When you think of San Diego, beautiful beaches, surfing and sunshine come to mind. But we’re America’s Finest City, and that means we’re more than a place to catch rays, fish, and waves. This month, caregivers, home care aides and loved ones can all enjoy the cultural experiences San Diego has to offer.

  • Egyptian tapestries at Botanic Garden through March 31st

    • What: tapestries from the Rameses Wissa Wassef Art Center in Giza, Egypt that are hand-woven and wholly unique. The tapestries stem from an experiment designed to tap into the pure creativity of children who were taught to weave but not to ‘design’, and decades later thirty adult weavers are producing one-of-a-kind works of art.
    • Where: the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas
    • When: January 8 to March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Tickets: Free with paid Botanic Garden admission or membership.
    • More info: The San Diego Botanic Garden

  • Walking Tour of Historic Encinitas on January 20th

    • What: The Encinitas Historical Society leads a walking tour through downtown Encinitas that reveals the hidden history of Encinitas. Learn why Encinitas was settled in 1880s, why it’s called ‘the Flower Capital’, and which architectural gems from the ‘olden days’ you drive past without seeing.
    • Where: the 1883 Schoolhouse at 390 West F Street Encinitas, CA 92024
    • When: January 20th and every third Saturday, 10am to noon-ish
    • Tickets: free although donations to the Historical Society are appreciated
    • More information: The Encinitas Historical Society at (760) 942-9066

  • Mark Cantor’s Giants of Jazz on Film series: January 24, March 7 and May 9

    • What: Calling all jazz babies! Not your ordinary music buff, Mark Cantor has an archive of more than 4,000 performance of the music America brought to the world: primarily jazz, but also blues, swing, Western swing, rhythm and blues, and more. Ken Burns called his collection one of the very best in the world! In this series, Mark Cantor presents rare clips, background info and commentary, live.
    • Where: the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla
    • When: Three evenings at 7pm – January 24, March 7, and May 9
    • Tickets: Non-members $25 per show or $57 for the series; JCC Members $20 per show or $45 for the series. Purchase tickets online here
    • More information: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

And mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

  • February 15th and March 15th: the Del Mar All You Can Eat Cheese Feast
  • February 15th, March 15th and April 26th: Teen Technology Tutors For Seniors at 4pm at the La Jolla JCC. RSVP in advance to Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141
  • February 17th and 18th: the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Admission and horse fever are free, parking is $14.


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