San Diego Weekend Events Roundup May 11-14

Find the best San Diego things to do for May 11-14.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

Gator by the Bay Festival
May 11-14. This family-friendly music and food festival features blues, Cajun and zydeco bands—more than 100 performances on seven stages—free dance lessons and music workshops, Cajun cooking demos and authentic food such as boiled crawfish and beignets. Spanish Landing Park, 3900 N. Harbor Drive, Harbor Island.


Liberty Station Second Saturday Cinema
May 13. Liberty Station’s Second Saturday Cinema returns this weekend with a screening of La La Land. The free outdoor film series runs on the second Saturday of each month through October. 8 p.m. 2816 Historic Decatur Rd.




San Diego Botanic Garden’s Chocolate Festival
May 13. Savor a variety of chocolate goodies created by nearly a dozen chocolate artisans. The festival showcases tasting stations, award-winning cuisine, demonstrations and tips on creating chocolate treats. 230 Qual Gardens Dr., Encinitas, 760.436.3036.



Fashion Week San Diego
May 13. Head to the runway for this year’s Spring Showcase at Hotel Del Coronado. The popular event will feature designer looks, live entertainment, a silent auction and sneak peaks of designer collections before they debut in the fall. 6 p.m. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.6611.



Space Day Celebration
May 13. Experience a day of space themed hands-on activities at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Kids can build and fly paper rockets, talk to space experts and touch a meteorite. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2001 Pan American Plaza, 619.234.8291.



Interactive Day San Diego
May 12. As one of the premier digital marketing conferences on the West Coast, Interactive Day San Diego features speakers from innovative companies (Google, Apple, General Mills and Microsoft, to name a few), as well as discussions at the Central Library and Underground Elephant. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Various locations around East Village.



San Diego Surf Film Festival
May 10-13. Misfit Pictures invites surf and ocean fanatics to enjoy 25 international surf films at the sixth annual San Diego Surf Film Festival. The four-day festival will showcase a variety of inspirational films, honor local surf legends, and take to the beach to pick up trash from Cardiff Reef. Misfit Gallery, 565 Pearl St. Suite 100.



Carnitas Snack Shack Anniversary Party
May 12. Celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary with an all-you-can-eat buffet, happy hour specials and live music. $5. 6-8 p.m. 1004 North Harbor Dr., 619.696.7675.



Mama’s Day at Hyatt Regency La Jolla
May 12. The Hyatt’s Mama Day event brings together more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants as they prepare delicious samples for more than 600 attendees. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive., 858.552.1234.



Mother & Daughter Teas
May 12-13. Just in time to celebrate mom, the festive afternoon tea includes live harp music, an array of tea sandwiches, pastries, scones, homemade macaroons, tea and champagne. 2:30–5 p.m. $50. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave., 619.238.1818.



Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruises
May 14. Celebrate your mother with an indulgent brunch on the water, featuring a full buffet, endless champagne, jazz entertainment and a view of the beautiful San Diego Bay. Choose from three brunch times or an evening dinner cruise. Hornblower Landing at Grape Street Pier: 1800 N. Harbor Drive, 619.686.8715.



Mommy & Me Ice Cream Pedicure
May 14. Spoil mom with sweet treats and relaxation. Head to Paradise Point Resort for a spa package that includes sparkling wine and sangria, ice cream treats for two from MooTime Creamery and a relaxing pedicure for two using organic products from FarmHouse Fresh. $150. 1404 Vacation Rd., Mission Bay, 858.274.4630.




Jersey Boys
Through May 14. The Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history—The Four Seasons—and features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.



Escape to Margaritaville
Through June 25. Featuring original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics, this world-premiere musical tells the story of a bartender/singer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Then a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. Mandell Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.



The Old Man and the Old Moon
May 13-June 18. Catch the West Coast premiere of this imaginative play that tells the epic tale of an old man who must abandon his duties of filling up the moon with liquid light to cross the seas in search of his missing wife. Shiley Stage at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Naval Air Training Command Choir Reunion Concert
May 15. For a special choir performance by the Naval Air Training Command, head to the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Every member of the Command Choir is a former U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps aviation officer who flew combat, patrol and rescue missions. Their motto is, “We might be older now, but we can still sing.” San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza, 619.234.8291.