Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 4.28.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

chef-celebrationEVENTS
Chef Celebration Beer Master Pairing
May 3. Top chefs and brewers from around San Diego county unite for one of the city’s most anticipated beer and food pairing events. Stone Brewing World Bistro in Liberty Station will host the event and attendees will enjoy live entertainment while they sip and savor 14 small dishes created by local chefs alongside 14 brews. Some of the restaurants represented include Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Florent Restaurant + Lounge, Golden Door, Table No. 10, Smoke House Kings and Soda & Swine. $49/pp from 12-3 p.m. 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station, chefcelebration.org

 

cincodeMayoOT_17Fiesta Cinco de Mayo Old Town
May 2, 3.
Presented by Dos Equis, the 32nd annual Fiesta Cinco de Mayo brings visitors to the heart of historic Old Town for a two day free and family-friendly festival. The event will include four stages of live entertainment, over 40 bands, a low rider display, more than 50 food and retail booths, a cantina garden and restaurant specials. Enjoy mariachi, specialty margaritas, cervezas, horchata and Mexican food at Casa Guadalajara. The festival takes place from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Old Town, cincodemayooldtown.com

 

uncorkedUncorked Wine Walk & Concert
May 2. Enjoy a self-guided wine walk to four wine gardens throughout Westfield UTC. Savor some of Temecula Valley’s finest vintages while tasting bites from Westfield UTC’s finest restaurants. Enjoy live acoustic performances from top local Plaza Unplugged artists. VIP tickets include one extra garden hosted by Riviera Magazine. 4-7 p.m. Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., 858.546.8858. ticketsauce.com

 

hornblowerHornblower Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises
Continuing. Enjoy the sunset and drink specials with hors d’oeuvres aboard Hornblower Cruises as they kick off their Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruise every Friday and Saturday through October. The unique happy hour is $31.76/pp. 2825 Fifth Ave., downtown, 619.686.8715. hornblower.com

 

jr.-leagueJunior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival
May 2. The Junior League of San Diego welcomes guests to take part in the Kentucky Derby-themed Food & Wine Festival at La Jolla Cove. Attendees will enjoy food from top San Diego restaurants, wine, beer, cocktails, live music and the chance to cheer on their favorite horse during a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Over 60 of San Diego’s best restaurants and beverage companies offer unlimited tastings from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $85-140/pp. Ellen Scripps Browning Park, La Jolla, jlsdfoodandwine.com

 

flagshipFlagship Cruises Celebrates 100th Anniversary
May 2. In order to celebrate Flagship Cruises’ 100th anniversary, they are throwing a “party on the harbor” with free food, drinks and rides aboard some of the newly-remodeled yachts. The bash will include live music, craft beer and wine for sample and purchase, local olive oil tastings, photos and even high-speed thrill rides aboard the Patriot jet boat. 990 North Harbor Dr., downtown, 619.357.4306. flagshipsd.com

 

bottles-&-woodFiesta with Bottles & Wood
Apr. 30. Kick off Cinco de Mayo early with hosted food and drinks at Bottles & Wood. Repurposing and reclaiming glass and wood materials to create upcycled serving ware, glassware and home decor, Bottles & Wood invites San Diego to come see its showroom in Clairemont Mesa and have some fun. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Frida’s Cocina Mexican food truck will be cooking up authentic Mexican cuisine and tequila will be served in Bottles & Wood’s handcrafted items. 5039 Shawline St., Claremont Mesa, 858.384.6114. bottlesandwood.com

 

friday-night-liveFriday Night Live
Continuing. Carlsbad Village welcomes the return of Friday Night Live every Friday until July 31. The sidewalks of Grand Ave., State St., and Roosevelt St. transform into an open-air concert stage during the free live music fest that offers live performances that range from indie rock to bluegrass genres. For the kick-off event, many Carlsbad Village retailers will have extended hours. Aranelle will feature complimentary refreshments and local galleries will be open to shop. Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, carlsbad-village.com

 

latin-food-&-wine-festLatin Food & Wine Festival
May 2. Harrah’s Resort hosts the second annual Latin Food & Wine Festival featuring six restaurants, over 40 wineries and numerous live music acts including flamenco dancers, cumbia, Latin pop, tropical Latin, mariachi and Latin jazz. General admission tickets are $75/pp and include unlimited tastings from local celebrity chefs and tastings of Latin influenced wines. 777 Harrah’s Rinchon Wy., Valley Center, 760.651.3061. ticketmaster.com

