High 5: Cocktails, Culture, Cooking, Sexy Swimwear

We are winding down the week and people are thinking about their weekend plans. Check out the "High Five" spots to be this weekend provided by our friends at Shindy.TV.

Be sure to join us at the San Diego Museum of Art from June 12 to 14 for Art Alive, SDMA’s annual art and flower extravaganza. Celebrating its 28th year, Art Alive is one of the longest-running and most widely attended events of its kind.

The Museum comes alive with floral arrangements presented by professional and award-winning designers. Live flowers in concert with Old Master, Asian, and American artworks create a glorious spectacle, transforming the Museum into a vibrant sea of color in the heart of Balboa Park.

This year’s interpretations emphasize the Museum’s incredible presentation of Spanish and Italian paintings, and other select works from the permanent collection.

  • What: 16th Annual Taste of Gaslamp
  • When: Sat Jun 13 & Sun Jun 14
  • Times: 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Gaslamp Quarter
  • URL: www.gaslamp.org

The sixteenth annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Samuel Adams is Downtown’s favorite eating extravaganza and urban food safari!

Taste of Gaslamp is the perfect opportunity to experience the Gaslamp Quarter’s world class collection of restaurants and their unique culinary delights. Since last year’s event, several new tasty eateries have joined the Gaslamp family.Guests should plan to bring their appetites, because with more than 30 different locations each day, it’s a promise that they will not go home hungry!

Come for a talk and book signing by Dr. Sally Ride, America's First Woman In Space, as she leads you through her personal exploration of our fragile home planet.Sally Ride's new book Mission: Planet Earth introduces young people to the changes taking place in Earth's climate.

Beginning with her unique, astronaut's-eye view of Earth's fragile atmosphere, Mission: Planet Earth describes how climate systems shape our world, and how a disruption in one part of the system can spread across the entire planet. Drawing on the latest scientific research, illustrated with stunning photographs, the book is a celebration of Earth's natural complexity and call to action for a new generation.

  • What:  2009 Shakespeare Festival
  • When:  Sat Jun 13 - Sep 27
  • Times:  Various
  • Location:  Old Globe Theater, Balboa Park, Lowell Davies Festival Theater (The Old Globe), 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA, 92101-1696 - (619) 231-1941
  • URL: www.oldglobe.org

The Old Globe will present two works of Shakespeare: "Twelfth Night" and "Coriolanus," along with Edmond Rostand’s celebrated classic, "Cyrano de Bergerac."

The three productions will be performed in nightly rotation in the Globe’s outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre June 13 – September 27, 2009.

  • What:  Eco-Panda Swimwear Debut-Featuring A Poolside Fashion Show 
  • When:  Wed Jun 17
  • Times:  6-9 pm
  • Location:  Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop, 207 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 - (619) 702-3000
  • URL: www.eco-panda.com

Catch the San Diego debut of Eco-Panda Swimwear, the sexy swim apparel that’s made of eco-friendly materials.

Catch the Ocean Magazine-sponsored poolside fashion show, including magazine cover girl Brooke Burke, at HardRock’s rooftop pool venue “Float.” Eco-Panda will be gifting the first 100 attendees that RSVP with their Summer Essentials Grab Bag, which is valued at over $250!

There will also be a raffle for swimwear, accessories and more. Eco-Panda will debut its Summer 2009 Swimwear Collection along with its ultra-chic couture swimwear line.

The show will feature 50 of the brands swimwear looks complete with accessories. DJ Marcos of Zenith Agency will be at the DJ booth mixing the latest in musical entertainment for our listening pleasure. You’ll also enjoy hosted appetizers and drinks along with your skimpy couture.

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