Posts Tagged ‘Cool Events To Go To’

  • Adams Ave Unplugged 2015

    Apr 20, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood Information1 CommentRead More »

    For those of you who are live music lovers, I’ve got the perfect weekend activity for you! According the the Adams Ave Businesses website, “Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 25 and 26, along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood and on four community stages evenly spread out throughout the district. Being able to pair the Avenue’s unique dining and drinking establishments, each with their own special ambiances and selections, with free musical performances, makes Adams Avenue the place to be on the last weekend of April. The AABA hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture. Music is scheduled from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday, April 25, and 12pm to 7pm on Sunday, April 26. Some artists will be playing multiple sets allowing attendees more opportunity to catch their favorite performers. Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public. The free trolley service will be provided on Adams Avenue during the festival to subsidize the walking required to traverse the expansive event footprint. Parking is limited to residential neighborhood streets and can get quite congested. MTS bus routes 2 & 11 will service

  • Spring Walkabout in South Park This Saturday

    Mar 16, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    It’s that time of year again! The annual Spring Walkabout is this weekend. Saturday, March 21st, from 6pm-10pm. The neighborhood of South Park has been doing quarterly “walkabouts” for a couple of years now and it’s really grown into something special. What started out as a few local businesses keeping their doors open later than usual has morphed into an all-out affair. Free transportation via trolleys take you around the hood so you can wear those cute shoes you’ve been meaning to show off without killing your feet! The trolley arrives every 15 minutes at the following stops: Stop 1  30th & Juniper St. Stop 2   West side of 30th between Hawthorne & Grape St. Stop 3  Beech & Dale St. Stop 4  Grape Square (Grape & Fern St.) Be sure to check out South Park’s newest spot, the South Park Brewing Company. Amazing fish tacos and great beer makes this new spot a must. Check out my previous blog post about by clicking here. And remember, you can alway contact me for your South Park real estate needs! Carmen Harris, REALTOR, ABR, GREEN Carmen@GreenMeansGrow.com    

  • The Quartyard: A Pop Up Urban Park in the East Village

    Mar 9, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    Thanks to the forward thinking ideas of a couple graduate students, the corner of Park and Market in downtown’s East Village has been transformed. This pop-up urban park has everything from coffee, exotic sausage, craft beer, free wi-fi, and even a dog park. According to San Diego Eater, “The Quartyard, a dynamic new public space in the East Village bordered by retrofitted shipping containers housing a coffeehouse, a sausage-centric eatery and a bar, is scheduled to grand open in a big way this Saturday night with a sold-out event and more than 1,000 people in attendance. Good thing there’s plenty of room in the urban park, which spans 23,000-square-feet at the corner of Park and Market and includes a 5,000-square-foot dog park, where owners can kick back with a beer while their pets play. And there is plenty of beer; S&M, a satellite of University Heights’ S&M Sausage and Meat by Scott Slater of Slater’s 50/50, has ten taps and food offerings that revolve around their housemade sausages, a rotating list that includes lamb merguez with cucumber and tzatziki and a bratwurst topped with bacon-apple sauerkraut and whole grain mustard. For now, the all-day menu is available during lunch and dinner hours, but S&M may expand into breakfast. The Quartyard Bar is run by Best Beverage Catering, which operates the food and beverage programs at countless venues around town and at large festivals, including Coachella. The bar will be equipped to make standard cocktails

  • San Diego Restaurant Week Is Here

    Jan 20, 15 • CarMama • Home BuyersNo CommentsRead More »

    One of my favorite events, San Diego Restaurant Week, is back and there are more restaurants then ever before participating in the event. If you can’t decide which restaurant to eat at take a look at the website for the event right here. You’ll find an interactive map that allows you to simply click on an area in San Diego County to find a list of participating restaurants in that area. According to the website, here’s what you can expect by eating at one of them, “Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County. No tickets or passes are required. Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during San Diego Restaurant Week.” My advice to all of my clients out there currently looking to buy a home is this: Go eat at one, or as many restaurants in the areas you’ve decided you would like to buy. There’s no better way to find out the feeling, culture, and maybe even meet some potential neighbors to help you determine if it’s the right neighborhood for you. And if you want some of my suggestions on places you shouldn’t miss,

  • Historical Walking Tours Through North Park

    Jan 5, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    For history buffs, many San Diegans look to Old Town for a walk back in time. But did you know that the hip neighborhood of North Park has history dating back to street cars? According to an article in Uptown News, “If you want to trace the story of San Diego to its roots, North Park is the outdoor classroom for you. But you have to get out of your car and walk. That is the only way to capture the architectural details of master builders, find long-forgotten street names stamped in the sidewalk, and observe the consequences of good restoration versus bad remodeling.   A brass plaque embedded in the sidewalk at 28th and Upas streets features the following quote from North Park’s premier historian, the late Donald Covington: “North Park is a vast open-air, living museum of historic houses and neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods have miraculously preserved not only the whole gamut of early 20th Century architectural styles, but also patterns of traditional ways of living and relating to neighbors and to the natural environment.” Just like in a museum, exploration on your own is fine, but you learn more with a knowledgeable guide. The North Park Historical Society (NPHS) has been conducting docent-guided walking tours in the community since the all-volunteer nonprofit organization formed in 2008. Our goal is to instill a commitment to preservation within every tour

  • Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park

    Dec 15, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    As you all know, I truly enjoy community events and for me, the icing on the cake is when the event is holiday related. This year, the first annual Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park is happening for 12 special nights. From 5:00pm – 10:00pm people can enjoy light vignettes, a ride on the Polar Express, pictures with Santa, a snow hill, and a 40ft Christmas tree at the center of it all. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Happy Holidays, Carmen Harris, REALTOR for holiday traditions

  • This Sunday: SONO Fest & Chili Cook-Off

    Dec 1, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    I was really surprised this year when I saw the line of up restaurants participating in this year’s 2014 SoNo Fest. Every restaurant I love, and every hip bar I’ve been told I must check out, is competing in the annual chili cook-off competition. If you haven’t been before, check out this year’s event while sampling scrumptious chili in your beautiful take home ceramic bowl. As described by sandiego.org; “Join us for the 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off. This year also marks the 18th Annual San Diego Ceramic Connection Chili Cook-Off. This event that will bring together North Park and South Park for the holidays – there will be no more bickering about which community has this or which area is cooler – simply good, clean family fun that everyone will enjoy. We’ll have chili in hand-spun ceramic bowls, great holiday gifts and crafts from local artisans, live music, a kids’ activity zone with free cookie decorating, a craft beer and wine garden and more. Chili Cook-Off Our chili cook-off will once again feature great local restaurants from North Park and South Park, as well as chili from local residents entering in the community cook-off! Not only is there great chili, but it’s served in unique, handmade ceramic bowls made by San Diego Ceramic Connection. $20 per bowl gets you the bowl and 5 chili tastings from some of the

  • Did You Know Your Favorite Restaurant Makes Chili?

    Nov 18, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    I was really surprised this year when I saw the line of up restaurants participating in this year’s 2014 SoNo Fest. Every restaurant I love, and every hip bar I’ve been told I must check out, is competing in the annual chili cook-off competition. If you haven’t been before, check out this year’s event while sampling scrumptious chili in your beautiful take home ceramic bowl. As described by sandiego.org; “Join us for the 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off. This year also marks the 18th Annual San Diego Ceramic Connection Chili Cook-Off. This event that will bring together North Park and South Park for the holidays – there will be no more bickering about which community has this or which area is cooler – simply good, clean family fun that everyone will enjoy. We’ll have chili in hand-spun ceramic bowls, great holiday gifts and crafts from local artisans, live music, a kids’ activity zone with free cookie decorating, a craft beer and wine garden and more. Chili Cook-Off Our chili cook-off will once again feature great local restaurants from North Park and South Park, as well as chili from local residents entering in the community cook-off! Not only is there great chili, but it’s served in unique, handmade ceramic bowls made by San Diego Ceramic Connection. $20 per bowl gets you the bowl and 5 chili tastings from some

  • South Park Holiday Happenings

    Nov 3, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    I can’t believe it’s that time of year again…where holiday events are starting to crop up throughout this beautiful city of San Diego. As you probably know, South Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods and when it comes to holiday events, this little gem of an area does not disappoint. Not only are these activities all free of charge but they are family friendly and a great way to mingle with the community. Check out the schedule of events: Sunday November 30th: Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. Event begins at 6:00pm and is located at Grape Street Square (Grape & 30th.) Enjoy goodies, guest speakers, and entertainment. Saturday December 6th: Holiday WalkAbout. Event is from 6:00pm-10:00pm and is located from Beech Street to Kalmia Street. Check out the locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and bars. Don’t forget a free trolley is available as well! Mid-November to New Years Day: Luminaria also knows as South Park’s Season of Lights! Stroll through the neighborhood and business community while enjoying holiday lights and that nostalgic feeling they can arouse. For more information on the area of South Park, just ask me! Whether it relates to real estate or community events, I’m happy to share with you the inside scoop on this great little community…and even these surrounding it. -Carmen Harris

  • Fall South Park Walkabout This Friday

    Sep 29, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

      One of our clients just purchased her home in South Park and it’s events like this that make the area such a cool community to live in. It’s baaaack! The next Walkabout in South Park is this Saturday, October 4th from 6pm-10pm.  This family friendly event is FREE and gives the community a chance to connect while also showing folks who don’t live in South Park, a feel for what this neighborhood is all about. The event details can be found by clicking HERE. In case it’s your first Walkabout, here’s some info that will be a good start for you: The FREE trolley arrives every 15 minutes at the following stops: Stop 1  30th & Juniper St. Stop 2   West side of 30th between Hawthorne & Grape St. Stop 3  Beech & Dale St. Stop 4  Grape Square (Grape & Fern St.) The Info Booth is located at the north end of South Park in the California Liquor lot on Juniper & 30th St. At the Info Booth you will find complimentary walking guides with info about what each business is offering, FREE South Park maps, and you can enter to win a FREE drawing for a South Park Gift Basket! The history of the Walkabout is an interesting one, as it started out as a way for a few of the local business owners to get together and unwind.  Check

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