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Events Calendar~Exciting Events at the Horton Grand and In San Diego

Special Events at the Horton Grand:

Palace Bar: Entertainment on Friday and Saturday beginning at 8:00 pm.



The Foreigner at the Horton Grand Theater

the forgiener


by Larry Shue

Directed by Kerry Meads 

Lamb’s Player's Wild and Wondrous production of Larry Shue's Comic Masterpiece is now playing at the Horton Grand Theater.

Book a hotel stay with your theater tickets here:

Shy Englishman Charlie Baker finds himself in a rural Georgia fishing lodge where everyone comes to believe he doesn't speak English... and we suddenly find ourselves in one of America's funniest comedies! 

"Critic's Choice!" - Pam Kragen, U-T San Diego

"A Total Hoot!" - Jeff Smith, SD Reader

"Best Bet!" - Pat Launer, KSDS

"Be prepared to laugh from beginning to end!" - Art Rocks 24/7 

Running time: 2 hr 30 minutes, including one Intermission 

Age appropriateness: recommended for ages 10 and above

Show Times: Thursday at 7:30 / Friday & Saturday at 8:00 / Sunday at 2:00 

Dark Monday through Wenesday

Closed for Spring Break April 13th opening April 24th.


Hurry Ends May 18th!

444 Fourth Ave (between Island and J St), in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

Real Pirates Exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum


Get ready. Pirates will drop anchor in Southern California on February 8, 2014 when National Geographic's Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship opens at the San Diego Natural History Museum, featuring more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor.

Real Pirates tells the true story of the Whydah - a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago - and showcases treasure chests of coins and gold, jewelry, weaponry such as cannons, pistols, and knives and a replica of the actual ship that visitors can board.

Real Pirates offers an unprecedented glimpse into the unique economic, political and social circumstances of the early 18th-century Caribbean. The exhibition is highlighted by the compelling stories of the diverse people whose lives converged on the vessel before it sank in a fierce storm off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. on April 26, 1717.

When the Whydah was located by underwater explorer Barry Clifford in 1984, it became the first fully authenticated pirate ship to be discovered in American waters. Clifford is still actively excavating the wreck site and continues to bring treasures to the surface every year.

Enjoy an audio tour, or try your hand at raising a pirate flag, tying real sailors' knots, and looking through a telescope to find ships with treasure on board. Tickets on sale to the general public prior to the opening.


1788 El Prado Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101 
Date: February 8 - September 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


The San Diego Natural History Museum is located in Balboa Park just minutes from the Horton Grand Hotel

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Proudly Presents: Ah Quin
Life, Leadership and Legacy

Chinese Historical Museum

San Diego Chinese Histotical Society Museum Produly Presesent: Ah Quin: Life, Leadership and Legacy

Experience a rags to riches tale like no other in this exhibit that follows Ah Quin from a missionary school in Guangzhou; through menial servitude in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and a coal mining camp in Alaska; to the red light district of San Diego where he ascended to the role of Chinatown’s honorary mayor and left an indelible impact on the fledgling city. Presented exactly 100 years after his untimely death, this collection of never-before-seen artifacts generously donated by Jeanie Ming and other Ah Quin descendants captures the indomitable spirit of early Chinese Americans whose struggle for economic survival produced a unique transnational culture. Join the museum in celebrating one of San Diego’s lesser-known founding fathers on the very block where he raised his twelve children in the heart of the Chinatown he helped create.

For more information: www.SDCHM.ORG

The Chinese Historical Museum is located one block from the Horton Grand Hotel.