Petco Park. 3:40 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/19-22 Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show. Sheraton Marina in Harbor Island. www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com. 6/20 Singer-Songwriter Contest at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/20 Smokey Robinson, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/20-22 San Diego International Beer Festival at San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/20 Padres vs. Dodgers at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/20 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in the nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 6/20 World’s Largest Swim Lesson held at Woodland Park Pool in San Marcos. 7am checkin. Help break this Guinness World Record and spread word that swim lessons save lives. Free event. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 6/20 7th Annual San Diego Wine Cheese and Chocolate Festival 6pm Liberty Stattion North Promenade www.womensmuseumca.org 6/20 Freedom Concert Tour. 7pm at the Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/20 Fun Friday Nites! San Elijo Recreation Center or San Marcos Community Center. $20/ child, 6-10pm. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net/funfridays. 6/21 SUMMER SOLSTICE – SUMMER BEGINS.
6/21 Commotion By the Ocean Motorcycle Ride at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/21 Toni Braxton & Babyface (paid show) at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/21 Country Run 5K at the San Diego County Fair. Run through the SD County Fair before it opens. 8am. www.countryrun5k.com. 6/21 Carlsbad Music Walk in Carlsbad Village. 5pm-10pm. www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org. 6/21 Padres vs. Dodgers at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/21 Museum of Making Music Banjo Series: Otis Taylor & Friends. 7pm. (760) 438-5996. www.museumofmakingmusic.org. 6/21 Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Shai Wosner, Piano. 7:30 pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/21 Peggy Watson & David Beldock with Shelby & Teague. San Diego United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. 7:30 pm. www.sdfolkheritage.org. 6/21 Fairy Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas. 10am-4pm. (760) 436-3036. www.sdbgarden.org. 6/21 Taste of Our Towne at Poway Performing Arts Center, 15498 Espola Rd, Poway. 5pm. www.powayarts.org. 6/21 City of Vista Movies in the Park: Frozen. 7:45 pm at Buena Vista Ball Fields, 1851 S. Melrose Dr. www.cityofvista.com. 6/21 Birch Aquarium SEA Days. 11 am. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu. 6/21 Mike Epps: After Dark Tour. 8pm at the Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/21-22 La Jolla Festival of the Arts. 10am-5pm. UCSD Warren Field, La Jolla. www.lajollaartfestival.com. 6/21-22 American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Bates Nut Farm. www.relayforlife.org. 6/22 Grupo Intocable, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/22 Padres vs. Dodgers at Petco Park. 1:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/22 Poway Summer Concert Series presents The Fabulous Ultratones. 5:30 pm, Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772. www.poway.org. 6/22 The Milk Carton Kids (seated show) at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.Bellyup.com. 6/22 Windy City provides musical entertainment at the Seaport Village Free Sunday Concert Series. www.seaportvillage.com. 6/22-7/27 Othello at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. www.theoldglobe.org. 6/24 Kristian Bush of Sugarland, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/24 Pentatonix, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/24 Metalachi, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/24 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 6/24-29 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 6/25 DigiTour 2014, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/25 Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/25 Taste of Main Street in Vista 4-8pm www.vvba.org 6/25 Vans Warped Tour 2014 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 11am. www.livenation.com. 6/25 Bull’s Smokin’ BBQ Adoption and Fundraising Event. 5pm. Bull’s Smokin’ BBQ, 1127 W. Morena Blvd., San Diego. www.sdhumane.org. 6/26-27 Tuff Truck Racing at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/26 The Spinners, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 1pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/26 Leon Russell, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/26 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 6/26 The Fab Four, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 6/27 “Spamalot” at Moonlight Amphitheatre www.moonlightstage.com 6/27 Battle of the Bands Final Round at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/27 Padres vs. Diamondbacks at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/27 Local Brews, Local Grooves: All Access at House of Blues. 7pm. www.houseofblues.com. 6/27 TGIF Concerts in the Park. Stagecoach Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad. 6-8pm. www.carlsbadca.gov/arts. 6/27 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in the nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 6/27 Touching Hearts Across Nations Fundraiser. Dionne Warwick to perform. 5Pm at Morgan Run Club and Resort, Rancho Sante Fe. (858) 832-8304. www.showyourtalent.biz. 6/27 San Diego Symphony presents Elvis: A Tribute To The King. Tux n’ Tennies Summer Bash Concert at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. 7:30 pm. (619) 235-0804. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 6/27-28 Summer Fun On The 101: Leucadia Music Festival. (760) 436-2320. www.leucadia101.com. 6/28 Bikini Fashion Show proceeds to Burn Institute of San Diego 3263 Camino De Los Coches, La Costa 760-753-1337 Fashion show, drinks, music, silent auction 5-9pm 6/28 Hansen Surfboard Summer Sale. 6/28 Antique Car Races at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/28 Gospel Festival with free concerts all day at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/28 Padres vs. Diamondbacks at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/28 Oceanside’s Independence Day Parade. Parade starts in front of 101 Cafe and makes its way north to City Hall. 10am. www.mainstreetoceanside.com. 6/28 FREE electronics recycling in school parking lot 9am–2pm at La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten 2276 Calle Barcelona Carlsbad 92009 6/28 Groove International presents Sound the Groove at House of Blues. 8pm. www.houseofblues.com. 6/28 Escondido Recreation Ballet. California Center for the Arts Escondido. 3pm. www.artscenter.org 6/28 City of San Marcos Summer Concerts in the Gardens features Skelpin: Irish/Spanish Fusion. 7:30 pm at Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 6/28 Body Rock Junior Hip Hop Dance Competition. California Center for the Arts Escondido. 6pm. www.artscenter.org. 6/28 Summer Movies in the Park. 7pm-9:30pm at Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive. www.poway.org. 6/28-29 The Classic Mystery Tour (Beatles Tribute): An Ashford Summer Pops Concert at Embarcadero Marina South. 7:30 pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 6/29 My Big Fair Wedding Day event at San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 6/29 Sarah McLachlan at Humphrey’s. 7:30pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 6/29 Padres vs. Diamondbacks at Petco Park. 1:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/29 The Ballad Mongers provide musical entertainment at the Seaport Village Free Sunday Concert Series. www.seaportvillage.com. 6/30 Padres vs. Reds at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 6/30 Encinitas’ Music By The Sea Concert Series presents The Alliant Trio. 7:30 pm at the Encinitas Library. (760) 633-2746. www.encinitas.gov. 6/30 Casbah presents Devo at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.bellyup.com.
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7/1 Padres vs. Reds at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/1 Huey Lewis and the News, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 7/1 Super Diamond, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 7/1 Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell at Humphrey’s. 7:30pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/1 Del Mar Powerhouse Park Twilight Summer Concert Series: Back to the Garden celebrates the music of Eric Clapton, featuring special guest Eve Seils. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, 7pm. www.delmarfoundation.org/twilight.html. 7/1 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 7/2 REO Speedwagon, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 7/2 Ultimate Triple Threat Final Round at San Diego County Fair. Winners performance. www.sdfair.com. 7/2 Padres vs. Reds at Petco Park. 12:40 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/2 Casbah presents Peter Murphy at Belly Up Tavern. 9pm. (858) 481-8140. www.bellyup.com. 7/3 The Tubes, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 7/3 James Darren, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 1pm. www.sdfair.com. 7/3 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 7/3 Matisyahu, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 7:30 pm. www.sdfair.com. 7/3 Belly Up Music Festival at the San Diego County Fair. Every Thursday during the Fair. www.sdfair.com. 7/3 Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz presents Boz Scaggs in Temecula, CA 92589. 7:30 pm. (951) 699-0099. www.thorntonwine.com. 7/4 INDEPENDENCE DAY- See our complete list of Fireworks Shows with venues, dates, and times on page 25. 7/4 Celebrate the 4th of July at the amazing Green Dragon Tavern 6115 Paseo Del Norte in Carlsbad for a day of fun, food, drinks, history, special pricing, and kid’s activities! www.greendragontavernca.com 7/4 Fourth of July Celebration at the San Diego County Fair. Fireworks show at 9pm and America performs at 9:30 pm on the Grandstand Stage. www.sdfair.com. 7/4 Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at Old Poway Park. 10am. www.poway.org. 7/4 This Is My Country: A Fireworks Extravaganza. Starts at 6pm with fireworks beginning at 9pm. Bradley Park in San Marcos. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 7/4 San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina South Park: Star Spangled Pops with Bill Conti and Firework Show. 7:30 pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 7/4 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in the nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 7/4 Independence Day Celebration. California Center for the Arts Escondido. 6pm, free event. www.artscenter.org 7/4 Padres vs. Giants at Petco Park. 3:40 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/4 TGIF Concerts in the Park. Stagecoach Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad. 6-8pm. www.carlsbadca.gov/arts. 7/5 Big Bite Bacon Fest at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 7/5 Grand Funk Railroad, free show at the San Diego County Fair. 9pm. www.sdfair.com. 7/5 Padres vs. Giants at Petco Park. 4:15 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/5 Jazz at the Park at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. (760) 448-1234. www.jazzatthepark.com. 7/5 Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz presents Kenny G in Temecula, CA 92589. 7pm. (951) 699-0099. www.thorntonwine.com. 7/5-6 Family Campouts at Lake Poway. 5pm, Lake Poway. www.poway.org. 7/5 The Midtown Men at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. 8pm. www.moonlightstage.com. 7/6 Ezequiel Pena. Final concert in the Toyota Summer Concert Series. 7:30 pm at the San Diego County Fair. www.sdfair.com. 7/6 San Elijo Lagoon Family Fun Days. 11:30am at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. www.sanelijo.org. 7/6 Padres vs. Giants at Petco Park. 1:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/6 Encinitas Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach: The Routine. 3-5pm. www.encinitasparksandrec.com. 7/6 Poway Summer Concert Series presents Help! 5:30 pm, Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772. www.poway.org. 7/6 Bob Weir & RatDog at Humphrey’s. 7pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/6 KISS and Def Leppard at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 7pm. www.livenation.com. 7/6 Michael Jackson HIStory Show presents Thriller. 7pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 7/6-8/30 Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. www.foapom.com. 7/8-8/3 La Jolla Playhouse presents The Orphan of Zhao at the Mendell Weiss Theatre. www.lajollaplayhouse.org. 7/8 Kenny Loggins at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.Bellyup.com. 7/8 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 7/9-8/3 Romance/Romance at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach www.northcoastrep.org. 7/9 San Marcos Community Center’s Family Enrichment Program: Tye Dye. 6pm. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 7/9-8/30 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. www.foapom.com. 7/10-13 Ipalpiti Soloists Concerts at the Encinitas Library. (760) 633-2740. www.encintasca.gov/ipalpiti. 7/10 Quiet Riot with Faster Pussycat, BulletBoys and Gilby Clarke at the House of Blues. 7:30pm. www.houseofblues.com. 7/10 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 7/10 Jefferson Starship at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.bellyup.com. 7/11 Cher at Valley View Casino Center. 8pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com. 7/11 Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band at Humphrey’s. 7pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/11 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in the nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 7/11 TGIF Concerts in the Park. Alga Norte Park, 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad. 6-8pm. www.carlsbadca.gov/arts. 7/11 Boz Scaggs: An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert with San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 7:30 pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 7/11 MattyB Live in Concert at the House of Blues. 8pm. www.houseofblues.com. 7/11 The Reverend Horton Heat at Belly Up Tavern. 9pm. (858) 481-8140. www.bellyup.com.
7/12-8/3 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Romance/ Romance. www.northcoastrep.org. 7/12-13 Insect Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden. 10am-4pm. www.sdbgarden.org. 7/12 La Roux at the House of Blues. 8pm. www.houseofblues.com. 7/12 Doggie Street Festival. 9am-4pm at Liberty Station. www.doggiestreetfestival.com. 7/12 Mari Black. San Diego United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. 7:30pm. www.sdfolkheritage.org. 7/12-13 San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus presents Luv Madonna: Music of the Material Girl. Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 7/12-13 Mission Beach Over The Line Tournament. First Weekend. www.ombac.org 7/12 Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball World Championship at Dog Beach in Del Mar. (760) 729-0207. www.beachbocce.com. 7/12 Switchfoot Bro-Am at Moonlight Beach www.switchfoot.com/bro-am 7/12-13 Christmas in July Artisan Fair and Carnival. 9am-5pm at Mission San Luis Rey Parish, 4070 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. www.christmasinjulyartisans.com. 7/12 Jazz at the Park at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. (760) 448-1234. www.jazzatthepark.com. 7/12-8/10 Into the Woods at the Old Globe Theatre. www.theoldglobe.org. 7/12 San Marcos Hikes: San Dieguito River Park/ Lagoon Trail. 8am. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 7/12 Carnivore Campout at San Diego Zoo. 4pm – 9am. (619) 718-3000. www.sandiegozoo.org. 7/13-8/10 La Jolla Playhouse presents Esther Dome at the Mendell Weiss Forum. www.lajollaplayhouse.org. 7/13 Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz presents Chris Botti in Temecula. 7:30pm. (951) 699-0099. www.thorntonwine.com. 7/13 Pops Goes Classical- Passport To The World: A Night in Hungary. An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 7:30 pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 7/13 Poway Summer Concert Series presents The Lacemakers. 5:30 pm, Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772. www.poway.org. 7/13 Steely Dan at Humphrey’s. 7:30pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/13 33rd Annual Carlsbad Triathlon. Begins and ends at Tamarack State Beach, Carlsbad. 7:30 am. (760) 602-7519. www.carlsbadca.gov. 7/15 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 7/16-8/2 Disney’s Mary Poppins at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. 8pm. www.moonlightstage.com. 7/16 Casbah presents The Antlers at Belly Up Tavern. 9pm. (858) 481-8140. www.bellyup.com. 7/16 Chris Isaak at Humphrey’s. 7:30pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/16 Birch Aquarium Summer Green Flash Concert: Steve Poltz. 6:45 pm. (858) 534-3474. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu. 7/17 Encinitas Classic Car Nights, 3rd Thursday of each month, S. Coast Highway 101. (760) 943-1950. www.encinitas101.com. 7/17 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 7/17-9/3 Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing Season 2014. www.dmtc.com. 7/17 Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing Opening Day. 2pm. www.dmtc.com. 7/18 Food, Fun, and Fandango! Live country music by Fandango, also Ukelele, Zumba, Hula and food trucks at San Marcos Senior Center 111Richmar Ave, San Marcos (760) 744-5535 ext 3606 www.san-marcos.net/seniors 7/18 TGIF Concerts in the Park. Alga Norte Park, 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad. 6-8pm. www.carlsbadca.gov/arts. 7/18-19 Sun & Sea Festival, Imperial Beach. Parking is at Mar Vista High School. www.sunandseafestival.com. 7/18 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in the nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 7/18 The Music of Abba: An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert with San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 7:30 pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 7/18 Padres vs. Mets at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/18 Fun Friday Nites! San Elijo Recreation Center or San Marcos Community Center. $20/ child, 6-10pm. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net/funfridays. 7/18 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series at Del Mar Horse Racing. www.dmtc.com. 7/18 Lisa Sanders with Brown Sugar Hayes; Triumph of the Wild Boy. Templar’s Hall, 14134 Midland Road, Poway. 7:30 pm. www.sdfolkheritage.org. 7/18 Food, Fun & Fandango! San Marcos Senior Center. 5:30 pm. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 7/18 Mary Poppins at Moonlight Amphitheatre www.moonlightstage.com 7/19 Padres vs. Mets at Petco Park. 5:40 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/19 City of Vista Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 2. 7:45 pm at Vista Sports Park, 1600 Sports Parkway. www.cityofvista.com. 7/19 Mopar Club of San Diego’s 16th Annual All-American Car Show. 8am-2pm at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus in Encinitas. www.moparclubsandiego.net. 7/19-20 Mission Beach Over The Line Tournament. Second Weekend. www.ombac.org 7/19-20 San Clemente Ocean Festival at the San Clemente Municipal Pier. Free event. (949) 440-6141. www.oceanfestival.org. 7/19 Museum of Making Music Banjo Series: David Lindley. 7pm. (760) 438-5996. www.museumofmakingmusic.org. 7/19-20 Family Campouts at Lake Poway. 5pm, Lake Poway. www.poway.org. 7/19 Discovery Gala for the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. www.lagoon.aguahedionda.org. 7/19 Rita Rudner comedian at North Park Theatre www.TheNorthParkTheatre.com 7/19 Birch Aquarium SEA Days. 11am. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu. 7/19 Jazz at the Park at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. (760) 448-1234. www.jazzatthepark.com. 7/19 Carnivore Campout at San Diego Zoo. 4pm – 9am. (619) 718-3000. www.sandiegozoo.org. 7/19 Project Wildlife: Bird Basics for Kids. 10am at Jack’s Pond Park Nature Center, 986 Moree Road, San Marcos. Reservations required. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 7/20 Padres vs. Mets at Petco Park. 1:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/20 Poway Summer Concert Series presents CoastRiders. 5:30 pm, Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772. www.poway.org. 7/20 Beer Camp Festival by Sierra Nevada at Embarcadero San Diego! Craft beer festival from all over the country. www.sierranevada.com/beercamp
7/20 Encinitas Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach: The Journeymen. 3-5pm. www.encinitasparksandrec.com. 7/20 Bolt to the Q 5K. 8am at Qualcomm Stadium. www.chargers.com. 7/20 Family Fun Day and Webkinz Plush Horse Giveaway at Del Mar Horse Racing. www.dmtc.com. 7/20 Jewel at Humphrey’s. 7:30 pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/21-22 Begonia Festival at Weidner’s Gardens in Encinitas. www.weidners.com 7/22 Del Mar Powerhouse Park Twilight Summer Concert Series: The Heroes. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, 7pm. www.delmarfoundation.org/twilight.html. 7/22 Doobie Brothers at Humphrey’s. 7:30 pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/22 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 7/23 Doug Benson: Doug Loves Movies Comic-Con Special at the House of Blues. 8pm. www.houseofblues.com. 7/23 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Humphrey’s. 8pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/24-27 San Diego Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. www.comic-con.org. 7/24 Jesus Christ Superstar at Valley View Casino Center. 8pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com. 7/24 Video Games Live: An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert with San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 7:30 pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 7/24 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 7/24 w00tstock 6.0: A Night of Geeks + Music. 7pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 7/24 Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines Tour at Humphrey’s. 7:30 pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/25-8/24 Quartet at the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre. www.theoldglobe.org. 7/25 Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton. An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert with San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 7:30 pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 7/25 TGIF Concerts in the Park. Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad. 6-8pm. www.carlsbadca.gov/arts. 7/25 Cruisin’ Grand. 5pm-9pm. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The #1 car cruise in the nation. www.cruisingrand.com. 7/25 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series at Del Mar Horse Racing. www.dmtc.com. 7/26 Carnivore Campout at San Diego Zoo. 4pm – 9am. (619) 718-3000. www.sandiegozoo.org. 7/26 The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins. 7:30 pm at the Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 7/26-27 Obon Festival at Vista Buddhist Temple. 12pm-8pm. 150-B Cedar Road, Vista. www.vbtemple.org. 7/26 Star Trek (2009) with Live Orchestra. An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert with San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 8pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org. 7/26 Beer Fest at Del Mar Horse Racing. 1pm. www.dmtc.com. 7/26 Heroes Brewfest in Embarcadero near Comic-Con 40 breweries and music www.heroesbrewfest.com. 7/26 Jazz at the Park at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. (760) 448-1234. www.jazzatthepark.com. 7/26 Oceanside Museum of Art’s Museum Ball 2014: 20th Anniversary. 6pm. swww.oma-online.org. 7/26 City of San Marcos Summer Concerts in the Gardens features The Detroit Underground: Rhythm & Blues/Motown. 7:30 pm at Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net. 7/26 Slightly Stoopid’s Summer Sessions 2014 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 5:30 pm. www.livenation.com. 7/27 Dierks Bentley: Riser Tour 2014 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 7pm. www.livenation.com. 7/27 Poway Summer Concert Series presents Benedetti Trio. 5:30 pm, Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772. www.poway.org. 7/27 The Voice Tour. 7:30 pm at the Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org. 7/29 Padres vs. Cardinals at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/29 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library. See a critically acclaimed film on the full-size movie screen every Tuesday. 4pm-6pm. (760) 753-7376. www.encinitas101.com. 7/30 Dodge Presents: Motley Crue- The Final Tour at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 7pm. www.livenation.com. 7/30 Padres vs. Cardinals at Petco Park. 7:10 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/30 An Evening with John Hiatt & The Combo at Belly Up Tavern. 8pm. (858) 481-8140. www.Bellyup.com. 7/30 Free and Easy Wednesdays at Del Mar Horse Racing. www.dmtc.com. 7/30 Boston: Heaven On Earth Tour at Humphrey’s. 8pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 7/31 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach 6pm to 8pm 7/31 Padres vs. Cardinals at Petco Park. 12:40 pm. www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com. 7/31 Los Lonely Boys/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at Humphrey’s. 7pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com.
August 8/2-3 San Marcos Family Campout at Walnut Grove Park. (760) 744-9000. www.san-marcos.net/familycampout. 8/3 Encinitas Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach: Betamaxx. 3-5pm. www.encinitasparksandrec.com. 8/9 Vista Summer Fun Fest. 3-7 pm. Brengle Terrace Park. www.cityofvista.com. 8/9 Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Canine Festival & Contest. 10am-5pm. www.cardiff101.com. 8/10 Disney’s Fantasia. An Ashford University Summer Pops Special Concert at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 8pm. (619) 235-0804. www.sandiegosymphony.org 8/17 Encinitas Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach: The Devastators. 3-5pm. www.encinitasparksandrec.com. 8/17 Burt Bacharach. An Ashford University Summer Pops Special Concert at Embarcadero Marina Park South. 7:30 pm. (619) 235-0804. www.sandiegosymphony.org 8/24 B.B. King at Humphrey’s. 7:30 pm. www.humphreysconcerts.com. 8/24 10th Annual LeucadiART Walk. 10am-5pm on the west side of Hwy 101 in Leucadia. www.leucadia101.com. 8/24 Pacific Classic Race Day. 1pm, Del Mar Horse Racing. www.dmtc.com.
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Moonlight Amphitheatre–Broadway’s Best Under the Stars We’re giving away tickets! SPAMALOT, June 11–28 Spamalot is an outrageously goofy musical with an upbeat score and clever lyrics, lovingly ripped off from the classic cult comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot which tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail in the irreverent signature style of Monty Python. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers add up to one of the greatest and funniest Broadway musicals of the modern age! The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and received 14 Tony Award nominations. This Moonlight premiere will feature the original Broadway sets and costumes. Rated PG. THE MIDTOWN MEN, July 5, 8:00 P.M. In concert and a one-night performance–the four stars of the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys! See and hear the best hits of the sixties in an unforgettable concert experience! MARY POPPINS, July 16 – Aug 2 Yes, Mary Poppins is flying into Vista and onto the Moonlight stage! The cherished Disney film has been reimagined into a spectacular new musical with a book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes. Featuring all of the unforgettable songs of the movie
plus brand-new breathtaking musical numbers and spectacular effects, Mary Poppins takes both children and adults alike on a magical musical adventure where “anything can happen if you let it.” Mary Poppins is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show and has amassed more than 40 theatre awards from around the globe. Rated PG. MY FAIR LADY, Aug 13–30 Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle have been vying for our hearts–and each other’s– since 1956 when this musical debuted on Broadway. My Fair Lady is the triumphant standard by which all other musicals are measured. Based on Shaw’s play and Pascal’s movie Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is the winner of multiple Tony Awards. The show blooms with witty comedy and characters in this tale of Eliza Doolittle’s transformation from street vendor to high society lady. With some of the best musical theatre songs ever, it’s no wonder everyone falls in love with Eliza. Rated PG. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Sept 10–27 Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamor-
ous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer–living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end... and finds something he never expected. This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Awardwinning “dream team,” with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray). Rated PG. The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located just minutes away in nearby Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. For ticket information, call (760) 724-2110, or visit www.moonlightstage.com. Enter to Win Tickets! Win a pair of tickets to either Monty Python’s Spamalot or Mary Poppins under the stars at the Moonlight Amphitheatre this summer! Just visit www.NorthCountySun.com and fill in the simple registration form. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by phone and email. Only (1) entry is allowed per person. Promoters are not liable in the event of date or time change or show cancellation. Good luck, and see you this summer, under the starry sky at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista!
