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−4th Annual I Love Poke Festival, San Diego6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The much anticipated “I LOVE POKE” Food Festival and Competition returns to San Diego for the fourth year in a row.
If you love poke, then you don’t want to miss out as San Diego’s most popular chefs and cooks compete for the bragging rights of “BEST POKE.” With your price of admission you get a taste of each chefs creation.
In addition to all the onolicious poke that you’ll get to sample, 15 other restaurants and food brands will be giving you a taste of their Asian/Hawaiian infused menu items and food products. All together that’s 30 different restaurants bringing you the best in San Diego’s Island styled grinds.
For more information, photos and up to date information on participating restaurants and live entertainment, visit: ilovemusubi.com/poke
Buy tickets here.+6:00 pm4th Annual I Love Poke Festival, San Diego
−Olivewood Garden Seedling Soiree5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A special evening of beauty, nature, food, and spirits benefiting Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, featuring craft cocktails and appetizers, a tour of the Gardens and visits with San Diego’s finest chefs, a special five-course dinner featuring local, organic, sustainable produce fish and meats, plus goodie bags.
Help celebrate Olivewood Gardens’ growth and sow the seeds of future success!
Visit the website for event updates!+5:30 pmOlivewood Garden Seedling Soiree
−Great News! Cookware and Cooking School: Cooking Seafood with Catalina Offshore6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From event website:
Instructor: GOMES & FELMLEY
Recipes: Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Crab Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette; Low Country Shrimp and Clam Boil; Broiled Local Fish Collar with Citrus Soy Dipping Sauce; Grilled Salmon Topped with Tomato, Caper, Basil Vinaigrette.
*Tommy will be donating his teaching fee to Urban Slow- Foods San Diego. Recipes subject to change due to availability.+6:00 pmGreat News! Cookware and Cooking School: Cooking Seafood with Catalina Offshore
−Vital Aging 20139:00 am – 2:30 pmKEYNOTE SPEAKERSCornell McClellan, Personal trainer for the First FamilyDeborah Szekely, Founder, Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door Spas(Webcast from Liberty Station to San Marcos)ALSO FEATURINGIndoor and outdoor activitiesDemonstrations by local chefsWorkshops on gardening, exercise, and moreLocal resources/exhibitorsHealthy lunch
Space is limited. Pre-registration required
By Phone: 1-877-926-8300
Online: http://aarp.cvent.com/vitalaging2013+9:00 amVital Aging 2013
−Happy Friday!6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From event website:
HAPPY FRIDAY! – A HAPPY WAY TO START YOUR WEEKEND IN SAN DIEGO’S LITTLE SAIGON DISTRICT
Kick off the start of summer by attending The El Cajon Boulevards’ very first Happy Friday! Celebrating City Heights’ cultural diversity, Happy Friday! is an evening festival featuring food trucks, karaoke competition, Zumba, BaKuumba, Tae Kwon Do, Drive-By-Cinema, and more! If you have an appetite for Vietnamese food, Happy Friday! takes place in the newly established Little Saigon District, surrounded by the most authentic Vietnamese restaurants in San Diego.
The first Happy Friday! will take place Friday, June 14th, 2013 from 6 PM to 10 PM at Hoover High School. Happy Friday! is a FREE event and open to all ages.
Happy Friday! is produced in collaboration with the following community partners: El Cajon Boulevard BIA, LISC, City Heights CDC, Hoover High School, Hoai Hue Restaurant, Little Saigon Foundation and Copley YMCA.+6:00 pmHappy Friday!
−Farm Tour Day 20139:00 am – 3:00 pm
From event website:
Enjoy a day in the country and get a behind-the-scenes look at how your food and flowers are grown on the Fourth Annual Farm Tour Day in North San Diego County.
Guided walking tours led by the farmers themselves will take you through their unique farming operations and showcase a variety of the region’s agricultural specialties. Demonstrations, samples, and other fun activities will delight all ages. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is an exclusive look at a side of San Diego County few people get to see. We take one day each year to allow the public an opportunity to experience country life!
