North County and San Diego County Events – February 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - FebruaryNorth County and San Diego County Events – February include great music, wonderful art, fun sporting events and terrific museum discounts!

Museum MonthMuseum Month: Half-Off Admission
February 1 – 29
Location: Multiple Locations

Arts, entertainment and culture collide for Macy’s Museum Month in San Diego. This February the San Diego Museum Council and Macy’s have teamed up again for Museum Month, giving patrons a chance to discover what’s new at more than 40 area museums with savings only seen once a year.

Sophia NarrettLux Art Institute Artist-in-Residence, Sophia Narrett
February 1 – March 12
Location: Encinitas, 1550 S El Camino Real

In studio through February 6.
On exhibit through March 12.

Ms. Narrett’s work is a stage for what she calls “honest fantasy,” where she explores the interplay of her own personal experience and collective societal fantasies about gender, identity, desire and pop culture. Her embroidered paintings, which use thread, wool and fibers to build darkly romantic narratives of men and women in group settings, begin with images sourced from social media including Tumblr, pop tabloids, soft core porn and fashion photography. She works from Photoshop collage while watching television, often reality shows like The Bachelor or Married at First Sight, and weaves in images, ideas and plot lines from what she sees. The overall effect is melodramatically overwrought and the miniature visual world invokes the work of Hieronymus Bosch.

During her residency, Ms. Narrett will create the first of a series of sequential embroidered paintings that narratively consider how pop culture and personal experience can converge to depict collective fantasies and social issues related to gender, identity and desire. Throughout the process, she will explore how her use of thread builds and impacts visual images. Ms. Narrett will simultaneously craft miniature figures from sculpey clay to stand alongside the paintings, experimenting with the formal and conceptual relationship between the two media.

Oceanside Art WalkOceanside Art Walk: Celebrate Love
February 5
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Oceanside, Artist Alley, Pier View Way between Coast Hwy and Freeman St

Oceanside is the home to a military, a surf, a skate and now a thriving art district. Join us the first Friday of each month as we promote our vibrant art community showcasing live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary and pop-up art galleries embedded in local businesses and public spaces.

This month we Celebrate Love in connection with Oceanside’s Valentine’s Week.

Lake Poway Youth Fishing21st Annual Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby
February 6
6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd

Fishing, prizes, entertainment, story-telling contests, a free barbeque lunch and more! Join the City of Poway and Captain Ron Baker of on Saturday, February 6, for an exciting day of fun and prizes at the FREE 21st Annual Youth Fishing Derby! Freshly stocked with 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to youth ages 15 and younger from 6:00 AM-12:00 PM. Winners must be present to claim prizes at the awards ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM. No registration required.

2016 Mardi Gras2016 Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp
February 6
4:00 PM – Midnight
Location: San Diego, 614 5th Ave

San Diego’s nationally recognized Mardi Gras celebration will be bringing glitz, glam, floats, beads and vivacious energy to over 16 blocks in the Gaslamp Quarter!

We will be taking over Fifth Avenue in Downtown San Diego on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 4:00 PM to midnight with roaring music, bright lights, and excitement.

Celebrate with over 40,000 revelers at one of the biggest music and parade festival the West Coast has ever seen! Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras promises an epic transformation of over 16 blocks in the historic Gaslamp Quarter from Broadway to Harbor Drive into a world of sensory overload and celebration.

The 2016 Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration will be one for the books with Nationally recognized djs, a live music stage and rooftop performances of Jazz and Blues.

Cardiff Kook RunCardiff Kook Run
February 7
7:00 AM
Location: Encinitas, Under “Encinitas” sign on Coast Hwy

The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of the greatest community in the most amazing town on the map – and remember, it’s on Super Bowl Sunday! The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic HWY 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world, and heads down to Cardiff State Beach.

International Guitar NightInternational Guitar Night
February 11
7:30 PM
Location: Escondido, 340 N Escondido Blvd

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, International Guitar Night (IGN) is a fiery acoustic extravaganza featuring master performer Brian Gore along with a celebrated cast of guitar luminaries including German guitar virtuoso Andre Krengel, world-renowned fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and Gypsy guitar prodigy Lulo Reinhardt.

Formed in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists, IGN has garnered critical acclaim since its inception. The San Francisco Chronicle described IGN as a “marvelous mix of virtuosos who astound.”

Incidents in the LifeLiterature to Life: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
February 13
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Oceanside, Truax Theatre at El Camino High School, 400 Rancho Del Oro Road

Join the Oceanside Public Library, the North County African American Women’s Association and American Place Theatre for a one-woman performance of Harriet Jacobs’ novel Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Admission is free.

This Literature to Life original was adapted from Harriet Jacobs’ novel of the same name in 2006. The protagonist in this solo piece illuminates the traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children. This prodcution will feature a pre & post show discussion, where we will explore themes of resilience and survival. The novel is available for check out at all Oceanside Public Library locations.

