San Diego Festival of Sail set for Labor Day Weekend

01The Maritime Museum of San Diego will host the 2013 Festival of Sail in downtown along the Embarcadero Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. 

More than 20 tall ships and other marine vessels from around the world will sail into San Diego Bay for the event.

Visit the haunted sailing ship Star of India

For only $5, guests ages 3 years and up will gain admission to the Maritime Museum, tour the tall ships, be treated to live entertainment at the Festival of Sail main stage, sample food and drink, enjoy a family activity area and petting zoo, and shop for one-of-a-kind items among more than 150 festival vendors.   

Activities scheduled to take place throughout the weekend include a parade of sail, Napoleonic cannon firings, a kids zone, access to the San Salvador village and build site, a variety of singing and music with performances by Eve Selis among others, dance troops, traditional sea chanteys and Khmer Chayam dancers will help celebrate the international theme of the festival.

Guests can experience a cannon battle at sea and witness naval warfare from the age of sail. Several ships will engage in cannon battle reenactments on San Diego Bay during the festival. An additional purchased ticket is required for this activity only.

The festival officially kicks off with a majestic parade of tall ships on Thursday, Aug. 29 starting at 11:00 a.m. Ships should be docked by 2:00 p.m. at the Maritime Museum after the completion of the parade.

All ships will be open for viewing starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

For more information about the 2013 Festival of Sail and a detailed schedule of activities, call Robyn Gallant at 619-234-9153 ext. 123.

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Viejas Resort Hotel gets AAA Four Diamond Award

022The Viejas Resort Hotel, located next to the Viejas Casino and Outlet Center in the San Diego County mountain community of Alpine, California, is among the only 4.8 percent of world hotels to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award.

It won’t take long to understand why with the Massage/Spa Services, Night Club, Non-Smoking Rooms, Outdoor Heated Pool, Restaurant, Room Service, Suites Available, Turndown Service, Valet Parking, Wake-Up Service, Wi-Fi and so much more.

The Outlet Center now has upscale clothing store ECCOCI where you can find European-inspired clothing collections.

Other Outlet Center stores include Coach, Guess, Brooks Brothers, Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chico’s, Carter’s, Eddie Bauer, Nautica, Nike, Rue 21, Charlotte Russe, and many more. Shoppers and resort guests can drop by Thursdays and Sundays through Sept. 1 for 8pm showing of free movies on the lawn. Plush chairs provided.

Map to Viejas Resort Hotel and Casino/Outlet Center

Summer in the Park Concerts – University Heights, San Diego

For those Trolley Barn Concert fans, the season is almost here.
The Summer in the Park concerts begin on Friday, July 5 with Rodello’s Machine, an Acoustic Folk/Rock Band. In addition to live music, Friends of the UH Library Book Sales will offer many titles at low prices, and Mrs. Frostie will be back with her ice cream delights. Sponsored by the University Heights Community Development Corp. (UHCDC), with the financial support of its many co-sponsors and community donors, the 17th Annual Free Concert Series will be five-fun-filled Friday evenings on Adams Avenue.
Go to the schedule and musical line-up page

Taste of Adams Avenue Sunday – June 30, 2013

Along Adams Avenue in Normal Heights and Kensington neighborhoods of San Diego

In a news article published June 6, 2013 by San Diego Entertainer magazine
these are the participating venues this year:

Antique Row Café, Blind Lady Ale House, Broke Girls Coffee Bar, Burger Lounge, Café 21, Clem’s Bottle Service & Tap Room, DiMille’s Italian Restaurant, El Zarape Mexican Restaurant & Tequileria, Farm House Cafe, Fish Public, The Haven Pizzeria, Heights Tavern, Incredible Cheesecake Company, Jayne’s Gastropub, Jyoti Bihanga, and Kensington Café, Lestat’s Coffee House, Mariposa Ice Cream, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Proprietors Reserve Wine Bar, Rosie O’Grady’s, Sabuku Sushi, Senor Mangos Juice House, Soda & Swine, Starbuck’s Kensington, Tam’s Thailand Food, Tao Vietnamese & Japanese Cuisine, Twiggs on Adams Avenue, Village Vino, and Viva Pops.

More details for the 2013 Taste of Adams Avenue event

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San Diego Zoo 2013 Food & Wine Celebration

San Diego Zoo Food and Wine Celebration

Saturday, Sept 21, 2013
at the San Diego Zoo
to benefit the Institute for Conservation Research

5:30 p.m. VIP guests
6:30 p.m. Early admission guests
7:30 p.m. General admission guests

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There will be food, beverages and entertainment throughout the zoo, included in the ticket price; from $90/person. Get ticket information at 619.718.3000

Sample free food from 150 local restaurants; beer wine & spirits. A cash bar will be open in the Zoofari party area until midnight.

5:30 p.m. VIP guests
6:30 p.m. Early admission guests
7:30 p.m. General admission guests

Map & Program Schedule


Animal Friends Presentations

Joan Embery Show
7–8:30 p.m.

