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 […]
Treat dad to a special Father’s Day this weekend and check out these fun events : 1. This Saturday, watch adorable pups ride the waves during the 4th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition at Imperial Beach. This free event, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., features talented surfing dogs as they surf in three […]
Every year, the Mainly Mozart Festival presents “all-star” orchestras performing works by the masters – Mozart, the Bach boys, and others – from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic canons.
Last night I had the chance to see one of my favorite reggae bands, Easy Star All-Stars, at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Known for bringing some of the best reggae acts to San Diego, the Belly Up’s relaxed and intimate atmosphere mixed with superb sound quality is a great pick for seeing […]
When you hear the word “museum,” do you automatically yawn? Does just reminiscing about grade school field trips to museums remind you of stuffy old buildings filled with paintings? The San Diego Museum of Art’s “Culture and Cocktail” events are meant to bring out the art-lover in everyone by pairing art exhibits with live DJ’s, […]
The Japanese Friendship Garden provides a place of peace and contemplation in a familiar environment. There is a tremendous amount of thought behind creating and maintaining a venue of such simplicity. It is a deceptively secluded area of Balboa Park, with very little outside noise allowed in. In fact, it wasn’t until I left the garden that I was reminded of outside noises such as children and passing cars. There was a real feeling of back-to-the-real-world.