Willy Wonka Jr. At The State Street Theatre

by The Editors on April 13, 2016

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Carlsbad Community Theatre is proud to present Willy Wonka Jr. at the State Street Theatre April 22-24, 2016.

We have a group of 38 talented North County kids ages 7-14. This is going to be a really fun show. Details and information can be found on our website.

For all the details please click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Community Theatre]

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Carlsbad Socks Help Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on April 11, 2016

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With more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry, Carlsbad local John Rich is hyper-aware of what is being worn in his community. And although there were plenty of Carlsbad t-shirts, hats and bags, he was hard pressed to find a pair of Carlsbad socks.

“I consider socks to be like a t-shirt for your feet,” joked John aka JR. “I also noticed how much the Carlsbad sign resonated with the community. I saw the void, combined the two ideas, threw in a charitable component, and bam! Carlsbad Socks were born. I’m also proud that we’re putting America back to work one sock at a time, as they are manufactured right here in the USA.”

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Village Music Walk Seeks Musicians

by The Editors on April 11, 2016

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The Village Music Walk is back. On Saturday, June 18th for the 4th annual Carlsbad Music Festival hits the streets of Carlsbad Village. This free community event features dozens of musicians celebrating music by the sea in the Village of Carlsbad.

If you’d like to play a part in the music walk organizers are still looking for adventurous musicians of all styles to join the 2016 lineup. Click here for all the details, and remember – the deadline to apply is next Friday, April 15th.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]

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Alga Norte’s Pirate Plunge April 23

by The Editors on April 5, 2016

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Enjoy pirate themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s annual Pirate Plunge event at Alga Norte Aquatic Center at 6565 Alicante Road, in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 5 to 9 PM. Arrrgghhh!

Come dressed in a swimsuit and enjoy the fun, swashbuckling activities which include diving for treasure, cannonball crush, hook it, ship raider race and more. . . Dry activities will include a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, a tropical bounce house and photo opportunities.

For additional details (including cost $10 a person, under three free) follow the jump.

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Big River Previews Start Tonight

by The Editors on April 1, 2016

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Pay-what-you-can previews of the New Village Arts Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-Winning Musical Big River begin tonight, April 1, 2016 at 8 PM. That means, you can pay whatever you want and see live theatre right in the heart of the Village of Carlsbad. You will not be disappointed.

Previews continue (including a Sunday, April 3 matinee at 2 PM) through Friday, April 8, 2016. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

 

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April 5, 2016 Is Ralph Rubio Day

by The Editors on April 1, 2016

Ralph_RubioThe City of San Diego has named April 5, 2015 Ralph Rubio Day in honor of Carlsbad businessman (and Rubio’s Coastal Grill Co-Founder) Ralph Rubio (right) for “his entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to the community and contributions to the food industry.”

A San Diego State University alumnus, Ralph brought his love of fish tacos to the United States after a college trip to Baja California, Mexico. 33 years after opening the first Rubio’s restaurant – a walk-up fish taco stand in Mission Bay – Rubio’s Coastal Grill has established a passionate fan base throughout the Southwestern United States and has largely been credited for starting the fish taco phenomenon in America. Cited by The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times as the country’s top fish taco expert, Rubio’s Coastal Grill has sold more than 200 million Original Fish Tacos®.

In honor of Ralph Rubio Day, Rubios is offering their original fish taco for $1.75 at all San Diego County Rubio’s Coastal Grill locations (including the location at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets) all day on April 5, 2016. If you’re hungry, you might want to stop by. For the official word from Rubio’s please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Village Art Walk This Thursday

by The Editors on March 23, 2016

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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.

[Link: Carlsbad Village Association]

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Guitarist Albert Lee Back At Carlsbad’s MoMM

by The Editors on March 23, 2016

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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 ClaptonJoe CockerEverly 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.

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Legoland Tickets At A Reasonable Price

by The Editors on March 22, 2016

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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.

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LPGA Kia Classic Returns To Aviara

by The Editors on March 22, 2016

Seventh Annual LPGA Kia Classic Returns to Aviara Golf Club March 24-27 (PRNewsFoto/Kia Motors America)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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