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Alley Art Festival

The city of Vista is hosting a compilation of unique and avant-garde art expressions. showing us a their open-mindedness towards gritty innovative urban culture.

alley art festivalThe event runs all day and into the night on Saturday September 13th in downtown Vista

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will be an interactive art and culture experience,
featuring: slam poetry, graffiti,
urban art, steampunk, cosplay contest,
“Alley Art Man” sculpture installation, “hands on” art,
and the chance for everyone to contribute
to a live alley art mural painting.

This is a free event for guests of all ages.

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http://www.alleyartfestival.com

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Come support the arts in Vista

Whales, Dolphins, Music

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Southern Californians, How much do you love our beaches? the beautiful pacific? Our beloved dolphins and whales ?  How can you and I support  and protect what we love and enjoy so much?  Well, a viewing of a documentary “The Transparentsea Voyage” has a final showing in San Diego  August 23rd & 24th will definitely guide you in the right direction.

Following the marine mammals that traverse our seas and communicate through sound & song, The Transparentsea Voyage takes the viewer on a sensory journey behind the making of 23 songs in 23 days all while exploring by sea and land, one of the most populated coastlines in the world, Southern California…

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http://transparentseamovie.com/

The Transparentsea Voyage highlights the efforts of a group of athletes, musicians, celebrities and artists on a campaign aimed at focusing attention on coastal environmental issues. Witness the trip unfold through the creation of song as this “behind the music” look at focused activism offers an insight into how a deeper connection to our planet changed and educated the participants involved as well as those that followed the journey from around the world.

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Experience the voyage from start to finish as the crew traced the southern migration of the California Grey & Blue Whale from Santa Barbara to the US Border in six tandem kayaks.

Directed: By Justin Krumb

Starring: Dave Rastovich, Shannon Sol Carroll, OJ Newcomb, Chris Del Moro, Isabel Lucas, Angus Stone, Will Conner, Howie Cooke

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An opportunity to spread awareness about coastal issues through art, music and film

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-transparentsea-voyage

 

Music Band of frequencies  members: Shannon Sol Carroll, OJ ‘The Juice’ Newcomb, Mark Henman & Andrew Szumowski     https://www.facebook.com/bandoffrequencies

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This weekend showing at:

Birds Surf Shed

1091 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA,   92110

7:00pm, 9:00pm

S4C Benefit Screening

With special guests Chris Del Moro, Howie Cooke and Band of Frequencies

Raffle

Silent Auction

Live performance BOF’s and friends

Q and A with Director and Cast following the film

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 Together we can make a difference

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ARTBEAT ON MAIN STREET

kait & KrisThe Lovely Kait Matthews and Kris Peterson have brought new life to our beloved downtown of Vista, California with their cooperative gallery of diverse fine art, workshops, classes and boutique…. Artbeat on Main Street.

A community partner.

A place of creativity and inspiration.

A cultural destination.

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Welcome to ArtBeat on Main Street, the friendliest gallery in town! Kait & Kris are leading the revitalization of the heart of Vista by offering an ever-changing panorama of artworks, learning opportunities, receptions, wine tastings and more.

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Talk with artists as they create their works in gallery studios.

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Unleash your own creativity at group workshops.

Perfect your art skills in an array of classes

taught by acclaimed professionals.

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 Find the perfect gift – from the decorative to the functional – for someone else or yourself in the unique boutique.

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Stop in on the third Saturday of each month, from 5-7:30 pm for live music, great food, fascinating spirits and spirited conversations with friendly artists and art aficionados.

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Originality Lives Here, Join them in celebrating the arts of life.

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Visit ArtBeat on Main Street and discover for yourself  Vista’s creative new vibe

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Aubudon Birdhouse Entry & Auction

Buena Vista Aubudon Society

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The Buena Vista Audubon Society is soliciting donations of signature birdhouses, bat-houses and birdfeeders for our 4th Annual Birdhouse Auction to be held 2/22/2014 from 5-8:00pm. Last year’s event was a blast. We had over 100 unique and beautiful birdhouses up for auction, and every one of them sold. This year we will feature live music, great food and drink and both silent and live auctions. This year’s live auction will once again be led by guest auctioneer, Martha Barnette of KPBS’s “A Way With Words.”

Entries may be decorative or functional and can be submitted by teams or individuals. Prizes will be awarded for the top three vote getters. A limited number of undecorated birdhouses are available for $8.00 to help you get started. The use of sustainable, recycled and re-purposed materials is encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Buena Vista Audubon Society, an all volunteer, non-profit 501(3)(c) corporation dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the plants and animals of our community. Last year volunteers at the BVAS Nature Center hosted classes about nature and the environment for over 4,000 local schoolchildren. Applications can be found online at http://www.bvaudubon.org/

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Talented Students of Art

Vusd artThe 10th annual VUSD Festival of the Arts will feature art booths from every campus in the Vista Unified School District, as well as performances by more than 20 student groups performing on three outdoor stages. The festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will be staged on Main Street, which will be blocked off in front of the Krikorian movie theater, according to founding organizer Anne Fennell, a teacher at Mission Vista High School.

Fennell said last year’s event had more than 1,000 pieces of student art on display and drew a crowd of more than 5,000. She’s hoping for an even bigger turnout this year.