Five-time Grammy Award Winning Legend Dionne Warwick to Perform at Charity Fundraiser “Touching Hearts Across Nations” June 27, Friday, 5pm American author and poet, Maya Angelou, expresses, “The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The Desire to reach hearts is wise.” These are the words and ambitions that Touching Hearts Across Nations set forth for the charity event that is proudly presented by Show Your Talent and takes place at Morgan Run Club and Resort, in Rancho Santa Fe, Friday, June 27, at 5:00 PM. With performances by The Young Divas and worldrenowned violinist, Irina Tseitlin, the dinner show’s headline act will be performed by the iconic and incomparable Dionne Warwick. Warwick is the aunt of the late Whitney Houston and Houston’s Godmother is Aretha Franklin. Her long list of legendary songs, many written and produced by the late Hal David along with writer, musician, and producer, Burt Bacharach, include: “Walk on By,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “Alfie,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “This Girl’s in Love with You,” and “Promises, Promises.” A record fifty-six of Warwick’s singles made it
to the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998. It seems only natural that Dionne Warwick, U.S. Ambassador for the Hunger Project that helps feed the world’s impoverished children, will be performing at a fundraiser devoted to raising awareness of the international charity organization Ignite, Dehli India, as well as a San Diego-based charity, Promises2Kids, that supports foster children. Touching Hearts Across Nations, as well as the new San Diego talent show called “Show Your Talent,” are both produced by two local women: Rancho Santa Fe resident Celeste Hudson, and Del Mar resident Arline “A.J.” Genis. Hudson, the creator of the new reality TV talent show pilot called Show Your Talent, collaborated with Genis to open their talent show at Spreckles Theatre in San Diego, after which they will take it on tour to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, New York, and other cities. Auditions are already in progress. The show takes viewers and performers to a new
Hansen Surfboards 4th of July Parking Lot Sale June 28–July 6 Continuing a tradition enjoyed by locals for years, Hansen Surfboards is transforming its parking lot on Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas for its annual 4th of July Parking Lot Sale. Starting June 28 and running through July 6, the sale features 30 to 50 percent discounts on adult and children’s swimwear and sportswear with discounts on selected wetsuits, backpacks, shoes and sandals. “We have so much fun working this sale,” said Josh Hansen. “There’s always a customer who’s totally stoked on what they find here. When they realize we’re featuring the most popular surf brands on discount during this sale, they go crazy.” Half the fun of shopping sales at Hansen Surfboards is wandering into the store and browsing the Boardroom, which carries hundreds of surfboards and surf accessories. No matter what level of surfer, their sales associates can help shoppers find the perfect surfboard and accessories
to help them have the best surf experience. If looking good is more important, Hansen Surfboards has that covered too. Their sandal room features more than 6,000 pairs of sandals and shoes. The main store carries stylish clothing and a large variety of board shorts for men, and swimsuits for women and children, as well as home décor and gifts, ladies’ sundresses and accessories. Just south of the main store is the new Rip Curl by Hansen’s store, where shoppers can check out the company’s best-selling Rip Curl bikinis, board shorts, wetsuits and accessories. Sale hours are Mon.,Tues, and Sat. 9–6 pm, and Wed. – Fri. from 9–9 pm, and Sun from 10–5 pm. Founded in 1961, Hansen Surfboards is San Diego’s largest surf shop. Visit 1105 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas 92024. For more info check out www.facebook.com/HansenSurfboards or visit www.hansensurf.com.
level, where singers sing their own songs, dancers choreograph their own dances, and musicians perform their own compositions. In the end, singers, dancers, and musicians all perform together. Five dollars from every ticket sold is being donated to Ignite and Promises2Kids. The very special evening in Rancho Santa Fe, “Touching Hearts Across Nations,” at Morgan Run Club and Resort, includes a reception, a spectacular dinner show with performances by Dionne Warwick and special guests, a silent auction, a live auction, opportunity drawings, and a market place by Designer’s Circle, Ltd. Morgan Run Club and Resort is located at 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091. Tickets range from $275/person on up and are available by calling (858) 832-8304 or by visiting www.showyourtalent.biz.
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North Coast Repertory Theatre Summer Shows Win Tickets!
Faded Glory by Timothy Burnes June 1 – June 22 Meet Daniel Sickles, a 19th-century congressman, friend to presidents, Civil War general, lover of Queen Isabella of Spain, notorious philanderer, embezzler, murderer, and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Based on this real figure from American history, Faded Glory promises to be a rollicking comedic romp through this amazing life. Romance/Romance July 9 – August 3 Book and lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith Hermann Directed by Rick Simas Froth and fun, this musical reminds us of those secret, frivolous, and embarrassing romantic impulses to which we are all susceptible. It’s an Off-Broadway sensation that successfully moved to Broadway. Romance/ Romance is a sweetheart of a musical. The Impro Theatre—Twighlight TwiLiGht Zone Unscripted Zone UnScRipTeD June 2 at 7:30pm From the darkest corners of reality to the land of the unexplained. Impro Theatre’s Twilight Zone Unscripted pays homage to Rod Serling’s sci-fi series “The Twilight Zone.” Enter the dimension of pure imagination as completely improvised episodes are created with every performance.
Tuesday Night Comics – R rated for content June 3 at 7:30pm– HAPPY HOUR at 6:30pm Complimentary Food and Two Dollar Beer. Hosted by Mark Christopher Lawrence. Join Mark and his hilarious friends in this special one night of stand-up comedy. The Lipinsky Family and Jewish Arts Festival presents: Pete Seeger June 10 at 7:30pm Pete Seeger’s songs If I Had A Hammer, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, and We Shall Overcome, encouraged us to join our voices with others and sing out to make a stronger community and a better world. We celebrate his life through the staged reading of Todd Salovey’s original full-length sing-along musical Pete Seeger Sings Out to be publicly performed for the first time. (portions of this musical were included in the San Diego Rep’s A Hammer A Bell and A Song to Sing.) Join singer actor musicians Dave Crossland, Jim Mooney, and Vaughn Armstrong for this musical tribute. Write Out Loud—Bubbeleh Listen To This! June 16 at 7:30 Jewish stories—classic, contemporary. Funny and heartbreaking. Written by a Jewish writer about Jewish life. Hard Travlin’ with Woody June 17 at 7:30pm A solo play with music! Written and performed by Randy Noojin Hop a fast rattler through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune for an hour with the spirit, stories and songs of America’s greatest poet-of-the-people and
saint-of-the-working-man in Randy Noojin’s one man hit from Fringe NYC. Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes A Vacation. June 23 & 24 at 7:30pm –Written by Maripat Donovan and Marc Silvia. Featuring Nonie Newton—Breen. She’s Back Again! It’s summer and Sister is not happy! It seems the diocese has decided to offer a summer school catechism course for those students who weren’t paying attention all year. Instead of three relaxing weeks at the motherhouse, Sister is stuck with her students this summer! And summer is already rough enough for Sister —try wearing 50 pounds of gabardine in 90-degree heat! Sister will discuss such questions as, “Did Jesus have to go to summer school?” or “What is an appropriate summer vacation for a practicing Catholic?” Beat the heat with Sister this summer, and if you know what’s good for you, don’t be late! North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Buy Tickets at www. northcoastrep.org or call (858) 481- 1055. Win a Pair of tickets! It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to a show at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Just visit www. NorthCountySun.com and fill in the entry form. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by phone and email. Only (1) entry is allowed per person. Promoters are not liable in the event of date or time change or show cancellation. Good luck, and see you this summer at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach!
World Famous Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach
La Jolla Playhouse – Mandell Weiss Theatre
July 9 – August 30
The Orphan of Zhao July 8–August 3 New adaptation by James Fenton Directed by Carey Perloff In the aftermath of a violent coup, a young orphan discovers the shattering truth of his origins. Often described as the Chinese Hamlet, this riveting tale was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West and has inspired countless operas, plays and movies.
The Pageant of the Masters is the Festival of Arts’ crowning jewel and arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful recreations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant of the Masters as the best presentation of its kind. Everyone loves a good mystery, especially in the world of art. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out whodunit when “The Art Detective,” this year’s theme for the Pageant of the Masters, is on the case. The Festival of
Arts world famous theatrical celebration of art reveals how lost treasures were discovered, where crimes of passion were uncovered (or covered up) and how creative riddles were unraveled, with a gallery of the world’s great masterpieces providing the clues! The stories and revelations are sure to provide fun for the whole family and be anything but elementary. Pageant tickets are $15 to $220 (depending on seat location and night of the week); a Pageant ticket also acts as a season pass to the Festival art show. The Pageant is located at the Irvine Bowl, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information, visit www.foapom.org.
Footloose–The Musical, one of the most explosive movie musicals of all time, bursts onto the STAR Theatre stage this summer! Based on the original movie, Footloose tells the story of a lively city boy, Ren, who moves to a small town where dancing has been banned by a preacher determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. After the culture shock sets in, Ren tries to gain support from his friends to overturn the ban, and while doing so, he catches the attention of the preacher’s daughter.
Footlose is a heartfelt story of a father longing for the son he’s lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. The incredible pop/rock score features such hits as Let’s Hear It for the Boy, Almost Paradise, Holding Out for a Hero, and the hit title song by Kenny Loggins that brings audiences to their feet – Footloose. Footloose is showing on July 18-19, and 25-27, and 29. Tickets are $7-$18. The STAR Theatre is located at 402 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside 92054. To purchase tickets call (760) 721-9983 or visit www.startheatre.biz/ STAR_NOW_SHOWING.
Ether Dome July 13–August 10 By Elizabeth Egloff Directed by Michael Wilson When a new treatment promises to eradicate pain, a doctor and his student play out an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846, Ether Dome explores the pain that afflicts humankind, our attempts to find relief and the beginning of healthcare as big business. La Jolla Playhouse is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla 92037. Call (858) 550-1010 or visit www. lajollaplayhouse.org.
San Diego Botanic Garden Thursday Family Fun Nights
11th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival June 7, Saturday, 5pm– 8pm The 11th annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival brings some of North County’s finest restaurants, vintners and brewers together at one of the coast’s most unique open-air venues, the San Diego Botanic Garden. On Saturday, June 7 from 5-8 pm, attendees have the opportunity to sample fine wines and beverages from several local spirit-makers and a tantalizing array of dishes from more than 40 local restaurants. Great music and a live and silent auction, benefitting 21 local non-profit organizations including the San Diego Botanic Garden, round-out the event, hosted by the Encinitas Rotary Club. Fairy Festival at the San Diego Botanic Garden June 21, Saturday, 10am – 4 pm Calling all Fairy Princes and Princesses! Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival at the Hamilton Children’s Garden at San
Diego Botanic Garden on Saturday, June 21, from 10am– 4pm.Youngsters are welcome to don wings and dress up in their favorite fairy costumes—or just come as they are —while enjoying an array of activities in the Garden. Adult attendees are asked not to dress up for the Festival. Guests can create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, and leave magical messages on the wishing bush. Fourth of July Parade at the San Diego Botanic Garden July 4, Friday, 10am Celebrate America’s birthday at one of San Diego’s environmental treasures by participating in the Fourth of July Parade at the San Diego Botanic Garden on Friday, July 4 at 10am. Families are encouraged to decorate children’s wagons and strollers and dress up in red-white-and-blue. San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas 92024. For more information visit www.sdbgardens.org.
The STAR Theatre Company Presents Footloose July 18–27
June – July, Every Thursday, 4:30-8pm Pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun at Thursday Family Fun Nights at the San Diego Botanic Garden from 4:30 to 8 pm, through August 28. Each Thursday the Garden comes alive with family-oriented activities and entertainment designed to amuse both adults and children. The party continues with live, kid-friendly entertainment from 6–7pm, including San Diego’s own Hullabaloo, performing July 17 and August 28. Other artists that are featured in the Garden under the stars include: Zimbeat, featuring tunes from Zimbabwe and Kenya; Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew; Kristen Cook; Tall Tales with Mary Roper; the YMCA Dance Team and Buck Howdy.
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2014 San Diego County Fair–Here Comes the Fun! Win Free tickets! June 7 – July 6 “The Fab Fair” is the theme for this year’s 2014 San Diego County Fair and will kick off the summer with a tribute to the British Invasion phenomenon that began 50 years ago in 1964. The British Invasion refers to the Beatles “Fab Four,” and other musical acts and aspects of British culture that became popular during this period of time. “Give Peace a Chance,” is an exhibition that commemorates John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s historic “bed-in” for peace. The exhibition features photography by Gerry Deiter, the only photographer who was present in their hotel room for all eight days of the bed-in. The Fair will have more than 100 food vendors serving everything from deep-fried Oreos to some healthier
“The Fab Fair” is the Theme and Main Exhibit of 2014 San Diego County Fair “The Fab Fair” Exhibit Hall (located near the front entrance gate) presents two photographic exhibits never before seen in California. When the four lads from Liverpool first visited the United States in back in1964, the British Invasion was sparked. The amazing photographic exhibit “The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes” opens the CBS Television archives with more than 80 never before published photos from that era. LIFE Magazine photographer, Bill Eppridge, captured The Beatles first U.S. performance on the Ed Sullivan Show–as well as the month-long tour that followed–as the Fab Four visited 20 U.S. cities, including San Diego. The photographic exhibit “Give Peace a Chance” commemorates John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s historic “bedin” for peace which lasted May 26 through June 2, 1969 in Suite 1742 of Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel. LIFE’s Gerry Deiter was the only photographer present in their hotel room for all eight days of the bed-in. Never before had a celebrity been so available in person and by telephone to the public, and through his photography he captured intimate moments intended to break down barriers between power, celebrity, status and convention with a desire to end war and violence in the world.
AAA Auto Club Discounts and Travel Packages Visit your local Auto Club and learn about all the amazing things you can get as a member. Membership includes discounts on attraction tickets to the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Legoland, SeaWorld, Disneyland, and Universal Studios. You can also get 40% OFF tickets to Regal Movie Theaters, discounts on hotel and travel, passport photos, discounts on car buying and approved auto repair. Join their free monthly Travel and Cruise Events and Educational Travel Seminars with specialists and agents in the travel industry. Call or visit these locations for details, event dates, and times: Del Mar (858) 794-3370; Oceanside (760) 930-7515; San Marcos (760) 891-3600; Encinitas (760) 635-4028 Print Zone Entertainment 7040 Avenida Encinas 104-115 Carlsbad, CA 92011 info@NorthCountySun.com www.NorthCountySun.com Advertising Office (760) 635-9100 Fax (760) 635-9200
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choices, and will once again have a Wine Festival and a Beer Festival and competition. There are indoor flower shows, competitions, and exhibits and a plethora of crazy rides. Guests will enjoy farm animals, exhibits, pony rides, carnival games, a petting zoo, a kid’s ride area, photo and painting competitions, and collections of all types. There will be singing, dancing, acting, and cooking competitions, theatrical acts, local music acts on various stages, as well as Monster Trucks, a Turkey Stampede, Piggy Races, dog tricks, comedy and magic acts. Headlining acts take place on the Grandstand Stage, the Ford Paddock Concert Series Stage, The Coors Light Stage, and Del Mar Arena. For more info visit www. NorthCountySun.com or www.sdfair.com. The 2014 San Diego County Fair will open on Saturday, June 7 and run through Sunday, July 6. The Fair will
be closed on Mondays and the first two Tuesdays in June. For up-todate information, special fair offers, special days, events, and attractions and to enter to win tickets visit www.NorthCountySun. com. Enter to Win Tickets! Win a pair of tickets to the San Diego County Fair this summer! Just visit www.NorthCountySun.com and fill in the simple registration form. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by phone and email. Only (1) entry is allowed per person. Good luck, and see you this summer at the 2014 San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!
Del Mar Arena Shows The Del Mar Arena features exciting animal acts and motor sports entertainment, such as horse and other animal shows, Monster Trucks, and much more. These shows are included with Fair admission unless otherwise noted. Fire Expo and Demo Derby presented by Viejas JUNE 7, 10:00AM-6:00PM The Burn Institute’s Fire Expo and Demo Derby presented by Viejas is a firefighting skills demonstration and demolition derby competition among firefighters from all over San Diego County. 3rd Annual Spy Del Moto Derby JUNE 8, 10:00AM-8:30PM This daylong festival includes three events: The Spy Optics Del Moto Derby Invitational, a series of motocross races featuring amateur and professional riders; “The Bash,” R/C cars demonstration and racing; and the Red Bull Triple Set skateboarding competition, featuring skaters from all over Southern California.. Charity Fair Horse Show JUNE 11-13, 11:00AM-10:00PM JUNE 14, 11:00AM-6:00PM The Charity Fair Horse Show is a benefit for the Pet Encounter Therapy and Therapeutic Riding programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center, and the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation. The show features American Saddlebred Horses, Hackney and Roadster Ponies, Morgan Horses, Friesian Horses, and Equitation and Medal Classes. Southern California’s Best Dance Crew JUNE 15, 11:30AM-6:30PM Professional and amateur dance groups of five or more compete for cash prizes and trophies. Each group is judged on its technical skills, showmanship, creativity, rhythm and costume. Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show JUNE 18, 11:00AM-9:30PM An equestrian event featuring the excitement of Hunter/Jumper horses and riders. Timberworks Lumberjack Show JUNE 19; NOON, 2:00PM and 4:00PM The Timberworks Lumberjack Show offers spectators a unique blend of logging history, world-class competition, and hilarious comedy! The lumberjacks show off their skills with chainsaws, axes and other tools, while competing in log rolling and speed climbing events. San Diego International Beer Festival JUNE 20-22, FIVE SESSIONS Five sessions, 400 beers, one glass. What’s not to like? Beer lovers can sample award-winning craft brews from around the world at any of five sessions.
United States Police and Fire Championships JUNE 24, 10:30AM-9:00PM The United States Police & Fire Championships is an Olympic-type event open to individuals representing law enforcement, fire, prisons and border protection. Tuff Truck Racing: Open Class JUNE 25-26, 1:00PM and 5:00PM Professional drivers compete against the clock in Tuff Truck Open Class Racing. Beach Buggy Racing and Street Class Tuff Truck Racing JUNE 27, 1:00PM and 5:00PM Professional drivers guide their beach buggies on a course of jumps and bumps, racing to complete the course in the shortest time. The show also will include Tuff Trucks racing against the clock. Antique Car Races JUNE 28, 10:00AM-12:30PM Members of the Horseless Carriage Club and Model T Club will compete in the Antique Car Races. Come see this fine collection of historic automobiles! Demolition Derby JUNE 28, 1:00PM and 5:00PM Watch as drivers smash and crash into each other, until only one car is still able to move. In the VIP class, local celebrities vie for the honors. The demo derby also will have an open class. Monster Trucks JUNE 29 & JULY 1-4, 1:00PM and 5:00PM Monster trucks return to the Fair for a series of contests and demonstrations. The schedule: June 29–Monster Trucks High Jump Contest & Trophy Kart Racing; July 1–Monster Trucks Wheelie Contest & Trophy Kart Racing; July 2–Monster Truck Free Style Contest & Jr. Outlaw Sprints; July 3–Monster Truck Racing & Jr. Outlaw Sprints Racing; July 4–Monster Truck Free Style Contest & Jr. Outlaw Sprints The Big Bite Bacon Fest JULY 5, NOON and 5:30PM Bacon in every imaginable form is celebrated and tasted at this one-day festival. Choose between two sessions, one starting at noon; the other at 5:30PM. A VIP experience also is available Ezequiel Peña JULY 6, 7:30PM This event, the final concert in the Toyota Summer Concert Series and will be part concert and part equestrian show. It is included with Fair admission. Reserved seats also are available.
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The 2014 Toyota Summer Concert Series The 2014 Toyota Summer Concert Series is the Fair’s premier music event, featuring internationally known entertainers on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. Artists, dates and times are subject to change. Third Eye Blind SATURDAY, JUNE 7 Free with Fair admission; paid floor Voz de Mando SUNDAY, JUNE 8 Free with Fair admission; paid floor Joe Nichols with Jana Kramer WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 Free with Fair admission Jeff Dunham THURSDAY, JUNE 12 Paid show; dinner package Darius Rucker FRIDAY, JUNE 13 Paid show; dinner package Hunter Hayes SATURDAY, JUNE 14 Paid show Ramón Ayala SUNDAY, JUNE 15 Free with Fair admission; paid floor Zendaya WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 Free with Fair admission Creedence Clearwater Revisited THURSDAY, JUNE 19 Free with Fair admission; dinner package Smokey Robinson FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Free with Fair admission; dinner package Toni Braxton & Babyface SATURDAY, JUNE 21 Paid show; dinner package
Grupo Intocable SUNDAY, JUNE 22 Free with Fair admission; paid floor Pentatonix TUESDAY, JUNE 24 Free with Fair admission DigiTour 2014 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Free with Fair admission The Fab Four THURSDAY, JUNE 26 Free with Fair admission; dinner package 10th Annual Gospel Festival featuring Fred Hammond SATURDAY, JUNE 28 Free with Fair admission Espinoza Paz SUNDAY, JUNE 29 Free with Fair admission Huey Lewis and the News TUESDAY, JULY 1 Free with Fair admission; dinner package REO Speedwagon with The Moderates WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 Free with Fair admission; dinner package Matisyahu THURSDAY, JULY 3 Free with Fair admission America with Navy Band Southwest and Fireworks! FRIDAY, JULY 4 Free with Fair admission Ezequiel Peña SUNDAY, JULY 6 This show will take place in the Del Mar Arena. Free with Fair admission Tickets are on sale through www.ticketmaster.com and at the Fairgrounds Box Office.
Coors Light “Rock On” Series The Coors Light “Rock On” Series late-night lineup features singers and bands from the western U.S. and tribute bands from across the country. Admission is for those 21+. Shows begin at 9:00PM and are free with Fair admission; no reserved seating. Artists, dates, and times are subject to change. For full lineup visit www.NorthCountySun.com. True 2 Crue, SATURDAY, JUNE 7 True 2 Crue is a Motley Crue true-to-life tribute band. True 2 Crue sets the stage for a night with Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick in a transformation that has been described as amazingly authentic. Fresh off of its appearance on “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” on AXS TV, they perform rock ‘n’ roll party anthems that are etched in our memory banks, such as “Dr. Feelgood,” “Same Ol’ Situation,” “Girls Girls Girls,” “Live Wire,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Wild Side” and “Home Sweet Home.” British Invasion, SUNDAY, JUNE 8 When you attend a concert with The British Invasion Tribute, you will take an amazing and nostalgic musical journey back in time through the 1960s. The group has shared the stage with legendary recording artists such as The Beach Boys, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, and Herman’s Hermits. Cash’d Out, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 Cash’d Out is a San Diego-based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets. The group’s genuine love and authentic recreation of Johnny Cash’s music makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event. Cash’d Out has won four San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band. Belly Up Music Festival, THURSDAY, JUNE 12 4:00-5:00PM Brawley 5:30-6:30PM The Palominos 7:00-8:30PM Nancarrow 9:00-10:30PM The Highwayman Show Every Thursday, the Belly Up brings you a lineup of great bands, starting mid-afternoon and continuing into the evening. Alice in Cooperland, FRIDAY, JUNE 13 Alice Cooper has 25 gold albums and more than 50 million records sold that include rock anthems such as “School’s Out,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “18.” Alice in Cooperland is a tribute to the theatrics of Alice Cooper and a celebration of his music, with an authentic stage show that makes you feel like you are hearing and experiencing the wild antics of Alice Cooper himself. DJ Will Z & Dirty Kurty, SATURDAY, JUNE 14 This duo rocks San Diego Friday nights at Rich’s. They are coming together with Rich’s to bring you one amazing night of dancing at the Fair. Both have performed at multiple venues across the country and are San Diego locals.
Nuns ‘N Moses, FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Nuns ‘N Moses is the world’s most divine Guns ‘N Roses cover band. Based in San Diego, this unique, shredding band is sure to be a favorite with any Guns ‘N Roses fan who wants to hear the music as it should be played. Nuns ‘N Moses show might not guarantee dope papacy, but it does promise you a rocking good time! Just Like Priest, SATURDAY, JUNE 21 Just Like Priest is Southern California’s tribute to Judas Priest. They have been paying tribute to the legendary Metal Gods for several years, performing at prestige venues such as the House of Blues, the Key Club, the Galaxy Theatre, the BriXton, Cane’s Bar and Grill, and the Hollywood Palladium. They were awarded “Best Tribute Band” by All Access Magazine. Geezer, FRIDAY, JUNE 27 For the first time in three years, Geezer returns to the Fair to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the so-called British Invasion, though its members still remember 1776 all too well. Jaws drop and dentures chatter when the band swings the entire history of pop music from MGMT and Dr Dre to Buddy Holly and The Beatles. In addition to rock with roll, replacement hip hop, vaudeville and naps, they will play a few English classics and The Beatles U.S., will join them for a few numbers. San Diego City Beat called them “the world’s greatest coverband.” TNT, SATURDAY, JUNE 28 TNT performs the music of AC/DC in a fascinating show featuring a historical view of AC/DC from the beginnings with singer Bon Scott to the more contemporary time with Brian Johnson at the helm. Both casual and hardcore AC/DC fans are guided through an unforgettable AC/DC experience. Dirt, FRIDAY, JULY 4 Dirt is an Alice in Chains tribute band, formed in 1995 Chicago, IL. After a series of Chicago shows, Dirt caught the eye of Tribute Agency “Long Distance Concerts” out of Cincinnati, OH. Over the next several years LDC put Dirt on the road from the Midwest to the East Coast and made Dirt the #1 Alice in Chains Tribute in the USA. Damage Inc, SATURDAY, JULY 5 Damage Inc is Southern California’s premier tribute to Metallica. Damage Inc was featured on AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” show. They have spent the last ten years playing numerous sold-out venues. Britain’s Finest, SUNDAY, JULY 6 If you’re a Beatles fan and have always wished you could see them, Britain’s Finest is what you’re looking for. Britain’s Finest was featured on the premier episode of AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” and Chris Carter’s Sunday morning’s “Breakfast with the Beatles” show on KLOS 95.5. The group has performed at many venues, some of which are The Lawrence Welk Theater, Summer Concerts in the park, House Of Blues San Diego, and The Belly Up.
