North County and San Diego County Events – January 2017

North County and San Diego County Events - January 2017

Lux Art Institute Xawery WolskiLux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Xawery Wolski
January 1 – 7
Location: Encinitas, Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real

Xawery Wolski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1960 and currently lives and works in Mexico City. Educated both stateside and abroad, Wolski’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris, France), National Library of France (Paris), Mordena Museet (Stockholm, Sweeden), and Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, among others.

Wolski’s residency provides him the perfect opportunity to produce a new sculptural work related to the idea of a dress, a consistent sculptural theme within his work. The concept of the dress continues to fascinate Wolski, and Lux’s locality would allow him to utilize his favorite material— local clay that gives rise to terra cotta. His new piece created in residence will be the creation of several hundreds of elements—dried, fired, sewn together using strong thread into the form of a dress. Once complete, this piece would accompany the other works on display, thereby representing Wolski’s practice that is informed by travel. This addition would also act as a link between the exhibited works that were inspired by his trips to Poland, India, France, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, Italy, and Myanmar, among others. Currently, the United States of America is missing from this link, and Wolski’s residency piece will bind the US to his oeuvre.

The Artist Pavilion is open 1:00 to 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.

The Art of Russell ForesterSpace, Structure, Light: The Art Of Russell Forester
January 1 – February 5
Location: Oceanside, Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way

Russell Forester was one of southern California’s most innovative postwar modernist artists. As an architect, he was an artist; as a painter and a sculptor, his architectural background permeates his work. At the height of a successful career, Forester made the decision to close his architectural practice to dedicate his time exclusively to painting and sculp­ture. Trained at the Institute of Design, Chicago, he was greatly influenced by the multi-disciplinary edict of the Bauhaus.

This retrospective’s title springs from the repetitive elements used in Forester’s wide body of artwork. Drawn, illuminated, or stitched with thread, innumerable and deliberate dots appear throughout every facet of his pieces, defining the space in every medium and on every surface. Similarly, pen strokes and rows of lights form lines and repeating structures. Light is used both figuratively and literally in rhythmic patterns over the surfaces of both sculptures and drawings.

Art Telling: Where We AreFront Porch Gallery Presents ‘Art Telling: Where We Are’
January 1 – 7
Location: Carlsbad, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd

Simple words can lead to profound connections. Please join us for Where We Are, with Art Telling, a group of eight visionary artists creating an intricate visual conversation from a common set of words. Using prepositions as their inspiration, Art Telling explores the words “between, around, through, below, opposite, among, within, beyond, adjacent and above” through a variety of mediums including: jewelry, colored pencil, metal sculpture, painting and mixed media.

Sikes Saturday SeriesSikes Saturday Series
January 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Escondido, 12655 Sunset Dr

Join us for the Sikes Saturday Series! This is an educational series for kids and adults, held at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead adjacent to the park and trails of the San Dieguito River Park. Programs are approximately one and one half hours in length.

Each program has a limited number of seats so we need to know you are attending. The cost per person (adults and children) is $5.00 (or $15.00 to attend the Valentine Teas event which includes tea, sandwiches, and sweets.) Registering is easy. Visit Sikes Adobe website, pick the program you would like to attend, enter the number attending, enter a little info about yourself, pay with a credit card and await your confirmation email – please bring this confirmation with you the day of the event. Registration is required!

January events are:

  • Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 – 10 a.m. | The Transformation of Grizzly Adams: A Living History Experience
  • Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 – 1 p.m. | Sky Hunters – Birds of Prey
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 – 10 a.m. | Bird Watching and a Walk in the Valley
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 – 1 p.m. | Drawing and Painting History
  • Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 – 10 a.m. | Dangerous Snakes of San Diego County
  • Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 – 1 p.m. | Naturalist, Adobes, and Lighthouses / Early San Diego History
  • Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 – 10 a.m. | Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your Garden
  • Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 – 1 p.m. | Astronomy – Super! Nova!

Marjorie PrimeMarjorie Prime at North Coast Repertory Theatre
January 11 – February 5
Location: Solana Beach, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Suite D

Fresh from triumphant runs in Los Angeles and New York, comes this fascinating, skillfully wrought family drama that dazzled critics and audiences alike. A finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, MARJORIE PRIME is set in the near future, a time when artificial intelligence has reached new heights, and lifelike robots provide companionship for the lonely. This smart, thought-provoking play about memory is guaranteed to inspire stimulating conversations long after you leave the theatre.

