Men On Boats: Pay What You Can

by The Editors on March 21, 2018

Preview performances of the New Village Arts Theatre production of the hit play Men On Boats begin Friday, March 21, 2018. If you’d like to make sure you have a seat  you can reserve it now for $25 or just pay what you can.

This fantastical comedy recreates John Wesley Powell’s ten-man 1869 exploratory expedition into the Grand Canyon with one twist: all of the roles are played by women. The production will be directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed (who directed NVA’s HAVING OUR SAY for Season Sixteen), featuring Kristianne Kurner as John Wesley Powell, and showcasing a diverse group of San Diego’s finest female actors.

We hear it will be well worth your while. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]


Carlsbad Songwriter Releases New EP

by The Editors on March 7, 2018

Marklyn Retzer, a Carlsbad, California based singer, songwriter (and surfer) has released a collection of new songs titled, Dandelion Tattoo. The five track EP features songs that range from the uplifting and affirming, gospel tinged vibe of Fly Free, to heart filling pop love songs like She Calls Me Love, to light hearted metaphorical reflections on love and loss in the title track. The EP, produced by San Diego’s Ben Moore features Matt Lynott on drums, Chris Swann on bass, and backing vocals by Lacy Younger and Krista Richards

Marklyn will be hosting a CD release party/show from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on March 24, 2018 at The Pour House in Oceaside. Here are the details: 

I’m playing with my trio featuring Rhythm Rose Turner on drums and vocals, and Chris Swann on bass. I’ll have special guests stopping by to play some of their songs or to jam with me including Nina Francis, Savannah Philyaw, Sarah RogoDave Boodah, and others to be added. This will be a fun night of music and friendship. CDs will be available for purchase for those of us who like a physical thing of music to hold.

Check out Dandelion Tattoo on Spotify or click the link for all the details.

[Link: Marklyn Music]



Boys & Girls Clubs Support Bobcat Buddies

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

While growing up with a family friend that was diagnosed with autism, Ethan Hope saw first hand the hardships his friend went through on a daily basis.

Ethan decided he wanted to do something to help other kids on the spectrum. “My baseball coach, Butch Smith, would always tell us to be grateful for what we have in life, and to not take things for granted,” says Ethan. “There are so many kids with disorders like autism that have the desire to do things that typically developing kids do, and I decided to do something to help them out.”

Now a sophomore at Sage Creek High, Ethan formed “Bobcat Buddies,” a club whose primary purpose is to provide teenagers who have autism with fun sports-related events in an environment where they can learn, grow, and interact with others.

For more, please follow the jump.

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Last Chance For Cloud Tectonics At NVA

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

You only have 5 more chances to see CLOUD TECTONICS at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre

This critically-acclaimed romance MUST CLOSE on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: NVA Theatre]


City of Carlsbad’s Epic Tween Night

by The Editors on January 29, 2018

Got kids who are in grade or older and want to dump them off somewhere for the evening where they will be entertained and by city staff and US Marin Corp volunteers? Then the City of Carlsbad’s Epic Tween Night on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 5 – p PM might be just the thing.

Activities include a black-light dance room, a game truck with a Rock Band stage, Zorb ball races, a movie, laser tag and more.

The evening cost only $10. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Last Minute Carlsbad New Years Ideas

by The Editors on December 29, 2017

Are you lag planner when it comes to New Year’s Eve? Saying you haven’t planned anything just yet? You’re not alone and we’re here to help. We’ve got eight suggestions on how to get the party started and how to recover after it’s over featuring the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, Legoland California, and Cape Rey, a Hilton Resort. For all the detail, follow the jump.

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Happy Holidays From Legoland California

by The Editors on December 22, 2017


Give The Gift Of Steady State Coffee

by The Editors on December 11, 2017

Our favorite Carlsbad coffee spot, Steady State Coffee Roasting Company is currently offering two amazing sample boxes that are perfect for the coffee lovers on your list: Taste of Ethiopia, and The Americas.

Both boxes are custom branded and include three 100gram pouches of whole roasted coffee, and an information card about each farm. They are available in the shop and make the perfect holiday gift.

Drop by Steady State and pick up a couple boxes for the ones you love. Steady State is located at 2680 State St., B, in the heart of Carlsbad Village.

[Link: Steady State]


A Modern Cinderella At New Village Arts

by The Editors on December 7, 2017

What will happen at the ball…game? CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS: A SALSA FAIRY TALE is a fun, athletic twist on the Cinderella story, crossing language and gender barriers and weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship, and respect. This exciting 50-minute show mixes the contemporary musical theatre sound with elements of pop, hip-hop and Latin music. Nadia Guevara will produce and direct, and the cast will feature three actors making their New Village Arts debut.

The show runs December 14 – 16, 2017. Click here for reserved seats, or follow the jump for the rest of the story.

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City To Update Tamarack & Carlsbad Blvd

by The Editors on November 30, 2017

The City of Carlsbad is proposing some pretty nice upgrades to the area around the intersection of Tamarack and Carlsbad Boulevard right about Tamarack Surfing beach. Anyone who has tried to push a stroller or pull a wagon down the sidewalk above the Tamarack parking lot knows that the sidewalk there is way, way too narrow, not to mention that it is nearly impossible to cross Tamarack while walking on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard. Thankfully, it seems all these problems will be corrected with the new plan. Here are some of the fixes:

  • Widening sidewalks and improving bike lanes throughout the area.
  • Adding new parking spaces on Tamarack Avenue and Carlsbad Boulevard.
  • Getting rid of the asphalt island on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard and south of Tamarack Avenue.
  • Relocating the bus stops to more accessible locations.
  • Creating more functional space on the ocean side of Carlsbad Boulevard, just to the south of Tamarack, including an overlook with space to sit and enjoy.
  • A new crosswalk across Carlsbad Boulevard south of Sequoia Avenue to the lagoon trailhead.
  • Signs directing people to the Coastal Rail Trail along the railroad tracks between Tamarack and Oak Avenue.

Construction could start in the fall of 2018 and we’re looking forward to it. This will solve so many traffic problems for so many people. And if Carlsbad Boulevard gets cut down to one lane in each direction from The Village to Cannon we’d be even happier. For the official word from the City (including community meeting schedules), please follow the jump.

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