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Dec 20 2016

EV & Flow: The Weekend Rolls In

Written By Courtney Hartmann Tisa

With less than two weeks to go until 2017, do you know your plans for midnight on New Year’s Eve? Will you be waiting for your first kiss of 2017, raising your glass for a toast, or will you be home, fast asleep, and ready to wake for a new start?

There’s definitely no shortage of celebrations happening throughout downtown to ring in the new year—especially if you’re feeling ready to party—and this is great news for EV residents who’d rather not mess with crowded parking lots or reckless drivers on the streets.

For something a little more low key, Cafe Sevilla is hosting a Flamenco Dinner Show which includes live music and a four-course prix fixe menu, in addition to their regular tapas. Sangria mixed with some spicy entertainment sure sounds like a good night to us.

On the other side of the Gaslamp Quarter, The Westgate Hotel is hosting a ritzier affair with the theme “Return to Versailles Palace” created to match the opulence of the historic property. Guests will be served a five-course dinner, followed by dancing at a masquerade ball that’s complete with flowing champagne. Pinkies up!

Then, if you feel like dancing, House of Blues is celebrating with a HOB Block Party where the 30,000-square-foot venue will host different DJs in separate rooms for one big, all-inclusive party. It’s the perfect place to let loose as you say good bye to 2016.

Fun as these three sound, they barely begin to scratch the surface of all the downtown events happening at hotels, on the bay, and in popular hot spots throughout the area. We’ll have more to share with you next week, but there’s no harm in weighing your options now.


Weekend Happenings

For some, maybe it’s too early to think about New Year’s Eve because you have football on your mind. College football fans love this time of year—not only for the holidays but for the bowl games—and San Diego hosts two upcoming ones for those needing their football fix.

Alumni and fans from BYU and Wyoming will fill up Qualcomm for the Poinsettia Bowl and Minnesota and Washington State will follow a week later to cheer on their favorite team in the Holiday Bowl.

While the year winds down on a slower note, it will soon end with a bang. With less than two-weeks to go in 2016, we’ll soon wake up to a fresh start, with new things to do and new places to see. What new adventures will your January bring?


If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

- Anatole France


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