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December – January 2019
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Figure Skater, Madelyn Talamantes
Ice Skating and Snow Fun p. 11
Dining, Drinking, Art, Live Theatre, Concerts, Sports & Attractions Mexican Holiday Tamales Directory p. 30
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Winter Wonderland Ice Skating for All Ages Through the Holidays Festive lights and pine trees surround you while holiday music sets the mood for a skating experience you won’t soon forget.
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Where It’s Always A Fiesta At The Del Mar Highlands Town Center
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At The Forum in Carlsbad
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Dining, Sipping, and Drinking Harvest Ranch Market
Rancho Santa Fe Plaza’s anchor, Harvest Ranch Market, is a purveyor of fine foods, gourmet deli meats, poultry, seafood, salads, organic fruit and produce, international cheeses, wines and products of the world. This gourmet market has been serving the San Diego Community for over 19 years. Locally owned and operated, Harvest Ranch features a full-service butcher shop with premium Brandt Beef and Snake River Farms Idaho Kobe Beef, Midwestern Pork, Milk-fed Veal, Colorado Lamb, fresh air-chilled Chicken and Sushi-grade seafood. Their deli kitchens specialize in all natural, made-from-scratch, restaurant quality foods and a sandwich deli featuring Boar’s Head Brand deli meats and cheeses and a wide selection of homemade salads. They offer sandwiches,
salads and bakery items daily. They have online ordering through their website deli page using GrubHub, and deliver to your home or office. The produce department features a variety of organic and local produce, as well as imported produce from South America. The wine department is second to none and each store has a team of experienced wine connoisseurs. They offer full service catering for all occasions, inclusive of any items from their store. Delivery options are also available to the greater Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas areas. Harvest Ranch Market is located in the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas 92014. Visit www.harvestranchmarkets.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Original Pancake House
The Original Pancake House is a third generation restaurant that originated in Portland, Oregon. Their signature breakfast dishes include The Dutch Baby, Mushroom Omelet with mushroom sherry sauce, and their Apple Pancakes. They’ve been the locals’ choice for the ultimate breakfast in San Diego ever since they opened their first franchise in San Diego in 1979. They are located in Encinitas, Vista, San Diego, Kearney Mesa, Poway and Temecula. Their world famous original recipes are inspired from all over the world, and incorporate the very finest ingredients, such as USDA AA grade butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and their own homemade sourdough
starter recipe. Their batters and sauces are made fresh daily in each restaurant’s kitchen; and their coffee is their own special blend. Try the Original Pancake House’s special thick sliced bacon and their amazing omelets. We highly recommend their gourmet cherry Kijafa crepes. If you’ve never tried The Original Pancake House, you’re long overdue; and if you’re already a regular, then you know what we’re talking about. Experience the flavor, the atmosphere, the attention to quality and service, and the ultimate breakfast favorite for San Diegans for over 35 years. The Original Pancake House is located in Rancho Santa Fe Plaza at 160 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 943-1939 or visit www.originalpancakehouse.com.
Firenze is celebrating their 23rd anniversary this year. Their longevity speaks volumes about their cuisine and service. As owner/restaurateur, Barry Podwell, explains, “We don’t have the luxury of having spectacular ocean views like so many restaurants along the coast, so our food has to be very good to keep us here all these years.” It’s true. Firenze Trattoria may not have the ocean, but it certainly does have spectacular food. They are winners of the Diners Choice Award from Open Table and have won numerous awards over the years, including Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and Best Italian by Ranch and Coast. Firenze Trattoria’s authentic Italian cuisine evokes the romance and flavors of Italy’s Tuscany coast. The menu includes an extensive lineup of local favorites, too many to list; but we especially recommend their signature Lasagne Firenze. Every Italian restaurant boasts about their lasagna, but this one is truly special. It’s hard to see the layers of ricotta cheese,
a mixture of beef, chicken, and sausage, fresh Roma tomato, mushroom, and parmesan atop marinara sauce, because it’s completely covered with a very light and creamy béchamel sauce. It’s absolutely delicious. Other recommended dishes include: Calamari Fritti Antipasti, with lightly battered, deep fried calamari served with piquant marinara sauce; Risotto Portofino, grilled jumbo shrimp served with artichoke hearts and asparagus, surrounding a center mound of risotto. From Filet Mignon al Casino to Butternut Squash Ravioli, you just can’t miss. Happy Hour is 4-6:30pm Mon-Sun with a popular discounted bar menu for food, wine, cocktails, and beer. Jazz on the Patio is lively every Sunday evening. Call for schedule. Mondays offer 1/2 off bottles of wine. They will be open NYE and will have a Jazz duo performing. Firenze Trattoria is located at 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 944-9000 or visit www. firenzetrattoria.com.
Meritage is actively involved with multiple charity organizations and events, including Make-A-Wish San Diego and their annual Wine & Wishes Tasting Event. They have won multiple awards over the past sixteen years, including “Best Wine Shop in San Diego.” They opened in 2002 and have evolved into a multi-level wine experience. Whether you are looking to give that perfect holiday gift, or need a great bottle of wine for dinner, Meritage is known for its exemplary customer service and personal touch. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6:30pm, the staff at Meritage Wine Market is ready to help you find the perfect bottle
of wine or Champagne this holiday season. Meritage invites you to stop in and enjoy tasting a selection of 16 different wines from their Enomatic Wine Tasting Machines, while relaxing on their outdoor patio. Weekly tastings are themed and held every Friday night from 6 to 8 PM and include 6 different wines from all over the world for you to enjoy. Meritage presents intimate wine seminars and dinners in their private Cellar Room several times a month, in addition to hosting a wine school. Ask about their Wine of the Month Club. Meritage is located in the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 479-2500 or visit their website at www.meritagewinemarket.com.
A wonderful place to celebrate over the holidays, Escondido’s famed Hacienda de Vega opened earlier this year in Rancho Santa Fe Plaza. Located in the main plaza, next to the clock tower and water fountain, a beautifully landscaped, heated, and expansive outdoor patio with terracotta tile rooflines, colorful umbrellas, and 32-year old Jacaranda trees welcomes you! Inside is a beautifully lit tree in the center of the restaurant. The Vega family warmly welcomes you to their new home in Encinitas after being a landmark in Escondido for over 15 years. Bold and distinctive flavors of old-world Mexico, with new signature twists of delicious spices, are the hallmark of Patricia Vega’s amazing family recipes. One authentic signature specialty after another will awaken your taste buds with the flavors of her many fresh, daily made salsas and sauces. To nourish your body and
satisfy your soul, try any of their “old favorites” such as Enchiladas de Mole, which comes with two soft corn tortillas, shredded chicken breast, mole sauce, cream, cheese and onions. It’s served with rice and beans. If you like shrimp, try their Tequila Shrimp, jumbo shrimp sautéed in spicy tequila sauce, tomatoes, onions, Serrano chiles, and garlic over a bed of white rice. From delicious appetizers like Mole Fries, to crispy fresh garden salads, thick old-style Mexican soups, grilled fish, steak, chicken, and wonderful desserts, you simply can’t go wrong. Stop in Mon- Fri from 3pm for Happy Hour food and drink specials on Margaritas, well drinks, wine, and draft beers. Try the carnitas, tacos, and appetizers. Hacienda de Vega is located in the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas 92014. Visit www.haciendadevega.com.
Champagne French Bakery Café has locations in Del Mar Highlands, Encinitas, and Carmel Mountain. Champagne has been serving a fusion of modern and traditional French cuisine since 1987. They have an assortment of coffees, teas, breads, pastries, cakes, tarts, cookies, sandwiches, salads and soups. They are famous for their pastries, including a variety of croissants, custard brioche, cinnamon roll, raisin scone (one of our favorites), and cranberry muffin. Desserts include such delights as: Napoleon, which is a crispy puffed pastry layered with vanilla cream and topped with fondant and chocolate; crème brulee; vanilla éclair; bread pudding; and chocolate dipped
strawberries. They also serve cakes, tarts, and cookies. One of our favorites is their raspberry cookie, which is two soft cookies sandwiched with raspberry preserves and half is dipped in dark chocolate. Try Champagne French Bakery Café for lunch under an umbrella in front of the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza clock tower and fountain. Sandwiches include a wonderful assortment of French Dip, Turkey Florentine Panini, and Chicken Pesto. They also serve delicious salads and soups. Champagne Bakery is in the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza next to Harvest Ranch Market at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 944-9446 or visit www.champagnebakery.com.
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8 • December–January ’19 • www.NorthCountySun.com Find a Complete Calendar of Events at www.NorthCountySun.com Dates and times subject to change. Please call or check websites
12/1-31 See our Christmas Events & Tree Lighting Directory on www.NorthCountySun.com 12/1-2 Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing www.dmtc.com 12/1-24 Extreme Christmas Lights San Diego holiday light display contest. Like our page & post & tag your San Diego photos and videos to win holiday gifts. https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeChristmasLightsSanDiego/ see page 31 12/1 Santa’s Village & Tree Lighting at San Marcos Civic Center, 9am-7pm. www.san-marcos.net/events 12/1 Craft Beer Fest at Del Mar Racetrack. www.dmtc.com 12/1 KinderZoo & Kids’ Wild Night Out at San Diego Zoo. www.sandiegozoo.org 12/1 Winter Wonderland Festival at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 3pm. www.artcenter.org 12/1 Men’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. UC San Diego at The Sports Center, 3pm. www.csusmcougars.com 12/1 37th Annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade on Main Avenue in downtown Fallbrook, 5pm. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org 12/1 Night of Lights in Carlsbad Village, 5-8pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/1 Encinitas Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30-7:30pm. Parade starts down Coast Highway 101 at 5:30pm. www.encinitasca.gov 12/1 The Boat Rockers at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/1 The Doo Wop Project Christmas at Moonlight Amphitheatre, 7:30pm. www.moonlightstage.com 12/1 NCAA Mountain West Football Championship. www.themw.com 12/1-2 Sunrise Surprise Stroll at San Diego Zoo. www.sandiegozoo.org 12/1-2 USTA National Men’s 40, Women’s 40, Father-Son & Grandfather-Grandson Hard Court Tennis Championships at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. www.ljbtc.com 12/1-2 A Charlie Brown Christmas at Village Church Community Theater. www.villagechurchcommunitytheater.org 12/1-2 Mira Costa Dance Department presents Dance Reflections at Mira Costa College. www.miracosta.edu/buytix 12/1-2 The Theatre School at North Coast Rep presents The Snow Queen at North Coast Repertory Theatre. www.northcoastrep.org 12/1-2 Jingle Bell Horse Show at Del Mar Horse Park. www.jinglebellhorseshow.com 12/1-2 Broadway San Diego presents Waitress at San Diego Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/1-9 Annie, Jr. at STAR Repertory Theatre www.starrepertorytheatre.com 12/1-16 Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at Patio Playhouse. www.patioplayhouse.com 12/1-22 Sustainable Santa® at Vista Farmers Market at Vista Courthouse, every Saturday. www.facebook.com/sustainablesanta 12/1-23 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at New Village Arts Theatre. www.newvillagearts.org 12/1-23 San Diego Musical Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street at Horton Grand Theatre. www.sdmt.org 12/1-23 Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden, 5-8:30pm. www.sdbgarden.org 12/1-23 Teddy Bear Tea at The Westgate Hotel. www.westgatehotel.com 12/1-24 Photos with Santa at Seaport Village, Wednesdays through Sundays. www.seaportvillage.com 12/1-25 Holiday Lounge at Westfield Plaza North County. www.westfield.com/northcounty 12/1-29 Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe Theatre. www.theoldglobe.org 12/1-30 Waverider Christmas Light Helicopter Tours at Oceanside Municipal Airport. www.visitoceanside.org 12/1-31 Holiday Chocolate Display at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. (760) 448-1234 www.aviara.park.hyatt.com 12/1-1/1 Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del Coronado. www.hoteldel.com 12/1-1/1 Helen Woodward Animal Center AniMeals Holiday Drive at Searsucker Del Mar. Drop off any unopened, unexpired, non-prescription dog or cat food donation. www.searsucker.com 12/1-1/2 North County Society of Fine Arts: Tis The Season art exhibit at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. www.powaycenter.com 12/1-1/5 Holiday by the Bay at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. www.hiltonholidaybythebay.com 12/1-1/6 Rady Children’s Hospital Ice Rink at Liberty Station, Point Loma. www.radyfoundation.org/icerink 12/1-1/6 Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Diego. www.seaworld.com/san-diego 12/2-10 Hanukkah 12/2 Closing Day & Food Bank Day at Del Mar Racetrack. www.dmtc.com 12/2 Elfin Forest Keepin’ It Rural 5K & 10K Trail Run/Hike at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, 7:45am. www.runreg.com 12/2 Family Day: Winter Wonders at San Diego Natural History Museum, 11am. www.sdnhm.org 12/2 SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off on 32nd Street & Thorn Street in North Park, 11am-5pm. www.sonofestchilicookoff.com 12/2 Evan Diamond at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot, 11:30am. www.gigtown.com/venues/ignite-bistro-carlsbad 12/2 Winter Fest in Vista Village, 12-7pm. www.winteriscomingtovista.com 12/2 Kringle Mingle Holiday Celebration at Cardiff Town Center, 1-5pm. www.cardiff101.com 12/2 24th Annual Kiwanis Club of San Marcos Holiday Parade: Super Hero Holiday on Mission Road & San Marcos Boulevard, 1pm. www.san-marcos.net/events 12/2 La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla, 1:30-5pm. www.ljparade.com 12/2 Mozart & Dvorˇák at Copley Symphony Hall, 2pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 12/2 34th Annual Rotary Holiday Tree Lighting in Carlsbad Village. Activities & program from 2-4pm; tree lighting at 4:30pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/2 Santa by the Sea & Holiday Tree Lighting at Camino Del Mar & 15th St., 3pm. Tree lighting at 5pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/2 Frequency Vocal Jazz Winter Concert at Mira Costa College, 3-5pm. www.miracosta.edu/buytix 12/2 Encinitas Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Moonlight Amphitheatre, 5pm. www.encinitasballet.com 12/2 Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at Westfield Plaza North County, 5-6pm. www.westfield.com/northcounty 12/2 Holiday Tree Lighting at Fletcher Cove Park. www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us 12/2 Michael Bolton at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 7pm. www.pechanga.com 12/2 Old 97’s Holiday Extravaganza at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/2 Kasbo at Music Box, 9pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/2-23 Sustainable Santa® at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead Farmers Market, every Sunday. www.facebook.com/sustainablesanta 12/2-1/13 2019 Juried Biennial at William D. Cannon Art Gallery. www.carlsbadca.gov 12/3 Dweezil Zappa at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/3 Open Mic Night at Mr. Peabody’s, 8pm, every Monday. www.peabodysrocks.com 12/4 Beats Without Borders at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. www.artcenter.org 12/4 Kai Kalama at Park Hyatt Aviara in the lounge www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/4 The Boat Rockers at Rosati’s Pizza & Sports Pub. www.myrosatis.com/encinitas 12/4 Trunk Show to shop for holiday gifts at Ki’s Restaurant, 5-8pm. www.kisrestaurant.com 12/4 The Charlie Daniels Band at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7:30pm. www.artcenter.org 12/4 So You Think You Can Dance Live at San Diego Civic Theatre, 7:30pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/4 Mira Costa College Chamber Choir & Concert Chorale presents Carols & Lullabies at Mira Costa College, 7:30pm. www.miracosta.edu/buytix 12/4 Jonny Lang at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/4 Karaoke at Mr. Peabody’s, 8pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 12/4 Mac DeMarco at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/4-30 La Jolla Playhouse presents The Year to Come at Mandell Weiss Theatre. www.lajollaplayhouse.org 12/5 Clay Colton on Patio solo 7-10 WildWood Crossing in Vista www.wildwoodcrossing.net 12/5 60 Minutes of Swing at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 6pm. www.artcenter.org 12/5 Family Night: Cookies in a Jar at San Marcos Community Center, 6pm. www.san-marcos.net 12/5 Atomic Groove’s Twilight Xmas Show at Belly Up, 6pm. www.bellyup.com 12/5 Aaron Lewis at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/5 San Diego Gulls vs. Tucson Roadrunners at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 12/5 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. University of California San Diego at Viejas Arena, 7pm. www.goaztecs.com 12/5 San Diego Gulls vs. Tucson Roadrunners at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 12/5 Kimberly Frost at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/5 The Sky Tonight: Other Worlds planetarium show at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 7 & 8:15pm. www.rhfleet.org 12/5 Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 12/5 Trivia with DJ Mancat at Mr. Peabody’s, 8pm, every Wednesday. www.peabodysrocks.com 12/5 The Devon Allman Project at Music Box, 8:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/5-6 Mira Costa College Symphony Orchestra at Mira Costa College, 7:30pm. www.miracosta.edu/buytix 12/5-30 Beauty & The Beast: A Christmas Rose at Laguna Playhouse. www.lagunaplayhouse.com 12/6 Deuces Wild at Palomar College Performance Lab, 1-2pm. www.palomarperforms.com 12/6 Holiday Tree Lighting & Sunset Market at Regal Cinema Plaza in Oceanside, 5-9pm. www.visitoceanside.org 12/6 Women’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. San Francisco State University at RIMAC Arena, 5:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 12/6 Holiday wreath making at L’Auberge Del Mar, 6-8pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/6 Holiday Craft & Sip at Westfield Plaza North County, 6-8pm. www.westfield.com/northcounty 12/6 Baroque & The Mandolin at Copley Symphony Hall, 6:30pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 12/6 Casting Crowns: It’s Finally Christmas at San Diego Civic Theatre, 7pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/6 The Slackers & Logan Mize at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/6 Rick Spencer at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/6 Men’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. San Francisco State University at RIMAC Arena, 7:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com
12/6 Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/6 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: It’s a Wonderful Life at La Paloma Theatre, 8pm. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/6 The Sickstring Outlaws at Mr. Peabody’s, 8:30pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 12/6-8 Love is Blind at Carlsbad High School. https://loveisblindtickets.brownpapertickets.com/ 12/7 Pearl Harbor Day
12/7-24 Extreme Christmas Lights San Diego holiday light display contest. Like our page & post & tag your San Diego photos and videos to win holiday gifts. www.facebook.com/extremechristmaslightssandiego.com 12/7 Foreign Film Friday: Hunt for the Wilderpeople at Carlsbad Dove Library, 4 & 7pm. Free admission. www.carlsbadca.gov 12/7 Daring Greatly in Show Room 8-11 WildWood Crossing in Vista www.wildwoodcrossing.net 12/7 Holiday Tree Lighting & Art Walk at SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Oceanside, 5-9pm. www.facebook.com/springhillsuitessandiegooceansidedt/ 12/7 Holiday Wine & A Bite Art Walk on Main Avenue in Fallbrook, 5:30-8:30pm. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org 12/7 Koo Koo Kanga Roo at House of Blues, 6pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/7 Fun Friday Nites at San Marcos Community Center & San Elijo Recreation Center, 6-10pm. www.san-marcos.net 12/7 Beach Fossils & Wavves at House of Blues, 6:30pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/7 Mike Gardner at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/7 Dan Dimonte Trio at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/7 Mira Costa College Chamber Choir & Concert Chorale presents Carols & Lullabies at Mira Costa College, 7:30pm. www.miracosta.edu/buytix 12/7 Sammy Johnson at Music Box, 9:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/7-8 Santa’s Ugly Sweater Shindig at Pala RV Resort. www.palacasino.com 12/7-8 Holiday in the Village at La Mesa Village. www.lamesavillageassociation.org 12/7-8 41st Annual December Nights at Balboa Park. www.sandiego.gov/december-nights 12/7-8 Carols by Candlelight at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 8pm. www.artcenter.org 12/7-8 Christmas in the Valley & Christmas Voice Contest at Bates Nut Farm. www.batesnutfarm.biz 12/7-8 Patrick Berrogain at Pala Casino Wine Cave, 6pm. www.palacasino.com 12/7-8 Palomar College Dance Department presents Winter Dance at Howard Brubeck Theatre, 7-9pm. www.palomarperforms.com 12/7-8 Vivaldi & Bach with Avi Avital at Copley Symphony Hall, 8pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 12/7-9 San Diego Opera presents All Is Calm at Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/7-16 Annie at Star Theatre. www.startheatreco.com 12/7 Justin Werner in the lounge at Park Hyatt Aviara www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/7-16 Scripps Performing Arts Academy presents The Nutcracker at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre. www.scrippsperformingartsacademy.com 12/7-23 City Ballet of San Diego presents The Nutcracker at Spreckels Theatre. www.cityballet.org 12/8 Proving Grounds Competitions’ Reindeer Games Finale at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 6:30am-5:30pm. www.provinggroundscomps.com 12/8 Scholastic Surf Series: San Diego High School Divisions 3 & 4 at La Jolla Shores. www.surfsss.org 12/8 Oceanside Yacht Club Poinsettia Regatta in Oceanside Harbor. www.oceansideyc.net 12/8 Breakfast with Santa at Fallbrook Community Center, 8-10:30am. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org 12/8 68th Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade: Wild About Christmas on Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park, 9:30am. www.escondidojaycees.org 12/8 Gingerbread house building event at L’Auberge Del Mar, 10am-12pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/8 Kids in the Garden class: Stone Soup & Breadsticks at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 10am-12pm. www.altavistabotanicalgardens.org 12/8 Santa & Spanish-speaking Santa at The Adobe at Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. www.ranchobuenavistaadobe.com 12/8 Tis the Season Holiday Open House in Carlsbad Village, 11am-3pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/8 Boat Rides with Santa at Oceanside Adventures, 11am-3pm. www.visitoceanside.org 12/8 Holiday Fair at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 11am-6pm. www.makersarcade.com 12/8 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: It’s a Wonderful Life at La Paloma Theatre, 11:30am. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/8 Women’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. San Francisco State University at The Sports Center, 1pm. www.csusmcougars.com 12/8 Toast of Gaslamp in the Gaslamp Quarter, 1-5pm. www.toastofgaslamp.com 12/8 Men’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. San Francisco State University at The Sports Center, 3pm. www.csusmcougars.com 12/8 Mike Cea performs at La Costa Coffee Roasting 6965 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 12/8 Christmas in the Park at Old Poway Park, 3:30-8:30pm. www.poway.org 12/8 KSON’s CountryFest Christmas at Del Mar Arena, 4pm. www.kson.radio.com 12/8 Warren Miller Film Tour: Face of Winter at La Paloma Theatre, 4 & 7:30pm. www.warrenmiller.com 12/8 Artists’ Reception at Off Track Gallery, 4-7pm. www.offtrackgallery.com 12/8 28th Annual Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, 6-11pm. www.ymca.org/get-involved/events/poinsettia-ball 12/8 Whitechapel at House of Blues, 6:30pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/8 Mike Cea at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/8 San Diego Seals Inaugural Home Opener vs. Buffalo Bandits at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sealslax.com 12/8 Parade of Lights at Oceanside Harbor, 7-9pm. www.visitoceanside.org 12/8 Boogie Brothers at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/8 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Miami Heat at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 12/8 The Blues Brothers at Harrah’s Resort, 8pm. www.harrahssocal.com 12/8 Fleetwood Mac at Viejas Arena, 8pm. www.as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena 12/8 Gnarlywood presents 16th Annual Turtleneck & Sweater Party with The Young Guns at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 12/8-9 Breakfast with Santa at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 9-10:30am. www.sdzsafaripark.org 12/8-9 Coaster Holiday Express train rides at Oceanside Transit Center. www.gonctd.com 12/8-9 RB Chorale presents Holiday Express at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. www.rbchorale.org 12/9 Scholastic Surf Series: San Diego High School Division 5 at Avalanche Beach in Ocean Beach. www.surfsss.org 12/9 Velvet Sushi performs at Le Papagayo in Leucadia www.lepapagayoleucadia.com 12/9 Del Dios Trail Half Marathon, 10K & 5K at Lake Hodges. www.raceroster.com 12/9 Pets on Parade in Carlsbad Village. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/9 Rockademy at Music Box, 11am. www.musicboxsd.com 12/9 Pet Adoption Event at Muttropolis, 11am-2pm. www.sdhumane.org 12/9 Sean Skylar at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot, 11:30am. www.gigtown.com/venues/ignite-bistro-carlsbad 12/9 Holiday Market at L’Auberge Del Mar, 12-5pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/9 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals at StubHub Center, 1:05pm. www.chargers.com 12/9 27th Annual Red Nose Run at Del Mar Beach, 2pm. www.therednoserun.com 12/9 47th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: Tropical Island Christmas, 5pm. www.sdparadeoflights.org 12/9 Parade of Lights Holiday Dinner aboard the Berkeley steam ferry, 5-6:30pm. www.sdmaritime.org 12/9 Beach Fossils & Wavves at House of Blues, 6:30pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/9 Tony Bennett at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 7pm. www.pechanga.com 12/9 Cayucas at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/9 Syncopated Ladies & Sole Talk Youth at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7:30pm. www.artcenter.org 12/9 Mud Slide Slim Holiday Show: The Music of James Taylor & Carole King at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/9 Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/9 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: It’s a Wonderful Life at La Paloma Theatre, 8pm. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/10 WWE Monday Night Raw at Valley View Casino Center, 4:30pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com 12/10 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 12/10-11 The Skivvies: I Touch My Elf at Laguna Playhouse. www.lagunaplayhouse.com 12/11 Christmas Celebration at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 5-7pm. www.delmarhighlandstowncenter.com 12/11 Kai Kalama at Park Hyatt Aviara in the lounge www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/11 Holiday candle making at L’Auberge Del Mar, 6-8pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/11 Mike Cea at Rosati’s Pizza & Sports Pub. www.myrosatis.com/encinitas 12/11 Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/11 San Pasqual High School Holiday Concert at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7:30pm. www.artcenter.org 12/11 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 12/11 Jose Feliciano at Balboa Theatre, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/12 Aretyu In Our Wake at House of Blues, 6pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/12 Peppa Pig Live: Peppa Pig’s Big Surprise at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 6pm. www.artcenter.org 12/12 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. California State University Dominguez Hills at Viejas Arena, 7pm. www.goaztecs.com 12/12 NPR presents Ask Me Another at Balboa Theatre, 7:30pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/12 Sandra Bernhard in Sandemonium at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 8pm. www.lfjcc.org 12/12 Colter Wall at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/12 Retro Rewind Cinema S eries: Elf at La Paloma Theatre, 8pm. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/12-13 Rady Children’s Give-a-thon at Rady Children’s Hospital. www.radyfoundation.org/radiothon
12/12-16 Stance International Surfing Association World Adaptive Championship at La Jolla Shores. www.isasurf.org 12/12-23 San Diego Civic Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Casa del Prado Theatre. www.sdcyb.org 12/12-30 Always…Patsy Cline at North Coast Repertory Theatre. www.northcoastrep.org 12/13 Palomar College Applied Music Honors Recital at Howard Brubeck Theatre, 1-2pm. www.palomarperforms.com 12/13 Greg Smith at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/13 Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez: Merry-achi Christmas at Balboa Theatre, 7:30pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/13 Flemenco Nova performs at Le Papagayo in Leucadia www.lepapagayoleucadia.com 12/13 The Robert Cray Band at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/13 Barry Manilow at Viejas Arena, 8pm. www.as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena 12/13 James Allen at Mr. Peabody’s, 8:30pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 12/13 La Santa Cecilia at Music Box, 8:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/14-24 Extreme Christmas Lights San Diego holiday light display contest. Like our page & post & tag your San Diego photos and videos to win holiday gifts. 12/14 Holiday Program feat. Adrienne Nims in Carlsbad Village, 12-1pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/14 Ales N Rails Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at San Diego Model Railroad Museum. www.sdmrm.org 12/14 Fun Friday Nites at San Marcos Community Center & San Elijo Recreation Center, 6-10pm. www.san-marcos.net 12/14 Justin Werner in the lounge at Park Hyatt Aviara www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/14 Neal Brennan at House of Blues, 6:30pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/14 CiCi at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/14 Vista Night Out in Vista Village, 6-9pm. www.vvba.org 12/14 Dan Dimonte Trio at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/14 Mac Powell’s Christmas Party at House of Blues, 7:30pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/14 Lyrics Born & Zion I at Music Box, 9:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/14-15 Queen Bee Market at Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.thequeenbeemarket.com 12/14-15 David Reynolds at Pala Casino Wine Cave, 6pm. www.palacasino.com 12/14-23 California Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker at San Diego Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/14-23 Oceanside Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play at Sunshine Brooks Theatre. www.oceansidetheatre.org 12/14-1/6 Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo. www.sandiegozoo.org 12/15 Scholastic Surf Series: Orange County Middle School Divisions 1 & 2 at Oceanside Harbor South Jetty. www.surfsss.org 12/15 Gringo Star performs at La Costa Coffee Roasting 6965 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 12/15 Oceanside Yacht Club Holiday Regatta. www.oceansideyc.net 12/15 KinderZoo & Kids’ Wild Night Out at San Diego Zoo. www.sandiegozoo.org 12/15 Brunch with Santa at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, 10am-1pm. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org 12/15 Polar Express Family Day at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 11am-3pm. www.sdmrm.org 12/15 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: Elf at La Paloma Theatre, 11:30am. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/15 The Bad Carls Musical Trio in Carlsbad Village, 12-2pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/15 North Coast Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Encinitas Community Center, 2:30pm. www.northcoastsymphony.com 12/15 Teen Excursion at Get Air Trampoline Park, 5-9pm. www.poway.org 12/15 Gringo Star at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/15 San Diego Gulls vs. San Jose Barracudas at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 12/15 Palomar College Pacific Coast Concert Band presents Gifts at Howard Brubeck Theatre, 7-9pm. www.palomarperforms.com 12/15 Trevor Noah at Viejas Arena, 8pm. www.as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena 12/15 Back to the ‘80s at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 8pm. www.pechanga.com 12/15 The Nkd Shorts at Mr. Peabody’s, 8pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 12/15 Tim Flannery & Friends aboard The Star of India, 8-11pm. www.sdmaritime.org 12/15-16 Pacific Arts Dance Center presents The Nutcracker at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. www.artcenter.org 12/15-16 San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus presents Jingle at Balboa Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/15-22 City Lights Special Concert: Noel Noel at Copley Symphony Hall. www.sandiegosymphony.org 12/16 Scholastic Surf Series: San Diego High School Divisions 1 & 2 at Oceanside Harbor South Jetty. www.surfsss.org 12/16 Gospel Brunch at House of Blues, 11am. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/16 Michael LeClerc at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot, 11:30am. www.gigtown.com/venues/ignite-bistro-carlsbad 12/16 11th Annual Vet & Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade in the Gaslamp Quarter, 12-5pm. www.holiday petparade.com 12/16 Sonny Variety Music Act in Carlsbad Village, 12-2pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/16 City Lights Family Concert: Noel Noel at Copley Symphony Hall, 2pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 12/16 47th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: Tropical Island Christmas, 5pm. www.sdparadeoflights.org 12/16 Parade of Lights Holiday Dinner aboard the Berkeley steam ferry, 5-6:30pm. www.sdmaritime.org 12/16 San Diego Sockers Home Opener vs. Rio Grande at Valley View Casino Center, 5:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 12/16 Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 5:20pm. www.therams.com 12/16 Advanced Placement Tour feat. The Regrettes, Wells & Micky James at House of Blues, 6:30pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/16 Wynonna at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 7pm. www.pechanga.com 12/16 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: Elf at La Paloma Theatre, 8pm. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/16 Anuhea at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/16 Earthless feat. Mad Alchemy Light Show at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 12/16-17 San Luis Rey Chorale 40th Anniversary Christmas Concert at Lighthouse Christian Church, 7pm. www.sanluisreychorale.org 12/17-1/4 Winter Wonderland open ice skating at Ice-Plex 555 Tulip Street, Escondido $10 All Day Pass includes skate rental. www.iceplexescondido.com 12/17 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trailblazers at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 12/17 The Soft Moon at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 12/17-18 Sister’s Christmas Catechism at Laguna Playhouse. www.lagunaplayhouse.com 12/18 Ministry at House of Blues, 6:30pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/18 Jackson Patrick at Rosati’s Pizza & Sports Pub. www.myrosatis.com/encinitas 12/18 Windham Hill Winter Solstice at Balboa Theatre, 7:30pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/18 Tuesday Night Comics at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 7:30pm. www.northcoastrep.org 12/18 For the Sender Holiday Show at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/19 Women’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. Cal Poly Pomona at The Sports Center, 5:30pm. www.csusmcougars.com 12/19 Women’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. CSU San Bernardino at RIMAC Arena, 5:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 12/19 San Diego Gulls vs. San Jose Barracudas at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 12/19 Summer Breeze at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/19 Irish Christmas in America at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7:30pm. www.artcenter.org 12/19 The Venice Christmas Show at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/20 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Copley Symphony Hall, 3 & 7pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 12/20 Peter Pupping Winter Solstice Concert at Ki’s Restaurant, 7-9pm. www.kisrestaurant.com 12/20 Rick Spencer at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/20 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 12/20 Dick Dale at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/20 A Berkley Hart Christmas at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/20 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: Die Hard at La Paloma Theatre, 8pm. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/20 Steelehorse Country at Mr. Peabody’s, 8:30pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 12/20-1/6 Winter Fest at OC Fair & Event Center. www.winterfestoc.com 12/21 Winter Solstice
