San Diego Weekend Events Roundup June 8-11

Find the best San Diego things to do for June 8-11.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

Watercolor Pencil Botanical Journaling
June 11. Combine the use of watercolor pencils with water-soluble pens and learn clever, user-friendly ways to draw and journal. 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. $75. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. 760.436.3036.



San Diego Festival of the Arts

June 10-11. Formerly known as the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, the 31st annual arts festival hosts nearly 200 award-winning local and national artists.  Waterfront Park, Embarcadero, 619.744.0534.




Early Morning Yoga on the Beach
June 11. Head to the Hotel Del Coronado for a yoga fundraiser on a private beach. Following the yoga class, participants are invited to enjoy refreshments, live music, giveaways, a raffle drawing, and prizes. 7 a.m. Hotel Del, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.6611.



2nd Annual Oggi’s LaDainian Tomlinson Celebrity Golf Tournament
June 8. Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Sycuan Golf Resort and the opportunity to mix and mingle with LaDainian Tomlinson while supporting the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Food and drinks will be available on the course throughout the duration of play, and a dinner reception featuring prizes, raffles and a silent auction will follow the tournament. 1 p.m. Sycuan Golf Resort, 3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, 800.457.5568.


Global Wellness Day at Pier South Resort
June 10. As one of 3,000 destinations around the world celebrating Global Wellness Day, Pier South Resort will offer guests a variety of physical activities to motivate families to be active together. Fitness instructors and a DJ will lead the festivities with a yoga-inspired stretch, plus guests can enjoy a scenic 5K bike ride, healthy snacks and lunch from a farmer’s market. Pier South Resort, 800 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach, 619.621.5900.


“Mow”Town Gala & 8th Annual Chef Appetizer Challenge
June 10. Sample appetizers from renowned San Diego chefs and vote for your favorite dishes to determine the winner. Also, enjoy an open bar and fun-filled night of groovin’ to Motor City’s favorite ’60s tunes. Plus, all funds raised will support over 3,400 seniors in San Diego. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, 619.291.2900.



Supper Club Thursdays
Ongoing. La Valencia Hotel is bringing back the jazzy feel of the 1940s Supper Club every Thursday this summer. Head to their oceanfront restaurant THE MED and enjoy a prix fixe family-style menu, old school cocktails and jazz piano music. $39. La Valencia, 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.0771.




Yoga by the Pool Series Kickoff
June 10. Head to the pool deck at Manchester Grand Hyatt for a rooftop vinyasa flow class led by CorePower Yoga instructors while listening to catchy tunes from DJs Christian McCullen and Alan Hu. Afterwards, cool down with a complimentary day pass to both of the hotel’s rooftop pools, as well as hosted sips and bites. 9 a.m. Manchester Grand Hyatt. 1 Market Place, 619.232.1234.



Through July 30. Enjoy over a dozen extraordinary art experiences previously seen at renowned events such as Burning Man, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. Wonderspaces plays on all the senses and aims to transport visitors outside of their everyday lives. Civita Park. Intersection of Civita Blvd and Qualcomm Way, Mission Valley.



San Diego County Fair
Through July 4. This year, San Diego’s largest annual event is themed Where the West Is Fun—celebrating all things Wild, Wild West. Find car shows, animals, games, exhibits, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food vendors, concerts and more. Closed Mondays except July 3, and Tuesdays except June 27 and July 4. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161.


Escape to Margaritaville: Cast Meet & Greet Brunch
June 10. Hosted on the Arroyo Terrace at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, this Margaritaville-themed luxury dining experience will feature musical numbers from the La Jolla Playhouse show, a meet and greet with cast members and a delicious spread of brunch dishes, margaritas included. 10 a.m.-noon. $95. 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd., 858.453.4420.


A Very Berry Chocolate Making Class
June 10. To celebrate the height of strawberry season, enjoy a chocolate-making class showcasing summer berries at their peak. Fill chocolate molds with house-made flavors like strawberry lemonade ganache and raspberry caramel. 12:30-3 p.m. $40. Sweet Petite Confections, 3582 Mt. Acadia Blvd. 858.688.1210.



Big Fish
June 9-July 30. The Broadway hit based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and storytelling in our lives. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.



Damn Yankees
Through June 18. Winner of 11 Tony Awards, Damn Yankees, is a clever musical comedy about America’s favorite pastime. Baseball fan Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil in order to save his favorite team. Follow Joe in his journey to save both his team and his soul. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown. 858.560.5740.



Mainly Mozart Festival
Through June 25. The region’s annual music festival celebrates Mozart and other classical masters. Various venues, 619.466.8742.




I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Through June 25. Catch this witty, musical comedy about modern love in all forms. OB Playhouse & Theatre Co. 4944 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, 619.795.9305.




Withering Heights
June 11–July 9. Enjoy a comic retelling of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff and Catherine take to the Moors unlike anything before; the two actors will perform all fourteen roles in the play for an action-packed rendition of one of the most romantic novels of all time. 4545 Park Blvd. #101, 619.220.0097.



Summer Shakespeare Festival
Through Sept. 10. The Old Globe presents King Richard II (June 11-July 15) and Hamlet (Aug. 6-Sept. 10) performed on the outdoor stage.  1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.