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Mt Rainier Small-Group Walking or Snowshoeing Tour with Lunch

mt-rainier-small-group-walking-or-snowshoeing-tour-with-lunch-in-seattle-112084[1]Depending on the season, your naturalist guide leads your group on a short walk (mid-May to September) or a snowshoe trek (October to mid-May) along the Nisqually Vista Trail, or possibly something a little more challenging if your group is up for it.

Kids Free October San Diego

San Diego FREE October for kidsThe San Diego Museum Council is proud to bring back its popular program for families.
“Kids Free in October”, Presented by Time Warner Cable” is inviting families to enjoy free kids’ admission to more than 30 museums across San Diego County with an adult ticket purchase.

– The coupon allows up to two children 12 & under to get in FREE with one paid adult.
– Children must be accompanied by the adult during the visit.
– The coupon does not apply to specially ticketed events, special exhibitions/exhibits or field trips and cannot be combined with any other offer/discount/coupon.
– You must provide the coupon to the participating museum at time of use (but you can print out more!).
– Kids Free in October coupons are valid October 1–31, 2014.

San Diego Beer Week 2014

beer-glassesKick off San Diego Beer Week with tickets to the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, Saturday November 7 & 8 2014 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego next to the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

The event raises funds for Surfrider Foundation, Fight ALD, and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

All-inclusive ticket includes unlimited beer samples offered throughout the evening coupled with unlimited food samples from local craft-beer friendly restaurants.

The best way to start off SD Beer Week is with a Two Day Pass, so you can enjoy the festivities on BOTH Friday and Saturday at a discount!

For $100:

  • One ticket for Friday night’s ‘VIP Brewer Takeover’ (6 – 9 PM)
  • One Premier Access pass for Saturday’s Guild Festival (1 – 5 PM) [$130 value!]

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ArtWalk San Diego April 26-27, 2014

artwalkSouthern California’s largest fine arts festival, Mission Federal ArtWalk , today unveiled the distinguished gathering of featured artists who will be showcased at its diamond anniversary.

Selected from over 700 applicants, the 12 featured artists will join the festival’s 350 artist participants on April 26 th and 27 th for the 30 th year of this exciting event. “We were overwhelmed by the incredible quality and diversity of applicants for the featured artist slots,” said Sandi Cottrell , managing director for ArtWalk San Diego. “Each of the featured artists illustrate this year’s celebratory theme of ‘creativity connects’ through their work . They represent some of the most talented established and emerging artists in the region.” Mission Federal ArtWalk’s 2014 featured artists include: ·

Cynthia Colis a resident of San Diego, is known for fusing the innocent and the provocative. Best recognized for her “kiss” portraits and colorful paintings of cows , Colis’ s works have previously been displayed at San Diego’s JETT gallery.

·Darrell Driver creates works of art that vary widely in subject and include vibrant Native American portraits and whimsical animal paintings. Driver’s goal is to put the observer in a happy mood.

· Nancy D. Eckels comes from a family of artists, and aims to make viewers fall in love with her abstract, colorful paintings by sharing her emotions.

· Danny Hughes creates large mixed – medium pieces using wood panels and stained newspaper. With an impressive list of celebrity clients, Hughes’s work continues to be in demand.

· Steve Kell , a Vietnam veteran, works mainly en plien air . A Laguna Beach based impressionist, Kell ’s work depicts landscapes, seascapes, missions and urban settings.

· Igor Koutsenko is a native of the Ukraine who moved to Southern California because the climate and scenery reminded him of his seaside town of Evpatoria. Now residing in Fallbrook, Koutsenko teaches drawing and painting at the Fallbrook School of the Arts while producing original work in a variety of mediums including his signature linocut pieces.

· Grant Pecoff paints cityscapes, coastal view s and buzzing cafes, always focusing on the light in the scene . His vivid use of color gives his work a distinctive look . A native of San Diego , Pecoff’s world travels have informed his works for decades. Most days, Grant can be found painting in his studio/gallery in the heart of Little Italy.

· Marna Schindler is inspired by the bold styles and vibrant palette of early twentieth century artists. With a studio in downtown San Diego, Schindler paints acrylic representations of animals , places and objects with an unrestrained and spontaneous style.

· Dorit Schwartz , seeks to us e her sculptures as a “bridge to the human spirit” to “express feelings and explore the depths of strength and fragility.” In addition to her artwork, Schwartz pursues several other professional endeavors, including fashion and restaurant management .

· Ray Shaw works with wood and paint to create three – dimensional works that capture schooling fish. His Safety in Number s series features moveable fish that allow the viewer to create their own configuration.

· Jeff Yeoman s , a plein air painter, resides in San Diego and produces work featuring urban landscapes, seascapes and landscapes. His work captures familiar San Diego scenes from sweeping seascapes to gritty urban streets.

· Rafael Gevorkian is a glass artist who creates colorful sculpture s , wall art and design projects that are both functional and beautiful . Rafael uses minerals and pigments to create heavy works formed by fire and pressuring which are unique to his signature style .

ArtWalk brings more than 120,000 spectators and art buyers dozens of musical performances, interactive elements and 17 blocks of art to enjoy in the heart of Little Italy. The two – day fine art s festival is well – known for connecting artistic communities , while creating the opportunity for individuals to fall in love with original pieces of art. ArtWalk is held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a packed schedule of opportunities for individuals and families to engage in, create and purchase art. This free event features thousands of pieces of artwork created by artists from California, neighboring states, and Mexico. All must be accepted into the event to ensure attendees experience a range of fine visual and performing art including painting, sculpture, glasswork, photography, select jewelry and other artisan work.

Click here to download a map of the 2014 festival layout.

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Beer-ology at San Diego Musseum of Man

beer exhibit san diego museum of manModern civilization is beer civilization! Learn fascinating stories and see phenomenal artifacts that reveal the links between beer and culture, such as the solid gold beer cup of an Inca King.

Explore what ties beer to agriculture, cities, writing and religion. Find our what you have in common with pharaohs, Inca kings, ancient Sumerians and Amazonian headhunters.

Get tickets for the San Diego Museum of Man.

Also plan to attend the next beer tasting event: Hop Fest, June 19, 2014 from 6-8pm

Book a nearby hotel if you plan to taste all the different beers .

Find out what else there is to see and do in San Diego.

2014 Florida State Fair Music Headliners

This year’s music headliners include:

Watch for Florida State Fair updates

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