If you have your ticket already, see you tonight! If not, sorry but we have sold out of tickets!
Thanks for the nominations, San Diego! Now, you get to be the juror. Vote for the People's Choice Orchid & Onion today! Polls close September 26.
Orchids & Onions is the only interactive, community-based program dedicated to raising awareness and stimulating practical discourse in response to San Diego's built environment. The success of the program relies heavily on YOU; your nominations, your comments about the nominations, and now, it's time to cast your vote for the People's Choice Orchid & Onion.
You do have a say about the state of your region - in fact, your say is what makes Orchids & Onions bloom. So be sure to take a few moments to express your love (or lack thereof) for what you think makes San Diego blossom (or stink)! VOTE NOW
Join us as we celebrate the winners in grand style! The details...
2013 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park with host Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien
6:00 - 8:30: Pre-Party & Silent Auction in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden
8:30 - 10:30: Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony in the James S. Copley Auditorium
Details and ticket info may be found here. Early bird ticket pricing ends September 15.
The 2013 O&O Awards Ceremony & Silent Auction begins at 6:00PM with a pre-ceremony gathering of the Who's-Who of San Diego's design world in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden.
The Members-Only VIP Party will feature magnificent views towards California Tower and enhanced menu and beverage options.
Throughout the pre-party, and in advance online, our fabulous selection of goods and services will be on display as part of the O&O Silent Auction. Visit www.orchidsandonions.org for more information and the link to view items.
Then, at 8:30, we migrate to James S. Copley Auditorium, where we welcome back Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien as Master of Ceremonies, who will navigate us through the 2013 crop of Orchids & Onions in his own deft and entertaining fashion.
Tickets on sale now! Early bird pricing ends 09/15/13.
Bring your own Food, Blanket, Chairs, Table, Centerpiece, Candles, etc ... and enjoy the Plaza de Panama. Just like these Belgians in the photo.
It is now peak season to plant your favorite and least favorite projects in the field of 2013 Orchids & Onions. The success of the program hinges on quality nominations and public participation, so take your camera for a walk and let us know what you think makes San Diego blossom - or stink!
Nominating is easy - if you have seen a new building, piece of public art, restaurant, park etc, go take a few pictures and then nominate it on the Orchids & Onions website. Also, be sure to "Like" the O&O Facebook page and you will be able to see featured nominations as they come in.
The deadline for 2013 Orchids & Onions nominations is August 1st. Once the nomination window has closed, the jury will take their first, electronic scoring pass at every single nomination, viewing the photos, design details and your comments. The highest scoring projects are then short listed and toured, and deliberations commence. The People's Choice voting will occur online in September.
Sorry folks... For the first time since launching PechaKucha Night San Diego on January 20, 2009 - we have to postpone one. Apologies for any inconvenience. We promise it'll be worth the wait. Hang tight for the new date.
Since former PechaKucha Night SD presenter, promoter and emcee Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee has traveled all the way across the country to present at #18, and since he can't extend his stay, and he's still talking to us - we're going to do lunch. Just lunch. Of course, anything we do with Dave Brown around typically turns into awesome. So that means we're having an AWESOME lunch. No agenda. Just working our love, and loving our lunch. Join us at Basic Urban Kitchen if you like awesome, too. More info here. RSVP on Facebook here.
Thanks to all who attended first SDAF Member Mixer on May 16 at the fabulous Pearl Hotel, and the fourth installment of SDAF's Inside the Design Studio at Basile Studio on May 23! We so enjoyed seeing so many of you, and hope you made some new friends, learned something new, and had some fun at both events.
We enjoyed a remarkable increase in new (and renewing) memberships in May, as well - so WELCOME (and WELCOME BACK!) to all. We hope to see much more of you in the coming months. In fact, remember to save June 20 for PechaKucha Night San Diego Volume #18. We still have room for a few more presenters... so let us know if you have a 20x20 up your sleeve!
Photo of Inside the Design Studio by the awesome Mike Torrey. Click on the image for more.
Join us for an exclusive evening with award-winning Designer/ Builder/ Fabricator Paul Basile of Basile Studio to be held inside his design studio this Thursday night, May 23. Basile and team are responsible for numerous Orchid-awarded projects in San Diego including Car2Go (2012), Craft & Commerce (2011 Grand Orchid), Banker's Hill (2011) and The Guild (2007); and others including Polite Provisions, Soda & Swine, Underbelly and Big Front Door; and custom seating, tables, signage and more.
Entry ($20 / Free for SDAF members) includes interview, Q&A, fabrication demonstration, a complimentary Craft & Commerce cocktail (additional available for purchase) and food provided by the soon-to-be opened Acme Kitchen & Bar.
This evening is made possible by our awesome sponsors; including DCI Engineers, Car2Go San Diego and McCullough Landscape Architects, Inc.
$20 Tickets available online through 3:00pm on 12/23.
$25 at door.
Get your tickets / RSVP here.
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San Diego, CA 92112-2228
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