The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series The Ford Dealers Paddock Concert Series features nationally known artists and tribute bands performing in one of the Fair’s most intimate settings. Shows begin at 9:00PM (unless otherwise noted); free with Fair admission. Taylor Hicks with Alexis Babini WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 Southern soul singer Taylor Hicks has been busy since winning Season 5 of “American Idol,” recording, touring and acting on Broadway. His debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” entered at the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales Charts. BritBeat THURSDAY, JUNE 12 BritBeat: America’s Premier Tribute to the Beatles is a theatrical recreation concert celebrating the greatest rock and roll group of all time. The show depicts a live concert through the Beatles’ eras of music, including Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. Teen Hoot WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 8:30PM TeenHoot is a worldwide brand and social phenomenon that invites YouTube stars to perform at the live events. The YouTube stars then announce their performance to their fans via social media. Please note this concert will begin at 8:30PM. The McCartney Years THURSDAY, JUNE 19 Enjoy a complete and accurate reenactment of Paul McCartney’s extensive touring career of the 1970s, hailed by Sid Bernstein (original Beatles promoter), as the most authentic presentation of Paul McCartney yet. Kristian Bush of Sugarland TUESDAY, JUNE 24 Kristian Bush, one half of platinumselling country duo Sugarland, has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. Currently in the process of writing and recording his debut solo album, he’s on the road in 2014 with his “Put Your Soul In It” Tour, backed by a five-piece band with a sound rooted in blues, rock, and mainstream country. Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Who’s Bad has played more than 700 shows in numerous countries and now boast the title, “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band.” his extraordinary music career. Leon Russell THURSDAY, JUNE 26 Leon Russell has played and written songs for some of the biggest names in the business during a career that spans five decades, as well as building a solo career. Among his hits are “Tight Rope,” “Delta Lady” and “If I Were A Carpenter.” The Tubes With Fee Waybill THURSDAY, JULY 3 The Tubes came onto the music scene in the 1960s and early 1970s with outrageous live shows that satirized American culture, turning them into a must-see live band. Their debut album, The Tubes (1975), was critically acclaimed and included the classic tracks “White Punks On Dope” and “What Do You Want From Life.” The group released several more albums into the ‘80s, including Completion Backwards Principle, which became the Tubes’ first Top 40 chart entry..
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San Diego County Fair’s 8th Annual International Beer Competition and Festival June 20–22 The Eighth Annual San Diego International Beer Festival takes place during the weekend of June 20 to 22, from Friday through Sunday, and has become one of the largest in the country, with more than 200 breweries and 400 beers from San Diego and around the world. In 2010, 15 states and 22 countries participated in the festival. In 2011, Pizza Port of Solana Beach won Best of Show for its Poor Man’s IPA Beer entered in the Specialty Beer Class. That was the third year in a row that Pizza Port took top honors. Last year, Eagle Rock, the threeyear old Los Angeles craft brewery, entered their Equinox Sour Ale and was crowned Best In Show at a competition that saw nearly 1,000 entries from over 190 breweries across the globe. Also in 2013, The Champion Brewery Award was bestowed on the brewery location with the most cumulative points based on awards. San Diego’s own The Lost Abbey was crowned Champion Brewery for winning six total medals. The judging for this competition is serious business. Judged by their hops-and-barley-loving peers, and according to the high standards and definitions of the Brewers Association style guidelines for beers and by Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines for meads and ciders, the competition awards the best of the best. Beer judging is a closed, blind event. Select industry professionals and BJCP certified judges are combined into small groups. Without knowing the brand or brewery name, these judges evaluate beers in defined style categories. Each beer brand
may be entered only once. If the same beer is produced at multiple locations, only one location may enter the brand. Each entry must meet the TTB definition of beer, mead or cider and must possess the general characteristics of beer, mead or cider and conform to the general trade understanding of beer, mead or cider. No judge may participate on a panel where he or she has an entry or where there may be the appearance of a conflict of interest. Beers served at the San Diego International Beer Festival will be provided by the breweries that participated in the competition. Beer Festival Tickets are $58 and VIP Brewers Lounge are $100. Check website for tickets, sessions, and pricing at www.sandiegobeerfestival.com/tickets.
Wild Thing (I Think I Love You) Rendezvous Rosé Wins Best of Show at Toast of the Coast and Will Be Served at Fair Festival June 14 The San Diego County Fair presents the third annual “The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival” on Saturday, June 14. The winning wines have been named. The “Best of Show” went to 2013 Vintage—“Wild Thing Rendezvous Rosé” of Carol Shelton Wines, located in Santa Rosa, California. The competition held last February featured 580 of the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja. Wine Director, Rich Cook and a panel of 17 wine experts awarded 36 Special Placements (Best of County and Best Varietal) and 14 Double Gold Medals (wines receiving Gold Medal scores from all judges on a panel of three.) The 3rd annual wine event will take place in the beautiful Paul Ecke Jr. Flower and Garden Show. Ticket to “The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival” will include unlimited 1-oz. servings of the top performing wines from the 2014 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. Bottles will be available to purchase. Premiering this year, the Festival will feature The Wines of Baja Village where the best wines of the Valle de Guadalupe will be presented, and if you want to make your day of wine tasting extra special, an upgraded ticket is available to the Winemakers’ Tasting Area for an exclusive experience. The two sessions
July 5 Due to popular demand and the need to pig out, the San Diego County Fair will feature the Big Bite Bacon Fest and Big Bite Bacon Wedding for the second consecutive year on Saturday, July 5 in the Del Mar Arena. It’s time to get porked and toasted! These dual sizzling events will surely satisfy your bacony cravings and more. The Big Bite Bacon Fest welcomes bacon lovers of all ages, and features an unprecedented variety of delectable bites during two sessions, showcasing the diversity of bacon ranging from sweet and savory, to addictively salty culinary delights created by local restaurants and vendors from the San Diego area. In addition, each guest will be able to enjoy (10) 3-oz samples of more than 40 of San Diego’s top craft beers. Once again, the winners and finalists of a fully sanctioned bacon cooking competition return with tantalizing tastes for your delight. In 2013, the BBBF San Diego County Fair contest winners went on to the World Championships and finished 4th place for the amateurs, and 1st place for the pros, winning the grand prize of $10,000 and the title of Bacon World Champion. Have you “porked” the question? The 2nd annual Big Bite Bacon Fest Wedding will take place during the Big Bite Bacon Fest. Thousands of bacon lovers will be cheering on the lucky couple as they are officially married. This funfilled affair will be loaded with surprises of romantic “porkportions.” Soon after the big-bacon-bash, the couple will take wing as “pigs fly,” to their very own Hog-Heaven Honeymoon Adventure! Tickets for the Big Bite Bacon Fest are available now with a variety of VIP and General Admission pricing options. Children ages 5 and under are free. For ticket information visit www.bigbiteevents.com, www. NorthCountySun.com, or www.sdfair.com.
Solid Gold Series will take place on Saturday, June 14, from 12 to 3pm and from 4 to 7pm. General Admission $58 (includes Fair admission), Winemakers’ Tasting $85 (includes Fair admission and access to the new Baja Food and Wine Pavillion featuring the tastes from world-famous Baja chefs Javier Plascencia, Flor Franco, and La Guerrerense). Or take the NCTD Wine Tripper for $60 (includes general admission, Fair admission, and round-trip on the Coaster, Sprinter and Breeze). For more information and a complete list of winning wines, visit www.sdfair.com.
Special San Diego County Fair Days and Great Ways to Save $$$ Passport to Savings coupon book has more than $1,000 in savings on Fair food, carnival rides, games and products within the Fairgrounds, along with special offers from restaurants, theme parks and stores that operate year-round outside the Fair. This coupon book includes one (free) return ticket to the Fair and an opportunity to “Spin to Win” for prizes as well as weekly drawings to win a $50 gas card. The book is only $4 now through June 7 at www.sdfair.com/passport. (Regular price during the Fair is $5). Coaster “Fair Tripper” includes Free Admission. North County Transit District is offering a special $15 “Fair Tripper” ticket that includes any day Fair admission and round-trip rides on North County Transit District’s Coaster, Sprinter and/or Breeze bus. This ticket is good any day of the fair. Relax and enjoy the ride to and from the fair. NCTD has extended their hours for the Fair. “The Best Pass Ever” is available on www.sdfair.com or at Albertsons through June 7, or at the Fair Box Office through June 7 $24 for 24 days of non-stop fun Discount Rides and Game Tickets are available if you prepay. You can save 50%. Purchase a sheet of 25 midway ride coupons for only $15 (regularly $50). Albertson’s $4 Fair Day Tickets are available at Albertsons Stores and are good for June 7th and June 11th only. Regular
Big Bite Bacon Fest and Big Bite Bacon Wedding will be Paired with Craft Beers!
Fair admission is $14, so this is a huge savings! Note: $10 minimum store purchase required. Save $2 Adult Admission Tickets at Albertsons stores. No minimum purchase required. Visit a San Diego County Ford dealer and get 4 adult admission coupons for $32. Available at Ford on weekdays only. Visit a San Diego County Toyota dealer on weekdays only and get 2-for-1 adult admission coupon. Kids’ Day is every Tuesday. All kids, 12 and younger, get free admission and will have special kids activities. Seniors’ Day is Every Thursday Dia de la Familia is Every Sunday Taste of the Fair is every Tuesday. The Fair features $2 “tastes” of all the great Fair food. Pepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Buy a wristband and enjoy unlimited rides all day and night. There are also special online-only “bonus days.” Bring Your Own Food: Yes, it’s allowed! No alcohol, glass containers or knives of any kind. Free Parking: Park free everyday at Horsepark, on the corner of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real and take a shuttle from there. For up-to-date information visit wwwNorthCountySun.com or www.sdfair.com.
The Solid Gold Series brings to the San Diego County Fair the great music and performers who first achieved fame during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Concerts begin at 1:00PM on Thursdays with performances on the San Diego Showcase Stage. No reserved seating! Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, THURSDAY, JUNE 12 Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the ‘60s. Gary’s powerful and unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive Gold Records and Top 10 Billboard hits! The group’s signature hits include “Young Girl,” “Woman Woman,” “Lady Willpower,” “This Girl Is A Woman Now,” “Don’t Give In To Him,” “Keep The Customer Satisfied,” “Home” and “Over You.” Johnny Rivers, THURSDAY, JUNE 19 Johnny Rivers’ career has produced 17 Gold Records, two GRAMMY awards, more than 30 million in record sales and 29 chart hits, just a few of which are “Secret Agent Man,” (featured in the films “Austin Powers” and “Bowfinger”), “Poor Side of Town,” “Memphis” and “Baby, I Need Your Lovin’.” The Spinners, THURSDAY, JUNE 26 Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. With more than 60 million records sold in their illustrious career, the Spinners have received 6 GRAMMY nominations. Among their unbelievable 18 Solid Gold Top 40 Hits and eight Top 10s are “Then Came You,” “Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl,” “Cupid (I’ve Loved You For So Long,” “The Rubberband Man,” “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” and “One of a Kind.” James Darren, THURSDAY, JULY 3 James Darren has enjoyed a successful, multi-faceted career, spanning six decades of motion picture, television, recording and live concert performances. With a notable career in films (“Gidget,” “The Guns of Navarone”) as well as television “The Time Tunnel,” “T.J. Hooker,” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
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Beer Camp Across America Festival at Embarcadero North Meals-on-Wheels July 20, 1–6pm Buccaneer Ball Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the Beer Camp Across America Festival will be held at San Diego’s Embarcadero North on July 20, from 1pm to 6pm. Every craft brewer in the country has been invited in an attempt to make this the largest craft beer celebration in history. The event includes tons of beer tastings, a commemorative glass and live music.
The line up of craft breweries will be a frothy sight to see and taste. San Diego breweries include Ballast Point, Karl Strauss, Mission Brewery, Alesmith Brewing, Barrel Harbor Brewing, Mother Earth, Breakwater Brewing, Lost Abbey, Stone Brewing Company and others. Proceeds from this event will go to support the San Diego Brewers Guild. San Diego’s Embarcadero North is located at 500 Kettner Blvd. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.sierranevada.com/beercamp.
City of San Marcos and Allen’s Wrench present Rock, Blues & Barbeque Festival June 6, Friday 5-9pm; June 7, Saturday 12-8pm The City of San Marcos and Allen’s Wrench present the 6th Annual Rock, Blues and Barbecue Festival at Walnut Grove Park on Friday, June 6 and Saturday June 7. Performing June 6, from 5 to 9 pm, are artists Burnsville Blues, Michele Lundeen, and Gino & the Lone Gunman. On June 7, The Bayou Bros, Craig’s Band, Bill Magee’s Blues, Dennis Jones and Shari Puorto take to the stage. Food and beverages are sold at on-site barbecue. Phil’s BBQ is providing the food on Friday; on Saturday, Festival goers can enjoy awardwinning Kansas City BBQ. In addition, a beer and wine garden, provided by the Friends of San Marcos and the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, is available for those 21 years and older. No glass or outside alcohol is allowed inside the event. Attendees are recommended to bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Large
umbrellas and canopies are not allowed. Presale tickets are $10 for Friday, $15 for Saturday, or $20 for a two-day pass. Entry for children under 10 is $5 per day. Single day tickets are $5 more per day at the gate. Two-day passes are not available at the gate. Parking is free. Walnut Grove Park is located at 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos, 92069. To purchase presale tickets, visit the San Marcos Community Center or their website at www.san-marcos. net/specialevents.
Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach Featuring Lucas Nelson and The Promise of the Real and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Fiesta del Sol opens each morning on May 31 and June 1 at 9am and runs until 9pm. Headlining acts this year, provided by the Belly Up for Saturday and Sunday feature more than 18 bands and performers.
Located in Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach, patrons of all ages are encouraged to ride bikes, take the train or carpool to the event. Visit www.solanabeachchamber.com/ chamber/fiestadelsol.
Saturday Main Stage: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (Ray Charles Tribute), Common Sense, Sully and the Blue-Eyed Soul Band, The Soul Rebels, Queen Nation, Trouble in the Wind and more.
City of San Marcos Senior Center Events Food, Fun, Fandango Festival: Friday, July 18, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at San Marcos Senior Center. This is a Senior Nutrition Fundraiser. $4 suggested donation entry fee to cover the cost of one nutritious meal for one senior at the Discovery Café located at the San Marcos Senior Center. This after-five Friday wind down will be held outdoors and will feature live entertainment by dance band Fandango, pre-show performances by Ukulele and Zumba and Hula classes. Gourmet food trucks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call (760) 744-5535 ext. 3606 for more information. Call (760) 744.5535 or visit www.san-marcos.net/seniors for reservations and daily on-going classes and events! City of San Marcos Senior Center is located at 111 Richmar Avenue.
Swimwear Fashion Show in La Costa Bryll Hair Lounge in La Costa is hosting a Summer Swimwear Fashion Show on Saturday, June 28, featuring the latest swimwear by Jessica Faulkner and Royalie. In addition to the fashion show there will be food, drinks, live music, a silent auction, gift items, and gift certificates for sale. 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Burn Institute’s Special Assistance Fund. Burn victims suffer physically, mentally and emotion-
The annual Meals-on-Wheels Gala will be held on June 14, from 5:30pm until 11pm at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The theme this year is a Buccaneers Ball. There will be a silent auction, live auction, entertainment and dancing. This is Meals-on-Wheels of Greater San Diego’s largest fundraiser of the year and is sure to be an evening to remember. Back by popular demand this year is the Chef Appetizer Challenge, where top chefs from all over San Diego compete for the prestigious “Chefy” award. Eleven chefs from some of San Diego’s finest restaurants will thrill guests with unique and delicious appetizers. The event will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina’s Grande Ballroom, 1380 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego. Tickets can be purchased at www.meals-onwheels.org or call (619) 260-6110.
Taste of Vista on Main Street June 25, 4 – 8pm The 6th Annual Taste of Vista takes place on Wednesday, June 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on historic Main Street, between Santa Fe Avenue and N. Michigan Avenue in Downtown Vista. The four-hour festival attracts food lovers from all over San Diego County. Guests will enjoy tastes, sips, and samples from restaurants, craft breweries, and wineries throughout the city of Vista. There are currently 12 craft beer breweries in the City of Vista. Guests will taste food dishes, craft beers and wines and will enjoy live music and family friendly entertainment, all while discovering the revitalized historic Downtown Vista. Taste of Vista takes place on main Street and is produced by the Vista Village Business Association (VVBA), a 501(c)3 non-profit. For more information visit www.vvba.org.
Del Mar Summer Solstice At Powerhouse Park June 19, Thursday, 5-8pm
Sunday Main Stage: Lucas Nelson and The Promise of the Real, Mariachi El Bronx, Stranger, Run River North, Pine Mountain Logs, Paul Cannon Band, Atomic Groove, and more. Over 50,000 attendees will be enjoying great live reggae, soul, funk, jazz, blues and rock music, a beer garden, a variety of food, gourmet food trucks, hand made art, paintings, local photography, jewelry, clothing, and kid’s rides, and crafts.
Lunch Program: The San Marcos Senior Center serves a nutritious lunch Monday thru Friday at 11:30 AM. Reservations must be made in advance. $4 suggested donation for seniors 60 and over, under 60 $5. Lunch transportation is provided for San Marcos seniors that no longer drive. WalMart Shopping: Go shopping every Tuesday. Beginning Genealogy: Free genealogy class series on June 3, 10, 17 and July 1 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Call Julie Miller at 760.744.5535 for more information. Wii Bowling: Wednesday, June 11 at 10:30 AM Celebrate Father’s Day: June 11 at the San Marcos Senior Center. Lunch choices include a hot or cold entrée with dessert. $4 suggested donation for seniors 60 & over, under 60 $5 cost. Ballroom Dance: Thursday, June 19, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Music will be provided by “The Billy Harper Band.”
June 14, 5:30-11pm
With amazing front-row sunset views, balmy ocean breezes and live music, this is the way Del Mar celebrates the arrival of summer. Start your summer off with Del Mar’s annual Summer Solstice celebration which returns to Powerhouse Park on June 19, from 5 to 8pm. Hosted by the Del Mar Village Association, Summer Solstice combines delectable food, wine and beer tastings, live music and a silent auction. Guests have the opportunity to sample food from more than 20 Del Mar restaurants and over 15 California wineries and local breweries, all while reveling in the spectacular sunset views over the Pacific Ocean. Live music by Semisi & FulaBula will add to the evening’s celebrations and one-of-a-kind items help make the silent auction an event not to be missed. Powerhouse Park is located at 1658 Coast Boulevard in Del Mar. For ticket information visit the website at www. summer.delmarmainstreet.com.
Saturday, June 28, 5 – 9pm
ally and the healing process is long and painful. The Burn Institute assists burn patients through transition from patient to survivor which can take place over many months or several years and, in extreme cases, over a lifetime. It is difficult to overcome a devastating and demoralizing burn injury, even when one has the support of family and friends. Having to do it alone is especially daunting and discouraging. Burn Institute steps in to provide sup-
port and encouragement during the healing process, irrespective of how long it takes. This is an opportunity for you to do something really worthwhile and enjoy yourself in the process. Please join in this evening of food, fashion, and inspiration dedicated to a great cause. Bryll Hair Lounge is located at 3263 Camino de los Coches #100, Carlsbad. For more information, please call (760) 753-1337.
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Quei Bravi Ragazzi
When you say “Italian” we hear “Quei Bravi Ragazzi.” Perhaps an easier way to remember their name is QBR. QBR is authentic Italian pizza and cuisine. This fantastic Italian gourmet restaurant and racing bicycle exhibit is located upstairs at The Lofts on the corner of Encinitas Blvd and Coast Highway 101 just steps from Moonlight Beach. It’s owner, Francesco Masciarelli, a famous International/Italian road bicycle race champion, recently left the sport and is just off the boat from Pescara, Abruzzo region of Italy. If you love road bicycle racing and authentic Italan pizza and cuisine, this is the place for you. QBR is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday but Mondays. The breakfast menu consists of espresso and cappuccino (of course), with a nice selection of waffles, pancakes, omelets, and Panini. Try the QBR Panini with Parma ham, asparagus, egg and Fontina cheese, or their Valtellinese Panini that has Bresaola, artichoke crème, arugula and Asiago cheese.
They have a large assortment of authentic Italian pizzas including their “Classiche” such as Napoli, Pugliese, Diavola, 4 Formaggi, Cotto, Crudo. They also have their “Focacce” which includes Caprese, Vegetariana, and Fantasia. And their “Pizze Special” include Bufala, Carciofi Special, Lucky Luciano, and their special QBR pizza. A very nice assortment of salads and appetizers compliment any lunch or dinner, with wine or craft beer pairings. In 2007, Francesco Masciarelli, with the Acqua e Sapone squad, won the Tour of Japan in his first season, and the Giro del Lazio in 2008. He was 16th overall in the Giro d’Italia in 2009, and won the Mont Faron stage of the Tour Méditerranéen in 2010 before switching to Astana. Quei Bravi Ragazzi is located at 90 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas 92024 near the corner of Encinitas Blvd and Coast Hwy 101. Call (619) 316- 9450.
Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana
The opening of Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana is the reincarnation of a North County dining tradition. After two decades of serving classic Italian cuisine in downtown Encinitas, Roberto Vigilucci has re-launched his popular eatery in a fashionable new setting at 530 N. Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. The theme of the new Trattoria is ‘upscale Tuscan’. The stunning décor features warm earth tones and many authentic touches imported directly from Italy. The restaurant features a bright and airy main dining room, piano bar, Florentine wood-fire pizza oven, outdoor terrace and a beautiful open-air courtyard with private dining rooms. Menus feature a broad selection of antipasti, salads, fresh pasta, seafood, prime steaks, veal, vegetarian and exquisite desserts. Authentic dishes include bruschetta, insalata caprese, linguini with jumbo prawns, cioppino, filet of beef, ossobuco and an assortment of gelato. Menus for the kids are available. Small plates and specialty drinks are served during happy hour at the new piano bar.
Catering Manager and Sommelier Matt Moore has assembled a fabulous wine cellar. Treasure seekers will find California classics such as Insignia, Silver Oak and Cask 23. Italian gems include Chianti Classico Reserva, Brunello, Barolo, and prodigious super Tuscans such as Solaia, Sassicia, Ornellaia and Tignenillo. Event Coordinator Denise Joseph will make sure your event is a special event! The Trattoria’s beautiful Tuscan-style courtyard and private dining rooms accommodate groups up to 75 people. Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group includes Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana, Seafood & Steakhouse in Carlsbad, and Vigilucci’s Ristorante in Coronado. A new gourmet Italian market is soon to open in downtown Carlsbad. The Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group proudly supports the local community. Primary community partners include Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad, Encinitas Rotary, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Solutions for Change and various local schools and organizations. Visit www.vigiluccis.com.
Well known for serving the best prime rib in town, and having the reputation as the finest steakhouse experience since 1967, Hunter Steakhouse serves the freshest cut steaks, generously carved in-house from whole loins the old fashioned way. Some of their favorites, besides their award winning Prime Rib, are their Whiskey Peppercorn Top Sirloin; Black Angus New York Strip; Flame Broiled Salmon; and their fall-off-the-bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Lunches are really special if you are seeking quality food with great value. We highly recommend their burgers and sandwiches. Their Sirloin Burgers or sirloin sliders are the best in North County and are only $8. Looking for an excellent New York Steak or Grilled Shrimp? This is the place! Hunter Steakhouse offers one of the finest early dinner menus from 3:30 to 5:30, as well as an extended Happy Hour in the lounge from 11:30am to 6:30pm nightly. They have a 4-Course Dinner for only $23 per person on Mondays and Tuesdays. You won’t want
to miss their great Father’s Day Sunday Brunch: Adults $21.99 and Children $8.99. If you are looking for a special Father’s Day experience, this is the place. Also, cut out and present this article and GET $10 OFF (2) full priced entrees. Not valid with other specials or coupons. The steakhouse also has 8 large buckboard BBQ wagons and crews that cater hundreds of events each year. Their Santa Maria barbeque is famous throughout San Diego and surrounding areas. Their buckboard BBQ wagon grills cook Santa Maria Tri-Tip Steaks over red oak wood, just like back in the 1800s. They provide catering at the track, at major concerts and events, San Diego State events, horse shows, formal weddings and backyard parties, and can serve from 10 to 5,000 people at a time. Hunter Steakhouse is open everyday for lunch and dinner from 11:30am until close. Hunter Steakhouse is located at 1221 Vista Way, Oceanside. (At the intersection of the 78 and I-5 freeways) Call (760) 433-2633 or visit www.huntersteakhouse.com.
Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard
If you are seeking a really special and personal experience, you’ll find tucked away in the hills of De Luz, in an unincorporated area north of Fallbrook in North County, a true hidden treasure called Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard. This private, owner-occupied working vineyard offers a full complement of multiple award-winning white and red wines, and only takes reservations for wine tastings, wine and food pairings and special events. Casa Tiene Vista is styled after the Old World European vineyards. It’s a working vineyard but enhanced with a park-like setting where guests can find small nooks to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and breathtaking views. Along with rows and rows of grape vines, they’ve planted over 100 rose bushes and Italian spruces on the property adding to the overall ambience. It’s the perfect setting whether entertaining 20 or
150 of your closest friends. After dark the elegantly lighted walkway is reminiscent of strolling the streets of Florence or Paris. Their list of award-winning wines is too many to mention, but here are a few: Black Bird Merlot–2014 Platinum–Wine Makers Challenge Int’l., Rembrandt Pinot Noir–2014 Gold- Finger Lakes Int’l., City Lights Pinot Gregio–2014 Gold–Finger Lakes Int’l., Sir Charles Cabernet–2014 Silver New World Int’l Competition, etc.. Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard has an exclusive Wine Club with members enjoying a “members only” discount on all wine purchases and special wine tastings, parties, and four or five course wine pairings at the vineyard. To experience the beauty of North County while tasting award winning wines, call (760) 731-2325 to book your reservation today or email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.ctvvineyard.com
Green Dragon Tavern and Museum
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is proud to announce their Grand Opening and invite everyone to join the revolution on July 4, 2014, at their stunning 22,000 sq. ft. replica of Boston’s original Green Dragon Tavern where Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and other patriots planned the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. Please join their very special Independence Day celebration that will include music, great food, and kid’s activities including a tour of their museum of Colonial-American history. Enjoy a historic dining or drinking experience every day and take in a bit of our country’s colonial history. Their stunning 130 seat two-story tavern features 2 stone fire places, 7 large screen LED HD TVs showing the best in sports, and 20 craft beers on tap. Happy Hour in the Tavern is daily from 3-6pm. Mention this article and receive 25% OFF appetizers and $1 Off draft beer and glasses of wine. Also, their Pilgrim inspired 100-seat dining room, open
daily at 5pm, features a 1,000- bottle capacity wine room with an accompanying wine list. The indoor décor with hand crafted custom woodwork is exquisite but unpretentious. Come dressed in casual attire or dress to the nines. The choice is yours. Their New England-inspired cuisine is created from the freshest ingredients from local sources. Starters include Bourbon Wings, Steamed Mussels and seared crab cakes; soups and salads include New England Clam Chowder, French Onion Soup and Ceasar or Green Dragon Salad. Entrees include burgers, sandwiches, fish ‘n fries, crab sandwiches as well as Pork Chops, Fillet Mignon and Live Main Lobster. Make your Father’s Day a memorable one and make your reservations today! Green Dragon Tavern and Museum is located at 6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 918-2421 or visit www. greendragontavernca.com.
