• San Diego

    Let it snow (and glow) in Del Mar for the holidays

    It is a truly one-of-a-kind winter wonderland event: brought to life by CBF Productions, visitors can trade-in their flip-flops and board shorts for some snow boots and mittens as Jack Frost lets the snow fall at Snow N Glow Holiday Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!

    The ultimate California Christmas holiday festival begins Saturday, December 4th. Guests are invited to enjoy 1 million+ holiday twinkling lights on display as they stroll and explore along with freshly-made SNOW that’s created daily (Friday – Sunday) by using over 50 tons of ice! Build a snowman, toss a snowball or snow tube down our 20-foot snow slide. If that’s not enough, families and friends can make memories and celebrate the holidays while sipping hot chocolate and roasting s’mores fireside in a private igloo.

  • Art,  Asian,  San Diego

    The 22nd San Diego Asian Film Festival Is Back!

    The San Diego Asian Film Festival is back in-theaters across San Diego County Oct 28 – Nov 6, 2021 featuring 130+ films, 20+ countries, 30+ languages! For more info or to purchase tickets, visit at sdaff.org


    Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) presents the 22nd Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) from October 28 – November 6, 2021, the most comprehensive portrait of Asian and Asian American cinema in North America. The festival is back in-theaters at the Ultra Star Mission Valley with additional screenings at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, and Angelika Film Center in Carmel Mountain.


    This curated lineup of films includes the best in both award-winning and cutting-edge cinema from around the world, including 22 premieres—15 West Coast premieres, 5 North American premieres, 1 US premiere, and 1 International premiere. Festival attendees will enjoy films, Q&A’s with filmmakers, and opportunities to meet cast and crew. In addition to films from the United States, the festival welcomes works from countries around the globe that showcase the diversity of Asian representation, including Argentina, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Colombia, India, Iran, Hong Kong, Japan, The Philippines, Taiwan, and South Korea.

    All-Fest Passes On Sale Now

    GET FRONT OF LINE ACCESS! ONLY 100 ALL-FEST PASSES AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

    Better than a boutonnière, buy an All-Festival Pass and get guaranteed access to 130+ films and the full festival experience for a fraction of the price!

    An All-Festival Pass is traditionally valued at over $500, but we want everyone to experience what our festival has to offer. So we price our All-Festival Pass at only $295 general ($195 for Pac Arts members)!

    Why Get an All-Fest Pass?
    GUARANTEED ACCESS* to 130+ films at all four of our venues throughout the entire 10-day festival. This includes Opening Night & Closing Night, Centerpiece, receptions, and more!

    COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM BOOKLET with detailed program notes and high-quality prints.

    FRONT-OF-LINE PRIVILEGES** to every film program and panel. No need to even wait in line for tickets.
    Simply arrive at least 15 minutes before your screening and you’ll be let into the theater before the general public.

    ACCESS TO post-film outdoor receptions.

    SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE. Each dollar from All-Fest Pass sales pays for venue fees, shipping, and projection costs, and keeps SDAFF bringing the very best in Asian cinema to San Diego.

  • Art,  food,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Flying Donut Art Show at Donut Bar Pacific Beach by Kids from US Arts Education Center

    San Diego Local Attention!

    Please check out the Flying Donut Art Show at Donut Bar Pacific Beach. The beautiful and whimsical artworks are created by Lulu’s students from US Arts Education Center, which is a well established art school in San Diego. They are only 6-9 years old. These kids are talented little artists who love art, as well as delicious donuts!

    Donut Bar proudly serves delicious food to the greater San Diego community. If you live in San Diego, you have to know this famous and well known donut shop, which is not a normal street donuts you see everywhere. Their donuts are next level. They look like a cute artwork, taste like a sweet heaven.

    Check the Flying Donut show out and grab a donut to enjoy.
    A happy day is simple, just enjoy cute art with yummy food!

    Donut Bar Pacific Beach Address: 1380 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

    Hours:

    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 7AM–1PM
    Thursday 7AM–1PM
    Friday 7AM–1PM, 5–10PM
    Saturday 8AM–1PM, 5–10PM
    Sunday 8AM–1PM
  • San Diego,  WorldWide

    EnterTalk Media Introduces Concerts.Cafe™ – A Caffeinated Livestream Concert Venue and Signature Artist Coffee Shop

    The first online concert venue to serve artist-branded coffee and tickets to livestream music events – with immersive audio and 360-degree content experiences!

    EnterTalk Media is delighted to introduce Concerts.Cafe, the first interactive and immersive livestreaming concert venue for lovers of live music and gourmet coffee! Concerts.Cafe is a unique, online concert experience for music fans and coffee connoisseurs – a web platform dedicated to pairing ticketed live music events and signature artist shops with consumable merchandise – offering shows in all genres and some of the finest organic flavors in coffees and teas available. Serving as a new revenue resource for music artists, Concerts.Cafe offers gourmet, artist-branded consumables and on-demand or livestreaming music content to fans. Launching in April 2021 with a fantastic lineup of multiple music events and artist-inspired coffee flavors to choose from, Concerts.Cafe is featuring a special livestream performance and artist coffee selection from the “Myron McKinley Trio” on April 24th, 2021 to help support the Fisher Center For Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. For more information on upcoming artist performances, to reserve tickets for livestream music events and to purchase selections from debut line of Concerts.Cafe’s signature, artist-branded coffee, please visit www.concerts.cafe.

