Public Safety Night Feb. 3, Sunset Market Meet your first responders at Public Safety Night. From 5-8 p.m. next Thursday, the Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Lifeguards will be returning to the Sunset Market with 12 vehicle displays, handouts and info about becoming part of our city’s safety team. Plan to bring the whole family to this fun and free annual event!
Sweetheart Sunset Market Feb. 10, Sunset Market The Sunset Market will transform into the Sweetheart Sunset Market with a variety of sweet treats, romantic gifts, international food vendors, live music and kids activities from 5-9 p.m. on Pier View Way west of Coast Highway. Sunset Market vendors, email us your Valentine’s Day specials so we can share them here and on social media.
Mar Tea Gras Through March 1, Bliss Tea & Treats Join Bliss Tea & Treats through Fat Tuesday for a family-friendly High Tea with carnival savories, desserts and no-booze mocktails. Enjoy the Downtown tearoom’s new tea flight and charcuterie for $55. Make reservations now for the Galentine’s and Valentine’s Masquerade Tea Party, Feb. 11-13, and the tearoom’s National Margarita Day celebration, Feb. 25-27, during which guests will receive Mardi Gras Ritas with their High Tea Experience.
Virtual Art Talk with Andres Hernandez Jan. 29, Zoom Professor and poet Karla Cordero will interview current Hill Street Country Club exhibiting artist Andres Hernandez Saturday at 1 p.m. about the inspiration and story behind “Crying on the Blue Line Trolley” and how she uses art to share her message of love and vulnerability. Register for the Virtual Art Talk and more upcoming HSCC events, including a two-part Intersectional Environmentalism Discussion Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, at the link below.
Around the Campfire: A Spoken Word Gathering of Scribes and Storytellers Feb. 4, Oceanside Museum of Art A story can be a call to adventure for open hearts and minds – you just have to listen. In association with the exhibition “Neil Kendricks: Temple of Story,” OMA invites you to join local writers, poets and storytellers next Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. for an immersive experience of reflection and renewal. Grab a warm drink and come gather by the museum’s communal “campfire” and listen to original stories of fresh beginnings, rebirth, healing and new dreams for the New Year and beyond at this free community event, part of Free First Fridays at OMA starting in February 2022. Donation suggested. Neil Kendricks, Mr. Incognito (Drawing Hand), 2020.⠀
“A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks” Film Screening Feb. 6, Oceanside Museum of Art Join Oceanside Museum of Art next Sunday at 2 p.m. for a free, in-person community screening of the film “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks.” Presented in partnership with Oceanside Public Library and the North County African American Women’s Association, the film explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic and social equality as seen through the lens of Parks, one of America’s most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers and activists he inspired. Free copies of Parks’ book “A Choice of Weapons” will be given away by the library while supplies last.
|Black History Month Feb. 6-26 Oceanside Public Library Oceanside Library is once again partnering with the North County African American Women’s Association to host Black History programs throughout February beginning with the Feb. 6 screening of “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks.” On Feb. 12 at 11 a.m., Soultry Sisters will host a Zoom Health & Wellness workshop. On Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m., the library will host a Book Club discussion about “A Choice of Weapons” by Gordon Parks. On Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., the Star Theatre will host “Art in Conversation: Art as an Act of Resistance & Collective Healing,” a dialogue and performance inspired by the writings and contributions of Parks by choreographer and artist Ajay Junious and arts educator and musician BJ Robinson. Signups for these events start soon at the link below.|
Communal Workshops Feb. 6, 17, 19, 26, March 5, The Annex Communal Coffee is launching a series of five new workshops beginning in February in Downtown Oceanside. Registration is open now for the cafe’s Cookie Decorating Workshop next Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.; Cocktail Club: Mezcal on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.; Ring Workshop on Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.; Floral Arranging Class on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.; and Punch Needle Workshop on March 5 at 10 a.m. All workshops will be held in The Annex, Communal’s event and retail space, located next door to the cafe at 407 Minnesota Ave. Offering two rentable spaces and an outdoor patio, The Annex is multipurpose and ready to reserve for your next event. Food & drink menu, private barista or bartender and table setting rentals are available. Book at communalcoffee.com/room-rental.