It’s Del Mar Horse Racing Season, Father’s Day, and Summer Graduation time, and there isn’t a nicer place to celebrate than SBICCA in Grand Ol’ Del Mar, just steps from the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a wonderful entrée, a glass of wine or a cocktail and just hang out on their outdoor patio, people watch and take in the scenic Del Mar ocean view. Start any Sunday with a fabulous SBICCA Sunday brunch with cocktails. SBICCA is known for quality cuisine and wonderful libations at very reasonable prices. The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. This flavorful, multi-award winning quaint Americana bistro, nestled in the village of Del Mar, is a local favorite and sets the standard for an established local’s hang-out. Their beautiful umbrella sidewalk patio, and upstairs loft with sweeping Pacific Ocean views is located just steps from the beach. SBICCA has won numerous awards such as the coveted 2013 Gold Medallion for best Casual American Cuisine
presented by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association, and the 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Superb service with tasty fare and a casual but elegant atmosphere make this bistro a must-visit when you’re anywhere near the area. Signature favorites such as “Flintstone cut” pork prime rib or their Lobster and Shrimp Bisque, are not to be missed. Their burgers are amazing! With superb service, a stunning ocean view, tasty fare and a casual yet elegant atmosphere, bring your loved ones or your out-of-town guests to this quaint Americana bistro nestled in the heart of ol’ Del Mar. Tuesdays and Thursdays get half-off bottles of wine all day! Happy Hour is Monday through Friday 4-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 3-5pm. During Happy Hour get ½ off bar bites and $2 off specialty cocktails, glass wine and beer on the front patio and at the bar. SBICCA is located at 215 15th Street, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 4811001 or visit www.sbiccabistro.com.
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1215 San Elijo Road San Marcos, CA 92078 (760) 798-1322 NEW Dinner Meals! Take us home with you and save 10%. Leave the cooking to us. Choose from our favorite dishes as a main course with sides to share and get a 10% discount over the individual dishes to boot. - Stoked Chili Dinner - Ziti & Meatballs Dinner - Soup & Salad Dinner -- Hot Roast Beef Hoagie Dinner - Meatball Sub Dinner - Tapas Dinner See our menus online at www.cafestoked.com
Visit our newest location in Encinitas 3263 Camino de Los Coches • Suite 103 Website: ritascarlsbad.com Carlsbad, CA 92009 578 Santa Fe Drive Website: ritasencinitas.com Encinitas, CA 92014
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North County Restaurant Reviews Jerry’s Dogs
The newest Jerry’s Dogs craze has finally hit Carlsbad and is the first in San Diego. With restaurants in Dallas, Santa Ana, Irvine, Long Beach, Costa Mesa and now San Diego, you will love their exceptionally tasty, unique wood-fired dogs, sausages, and burgers. Their wood-fired flavorful meat is grilled right before your eyes. Then you have some tough decisions to make with a plethora of free toppings to smother it with, including sauces such as spicy brown mustard, Dijon, thousand island, sriracha and more, as well as chunky toppings like red onions, grilled onions and peppers, relishes, sauerkraut, pineapple, feta cheese, pickles and peppadews! You can order your wood-fired dog or burger from their menu or have them custom build it for you at no additional price. We highly recommend their wood-fired brat and go nuts smothering it with your favorite toppings! Jerry is an actual person that grew up just outside of Cleveland. After seeking out the best dogs in the Midwest and East Coast he realized
this flavorful staple was missing in SoCal. Jerry began developing his own recipes and perfecting his own wood-grilling techniques and as you will see and taste, his final products are mouth watering masterpieces. Jerry’s offers domestic and premium beers, red and white wine, has a soda bar and freshly brewed tea. Some of Jerry’s Favorites are the California Dog $5.45, Chicago Dog $4.20, Mushroom Swiss Dog 5.45,. Original Sausages consist of Bad Ass Brat $6.25, The Dogfather $6.25. Also, Jerry’s Original Burger $5.25, BBQ Bacon Burger $6.75, and the Beach Burger $6.75 just to name a few. They also have salads, kid’s meals and sides such as skin-on-fries $2.50, Chili Cheese Fries $3.50, Sweet Potato Fries $3.50 ad Mac ‘n Cheese $3.50. Eat-in or take-out and catering is available. Jerry’s Dogs is located at the I-5 and Poinsettia Ave in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center at 7040 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 454-1414.
Ra-Ka-De-Ka Fresh Thai Kitchen
Now open in the new Campus II shopping center on South Twin Oaks Valley Road, south of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), is Ra-Ka-De-Ka Fresh Thai Kitchen. This third San Diego location offers Thai cuisine in a fast casual setting. It’s the newest sensation in North County and they are bringing the freshest “cooked to order” Thai food to the mainstream in a spectacular way. We highly recommend their delicious Pad Thai Noodle with chicken or shrimp and their Fresh Spring Rolls. The Spring Rolls are vegetables, tofu, and shrimp wrapped in rice paper and served with peanut sauce. Both are fantastic! Along with a nice selection of beef, shrimp, chicken, stir fry, noodle, and rice dishes, Ra-Ka-De-Ka offers a large selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free entrees.
Happy Hour is nightly from 3pm to 6pm and you Get 20% OFF all food items! By the way, they serve beer, sake and wine and they have some very nice happy hour prices on these items. Ask about their Daily Lunch Specials. If you don’t feel like going out, Ra-Ka-DeKa offers FREE delivery and FREE Pot Stickers with delivery orders over $20. Clip their coupon from this edition or download their coupon at www.NorthCountySun.com and click on Coupon Deals. Call, visit or order online. Ra-Ka-De-Ka Fresh Thai Kitchen is located at 801 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road #101, San Marcos 92078 in the Campus II shopping center just south of CSUSM campus. Call (760) 798-4280 or visit www.rakadeka.com to order and for their delivery areas. Enjoy North County’s new Ra-Ka-De-Ka!
Primos Mexican Food & Cantina
If you love Mexican Food, then you’ll love Primos Mexican Food & Cantina! Primos Mexican Food & Cantina opened its first restaurant in San Diego in 1999 and has expanded to 21 locations throughout SoCal. Primos is a fast casual restaurant specializing in fresh authentic Mexican favorites. High quality, fresh food, and great customer service, all wrapped up into a clean and inviting environment is their commitment! Primos Mexican Food & Cantina now offers two Cantina-style restaurants in Escondido and now in San Marcos. The new “Cantina” offers the same great authentic Mexican food but they added a cantina style dining room, premium draft beer, mouth-watering margaritas, well drinks, music and 9–giant HD TV’s playing SPORTS all day. Visit the new location near CSUSM at the new Campus Pointe II shopping center located at 801 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos and the other at 1348 W. Valley Pkwy. Escondido 92029. Primos Cantina offers Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 3pm-6pm with food and drinks specials. They are open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast they offer authentic breakfast plates like chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and bistec ranchero served all day! For lunch they offer their world famous
Monster Burritos! You can choose from a variety of Monster Burritos such as their Original, Americano, Baja, Cali, Surf & Turf, Spicy Chicken, Breakfast, Chipotle, and Crunch Burrito. Try their large plate dinners such as Chipotle Shrimp, Angus Steak Fajitas or Chile Verde with your choice of Beans, Spanish Rice, Baja Corn and French Fries. New to the Cantina menu is their world famous Buffalo Chicken Fries smothered in grilled Chicken and Buffalo sauce and topped with Chipotle Sauce! Primos will be showing all World Cup Soccer Games live with drink and food specials during the games. They will also be giving away World Cup TV Schedules and Playoff Brackets! Grab your World Cup T-Shirts at any Primos Mexican Food & Cantina to represent your favorite soccer team. Clip their coupons from their ad to redeem: 1) 1/2 OFF an order of Buffalo Fries w/ purchase of a draft beer! 2) 1/2 OFF a Buffalo Burrito w/ purchase of a Buffalo Burrito! Must present coupon. You can also download coupons at www.NorthCountySun.com by clicking on Coupon Deals. North County locations include: San Marcos: 801 S. Twin Oaks Rd 92078 and Escondido: 1348 W. Valley Pky. 92029. For all SoCal locations visit their website at www.PrimosMex.com.
Rita’s now has two nearby locations: one is in La Costa near La Costa Canyon High School, and their newest is in Encinitas near San Dieguito Academy. GET A FREE RITA’S ITALIAN ICE! Clip their coupon from our coupon page or download their coupon from www. NorthCountySun.com (click on Coupon Deals) and buy one, and get the second one free! Must present coupon at time of purchase. Rita’s is the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with roots in Philadelphia, dating back to 1984 when a Philly firefighter opened a small Italian ice business to augment his income. The business is named after the firefighter’s wife. Rita’s Italian Ice is made fresh daily with chunks of fresh fruit added. Their Italian Ices are fat free, cholesterol free, and trans-fat free and offer more than 65 flavors. 10 flavors of sugar free Italian Ice sweetened with Splenda are also available. Summertime flavors are now featured. Cherry and Mango flavors are always on the menu due to popular demand. Flavors are switched depending on the season and availability. The traditional Gelati with Mango Ice mixed with Vanilla Custard is our overall favorite. It’s absolutely addicting! They now offer new milkshake flavors such as
Caramel and Peppermint. Their Cream Ice is a richer, creamier version of the Italian Ice and is 98% fat free. Custard is a signature treat that is creamy and is offered in Vanilla, Chocolate, Orange Cream, Coffee, and Strawberry. Served in a cup, toppings like caramel and hot fudge can be added. Misto is a combination of flavored Italian Ice and Custard blended together as a drink. The Gelati is their number one selling treat. It’s a layering of Custard, then Italian Ice and topped with Custard. A Blendini is a personalized crunchy blend of Italian Ice, crunchy additions like Snickers, Oreo and Custard all blended together! Other frozen treats include Cookie Sandwiches and Custard Cakes. All are made fresh daily and never refrozen so the taste is fresh and delicious. 20% discount is offered to Military and Firefighters. Rita’s is also partnered with Carlsbad Educational Foundation, and the San Diego Sockers. Rita’s Carlsbad is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Suite #103, Carlsbad, 92009 (in the Sprouts Shopping Center) Call (760) 753-5700. Rita’s Encinitas is located in the El Nopalito/7-11 shopping center at 582 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 753-5700 or visit www.ritascarlsbad.com.
Ahi Sushi and Grill
Get a FREE 8-PIECE CRUNCHY ROLL with any purchase of $5 or more! This is one of the most amazing offers at one of the best sushi restaurants in North County! Must present coupon. Either clip from their ad, our coupon pages or download from www. NorthCountySun.com and click on Coupon Deals. Celebrate Ahi Sushi’s 4th Anniversary by enjoying a delicious (free) 8-piece Crunchy Roll. You must clip their coupon and present it when ordering. Only one coupon per table. Are you hungry for great tasting authentic sushi but are on a budget? You’ve got to try their daily special offer: 4-pieces of salmon roll + 4-pieces of spicy tuna roll + 4-pieces of California roll + 4-pieces of smoked salmon roll (16 pieces total) for only $6.95! As far as sushi goes, Ahi Sushi is the best tasting and best valued sushi around. Everyday they offer 50% OFF Cut Rolls and Sushi. 50% OFF items are highlighted on their sushi menu. They also have lunch specials for $6.50 and Dinner specials for $7.95 and Sake Bombs for $7.95! We highly recommend these selections: 2-piece Seared Tuna sushi
for $3.25; 8- piece Crunchy Roll for $5.50; 8-piece Caterpillar Roll for $7; and their famous 8-piece Albacore Special Roll for $8. The Ahi Tuna Roll is our all-time favorite. Their menu is extensive and includes dishes such as Teriyaki Chicken, Orange Chicken, Katsu chicken, Yakisoba (stir fried noodles), Tempura Udon, Seafood Udon, Egg Rolls, Gyoza, a wide assortment of specialty rolls, appetizers, party platters, beer, wine, sake and desserts. Ahi Sushi and Grill has four locations now in San Marcos, La Jolla, Fletcher Hills, and Alpine Creek. The nearest North County location is in San Marcos on Twin Oaks Valley Road near Cal State University San Marcos and near the San Marcos Civic Center. This location is thriving and attracts nearby business people, local residents, college students and faculty and anyone that loves great sushi at great prices. Ahi Sushi and Grill is located at 157 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, #136, San Marcos, CA 92069 (next to L.A. Fitness). Please call (760) 761-0238 or visit www.iloveahi.com.
The Broken Yolk Café
Take dad to The Broken Yolk Café this Father’s Day. The Broken Yolk is open 365 days a year from 6am to 3pm and is one of the most popular breakfast and lunch restaurants in San Diego. With 13 locations total and 10 in San Diego, they consistently provide great food, great service, and great prices. Consistency in their food and service is what makes this place a true winner. It’s what everyone has come to expect time after time. They have a great early bird breakfast menu for only $4.99 served everyday of the week from 6am to 8am. It’s the best deal around! For the really hungry, try their Iron Man and Iron Woman Challenge. It’s a 12-egg omelet filled with mushrooms, onions and American cheese, smothered with their own house-made chili and more cheese. It’s served on a 15-inch pizza pan with a generous pile of home fries and two biscuits. This is for one person only and you get a one-hour time limit to gobble it down. If you can eat it within one
hour, the omelet is free. Cost is $24.99 if you can’t finish it. Between $9.99 and $10.99 you can build your own 4-egg omelet with a selection of cheese and as many ingredients as you like. They are famous for their omelets. For something truly healthy, try their fresh fruit bowls. We’ve never seen such gigantic fruit bowls anywhere else! Or, try their New Light Menu. They serve 12 breakfast or lunch items, all with calorie counts under 600 calories. Lunchtime at the Broken Yolk includes a wide selection of burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and paninis. For something really special, try their Mediterranean Panini. It’s grilled eggplant, zucchini, red onions, roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts and goat cheese, served on crispy focaccia bread with pesto mayo. You can’t beat it! There are four locations in North County: La Costa location is 7670 El Camino Real 92009, and San Marcos location is 101 S. Las Posas Rd. San Marcos 92078. Call (760) 943-8182 or visit www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com.
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North County Restaurant Reviews Yogurt King
Yogurt King in San Marcos is located across the street from San Marcos High School and at the corner of Rancho Santa Fe Road and San Marcos Blvd. The customer service is top notch and very friendly and helpful and their yogurt selections and toppings are always really great. At Yogurt King the standards are high for quality, hospitality, and great tasting yogurt. Yogurt King is self-serve style and charges by weight. Yogurt King offers a wide assortment of flavors and types such as Greek Yogurt, Italian Ice, Gelato, No Sugar added, Gluten Free, and Sorbet. They also have more than 40 different toppings including fresh fruit, hot fudge, peanut butter sauce, and English toffee to choose
from. They have a 4.5 star rating on Yelp and the comments are very positive. Chanel G. from Vista gave a 5-Star Yelp rating and states “ A new gal named Fiona took over this place and I really like the flavors she has. I usually get the vanilla, tart and the pomegranate together and it’s super yummy (as in crave-every-day-yummy).” By the way, this location is looking to start offering Boba Tea soon, so stay tuned! Clip this article or the coupon on our coupon page or download the coupon on www.NorthCountySun.com and GET 50% OFF Frozen Yogurt–Buy one and get the 2nd one half off! Yogurt King is located at 1921 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos 92069 (across the street from San Marcos High School). Call (760) 598-1199.
Oceanside’s newest waterfront restaurant, the Oceanside Broiler, is quickly becoming the place for savory steaks, sumptuous fresh seafood, sushi, tasty salads, cool libations and much more, served at 1325 Harbor Drive North, the former location of Monterey Bay Canners. Brothers Doug and David Salisbury, who started the Monterey Bay Canners restaurant chain in 1983, own the 7,500-square-foot facility that accommodates 275 guests inside, on a beautiful outdoor patio, and a soon-to-open covered lanai. The restaurant serves house-made pastries, fresh and sustainable seafood, local craft beers on tap, and organic and locally grown products. Oceanside Broiler has the longest happy hour in town, running from 11AM until 6PM every day, plus outside dining and banquet facilities with lots of knowledgeable staff ready to serve guests. The airy restaurant has an upscale yet causal sophistication, with warm wooded tabletops accented by burgundy and gray tones. Richly
upholstered booths make up two-thirds of the dining space, including three oversized booths that can accommodate up to 14 guests each. All new tile flooring surrounds the open, exposition-style kitchen. A centerpiece of the restaurant is a lighted 700-gallon saltwater fish tank. The Oceanside Broiler is open daily, with lunch served Monday through Saturday, from 11:30AM until 4PM, and brunch from 10AM until 2PM on Sundays. Dinner is served nightly from 4PM until 9:30PM. The lounge and lanai will be open from 11AM until 11PM on most days and live entertainment is tentatively scheduled on the lanai on Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the summer. The expanded wine list includes a broad selection of California wines by the bottle or glass. Guests can also order champagne or sake. Visit www.oceanside-broiler.com and sign up for the e-club to receive special values. Reservations can be made through Open Table. To reach the restaurant by phone, call (760) 722-3474.
Taqueria Chispa Mexican Grill
Taqueria Chispa Mexican Grill is now open at The Quad Student Housing across the street from CSUSM. Clip their coupon from their advertisement or download the coupon from www.NorthCountySun. com coupon deals page and GET 10% OFF ANY PURCHASE excluding alcohol, drinks and taxes. Must present coupon! Taqueria Chispa Mexican Grill restaurant is a fast, casual Taqueria that serves customers authentic, fresh, healthy products. It is “build your own” using freshly cooked meats and vegetables and making personalized choices for tacos, burritos, salads or bowls. The concept emulates Mexico’s “Puestos” which are popular outdoor taco stands. Puestos are local gathering places where culture and friendships blend and mix together with the freshest local farm-to-table
produce, ingredients and flavors that culminate in a true experience of grilling Mexican style. Taqueria Chispa serves freshly made maize tortillas and customers are able to view the entire cooking process from behind a glass window. The salsa bar is filled with a variety of fresh salsas and other condiments. Authentic, healthy items built to your own desire include tacos, burritos, bowls and salads. They also have specialties, side dishes, desserts, soft drinks and Mexican and domestic bottled beer! Taqueria Chispa is located at 200 East Barham Drive, Suite 107 at The Quad II, a mixed use retail and student housing dormitory complex across the street from CSUSM in San Marcos at Campus Way and East Barham Drive. Call (760) 471-1323 or visit www.chispagrill.com.
Mr. Taco now offers $1.25 TJ Street Tacos during Happy Hour Monday–Friday 3–6pm. Must present coupon. Buy Any Combo Plate and Get the second Combo Plate 50% OFF. Also, clip their coupons or download from www.NorthCountySun.com. Other Coupons include: Buy 2 Tacos and get one FREE and Get 15% OFF your complete bill (excluding tax). Must present coupon at time of purchase. Everyday, Mr. Taco is packed with Mexican food lovers, Cal State San Marcos students and faculty, local residents and business people who crave perfect burritos, tasty tacos, tostadas, and delicious Mexican sauces. They know that Mr.Taco’s Fresh Mexican Grill is the best place to go for casual, quality, absolutely delicious, authentic, and best priced Mexican food.
Due to their popularity over the past eleven years, there are now two Mr. Taco locations and one Mrs. Taco. All three family-owned and operated restaurants offer very extensive menus with the finest and freshest ingredients available, in a casual sit-down atmosphere. We recommend any of their delicious Mexican Combo Plates that come with rice and beans. You can now Get 50% OFF on your second order. Their daily menu is huge, with appetizers, tacos, fajitas, combination plates, burritos, salads, tostadas, and of course, their famous pineapple tamales for dessert! San Marcos: 342 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road (across from CSUSM) (760) 410-1396. San Marcos: 304 W. Mission Road (760) 744-4024. Vista: Mrs. Taco 2215 S. Melrose Dr., (760) 727-7311 www.mrtaco.net
“One of the most authentic north of the border...” Zagat Survey 1999. Tony’s Jacal (pronounced hakal) is one of San Diego’s oldest and most treasured Mexican restaurants. Located in the seaside town of Solana Beach, Tony’s Jacal offers the most authentic Mexican food and drinks this side of the border. Continue celebrating a successful day at the Del Mar Race Track and experience the most delicious Mexican cuisine anywhere in San Diego. Taste the flavors of Mexico and enjoy the history of one of the first Mexican restaurants in San Diego! This historic landmark opened its doors in 1946 as a small neighborhood house where neighbors would stop by for a delicious meal. Its reputation built over the years because the cuisine is delicious and the atmosphere and service are outstanding. For three generations, Tony’s Jacal has been serving family specialties like their famous chile relleno, turkey
tacos, turkey enchiladas, shrimp burritos, tamales and amazing flautas. Their classic cantina lounge offers a wide selection of tequila and margaritas. Tony’s now serves a variety of mescal. Try their Mezcal Paloma with grapefruit soda on the rocks. Tony’s Jacal has a beautiful floral outdoor garden patio and live Mariachi music in the evenings. This classic Mexican restaurant accommodates some of the happiest and most satisfied customers anywhere. Lunch is served Mon–Sat 11am to 2pm: Dinner is served Weekdays 5-9:30pm, Fri and Sat 5-10pm, Sun 3-9:30pm: Closed on Tuesday. If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant experience, with wonderful food, drinks and service, Tony’s Jacal is the place! Tony’s Jacal is located just west of the I-5 Fry and just south of Lomas Santa Fe on 621 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075. Call (858) 7552274 or visit www.tonysjacal.com.
Casa de Bandini
Decorated with hand-crafted furnishings, fine Mexican folk art and colorfully hand-painted murals, guests feel the warmth and romance of Mexico as soon as they walk through the door. Diners are charmed nightly by strolling mariachis playing popular Mexican ballads and enjoy the cultural experience while sipping Bird Bath Margaritas. This is a wonderful place to celebrate Father’s Day with dad and the family. Indulge in authentic award-winning Mexican cuisine amidst beautifully decorated dining rooms and an enchanting outdoor patio that USA Today Travel has named one of San Diego’s top 10 Best Outdoor Dining Options. Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini, located at The Forum in Carlsbad, is a top North County destination for regionally inspired Mexican fare. Bandini caters to the diner’s dietary needs with gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy eating menus. For those fighting to be fit in the New Year, Chef Ignacio has prepared a number of authentic and lower-calorie Mexican entrees bursting with flavor, that won’t ruin resolutions.
The Chicken and Black Bean Tostada features a crisp homemade corn tortilla topped with shredded chicken, black beans, tomato, shredded lettuce, olives and spiced with salsa ranchera on the side–and has only 441 calories. Casa de Bandini uses the freshest ingredients and offers 14 salsas and sauces made fresh daily, delicious selections of homemade salad dressings, and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day in their Tortilla Kitchen. Popular dishes include the flavorful Carnitas a la Michoacan, succulent morsels of pork served with hot tortillas, guacamole, salsa and beans. Seafood lovers will delight in Enchiladas Del Mar, full of crab, shrimp and pescado blanco and smothered in a creamy, spicy jalapeño sauce. Diane Powers’ other fine Mexican restaurants include Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands, Casa Guadalajara in Old Town and Casa de Pico in La Mesa. Casa de Bandini is open seven days a week and located at 1901 Calle Barcelona Carlsbad, 92009. Call (760) 634-3443 or visit www. casadebandini.com.
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North County Restaurant North County Reviews Restaurant Reviews Tip Top Meats
John Haedrich, master butcher, owner and creator of Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad, has not only created the finest Butcher Shop, European Delicatessen and Gourmet Market in North County, but throughout San Diego. Affectionately called “Big John’ he has given back 100fold to his community, residents, places of worship, schools, Camp Pendleton Marine families, community organizations and San Diego County. Andy Lee, Publisher of the North County Sun, says, “John is one of those amazing people that cross our paths once in a lifetime. I look up to him, and admire him and his achievements. He is a hard working, kind, and giving man with a big heart and people who know him, love him and respect him.” Tip Top is a one-of-a-kind butcher shop, a gourmet European-style delicatessen and a full service European marketplace. Nobody in San Diego County comes close to the service and value that Tip Top
provides. Tip Top has been providing the highest quality meat and poultry for North County residents since 1967 and now the best just got better! Tip Top now serves Certified Angus Beef, which is the best quality there is. The Big John Breakfast and the Big John Burger are also two of the best deals in town. When you think about meat, go see Big John! Stock up for summer barbecues and 4th of July with USDA Choice and Prime Cuts for a wonderful celebration with your family and friends. Tip Top Meats will be open on Father’s Day and 4th of July. Pick up some Tri-Tip, New York Steaks, or Steak Kabobs. Steak Kabobs are only $6.98/lb and Baby Back Ribs are thick and meaty for only $5.98/lb. (prices subject to change) Tip Top Meats is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 438-2620 or visit www.tiptopmeats.com.