    “The Myron McKinley Trio” in Concerts.Cafe, photo by Lisette Archer-Barber

    Features of Concerts.Cafe:

    -Livestream and On-Demand Concerts to get fans to the front row every time – with Interactive chat rooms, VIP Meet & Greets and special, 360-Degree content viewing experiences! Coming soon – binaural (3D Audio) and Virtual Reality (VR) / 360-degree viewing & listening content

    -Signature Gourmet Coffee available from music artists in multiple genres and delectable flavors; each Artist Roast is created with some of the finest organic, single-origin coffees in the world – selected and crafted to reflect each artist’s unique personality, vibe and personal taste.

    -Free, Pay-per-view and On-Demand Content available now for April 2021 – music fans may register, reserve and purchase tickets to view on-demand and livestream content from their favorite artists

    -A new, multiple revenue stream and promotional outlet for music artists – Concerts Café is a resource for music artists and bands looking to build their online presence while supplementing their income via online ticket sales and signature consumable merchandise

    An industry first – Concerts.Cafe is more than just a caffeinated, livestreaming concert venue, it’s an interactive, virtual concert platform that offers a new revenue model for music artists through ticketed live-stream concerts and sales of artist-branded specialty coffees, teas, and other consumables. Concerts.Cafe is a resource for musicians looking to build their online presence while supplementing their income in a post-pandemic era, offering worldwide concert exposure to fans from a safe environment – with residual income from sales of livestream and re-broadcasted pay-per-view events and signature consumable merchandise. In addition to livestream event ticket sales, artists have the opportunity to sell VIP Meet & Greets and other personalized, ticketed events paired with interesting, branded consumable merchandise to their fans.

    Concerts.Cafe Livestream Concert Calendar & Caffeinated Releases for April 2021

    April 9th, 2021  Kimba Light Live Stream & Misty Valley Blend Light/Medium Roast Signature Coffee

    Kimba Light is a tropical high-energy and dance-provoking Afro-Cuban band based out of San Diego, California, offering a fusion of salsa, timba, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, hip-hop, and funk. Fans who purchase tickets to this livestream event will receive 25% off the signature Kimba Light coffee when purchased as a bundle.

    April 18, 2021 – Virtual Happy Hour Jazz Series, presented by Chuck Dennis! Episode 1 – Multiple jazz artists will participate in a caffeinated live jam session and be available to speak directly with fans on interactive chat. This episode will feature Darryl Walker, Johnny Britt, Nils, Blake Aaron, Kay-Ta, and will be hosted by Jammin’ Jay Lamont!

    April 20th, 2021 – FREE 4/20 Show, Garth Dennis and Blaze Mob – paired with Garth Dennis Jamaican Bold Blend Coffee and The Blaze Mob Smoke & Fire Blend Coffee

    Concerts.Cafe presents a special 420 celebration with Reggae Legend, Garth Dennis and The Blaze Mob. Fans who purchase tickets to this special livestream event will receive 25% off the signature artist paired coffees when purchasing tickets and coffee as a bundle.

    April 24th, 2021 – The Myron McKinley Trio, Chick Corea Tribute Concert – paired with the Myron McKinley Trio Signature Brazil RFA Daterra Santa Colomba Coffee!

    Concerts.Cafe and The Myron McKinley Trio (band members from Earth, Wind and Fire, the Jacksons and David Foster) proudly bring you an intimate experience in celebrating the life and music of Chick Corea – with special arrangements and renditions of his songs, as well as a heartfelt interview with the band about their personal experiences with Chick and the impact that he had on their lives and musical careers. Fans who purchase tickets to this livestream event will receive 25% off the signature Myron McKinley Trio coffee when purchased as a bundle, and a portion of the ticket proceeds will go to the Fisher Center For Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

    April 25th, 2021 – Virtual Happy Hour Jazz Series, presented by Chuck Dennis! Episode 2 – Multiple jazz artists will participate in a caffeinated live jam session and be available to speak directly with fans on interactive chat. This episode will feature Tom Browne, David P. Stevens, Will Donato, Sharon Marie Cline, and will be hosted by Jammin’ Jay Lamont!