“The Play That Goes Wrong “Feb. 11-13, 18-20, The Star Theatre The time is right to see “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Broadway’s funniest smash hit! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. See one of six performances at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, 12, 18, and 19 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 20. Online sales end 2.5 hours prior to show time. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Valentine’s Weekend at Pacific Coast Spirits Feb. 11-13, Pacific Coast Spirits Pacific Coast Spirits has curated a special Valentine’s Dinner for Two Prefix menu available the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Plan your romantic evening around warm fires and romantic ambiance with your choice of two appetizers, three entrees and two desserts. The grain-to-glass distillery and kitchen is accepting reservations beginning at 4 p.m. Guests will be seated with two complimentary glasses of Prosecco.
Valentine’s Day at Carte Blanche Feb. 14 ,Carte Blanche
Carte Blanche Executive Chef Alex Carballo is preparing a Valentine’s Day 5-Course Dinner on Feb. 14: Oyster & Caviar, Wagyu Beef Toast, Mole Verde Lobster Risotto, Whole Roasted Brandt Filet and Concha Bread Pudding. Dinner is $80 plus tax per person. See the full menu at the link below. For wine pairings, add $25. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Valentine’s Day at Orfila Feb. 14, Orfila Tasting Room & Kitchen Experience love at first bite with Orfila Tasting Room & Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day dinner from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy five courses with Orfila wine pairings: Five Spiced Duck Confit Crostini with 2017 Pinot Noir; Creamy Potato Bacon with 2019 Ambassador’s Chardonnay; Warm Spinach Salad with 2018 Benign Neglect ConFusion; Braised Lamb Shank with 2018 BDX; and Eggnog Cheesecake paired with 2018 Gewürztraminer Süss. To book for $95, email with a reservation time, number of people attending and indoor or outdoor seating.
Valentine’s Day at 333 Pacific Feb. 14, 333 Pacific Take in the view and dine your heart out with your Valentine at 333 Pacific. Treat your special someone to a fabulous three-course menu featuring Beef Wellington and Vegetarian Paella. Don’t forget something sweet – Red Velvet Cake for dessert! The Downtown Oceanside restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $69.95 per person. For reservations, call 760-433-3333.
Valentine’s Day at Frankie’s Feb. 14, Frankie’s Spend Valentine’s night with Frankie’s. Choose from two packages at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Package 1, $65, includes table seating for 2, the option of charcuterie or dessert board, and two cocktails from the bar’s special Valentine’s menu. Package 2, $95, offers booth seating for 2 ($20 for each additional person), champagne greet, charcuterie or dessert board, and two special menu cocktails. DM on Instagram to reserve.
Downtown Oceanside restaurants, email us your Valentine’s Day specials so we can share them in our Valentine’s Day issue and on social media.
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Jet Fuel Coffee Co. Have you visited Jet Fuel Coffee Co. yet inside The Lab Collaborative at 201 N. Cleveland St.? From farm to cup, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, the goal of the new coffee shop, managed by Mikayla Torres, is to provide a transparent and unique beverage experience, whether you’re gearing up for the day with Jetfuel’s early bird special or winding down. From 7-8 a.m. each day, receive $1 off the coffee shop’s entire specialty menu.
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SUNSET MARKET VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
Jerky Brothers The world’s No. 1 gourmet meat snacks, Jerky Brothers tender brisket and Turkey Jerky is made in the USA. Next Thursday at Public Safety Night and at the Sweetheart Sunset Market., enjoy these Sweet Heart Specials from Jerky Brothers, which will also be available at the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market: 3-ounce bags, 3 for $28 and 1-pound bags, $8 off.
Sunset Market vendors, email us your Valentine’s Day specials so we can share them here and on social media.
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Oceanside Sunset Market hosts annual Authors Night
Oceanside, CA. — January, 2020: Come meet your local authors on Jan. 20 at Authors Night at the Sunset Market. Oceanside area writers representing a variety of literary genres will be at the Downtown Oceanside street fair to sign and sell their work from 5-8 p.m. next Thursday. They look forward to meeting with the public and sharing their literary vision and expanse of work.
