San Diego Weekend Events Roundup May 4-7

Find the best San Diego things to do for May 4-7.

Edited by Madelyn Harris


EVENTS
Rock the Yacht Party Cruises
May 5. San Diego’s newest party cruise rocks your weekend with DJ tunes, drink specials, snacks and free wifi. 21+. 8:30 p.m. $25. Hornblower Cruises, 970 North Harbor Dr., 619.686.8715. hornblower.com

 

 

Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival
May 6. Sample cocktails, gourmet bites, wine and craft beers from more than 50 top local restaurants and beverage purveyors. Make sure to don your best Derby attire in celebration of the Kentucky Derby. 21+. 12-4 p.m.  La Jolla Cove, Ellen Browning Scripps Park. jlsdfoodandwine.com

 

 

Striders Kentucky Derby Party
May 6. For ultimate Kentucky Derby coverage, Striders sports bar features over 150 HD TVs along with a TV wall for viewing. Guests are encouraged to wear seersucker suits, dresses and hats, and the event promises a delicious brunch, a build-your-own-derby-hat contest, food and drink specials and plenty of Mint Juleps. 100 J St., 619.363.7166. striders.com

 

 

Rhythm & Brews
May 6. The annual San Diego Brewer’s Gild event features tastes from some of the city’s best breweries and with live music. This year’s lineup includes local rock group P.O.D. and local singer/songwriter Ashley Hollander. Vista Villa District, Vista. sdrhythmandbrews.com

 

 

Carlsbad Village Faire 
May 7. Stroll among more than 850 vendors—from arts and crafts, to antiques, clothing and jewelry, to food—at this one-day street festival. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad. carlsbad.org

 

 

 

 

Bikes Boards and Brews
May 6. Kick back at Pacific Beach with surf boards, beach-inspired art and craft beer. The event features a bike contest, a local artists’ showcase, tastings from San Diego craft breweries and food pairings from local restaurants. $40. 12-5 p.m. 3600 Corona Oriente Rd. pacificbeach.org

 

 


FOOD + DRINK
Brain Food Dinner
May 4. In collaboration with the Institute for Brain and Society, CUCINA enoteca Del Mar will be offering a brain-friendly dinner filled with healthy vegetables and lean meats. While dining, guests will learn about the brain and how to keep it healthy with antioxidants, B12 vitamins, smart fats and phospholipid-rich foods. 6:30 p.m. $50. 2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. urbankitchengroup.com

 

 

BarleyMash Derby Day Brunch 
May 6. On Derby Day, wear your spring dresses and big hats and head to BarleyMash for exclusive food and drink specials. Featuring Southern Classics, the promotion will include Kentucky’s trademark Cup of the Burgoo and open faced hot brown sandwich. 10 a.m. 600 Fifth Ave., downtown, 619.255.7373. barleymash.com

 

 

Uncorking the Mysteries of Wine
May 6. Head to the Fleet for a silent auction of wines and fabulous experiences, in addition to a multi-course dinner. The fundraiser event directly supports the Fleet’s mission of making science accessible for people of all ages. 6-10 p.m. The Fleet Science Center. 1875 El Prado, 619.238.1233. fleetscience.org

 

 

Dinner with Chef Patrick Ponsaty
May 4.
Join Bellamy’s and Tequila Los Tres Toños for an intimate dinner with French master chef Patrick Ponsaty. The special dinner will highlight the best of Los Tres Toños tequila flavors paired with authentic Mexican cuisine. 6 p.m. $55. 417 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, 760.747.5000. bellamysdining.com

 

 

Royal Stone Bistro’s Wine Flight Nights
May 4. Explore wines from different countries and regions around the world every Thursday. This week, the series highlights Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe. 4-6 p.m. 3401 1st Ave., 619.738.8550. royalstonebistro.com

 

 


CINCO DE MAYO
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 5-7. Head to historical Old Town for an all-night happy hour (May 5) followed by two days of festivities—including Ballet Folklorico, live music, children’s activities, a lowrider car show and lucha libre matches—all celebrating Mexican heritage and pride. Along San Diego Avenue and in Old Town Historic State Park, Old Town. cincodemayooldtown.com

 

 

Casa Guadalajara Celebrates Cinco De Mayo
May 5-6. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo guests will receive discounts on two Mexican food favorites: chili verde and chili Colorado. Strolling mariachis and folkloric dancers will perform throughout the day and guests can win a variety of promotional giveaway prizes from tequila brands such as Casa Amigos, Hornitos, Partida and Gran Centenario. 4105 Taylor Street, 619.295.5111. casaguadalajara.com

 

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Liberty Station
May 5. Experience the arts with dance performances from Malashock Dance, the music of Key of She Spring and Recreational Music Center’s resident bands, photography of Outside the Lens, artist meet and greets and plenty more. 5-9 p.m. 2640 Historic Decatur Rd. libertystation.com

 

 


ARTS + CULTURE
Ballast
May 4-June 4. This cutting-edge new play intertwines the story of two relationships between trans and cisgender partners in an exploration of personal identity and how gender shapes our spirituality, desires and destiny. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd., #101, University Heights, 619.220.0097. diversionary.org

 

 

The Music Man
May 5-July 23. This beloved, family musical follows Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who cons the residents of a small town in Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he insists he is organizing. Lawrence Welk Resorts Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, 888.802.7469. welkresorts.com

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