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TGIF July 31: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

by The Editors on July 27, 2015

The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert in the Parks returns to rock this Friday evening (July 31, 2015) with the R&B sounds of Tommy Castro & The Painkillers.

After years of playing guitar-driven blues and R&B backed by a tight horn section, Castro introduced The Painkillers live in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, with the drum chair now held by David Tucker. Fueled by Tommy’s voice and guitar plus bass, drums and keyboards, the band released the 45rpm single Greedy / That’s All I Got later that year (both songs are included as bonus tracks on the new CD). Greedy quickly became one of Castro’s most-requested songs. The Chicago Sun-Times calls his music “fiery and soul-drenched.”

Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. And remember to make parking easier, park at North Coast Calvary Chapel and get a ride to the park in a shuttle.

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TGIF July 24: Rocky Dawuni

by The Editors on July 20, 2015

The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert In The Parks moves to Poinsettia Community Park this week for the Afro world reggae sounds of Rocky Dawuni.

Ghanaian international music star Rocky Dawuni’s dance-inducing mix of reggae, soul and traditional African sounds is gaining popularity across the country. He’s worked alongside artists such as Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder and Jason Mraz.

Show begins at 6 PM. Bring a chair, a smile, and and something to share with your neighbors. Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. And remember make parking easy and park at North Coast Calvary Chapel and get a ride to the park in a shuttle.

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TGIF: Quinn Deveaux & The Blues Beat Review

by The Editors on June 29, 2015

Get ready for some jazzy soul as Quinn Deveaux brings his Blues Beat Review to Stagecoach Community Park this Friday evening (July 3, 2015) at stop two of the City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concert In The Park series beginning at 6 PM.

The modern soul songs of Quinn Deveaux, sung in his sweet tenor over a spare guitar or carried by his band’s bright tones, evoke old images aplenty—from those gutbucket barrooms where rock-n-roll was born, to the pine-walled shacks, nearby, where its gospel-forebears rent their souls. But this artist’s singular sound, making old tones new, is Quinn’s alone. His acclaimed Blue Beat Review has been thrilling San Francisco’s lovers of rollicking early R&B, and a good time, for years.

Bring a chair, a drink, and your dancing shoes because Mr. Deveaux is going to soul you right on to your feet. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, California. Music starts at 6 PM.

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Live Music In The Village of Carlsbad

by The Editors on June 15, 2015

CarlsbadmusiclogoOn the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 20, 2015 the streets of the Village of Carlsbad will spring to life with the sounds of music as the Carlsbad Music Festival presents the Carlsbad Village Walk performances.

Carlsbad Music Festival kicks off the summer with its third annual free Village Music Walk, featuring dozens of musicians performing over 60 sets during a 6 hour community celebration of adventurous music. An extension of the August Carlsbad Music Festival, the Village Music Walk is an all-ages, free of charge, community event that features a wide array of music performed in outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the historic Village of Carlsbad. The unique performance venues range from public parks and art galleries, to local music stores and even a 19th century chapel. Drawing annual crowds of over 4000 community members and cultural tourists, the Village Music Walk runs from 4-10pm with 20-minute sets starting every half hour. With multiple performance options to choose from at any time, attendees of the Village Walk are invited to create their own concert journey through the Village.We are pleased to announce the complete schedule of adventurous musicians and venues!

The even runs June 20, 2015 from 4 – 10 PM with an after party from 10 PM to midnight for those who still stay out late. For more information (including full schedule and band lineup) follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Sylvia At New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on June 10, 2015

SylviaCarlsbad’s own New Village Arts Theatre presents the A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy Sylvia. Here’s what it’s got going on:

When Greg adopts a dog named Sylvia, or rather is adopted by the street-smart mutt, Sylvia (played, alas, by a human) soon turns into a bone of contention for his wife Kate. . . In this romantic comedy by A.R. Gurney, the author of Love Letters, the long-married empty nesters have to dig their way out of an unexpected hole: Kate feels that she’s losing Greg to his adoring new best friend. This imaginative take on a midlife crisis leads to lots of laughs and thoughtful insights on love, marriage, jealousy and canines.

Dog people will likely love this one. Sylvia runs June 6 – June 28, 2015. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California. Click here to purchase tickets.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Carlsbad Triathlon Seeking Volunteers

by The Editors on June 5, 2015

Tri Volunteers

The City of Carlsbad is looking for a few good people to help with the Carlsbad Triathlon and Lifestyle & Fitness Festival on July 11 and 12, 2015.

