Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
660 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 238-4100
Fax: (619) 238-5310
Do you love dancing but have two left feet? Don't fear, Eveoke Dance Theater sets you free on the dance floor. You can learn a host of dances like hip-hop, jazz, movement expression and tap. Yoga, acting, butoh and tai chi are also some of the activities taught here. Learn to dance at your own pace by joining the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Eveoke Dance Theater has annual dance festivals—this year could be your chance to get up there and show off some of your smooth dance moves.
The nearness of this multiplex to the yet-to-be-built baseball stadium is not the reason it has a stadium in its name. The 15 theaters inside offer steep stadium seating which lets everyone have a good view of the screen. The heart-of-the-Gaslamp location makes a movie at this theater an ideal combination with an afternoon or evening of Gaslamp dining and shopping. Parking can be a challenge so come prepared. Check for tickets and movie timings on the website or call for details.
This bar is housed in the oldest building in the Gaslamp Quarter. Come and mingle with beautiful people and groove to either live music or a DJ with tunes from the 1970s through the 1990s. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and a 40-foot long mahogany bar give a touch of elegance and class. There are three levels, all offering a large number of beers and delicious cocktails.
The Art Academy of San Diego is a one of a kind academy where students are given a platform to learn as well showcase their work. Periodic workshops and classes are conducted and beginners can experiment with different art forms like drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry and mosaic. At the Art Academy of San Diego, there's something for everyone because there are work shops the entire family can participate in. One can also get professional advice on how to better you skills and channelize your creative potential.
Combining big upholstered booths with a long bar, this comforting tavern uses a cassette tape as a logo and yet appeals to a crowd that never put a cassette tape into ... um, whatever it was that cassette tapes went into! In addition to pretty straightforward hamburgers updated as sliders, this spot also offers a popcorn bag full of fried brussel sprouts, a rarity on any menu. "Super Karaoke" entertains patrons and participants alike, as well as a full-on deejay booth and soundboard. Bottle service is popular for groups and celebrations. -deTraci Regula
Stage seems as though its mainly a bar judging by the decor and size of the establishment, but the permanent stage and nightly performances make it a music venue with a full bar.
Referred to by locals as 'The Rep', this dynamic theater is located in the top-notch Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza, in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the Gaslamp District. Plays range from seasonal standbys, such as 'A Christmas Carol' to the hottest plays, such as 'Bandido'. Performances are either created by artists-in-residence at the Rep or out of state shows premiering for the first time on the West Coast. The Rep also produces ethnically diverse shows such as the annual Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival. Ticket prices vary, so contact the theatre for details.
Originally built in 1924, the historic Balboa Theater has now been beautifully restored to its former glory. The place was shut down once, but was opened again to the public in January 2008. If you are a lover of beautiful architecture and the performing arts, this place will surely charm you. The theater building is heavily influenced by the Spanish Baroque style of architecture. A number of concerts and live performances are held at this 1,608-seater.
Performance art allows those on stage to express themselves in truly original, thought-provoking ways. It nearly always blends together sound and visual elements or seeks to transcend usual visual realities. This particular performance group has been around since 1980. The loft performance space seats about 100 people. Parking is on the street. Since this place is located in the downtown area, be sure you lock your car.
Has the movie bug bitten you too? Well, if it has, walk into the UA Horton Plaza. The giant screens and Digital Dolby sound systems make movies a pleasure to watch. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call.
This theater complex is a state-of-the-art, popular venue for unusual arts presentations, and is the primary home of the prestigious San Diego Repertory Theatre. Located under Horton Plaza, the complex is comprised of three stages: the medium-sized Space Theater; the larger, aptly-named Stage Theater; and the small Underground Stage, each offering different presentations. Each holiday season, the Repertory presents 'A Christmas Carol', which has become a tradition for San Diego families. Show your ticket for free all-day validated parking at the Horton Plaza parking structures. A practical tip would be to pay close attention to which painted fruit or vegetable symbolizes the level on which you have parked, so you can easily find your car later.
If you are tired of spending your weekend night at yet another nightclub and listening to blaring music, then you must visit the Mad House Comedy Club for a change of scene. Located in downtown San Diego, the club attracts a number of popular American stand-up comedians who give out stellar performances to a packed house. In the past, artists like Brian Simpson and Bo Scott have performed here, much to the delight of fun-seeking guests who love comedy. Apart from drinks, the club also serves appetizing fare like pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and more.