 

friday-night-libertyFriday Night Liberty
May 1. Friday Night Liberty welcomes visitors to check out new exhibits, free dance performances and the New Americans Museum premiere of Becoming All-American. Guests can also shop the gallery of local artist/playwright Richard Addesso and the San Diego Watercolor Society hosts an annual Military Family exhibit showcasing the works by kids and parents. Also visit the gallery reception by abstract and figure artist Michael Richard Roseblatt showcasing his enthusiasm for San Diego Padres and Chargers through his artwork. 5-9 p.m. NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station,619.573.9300. ntclibertystation.com

 

omniaNIGHTLIFE
Omnia Nightclub Opening Weekend
Apr. 30-May 2. The highly anticipated downtown nightclub opens with a lineup of electronic dance duo Krewella on Thursday night, a special guest Calvin Harris on Friday and celebrity DJ Chuckie on Saturday. For tickets or to reserve VIP tables visit the website. 454 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.544.9500. omnianightclub.com

 

la-jolla-symphMUSIC
Bernstein Ives and a Premiere
May 2,3. Guest conductor Christopher Rountree leads orchestra and soloists in two symphonies and a “tele-concerto.” The concert begins with Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 featuring mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson, and closes with Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2– a popular work that incorporates familiar American tunes. 9500 Gillman Dr., La Jolla, 858.534.4637. lajollasymphony.com

 

tainted-loveTainted Love
May 2. Tainted Love is bringing back the sounds of the ‘80s, covering the biggest hits from Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson, to Pat Benatar, Journey and John Cougar Mellencamp plus many more. The San Francisco based band will be performing at House of Blues at 8 p.m. 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.299.2583. houseofblues.com

 

Romeo-et-Juliette-C-blast-imageTHEATER
Romeo and Juliet Malandain Ballet Biarritz
May 3. Montague or Capulet? Don’t choose a side, take a seat. La Jolla Music Society presents the U.S. premiere of Roméo et Juliette, a visually stunning full-length contemporary ballet set to Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Dramatique. Shakespeare’s classic story is reimagined by the award-winning French dance company Malandain Ballet Biarritz at the Civic Theatre. Choreographer Thierry Malandain modernizes the romantic tragedy using twenty-two classically trained dancers and his distinctive artistic vision to create a powerful performance. $20-75/pp. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., 858.459.3728. ljms.org

 

cinderellaRodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
May 5-10. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical puts a contemporary spin on the classic fairy tale, featuring all the favorite moments—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwayticketscenter.com

 

cuspDINING
Cusp Launches New Dinner Menu
Cusp’s latest dinner menu features new creations by Executive Chef Donald Lockhart, including shaved pork lard, strawberry salad and grilled octopus. Lockhart’s creativity brings together fresh, seasonal ingredients in sophisticated combinations. The grilled octopus is topped with candied orange and pepper mostarda while the roasted peppercorn New York steak is served with port macerated grape reduction. 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, 858.551.3620. cusprestaurant.com

 

arterraArterra Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge
New Executive Chef Evan Cruz invites guests to try his new globally inspired menu. Cruz brings the influences of his travels around the world into new sharable dishes such as the tangy Korean grilled chicken wings and savory bone marrow served with shallot relish, brioche and gremolata. Behind the sushi bar, Chef Andrew Hoh will continue to create signature rolls such as his fresh albino roll, combining the eclectic flavors of Southern California. A new craft cocktail program will showcase 15 premium, handcrafted bourbons. 11966 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858.369.6032. arterrarestaurant.com

 

land-and-seaLand & Sea Cocktail Pairing Dinner
May 5. As the culmination of Chef Tim Kolanko’s “Cooking with Friends” chef collaboration series, Chef Kolanko (Stake Chophouse & Bar, Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge) and Jason Mcleod (Ironside Fish & Oyster) will come together to deliver the best of both land and sea. The five-course meal will be paired with craft cocktails to complement the flavors of each dish. The dinner will be held at Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge at 6:30 p.m. 1015 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6087. leroyskitchenandlounge.com

 

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