Volunteer opportunities for the Lifestyle & Fitness Festival, taking place on Saturday, July 11, include checking in athletes, providing race bibs and handing out goodie bags. Body marking, assisting with timing at the finish line and passing out refreshments at the hospitality booth are among the volunteer opportunities on race day on Sunday, July 12.

For all the info from the City, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Pool Party At Alge Norte June 6, 2015

by The Editors on May 20, 2015

Splash Into Summer

Get the kids revved up for summer on June 6, 2015 as the City of Carlsbad Splashes Into Summer at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center.

Splash Into Summer, from 5 to 9 p.m. is family-friendly event designed to preview all the aquatic center has to offer this summer, including classes, camps, movies and other fun events. Swim in the warm-water pool, play on the giant inflatables, take a spin in the water balls and lay on an air mattress in the instructional pool for a special presentation of the Disney-Pixar movie UP (rated PG.)

Learn about masters swim, water fitness classes, swimming lessons for all ages, individual and family passes, and aquatic sports and junior lifeguarding camps. Tickets are $8 per person and one child, age 3 and under, may be admitted free with a paying adult. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Friday May 15 Is Bike To Work Day

by The Editors on May 12, 2015

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If you’re going to ride your bike to work one day this year (you should be doing it every day, of course) then make it Bike To Work Day (Friday, May 15, 2015) because the City of Carlsbad and the San Diego Association of Governments will hook you up with some free goodies, maybe even a T-shirt at their “pit stop” at triangle park aka Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue.

“The City of Carlsbad encourages those who live and work in and around the city to join neighbors, friends and coworkers in celebrating Bike to Work Day with us,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the city. “The many miles of bike-friendly transportation systems in our community and now a great campaign like Walk + Bike Carlsbad make it easy to take in Carlsbad from a different perspective.”

We’ll see you on the road. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Stolen Bikes Recovered In Downtown Carlsbad

by The Editors on May 6, 2015

Police LightsThose who drove down the 3600 block of Harding St on May 1, 2015 may have seen four Carlsbad Police cars and several trucks removing what seemed like bicycle after bicycle from a home on the East side of the street. Turns out all those bike where stolen and they have now been recovered.

During the searches, officers recovered what appears to be approximately 35 stolen bicycles and other miscellaneous bicycle parts. . . The Police Department is attempting to return the bicycles to their owners. The bicycles may have been stolen from Carlsbad and the surrounding area. . .Community members that have recently had their bicycles stolen are asked to contact the Police Department at 760 931-2142 or judy.thomas@carlsbadca.gov to identify and recover their bicycle.

If you’re missing a bike from Carlsbad in the past few weeks, it’s probably here.

During another search yesterday (May 5, 2015) five men were arrested including former professional surfer Che Stang.

During the search on May 5 in downtown Carlsbad, five adults were arrested for miscellaneous drug charges. Those arrested were 31-year-old Che Stang for being in possession of a controlled substance and being in possession of drug paraphernalia,and 32-year-old Brian Gutierrez, 30-year-old Steven Gutierrez, 35-year-old Keelan Stocks and 35-year-old Joshua Brandt for being under the influence of a controlled substance. The five were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

Seems it’s been a busy week in Carlsbadistan. Nice work by the Carlsbad Police Department. For the official word, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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2015 TGIF Concerts’ Summer of Music

by The Editors on May 1, 2015

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The City of Carlsbad’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Park will kick off June 26, 2015 at Stagecoach Community Park on Carlsbad’s eastern front with the rocking country sounds of the Kelly Rae Band and jam through with eight more concerts through August 21, 2015.

“This year the City of Carlsbad is celebrating 30 years of great music, fun and community spirit with its TGIF concert series,” said Vincent Kitch, City of Carlsbad cultural arts manager. “Nothing says summer in Carlsbad like enjoying live music in the city’s beautiful parks.” . . Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, TGIF concerts feature a lively mix of regional bands and top touring groups. The music covers a wide range of styles, from big band swing to today’s dance hits. Family Open Studios at TGIF, a free, hands-on art activity for all ages, has been expanded this year and will be offered at every concert. The concerts will also feature food vendors providing hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, frozen yogurt, barbecue and more. Free parking is available, with free shuttle service running for concerts held at Alga Norte, Poinsettia and Calavera Hills community parks.

For the official line up and more info, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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