At Greater Good Realty, we care about what happens in our community and would like to keep you updated with special events! Here are some special events happening in San Diego for the Month of May!

raw-dessertsHealthy Baking Class with Chef Daphne
Following a whole, healthful food lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the joys of baking! Join esteemed Hotel del Coronado Pastry Chef Daphne Higa in the 1500 OCEAN kitchen on Sunday, May 1, for an afternoon of healthy baking. Perfect for Mother’s Day, this class is open to children when accompanied by an adult. Chef Daphne will share recipes using nut flours, whole food sweeteners, good fats and teach you how to make amazingly delicious desserts even the toughest critics won’t know you baked with nutritious ingredients. Registration includes: recipes, tastings, beverages, spatula and a stylish Hotel del Coronado apron to take home. Space is limited.

May 1, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Price: $65

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.8490
http://hoteldel.com/events/healthy-baking-class/

Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show
The Julian Wildflower Show has been an historical event for more than 90 years. Because of Julian’s mountain valley location, bordering a national forest and close to the Anza-Borrego State Park, we have 855 species of plants within 25 miles of town, many of which were used by Native Americans. The Wildflower Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity.

May 4 – 7, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

PO Box 1866
Julian, CA 92036
http://www.julianwomansclub.org/activities/julian-wildflower-show/

fanny and the atta boysFirst Wednesdays: Fanny & The Atta Boys
Fanny & The Atta Boys are an up-and-coming band based in San Diego, California. Their sound is a blend of American roots, country swing, and depression-era jazz, with some classic blues styling thrown in for good measure. Their sets are generally lighthearted, funny, and peppy, but expect a few soul-stirring songs as well. At any rate, Fanny & the Atta Boys’ energy, soul, and sense of humor make every show a good time!

May 4, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Doors open one hour prior to show time, and shows fill up fast, so early arrival is strongly recommended.

Price: General Admission – Free
Reserved Seating- $12

340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
800.988.4253
http://artcenter.org/event/fanny-and-the-atta-boys/

Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival
Gator by the Bay – Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival returns to San Diego for its 15th year!
Join us for the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayous, featuring four days of live music on six stages, dancing, parading, shopping, playing and eating over 10,000 pounds of mouthwatering crawfish straight from Louisiana!
Enjoy a zesty gumbo of music, food and joie de vivre with 85+ entertaining performances and culinary delights, presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club.

May 5 – 8, 2016
10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Times vary from day to day

Price: Thursday – $25-$95
Friday – $35
Saturday & Sunday – $40

3900 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
http://www.gatorbythebay.com

puestoCincoteca Dos
A Puesto Fiesta: Cincoteca Dos at Puesto at The Headquarters in downtown San Diego featuring live music from TJ’s Nortec Collective along with special guests Javiera Mena and Gepe. Free show starts at 3:30 PM. Margarita and beer specials from Casa Noble Tequila and Modelo Especial. Party the day away with a taco in your hand!

May 5, 2016
3:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Price: Free

789 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
https://www.facebook.com/events/968268246583302/

gator by the bayCJ Chenier in Concert at Gator By The Bay
Gator By The Bay is thrilled to announce the addition of legendary zydeco musician C.J.Chenier to Gator By The Bay’s 2016 musical lineup.
C.J. Chenier is scheduled to play a special Gator By The Bay evening show on Thursday May 5, 2016, kicking off what promises to be the best year yet in Gator By The Bay’s 15-year history. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. CJ’s concert preceded by performances by Todd Wait’s Pigpen and The Palominos.

May 5, 2016
6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Price: $25-$95

2326 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
619.234.8612
http://gatorbythebay.com/thursday-eve-concert/

Classical Hairstyles: Identity, Society, & Fashion
Art in the Evening Lecture and Reception – Ticketed Event
If today’s fashion runways reveal the latest trends including hairstyles, was hair always so central to identity? Over the last several years, braiding, especially fishtail braids, have become internationally popular, but this trend is a surprising resurgence of an ancient practice.

May 5, 2016
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Price: Members – $35
Nonmembers – $45

1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
http://www.timkenmuseum.org/calendar/art-evening-katherine-schwab-classical-hairstyles-identity-society-and-fashion

Mother and Daughter Teas
The Westgate Hotel’s afternoon tea, hosted in the Grand Lobby, is the perfect place to share family time. While relaxing to the melodious sounds of a harp, guests will indulge in a delightful array of delicious tea sandwiches and pastries as well as scones paired with traditional teas and a glass of champagne. Home-made macaroons will be offered as a giveaway to each mom to celebrate this special day.