Bruegger’s will be open on 4th of July and Father’s Day. Try a Bruegger’s Breakfast Sandwich for the perfect way to start your day. Their classic breakfast sandwiches combine egg and your choice of peppered bacon, ham, sausage or turkey sausage on a hot fresh bagel. We recommend their new Riviera Egg Sandwich. This delicious sandwich comes with an egg patty with brie cheese and prosciutto on a rosemary olive oil bagel. Of course, our all-time favorite is their classic Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese, stacked high on a fresh bagel with sliced tomato, red onions and capers. In addition to their famous bagels, breakfast sandwiches and bagel sandwiches, Bruegger’s also offers a healthier “Under 500 Calorie” menu. If you are a calorie counter, try one of their Skinny Bagels. Guests can now order any of Bruegger’s 15-plus varieties “skinny,”
due to Bruegger’s unique slicing process. Instead of changing the recipe of its time-tested, New York-style bagel, Bruegger’s slices the bagels thinner using a process that removes approximately one-third of the bagel’s center but preserves its unique eggshell crust and delicious toppings. The result is a lower calorie bagel without sacrificing variety or taste. Another healthy choice is their Skinny Zesty Egg White Sandwich. This comes with an egg white patty on a skinny sesame bagel, with turkey sausage, Swiss cheese and sundried tomato spread. Bruegger’s operates 300 bakeries in North America with 8 bakeries in San Diego. Renowned for its award winning bagels, Bruegger’s offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high quality ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Visit www.brueggers.com
Make your reservations now for a very special Father’s Day lunch or dinner. Gregorio’s Restaurant in Carlsbad Village has wonderful Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices and is the perfect place to impress Dad! We recommend their Angel Hair Pasta with Meat Sauce. But they offer a wide selection for lunch and dinner with signature dishes such as Linguini, Lasagne, Fettuccini Bolognaise, eggplant parmesan, steaks, Sicilian Chicken, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, appetizers and desserts, including homemade cannoli. Gregorio’s also has a wide variety of light and healthy options, and is a great place to pop in and out for a quick lunch from 11am to 3pm. They are open daily for lunch and dinner and will treat you as if it’s your home away from home. They have recently remodeled their full-bar and offer Happy Hour Monday–Friday with $5 appetizers and daily drink specials. Martini Mondays is great with $2 off martinis; Tuesdays is Two for Tuesday specials; Wednesday is
1/2 off all bottles of wine, all night; Thursdays get $2 off all bottled beer; and Friday is TGIF with $2 off–you call it! Gregorio’s is open 11am–9pm weekdays, 11am–10pm Fridays and Saturdays, and Happy Hour is 3pm–6pm Monday through Friday. We love Gregorio’s! The story of Gregorio’s Restaurant is so uplifting it’s hard to put into words. Gregorio’s owner, Greg Nelson, has done more for families and children of the Carlsbad Boys and Girls Clubs than anyone can imagine. As a young boy, Greg grew up and spent his days going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. That experience had a profound effect on him and who he is today. From 2010 to 2012, he donated 100% of his profits from Gregorio’s Restaurant to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Gregorio’s is located “upstairs” at the Village Faire in Carlsbad Village at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 208, Carlsbad 92008. Call (760) 720-1132 or visit www.gregoriosrestaurant.com.
Pelly’s Restaurant and Fish Market
This summer relax and enjoy Pelly’s spacious outdoor patio just steps from Carlsbad State Beach. Sit under an umbrella on a bright sunny spring day. It’s the perfect place for a late breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the best place for fresh fish and people watching. Located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center and between Starbucks and Subway, you’ll enjoy some of the tastiest char-grilled fish in San Diego. The food is simply amazing and their Fresh Fish Market is always stocked with your favorites and some great local catch. Pelly’s fresh fish market and seafood restaurant offers locals and visitors the freshest fish in town. It’s fast and delicious! Pelly’s is one of the original fresh fish markets in Coastal North County. On any given day, depending on the season, Pelly’s Fish Market offers large fillets of fresh ahi, yellowtail, albacore, mahi-mahi, halibut, Atlantic salmon, swordfish, sea bass, and a wide assortment of local shellfish including oysters, clams, mussels and lobster when in season.
Pelly’s has an excellent reputation for serving delicious fresh fish lunches and dinners, especially their char-grilled mahi-mahi, chargrilled halibut, and grilled fish tacos. If you’re in the mood for a salad, try their fresh ono salad, or Pelly’s special salad, or their stone crab salad. They also have the best fish sandwiches in San Diego and we recommend their famous Manhattan red or Boston white clam chowder. Pelly’s is not a fancy, sit down restaurant, but the quality of their freshly prepared seafood more than makes up for it. Their prices are very reasonable. Check their board for their Catch of the Day. Pelly’s offers Seafood Platters that will suit any 4th of July party or family get-together. Big sellers are their ceviche, stone crab, or bay shrimp salads. Pelly’s Fish Market is open 7-days a week. They are located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center at 7110 Avenida Encinas #101, Carlsbad CA 92011. Call (760) 431-8454 or visit www.pellysfish.com.
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North County Restaurant North County Reviews Restaurant Reviews Barrel Harbor Brewing Company
Take advantage of this special North County Sun offer: Present this article and GET 50% OFF a FLIGHT of FOUR! Cannot combine with any other offer. Find new beers in the old world style at Barrel Harbor Brewing. Barrel Harbor Brewing Company was founded by a group of craft beer lovers that wanted to bring something new to the San Diego beer scene, “new beers brewed in the old world style”. With a love of the European style of ales and lagers their brew master draws from a decade of experience brewing in an old world style and delivering a variety of exceptionally crafted beers. Using only the finest ingredients available, Barrel Harbor brews and releases beers in the traditional European seasons of brewing. Of course they have an offering of India Pale Ales (four at current count including their Sun Dog Pale Ale), which are practically required to exist as a brewery in San Diego, but they also offer many beers that you will not easily find around town. They pride themselves on their Pilsner, brewed with traditional lager yeasts from Scandinavia and fermented at lagering temperatures, their Irish Red Ale (their most popular beer by far) and their Irish Dry Stout on Nitrogen! With
11 different beers on tap they are sure to have something that you will fall in love with. Their tasting room serves a variety of styles throughout the year. Now that summer is here they are offering a Bevaraian Hefeweizen also known as a Weißbier and a Maibock. A Hefeweizen is a wheat and barley beer. A bock is a strong lager of German origin. Their version is a paler, more hopped version perfect to serve at summer festivals. Visit their tasting room in Vista open 7 days a week and also find them at these upcoming events: International Beer Festival at San Diego County Fair on June 20, 21, 22. They entered 8 beers! Also, find them at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp on July 20, Taste of Vista on June 25 from 4-8pm, and at Heroes Brew Fest in the Embarcadero in San Diego on July 26 (near Comic-Con). Barrel Harbor represents old world antiquity and celebrates centuries of quality brewing, so sail in and enjoy complex, flavorful beers that are sure to satisfy. Please mention that you heard about them from us! They are located at 2575 Pioneer Ave, Vista 92081. Call (760) 734-3949 or visit www.barrelharborbrewing.com.
Rancho Santa Fe Plaza
Rancho Santa Fe Plaza, located at 162 Rancho Santa Fe Road in Encinitas, is a landmark that borders Encinitas, Olivenhain, and Rancho Santa Fe. The plaza includes Harvest Ranch Market, Champagne Bakery,
website for tasting room, retail wine specials and events at www. meritagewinemarket.com. Bentleys Steak and Chop House is a fine dining steak and chop house that serves the highest quality meats and seafood. They have $15 dinner specials every Sunday and Monday and a great Happy Hour everyday except Sunday. For reservations call (760) 632-9333 or visit www.bentlyssteak.com. Firenze Trattoria serves satisfied guests authentic Italian Cuisine in an elegant atmosphere, Their outside patio is perfect for warm summer evenings. Make your reservations now for Father’s Day by calling (760) 944-9000 or visit www.firenzetrattoria.com. Original Pancake House is a third generation pancake house that originated in Portland Oregon. They serve family recipes with the finest ingredients. Their signature breakfast dishes include The Dutch Baby, Mushroom Omelet with mushroom sherry sauce and their Apple Pancakes. Take Dad to breakfast on Father’s Day. Call (760) 943-1939 or visit www.originalpancakehouse.com.
Gourmet Foods, Restaurants, and Fine Wines
Meritage Wine Market, Bentley’s Steak and Chop House, Firenze Trattoria, and the Original Pancake House. Harvest Ranch Market is the plaza’s anchor and is a purveyor of fine foods, gourmet deli meats, poultry, seafood, salads, organic fruit and produce, international cheese, wines and products of the world. They offer sandwiches and salads and bakery items. www. harvestranchmarkets.com. Champagne Bakery is a lovely French bakery café that has been serving a fusion of modern and traditional cuisine since 1987. They serve coffee, tea, breads, pastries, cakes, tarts, cookies, sandwiches, salads and soups. www.champagnebakery.com. Meritage Wine Market and Tasting Room is in the process of expanding. They offer personal service and knowledge to help the customer select the perfect wine for any occasion. Check their
We are so stoked that we live so close to Stoked! in San Elijo Hills especially now that they have a beer and wine license. Enjoy warm summer days and eves dining and sipping a cold Stone IPA or Pale Ale, a Stumblefoot Jacks Pale Ale and Mojo Stout, or perhaps a bold red Carodorum Issos Toro 2007, or a crisp white Pampano Inspiracion Verdejo 2012 or Mar de Frades–a wonderful Spanish white. Their master chef will wow your taste buds as well as your visual and textural senses with fresh and healthy food. Stop in for a wonderful
hot latte anytime. Lunch is served from 11:30am to 3:00 pm. Seriously, their sandwiches are some of the best in North County. If they still have it, try their roasted and caramelized vegetable sandwich on rustic bread with layers of roasted vegetables, melted mozzarella, and drizzled with pesto….absolutely delicious! Give this place a try and I guarantee you will be back for more. Nothing brings in a steady flow of happy repeat customers than great food, libations, and wonderful service, and Stoked! provides it all. Owner and proud San Elijo resident, Chris Vulovic, has a history of success as a corporate CEO, a consultant, a caterer, and the author of “I Love Food” (available on Amazon). She has put together a neighborhood restaurant with a personal touch and a warm welcoming feel that is perfect for locals, families, North County foodies, and wedding and party planners. Stoked is located at 1215 San Elijo Road in San Marcos (San Elijo Hills) 92078. Call 760-798-1322 or visit www.cafestoked.com.
Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café
This is the place to be this summer in Del Mar during Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing Season. Enjoy sunshine, great food and fine wine with breathtaking Del Mar panoramic ocean views from Pacifica Del Mar, one of the finest restaurants in Coastal North County. Downstairs, also with shimmering ocean views, enjoy Pacifica Breeze Café’s lovely breakfast and lunches with their newest edition of hash specialties including braised short rib hash, corned beef hash, vegetable hash, turkey sausage hash, and sugar-spiced salmon hash. Actually you can’t really miss ordering anything off their extensive breakfast and lunch menus. A full bar is also available for ordering delicious Mimosas and Bloody Marys. They have five distinct venues for any occasion, including: The Private Reserve which seats up to 45 guests for a sit down dinner; The Wine Room is an intimate setting for 12 special guests; Pacifica’s Patio
will seat up to 120 guests with spectacular ocean views; The Gallery features an aquarium and is perfect for up to 65 seated guests; and Breeze Café that is a covered outdoor patio with ocean views and seats up to 70 or standing up to 100 guests. The Ocean Bar and restaurant is one of North County’s gems and a local gathering place, where high style and Del Mar culture come together for lovely libations and exquisite cuisine. With a selection of more than 200 premium vodkas, they are recipients of the Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego,” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Happy Hour is nightly at the Ocean Bar from 4-6:30pm and all night long on Mondays and Tuesdays and features $1 OFF all drinks and a discounted bar menu. Wednesdays is $6 martinis all night, and Thursdays is half-off wine night. Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café are located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 792-0476 or visit www.pacificadelmar.com.
Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Solterra Winery and Kitchen is an authentic operating winery with a tasting room and a kitchen run by chef Susie Williams who recently won TV’s popular cooking reality show called Chef Wanted. Solterra now has live music three days a week, and this will be a great place to impress dad on Father’s Day. Call ahead and
a destination winery on the map of Encinitas and San Diego County.
Nestled and tucked away in the heart of San Elijo Hills, Stoked! is the perfect place for graduation parties, Father’s Day breakfast or lunch and especially fine for garden wedding receptions or corporate meetings. The have an abundance of space indoors as well as a spacious garden patio with a rock fireplace, sofas and umbrellas and a second level lawn area. This summer sip some wine on a balmy evening and listen to live music! There isn’t a nicer place to hang out and enjoy spending time with family, friends, a discreet Internet date rendezvous.
ask what’s special on the menu. Word is that they will have a special pre fixe menu with wine pairings. North County residents are so happy for Solterra Winery and Kitchen’s newly crowned TV cooking show awardwinning chef, Susie Williams. Many of us were concerned about losing her to a famous Beverly Hills restaurant, until she turned down the TV shows prize offer and remains the head chef at Solterra!
With multiple award-winning wines and an award-winning chef, The Van Alyea family, a young married couple with a toddler and a lovely Golden Retriever, are answering the dreams of North County residents and visitors who love fine wine, great food, and the SoCal beach lifestyle. Solterra Winery and Kitchen is a full service winery, tasting bar and kitchen located on Highway 101 in Leucadia, and is beyond a shadow of a doubt,
Their 5,000 sq.ft. facility features stunning architecture with high ceilings and large open windows gazing out onto Hwy 101. The winery is a wood barrel room with fermentation tanks, crusher and press. Adjacent to the winery is a full kitchen, bar and dining room. Perhaps the most interesting piece is the long concrete outdoor fire pit bar that seats up to 20, located just inches from the sidewalk and passers by. Join their Wine
Club and get 20% OFF all wine purchases and invitations to all their events. Dining guests get 10% OFF any bottle of wine purchased or 15% OFF 6 bottles or more. Don’t miss the Del Mar Beach Bocce Championship this summer, but if you do, or if you have a team and need to practice, Solterra has a Bocce Ball court in the back of the winery!
Solterra is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Monday to Thursday and until Midnight Friday and Saturday nights. You can also enjoy an ice cold local beer and play bocce ball in the back. Solterra is located at 934 North Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia 92024. Open Tue–Sun; closed Mon. (760) 230-2970 www.solterrawinery.com.
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Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival at Leucadia’s Roadside Park June 27-28 Summer Fun on the 101 celebrates the unique collaboration of surf and music. This free concert series is held at Leucadia’s Roadside Park on June 27 and 28. This is the event’s fourth year and it has grown in size, community participation, as well as musical range. The event kicks off at 3pm on Friday with an art show at Ducky Waddle’s. Bands will play at 454 Tattoo, Lou’s Records and Ducky Waddle’s on Friday night. Band’s start at noon on Saturday at Leucadia Roadside. There are plenty of fun activities for kids and adults alike. Eco-rooted.org is heading up a beach clean up, combing Moonlight Beach to Beacon’s Beach and all are encouraged to help. After dark watch surf movies by local filmmakers Hayley Gordon and Korduroy.tv. The Saturday event also includes a beer garden featuring Firestone Brewery. The Leucadia Main Street organization promotes economic development and plays a key role in keeping their town centers healthy and viable. For more information, call 760-436-2320 or visit www.summerfunonthe101.com.
Woof! Calling All Pets (and Owners) to the City of Encinitas Pet Health Expo June 3, Sunday, 9:30am-1pm
Have fun, save money and protect your pet at the 2014 Pet Health Expo. This annual event is June 3 at the Encinitas City Hall parking lot from 9:30am until 1pm. Pets and owners alike can enjoy fun activities while promoting the better health and well-being of the pet population. Activities include professional photos with your pet, grooming, a best trick contest, and the “neuter scooter” clinic. Informational booths, vendors, and animal rescue organizations are on hand to give away free goodies and prizes, as well as encourage pet health and wellness ideas. In addition, the County Department of Animal Services is offeiring dog licensing, $6 rabies shots and $20 microchips (including registration) for residents of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Santee, City of San Diego and unincorporated San Diego. All late fees will be waived at this event. Encinitas City Hall is located at 505, S. Vulcan Avenue. For more information, visit www.EncinitasParksandRec. com or call 760-633-2740.
Cake Crafters Supply Store Stocks Birthday Party Supplies and Quinceanera Supplies If you are looking for cake supplies and products, Cake Crafters has it all and more! Whatever your baking needs are, you will find a wide selection of quality supplies and products including cake mixes, fondant, shortening, meringue powder, gum pastes, gourmet flavors, oils, baking emulsions, crunches, sprinkles, flavorings, disco dust, petal dust, luster dust, and Guittard chocolate a’peels. Some of their highly specialized products include disposable cake and pie pans, professionally anodized aluminum pans that are commercial quality, PME tools and cutters, Wilton products, and a wide assortment of chocolate and candy molds and tools. Cake Crafters will help you with all your baking needs including baking tips and a variety of classes from beginner to pro. Do you want to decorate some amazing cupcakes for 4th of July? They are offering Beginning Baking classes, Beginning Butter Cream classes, and Advanced Baking with Fondant classes. Also check out their amazing new inventory of birthday party supplies including cute party bags, tablecloths, napkins, plates and candles. They are also now carrying Quinceanera supplies! They are open every day except Sunday. Locate their advertisement in this edition and clip their coupon to get 10% OFF any one item. Must present coupon to redeem offer. Cake Crafters Supply Store is open from 10:30am to 6:30pm and is located just north of San Marcos Blvd. at 277 Rancho Santa Fe, Suite N., San Marcos, CA 92078. Call (760) 518-3474 or visit www.cakecrafterssupplies.com.
California Center For The Arts Escondido WOW First Wednesdays June 4, Wednesday, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm Keli Ross Ma’u, director of Kainga Music Steel Drum School, will perform original music and classic covers. Audiences are sure to enjoy the electrifying sounds of steel drum covers from such diverse artists as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Ozzy Osbourne. Admission is free Escondido Recreation Ballet June 7, Saturday, 3pm Escondido Recreation’s 24th annual ballet recital, under the direction of Cindy Ahler, will feature students of all levels and ages 4 through adult. Presented by the City of Escondido. Second Saturdays – Free Family Art Discoveries June 14, Saturday, 10am-noon Once every month, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Education Department offers free art activities to engage and entertain the whole family. The one- to two-hour classes, held in Studios 1 and 3, explore art or movement. The Center provides the materials— attendees just bring their creativity! The June arts and crafts workshop will feature a “summer” theme. Body Rock Junior Hip Hop Dance Competition June 28, Saturday, 6pm Body Rock Junior is a spin-off of the adult competition called Body Rock. It features youth teams/crews made up of dancers age 18 and under. Primarily known as a youth hip hop dance competition, the show brings together the most talented dancers from all over the USA. The show starts with breakdance battles outside in the courtyard, features popular clothing vendors, and ends in a trophy presentation. The show will feature Gravy Babie, Ill Habits, and Hata Kidz (Japan) and a Preshow Kendama Battle.
“Fides Ecclesiae” – Faith of the Church July 12, Saturday, 3pm and 8pm Fides Ecclesiae (Faith of the Church) is a musical presentation of the lives of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Pedro Calungsod. These two saints were canonized by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on October 19, 2012 in celebration of the Year of Faith. This musical demonstrates through acting, choreography and singing the saintliness of these two very young saints who lived within the same era (1656-1680) but in different continents. The purpose of the musical is to inspire people, especially the young generation of our time, to the life of holiness as exemplified by St. Kateri and St. Pedro. 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular July 4, Friday, 4pm This time-honored annual Fourth of July celebration invites the community for a festive afternoon of family fun in the park, beginning at 4pm. Enjoy live entertainment, free art activities, games, and a food court. The night will conclude with a special performance by the 1st Marine Division Band, and a dazzling fireworks display on the Center’s Great Green, set to begin at about 9pm. The Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics: The David Yaruss Collection July 24 – August 31 Celebrate the rich history of Disney at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Enjoy more than 250 animation cels and storyboard drawings from local collector, David Yaruss. Check the Center Museum website for the most up-to-date information. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido CA 92025, (800) 988-4253, www.artcenter.org.
Zooinitas Exhibit Promotes the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Awareness Program July 26, Saturday, 1- 4pm Let the fur and feathers fly as the Zooinitas exhibition opens on July 26 at the Encinitas Library Art Gallery. Seventeen local artists have collaborated to present a very creative and unusual peek into their visions and passion for animals. From the wild to the meek, this exhibit shares some very formidable critters. Zooinitias is partnering with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, which is dedicated to the rescue and shelter of abandoned companion animals, encourages adoptions into loving homes, and promotes humane ideals through education and community outreach. An exceptional open-
ing reception is being held on July 26, from 1-4pm, joined by pups on parade. Enjoy live music provided by Second Cousins, participate in a silent auction with proceeds going to RCHS, taste delightful refreshments sponsored by local business and the presenting artists, give whatever donation you can to the RCHS, or simply enjoy! This event is free to the public. The Zooinitas exhibit runs through August 24 at the Encinitas Library Art Gallery, located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA. View the website and meet the artists at www.zooinitas.zohosites.com. A preview of the gallery art for the exhibition is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/b86C7ccDazg.
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Dry Eye Condition During Warmer and Dryer Summer Season So often we neglect taking care of our eyes and our vision. Sometimes we don’t pay enough attention if we have dry eyes, blurred vision, or easily get eye infections. Don’t take your eyes for granted and take the time to make an appointment with someone who has an extensive background in ocular diseases and conditions. If you are looking for a caring and professional optometrist, then we recommend Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado of Solana Beach Family Optometry. Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1993 with high honors and then went on and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1997. For fourteen years she has been practicing medically-based optometry with a focus on ocular disease, geriatrics, traditional and hard-to-fit contact lenses, diabetic exams, and Lasik or cataract surgery pre-operative exams.
Dr. Peterson-Salgado opened her private practice in Solana Beach in 2000 with a desire to continue her medically based practice while also incorporating vision exams for the entire family. Dr. Peterson-Salgado enjoys fitting all types of contact lenses, including bifocal, monovision, rigid gas permeable, and astigmatic lenses. She also has an extensive background in the treatment of dry eye conditions. She is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and can prescribe medications for eye infections, allergies and dry eyes. Dr. Peterson-Salgado grew up in Del Mar and currently lives in Solana Beach with her husband (4th generation Solana Beach resident) and their two kids. Call for an appointment to see Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado at Solana Beach Family Optometry at (858) 259-8239 or stop in at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach CA 92075.
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San Clemente’s “The Greatest Show on Surf” Ocean Festival July 19–20 Saturday 6:30am–8:30pm and Sunday 6:30am -5:30pm Celebrating its 38th year, the San Clemente Ocean Festival brings surfing competitions, body surf contests, art shows, fishing derbies, woodie car shows, beach runs, concerts, and sand sculpting to San Clemente Beach! Check out our neighbor to the north and mark your calendars! The beautiful city of San Clemente is once again playing host to the annual San Clemente Ocean Festival. This fun event is cleverly nicknamed “The Greatest Show on Surf” and takes place over a two day period from July 19 to 20 at the San Clemente Pier. This exciting festival promises fun for the entire family as well as an opportunity to test your skills in a wide variety of contests. The San Clemente Ocean Festival is full of family-friendly events that you won’t want to miss. Feeling competitive? Choose from a variety of events such as the 1 Mile Swim, the 5K Beach Run or the Great Rubber Duck Race. Kids can get involved too, the San Clemente Ocean Festival offers the popular Dolphin Dash Kids’ Beach Run and the “Grom’s Rule” Surf Contest. For those interested in fishing, check out the San Clemente Ocean Festival’s fishing derby, where anglers can win fun prizes. Do San Clemente’s lifeguards save lives as well as make pancakes? See for yourself at the popular lifeguard pancake breakfast held both mornings of the San Clemente Ocean Festival. Bring your appetite and enjoy pancakes and sausages served up by some of San Clemente’s finest lifeguards. There are concerts, vendor booths, and art show as well as surfing clinics to brush up on your surfing skills. Don’t forget to enjoy the exciting Woody Car Exhibit, where you can stroll the San Clemente pier checking out some of the most beautiful Woody cars you’ve ever seen! This fun weekend comes to a close with the Great Rubber Duck Race. Participants can sponsor a duck for $5 and if it swims ashore from the surf line, you win a fun prize! Free parking and shuttle services are provided from San Clemente High School, 700 Avenida Pico. Visit www. oceanfestival.org or call (949) 440-6141 for more information on this local San Clemente event.
La Jolla Festival of the Arts June 21–22, 10am–5pm The 28th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts, held on June 21 and 22 at UCSD’s Warren Field, provides an idyllic summer weekend in La Jolla. With nearly 200 of the west’s finest artists, live entertainment, wine and craft beer, delicious bites and interactive live performance art, this is not merely a street fair, but a high quality showcase. The La Jolla Festival of the Arts is produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, a non-profit organization dedi-
San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 July 24–27 The San Diego Comic-Con Interna tional show at the San Diego Convention Center is so gigantic, that the scene outside on the streets surrounding the Convention Center is almost as inspiring as the scene inside! Originally showcasing comic books, science fiction, fantasy, film, and television, Comic-Con International has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, animation, anime, manga, cartoons, movies, TV Shows, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. San Diego Comic-Con International began as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and later the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry. Comic-Con is held at the San Diego Convention Center and is traditionally a four-day event that goes from Thursday through Sunday. A threehour preview night happens on Wednesday and is open to professionals, exhibitors, and some guests that are pre-registered for all four days. Throughout the years, Comic-Con has grown to be so enormously popular that it’s very difficult to get tickets and the Convention Center has become too small of a venue. There were over 150,000 attendees in 2013. The convention is the largest in the Americas, and fourth largest in the world after the Comiket in Japan, the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France, and the Lucca Comics and Games in Italy.
Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, portfolio review sessions with top comic book and video game companies, and evening events such as awards ceremonies and the Masquerade, a costume contest, as well as the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, which showcases shorts and feature length movies. Traditional events include an eclectic film program, screening rooms devoted to Japanese animation, gaming, and various other programs with speakers and slide shows. ComicCon features a large floor space for exhibitors. These include media companies such as movie studios and TV networks, as well as comic-book dealers and collectibles merchants. There’s also an autograph area, as well as the Artists’ Alley where comics artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches.
Oceanside Museum of Art Spitting In the Wind July 5–November 2 Spitting In the Wind is a tribute to the long-standing friendships of Richard Allen Morris, John Baldessari, Bob Matheny and Russell Baldwin and the astonishing range of artworks they made while living and working in the San Diego area. The exhibition focuses on the late 1950s and the 1960s, when these young artists frequently saw each other’s work and participated in the same exhibitions. The exhibition gathers period works from each artist and presents them together with related artifacts.
Quilt National July 26 – November 23 The Oceanside Museum of Art is proud to present its second exhibition of Quilt National. Quilt National is a biennial juried exhibition of international fiber art organized by the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. OMA will be exhibiting 32 of the award-winning quilts from the Dairy Barn Arts Center for this 18th biennial exhibition. Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Call (760) 435-3728 or visit www.oma-online.org
cated to raising funds for support of adaptive sports and recreation programs. This event is a feast for all senses. In addition to some of San Diego’s best artists, the Festival hosts several ambitious and talented musicians, including Casey Abrams, Dave Scott & Monsoon Jazz, Fred Benedetti & Peter Sprague and The Jazz 88 Allstars, as well as several roaming entertainers. Guests can stroll with wine or craft beer at the Festival’s grounds, atop UC San Diego Warren Field. The fine art festival’s “Restaurant Row” features a number of beloved food trucks and eateries, including Stone World Bistro, Green Truck, Home Plate, Lil Miss Shortcakes, Bottaro Wood Fired
Pizza, Finest City BBQ, Divine Fresh, Doggosgus and SoCal Fish Tacos. The Festival runs 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. The La Jolla Festival of the Arts takes place at UC San Diego Warren Field, 3453 Voigt Drive. For tickets call (760) 753-1670 or visit www. lajollafestival.org.
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The Festival of Arts Returns to Laguna Beach July 6 – August 30 The Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show returns July 6 through August 30 with 140 of Orange County’s most renowned artists. As California’s longest running outdoor fine art show and one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed and attended juried exhibitions, visitors and art connoisseurs can expect to find the highest echelon of art and artists at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. “Every year we are honored to feature the work of such incredibly talented artists at the Festival of Arts,” says Marketing and Public Relations Director Sharbie Higuchi. Visitors have an opportunity to view and purchase original paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more from artists around Orange County. Since opening in 1932, thousands have shown and sold their artwork at the Festival and many have their work featured in the private collections of leading art collectors, celebrities, and museums around the world.
Throughout its eightweek run, the Festival of Arts offers a wide range of daily activities that the whole family can enjoy. The 2014 events calendar includes nightly live music, jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, cooking demonstrations, guided art tours, and art workshops. Several special one-day events return this year including the Festival Runway Fashion Show and Family Art Day. “There’s something for everyone this year,” says Higuchi. “Visitors can wander through the artwork and buy a piece to take home, listen to an art tour, catch a demonstration, or just sit back and enjoy the live music. The Festival of Arts is the place to be this summer!” General admission is $4-$10. The Festival is open from 10am to 11:30pm with exceptions of July 6 and August 23. The Festival of Arts is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information call (800) 487-2787 or visit www.lagunafestivalofarts.org.
Obon Festival at Vista Buddhist Temple
Life Is Good Festival At Park Dale Lane Elem School
July 26–27, 12–8pm
June 6, 5-8pm
The heart of the Obon Festival, held at the Vista Buddhist Temple on July 26 and 27, is the colorful Japanese “Bon Odori” folk dancing. It is a time to remember and honor all those who have passed on before us. Reverend Jon Turner explains: “We gather to dance not just for our ancestors but with our ancestors. We dance the steps that have been passed down from generation to generation. In this country, what began as a festival celebrating our connectedness with our ancestors now emphasizes our interconnectedness with all people.” The movements and gestures in each dance often depict the work of farmers, fishermen and other ordinary jobs from rural Japan and may employ fans, small towels, or wooden hand clappers. Community members are invited to jump in and participate. Come as you are – tee shirts, shorts, flip flops, or summer kimono (yukata) – and join in the dance! The free festival encompases Japanese folk dancing, food, music and demonstrations. It’s open to the public. Japanese food is on sale until 6pm or when sold out and includes teriyaki dishes, tempura, sushi, udon, Okinawan soba noodle soup, yakisoba, somen noodle salad, won ton, Japanese desserts of manju, and mochi ice cream. Enjoy Taiko drumming by several groups and cultural demonstrations and performances, and a silent auction of Japanese items. Vista Buddhist Temple is located at 150-B Cedar Road, Vista, CA. 92083. More information is available at www.vbtemple.org.
Park Dale Lane Elementary will celebrate their Life is Good Fiesta, Friday, June 6, 5-8pm. Encinitans, friends and family are all invited to enjoy homemade Mexican food, rides, jumpies, games, a bake sale and DJ. Both a fundraiser and farewell to sixth grade students, entry is free and activity tickets and wristbands will be available for purchase on the day. Park Dale Lane Elementary School is located at 2050 Park Dale Lane, Encinitas 92024. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/ parkdalepta/fiesta
Mopar Club of San Diego 16th Annual All American Car Show July 19 The 16th Annual All American Car Show of vintage, classic and modern muscle cars will be held on July 19, from 8am to 2pm, at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus in Encinitas. There will be lots of amazing cars, tasty food, live music entertainment, vendors and a raffle. Admission is free. The top raffle prize is a 40-inch HDTV. Proceeds go to USO San Diego and Homefront San Diego (for military families). For more information, visit www. moparclubsandiego.net.
Alta Vista Gardens Human Sundial A human Sundial was unveiled at Alta Vista Gardens during their Earth Day Celebration on April 12, 2014. The Kenneth A Picerne Foundation provided a grant which sponsored the Senior Artist Outreach Program. Led by Ann Little, the mosaic project which included participants and artists aged 4 to 87 also made directional and site signs for the garden as well as the blocks for the Human Sundial. Pictured from left; Ann Little, Victor Nelson, Executive Director of the Pierne Foundation, Dave Cowles, Vista City Council, Bryan Morse, President of Alta Vista Gardens, John Aguilera, Deputy Mayor, Vista, Judy Ritter, Vista Mayor and other celebrants. Alta Vista Gardens is located in Brengle Terrace Park in Vista at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive 92084. Visit www. cityofvista.com.
Oceanside Independence Day Parade June 28, Saturday, 10am–12pm The City of Oceanside and MainStreet Oceanside are gearing up for their annual Independence Day Parade on Saturday, June 28 in downtown Oceanside. The parade will take place on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive. “Show Your Pride Oceanside!” is this year’s theme and the parade will feature more than 100 participating entries ranging from Military and School Marching Bands, Pageantry and Color Guard to local and regional businesses, scout, athletic, dance, veteran and faith based organizations. “This is a great display of true Americana in celebration of our Nation’s Birthday,” states Cathy Nykiel, Parade Committee member for the parade. “We also take this opportunity to salute those in the military that are serving our country.” Event entertainment highlights include four groups: 1st Marine Division Marching Band, El Camino Golden Pride Marching Band and Pageantry, Oceanside High School Pirate Marching Band and Color Guard and Seven Celtic Nations Pipe and Drum Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and sport red, white and blue attire to celebrate. For more information, call, (760) 7544512 or visit www.oceansideparade.com
San Elijo Lagoon Free Programs Lagoon Walks: Aromatic Summer Saturdays: 10-11am Third Sunday Strolls, June 15, July 20, August 17 from 3–4pm Discover the serenity of warmer days, fragrant coastal sage, and summer color, such as the bright yellow petals of the native bush sunflower. This guided walk is an overview of life between the tides at San Elijo Lagoon. Recommended for all ages. Walk begins and ends at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Summer Evening Walks Third Wednesdays: June 18, July 16, & August 20 from 5:30–7pm See what comes out when the sun goes down. This is “nature’s happy hour” and night becomes day for some animals. Recommended Ages 9+. Walks occur on Santa Carina Trail. Wildlife Walks Second Saturdays: June 14, July 12, and August 9 from 9–11am Along Santa Carina trail, visitors will discover broken bits of shells, reminders of the native people who once lived here. View the freshwater marsh below and possible mule deer sightings. In July and August, Santa Helena trail is explored to access the heart of the East Basin. Recommended ages 9+. Family Fun Days First Sundays: June 1, July 6, and August 3 from 11:30am–1:30pm San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Kids will get closer to nature through arts and crafts, artifacts, nature walks and story times. The Family Fun Days summer theme is Kumeyaay—the Native Americans who once relied upon this wetland for food, shelter, clothing and medicine. Lagoon Platoon Third Saturdays: June 21, July 19 from 9am–12pm Join the thrill of hands-on conservation at San Elijo Lagoon. Lagoon Platoon volunteers learn about local wildlife and how their efforts contribute to ecological restoration. Conservancy biologists demonstrate techniques and lead a nature hike. Gloves, equipment and training are provided. Ages 13+. The San Elijo Nature Center is located at 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-sea. Register for events at www. SanElijo.org/restoration-events to receive confirmation of location and activities.
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THE CASBAH Show Lineup Thu Jun 05–Vance Joy, We Are Sirens Wed Jun 11–Lords of Altamont, Low Volts Fri Jun 13–Dead Feather Moon, Strange Vine, Chess Wars Fri Jun 27–Transfer, Not in the Face, Shake Before Us Tue Jul 08–Magic Man, Night Terrors of 1927, Prides Sat Aug 02–The Budos Band Fri Aug 08–Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools Sat Aug 23 – F..cked Up The Casbah is located at 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 Complete lineup at www.casbahmusic.com.
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Oceanside International Film Festival August 3 -10
Established in 2009, the Oceanside Film Festival (OIFF) is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. It gives film buffs a jump-start for viewing local and international films. Film industry guests and audience members alike will appreciate the ocean infused atmosphere surrounding the City of Oceanside where the festival is held. August 3 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Red Carpet Welcome & Opening Evening at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. Includes arrival of honorable guests, reception of filmmakers, refreshments & appetizers, live entertainment, and screening of Guest Feature Film “Patrol Base Jaker”, winner of previous OIFF. August 4 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films at The Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 August 5–8 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films at The Brooks August 9 10:00 am to 12:50 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre 1:00 pm to 2:25 pm – Workshop from 2:35 pm to 4:20 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre 4:30 pm to 5:55 pm – Casting For Film Workshop at The Brooks Theatre. Dinner is optional. 6:05 pm to 9:00 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre August 10 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Closing Awards Gala at Star Theatre (includes refreshments & appetizers, live entertainment and Awards Presentations. For venue and ticket information visit www.ocaf.info.
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The 10th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am By Hurley and Rob Machado Bro-Junior July 12, Saturday Grammy Award-winning rock act Switchfoot hosts the 10th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Presented By Hurley featuring a pre-event auction night, charity surf contest, the Rob Machado Bro-Junior, and beach concert — all to benefit local at-risk youth and humanitarian causes. The Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on July 12. An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot’s heart, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while benefiting local children’s charities through funds raised at a pre-event auction night soiree, as well as from vendors on the beach the day of. Since its inception in 2005, the Bro-Am has raised more than $900,000 for San Diegobased children’s charities. The members of Switchfoot recently created the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation to continue their mission of supporting local at-risk, homeless, and street kids year-round. Bro-Am weekend kicks off on Friday, July 11, with an auction night event at which guests will savor signature dishes from the area’s leading restaurants. The evening will also include a live music performance by Switchfoot, stellar silent and live auctions, opportunity drawings, and more. The 10th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley on July 12 will feature a surf contest, live music
performances, and a nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats. This year’s event will welcome back the 3rd annual Rob Machado Bro-Junior. Open to youngsters ages 16 and under, the Rob Machado Bro-Junior places a premium on the competitor having the most fun. “The Bro-Am has been my favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in ’05,” notes Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman. “To see our hometown come together to help
TGIF Concerts in the Parks June 27 – August 22, 6–8pm The 29th season of the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks free outdoor concert series is adding the city’s new Alga Norte Community Park to its locations, which also includes Stagecoach, Poinsettia and Calavera Hills Community Parks. On-site food options at TGIF also expand this year with the addition of several new vendors providing hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, frozen yogurt, barbecue and more. TGIF concerts feature a lively mix of local bands and top touring groups. The music covers a wide range of danceable styles from big band swing to rhythm and blues to Latin salsa, with country, pop and soul in the lineup as well. This year’s TGIF concerts begin on June 27 and continue through Aug. 22. All concerts begin at 6pm and end at 8pm. “Art at TGIF,” the free hands-on art-making activity for families, is held one night at each park. More information on TGIF Concerts in the Parks and what to bring can be found at www.carlsbadca.gov/arts. The first two concerts take place at Stagecoach Community Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches, between La Costa Avenue and Rancho Santa Fe Road. Free parking is available at La Costa Canyon High School, 1 Maverick Way at Camino de los Coches, and the Church of Latter Day Saints, 3450 Camino de los Coches. You’ll be ticketed if you park in the bike lane! June 27: Kelly Rae Band–country Led by vocalist Kelly Rae performing female country artists from Patsy Cline to Carrie Underwood, the six-piece group has opened for Melissa Etheridge and is the house band at Disney California Adventure. June 4: Vaud & The Villains–blues and swing This 19-piece “New Orleans orchestra and cabaret show” presents a bold range of parlor songs, rags and blues, spirituals and Mardi gras classics, with onstage pageantry that brings 1930s New Orleans to life. TGIF continues with two concerts in mid-July at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road at Poinsettia Lane. Free shuttle service is operating from 4:30 to 9pm at Ocean Collection and Arrowhead Insurance Group properties at 2500 Campbell Place off Gateway Road. July 11: Mingo Fishtrap–Funk/soul/R&B Five-time South by Southwest/Austin Music Award winner Mingo Fishtrap mixes punchy horns and deep rhythms with emotive Motown-style soul. July 18: Susie Hansen Latin Band–Latin/salsa/cumbia Electric violinist Susie Hansen leads a sizzling, swinging band of all-stars who play traditional salsa, Cuban Charango and Latin-spiced American standards.
TGIF moves to Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road, for three concerts beginning in late July. Free shuttle service is operating from 4:30 to 9 pm from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane at Aviara Parkway. July 25: Liquid Blue–cover dance mix This San Diego based international act features Grammy winning musicians, a Billboard hit songwriter and a Chinese Idol finalist. It performs the best in top pop dance hits. Aug. 1: Nikki Hill – rockin’ soul and blues Nikki Hill’s raw, powerhouse voice with its Stax soul dynamics and her band, The Pirate Crew, deliver an unfiltered energy that makes the dance floor audience believe in rock and roll again. Aug. 8: Lost Dog Found–swing This Bay Area band’s combination of jump blues, Americana, swing, rock, and soul blends the best of Ray Charles, Bruno Mars and Brian Setzer. Calavera Hills Community Park, site of the final two concerts, is at 2997 Glasgow Drive on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive. Free shuttle service is operating between 4:30 and 9pm from Sage Creek High School, 3900 Cannon Road at College Boulevard. Aug. 15: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca–world dance With Cuban jams, afro-pop and a little salsa, Lemvo and his group Makina Loca create a seamless blend of rhythmic traditions. Aug. 22: The Mighty Untouchables–cover dance mix The Mighty Untouchables are a classy septet playing and singing Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Santana, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.
THE QUAD Student Housing at CSUSM North County, San Marcos, and California State University San Marcos welcomes the new student housing development called “The QUAD” of North City which is quickly becoming the residence of choice for CSUSM students. The Quad cheered on its first residents last fall and quickly filled its occupancy with signed rental agreements while construction crews were busily finishing the first phase of its ultra modern 158,000 sq. ft. complex adjacent to the campus. The QUAD, when built out will house 1,500 CSUSM residents. “The QUAD is the first vertical development of what
we envision as a true mixed use, people-oriented community,” said developer Michael McDonald, president of Urban Villages San Marcos. “The proximity to CSUSM and its students will give North City a vibrancy that is unique to North County, and create an exciting extension of the University where students can live, play and work.” The QUAD lease to students includes all utilities. The modern apartments also feature sustainable design elements, as well as a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, contemporary furnishings, ample bathrooms and
out a deserving group of kids is an incredible experience — surfing, music, and the San Diego scene at its best.” Four-person corporate surf teams secure their participation via sponsorship donation to the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation. Prior year participants have included riders representing Hurley, Billabong, Surf Ride, Shaper Studios, Chelsea’s Light Foundation, Flat Rock Eats & Drinks, Arnette, Dragon, Encinitas Firefighters Association, Univ, and Macbeth, as well as surf legends Rob Machado, Tom Curren, Timmy Curran, and members of Switchfoot. A free concert on the beach rounds out the beach day festivities. Past performers in addition to Switchfoot have included Ok Go, Jason Mraz, Tristan Prettyman, Rob Machado, Gentleman Hall, Pacific Air, 78 Violet, Makua Rothman, and many more. Continuing its eco-friendly efforts, the Switchfoot Bro-Am will again work with San Diego-based Alternative Power Productions to offer cutting-edge solar-powered sound and staging. To continue to help ease the traffic in the neighboring areas, the Switchfoot Bro-Am will again offer parking and traffic solutions, which include a free shuttle from San Dieguito Academy. We encourage you to utilize the parking lot at City Hall, located at the corner of Vulcan Avenue and E Street. Attendees are also encouraged to take the Coaster. For more information, visit www.switchfoot.com/bro-am.
Pala Casino Entertainment Chippendales, World’s No. 1 Male Revue June 7, Saturday, 7pm Chippendales®, the world’s number one male revue, will return to Pala’s Infinity showroom for another ultimate girl’s night out at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 7. The troupe’s previous shows at Pala were sellouts. Chippendales® has headquarters in New York, with offices in Las Vegas, London and now, Miami. Dru Hill, Silk, Shai July 19, Saturday, 7:30pm R&B hit makers Dru Hill, Silk and Shai will appear in a special concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19, in the Events Center at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Each group will perform all of their top 40 hits that took them to the top of the R&B charts. Dru Hill’s biggest hits include “In My Bed,” “Never Make A Promise,” and “How Deep Is Your Love.” Silk, from Atlanta, GA, saw its first album, Lose Control, go double platinum with three hit singles, “Freak Me,” “Happy Days” and “Girl U For Me.” Shai’s biggest hit, “If I Ever Fall In Love,” raced all the way to number two on the U.S. Top 40 list. Michael McDonald and Toto August 10, Sunday, 6 p.m. Michael McDonald and Toto will make the Events Center at Pala Casino Spa & Resort a stop on their 2014 Co-Headline Tour at 6 p.m., Sunday, August 10. McDonald and the members of Toto are old friends, dating back years prior to the singer’s appearance on Toto’s “I’ll Be Over You,” from the Fahrenheit album in 1986. Toto members Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather collaborated with McDonald on his RIAA gold certified solo debut If That’s What It Takes in 1982. The trio all performed on “That’s Why” and “No Such Luck” while Jeff laid down the drums and Luke contributed guitar on “I Keep Forgettin’.” Visit www.startickets.com or call 1-800-585-3737. Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059 www.palacasino.com.
a flat screen TV in the shared lounge. Available floor plans include four single bedrooms with two bathrooms, three double bedrooms with three bathrooms and four double bedrooms with four bathrooms. Other amenities include an outdoor barbecue area, swimming pool, sauna, exercise facility, lounge areas, and study rooms. A big bonus is retail space attached with restaurants and retail including a new Mexican tortilla and taco bar called Taqueria Chispa and a new Tapioca Express! Across the street will be CSUSM’s new stadium that is slated for 2016. For leasing questions or retail information contact www. thequadsanmarcos.com.
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San Diego Symphony June/July Lineup
www.humphreysconcerts.com Sunday, July 6, Bob Weir & RatDog, 7:00, $67
www.sandiegosymphony.org 6/2 Camera Lucida – Dvovˇák and Sibelius 6/10 Camera Lucida – Myriad Trio II 6/27 Summer Pops – Elvis: A Tribute to the King 6/28-29 Summer Pops – Classical Mystery Tour (Beatles Tribute) 7/4-6 Summer Pops – Star Spangled Pops With Bill Conti 7/11-12 Summer Pops – Boz Scaggs 7/13 Summer Pops – Pops Goes Classical – Passport to the World: A Night in Hungary 7/18-19 Summer Pops–The Music of Abba 7/24 Summer Pops–Video Games Live 7/25 Summer Pops – Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burtotn 7/26 Summer Pops – Star Trek (2009) – Movie Presentation With Soundtrack Performed by San Diego Symphony 8/1 Summer Pops – Ray Charles, Motown and Beyond presented by Ellis Hall 8/13 Summer Pops – Nathan Pacheco 8/8-9 Summer Pops – Broadway Tonight! Featuring the Musical Chicago 8/10 Summer Pops – Disney’s Fantasia 8/15-16 Summer Pops – Cirque de la Symphonie 8/17 Summer Pops – Burt Bacharach 8/21 Summer Pops – Cash’d Out – A Tribute to Johnny Cash 8/22-23 Summer Pops – Vanessa Williams 8/24 Summer Pops – Ozomatli 8/29-31 Summer Pops – 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular
10th Annual Gospel Festival June 28, Saturday, All Day The 10th Annual Gospel Festival will feature a full-day schedule of uplifting gospel music on June 28, including uplifting gospel groups and more than 30 gospel artists performing on the Fair’s five stages all day long, ending with a featured grandstand stage performance. The show is a part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. This concert is the featured event of the 10th annual Gospel Festival. Fred Hammond is the featured headlining recording artist. Hammond has been a solo artist for a number of years, having first made his mark in gospel music as a member of Commissioned and later with Radical for Christ. His award-winning hits include “Celebrate (He Lives),” “Power” and “Let The Praise Begin.” The opening act for the Gospel Festival is Brent Jones.
Friday, July 11, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band featuring Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Bissonette, Steve Lukather & Gregg Rolie, 8:00, $140 Sunday, July 13, Steely Dan, 7:30, $177 Wednesday, July 16, Chris Isaak, 7:30, $85
Thursday, June 5, Danity Kane – No Filter Tour, 7:30, $42 Friday, June 6, Neon Trees – Pop Psychology Tour with special guests Nightmare & The Cat and Smallpools (GA/Standing Room Only), 7:00, $26 Monday, June 9, Il Volo, 8:00, $75 Sunday, June 15, Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw with special guest Mary Lambert, 7:00, $55 Tuesday, June 17, Steve Winwood, 7:30, $73 Thursday, June 26, ThePianoGuys (*Gold Circle), 7:30, $57/$75* Friday, June 27, Jo Koy, 8:00, $40 Tuesday, July 1, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, 7:30, $89
Thursday, July 17, Happy Together 30th Anniversary Tour: The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels & Gary Lewis & The Playboys, 6:30, $55 Friday, July 18, Jesse Cook, 8:00, $40 Sunday, July 20, Jewel (solo acoustic), 7:30, $57 Tuesday, July 22, Doobie Brothers, 7:30, $85 Wednesday, July 23, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, 8:00, $65 Thursday, July 24, Tori Amos–Unrepentant Geraldines Tour, 7:30, $65 Wednesday, July 30, Boston – Heaven On Earth Tour, 8:00, $95 Thursday, July 31, Los Lonely Boys/Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 7:00, $50
Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium June 18 – Eric Hutchinson and Scars on 45 July 16 – Steve Poltz Aug 20 – Marc Broussard and Tyrone Wells Sept 17–Augustana Enjoy a rockin’ sunset this summer at the eighth annual Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, brought to you in partnership with 102.1 KPRI. These unique concerts are held from 5:30-9pm for music lovers ages 21 and older. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The concert series, held on the third Wednesday of the month through September, combine live music with
panoramic ocean views on the Aquarium’s stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Savory happy hour appetizers, craft beers, and wines are available for purchase. Keep an eye out for a real “green flash,” a rare optical phenomenon caused by refraction of light as the sun sets on the horizon. Admission includes the concert, entrance to all Aquarium exhibits and parking. All concerts are general admission and standing room only. General admission (pre-purchase) $29 per concert. Aquarium Members rate (pre-purchase) $26 per concert. Walkups (all) $34 per concert. More info at www.kprifm.com
Mad House Comedy Club QUINN DAHLE - Friday, June 20 & Saturday, June 21, 7:30pm & 9:45pm shows both nights From Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, and Showtime. GARY GULMAN - Friday, June 27 & Saturday, June, 28 7:30pm & 9:45pm shows both nights As seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan, and Last Comic Standing. J. CHRIS NEWBERG - Friday, July 11 & Saturday, July, 12 7:30pm & 9:45pm shows both nights As seen on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. JIMMY SHUBERT - Friday, July 18 & Saturday, July 19, 7:30pm & 9:45pm shows both nights As seen on
Comedy Central, NBC’s 2 Broke Girls, Entourage, King of Queens, Heist and the moves Mr and Mrs Smith, Italian Job, GO and One Hour Photo. SAM TRIPOLI - Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm & 9:45pm shows both nights As seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, and Comics Unleashed. RICH VOS–Thursday, August 21 – Saturday, August 23, 7:30pm & 9:45pm shows both nights As seen on Last Comic Standing, Chapelle’s Show, Comedy Central, World’s Dumbest Criminals, Jimmy Kimmel, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Mad House Comedy is located at 502 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 92101. 619.702.6666 www.madhousecomedyclub.com
2014 Contests: Singers, Dancers, Actors, Artists, Winemakers, Chefs, Craftsmen, Adults and Kids Compete for Prizes at County Fair The San Diego County Fair is once again presenting new talent to compete through song, dance, and acting. The Battle of the Bands, June 27 New this year is The Battle of the Bands. This contest is in search of the best musical group in the United States, and will demonstrate a fierce competition between top bands as they hit the stage to show off their talent. The winning bands will get a chance to compete for the grand prize at the live final round on the Coors Light Rock On Stage. The grand prize is $3,000! Along with the first place cash prize, the winning band will get a chance to perform at the Casbah in San Diego, as well as recording studio time at Recording Arts and Technology Studio. Winners will also be featured on ListenSD and the Nardcast; tune in to hear your favorites. The Ultimate Triple Threat Contest, July 2 In its second year “The Ultimate Triple Threat” brings competitors (youth and teen) together to compete in not one, but three talents! Highlighting the competitor’s skills in acting, singing, and dancing this new competition is sure to test the versatility of the individual’s well-rounded artistic talent. Youth performers (ages 8-12) and teen performers (ages 13-17) will compete in any one or two disciplines of acting, singing, or dancing. Those that choose to compete in all three will show what it means to be the Ultimate Triple Threat! The grand prize winner will be awarded $1,200, a dance and fitness pack from the Academy of Performing Arts, a
one year subscription to Backstage.com, and a one hour photo shoot with First and Orange. Apply today to reserve your spot in this exciting new competition at https://sdfair. wufoo.com/forms/triple-threat/ Southern California’s Best Dance Crew Contest, June 15 The Fair is taking San Diego’s best Hip-Hop dancers to center stage for “Southern California’s Best Dance Crew”! This battle shows off some of the most skilled hip-hop dance crews the West Coast has ever seen. Amateur and professional groups of five members or more may compete. Most of the dancing must be performed in Hip-Hop style. Cash prizes will be awarded in two divisions: Youth/ Teen and Adult. The grand prize youth/teen winner will be awarded $1,000. Youth/teen runner up will get $500. Adult division winner will be awarded $1,000 and the runner up $500. Both Adult and teen third place winners will receive $250. Singer/ Songwriter Contest, June 20 Returning to the Fair, and back by popular demand is the “Singer/ Songwriter” competition. This is a search for the best performances by a solo singer and showcase for original writing. The San Diego County Fair is in search of the best original songwriting and performance by a solo singer. Performance spots in their preliminary round will be on a first come-first served basis, so apply early and reserve your spot! The 2013 first place winner was Tolan Shaw. Tolan Shaw is an accomplished singer/songwriter from San Diego, crafting songs based on travel and life experiences. He is known for
his work with the San Diego based band, The New Archaic, as lead singer. Second place went to San Diego singer/songwriter Suzanne Harper and third place went to Chad Taggart. The Grand Prize is $3,000. In addition to cash, the first place winner will have the opportunity for an additional performance during the Fair, a chance to perform at the Casbah in San Diego, and recording studio time at Recording Arts and Technology Studio. Winners will also be featured on the Nardcast; tune in to hear your favorites. There are also 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes. Other 2013 Contests and Competitions: Robotics Competition Landscape Competitions Oratorical Competition Collections Competitions Food Competitions Quilting Competitions Photography Competition Woodworking Competitions Fine Art Competition and Plein Produce Competitions Air Contest Pie Eating Contest Livestock and Breed Competitions Three O’Clock Daily Fun Contests Floral Competitions Homemade Wine Contest Many contests, games and competitions are single day events that do not require advance registration. For a complete up-to-date list of contests and competitions, events and games, visit www.sdfair.com. Please note, date, venue, and times are subject to change.
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Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series 6/14 George Benson; Comedian: Alonzo Bodden, 7pm 6/21 Lee Ritenour; Spyro Gyra, 7pm 7/3 Boz Scaggs; TBA, 7:30pm 7/5 Kenny G; TBA 7pm 7/13 An evening with Chris Botti, 5pm 7/19 Pat Metheny Unity Group; Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory, 7pm 7/20 An evening with Jesse Cook, 5pm 7/26 Love & Soul featuring Norman Brown and Jonathan Butler, 7pm 8/2 Bobby Caldwell; Keiko Matsui, 7pm 8/23 Trombone Shorty; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7pm 8/24 Al Jarreau; Vincent Ingala, 5pm 9/13 Returning Past Performer (TBA) with opening act Nick Colionne, 7pm 9/21 Larry Graham; Euge Groove, 4pm 9/27 Summer Horns featuring Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot, 4pm Thornton Winery is located at 32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula. www.thorntonwine.com
Friday Night Funnies The San Diego County Fair brings back its popular comedy series, Friday Night Funnies, featuring a whole new lineup of today’s hottest comics. With credits from The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent and on, these comedians provide the perfect end to a day at the fair. Shows take place Fridays at 9:00PM-10:15PM (except July 4, which begins at 10:00PM) inside the Turf Club. Ages 21 and up; full bar; all-star talent. HOSTING EACH FRIDAY Jason Love Jason Love has done standup at venues all over the world including the Improv, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Punchline, Comic Strip Edmonton, Hermosa Comedy and Magic, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Comedy Underground, Louie LOL, Disney Cruise Line. FRIDAY, JUNE 13 Kira Soltanovich The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Showtime Jim Short David Letterman, Co-Host of Margaret Cho Podcast, Craig Ferguson
FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Tom Clark Last Comic Standing, Outsourced, The Closer, Second City Mark Eddie Cabo Comedy Festival, MTV, VH1, Toured with Jackson Brown and Melissa Ethridge FRIDAY, JUNE 27 Paul Ogata Comics Unleashed, winner of San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Late Late Show Vargus Mason Last Comic Standing, Live at Gotham, overseas for troops FRIDAY, JULY 4 This show begins at 10:00PM Collin Moulton Showtime special, Nickelodeon, Top-10 requested comics on Sirius XM Dana Eagle Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed, E! Entertainment
Green Dragon Tavern Independence Day Celebration July 4 This 4th of July join the revolution at the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum. Visit the stunning 22,000 sq. ft. replica building of Boston’s original Green Dragon Tavern, demolished in 1854, where many of our founders, Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and other patriots planned the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. Paul Revere departed the Green Dragon Tavern for his famous ride to Lexington and
Concord notifying patriots, “One if by land, two if by sea!” Their very special Independence Day celebration will include music, great food, and kid’s activities, and don’t forget to take a tour of their museum that features ColonialAmerican history. Enjoy a historic England-inspired dining or drinking experience and take in a bit of our country’s history. Their stunning 130 seat two-story tavern features 2 stone fire places, 7 large screen LED HD TVs showing the best in sports, and 20 craft beers on tap. Whether you’re
visiting by land or by sea, enjoy a very special historic day on the 4th of July at the very beautiful Green Dragon Tavern & Museum. Take the I-5 freeway exit on Palomar Airport Road and drive east for one block, and then turn south on Paseo Del Norte. The Green Dragon Tavern and Museum is located at 6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. For more information, please call (760) 918-2421 or visit www.greendragontavernca.com.
Feel Great Look Great Inc. and Headquarters Salon and Wig Store Helping Chemo Patients Cathy Ketchum, Founding Director of “Feel Great Look Great Foundation, Inc” and owner of The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store in San Marcos, is making her life dream come true by helping Chemo patients Feel Great and Look Great while going through the process of 2014 Raquel Welch Chemo Therapy. Feel Great Look Collection Great is a 501C(3) foundation that helps chemo patients purchase quality artificial or real hair wigs so they can feel better by looking their best with dignity while going through and after chemo therapy. This summer Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is having a Gift Basket Raffle to help raise money for Feel Great Look Great
Inc. by selling raffle tickets to win a Summer Gift Basket valued at over $200. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. The Headquarters was recently voted Retailer of the Month by Raquel Welch Wigs and is one of the best places in all of San Diego to get a wig or hairpiece, especially if you are a recovering chemo patient. They are now selling the new 2014 Raquel Welch Collection. As a summer promotion, mention this article and get 20% OFF any of the Raquel Welch new line of wigs! Ketchum is an expert with wigs and styling hair and her specialty is working with chemo patients. It has been her dream to have a foundation to help patients that need help purchasing a wig. Cathy’s new charity foundation “Feel Great Look Great, Inc” does just this. Chemo patients that need help with purchasing a wig can apply for financial assistance.
The wig store carries over 100 synthetic and human wigs and hairpieces by Jon Renau, Raquel Welch, and Eva Gabor and has a private consultation room. The Headquarters will find and fit you with the perfect wig and will custom cut your wig to perfectly fit you, and to make it even more natural, they will also color it to match your hair color or give it a perm. The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is located at 405 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #114, San Marcos 92069. Call (760) 744-2911. Or call “Feel Great Look Great, Inc” for Padres tickets, donations, or information at (888) 519-3454.
Kindergarten And Transitional Kindergarten Options 2014–2015 By Cindy Cleary-Cesena The specifics of kindergarten and transitional early entry kindergarten programs in California can be confusing because each California public school district and each individual private school may develop and implement their own plans. California began phasing in Kindergarten eligibility requirements in 2012 to increase the age of students. In 2012, children turning five years of age by December 2 were eligible for Kindergarten. This coming school year ( 2014–2015) children must be five years of age by September 1 for Kindergarten eligibility. This change was implemented based upon research indicating a slightly older child is better equipped to thrive in an academic environment and has a better grasp of social and emotional skills. Some California public school districts and private schools offer optional transitional early entry Kindergarten programs for children. This coming school year, children
Mindfulness By Brenda Videnoff “A healthy mind is the true key to happiness,” said His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, during his keynote speech at the recent Global Spa and Wellness Summit. “We spend so much energy on physical health and hygiene—but we need to spend more on mental hygiene and the ‘hygiene’ of emotion.” This is one of the biggest movements the wellness industry has ever seen. People are craving (and needing) a reboot of their brains—and the reasons are plentiful.
not turning five by September 1 are eligible for Transitional Early Kindergarten. Usually children must be five no later than December 1, but this varies by school. The purpose of Transitional Early Entry Kindergarten is to provide students with an academic foundation and social skills necessary for success in Kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten program attendance is particularly important for children not attending Pre-Kindergarten programs and those attending Pre-Kindergarten programs without early literacy and academic components in their curriculum. Parents of four and five year old children are faced with important decisions in the coming months. For children not yet ready for a comprehensive academic kindergarten program, look for a pre-kindergarten program with an engaging early literacy based curriculum to foster and enhance learning and social skills. For children ready for a more academic approach, a two-year transitional early entry kindergarten program is an excellent choice to facilitate the joy of learning.
There are some private schools that offer two-year programs that are also recognized by the State Department of Education as a private kindergarten elementary school. La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten is one such school. The school has successfully offered kindergarten and transitional early entry programs since 1991. Eligibility is based upon a student’s demonstrated developmental and academic readiness skills necessary for classroom and personal success. Now is the time to begin exploring program options. If you begin the process now, you may find it is a good adventure and you won’t feel pressed when making this important decision for your child’s academic success. Cindy Cleary-Cesena is Executive Director at La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten, Faculty Member of San Diego State University–Child and Family Development Department in the School of Education, and President of The San Diego Association For The Education of Young Children.
Mindfulness gives us an effective tool to cope with today’s highly stressed-out world. Mindfulness Massage has been proven to re-wire our brains to become less anxious, happier, more focused and even more creative. All walks of life are waking up to the fact that mindful living breeds a healthy mind, one that is able to focus and get things done. More studies are surfacing that compel us to continue this quest for a “change of mind.” This includes research that shows an hour of yoga a week reduces stress by a third and cuts healthcare costs by an average of $2,000 a year, while other studies have linked mindfulness to improved sleep, emotional stability, better cognitive functions and increased productivity. The physical benefits of spa and
wellness activities have long been known to reduce stress and relax our bodies, but today and beyond there will be a sharp focus on interweaving mindfulness techniques into these practices to help us reach a whole new place of serenity and calm and give us the tools we need to focus on what’s important in our lives, both at work and at home, helping us to be in the moment with those we most care about. Mindfulness Massage incorporates relaxation techniques including breathing, guided imagery and use of essential oils. For further information or to make an appointment, call Brenda Videnoff of Heartworks in La Costa at (760) 479-2358.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Roar and Snore Safari and New Tull Family Tiger Trail San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s extended summer hours begin in mid June to mid August and is a great time to have a safari experience. So, pack up your “trunk” for a sleepover adventure at the Park, where you’ll relax in comfy tents surrounded by the sounds of wildlife. The campground overlooks the Park’s African Plains field exhibit, where you can observe giraffes, rhinos, antelope, gazelles, and many other denizens of Africa going about their daily business, just as they would in the wild. Tent accommodations, camp activities and an afterhours look at the wild lives of animals, guided walks, a campfire program, delicious dinner and hot breakfast, a Safari Park souvenir, and the unique opportunity to experience the Park at night are included in most sleepovers. There are also Adults-only Sleepovers. Adults can discover the secret lives of animals through the kind of information that can only be shared with no children around. Must be 21 or older to attend. Family Night Sleepovers offer different themes and plenty of family-friendly activities designed for families with children ages 6 and older. The 5.2-acre Tull Family Tiger Trail just opened and is
a forested habitat featuring three separate yards for the Safari Park’s six Sumatran tigers, with rocks for climbing, ponds for swimming, deadwood trees to use as scratching posts and tall grasses for catnaps. The habitat offers up-close views of the tigers, and conservation efforts for the species are highlighted throughout. The new trail cost $19.5 million and is one of the largest construction projects at the Safari Park in recent years. For more information about San Diego Zoo Safari Park, visit www.sdzsafaripark.org.
City of San Marcos Hosting 4th of July Fireworks Celebration The City of San Marcos is hosting its annual This Is My Country 4th of July Celebration at Bradley Park located at the corner of Linda Vista Drive and Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos. The evening’s free entertainment featuring The Polyester Express begins at 6 pm. There are free children’s activities including carnival games and party jumps. Food concessions include hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, snow cones, and non-alcoholic beverages. The spectacular firework show begins at 9pm. Local businesses and individuals donate their time and money to make the display possible. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. For more information call 760-744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net.
Legoland’s New Chima Water Park Legoland California Resort has undertaken the challenge of moving a forty-foot tall “floating” mountain, one of the largest features of the new Lego Legends of Chima Water Park. This mountain is featured in the new interactive Lion Temple Wave Pool, which is a part of the new water park. The mountain isn’t the only attraction to the new section. Other new areas of Chima Water Park include Cragger’s Swamp, a hands-on water play area with slides, cannons, and a giant crocodile; Eglor’s Build-A-Boat, which allows young guests to build their own boat and race against their friends; and Speedorz Arena, an interactive play area which allows guests tot race their Speedorz through unique obstacles.
Legoland Water Park features more than seven slides and sandy beaches. In addition to the Water Park is the Sea Life Aquarium, home to more than 5,000 living creatures. The greater Legoland park boasts more than sixty rides, shows and attractions. For more information, visit www.legoland.com or call (760) 918-3546.
Spectacular Fourth of July Day at the Fair Can you think of a better way to spend Independence Day than at an all-American county fair? The San Diego County Fair will host yet another amazing Fourth of July extravaganza this year. The highlight of this fabulous day is a pre-firework performance by the iconic band America at 7:30pm, followed by a traditional firework display set to explode at approximately 9pm. The display is visible throughout the Fairgrounds, so as long as you’re outside, there’s no better place to watch. The day begins with a patriotic Opening Ceremony at 9:30am at the O’Brien Gate. At 9:45am, a World Memorial Tribute to 9/11 is set to get you in a flag-waving mood. The Fair gates officially open at 10am. The San Diego County Fair is also honoring our Hometown Heroes. Earlier this year, people nominated their Hometown Heroes, and up to 100 of those nominees get to enjoy a day at
the Fair with special seating at the Grandstand concert. These Hometown Heroes also march in the annual Hometown Heroes parade from the Infield to the Grandstand, starting at about 7pm. Following that, America performs a free show alongside the Navy Band Southwest in a special prefireworks concert at 7:30pm on the Grandstand Stage. At 9pm, fair-goers are treated to a spectacular fireworks display. Stick around after the show, because all the shopping and exhibit buildings are open until midnight, as well as the Fun Zone. For more information visit www.sdfair.com.
Flower Power Displayed at Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Festival and Garden Exhibit 5th Annual Floral Design Competition June 15 The Fair Flower Festival on Sunday, June 15, featuring the 5th Annual Floral Design Competition takes place at the Flower and Garden show. This event features floral exhibits and design demonstrations by industry experts, design schools, top local growers, and garden clubs. This is the day everyone who is a part of the flower and floral design industry, or those who just love flowers, will be attending. This event will be held throughout the Paul Ecke, Jr. Flower and Garden shows, stages, and surrounding areas near the O’Brien Hall to the left as you enter the O’Brien Gate. My Big Fair Wedding Day June 29 Be part of an all-day, live wedding event at the Second Annual My Big Fair Wedding Day on Sunday, June 29, from
10:00AM–5:00PM. Romance is in the air! Don’t miss this unique event presented by the San Diego County Fair Flower Show. This is an opportunity to see beautiful, fragrant floral displays, talk to industry professionals and learn how to plan your own perfect wedding day. Event highlights opportunities to renew vows; have professional “save the date” photos taken (free); celebrate with five lucky couples who will have the opportunity to say “I do!” during this event. Enjoy floral demonstrations on the latest wedding trends, visit with more than 15 leading wedding industry professionals, taste gourmet catering samples, and get wedding décor inspiration. My Big Fair Wedding Day is free with Fair admission. Landscape and Garden Show The theme for this years Garden Show is FLOWER POWER. The competition on display produced by professional landscape businesses, professional associations and horticulturists. All exhibitors design FLOWER POWER themed landscapes and gardens in the Paul Ecke Jr. exhibit area. Judging is based on best representation , educational value and entertainment value and design appeal. For more information visit www.sdfair.com.
Summer Nights at SeaWorld Summer Nights at SeaWorld is in high gear with extended park hours, fireworks, and special night time animal shows, including SeaWorld’s newest nighttime killer whale show, Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night, and the hilarious Sea Lions Tonite sea lion and otter show. During the day, the popular acrobatic odyssey on the bay, Cirque de la Mer, is performed on and above the water at Cirque Stadium. Plus, kids of all ages can enjoy dancing, dance team performances, dance lessons and more at SeaWorld’s Club Atlantis Presented by Coca-Cola, Thursdays through Sundays (June 14–Aug. 10). While enjoying all the summer fun at SeaWorld, guests may also experience SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration featuring a Sea of Surprise which kicked off in March and is continuing for 18 months at all three SeaWorld parks. During the 50th Celebration, guests may enjoy new interactive experiences, shows and pathway performances, even more up-close animal encounters throughout the park and the SeaWorld Surprise Squad treating them with prizes every day. Plus, SeaWorld San Diego’s new arrival experience, Explorer’s Reef, is where guests pass beneath an iconic and stunning wave structure and get immersed in a coral reef that gives them the feeling of walking on the bottom of the ocean. In this underwater oasis, they experience the beauty and wonder of incredible marine animals through up-close interactions with shark pups, rays, horseshoe crabs and cleaner fish in four new state-ofthe-art freshwater and saltwater touch pools. Plus, there’s so much more to see and do at SeaWorld: Manta features a double-launch coaster and 100,000-gallon aquarium with bat rays and other marine-life; Turtle Reef is an attraction featuring a 280,000-gallon turtle aquarium, interactive game, touch-screen turtle map and ride; SeaWorld’s Shamu show One Ocean, features the park’s majestic killer whales as ambassadors of the sea, and the ocean as the center of our natural world; Blue Horizons is a spectacular show featuring energetic bottlenose dolphins, magnificent pilot whales, a colorful array of exotic birds and amazing human performers; more than 350 penguins representing five species frolic and play at the Penguin Encounter; Sea Lions LIVE is a hilarious sketch-based comedy show starring Clyde and Seamore; and Journey to Atlantis is a wet and wild water coaster. Summer Nights is included with park admission, which is $78-$84. SeaWorld San Diego is located at 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego. For more information, call (800) 2574268 or visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
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Race Across America Begins at Oceanside Pier
Sun and Sea Festival “The Original Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition” is Back
June 10, Solo Start at 12pm, June 14, Team Start at 12pm
July 19, 8am – 5pm
Known as the “World’s Toughest Bicycle Race,” the Race Across America (RAAM) begins in Oceanside just below the Oceanside Pier in the Amphitheater. Solo riders leave Oceanside on June 10 at 12pm and team riders leave on June 14 at 12pm. Racers travel 3,000 miles, cross 12 states, pass through 88 counties and 350 communities to finish in Annapolis, Maryland. Race Across America is the the world’s top endurance cycling event. Each racer will climb more than 100,000 feet. This is roughly the distance from the ground to the edge of space, more than three times the altitude flown by commercial jetliners and four times the altitude of Mount Everest. Many solo racers will sleep no more than 90 minutes per day over the 8-12 day race. This year is the 33rd edition of RAAM. Spectators are invited and encouraged to attend this important event whether cheering on a racer or just looking to see a small piece of sporting history. For more information visit www. raceacrossamerica.org.
The Sun and Sea Festival, previously known since 1981 as the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition at Imperial Beach, was once the largest sandcastle competition in the United States and one of the top ten contests in the U.S. by the Travel Channel. After taking a few years off, the Unified Port of San Diego has brought back the festival and it will take place once again at Imperial Beach, on July 19, from 8am to 5pm. The day prior to the festival, July 18, from noon until dusk, an exhibition sandcastle will be on display for all to see. From 6pm until midnight that evening there will be a Sandcastle Ball. But it is at 8am, on July 19, that the main festivities begin. The new Sun & Sea Festival will feature world-class, award-winning master sandcastle builders fashioning some of the best sand creations on the West
Coast in a fast-paced, five hour build. The Sun and Sea Festival will also include a community parade featuring youth groups and civic organizations, a farmers market and international food fair, a pancake breakfast, live music, children’s activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, and on-stage entertainment. The festival will conclude with a Sandcastle Awards Ceremony that will be held at Pier Plaza at 4pm. For more information visit www. sunandseafestival.com.
Encinitas Environmental Day Festival: Save Green by Saving Blue June 8, 10am – 4pm This year’s Encinitas En vironmental Day (EED) takes place June 8, from 10 am to 4pm, at Cottonwood Creek Park in downtown Encinitas. The theme of water conservation, “Save Green by Saving Blue” is to encourage people to be aware of water and the important role it plays in our communities and lives. The event is free to the public, and welcomes all ages. This marks the eighth year of community involvement for EED and its influence on environmentalism in the area. It is celebrated in conjunction with The United Nations World Environment Day. This family and community-oriented event will focus on water conservation, quality, safety, and availability. Attendees will be able to discover the benefits of going green on a wide variety of environmental topics.
Local educational, governmental and civic resources will be available for interaction. There will be electric cars and bike, great music and food trucks, and fun kid’s activities including an eco-scavenger hunt, paper making, a pedal powered smoothie maker, and cuddly animals. Visitors are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event, as bike parking will be provided. There is a special raffle featuring a new bike for those that bike, walk or take public transportation. Over fifty exhibitors will be present including, Empowered Energy Solutions, Encinitas Clean Water Program, Surfrider, and the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. The event’s sponsors are EDCO, Dudek, SDG&E, the Leichtag Foundation, the Solana Center, and the Leucadia-Encinitas Town Council. For more information, visit www.eeday.org.
Pendleton’s World Famous Mud Run San Diego International Camp June 7–8 Boat Show Drops Anchor Packed with more obstacles than ever before, the Camp June 19–22 The 2014 San Diego International Boat Show cruises into Harbor Island June 19-22 for four days of fun on the water. As the region’s premier summer boating event, the boat show provides attendees an all-access pass to discover the boating lifestyle and a chance to shop the newest boats and marine accessories. More than 100 vessels, from entry-level family cruisers and personal watercraft to luxury motor and sailing yachts, plus an expanded selection of superyachts, will be docked in the marina and parked on land for visitors to browse, board and buy. The boat show also provides boaters of all ages and experience levels a chance to discover boating with a variety of activities including Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and sailing. Food, beverages and live entertainment are provided making the boat show an ideal place to enjoy a fun day on San Diego Bay with the family. Sheraton Marina in Harbor Island 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Admission is $12 for adults kids free under 15 yrs. Visit www. sandiegointernationalboatshow.com.
Pendleton Mud Run is sure to be some very messy fun. The race is held June 7 and 8. There are three separate courses, a 10K for those hardcore runners, a 5K for the slight less hardcore and a Kids 1K for the little ones. The event is followed by the Filthy Fun Fest after party. Held on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base, racers and spectators are invited to celebrate the long history of the Marine Corps while making some history of their own. The after party is a lot of fun with a variety of live bands including, Austin Law, Sirens Crush, The Get Down Party, Safety Orange, Master Splinter and the Shredders, Betamaxx and The Pettybreakers. Check site for bands and up-to-date information. Kids are endlessly entertained in the Fun Zone filled with fun activities like bounce houses, mini golf, face painting and paintball to name a few. The Camp Pendleton main gate is located at Harbor Drive at Vandegrift Boulevard in Oceanside. At the main gate, driver’s must provide a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration and all passengers need to show a valid ID. Once inside the main gate, registrants and spectators can follow the race event signs leading them to the Lake O’Neil Recreation Area. For more information please visit www.worldfamousmudrun.com.
