Delicious food, new exhibitions, and Gaslamp Quarter’s 150th Anniversary Dusty Rabbit cocktail contest! What are you planning to do this weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter?

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Thursday, May 18:

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Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

The “Dusty Rabbit” is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed “Rabbitville” into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today! We’re challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

Local mixologists are competing to develop our signature anniversary cocktail and we need your help to pick a winner! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party (Date TBD) and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! By supporting your favorite Dusty Rabbit, you will also be entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package!

When: May 10 – TBD

Where: 18 Locations throughout the Gaslamp Quarter

For more information, please visit: Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

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The Brokers Building Gallery

Luna Juna Moona Spoona

Join us once again for an amazing group show! There will be food and drinks as always and also live music!

Featured artists:
Dan Camp
H. Choboltis
Jo Caldwell
Lola Connelly
Mary Ann Carr
Peter Suczek
Q.A. Bradford @ Yoga Bear Studio

and others yet to be named…

When: Thursdays, May 18 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Where: 402 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Brokers Building Gallery

Friday, May 19:

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Analog Bar

Beats & Eats – Tea Party!

Join Analog for our monthly Beats & Eats as this month we have ourselves a Tea Party!

Beats & Eats is a 4-course dinner matched with each course matched with perfect cocktail pairing. Seats do fill up fast so be sure to reserve yours today by buying tickets here to automatically save your seat!

THIS MONTHS THEME: Beats & Eats – Tea Party!

PRICE: It’s a 4 course dinner paired with 4 mixed drinks for only $40 per person!

1st course: chipotle deviled eggs
2nd course: arugula watermelon and feta salad with a blueberry vinaigrette
3rd course: grilled turkey sandwich with spicy honey mustard and avocado
4th course macaroon a la mode

RESERVATION ONLY: Please buy tickets here in order to reserve your seat! Please email with an questions or concerns!

When: Friday, May 19 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Analog Bar

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San Diego Padres

College Night

Bring your college friends and kick off the weekend with some Padres baseball vs. Dbacks and fun on the Bud Patio with DJ Happee spinning all night long!

When: Friday, May 19 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Where: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: San Diego Padres

Saturday, May 20:

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Blo Blow Dry Bar – Gaslamp Quarter

Style + Shop Saturday

Stop in Blo Blow Dry Bar for a sexy blow out and shop at the LuLaRoe pop-up boutique on Saturday, May 20th from 11a-4p! Blo offers blow outs, mani/pedi’s, make up applications, and waxing. Spots are limited Blo Babes, book your blo out before they book up!
LuLaRoe is boutique, limited edition styles that are gorgeous and comfortable! Each style is designed to fit all women and with just 2500 made in each print, you will never see someone in your outfit.

When: Saturday, May 20 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Where: 435 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

9:00AM – 10:00AM – Free Tai Chi in the SDCHM Garden

404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Learn and practice Tai Chi with instructor Dane Dormio! Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of the mind and body. Each Tai Chi session will be located in SDCHM’s beautiful Chuang Garden filled with Chinese plants, koi fish, and ancient stone sculptures.

11:00AM – 12:00PM – Chinese Tea Culture and Urban Life in the Song Dynasty

541 B Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Presented by Rachel Gao, SDCHM Guest Lecturer

More than half of the American population drink tea every day. The same love for tea began in ancient China. During the 7th century, tea was consumed by everyone in China, no matter their social status. However, three centuries later in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the urban economy bloomed rapidly. The production, processing skills, tea trade, and the tea culture was at its highest peak. Teahouses became places where people did not only drink tea, but also gathered with friends and enjoyed several performances. Tea poetry, paintings, and Buddhism tea were loved by intellectuals. Tea making contests were popular with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. In this lecture, we will learn how the tea culture in ancient China influenced the diverse urban life then and today.

May 20 – August 20 – Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom

328 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Opening Reception: May 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is excited to announce the homegrown exhibition, Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom. Many in San Diego have heard of longtime Chinese American leader and political legend, Tom Hom, but only his family and close friends are aware of his artistic talents. For the first time ever, Tom Hom is going public with his art! This exhibition will highlight Hom’s dedication to documenting the Chinese American experience in artistic form.

Fifty works on display capture over seventy years of artistic creation, including sketches, cartoons, watercolors, and oil paintings. SDCHM is proud to celebrate the achievements of this inspirational community figure for his 90th birthday.

For more information, please visit: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

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Side Bar

8-Year Anniversary

Side Bar Nightclub turns 8 this Saturday night!!! Come pop some bottles with us as we celebrate San Diego’s sexiest ultra-lounge!

When: Saturday, May 20 9:00PM – 2:00AM

Where: 536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Side Bar

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Reebok FitHub San Diego

May 20 – Free Boot Camp with Validus Elite Training 8:30AM – 9:30AM

Treadmills get boring right? Take an intense Boot Camp class and have fun with friends with similar goals!

May 21 – Free Boot Camp with NoExcuses PT 8:30AM – 9:30AM

High Intensity Inverval Training, formated in a circuit layout. We combine a well rounded combination of Strength, Aerobics, Balance, Stability, Agility, Plyo-metrics, and all the latest fitness applications our industry has to offer. You CAN and WILL BURN fat, BUILD lean muscle, and challenge yourself according to your fitness level. Everything in this class is done in ‘Timed Intervals’ therefore you control your output level. This class is for all fitness levels. Whatever the goal, you can accomplish it in our Boot Camp class!

Where: 440 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Reebok FitHub San Diego

Sunday, May 21:

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El Chingon

Anthony Presents Sundaze

SUNDAY FUNDAY. We’ve got San Fran in the house this Sunday, May 21st for a Sundazesf + day party! Beats by J. Espinosa + Marcus Lee + ODDEO

When: Sunday, May 21

Where: 560 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: El Chingon

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The Cat Cafe

Sunday Evening Cats on Mats

It’s time for our monthly Sunday night cats on mats session! Here’s your chance to enjoy a relaxing yoga session in the company of cats.

Your instructor, Laura McIntire, will lead you in a practice suitable for beginners to advanced yogis. Throughout the event you’ll get the chance to interact with the adoptable cats and some may even join you on the mat! A full espresso bar will be available after the practice as well as tea, other drinks, and snacks.

Please understand that during this class, a photographer may be present. If you do not want your likeness used publicly, please let us know this at the beginning of the class.

Space is limited and reservations are required, so sign up today to ensure you have a spot!

When: Sunday, May 215:30PM – 7:00PM

Where: 472 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Cat Cafe

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The Pool House

Pool House Sundays Grand Opening Party

Join us May 21st for the first ever Pool House Sunday!

When: Sunday, May 21

Where: 435 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Pool House

The Cat Cafe

The Brokers Building Gallery

Analog Bar

San Diego Padres

Blo Blow Dry Bar - Gaslamp Quarter

SDCHM Garden

SDCHM Lecture

SDCHM Unseen Portraits Exhibition

Side Bar

Reebok FitHub

El Chingon

The Pool House