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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Tower After Hours: World Cup Brazil
May 29.
Welcome the 2014 World Cup with an exciting party, Tower After Hours-style. Complete with soccer demonstrations, live music and dance performances, and the vibrant flavors of traditional Brazilian fare, the Museum of Man presents this authentic taste of Brazil and tribute to futbol. Ticket includes entrance to the museum, food tastings, beverages and cultural entertainment. 6-8 p.m. $15-30. Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego. 619.239.2001.

bacon-and-barrelsBacon & Barrels
May 31. The ultimate food festival for bacon lovers, Bacon & Barrels showcases an array of local chefs’ most imaginative bacon recipes and barrel-made beverages. The all-inclusive tasting ticket covers more than 140 offerings from craft beer makers, Santa Barbara wineries and small batch distilleries. True bacon lovers can opt for the V.I.P.—Very Important Pig—experience that includes an all-bacon dinner prepared by Top Chef Alum Brooke Williamson, beer and bourbon pairings by Stone’s “Dr. Bill” Sysak and special lounge access on Saturday. Noon-5 p.m. Embarcadero South, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego.

May 30.
311, Foster the People and Panic! At The Disco headline 91X’s annual rock-a-thon. With two stages, 12 bands and more merch than ever before, indie rockers of San Diego won’t want to miss this festival-style concert. Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 2050 Otay Valley Rd, Chula Vista. 619.671.3500.

whitney-houston-tributeThe Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show
June 1. Belinda Davids stars in this tribute to Whitney Houston that includes hits such as “How Will I Know,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “I’m Every Woman” and, of course, “I Will Always Love You.” In the wake of Houston’s passing in 2012, her timeless music and awe-inspiring voice have received renewed appreciation from her legion of long-time fans, including Davids. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego. 619.570.1100.

lady-gagaLady Gaga
June 2
. International superstar, fashion maven and LGBT activist Lady Gaga presents ArtRave: The Artpop Ball in support of her third studio album, “Artpop.” While critics were divided on the album, it spawned successful singles such as “Applause” and “Do What U Want,” a collaboration with R&B star R. Kelly. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, San Diego. 619.594.0234.

battle-of-the-bandsBattle of the Bands
May 31.
Ten upbeat San Diego-based musical groups with musicians ranging in age from 10-19 will take the stage at the second annual Battle of the Bands at Westfield North County, hosted by FM 94/9’s legendary rock DJ Tim Pyles. With a wide variety of influences, bands will perform hits ranging from the ‘50s to today, in addition to original songs. Noon-5 p.m. Westfield North County, 272 E Via Rancho Pkwy., Escondido.

Jim Jeffries
May 30. First hitting the mainstream as part of HBO’s “Down and Dirty with Jim Norton,” Jeffries parlayed his supporting role into the critically acclaimed one-hour HBO special, “I Swear to God.” In addition to stand-up comedy, Jeffries is the creator and star of FX’s “Legit,” and has appeared on numerous British TV shows. 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego. 619.570.1100.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
June 1. Rock out every mile during this 26.2-mile trek that features live music lining the streets, cheer squads and a huge post-marathon concert. The race route includes more than nine miles of San Diego’s scenic waterfront and a stretch through Petco Park. The post-race concert at the finish line is open to the public.

The Book of Mormon
Through June 8. From the creators of South Park, the religious satire musical that everyone’s raving about is taking San Diego by storm. The Broadway hit is also the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Contains explicit language. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

dog-and-ponyDog and Pony
Through June 29. This world-premiere musical comedy from the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys explores the screenwriting relationship of Mags and Andy. They’re a hit team that’s firing on all cylinders, but when Andy’s marriage hits the rocks, forever single Mags finds she wants something more. Dog and Pony is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. 619.234.5623.