12/21-1/4 Winter Wonderland open ice skating at Ice-Plex 555 Tulip Street, Escondido $10 All Day Pass includes skate rental. www.iceplexescondido.com 12/21-24 Extreme Christmas Lights San Diego holiday light display contest. Like our page & post & tag your San Diego photos and videos to win holiday gifts. 12/21 Women’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. University of California Santa Barbara at Viejas Arena, 1pm. www.goaztecs.com 12/21 Foreign Film Friday: Babette’s Feast at Carlsbad Dove Library, 4 & 7pm. Free admission. www.carlsbadca.gov 12/21 Justin Werner in the lounge at Park Hyatt Aviara www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/21 Journey Birds at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/21 Holiday Hangover Part 1 at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/21 Dan Dimonte Trio at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/21 San Diego Gulls vs. Ontario Reign at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 12/21 Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 12/21 Eric Rachmany at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 12/21 Betamaxx’s ‘80s Wonderland at Music Box, 9:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com
www.NorthCountySun.com • December–January ’19 • 9 Find a Complete Calendar of Events at www.NorthCountySun.com Dates and times of events subject to change 12/21-22 Warren La Plante at Pala Casino Wine Cave, 6pm. www.palacasino.com 12/21-23 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 2 & 8pm. www.pechanga.com 12/21-23 Scripps Performing Arts Academy presents The Nutcracker Holiday Tea at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar. www.scrippsperformingartsacademy.com 12/22 Breakfast & Story Time with Bergie the Elf at L’Auberge Del Mar, 9:30am-12pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/22 Polar Bear Tea at Hotel Del Coronado, 11am-4pm. www.hoteldel.com 12/22 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: Die Hard at La Paloma Theatre, 11:30am. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/22 Quiddity Quartet in Carlsbad Village, 12-2pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/22 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets at Staples Center, 2pm. www.nba.com/clippers 12/22 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. Brigham Young University at Viejas Arena, 4pm. www.goaztecs.com 12/22 John Lowery at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/22 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center, 5:20pm. www.chargers.com 12/22 Holiday Hangover Part 2 at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/22 New Moon Drive at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/22 San Diego Sockers vs. Tacoma Stars at Valley View Casino Center, 7:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 12/22 Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Halawa, Hawaii. Watch on ESPN at 7:30pm. www.thehawaiibowl.com 12/22 San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy Full Moon Hike on Bernardo Bay Trail, 8-9:30pm. www.sdrvc.org 12/22 Lighthouse Players–Cabaret in Show Room 3-6 at WildWood Crossing in Vista www.wildwoodcrossing.net 12/22 Billy Watson Show Room 8-11 at WildWood Crossing in Vista www.wildwoodcrossing.net 12/22 Beatles vs. Stones at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 12/22 Winter Wonderland feat. Nicky Genesis at Music Box, 9:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/22-23 West Coast Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. www.artcenter.org 12/23 Brunch with Santa at The Canyons at the Crossings, 9am-2pm. www.thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com 12/23 Lisa Campbell at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot, 11:30am. www.gigtown.com/venues/ignite-bistro-carlsbad 12/23 Jimmy Patton performs at Le Papagayo in Leucadia www.lepapagayoleucadia.com 12/23 Movie Night in the Amphitheatre at L’Auberge Del Mar, 5:30-8pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/23 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center, 6:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 12/23 Cash’d Out at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/23-24 Sonny Variety Music Act in Carlsbad Village, 3-5pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/23-25 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: Die Hard at La Paloma Theatre, 8pm. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/24 Holiday Concert with Peter Sprague at L’Auberge Del Mar, 1-4pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 12/24 Christmas Eve prime rib dinner at Ki’s Restaurant. www.kisrestaurant.com 12/24 Jam Ching-Tung Hsiao at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 8pm. www.pechanga.com
1/1 New Year’s Day (see our Holiday Brunch Directory) on page 30
1/1-1/4 Winter Wonderland open ice skating at Ice-Plex 555 Tulip Street, Escondido $10 All Day Pass includes skate rental. www.iceplexescondido.com 1/1 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., 8am. www.tournamentofroses.com 1/1 Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Watch on ESPN2 at 9am. www.citrusbowlorlando.com 1/1 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Watch on ESPN at 10am. www.fiestabowl.org 1/1 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. California State University Northridge at Viejas Arena, 12pm. www.goaztecs.com 1/1 Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. Watch on ESPN at 2pm. www.tournamentofroses.com 1/1 Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert at Copley Symphony Hall, 2:30pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/1 Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Watch on ESPN at 5:45pm. www.allstatesugarbowl.org 1/1 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/1 Michael Franti & Spearhead at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/2 The Sky Tonight: New Horizons Mission Flyby planetarium show at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 7 & 8:15pm. www.rhfleet.org 1/2 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/3 Women’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. Sonoma State University at The Sports Center, 5:30pm. www.csusmcougars.com 1/3 Ivan Estrella and Mr. Gonzo at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 1/3 Men’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. Sonoma State University at The Sports Center, 7:30pm. www.csusmcougars.com 1/3 Winter Wonderland open ice skating at Ice-Plex 555 Tulip Street, Escondido $10 All Day Pass includes skate rental. www.iceplexescondido.com 1/3 The Sickstring Outlaws at Mr. Peabody’s, 8:30pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 1/3-6 Sentry Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii. Watch on NBC & GOLF. www.pgatour.com 1/4 Oceanside Art Walk in downtown Oceanside, 5-9pm. www.oceansideartwalk.org 1/4 Leah Keane at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 1/4 San Diego Gulls vs. San Jose Barracudas at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 1/4 The Dan Band at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 1/4 Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/4 Peter Sprague at Ki’s Restaurant, 7:30-9:30pm. www.kisrestaurant.com 1/4 Electric Mud at Music Box, 7:45pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/4 Queen Nation & Erotic City at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 1/4 Winter Wonderland open ice skating at Ice-Plex 555 Tulip Street, Escondido $10 All Day Pass includes skate rental. www.iceplexescondido.com 1/4-6 San Diego Spring Home Show at San Diego Convention Center. www.homeshowsandiego.com 1/4-29 Alexandra Rubio, Monica Cadish & Zinayida Schlachetzki art exhibitions at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. www.powaycenter.com 1/5 KinderZoo & Kids’ Wild Night Out at San Diego Zoo. www.sandiegozoo.org 1/5 Women’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. Boise State University at Viejas Arena, 1pm. wwwgoaztecs.com 1/5 Women’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. Chico State University at The Sports Center, 1pm. www.csusmcougars.com 1/5 Men’s Basketball: CSU San Marcos vs. Chico State University at The Sports Center, 3pm. www.csusmcougars.com 1/5 China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe presents My Dream at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 4 & 8pm. www.pechanga.com 1/5 Open Mic hosted by Tony Lasley at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 1/5 Calpurnia at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofoblues.com/sandiego 1/5 San Diego Sockers vs. Ontario Fury at Valley View Casino Center, 7:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 1/5 9th Annual Beat Farmers Hootenanny feat. The Farmers & Friends at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/5 The Winehouse Experience at Music Box, 8:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/5-6 NFL Wild Card Playoffs. Location & time TBA. www.nfl.com 1/6 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic at Staples Center, 12:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/6 The Gliadkovsky Family at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 2pm. www.artcenter.org 1/6 Leo Kottke at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/7 Orange Bowl 1/7 College Football Playoff National Championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Watch on ESPN at 5pm. www.collegefootballplayoff.com 1/7-28 Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, 9am, every Monday. www.poway.org 1/8 Vic Moraga at Rosati’s Pizza & Sports Pub. www.myrosatis.com/encinitas 1/8 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. University of Wyoming at Viejas Arena, 7pm. www.goaztecs.com 1/8 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/8 Bill Champlin & WunderGround at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/9 Disturbed at Valley View Casino Center, 7:30pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com 1/9 Building the Future: A Conversation About Art & Art-making at Copley Symphony Hall, 7:30pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/9 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/9-10 Eric Burdon & The Animals at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/9-2/3 Moon Over Buffalo at North Coast Repertory Theatre. www.northcoastrep.org 1/10 Rafael Payare Conducts Mozart & Tchaikovsky at Copley Symphony Hall, 8pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/10 Somi at The Loft at UC San Diego, 8pm. www.artpower.ucsd.edu 1/10 Mimi Zulu at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/10 James Allen at Mr. Peabody’s, 8:30pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 1/10-13 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Watch on GOLF. www.pgatour.com
12/24 Christmas Eve 12/25 Christmas Day
12/25 Retro Rewind Cinema Series: Elf at La Paloma Theatre, 5:45pm. www.lapalomatheatre.com 12/26-1/1 Kwanzaa
12/26 Russell Ramo performs at Le Papagayo in Leucadia www.lepapagayoleucadia.com 12/26 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 12/26 Easy Wind: Performing Songs from The Closing of Winterland 40th Anniversary at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com Dec 26 Clay Colton on Patio solo 7-10 at WildWood Crossing in Vista www.wildwoodcrossing.net 12/26-30 Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden, 5-8:30pm. www.sdbgarden.org 12/27 San Diego Gulls vs. Bakersfield Condors at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 12/27 Baja Blues Boys perform at Le Papagayo in Leucadia www.lepapagayoleucadia.com 12/27 Who’s Bad at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/27 Poolside at Music Box, 9:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/27-30 San Diego International Auto Show at San Diego Convention Center. www.sdautoshow.com 12/28 Alejandra Alba flamenco concert in Carlsbad Village, 12-1pm. www.shopvillagefaire.com 12/28 Alamo Bowl at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Watch on ESPN at 6pm. www.alamobowl.com 12/28 Patrick Berrogain at Pala Casino Wine Cave, 6pm. www.palacasino.com 12/28 Jazz Tones at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/28 Dan Dimonte Trio at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 7-10pm. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/28 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 12/28 Village People at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 8pm. www.pechanga.com 12/28-29 Donavon Frankenreiter at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 12/29 25th Annual Solar Turbines 5K Run/Walk in downtown San Diego, 9:45am. www.kozevents.com 12/29 Boarded: A New Pirate Adventure aboard the tall ship Californian. www.sdmaritime.org 12/29 Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Watch on ESPN at 1 or 5pm. www.cottonbowl.com 12/29 Orange Bowl & College Football Playoff Semifinal at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Watch on ESPN at 1 or 5pm. www.orangebowl.org 12/29 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. Brown University at Viejas Arena, 5pm. www.goaztecs.com 12/29 Winemaker Dinner at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 5-7pm. www.sdzsafaripark.org 12/29 Women’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. Humboldt State University at RIMAC Arena, 5:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 12/29 Jesus Melecio at Pala Casino Wine Cave, 6pm. www.palacasino.com 12/29 John St. Clair at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 12/29 Men’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. Humboldt State University at RIMAC Arena, 7:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 12/29 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at San Diego Civic Theatre, 7:30pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/29 Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/11 5 O’clock Shadow at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 1/11 Marcela Mendez at Ki’s Restaurant, 7:30-9:30pm. www.kisrestaurant.com 1/11 San Diego Sockers vs. Ontario Fury at Valley View Casino Center, 7:35pm. www.sdsockers.com 1/11 Wild Child at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 1/11-12 Winter Festival at Poway Community Park. www.poway.org 1/11-12 Tom Segura at Balboa Theatre, 7pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/11-12 The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 8pm. www.pechanga.com 1/11-13 Payare & Weilerstein at Copley Symphony Hall. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/12 Scholastic Surf Series: San Diego High School Divisions 3 & 4 at Army Navy Academy. www.surfsss.org 1/12 Coast to Crest Trail Challenge at Raptor Ridge, 8:30am-12pm. www.sdrvc.org 1/12 Winter Festival for the special needs community at Poway Community Park, 11am-1pm. www.poway.org 1/12 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons at Staples Center, 12:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/12 Women’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. U.S. Air Force Academy at Viejas Arena, 1pm. www.goaztecs.com 1/12 Hong Jin Young at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 6pm. www.pechanga.com 1/12 Mike Cea at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 1/12 San Diego Seals vs. Rochester Nighthawks at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sealslax.com 1/12 Randy Rogers Band at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 1/12 Tommy Emmanuel feat. John Knowles and CGP at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/12-13 NFL Divisional Playoffs. Location & time TBA. www.nfl.com 1/12-27 JCompany Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Newsies, Jr. at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre. www.lfjcc.org 1/12-3/10 Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 exhibit at California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum. www.artcenter.org 1/13 Scholastic Surf Series: San Diego High School Division 5 at Army Navy Academy. www.surfsss.org 1/13 San Diego Sockers vs. El Paso Coyotes at Valley View Casino Center, 5:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 1/13 Were You There: A Hearing the Future Festival Concert at The Sandbox, 6pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/13 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center, 6:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/13 A.J. Croce at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7:30pm. www.artcenter.org 1/13 Adam Conover at Balboa Theatre, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/14 Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/14 Paul Thorn at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/15 Mike Cea & Rick Ross at Rosati’s Pizza & Sports Pub. www.myrosatis.com/encinitas 1/15 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/15 A Brief History of New Music with Matthew Aucoin at The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute, 7:30pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/15 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. University of New Mexico at Viejas Arena, 8pm. www.goaztecs.com 1/15 The Magpie Salute at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/15-20 Broadway San Diego presents Hello, Dolly at San Diego Civic Theatre. www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/16 San Diego Gulls vs. Texas Stars at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 1/16 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/16 Daring Greatly at Belly Up, 7:30pm. www.bellyup.com 1/16 David Sedaris at Balboa Theatre, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/17 Lost Kings at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/17 The Infamous Stringdusters at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/17 Steelehorse Country at Mr. Peabody’s, 8:30pm. www.peabodysrocks.com 1/17-20 CareerBuilder Challenge at Stadium Course in La Quinta, Calif. Watch on GOLF. www.pgatour.com 1/18 San Diego Seals vs. Calgary Roughnecks at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sealslax.com 1/18 Iliza Shlesinger at Balboa Theatre, 7pm. www.sandiegotheatres.orgrig 1/18 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/18 Hummingbird Hotel at Ki’s Restaurant, 7:30-9:30pm. www.kisrestaurant.com 1/18 Ariel Quartet: Beethoven Cycle, Part 1 at Prebys Concert Hall, 8pm. www.artpower.ucsd.edu 1/18 The Young Romantics at Copley Symphony Hall, 8pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/18 DSB at Belly Up, 9pm. www.bellyup.com 1/18 A Bit of Alright performs at La Costa Coffee Roasting 6965 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 1/19 KinderZoo at San Diego Zoo. www.sandiegozoo.org 1/19 Kids Marathon Mile & Healthy Times Diaper Dash at Legoland California Resort. Marathon starts at 8am. Diaper Dash starts at 9am. www.carlsbadmarathon.com 1/19 The Price is Right Live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 4 & 8pm. www.pechanga.com 1/19 Women’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. CSU San Marcos at RIMAC Arena, 5:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 1/19 Jazz Tones at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 1/19 San Diego Gulls vs. Bakersfield Condors at Valley View Casino Center, 7pm. www.sandiegogulls.com 1/19 Monster Jam at Petco Park, 7pm. www.monsterjam.com 1/19 Itzhak Perlman at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 7:30pm. www.artcenter.org 1/19 Men’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. CSU San Marcos at RIMAC Arena, 7:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 1/19 Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/19 Louie Anderson at Balboa Theatre, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/19 Beyond the Score: Symphonie Fantastique at Copley Symphony Hall, 8pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/19 Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Music Box, 9:30pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/19-20 Western Surfing Association Championship Tour Event at Oceanside Harbor South Jetty. www.surfwsa.org 1/20 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Full & Half Marathon, Surf Sun Run 5K & Double Down Challenge. www.carlsbadmarathon.com
12/29-30 San Diego Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Copley Symphony Hall. www.sandiegosymphony.org 12/29-30 Sublime with Rome and Pacific Dub at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 12/29-31 OMFG NYE 2019 at Valley View Casino Center, 9pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com 12/30 Holiday Bowl National Funding Kickoff Luncheon at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 11am. www.holidaybowl.com 12/30 John Lowery at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot, 11:30am. www.gigtown.com/venues/ignite-bistro-carlsbad 12/30 Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 1:25pm. www.therams.com 12/30 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings at Staples Center, 6:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 12/30 John Legend: A Legendary Christmas at San Diego Civic Theatre, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/30 The Steely Damned 2 at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 12/30 Michael Franti & Spearhead at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 12/31 New Year’s Eve (see our NYE Dining and Party Directory) on page 11
12/31 NYE Party w live music at WildWood Crossing in Vista www.wildwoodcrossing.net 12/31 NYE Party live music by John Bennett and Friends–prix fixe menu at Le Papagayo in Leucadia 12/31 NYE–Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Party aboard steam ferry Berkeley, 9pm-1am. www.sdmaritime.org 12/31 Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade in downtown San Diego, 10am. www.holidaybowl.com 12/31 Rose Bowl Bash in downtown Los Angeles, 11am-5pm. www.tournamentofroses.com 12/31 New Year’s Eve Celebration at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot, 11am-midnight. www.ignitecarlsbad.com 12/31 New Year’s Eve Celebration at Pala Casino, Spa & Resort, 11:30am-1:30am. www.palacasino.com 12/31 Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium, 4pm. www.holidaybowl.com 12/31 Holiday Bowl NYE Pregame Party & VIP Tailgate Party at SDDCU Stadium, 1:30pm. www.holidaybowl.com 12/31 Women’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. Sonoma State University at RIMAC Arena, 2pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 12/31 Men’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. Sonoma State University at RIMAC Arena, 4pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 12/31 Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration at Legoland California Resort. www.legoland.com 12/31 New Year’s Eve prix-fixe dinner at Ki’s Restaurant. www.kisrestaurant.com 12/31 The Second City Improv All Stars at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 8pm. www.artcenter.org 12/31 NYE Party with Dan Dimonte Trio at Seafire Restaurant & Bar, 8pm-1am. www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com 12/31 Michael Franti & Spearhead at Belly Up, 9:30pm. www.bellyup.com 12/31 BoomBox at Music Box, 10pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/20 NFC Championship Game, 12:05pm. Location TBA. www.nfl.com 1/20 The Young Romantics at Copley Symphony Hall, 2pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/20 Coming of Age Ceremony at Japanese Friendship Garden, 2-4pm. www.niwa.org/comingofage 1/20 North Coast Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert at Carlsbad Dove Library, 2:30pm. www.northcoastsymphony.com 1/20 AFC Championship Game, 3:40pm. Location TBA. www.nfl.com 1/20 San Diego Sockers vs. Turlock Express at Valley View Casino Center, 5:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 1/20 Tom Gun Live: An Interactive Homage to Tom Cruise at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/20-27 San Diego Restaurant Week at various restaurants throughout San Diego County. www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com 1/20-2/17 Herland at Moxie Theatre. www.moxietheatre.com 1/21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/21 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/21 Parquet Courts at Music Box, 8pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/21-23 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/22 Gypsy Jazz at Rosati’s Pizza & Sports Pub. www.myrosatis.com/encinitas 1/22 Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers at Balboa Theatre, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/23 Journeys to the Past: Jacque Nunez at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. www.artcenter.org 1/23 Women’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. California State University Fresno at Viejas Arena, 6:30pm. www.goaztecs.com 1/23 Bill Friesel: When You Wish Upon a Star at Price Center East Ballroom at UC San Diego, 8pm. www.artpower.ucsd.edu 1/24 Rush Hour Playlist at Copley Symphony Hall, 6:30pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/24 Big Head Todd & The Monsters at Belly Up, 7:30pm. www.bellyup.com 1/24 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/24-25 And That’s Why We Drink at House of Blues, 7pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 1/24-27 San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show at Sunroad Resort Marina. www.bigbayboatshow.com 1/24-27 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Watch on CBS & GOLF. www.pgatour.com 1/24-27 Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream at Valley View Casino Center. www.disneyonice.com 1/24-2/17 San Diego Repertory Theatre presents Aubergine at Lyceum Theatre. www.sdrep.org 1/25 John St. Clair at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 1/25 Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay at Ki’s Restaurant, 7:30-9:30pm. www.kisrestaurant.com 1/25 Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future at Copley Symphony Hall, 8pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/25 Ozomatli at Music Box, 9pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/25-2/17 Greg Evans Repertory: A Boy & A Girl & Quibbling Siblings at Patio Playhouse. www.patioplayhouse.com 1/25-27 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Watch on CBS & GOLF. www.pgatour.com 1/26 Ozokidz feat. Ozomatli at Music Box, 2pm. www.musicboxsd.com 1/26 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. University of Nevada–Las Vegas at Viejas Arena, 5pm. www.goaztecs.com 1/26 Tony Lasley at La Costa Coffee Roasting. (760) 438-8160 1/26 Monster Jam at Petco Park, 7pm. www.monsterjam.com 1/26 Travis Tritt at Balboa Theatre, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/26 Generation Next: Hearing the Future of Jazz at Copley Symphony Hall, 8pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/26-27 Cat Fanciers’ Association’s San Diego Cat Show: Food & Water Bowl XXVII at Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.sandiegocat.org 1/26-3/3 Familiar at The Old Globe Theatre. www.theoldglobe.org 1/27 Scholastic Surf Series: San Diego High School Division 5 at La Jolla Shores. www.surfsss.org 1/27 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Watch on ESPN & ABC at 12pm. www.nfl.com 1/27 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings at Staples Center, 12:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/27 Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future at Copley Symphony Hall, 2pm. www.sandiegosymphony.org 1/27 Calidore String Quartet: Intimate Classics at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 3:30pm. www.artcenter.org 1/27 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Watch on CBS & GOLF. www.pgatour.com 1/27 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns at Staples Center, 6:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/27 Ana Popovic at Belly Up, 8pm. www.bellyup.com 1/28 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/28-29 Carney Magic at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 7:30pm. www.northcoastrep.org 1/29 Cordelia Degher at Rosati’s Pizza & Sports Pub. www.myrosatis.com/encinitas 1/29 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers 1/29 Elton John at Valley View Casino Center, 8pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com 1/30 Silverstein at House of Blues, 6pm. www.houseofblues.com/sandiego 1/30 Men’s Basketball: San Diego State University vs. U.S. Air Force Academy at Viejas Arena, 7pm. www.goaztecs.com 1/30 A$AP Rocky at Valley View Casino Center, 8pm. www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com 1/30 Beijing Dance Theater at Mandeville Auditorium, 8pm. www.artpower.ucsd.edu 1/30-2/2 Forever Motown at Laguna Playhouse. www.lagunaplayhouse.com 1/31 Women’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. Stanislaus State University at RIMAC Arena, 5:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 1/31 Men’s Basketball: UC San Diego vs. Stanislaus State University at RIMAC Arena, 7:30pm. www.ucsdtritons.com 1/31 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers 1/31 Turkuaz at Belly Up, 8:30pm. www.bellyup.com 1/31-2/3 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. Watch on NBC & GOLF. www.pgatour.com 1/31-2/23 Tokeli art exhibition at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. www.powaycenter.com
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Moonlight Amphitheatre The Doo Wop Project Christmas December 1, 7:30pm Sponsored by Dr. Bronner’s, the Doo Wop Project Christmas feature five triple-threat stars of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: the Musical.” Along with their five-piece band, Dominic Nolfi, Dwayne Cooper, Charl Brown, Sonney Paladino and Russell Fischer tear up the Moonlight stage with musicality, dancing and showmanship. They perform classic Doo Wop songs from the ’50s and ’60s and make them sound fresh and new. The performance features doo wop versions of contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5, sprinkled with “doowopified” Christmas classics. “Home Alone” Movie Night December 8, 7pm When bratty eight-year-old Kevin McCallister acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. His excitement sours when he realizes that two con men plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home. “Home Alone” is shown on the big screen at 7pm. The gates open at 5:30pm for pre-movie activities, including a snow play area inside the theatre. Hot chocolate is also available for purchase at Luna Café. The Producers First show of 2019 Season: June 12 – 29 Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks this play is based on the 1968 film. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle. The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. 2019 Season Announced! Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Moonlight Stage Productions has announced its 2019 season. For its 39th summer, Moonlight shows will include: The Producers, Matilda: The Musical, West Side Story, and Victor/Victoria. Reserve your seats now or purchase season tickets. Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. For more information call (760) 724-2110 or visit www.moonlightstage.com.
