San Diego Weekend Events Roundup May 18-21

Find the best San Diego things to do for May 18-21.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

Pirate Invasion at the Maritime Museum
May 20-21. Head to the Maritime Museum for a pirate-themed celebration that features a costume contest, cannon firings, weapon demonstrations, sword fights, live music and scavenger hunts for pirate treasure. $17. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1492 N Harbor Dr., 619.234.9153.



Fiesta Del Sol
May 20-21. The free outdoor festival features a variety of live music styles, from reggae and new wave rock to Latin-influenced pop. Headliners include Dead Man’s Party, Pato Banton and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. 111 S. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach.



Old Mission Beach Athletic Club’s Craft Beer Festival
May 20. In conjunction with the first rounds of Over the Line at Mariner’s Point, guests can sip craft beer from many of San Diego’s top breweries including Belching Beaver, Fall Brewing and Iron First Brewing, among others. Pair your beer with a meal from a variety of food trucks. 21+. $40. 12-4 p.m. Mariner’s Point, Mission Bay Park.



Thinking Shakespeare Live
May 20. The Old Globe’s artistic director Barry Edelstein offers a lecture on understanding Shakespeare, the language used in his plays and more. He will be assisted by three professional actors. $15. 11 a.m. The Old Globe. 1363 Old Globe Way, 619.234.5623.



North Park Festival of the Arts
May 20. This annual celebration of the arts features works from more than 40 artists along with handcrafted jewelry, a kids art block, live music, local food vendors and a craft beer block. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. University Avenue between 30th and 32nd streets, North Park.



Sit-in Cinema
May 20. Enjoy screening of Sideways under the stars at the Wine Pub’s sit-in cinema. Snacks and wine are available to accompany the movie. 8:30-10:30 p.m. 2907 Shelter Island Dr. #108, Point Loma, 619.758.9325.



Rein Poolside Retreat at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
May 21.
Sit back and enjoy Rancho Valencia’s weekly Sunday pool soiree. Expect an elevated pool scene paired with oyster shucking stations, rosé and champagne and a special Sunday menu. 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.756.1123.




May 18. The San Diego Council on Literacy presents their eighth annual culinary event. More than 20 of the city’s finest chefs will create imaginative dishes inspired by their favorite books. San Diego brewers, winemakers and distillers will also bring their libations to the event. $75. 5:30-8 p.m. San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza, 619.234.8291.



Hendrick’s Gin “Spirits” Tasting Soiree
May 18. Celebrate the season with a social evening at Rancho Valencia by sipping handcrafted cocktails, enjoying light bites and playing lawn games on the resort’s croquet lawn. Indulge in a gin and tonic station, stir-your-own-martini station, a Hendrick’s gin tasting bar and Hendrick’s Negroni machine. $95. 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe., 858.756.1123.



Artisan Table Signature Wine Series
May 18. Artisan Table spotlights Lynmar Estates this month at its wine dinner series. Enjoy tasting through their library while you enjoy a four-course dinner overlooking the Torrey Pines golf course. Lynmar Estates’ owner Lynn Fritz hosts the dinner and introduces the wines throughout the evening. 7 p.m. $178. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, 858.453.4420. 



DAUO Wine Dinner
May 19. Locals and guests alike can enjoy a delicately paired four-course dinner with proprietor George Dauo of DAUO Vineyards. Highlights of the meal include duck breast, New York strip steak and single origin chocolate cake. $100. 7 p.m. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., 855.574.5356.



Sunday Supper Farm Dinner
May 21. Head to the Dickinson Farm for a multi-course family-style farm dinner. Enjoy food from head chef Logan McIntire Mitchell of Cellar Door, along with beverage pairings and live music. Proceeds will benefit the San Diego Food System Alliance. 4-8 p.m. 1430 E 24th St., National City, 91950. 858.848.6914.



Sol Sundays
May 21. The Rooftop by STK launches its Sol Sundays brunch experience. Dine on top fare from the restaurant paired with DJ tunes and sweeping views of downtown San Diego. 11 a.m.-sunset Sundays through Sept. 3. Andaz San Diego, 600 F St., 619.849.1234.




The Old Man and the Old Moon
Through June 18. The West Coast premiere of this imaginative play 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.



Shockheaded Peter 
May 18-June 18. Fall into the world of Victorian steam-punk nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents in this silly and sinister play. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.