Seventy-five years have passed since Bing Crosby and his friends opened up the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, but the glamour and prestige of Opening Day hasn’t faded with age. Every year, locals and visitors alike flock to the seaside racetrack to soak up the first day of racing action, not to mention gawk at all the elaborate hats on display, and this year’s Opening Day was no exception.
Foodie Friday: San Diego County Fair Food Edition
It's an annual culinary tradition like no other. Hungry participants wonder, "What unusual creation will they cook up this time? How will these food daredevils top themselves this year?" No, it's not an episode of Iron Chef, and it's definitely not the James Beard awards…it's the <strong><a title="San Diego County Fair" href="http://www.sandiego.org/event/Visitors/3134" target="_blank">San Diego County Fair</a></strong>. What crazy concoctions will you find this year? Find out after the jump.
Win Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM in San Diego!
The Southern California exclusive showing of Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds from April 26 to May 13, 2012 and we want to send you and a friend! TOTEM guides you on a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind with death-defying acrobatics, grace and laughter. It is the circus, after all!
But the Crystal Man is no laughing matter. Elton John might love to get his hands on the velvet costume made up of 4,500 glittering mobile mosaics (as would I!), but not if it requires climbing down from the ceiling on a wire with any sort of confidence and grace. That is just hard. Magic crystal suit or not.
4,500 glitter mosaics! Wow. You want to know some more fun facts about TOTEM? I bet you do! It’s Monday after all! Officially* the best day ever to learn about Cirque du Soleil and win tickets!
Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM Coming To San Diego
The Cirque is coming to town! Returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, April 25-May 13, 2012 is Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM. This will be the last stop for TOTEM in the west before it moves over to Boston in June. TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.
Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.
Don’t miss this great show. Tickets are on sale now…
5 to Try This Weekend
1. San Diego Asian Film Festival: From October 20-28, International film fanatics will have the opportunity to partake in one of the largest exhibitions of Asian international and Asian American cinema in North America. Along with narrative features, the Festival also showcases documentaries, short films and animation. 2. Harvest Festival: The 39th Annual Harvest Festival […]