Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 9.18.14

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

San Diego Festival of Beer
Sept. 19. The 20th annual festival features live music and samples from more than 60 different microbreweries including AleSmith, Green Flash, Lagunitas, Modern Times and Stone. Admission is $40 and includes 10 tastings. Additional tastings available for purchase. 21 and over only. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego.


Restaurant WeekSan Diego Restaurant Week
Sept. 21-26. Enjoy fabulous dining for less during the 10th annual restaurant showcase. More than 180 restaurants throughout the county will offer fixed-price lunch and/or dinner menus. Visit website for participating eateries and pricing. Reservations are highly encouraged.



whiskeyBest Whiskeys of the World
Sept. 19. Join renowned Master of Whiskey Ed Adams at the Westgate Hotel for a five-course dinner and whiskey pairing. Learn about the captivating flavors and aromas, history and folklore of the best whiskeys in the world as you enjoy a meal specially created by Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel. Whiskey reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. $99 a plate. Le Fontainebleau Room, Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., San Diego, 619.238.1818. 


SrirachaSriracha Festival
Sept. 20. Spice up the weekend at San Diego’s first Sriracha Festival. This chef-driven event from Food GPS and “The Sriracha Cookbook” will spotlight the world’s most iconic hot sauce in dishes ranging from appetizers to desserts. Local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea will help tame the heat. 21 and over only. Tickets from $59. 3-6 p.m. Liberty Station, 2641 Truxtun Rd., San Diego.



SteinOktoberfest at Tin Roof
Sept. 20. Kick-off Oktoberfest with the Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition at Tin Roof in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. Participants will fill one-liter steins with Samuel Adams seasonal Octoberfest brew and hold out their arms, parallel to the ground, without spilling a drop. The contestant that holds their arm out the longest will win an authentic Samuel Adams stein and all participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Free to enter. Competition begins at 7 p.m. 401 G St., San Diego, 619.230.8606.


Coronado Speed Festival
Sept. 20-21. Watch fast-paced auto racing at the 17th annual Coronado Speed Festival, saluting our nation’s military. Explore exhibitions for car enthusiasts and novices alike. The distinctive racetrack, an active runway used by the U.S. Navy, allows guests a small glimpse of the Naval base that is home to more than 20,000 active duty military. See website for complete list of restrictions before entering the Naval base. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets from $25. Naval Air Station, North Island, Coronado, 818.249.3515. 


WinePaintPainting and Vino at 98 Bottles
Sept. 21. Create a masterpiece with guidance from Painting and Vino’s professional artists. Learn step-by-step how to recreate a painting inspired by Hokusai’s “Surfer” while sipping on a glass of wine. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary. Registration is required. 12:30 p.m. $45 per painter. 21 and over only. 2400 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, 619.246.3448.



San Diego Padres
Through Sept. 24. Cheer on the Padres one last time this season as they host the Phillies, Giants and Rockies during the closing homestand. This weekend’s special events include the Fall Beerfest on Friday and a postgame concert by O.A.R. on Saturday. See website for full schedule and promotions. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego.


PaddlePaddle for Clean Water
Sept. 21. Swim along with the San Diego Surfrider Foundation’s annual Paddle for Clean Water. Surfers and ocean enthusiasts will paddle around the Ocean Beach Pier in an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water and healthy coastlines. The event will also feature a donation-based yoga class at 8:30 a.m., free breakfast for participants, live music and raffle prizes. Wonderland Ocean Pub will host the after party. Paddle begins at 9 a.m. Ocean Beach Pier, Niagra Ave., San Diego.


Bright Star
Sept. 13-Nov. 2. Billy Cane, a young soldier home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award-winning director Walter Bobbie (Broadway’s Chicago) makes his Globe debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star, written by Steve Martin and singer/songwriter Edie Brickell. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, 619.234.5623.


kingdomKingdom city
Sept. 4-Oct 5. When displaced New York director Miriam finds herself in Kingdom City, Missouri, she reluctantly agrees to direct a high school production of The Crucible. As the play unlocks the students’ repressed desires, a local youth minister threatens to cancel the play, creating a firestorm in this small conservative town. A funny and sharp new play inspired by true events. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.


David Guetta
Sept. 21. Dance the day away at the Hard Rock Hotel’s fourth-floor pool as world famous DJ, David Guetta spins top beats. Sip drinks and soak in the sun at the weekly bash dubbed “party of the year” by the Nightclub and Bar Awards. Starts at noon. Tickets from $100. Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619.702.3000. 


ILLUSION at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Ongoing. Mystify the mind at ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems, the mind-bending exhibition at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. The exhibit combines techniques used by magicians and explored by neuroscientists to uncover the many ways human minds are fooled by sensory deception. Museum admission required. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, 619.283.1233.