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.
Did you ever want to be a sailor? Well, beginning July 15, you’ll get your chance because Wednesdays are Sailor Days this summer at the Maritime Museum on San Diego Bay. Every Wednesday through August 26, the historic Star of India and all the other ships in the museum’s collection will offer hands-on activities designed to […]
If you’re mid-century modern fan, The Mingei Museum in Balboa Park has an exhibit for you this summer. Masters of the Mid-Century California Modern covers the careers of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, designers whose home accessories, furniture and architectural elements were at the forefront of the now iconic design movement. In celebration of the exhibit, […]
Sure the San Diego County Fair is about rides, rodeos and crazy food concoctions, but I’d like to highlight my 2nd favorite part of the fair: The garden exhibits. My favorite part of the fair is actually the petting zoo, but writing a whole post called “My Love of Sheep” or “How I Wish I Could Hug All […]