TGIF 1: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra

by The Editors on June 19, 2017

Sue Palmer has been called “San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie.” And this Friday, June 23, 2017 she’ll be playing Stagecoach Park with her Motel Swing Orchestra as the kick-off artist of Carlsbad, California’s 2017 TGIF Concert in the Parks concert series.

Palmer is probably most famous for being the musical partner of blues diva Candye Kane who she travelled the world with as Sue “Beehive” Palmer with Candye Kane and the Swingin’ Armadillos.

Sue is a featured artist on all four of Kane’s CDs under the Antones and Sire labels. Sue’s instrumental composition “Beehive” was featured on Kane’s “Diva La Grande” CD, and Sue and Candye co-wrote the title tune on Kane’s CD “Swango.” “Swango” is also featured in the documentary “The Girl Next Door,” a biography of porn star Stacy Valentine produced by National Public Radio’s Christine Fugat in 2000.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again kick the summer off right and Sue Palmer. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, CaliforniaMusic starts at 6 PM.

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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Lee and Cashdollar Play It Forward

by The Editors on June 16, 2017

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7PM, Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music presents a special “Play It Forward” benefit concert featuring the return of renowned guitarist Albert Lee and slide guitarist Cindy Cashdollar. Albert and Cindy will be backed by a stellar band featuring: J.T. Thomas on keys, Will McGregor on bass, and drummer Jason Harrison Smith.

The event features a world-class performance at a world-class venue, The Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, in Sorrento Valley.

Tickets to this event are:
$75 for orchestra level seating
$50 for parterre level seating
$35 for balcony level seating

Tickets will sell out for this event well in advance. For tickets, please contact us at (760) 304-5844 or order tickets online:

[Link: Museum Of Making Music]

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Having Our Say Extended At NVA Theatre

by The Editors on June 14, 2017

Carlsbad’s New Village Arts production of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years has been extended with four performances added the weekend of June 16 – 18, 2017. It’s the last chance to enjoy what The San Diego Reader has called “One of the best plays for the year. . . a truly splendid show.”

Sarah and Elizabeth Delany’s sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem’s Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation’s heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.

For more information, and to buy tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]

 

 

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TGIF Concerts Kick Off June 23, 2017

by The Editors on June 10, 2017

The City of Carlsbad, California’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks begin June 23, 2017 at Stagecoach Community Park. The free, outdoor concert series runs every Friday through August 18, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks across the city. Venues open to the public at 4 p.m. 

Remember, bring low chairs, blankets, and food and drink to share. For a full break down of this summer’s stunning musical line up, please follow the jump.

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Take A Musical Adventure To Moose Pass

by The Editors on June 1, 2017

On Saturday June 3, 2017, Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music is inviting you to join Alaskan Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman, Professor Bill Bradbury, and special guests (who may even be you!) on a musical journey to Moose Pass, Alaska and back. Ken’s combination of traditional Appalachian-style string-band music, poetry and storytelling has led observers to compare him to both Mr. Fred Rogers and Garrison Keillor.

A former college professor, Ken Waldman has had published six full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a children’s book, and has released nine CDs that mix old-time Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Since 1995, he has toured full-time, performing at some of the nation’s leading universities, festivals, and art centers.

This all-ages show is full of fun, music, inspiration, and interactive surprises. Tickets are $3 for students/children, $5 for adults and FREE for Museum Members. Admission to the Museum of Making Music is included! For tickets or to RSVP, please visit the Museum of Making Music’s website or call (760) 304-5844.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]

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Kids Aloha Pool Plunge At Alga Norte

by The Editors on May 30, 2017

The City of Carlsbad’s Aloha Plunge will take place this year on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. Enjoy fun, island themed pool games and activities and as the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special movie, on the giant outdoor movie screen.

