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The Big Exchange 2017

The Big Exchange 2017

May 1-31st 2017

Membership has its privileges! The Big Exchange gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at 35 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County. Show your current membership card and get free entry to the organizations listed below.

Simply head to your favorite participating museum. Once you arrive, tell your guest services representative that you are there for “the Big Exchange,” then show your membership card from any museum on the list for complimentary reciprocal admission.

Participating museums:

  • Barona Museum & Cultural Center*
  • Birch Aquarium
  • Bonita Museum
  • California Surf Museum
  • Coronado Museum of History & Art*
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
  • Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
  • Heritage of the Americas Museum
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  • Museum of Making Music
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • New Americans Museum*
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
  • The New Children’s Museum
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • Timken Museum of Art*
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
  • Visions Art Museum
  • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum
  • Water Conservation Garden*
  • Whaley House Museum
  • Women’s Museum of California

*Denotes museums that do not charge admission.

Please note: Balboa Park Explorer Pass holders are not included in this program.

MACY’S MUSEUM MONTH

MACY’S MUSEUM MONTH

MACY’S MUSEUM MONTH

Visit us with your Museum Month Pass and get half off self-guided admission to the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House!

 

Thanks to a partnership between Macy’s and the San Diego Museum Council (SDMC), more than 40 San Diego museums, historical sites, and cultural attractions are offering half-off admission in February. Back for its 27th year, Macy’s Museum Month gives visitors and locals a chance to celebrate San Diego’s rich arts and culture destinations with incredible savings.

 

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest. And with these special savings that are only offered once a year, it’s a great time to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of. A complete list of participating organizations is available online.

 

Beginning February 1, Museum Month passes are available at all area Macy’s locations including San Diego, Temecula, and Imperial Valley—find a store near you. Each pass admits up to four people at half price. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions or events. Each pass also features an exclusive coupon for $10 off any purchase of $30 or more at Macy’s. Promotion ends February 28.

 

MORE INFORMATION BUTTON: https://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/

Monster Bash 2017

Monster Bash 2017

17TH ANNUAL DOS XX MONSTER BASH

San Diego’s Largest Halloween Outdoor Block Party

 

 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017      

                                    

About last years Monster Bash:

San Diego, CA – The 16th Annual Dos Equis Monster Bash presented by Sailor Jerry, San Diego’s most EPIC Halloween festival, will transform the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village into a paradise for haunted souls and fabulous freaks on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00 PM to Midnight. Spanning eight city blocks, this massive takeover boasts FIVE hauntingly crafted themed stages that have become the hallmark of this unforgettable event, hosting over 20 DJ’s and entertainment acts over the course of the night. Featuring DJ sets and live performances by trap, edm, hip hop, house, and progressive artists, San Diego Monster Bash has something for everyone! Flocking from across the globe and every US State, over 15,000 costumed revelers join together to dance unabashed into the night at this Halloween mecca of terror and sinful delight.

Tortured takes on Grimm childhood tales come alive within the sinister scene of the Scary Tales Stage. Take a bite of Snow White’s rotten apple and plunge down Alice’s hole to Wonderland for an experience that you won’t soon forget. This main stage boasts an incredible lineup of not-to-miss talent and top DJ’s and live performances.

As you dance at the Doll House Stage, don’t mind the broken toys and haunting girls with cracked faces and missing limbs. Discarded dolls take over the block to seek their revenge as you party beneath their hollow eyes.

Step into a world drained of color in the bone chilling Wicked Whitelands Stage. Disturbingly blank creatures haunt your every move and ghostly white dancers turn your heart to ice – all while your ears are treated to blood curdling beats.

You may be able to hide your face, but you can’t hide your desire at the Dos XX Masquerade where hidden glances and lustful mystery fill the air. This dark dungeon of desire and disguise is home to emerging talent and the infamous Monster Bash Costume Contest finals.

Life is “too short” to NOT go VIP! Partygoers can upgrade their supernatural encounters and gain exclusive access to the 90’s Horror House, a special hideaway for our Monster Bash VIPs. This bloody block of terror is home to your favorite iconic 90’s stars that have faced a perilous fate while old school hip hop and your favorite 90’s jams will be bumping and heads will roll. Monster Bash VIPs enjoy 6 complementary drinks, private seating, private restrooms, and more throughout the evening.

Monster Bash hosts San Diego’s most creative, over-the-top costumed revelers as they compete in the infamous Monster Bash Costume Contest finals where they take to the Dos Equis Masquerade stage to win the applause of the crowd. Bring your A-Game and start planning your costume now for your chance to win big – the crowd favorite receives an insane $5000 CASH prize. This is the largest cash prize for a costume contest in San Diego so be prepared for the show of a lifetime!

General admission tickets to San Diego’s most sought after Halloween party are just $30 through September 1st. Go big and go VIP with a VIP ticket for only $85 through October 1st. Your Monster Bash wristband also gets you food and drink specials and free cover at over 25 different participating restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village. You must be 21+ and have a valid photo ID to enter the venue. This event SOLD OUT last year – get your tickets early to save yourself from F.O.M.O and to get access to San Diego’s HOTTEST Halloween bash. New this year, get a special Monster Bash After Party combo ticket to enjoy access to the official after party at FLUXX Nightclub.

This event will benefit The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation and East Village Association, which promote, protect, and preserve the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village through advocacy, community relations, and promotional programs. For more ticket or event information, visit SanDiegoMonsterBash.com or call McFarlane Promotions, Inc. at 619.233.5008.

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Fallback Festival

Fallback Festival

Sunday-November 6

Travel back in time to enjoy our old west town! Pan for gold,  saddle up on pony rides, and enjoy live entertainment.

Your kiddos will go plum crazy as you take a step back in time at the 15th annual Fall Back Festival, a Children’s Historical Street Faire, on Sunday November 6, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.

The event proceeds will benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, to assist in the continued effort to preserve the history of the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego for years to come.

The Fall Back Festival is FREE* to the public.

*some activities require a nominal fee.

Call the Museum for information: 619-233-4692.

For vendor opportunities, contact McFarlane promotions directly: 619-233-5008.

 

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GQHF Needs Fall Back Volunteers

 Help make this year’s event a success by supporting the festival as a volunteer in our children’s carnival, our information booth, or at our contest and entertainment stages!

If you or know of anyone you know would enjoy volunteering for GQHF and the street faire, please contact us at 619-233-4692 or via email, rluna@gaslampfoundation.org.

ShamROCK 2017

ShamROCK 2017

Don’t Miss the MOST ROCKIN’ St. Patrick’s Day  Celebration in Southern California: ShamROCK 2017!

March 17, 2017

In keeping with the original tradition of the Stingaree, or “Red Light” district of the Gaslamp Quarter, the GQHF produces the biggest, boldest, and most boisterous St. Patrick’s Day celebration this side of Dublin.

A benefit for the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation and the Gaslamp Quarter Association, shamRock is the greatest, greenest party of the year in the Gaslamp!

http://www.sandiegoshamrock.com/