Oceanside Valentine 5KOceanside Valentine 5K
February 14
Location: Oceanside, Oceanside City Hall, 300 N Coast Hwy

The Oceanside Valentine 5k on February 14, 2016 is a romantic, Valentine-themed fun run and walk for all ages with over 30 award categories if you’re looking to show your Valentine speed. It starts and finishes near the Oceanside Pier followed by food, refreshments, beer/wine garden, music and fun at City Hall.

Bring your Valentine, create a team of friends, family and co-workers or bring yourself and enjoy the incredible views and the celebration afterwards.

Walk/Run on the gorgeous Oceanside Pier and the Strand right next to the beach. Finish with chocolates and bubbly from So Rich Chocolates and Bon Affair. Take a photo by the nation’s biggest inflatable heart, go for one of the 30 age group award categories, get unique Valentine finisher beanies and bracelets, bring your costume for fun awards and enjoy food and drink at the Expo and Beer/Wine Garden. This is sure to be a great time as part of Oceanside Valentine’s Week and fun activities, dining, and deals from February 5 – 15. And you’ll be helping to support the incredible youth programs put on by the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation.

Oceanside Valentine BikeOceanside Valentine Bike
February 14
Location: Oceanside, Oceanside City Hall, 300 N Coast Hwy

The Oceanside Valentine Rides on February 14, 2016 are 5, 14 and 25 mile, romantic, Valentine-themed fun rides for all ages. All rides start and finish near Oceanside City Hall with ride sections near the beach, and followed by food, refreshments, beer/wine garden, music and fun at City Hall.

Bring your Valentine, create a team of friends, family and co-workers or bring yourself and enjoy the incredible views and the celebration afterwards.

San Dieguito Half MarathonSan Dieguito Half Marathon & Run/Walk
February 14
Location: Del Mar, San Dieguito County Park: 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Dr

A Sweetheart of a Run!
One of America’s Oldest Half Marathons!
Scenic course through Rancho Santa Fe. “This is one of the most beautiful and scenic courses you’ll ever run.” Awesome Beer Garden sponsored by Stone and Ballast Point. Benefits San Diego County Parks Society.

Epic Teen NightsEpic Teen Nights: Party at the Park
February 20
5:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Carlsbad, Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Dr

The City of Carlsbad presents Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park. Participants from 11 to 15 years old will enjoy age-appropriate activities, dancing, contests and more. Dancing, video games, giant inflatables and laser tag, it’s an “Epic” night for a party. Drop off your 11 to 15-year-old (6th grade or higher) for a fun-filled night as we take over the building with a black-light dance room, Gamez on Wheelz game truck with Rock Band, Zorb ball races, a movie, inflatables, and more! Instagram shots from our photo booth, compete in contests, and test your skills in the laser maze.

Only students, grades sixth and higher, are allowed to attend. City staff as well as Marine Corps volunteers will chaperone the event. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Tickets are $8 and are available in advance or at the door.

Irish LegendIrish Legend & Lore | SoundWAVE @ OMA
February 23
7:00 PM
Location: Oceanside, Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way

Once upon a time in the land of Irish Legend & Lore, there were mystical ballads, lively jigs and lush landscapes. Feel the call of the Emerald Isle as Camarada performs traditional Irish tunes with a rock groove. The music ranges from an original Irish ditty by Fred Benedetti to the legendary The Gael – from The Last of the Mohicans.

Storyteller Linda Whiteside’s hypnotic way with words will captivate you as she weaves tales of wonder. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself smelling the foggy ocean breeze and a little Guinness wafting through the air. This enchanted evening leads us to the salty shores of Ireland in search of fairy people, gods, and giants. Along the way, we just might get lost in the music and the tales.

Now You See ItNow You See It
February 24 – March 30
Location: Solana Beach, North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D

The United States premiere of an outrageously funny farce by the French master of the form, Georges Feydeau, in a brilliant translation by British playwright Kenneth McLeish. NOW YOU SEE IT takes audiences on a dizzying escapade fueled by jealousy bordering on paranoia, a philandering husband, hypnotism, a spurned lover and a scandalous discovery. Furiously fast and clever, this visual and verbal treat is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone.

Walking HomeAuthor Talk – Walking Home
February 24
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Carlsbad, Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Ln

Enjoy the Author Talk with internationally acclaimed Alaskan wilderness guide, Lynn Schooler discussing his book and experiences on his soul searching artic adventure in Walking Home. Schooler shares his story about exploring the Alaskan wilderness with stunning observations of the natural world which is rife with nail-biting fords of swollen rivers and eluding aggressive grizzlies, all while finding personal wholeness and a sense of humanity in the wild.

Patrick BerrogainPatrick Berrogain’s Hot Club Combo Concert
February 28
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Carlsbad, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr

Berrogain’s enchanting mixture of jazz guitar melodies and rhythm approaches that of the ‘great Django Reinhardt’ that pushes the boundaries of jazz and goes on to create Gypsy and hot club jazz. Patrick created the Hot Club Combo in 2007 and continues to play lead guitar, write and arrange music for the band.

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