Tour participants provide their own transportation and will receive detailed maps and driving directions. Each tour is focused in a local farming community, with four or five diverse farm stops. We recommend packing a picnic lunch for your group to take advantage of picturesque eating areas on every tour.
Purchase your tickets TODAY!
Reservations can be made online here.
See website for details and locations.+9:00 amFarm Tour Day 2013
−Junior Livestock Auction: San Diego County Fair4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
From event website:+4:45 pmJunior Livestock Auction: San Diego County Fair
−JSix presents San Diego Sausage Fest!5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
San Diego’s meat masters attempt to cut the competition for rights to the best sausage in town. Come see who will reign supreme as this year’s Sausage King.
$10 sausage rides and 1-liter take home steins full of Lost Abbey’s Road to Helles for $20. Purchase now and save!
Sausage Fest is located on the 4th floor of Hotel Solamar at LOUNGEsix.
See website for more details.+5:30 pmJSix presents San Diego Sausage Fest!
−San Diego International Beer Festival (all-day)Jun 21 – Jun 23
The 2013 San Diego International Beer Festival takes place June 21-23, in the Del Mar Arena, with many breweries and hundreds of beers (407 this year, the largest selection to-date) from around the world! This year, participants will arrive from across the country and from many nations to sample some of the best beers anywhere.
New this year for the competition, was the crowning of a Champion Brewery in addition to the traditional Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery was awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging. Check out all the breweries participating in this year’s Festival here!
When: June 21, noon to 4 p.m., or 5 to 9 p.m.; June 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 4 to 8 p.m.; and June 23, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Chevrolet Del Mar Arena, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.
Cost: $55 general admission, includes fair entry, souvenir cup and unlimited 1-ounce samples; $90 VIP pass, includes fair admission, half-hour-early admission to the festival, souvenir glass, food pairings, specialty beers and a VIP lounge.
Phone: (858) 755-1161
Online:sdfair.com+San Diego International Beer Festival (all-day)
−6th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WINE, CHEESE, AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Could there be anything better???
From event website:
Get ready, get set for our 6th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WINE, CHEESE, AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL on Friday June 21st at our new home in LIBERTY STATION. Every year we bring over 50 wine, cheese, and chocolate makers together for a night of tasting, dancing, and good fun.
Mark your calendar for our Festival on the year’s first summer night! Enjoy cheese and chocolate from donor vendors and private chefs, sample delicious wines from Californian vineyards, dance to live music of SUE PALMER – San Diego’s QUEEN OF BOOGIE WOOGIE – and take your chances by bidding on one of our many silent auction items.
Visit the new museum space at Barrack 16 and don’t forget to bring all your friends! This year’s event will be held on the grassy North Promenade at Liberty Station adjacent to the Women’s Museum.
Individual tickets: $40
Group tickets (10+ guests): $35
V.I.P. tickets with reserved table seating: $50 per person
For the price of one ticket you will receive a keepsake stemless wineglass, select six tastes of delicious wines, pick and choose six bites of amazing cheese and/or chocolate creations, and take home a gift bag with lots of discount coupons (some up to $150 value!). In addition, you will be able to bid on one (or all ;)) of our great silent auction items, participate in a dance class, and boogiewoogie the first night of summer away with Sue Palmer!
The WMC proudly announces that Denise Montgomery – recently appointed executive director of the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture by mayor Filner – will be joining us as our honorary guest!
Why do we have the event?
Coming together as a community is an important part of our mission. Since this popular event is our one and only annual fundraiser, monies raised are allocated towards permanent collection preservation, research, and cultural and educational programming focused on educating the public about women’s history and gender imbalance. In addition, funds allow us to not only curate both our many exhibits and annual juried art show – bringing recognition to contemporary Californian women artists – but also enable the WMC to host local woman-owned or run organizations’ events at a deeply discounted rate throughout the year.
Volunteer opportunities are always available. Please fill out the WMC’s Web form here if you are interested starting now!+6:30 pm6th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO WINE, CHEESE, AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL