San Diego Weekend Roundup 9.22.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

Taste of the Port
Sept. 22. The Port of San Diego hosts an event that focuses on sustainable, local food, wine and beer from top restaurants and purveyors. Attendees will pair those tastes and sips with live music and beautiful views of San Diego Bay. Three chefs compete with mystery ingredients and sustainable cooking techniques to win the award of 2016 Greenest Chef. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego Embarcadero.


culture-and-cocktailsCulture & Cocktails: Venetian Views
Sept. 22. Inspired by the exhibition Venetian Views, the San Diego Museum of Art welcomes art enthusiasts to their quarterly event. Enjoy music by DJs, exotic cocktails, Venetian mask decorating, gelato from Bottega Italiana, photo ops and more. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931.



festival-of-beerSan Diego Festival of Beer
Sept. 23. The 22nd annual event features live music and samples from nearly 60 different microbreweries. The event will also feature live music by Lady Dottie and the Diamonds. The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., downtown.




poway-rodeoPoway Rodeo
Sept. 23-24. Time to pull on those cowboy boots and head to Poway for their annual rodeo performance. Catch bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding and even mutton bustin’. (Photo Rough Stock Photography). 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd., Poway, 866.776.7633.



mcas-miramar-air-showMCAS Miramar Air Show
Sept. 23-25. Watch in awe as pilots perform intricate training stunts and flight patterns. Participating teams include the Golden Knights parachuters, the US Navy Leap Frogs parachuters, Marine Air-Ground task force demo, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and many more. The free event will also feature other military and civilian aircraft tours. Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar.


mudrunDel Mar Mud Run
Sept. 24. Perhaps the messiest of all 5Ks, the 5th annual Del Mar Mud Run introduces 15 obstacles. With names like pig’s paradise, serpentine pit, slick and slide and swamp thing, these obstacles are all about getting the contestants as muddy as possible. Participants will receive a free beer at the finish line, a post-race foam fest and plenty of entertainment. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar,


zoo2San Diego Zoo Food Wine & Brew Celebration
Sept. 24. Enjoy a wild evening of food and drinks from more than 150 restaurants, wineries and breweries at the San Diego Zoo. At the center of the event is the celebration of the zoo’s centennial. Throughout the zoo, enjoy seeing exotic animals up close, bands, DJs, food stations, drinks and more. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $125/pp. 2920 Zoo Dr., Balboa Park, 619.231.1515.



tour-de-fatTour de Fat
Sept. 24. The perfect festival for a slightly less serious cyclist, the Tour de Fat starts with a costumed bicycle parade that ends in a festival at Golden Hill Park, complete with yo-yo performers, bike contests, live music and vaudeville acts. 2590 Golden Hill Dr., Golden Hill.



Hop-Heads-and-Dreads-Live-MusicHop Heads and Dreads
Sept. 24
. Craft beer meets reggae music at the third annual Harrah’s Resort Southern California Hop Heads and Dreads event. Enjoy live music from local reggae bands, beer from 30+ local breweries and food trucks serving up delicious grub. Tickets include unlimited beer tastings, a taster glass and a festival T-shirt. $65/pp. 2-7:30 p.m. 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center.



pacific-islander-festPacific Islander Festival
Sept. 24-25. The 22nd annual event celebrates the food, art and culture of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Ski Beach, Mission Bay, 619.699.8797.




adams-aveAdams Avenue Street Fair
Sept. 24-25. The 35th annual event—one of SoCal’s largest free music festivals—features more than 100 musical acts on eight stages, plus carnival rides, beer gardens, craft and food vendors and more. Adams Ave., between 32nd and 35th streets, Normal Heights, 619.282.7329.



oceanside-harbor-daysOceanside Harbor Days
Sept. 24-25. Enjoy sun, sand, surf and activities such as a sandcastle competition and boat-building contests. Oceanside Harbor, 760.722.1534.




restaurant-weekSan Diego Restaurant Week
Sept. 25-Oct. 2. Enjoy fabulous dining for less when nearly 200 restaurants throughout the county offer fixed-price, three-course meals. Visit website for participating restaurants and deals.




cabrillo-festCabrillo Festival
Sept. 26-27. Special events commemorate Juan Cabrillo’s exploration of the West Coast in 1542 at this 52nd annual festival. Guests will enjoy cultural demonstrations, exciting folkloric performances, food booths, arts and more. Cabrillo National Monument (Sept. 26) and Ballast Point, Naval Base Point Loma (Sept. 27), Point Loma, 619.225.8909.



sigur-ros-25ARTS + CULTURE
Sigur Ros
Sept. 23. The Icelandic rock band brings its ethereal sound to the San Diego stage at Copley Hall. 750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0804.




KelliePickler-(1)Kellie Pickler
Sept. 23. Country music star, Kellie Picker brings her “red high heels” with her to San Diego for a performance at Moonshine Beach in Pacific Beach. 8 p.m. 1165 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0158.




the-producersThe Producers
Sept. 23-Oct. 9. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant, Bialystock and Bloom, aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle. Enjoy the Broadway musical based on the cult comedy film. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown.



trolley-dances19th Annual Trolley Dances
Sept. 24, 25; Oct. 1, 2. Enjoy a traveling performance as the San Diego Dance Theater performs choreographed routines along the MTS Blue Line Trolley. The performance begins in historic Barrio Logan, winds through the heart of San Diego and ends at Fault Line Park. The performances will be led by trained tour guides. (Photo Manny Rotenberg). San Diego Continuing Education, 1902 National Ave., Barrio Logan, 619.225.1803.

Hello-Betty-Rooftop-Bash-FOOD + DRINK
End of Summer Party at Hello Betty’s
Sept. 22
. Summer may be officially over, but that certainly doesn’t mean the party stops here. Hello Betty’s in Oceanside is celebrating the end of summer with their Rooftop Beach Bash. Attendees will enjoy ocean views from the rooftop, a taco bar, live music and tequila tastings. 211 Mission Ave., Oceanside, 760.722.1008.


Park-Hyatt-Aviara-Resort-Exterior-Fountain-NightMasters of Food & Wine
Sept. 25
. The spirit of the Valle de Guadalupe travels up to Park Hyatt Aviara for the resort’s Masters of Food & Wine event. Celebrity chefs Javier Plascencia and Miguel Angel Guerrero collaborate with Park Hyatt’s Chef Pierre Albaladejo for this special dining experience in which each course is paired with exclusive wines from Valle de Guadalupe. $175/pp. 7100 Aviara Resort Dr., Carlsbad, 760.603.6907.