Feb 12-14 : San Diego Lunar New Year festival

Can you believe that a young group of High School and College students are known to host the BEST Asian Lunar New Year’s (Tet) Festival in San Diego?! This is our 11th year anniversary, so expect it to be HUGE for San Diego! Our festival has proven to be one of the largest 3-day cultural festivals in San Diego, attracting more than 25,000 people every year along with big corporate sponsors, vendors, and collaborating in conjunction with other organization all over San Diego. We also got voted to be the top 10 Festivals in San Diego! (http://sandiegoalist.cityvoter.com/san-diego-tet-festival/biz/680963). Please follow and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vayasdtet.

This upcoming year, the 2016 Vietnamese Lunar New Year falls on the weekend of February 12, 13, 14 at Mira Mesa Recreation Park Center (www.sdtet.com). This year’s event will be celebrating the year of the goat (or sheep/ram) and we will be featuring many FUN attractions such as:

– Our signature Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant (Sat only)

– Lion dancing all 3 days

– A new cultural village (Museum style! So remember to bring your camera!)

– Full Service Beer Garden

– Petting Zoo with many cute, fuzzy, friendly animals for kids

– Full Carnival Rides

– Game Booth with prizes

– 2 stages with non-stop entertainment from A-list singers/artists as well as local artists in San Diego

– Food vendors and food trucks with variety of foods from cultures all around the world!

– ” Lucky Red Envelope” – Traditional Money Giving for Luck during Opening Ceremony with city councils, officials, and even the city mayor! That’s right, we invite the San Diego Mayor!

– Still Much More to name! But do not worry on missing out on anything because…

We will also be featuring a user-friendly onsite Festival App for your smartphone in both iOS and Android (created from scratch from our talented group of UCSD students!) which will navigate you throughout the festival so that you will not miss out anything exciting. This application will also feature everything from suggested parking areas, entertainment programs, live voting for contests, and recognize all of our sponsors!

The best part of all… the festival is FREE! NO ADMISSION COSTS! Why does anyone need to pay to have fun? We are all about making a memorable experience for you and your family. Therefore, we are always open to any new ideas to make this event even more exciting for everyone!

Also if anyone is interested in joining a committee, being a sponsor, vendor, meet new friends, or want to share their expertise, we welcome you with open arms! Do not hesitate to contact us for more details!



Sylmar tonight!

TONIGHT! Join us for our ONE and ONLY stop for the week, ‪#‎TastyTuesdaysInSylmar‬ at El Cariso Park (13100 Hubbard Street)! We’ve got an AMAZING lineup tonight to get your short Holiday week started EARLY!

Food Trucks Scheduled:
Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse
Cousins Maine Lobster
Crepe’n Around
HomeRun Sliders LLC
Marcel Waffles
The Tackle Box Food Truck
Los Tamaleros Sylmar

Make sure you give them a follow and check out all of the deliciousness they offer!

The fun starts at 5PM with music, games, fun and FOOD TRUCKS!


Nov 19: LA, Clover Elementary 

Coming Up THURS 11/19 is Clover Avenue Elementary School movie night in West Los Angeles! Brave the fall elements, the movie is indoors and grab some tasty and warm street food from The Greasy Wiener, La Panini Grill and dessert from Recesstruck 5-830pm at 11020 Clover Ave! Come out and EAT! A portion of food sales go back to the school! 


Nov 14: San Diego Music & Sports Combine


San Diego Music & Sports Combine

Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

It’s the Inaugural San Diego Music & Sports Combine a Music + Sports Festival

Location:  NTC Liberty Station – Ingram Plaza, 2640 Cushing Road at Liberty Station in San Diego.

Experience Ultimate Disc with the San Diego Growlers professional Ultimate Disc team; as well as WAKA Kickball & Social Sports’ challenges and multiple games;  Live Music party with a broad selection from soul, jazz, rock and reggae includes a diverse lineup of music by The Devastators, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and The China Clippers with special DJ Peter James!

Games: We are excited to feature sports that you can play on-site (individuals or form a two-person team) — right on the spot includig Ultimate Disc Skills Challenge and Contests with San Diego’s own professional Ultimate team, the San Diego Growlers!  You’ll love the elegance of the game as a spectator or player!

Features include:

-Ultimate Power play and tips from some of San Diego’s Finest Ultimate Disc Players

-Ultimate Accuracy Challenges

-2 v 2 Spike Ball

-Disc Golf

-Cornhole and Giant Jenga

-Plus WAKA Kickball featuring games and prizes

-Yoga Demos and Mini-Classes featuring Yoga Munkey and Effulgence Yoga Instructors

-Charity Challenges supporting some of our favorite community organizations!

Craft Beer and Wine Garden: Samplings in the beer/wine garden between (12:00-4:00 p.m.) and sales on-site.

Food Trucks: Choose from a selection of gourmet food trucks offering delicious meals for purchase.

Exhibitors: Massage, sports gear, yoga demos, acupuncture and more! Your entry includes access to these amazing pros in our community.

21+ All Access Ticket Includes: A concert featuring three great bands; 8 Samplings from the Beer/Wine Garden; Sports, Games and Opportunity Drawing entries — all while supporting local organizations.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit music education programming that serve under-served schools in the San Diego County through the work of Villa Musica as well as sports/fitness programming through SD Girls Alliance/Effulgence Mind Body Fitness and Movember Foundation (nonprofit 501c3 organizations).

More info at www.musicsportscombine.com

Please Note:

Beer/Wine Garden: Must be 21+ with a valid ID. No one will be allowed into the beer garden who is under 21 or who doesn’t have valid I.D.

Nov 14: Westlake Village


Open House at The Barkley Pet Hotel & VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital

The Barkley® Pet Hotel & Day Spa and VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital

Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

Join us for our 5TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE & CLIENT APPRECIATION DAY at The Barkley® Pet Hotel & Day Spa & VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital

Register to Attend & You’re Entered to Win Fabulous Prizes!
Please register to WIN here: http://conta.cc/1MwMizF

Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00AM – 03:00PM
At The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa & VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital | 31166 Via Colinas, Westlake Village, CA

This is a FREE pet-friendly event happening Saturday, November 14th at our 50,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art pet care campus. Bring the whole family and your friends!

• Exclusive, behind the scenes tours of The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa and VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital
• Get to know our Doctors and staff with educational talks and Q&A
• Raffles & Prizes • Grooming Demonstrations & Free Pet Stencils
• Face Painting & Mock Surgery for Kids • Meet Celebrity Dog “Little Bear”
• Food Trucks • Holiday Pet Photos

If you get here early, gift bags will be handed out to the first 100 guests!

We hope to see you there where everyone is a VIP every day!


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is street parking available.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

This is a fun family event. Bring the whole family, friends and pets. Note that although this is a pet-friendly event outside and inside our lobbies, pets will NOT be allowed on the “guided tours” due to safety, vaccination and temperament standards. We may have limited staff assistance to hold your pets for you, however, please plan on bringing a friend or family member to watch your pet while you enjoy the guided tour.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital Event Committee at 805-497-4900 or email at westlakeanimal@vca.com.

Have questions about Open House at The Barkley Pet Hotel & VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital? Contact The Barkley® Pet Hotel & Day Spa and VCA Westlake Village Animal Hospital