Encinitas Music by the SeaEncinitas Music By The Sea Concert Series
January 13
7:30 PM
Location: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr

Under the artistic direction of Laura Schmieder, talented local and international artists are selected at the Beverly Hills National Auditions and presented monthly in concert in three cities: Encinitas, Torrance and Beverly Hills. There are nine concerts from September 2016 through June 2017. Hernandez Giacopuzzi Duo featuring Juan-Miguel Hernandez on viola and Jacopo Giacopuzzi on piano are each top prize-winners of many international competitions. The duo will play on Friday, January 13, in the intimate and acoustically superb Encinitas Library Community Room with its expansive view of the Pacific Ocean.

Poway Winter FestivalPoway Community Park’s Winter Festival
January 13 – 14
Location: Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr

Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Join us for Winter Festival on Friday, January 13 from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 14 from 3:30-8:30pm at Poway Community Park.

Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down the snow hill. Smell roasting marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores. Experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink, and peruse a variety of vendors and their sensational products. Lights will twinkle, as music sets the tone and laughter fills the air. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway. Bring one or bring all! There’s something for everyone!

Tri-City Marathon and HalfTri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon And Half Marathon
January 13 – 15
Location: Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real

The 26th edition of the Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center since 2010 is scheduled for Sunday, January 15, 2017.

The 26.2 and 13.1-mile out-and-back courses begin at The Shoppes at Carlsbad and pass by the Buena Vista Lagoon in the early miles, setting the event’s naturalistic tone. The course and surroundings soon pick up the beat as participants make their way through spectator-packed Carlsbad Village, a quaint but popular mix of restaurants, shops and hotels. Mile three exposes stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, providing an inspiring sight and gorgeous backdrop as rolling hills carry runners and walkers past sandy beaches and rolling surf.

Live bands at every mile, enthusiastic volunteers and thousands of spectators are sure to keep participants motivated throughout both courses, offering encouragement all the way to the finish. Once crossing the finish line, participants are presented with a dazzling finisher’s medal, Mylar blanket and Nom Nom food bag before entering a celebratory festival that includes live music, refreshments and a beer garden for those 21 and older.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, January 13
Health & Lifestyle Expo from 12 to 6 PM

Saturday, January 14
Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND – See below.
LEGOLAND parking lot open (free parking) at 6:30 AM
Kids Event Day Registration from 7 to 7:50 AM
Kids Mile Races Start at 8:00 AM
Health & Lifestyle Expo from 10:00 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, January 15
Marathon Start at 6:15 AM
Half Marathon Start at 7:45 AM

Kids Marathon MileKids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND
January 14
Location: Carlsbad, LEGOLAND®, One LEGOLAND Dr

LEGOLAND® California is host to a special, 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Before the doors open to the public, they’re opened for us to enjoy the sights and sounds of LEGOLAND®! Participants can run, walk, skip or stroll, or even be pushed in a stroller or carried on a back as they wind through the park and back out to the finish line. Each finisher is presented with a shiny finisher’s medal and treated to light refreshments and family-friendly entertainment. The event concludes at 10 a.m. with the opening of LEGOLAND® and SEA LIFE™ Aquarium where registered participants ages 3 to 12 can enter the park for free and moms and dads can enter for 50 percent off admission. Space is limited, register early!

Tidepooling AdventureTidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium
January 14
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: La Jolla

Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place.

The optimal season for tidepooling is November – March when minus tides reveal wider beaches and tide pools teeming with life. During those months, you can sign up for a Tidepooling Adventure where our trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and help you discover the wonderful world of tide pools. Ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Pre-purchase is required. Birch Aquarium Members: $13, Public: $16. Tidepooling Adventures do not meet at Birch Aquarium.

Western Surfing Association Championship TourWestern Surfing Association Championship Tour
January 14 – 15
Location: Oceanside, South Harbor Jetty, N Pacific St and Harbor Dr

This is a surfing competition to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Events and any World Team Events. Sponsored by Western Surfing Association.

San Diego Restaurant WeekSan Diego Restaurant Week
January 15 – 22
Location: Locations throughout San Diego County

The 13th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 15th through Sunday, January 22nd for an edible extravaganza to ring in the New Year! With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

San Diego Restaurant Week is proud to announce a very delicious partnership for January 2017 as many of the San Diego Restaurant Week restaurants team up with local Girl Scouts to celebrate the arrival of Girl Scouting in San Diego 100 years ago, as well as the 100th anniversary of delectable, scrumptious, delicious Girl Scout Cookies! To celebrate, chefs are getting creative with America’s favorite cookies to dish out special offerings for SDRW diners.

Farmers Insurance OpenFarmers Insurance Open
January 26 – 29
Location: La Jolla, Torrey Pines Golf Course, 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr

This is the 65th year a PGA TOUR event has been held in San Diego, beginning with the San Diego Open in 1952. For 54 straight years, the Century Club of San Diego has been the local non-profit organization for the tournament. 2017 also marks the 50th time the event is being held at Torrey Pines Golf Course and the seventh year of Farmers Insurance sponsorship of the tournament.

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