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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 County, and there are events to accommodate everything spring and summer. If arts and culture are ...

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: 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 fulfillment. The northern coast of San Diego County is an excellent place to make these resolution dreams a...

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 a heck of a lot warmer. Coastal San Diegans can enjoy beautiful sunsets over the ocean while sipping eg...

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 fun as well. Holiday stress can be mitigated by the beauty and fun all around in coastal Nor...

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

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 Hot Chili Peppers, stood the test of time and are still popular today. While shoegazer grunge band...

Cool on the Coast: Plenty of events to fall for in September

Layla Marino

September 17, 2015

Fall is on its way on the North Coast, and with it comes lots of concerts and plays. World-class theater, a new venue spotlight and, of course, the world-class concerts at the Belly Up are on deck in September. Summer isn’t all gone, however, as San Diego’s northern beach towns still have lots of ou...

Cool on the Coast: Stage some summer fun in July

Layla Marino

July 16, 2015

In July, San Diego reaches a fever pitch for events, especially with the opening of the Del Mar races and, of course, Comic-Con. Residents and tourists alike are bound to easily find these big three events, but what about the events on the North Coast that are a bit off the beaten racetrack, so to speak...

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