Find Kid’s Summer Camps at www.NorthCountyClasses.com SUMMER 2014 JAZZ BAND CAMP
Musicians of ages 12 to 18 are invited to participate in an amazing and unique program designed to teach music fundamentals in a big band format. The camp is held Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 2:30 , July 7-11 at Encinitas School of Music and the cost is $200. To sign up, or for more information please call Ron Ebel at (760) 757-3096 or visit www.Ronebel.com. DAWN PATROL SURF CAMP
A wide variety of summer surf camp for kids of all age and skill levels at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas offered with the City of Encinitas Recreation Department. Private and group lessons offered by the best surfing instructors in North County. Classes fill very fast! Call (760) 5193739 or visit www.dawnpatrolsurf.com. CAKE CRAFTERS 101: CAKE BAKING FROM SCRATCH
Learn how easy it is to create moist base scratch cakes to cakes for carving and specialty cake design! We will explore recipes that incorporate a variety of techniques and incorporate amazing flavors, and work with chocolate. You will also learn how to create easy fillings, icings and
simple decorations to compliment any cake! Cake Crafters is located at 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos. Call 760-518-3474 or visit www.cakecraftersupplies.com. LA COSTA VALLEY PRESCHOOL SUMMER FUN CAMP REGISTRATION
La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten is now enrolling students ages two-six for Summer Fun Camps–Schedule a week or more. Students enjoy crafts, science, technology, drama, music, art, and much more. For more information visit, www.lacostavalleypreschool.com or call the school at (760) 436-2797. MIRACOSTA COLLEGE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Career and Technical Education at MiraCosta College prepares students for successful employment, life enrichment and future learning. Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects, including nursing, automotive technology, business office technology, hospitality and more. Classes are offered in Oceanside and Cardiff and online. Call (760) 757-2121 or visit www.miracosta.edu.
LAB CAMPZ–ENCINITAS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Summer adventures tailored for students entering 3rd to 6th and 7th to 9th grade. Themed weeks of non-stop learning and fun! Includes 2-3 exciting field trips per week with plenty of hands-on exploration in the science and technology labs and visual & performing arts studios. Campers will enjoy amazing weekly adventures. Call (760) 942-1111 or visit www.labcampz.org. CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL
Now enrolling for spring and summer. Friendly, fun environment with qualified, nurturing teachers. Offering flexible days and flexible hours 7am to 6pm. Located at 7807 Centella treet, La Costa, CA 92009 www.cpclacosta.org. AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON SUMMER DAY CAMP
Campers will enjoy fun and educational hands-on activities that include science, arts & crafts, games, animal interactions, and outdoor activities. Campers get a tour of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Fish Hatchery. Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center is located at 1580 Cannon. Call (760) 804-1969 or visit www.aguahedionda.org.
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Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing Features Big Concerts, Beer Fests and Food Events Win Free Tickets!
The 2014 summer season at Del Mar kicks off on Thursday, July 17 and runs through September 3. Racing at Del Mar takes place Wednesday through Sunday, with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays the first post changes to 4 p.m. The legendary Del Mar Racetrack once again welcomes the nation’s fastest horses and Southern California’s most spirited party-goers. The seaside facility’s sevenweek meet is filled with big races, free concerts, and exciting weekend events. The Seaside Stage will host the racetrack’s Summer Concert Series, featuring free shows from a lineup of performers that includes Counting Crows, Weezer, and Ziggy Marley. Returning to the track this year is the Del Mar Grill Fest on August 9, where 25 championship barbeque teams, restaurants and caterers will be serving up anything and everything grilled: meats, seafood, veggies and desserts. The Gourmet Food Truck Festival is back with 50 food trucks for guest to indulge from. Del Mar’s beer fests are better than ever, featuring San Diego breweries on July 26 and International brews on August 24. Del Mar’s richest and most prestigious race, the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic, will take place on Sunday,
August 24, with a post time of 1 p.m. and is expected to attract many of the country’s top jockeys, trainers and race horses. This year’s calendar also features fan favorites such as Donut Days on July 19 and August 23, Free and Easy Wednesdays (weekly), Daybreak at Del Mar (weekly on Saturdays and Sundays) and handicapping seminars throughout the season. Dog lovers can cheer on the fastest dachshunds in the west between races during the Wiener Dog Nationals – a perennial family favorite at Del Mar on Labor Day Weekend, August 30. Then the legendary track will open its gates again on Friday, Nov. 7 for its first taste of fall racing – a month of sport that will fill a void in the Southern California racing calendar caused by the recent closing of Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. The fall meeting will run a total of 15 days through November 30, with an earlier daily post time of 12 p.m. For more information, full concert schedule, or tickets call (858) 755-1141 or visit www.delmarscene.com.
33rd Annual Carlsbad Triathlon July 13, 7:30am The 33rd annual Carlsbad Triathlon, one of the longest running triathlons in the world, will take place on Sunday, July 13, along the scenic Carlsbad coastline. Presented by the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department, the Carlsbad Triathlon begins at Tamarack Surf Beach and includes a 1K open-water swim, followed by a 25K bike course, and a 5K run along the coastline of Carlsbad past scenic beaches, lagoons and a wildlife preserve. Beginners will especially appreciate the racecourse, which is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The triathlon boasts a calm ocean swim, a rolling bike course and a smooth run for the finish. The open water swim will have lifeguards on hand and “swimming buddies” to encourage racers as they compete. The race is held in conjunction with the Lifestyle & Fitness Festival on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This festival is geared toward promoting healthy lifestyles and
includes music, interactive demonstrations, a senior health fair, 3-on-3 boys youth basketball tournament and a family fitness fun zone. Special demonstrations geared toward the first time triathlete and specifics on the Carlsbad Triathlon race course will be provided throughout the day. For more information, please visit www.carlsbadtriathlon. com.
61st Annual World Championship Over The Line Tournament in Mission Beach July 12-13 and July 19-20, 7:30am
The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club’s Over The Line Tournament (OTL) has become more than just a local San Diego tradition. With the first tournament being held over 60 years ago, OTL has become notorious worldwide. This year the event is held on July 12 and 13 and the following weekend on July 19 and 20. Men and women of all ages, from all over the world, flock to Mission Bay’s Fiesta Island to compete in this one-of-a-kind event. The tournament is expected to draw more than 50,000 competitors and spectators. Over The Line participants compete in a softball-like bat and ball sport. Three player teams are encouraged to create unique and unusual names for their teams and many teams participate while wearing wild costumes. The
Over The Line court is made of a rope triangle in the sand. Hits are made when a ball is hit into fair territory on the fly without being caught by fielders, when any ball is touched and dropped by fielders or when fielders cross “The Line” or any of its extensions when attempting to catch a ball. Three hits in an inning scores one run, while each additional hit in that same inning scores one more run, and a home run “Clears the Bases.” On the first weekend of play, teams compete in three-inning games and any team lucky enough to make it into the second weekend of play will participate in four-inning games. The Over The Line Tournament is a public event and free to attend, however it is not an appropriate or safe event for children due to crowds, bat and ball related games and language. The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club reminds competitors and spectators to follow the seven “B”s: No bottles, No bicycles, No bowzers (dogs), No babies, No boas, No bad attitudes and No battles. There will be several stands to purchase hot food and cold nonalcoholic drinks, as well as a beer garden where beer and mixed drinks will be served. Each year the tournament is held at Mission Bay’s Fiesta Island, which is located at 1590 East Mission Bay Drive. When traveling from North County San Diego to Fiesta Island, take the 5 South to the Sea World Drive exit, head west, turn right on East Mission Bay Drive and the entrance is on the left. For more information visit www. ombac.org.
Win Free Tickets to the Del Mar Racetrack! It’s easy to win free tickets to the Del Mar Race track. Just fill in the simple entry form on www. NorthCountySun.com. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Must be 21 years or older to enter. Tickets do not include Opening Day or Pacific Classic. Only one entry per person is permitted. Good luck! See you soon at the place “Where the Turf Meets the Surf.”
Hillary Clinton to Speak at World’s Largest BIO International Convention June 23 – 26 The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will host the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest event for the biotechnology industry, June 23 to 26, in San Diego. The Convention attracts the biggest names in biotech, offering key networking and partnering opportunities and providing insights into major global biotechnology trends. Entrepreneur Richard Branson and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be keynote speakers. The event will feature hundreds of sessions covering biotech policy issues, trends and technological innovations as well as the BIO Exhibition—the world’s largest biotechnology exhibition with over 1,700 exhibitors. The Convention will include a series of keynote luncheons with educational sessions hosted by policymakers, scientists, CEOs and celebrities. The Bio Int’l Convention will be at San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101 www.convention.bio.org.
SAN DIEGO PADRES SCHEDULE
6/1 @ White Sox, 11:10am 6/2 vs. Pirates, 7:10pm 6/3 vs. Pirates, 7:10pm 6/4 vs. Pirates, 3:40pm 6/6 vs. Nationals, 7:10pm 6/7 vs. Nationals, 7:10pm 6/8 vs. Nationals, 1:10pm 6/10 @ Phillies, 4:05pm 6/11 @ Phillies, 4:05pm 6/12 @ Phillies, 10:05pm 6/13 @ Mets, 4:10pm 6/14 @ Mets, 1:10pm 6/15 @ Mets, 10:10am 6/16 @ Mariners, 7:10pm 6/17 @ Mariners, 12:40pm 6/18 vs. Mariners, 7:10pm 6/19 vs. Mariners, 3:40pm 6/20 vs. Dodgers, 7:10pm 6/21 vs. Dodgers, 7:10pm 6/22 vs. Dodgers, 1:10pm 6/23 @ Giants, 7:15pm 6/24 @ Giants, 7:15pm 6/25 @ Giants, 12:45pm 6/27 vs. D-backs, 7:10pm 6/28 vs. D-backs, 7:10pm 6/29 vs. D-backs, 1:10pm 6/30 vs. Reds, 7:10pm
7/1 vs. Reds, 7:10pm 7/2 vs. Reds, 12:40pm 7/4 vs. Giants, 3:40pm 7/5 vs. Giants, 4:15pm 7/6 vs. Giants, 1:10pm 7/7 @ Rockies, 5:40pm 7/8 @ Rockies, 5:40pm 7/9 @ Rockies, 12:10pm 7/10 @ Dodgers, 7:10pm 7/11 @ Dodgers, 7:10pm 7/12 @ Dodgers, 7:10pm 7/13 @ Dodgers, 1:10pm 7/15 NL vs. AL 7/18 vs. Mets, 7:10pm 7/19 vs. Mets, 5:40pm 7/20 vs. Mets, 1:10pm 7/22 @ Cubs, 5:05pm 7/23 @ Cubs, 5:05pm 7/24 @ Cubs, 5:05pm 7/25 @ Braves, 4:35pm 7/26 @ Braves, 4:10pm 7/27 @ Braves, 2:05pm 7/28 @ Braves, 9:10pm 7/29 vs. Cardinals, 7:10pm 7/30 vs. Cardinals, 7:10pm 7/31 vs. Cardinals, 12:40pm
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* * * 4th of July Fireworks Shows and Events * * * (Dates and times subject to change. Please check venue websites)
Oceanside: 6/28- Independence Day Parade on Coast Hwy from Wisconsin Ave to Center Civic Drive, 10am. (760) 754-4512 www.oceansideparade.com. Oceanside: 7/3 Fireworks Show Celebration at Rancho Del Oro in Oceanside 9:15pm www.visitoceanside.org Park Hyatt Resort Aviara 7/4 4th of July Fireworks Show. Locals and residents gather on the Aviara golf course to watch a magnificent display. www.parkaviara.hyatt.com. La Costa Resort and Spa: 7/4–Fireworks display (for hotel guests and registered members only). www.lacosta. com. Camp Pendleton: 7/4–4th of July Beach Bash and fireworks. Vendors and live entertainment all day. Fireworks show starts after dusk. www.mccscp.com Coronado: 7/4–Independence Day Parade on Orange Avenue at 10am. Festivities all day at Spreckles Park: Art in the Park all day and free concert at 4:30pm. Fireworks show starts at 9pm. (619) 437-8788 www. coronadovisitorscenter.com, Del Mar Fairgrounds 7/4–San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fireworks display begins approx. at 9:30pm followed by concert by America and the Navy Band Southwest. (858) 793-5555 www.sdfair.com Escondido: 7/4–Independence Day Celebration in Grape Day Park with fireworks display. 130 Woodward Avenue, Escondido, 92025. www.ci.escondido.ca.us Julian: 7/4 4th of July Parade in the small town of Julian, nestled in San Diego’s apple country. www.julianca.com www.julianparade.com
La Jolla Cove: July 4 9pm www.lajolla.com Legoland: 7/4–“Red, White and Boom” Fireworks show begins approx. at 8:30pm and is choreographed to a spirited American music tribute. (877) LEGOLAND www. legoland.com. Mission Bay Park: 7/4–Fireworks at dusk. www.sandiego.gov Poway: 7/4–Old Fashioned Fourth at Old Poway Park. Fireworks from Poway High School begin approximately 9pm. www.poway.org/oldpowaypark Ocean Beach: July 4 9pm fireworks display from the pier. www.oceanbeachsandiego.com. San Diego Bay: 7/4–9pm. Fireworks presented by the Port of San Diego. Display from barges placed strategically around the bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero and Chula Vista. www.portofsandiego.org
San Diego Embarcadero Marina Park South: 7/2-7/4–Summer Pops presents “Star Spangled Pops” with Marvin Hamlisch. Classical and patriotic music synchronized with fireworks at 9pm. www. sandiegosymphony.com San Marcos: 7/4–Fireworks show and entertainment at Bradley Park, Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive. Activities begin at 6pm and fireworks display is at 9pm. www.san-marcos.net. SeaWorld: Experience the Sky Blast fireworks celebration “Into the Blue” with music and choreographed blasts that will light up the summer night. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm. (800) 25-SHAMU www.seaworld.com Temecula: 7/4–Star Spangled 4th of July Parade & Extravaganza, 2-10pm. Regan Sports Park at 30875 Rancho Vista Road, 92592. www.cityoftemecula.org Vista: 7/4–Red, White, & Boom Independence Day Celebration, 9pm. Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive. (760) 726-1340 ext. 1571. www.cityofvista.com Santee: July 4 Town Center Community Park East. Carnival rides, games, live music. www.ci.santee.ca.us. Old Town: July 4 from 11am to 4pm. Parade, crafts and activities, concert and food specialties. www. oldtownsandiego.org. Imperial Beach Pier: July 4, 9pm fireworks off the end of the pier. www.bigbayboom.com.
TITLE Boxing Club’s Power Hour–Carlsbad TITLE Boxing Club was founded in Kansas City in 2008 by Professional Boxer and Golden Gloves Champion, Danny Campbell when he paired with the owners and operators of TITLE Boxing, LLC a worldwide distributor of boxing and kickboxing equipment. Together the team created the “Power Hour” workout which utilizes
professional techniques used by boxers and kick boxers to provide a total body fitness program for everyone, making boxing and kickboxing approachable even to those not interested in fighting. The “Power Hour” of either Boxing or Kick Boxing are one hour non-contact classes that utilize (HIIT) high intensity interval training, coupled with boxing and kickboxing techniques to help you burn up to 1,000 calories while building lean muscle. Members of TITLE Boxing Club Carlsbad range from men and women in their late-teens to those in their sixties. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome at TITLE, and there are many couples and families who regularly attend Power Hour classes. “The classes are perfect for those looking to get back into shape, those who have plateaued, those who want a fast and effective workout and those who are in shape but are bored and looking to mix up with their current routine” said General Manager Lexie Gascon.
One of TITLE Boxing Club’s Carlsbad members, Erica A., stated “I have belonged to so many different gyms and this place is by far the best! Not only is it the best all-around workout, but everyone that works here is amazing! I feel so welcomed every time I walk through the door. The classes are never boring as each one is always a bit different and challenging, but can be modified for any fitness level. The music is great, the facility is clean and the energy is explosive! Try it! You will be addicted after your first class!” Title Boxing Club Carlsbad is a fitness facility where everyone is treated like family. When you come in for your “First Shot Free,” we will help you wrap your hands and go over all the basics. So come in and earn your TITLE! TITLE Boxing Club is located at 3247 Camino de los Coches #100, Carlsbad 92009 in the Sprouts shopping center across the street from Stagecoach Park. Call (760) 633-4822 or visit carlsbad-los-coches.titleboxingclub.com.
Concept Surfboard, Bike, Rentals, Surfing Camps at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas
Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Campionship XXXIV
According to Brent Stephens, Owner and Surfing Instructor at Concept Surfboard and Bike Shop, “You have to be able to adapt in this business and have an edge.” That’s just what he has done with Concept, located just two blocks from Moonlight Beach. Yes, Concept has surfboard rentals, wetsuits, beach accessories, and beach cruisers for rent to grab and go, but what is unique about Concept is the concept of letting surfers rent and try out the latest and newest local and global brands and sometimes very pricey surfboards before they lay down a bunch of cash to buy one. What a Concept..”ride before you buy!” exclaims Stephens. And, it’s working! He literally attracts all types of surfers from beginner to pro trying out his boards and helps his higher-
July 12, Saturday, 8am-5pm
end clients get custom boards made. Stephens is also a very respected surf instructor in the surfing industry and professionally manages surfers with their surfing carriers. He also hires expert surfing instructors to help him with all-year and especially summer surf camps. His surfing camp school called Dawn Patrol has been partnered with the City of Encinitas Recreation Department for more than six years. Dawn Patrol is one of the most popular surf camps in North County and classes fill up and sell out quickly. Dawn Patrol offers different types of camps depending on gender, age, and proficiency. They offer beginning and advanced classes and even have all-girl surfing camps. If you are thinking about taking surfing lessons this summer contact Surf Patrol before they fill up at (760) 753-6870 or through the City of Encinitas Recreation Department. Concept is located 2 blocks from Moonlight Beach at 215 West D Street, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 753-6870 or visit www.conceptboardandbikes.com.
On Saturday, July 12, thousands of people will gather at “Dog Beach” in Del Mar to crown a beach bocce world champion in each of four divisions: Men’s Open, Men’s Beginner/Intermediate, Mixed, and Women’s. Enjoy an outstanding day filled with food, sun, and of course, championship beach bocce ball action, while raising money to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. This event will surely be a sellout. There will be over 365 two-person teams competing in this event to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Roberto Vigilucci has done a lot by giving back to the community. Everyone is invited to Dog Beach on July 12. Have fun, enjoy the day, but please just this one day leave your dog at home because space is very limited. Please no giant umbrellas and pop-up canopies. Adult beverages are allowed in the tournament area only. Costumes are encouraged! Shuttles from Del Mar Fairgrounds will be provided. After the tournament stop by any local Vigilucci’s Italian restaurant and enjoy a meal or a drink just to say “thank you” to Roberto for supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. For more information call 760-729-0207 or visit www.beachbocce.com.
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Carlsbad Beach Fest – Music and Professional Sand Sculpting at Tamarack State Beach June 14, Saturday 8am – 3pm The 7th Annual Carlsbad Beach Fest will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 8am to 3pm at beautiful Tamarack State Beach in Carlsbad. The event is free and open to the public, with the hope of raising awareness and generating support for coastal preservation, stewardship, improvement projects and educational scholarships. Events throughout the day will include live local music, local food vendors, dancing, professional sand sculpting, Legoland’s Sea Life Aquarium Touch Pool, and interactive educational and artistic activities for children and adults alike. Nearly the entire event—including music equipment, water pumps, refrigerators, etc.—will be powered by solar energy panels. The sand pile used for the professional sand sculpture will be watered with seawater, rather than potable drinking water (in a drought season). A grunion run monitoring session will be performed on Thursday night prior to sand piling the following Friday to ensure we are not endangering sensitive grunion habitat. Reusable bags will be made available for beach cleanup activities while supplies last and we kindly ask that volunteers bring their own bags and gloves. Free t-shirts will be available for cleanup volunteers while supplies last. Beach cleanups are a great way to help improve beach and
ocean cleanliness, but they only deal with the symptoms of the problem, not the actual problem itself. This is why the Carlsbad Beach Fest stresses stewardship and personal responsibility by promoting a “pack-in, pack-out” or “leave no trace” philosophy. If you bring something to the beach—whatever it may be—we urge you to take it home with you and leave no trace that you were ever there…outside of your footprints in the sand. The mission of the Carlsbad Beach Fest is: clean beaches, clean oceans, stewardship, and education. The event highlights the beaches, ocean and lagoon waterways found within Carlsbad, raises awareness concerning the effects of marine debris, and provides an opportunity for residents to participate in beach cleanups throughout the day…and have fun doing so! Informational and educational event booths will be located adjacent to Tamarack State Beach parking lot at the bottom of the ramp below the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue (http://ow.ly/wr2i7). Foundations, non-profits, corporations or other groups interested in sponsoring or partnering with the Carlsbad Beach Fest should contact Mat Huff at: email@example.com or 760-271-5787. For more event details, visit www.carlsbadbeachfest.com.
Professional Bull Riding at Del Mar Fairgrounds August 16, 8pm Professional Bull Riding (PBR) thunders into the Del Mar Arena Saturday, August 16, during the 9th Annual Del Mar Invitational, a Touring Pro Division event. Come early and spend the day at the races FREE! Present your PBR ticket at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race Track’s Stretch Run Gate and receive FREE admission to the live horse races meet on August 16. Returning this year is the crowd pleasing Bull Poker and Cowboy Teeter-Totter. During Bull Poker, four cowboys sit at a poker table in the middle of the arena with a bull on the loose. Knowing when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em, knowing when to walk away, and knowing when to run are vital to staying alive and/or winning the prize! In Teeter Totter, the cowboys bob up and down on the teeter-totter, trying to stay out of the bull’s way. Who will be brave enough and remain seated long enough to avoid becoming mincemeat? Can the four cowboys on the teeter-totter outsmart the snorting, angry bull and avoid spilling blood? The PBR’s Touring Pro Division offers the best bull riders the opportunity to qualify for the Built Ford Tough Competitions and Finals. This event features the world’s toughest riders and the industry’s most notoriously mean and nasty bulls, to create non-stop, edge-of-yourseat action. A diverse group from different backgrounds and personalities, over 800 cowboys hold a PBR membership but; they all share the same goal — to conquer the rankest bulls in the world. Box Seats for PBR are $66.00 and Grandstand seats are $26.00. Military discounts available. Tickets for the Del Mar Invitational Professional Bull Riding event are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Administration Box Office. For more information visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.
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Outdoor Under the Stars SAN MARCOS SENIOR CENTER
2 nd Annual Food, Fun & Fandango Friday, July 18, 5:30–8:30pm
Gourmet Food Trucks Live Music By Fandango • Ukelele Zumba • Hula-Dancing • Massage Craft Beers & Wine $4 Suggested Donation To Help Support San Marcos Senior Center’s Nutritious Meal Program San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos (760) 744-5535 ext 3606 (across the street from the Post office on Twin Oaks Valley Road.)
North Coast Repertory Theatre intimate theatre (858) 481-1055 • northcoastrep.org 987 lomas santa fe dr., suite d, solana Beach
By Noël Coward Directed by Rosina Reynolds
By Paul Slade Smith Directed by Matthew Wiener
september 3 – 28, 2014
april 15 – may 10, 2015
Freud’s Last Session
This is Noël Coward at his inimitable best. FALLEN ANGELS provides an entertaining two hours of sheer delight, when you combine two slightly bored British women, an amorous Frenchman, clueless husbands and one very cheeky maid. You have the ingredients for an enjoyable evening that only Noël Coward can provide.
OFF BROADWAY HIT!
It’s the perfect setup for a laugh-filled evening at the theatre. An embezzling mayor, his female accountant who can’t stay dressed, two undercover cops, nefarious hit men, and of course, videotape. A zany San Diego premiere that will leave you howling with laughter.
By Mark St. Germain Directed by David Ellenstein
By Harold Pinter Directed by Frank Corrado
oct. 15 – nov. 9, 2014
June 3 – 28, 2015
Side by Side by Sondheim
Book by Scott Wentworth Music and Lyrics by Craig Bohmler & Marion Adler Directed by Andrew Barnicle
Music by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Richard Rodgers and Mary Rodgers Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by David Ellenstein
Jan. 14 – feb. 8, 2015
July 15 – august 9, 2015
Master playwright Harold Pinter explores the shifting balance of power within a love triangle. Passionate, explosive and surprisingly funny, BETRAYAL is considered one of Pinter’s most innovative and influential works, one that is certain to provoke lively discussion long after the curtain falls.
Nearing the end of his life, Sigmund Freud has a final visitor, the writer and former atheist C.S. Lewis. The result is a lively debate touching on love, religion, politics and life. Mark St. Germain infuses this fictional meeting with gentle humor and sharp dialogue. A mustsee for the discerning theatre-lover.
A San Diego premiere, this wildly entertaining musical spoof of 1940s film noir is laced with mystery, music and demolished dreams. In the best Raymond Chandler tradition, GUNMETAL BLUES is fresh, funny and thoroughly inventive!
Revel in the sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway’s most innovative and influential artist, composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. An unmatched evening of enchantment for musical theatre fans.
Neil Simon’s Chapter Two
This Wonderful Life* By Steve Murray Starring James Leaming Directed by Carmen Roman
Directed by David Ellenstein
feb. 25 – march 22, 2015
december 10 – 28, 2014
By popular demand, the first play ever produced by North Coast Rep, we’re bringing back Neil Simon’s play to our intimate stage. Romantic, rueful, touching and funny, this play is certain to delight and entertain.
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