March 2013

The Tilt At Museum Of Making Music

by The Editors on March 28, 2013

Carlsbadistan are you ready to rawk and roll, and swing out to some southern blues? Then the Museum of Making Music has just the show for you on Friday night, April 5, 2013 as The Tilt kicks it up a notch at MOMMs Local Flavor Concert Series.

The Tilt band is creating new music and original songs with a fresh new sound of organic Rock and Blues. They are a youthful but experienced band fronted by singer Jesse Malley and guitarist Jeff Irwin. The Tilt delivers live as well as in the studio and continues to maintain a do-it-yourself approach to writing, recording, and releasing original songs. Their debut album is set for early 2013.

Tickets are $10 and include a slice of Flippin’ Pizza and a beverage from the Stone Brewing Company. Nothing wrong with that at all. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, California.


Carlsbad Reads Lisa See Together

by The Editors on March 25, 2013

ShanghaigirlsThis April (2013) the Carlsbad Library’s ninth Carlsbad Reads Together program is diving in on Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See.

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Dreams of Joy, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. She will give a free talk and signing on April 13 at 2 p.m. at Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located at 1775 Dove Lane.

For more information on the book and all the free and open-to-the-public Carlsbad Reads Together events in April 2013, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Save The Date For New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on March 25, 2013


The New Village Arts Theatre has chosen Saturday, June 22, 2013 for their annual gala fundraiser. This year’s theme will be 60’s By The Sea: Celebrating Carlsbad In The 1960.

This year’s Gala is a celebration of Carlsbad culture in the 1960s, set against the backdrop of sunset over the gorgeous Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Besides dinner at the Lagoon Discovery Center, you will also have the opportunity to take home the best offerings of America’s finest city by bidding on our various silent and live auction items. Carlsbad doesn’t get any cooler than this. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets will be $280 per couple until April 12. Just use the code “PARTY” at check out. For more information, click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]


EGGcellent Spring Festival Is March 30

by The Editors on March 22, 2013

Bouncy ZoneOn Saturday, March 30, 2013 the City of Carlsbadistan is presenting its EGGstravaganza Spring Festival at Poinsettia Park.

The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., separated by age, so come when it’s convenient for you. While you’re there, you’ll also enjoy a family scavenger hunt, a sampling of Parks & Recreation Department summer camps, photos with the Easter bunny and a fun zone with bounce houses, a giant slide and a chance to “soak the bunny.” . . To keep the scramble fun for all ages, one field will be set up for those ages 6 and over who want to race for their eggs and an identical one will be set up for children 5 and under, while a third field will have piles of eggs set aside for younger children, babies or those with special needs to collect at their leisure.

The event is a must attend for the entire family. The EGGstravaganza kicks off at 10:30 AM. Poinsettia Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad, California. For the official details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Legoland’s Celebrate Carlsbad Partial Day

by The Editors on March 21, 2013


Hey, Carlsbadistan! Did you know that you can Celebrate Carlsbad Day at Legoland Callifornia for only $20 on April 27, 2013? Did you know that by doing this you’ll also help the Carlsbad Education Foundation a little? Oh, but don’t think you’re going to “spend the day at Legoland.” Nope. As usual, Legoland says the Celebrate Carlsbad Day tickets are only good from 1 PM to 8 PM. That’s right, the turnstiles open at 9 AM, but Celebrate Carlsbad Day ticket holders won’t get in until 1 PM. And what’s more, only “a portion of the proceeds” from these special ticket sales actually goes to the Carlsbad Education Foundation.

So hey, use this as an opportunity to visit Legoland at a moderately affordable price, but don’t think Legoland is doing any huge favors because it really is the least they could do.

Tickets for Celebrate Carlsbad Partial Day can be purchased by calling the Carlsbad Education Foundation at (760) 929-1555, downloading this ticket form, or by visiting one of the locations listed after the jump. [click to continue…]


The Neverly Brothers At New Village Arts

by The Editors on March 19, 2013

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The Neverly Brothers will take New Village Arts Theatre audiences through a guided musical tour through rock ‘n’ roll history on April 22, 2013 as they present their Retro-Rock Revue.

