Celebrate Cinco de Mayo At Grubby’s

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

Cincodemayo2015PicSeñor Grubby’s, makers of our favorite fish tacos, and Seaworthy will hold their 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 2-6pm.

The event is free & open to the public, all ages are welcome; however, the team Olympics are designed for teams of 2 with players ages 21+. The parking lot games will consist of a putting green, corn hole, ladder golf, flip cup and inflatable slide included in the obstacle course. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners with prize packages. . . There will be food, beverages, booths from local businesses, game area, inflatable slide, photo booth and music to create a fun environment & celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The beer booth will also be pairing up with Bloody Michaels Bloody Mary Mix to sample out tasty micheladas – a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and Bloody Michaels handcrafted gluten free bloody mary mix.

Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad 92008. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Saddle Up For Wild West Fest

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

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On May 16, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will turn Leo Carillo’s historic ranch into the Wild West Fest.

Wild West Fest is a free event and activity cards can be purchased for $6 for activities like pony and mechanical bull rides, souvenir photos with authentically dressed cowboys and cowgirls, and western themed crafts. . . Among the event highlights is the salsa contest, which is judged by Chili’s Encinitas, and features prizes for salsa taste as well as table presentation in the following categories: best overall, people’s choice, best presentation, funniest presentation, best fruit salsa, hottest salsa and originality.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad & City Manager Part Ways

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

Sarkozy Mid-1Steven R. Sarkozy, the Carlsbad, California city manager who has been on the job since March 11, 2014, will no longer be with the City as of April 24, 2015.

Speaking for the City Council, Mayor Matt Hall said, “Steve is one of the top city managers in the nation, with vast experience and a stellar track record. Sometimes you can have all the right pieces, and just not the right fit. We are grateful for Steve’s efforts and wish him the best.”

In other words, don’t blame the Mayor and the City Council for hiring the wrong guy. He’s got a great resume. How could they know? Not surprisingly, this is the same way Mr. Sarkozy left his last job in Bellevue, Washington. So, it’s back to the head-hunting drawing board for the City. In the meantime, Assistant City Manager Kathy Dodson will act as interim city manager.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad (including an entire paragraph on what an amazing resume Mr. Sarkozy has), please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Friday Night Live Returns May 1, 2015

by The Editors on April 21, 2015

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The Village of Carlsbad is turning up the music on Friday nights this summer with the return of Friday Night Live.

Every Friday night this summer from May 1 through July 31, the sidewalks of Grand Avenue, State Street and Roosevelt Street transform into an open-air concert stage. Attendees and passersby can kick-off their weekend with free live music from street performers from 7 to 9 p.m. Musicians range from indie rock to bluegrass.

For the official word follow the jump or visit: Http://www.carlsbad-village.com/ [click to continue…]

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Hilton Carlsbad Becomes Cape Rey

by The Editors on April 21, 2015

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What’s in a name? Sometimes everything. Maybe that’s why the hotel resort formerly known as the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort is changing it’s name to Cape Rey Carlsbad. Huh?

Beyond the name, the bulk of the rebranding effort will manifest in the experiential aspects of each guest’s stay. Creative itineraries, excursions and partnerships from the new “Leisure Services Team” introduce guests – both on property and off- to the tastes, places, products and personalities that speak to the surrounding beach lifestyle and provide the type of immersive hospitality the modern traveler craves. Employees act as property ambassadors, whose expertise in everything from surf spots to taco shops provides guests with a backstage pass to all things local and Southern California-cool.

Hey, a complete re-branding with great photography to back it up never hurt anyone. And if some local businesses benefit for the update, even better. For the official word from Cape Rey, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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April 25 Is Arbor Day In Carlsbad

by The Editors on April 17, 2015

Arbor DayThe City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day, Saturday, April 25, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Hosp Grove.

The tree-planting activities will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hosp Grove Rotary Trailhead, located on Monroe Street between Marron Road and Wickham Way. Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a tree planting demonstration to follow.

