November 2017 Around Town

This year, the highly anticipated annual event attracted fans from all 50 states and over 30 different countries. In addition to a top-tier lineup of world class musicians such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Muse, guests were treated to live contemporary art installments in ARTWORK; Vegas style cabanas at BASK; culinary exhibits at…

October 2017 Around Town

Warren Cook, Healthy Living Festival Producer, has begun writing Generation Fit, a senior fitness blog, to help find the best ways for seniors to live well and to avoid most of the afflictions associated with aging. Cook plans to develop the blog into a senior fitness discussion center, a wide-ranging forum where members of the community can trade ideas and…

September 2017 Around Town

DRIVE AutoCare is proud to announce the promotion of Hannah (Marquardt) Mann to Service Manager at their 128 N. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach location. With this promotion, this location is now the only woman-managed auto repair facility in San Diego County. Hannah will be managing this location in partnership with Kelly Johnson, formerly of Rancho Santa Fe Motors & Fairbanks…

August 2017 Around Town

Chris Roth and Brett Jerhoff the Jr. Board charity Horseshoe Corn Hole Tournament August 26th at Del Mar Dog Beach. These successful and charming young gentlemen, along with the rest of this well-established board, bring together food, craft beer, and hundreds of fun and sun loving professionals for this premier annual North County event. Like the Jr Board generally, it’s…

July 2017 Around Town

The hottest tech camp for kids is now enrolling for the second year in Solana Beach/Del Mar! The weeklong, award-winning CodeREV Tech Camps teach kids in grades 1-10 how to code, build, and design. In short, they learn to CREATE! Whether learning to code their own unique mods in Java, designing their own mobile apps, creating cool websites, or building…

June 2017 Around Town

The hottest tech camp for kids is now enrolling for the second year in Solana Beach/Del Mar! The weeklong, award-winning CodeREV Tech Camps teach kids in grades 1-10 how to code, build, and design. Whether learning to code their own unique mods in Java, designing their own mobile apps, creating cool websites, or building and programming incredible robots, campers create…

May 2017 Around Town

Join Del Mar Village Association and members of the community Thursday, June 22, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Experience delectable culinary creations from Del Mar´s highly regarded restaurants, enjoy selections from some of California’s best wineries and breweries, and enjoy live music. Purchase your tickets now or reserve a VIP table. Use promo code DML10 for $10 off tickets until June 1st,…

April 2017 Around Town

San Diego’s favorite sweet spot The Baked Bear dedicated a day entirely to customers who got to indulge their sweet tooth on Saturday, February 25 for its Customer Appreciation Day offering “Free Scoops ‘Till the Sun Goes Down”. At all four San Diego locations, customers enjoyed one free cup or cone of ice cream all day as long as there…

March 2017 Around Town

Women are more active than ever before and love stocking up on new athletic apparel and athleisure wear. So why not opt for premium, made in the USA workout gear from GRACEDBYGRIT...high-performance women’s athletic apparel available in Solana Beach. Founded in 2013, the idea for GRACEDBYGRIT was conceived during a run between two entrepreneurs, Kimberly Caccavo and her run and…

February 2017 Around Town

Local family owned and operated Bushfire Kitchen offers local and organic, healthy and simple homestyle cooking with bold flavors. Owners Clive and Brandon Barwin serve everything made from scratch and work with local producers. Naturally nutritious slow food is the mission here. Head on over to try one of their signature Bushfire Burgers! The restaurant recently opened for business at…

January 2017 Around Town

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine was buzzing with energy as Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County hosted its 5​4th​ Annual Gourmet Dinner. Guests honored Person of the Year John Frager. Emceed by Bob Scanlan, former Major League Baseball pitcher, this year’s dinner raised over $800,000 Gross and $650,000 Net for one-to-one mentoring programs! SDBigs.org

December 2016 Around Town

Making a big splash and not to be missed for foodies and locals - Pascal Lorange's Crudo is the newcomer to Carmel Valley. The new concept highlights the passion of traditional cuisine from the Mediterranean coast with Japanese-inspired infusions. Crudo is inviting, elegant, simple yet makes a powerful statement from the moment you walk in. Presentation is passionate, informal, inspiring,…

November 2016 Around Town

Rush Cycle will be bringing its signature party on a bike to North County this fall, opening a third San Diego location in November in Encinitas. With studios in Carmel Valley and La Jolla, Rush offers a heart-pumping full body indoor cycling experience, expertly choreographed to the beat of the music. In a dark room lit by candles and accented…

October 2016 Around Town

Born from a desire to never run out of the things you love the most, luxury app Splurge was created to give you more of the one thing you never have enough of – time! Now available on Apple Store and Google Play, Splurge brings your favorites to your door with just a few taps on your phone. When you…