Oceanside Theatre Company Presents: A Christmas Carol–A Radio Play December 14–23 Join Oceanside Theatre Company in the studios of WOTC radio as they broadcast an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale. Miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future explore the true meaning of the holiday season in this family-friendly production. The performance takes place at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, which is located at 217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. For tickets or more information, call (760) 433-8900 or visit www.oceansidetheatre.org.
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North Coast Repertory Theatre The Snow Queen December 1-2 Those who were enchanted by “Frozen” will be equally enchanted by The Snow Queen, the upcoming play by The Theatre School at North Coast Rep. Adapted by Ron Nicol from the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the non-musical production tells the story of Gerda, a little girl who searches for her friend, Kai, when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda’s innocence charms all good people and animals she meets on the way and they help her to the royal court and on to Lapland. Director Benjamin Cole promises audience participation when the characters onstage break the fourth wall and ask for help directly. Photo by Aaron Rumley. Always…Patsy Cline December 12-30 A dramatic musical and theatrical experience, Always…Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the country. The show is based on a true story about a lifelong friendship and correspondence between Cline and one of her fans, Louise • sol a na bea ch, ca l i forni a •
Seger. The musical play includes many of Cline’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walking After Midnight.” Moon Over Buffalo January 9-February 10 Moon Over Buffalo was created by comic genius Ken Ludwig, master of old-fashioned knockabout farces. It is a laugh-a-minute show within a show, with everyone in the wrong costumes and reading the wrong lines. Be prepared to leave the theatre exhausted from laughter, as this evening of mayhem is filled with comic interventions and running gags. Carney Magic January 28, 7:30pm Comedian, actor, and sleight of hand virtuoso John Carney returns in his charming and hilarious one-man show. Honored by Hollywood’s Magic Castle and the Academy of Magical Arts, Carney’s engaging wit and talent have landed him appearances on Jerry Seinfeld’s HBO Special, “The Late Show with David Letterman.” This is a theatrical experience for the whole family, with everything from storytelling to magic. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach. For more information call (858) 481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org.
Balboa Theatre San Diego Opera Profana Presents: All is Calm—The Christmas Truce of 1914 December 7-9 In conjunction with Bodhi Tree Concerts and Sacra/Profana, San Diego Opera presents a show based on real-life events along the Western Front during World War I. Soldiers from France, England and Germany ventured into no-man’s land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to exchange food and gifts, swap prisoners, perform burials, play football and sing Christmas carols. The truce was unofficial and unsanctioned, and soldiers were ordered back to fight for another bloody four years. Ask Me Another December 12, 7:30pm Ask Me Another is the rambunctious live show from NPR and WNYC that mixes trivia games with comedy and music for an hour of mind-boggling fun. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests, celebrities and listeners alike to take on challenges and be serenaded by house musician Jonathan Coulton, with one contestant crowned the episode’s Ask Me Another champion. Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour January 11-12 Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials, “Disgraceful” (2018), “Mostly Stories” (2016), and “Completely Normal” (2014). Additionally, his hit podcast “Your Mom’s House,” which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE. Segura’s television credits include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Workaholics, Happy Endings, The Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up, and How To Be A Grown Up.
Adam Conover January 13, 8pm Adam Conover is the creator and star of TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything,” a comedy that dispels common misconceptions and encourages the audience to think critically about the world around them. Additional television credits include the Netflix animated series “Bojack Horseman” and VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” He has also written and performed for College Humor Originals and “The Exquisite Corpse Project.” He is a founding member of the sketch group Olde English. David Sedaris January 16, 8pm An ArtPower fan favorite for many years, best-selling author David Sedaris returns with the fresh writing, sardonic wit, and biting social critiques that have made him one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of many personal essays. He has recently released two new books: a collection of diaries titled Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002) and David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. Come early or stick around postperformance for Sedaris’s legendary book-signing sessions. Books are available for purchase from Warwick’s. Louie Anderson January 19, 8pm Iconic comedian and three-time Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson’s career has spanned more than 30 years. Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time,” he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. As a standup, he shares the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota. Anderson is also a best-selling author and portrays the matriarch Christine in the hit FX comedy series “Baskets.” Balboa Theatre is located at 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego. For more information call (619) 570-1100 or visit www. sandiegotheatres.org
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NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING AND PARTIES (please contact venues to confirm details) BUSHFIRE KITCHEN
WILDWOOD CROSSING Celebrate with us and ring in the New Year with live music in the Showroom and restaurant and enjoy a prix fix menu, flowing drinks from our full bar and party favors. Make your reservations. WildWood Crossing is located at 116 Civic Center Drive, Vista CA 92084. Call (760) 758-1513 or visit www.wildwoodcrossing.net.
LE PAPAGAYO Ring in the New Year with delicious menu choices at Le Papagayo. Enjoy a NYE prix fixe menu with live music by John Bennett. Make reservations now for one of their dinner seatings. Le Papagayo is located at 1002 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. Call (760) 944-8252 or visit www. lepapagayoleucadia.com.
BELLY UP TAVERN Celebrate NYE with Michael Franti and Spearhead at Belly Up in Solana Beach. Tickets are $106 in advance. Doors open at 8:30pm. The Belly Up is located at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. 21 or older. Call (858) 481-8140 or visit www.bellyup.com.
Bushfire is open until 8pm New Year’s Eve. Their kitchen offers a healthy menu from brisket to burgers to grilled fish. Their festively lit outside patio has a beer and wine bar. Bushfire Kitchen is located at 2602 Del Mar Heights Rd., Del Mar. Call (858) 461-0946 or visit www.bushfirekitchen.com.
IT’S TABU SUSHI
It’s Tabu is open until 10pm on New Year’s Eve. Call for reservations and get 10% off. It’s Tabu Sushi is located at 344 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos. Call (760) 591-0811.
PARK HYATT – VIVACE AND ARGYLE
Ring in the New Year at Park Hyatt Aviara. Join in the festivities as we celebrate 2019 with our family buffet dinner. Celebrate in style with our five course menu at Vivace and experience interpretive Italian cuisine. Or enjoy views of the Batiquitos Lagoon with our specially prepared four course menu at Argyle
Firenze Trattoria offers a special gourmet New Year’s Eve menu, live music and party favors. It is located at 162 South Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Encinitas. Call (760) 944-9000 or visit www.firenzetrattoria.com.
PACIFICA DEL MAR Pacifica has two seating options on New Year’s Eve. Chef Chris Idso prepares a special three-course menu full of fresh dishes that speak to the season. Party favors and music from a DJ. Pacifica Del Mar is located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. Call (858) 792-0476 or visit www.pacificadelmar.com.
SOLTERRA WINERY Head to the Barrel Room on New Year’s Eve. The drinks will be flowing and live music will be playing. Make reservations now for a Prixfixe wine and dine pairing. Solterra is located at 934 N. Coast Hwy, Leucadia. Call (760) 230-2970 or visit www.solterrawinery.com.
LA VALENCIA HOTEL New Year’s Eve is cause for three celebrations at La Valencia Hotel. The Med offers a four-course menu from Executive Chef Alex Emery and team, with seating options at 5 and 8:30pm. Cost is $150 per person. At the La Sala New Year’s Eve Bash, the ocean view lobby bar is stocked with cordials, champagne and cocktail bites, while The Ryan Hiller Band entertains. Tickets start at $95 per person. La Valencia Hotel is located at 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. Call (858) 454-0771 or visit www.lavalencia.com.
VIGILUCCI’S NEW YEAR’S EVE All three Vigilucci’s locations offer a three-course prix fixe menu with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and a la carte options of signature dishes. There is live music at Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana in Encinitas as well. For more information visit www.vigiluccis.com.
STEAM FERRYBOAT BERKLEY Ring in the New Year aboard the historic steam ferryboat Berkeley on San Diego Bay. From 9pm to 1am, dance the night away to live music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Enjoy a 30-foot candy/dessert bar, appetizers, photo booth, party favors, balloon drop, and complimentary champagne at midnight. 21+ yrs. The museum is located at 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego. Call (619) 234-9153 ext. 106 or visit www.sdmaritime.org.
OMFG NYE says goodbye to 2018 from December 29 to 31 at 9pm. It’s a huge LED dance extravaganza at Valley View Casino Center, located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. 18+ yrs. Visit www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com.
Celebrate the New Year with entertainment by BoomBox, known for fusing a funky strut with electronic energy and danceable swagger for the perfect mixture of house, blues, funk, rock, and soul. Music Box is located at 1337 India St., San Diego. Call (619) 795-1337 or visit www.musicboxsd.com.
NYE AT PALA CASINO, SPA AND RESORT
The Center Bar hosts Gino and The Lone Gunman from 11:30am to 3:30pm, followed by Grand Sonic Theory from 4 to 8:30pm, and Safety Orange from 9pm to 1:30am. The Fave also hosts a party at the newly expanded Luis Rey’s Restaurant, Bar and Lounge from 9pm to 1:30am. Full bar and dinner menu available for purchase. Entertainment is free; seating is first come, first serve. Pala Casino is located at 11154 CA-76, Pala. Visit www.palacasino.com. Legoland’s Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration features live music, entertainers and a countdown with a Lego brick that drops 22 feet. There are fireworks at 6pm. Call (760) 9185436 or visit www.legoland.com.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special four-course prix fixe dinner menu. There are seating options at 4, 6 and 8pm. Live music provided by Mojo Jackson at 9pm in the lounge and there is also a DJ on the patio. Ignite is located at 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Call (760) 438-7800 or visit www.ignitecarlsbad.com.
New Year’s Eve is delicious and exciting at Seafire. Make reservations now for a very special NYE dinner and celebration. Party to live music by the amazing Dan Dimonte Trio on the heated patio with party favors and Champagne. The kitchen stays open all night until they close. They have a full bar. Seafire is located at 6030 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. Call (760) 603-9672 or visit www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com.
VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER
LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT
IGNITE BISTRO AND WINE SPOT NYE CELEBRATION
SEAFIRE RESTAURANT + BAR NYE CELEBRATION
and a huge midnight celebration. From 9pm to 2am. Hilton Bayfront is located at 1 Park Blvd., San Diego. For more information visit www.bignightsandiego.com.
THE WESTGATE HOTEL
OLD CALIFORNIA MINING COMPANY
Get your knives and forks ready for a memorable New Year’s Eve dining experience at one of the finest steak, chop, and smokehouse restaurants in North County. Serving a spectacular NYE Smoked Prime Rib or Smoked Turkey Dinner. Flowing drinks from their full bar. Reservations call (760) 761-4900.
New Year’s Eve celebration with flowing drinks, special dinner menu and live music. www.peabodysrocks.com. Mr. Peabody’s 136 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024.
THE WESTIN CARLSBAD
Come dressed to impress for the family-friendly Speakeasy New Year’s Eve Party at The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. Beginning at 6:30pm, enjoy a night filled with superb food, drinks, entertainment, children’s activities and unforgettable memories. Indulge at the adult and child buffet style dinner and dessert bar. A live DJ is sure to keep everyone on the dance floor. The Westin Carlsbad is located at 5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad. Call (760) 827-2444 or visit www.westincarlsbad.com.
STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO AND GARDENS
Both Stone Brewing locations feature NYE festivities until 1am. In Escondido, enjoy dinner from an exclusive chef’s menu, libations and live music before counting down to midnight. No cover charge, but reservations are highly recommended. At Liberty Station, indulge in draft beers, house wines, light bites and dinner, live music, vibes from DJ Tropixx, dancing, a cigar lounge, an interactive photobooth and a balloon drop at midnight. Visit www.stonebrewing.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR RESORT
Revel in Grand style with three-, five- and nine-course New Year’s Eve dinner menus at Addison and Amaya, and ring in the new year at one of three parties. The Grand New Year’s Eve Party and New Year’s Eve Party at Club M are from 9:30pm to 1:30am and feature live music, a DJ and dancing. Children can attend a party just for them at the Explorer’s Club, with plenty of games, music, movies and midnight revelry. The Grand Del Mar is located at 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego. Call (858) 314-2000 or visit www.fairmont.com/san-diego.
THE MARINE ROOM
The Marine Room in La Jolla offers a $185 five-course menu with seating at 8:30, 8:45 and 9pm, and a threecourse menu for $115 at 5:30, 6 and 6:15pm. Live music by Whitney Shay Band. Call (858) 459-7222 or visit www. marineroom.com.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the coast with a special prixfixe dinner at Ki’s. Their kitchen serves meat, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Ki’s Restaurant is located at 2591 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Call (760) 436-5236 or visit www.kisrestaurant.com.
Hilton Bayfront transforms into the perfect place to celebrate the New Year, with ten party areas, eight dance floors, all drinks included, first-class cuisine, party favors
BIG NIGHT SAN DIEGO AT HILTON BAYFRONT
Ring in 2019 in sparkling style at the Westgate’s NYE party, featuring pre-dinner cocktails, a celebratory Latininfluenced buffet dinner, a DJ, a live music performance from Julio De La Huerta and a champagne toast. From 7:30pm to 12:30am. The Westgate Hotel is located at 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. Visit www.westgatehotel.com.
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
Ring in the New Year at The World’s Greatest Legend, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with dazzling attractions and awe-inspiring performances. The oceanfront ballroom transforms into a lavish big top with black tie clad aristocrats, a delectable five-course feast, open bar and dancing to the sounds of the Mighty Untouchables. From 7pm to 1am. 21+ yrs. Hotel Del Coronado is located at 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. Call (619) 522-8490 or visit www.hoteldel.com.
HOUSE OF BLUES
Start the new year off at the House of Blues San Diego New Year’s Eve 2019 with Miles Medina & Friends. HOB is located at 1055 Fifth Ave, San Diego. Call (619) 299-2583 or visit www.houseofblues.com/sandiego.
The theme for this year’s On with the Show New Year’s Eve party is ’60s-inspired Euphoric Haze, complete with a British Invasion Room, a Beatles cover band, a Motown Room, go-go dancers and other retro performers. The cocktail reception starts at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm and the show at 8pm. Lafayette Hotel is located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. Call (619) 296-2101 or visit www.lafayettehotelsd.com
NYE AT FLUXX
Ring in the New Year at FLUXX, the Gaslamp’s nightlife venue showcasing intimate live music performances by the hottest artists and top-tier DJs. FLUXX is at 500 4th Ave., San Diego. Call (619) 232-8100 or visit www.fluxxsd.com.
NYE BEACH PARTY AND YACHT PARTY
NYE Beach Party at The Catamaran Resort or NYE Yacht Party on The Hornblower Inspiration in San Diego Bay. All-inclusive ticket includes expanded bar service, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Enjoy dancing to DJs on multiple dance floors, themed and interactive photo booths and party favors. LED screens feature a countdown to midnight. Visit www.newyearsevesandiegoparty.com.
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California Center for the Arts, Escondido Beats Without Borders December 4, 9:30am and 11:30am California Rhythm Project leads students on a journey around the world, exploring the universal language of rhythm and dance. Highlighting cultural transmission, the interactive global trek includes rhythmic traditions of Spain, Cuba, the Philippines, Africa and the U.S. Students have the opportunity to learn and practice traditional rhythms. Syncopated Ladies and Sole Talk Youth December 9, 7:30pm Viral tap sensation, Syncopated Ladies, bring their fierce footwork and female force to the stage. Th female tap dance band from Los Angeles was created by tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold. The Syncopated Ladies are most known for their viral video in tribute to Prince and their cover of Beyonce’s “Formation.” They have also been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Sole Talk Youth, a Los Angeles-based youth tap company founded by Maud and Chloe Arnold, makes a special guest appearance. Peppa Pig Live: Peppa Pig’s Big Surprise December 12, 6pm Peppa Pig Live gives little ones and their families the
opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an immersive live theater experience. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a surprise for Peppa Pig and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, Peppa and George cannot guess what it is. The show encompasses the nature of the incredibly popular preschool series and features brand-new songs and lifesize puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down. Pacific Arts Dance Center presents: The Nutcracker December 15-16 Pacific Arts Dance Center presents a full-length production of The Nutcracker, performed by talented young dancers from across the Southern California region. The show immerses the audience in a world of holiday wonder, complete with dancing sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers. West Coast Ballet Theatre presents: The Nutcracker December 22-23 The West Coast Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker features a cast of performers with internationally acclaimed guest artists, capturing the magic and inno-
cence of Tchaikovsky’s ballet as seen through a child’s eyes. Spectacular sets, gorgeous costumes, special effects and live music come together to create a grand-scale event that is sure to become a family tradition. The Second City Improv All Stars December 31, 8pm In an hour of improvised comedy, Second City’s Improv All-Stars astounds its audience with their talent, skill and wit–without the aid of scripts or sets. This special New Year’s Eve show is for audiences 16 and older. Journeys to the Past: Jacque Nunez January 22, 9:30am and 11:30am Journeys to the Past takes students on a journey into the lifestyle of the Acjachemen Nation, which flourished in Southern California hundreds of years before Father Serra. Learn about environmentalism and the past and present culture of California Indians through stories, songs, dances, indigenous tools, instruments, games and clothing. California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. For more information call (800) 988-4253 or visit www.artcenter.org.
San Diego Civic Theatre Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream So You Think You Can Dance Live 2018 December 4, 7:30pm The 15-time Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance returns to the road with the latest installment of its annual tour. So You Think You Can Dance Live 2018 features the top 10 contestants from season 15. Fans can relive show-stopping routines from season 15 and witness original pieces choreographed specifically for the tour. Directed by Raj Kapoor and choreographed by Mandy Moore, the tour delivers an unforgettable night of dance by some of the world’s most talented performers. California Ballet Company Presents: The Nutcracker December 14-23 California Ballet Company’s glittering production of The Nutcracker leaps onto the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre in America’s favorite holiday tradition. Under the baton of Music Director John Stubbs, the San Diego Symphony and a cast of more than 150 dancers bring Tchaikovsky’s extravagant score to life. On December 14 and 21 at 2pm, shortened, toddler-friendly shows are performed to pre-recorded music. Broadway San Diego Presents: Hello, Dolly January 15-20 Directed by Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly is the winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. The production pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, hailed as one of the greatest stagings in musical theatre history.
SD Opera Presents: Rigoletto February 2, 5, 8 and 10 The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. The joke eventually goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life when the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter, and Rigoletto seeks revenge in an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results. Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. The production is sung in Italian with projected English translations. San Diego Civic Theatre 1100 Third Ave., San Diego. For more information, call (619) 570-1100 or visit sandiegotheatres.org.
January 24-27 Celebrate the magic of possibilities as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside audience members young and old. Disney On Ice’s latest show, Dare to Dream, comes to Valley View Casino Center, from January 24 to 27. At the start of the show, audience members can join a sing-along with Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco during a live fiesta on ice. Then, in her Disney on Ice debut, Moana goes on a quest with demigod Maui to save her island and find her own identity. Meanwhile, Anna’s devotion to
her sister, Elsa, sets her on a journey to stop an eternal winter. Rapunzel goes to great lengths to realize her dream, and fearless Belle befriends the enchanted castle staff and uncovers the Beast’s gentleness. With help from her friends, Cinderella is determined to make her wish come true. Valley View Casino Center is located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. For more information, visit www.
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights December 9 and 16, 5pm The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights celebrates 47 years of holiday tradition on December 9 and 16. The theme for this year’s highly anticipated boat parade is “Tropical Island Christmas,” and participants are decorating almost 80 boats accordingly. Presented by the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The parade extends to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making a turn to Coronado, enhancing viewing opportunities for spectators. On both nights, the parade departs Shelter Island at 5pm and travels past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and the
Pier at Cesar Chavez Park to its final destination at the Ferry Landing in Coronado. The parade takes about an hour to pass any given point and there are many waterfront viewpoints along the way. Those interested in knowing more about the participating boats can watch the parade from a location near the announcers’ areas located at the Maritime Museum of San Diego on the Embarcadero and at the Coronado Ferry Landing. As each boat passes these points, the announcers offer a brief history and description of the vessel. Awards are presented to the best decorated boats and those that truly capture the event’s theme. For more information, visit www.sdparadeoflights.org.
Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Big Balloon Parade December 31, 10am The Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade brings world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams and the longest procession of big balloons in the country to the bayside streets downtown on December 31. As always, this exciting family event precedes the Holiday Bowl football game. Over 100,000 street-side spectators are expected to attend, in addition to
a nationwide television audience. Parade festivities begin in the television area with the Solar Turbines 5K Run/Walk at 9:45am. The parade is free to view but grandstand seats can be reserved for the best viewing experience. Tickets are available online. The parade takes place along North Harbor Drive, San Diego. Visit www.holidaybowl.com/events/parade.
Japanese Friendship Garden’s Coming of Age Celebration January 20, 2-4pm Hosted by the Japanese Friendship Garden, Azunakai, and the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society, the Coming of Age Ceremony (“Seijin-shiki” in Japanese) is an important rite of passage for young adults turning twenty in Japan. This year’s event takes place, from 2 to 4pm, on January 20, in the Inamori Pavilion at Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden. Many attend a ceremony dressed in traditional kimono or western suits to celebrate the new chapter in their lives. Unmarried women have the chance to wear an elaborate long-sleeved kimono called a furisode. Students from all
cultures and backgrounds are highly encouraged to attend this event. Family and friends can take photos together, and portrait photography is available for an additional fee as well. Kimono rental service is also available. The cost is $25 for students and $30 for adult guests. The Japanese Friendship Garden is located at 2215 Pan American Rd. E., San Diego. Visit www.niwa.org/comingofage. Photos by Yasuhiro Fujiki.
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San Diego International Auto Show December 27-30 The San Diego International Auto Show runs from December 27 to 30 at San Diego Convention Center. The show features over 400 of the latest vehicles from more than 30 global manufacturers, offering visitors the opportunity to see new vehicles that are not yet in showrooms. The 2018 and 2019 model-year vehicles on display feature the newest technology to enhance the driving experience, all packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs. When not captivated by the new cars, visitors can participate in family entertainment and interactive activities. The Wawanesa Exotics Vault is 15,000 square feet dedicated to vehicles from manufacturers like Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini. The Mobility Zone features different kinds of adaptive equipment for high-performance race cars, off road vehicles and modified vans to assist those with physical challenges. Visitors also have a chance to get behind the wheel themselves at two different locations and test drive nearly
80 of the latest models from a variety of manufacturers. The show is as green as ever with the return of Think Blue Eco-Center, featuring the latest in fuel-saving and environmentally-friendly technologies. Electric Vehicle Day, presented by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), takes place on December 27. Representatives from SDG&E provide information on special low electricity rates available to electric vehicle drivers through a series of EV101 talks onstage. Family Day is on December 30, when kids 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult. Attendees can enjoy a variety of fun activities designed for the entire family, including superhero appearances from 11am to 4pm. Throughout the month of December, active and retired military members can visit a local Nissan dealer to receive free tickets to the show. San Diego International Auto Show takes place at San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego. Visit www.sdautoshow.com.