In addition to the tree planting, volunteers will learn about the region’s butterflies and plant monarch pollinators in a meadow adjacent to the trailhead. This project will support statewide efforts to restore the population of the overwintering monarch butterfly.

This effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 11th consecutive year. The designation is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to tree care and urban forest sustainability.

“Arbor Day is a great opportunity to give back to the community and help the environment, while meeting new friends and neighbors,” said Kyle Lancaster, parks superintendent for the City of Carlsbad.

The Arbor Day event at Hosp Grove will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from CAL FIRE, SDG&E, Davey Tree, Davey Resource Group, Western Environmental Consultants, Nissho of California and West Coast Arborists.

Tools will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers should wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes. It is requested that volunteers bring additional shovels, if possible. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Spy’s Belgian Waffle Ride & Fitness Expo

by The Editors on April 15, 2015

Spy-2015-Bwr-Expo-Poster-FinalCarlsbad’s own action eyewear company Spy is holding its infamous annual Spy Belgian Waffle Ride and Fitness Expo on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26, 2015 all centered around San Marco’s Lost Abby Brewery.

The ride itself takes place on Sunday, April 26th and once again, it will be surrounded a two-day bicycle and fitness expo, kicking off at The Lost Abbey brewery in San Marcos, CA, which is also where the start of the race will be. . . Now in its fourth year, the SPY BWR is a grueling 229-kilometer, multi-terrain cycling race that began as a tribute to the beautiful and taxing rides staged in Belgium each spring. The course includes 11,000 feet of arduous climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County and includes a relentless barrage of mud, dirt, single-track and water crossings. . . The Expo will include multiple food trucks from Gear Grinder Grill as well as more than 30 performance and sports related exhibitors.. . More than $10,000 in prizes will be raffled off, including bikes from Giant, Felt, Masi, Haro, as well as prize packs from lululemon. . . The family friendly festivities will also include an astro jump and bouncy house for children in attendance.

If you like bikes (and/or beer) then the Spy Belgian Waffle weekend is just for you. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: Spy Belgian Waffle Ride]

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What is Music Series At MoMM

by The Editors on April 14, 2015

Gach-SmJoin Peter Gach for a three part lecture series – “Musical Insights.” Drawing on his lifetime of involvement in music and his 30+ years of teaching experience, Gach will explore the hidden aspects of the musical experience. The lectures are designed for all levels of listeners, and will look at music in new and unique ways. Each lecture will be illustrated by performances drawing from Gach’s vast repertoire.

Part 1: What is Music? (Thursday, April 16 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 2: Back to the Beat (Thursday, May 21 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 3: Sound and Sculpture (Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00 PM)

For those who don’t know Peter Gach is a pianist of wide-ranging musical interests. His repertoire extends from the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II of JS Bach, to contemporary works written especially for him. He is also the Professor Emeritus and former Chairperson of the Performing Arts Department at Palomar College.

For more information, please click the link.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]

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Lancer Dancer’s Kids Summer Dance Camp

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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Elementary and middle school kids (ages 5 – 14) 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 Champion Lancer Dancers will be holding a Junior Lancer Dancer summer camp from Aug. 4 through 7 at Carlsbad High School from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The summer camp is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers for a donation of $125 per child (includes a free T-shirt and photo). Participating dancers will learn new dance routines, have a performance opportunity, gain self-confidence and begin to develop a championship attitude by having the Lancer Dancers as role models.

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It’s Lord Of The Flies At NVA

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding’s provocative, dystopian novel shocked and challenged audiences in 1954, and it’s lost little of its edginess in the decades since. LORD OF THE FLIES finds a group of school boys — the only survivors of a plane crash on a remote island — splitting into two factions in a fight for control of their new environment that rapidly descends into madness. Adapted for the Stage by Nigel Williams and Directed by Justin Lang.

Opening night was April 11, 2015 but the show runs through May 3, 2015. If you see one play this year at the New Village Arts Theatre, make it this one. For more info, and to buy tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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