Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wacky & Bizarre Acts This Weekend at Seaport Village: Free Busker Festival

Step right up: Seaport Village invites visitors from near and far to experience the most bizarre, colorful and entertaining street performers at its 11th annual Spring Busker Festival. On Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2017, fire breathers, sword swallowers, stilt walkers and contortionists will travel from all over the world to excite and amaze during a spectacular weekend of live street entertainment. 

The free festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. each day, bringing incredible energy and unforgettable acts to San Diego's historic waterfront.
Popular across the globe, buskers are public street performers known for their unusual and awe-inspiring street acts. The Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival is the only festival of its kind in California, and one of only a few in the U.S., bringing eight to 10 acts to perform throughout the outdoor waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment district.
"We're thrilled to bring this truly unique event to life for locals and visitors and look forward to welcoming another phenomenal set of performers this spring," said Seaport Village General Manager Terry Hall. "From comedic juggling shows to jaw-dropping stunts, there's something for spectators of all ages to enjoy."

While the Spring Busker Festival is free to attend, buskers make a livelihood by performing and will be accepting tips.

Come nightfall, Seaport Village will let performers loose for Buskers After Dark on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. This untamed show will feature a DJ, food and drink specials and busker acts best suited for those over 18.

Adding to the Spring Busker Festival flair, visitors can enjoy shopping and dining at more than 50 locally owned Seaport Village shops and eateries from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Festival-goers can also head to Seaport's sister property, the Headquarters at Seaport for additional shopping from locally owned stores, beautiful outdoor seating and lounge areas and dining from restaurants including Puesto, Eddie V's and Flour & Barley.

Parking is available in the Seaport Village lots, where guests pay $5 for the first two hours with validation and $3 for every 30 minutes thereafter. In addition, a complimentary shuttle will be provided from Hilton Hotel Bayfront parking lot located on Park Blvd. Parking is $10 for the day and shuttles run every 15 minutes from 11:30 to 6:30 p.m. on both March 4 and 5. Additionally, Seaport Village is easily accessible on Metropolitan Transit System Trolley, via the Seaport Village stop on the Green Line.

About Seaport Village
Seaport Village is an iconic San Diego destination for both local residents and visitors. Open daily from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., this 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex includes more than 50 one-of-a-kind shops, 14 casual dining eateries and four fine dining waterfront restaurants. Seaport Village is located downtown at West Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway, adjacent to Embarcadero Park North. For more information visit www.seaportvillage.com or call 619-235-4014.  You can follow @Seaport_Village on Twitter or Instagram, or become a fan on Facebook.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Church Event for Special Needs Families

Clairemont Evangelical Lutheran Church (Clairemont Church) is hosting its second in a series of worship gatherings catered to those with special needs on Saturday, February 25th from 4 to 6 pm.
The gatherings, called “Rejoicing Spirits,” are held in the church fellowship hall, located at 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in San Diego. The gatherings feature a 45-minute, “no shush” worship where parents don’t have to worry about their children talking, making noises, or wandering around. Children are free to be themselves during this informal church setting.

“This is our second time offering this service, and it includes dinner and arts and crafts afterward,” said the Rev. Nathan Allen, Associate Pastor.

Clairemont Church is one of two churches in San Diego County to recognize the need for offering an alternative form of worship for those with special needs, and is currently the only church in the city of San Diego offering this type of worship gathering.

“It started because our children’s choir director started a special needs choir and it was a big success,” Allen added. “We wanted to try and continue that outreach and connect with more people.”

Families with children of all abilities are welcome, regardless of church background, if any.

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Since 1954, Clairemont Church has been a community of faith characterized by Grace, Mercy, and Love. All who have heard the teaching, preaching, and singing that happens here have heard words of forgiveness and peace. All who have visited the church campus in need have been fed, clothed, and cared for. All who have walked through these doors have encountered a relationship with a loving God and a loving group of people. Grace… Mercy… Love… this is Clairemont Church; a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Clairemont Community Plan Update: Take the Survey

The City is updating the Clairemont Community Plan in order to help shape the future of Clairemont for the next 20 years.

Your Voice Matters!

We invite you to help craft the guiding principles for the Community Plan Update.

Visit https://www.clairemontplan.org/ to register and participate in our survey that asks "What matters most to you?" and "What do you think the identity of Clairemont is?"

The survey is live and the deadline for responses is March 1st, 2017.
For further information please visit the website at: https://www.clairemontplan.org/