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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.


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North County and San Diego County Events – December 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - December 2016

LEGOLAND Holiday Snow DaysLEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights
November 25 – January 1
Location: Carlsbad, One LEGOLAND Dr.

Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music, twinkling lights and nightly snow fall in Heartlake City. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer make the perfect family photo.


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North County and San Diego County Events – November 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - November 2016

Dia de los MuertosDía de los Muertos
November 1
6:00 PM
Location: Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with art, ballet folklórico and more! This year we celebrate our 21st annual Festival, and it is going to be better than ever. As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio. We will also have live music by Cumbia Machin, Mariachi Divinas, and Ritmos del Tiempo. For the children, we will have face painting, arts & crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase.

The festival begins at 6:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Altar space will not be available until 6:00 pm, but early arrival is strongly recommended. Guests will not need a ticket to enjoy the festival.

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North County and San Diego County Events – October 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - October 2016North County and San Diego County Events – October 2016 are tons of fun, especially if you’re a kid! There are haunted houses, candy and more candy, and a month of free museum, zoo and Safari Park admissions. There’s no shortage of adult entertainment either with festivals, concerts, shows and lots of food. Of course, we have bike rides and runs to help burn off all that great food and drink.


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North County and San Diego County Events – September 2016

San Diego County Events September 2016North County and San Diego County Events – September 2016 include something for everyone. There’s plenty to see like the Miramar Air Show, a rodeo, a powwow, and music, Greek, and art festivals. There’s plenty to do with runs, bike tours, and swims. And if all that activity leaves you hungry and thirsty, no problem. September offers great food and drink too.


46th Annual Barona Powwow46th Annual Barona Powwow
September 2 – 4
Location: Barona Indian Reservation, Barona Sports Park

Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of dancing and dress contests, camping, drums and cultural immersion. Dancers will be competing for over $60,000 in prize money!


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North County and San Diego County Events – August 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - August 2016North County and San Diego County Events – August 2016 certainly feel like summer. There are so many outdoor activities — concerts, movies, star gazing, sailing, surfing, horse racing, car shows, even a street fair for dogs! If you’re looking to beat the heat, no worries. There’s plenty to do indoors too!


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North County and San Diego County Events – July 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - July 2016North County and San Diego County Events – July 2016 will keep you busy. There are so many fun things to do in July.


TGIF Concerts in the ParksTGIF Concerts in the Parks
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Carlsbad, various parks
For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office has presented live music events throughout the city. When summer rolls around in Carlsbad, everyone gears up for TGIF Concerts in the Parks! The 2016 season runs Friday nights from June 24 through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. (all fields open at 4 p.m.) and features great music, food and a chance to dance the night away with friends and neighbors in a beautiful outdoor setting.

This year’s band lineup offers a music genre for everyone, from country to rock, cover bands to spicy Latin and world grooves. Concerts are free and open to the public and move across the city, from Stagecoach to Alga Norte, Poinsettia and Calavera Hills community parks. A free shuttle service is available at most concert locations, as onsite parking is limited.

The music at TGIF is just the beginning. A variety of food vendors are onsite at the events, or you can bring your own feast from home. Family Open Studios is back with free, hands-on art making activities for all ages. And of course, there will be plenty of chances to enter the Opportunity Drawing from the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. There are prize packages each night, all to support future arts and cultural events in Carlsbad.


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North County and San Diego County Events – June 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - June 2016North County and San Diego County Events – June 2016 run the gamut from gold rushes and Highland games to fairy fests and powwows.


Hedda GablerNorth Coast Rep Hedda Gabler
June 1 – June 26
Location: Solana Beach, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Suite D

A world premiere adaptation created by the company at North Coast Rep. Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Anne-Charlotte Harvey, weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage and driven by a need for power and freedom. It is a spellbinding drama of revenge, manipulation, sexual repression, deceit and despair, climaxing in an ending that never fails to shock and surprise. Discerning theatre lovers will not want to miss this freshly translated classic.


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North County and San Diego County Events – May 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - May 2016North County and San Diego County Events – May 2016 is sure to entertain with rodeos, festivals, fun beach events, movies, music and art.


Carlsbad Village FaireCarlsbad Village Faire
May 1
Location: Carlsbad, Grand Ave from Carlsbad Blvd to Jefferson St

North County’s favorite street fair is returning to The Village the first Sunday in May. The streets will come alive with the sights and smells of fair-time as 800 vendors set up unique booths, fairgoers search for handmade gifts, try mouthwatering foods, and have some fun in the sun.

The Carlsbad Village Faire – the largest one-day street fair in the nation – will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1.The fair stretches 14 blocks. Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, and all of the cross streets in between, would be close for the event. Each year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the fair in May and November. Now in its 43rd year, the free event has grown to be so popular that it not only continually attracts people from all over Southern California, but also from other states.

The fair draws over 100,000 visitors with its 800 unique vendor booths offering handcrafted arts and gifts, art, antiques, jewelry, unique clothing, home décor, plants and more. The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. The children’s area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, and face painting.

The Rotary Club of Carlsbad’s beer garden will entertain fairgoers with a large screen TV and live bands. The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will continue its more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot. The meal, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, will be served between 7:00 a.m. and noon.

To make parking more convenient, complimentary shuttles will run to and from the fair. Shuttles will pick up and drop off passengers at the Poinsettia Coaster Station and the west corner of Sears at The Shoppes at Carlsbad.


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North County and San Diego County Events – April 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - AprilNorth County and San Diego County Events – April will keep you entertained with everything from the IRONMAN triathlon to horse and cars shows, festivals, plays, music, art and artists.


Goodguys Meguiar's 16th Del Mar NationalsGoodguys Meguiar’s 16th Del Mar Nationals
April 1 – 3
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd

Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72, Goodguys AutoCross, Indoor Car Show, Vendors, Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and All American Sunday. The show features:

  • Over 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72
  • Special indoor Car show exhibit
  • K&N Filters All American Sunday welcoming American made or powered vehicles of all years
  • Goodguys AutoCross
  • Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition
  • Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
  • Swap Meet
  • Cars 4 Sale Corral
  • Live music entertainment by Blu Gruv and Soul Diego
  • Goodgals Arts & Crafts Gallery
  • Model & Pedal Car Show
  • AutoCross for Kids benefitting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
  • Kids Zone – Free Arts and crafts, games, prizes & more!
  • Kids Free Model Car Make-N-Take – Get your kids involved in model building. Sponsored by Revell
  • Complimentary Guest Shuttles provided from spectator parking
  • Featured Club – C/10 club

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