Winter Festival at Poway Community Park January 11–12 Poway Community Park’s annual Winter Festival returns on January 11 and 12, bringing to life all the magic and charm of winter like never before. Whether it’s building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in the photo booth or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone. All visitors are encouraged to come curious and hungry, as a variety of old favorites and exciting new specialty and food vendors are on-site. The event runs from 5 to 9pm on January 11, and from 3:30 to 8:30pm on January 12. The special needs community is invited to an extra-special edition of the Winter Festival on January 12 from 11am
to 1pm. Families and their guests should check-in upon arrival to receive a free event wristband. Preregistration is not required. Entrance, ice skating, skate rentals, snow hill, sled use, crafts, bounce houses, snow play areas and photo booth are free. Food and specialty vendors, including pony rides, charge a fee. ATM machines are not available at the event; as some vendors are cash only, visitors should plan accordingly. Poway Community Park 13094 Civic Center Dr., Poway. For more information, call (858) 668-4671 or visit www.poway.org.
Brunch with Santa at Canyons Restaurant Overlooking the Pacific December 23, Sunday, 9am–2pm The Canyons at the Crossings in Carlsbad is once again offering their holiday annual family brunch and dining experience, Brunch with Santa. This resplendent event takes place at the beautiful Canyons Restaurant overlooking the picturesque Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, on Sunday, December 23, with seatings from 9am to 2pm. Enjoy a gorgeous all-you-can-eat buffet with a Bloody Mary bar and Bottomless Mimosas. Santa Clause will be there with holiday music playing, and a photo booth for photos. The restaurant will be decked out with a beautiful Christmas tree and holiday decorations. Make your reservations now. Seating is limited! Brunch with Santa is $42.99 for adults, $18.99 for kids 6-12, and
children under 5 eat free! Canyons Restaurant is located at The Crossings at Carlsbad, 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Call (760) 444-1800 or visit www.thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com
San Diego Restaurant Week January 20-27 The 15th annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns, January 20 to 27, for an edible extravaganza. This foodiefavorited week attracts more than 150,000 diners celebrating the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego.
With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options, diners are sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving. The participating restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the north. Exclusive three-course prix-fixe dinner menus are available for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and two-course prix-fixe lunch menus are offered for $10, $15 or $20 per person. Tickets are not necessary, but reservations are recommended. For more information, visit www. sandiegorestaurantweek.com.
Holiday By The Bay’s Ice Adventure Park on the Bay December 1–January 5 Hilton San Diego Bayfront unveils a newly reimagined Holiday by the Bay on select nights through January 5. The all-new Holiday by the Bay transforms Bayfront Park into the ultimate holiday destination and ice adventure park featuring San Diego’s only two-story 100-foot ice tubing slide, ice bumper cars, nightly snow flurries, an interactive light show featuring a 30-foot tall Christmas tree, festive fare, craft holiday cocktails, cozy fire-side lounges, gingerbread decorating, stocking trimming, and much more. A portion of every ticket to the annual holiday tradition will benefit United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) San Diego, supporting America’s military service members. Experience breathtaking activities including Reindeer Run, an exhilarating two-story, 100-foot ice tubing slide, Iceberg Bumper Boats, and an hourly interactive dynamic light show called Shine. All will surely bring a smile to even the biggest humbug. Adults can rediscover the cheer of childhood holiday memories while creating new ones with their families participating in time-honored traditions such as trimming stockings in Santa’s Workshop and decorating gingerbread in Claus Kitchen. Imbibe in craft holiday cocktails in cozy Yule Lodge, sip cocoa and toast s’mores at a private Fireside Lounge. Holiday by the Bay is located at Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Bayfront Park, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. Tickets at www.Hiltonholidaybythebay.com starting at $20. for adults (age 12+) and $15. for children (ages 4 – 11). Children under the age of 3 are free. Active duty military saves $5. with valid military I.D. Parking is $20. Doors open at 5:00pm.
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights December 8, 7-9pm This year’s Parade of Lights celebration in Oceanside Harbor takes place on December 8, from 7 to 9pm. Bring a blanket, some hot chocolate and pick a comfortable spot to watch fishing boats, sailboats, yachts, kayaks and dinghies decked out in their finest holiday attire circle the harbor. Many of the captains and boat crews dress up in their holiday best, with a few appearances from jolly Santa as well. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, spectators can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor also offers a good view. Following the parade, the best decorated powerboat, sailboat and smallcraft boats are awarded prizes and bragging rights. The parade is free to attend. A large turnout is expected, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time to park and walk to the viewing area. For more information, call (760) 722-5751 or visit www.ci.oceanside.ca.us.
La Jolla Playhouse Presents: The Year to Come December 4-30 Every New Year’s Eve a family gathers in their Florida backyard to ring in the coming year. In between dips in the pool, politically incorrect banter and a highlyanticipated onion dip, their relationships grow and fracture in moments that become family legend. Rising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino introduces a distinctly American family whose evolution mirrors the turbulence of the 21st century. Unfolding backwards in time, The Year to Come is a hilarious and touching world premiere that shows how the promise of our future is shaped by the lens of our past. Performances take place at Mandell Weiss Theatre 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla. For more information call (858) 550-1010 or visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
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Dining, Sipping, and Drinking Top Choice Fish
Top Choice Fish is a premier fish market located in Carlsbad near the beach and next door to the famous Haedrich family’s Tip Top Meats. The Haedrichs have welcomed their new Top Choice Fish– General Manager, Joseph Thornhill, into their family with open arms. Joseph, a young avid pier fisherman, grew up on the north side of Chicago, next to Chicago’s largest fish market, and got his first job at the age of 12 cleaning and washing dishes. At the age of 16, he was hired full-time and worked there learning the fish business for 15 years. His work ethic and dedication quickly moved him up the ranks, and he learned how to purchase, clean, filet, and sell fish. He learned all the intricacies, including how to maintain live lobster tanks, eventually becoming Head of Operations. He truly knows how to buy the
freshest fish and prepare fish for resale. John Haedrich says, “I’m so glad Joseph is here. He is extremely experienced and is professional, hard working, and sincere. He knows fish more than most.” Joseph receives fresh fish deliveries twice a day and works with 12 suppliers. He buys the best and brings the best from ocean or lake to table. For the holidays, select your live lobsters or Dungeness crab from their live tanks. Impress your guests with fresh Russian, Canadian, and French caviar, or some of their in-house smoked fish; buy 3 lbs of smoked Salmon belly and get 1 lb free! Their eatery offers eat-in or take-out options for grilled, fried, sautéed fish, salads, fish and chips and clam chowder. Top Choice Fish is open daily for lunch and dinner and is located at 6118 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, 92011. Call (760) 517-8682 or visit www.topchoicefish.com.
Tip Top Meats
Tip Top Meats is now the exclusive San Diego purveyor of Natural Black Angus Beef, which is the finest quality and tastiest choice and prime beef, from Revier Cattle Company in Minnesota. It’s the holidays and Tip Top offers the largest variety of fine handmade sausages from around the world, the finest whole, fresh or oven baked, natural range-grown Diestel Turkeys from Sonora, California, and the finest Black Angus beef from Minnesota, the very best for any holiday party or event. You won’t find a tastier, juicier, more tender turkey anywhere. We highly recommend ordering your Christmas turkey, goose, duck, roast, or holiday ham early! This holiday season, select the finest handmade sausages, Natural Diestel Turkeys, Tip Top’s fancy Cajun-style Turkducken, Duck, Lamb, Tri-Tip, filet and New York Steaks. Tip Top is a one-of-a-kind butcher shop, a gourmet European-style delicatessen, and a full service marketplace. Tip Top is not a grocery store meat market. They are a
true butcher shop and receive their beef directly from the cattle company and process it in-house by themselves. There’s no middleman. Nobody in San Diego County comes close to the service and value of Tip Top. They have been providing the highest quality meat and poultry in North County since 1967. The Big John Breakfast and the Big John Burger are two of the best value meals and deals in town John Haedrich, turning 90 this January, has given back 100-fold to his community, residents, places of worship, schools, marine families, and community organizations. Andy Lee, Publisher of the North County Sun, says, “John is one of those amazing people who crosses our path once in a lifetime. I look up to him, and admire him and his achievements. He is a hard working, kind, and generous man with a big heart; and people who know him, love and respect him.” Tip Top Meats is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 438-2620 or visit www.tiptopmeats.com.
Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group
Host your holiday party, celebration or corporate event at one of Vigilucci’s unique restaurants. Schedule an appointment with their professional planner who will help you plan your next event. Be sure to book early for best availability! Make your New Year’s reservations soon. New Year’s Eve dinner will offer a complimentary Prosecco toast to go with your prix fixe dinner menu. They will also be open New Year’s Day for lunch and dinner. The Vigilucci’s team has been in the business of creating delicious meals for over 24 years. Their popular dining destinations are renowned for award-winning cuisine, superb service and attention to detail. They offer authentic Italian homemade pastas, prime steaks and fresh seafood in casual upscale surroundings to ensure a unique dining experience. Each restaurant offers something special. Vigilucci’s Trattoria has three patios and a piano bar. Vigilucci’s Seafood and Steakhouse has
stunning 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana, on State Street in Carlsbad Village, has recently been remodeled and now has windows that open to their expanded patio. They have a great happy hour and their mostly Italian staff creates an authentic Italian experience. If you’re seeking catering services, consult the experts at Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market and Catering on State Street in Carlsbad. They will advise you about all your needs, from made-toorder hors d’oeuvres and party trays, to full-service catering. Relax at the newly expanded curbside café, an extension of Vigilucci’s Market and enjoy a hot or cold authentic Italian Panini, lasagna or the vegetarian lunch special along with a glass of wine or a cold beer. Enjoy the afternoon Panino & Vino special for $15 that includes a made-from-scratch panino and a glass of house wine, available Mon – Thurs, from 2-6 p.m. To book a party or for reservations, call (760) 670-7173 or visit www.vigiluccis.com or contact catering at email@example.com.
Ring in 2019 at Mr. Peabody’s New Year’s Eve Party. Make your reservations now! Serving up amazing food, excellent drinks, and the very best live music, Mr. Peabody’s neighborhood pub, grill, and live music venue in Encinitas has been attracting loyal guests since 2003. Well known as North County’s premier local hangout, their high standing in the community reflects the great detail in their healthy made-from-scratch menu items that feature large portions of the finest ingredients available, and great food at very affordable prices. Their Prime Rib is locally acclaimed and is now on Special at $12.99 Thurs-Sunday from 4pm to 1am. Their Macadamia Shrimp is a local favorite and also on Special for $12.99.The Chicken Club Sandwich and Housemade Potato Chips Lunch Special is only $7.49. Other popular menu items include fish and chips, turkey burgers, turkey tacos, salads, and mud pies. The best breakfast in Encinitas begins at 7am and includes $1.50 mimosas, $1.50 breakfast tacos, and $2.75
build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar. Happy hour is daily from 3-6pm and Wednesday all night with $2.75 well cocktails, $1.50 turkey and fish tacos, $.75 baby back ribs, $.75 wings, and chips and salsa. Sunday happy hour offers $5 Jameson from 6pm to 2am; Monday from 8pm to 2am they serve $3 well cocktails; Tuesday from 8pm to 2am try their $10 Budweiser pitchers; Wed 3pm -2am is All Night Happy Hour; and Thursday from 8pm to 2am Peabody’s features $4 Pacifico! They have the best local bands and recently expanded their floor space and stage. Check out their live music nightly with some of the most popular local musical guests. Open mic nights w/Jay Cain is on Mondays and Karaoke w/Daniel Grunnan is on Tuesday nights. Thursday nights are Country Music Thursdays. Live shows are 21+ with no cover. Mr. Peabody’s is located at 136 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 753-7192 or visit www.peabodysrocks.com.
Broken Yolk Café
The Broken Yolk Café is open every day including Christmas, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. They serve great food with sizable portions, and provide professional service with reasonable prices. Friendly, professional service and consistency in their food is what makes this place a winner. The Broken Yolk serves $6.95 breakfast specials everyday from 6-8am, e.g.: two eggs any style with bacon or sausage, home fries and toast; two eggs, two pancakes and two pieces of bacon or sausage; and other great specials! Try their new Big Skillets breakfasts for $11.95. Big Skillets include the Ranchero Skillet, The Hash Skillet, and the Country Skillet. Broken Yolk is also famous for their very large tasty omelets. Offering many delicious favorites that will satisfy your appetite, you can build your own omelet with a selection of cheeses and as many ingredients as you like. We also enjoy their
blueberry pancakes, crepes, French toast, and Belgian waffles. Lunch at the Broken Yolk includes a wide selection of burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. For something really special, try their 1/2 pound Angus Burgers or their amazing Club Sandwich. The Club is a triple-decker filled with oven-roasted turkey breast, bacon strips, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a Brioche bun. It comes with your choice of onion rings, fries, potato salad or slaw. It’s a meal and a half. You can’t beat it! The Broken Yolk Café is one of the most popular breakfast and lunch restaurants throughout San Diego. There are six locations in North County: La Costa at 7670 El Camino Real 92009; San Marcos at 101 S. Las Posas Rd. San Marcos 92078; Carmel Mountain at 11630 Carmel Mtn Rd.; Del Mar at 2642 Del Mar Heights Rd; Oceanside at 2434 Vista Way. Call (760) 943-8182 or visit www. thebrokenyolkcafe.com.
Bruegger’s Bagels is open every day of the year including Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve and Day. Try a Bruegger’s Turkey Sandwich on a hot-from-the-oven Jalapeno and cheese or onion bagel. Or start your day with one of their classic breakfast sandwiches with a poached egg and your choice of peppered bacon, ham, sausage or turkey sausage on a hot fresh bagel. We recommend their Western Bagel sandwich with egg, bacon, cheddar, chipotle sauce, green pepper, red pepper, and red onion on a hot fresh, hot 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. During the holidays try one of their delicious French toast bagels, with cream cheese. 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. 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. You can find a Bruegger’s Bagels in North County at 7680 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009, or at 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway in Poway. Call (760) 632-1432 or (858) 577-0300 or visit www.brueggers.com to find a location near you.
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READ JOSEPH’S STORY IN OUR DINING SECTION North County’s widest selection, finest quality and most competitive prices. We have a live lobster tank and a live Dungeness crab tank. Try some of our many types of smoked fish. We smoke our own! And, for our guests with selective palates we have a fresh caviar display filled with the freshest caviar from around the world.
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10 oz. salmon patty with fries and a drink.
Beer battered Alaskan cod served with steak cut fries
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6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Open daily for lunch and dinner. (Next door to Tip Top Meats)
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The finest tasting and highest quality natural Black Angus Beef from 150 year old Revier Cattle Company’s Minnesota range. Natural grazing Black Angus herd to our Carlsbad meat processing butcher shop.
WE’RE PREPARED FOR YOUR HOLIDAY FEASTS LARGEST SELECTION OF U.S.D.A CHOICE & PRIME ROASTS STANDING RIB ROASTS ● TOP ROUND ROASTS ● CHUCK ROASTS ● RUMP ROASTS SIRLOIN ROASTS ● CROWN PORK ROASTS ● EUROPEAN-STYLE PORK ROUND ROASTS
ORDER YOUR DIESTEL NATURAL TURKEY 10-40 LBS COOKED FOR YOU OR WHOLE FRESH FOR YOUR OVEN Natural range-grown turkeys Catering available for any size Holiday Party
HANDCRAFTED FANCY CAJUN TURKDUCKEN For something really special, try Big John’s Cajun-style Turkducken. It’s a boneless turkey stuffed with boneless duck and boneless chicken. It’s succulent and delicious.
Have a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year! – JOHN HEIDRICH
STEAK & STEIN ALL THE TIME
Steak dinner with large stein of beer served with broccoli or sauerkraut, soup or salad, mashed or baked potato and dinner roll. Top Sirloin 16oz. Center Cut..................... $11.98 Filet Mignon 8 -10oz. Bacon Wrapped .....$14.98 New York Steak 14-16oz. ........................$14.98 Served daily noon to 8pm.
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Three eggs any style, home fried potatoes, toast and bacon plus all pork link sausage, or polish sausage, bratwurst or ham you can eat.
BURGER COMBO Quality, lean, 1/2 pound hamburger; includes fries and soda.
TIP TOP MEATS • 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011 • Open 7 days a week, 6am – 8pm (760) 438-2620 • www.tiptopmeats.com
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Dining, Sipping, and Drinking WildWood Crossing
WildWood Crossing offers the very finest and tastiest cuisine, a full bar, a wonderful outdoor patio with green parkside views, and a classic showroom for some of the best live musical entertainment around. Recently taken over by new owners, all of whom have a long history in the dining and culinary and entertainment industries, are excited to prove themselves to North County and visiting guests. Excellent, friendly, and polished customer service and quality cuisine at very affordable prices makes WildWood Crossing a place you’ll be proud to call your new neighborhood hangout. Their cabaret-style showroom is an absolute bonus and greatly welcomed in North County. Their classic American fusion cuisine includes favorites such as their succulent slow roasted Prime Rib dinner $12–$16, or any of their freshly ground daily beef/steak burgers that start at $10. Other
shameless delicacies include their Delmonico Ribeye $14, Fried Chicken $12, Lasagna Della Nonna $12, their fish catch of the day, and lots more. Make your New Year’s Eve dining and party reservations for a wonderful, musical dining experience with live music, a prix Fixe menu and flowing drinks! Happy Hour food and drink specials is from 4-6pm and takes place throughout the entire restaurant, not just the bar area. They have $3 Well drinks, $3 house wine, and $3 off draft beer. Real crab crabcakes are $10. Sunday brunch takes place from 10am to 2:30pm. So stop by to see what all the excitement is about, and don’t forget to book your holiday parties and catering orders now! WildWood Crossing is located at 116 Civic Center Drive (near Vista City Hall) in Vista 92084. Call (760) 758-1513 or visit www.WildWoodCrossing.net.
Saint Tropez Bistro
Open Christmas and New Year’s Eve days, enjoy the holidays at Saint Tropez Bistro. Bistro chefs and bakers work as a team blending the sophistication of Europe with a relaxed Cali mindset. Their bistros provide a charming and cozy atmosphere that compliments their menus. Breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner are served, and party catering is always available. Their flavorful cuisine is made from the finest and freshest ingredients. For breakfast we highly recommend any of their pastries and crepes, or an omelet with croissant and fresh fruit. For lunch or dinner, Euro-Med style cuisine and traditional French fare, like quiche, nicoise, and boeuf bourguignon, are offered along with specialty salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Their turkey is sliced turkey breast and all of their veggies are fresh and tasty. Sandwiches are served on fresh baked bread! Saint Tropez has weekly food and
drink specials, wonderful Euro-style pastries and desserts and offers vegan and vegetarian options. Their home baked bread, pastries, cakes, and desserts are made daily in their gourmet artisan bakery. Enjoy sipping tea or coffee and sit on their pet-friendly patio with your furry family member. Clip their 10% OFF Coupon from their ad in our Dining Section. Happy Hour is Mon- Fri, from 4pm to Close. Happy Hour offers $2 off appetizers; $2 off all wine; $1 off all beer; and cocktails are all $5.95. Get a signature Burger and Cocktail for only $11.95. Music is coming soon. Visit their three North County locations 8am to 8pm at: 524 S Coast Hwy in Oceanside (760) 966-0985 (Oceanside offers live music 5-8pm); 7150 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad (760) 602-6203; and 947 S. Coast Hwy in Encinitas (760) 633-0084. Visit www.facebook.com/ sainttropezbistrobeyond/.
This holiday season add some sizzle to your shopping list. With Benihana gift cards, the more you give the more you get! For a limited time, with the purchase of a $50 Benihana Gift Card you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card to use after the holidays. Holiday gift cards are available through December 31, 2018. Promotional cards may be redeemed January 2 through March 31, 2019. They are available at Benihana in Carlsbad or online at www.benihana.com while supplies last. Benihana Carlsbad offers Express Lunch Monday-Friday from 11am to 3pm, serving the food you love in about half the time. Choose from Hibachi Chicken, Hibachi Shrimp or Hibachi Filet, or the incredible Lunch Boat, which is a feast of nine items including your choice of chicken, beef or salmon. Happy Hour is Mon–Fri, 4-7pm, served in both the lounge and sushi bar. Sip on sake, beer, wine or a craft cocktail. Appetizers include wings, poke, select specialty sushi
rolls, shrimp tempura, edamame and more, starting at just $4. Benihana also offers an exciting cooking lesson package called Be the Chef. Packages start at $200 for a party of four, including guest chef plus three, with a special price of $360 for a party of eight. The guest chef receives a private cooking lesson with a Master Benihana Chef, then returns to prepare an amazing dinner for friends or family. Benihana first opened its doors in New York City in 1964. Nearly 55 years later it is still renown for fun, showman chefs, great food and a place to gather with friends and family to celebrate. Benihana will be open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Book your holiday reservations now! Benihana is open from 11am M-F and 12pm on the weekends, and is located at 755 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 929-8311 or visit www. benihana.com.
Pelly’s Fish Market and Grill
Pelly’s is one of the original fresh fish markets in Coastal North County, and is located just steps from Carlsbad State Beach. After being closed for an 8-month renovation due to a kitchen fire, Pelly’s is a completely new restaurant now with all new kitchen, fresh fish displays, and dining room, and still offers the same wonderful menu but with some exciting and delicious editions, including fish and chips, shrimp and chips, poke bowls, and draft beer and wine! Try their new fried combo plate with fish and chips, a crabcake and fried shrimp. It’s truly amazing. Enjoy grilled fish plates or customized seafood platters over the holidays! Their food is simply wonderful and their Fresh Fish Market is always stocked with your favorites, including local catch. It’s the perfect place for a late breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the perfect choice for the freshest fish and people watching. Located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center, you’ll enjoy some of the freshest and tastiest char-grilled fish sandwiches, plates, or salads in San Diego. Order custom-made seafood platters to suit any size holiday party
or family get-together. Select any combination of fish or crustacean from their fresh seafood display including ahi or salmon sashimi, jumbo shrimp, poke, ceviche, stone crab, bay shrimp salad, and more. If you prefer, they will make a “cooked” seafood platter for you, too. Depending on the season, Pelly’s Fish Market offers lobster, large fillets of fresh ahi, yellowtail, albacore, mahi-mahi, halibut, Atlantic salmon, swordfish, sea bass (perfect for the barbecue), and a wide assortment of local shellfish including oysters, clams and mussels. We recommend their grilled mahi-mahi, halibut, and grilled fish tacos. If you’re in the mood for a salad, try their fresh Ono salad, Pelly’s special salad, or their stone crab salad. They have the best chowder too! Check their board for their Catch of the Day. Pelly’s Fish Market is open 7-days a week and is located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center at 7110 Avenida Encinas #101, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 431-8454 or visit www.pellysfish.com.
Casa de Bandini
Searching for a location to fiesta for the holidays? Look no further than North County’s beloved Casa de Bandini in The Forum Carlsbad. Owned and operated by Diane Powers, this award-winning restaurant is an ideal location for holiday gatherings – whether you’re in a group of 5 or 125. For large holiday parties, Casa de Bandini’s vibrant dining rooms, heated outdoor patios, splashing fountains, festive strolling mariachis, frosty birdbath margaritas and authentic Mexican cuisine will give your guests something to rave about. Bandini’s seasoned staff gets the job done with an abundance of different banquet and catering menu options, made with only the finest ingredients, and paired with homemade sauces using original and regional recipes. If you’re dining out with a smaller group of friends or family, be sure to try their new holiday-themed specials, including their famed Holiday Turkey Mole Tamales. Their Turkey Tamales are two
homemade tamales filled with turkey, raisins, chopped walnuts and apples, topped with a delicious dark mole sauce and sesame seeds, and served with achiote vegetables and black beans. It’s truly a holiday feast! In addition to their delicious cuisine, Casa de Bandini offers an extensive collection of premium and specialty tequilas, with more than 95 varieties to choose from. ¡Olé! So whether you’re hosting an intimate holiday gathering with family and friends, or celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with your entire staff, make it a holiday fiesta to remember at Casa de Bandini, or one of Diane Powers’ other fine Mexican restaurants, which 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 every day and is located at 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 92009, in The Forum Carlsbad. Call (760) 634-3443 or visit www.casadebandini.com.
If you’re looking for that special place over the holidays, Bushfire Kitchen always hits the mark. Located in Carlsbad, Temecula, and Del Mar, locals have quickly discovered that this place is a real winner. With 4-5 star ratings on Yelp and Trip Advisor, they specialize in farm fresh food made the old-fashioned way–from scratch–with the finest ingredients. The Zagat review states “Organic, grass-fed BBQ is the name of the game at these popular ‘cue specialists, serving grass-fed hamburgers, antibiotic-free chicken and locally sourced vegetables, alongside scratch-made breads and dressings.” We give Bushfire high ratings for quality, healthy, organic, humanely raised food with bold flavors and affordable prices. Bushfire serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. If you’re a coffee fan, start your morning with a cup of gourmet coffee, ground fresh daily, from Zumbar Coffee of Sorrento Valley. Try a frothy steamed espresso latte for only $3.75, with an order of Eggs Benedict
or French Toast. For lunch and dinner, awaken your taste buds with their tender, slow-braised Angus Beef Brisket or Chipotle Short Ribs. Their slow-braise oven cooks meats overnight and ensures the meat falls off the bone. Their 1/2 lb. succulent burgers are made from fresh, never frozen, organic grass-fed beef or lamb. Dine inside or on their comfortable and exquisitely lit outdoor patio complete with outdoor bar. They have 12 craft beers on tap and a nice wine selection. Everything on the menu is made from scratch. Side dishes include baked sweet potato, organic brown rice, Himalayan Basmati rice, garlic mashed potatoes, and bacon and baked beans. Try their premium hot sides and cold salads. One of our favorites is quinoa, beet and wild arugula salad. To-go boxes are made from recycled paper. Bushfire Kitchen is located at 2602 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar 92014 and 3433 Via Montebello, Carlsbad 92009. For more information, visit www.bushfirekitchen.com.