Zoo Animal Show
8–9:30 p.m.


5:30–9:30 p.m.

Critter Casino

8–11:30 p.m.

Meet the Scientists

6:30–10 p.m.

Event Souvenirs

6:30 p.m.–midnight


Bayou Brothers
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Phil Carillo
6–7:30 p.m.
8:30–10:30 p.m.

Brent Curtis
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Wayne Foster Entertainment
8 p.m.–midnight

Opportunity Drawing

6:30–10:30 p.m.

Skyfari Rides

6:30–11:30 p.m.

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Art Around Adams 2013

Art around Adams 20132 mile music & art walk
along Adams Avenue on
Saturday, June 1st from 2pm – 10pm.

More than 75 businesses will transform themselves into art galleries and performance arenas for the day. Our Free “Comedy Trolley” will shuttle guests up and down Adams Avenue, while entertaining them with the best comedians San Diego has to offer.

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The Burning of Rome

Hills Like Elephants

Okapi Sun

The Black Sands

Patric Petrie

The New Kinetics

Mad Traffic

We Are Sirens

The Peripherals

Josh Damigo

Tolan Shaw

Scott Mathiasen & The Shifty Eyed Dogs

True Stories

AntiQuark (CD Release Party)

The Phantoms

Pan Am

The Bloodflowers

Neon Cough

Marie Haddad

The Sara Groban Band

The Comeuppance

Stone Horse


Odessa Kane

The Flowerthief



Jonny Tarr

Kimmi Bitter

Kiss & Yell

Christopher Leyva and The Central Park 5

Performance Art / Theatre:

Mindy Donner, Perry Vasquez, Tony Zepeda, Wendell Kling, Vallo Riberto, Tony Allard, and Super Awesome Showdown.


Adam Wolpe

…is a world renown comedian. World famouns comedian Dave Chapeele says “Adam Wolpe is a tour de force… No one has ever conducted so much fun on a trolley in the history of man kind”. Quoting Patton Oswelt “Sometimes I make Adam ride the bus with me for non stop laughs. The future is here…Now”. Eddie Murphay quips “Exquisite. Words cant express. Its like Sublime, 311, Three Doors Down and Collective Soul are having a party in my head… With laughs, lots of them, too much of them. All hail the king”.
@w0lpe on twitter (It’s a Zero not an O).

Dan Venti
…is a short order chef, compact bowmen and laser hair removal model. He was the Montana State Champion of Beaver Sorting. He has 7 kids whom of which he mostly loves

Nick Crosby
…has been performing stand up comedy since April 2010. He regularly performs at all of the comedy clubs in San Diego and has performed at a number of other venues, including Lestat’s Comedy, Fuck Alt. Comedy, and Ocean Beach Comedy. He is the proud owner of a Doug doll and can do an uncanny impression of an asthma inhaler.

April Ventura
…started her performance career doing stand up comedy, cracking up audiences in just about every venue San Diego had to offer from The Comedy Store in La Jolla, to The Comedy Palace, the Mad House and the American Comedy Co.

After 5 years of comedy, April began writing and performing as a story teller, and as a performance poet. She hit her stride as a story teller playing VAMP shows in South Park for So Say We All where, she was featured on the Best of VAMP 2012 Showcase last December.

April has a passion for mentorship and seizes every opportunity to teach and mentor especially vulnerable communities in San Diego. She has worked as an acting coach in a summer program; focused on improving audition skills of at risk youth who want to pursue careers in acting, taught poetry and performance art at schools including Crawford High, La Jolla Country Day, and The Braille Institute. Because of her dedication to her community, April has been selected to participate in The Old Globe Community Voices Initiative, a program that “seeks to introduce new audiences not only to theatergoing, but also to the process of creating art and the tools to create theatrical art in their own communities.”

April is currently a performance coach for So Say We All, and will be performing a One Woman Show in July 5, 6, and 7th, at Space for Art in East Village as part of the Fringe Festival. –

Pat Puccini
…is critically acclaimed for his loud, fast-paced flow, and his emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequiturs. In 2006, MTV included him on their honorable mention list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, while the editors of placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007), calling him “one of the most imaginative storytellers of our time.” Q magazine called him “comedy’s finest storyteller.” Pitchfork Media stated that, “Pat Puccini has unparalleled storytelling instincts; he might be the best, most colorful storyteller comedy has ever seen.” NPR called him “a compulsive storyteller,” and that “His fiction is painterly.”

Austin Train
…is a bright young comic and locomotive enthusiast. A member of Best of San Diego at the La Jolla Comedy Store, he has performed all over the west coast and Nevada.@Austin_Train @lightsoutlive


Chris Curtis, Sam Wiles, Brennon Bullock, Jeff Bilodeau, Lauren O’ Brien, Austin Train, Mike Ula, Kate Lee, Bijan Mostafavi, Allison Gill, Dave Callans, Laura Condi, Brian Simpson, Hugo Chew, Jesse Egan and Jasyn Brackett.


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