    April 30th, 2021 International Jazz Day! Concerts.Cafe presents a free, all-day Jazz Festival to celebrate International Jazz Day with 9 hours of music – playing jazz concerts from 12pm-9pm, PDT

    For more information on tickets to livestream events, signature artist coffee releases and more from Concerts.Cafe, please visit www.concerts.cafe

    About Concerts.Cafe:

    www.Concerts.Cafe, a division of EnterTalk Media, is an online e-commerce store and video content streaming platform dedicated to helping music artists and bands grow their audiences, build their brands and supplement their income via sales of signature promotional product offerings, consumable merchandise, ticketed livestream music events and international social media promotions. Concerts.Cafe™ is a trademarked property of EnterTalk Media. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

     

  • Art,  Garden,  Home Decoration,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Artist Lulu Did Live House Portrait at Serena & Lily’s Store Soft Opening in One Paseo Del Mar

    Serena & Lily, opened their first San Diego location at One Paseo. Last Thursday was the soft opening day. Lulu was invited to do live house sketches for their guests. The sketches include interiors looks and houses’ looks. Lulu’s sketching station was set up at Serena & Lily’s patio, it was a beautiful table with roller chair – very coastal style with cozy and casual designs. Here are some live sketches that Lulu did at the event.

    The design shop showcases the California-based home decor brand’s signature coastal aesthetic, which blends classic influences with casual, fresh sophistication across home furnishings, bedding, décor and more.

    At Serena & Lily, they combine their love of breezy California style with the passion for great design. Serena & Lily’s look is casual and coastal, relaxed yet refined. Their designs blend classic influences with modern lines; eclectic inspiration with great American style. Serena & Lily loves spaces that feel put together, yet livable – well-traveled with a personal point of view. Serena & Lily believes home should be a welcome oasis – your favorite place to retreat, gather, and live well every day.

    Founded in 2003, Serena & Lily brings a fresh California spirit to the home. Known for its mix of original and curated designs, the brand inspires customers to cultivate their own personal style and express it with confidence.

    The Serena & Lily look is casual yet sophisticated, with a decidedly coastal sensibility. Categories include custom furniture, bedding, rugs, pillows, wallpaper, lighting, dining and outdoor. There are twelve design shops located in Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, East Hampton NY, Newport Beach CA, Pacific Palisades CA, Palm Beach FL, Summit NJ, San Francisco CA, West Hollywood CA, and Westport CT. The company is headquartered in Sausalito, California. Please visit www.serenaandlily.com for more information and to explore the collection. The store is opening to public today on February 15th, by appointment only. To make an appointment, please visit here.

    If you want to know more about Lulu’s art, you can visit her website, www.lululiveart.com or follow her on Instagram @qululululu.

  • San Diego,  WorldWide

    Fiesta Old Town Goes Virtual!

    Arriba muchachos y muchachas! The Historic Old Town Community Foundation is getting creative for a FREE, colorful Cinco de Mayo virtual Fiesta live streamed through Facebook Live (@Fiestaoldtown), YouTube and website (https://www.cincodemayooldtown.com/virtual-fiesta) right to you, as you “stay at home”! On Tuesday, May 5th, Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will come to life through your TV or computer screen. Featuring a series of festive interactive activities for the entire familia to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
    (Illustration by Lulu @qululululu)
    Únete a nosotros (join us) from 4pm to 6:30pm for a FREE virtual fiesta, jam packed with exciting salsa classes so you can shake your maracas, food & drink demos alongside master chefs and mixologists, live entertainment to dance to in your living room, a delicious dinner serenaded by a mariachi band, Tequila & Mezcal tastings & SO MUCH MORE! Enhance this FREE celebration with Fiesta Party Packs available for pickup or takeout from Café Coyote, Rockin’ Baja Lobster, and Tahona Bar all located in Old Town!
    You won’t want to miss this virtual Fiesta! Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo “stay at home” style with FREE fun and festive activities for the entire family to enjoy! Virtual Fiesta will be a colorful celebration filled with exciting activities and elements that will bring the spirit of Cinco de Mayo to life. Although we can’t meet you in the streets of Old Town this year, we are excited and happy that we can still connect with all of our Old Town Fiesta-ers virtually! Grab your sombrero and prepare for an iconic Taco Tuesday/Cinco de Mayo celebration like no other!
    Headlining our Virtual Fiesta and ending the night for us will be world famous guitarist & special guest, Pablo Sáinz-Villegas! Praised as “The Soul of the Spanish Guitar,” Sáinz has appeared on some of the world’s most prominent stages such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. His next stop will be on your TV or computer screens for a LIVE guitar solo performance!
    Schedule of Events:
    4:00pm – Welcome to Virtual Fiesta Old Town!
    4:05pm – Marg Makin’ & Michelada Shakin’ Time with Café Coyote
    4:15pm – Holy Guacamole & Salsa Dippin’ with Chef Juan of Rockin’ Baja Lobster Old Town
    4:30pm – Salsa Shakin’ Class with Danz Arts
    4:45pm – Manny Cepeda – Viva la Salsa!
    5:15pm – Let’s Tacobout Old Town San Diego – Past, Present, Future
    5:20pm – Nacho Average Mariachi Dinner
    5:45pm – Tasty Tequila vs Memorable Mezcal with Tahona Bar
    6:00pm – Infamous Tortilla Making with Café Coyote
    6:10pm – Headlining Performance by renowned guitarist Pablo Sainz-Villegas
    For more information and to pre-order Fiesta Party Packs please visit, www.cincodemayooldtown.com-virtual-fiesta.