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San Diego's North County Is 'Epicenter' Of Succulent Boom

Sept. 1
By Alison St John

As the market for water thirsty plants dries up, sales of cacti and succulents are thriving — and San Diego’s North County is ground zero for all things succulent.

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  • Exhibition Of Coastal Paintings By Kevin Short

    Promotional graphic for the art show of coastal paintings by Kevin Short at the California Surf Museum. Short will be at the museum on Sept. 10, 2015.

    A special fine art show of coastal paintings by renowned California artist Kevin Short will be on display throughout September 2015. On Sept. 10, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and the artist will give a private presentation of his work.

  • First Wednesdays: Henkel, Watson & Shay

    Promotional graphic for First Wednesdays: Henkel, Watson & Shay at California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

    Vocalist Whitney Shay brings her spirited, sassy enthusiasm to the rich traditions of blues, jazz and R&B. Backed up by San Diego’s Robin Henkel on guitar and Billy Watson on harmonica, it’s three band leaders in the same group…a musical trifecta!

  • 4th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition

    Promotional photo of the 4th Annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition.

    One of USA Today’s 10 best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge, a Labor Day weekend tradition, is returning to San Diego and B Street Pier downtown. Enjoy the finest sculptures, live music, gourmet food trucks and the Dimensional Art Exposition.

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  • Galápagos 2016

    The National Geographic Endeavor. Photo courtesy of Sven-Olof Lindblad

    Join KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo and his wife, Julie, on this once-in-a-lifetime voyage to the Galápagos Islands! KPBS is partnering with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic to see Galápagos as Darwin did — aboard an expedition ship.

  • Tommy Emmanuel At The Balboa Theatre

    Promotional photo of two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel, one of Australia’s most respected musicians. With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. KPBS photo

    Give $300 and receive a pair of tickets to see Tommy Emmanuel live in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Balboa Theatre (Orchestra seats). Tickets will be available beginning May 30th at 8 p.m.

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    Film Club

    Indulge your love of the big screen. From film screenings to giveaways, movie passes, and special offers, you'll feel like you’re walking the red carpet at the Oscars when you join the myKPBS Film Club! Your Film Club benefits will be active as long as you remain a KPBS member. Register now for myKPBS and sign up for the Film Club e-mail list to get announcements of upcoming offers.

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