San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 8.11.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

A Classy Country Benefit Concert
Aug. 11. Head to the Headquarters at Seaport Village for a fun, music-filled evening with performances by country music stars Annie Bosko, Steven Ybarra, The American Vagrants and Damian Sage. Tickets include one drink ticket, complimentary small bites, photo ops and more. $50/pp. 6:30-10 p.m. 789 West Harbor Dr., downtown,



latin-food-festLatin Food Fest
Aug. 12-15. Enjoy four days of Latin food, wine and spirits, in addition to cooking demos, wine workshops, music and more. The centerpiece of the fest is two main Grande Tastings, which offer all-inclusive sipping and dining from 100 food, wine and spirit purveyors. Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego Embarcadero.



mira-mesa-festMira Mesa Festival of Beers
Aug. 13. More than 30 breweries will feature over 50 beers at the fifth annual Mira Mesa Festival of Beers. Ticket holders will enjoy unlimited samples of beer, food vendors, live music and more. $40/pp. 2-5 p.m. Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St., Mira Mesa.



dog-days-of-summerCardiff Dog Days of Summer
Aug. 13. Celebrate your favorite four-legged friend at Cardiff 101 Mainstreet. The event is anticipated to have 10,000 people and pooches for an afternoon of contests, musical talent, beer garden, vendors and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newcastle Ave., Cardiff.



tacotopia-005Tacotopia at the Track
Aug. 13. The search for the best taco continues at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Try signature tacos from more than 40 top restaurants and food trucks while listening to the Matisyahu concert and taking in the energy of the horse races. Some of the participating eateries include Baja’s Tacos and Catering, Bluewater Seafood Market & Grill, City Tacos, Coasterra, Lucha Libre, Puesto, The Taco Stand and more. $45/pp. 1-4 p.m. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.



ArtwalkArtWalk NTC
Aug. 13-14. Wander through Liberty Station for a cultural experience during this free, weekend-long event. Along with every medium of art, enjoy live music, interactive art, street food and a beer and wine pavilion. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Artwork: Alborada II by Alejandro Martinez Pena) 2645 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station.



hillcrest-cityfestHillcrest CityFest Street Fair
Aug. 14. CityFest is an annual free celebration of community spirit and attracts over 150,000 attendees to enjoy music, arts, crafts, food and more. Guests can participate in games and activities, sip local brews in the beer garden and shop from local pop-up vendors. Noon-11 p.m. Fifth and University Avenues, Hillcrest, 619299.3330.


arsenic-&-old-laceART + CULTURE
Arsenic and Old Lace
Aug. 12-28. Writer and notorious marriage detractor, Mortimer Brewster, falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper, and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat. With his eccentric aunts, disturbed uncle and homicidal brother, he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought. Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, 760.749.3000.



jason-aldeanJason Aldean & Thomas Rhett
Aug. 13. Country superstar, Jason Aldean, brings his Six Strings Circus Tour to the San Diego stage, joined by Thomas Rhett, A Thousand Horses and Dee Jay Silver. Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista.




love's-labors-lostLove’s Labor’s Lost
Aug. 14-Sept. 18. The King of Navarre and his three schoolmates vow to embrace their studies—and not to embrace girls—for three whole years. But the instant they take that vow, the Princess of France arrives with her three beautiful attendants, and all bets are off. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at the Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



demi_nick-event-updated-2016Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas
Aug. 14. As a stop on their Future Now: The Tour, pop stars Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas perform at San Diego’s Sleep Train Amphitheater. Mike Posner will also join as an opener for the performance. 7 p.m. 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.



Summer Brewed Food Dinner
Aug. 16. The Patio on Goldfinch collaborates with Green Flash Brewery and New Belgium for a beer-paired dining experience. Join chef and certified cicerone Jensen Cummings for a six-course dinner featuring a brewing ingredient in each course. Menu items include beef tataki, salmon crudo, pork bulgogi and coconut semifreddo. 4020 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills, 619.501.5090.