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Dining, Sipping, and Drinking Le Papagayo
Ring in the New Year at Le Papapagayo’s New Year’s Eve Party with a prix fixe menu and great music at one of their three dinner seatings. Music will be performed by crowd favorite, John Bennett and Friends. Experience the flavors and sounds of this quaint and lively dining establishment on Historic California Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. You’ll love their unique fusion of Mediterranean and Latin American cuisine, along with their hang loose, beachy vibe. San Diego’s finest musicians play music here nightly! Certainly one of the most popular North County hot spots, Le Papagayo is one of the coolest hangouts. They have 4-5 star ratings on Yelp, OpenTable and Tripadvisor and are recent winners of the OpenTable Diners’ Award. Open for breakfast, try their eggs, omelets, acai bowls, fresh fruit, pancakes, chicken fried steak, or their signature Loco Moco, which is a coconut sticky rice with mushroom beef gravy, 2 natural Angus beef patties, 2 organic eggs, with grilled
teriyaki pineapple, drizzled with a mango pineapple chili sauce, wow! Their lunch and dinner menu rocks and so does their Happy Hour menu with food and drink specials every day from 4-6pm and on Tuesdays all night long! Their Lobster Bisque is a local favorite as well as their Ahi Poke and Spring Rolls. Other favorites include Carne Asada, Duck Confit, Mahi Mahi and Shrimp Tacos. Their Happy Hour and regular menus offer a variety of quality, tasty and healthy items and will surely have something perfect for you. They’re open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner until 11pm. Sports fans check out all the bowl games, NBA games and PGA golf. Music fans, you’ll love their nightly local live music. Either inside, outside along their sidewalk bar on Hwy 101, or on their beautiful outdoor patio, enjoy a cocktail, glass of wine, or craft beer. Le Papagayo is located at 1002 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 944-8252 or visit www.lepapagayoleucadia.com.
For an absolutely gorgeous, scrumptious and festive holiday evening, there’s nothing better than a bird-bath size margarita with a comforting plate of delicious Mexican cuisine paired with handmade hot-off-thegrill tortillas. No one does this better than Diane Powers’ Casa Sol y Mar. Located in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Casa Sol y Mar is the embodiment of all things “fiesta!” and the perfect place to gather with friends and family this holiday season. Everything on the Casa Sol y Mar menu emphasizes flavor and freshness. Ten different flavorful homemade salsas and mole, as well as a number of original housemade dressings and sauces, are prepared daily with all-natural ingredients. Menu favorites include Carnitas a la Michoacan, Tequila Lime Shrimp and Carne Asada Tampiqueña, plus innovative twists on classic dishes. Delicious entrée salads, an extensive children’s menu
and gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy dining selections are also available. And, don’t forget about their iconic Birdbath Margaritas! If you are hosting a holiday gathering, treat your guests to something extra festive by booking your event at Casa Sol y Mar, which can host parties of up to 125. Amidst a vibrant ambiance with authentic Mexican folk art and hand-painted Mexican tile, Casa Sol y Mar is the perfect location for any festive gathering. From deliciously authentic cuisine, to the strolling mariachis and warm atmosphere, your guests will truly be wowed! And its professional staff is ready to help take the hard work out of party planning and will make your holiday event a complete success. Casa Sol y Mar is located at 12865 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130. Call (858) 792-4100 or visit www.casasolymar.com.
Daily News Café
Whether you are a Carlsbad Village local, or someone visiting for the first time, you’ll understand why the Daily News Café is one of our all time favorites! This historic restaurant is a North County destination and has been serving the community since 1990. This year, they are celebrating their 28th anniversary in downtown Carlsbad Village. Enjoy an American classic breakfast or an ice-cold craft beer with a delicious sandwich and salad for lunch. Many of their staff and cooks have been working there for years and have become local celebrities. Waitress Deena Vongxay has been serving happy customers for 27 years. The longevity of the staff, as well as the great food and service, are the reasons for the popularity of this downtown village bistro. Enjoy homemade comfort breakfasts and lunches, inside or outside on the beautiful patio and taking in the sunshine and fresh ocean air. Four times a year, retired Marine officers who flew A-4 Skyhawks, during the Vietnam war (and after), gather to meet at their favorite breakfast place in Carlsbad. These Marine Vets come from near and far to meet at the Daily News Café.
Located just steps from Carlsbad Beach, with a picturesque view of the Carlsbad sign on highway 101, breakfast is served all day every day, and lunch is served from 11am to 4pm. They will close at 1pm on Christmas and 2pm on New Years. Their very popular menu includes Bloody Marys and Mimosas and a wide assortment of omelets from $8.95. All omelets come with hash browns, sautéed red potatoes, fresh fruit or refried beans and your choice of toast, biscuit, or blueberry muffin. Other breakfast favorites include Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, and a Breakfast Burrito. Try their Belgian Waffles, Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, and wide assortment of Crepes. Lunch includes craft beer pairings with their 1/3 pound Belly Bomber Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches and many other sandwich and salad options. We love their Half Sandwich and Soup combo and recommend their Chicken Salad Sandwich served with any of their delicious seasonal soups. Daily News Café is located at 3001 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad 92008. They are open daily from 6:30am to 4pm. Call (760) 729-1023 or visit www.dailynewscafe.com.
Happy Hour is very lively Monday through Friday from 3-7pm with beer and wine specials and 1/2 off appetizers. They have over 30 local craft beer taps! They also have Live Music Tuesday nights and Open Mics on Wednesday nights. Bring the family and friends and enjoy a real Chicago-style meal indoors, or dine on their spacious patio throughout the holidays. Make your holiday reservations now! If you are a pizza lover or are from Chicago or the mid-west, then you most likely know about Rosati’s Pizza. Their delicious, cheese dripping Chicago-style deep dish Italian pizza created by Ferdinand Rosati was originated when he opened his first restaurant on Taylor Street in Chicago in 1906, a hundred and twelve years ago. Back then, the pizza was old-world with tomato sauce served on crispy bread. In 1927 Ferdinand’s son, Saverio, opened a Rosati’s on Pulaski Street. Skip ahead to 1964 when Saverio’s sons took over and proceeded to open ten locations, and now have 200 restaurants nationwide. Authentic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza has two main ingredients:
Italian tomato sauce and Mozzarella cheese. This delicious combo is baked inside a deep-dish crust. You can order yours this authentic way; or you can add an assortment of toppings. Rosati’s deep-dish crust is light and crispy. We don’t know how they do this; but it’s a special craft to make deep-dish with a crispy crust. Their deep-dish pizza is mouth watering with mounds of gooey Mozzarella and topped with Pomodoro tomatoes. It’s something you must add to your bucket list. Caution: It takes about 30-45 minutes to bake this pie perfectly. They also serve Chicago-style thin crust pizza, as well as gluten-free thin crust pizza! Rosati’s offers build-your-own pasta, specialty pastas, calzone, salads, and desserts. Clip a BOGO Pizza 1/2 Off Coupon from our coupon pages or download from http://northcountysun.com/category/coupons/. Not valid with other offers or specials. Must present coupon. Rosati’s Pizza is located at 337 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024. They offer local delivery and catering. Call ahead 760-452-2007.
Canyons at The Crossings
This is the place to drink and dine over the holidays. And, make your reservations now for their annual Brunch With Santa on Sunday, December 23. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with Santa, holiday music, and holiday decorations. Whether you’re a golfer or not, you’ll always enjoy the gorgeous panoramic ocean view, cuisine, drinks, happy hour, and music at the Canyons located at The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course. The Canyons is a full-service restaurant and bar located in the clubhouse of The Crossings at Carlsbad. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner; experience personalized service, fantastic cuisine and breathtaking views either in the main dining room or on their outdoor patio. Sample a beer at the bar while watching an NFL, NBA or PGA game on their big screen TVs or enjoy a romantic setting with a glass of wine while listening to live music, on select Friday nights, on their terrace or Player’s Lounge Patio. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 3-6pm. They have food specials on various
evenings throughout the week. Enjoy $5 Well Cocktails, Draft Beers, and Select Wines. Get 3 tacos for $10 – your choice of Carne Asada, Blackened Shrimp, or Carnitas, or try a Dozen Wings for $12, or Blackened Salmon Salad for $8? Wow! An amazing Sunday Brunch Buffet is served Sundays with seatings from 10am-2pm and includes a delicious All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, Bottomless Mimosas or Champagne and a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. The Buffet has a Prime Rib carving station, an omelette station, scrambled eggs, potatoes, salads, assorted pastries and desserts, bottomless coffee, teas, and more. Price is $34.99 for adults, $29.99 for seniors, and $18.99 for children ages 7-13 It’s free for kids 6 & under. Pricing is subject to change for holidays. They will close early on Christmas and New Years. Canyons is located at 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad 92008. Call (760) 444-1888 or visit www.thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com
Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ignite and ring in 2018 starting with a 4-Course Dinner. They will have seatings at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm. Live band begins at 9pm in the lounge, and there will be a DJ on the patio. Enjoy party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight! Please call restaurant as there are no online reservations. Don’t forget about their famous New Year’s Day Brunch from 10am-3pm with $13.50 bottomless Mimosas and live music from 11:30-2:30. Bowl games and game time menu specials with happy hour from 3-6:30pm. By the way, they will also have a Christmas Eve Brunch from 10-3pm with $13.50 bottomless mimosas. Kid’s Eat Free on Saturdays from 4pm to close with one free kids meal with purchase of one adult entrée! Ignite is a great place to bring friends and family, impress a client, or a date. There isn’t a bad seat in the house inside or outside on their beautifully designed and
decorated Spanish-style patio garden with outside bar and fireplace. Located in La Costa, overlooking La Costa Green’s rolling hills, Ignite is one of North County’s favorite hangouts. It offers an extensive wine collection to accompany their delectable appetizers, entrees and popular wood-fired, hand crafted Neapolitan-style pizza. Other offerings include sizzling juicy burgers and tender choice steaks. Visit their Oyster Bar with oyster happy hour 6:30-7:30pm, except for Fridays. Uncork, drink and enjoy from a large selection of domestic or imported wines. Happy Hour is daily from 3-6:30pm with $4-6 drink specials and $6-10 food specials. Saturday and Sunday Brunch is from 10am-3pm. Enjoy live music on Sundays. Catch bowl games with the sound on in the lounge! Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot is located at 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92011. Call 760-438-7800 or visit www. ignitecarlsbad.com.
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Dining, Sipping, and Drinking Ahi Sushi and Grill
Looking for some great sushi over the holidays? Extremely popular and well known in San Marcos and throughout San Diego, Ahi Sushi and Grill is open every day and serves some of the most delicious and best-valued sushi around. Located near California State University San Marcos, it is very popular with college students and faculty, residents, local business people, and everyone who loves great sushi at reasonable prices. Their sushi is high quality, and the service is absolutely outstanding. We eat here about three times a month. The service is usually fast. We have never been in a sushi restaurant where you get your order so quickly. Every day, Ahi Sushi offers 50% off cut rolls, special rolls, and sushi; and 50% off items are highlighted on their sushi menu. They also have lunch and dinner specials, sake bombs, and beers for Happy Hour. “You say sake, we say bomb!” Sake Bombs during Happy Hour are only $7.95!
Try Ahi Sushi’s very tasty 16- piece cut roll combo. It includes 4 pieces of Philly roll + 4 pieces of spicy tuna roll + 4 pieces of California roll + 4 pieces of smoked salmon roll. We highly recommend the 8 piece Caterpillar Roll, their famous 8 piece Albacore Special Roll, and their Ahi Special Roll (our all-time favorite!). Their menu is extensive and includes 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, soups, salads, beer, wine, sake and desserts. GET A FREE 8-PIECE CRUNCHY ROLL ($12 value) with any purchase of $15 or more! Must present coupon. Either clip from our ad, coupon pages, or download from http://northcountysun.com/ category/coupons/. 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.
Located in Carlsbad in the Village and in Oceanside at the Old Grove Market Place, Pollo’s Maria has been serving the most delicious, freshest, and healthiest Mexican food to satisfied customers for 34 years! The secret to their success is that they have arguably the best tasting char-broiled chicken in North County and throughout San Diego. The service is excellent and efficient; the menu is extensive, and the prices are reasonable. If you are looking for great tasting Mexican food, we just cannot say enough about this place. The Oceanside restaurant interior is spacious, beautifully decorated and perfect for parties this holiday season. Their Carlsbad Village location has a wonderful outdoor patio with umbrellas and fire pits and is the perfect place to hang out with family and friends. Pollos Maria is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the holidays, they make and serve delicious Mexican holiday
tamales. Their daily menu includes Maria’s House Specialties, featuring a whole broiled chicken for $15.99, or half chicken for only $7.99. Their Combo Plates, such as Chile Rellano, Enchilladas, and Tacos, are fantastic. The chicken tacos (soft or hard shell) are as good as, if not better than, any chicken tacos in all of San Diego. You can order burritos, tacos, tostadas, or their famous chicken soup, salads, tortas, chips and salsa, quesadillas, nachos, and a selection of wonderful desserts. Come early for a breakfast burrito, menudo (served Saturday and Sunday), or their huevos rancheros or chorizo, eggs and cheese plates. They stock domestic and imported beers and wine, and catering is available. We love Pollos Maria! They have two locations. Carlsbad: 3055 Harding Street in Carlsbad Village (760) 729-4858. Oceanside: 125 Old Grove Road #8, Oceanside (760) 435-9071 or visit www. pollosmaria.com.
Patron–Tortilleria and Carniceria
If you crave delicious Mexican holiday tamales, this is the place! They serve tamales every morning year-round and these delights are especially popular over Christmas. We love Patron and the owners and staff at Patron. We want everyone in San Marcos and nearby communities to know where to find the best authentic Mexican fresh-made-daily tamales ($1.89); tacos (.99 cents); hot, fresh, handmade daily tortillas (10 for $2.99); and Carne Asada combo plates for $6.39. Thinking about having a big holiday party? Have Patron cater your event! Locals and Mexican-Americans already know how amazing this place is. Try their authentic Mexican food and you will be back often. Why go to a supermarket and buy mass-produced tortillas, when you can go to Patron and get freshly made, piping hot tortillas? The best time for hot tortillas is around 4-5pm. Why pay more for tacos when you can get authentic tacos for under a dollar? All tacos are made to order!
Eat and shop over the holidays where local Mexican-Americans go! They have an assortment of Agua Frescas $2.99 for a 32 oz. drink. Enjoy Agua Frescas; guacamole and salsa made fresh daily; Mexican cheeses and canned goods; fresh fruits and vegetables, including locally-grown tomatoes, avocados, lemons and papayas; and butcher shop with chicken, steak, goat, pork, and beef. Buy your carne asada here! Every morning pick up delicious, hot tamales, and in the afternoon, piping hot, hand-made tortillas. Have Patron custom make your tacos. For your taco meat, we recommend Birria, a flavorful beef or goat stewed meat, or their Chicken mole. Top off your taco with red or green salsa, Mexican avocado sauce, cheese, onions, and fresh sliced lime. They sell out of tamales and tortillas every day; so get there early! Clip their .99 cent Taco Coupon (good every day!) from our coupon pages or download from http://northcountysun.com/category/coupons/. Patron is located at 204 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos 92078. Call (760) 736-0086.
This is a real hidden gem in ol’ Del Mar that we are really excited to tell you about. Beeside Balcony’s beautiful interior and a balcony patio has a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The beautiful view goes really well with their scrumptious New American cuisine. Partner, husband, and executive chef, Costa, skillfully blends California flavors with Mediterranean in unique ways. Your taste buds will explode and fire-off signals to your brain that will make your eyebrows rise, and your lips quiver. One of the many amazing creations Chef Costa serves is his Bucatelli entrée. It’s his own creation that imitates the appearance of lasagna but is made with Bucatelli pasta noodles layered with ground short rib meat with a hint of cinnamon/nutmeg,
with French Feta cheese, and topped with a very light homemade yogurt béchamel, with a wonderful San Marzano tomato sauce. It’s a large portion for only $22, so I hope you are hungry. Other main dishes include Papu’s Paella, Pan-Seared Salmon, Lamb Chops, Pan Roasted Chicken, and a grass-fed lamb Balcony Burger with shallot jam, tomato confit, Irish cheddar, baby greens, and a Beeside salad, just to name a few. Lot’s of fine Starters, Salads, and Meat and Cheeses. Try one of their very fine wines, local craft or imported beers, or specialty Mimosas from their Mimosa Bar. Open for Lunch Tues – Sun 11:30 to 2:30pm, Happy Hour daily 5pm to 6pm, and Tues – Sunday Dinner 5pm to 9pm. Beeside Balcony is located at 1201 Camino Del Mar #200, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 481-9889 or visit www.beesidebalcony.com.
En Fuego was established twenty-two years ago in the village of Del Mar. Located cozily near Del Mar beach, this beautiful, Mexicaninspired restaurant is a fun destination for any holiday party, celebration, or romantic rendezvous. With vast patio seating, this venue is draped with green foliage and features a rustic wine bar, several intimate dining areas, and a downstairs patio bar where award-winning Margaritas are served 7-days a week during Happy Hour from 4:306:30pm. There’s plenty of room for family or business events and parties. It’s one of Del Mar Village’s most popular restaurants, and a great place to host any affair. Book your holiday party or event soon, before the best nights are full!
En Fuego is open Monday – Sunday from 11:30am – 11:00pm (hours may vary) and features different specials through the week: e.g. Taco Tuesday, which has become one of the most popular in San Diego (4:30pm-close every Tuesday); and Wine Wednesday, with live music by Michael Tiernan, beginning at 7pm. The patio is a great retreat to enjoy wonderful Mexican food or world-class premium drinks throughout the year and especially over the holidays. Whether it is lunch, dinner, or drinks, En Fuego is always ready to welcome you! En Fuego Cantina and Grill is located at 1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar CA, 92014. Call (858) 792-6551 or visit www. EnFuegoCantina.com.
Celebrate the New Year with class, the Italian way, at Veneto’s in Oceanside, on Hwy 101. If you’re looking for authentic classic Italian, this is the place. Veneto’s offers authentic Italian cuisine and wine from various regions of Italy. Veneto’s Cucina Italiana, is under new ownership by beloved local restaurateur, Pino, of the famed Pino’s in Encinitas. Stop in and make a toast of friendship and to the New Year with Pino. This man brings his heart and soul to the restaurant every day to make sure that his guests have the best Italian culinary experience ever. Mention this article and have a complimentary Champagne toast with Pino to celebrate his One Year Anniversary and to the New Year! You’ll find flowers on every table and a wonderful selection of Pino’s favorite wines. Veneto’s bar serves great drinks, cocktails, and wine, as well as imported, domestic and local beers, and Italian espresso. Try their many delicious entrées including grilled salmon, ahi tuna,
pollo Piccata, Melanzane alla Parmigiana, or Pollo with Scampi. Veneto’s signature Sea Bass entrée is sautéed in garlic and herbs with capers, black olives and tomato served over a bed of fresh sautéed spinach. Enjoy an authentic pasta dish such as the Spaghetti alla Bolognese (our favorite), or their exceptional Fettuccini Alfredo, Linguini Alla Vongole, Lasagna al Forno, Ziti, Ravioli, Tortellini, and Lasagna. They also have excellent pizza selections, soups, antipasti, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. For a real treat, try their famous homemade Tiramisu with a nice cup of espresso. Veneto’s is “the place where lovers meet, friends reminisce, and the food is legendary.” Music is on Fridays and Saturdays. Call to see who’s performing. They’re open for lunch Wed-Sun and dinner nightly. Fridays and Saturdays open until 10pm. Veneto’s is located at 608 N. Coast Hwy 101, Oceanside 92054. Call (760) 722-1228.
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SOLTERRA WINERY & KITCHEN 934 North Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia 92024 (760) 230-2970 • www.SolterraWinery.com
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Dining, Sipping, and Drinking Solterra Winery & Kitchen
The barrel room is a wonderful choice for a holiday celebration, end-of-the-year party, and a very fun and exciting place to be on New Year’s Eve! Book your NYE dinner reservations for a special prix fixe wine and culinary pairing. Happy Hour is every day M-W 3-6pm, Th-Sun 12-6pm, and all day and night on Mondays! Live music happens on the weekends! The Tasting Room is open daily: M-Thurs 3-5pm; and F-Sun 12-5pm. Lunch is Sat-Sun 12-5pm. Dinner is served 7 days a week 5-10pm. Sunday Brunch is served from 10am and features bottomless mimosas! Tuesdays are Wine and Cheese Nights with artisanal pizzas and wine blending. Wednesdays are Ladies Nights with extended Happy Hour from 3-7:30pm. The winery is a wood barrel room with fermentation tanks, a crusher and press. It’s a real working winery! Hang out in the barrel room, sit at their long concrete outdoor fire pit bar located just inches from the sidewalk, on their exquisite real grape vine-draped back patio, at the bar, or in the dining room.
If you enjoy wine tasting, or are interested in joining a wine club, there’s nothing better than sipping award-winning wine and enjoying the finest cuisine at Solterra. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the most prestigious and largest competition of American wines in the world awarded Solterra: Best of Class for their Costa Azul-2012 Cabernet Sauvignon; Double Gold for their Christopher Cameron Vineyards 2012 Malbec; Gold for their Solterra Winery Mestizo “GSM”; Silver for their 2013 Pinot Noir, and Silver for their 2009 Petit Sirah. The Van Alyea family, a married couple with two young daughters and a lovely golden retriever, are answering the dreams of North County residents and visitors who love fine wine, craft beers, great food, and the SoCal beach lifestyle. Please call or check website for live music and special events. Solterra is at 934 N. Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia. Call (760) 230-2970 or visit www.solterrawinery.com.
It’s Tabu Sushi
It’s Tabu is always an excellent choice for a New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration and they’ll have drink and party specials all night long! This innovative sushi restaurant boasts a varied menu that includes specialties you may never have heard of, and may even be a bit tabu to some. Tabu specializes in fresh, spicy, tangy, made-to-order sushi and Japanese fusion with a twist, and refers to their fusion flavors, such as the “Tabu Touch.” Their Lemon Cilantro Roll is crazy delicious with a very fresh and zesty cool taste. This one has crab meat inside with salmon, avocado, cucumber, slices of lemon, and Sriracha sauce. The Garlic Teriyaki Edamame is very tasty. Another winner is the Ceviche Roll, a delicious mix of fresh raw fish and shrimp without rice. Their cream cheese stuffed Jalapeno poppers are also great. Don’t see what you’re looking for on the menu? Feel free to ask Armando or one of the other sushi chefs to create it for you.
Join Tabu on game days and bowl games. They have a bustling Happy Hour from 4-7pm; Sake Hour is Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to close; and they offer Late Night Specials including 1/2 OFF house sake shots or $1 sake shots. It’s Tabu Sushi offers great lunch specials every day. Located in San Marcos, across the street from California State University San Marcos, It’s Tabu is very popular for lunches, dinners, and late nights. They have a spacious floor plan with a long “L’ shaped sushi bar, a beer/wine/sake bar, plenty of tables and booths, flat screen TVs for football and sports, and a comfortable outdoor patio. There’s plenty of room for holiday parties. CLIP THEIR $5 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $30 OR MORE COUPON from our coupon pages or download it from http://northcountysun. com/category/coupons. It’s Tabu Sushi is located at 344 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos 92078 (in the Ralph’s shopping center). Call (760) 591-0811 or visit www.itstabusushi.com.
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Happy Hour 7-Days 3-7pm Full Bar • Lunch 11am - 3pm Open Fri. 11am - 9pm, Sat-Sun. 10am-9pm 340 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 747-8282 • www.LaTapatiaEscondido.com
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Dining, Sipping, and Drinking La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
This is the place to be in Escondido for the holidays for great authentic Mexican cuisine, including their famous holiday tamales, and on Saturday nights for the best Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue dancing. One of San Diego’s oldest and most treasured family Mexican restaurants, La Tapatia dates back to 1937 when it was founded and operated by Ernesto and Salome Acosta. What began as a small neighborhood diner from within their home on Grand Avenue, is now a landmark in North County where guests enjoy the finest authentic Mexican cuisine. La Tapatia is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are famous for their signature homemade pork tamales, which are a great holiday tradition, and offers them year-round every day of the week! Stop in their beautifully decorated dining room or dine on their outside patio and enjoy their lunch specials daily from 11am-3pm. Their full bar comes to life during Happy Hour and late nights. Happy
Hour is seven days a week from 3-7pm and has food specials such as $1.99 tacos, $2.25 fish tacos, chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, shrimp quesadilla, shrimp ceviche, and an assortment of Happy Hour drink specials. Make your holiday party plans now! Other La Tapatia favorites include Chile Con Carne, Flautas Guacamole, and their famous Chicken Mole. Prices are very reasonable. You can make your own combo plate with a choice of tacos, enchilada, tamale, chile relleno, and tostada. You can also order almost anything a la carte, and they serve wonderful desserts including flan. Clip their coupon from our coupon pages or download it from http://northcountysun.com/category/coupons/. GET 50% OFF ANY ENTRÉE when you purchase an entrée of equal or greater value. Not valid Fridays, holidays, happy hour, breakfast, To Go orders, or any other discounts or offers. Must present coupon. La Tapatia is located at 340 W. Grand Ave, Escondido 92025. Call (760) 747-8282.
