Top Things to Do in San Diego – January 27 – February 1, 2015

Escape the cold weather and warm yourself up in San Diego by enjoying the great outdoors, amazing beaches and these top things to do:

Dine Out Escondido!

Dine Out Escondido! - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Savor California cuisine as well as French, Italian, Salvadorian, Mexican and more!

Whether you”re looking for craft brewery foodie pairings, local farm-to-table delights, chef-owned culinary experiences, international flavors, wine pairings on a patio or with a view, high tea or home cooking…Escondido”s fantastic restaurants have something for everyone”s palate and nutritional preference!

When: Through January 31, 2015
> Find out more about Dine Out Escondido!

THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel

THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel

A New Immersive Experience from the Creator of ACCOMPLICE

A world-premiere, immersive theatre piece which takes audiences on a participatory journey through the extraordinary rooms and spaces of this expansive, 1940s-era landmark. They are introduced to Ben, who, under mysterious circumstances, lived his entire life at the hotel. Having found an unlikely mentor in a traveling con-man who was a frequent guest at the hotel, Ben”s last wish is to enlist the audience”s help to execute one final, giant swindle.

Where: The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows – 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
When: January 27 – February 22, 2015
Cost: $35-$45
> Find out more about THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel

The Wailers

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Now well into their fifth decade, The Wailers truly are living legends who embody the nobility, conviction and progressiveness of Bob Marley and his music. Their journey is far from over as the world awaits The Wailers” next move in their “One Love” revolution. “Our music is the magic,” says Fams “the oxygen of the people. It”s the message of roots, culture and reality, meant to spread peace and love to all.”

Where: Belly Up Tavern – 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach, CA 92075
When: January 27, 2015
Time: Doors open at 8:00 PM
Cost: $27-$48
> Find out more about The Wailers

San Diego Black Film Festival

San Diego Black Film Festival

Several films from previous years have gone on to win additional awards at other film festivals. More importantly, seven films that premiered at the San Diego Black Film Festival are either in negations or have already wrapped up distribution deals including the films “Locked in a Room,” now with Echo Bridge Entertainment, and our Best Comedy winner “The Donut Shop,” now with Viva Films. Good things await our 2015 filmmakers as well.

When: January 29 – February 1, 2015
> Find out more about the San Diego Black Film Festival

Innovation – Collage 2015

Innovation - Collage 2015

Collage 2015 features various dance styles such as tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern and musical theater.

Collage 2015 features various dance styles such as tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern and musical theater including guest choreography by Maud Arnold of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame and local dance legend Donna Flournoy. Along with breathtaking costumes, imaginative set pieces and gorgeous theatrical lighting, our professionally trained dancers deliver a show that is certain to impress.
Where: Casa del Prado Theatre – 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 30 – February 15, 2015
Cost: $5-$15
> Find out more about Innovation – Collage 2015

The Von Trapps and Spreckels Organ Concert

The Von Trapps and Spreckels Organ Concert

Come here Sofi, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, great grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, live in concert.

Sofi, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, great grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, are siblings who have been singing on stages around the world to critical acclaim for the last 12 years. The Spreckels Organ Society casino spiele brings them together with San Diego Civic Organist Carol Williams for a free concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

Where: 1549 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101
When: February 1, 2015
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about The Von Trapps and Spreckels Organ Concert

Innovation – Collage 2015 and The Von Trapps Concert are just a few of the amazing events celebrating the Balboa Park Centennial.

> Browse more Balboa Park Centennial Events

The Darrell Hammond Project

The Darrell Hammond Project

Based on Hammond”s acclaimed memoir, God, If You”re Not Up There, I’m F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem, invites the audience on a heartbreaking and hilarious journey inside the life and mind of an American comic genius, trying to unravel the mystery of how a man repeatedly climbed out from the depths of despair to become a world-class comedian.

Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: January 31 – March 8, 2015
Cost: Starting at $15
> Find out more about The Darrell Hammond Project

2015 Cardiff Kook Run

Cardiff Kook Run

Get Kooky with a beautiful run through Encinitas.

The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic HWY 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach.

Where: 485 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
When: February 1, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Cost: $44-$54
> Find out more about the 2015 Cardiff Kook Run

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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