Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 9.25.14

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

San Diego Film Festival
Sept. 24-28. This five-day bonanza in the Gaslamp and La Jolla showcases more than 100 independent feature films, documentaries and short films from 55 countries. Enjoy filmmaker meet-and-greets, industry panels, film premieres, celebrity appearances and exclusive V.I.P. events. See website for full schedule and locations.


hdoktoberfestOktoberfest at Hotel del Coronado
Sept. 26-28. Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Sun Deck with authentic food such as bratwurst with sauerkraut, pork schnitzel and Munich-style pretzels from San Diego Pretzel, and select specialty beers from breweries such as Paulaner and Karl Strauss. The festival also features traditional entertainment including daily ceremonial keg tapping and live musical performances. Admission is free, food and drink purchased a la carte. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.522.8490.


AASFAdams Avenue Street Fair
Sept. 27-28. The 33rd annual event, one of Southern California’s largest free music festivals, features more than 90 musical acts on eight stages, carnival rides, beer gardens, craft and food vendors and more. Adams Ave., between 32nd and 35th streets, Normal Heights, 619.282.7329.



CabrilloCabrillo Festival
Sept. 27-28. Commemorate Juan Cabrillo’s exploration of the West Coast in 1542 at this 51st annual festival. Enjoy music, dancing, children’s activities and foods of Native Americans, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. There will also be Kumeyaay basket making, knot tying and a 16th Century Spanish soldiers living history encampment. Saturday dinner tickets are $50 per person. Sunday admission is free of charge. See website for full schedule. Rosecrans Street, Point Loma, 619.225.8909.


mbcMission Beach Centennial Festival at Belmont Park
Sept. 27. Celebrate the rich history of Mission Beach at Belmont Park. The festival will include local food and art vendors, live music, entertainment for the family and Draft’s “Untapped Beer Garden,” featuring Coronado Brewery, Saint Archer Brewery, Modern Times, Firestone Walker Brewery, Anchor Steam and Deschutes Brewery. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego.



cheeseandbeerSan Diego Cheese and Beer Festival
Sept. 27.  Indulge in artisanal cheese and craft beer pairings at this gastronomic event designed to be enjoyed by novices and enthusiasts alike. Sample 12 hand-selected cheese and beer pairings and dance to live music. All attendees will receive a commemorative glass. 21 and over only. Tickets from $40. Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 116, San Diego, 619.843.2433.



spiritsSpirits of Mexico Festival
Sept. 28. Explore the 11th Annual Spirits of Mexico Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sample, sip and savor hundreds of premier spirits, including tequila, mezcal, bacanora and Mexican wine. The event also features Latin-inspired dishes, a cocktail competition between San Diego’s top mixologists, live music and silent auction. Tickets from $48. See website for full schedule of events. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161.



Paul McCartney
Sept. 28. Sing along with legendary performer Sir Paul McCartney when he performs at Petco Park Sunday evening. Expect to hear music spanning his entire career — as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course, as a member of The Beatles. Also enjoy massive screens, lasers, fireworks and unique video. 8 p.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego.


San Diego Chargers
Sept. 28. The Chargers (2-1) return home to host the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) after defeating the Buffalo Bills in week three. Get to Qualcomm Stadium early on Sunday for the Power Party tailgate featuring large screen TVs, food, drinks and meet-and-greets with the Charger Girls. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, 619.641.3100.


Dive1st and Dive
Sept. 28. Catch all of the National Football League action poolside at Dive Ultra Pool on Sunday. Soak up the sun without missing a play on the large poolside LED screen and televisions in every cabana. 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.



Kinky Boots
Sept. 23-28. Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. See website for full list of shows. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, 619.570.1100. 


StarBright Star
Through Nov. 2. Billy Cane, a young soldier home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award-winning director Walter Bobbie (Broadway’s Chicago) makes his Globe debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star, written by Steve Martin and singer/songwriter Edie Brickell. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, 619.234.5623.


kingdomKingdom city
Through 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.


FallenAngelsFallen Angels
Through Oct. 5. 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.