Last night I took my daughter Mia, who’s almost 9, to see “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at the San Diego Civic Theatre. We painted our nails pink, got dressed up (as much as you have to in San Diego) and headed downtown. Before the show we had dinner at one of our favorite family friendly […]
If San Diego has no official Santa Claus yet (and happens to need one), I nominate Bill Swank.
There is no shortage of holiday fun to be had here in town, but me — I love a parade. Standing along a street crowded with thousands of my fellow townsfolk, a small child on my shoulders, one strapped to my chest (a new take on “strapping, young man”), watching a big, colorful, musical party go by — that’s the reason for the season, you ask me. Here are three San Diego holiday parades I don’t miss.
Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship, spent three weeks in dry dock this summer for its decennial maintenance and came back looking better than ever, just in time to celebrate her 146th birthday this Saturday, November 14. The Maritime Museum of San Diego will give her a proper birthday party complete with cake — and everyone is invited!
With distinguished major exhibits like Body Worlds and The Dead Sea Scrolls under its belt, the San Diego Natural History Museum outdoes itself by bringing another outstanding and illuminating exhibit to town. Darwin: Evolution|Revolution, which opened this weekend on November 7, is the most comprehensive exhibition on Darwin and his contribution to science ever assembled.
Veterans Day falls on November 11, the anniversary of the Armistice of World War I — not a great battle but an achievement of peace. Each year, San Diego honors United States veterans with the San Diego County Veterans Day Parade taking place downtown on Pacific Highway beginning at 11:00 A.M. Everyone is invited to […]
Halloween may be on Saturday, but that won’t stop the Gaslamp Quarter from “dressing up” in period costume the next day, Sunday, November 1, during the 9th annual Fall Back Festival.
There are two huge, 2-day events that I look forward to each year: Adams Avenue Street Fair and the Pacific Islander Festival — both taking place September 26 and 27. Unfortunately, without the wits and resources of a Brady, there’s no way for me to enjoy both days of programming.
Each year, ArtWalk on the Bay celebrates that spirit by packing as many artists and art pieces into Embarcadero Marina Park North (right where Seaport Village is) this weekend as possible, along with art teachers, musicians (on two stages), and even demonstrations from culinary artists.
If you have spent any time driving near the Marine Corps Air Station on Miramar Road, you probably have driven past a collection of vintage military aircraft. That collection is the pride of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, the only museum dedicated to Marine Corps aviation.