The following writers are confirmed for the event:
- Larry Balma
- Mike Casper
- Leslie Clark
- Amy Forsythe
- Michelle Ann Hollstein
- R.D. Kardon
- Alexa Kingaard
- Michelle Klein
- Russell N. Low
- Thomas K. Matthews
- Susan G. Miller
- The Veterans’ Writing Group of San Diego County
- Brae Wyckoff
About the Sunset MarketFeaturing up to 200 merchants and spanning four city blocks, MainStreet Oceanside’s Sunset Market is San Diego County’s top weekly food and music street fair. Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., thousands of residents and visitors alike gather here to enjoy hot food from around the world, gourmet goodies and desserts, eclectic shopping and live entertainment. Located on Pier View Way west of Coast Highway in Downtown Oceanside since 2007, this free, family-friendly event also features Dorothy’s KidZone with children’s activities. For more information, visit www.sunsetmarket.com.
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Larry Balma Co-founder of Tracker Trucks and TransWorld Skateboarding, O’sider Larry Balma created the first modern skateboard truck in 1975. In “Tracker – Forty Years of Skateboard History,” Balma shares photos and stories from the staff, riders and photographers who made Tracker a skateboarding icon.
Amy Forsythe Award-winning multimedia journalist and military veteran, Amy Forsythe is the author of “Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11.” Forsythe served nearly 18 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a public affairs officer at Camp Pendleton.
Michelle Ann Hollstein Michelle Ann Hollstein is the author of the Fatal Reaction series, the Vienna Rossi Paranormal Mysteries, the Ms. Aggie Underhill Mysteries and the nonfiction series Who Says You Can’t Paint? She resides here in Southern California with her two children and her two spoiled kitties.
R.D. Kardon One of San Diego Magazine’s Five San Diego Authors to Read, Robin “R.D.” Kardon had a 12-year flying career that took her all over the world. Her first novel, “Flygirl,” was released in 2019, followed in 2020 by “Angel Flight,” Book No. 2 of The Flygirl Series.
Alexa Kingaard Alexa Kingaard was born in and has lived most of her life in the San Diego area. Kingaard has written two novels, “Keep Forever,” highlighting the collateral damage of post-traumatic stress disorder, and “My Name Is Rose,” a story of her generation.
Russell N. Low A physician with a passion for discovery and storytelling, Low discovered a 1903 Hong family photograph that sparked a decades-long search for the stories behind it. The stories are presented in his book “Three Coins,” which has been featured on the History Channel and more.
Brae Wyckoff Brae Wyckoff, an award-winning author born and raised in San Diego, has published 11 books. Wyckoff is currently the director of an international writing organization called Kingdom Writers Association.
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The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Coastal Resiliency Fund is a nationwide program that contributes towards projects that reduce impacts from storms and rising sea level on nearby communities while improving habitat quality and community engagement. The Loma Alta Slough Wetlands Enhancement Project was one of 46 projects awarded nationwide in the 2020 grant solicitation. The grant award is expected to be finalized in early 2021 with project kickoff near June 2021.
For additional information, please contact Justin Gamble in the City’s Water Utilities Department at email@example.com.
About the City of Oceanside: The City of Oceanside is located in northern San Diego County with a population of approximately 178,000. Oceanside’s vibrant coastal community includes Mira Costa Community College, and the world-renowned 1,954-foot fishing pier and 1,000-slip Oceanside Harbor. The City of Oceanside offers outstanding public amenities such as a municipal airport, 30 city parks, four community recreation centers, two municipal swim centers, two senior centers, two City-owned golf courses and 3.5 miles of public beaches. More than 6,000 businesses operate within the City of Oceanside, including Genentech Pharmaceuticals, TE Connectivity, Hydranautics, Nitto Denko, Gilead Sciences, Hobie Cat and Tri-City Medical Center, as well as emerging craft and entrepreneurial ventures. For more information, visit www.ci.oceanside.ca.us.
About Green Oceanside: Green Oceanside is a campaign dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the earth through zero waste, watershed protection, water conservation, energy conservation and sustainability. For more information, visit greenoceanside.org
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