Thursday | 20
Can you spot a Gray?
Gray whales, known for migrating the longest distance of any mammal on earth, travel winter to spring, from feeding grounds in Alaskan waters to calving lagoons in Baja California and back. Sail by yacht to open ocean in search of whales, dolphins, and sea birds. Narration by captain, crew, and a naturalist from the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Spaceman of Ocean Beach art show
- Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kilowatt Brewing OB,
1875 Cable Street,
Exhibit of the cosmic blacklight paintings of Clint Cary, who was known as The Spaceman of Ocean Beach. It’s a 30-year retrospective of blacklight cosmic art, featuring images from the planet Rillispore. The Spaceman claimed to have been contacted by beings called Rillisporians and taken to their planet in 1957 and again in 1958.
Friday | 21
Ice slides and giant gingerbread house
This ice park features a two-story, 100-foot ice tubing slide, ice bumper cars, an outdoor ice rink, nightly snow flurries, and a 30-foot tall Christmas tree light show. Craft holiday cocktails, fire-side lounges, gingerbread decorating, and stocking trimming included. Guests are greeted by life-size gingerbread house, built by master pastry chef Rudi Weiner. It took three months to bake, decorate and assemble, and cost $10,000.
Saturday | 22
Always... Patsy Cline
Louise Seger was a big fan of Patsy Cline. She harassed a local DJ to play Cline’s music in the late 50s. In 1961, Seger and friends were 90 minutes early for Cline’s concert in a barn-sized restaurant/auditorium. In walked Cline, and Seger had the gumption to introduce herself. They became soulmates. Always is based on Cline’s music and their lifelong friendship.
Sunday | 23
El Vez: Merry Mexmas
- Sunday, December 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
2501 Kettner Boulevard,
San Diego’s own El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, presents his annual Merry Mexmas show featuring comedic Hispanic takes of Christmas classics like “Brown Christmas,” “Poncho Claus,” “Sno-Way Jose,” “En El Barrio (At Xmas Time),” and “Santa Claus is Sometimes Brown.” The bill includes a rare live set from comedy-punk duo Pony Death Ride, who’ll no doubt pull out their singles “It’s a Tom Waits Christmas” and “Nothing Beats Old People at Christmas,” as well as the Exbats.