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Bratwurst, Free Museums, and Hobbits - Oh My!

Bratwurst, Free Museums, and Hobbits - Oh My!

October is one of the most beautiful months in San Diego because it cools off just enough to let us stop sweating from the summer heat, but not so much that we're freezing. October also brings a month full of fun activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is expanding to a two-day celebration this year, Friday, October 7th and Saturday the 8th. The festival will now feature entertainment both inside the beer garden and outside on the grassy area in front of the beach. On Friday, the Charger girls will be hanging out starting at 4:30 and from 4-7pm, you can enjoy the Beer Garden Band Slam and Happy Hour with six cover and tribute bands competing for the cash prize of $4,000. Other fun activities will include the sausage toss, the stein holding and bratwurst eating contest, and the fun run. The entire month of October has been deemed ... read more

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Fall Decorating, a Green Fest and the Blue Man Group... Just Another Week in San Diego!

Fall Decorating, a Green Fest and the Blue Man Group... Just Another Week in San Diego!

It seems Fall is arriving in San Diego with cooler temperatures and whole lot of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy together. Get some great home improvement ideas, learn about eco-friendly businesses in San Diego, and enjoy a wild performance by some crazy, blue dudes this week!All weekend long, September 16th, 17th, and 18th is the Fall Home and Garden Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You can check out hundreds of exhibits of home-improvement products and remodeling ideas, along with hands-on demonstrations, and educational seminars. Regular admission tickets are $8 but you can purchase discount tickets online and there are also several coupon offers online as well. So, keep your eyes peeled! Saturday and Sunday is the 2011 Cardiff Surf Classic and Rerip ... read more

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Comic-Con, Concert Series and Carlsbad Lagoons!

Comic-Con, Concert Series and Carlsbad Lagoons!

Summer is in full swing in San Diego and we have a whole heap of summertime activities for you and your family to enjoy together. Start your weekend off with superheros and villains, then enjoy some free tunes, and finish up your weekend with a beautiful walk of jog along the beach! It's that time of year again, Comic Con 2011 has returned to the San Diego Convention Center, the home of the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world! The first "Con" was held in 1970 and only featured comic books, science fiction, fantasy and film and television. Now the convention has expanded to include a much larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. Last year, the San Diego Convention Center was filled to capacity with over 130,000 attendees. The exhibit hall hours are ... read more

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Pirates, Chili & San Diego Fair Festivals

Pirates, Chili & San Diego Fair Festivals

We hope you're ready to start enjoying your summer because, this week, we have nothing but fun planned for you! What do you get when you mix beer, pirates, and a chili cook-off? We're not sure, but that's what this week has in store for you. Check out our recommendations for how to spend your free time this week! Saturday, June 25th, is the Pirate Faire and Festival in San Diego. From 10am-6pm, the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego will be over-run with scurvy sea dogs. Enjoy hundreds of costumed re-enactors, live music and entertainment, educational programs, and, of course, battles! This festival is full of fun and even throws in a little history lesson now and then, so bring the whole family. Ticket prices range from $17 for adults to fr ... read more

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Funny Guy, Fair & Flights of Beer!

Funny Guy, Fair & Flights of Beer!

Summer must be here, because this week’s events are all about laughter, outdoor fun, and good beer! Check out our suggestions below: This Friday, June 17th, catch Dana Carvey performing comedy for one night only at Sycuan Casino. What is your favorite Carvey bit? Is it his prissy “Church Lady” or “Grumpy Old Man”? Maybe it’s his impersonations of Bob Dylan, George Bush and so many others? Or is it the heavy-metal fan, Garth Algar, of Wayne’s World? Regardless of which skit is your favorite, we’re sure Dana will tickle your funny bone one way or another this Friday. The show starts at 8pm and ticket prices range from $45-$55; you can buy them ... read more

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Concerts on the Green, Green Plants, and Green Grillin'

Concerts on the Green, Green Plants, and Green Grillin'

This week is all about free music, fun, and food - what’s not to love!? Happening every Friday from May through September is the Concerts on the Green series in El Cajon. Attendees will enjoy several different genres of music through the 22 week series, along with dancing, food, and prize drawings. This week, check out a live performance by the Taildraggers, a bluegrass band. The free concerts are from 6-8pm at the Prescott Promenade across from the El Cajon Courthouse and City Hall. Click here for a full list of the bands playing throughout the summer. If you haven’t visited the Wild Willow Farm & Education Center to see the Tijuana Estuary plants yet, now is the perfect time. This Saturday, at 4p ... read more

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Literary Arts Fest, Miss Cinco de Mayo, and Spring Village Faire

Literary Arts Fest, Miss Cinco de Mayo, and Spring Village Faire

We hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend in San Diego because we have a whole new week’s worth of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy together. Celebrate literature, Mexican culture, and good, old-fashioned family fun this week! Starting Monday, April 25th, and lasting through May 5th, is the 15th Annual Literary Arts Festival at Grossmont College. Enjoy 10 days of celebrating literature with: performances, readings, lectures, workshops, writing competitions, book signings and more, all sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and English Department of Grossmont College. This year, some of the visiting writers and guest performances are ... read more

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Commune Wednesday, Beatles Mini-Fest and Rafta, Rafta

Commune Wednesday, Beatles Mini-Fest and Rafta, Rafta

Even though the weather in San Diego has been unpredictable lately; one day we have beautiful sunshine and the next, it’s pouring rain... we still have a week’s worth of fun to keep you busy - no matter what Mother Nature is in the mood for this week! This Wednesday, March 30th, is Commune Wednesday, a monthly event that celebrates local art, music and fashion every last Wednesday of the month. Their goal is to celebrate local arts and music while educating people about the harm caused by the tobacco industry, and shift the focus of the younger generation from smoking to creative music and art. This week features a trunk show by Magpie Cacti, art by Jen Fong, musical performances by The Stere ... read more

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Get Cultured in San Diego with Film Festivals, Green Festivities, and Family Fun

Get Cultured in San Diego with Film Festivals, Green Festivities, and Family Fun

Spring is in the air in San Diego! With longer days and warmer weather, we have some great suggestions on how to enjoy your week; from film festivals to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and some free family art fun, this week is sure to be a busy one! The 18th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival is happening now through Saturday, March 20th in San Diego. It features 185 documentaries, feature films, animations and shorts - as well as parties, talks with he filmmakers, and more. The festival is being held at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas and tickets are still available for purchase. General admission tickets are $10 or you can purchase a $90 film pass, which includes entrance to 11 films, no waiting in lines, and VIP seating. Support the local arts a ... read more

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