Secret art of Dr. Seuss, Scavanger hunt: A Puzzling Drive, Donavon Frankenreiter, Hay ride and local wine, Smooth Jazz Festival

Events December 27, 2018-January 2, 2019

Hay ride and local wine at Rancho Guejito vineyard
  • Hay ride and local wine at Rancho Guejito vineyard

Thursday | 27

Secret art of Dr. Seuss

Ted Geisel

Ted Geisel

Throughout his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) created paintings and sculptures which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This whimsical exhibit will share a selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Visitors can explore and acquire works from his best-known children’s books, as well as the collection, based on decades of artwork which Dr. Seuss created at night for his personal pleasure.

Scavanger hunt: A Puzzling Drive

Hunt by Car

Hunt by Car

Puzzling Drive Scavenger Hunt

Take a self-guided driving adventure using your smartphone. Starts at Balboa Park and follows a ten-mile route around the city, ending at the Presidio site above Old Town. Stop at some of San Diego’s hidden secrets and views, where you will have to search for answers to questions before continuing your adventure. Complete the adventure as quickly or slowly as you like, as only the question-answering is timed. A Puzzling Drive is best described as cross between scavenger hunt, a self-guided driving tour, and a road rally. Enter promo code READERDRIVE to receive $10 off one team entry.

Friday | 28

Donavon Frankenreiter at Belly Up

Donovan Frankenreiter

Donovan Frankenreiter

Past Event

Donavon Frankenreiter

  • Friday, December 28, 2018, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • 21+ / $30 - $32

Donavon Frankenreiter is an American musician and surfer. In 2007, Donavon toured throughout Brazil with Animal Liberation Orchestra, G. Love, and Matt Costa, along with surf artists Jay Alders, Nathan Gibbs, Céline Chat, surf photographer Sean Davey, and surf film maker Sunny Abberton. In 2010, Donavon formed his own label, Liquid Tambourine Records. He subsequently released his fourth studio album, entitled Glow.

Sunday | 30

Hay ride and local wine

Hay ride and local wine

Hay ride and local wine

Rancho Guejito Vineyard

17224 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido

Enjoy wine tasting and a hayride tour through the vineyards and groves of this historic California ranch. Rancho Guejito (established 1845) is 23,000 acres of landscape, virtually untouched from the time when California was but a colonial province of Mexico. Wines are crafted from vineyards grown among isolated meadows, high mountains, forests of Coulter pines, and Engelmann Oak woodlands. Hay bale tractor tour, live acoustic music performed by local artists, food trucks, and yard games.

When: Sunday, December 30, 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Rancho Guejito Vineyard, 17224 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. ranchoguejitovineyard.com

Monday | 31

Ring in the new year at Jazz Festival

Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright

Past Event

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

  • Monday, December 31, 2018, 6 p.m.
  • U.S. Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego
  • $120 - $200

Come hear the smooth jazz of LA saxophonist Gerald Albright, Chicago guitarist Nick Colionne, and LA Collective, jazz group that was formed several years ago as the backup band for artists on a cruise. LA Collective includes guitarist Adam Hawley, drummer Tony Moore, keyboardist Greg Manning, and bassist Darryl Williams. Gala tickets include dinner, party favors, and champagne toast.

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