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Cool on the Coast: July events abound, from beach concerts to barbecue

Antonio Pequeño IV July 9, 2019
Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and the San Diego region.

Cool on the Coast: No gloom to be found in events for June and July

Layla Marino June 27, 2016
Get ready for lots of outdoor fun this summer with lots of fun for the family. Everyone knows the fair and the races in Del Mar, but other fun in the sun is in no short supply on North County’s coast. When you have to take a little break indoors, don’t forget the world-class music, theater and culture this incredible region has to offer. Happy summer, North Coasters; it’s about time.

Cool on the Coast: May you find arts, food, causes, information

Layla Marino May 19, 2016

This year, May is full of interesting culture, lectures and sports on the North Coast. Gearing up for summer, closing sports seasons and garden planning are all on the roster for residents of coastal North...

Cool on the Coast: April wraps up with street fair, music, relaxation

Layla Marino April 21, 2016
April is a very special month in San Diego County, especially on the North Coast. With the freshest local strawberries beginning to sprout and the Carlsbad flower fields in full bloom, there is nothing like spring on the coast. We must not forget, however, that there is also plenty of music and culture in our fair region as the weather warms up. Plays, music and, best of all, beer abound this month, so be sure to take a break from the beach and check out some of the North Coast’s world-class culture.

Remembrance: Local music scene honors Martin Grusin at Belly Up

Layla Marino March 27, 2016
Mid-November last year, Del Mar and the music world at large suffered a great loss. Martin Grusin, best-known along the North Coast as the best vocal coach in the area, sang his last notes. His true legacy was felt in the support rallied by local musicians, his students and The Belly Up Tavern as they all came together in tribute in early February.

Cool on the Coast: Music, arts, nature spring to life in March

Layla Marino March 15, 2016
Though North County’s coast was expecting a much harsher winter, we’ve had sun, fun and sand throughout February. In March, indoor events rule the entertainment landscape. With lots of theater, lectures and music, the coast is staying cool even if the weather stays hot. Check out just a few of the activities available to “coasters” this month.

Cool on the Coast: Set your heart on arts, food and community in February

Layla Marino February 11, 2016

February is a time for lovers, and also a time for fun in coastal North County. With the weather being a bit moody, it’s nice to know that we have lots of options for both cold and warm weather in this...

Cool on the Coast: Farm-fresh start to the new year in January

Layla Marino January 15, 2016

“New year, new you” is a slogan we’re all familiar with when it comes to that first day of a new year. New Year’s resolutions amount to trying new things and getting out there for more fun and...

Cool on the Coast: Wrap up 2015 with festive events, food and theater

December 20, 2015

While those from many other places don’t often think of San Diego County when they think of winter and the holidays, a palm tree can be wrapped in holiday lights just as well as a spruce. It’s also...

Cool on the Coast: November closes with post-Thanksgiving music and nature

Layla Marino November 25, 2015

With the holidays just around the corner, San Diego’s North Coast is still cool whether the weather is cold or warm. Lots of theatre, music and culture grace the North Coast scene, with outdoor and Thanksgiving...

Cool on the Coast: From scary to cerebral, October offers variety of events

Layla Marino October 18, 2015

It may be unseasonably warm in San Diego County, but fall is still the coolest on the coast. The North Coast has fall fun and Halloween haunts for both adults and family in October, plus the usual stellar...

The band Hum continues to be led by Matt Talbott. (Hum publicity photo)

Review: Hum’s sound draws dedicated crowd to The Belly Up

Layla Marino October 18, 2015

The grunge and metal scenes of the 1990s produced many bands that gained purchase in the pop charts in a way previously unseen in indie music. Many of these groups, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and The Red...

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