San Diego Weekend Events Roundup August 24-27

Choose from over 200 craft beers plus sample food from more than 20 top California chefs at the Brew & Food Festival.

Sample food from more than 20 top California chefs at the Brew & Food Festival.

From brew and spirit festivals to exclusive dinners and outdoor activities, check out the best San Diego weekend events for August 24-27. 

Edited by Madelyn Harris.


San Diego Spirits Festival
Aug. 26-27. The annual celebration brings together the region’s top chefs and mixologists for competition and demos. 21+. 2-5 p.m. $55+. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, downtown.





Age of Heroes
Aug. 24-27. Superhero fans will love the debut of the all-new action-packed adventure performance Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes, in which iconic superheroes join together in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. View schedule for dates and prices. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., 619.224.4171.




Fall Crush Wine Adventure
Aug. 26. Join Boca Roja for an adventure in Baja’s beautiful wine country, Valle de Guadalupe. This full-day experience includes a private guide for the day with three premium wine tastings, a private winery tour, amazing street tacos, a gourmet lunch of farm-to-table tapas and expedited border crossing. View website for more details. $150.




Carlsbad Music Festival
Aug. 25-27. Celebrate the end of summer with a three-day lineup of “adventurous music by the beach.” The lineup features over 60 eclectic performers, including Julia Holter, Eric Byers, Noveller, Bora Yoon and more. Plus, take advantage of a beer garden, food trucks and an artisan market. Free. Visit website for detailed schedule of times and locations of performances.




Bike the Bay
Aug. 25. Enjoy a rare opportunity to bike across the Coronado Bridge. The scenic 25-mile route will travel through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City before finishing back at Embarcadero Marina Park downtown. 5:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $60-65. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 1 Marina Park Way.




Frank Family Wine Dinner
Aug. 24. Enjoy a coastal-inspired menu with views of the San Diego Bay at this wine-paired three-course dinner put on by Sally’s Fish House and Frank Family Vineyards.  Delight in menu options such as blue crab bruschetta, braised veal cheek and cinnamon twist gelato, among others. 7 p.m. $90+. Sally’s Fish House & Bar at Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Pl, 619.358.6740.


Red Card Café One Year Anniversary
Aug. 25-27. Celebrate Red Card Café’s successful first year coupled with the restaurant’s acquisition of new executive chef Jeff Larson. Delight in a prix fixe, multi-course dinner menu featuring some of Larson’s seasonally-driven specialties. 4140 Morena Blvd., 858.291.8030.



Royal Stone’s Cucina Migrante Night
Aug. 24. Take part in a delectable evening aimed at honoring the restaurant’s Italian heritage via carefully selected cuisine. Sample bites like Sicilian olives and roasted eggplant, Italian wines and enjoy a special a la carte dinner menu including dishes such as sea urchin linguine and calamarata with seafood, among others. 5 p.m. Royal Stone Bistro, 3401 1st Ave., 619.738.8550.




Amos Lee
Aug. 25. Fans of soul-infused music will love Amos Lee, an emerging singer-songwriter who has toured with Norah Jones and Bob Dylan, among others. Some of his hit songs include “Sweet Pea” and “In the Arms of a Woman.” 7:30 p.m. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, 619.686.6200.




Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!
Through Sept. 10. Comic genius Ken Ludwig is back with a brand-new Globe-commissioned world-premiere comedy that tells the timeless story of a hero of the people. View website for full schedule. White Theatre at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Kill Local
Through Aug. 27. A pitch-black comedy about blood ties, revenge and trying to get unstuck–especially when your life is dedicated to ending others’. Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.




The Explorers Club
Through Sept. 24. A hilarious send up of a Victorian men’s club beset by women, poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bartending savages and crazed Irishmen. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.