May 6 – 7, 2016
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Price: $30-$45

1055 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.557.3655
http://www.westgatehotel.com/events-promotions/special-events/mothers-day-brunch-and-tea

seaworldSeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
Explore and celebrate a world of flavor at SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival. At themed locations spread throughout the park, local craft beer and California wine are perfectly paired with fresh and bold culinary creations. The food choices vary from California cuisine to French fare, but they all have a few common traits: local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

May 7 – June 12, 2016

Price: Included with park admission.

500 SeaWorld Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
800.257.4268
http://bit.ly/SDORGSevenSeas

Bonsai Show & Sale at The Flower Fields
Enjoy the unique blending of art and horticulture at our Bonsai Exhibition and Sale.

May 7 – 8, 2016
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: Included with admission
5704 Paseo del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.431.0352
http://www.theflowerfields.com/attractions-and-events/special-events/

a blooming good timeSan Diego Zoo Garden Festival
Join in a bouquet of activities and experiences for all ages, whether you have a green thumb or just wish you did! Discover the wealth of beautiful and fascinating plants at the Zoo, and connect with garden experts who can give you the dirt on all things botanical and horticultural.

May 7 – 8, 2016
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: Included with admission

2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/gardenfestival

Chocolate Festival
Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival. Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. Tasting tickets will be sold on-site.

May 7, 2016
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free with paid admission or membership

230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
760.436.3036
http://sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm

Mother’s Day Celebration at The Flower Fields
Join us on the final day of our season for Mom’s special day. The stage will be filled with colorful dancing from the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico. In addition, you can make your own mixed bouquets for only $5.

May 8, 2016
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entertainment: 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Price: Included with admission

5704 Paseo del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.431.0352
http://www.theflowerfields.com/attractions-and-events/special-events/

brunchMother’s Day Champagne Brunch
Show Mom how much you appreciate her with The Del’s spectacular Mother’s Day champagne brunch buffet in the magnificent Crown Room, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and in the ocean view Ballroom, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on Sunday, May 8.
May 8, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: $43-$120

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.8490
http://hoteldel.com/events/mothers-day/

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch at The Abbey
The Abbey is Hornblower’s on-land venue; it offers a rare, refined uptown option for Mother’s Day. Originally constructed as an Episcopal church, this elegant 1910 landmark is San Diego’s only remaining Classic Revival structure. Enjoy an elaborate seasonal buffet, decadent desserts and live jazz entertainment.

May 8, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Price: Starting at $49 per person

2825 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
619.686.8715
https://www.hornblower.com/port/overview/sd+mother-s-day-jazz-brunch-at-the-abbey

Coronado Historical Home Tour
Each mother’s day please join us in California’s Crown Jewel of Coronado at the annual Historical Home Tour. This year the theme is “Coronado Homes by the Sea”. You are invited into six beautifully designed and appointed homes, each representing architectural styles of a life by the sea. Homes will be available for touring from 11am until 4pm. Tickets can be purchased at cornadohistory.org.

May 8, 2016
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: $35-$45

1100 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.435.7242
http://coronadohistory.org/blog/e-seacoronado-historic-home-tour-coronado-homes-by-the-sea/


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It’s hard to believe that Rihanna is only 27 years old. Yet within the 9 years since the start of her musical career, she’s become the youngest solo artist to score 13 no. 1 singles on the Billboard hot 100 – the fastest to do so – she’s sold more than 54 million albums and 210 million tracks worldwide.

May 9, 2016
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Doors Open at 6:30 PM.

Price: $35-$165
5500 Canyon Crest Dr
San Diego, CA 92182-4210
https://as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena/event.php?event=52

Hollywood
In 1922, famed director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his home. The celebrity suspects mount as the headlines explode with lurid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception. Enter Will Hays, Hollywood’s newly appointed moral watchdog, determined to silence the scandal and purify this increasingly corrupt city. Based on the true story of Taylor’s unsolved murder,Hollywood is a noir thriller set in the Golden Age of movies by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro.

Date: May 10 – June 12, 2016
Price: Starting at $20

2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.550.1010
http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/hollywood

Top Gun Day at The Del
The Del will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie “Top Gun” with a fun tribute day in honor of our naval aviation neighbors on Friday, May 13. The day will consist of celebrated elements across the property with a charitable component, with the showing of the movie in the evening.

