Conceptualize your goals for the new year on Sunday, January 3 at Bravo School of Art
Thursday | 31
Chicago meets Prohibition and ragtime meets swing in Pacific Beach at the Turquoise Café-Bar Europa. New Year's Eve ticket includes all drinks, an extensive tapas selection, live Vaudeville burlesque show, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Hats and umbrellas recommended. Must be 21; $120 in advance, $200 at the door.
On with the Show
Grammy winners Los Lobos will do the honors at Belly Up's New Year's Eve bash.
Mystère in the French Quarter features a 1920s New Year’s Eve celebration showcasing the culture and history of New Orleans, with performers Stephen Rey Sextet, Euphoria Brass Band, Miss Erika Davies, Trio Gadjo, DJ Noel 2033, Crooked, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, Cherries Jubilee Tap Dancing Burlesque, and more. 21+. $40–$210.
Los Lobos was snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but rewarded with Grammys and a flourishing 40-year career. The Tex-Mex rockers bring the party to Solana Beach for New Year's Eve at Belly Up. Dave Good breaks down the details in this week's Of Note.
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Friday | 1
Polar Bear Plunge
- Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10 a.m.
La Jolla Shores,
8200 Camino del Oro,
Known as the “Nieuwjaarsduik” (New Year’s Dive) in the Netherlands and the “Loony Dook” in the U.K., the polar bear plunge has been around in the U.S. for over 100 years. Plungers and onlookers are welcome to join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s annual plunge and chili potluck on New Year’s Day. Look for the LJCSC banner.
Hair of the Hog 3: New Year’s Brunch 2016
Join Mike Hess Brewing and Carnitas Snack Shack for the Third Annual New Year’s Day Brunch, buffet-style. Mike Hess Brewing and chef Hanis Cavin will be ringing in 2016 with the first beer of the New Year along with all of the fixings of a whole hog, roasted on-site!
$40 for all the food you can eat and beer you care to drink. Designated drivers and children eat for $25.
Saturday | 2
International Auto Show
Be the first to see all-new models not yet in showrooms, the newest safety and entertainment technology, and test-drive the latest models from over a dozen manufacturers. $8–$12.
The Magic of Nicholas Gentry: A Thinking Man’s Theater
Nicholas Gentry is a magician who promotes wisdom and curiosity: “Magic is not a sideshow. It is a metaphor for the greatest show of all — the cosmos and our part in it.” An English professor with a philosophy background, Gentry delivers a message rooted in the heart and guided by the mind. $15 online; $20 door.
Sunday | 3
Vision Board 2016
Using images, pictures, and affirmations, create a collage to conceptualize your goals for the new year. When you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation you are provided with a source of motivation toward achieving your goals. 619-223-0058; bravoschoolofart.com.
Tuesday | 5
Frankie Boots and the County Line
SanFran roots band Frankie Boots and the County Line step into Soda Bar Tuesday night.
- Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 8 p.m.
3615 El Cajon Boulevard,
Voted Best Americana Act in the Bay Area two years running, the Sebastopol septet is touring in advance of this spring’s sophomore thing, Leave the Light On. The folk-rock rabble-rousers take the stage at Soda Bar after like-minded locals G. Burns Jug Band.