Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 3.26.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Crew Classic Regatta
March 28, 29. The country’s top competitive rowers gather for a grueling race along Mission Bay. Spectators can gather at Crown Point Shores Park to cheer them on, while enjoying the brew classic, beer gardens and food. Races are slated to begin at 7:20 a.m. each day. Corona Oriente Rd., Crown Point, 619.225.0300.


foodiefestGreat American Foodie Fest
March 27-29. More than 50 of the nation’s top food trucks and food vendors come together at Qualcomm Stadium for San Diego’s first Great American Foodie Fest. National favorites attending include the Middle Feast Food Truck, Crepes Bonaparte, White Rabbit and a Filipino-fusion truck. Guests can enjoy a beer garden, live entertainment, carnival rides, eating competitions and food of every imaginable kind. Tickets are $10/pp at the gate. 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley,


chamorroChamorro Cultural Festival
March 28. The family friendly festival showcases cultural performances, entertainment, arts and crafts and a taste of the Mariana Islands. The rich 4,000-year-old culture will also be displayed in an art exhibition and workshop to give visitors insight about Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Miss Universe Guam, Brittany Bell, will also be in attendance to welcome visitors. The festival is free to all ages from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at CSU San Marcos, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos.


weekend-escapeWeekend Escape at Westfield UTC
March 28, 29. Westfield UTC hosts a two-day event celebrating San Diego’s vibrant outdoor lifestyle and inspiring you to get fit. Check out fitness classes lead by instructors at stores like Athleta, Spark Cycle and Lululemon Athletica. On Sunday, Josh Damigo also performs an acoustic music series for Plaza Unplugged. 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., UTC.


bikes-and-beersBikes & Beers
March 28. Bike through San Diego on a 21-mile course from newly opened Quartyard urban park  through Balboa Park, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Old Town, Presidio Park, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, downtown and East Village. After the leisurely bike ride, enjoy pints from a selection of San Diego’s finest craft breweries. Registration is $50/pp and includes access to the bike route, event pint glass, two pints of San Diego craft beer and more. Quartyard, 1102 Market St., East Village, 619.727.7867.


Boeing Boeing
March 27-May 3. Arriving at the Coronado Playhouse, this high-flying comedy follows an American bachelor living in Paris who’s secretly engaged to three different flight attendants. When the new, faster Boeing jet goes into service, the ladies’ schedules get jumbled, and things turn turbulent as all three of them descend on his apartment at the same time. Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado. 619.435.4856.


Tyrone Wells
March 28. Acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter Tyrone Wells takes the stage with Dominic Balli and Emily Hearn at House of Blues. With the release of his new album Roll With It, the Washington state native has had more than 50 song placements in film and TV, two major label albums with Universal Republic Records and continues to tour across the country performing stirring acoustic ballads. 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.299.2583.


george-bensonJazz Guitarist George Benson
March 26. George Benson’s Jazz Master status is staked on a 50-year career, producing such hits as “On Broadway,” “Give Me the Night,” “Breezin'” and many more. Having collaborated with musical icons like Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra, he now brings his soulful music to the Balboa Theatre stage. 7:30 p.m., 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.570.1100.


EarlThomasRock in the Park: Earl Thomas & the Blues Cabaret
March 27. Earl Thomas’ music is strongly influenced by his parents’ love of blues and gospel music and his own affinity for ’60s and ’70s soul. His “I Sing Blues” became a hit for Etta James and he’s played European music festivals with B.B. King. Now, Thomas takes the stage at Reuben H Fleet Science Center’s Rock in the Park concert lineup with his band the Blues Cabaret, and their Broadway-style blues sound. Tickets are $32/pp at the door. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.1233.


maroon-5Maroon 5
Apr. 1. Taking the stage with Magic! and Rozzi Crane, Maroon 5’s much anticipated tour arrives in San Diego’s Viejas Arena. The Los Angeles-based band is known for its catch hooks, soaring vocals and signature sound. As one of pop music’s biggest sensations, Maroon 5’s latest album V has already debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Lead singer, Adam Levine, is also a familiar face on TV show The Voice. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., SDSU Campus, 619.594.0429.


Waypoint Public Brewmaster Dinner Series
March 26. North Park’s Waypoint Public brings back their highly anticipated brewmaster dinner series with Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey. Enjoy a decadent seven-course menu paired to Lost Abbey’s rarest and most exclusive brews. The menu features highlights such as foie gras torchon, caramelized black cod, hazelnut crusted pork loin and dark chocolate pot au creme. $150/pp, 6:30 p.m. 3974 30th St., North Park, 619.225.8778.

paellaNational Spanish Paella Day at Viva Bar + Kitchen
March 27. 
Viva Kitchen + Bar in the heart of the Gaslamp in downtown San Diego has a Paella dish suited for every palate. Celebrate the true Valencian recipe with the Traditional Paella that includes mussels, shrimp, scallops, garlic, shallots and saffron risotto. For the vegetarian and pescetarian cuisine lovers, Viva also offers the rich Vegetable and Seafood Paellas. 409 F St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.255.2800.