Give the Gift of Experience: Father’s Day in San Diego

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 9:59 —by News Gal

Did you just wake up and realize it’s mid-June and Father’s Day is right around the corner? (Me too…) But not to worry, skip the lame ties and “#1 Dad” shirts this year and give your dad the gift of experience. As kids grow up, gifts do too.

Check out this Father’s Day roundup for the perfect event and entertainment gift. No matter how sporty or crafty your dad is, there is a San Diego event and/or entertainment option for you.


Taste of Gaslamp is a weekend-long San Diego event featuring tastes from Gaslamp’s finest restaurants.


Bring your dad to Little Italy’s new three-story supper club, Anthology, for great live music, a chic vibrant atmosphere, and gourmet food.


Between SDMA and Maritime S.D., there is an art exhibit for every art fan. Bring dad to the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit “Waking Dreams” at SDMA, the unique display of trash-turned-treasure “Mi Corazón Escondido” at SDMA, or the high seas fine art show at Maritime S.D.


The Padres may be away, but you and your padre can still enjoy the three-day sports game series, beginning June 15, from the comfort of your own home or at any of San Diego’s sports bars.

Give the gift of experience this Father’s Day in San Diego. There are endless event and entertainment options… resist ties & mugs at all costs.

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8 Responses to “Give the Gift of Experience: Father’s Day in San Diego”

  1. Charles said on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 18:32

    An alternative approach to giving the gift of experience is to give dad a pre-packaged gift experiences. Examples of these gifts are racing a stock car, flying a fighter jet, riding ATV’s, getting spa treatments and many more. Visit to view these gifts.

  2. The Center Museum said on Thursday, June 14, 2007, 7:48

    Correction – the exhibition “Mi Corazon Escondido” is actually on display at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum. The Center Museum is located at 340 N.Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025. The Center Museum will be open on Father’s Day from noon – 4 p.m.

  3. Sassy63 said on Thursday, June 14, 2007, 11:49

    Great idea for a Father’s Day–an experience gift. I’ll have to give that some thought as none of these sound like something my husband would be interested in doing.

  4. Maria Palma said on Friday, June 15, 2007, 22:43

    Don’t forget the fair going on at the Del Mar Fairgrounds! I’ve never been to the Taste of Gaslamp. Thanks for sharing this information ;)

  5. District 117 said on Saturday, September 15, 2007, 12:37

    Join District 117 TONIGHT, Saturday, September 15th from 7-10pm for the opening of ‘Intersectional Encounters,’ an exhibition of paintings by Anita Lewis.

    Support local ART! Admission is free.

  6. Robert said on Monday, January 7, 2008, 15:13

    Wow, did you happen to catch the recent transformation of the French Gourmet? San Diego Muralist & Faux artist Jami Lyn took this dated interior and transformed it into an authentic looking French Bistro using exquisite murals and faux artistry. Next time you’re in La Jolla and would like some award winning cuisine or French pasteries, stop-in and take a look. It’s worth the trip. For more of Jami’s work visit

  7. Dominic said on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 15:33

    Taste of Gaslamp-My first experience was amazing. I got to taste all kinds of different food. I highly recommend it, especially to those who just recently moved here to San Diego. Keep up the Great work San Diego!!

  8. San Diego Fine Art Society said on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 21:18

    The underground art scene in San Diego is a hip, seductive vortex where artists converge with mix masters, exhibitionists, and collectors. Hot new happenings in the art scene are attracting serious collectors and fun seekers who want to be part of an exciting art renaissance in San Diego. Coming soon on July 10, 2008 —mark your calendar and show up dressed to thrill and ready for an exciting night:

    Fire dancers and South American flavored house beats will be the backdrop for the visionary art of Marco Minaya at Studio M.
    At this exclusive opening party, meet artist Marco Minaya, creator of vibrant, visionary paintings that channel the wisdom of ancient cultures. Minaya, influenced by a fusion of his native Peruvian culture and urban graffiti, will soon be one of the most sought after artists of the 21st century. He is a master of visionary art, a mystical style that evolved as a cultural response to a planet that hangs in the balance, bordering on peril and divine magnificence. Minaya’s art is said to contain elements of astrological and archeological origin. The visual effect is highly charged, spiritual and other-worldly.
    This party is not to be missed. Sound libations and magnificent eye candy awaits as you enter. Complimenting the seductive, mysterious paintings of Marco Minaya will be a spectacular exhibition of Unifier, San Diego’s premier fire dancers. Flaming fingertips, fiery chains, and spinning poi will streak the air. Support the artists and there will be more amazing parties as more and more creative wizards get the opportunity to paint, sell their work and spread the love. As you dance to the bliss of DJ Jonah’s house beats, your senses will be nourished and scintillated with fire and the magic of Marco Minaya.

    When: July 10, 2008, 7 PM to Midnight
    Where: Studio Michelangelo

    1433 Market St. between 13th and 14th Street, Downtown San Diego 619-990-1613
    For more info about studio Michelangelo visit:
    To read more about Marco Minaya, see the current June issue of Riviera Magazine.
    Find out about the San Diego Fine Art Society,
    a non profit organization with a mission:
    Helping to Inspire a Creative Community

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