The Carlsbad Village Association is welcoming the returns of Art Walk only now it’s called the 4th Thursday Art Walk. And it kicks off on Thursday March 24, 2016.
Art Walk, held in conjunction with Cruising the Art Scene at the Village Faire Shopping Center, is a self-guided tour of art galleries in the Village, as well as stores that also feature local and regional artwork. You can visit nearly 20 different locations throughout the Village, as well as see numerous murals during your tour. Half a dozen locations will also feature live music and many will serve light snacks and refreshments. Come experience Carlsbad Village in a whole new way!
For all the details (including a list of participants) please click the link.
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This Friday and Saturday (March 25 -26, 2016) at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music is delighted to welcome back renowned guitarist Albert Lee for a two-night residency!
Known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique, Albert has not only worked with some of the biggest names in music, such as Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Everly Brothers, and Emmylou Harris, he has maintained a solo career of his own. Spending over 50 years in the business, he is one of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene.
The legendary guitar player has gathered a stellar line of experienced and talented musicians for his US tour dates. It includes keyboardist John ‘J.T.’ Thomas, bassist Will McGregor and drummer Jason Harrison Smith.
Tickets to this event are:
$30 – Friday General Seating – Order Online
$30 – Saturday General Seating – Order Online
Premium seating is SOLD OUT for both nights. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as we expect the remaining tickets to sell out quickly!
For tickets, please call (760) 304-5844.
Museum members receive a 10% discount.
Tickets are now on sale for the one (partial) day each year when Legoland is arguably worth the price of admission. April 23, 2016 is Carlsbad Day at Legoland thanks to the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. This means that if you buy tickets in advance from the Carlsbad Education Foundation you can get a partial day (1 PM to 8 PM) entry to Legoland for $35. In addition, “a percentage of ticket sales” will help fund “enriching STEM programs” (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that the Carlsbad Unified School District is apparently unable to provide to the students of our fair city.
In other words, if you’d like to help the Carlsbad Educational Foundation help the students of a school district that can’t figure out how to provide the education Carlsbad kids deserve and visit an overpriced theme park for a reasonable price then please, Click here to purchase your tickets.
The annual LPGA Kia Classic tournament returns to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California, this week (March 24-27, 2016), offering fans of all ages an up-close and personal experience with 144 of the top players in the world as they vie for a share of the $1.7 million purse.
Now in its seventh year, the Kia Classic places an emphasis on family friendly activities such as scavenger hunts and player autograph sessions, and has also designated Hire Heroes USA as the tournament’s first-ever official charity partner.
“The Kia Classic has developed a reputation for attracting one of the most competitive fields in women’s golf, and this year is no different,” said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications, Kia Motors America. “As a member of the Southern California community, we are honored to share this event with golf fans throughout the region, and very proud of the tournament’s focus on recognizing and giving back to the brave men and women who have elected to serve our country.”
For the official word from KIA and the LPGA, please follow the jump.
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On March 26, 2016 (the day before Easter Sunday) the City of Carlsbad will host their annual EGGstravaganza Spring Festival at the Poinsettia Community Park starting at 10 AM.
The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts. . . Attendees can also enjoy a family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, a fun zone with bounce houses, a giant slide and a chance to “soak the bunny.”
Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. Click here for a flashback of the 2010 event (oh, they grow up so quickly, don’t they?), or follow the jump for all the details.
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Sharone Story and Brisha Cordella (pictured above) found themselves faced with a challenge. As members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s board of directors, each were tasked to raise money to support the Club’s impactful youth programming. What they came up with was an event called The 2016 Taste of Bressi.
The 2016 Taste of Bressi will be held on March 19, 2016 from 2-6 pm at the Club’s Bressi Ranch location. “Holding the event at the Clubhouse gives the public a chance to see the facilities available to Carlsbad’s kids. Each guest receives a ‘Clubhouse Pass’ to explore, play games like foosball and ping pong, and enjoy live music while sipping on adult beverages, and nibbling delicious bites,” said Story. “It’s a fun, casual, light-hearted afternoon that everyone 21 and older can enjoy.”
For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad please follow the jump.
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Alphonso Johnson and his band will perform a special concert celebrating the bass on Saturday, March 12, 2015 at Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music.
Alphonso is a master of both electric bass, upright bass, and Chapman Stick. His touring and performing credits include Santana, Weather Report, The Crusaders, Bob Weir, George Duke, Woody Herman Orchestra, Sergio Mendes, Wayne Shorter, Gregory Hines and En Vogue. His discography credits include albums with Woody Herman, Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones, Phil Collins and more. He is currently on faculty at USC Thornton School of Music.
The show starts at 7 PM, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 is costs $25 for general seating. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, California. For all the details, please follow the jump.
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Cori Schumacher worked tirelessly to help defeat Measure A and now has announced that she would like to continue her involvement in the future of the city of Carlsbad, California by running for a spot on the Carlsbad City Council. She announced her intentions March 6, 2016 and wrote about it here on Facebook:
Yesterday, at a gathering of folks celebrating the monumental and historic achievement of the defeat of Measure A, I announced my intention to run for City Council this November. The possibility of pursuing a proactive role working hard for social and environmental justice and the common good in Carlsbad intimately aligns with the core of who I am and is a natural extension of the nearly 16 years I have spent as a social and environmental justice activist. I want to work for this community in the most efficacious and substantive way that I am able.
For the official word from Cori, please click here or follow the jump for the rest of her announcement.
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Happy Hour Politics is pleased to host their own President, Melanie Burkholder, as the featured speaker at their March meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Carlsbad’s own golf course The Crossings. Her topic – On the Campaign Trail … as a Secret Service Agent!
Melanie served for six year as a Special Agent (SA) in the Department of Homeland Security with the United States Secret Service. Her duties included protection details for the President, Vice-President, and many foreign dignitaries. As an investigator of Identity Theft, Fraud, Money Laundering, Bank Fraud and Counterfeit in the Los Angeles Field Office, SA Burkholder was an integral part of an investigation into an international identity theft organization based in Nigeria.
The event starts at 6 PM on March 16, 2016 and costs $20 (appetizers included). If you enjoy conservative politics and drinking (the two seem to go hand-in-hand) then please follow the jump for all the official details.
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