Tony’s Jacal is one of the most exciting places to be throughout the holidays offering their famous turkey or pork tamales, thirst quenching margaritas and lively mariachi music. It’s one of the most famous and historic Mexican restaurants and cantinas in San Diego. You never know who you might see there; including celebrities, horse owners, and jockeys. According to Zagat, “Tony’s Jacal is one of the most authentic north of the border Mexican restaurants.” Taste the flavors of old Mexico and enjoy the history of one of the first Mexican restaurants in San Diego. Tony’s Jacal (pronounced hakal) is one of San Diego’s oldest and most treasured Mexican restaurants. Located in Solana Beach, Tony’s Jacal is an historic San Diego landmark which opened its doors in 1946 as a small neighborhood house where neighbors would stop by for a delicious meal. Its reputation increased over the years because their cuisine is absolutely delicious, and the atmosphere and service are equally outstanding. For three generations, Tony’s Jacal has been serving family specialties, like their famous chile relleno, turkey tacos, turkey enchiladas, flautas
and shrimp burritos. We recommend their very special turkey tamales with a wonderful mole sauce made with black Pasilla Chiles, which you can order off the menu all-year-round. Tony’s Jacal has a beautiful floral outdoor garden patio and live Mariachi music in the evenings. Their classic cantina has new lighting, a new granite bar top, and comfortable bar stools. The lounge offers a wide selection of tequila and Margaritas, and serves a variety of mezcal. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 5-7pm. Ask for a delicious Margarita or a tasty Mezcal Paloma with grapefruit soda on the rocks. Lunch is served Mon-Sat 11am-2pm: Dinner is served Weekdays 5-9:30pm; Fri and Sat 5-10pm; Sun 3-9:30pm. They are closed on Tuesdays. If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant experience, with wonderful food, drinks and the finest service, Tony’s Jacal is the place! Tony’s Jacal is located 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
Seafire Restaurant + Bar
Seafire is always a great choice over the holidays and a great place to be on New Year’s Eve! Don’t wait and make your NYE reservations now for a lively night with a special dinner menu, flowing drinks, and great music provided by the Dan Dimonte Trio! Also, you should book now if you want to bring a group for a party. Open for lunch, dinner and late night dining (kitchen is open til close!), choose any of their New-American style house specialties. Happy Hour is always lively with $7 Well Drinks, $3 off Draft Beers, $2 off Bottled Beers, with delicious fish tacos, gyro sliders, Jalapeno poppers, sautéed mussels, and brick-oven pizza. They have late night happy hour and live music on the patio Wednesday–Saturday nights. Seafire’s husband and wife chefs work together in the kitchen preparing memorable seafood, Italian, Greek, and Mediterranean delights. Like a harmonious violinist and cellist, the two of them create delicious dining delicacies. Using the freshest vegetables, seasonings and ingredients, they accent their masterpiece Lamb Chops, Steamed Mussels, Shrimp Scampi, Seared Scallops, Kabobs, Rack of Lamb, or Crispy Skin
Salmon, with whipped garlic potatoes, and sautéed Brussels sprouts. Their salads and soups are delicious. Try the Roasted Beet Salad, the Greek Salad, or Fish Chowder. Try their wood-fired pizza from their signature Napoleon-style brick oven. The Italian made, custom designed, domed brick oven produces authentic, delicious pizza with perfectly browned thin crust. You will be impressed. We highly recommend their Sunday Brunch with live music provided by Sodie and Wayne, with $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys, from 12 to 3pm. Seafire Restaurant’s indoor décor is filled with natural light and the outdoor patio is welcoming, with a large open window and attached bar. Happy hour is ALL DAY on Sunday, daily from 3:30 - 6:30pm, and 10pm til close Mon - Thurs. Clip or download their coupon from their ad or on our Coupon Pages or download from http://northcountysun.com/category/coupons/ and get 20% OFF your entire check. Some restrictions apply. Seafire is located at 6030 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 603-9672 or visit www.seafirerestaurantcarlsbad.com.
Old California Mining Company
Get your knives and forks ready for a memorable Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dining experience at one of the finest steak, chop, and smokehouse restaurants in North County. Open Christmas until 9pm, NYE and New Years Day. Get ready for a fabulous Smoked Prime Rib Dinner! Locals and loyal guests enjoy this American-classic, casual dining establishment, not just for the great cuisine including the finest quality steaks, ribs, smoked tri tip, Applewood smoked chicken, and fresh seafood, but for the exemplary service and prices. Absolutely a must try! Old California Mining Company has the happiest Happy Hours around in the bar or on the patio. Happy Hour is Monday to Friday 2:30 to 7pm, Saturday 11am to 7pm and ALL DAY Sunday from open to close. They have food and drink specials including appetizers, house wines, well drinks, and draft beers. Try their amazing $6 burgers and fries all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Satisfaction is always the goal; and Old California Mining Company consistently hits the mark with their friendly and thoughtful service. They have a very lively bar and a beautiful rustic wood paneled western
mining atmosphere with a rock fireplace and an endless walk-around salad bar, which is a sight to see. Their unlimited salad bar is a local favorite and goes well with any of their entrées and homemade soups. You must try their Smoked Tri-Tip Chili, Baked Potato Cheese soup, or their Turkey Creole soup. The Gold Miners Soup & Salad Bar consists of a bottomless bowl of soup and unlimited trips to their bountiful salad bar for only $10.99. Signature entrées include Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, Whiskey Peppercorn Cowboy Ribeye, Baby Back Ribs, and Rustic Pecan-Apple Pork Chops! House favorites include RotisserieSmoked Turkey Dinners, Country-Fried Steak, and Bourbon-Apple Chicken. They also have great pasta dishes, burgers, and sandwiches. Get a Free Appetizer or Dessert when you purchase $20 or more. Clip their coupon from their ad or from our Coupon Pages, or download it from www.NorthCountySun.com/coupons. Must present coupon. Old California Mining Company is located at 1020 West San Marcos Blvd, #118 San Marcos 92078, in Old California Restaurant Row. Call (760) 761-4900.
Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden
December 1-23 and 26-30, 5-8:30pm We’re Giving Away Tickets
San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas once again transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland for their annual Garden of Lights, taking place from December 1 to 23 and December 26 to 30. More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of the 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5 to 8:30pm. This year’s festivities include holiday crafts, spin art, marshmallow roasting, visits with Santa (Dec 1 – 23), hot mulled wine (select evenings), snow for sledding (select evenings), horse-drawn wagon rides (select evenings), beer (select evenings), nutcracker display, and live holiday entertainment — every night! Families are invited to experience the magic as they wander down the glowing paths of several garden areas, including the iconic Lawn Garden, Tropical Rainforest, Waterfall Deck, Undersea Succulent Garden, Eucalyptus
Grove, Seeds of Wonder (children’s area) and Bamboo Garden, containing the nation’s largest collection of bamboo. There is nightly entertainment from live performers and local blues and jazz bands and hot coffee and treats from the Feel Good Coffee Cart. Santa is in the garden to visit with children from December 1 to 23. Select evenings feature additional treats, including hot mulled wine, beer, snow for sledding and horse-drawn wagon rides. Unique gift items, including cork purses, garden-themed jewelry, hats, aprons, candles, art and winter plants, are on sale in the gift shops. Tickets for Garden of Lights are available at the Welcome Center at San Diego Botanic Garden on the evening of visitation. There are no advance ticket sales available at the gar-
den or online. Admission ranges from $5 for children to $25 for non-member adults on premium nights. San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. For more information, call (760) 436-3036 or visit www.sdbgarden.org. Photos by Rachel Cobb. Win Tickets! Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Garden of Lights at the San Diego Botanic garden. Just visit www.NorthCountySun. com and fill in the simple entry form. Only one entry per person/email address is permitted. Promoter is not responsible for any changes in schedule or inclement weather. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email.
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Valley View Casino Center
San Diego Symphony’s Hearing the Future Festival
12/1 Brockhampton, 9pm 12/14 91X presents: Wrex the Halls, 5:30pm 12/29-31 OMFG NYE, 9pm 1/9 Disturbed, 7:30pm 1/29 Elton John, 8pm* 1/30 A$AP Rocky, 8pm 2/7 Marc Anthony, 8pm *Sold out show Valley View Casino Center is located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego. For more information call (619) 224-4171 or visit www. valleyviewcasinocenter.com.
Hearing the Future celebrates the power of music and art to give voice to the evolution and revolutions in the world at large. Curated by composer-conductor and 2018 MacArthur Fellow and Genius Award recipient, Matthew Aucoin, it runs from January 9 to 27 at various venues throughout San Diego County. The festival shines a spotlight on modern music–from composers and performers who are still in high school to a 90-year-old jazz master. It also explores the way music from the past–from Haydn, Beethoven and Berlioz to the creators of African-American spirituals–engaged with the most urgent issues of their time. In addition to San Diego Symphony performances, there are also featured events
Viejas Arena 12/7 KISS, 7pm 12/8 Fleetwood Mac, 8pm 12/13 Barry Manilow, 8pm Viejas Arena is located at 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego. For more information, visit www.as.sdsu.edu/ viejas_arena.
Balboa Theatre 12/11 Jose Feliciano, 8pm 12/13 Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez: Merry-achi Christmas, 7:30pm 12/15-16 San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus: Jingle (8pm Saturday; 3pm Sunday) 12/18 Windham Hill Winter Solstice, 7:30pm 1/22 Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers, 8pm 1/26 An Evening with Travis Tritt: Solo Acoustic, 8pm Balboa Theatre is located at 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego. Call (619) 570-1100 or visit www.sandiegotheatres.org
Music Box 12/2 Kasbo, 9pm 12/4 Mac DeMarco, 8pm* 12/5 The Devon Allman Project, 8:30pm 12/7 Sammy Johnson, 9:30pm 12/9 Rockademy, 11am 12/9 Mud Slide Slim Holiday Show: The Music of James Taylor and Carole King, 8pm 12/13 La Santa Cecilia, 8:30pm 12/14 Lyrics Born and Zion I, 9:30pm 12/16 Anuhea, 8pm 12/20 A Berkley Hart Christmas, 8pm 12/21 Betamaxx’s ‘80s Wonderland, 9:30pm 12/22 Winter Wonderland feat. Nicky Genesis, 9:30pm 12/27 Poolside 9:30pm 12/30 The Steely Damned 2, 8pm 12/31 BoomBox, 10pm 1/4 Electric Mud, 7:45pm 1/5 The Winehouse Experience, 8:30pm 1/10 Mimi Zulu, 8pm 1/12 Tommy Emmanuel feat. John Knowles and CGP, 8pm 1/17 Lost Kings, 8pm 1/19 Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, 9:30pm 1/20 Tom Gun Live: An Interactive Homage to Tom Cruise, 8pm 1/21 Parquet Courts, 8pm 1/25 Ozomatli, 9pm 1/26 Ozokidz feat. Ozomatli, 2pm *Sold out show Music Box is located at 1337 India St., San Diego. Call (619) 795-1337 or visit www.musicboxsd.com.
January 9–27 presented by symphony partners, including San Diego museums, theatres and dance companies. For more information, call (619) 235-804 or visit www. sandiegosymphony.org/festival.
Jungle Bells Rings in Holiday Spirit at San Diego Zoo December 14–January 6 San Diego Zoo guests are invited to ring in the holiday season with the zoo’s annual celebration, Jungle Bells. Presented by California Coast Credit Union, the festivities begin December 14 and run through January 6. Guests are treated to seasonal decorations, animal experiences, costumed characters, lighted displays and live entertainment, including zany Dr. Zoolittle and Santa himself. Guests can also watch animals enjoying unique enrichment treats, while sampling delicious indulgences of their own from the zoo’s many restaurants and food stands. There is also plenty of holiday shopping at the zoo’s retail locations. The holiday happy hour at Albert’s Restaurant, Happy Holidays Happens, features discounted drinks and appetizers from 3 to 5pm each day. In addition to Jungle Bells, San Diego Zoo offers over 100 acres of rare and endangered animals representing more
than 650 species and subspecies and a botanical garden with more than 500,000 plants. The zoo, the Safari Park and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research are operated by San Diego Zoo Global, a non-profit organization that aims to save species around the world by bringing together animal care experts, animal conservationists, and animal lovers with a passion for nature. It is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 adult members and 130,000 child members. Jungle Bells activities and attractions are free with zoo admission or membership. San Diego Zoo is located at 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego. For more information, visit www.sandiegozoo.org.
San Diego Symphony 12/2 Mozart and Dvořák, 2pm 12/6 Baroque and The Mandolin, 6:30pm 12/7-8 Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital, 8pm 12/15 City Lights Special Concert: Noel Noel, 8pm 12/16 City Lights Special Concert: Noel Noel, 2pm and 8pm 12/16 City Lights Family Concert: Noel Noel, 2pm 12/20 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 3pm and 7pm 12/22 City Lights Special Concert: Noel Noel, 8pm 12/29-30 San Diego Ballet presents The Nutcracker 1/1 Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, 2:30pm 1/9 Building the Future: A Conversation About Art and Art-making, 7:30pm 1/10 Rafael Payare Conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky, 8pm 1/11-12 Payare and Weilerstein, 8pm
New Village Arts Presents: Miss Bennet–Christmas at Pemberley December 1–23 A San Diego premiere, Miss Bennet–Christmas at Pemberley is a festive new play and imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s classic novel, set two years after the novel ends. In this version, bookish middle sister Mary Bennet takes center stage. Mary grows bored with her status as the forgotten middle sister while her sisters pursue exciting romantic escapades. When the family comes together to celebrate Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest piques Mary’s interest and ignites her hopes for independence, an intellectual match and perhaps even love. New Village Arts Theatre 2787 State St., Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 433-3245 or visit www. newvillagearts.org.
1/13 Payare and Weilerstein, 2pm 1/13 Were You There: A Hearing the Future Festival Concert, 6pm (at The Sandbox) 1/15 A Brief History of New Music with Matthew Aucoin, 7:30pm (at The Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute 1/18 The Young Romantics, 8pm 1/19 Beyond the Score: Symphonie Fantastique, 8pm 1/20 The Young Romantics, 2pm 1/24 Rush Hour Playlist, 6:30pm 1/25 Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future, 8pm 1/26 Generation Next: Hearing the Future of Jazz, 8pm 1/27 Matt’s Playlist: Echoes of the Future, 2pm 2/3 A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, 2pm Copley Symphony Hall 750 B St., San Diego. For more information, visit www.sandiegosymphony.org.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido Music 12/4 The Charlie Daniels Band, 7:30pm 12/5 60 Minutes of Swing, 6pm 12/7-8 Carols by Candlelight, 8pm 12/11 San Pasqual High School Holiday Concert, 7:30pm 12/19 Irish Christmas in America, 7:30pm 1/6 The Gliadkovsky Family, 2pm 1/13 A.J. Croce, 7:30pm 1/19 Itzhak Perlman, 7:30pm 1/27 Calidore String Quartet: Intimate Classics, 3:30pm 2/6 An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein, 6pm California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. For more information, call (800) 988-4253 or visit www.artcenter.org.
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The Belly Up is located at 143 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach. For more information call (858) 481-8140 or visit www.bellyup.com.
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Barry Manilow at Viejas Arena Train with Goo Goo Dolls at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Previously Mattress Firm Amphitheatre) John Bellien at Open Air Theatre
HOUSE OF BLUES 12/1 The PettyBreakers, 9pm 12/2 Old 97’s Holiday Extravaganza, 8pm 12/3 Dweezil Zappa, 8pm 12/4 Jonny Lang, 8pm* 12/5 Atomic Groove’s Twilight Xmas Show, 6pm 12/6 Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan, 8pm 12/8 Gnarlywood presents 16th Annual Turtleneck & Sweater Party with The Young Guns, 9pm 12/9 Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, 8pm* 12/12 Colter Wall, 8pm 12/13 The Robert Cray Band, 8pm 12/16 Earthless feat. Mad Alchemy Light Show, 9pm 12/17 The Soft Moon, 9pm 12/18 For the Sender Holiday Show, 8pm 12/19 The Venice Christmas Show, 8pm 12/20 Dick Dale, 8pm 12/21 Eric Rachmany, 9pm* 12/22 Beatles vs. Stones, 9pm 12/23 Cash’d Out, 8pm 12/26 Easy Wind: Performing Songs from The Closing of Winterland 40th Anniversary, 8pm 12/28-29 Donavon Frankenreiter, 9pm 12/30 Michael Franti and Spearhead, 8pm* 12/31 Michael Franti and Spearhead, 9:30pm 1/1 Michael Franti and Spearhead, 8pm 1/4 Queen Nation and Erotic City, 9pm 1/5 9th Annual Beat Farmers Hootenanny feat. The Farmers and Friends, 8pm 1/6 Leo Kottke, 8pm 1/8 Bill Champlin and WunderGround, 8pm 1/9-10 Eric Burdon and The Animals, 8pm 1/11 Wild Child, 9pm 1/14 Paul Thorn, 8pm 1/15 The Magpie Salute, 8pm 1/16 Daring Greatly, 7:30pm 1/17 The Infamous Stringdusters, 8pm 1/18 DSB, 9pm 1/19 Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, 8pm 1/21-23 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, 8pm* (sold out on 1/23) 1/24 Big Head Todd and The Monsters, 7:30pm 1/27 Ana Popovic, 8pm 1/31 Turkuaz, 8:30pm 2/1 Jacob Banks, 9:30pm 2/2 Vaud and The Villains, 9pm 2/7 Joan Osborne sings the songs of Bob Dylan, 8pm *Sold out show
House of Blues is located at 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego. For more information call (619) 299-2583 or visit www.houseofblues.com/sandiego.
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Gospel Brunch, 11am Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, 6:30pm Aaron Lewis, 7pm The Slackers and Logan Mize, 7pm Koo Koo Kanga Roo, 6pm Beach Fossils and Wavves, 6:30pm Whitechapel, 6:30pm Beach Fossils and Wavves, 6:30pm Cayucas, 7pm Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, 7pm Aretyu In Our Wake, 6pm Neal Brennan, 6:30pm Mac Powell’s Christmas Party, 7:30pm Gospel Brunch, 11am Advanced Placement Tour feat. The Regrettes, Wells and Micky James, 6:30pm Ministry, 6:30pm Holiday Hangover Part 1, 7pm Holiday Hangover Part 2, 7pm Who’s Bad, 7pm Sublime with Rome and Pacific Dub, 7pm NYE with Miles Medina & Friends Ivan Estrella and Mr. Gonzo, 7pm The Dan Band, 7pm Calpurnia, 7pm Randy Rogers Band, 7pm And That’s Why We Drink, 7pm Cautious Clay and Steel Panther Silverstein, 6pm
NORTH COUNTY MOVIE THEATERS BONSALL/FALLBROOK AMC Classic River Village 6, River Village Plaza 5256 S. Mission Rd., Bonsall, 92003 (760) 945-1365 www.amctheatres.com
CARLSBAD Regal Cinemas Carlsbad 12, The Shoppes at Carlsbad 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 92008 (760) 720-5392 www.regmovies.com Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas La Costa, Plaza Paseo Real 6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 92009 (760) 827-6700 www.cinepolisusa.com DEL MAR/RANCHO SANTA FE/SOLANA BEACH Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Del Mar, Del Mar Highlands Town Center 12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 92130 (858) 794-4045 www.cinepolisusa.com
ENCINITAS La Paloma Theatre 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 92024 (760) 436-7469 www.lapalomatheatre.com ESCONDIDO/VALLEY CENTER Regal Cinemas Escondido 16 and IMAX 350 W. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, 92025 (844) 462-7342 www.regmovies.com OCEANSIDE Regal Cinemas Oceanside 16, Ocean Place Cinemas 401 Mission Ave., Oceanside, 92054 (844) 462-7342 www.regmovies.com POWAY/RAMONA AMC Poway 10 13475 Poway Rd., Poway, 92064 (858) 435-2783 www.amctheatres.com
CARMEL MOUNTAIN/RANCHO BERNARDO Angelika Film Center and Café, Carmel Mountain Plaza 11620 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego, 92128 (858) 207-2606 www.angelikafilmcenter.com SAN MARCOS Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 1180 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, 92069 (844) 462-7342 www.regmovies.com VISTA Cinépolis Vista, Vista Village (formerly Krikorian) 25 Main St., Vista, 92083 (760) 945-7469 www.cinepolisusa.com SAN DIEGO AMC La Jolla 12, La Jolla Village Square 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr., Ste. 129, La Jolla, 92037 (858) 458-1098 www.amctheatres.com Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18, Mira Mesa Market Center 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, 92126 (844) 462-7342 www.regmovies.com
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Live lOCAL MUSIC Seafire Restaurant + Bar 12/1 The Boat Rockers 12/5 Kimberly Frost 12/6 Rick Spencer 12/7 Dan Dimonte Trio 12/8 Boogie Brothers 12/13 Greg Smith 12/14 Dan Dimonte Trio 12/19 Summer Breeze 12/20 Rick Spencer 12/21 Dan Dimonte Trio 12/22 New Moon Drive 12/28 Dan Dimonte Trio 12/31 NYE Party–Dan Dimonte Trio (8pm-1am) Performances take place on the patio from 7 to 10pm, with the exception of New Year’s Eve. Seafire is located at 6030 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. For complete music lineup, call (760) 603-9672 or visit www.seafirerestaurantandbar.com.
Le Papagayo Live Music Nightly – No Cover 12/1 Mystic Groove 12/2 Gypsy Groove 12/3 John Bennett and Friends 12/4 Semisi 12/5 Jeff Moore 12/6 Cody Carter 12/7 Johnny C 12/8 LAE 12/9 Velvet Sushi 12/10 Clay Colton (rock/folk) 12/11 Triple Shot 12/12 Proud Momma 12/13 Flamenco Nova 12/14 Jay Cain 150 12/15 Gregory Michaels 12/16 Wheelhouse 12/17 Warren Le Plante 12/18 3 on a Tree 12/19 Xmas Xtet 12/20 Swingin’ Johnsons 12/21 Backwater Blues Band Trio 12/22 John Bennett and Friends 12/23 Jimmy Patton 12/24 Ben Powell 12/26 Russell Ramo 12/27 Baja Blues Boys 12/28 TBD 12/29 Duology 12/30 Uplift 12/31 John Bennett and Friends Le Papagayo is located at 1002 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. For more information, call (760) 944-8252 or visit www.lepapagayoleucadia.com.
Museum of Making Music – Exhibits and Music 12/1 Metropolitan Klezmer, 7pm 12/13 Accordions in Concert, 7pm 12/14 Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band, 7pm Museum of Making Music 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad. Call (760) 304-5844 or visit www.museumofmakingmusic. org/events.
Rosati’s 12/4 The Boat Rockers 12/11 Mike Cea. 12/18 Jackson Patrick 1/8 Vic Moraga 1/15 Mike Cea, Rick Ross 1/22 Gypsy Jazz 1/29 Cordelia Degher Rosati’s Pizza and Sports Pub is located at 337 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. For more information, call (760) 452-2007 or visit www.myrosatis.com/encinitas.
Mr. Peabody’s Every Monday: Open Mic Night, 8pm Every Wednesday: Trivia with DJ Mancat, 8pm 12/1 The Traumatics, 8:30pm 12/2 Anthony Ortega Jazz Quartet 12/3 Open Mic 12/4 Karaoke, 8pm 12/6 The Sickstring Outlaws, 8:30pm 12/9 Anthony Ortega Jazz Quartet 12/13 James Allen, 8:30pm 12/15 The Nkd Shorts, 8pm 12/16 Anthony Ortega Jazz Quartet 12/20 Steelehorse Country, 8:30pm 12/23 Anthony Ortega Jazz Quartet 12/31 Open Mic 1/3 The Sickstring Outlaws, 8:30pm 1/6 Anthony Ortega Jazz Quartet 1/10 James Allen, 8:30pm 1/17 Steelehorse Country, 8:30pm Mr. Peabody’s is located at 136 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. For more information, call (760) 753-7192 or visit www. peabodysrocks.com
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa Nightly Music in the Lounge/Bar, 8-11pm Sundays – Roderick Chambers Mondays – Jasmine Commerce Tuesdays – Kai Kalama Wednesdays – Brandon Wildish Thursdays – Christine Parker Fridays – Justin Werner Saturdays – Chris James Bookings are subject to change. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa is located at 7100 Aviara Resort Dr., Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 448-1234 or visit www.parkhyattaviara.com.
Ignite Bistro and Wine Spot 12/2 Evan Diamond, 11:30am 12/9 Sean Skylar, 11:30am 12/16 Michael LeClerc, 11:30am 12/23 Lisa Campbell, 11:30am 12/30 John Lowery, 11:30am 12/31 NYE Party with Mojo Jackson 9pm and DJ on patio 1/1 New Year’s Day Brunch with Michael Leclerc Ignite is located at 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 438-7800 or visit www.gigtown.com/venues/ignite-bistro-carlsbad.
Ki’s Restaurant 12/20 Peter Pupping Winter Solstice Concert, 7-9pm 1/4 Peter Sprague, 7:30-9:30pm 1/11 Marcela Mendez, 7:30-9:30pm 1/18 Hummingbird Hotel, 7:30-9:30pm 1/25 Robin Henkel and Whitney Shay, 7:30-9:30pm Ki’s Restaurant is located at 2591 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (760) 4365236 or visit www.kisrestaurant.com
WildWood Crossing Show Room and Restaurant No Cover – Full Bar – Show Room 21+ Yrs Dec 4 Pro Jam Session–Show Room 7-10 Dec 5 Clay Colton on Patio solo 7-10 Dec 6 John Lewis karaoke Patio 7-10 Dec 7 Daring Greatly in Show Room 8-11 Dec 8 Fred & Friends Music & Art performance 4-6 Show Room Dec 8 West of 5–Show Room 8-11 Dec 8 John Lewis karaoke Patio 7-10 Dec 11 Pro Jam Session Show Room 7-10 Dec 12 Clay Colton on Patio solo 7-10 Dec 12 John Lewis karaoke show Room 7-10 Dec 14 Tighten Ups in Show Room 8-11 Dec 15 Burt Bruin Show Room 8-11 Dec 18 Pro Jam Session Show Room 7-10 Dec 19 Clay Colton on Patio solo 7-10 Dec 19 John Lewis karaoke Show Room 7-10 Dec 22 Lighthouse Players–Cabaret in Show Room 3-6 Dec 22 Billy Watson Show Room 8-11 Dec 26 Clay Colton on Patio solo 7-10 Dec 26 John Lewis karaoke Show Room 7-10 Dec 28 Soul to Soul in Show Room 7-10 Dec 29 Greg Douglass Show Room 8-11 Dec 31 NYE Live Music in Show Room 8pm till 1am Jan 1 Pro Jam Session–Show Room 7-10 Jan 2 Clay Colton on Patio solo 7-10 Jan 3 John Lewis karaoke Patio 7-10 Jan 4 Daring Greatly in Show Room 8-11 Jan 5 Fred & Friends Music & Art performance 4-6 Show Room Jan 5 West of 5–Show Room 8-11 Jan 5 John Lewis karaoke Patio 7-10 Wildwood Crossing 116 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084. For up-to-date and complete music lineup, visit www.wildwoodcrossing.net or call (760) 758-1513.
La Costa Coffee Roasting 12/1 Open Mic hosted by Tony Lasley 12/7 Mike Gardner 12/8 Mike Cea 12/14 CiCi 12/15 Gringo Star 12/21 Journey Birds 12/22 John Lowery 12/28 Jazz Tones 12/29 John St. Clair 1/4 Leah Keane 1/5 Open Mic hosted by Tony Lasley 1/11 5 O’clock Shadow 1/12 Mike Cea 1/18 Bit of Alright 1/19 Jazz Tones 1/25 John St. Clair 1/26 Tony Lasley La Costa Coffee Roasting is located at 6965 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009. For more information, call (760) 438-8160.
Mira Costa College Dance Reflections 2018 December 1-2 The Mira Costa Dance Department explodes onto stage with compelling choreographic works by faculty and students. Don’t miss this exciting performance of contemporary and classical dance, including modern, jazz, hip hop, ballroom and world dance genres. The show is directed by Trisha Hanada-Rogers. Frequency Winter Concert December 2, 3pm The Downbeat award-winning Frequency Vocal Jazz Program features ensemble repertoire, as well as performances by selected soloists. Many songs are selected from the Great American Songbook and performed either a cappella or with the student rhythm section. The concert is directed by Matt Falker.
