April 19, 2012

February 7, 2013

Surf legend's photography coming to Encinitas art gallery

The Encinitas art gallery Bliss 101 is launching a photography exhibit by local surf icon and Cardiff native Rob Machado. It is a collection of images from his worldwide travels, as well as his life in Encinitas and Cardiff, on sale to the public.

The community is invited to the gallery's free launch party from 6 to 9 p.m., May 5, where Machado will be in attendance.

"I've been interested in photography for years, always taking photos on my surfing trips, but one of my favorite places to shoot is my hometown area in North County," Machado said. "Because Bliss 101 supports local artists and the community, it's a great fit to launch the exhibit of the images I've taken throughout the years.

Seasons 52, a "fresh grill and wine bar" restaurant where nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories, is set to open its first San Diego restaurant at Westfield UTC in the spring of 2013.

The restaurant will create approximately 100 jobs in the area. The menu is created by award-winning chef Clifford Pleau and inspired by the seasons and fresh appeal of farmers markets ó 52 weeks a year.

Looking to encourage more eco-friendly travel for the local market, the Omni San Diego Hotel is offering a new "Two Wheel Tourism" travel package, where guests can join the biking brigade in San Diego. Guests can look forward to bike trails and fun destinations throughout the city, with easy bike access available on Amtrak, San Diego trolleys and the Coronado Ferry.

The package includes overnight accommodations for two, an in-room "Get Fit" kit, a picnic lunch for two, two roundtrip ferry tickets to Coronado, complimentary car and bicycle valet, and regional bike trail maps from the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

The third annual I Love Poke Festival is returning to San Diego's Bali Hai Resort on May 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. The foodie fest and competition celebrates Hawaiian culture and lifestyle and pits 15 of San Diego's top chefs against one another in a competition to discover who can create the best poke in the city. Poke is a Hawaiian delicacy traditionally made with raw ahi tuna cut into cubes and seasoned lightly to accentuate the natural flavors of the fish.

With the price of admission, attendees will be able to taste each competing chef's creations in both the "Traditional" category (use of tuna is required) and the "Any Kine" category (anything goes). Additionally, 15 San Diego restaurants and food brands will be giving out a taste of their Hawaiian, Asian and South Pacific inspired Island cuisine. King's Hawaiian, known for its sweet rolls, will debut its newest product: a new line of hot dog buns.


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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
San Diego
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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