March 24, 2011

February 7, 2013

Big bicycle ride highlights upcoming Italian festival

Gran Fondo is setting the stage for its third year in San Diego. The Italian "Big Ride" brings out more than 3,500 cyclists and thousands of spectators for the ride across the county.

Commencing under the Little Italy sign on April 10, cyclists will cross the finish line a few hours later at the County Administration Building.

To entertain spectators between the start and finish lines, Gran Fondo USA is also hosting "Piazza Gran Fondo." Event attendees can explore Italian cycling heritage and mingle with industry celebrities during a full weekend of gourmet Italian cuisine, music, wine, beer and entertainment on April 9 and 10.

For a schedule, visit

San Diego's Grand Del Mar resort has recently added to their list of outdoor activities with a 20,000-square-foot equestrian center which includes eight stalls, tack and feed rooms, an expansive riding area as well as eight trail horses and ponies.

For a cost, visitors can take advantage of trail rides, riding lessons, day camps for children, pony rides and more.

Jessica Odom, a skilled show jumper and seasoned horse trainer, oversees The Grand Del Mar's equestrian center and riding program.

Every April, the Italian city of Verona plays host to Vinitaly, Italy's premier wine trade show, now in its 45th year. On April 21, San Diego restaurant Toast will host a wine tasting festival, showcasing more than 40 award-winning wines that were honored just two weeks prior at Vinitaly 2011 in Verona.

Featured wines have scored the highest rating attainable on Gambero Rosso's yearly guide to Italian wine, equivalent to Wine Spectator's 97-point wines.

The event runs from 6-9 p.m. and costs $60, which includes wine tasting and appetizers.

RSVP by calling 619-269-4207.


March 24, 2011

February 7, 2013

Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Gunmetal Blues, the Musical

Sun, Feb 1
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Solana Beach
San Diego Premier! Music and lyrics by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler. Directed by Andrew Barnicle.

The Darrell Hammond Project

Sun, Feb 1
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
La Jolla
The Darrell Hammond Project, based on Hammondís acclaimed memoir, God, If Youíre Not Up There, Iím F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem, invites the audience on a heartbreaking and hilarious journey inside the life and mind of an American comic genius, trying to unravel the mystery of how a man repeatedly climbed out from the depths of despair to become a world-class comedian.

Murder For Two

Sun, Feb 1
The Old Globe Theater
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The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosianís Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Great American novelist Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano! Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical that NewYork1 dubbed ďa must-see 90-minute jolt of caffeinated creativity!Ē

C.S. Lewis On Stage

Sun, Feb 1
Lambs Players Theatre
Award-winning actor Tom Key in a fascinating look into the wit, wisdom and work of one of the 20th Century's most engaging thinkiners and hugely popular writers.

Artist in Residence, Julie Kreimer

Sun, Feb 1
Lux Art Institute
Landscapes and abstractions seamlessly relate in Julian Kreimer's oil paintings as he explores the terrain between the two. Lush color combinations applied in quick, fluid strokes are built into dense layers to create windows int Kreimer's envionments both recognizable and contemplative.

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