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A soaring return

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Features, News, Special Events, Top Story | No Comments

By Dave Fidlin

Abu Dhabi, Budapest … San Diego?

These global cities might appear an unlikely mix, but they share a common bond this year: Each is among eight select locales throughout the world hosting a Red Bull Air Race at some point in 2017.

Love your mother

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Features, Special Events, Top Story | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

Be a part of the solution, not the problem — and not the complaint.

The 28th annual EarthFair organizers are encouraging everyone to get involved and care for the earth they live on with the theme, “Be a Solution!” The fair will be held Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. in Balboa Park.

Surreal reinterpretation

By Kai Oliver-Kurtin

Organizers of the 36th annual Art Alive exhibit at San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) expect to draw more than 13,000 people to experience the museum in full bloom April 27–30. About 100 local and regional floral designers will select artwork from the museum to serve as inspiration to create their own floral interpretation based on the chosen work of art.

“It’s a great way to experience the art in a different way,” said Sarah Grossman, manager of special events and corporate relations at SDMA. “We were one of the first museums to do floral exhibitions, but most haven’t taken it to the same level that we have.”

ArtWalk is an extravaganza of color in Little Italy

By Gina McGalliard Little Italy’s ArtWalk isn’t just your typical community street fair — it’s a 17-block two-day event that has the distinction of being San Diego’s foremost art festival, drawing vendors and visitors from around the country. Now in its 33rd year, Mission Federal ArtWalk showcases the work of more than 350 artists in […]

It’s opening weekend at Petco

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Features, Special Events, Top Story | No Comments

By Alex Owens

Baseball season officially begins April 7 in San Diego, when the Padres take on the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. The first pitch is at 3:40 p.m. and is the first game in a three-game series.

Those in attendance at the Friday game will get an “opening day T-shirt,” courtesy of Sycuan Casino; Saturday attendees for the 5:40 p.m. game will experience a laser show, also presented by Sycuan Casino; and the Sunday, 1:40 p.m. game will focus on the kids, with a Compadres Kids Signing, KidsFest, and a postgame “kids run the bases.”

CRSSD Fest to electrify the waterfront

By Jeremy Ogul | Contributing Editor

Less than a year after it opened, Downtown’s new Waterfront Park is set to host one of the biggest outdoor electronic music festivals San Diego has ever seen.

CRSSD Festival will feature 54 DJs, singer-songwriters and producers from March 14 to 15. Top-billed acts include Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Maceo Plex, Classixx, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Kaytranada and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.