The highlight will be a choir performance at 12:30 p.m. featuring more than 300 students from different campuses. Among the scheduled groups are middle and high school jazz and folkloric dance troupes, show bands, a steel drum ensemble, the Drumming Dragons, guitar and wind ensembles, choirs and theater troupes. pam.kragen@utsandiego.com

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What a great way to enjoy a beautiful Saturday in October while supporting our local youth. Have fun! Deborah

The Grand Tradition

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That’s the tour,

It was a very good place to marry

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Today we celebrate our 24th anniversary!

ENDLESS SUMMER FEST

This Saturday Night, more than 700 people including business owners and community leaders attend this annual event.  A great summer evening of delicious local food, wineries, breweries, socializing, auction and music at the beautiful Optimist Club of Vista. Taste what Vista has to offer this summer while supporting our local youth, a very worthy cause. Get your tickets today!

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Wine Tasting

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I had the pleasure of attending a private wine tasting at the beautiful Vista home of Lynne Clarke and her husband John Katopodis.  Both of whom are in the industry.  Lynne is a level one sommelier and national sales director in the hotel channel for Jackson Family Fine Wines.  John is a Regional Manager for Justin & Landmark Vineyards

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The evening started with John serving a Solletico Prosecco from Italy aperitif on the veranda while we enjoyed the stunning views of Vista

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We then moved inside for the tasting of 6 lovely wines

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Lynne’s presentation was interactive, informational and fun.

We tasted each wine on its own and then with various proteins, sauces, fruit, cheese, nuts and chocolate. Each of us learning, while enjoying the interactions of wine and food , how our palates (and Lynne) guided us through the best pairing combinations.

Here are some of my notes: bear with me, as they got shorter as I moved on to each glass of vino

The Whites…..

Kendall- Jackson Riesling 2011 Great with salads because of the viscosity. Deep gold color with great acidity. Always a citrus and apple notes. Good for cleansing the palette

Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Light in color, clean herbaceous notes (think fresh cut hay), and flavors of grapefruit and granny smith apple. High acidity. Pairs well with shrimp, oysters, fresh fish, calamari, olives and feta cheese.  Comes from the beautiful Matanzas Creek Winery surrounded by acres of spa & culinary grade lavender fields.

Kendall -Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2010 A most versatile wine with long finish. Balanced oak, butterscotch and caramel notes present in this Chardonnay.  This wine is wonderful with lobster, capresse’ salad, parmesan cheese, and even brown gravies with caramelized onions.

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On to the reds….

Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 a nice light red burgundy, garnet color. Good earthy smell. This is a good food wine and goes with many dishes, lamb, veal, and salmon. Don’t skimp pay good money for Pinot Noir; the grapes grow good on the coast.

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 dark color, notes of cherry and clove. This is a perfect match with a rib eye steak, burgers or meat pizza.  Also, pairs really well with marinara sauce touched with parmesan cheese, and dark chocolate.

Murphy-Goode Liars Dice Zinfandel 2009 blueberry and blackberry under notes. Pairs well with turkey, barbeque, raspberry chipotle sauce, brown sauces, raspberries and chocolate.

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The perfect temperature for storing red wine is 56 – 58 degrees

A good time was had by all, if you ever have the chance, I highly recommend a tasting event with friends.

This weekend

Nighttime

This is the last weekend to enjoy the

Moonlight Stage Production of

 “South Pacific”

under the stars

at the moonlight amphitheatre located at Brengle Terrace Park

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“A fantastic cast and performance!”

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Christmas in July

Saturday, July 13th, and Sunday, July   14th, 2013.   The fair hours for the public are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. and   will once again be held under the trees on the beautiful grounds of the   historic Mission San Luis Rey Parish.  Our address is 4070 Mission Ave,   Oceanside, CA 92057.

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An annual shopping extravaganza, Christmas in July   draws thousands of people each year. Offering handmade arts and craft items  by over 150 artisans.

The Wave water park is in full summer swing!

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Have a great weekend!

4th of July

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Celebrate Independence Day in grand Vista style. Festivities will be held at the Moonlight Amphitheatre within Brengle Terrace Park. Events include live music, the Light Up the Night Dinner, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in San Diego County!

Entertainment Schedule

  4:00 pm: Moonlight Amphitheatre opens

 5:30-7:00 pm: American Piano Show Starring Linda Gentille on the Moonlight stage

7:30-10:00 pm The Heroes on the Moonlight stage

9:00 pm: Fireworks

Light Up the  Night Dinner

  Served by the Artisan Café and prepared by Chef DK Catering, the BBQ Buffet menu includes: smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, baked beans, green salad, potato salad, jalapeño corn bread, and dessert. Veggie burgers are also available.

  Tickets are $60 for adults; $40 for children ten-years and younger. Table seating for eight available for $450. All tickets include premium table seating, VIP parking, the BBQ buffet, admission into the Amphitheatre, and the best views of the fireworks display. Reservations must be made by June 20 by calling 760.726.1340, ext. 1144 or 1147.

Seating begins at 5:00 pm with dinner service beginning at 6:00 pm.

Information to Know

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted inside the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought inside the Amphitheatre. Beer and wine will be sold at the Artisan Café within the Amphitheatre. For more information on the alcohol policy please click here.    The Artisan Café will be open during the festivities serving an assortment of patriotic fare, snacks, and beverages.

Admission

$5 admission per person to the Amphitheatre (*  Children five and under are free)   $15 for parking at Brengle Terrace Park   $30 for recreational vehicle parking at Brengle Terrace Park

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