Carols and Lullabies December 4 and 7, 7:30pm This concert of special seasonal music is sung by the Chamber Choir and Concert Chorale with unique accompaniments of guitar, harp and marimba. The centerpiece of the performance is Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies, which features ten of the most beautiful carols of the Spanishspeaking world. Mira Costa College guitar instructor Eric Foster and percussion instructor Trevor Dolce are special guest artists. The concert is directed by Arlie Langager. Mira Costa College Symphony Orchestra December 5-6, 7:30pm Celebrate the season with the Mira Costa College Symphony Orchestra as it presents two nights of music to entertain all ages. Audiences can enjoy a variety of music, from Handel’s Messiah to favorite holiday classics. Directed by Branden Muresan, the 75-minute concert is performed with no intermission. Mira Costa College is located at 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside. For more information, call (760) 795-6815 or visit miracosta.edu/buytix.
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Mexican Holiday Tamales Directory Tamales are a traditional Mexican dish passed down from generations dating back to the Aztecs and are a popular dish during Christmas and the holiday season. Making tamales is labor intensive and an act of love. Masa (corn meal) is the outer portion and is usually wrapped in a corn husk. The insides can be filled with chicken, pork, beef, and many other fillings. This holiday season try a steamed, hot, delicious tamale at any of the following North County Mexican restaurants.■■ ■ CARDIFF BY THE SEA Lourdes Mexican Food 2113 San Elijo Ave. Cardiff by the Sea ■ CARLSBAD Casa de Bandini (turkey mole) 1901 Calle Barcelona (760) 634-3443 Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant (760) 729-8565 Pollos Maria (chicken, pork, pineapple) 3055 Harding Street (760) 729-4858 ■ DEL MAR Casa Sol y Mar 12865 El Camino Real (858) 792-4100 ■ ENCINITAS El Nopalito in Encinitas (760) 436-5775 Bety’s Catering 1464 Encinitas Blvd (760) 519-7074 ■ ESCONDIDO La Tapatia (pork) 340 W. Grand Ave. (760) 747-8262 El Tejate Mission ■ OCEANSIDE Pollos Maria 125 Old Grove Rd. (760) 435-9071 Café Rosarita – Oceanside Blvd Colimas Mexican Restaurant – Pier View Way (760) 439-4045
■ POWAY Lienzo Charro (858) 486-4644 ■ RANCHO BERNARDO Cotija’s Mexican Grill (858) 487-7973 ■ SAN MARCOS Patron (chicken, cheese & peppers, pork, wide variety) 204 W. San Marcos Blvd. (760) 736-0086 Nachos (760) 471-0797 Mr. Taco (760) 410-1396 ■ SOLANA BEACH Tony’s Jacal (turkey and pork) 621 Valley Ave, Solana Beach (858) 755-2274 Fidel’s Little Mexico (760) 755-5292 ■ VISTA Oaxacaquena y Panadera ( 760) 945-9442 Fresh Tamales – Catering 760) 639-8209 Min. delivery 2 doz Tamales Dolores 1275 s Santa Fe Ave (760) 806-0073 Tortilleria Los Reyes 218 Main Street (760) 941-5041
North County Brunch Directory
Ki’s Brunch menu from 8 to 3pm on Sundays. Ocean Views with breakfast classics, pancakes, waffles, omelets, quiche, blackened seafood Caesar or blackened salmon salads, fresh Juices and smoothies, organic and healthy. 2591 S Coast Hwy, Cardiff by the Sea (760) 436-5236. Bushfire Kitchen Everything is made from scratch and their bread and buns are baked fresh in-house daily. Great Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Start with a cup of gourmet coffee or an amazing latte ($3.75) along with eggs benedict. (858) 461-0946 www.bushfire.com. WildWood Crossing Sunday brunch takes place from 10am to 2:30pm. WildWood Crossing is located at 116 Civic Center Drive, Vista 92084. (760) 758-1513 www.WildWoodCrossing.net. Solterra Winery & Kitchen Sundays 10-4 Executive Chef Chris Powell creates a local farm/fresh brunch. Bottomless Mimosas and Sangria. Free brunch entrée coupon at www.northcountysun.com/coupons 934 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024 760- 230-2970 www.solterrawinery.com Tower 13 Beach bar across from beach with ocean view. Sat and Sun brunch served 9-12. Bottomless Mimosas. Sports and music. 2633 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff www.tower13.com IGNITE Bistro and Wine Spot Sunday Brunch. Order off menu. Bottomless Mimosas $13. 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009 (760) 438-7800. Lumberyard Tavern Serving brunch on the weekends with omelettes, eggs benedicts, south of the border specials, Mason Jar Mimosa $5.50, Bloody Mary $3.75, and Fugu Habanero Bloody Mary $5.75. 967 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024. (760) 479-1657 www.lumberyard101.com.
The Broken Yolk Café Open daily serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch, with tasty fresh squeezed orange juice Mimosas. Order off the menu. Check website for nearby North County locations www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com Daily News Café Open everyday steps from Carlsbad beach at 3001 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad. Open daily from 6:30am to 4pm. (760) 729-1023 www.dailynewscafe.com. Tip Top Meats Authentic German butcher shop and restaurant serving the best breakfasts, brunches, and lunch. Order off the menu. Excellent USDA steaks, thick cut bacon and handmade sausage. 6118 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad 92011 www.tiptopmeats.com. En Fuego Cantina and Grill Late brunch with festive patio dining. 1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. (858) 792-6551 www.EnFuegoCantina.com. The Crossings at Carlsbad – Canyons Restaurant Ocean view. Buffet-style with carving station and build your own omelets. 10-2pm. 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad 92008 (760) 444-1800 www. thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com Le Papagayo Saturday and Sunday scrambles and omelettes to acai bowls and fresh squeezed OJ. 1002 N Coast Hwy, Leucadia 92024 www.lepapagayo.com Oceanside Broiler Buffet-style Brunch 10am – 2pm. 1325 N. Harbor Drive, Oceanside (760) 722-3474 Luxe Buffet Buffet-style Sushi, Korean BBQ, Seafood. 2515 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92008 (760) 729-3888 Old California Mining Company Brunch 10am to 2pm with $2 mimosas. 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd., #118, San Marcos, 92078 (760) 761-4900 Jake’s Del Mar Order off the menu. Champagne $5. Ocean view. 1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar 92014 (760) 755-2002 Casa de Bandini Fiesta Buffet Menu- fresh salsa bar and hot tortillas. 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad 92009 (760) 634-3443 Pacifica Del Mar Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Order off the menu. Ocean view. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014 (858792-0476 www.pacificadelmar.com
SBICCA Sunday Brunch. Order off the menu. Ocean view. 215 Fifteenth St, Del Mar 92014 (858) 481-1001 The Broken Yolk Café San Marcos , La Costa, Oceanside, and Del Mar. www. thebrokenyolkcafe.com Chart House Order off the menu. Ocean view. 2588 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff. (760) 436-4044 Park Hyatt Resort Aviara – California Bistro Breakfast Buffet and Bloody Mary Brunch 11:30-2pm. 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad 92011 (760) 448-1234 Fairmont Grand Del Mar–Amaya Restaurant Sat and Sun brunch a la carte. 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar (858) 314-2030 Vigilucci’s Seafood & Steakhouse Sunday Brunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 3800 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad 92008 (760) 434-2580 Brigantine Sunday Brunch off the menu. 3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014 (858) 481-1166 Del Mar Hilton – Coastal Kitchen Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Brunch menu served. $12 Bottomless Mimosas (with purchase of entrée) and $7 Across the Board Bloody Mary. Daily specials 2-7pm. 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar (858) 764-6057 www.sandiegodelmar.hilton.com
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CARLSBAD, 92009, 7607 Romeria St. just off of La Costa Avenue. Every year, there are more and more lights and decorations. Nice rock waterfall in the front yard and front bay window scene of Ski Slope and skiers. LA COSTA, 92009, Circulo Sequoia Street in La Costa Oaks neighborhood. Many well-lit homes in this neighborhood near La Costa Canyon High School. LA COSTA, 92009, Corintia and Unicornio. Drive around the neighborhood, especially toward the top of the hill where streets have awesome home light displays. ENCINITAS, 92024, Coast Hwy 101 at the Self Realization Fellowship Center (SRF) Overlooking Swamis Beach, the unique building structure is a beautiful sight to see all lit up. OLIVENHAIN, 92024, Just off Rancho Santa Fe Road at 11th and Marisa. Many beautifully lit large homes. Tastefully decorated with lots of lights. One of the houses sometimes has a hot chocolate stand. Kids earned over $300 in one night with just “donations.” SAN MARCOS, 92069, 1639 Knob Hill. Off Nordahl Road between Tam O’ Shanter Drive and Augusta Drive. 23rd year of decorating. 90,000+ lights plus Carnival, North Pole, and Santa’s Wild Animal Park themes. Nov. 24-Dec. 30, 5-9pm. See Santa from 6:30-8pm on Dec. 10-23. www.christmasonknobhill.com SAN MARCOS 92078, Custard and Bloomfield Ave. This is a condo gated community so may be difficult to get in, but worth a try. Homes are festively decorated and lit. VISTA, 92083, 1120 Highland Dr., Vista (Lifeway Church, off Melrose between Olive and Los Angeles). Free Living Nativity event for the whole family. Dec. 5 and 6, 6-8pm; Sun, Dec. 7, 3-5pm OCEANSIDE, 92057, 3648 Esplanade St., Oceanside, Christmas at Ivey Glenn Community. Holiday lights synchronized to 89.9 FM. OCEANSIDE, 92056, 2329 Snead Dr., Oceanside. Animated Santa and Nativity Scene. Santa arrives by hot air balloon, nativity scene, animated elves, Santa village light display. Christmas scene in the garage. OCEANSIDE, 92056, 1615 Quiet Hills Dr., Oceanside. Christmas on Quiet Hills. Lights synchronized to songs on 87.9FM. CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128 Fairway Village, west side of Stoney Gate Place. 85+ homes decorated. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 5:30-10:30pm. Neighborhood Block Party on Dec. 17, with food, entertainment, Santa, musicians, carolers and more, from 6-10pm. POWAY, 92064, 12631 Stoutwood St.. Off Twin Peaks Road and Deerwood Street. Nicknamed “The Griswolds.” Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 5:30-10pm weekdays, 11pm weekends. Hickory Court/Hickory Street, 12659 Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. All off Twin Peaks Road and Silverset Street. Named “Candy Cane Courts.” Entire cul-de-sacs are lit up. Dec. 10-24, 6-9pm. RANCHO PENASQUITOS, 92129, On Oviedo Street off Black Mountain Road. “Christmas Card Lane.” Lighted Christmas cards in front of every home. Also enter off Twin Trails Drive, Carmel Mountain Road, (southwest corner of the area), Ellingham Street, Renato Street, Oviedo Street, Twin Trails Drive, Barrymore Street, Rotherham Avenue, Talca Avenue, Talca Court, Allenbrook Way, Davenport Avenue, Amber Sky Lane. Dec. 11-31, dusk-10pm.
FALLBROOK Reche Road just West of Green Canyon. Over 100,000 lights that are choreographed to music. Snow machines add to the effect. Lights are on through New Years night, 6-9pm Tues-Sun, with display staying on longer the week of Christmas. Just enter U-turn driveway from the West and tune your car radio to 90.5FM. FALLBROOK Curtis Mueller’s spectacular Christmas light show featuring concert lighting effects, lasers, and fog. Visit www.brightchristmasshow.com for show schedule and address. CLAIREMONT, 92117, Lana Drive and Jamar. Off Mt. Abernathy Avenue and Circular Street. 40+ homes decorated. Dec. 10- 27. 4670 Norwalk Ave. Off Clairemont Mesa Boulevard/Moraga Avenue. Dec. 11-Jan. 1, 7-10pm Mon-Fri, 7-11pm weekends. LA MESA, Bob’s Christmas Wonderland, 7171 Cornell. Bob’s Christmas Wonderland in La Mesa is a single residence with the heart of an entire neighborhood. Visitors are welcomed with artisan detailed decorations including trains, many automated, moving pieces as well as a miniature drive-in theater playing “Disney’s Magical Christmas.” Hot chocolate, apple cider and fresh popcorn are available. ALLIED GARDENS, 92120, 7048 Hillsboro St. Off Waring and Princess View. Dec. 10-24, dusk-10pm. CHULA VISTA, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915, Whitney Street/Mankato. Circle between First and Second Avenue. off H Street and 1st Avenue. “Christmas Circle.” 55+ homes decorated. Dec. 10-26, 5-10pm. EAST SAN DIEGO, 92113, 1523 48th St. Off Federal Boulevard and 48th Street. Dec. 4-24, 5-10pm. 4641 Craigie St. Off Highway 94 and 47th. Nicely decorated home. Dec. 10-24, dusk-10pm. EL CAJON, 92021, Jingle Bell Hill (also known as Pepper Drive Lights). Solomon Avenue/Pegeen Place and surrounding area. Off 67 and Bradley. “Celebrating the Reason” theme. Dec. 9-26, MonTh 6-9pm, Fri-Sun 6-10pm. 11456 Pegeen Pl. Nightmare Before Christmas theme, complete with Jack, Sally, Zero, the Mayor and Oogie Boogie. Dec. 5-26, Mon-Th 6-9pm, Fri-Sun 6-10pm. LOMITA, 92114 (near Lemon Grove), 689 Meadowbrook Dr. Off Jamacha Road. South of Lemon Grove. Many lights on home. Dec. 8-Jan. 1, dusk-10pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus may be out to greet the week of Dec. 17-23. OCEAN BEACH, 4729 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach. The Olson family’s gift to the community, their home’s lights are synchronized to music (FM 89.7) and operate Mon-Th and Sun from 6 to 10pm, and Fri-Sat from 6-11pm. SAN CARLOS, 92119, 6296 Lake Arrowhead Dr. Between Dallas and Lake Murray. Lights, Santa Clause, animated window scenes. Dec. 5-27, dusk-10pm. SAN CARLOS, 92119, Block of 7900 and 8000 Hillandale Dr. Off Mission Gorge and Deerfield. Many lights, plus tree on top of home. Dec. 1-31, 5-9pm. SANTEE, 92071, Sunburst Santee. Tomel Court, off Magnolia. Many homes, Starlight Circle. Dec. 17-26, 7-10pm. SANTEE, 92071, 9835 Pebble Beach Dr. Displays on house and yard set up to music. Dec. 1-31, dusk-10pm.
SERRA MESA/MISSION VILLAGE, 92123, 2621 Raymell Dr. Yard decorated like Christmas Town from A Nightmare Before Christmas. Dec. 10-30, dusk-10pm. TIERRASANTA, 92124, 5306 Belardo Dr. Off Via Valarta and Via Playa De Cortes. 95,000 lights, including many homemade decorations, all sequenced and animated to music. Tune radio to 89.7 FM to hear the lights dance. Dec. 1-26, 5:30-10pm. www.belardolights.com. 11626 Papagallo Ct. Off Colina Dorado or Calle De Vida. Thomas the Tank Engine theme. Dec. 3-30, 6-10pm. 10927 Baroque Ln. A North Pole themed Christmas featuring a 20-ft. lighted Santa and a Christmas Village. Dec. 9-28, 6-9:30pm. OTHER FUN CHRISTMAS PLACES AND EXTREME LIGHT SIGHTINGS LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days has real snow falling! Nightly tree lighting at 5 pm Dec. 1–Dec. 31 Nightly firework Dec. 26-31. 760-918-5346. www.legoland.com SAN DIEGO Gaslamp for the Holidays. Downtown San Diego. Trees of the Gaslamp will be illuminated from Dec. 1 to Jan. 2, 5 pm-midnight. www.gaslamp.org Balboa Park December Nights Dec 7-8. San Diego Premier Festival with vendors and entertainment. Various museums open, parade, holiday lights, music and food vendors. www. balboapark.org. Hotel Del Coronado 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. Tree in the lobby is beautifully decorated plus 100,000 lights illuminate the resort from Dec. 1 to Jan. 5. 619-522-8490, www.hoteldel.com Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Over 100 vessels. Begins on Quivira Basin. Dec. 8, starts at 6 pm and ends with fireworks at 9 pm. 858-488-0501, www. missionbayparadeoflights.org Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights Boats decorated in holiday lights circle Oceanside Harbor. Sponsored by the Oceanside Yacht Club. Dec. 12, 6pm. 760-722-5751. San Diego Bay Boat Parade of Lights 42nd Anniversary, Toy Parade theme Dec. 9 and December 16. Fireworks, 5:30 pm then parade til 9 pm. Starts off at Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing on Coronado. www.sdparadeoflights.org. San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights” 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas 100,000+ lights illuminating the plants and trees Dec. 1-30. Nutcracker exhibit, marshmallow roasting, live music, carriage rides, crafts, and Santa. 760-4363036. www.SDBGarden.org San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells Balboa Park. Dec. 14 to Jan. 6. Lighted animal figures, bell ringers, nightly tree-lighting ceremony, carolers, interactive animal shows. 619-231-1515 www.sandiegozoo.org SeaWorld Christmas Tree of Lights. And SnowWorld. The Skytower lights will sparkle after dark. Nightly at 6pm Weekends Dec 1- Jan 4, Daily. Call for information 619-231 1515 or visit www.seaworld.com
Kringle Mingle Holiday Celebration December 2, 1-5pm Cardiff-by-the-Sea welcomes the community to a free festive holiday celebration on December 2, from 1 to 5pm. Hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street, the event offers an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a classic Southern California winter afternoon while supporting local businesses.
Families can snap photos with Santa and dance to lively musical performances with kid favorites throughout the afternoon. There is also a children’s craft pavilion and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities to hunt for the perfect gift. Shoppers can warm up with a cup of savory soup, hot coffee, hot chocolate and scrumptious holiday cookies and treats. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs and bottles to fill up. The grand finale is the festive tree lighting ceremony at 5pm. The event
takes place in the North Courtyard of Cardiff Town Center, between Newcastle Avenue and San Elijo Avenue, along Chesterfield Drive, in Cardiff. Visit www. cardiff101.com
Christmas in the Valley at Bates Nut Farm December 7-8 Christmas in the Valley returns to Bates Nut Farm for its 8th holiday season on December 7 and 8. The event features live music, face painting, Snows Pony Rides and a petting zoo. There are free crafts provided by local clubs and churches, gingerbread house making, shopping with local crafters and vendors, and a special Polar Express Hayride to visit Santa.
Those who love to sing can even participate in a singing contest called “The Christmas Voice.” Food and hot chocolate are available for purchase during the festivities, and free Christmas beanies are given to children ages 11 and younger while supplies last. Christmas in the Valley runs from 3 to 8pm on December 7, and from 9am to 3pm, on December 8.
Bates Nut Farm is located at 15954 Woods Valley Rd., Valley Center. For more information, call (760) 749-3333 or visit www. batesnutfarm.biz.
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium December 31, Game Time is 4pm We’re Giving Away Tickets! What are you doing NYE Day? The SDCCU Holiday Bowl, San Diego’s sporting event, annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Last year, the Michigan State Spartans defeated the Washington State Cougars 42-17. Festivities kick off with a luncheon and marching band showcase in downtown San Diego on December 30. More than 1,000 guests are treated to an 11am lunch at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, complete with video team highlight presentations and team interviews. Guests have the opportunity to sit and interact with
the players and coaches of the participating schools. Marching bands and spirit squads also perform. On December 31 at 10am, the bayside streets of downtown San Diego come alive with the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade. Each year, over 100,000 street-side spectators and a nationwide TV audience enjoy magnificent floats, marching bands, drill teams and a procession of enormous balloons. The parade is accompanied by the 24th annual Soar Turbines 5K, which starts at 9:45am on the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash Street and finishes near Ruocco Park. Prior to the game, guests can enjoy food, beer, wine, interactive football skills challenges and performances by college bands and cheerleaders at the free Dexcom
Monster Jam Crushes! January 19 and 26, 7pm Monster Jam is an action-packed live event that dives into the world of motorsports at full force. The Monster Jam tour comes to Petco Park, on January 19 and 26, at 7pm, and features some of the most recognizable Monster Jam trucks, including Black Pearl, Black Stallion and El Toro Loco, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravitydefying feats. The Monster Jam trucks deliver more freestyle, more racing, more donuts, more wheelies and more action than ever before. In addition to world-class racing and freestyle competition action, die-hard fans can also enjoy Monster Jam Pit Party. The pre-show experience provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. Fans can
meet the drivers, get their autographs, take photos and see the trucks up close through this unique experience. The Pit Party Early Access Pass provides early entry into the Pit Party at 1:30pm, while the regular Pit Party pass offers access from 2:30 to 5:30pm. Monster Jam drivers depart from the party at 5pm. Petco Park is 100 Park Blvd., San Diego. Visit www. monsterjam.com.
27th Annual Red Nose Run December 9, 2pm This December, the community is invited for a fun and festive time while supporting local charities at The Red Nose Run. Even furry friends can join in the action at this holiday dog-friendly 3K and 5K run/walk on the beach in Del Mar. The run begins at 2pm, on December 9, at Poseidon Restaurant, but participants should check in at Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center from 12:30 to 1:45pm. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. Both the 3K and 5K courses loop back to finish at Poseidon Restaurant, where participants can enjoy a beach-front celebration complete with food, awards and live music by 91X. Since 1992, The Red Nose Run (TRNR) has been volunteer-organized by the Low and Slow Running Club of Del Mar, which consists of runners of various ages
and running abilities. It began as a fundraiser for budding charity, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, which provides free reconstructive surgery for disadvantaged youth with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease. It has since included the Semper Fi Fund as well, which provides financial grants and assistance to injured and critically ill members of the military and their families. In 27 years, The Red Nose Run has raised $327,000 for these charities. Parking is available in Del Mar Plaza, on the street or in a metered space. Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center is located at 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. For more information, visit www.therednoserun.com.
Carlsbad Marathon and Kid’s Marathon Mile Kid’s Marathon Mile at Legoland California Resort January 19 Children of all ages and athletic ability are invited to the annual Kid’s Marathon Mile at Legoland California Resort. The Kid’s Marathon Mile is a one-mile fun run, where runners can enjoy the sights and sounds of the theme park before it opens to the public. Participants can run, walk, skip, stroll, or even be pushed in a stroller or carried on a back as they race through the park and back out to the finish line. All registered participants (kids 12 and under) receive an event t-shirt, medal, free one-day Sea Life Hopper ticket and four 40% off coupons for adult one-day Sea Life Hopper tickets. A portion of each registration is donated directly to Merlin’s Magic Wand, which supports families of children facing a serious illness, disability or adversity. Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon, Surf Sun Run 5K and Double Down Challenge January 20 The Carlsbad Marathon features miles and miles of breath-
taking ocean views, course support stations and entertainment. Runners can choose from a variety of course options, including the 26.2-mile full marathon, 13.1-mile half marathon, 3.1-mile Surf Sun Run 5K and Double Down Challenge, which combines the half marathon and 5K. The marathon starts at 6:15am, followed by the Surf Sun Run 5K at 6:45am and the half marathon at 7:45am. The courses feature tours through Carlsbad Village, along oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway and past the picturesque landscape of Buena Vista Lagoon. The race weekend also includes a two-day expo and finish line festival. The Health and Lifestyle Expo takes place in a tent just steps from the start and finish lines at The Shoppes at Carlsbad on January 18 and 19. The Shoppes at Carlsbad 525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 692-2900 or visit www.carlsbadmarathon. com.
NYE Day Pregame Party and the VIP Tailgate Party, both beginning at 1:30pm. The game starts at 4pm. SDCCU Stadium 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego. For more information, call 619-283-5808 or visit www.holidaybowl.com. Enter to Win! Enter to win a pair of tickets to SDCCU Holiday Bowl. Just visit www.NorthCountySun.com and fill in the simple entry form. Only one entry per person/email address is permitted. Promoter is not responsible for any changes in schedule or inclement weather. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email.
Western Surfing Association Championship January 19-20 The Western Surfing Association (WSA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the sport of surfing through fun, family-oriented surf competitions. Established in 1961, it is the oldest amateur surfing association in the United States and the largest on the west coast. WSA is an official west coast member organization of USA Surfing. WSA competitions determine if competitors qualify for the USA Surfing Prime Championships and Team Trials. This year the WSA tour event takes place on January 19 and 20 at South Harbor Jetty in Oceanside. The event features surfers competing in a variety of categories, including men’s, women’s, boys’, girls’, seniors’, longboarding and adaptive surfing. For more info, visit www.surfwsa.org.
Natural Grass Driving Range and 18-Hole Par-3 Golf Course in Carlsbad Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course is an 18-Hole Par-3 Golf Course and Driving Range in Carlsbad. Tucked into the hills just north of the intersection of El Camino Real and College Blvd., Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course offers a unique experience with their challenging Par-3 golf course. It’s a great place to have fun, work on your short game, and finish a round of golf in under 3 hours. They offer a driving range that you can drive off of natural grass. The Driving Range, located on the north side of the golf course, is a perfect place to work on your golf swing. Rancho Carlsbad offers golf lessons, clinics, and PGA Junior Golf Camps. They also have footGolf! This is a new sport that combines the precision of golf with the energy and fun of soccer. The goal of footGolf is to get a soccer ball with the lowest possible number of kicks from marked tees into a hole. It’s played just like a normal golf game, except using a soccer ball and your foot, instead of traditional golf equipment. Stop in at the pro shop and 19th Hole Deli and have a beer or glass of wine with a sandwich, burger or hot dog. It’s a great place to finish your day at the golf course. Happy Hour is every day from 1-4pm and offers $15 (youcall-it) beer and a large bucket of balls. Clip their coupon from our Coupon pages and Buy 1 Round of Golf and get the 2nd Round ½ Off Anytime! Must present coupon. Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club is located at 5200 El Camino Real, Carlsbad CA 92010. Call (760) 438-1772 or visit www. ranchocarlsbadgolf.com
The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course With stunning panoramic ocean views, The Crossings at Carlsbad, opened in 2007, remains one of the priciest municipal golf courses ever built with a price tag over 70 million. Built on a hilly terrain with gorges and multiple bridge crossings, hence the name “Crossings,” this 18-hole championship municipal golf course and event facility offers visitors a magnificent setting in a relaxed California Coastal environment. The course’s five bridges—or crossings—were designed to meet existing environmental and topographic conditions. The Crossings at Carlsbad is nestled in the natu-
ral habitat and wildlife on more than 400 acres of Carlsbad’s coastal terrain. This is a challenging and very fun 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Greg Nash. The clubhouse is equipped with a starters desk, apparel and golf equipment boutique, and has an adjoining bar with HD TVs, outdoor patio with golf course and ocean views, and The Canyons restaurant. The Canyons offers a Sunday brunch with carving and serving stations, and a very lively happy hour, with excellent food specials, $5 well drinks, drafts, and wine, and happens
Monday–Friday from 3 to 6pm. Friday evenings enjoy live music from 5-7pm. Call (760) 444-1888 or visit www. thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com.
