Hard to believe that it was 16 years ago that the Village of Carlsbad, California hosted its first Art In The Village event. But there’s no stopping it now as the annual local art showcase returns to the streets of Carlsbad on Sunday, August 10, 2014. This year more than 100 loyal and regional artists will be showing their work.
Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding areas, the event attracts thousands of residents and a diverse selection of fine artists, sculptors, photographers and craftsmen. Starting at 9 a.m. attendees can browse exhibits and listen to live music along State Street and Grand Avenue right in the heart of the Village and just blocks from Carlsbad State Beach.
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This Friday, July 18, 2104 Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre kicks off a week of Pay-What-You-Can preview of the raucous and rowdy play The Full Monty.
Pay-What-You-Can tickets are subject to availability, and are first-come first-served starting ONE HOUR before the performance. Reserved seats are available for preview performances at $24 a seat. . . We are expecting a high volume of patrons at each of our Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performances and encourage you to arrive early, or make a reservation to ensure seating.
Performances go down Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday and Friday. For more information click the link.
What to know the stories behind the art you see on the walls of various businesses in the Village of Carlsbad? (We have a few questions we’d like to ask ourselves.) Then we can all attend the Carlsbad Village Mural Tour scheduled for August 9, 2014 at 6 PM.
The hour-long walking tour will visit six of the Village’s most notable murals, beginning at the Village’s newest mural, “The Robot” by local artist Jason Markow at the corner of State St. and Carlsbad Village Dr. The tour will end at Michael Summers’ “Cat Nap,” which covers one entire side of Witch Creek Winery. Attendees are encouraged to join the tour leaders and participating artists for a glass of wine at Witch Creek Winery immediately following the tour.
So join the crowd at 6 PM at Choice Juicery located at 430 Carlsbad Village Dr. and let the tour begin. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Señor Grubby’s, home of our favorite Carlsbadistan fish tacos, is throwing a party in their parking lot to celebrate six years in business. The party goes down Wednesday, July 30, 2014, beginning at 6 PM. Festivities include raffles, silent auctions, and giveaways. Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Dr. in the heart of Carlsbad Village.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to join the Carlsbad Education Foundation and the award winning Young Americans National Tour Summer Camp for singing, dancing and growing, August 5 – 9, 2014 at Carlsbad’s Sage Creek High School.
Students in grades 3 to 12 of all performance levels train with 45 international performers who are top artists in the industry in every genre including songwriting, professional dance and vocal performance. Students perform in a huge finale show on Saturday, August 9th which showcases family favorites from Broadway, Disney, and popular hits. All ticket sales benefit the Carlsbad Educational Foundation as a fundraiser for K-12 music programs.
For more information or to register, please visit www.youngamericans.org/summercamps
[Link: Young Americans]
On Saturday night, July 19, 2014, the City of Carlsbad is giving parents the chance to drop the kids off at the new Alga Norte pool and have two hours to themselves.
Splash Bash is designed for children 8 and older, but kids younger than 8 are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Attendees will spend an evening playing on giant inflatables, walking on water in giant water balls, diving off of diving boards and dancing to music under the lights poolside. Tickets are $10 per person. One child, age 3 and under, may be admitted free with a paying adult.
We know how great two hours can be. It’s not long enough for a movie, but definitely long enough to get dinner or something. For more info, click the link.
[Link: Splash Bash]
Professional cycling returns to Carlsbad, California on July 20, 2014 as the Swami’s Cycling Club presents the Carlsbad Grand Prix of Cycling.
The 2nd Annual Carlsbad Grand Prix located at Armada Drive and Fleet Street, newer Legoland. Professional and amateur bicycle racing, free kids races, plus the one-of-a-kind Family Fun Race for prizes. Mark your calendars for July 20, 2014 and find out what the Carlsbad Grand Prix is all about.
For more information click the link CarlsbadGrandPrix.com.
[Link: Carlsbad Grand Prix]
The Carlsbad Village Association has launched a new website that the say will help them reach their goal to “continually improve Carlsbad Village.”
The new site, www.carlsbad-village.com has streamlined navigation and a radically increased amount of content, so users can access a wealth of information about the Village, including upcoming events, dining and entertainment options and local retail opportunities. Visitors to the site can even use interactive maps that highlight beach access points and the location of more than 50 new bike corrals and racks that are part of the “Bike the Village” program. . . “This newly designed website puts the best of Carlsbad Village front and center,” said Doug Avis, Chair of the CVA Board of Directors. “We now have an information hub accessible from anywhere through which residents and visitors can learn about the wealth of opportunities and experiences the Village offers on a daily basis.”
The website is located at http://www.carlsbad-village.com. Check it out and tell your friends. For the official word from the CVA, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Come help the City of Carlsbad keep their beautiful trails beautiful on June 7, 2014 at the Lake Calavera Preserve in commemoration of National Trails Day.
“Trails are one of the most cherished features of Carlsbad and enable residents to get outdoors and lead an active healthy lifestyle,” says Liz Ketabian, City of Carlsbad park planning manager. “Every year we have hundreds of volunteers who help to maintain our wonderful trail system for all to enjoy. We are excited to have this specific day for volunteers to get involved with Carlsbad’s volunteer program and to participate at one of Carlsbad’s largest open space preserves with over six miles of trails.”
The trail work party begins at 8:30 AM on Saturday, June 7, 2104 at the Lake Calavera Preserve. For more details (including directions), follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Personally, we don’t know why someone would want to ruin a perfectly good bike ride by preceding it by swimming or following it with a run (Rule # 42), but there are those who do and on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 -13, 2014 there will be an ocean load of them here right here for the annual Carlsbad Triathlon. The City of Carlsbad needs help making sure all these people are headed in the right direction. They need volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities for the Lifestyle and Fitness Festival, taking place Saturday, July 12, include checking in athletes and handing out goodie bags. Body marking, assisting with timing at the finish line and passing out refreshments at the hospitality booth are among race day volunteer opportunities on Sunday, July 13. . . “Even if you may not want to swim, bike or run in the Carlsbad Triathlon, you can still play a key role in the exciting race weekend as a volunteer,” said Sue Irey, volunteer coordinator for the City of Carlsbad.
If you’d like to spend the day hanging out with extremely fit, barely clothed people this could be your lucky day. Follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]