Greta writes: Dear Cosmos, now that the days are getting longer, I’m really itching and scratching to extend my weekday evening walk and paint the town pink. Any bright ideas?
Cosmos: In addition to a good flea dip to take care of your itching problem, I highly recommend you start tugging on your leash in the direction of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night around 6:15pm. That’s where you’ll really be able to kick up your hind legs and dance the evening away (at least until Jeopardy starts) from now until August 30.
In fact tonight, this season’s Twilight in the Park summer concert series kicks off with the tropical rock n’ roll sounds of Stars on the Water, an ideal setting for closet Parrot Heads to jam with their pooches.
And that is what Twilight in the Park is really all about as far as I’m concerned — a golden retriever of an opportunity for entire families, including canine members, to enjoy quality entertainment in a historic outdoor setting, where they can act silly, dance, chow down on a picnic dinner, dress in colorful costumes, and just have a gay ol’ time.
Of course the color of the costumes and style of dancing will largely depend on each night’s performer, which this week alone will go from the aforementioned Stars on the Water to the El Cajon German Band, performing oompah music, to Graceland, an Elvis Presley tribute band (hopefully performing “Hound Dog”).
An even more diverse range of bands will perform in the weeks after, including the Bayou Brothers (Cajun/zydeco) on June 28; a Marine Band playing traditional patriotic music on July 3; 1930s and 40s big band music by Ron Jermain on July 10; and traditional Mexican music from Mariachi Chula Vista on July 17, to name a few.
So be sure to check the schedule and mark your iPaw calendar for your favorites.