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2019 Farmers Insurance Open – PGA Golf Tour at Torrey Pines January 24-27 We’re Giving Away Tickets!
The Farmers Insurance Open returns to the picturesque Torrey Pines Golf Course from January 24 to 27 for four days of tournament play, attractions and special events. This is the 68th PGA Tour event held in San Diego. With defending champion Jason Day, the Farmers Insurance Open is sure to attract a world-class field. Other past champions include threetime winner Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and seventime champion Tiger Woods. Highlights of the event include merchandise tents and shops, a fan-friendly expo, the Michelob Ultra Zone and The Fringe, presented by Harrah’s Resort SoCal. Open to the public, the 30,000-square foot Michelob Ultra Zone features free samples of Michelob Ultra, plus premium food offerings not found anywhere else on the course. One of the most popular venues, The Fringe, offers artisan menu choices and a premium cash bar on the 15th green. There are also concessions at The ZTE Grove, which includes the
expanded Grey Goose 19th Hole and Flight Deck for optimum viewing and William Hill Estate Wine Lounge. Additional events take place during the week leading up to the tournament and after the tournament as well. January 23 is Women’s Day, from 11am to 3:30pm, at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Hosted by NBC 7 sports anchor MJ Acosta, the event features compelling speakers, leadership topics and personal and career development
mixed with meaningful networking opportunities. Avid golf fans also won’t want to miss the Harrah’s Resort SoCal Pro-am on January 21 and the Farmers Insurance Pro-am on January 23, where guests can spend quality time with the up-and-coming stars of the PGA Tour. When the tournament ends around 3:30pm on January 27, keep the fun going at the Post Party on the 15th green at The Fringe. There are a variety of ticket price points, from allinclusive to grounds tickets, to suit anyone’s budget. Torrey Pines Golf Course is located at 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla. For more tickets and information, visit www.farmersinsuranceopen.com. Enter to Win! Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Farmers Insurance Open. Just visit www.NorthCountySun.com and fill in the simple entry form. Only one entry per person/email address is permitted. Promoter is not responsible for any changes in schedule for this tour. Winners will be randomly select ed and notified by phone and email.
ICE SKATING AND SNOW IN AND AROUND SAN DIEGO (Please check websites for accuracy)
INDOOR ICE SKATING Ice-Plex: 555 N. Tulip, Escondido 92025 (760) 489-5550 www.iceplexescondido.com IceTown: 2283 Cosmos Court, Carlsbad 92011 (760) 893-8219 www. icetowncarlsbad.com UTC Ice Sports Center in UTC Plaza 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, SD 92122 (858) 452-9110 www.utcice.com SD Kroc Center: 6845 University Ave, San Diego CA 92115 www.sd.kroccenter.org San Diego Ice Arena: 11048 Ice Skate Place, San Diego, CA 92126 www.sdice.com
Viejas Outlet Center Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Viejas ice skating rink in Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. They serve hot cocoa, pizza, and popcorn. This rink is bigger than Rockefeller Center in New York City! Don’t forget about the awesome shopping you can do at the Outlet Center while the kids are ice skating! www.viejas.com Sycuan’s Fantasy on Ice: A Cool Way to Help Kids Sycuan and Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary have teamed up to present Fantasy on Ice through January 3 at Liberty Station. Every day, throughout the holidays, enjoy special holiday events and activities. www.libertystation.com Hotel del Coronado Skating by the Sea
OUTDOOR ICE SKATING AND SNOW FUN San Diego Botanic Garden Snow Days www.sdbgarden.org Skating at Poway Park www.poway.org Fantasy on Ice at Liberty Station www.libertystation.com Skating by the Sea – Hotel Del Coronado www.hoteldel.com Viejas Outlet Center across from Viejas Casino www.shopviejas.com Otay Ranch Ice Rink at Otay Ranch Town Center www.otayranchtowncenter.com SeaWorld – Snow hill and sled rides from Dec 17, www.seaworldsandiego.com Holiday by the Bay Ice Adventure Park at Hilton San Diego Bayfront www.hiltonholidaybythebay.com Poway Community Park–Snow Hill and Winterfest Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before at Poway Community Park on January 11-12. Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down snow hill; smell roasted marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores and experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink. www.poway.org Holiday By The Bay’s Ice Adventure Park Hilton San Diego Bayfront unveils a newly reimagined Holiday by the Bay on select nights through January 5. This year, Holiday by the Bay transforms Bayfront Park into the ultimate holiday destination and ice adventure park. Tickets and info visit www.hiltonholidaybythebay.com
Hotel Del is Celebrating the 13th year of Skating by the Sea. Skating by the Sea is a unique Southern California experience with an outdoor ice skating rink overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn is transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego. www.hoteldel.com WinterFest – Orange County Fair and Event Center December 16-January 1 California’s largest winter experience! Giant wonderland has a full outdoor ice rink, 130-foot six-lane Snowflake Summit ice slide, new play park with real snow, photos on the world’s largest rocking horse, strolling carolers, visits in the cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Festival of Lights walk-through light show with more than two million sparkling lights.
San Diego is a paradise with perfect year-round weather, but when it rains, there is magic that happens in the mountain areas of San Diego’s East County. Cuyamaca Peak/Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (52 mi northeast of SD) www.parks.ca.gov Julian (60 mi northeast of SD) www.julianca.com
Palomar Mountain State Park (77 mi northeast of SD) www.palomarsp.org Laguna Mountain/ Sunrise Highway (55 mi east of SD) www.lagunamountain. com Pine Creek Wilderness (68 miles east of SD) www.fs.usda.gov
Just a little northeast from San Diego, in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties, you will find more snow for tubing, sledding, and skiing at Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear (Snow Valley, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, Rim Nordic, and Snow Resort Weather), Running Springs, Idyllwild, Mount San Jacinto State Park (via Palm Springs Aerial Tramway), Mt. Baldy, Mountain High/Wrightwood and Frazier Park/Mt. Pinos. Of course, even more north you’ll find slopes at Mammoth Mountain, June Lake, and Lake Tahoe.
Santa’s Village in Skyforest –reopen after 20 years! San Bernardino Mtns. www.skyparkssantasvillage.com Snow Valley Mountain Resort Snow Play Area – Running Springs www.snow-valley.com Snow Drift Tubing Park – Running Springs www.snowdrift.net Big Bear Snow Play www.bigbearsnowplay.com Big Bear – Snow Summit www.bigbearmountainresort.com Mammoth Mountain www.mammothmountain.com June Mountain www.junemountain.com Lake Tahoe www.squawalpine.com
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CSU San Marcos Women’s Basketball
CSU San Marcos Men’s Basketball
San Diego State Aztecs Men’s Basketball
1/10 @ Stanislaus State University, 12/1 vs. UC San Diego, 1pm 5:30pm 12/8 vs. San Francisco State 1/19 @ UC San Diego, 5:30pm University, 1pm 12/19 vs. Cal Poly Pomona, 5:30pm 1/24 @ Humboldt State University, 5:30pm 12/29 @ CSU Los Angeles, 1pm 12/31 @ CSU Dominguez Hills, 1pm 1/26 @ Chico State University, 5:30pm 2/2 vs. Stanislaus State University, 1/3 vs. Sonoma State University, 1pm 5:30pm 1/5 vs. Chico State University, 1pm 2/7 CSU San Bernardino, 7:30pm Home games take place at The Sports Center, which is located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos. For more information, visit www.csusmcougars.com.
7:30pm 12/1 vs. UC San Diego, 3pm 1/19 @ UC San Diego, 7:30pm 12/5 @ CSU Northridge, 7pm 1/24 @ Humboldt State University, 12/8 vs. San Francisco State 7:30pm University, 3pm 1/26 @ Chico State University, 12/29 @ CSU Los Angeles, 3pm 7:30pm 12/31 @ CSU Dominguez Hills, 3pm 2/2 vs. Stanislaus State University, 1/3 vs. Sonoma State University, 3pm 7:30pm 1/5 vs. Chico State University, 3pm 2/7 @ CSU San Bernardino, 7:30pm 1/10 @ Stanislaus State University, Home games take place at The Sports Center, which is located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos. For more information, visit www.csusmcougars.com.
12/1 @ Illinois State University, 12pm 1/12 @ U.S. Air Force Academy, 1pm 1/15 vs. University of New Mexico, 12/5 vs. UC San Diego, 7pm 8pm 12/8 @ UC Berkeley, 7:30pm 1/22 @ Fresno State University, 12/12 vs. CSU Dominguez Hills, 8pm 7pm 1/26 vs. University of Nevada–Las 12/22 vs. Brigham Young Vegas, 5pm University, 4pm 1/30 vs. U.S. Air Force Academy, 12/29 vs. Brown University at 7pm Viejas Arena, 5pm 2/2 @ San Jose State University, 1/1 vs. CSU Northridge, 12pm TBA 1/5 @ Boise State University, 7pm 2/5 @ University of New Mexico, 1/8 vs. University of Wyoming, 8pm 7pm Home games take place at Viejas Arena, which is located at 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego. For more information, visit www.goaztecs.com.
San Diego Gulls–Hockey 12/3 @ San Jose Barracudas, 7pm 1/6 @ Ontario 12/5 vs. Tucson Roadrunners, 7pm Reign, 3pm 12/5 vs. Tucson Roadrunners, 7pm 1/9 @ Stockton Heat, 7pm 12/7 @ Colorado Eagles, 6:05pm 12/8 @ Colorado Eagles, 6:05pm 1/12 @ Milwaukee Admirals, 5pm 12/14 @ Bakersfield Condors, 7pm 1/14 @ Iowa Wild, 5pm 12/15 vs. San Jose Barracudas, 7pm 1/16 vs. Texas Stars, 7pm 12/19 vs. San Jose Barracudas, 7pm 1/19 vs. Bakersfield Condors, 7pm 1/21 @ Ontario Reign, 3pm 12/21 vs. Ontario Reign, 7pm 1/25 @ San Antonio Rampage, 12/22 @ Ontario Reign, 3pm 12/27 vs. Bakersfield Condors, 7pm 5:30pm 12/29 @ Bakersfield Condors, 7pm 1/26 @ Texas Stars, 5pm 12/30 @ San Jose Barracudas, 5pm 2/1 vs. Ontario Reign, 7pm 1/2 @ Bakersfield Condors, 6:30pm 2/2 vs. Iowa Wild, 7pm 1/4 vs. San Jose Barracudas, 7pm 2/6 vs. Ontario Reign, 7pm Valley View Casino Center 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. For more information, visit www.sandiegogulls.com.
San Diego Sockers– Indoor Soccer 1/5 vs. Ontario 12/16 vs. Rio Grande, 5:05pm Fury, 7:05pm (Home Opener) 1/11 vs. Ontario Fury, 7:35pm 12/20 @ Ontario Fury, 7pm 1/13 vs. El Paso Coyotes, 5:05pm 12/22 vs. Tacoma Stars, 7:05pm 12/26 @ Dallas Sidekicks, 5:30pm 1/18 @ Tacoma Stars, 7:35pm 1/28 @ Monterrey Flash, 6:35pm 1/20 vs. Turlock Express, 5:05pm 1/4 @ Turlock Express, 7:05pm 2/7 @ Ontario Fury, 7pm Valley View Casino Center 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. For more information, visit www.sdsockers.com.
UC San Diego Men’s Basketball 1/5 @ CSU 12/1 @ CSU San Marcos, 3pm Dominguez Hills, 12/6 vs. San Francisco State 3pm University, 7:30pm 1/12 @ Stanislaus 12/16 @ Hawaii Pacific University, State University, 7:30pm 11pm 1/19 vs. CSU San Marcos, 7:30pm 12/16-18 Hoops in Hawaii Holiday 1/24 @ Chico State University, 7:30pm Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii 12/29 vs. Humboldt State University, 1/26 @ Humboldt State University, 7:30pm 7:30pm 1/31 vs. Stanislaus State University, 12/31 vs. Sonoma State University, 7:30pm 4pm 2/7 @ Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30pm 1/3 @ CSU Los Angeles, 7:30pm RIMAC Arena 9730 Hopkins Dr., La Jolla. For more information, visit www.ucsdtritons.com.
UC San Diego Women’s Basketball 1/12 @ Stanislaus 12/1 @ CSU San Marcos, 1pm State University, 12/6 vs. San Francisco State 5:30pm University, 5:30pm 1/19 vs. CSU San 12/19 vs. CSU San Bernardino, Marcos, 5:30pm 5:30pm 12/29 vs. Humboldt State University, 1/24 @ Chico State University, 5:30pm 1/26 @ Humboldt State University, 5:30pm 5:30pm 12/31 vs. Sonoma State University, 1/31 vs. Stanislaus State University, 2pm 5:30pm 1/3 @ CSU Los Angeles, 5:30pm 2/7 @ Cal Poly Pomona, 5:30pm 1/5 @ CSU Dominguez Hills, 1pm RIMAC Arena 9730 Hopkins Dr., La Jolla. For more information, visit www.ucsdtritons.com.
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
1/6 vs. 12/2 @ Dallas Mavericks, Orlando 4pm 12/3 @ New Orleans Pelicans, Magic, 12:30pm 1/8 vs. Charlotte Hornets, 5pm 7:30pm 12/5 @ Memphis Grizzlies, 1/10 @ Denver Nuggets, 6pm 5pm 12/8 vs. Miami Heat, 7:30pm 1/12 vs. Detroit Pistons, 12:30pm 12/10 @ Phoenix Suns, 6pm 1/14 vs. New Orleans 12/11 vs. Toronto Raptors, Pelicans, 7:30pm 7:30pm 12/13 @ San Antonio Spurs, 1/16 vs. Utah Jazz, 7:30pm 1/18 vs. Golden State 5:30pm Warriors, 7:30pm 12/15 @ Oklahoma City 1/20 @ San Antonio Spurs, Thunder, 6pm 4pm 12/17 vs. Portland 1/22 @ Dallas Mavericks, Trailblazers, 7:30pm 5:30pm 12/20 vs. Dallas Mavericks, 1/23 @ Miami Heat, 4:30pm 7:30pm 1/25 @ Chicago Bulls, 5pm 12/22 vs. Denver Nuggets, 1/27 vs. Sacramento Kings, 2pm 12:30pm 12/23 @ Golden State 1/28 vs. Atlanta Hawks, Warriors, 5:30pm 7:30pm 12/26 vs. Sacramento Kings, 1/31vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30pm 7:30pm 12/28 @ Los Angeles Lakers, 2/2 @ Detroit Pistons, 2pm 7:30pm. 12/29 vs. San Antonio Spurs, 2/3 @ Toronto Raptors, 12pm 2/5 @ Charlotte Hornets, 7:30pm 4pm 1/1 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 2/7 @ Indiana Pacers, 4pm 7:30pm 1/4 @ Phoenix Suns, 6pm Home games take place at Staples Center, which is located at 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.nba.com/clippers.
1/4 vs. 12/2 vs. Phoenix Suns, New 12:30pm York Knicks, 7:30pm 12/5 vs. San Antonio Spurs, 1/6 @ Minnesota 7:30pm Timberwolves, 12:30pm 12/7 @ San Antonio Spurs, 1/7 @ Dallas Mavericks, 5:30pm 5:30pm 12/8 @ Memphis Grizzlies, 1/9 vs. Detroit Pistons, 5pm 7:30pm 12/10 vs. Miami Heat, 7:30pm 1/11 @ Utah Jazz, 7pm 12/13 @ Houston Rockets, 1/13 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 5pm 6:30pm 12/15 @ Charlotte Hornets, 1/15 vs. Chicago Bulls, 7:30pm 4pm 12/16 @ Washington Wizards, 1/17 @ Oklahoma City Thunder, 6:30pm 3pm 1/19 @ Houston Rockets, 12/18 @ Brooklyn Nets, 5:30pm 4:30pm 1/21 vs. Golden State 12/21 vs. New Orleans Warriors, 7:30pm Pelicans, 7:30pm 12/23 vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 1/24 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 7:30pm 6:30pm 1/27 vs. Phoenix Suns, 6:30pm 12/25 @ Golden State 1/29 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Warriors, 5pm 7:30pm 12/27 @ Sacramento Kings, 1/31 @ Los Angeles Clippers, 7pm 7:30pm 12/28 vs. Los Angeles 2/2 @ Golden State Warriors, Clippers, 7:30pm 5:30pm 12/30 vs. Sacramento Kings, 2/5 @ Indiana Pacers, 4pm 6:30pm 2/7 @ Boston Celtics, 5pm 1/2 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 7:30pm Home games take place at Staples Center, which is located at 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.nba.com.
San Diego State Aztecs Women’s Basketball 6pm 12/2 vs. University of Arizona, 1pm 1/23 vs. CSU Fresno, 6:30pm 12/7 @ UC Irvine, 7pm 1/26 @ University of Nevada–Las 12/9 @ CSU Northridge, 4pm Vegas, 3pm 12/21 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 1pm 1/5 vs. Boise State University, 1pm 1/30 @ U.S. Air Force Academy, 6pm 1/9 @ University of Wyoming, 5:30pm 2/2 vs. San Jose State University, 1pm 1/12 vs. U.S. Air Force Academy, 1pm 2/6 vs. University of New Mexico, 11am 1/16 @ University of New Mexico, Home games take place at Viejas Arena, which is located at 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego. For more information, visit www.goaztecs.com.
Los Angeles Rams 12/2 @ Detroit Lions, 10am 12/9 @ Chicago Bears, 10am 12/16 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 5:20pm 12/23 @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm 12/30 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1:25pm Home games take place at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is located at 3911 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.therams.com.
Los Angeles Chargers 12/2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 10am 12/9 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:05pm 12/13 @ Kansas City Chiefs, 5:20pm 12/22 vs. Baltimore Ravens, 5:20pm 12/30 @ Denver Broncos, 1:35pm Home games take place at StubHub Center, which is located at 18400 South Avalon Blvd., Carson. For tickets or more information, visit www.chargers.com.
NFL PLAYOFFS & CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES 1/5-6 NFL Wild Card Playoffs 1/12-13 NFL Divisional Playoffs 1/20 NFC Championship Game, 12:05pm 1/20 AFC Championship Game, 3:40pm 1/27 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., 12pm 2/3 NFL Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. (TBA) For more information, visit www.nfl.com
GOLF–PGA TOUR 1/3-6 Sentry Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii 1/10-13 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii 1/17-20 CareerBuilder Challenge at Stadium Course in La Quinta, Calif. 1/24-27 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course 1/31-2/3 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. 2/7-10 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. The Farmers Insurance Open takes place at Torrey Pines Golf Course 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd., San Diego. For more information, visit www.pgatour.com.
Looking for a New Career? CSUSM Offers Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language Certificate In December 2015, Scott Havenor was laid off from a 26-year career in the software business. Looking to start a AMERICAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE INSTITUTE new chapter, he learned N O R T H C O U N T Y S A N D I E G O about the Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) certificate at CSUSM. Havenor completed the program in May 2017 and immediately saw the value of his new certificate. He connected with a school in Ukraine that teaches American English to local corporations so they can integrate into the globalized economy. The job application required a TESL/TEFL certificate and the interview included preparing a sample lesson, so Havenor selected a lesson he had created as part of the certificate program. He received a swift offer and six
weeks after earning his TESL/TEFL certificate, Havenor was heading to Dnipro, Ukraine, for a four-month teaching assignment. “I was thinking I was really retired,” he says. “This program has validated my professional life since being laid off and has given me a sense of contentment that I was missing. It was the bridge that has enabled this new life I am now going to have.” Designed for those with minimal or no English language teaching experience who are interested in teaching English abroad (EFL) or in the U.S. (ESL), this 120-hour certificate focuses on best practices in methods, materials and techniques used to teach English as a second/foreign language. The program provides professional development and employment guidance with a strong emphasis on hands-on training and practice with English-language learners in a university setting. Sessions are taught by
master teachers with extensive experience in TESL/TEFL, teacher training, and curriculum development. Participants receive ample opportunities for developing effective lesson plans and syllabi, practicing classroom management strategies, peer-teaching, and classroom facilitation. The 6-week summer course runs Monday through Friday on the CSUSM campus for a total of 20 hours per week, and the 15-week spring course is offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 8 hours per week. For more information, visit www.csusm.edu/alci or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 750-3200.
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Ice-Plex offers Public Ice Skating, Winter Wonderland, and More Win Tickets to Winter Wonderland! Ice-Plex, located in Escondido, offers so much this holiday season and throughout the year. The only facility in San Diego that offers two large ice rinks, the public is invited to enjoy a fun public skating session year-round or during the holidays, at a wonderful Winter Wonderland with holiday decorations, festive lights, pine trees and holiday music. Skate as long as your heart desires from 10am-10pm almost everyday. It’s only $10 and includes skate rental! For specific times and hours please visit www.iceplexescondido. com. During the month of January, mention you saw this article in the North County Sun—Local’s Guide, and get two public skate admissions for the price of one! Throughout the year, Ice-Plex offers a Skate School with a variety of skating lessons for all ages and abil-
ity levels. Their classes are held weekly and are 30 minutes long. Students receive 3 free public session passes to use during the week the skater is registered. Ice Hockey is offered all year for youth and adult hockey players, in addition to open pickup hockey and stick time. Broomball is a lot of fun even if you can’t skate. Broomball is a game played on the ice, but in your sneakers. Broomball is great group entertainment and individual exercise that’s played on the ice with rules and strategies similar to hockey. Throw a unique Birthday Party at Ice-Plex! Ice-Plex takes care of all your party needs from start to finish. From the on ice lessons, public skating fun, and private birthday party room. They also supply the pizza and cake!
Looking to get in shape for 2019? Their Fitness and Aquatics Center is a full service health club with an array of classes and amenities available to members. They have a fully equipped gym, indoor heated 25-meter lap pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna. Ice-Plex is located at 555 N. Tulip St., Escondido 92025. Call (760) 489-5550 or visit www.iceplexescondido.com. Win Tickets to Winter Wonderland Public Skating Sessions! Enter to win tickets to Winter Wonderland at IcePlex—Public Ice Skating Sessions! To enter, visit www. NorthCountySun.com and fill in the simple entry form. Only one entry per person/email address is permitted. Winter Wonderland takes place on various days in December and the first week in January. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Ice-Plex is located at 555 N. Tulip St., Escondido 92025.
San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show January 24-27
The San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show returns to the San Diego shore with new marine products and services, boating seminars, FREE boat rides, libations and all the familiar brands that boaters love. Hosted at the Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island, this annual tradition features land and in-water displays for boaters of every age. This year, the show expands with additional floating docks to moor several larger vessels. Visitors can peruse new and precruised sailboats and motor yachts on the water, or chow down on food and drink from local restaurants while brows-
ing for the latest nautical products and services from dozens of vendors. The Sunroad Marina Boat Show also gives serious boat buyers a convenient side-by-side comparison. A variety of seminars take place in the pavilion throughout the weekend. Past seminars have included the Mexican Tourism Board regarding entry requirements and marinas, destination boating, electric (green) propulsion, engine maintenance and downwind sailing, among other topics. Attendees coming to this year’s show can also explore the scenic beauty of Harbor Island, as well as fine dining in the area. Show hours are: From noon to 6pm on January 24 and 25, and from 10am to 6pm on 26 and 27. Regular tickets can be purchased on site. Entrance fee is $15 for adults; children 12 and under are free. A special offer of free admission is extended to military, EMT, police and fire personnel who show their ID on January 24 or 25. Sunroad Resort Marina is located downtown at 955 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego. For more information call (619) 497-5254 or visit www.bigbayboatshow.com.
Maritime Museum of San Diego Holiday Events Include Spectacular NYE Party! BOARDED! Popular Live Pirate Performance Staged on State Tall Ship Californian December 29, Saturday Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, announces the return performance of Boarded! this holiday season. This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the Kings Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Tickets to the performance Boarded!, staged aboard the Californian, the official tall ship of the State of California, are $30 for adults, $20 for children 3-12. Purchase tickets at www.sdmaritime.org or at the Museum ticket booth, Star of India information tent, or Gift Shop located at Star of India Wharf, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, 92101. TIM FLANNERY & FRIENDS On the Waterfront Aboard Star of India December 15, Saturday Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the return of Tim Flannery and Friends performing a colorful blend of folk, country and traditional music and storytelling. “Flan” has spent more than thirty years in the Major Leagues. He’s currently baseball analyst for the MLB Network and NBC Bay Area Sports. He has consistently toured and played shows in support of his original music. The music now also serves another purpose: every cent from CD sales, merchandise, and ticket sales benefits his nonprofit, the Love Harder Project, for anti-bullying and anti-violence programs across the country. With a voice as smooth as Kentucky bourbon and a heart worn on both sleeves, Flan’s performances ebb and flow with brilliant melodies and soaring harmonies. Doors open at 7:30. Show is 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are $49 for adults 21 and older. VIP tickets are $85 with guests’ entrance at 6:30pm, and include heavy appetizers, two complimentary drinks, and early entry for seat selection. Visit www.sdmaritime.org/publicevents for tickets, or call 619-234-9153 ext. 106. BLACK AND GOLD NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY On the historic steam ferryboat Berkeley December 31, 9pm – 1am Maritime Museum of San Diego invites guests to bring in the new year at the spectacular Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Party. The event center deck of the historic steam ferryboat Berkeley, overlooking San Diego Bay, is transformed into a glamorous lounge 9pm to 1am. Tickets include music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, full bar, appetizers, photo booth, generous dessert buffet, dancing, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop and party favors including hats, noisemakers, and beads to help ring in the New Year. Tickets are $50 and up and private “VIP booths” designed for groups of 6 or more. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged at www.sdmaritime.org or by phone at (619) 234-9153 ext. 106. PARADE OF LIGHTS DINNER Hosted By Maritime Museum of San Diego December 9 and December 16 Maritime Museum of San Diego will again host their Parade of Lights Dinner on December 9 and 16. Explore dockside the entire collection of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine with just one admission ticket. Maritime Museum is the best place on the waterfront to view the Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay from the Museum’s historic 1898 steam ferry boat Berkeley. Brightly decorated boats this year dawn a new theme “A Tropical Island Christmas” as they pass by the Museum. The buffet and no-host bar is from 5pm – 8pm. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for children ages 3-12 and available at www.sdmaritime.org or by calling (619) 234-9153 ext. 106. Children under 3 are free. Tickets to the buffet and parade include Museum general admission. After 6pm, Museum guests who only want to watch the parade can purchase tickets for $10. Visitors are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program. The Museum is open daily at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101.
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