All SoCal Events

Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time
Dec. 4, 2016 - May. 7, 2017

See more than 100 paintings, etchings and watercolors by artistic giants Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera at this new exhibition presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The exhibit examines how both artists evolved from their classical training into modernism, with one of the galleries featuring works they created while living in Paris where they became participants of the avant-garde movement. LACMA presents their works in dialog with with dozens of ancient Greco-Roman, Iberian and Aztec objects to explore how the artists were influenced by antiquity. See paintings like Picasso’s first monumental neoclassical painting, Three Women at the Spring (1921) and Rivera’s Cubist Composition: Still Life with Bottle of Anis and Inkwell (1914-15), a painting owned by Picasso and never before displayed publicly.

Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media
Dec. 20, 2016 - Apr. 30, 2017

The new exhibition at The Getty Center features works by artists who turned to mass media—both print and television—for inspiration, starting in the 1960s. View photos and videos from artists who have used appropriation, juxtaposition and mimicry to create their art, commenting on the meaning of the images. (Photo © The Robert Heinecken Trust.)

Carlsbad Flower Fields Carlsbad Flower Fields
Mar. 1, 2017 - May. 30, 2017

Roam among 50 spectacular acres of blooming ranunculus flower bulbs during this annual salute to spring. (April is ideal to see the blooms at their peak).

theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience
Mar. 6, 2017 - Apr. 28, 2017

Swim alongside manta rays, angler fish and a blue whale without leaving land. The Natural History Museums’s new virtual reality exhibit, theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience, takes you on underwater journey to parts of the ocean few people get to see up close. The experience will take you through various environments like a sunken ship surrounded by sea life; coral reef where you can interact with sea anemones and jellyfish; and down to the ocean floor, where you check out a whale skeleton and bioluminescent fish. The six-minute adventure is the museums’s first. It was created by Wevr, a Venice, California-based VR studio in consultation with NHMLA scientists and directed by Jake Rowell (Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Superman Returns).

New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei
Mar. 12, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017

New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei, the exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum explores the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei. By examining Takei’s diverse experiences and achievements, this entertaining exhibition creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America. New Frontiers is curated by noted author, journalist, and cultural critic Jeff Yang. (Artwork by Jamie Noguchi.)

Night Nation Run Night Nation Run
Apr. 8, 2017 - Apr. 29, 2017

Dance along an illuminated 5k course featuring live music from various electronic music DJs. Celebrate completing the course at an after party on the main stage, featuring surprise celebrity guest performers. General registration includes a Night Nation T-shirt, a race bib, a glow necklace, free giveaways and admission to the after party.

Get Lost VIP Get Lost VIP
Apr. 20, 2017 - Apr. 24, 2017

Embark on a powerful and emotional journey of self reflection—pulling back the layers to find yourself—lead by Certified International Life Coach Brittany, CEO of Dimensioned Wellness, radio host, author, and Huffington Post writer (featured in Essence, TD Jakes Talk Shows, CBS and NBC). The five-day retreat takes place at a private estate at a beautiful private estate in Los Angeles. In addition, experience daily yoga and meditation, cuisine from a private chef, massages and sharing of stories about failure & triumph from a group of strong women.

Newport Beach Film Festival Newport Beach Film Festival
Apr. 20, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2017

Movie buffs have the opportunity to watch some 350 feature films, shorts, documentaries and animation plus sessions with directors and screenwriters. Attend the opening night gala with a live performance and a taste of Newport Beach with light bites from some the area’s top restaurants.

Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
Apr. 28, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017

Watch the exciting start of boats from around the world set sail from the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach to Ensenada, Mexico at this world-famous 125-mile overnight race. The best views are from Corona del Mar coastal cliffs and Balboa Pier.

Taste of Huntington Beach Taste of Huntington Beach
Apr. 30, 2017

Sample favorite food from local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with California wines and unlimited sips from local breweries. Enjoy live entertainment and dancing.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Festival Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Festival
May. 5, 2017 - May. 7, 2017

Head to historical Old Town for an all-night happy hour (May 5) followed by two days of festivities––including ballet folkorico, live music, children’s activities, a lowrider car show and lucha libre matches––all celebrating Mexican heritage and pride.

Newport Beach Spirit Tasting: 2017 SIP Awards Newport Beach Spirit Tasting: 2017 SIP Awards
May. 13, 2017

Taste and rate spirits from all over the world in this world-renowned spirit tasting competition. With last year’s record of 462 brands entering the playing field and over 30+ spirits to choose from, learn how to effectively taste fine spirits in the categories of mezcal, scotch, moonshine and many more. Enjoy appetizers, refreshments and special giveaways.

Taste of Gaslamp 2017 Taste of Gaslamp 2017
Jun. 17, 2017

Over 25 Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will be featured with their house specialties, with restaurants like Barleymash, Spike Africa, and The Field, just to name a few. The 23rd Annual Taste this year is especially exciting since guests will have the opportunity to taste 25+ veteran restaurants that have carved out their place in San Diego’s culinary bedrock, then end the evening at the Altitude Bar with a complimentary brew taking in one of the best views of San Diego.