San Diego Weekend Events Roundup May 25-29

Find the best San Diego things to do for May 25-29.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
Rock the Yacht Party Cruises

May 26. 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

 

 


Rum & Tiki Fest

May 27. Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by sipping on premium rum and tiki creations while soaking in the sun. Tickets to the event buy guests a taste of over a dozen summer libations. 2-5 p.m. $15. Hiatus Lounge at Hotel La Jolla, 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, 858.551.3600. sdrumfest.bpt.me

 

 

Belvedere Pool Party
May 27. Kick off the summer pool season with a Belvedere hosted pool party, complete with drinks, DJs, food and downtown cityscape views. 12-5 p.m. Level Four Pool Deck & Lounge, Hotel Palomar, 1047 Fifth Ave., downtown, 619.515.3000. hotelpalomar-sandiego.com

 

 

 

Summer Kickoff Party
May 27. Head to the Lafayette Hotel’s Weissmuller Pool for a summer kickoff party. Poolside entertainment will include Kim & The Created, The Schizophonics, mermaids and more. $15. The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., 619.296.2101. lafayettehotelsd.com

 

 

Balboa Park After Dark
May 26-Sept. 3. Enjoy extended summer house at eight museums in Balboa Park along with entertainment and food trucks throughout the park. Various museums at Balboa Park. balboapark.org

 

 

 

Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet
May 26. Head to Liberty Station to learn about the art, science and technology featured in various renowned comics, all while enjoying a local brew.  $15. 6:30-8 p.m. San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Rd., 858.270.1315. sdcomicartgallery.com

 

 

 

Catfish Night Fishing Opener
May 26-28. Head to Lake Jennings for a memorial day weekend of fishing for catfish under the stars. Over 2,000 pounds of catfish will be stocked for this event.  Lake Jennings, 10108 Bass Road, Lakeside. lakejennings.org

 

 

 

Fiesta Botanica
May 27. Head to Balboa Park for a festival that features horticultural-themed lectures and demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids, live entertainment, tours of the park’s historic gardens, butterfly releases, open-air sketching stations, plant sales and food trucks. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Balboa Park. balboaparkconservancy.org

 

 

Grunion Runs with Birch Aquarium at Scripps
May 28. Observe hundreds of grunion fish as they migrate onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. On-site naturalists will give background on the lives of these fish and demonstrate how to search for grunion in the wild. 11:30-1:30 p.m. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 8622 Kennel Way, 858.534.7336. aquarium.ucsd.edu

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
The Imaginary Invalid

Through July 2. In this classic Molière comedy, the hypochondriac Argan wants his daughter to marry a doctor so he can save on his medical bills. But as it turns out, she’s in love with someone else. Soon the whole household joins in her madcap scheme to save true love. $29+. The Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

Jahja Ling’s Finale
May 26-28. Jahja Ling’s 13 years of service as the music director of the San Diego Symphony comes to an end with a series of finale performances. The concert will feature Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concert No. 2 and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. San Diego Symphony. 750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

 

  

The Old Man and the Old Moon
Through 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 filing 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. theoldglobe.org

 

 

Shockheaded Peter
Through 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. cygnettheatre.com

 

 

 

Ballast
Through June 24. 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
Through 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

 

 

Escape to Margaritaville
Through July 9. Featuring original songs and Jimmy Buffet 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. lajollaplayhouse.org

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