Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland
3666 Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 729-4941
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The Carlsbad Village Theatre is a multipurpose auditorium serving the residents of North San Diego. It is a 300-seater auditorium with excellent facilities for holding events. The technical equipment available here includes audio mixers, large speakers, amplifiers, CD/DVD players, projectors, etc. The theatre is available for rent at competitive rates which can be inquired for directly.
Whether it's on the stage or in the park, the Carlsbad-based New Village Arts Theatre is an institution revered all over San Diego County. The company has won such awards such as "Most Exciting New Theatre Company," and its workshops have hosted such legendary actors as Paul Newman and Ellen Burstyn. Clearly, the stage is set for hilarity and/or high drama (and often both). Memorable Shakespeare in the Park productions, as well as critically acclaimed presentations like A Hatful of Rain have added to the sterling reputation this ensemble enjoys. Thanks to a favorable Carlsbad City Council vote in 2006, the group now has its own 99-seat performance space in quaint Carlsbad Village.
Oceans Eleven Casino, a card-playing casino is for folks who remember the Rat Pack of old with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Huge murals of the original pack line the walls of this casino where locals gather to play card games of chance including Pan, Pai Gow, Blackjack and Poker. Live entertainment is provided in the Rat Pack Lounge on Wednesday through Sunday evenings. Dinner is served nightly with retro-flair. Some typical entrees include grilled pork chops and Filet Mignon.
The Oceanside Beach Band Shell is one of the best outdoor concert venues in the and around the city. The venue has hosted a number of local as well as touring bands and has been a huge success every single time. The venue, like any other band shell is perfectly built for sound to be projected towards the audience while there's nothing hampering the artists at the back of the stage area. Since the venue is located along the beach, it is a live concert in a fantasy.
Located in downtown Vista, Avo Playhouse theater showcases local talent, hosting productions from performing arts academies and community groups. The theater features an outside decor of large purple planters, with a flowing fountain just across the street. Pictures of recent performances are displayed at the front of the building. Just inside, a small reception area leads to the traditional-style theater, which seats nearly 400 people. Tickets may be purchased in advance, by calling the theater, or one hour prior to show time.
Brengle Terrace Park (located in Northern San Diego County) is home to this outdoor theater, with 560 permanent seats and the ability to seat 1,500 more on the grass. The theater has been known to showcase Broadway musicals with full-scale productions of 'Evita' and 'West Side Story'. While the entertainment is top-notch, the outdoor atmosphere is more relaxed than a formal theater. The facility allows picnics and beverages. Patrons may bring their own goodies; there are also concession stands.
It's no gimmick! Edwards Stadium 18 truly has 18 separate movie screens in one massive complex. Located along the infamous Restaurant Row in San Marcos, this popular stadium cinema is difficult to miss with the enormous, brightly lit sign and crowds lining up at the outdoor box office. Inside the theater complex, there are three separate snack bars. In addition, self-service stations line the halls where movie fanatics may help themselves to popcorn butter or hot dog toppings.
A space that blends the best of altruism and entertainment, Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 is a premier venue in the city. If you though lodges were only for the senior citizens, then think again. This lodge boasts a popular Happy Hour, live music, Bingo nights, and a good drinks and food menu. Do drop by here when in the city to have a guaranteed fun time.
One of the best places to catch live music, Belly Up Tavern is located in Solana Beach, on Cedros Avenue, about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) from La Jolla. Belly Up keeps an active agenda with a great variety of bands and acts from some of the most talented budding artists in the country. The space is small enough so that shows are fun and intimate, and at the same time, not so large that you feel lost in the crowd. The on-site bar keeps sensational drinks flowing, while the venue's restaurant serves a Bistro-style fare. Check venues website for most up-to-date event schedule. Belly Up also has a branch in Aspen, which offers programs parallel to the venue in Solana Beach.
American television entertainment icon Lawrence Welk built this resort in the early 1960s and it is still producing Broadway-style extravaganzas every weekend. Dinner-theater packages are available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Dinner begins at 5:30p and the curtain rises promptly at 8p. Luncheons and matinee performances are also offered. About 45 minutes from downtown, the theater boasts lavish sets and extraordinary costumes that make the drive well worth the effort. Call ahead for exact timings.
A terrific selection of gems, jewels, stones and much more is available at this upscale show. Many fine pieces, unusual stones and settings, sit alongside less-expensive offerings in sterling silver on display. Ethnic folk art from many cultures adds another dimension to the vast selection presented here. The show is fun to wander through, even if you do not have plans to purchase. Check the front case as you enter; regular drawings may just win you a valuable prize.
Most dog lovers say there is no such thing as an ugly dog, but every now and then you must admit, there is a face that "only a mother can love." At this event sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, there are no exceptions to that rule. All in good fun (the dogs are well-loved, privately owned pets), the owners and mutts vie for the coveted title of The Year's Most Ugly Award. Join the fun and pick your favorite pooch to win the prize.