Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 9.4.14

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

San Diego Blues Festival
Sept. 6-7. Grab a blanket and head to the Embarcadero to listen to the smooth sounds of jazz performers such as Eric Burdon & the Animals, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro & the Painkilllers and Blues Hall of Famer Lazy Lester. Proceeds from the event benefit the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Tickets from $20. See website for full event schedule. Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego.


EclipseBuild-A-Bar Workshop at Eclipse Chocolate
Sept. 6. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Eclipse Chocolate by creating your own custom-made chocolate bars. For $10 you can create three 1 oz. bars in any flavor you would like. From hickory salted bacon toffee in milk chocolate to mango coconut curry in dark chocolate, the choice is up to you. 12-4 p.m. Eclipse Chocolate, 2145 Fern Street, San Diego, 619.578.2984.


greenflashGreen Flash 4th Annual Treasure Chest Fest
Sept. 6. Join Green Flash Brewing Company for their largest rare beer event of the year with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego. This celebration of craft beer and local culinary talent allows attendees to experience an exceptional lineup of rare, barrel-aged and one-of-a-kind cask beers including a barrel-aged Saison with plum and a white IPA with Szechuan peppercorns. Local chefs from Carnita’s Snack Shack, Waypoint Public and more, will also offer an array of perfect small plate pairings to complement each beer. Must be 21 and over. Tickets from $40. 12-6 p.m. Green Flash Brewing Company, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 858.622.0085.


GrapeJulian Grape Stomp Festa
Sept. 6. Enjoy the changing of seasons surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards at this annual festival. Join the party and stomp grapes, sample local fare, sip wine from regional wineries, and for those feeling extra bold, the festa is also offering a “trash the wedding dress” feature. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Adult tickets $15, child tickets $5. Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr. Julian, 760.765.2072.


San Diego Opera
Sept. 5. Be among the first to hear songs from Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello’s first album, “Love Duets,”as they perform in a very special recital with piano. This talented couple have previously graced the San Diego Opera stage in Romeo and Juliet, Faust, The Daughter of the Regiment and Moby-Dick. 7 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., 619.533.7000. San Diego.


DMBDave Matthews Band
Sept. 5. Don’t miss one of the band’s last shows of the summer as they make their way through Southern California. Known for improvisational renditions of songs and elaborate video and lighting techniques, Dave Matthews Band concerts are always a unique experience. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $40. Sleep Train Ampitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle Drive, Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.


BlakeSheltonBlake Shelton
Sept. 6. Sing along with four-time reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, as he performs at Sleep Train Amphitheatre along with special guests The Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy. Expect to hear hits of his such as “Honey Bee,” “God Gave Me You,” “The More I Drink,” and many more from the country music superstar. 7 p.m. Tickets from $30. Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle Drive, Chula Vista, 619.671.3500. 



Fallen Angels
Sept. 3-28. This irresistibly witty romp provides a continuously entertaining two hours of sheer delight. When you combine two slightly bored British women, an amorous Frenchman, clueless husbands and one very cheeky maid, you have the ingredients for an enjoyable evening of merriment that only Noël Coward can provide. From witty asides to uproarious slapstick, this fast-paced farce will leave you in stitches. North Coast Repertory Theatre 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite D, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.


kingdomKingdom City
Sept. 4-Oct 5. When displaced New York director Miriam finds herself in Kingdom City, Missouri, she reluctantly agrees to direct a high school production of The Crucible. As the play unlocks the students’ repressed desires, a local youth minister threatens to cancel the play, creating a firestorm in this small conservative town. A funny and sharp new play inspired by true events. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.


two gentsTwo Gentlemen of Verona
Through Sept. 14. Renowned director and Tony Award-nominee Mark Lamos returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare’s most delightful and boisterous comedies. Best friends Valentine and Proteus travel to the big city to seek their fortunes, only to find themselves rivals, both madly in love with the beautiful Silvia, daughter of Milan’s most powerful duke. A fast-paced, exuberant tale of friendship, romance, and secret identities, featuring a band of outlaws, two bumbling servants, and one unforgettable dog. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. 619.234.5623.


1st and Dive
Sept. 7. Catch NFL action poolside at Dive Ultra Pool at Harrah’s Resort on Sunday. Equipped with a 9′ by 16′ LED screen and televisions in every cabana, you can soak up the sun without missing any of the action. Lounge in the 400-foot lazy river and grab a drink at California’s only swim-up bar all while cheering on your favorite team. Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Resort Souther California Way, Valley Center, 760.751.3100.


USDUniversity of San Diego Football
Sept. 6. Cheer on the Toreros as they kick off the season at home against the Western New Mexico University Mustangs. This year marks the fourth year in a row USD has opened up the season at home against WNMU and the Toreros currently hold a 3-0 record against the Mustangs, including last year’s 38-35 victory. Tickets from $12. Game begins at 6 p.m. Torero Stadium, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, 619.260.7550.