My perennial favorite public art project is blooming again along the shores of San Diego Bay. Each year since 2003, the Port of San Diego has commissioned artists to dream up fantastic, fanciful sculptures and install their “urban tree” on our waterfront. Over the years, the Urban Trees project has produced works of art that range […]
The Spanish Village Art Center is home to 37 working artist studios that are open to the public every day. Here, you can wander through and watch as art is created. You can check out the local art all around and even support the artists by picking up a fresh piece for yourself.
Warm ocean temperatures, coastal highs in the mid-70’s and crowds back in school make fall one of the best times to visit San Diego’s beaches and world-famous family attractions. But, in my opinion, an even more exciting reason to visit in fall are all the cool events celebrating the cultures and people who make up San Diego. It’s […]
Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the special Culture and Cocktails event at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park that featured the Richard Avedon exhibit. Avedon is best known for his black and white photographic portraits that feature prominent politicians and members of the media. The event last night was […]
I thought I did. Legos, flowers, strawberries and surfing, right? Actually, yes. But there’s so much more! On a recent visit, I found out there’s also a charming, walkable downtown full of cute shops, an awesome slice of Hollywood history meets hacienda, a museum dedicated to rocking out (debuting the first ever MOOG exhibit on Aug. 29) and a thriving, dare-I-say urban, theater scene. […]
San Diego is a major theater town. Productions that premiere here head off to the Great White Way every year. Lately, we’ve had a lot of luck with musicals like The Old Globe’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and La Jolla Playhouse’s Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys. In fact, debuting this fall on Broadway is Memphis which I saw right here, at […]
I am super excited that Broadway San Diego is bringing Wicked back to San Diego this summer! I missed it when it was here in 2006, and have been waiting patiently (or at least somewhat-patiently) for its return! Wicked will be playing at the San Diego Civic Center from July 29 – August 30. For those […]
Want to see the BIGGEST movies for free this summer? Now through Sept. 7, you can see IMAX flicks for free at The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park by printing out a Summer Splash coupon and paying regular gallery admission – $10 for adults, $8.75 for kids and seniors. The Summer Splash IMAX […]
The new memorial at Tuna Harbor Park, “A National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military,” is the crowning piece in the Port of San Diego Public Art program’s Greatest Generation Collection, which is a series of art pieces and memorials honoring people, events and military heritage from World War II to present day. Bob Hope’s presence in the collection is fitting since that is just about the same span of time that he entertained U.S. troops overseas.
I’m a believer in letting the music speak for itself, so I’ll try not to go on too long. Let me just point you in the right direction. Here are some swingin’ venues I’ve tried.