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On September 3-4, 12 polo players and 50+ horses will take to the beach. There will be two polo games each day, a meet and greet wine reception with the players, a gourmet lunch provided by Hotel del Coronado, a fashion show by Grayse, and much more. Event sponsored by Porsche of San Diego and Coronado Tourism. PoloAmerica.com

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MiraCosta College women’s volleyball standout Breanna Kirklen has been selected as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2015-16. Kirklen, 19, is the third MiraCostan to earn the recognition in the past four years. She prepped at The Classical Academy High School in Escondido before enrolling at MiraCosta College two years ago. As a freshman, she…

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Art of Élan brought its exciting and innovative one-hour concerts to North County audiences at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. The concert at Lux provided an opportunity to enjoy a rare San Diego appearance by Art of Élan co-founder, Demarre McGill. Currently a principal flutist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, McGill performed with friends as a special dual celebration…

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Don Diego Scholarship Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Dinner & Concert Gala at the San Diego County Fair on June 30th features VIP Heineken Grandstand seating for “Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds, with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chapin.” Ticket packages, which begin at $225/person, include all-day Preferred Parking so guests can arrive early and enjoy the Fair. DonDiegoScholarship.org.

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The Boardroom International Surfboard Show is a consumer showcase for the surfboard manufacturing industry to be held May 14 & 15 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event will honor Mr. Pipeline Gerry Lopez in the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters Shape-off Competition presented by US Blanks. On offer are great deals on state-of-the-art surfboards and gear by…

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First up is A Page-to-Stage Workshop Production - Class is in session with John Leguizamo’s new one-man show, Latin History for Dummies. John delivers rapid-fire laughs in his biting and comic take on 500 years of Latin History spanning the Aztec and Incan Empires to World War II. Tackling the contributions of Latin people left out of the history books,…

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Herbert B. Turner Gallery At 
South Fair. Open now through April 1, the Herbert B. Turner Gallery at South Fair in Del Mar opened its 2016 season with an art exhibit featuring the G7 artists: Malsu Lee, Gabrielle Benot, Bob Coletti, Michael Orenich, Mark Sherman, Terry Scott Allen, Rosemary Valente & Pamela Fox Linton. Group7Art.com

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As a solo artist and as frontman for Ben Folds Five, singer-songwriter-pianist-raconteur Ben Folds has earned a reputation as a singular and influential voice in the world of popular music. One of pop and rock's great piano-playing showmen, Ben’s sound and sensibility - an eclectic mix of rock power, jazz chops, and wry observational songwriting - evokes the essence of…

January 2016 Around Town

Jerry Seinfeld in San Diego On January 15 legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at the San Diego Civic Theatre for one evening featuring two performances. While he became a household name with his classic sitcom “Seinfeld,” Seinfeld never forgot his standup roots. If you’re unfamiliar with Seinfeld’s standup, be sure to take in the night’s performance to discover…

December 2015 Around Town

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…

November 2015 Around Town

Local business owner Jim Coleman has given back for 16 years via Toys for Tots. Collecting new toys during the months of October, November and December, with an eye towards providing less-fortunate local children with well-deserved Christmas gifts, Toys for Tots is a noble and important local charity. Jim Coleman is instrumental in this local philanthropic enterprise, using his offices…

October 2015 Around Town

Local film director Sue Vicory created an all-female film team to enter a 48-hour San Diego film project; San Diego has the third-largest 48-hour film project in the world. Vicory's cast and crew of around 30 women, called Team XX, worked to film entirely in and around Del Mar. Absent, a narrative short, received three nominations at the San Diego…

September 2015 Around Town

Del Mar’s Fair Trade Décor boutique honored Taureg artisan and community leader Elhadji Mohamed Kaumama and his son Ismael of Niger with a special event to feature the family’s handcrafted silver jewelry. The Kaumama Family Collective has been crafting jewelry in the Agadez, Niger, area for 25 generations and are known for high-quality artwork involving silver, ebony and semi precious…

August 2015 Around Town

It’s a big year for the Belly Up in Solana Beach, which was recently named the 78th Assembly District’s 2015 Small Business of the Year. California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins honors stellar businesses in her district each year, according to the San Diego U-T. This year, she had high praise for co-owners Phil Berkovitz and Steve Goldberg for their hard…

July 2015 Around Town

What better place to spend Independence Day than at the San Diego County Fair? Highlighting the day will be the traditional fireworks display at approximately 9 p.m.  The fireworks display is visible throughout the Fairgrounds, so as long as you're outside, there's no better place to watch. The day begins with a patriotic Opening Ceremony at about 9:30 a.m. at the O'Brien Gate.