At a Glance

· Event begins at 5 p.m. and movie begins at dusk.
· Tickets are $10 per person and kids ages 3 and under are free.
· Register online or in person at Alga Norte Aquatic Center.
· Pick up your wristbands in advance at Alga Norte Aquatic Center to avoid lines.
· Enjoy dinner at the Dive In Grill open during the event. Menu includes made-to-order grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, shaved ice, ice cream and other tasty treats. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

For more details, please follow the jump.

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OAK + elixir Enters A New Relm

by The Editors on May 9, 2017

If you’ve been by State St. in the heart of Carlsbad Village recently you may have noticed that Relm, the wine bar, has closed. Apparently, it was closed in order to reopen as OAK+elixir. Here’s what the owners are saying:

While we really enjoyed Relm during it’s time, we’re looking forward to a new season. But don’t worry, the wine bar is remaining! During the closure we’ve rejuvenated the space and reimagined the wine and food menus, and we can’t wait for you to experience the new O+E.

OAK + elixir will celebrate its grand opening on Friday June 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM. If you like wine, beer, and food (and from the looks of this town everyone does) then drop by and say hello. For the official word from OAK + elixir, please follow the jump.

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Ride Cyclery Shutters Carlsbad Store

by The Editors on May 5, 2017

Ride Cyclery gave Carlsbad a good go, however, it seems they’ve decided that their location next to Bobby’s Hideaway Cafe on El Camino Real just North of Cannon wasn’t cutting it and announced that as of Friday, May 5, 2017 they are shutting the location down. Here’s how they pitched it:

Every good story has a beginning and an end. We had a good RIDE with RIDE Cyclery – Carlsbad, however today marks the end of the story for this particular shop. . . We would like to thank you for your support over the past few years! We made a ton of new friends, had fun playing in the dirt and are grateful for the things we learned through this venture.

Ride will still be servicing customers through their Encinitas and San Diego stores as well as their RIDE 2U Mobile Showroom and Service Van. It was nice having a great shop nearby and we will miss them, but we totally understand — that location was pretty much an invisible hole. 

[Link: Ride Cyclery]

 

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Having Our Say At NVA Theatre

by The Editors on April 27, 2017

The Delany sisters invite you into their home to share a home-cooked meal in remembrance of their father’s birthday. As they reminisce about their long and storied lives, they will take you on a remarkable and enlightening journey through the last hundred years of America’s history… through Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, two world wars, the celebratory rise of the Harlem Renaissance, and past the civil rights and women’s rights movements, their story becomes not only a story of African American women, but a story of America itself.

HAVING OUR SAY is based on the bestselling book by Amy Hill Hearth, which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 105 weeks, and has sold over 5 million copies.

Pay-what-you-can Previews begin May 12!

NVA is committed to making theatre accessible for everyone. As with all MainStage shows, the preview performances are lower cost or Pay-What-You-Can! You can guarantee reserved seats for $25 by clicking on the link below, or show up one hour before curtain time and “Pay-What-You-Can” for any remaining seats ($10 recommended minimum; seating very limited).

Friday, May 12, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00 PM — Partner Fundraiser
Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:00 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM

Click here for all the details.

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Take The Pirate Plunge This Saturday

by The Editors on April 27, 2017

Enjoy pirate themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s annual Pirate Plunge event at Alga Norte Aquatic Center at 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad, California on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Come dressed in a swimsuit and enjoy the fun, swashbuckling activities which include diving for treasure, cannonball crush, hook it, ship raider race and more.

Dry land activities will include a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, a tropical bounce house and photo opportunities.

As the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special presentation of the movie, The Wild Life (PG), on the giant outdoor movie screen.

Cost is $10 per person. Children ages 3 and under are free. Advanced purchase is recommended and as a courtesy, wristbands may be picked up in advance through April 29 during regular business hours at Alga Norte Aquatics Center only.

Enjoy dinner at the Dive In Grill which is open during the event. The menu includes made-to-order grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, shaved ice, ice cream and other tasty treats.

For more information, call 760-268-4777.

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