May 13, 2016
7:30 AM to 11:00 PM

Price: Prices will vary depending on activity.

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.8490
http://hoteldel.com/events/top-gun-day/

Dastan Ensemble & Salar Aghili in Concert
Dastan Ensemble & Salar Aghili in Concert. Come and enjoy the Persian Traditional Music.

May 13, 2016
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Price: PCC Members – $40
Non-Members – $50
VIP – $60

6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
858.552.9355
http://www.pccsd.org/event/dastan-ensemble-salar-aghili/

jackJack in the Box Hoops at the Beach
Calling all ballers! Put your hoops skills to the test at the Holiday Bowl’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Jack in the Box “Hoops at the Beach!” Enter your team in any of the various divisions, broken down according to skill level, height and age. Future Lebrons will be ballin’ so hard in the Elite Division, little ones just looking for that first bucket can enter the Youth Division and dads who opted against going pro but totally could have can enter the Masters Divisions.

May 14 – 15, 2016
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Youth Teams (3rd – 8th grade) – $50
High School Teams – $75
Adult Teams – $100

1425 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
619.283.5808
http://www.hoopsatthebeach.com

KPBS Kids Workshop Presents: Sid The Science Kid
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for the KPBS Workshops featuring Sid the Science Kid. Learn about science of sound and be a part of our museum band. Special visit by a costume character.

May 14, 2016
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Workshop times: 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM.

Price: Members: Free
Children under the age of 12 months: Free
Children and Adults: $6

320 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
760.233.7755
http://sdcdm.org/kpbs-kids-workshops

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk
Celebrating 30 years of supporting our Military and their Families!
This annual Navy-hosted event includes the public in raising money for the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. MWR provides Quality of Life programs for our 500,000+ active duty and retired military, reservists, their family members and civilian employees who make up our San Diego Military Family.

May 15, 2016

Price: $21-$215

1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
http://navylifesw.com/bridgerun/

Amgen-Tour-of-California-Womens-Race-608x330Amgen Tour of California
The first day of racing will begin and end in first-time host city San Diego, the birthplace of California and the state’s second largest city. A natural fit for the nation’s premier cycling race, San Diego features a vibrant beach-oriented community whose residents are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.

May 15, 2016
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Mission Bay
San Diego, CA 92109
http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/

My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
Discover the secret life of your favorite superheroes in the sprawling collection of international artworks that is My Hero. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols and present critical questions about their God-like stature as they reimagine and newly interpret iconic superhero imagery. Some spin the fantasy even further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new.

May 21 – August 14, 2016
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price: General Admission – $8
Kids 12 & Under – Free

340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
800.988.4253
http://artcenter.org/event/my-hero-contemporary-art-superhero-action/2016-08-14/

Festival of the Arts in North Park & Craft Beer Block
Spend the day with your family and friends exploring the historic North Park neighborhood at the 20th Annual SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park. This annual free festival has grown into a local tradition that includes amazing local art, exciting live music and dance performances, vendor booths and fabulous food.

May 21, 2016
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Price: Festival – Free
Craft Beer Block – $30

University Avenue & 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
http://www.northparkfestivalofarts.com/

Bacon-bloodyBacon & Barrels
Bacon enthusiasts, rejoice! Everyone’s favorite strip of savory-goodness is making a big appearance in San Diego this May, and it’s time to reserve your tickets now.

May 21, 2016
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Price: $20-$90

1 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101
http://www.baconandbarrels.com/

Explore UTC: Concerts with Hullabaloo
Kick off your summer and Explore UTC for our free kids summer concert series featuring Hullabaloo Band.

May 25, 2016
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Price: Free

4545 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
858.546.8858
http://www.westfield.com/utc

Memorial Day Lunch & Weekend Cruises
On May 30th, Red, White and cruise! Get out on the Bay during the first days of the summer season. Enjoy lavish buffet featuring a savory selection of all your favorite dishes including free flowing beer and champagne.

May 30, 2016
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Price: Brunch prices starting at $64.95
Price subject to change

1800 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
619.686.8715
http://www.hornblower.com/port/category/sd+MemorialDay

If you have questions about San Diego Real Estate, the current market or things to experience in San Diego, feel free to contact us today at 619-GREATER or Info@GreaterGoodRealty.com.

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