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TGIF 6: Spazmatics

by The Editors on July 24, 2017

It’s difficult for many of us to get our heads around the fact that 80s hits are now technically golden oldies, but don’t let that stop you from getting your dancing shoes out for a rip roaring good time with The Spazmatics as Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts In The Parks moves to Calavera Hills Park on Friday, July 28, 2017.

All the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. 

Remember to bring low-back chairs, snacks, and a little neon, hi-viz gear for full flavor. Show starts at 6 PM. Calavera Hills Park, is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from Sage Creek High School (3900 Cannon Road).

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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Lancer Dancers Offer Dance Camp Scholarships

by The Editors on July 18, 2017

Elementary and middle school kids who love to dance, or aspire to try out for dance or cheer squads in the future, are invited to brush up on their dance skills this summer with the Carlsbad High School Varsity Dance Team. The 12-time National Champion Lancer Dancers will be holding a Junior Lancer Dancer summer camp from Aug. 15 through 18 at Carlsbad High School from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The team will be offering scholarships to qualified families to attend their Junior Lancer Dancer camp. Scholarships will be awarded based on HUD guidelines for low income families in San Diego County. Families that do not qualify can attend the summer camp for a donation of $125.

“We believe all children should be able to take dance classes, no matter what their income level is,” says Rachel Whitehead, the team’s Scholarship Coordinator. “We want to share our passion for dance with community youth that may not have the same opportunities that we have.”

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TGIF 3: Robert Jon & The Wreck

by The Editors on July 3, 2017

Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in The Parks heads west this Friday, July 7, 2017 to Poinsettia Community Park with the Southern Fried sounds of Robert Jon & The Wreck.

Robert Jon & The Wreck is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Based out of Orange County, this quintet is dedicated, driven and committed to giving their fans a powerful rock and roll show – night after night and town after town. This team of follicular proficient troubadours isn’t slowing down anytime soon, recently releasing their sophomore album, Good Life Pie.

Poinsettia Community Park is located 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. Parking shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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TGIF 2: Morgan Leigh Band

by The Editors on June 26, 2017

If you missed Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra last week, then be sure you’re at Stagecoach Park on June 30, 2017 when Morgan Leigh Band heats up the place with her own brand of country party rock.

Morgan Leigh Band is one of Southern California’s hardest working, high energy country bands. They will keep the party rocking all night long, performing all your favorite country hits as well as songs from their original debut album Trouble. Morgan Leigh was a contestant on American Idol, a Texaco Country Showdown State Winner and nominated for Best Country/Americana by San Diego Music Awards. 

Reminder: Bring chairs, snacks, drinks, and goodies to share and a smile, but do not bring pets, smoking and vaping, grills, skateboards, rollerblades, skates and bicycles. 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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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.

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