December 2015 Around Town

Carly Aquilino Performs

Carly Aquilino is a stand-up comedian described by audience members as “funny” and by her father as “a huge mistake.” As a New York native, Carly first stepped on stage at Gotham Comedy Club and has since been quickly rising in the comedy scene, performing at the most popular clubs in New York. Carly Aquilino will perform Dec 3-5 at The American Comedy Company. Visit for more info.

Kids New Year’s Eve 

Like the famous Times Square party, Kids’ New Years Eve features a kid’s concert and countdown to the new year followed by a huge LEGO brick dropping 22 feet into the new year and a dazzling fireworks display. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please visit for more info.

Newport Gray Whale 
Migration Winter/Spring

The California Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal with their round trip migration traveling over 13,000 miles. Thousands of gray whales migrate annually from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and back again along the Southern California coast during the months of December, January, February, March and April. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to view half dozen or more gray whales on a single whale watching cruise making for incredible viewing opportunities.

Newport Landing Whale Watching provides daily gray whale watching cruises with multiple times available each day. One of the few year round whale watching providers in Southern California, captains are very skilled at locating both whales and dolphin. Newport Landing’s captains offer descriptive narrations that make the whale watching experience a rich one. With a 96 percent viewing success rate and $16 whale watching cruise special offered through the Sand Diego Tourism Authority’s website makes this event very affordable for individuals and families of all sizes.

Please note, Newport Landing Whale Watching is located between Los Angeles & San Diego in Newport Beach. You can see the migration from December 1 all the way through to April 30. Visit for more info.

Daas Optique Trunk Show

Daas Optique, located in the Gaslamp district, hosted their Celine Shades, Champagne and Sweets trunk show on November 7. The show featured their brand new fall and winter 2015 collection. The owner of Daas Optique by Alexander Daas is Alex Feldman, who not only has his own unique line of stylish eyewear, but he is a curator of luxury eyewear from around the globe. Feldman is also the exclusive distributor of Celine eyewear in San Diego, the well-known brand made famous by none other than Kim Kardashian. Daas Optique is located at 431 J St. in San Diego. Visit for more info.

3rd Annual Heels & Wheels Event Benefitting 
No More Silence

The Del Mar Cigar Club hosted its 3rd Annual black-tie “Heels & Wheels Event” at The Centre to benefit No More Silence, a pending 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity that is in the process of raising funds to build a brand-new life-saving “buddy system” app and device that will make a dramatic impact in the fight against domestic violence.

No More Silence understands that domestic abuse comes in many forms, not all of them physical, and both men and women as well as children can be a victim. Their goal is to make a drastic change and finally give people a way to take charge of their safety and prevent abuse or stop it at the source.

Climate Action Campaign

Climate Action Campaign is an organization with a goal to bring awareness to one of the greatest threats humanity faces today: climate change. By using the factual findings of science this organization understands that only when enough people understand the problem will it be possible to find a solution. Climate Action Campaign is also helping to successfully pass and subsequently implement San Diego’s Climate Action Plan. In the future Climate Action Campaign hopes to help pass similar policies in other cities. Enlisting community leaders, grassroots organizations, students, small business owners and policy makers, Climate Action Campaign is working hard to build a powerful and supportive base. On November 19 Climate Action Campaign held a membership launch party at Mission Brewery. The party went off without a hitch, welcoming like-minded individuals into the battle to save the planet from climate change. To understand climate change, humanity, by and large, must understand the problem to find a solution. Please visit for more info.