This season, houses and storefronts aren’t the only things being decked with holiday lights. Theatre lights are up on a variety of holiday-themed shows around San Diego perfect for the whole family. From that infamous thieving Grinch at the Old Globe Theatre to an evening of Celtic songs with the San Diego Symphony, enjoy a night on the town that is certain to brighten the spirits and warm the hearts this holiday season.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park makes a weekend jaunt to the African Plains possible – no passport required! And there is no better time to visit the park, as San Diego’s slightly cooler winter temperatures and sunny skies provide the perfect setting to enjoy one of their numerous safari experiences. I recently got up-close […]
San Diego’s weather may not call for seasonal snowfall, but thanks to some of our main attractions, everyone can enjoy a white wonderland this holiday season. From the world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree to a zoo filled with almost as many light up animals as it has real ones, a trip to San Diego’s attractions is sure to make your spirits bright.
It’s rock, roll and robots this November in San Diego. From rock legends to hometown favorites, La Jolla Playhouse to the Casbah, November is the month to get indoors and see the myriad ways live music in San Diego rocks.
The 2012-2013 season of Art of Elan, a unique chamber music concert series held at the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA), presents In Your Dreams, a quirky, musical journey through the subconscious realm. The programming draws from and beautifully compliments the Expressionist sentiments highlighted in SDMA’s current art exhibit, The Human Beast: German Expressionism, showing now through November 11, 2012.
25 years after putting down roots in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Café Sevilla still pleases patrons with a vast selection of authentic Spanish tapas and the longest running Flamenco Dinner show in Southern California.
Stop in for famous sangria and tapas at the ever-popular happy hour – held every day from opening until 7:00 PM, or treat yourself to a Flamenco Dinner Show. Either way, now is a great time to see why Café Sevilla has maintained a lively and festive presence in the Gaslamp Quarter for a 25 years. And as they continue to celebrate their anniversary with a host of special events through October, make sure to check out the last two spectacular events after the break.
Since it’s conception in 1994, the Annual Little Italy FESTA! has celebrated the Italian history and beautiful revitalization of one of San Diego’s most beloved neighborhoods. This Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, come see why hip and historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees a year in the largest Italian American Festival on the West Coast.
Find out more about Little Italy Festa! after the break.
The time has come to treat your taste buds. On October 11, 2012 over 50 restaurants in Downtown San Diego will open their doors for the Annual Taste of Downtown. For around the same price as dinner at one restaurant the Taste of Downtown supplies a smorgasbord of samples in the largest neighborhood tasting event in San Diego; including the East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District and Horton Plaza. Ticket price even includes complimentary shuttle service between neighborhoods to make sure you are able to hit all participating restaurants at your own pace.
From September 26-30th the San Diego Film Festival (SDFF) celebrates 11 years with more films, insightful industry panels and buzz-worthy events than ever before. While SDFF continues to screen films at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp in the Gaslamp Quarter, as it has for the past 10 years, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla will also host numerous screenings and events. The duel locations allow SDFF to provide more opportunities to celebrate a wide spectrum of independent film while showcasing two of San Diego’s most popular and distinctive neighborhoods. If you can swing it, splurge on the VIP Festival Pass and enjoy the festival as it was meant to be – a celebration of creativity and community. Otherwise, after the break are a few signature events not to be missed.
It’s all about food, beer, Pacific Islands, fast cars and the rise of the undead this weekend in San Diego! After the break are our top picks for the weekend.