The Neverly Brothers play all your favorite hits from 1950s American Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll and Rhythm & Blues pioneers up through the 1964 British Invasion groups in an awe inspiring concert that will have you singing, dancing and thoroughly entertained. Dressed in period-perfect matching suits from each era, and playing show-stopping renditions of all the classics, these rockers have a look and a sound that will make you feel like you are witnessing rock history unfold before your very eyes and ears.

Ready to rock out? The show starts at 7:30 PM on April 22, 2013. Tickets are $25 to $35. Click here to buy tickets.


New Village Arts: Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

by The Editors on March 11, 2013

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The Foundry Studios, the art gallery portion of the New Village Arts Theatre is presenting an art show titled Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest in the lobby at New Village Arts Theatre, Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, April 21.

The resident artists at THE FOUNDRY STUDIOS present art themed to the new play at New Village Arts Theatre, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, an epic American classic that fights for the freedom of the human mind. Brawler Randle P. McMurphy feigns insanity to serve out his prison sentence at a mental institution controlled by Nurse Ratched, who dominates with a kind of violence that McMurphy can’t fight with his fists. The battle for control of the ward pushes rivals to the breaking point.

The opening reception for the art show is Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 6-8 pm. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad Village. For information about the exhibit and the play call 760/433.3245 or visit or follow the jump. [click to continue…]


New Carlsbad Restaurant Renamed 83º

by The Editors on March 7, 2013


Paon owner Mayur Pavagadh got in a little trouble with the craft brewing press while relaunching his Catch seafood restaurant as a “craft beer American food cocktails” restaurant at 660 Carlsbad Village Drive. A post from February 14, 2013 on beer website The Full Pint pointed out that the name, design, presentation and logo of Pavagadh’s new restaurant 38 Degrees looked oddly similar to a well established craft beer business in Alhambra, California called 38 Degrees. Here’s what they said:

Earlier this week, The Full Pint was tipped off by The Carlsbad Patch that a restaurant called Catch Carlsbad would be rebranding into 38º Carlsbad. Crazier than those string of words, was the fact that the publication Carlsbad Patch assumed that this was an expansion of Clay Harding’s craft beer bar, 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill in Alhambra, CA. . . After Carlsbad Patch was informed there was no affiliation between the two restaurants, we reached out to both Clay Harding of 38 Degrees and Mayur Pavagadhi, the gentleman turning his seafood restaurant into a craft beer restaurant called 38º Carlsbad. Mayur owns other restaurants in the area under the name Paon Carlsbad LLC.

Pavagadh was quoted as saying that he didn’t think there was a problem with the name of his restaurant.

”Craft beer is obviously a very popular market and decided this would be a great venture to get into. I sat down with my partners and did a search for 38 Degrees Carlsbad, and there were no registered marks for it. The term 38 Degrees is the temperature in which we are asked by the beer industry to keep our walk in keg cooler, we felt this was a great name to use.”

According to a second post on The Full Pint, 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill sent several cease and desist letters to Pavagadh’s lawyer with no response. Now, however, it appears that Pavagadh has swapped the numbers on his restaurant and renamed it 83 Degrees Carlsbad.

Those who know will remember that a similar last minute name change occurred at Pavagadh’s Paon restaurant just before it opened. That restaurant’s original name Per Se was already taken by a restauranteur named Thomas Keller. What was it they say about the best form of flattery?

[Link: The Full Pint]

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Carlsbad Performing Arts Present Charlotte’s Web

by The Editors on March 4, 2013

Cw PosterThe Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy is proud to present Charlotte’s Web The Musical March 22, 2013 at 7 PM and March 23, 2013 @ 2 PM and 7 PM at Carlsbad Village Theatre.

We have 25 talented kids ages 7-16 performing in this fun musical stage adaptation based on the children’s novel written by E.B. White. A wonderful event for the whole family!

Charlotte’s Web tells the heartwarming story of a pig who befriends a spider. The Carlsbad Village Theatre is located at 2822 State Street in Carlsbad. Tickets for the shows are $15 General Admission or $12 for groups of 10 plus. For more information or to make reservations please call. 760-438-4947.

[Link: Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy]