Let’s Go Padres – Giveaway Night Games | San Diego, California

You don’t have to be a die-hard baseball fan to enjoy a night watching the world famous San Diego Padres. Located conveniently in the East Village, you and your friends can walk over to Petco Park from the Gaslamp Quarter. Catch a game, grab a beer and pick up your free souvenir at any of these special night games.

  • Saturday, June 27th | Arizona Diamondbacks | Padres Beach Towel
  • Wednesday, July 22nd | San Francisco Giants | Sunglasses
  • Saturday, August 8th | Philadelphia Phillies | Throwback Replica Jersey
  • Saturday, August 22nd | St. Louis Cardinals | Dri Fit T-shirt
  • Saturday, September 5th | Los Angeles Dodgers | Grab Bag Giveaway


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Images courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune and the San Diego Padres.

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Great Works at The Tinkem Museum of Art | San Diego, California

The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego, features 600 years of European and American masterpieces in the world-class Putnam Foundation collection. Visitors will see a range of works including early Italian Renaissance devotional paintings, late nineteenth century paintings from the United States, as well as important examples of French, Dutch and Flemish paintings.

The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Admission is free. Visit the museum website for more information.

Some examples of work from the American collection include:

tinkemyosemiteAlbert Bierstadt, 1830-1902 | Cho-looke, the Yosemite Fall, 1864
In 1863, Albert Bierstadt set out with a group of fellow artists to visit the valley of Yosemite. This painting conveys the spectacular scale and natural majesty of Yosemite Falls. Bierstadt was first known for his series of landscape paintings of the Rocky Mountains.

tinkembirchThomas Birch, 1779-1851 | An American Ship in Distress, 1841
Birch is known for his paintings of the early American shipping industry and is regarded as America’s first marine artist. He is noted for his series devoted to the naval engagements of the War of 1812.

tinkemcopleyJohn Singleton Copley, 1738-1815 | Mrs. Thomas Gage, 1771
John Copley left Boston in 1771 for New York City where he began painting a series portrait commissions. His first subject was Margaret Kemble Gage, the American-born wife of General Thomas Gage, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America.

tinkemwoman-blueBalancing Permanence and Transience: Woman in Blue Reading a Letter
Arthur Wheelock, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting, National Gallery of Art
SPECIAL EVENT | Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Mr. Wheelock explores how Johannes Vermeer captures our imagination and stirs our emotions in his seemingly simple and direct scenes, in ways that few other artists are able to do. Mr. Wheelock will examine the fascinating mysteries surrounding this great Dutch seventeenth century master and offer thoughtful insights on one of Johannes Vermeer’s most beautiful paintings. Purchase tickets for this special event today!

Spanish Architecture Tour of Balboa Park | San Diego, California

When visitors talk about their lasting impressions of Balboa Park, the topic of Spanish-Renaissance architecture always tops the list of what they remember most.

Balboa Park was the first place in the United States that this architectural style was prominently featured. The El Prado esplanade and Spanish-Renaissance cultural buildings were developed as temporary exhibition halls for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition commemorating the opening of the Panama Canal.

These buildings truly shine at sunrise and sunset any time of year. Take your camera to document your favorite architectural features.