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Stories by Carissa Casares

Weekend Preview: Summer Fun, History Happy Hour And Baths

June 26
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

It's officially summertime in San Diego, and we've got you covered when it comes to events. From a roundup of summertime's best to a brew-tastic happy hour in Balboa Park, summer is officially in full swing.

Weekend Preview: 'Extraordinary Chambers,' San Diego Oysterfest And The Big Bite Baconfest

June 13
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

This Father's Day weekend has lots to offer; from a festival celebrating all things bacon to a set of back-to-back concerts by a local funk band.

Weekend Preview: Sunset Sessions, She's So Unusual Tour And 'Making...

Weekend Preview: Sunset Sessions, She's So Unusual Tour And 'Making Rumours'

June 6
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend's lineup of events is music-centric, featuring not one, but three live shows and a book signing that Fleetwood Mac fans will want to take note of.

The La Jolla Playhouse Debuts 2013-14 Season

The La Jolla Playhouse Debuts 2013-14 Season

May 30
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

The La Jolla Playhouse rolls out its brand new season this week, featuring a dynamic collection of new works. Its artistic director, Christopher Ashley, gives us a preview of what to expect from the season.

Weekend Preview: Lebanese Festival, Pop Thursdays And Secrete Disco...

Weekend Preview: Lebanese Festival, Pop Thursdays And Secrete Discoteque II

May 23
By Carissa Casares, Tom Fudge

From a community festival celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine to a Star Wars-themed beer event, here are a few events to check out this weekend.

Weekend Preview: North Park Festival Of Arts, Janka Nabay & The Bub...

Weekend Preview: North Park Festival Of Arts, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang and The Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival

May 16
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend's happenings cater to lovers of the arts, film, live music and even chocolate and jewelry.

From Near Death to Total Recovery: Yogi Bhava Ram Shares His Story ...

From Near Death to Total Recovery: Yogi Bhava Ram Shares His Story of Self Healing

May 1
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

Winning a Dupont Award is something most journalists dream about. So why would a Dupont-winning NBC war correspondent drop his profession and become a yoga instructor in San Diego?

Weekend Preview: 'Other Desert Cities', 'Accomplice' and Adams Aven...

Weekend Preview: 'Other Desert Cities', 'Accomplice' and Adams Avenue Unplugged

April 25
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new play at the Old Globe, a recently extended out-of-the-norm theater experience, a folk music festival and a party celebrating North County San Diego are what's topping our to-do list this weekend.

Weekend Preview: Bottled & Kegged, CityBeat Festival of Beers And T...

Weekend Preview: Bottled & Kegged, CityBeat Festival of Beers And The Revival Tour

April 18
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

It's going to be a beer-heavy weekend in San Diego, but not to worry. We've rounded out our weekend to-do list with not one — but three — gallery openings, acoustic music and a day celebrating records.

Weekend Preview: Righteous Exploits, Stay Strange and The Big Read

Weekend Preview: Righteous Exploits, Stay Strange and The Big Read

April 11
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

Things are getting experimental this weekend in the form of a spoken word performance, a live music series, a Tijuana excursion and some heavy reading.

'Rites of Passage' Exhibit Celebrates Cultures Of Southeast San Diego

'Rites of Passage' Exhibit Celebrates Cultures Of Southeast San Diego

April 4
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man presents the various ways that 'Rites of Passage' are celebrated, with an emphasis on the different customs and ceremonies observed by cultural communities living in Southeast San Diego.

Weekend Preview: VinOpera, Foxygen and Fairy Tales

Weekend Preview: VinOpera, Foxygen and Fairy Tales

March 28
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

The weekend ahead offers plenty of things to do, whether you'd like to enjoy a little fine dining, catch some live music or include the kiddos.

Weekend Preview: Street Food Market, Gordon Lightfoot and 'Assassins'

Weekend Preview: Street Food Market, Gordon Lightfoot and 'Assassins'

March 20
By Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

Craft beer, street food, a controversial new play and a performance by a folk legend are what's on this weekend's agenda.

'Coast Modern' Showcases Modern Architecture On The West Coast

'Coast Modern' Showcases Modern Architecture On The West Coast

Feb. 20
By Angela Carone, Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

Two friends (and modern architecture fans) spent years traversing the West Coast, seeking out some of the most prolific modern homes. The resulting documentary, "Coast Modern," tells the stories behind the creation of these homes and their lasting legacies.

Weekend Preview: Casual Encounters, Love Notes and The HeART of Lot...

Weekend Preview: Casual Encounters, Love Notes and The HeART of Lotería

Feb. 14
By Angela Carone, Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

Whether or not you're looking to celebrate Valentine's Day, we've got you covered with things to do this weekend.

Work By Former Slave Turned Celebrated Artist At Mingei

Work By Former Slave Turned Celebrated Artist At Mingei

Feb. 6
By Angela Carone, Carissa Casares, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new exhibition features 60 rare drawings by self-taught southern folk artist Bill Traylor.