Diana Ferrer, one of the three frontwomen for Liquid Blue, will be performing pop and rock covers at Tin Roof downtown on Christmas Eve.
New Year’s Eve guides are a dime a dozen, but what to do if you find yourself out and about on Christmas Eve? The Infinity stage at Pala Casino is hosting Help!, a Beatles tribute that distinguishes itself from their many competitors by re-creating specific concerts, right down to the setlists, lapel pins, and corresponding vintage instruments. There’s more live music in Pala’s Luis Rey Lounge with retro blues rockers the Mickie Arnett Band, and guitar whiz Warren La Plante in the Wine Cave.
Over at Pechanga in Temecula, the bill features top 40 cover band Circle of Fifths. At Tin Roof downtown, one of the three frontwomen for Liquid Blue, Diana Ferrer, will be performing pop and rock covers as the kitchen serves up holiday dinner entrées. You can get your Christmas karaoke on at JP’s Pub in Tierrasanta with KJ Karin, as well as at Solana Beach’s Tidewater Tavern, JT’s Clubhouse in Grantville, and at La Mesa’s Go Lounge.
Folk and jazz performances around town include Angie Keilhauer at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Chase Morrin and Charles Weller at the Westgate Hotel, the Mikan Zlatkovich Trio at the U.S. Grant, and a Flamenco night at Romesco in Bonita.
DJ events on Christmas Eve are plentiful, including DJ Dida (Gossip Grill), DJ Knights (Harbor Town), DJ Ramsey (Thrusters Lounge), DJ Beefa, (Analog), DJ Smooth (Sanctuary Lounge), DJ Hevrock (West Coast Tavern), DJ Robi (1st Street Bar), DJ Mike Czech (Air Conditioned Lounge), DJ Marc Thrasher (Whiskey Girl), DJ John Phillips (Humphrey’s Backstage), DJs Kanye Asada and Gabe Vega (the Office), and Sleeping Giant DJs at True North Tavern. Latin DJs will spin at Café Sevilla and the Brass Rail.
Christmas day pickings are slim, but there’s a free organ concert at the Spreckels Pavilion in Balboa Park or the jazz jam at Mr. Peabody’s. Acoustic performers at Pala include Warren La Plante in the Wine Cave and Crimson Crow in the Luis Rey Lounge, while Nate Ware will do an afternoon set at Loews in Coronado. Evening DJ events are plentiful on the 25th, including a holiday-themed edition of Reggae Sundays Re-Loaded at F6ix Nightclub.