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What’s Up Downtown Oceanside

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Mother’s Day Is Sweet May 7, Downtown Oceanside Our sweetest event of the year, Mother’s Day Is Sweet, is back this Saturday in Downtown Oceanside! From 2-5 p.m. the day before Mother’s Day, treat Mom to an afternoon of dessert and craft beverage tasting at 24 Sweet and Sip Stops throughout Downtown Oceanside while you shop for her and make her day. Bring the whole fam with a discounted family ticket and enjoy mobile scavenger hunt fun while you taste, shop and walk for chances to win month-making local prizes by participating businesses and sponsors that any Mom will love!
Mother’s Day Is Sweet Challenge Through May 8, Downtown Oceanside Take our latest mobile challenge to shop, eat and play local with Mom! Register and download our scavenger hunt mobile app. Then visit Oceanside businesses now through Mother’s Day, including during Mother’s Day Is Sweet, for chances to win one of three local grand prizes: a spa day for Mom and a guest at Sunny’s Spa & Beauty Lounge, a custom plant prize and shopping experience at Landmark Plant Co. and Carrillo Pottery, and flowers for a year from The Bloomery! You do not have to attend Mother’s Day Is Sweet or make purchases to participate in this free activity.
First Friday Art Walk May 6, Artist Alley Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of Downtown Oceanside at the First Friday Oceanside Art Walk. From 5-9 p.m. on Friday, enjoy arts, jewelry, pottery, crafts, live music and more from local artists in Artist Alley. This free, family-friendly event is produced by the Oceanside Friends of the Arts in support of arts-related activities in Oceanside. Oceanside Friends of the Arts gives back to the Oceanside community through cultural events, scholarships and grants.Photo by Jeff Prior Photos
Music at the Museum May 6, Oceanside Museum of Art Don’t miss the first Music at the Museum of 2022. In celebration of the street photography exhibition “Oceanside Unfiltered,” the evening will feature performances by Oside’s own, including music from Dezzy Hollow and street dance by Wild7s Freestyle Krew, plus old school and funk music sets by DJ Grande. Throughout the event, Members Only Car Club will be holding it down with lowriders parked outside. Enjoy food from Chef Daniel Pundik’s mobile wood-fired pizza oven and a cash bar. Explore the exhibitions for free starting at 5 p.m. Friday.
“Newsies” May 6-8, Star Theatre Don’t miss the final weekend of the Star Theatre Coast Kids production of Disney’s “Newsies.” This high-energy, Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 soars with rousing dance numbers and memorable songs. When New York publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst try to increase their profits by taking advantage of hard-working kids, the charismatic Jack Kelly steps up to lead a band of young “newsies” to strike for what’s right. Based on the popular Disney film, “Newsies” is toe-tapping fun for the entire family!
Panel Discussion: Exploring Safe Space May 7, Oceanside Museum of Art Join Oceanside Museum of Art for a free panel discussion with exhibiting artist Shinpei Takeda, creator of “Limit of Your Safe Space,” which opens Friday at the museum. Get an artist-led gallery tour at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by a discussion at 6:30 p.m. exploring diverse points of view on “safe space” within the context of museums. Interact with the new exhibition by scanning QR codes to find out what the concept of “safe space” looks like for those impacted by traumatic experiences. Registration required.
Art & Wine May 7, MOPA Lounge Enjoy an art exhibition by local artist Anita Friedrich at the Downtown Oceanside upscale cafe and wine bar at 7 p.m. Saturday. The $30 cover for the exhibition, which will support Friedrich, includes a glass of wine, endless appetizers and Manuel Caffè Italia, plus a chance to win $500 in canvas prints. RSVP with Monika Ormos at 858-952-2825.
2nd Annual Amateur Photography Contest Through May 15, Oceanside The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library is accepting entries for its 2nd Annual Amateur Photography Contest. The 2022 contest theme is “Capturing Your City: Urban Life.” The Friends are looking for images of encounters and events in public spaces that best represent Oceanside to you and will choose winners in three age categories.Photo and contest entry by Shawn Daniels
Mother’s Day Brunch at Orfila May 8, Orfila Vineyards Tasting Room & Kitchen Treat yourself or surprise Mom and the crew to a Sunday Funday with Orfila Vineyards. The Tasting Room & Kitchen in Downtown Oceanside is serving a special brunch menu from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and mimosas with their Sparkling Dionysus will be available too! Their regular menu will also be available all day. View the menu at the link below and reserve by emailing dave@orfila.com. Reservations required.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Piper RestaurantMay 8, Piper RestaurantEnjoy a special Mother’s Day Brunch served from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Piper Restaurant. Feast on a bounty of fresh salads, delicious baked goods, whole grains, proteins, a waffle bar and more will celebrating Mom, the heart and soul of every garden and table. View the full Mother’s Day menu and make a reservation with The Seabird Resort restaurant below.
Mother’s Day at Blade May 8, Blade 1936 Treat your Mom Sunday with Blade 1936’s open menu brunch or a three-course dinner from 4-9 p.m. Choose from five first-course, eight second-course and three third-course options for $65 per person. Reserve below or call 619-212-5148.
Sweet and Salty Drag Brunch May 8, High/Low After a successful monthlong residency in March, Sweet and Salty Drag Brunch is now happening every first Sunday of the month. The Mission Pacific Hotel restaurant will host two shows Sunday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Space is limited.
Downtown History Walks May 14, Downtown Oceanside For over 20 years the Oceanside Historical Society has hosted Downtown History Walks. History Walks are held the 2nd Saturday of each month beginning in April and run through September. Walks start at 9 a.m. in front of the Oceanside Public Library (look for the plaque of Andrew Jackson Myers). Walks are moderately paced and take about two hours. Downtown walks are free (donations are always welcome) and open to everyone. Or take a self-guided tour at the link below.
“Heroes Live Here” Exhibit Opening and Book Signing May 14, Oceanside Public Library Join award-winning multimedia journalist and Marine Corps veteran Amy Forsythe for a free discussion of her book, “Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11.” Forsythe, who appeared at Author’s Night at the Sunset Market in January, will talk about the book’s inception and the war memorials and tributes located within the base. This event will be held in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms next Saturday at 2 p.m.


KOCT 15th Annual Fundraiser May 12, Outback Steakhouse KOCT.org invites you to attend The 15th Annual KOCT Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser next Thursday. Join in on the fun of this returning annual tradition and support the importance of Local Access Media. For $25 per person, enjoy a Blooming Onion at every table, along with your choice of steak, pork chop or salmon as a main entree. Two seating times are available at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.



HIGH-pie HIGH-pie is coming to the Top Gun House. Named after its signature creation — a sweet hand pie that is filled with seasonal fruits — HIGH-pie is the second Downtown restaurant by F10 Creative, which opened High/Low at Mission Pacific Hotel last year. The menu features a creative take on mini pie a-la-mode, which gets filled with house-made mascarpone ice cream, fried and then baked to order. Each hand pie is served on a popsicle stick and can be ordered with a choice of dipping sauces.



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