Brickyard Cages’ indoor facility dedicates more than 8,800 square feet to the task of improving sluggers' orb-smashing abilities. After arming themselves with a bat made of wood, aluminum, or lacquered papyrus scrolls, guests enter one of six oversize cages and mercilessly swing at robot-tossed balls. Brickyard's modern pitching machines are capable of launching baseballs at a variety of speeds, and can also produce curveballs, sliders, knuckleballs, and batter-taunting loop-the-loops. Hop into cages number two or three¬—both of which are equipped with softball machines¬—to prepare for an upcoming softball showdown or perfect a world-changing grapefruit-juicing method.
The world’s leading linksmen compete for a total prize purse of $6 million at the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open at the celebrated Torrey Pines Golf Course, host of the 2008 U.S. Open. Past tournament champions include Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, both of whom displayed mastery of the coastal hills, majestic Pacific panoramas, and sunbathers that haunt Torrey Pines’ famed bunkers on the South Course. With a colossal aggregate length of 7,680 yards, the course will force its club-wielding wizards to summon considerable prowess for each towering drive and lengthy approach. Patrons can watch pros prepare for the weekend’s test during Tuesday’s practice round, enjoy the theatrical competition of the Zurich Pro-Am on Wednesday, or gnash their teeth in spectator anxiety while rooting for their favorite player during tournament rounds Thursday–Sunday.
SoCal Pro Wrestling's muscled warriors will soon invade the Boys & Girls Club in Oceanside to battle it out in the ring. The evening's bouts feature a gravity-defying tables and ladders match that pits the Tag Team Champions Anchors Away team to take on Big Duke, Tommy Wilson and Ricky Mandel. Before the dust settles, The New Age Punisher B-Boy will challenge Sebastian Cruz and SoCal Crazy takes on Andre Machievski. Six total matches will take place as well as a raffle.
April Numamoto, a certified Master One Stroke instructor who's been teaching for more than 25 years, helms AprilNDesigns, with painting workshops designed for artists of all skill levels. During the One Stroke acrylic painting workshop, April ushers students through the mire of confusing paint-by-number schemes and reveals how to blend, shade, and highlight, all with a single acrylic-coated brushstroke. Canvases quickly bloom into vivid color under the kiss of the speedy technique, creating flowers, still-life paintings, or clocks melting into pools of blurry water lilies in expedient intervals.