Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 5.7.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

May 9
. This “crashtastic” 5K gives contestants the chance to do better than those on the show Wipeout. The course is filled with big balls, sweeper arms, wrecking balls and a four-story slide finale. After the course, a festival post-party will include food, refreshments and vendor booths. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.


gator-by-the-bayGator by the Bay Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival
May 7-10. This family-friendly music and food festival features blues, Cajun and zydeco bands, free dance lessons, cooking demos and cultural and music workshops. Spanish Landing Park at Harbor Island, 619.234.8612.


ob-kitesOcean Beach Kite Festival
May 9. The Ocean Beach Kite Festival equals fun for the entire family with kite building stations and competitions, kite flying, carnival games, street fair artisans, food trucks, live music and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at Nimitz, Ocean Beach,


bacon-&-barrellsBacon & Barrels
May 9. The bacon and beer lover’s paradise is where San Diego’s top chefs showcase their bacon-inspired creations. The event features more than 100 food and libation booths with all-inclusive tastings. Attendees can also participate in two-person cornhole tournaments, enjoy live culinary demonstrations and live music performances. 1-5 p.m. 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego Marina,


Garden-Party-of-the-Century-Flyer_Balboa-Park-2015-1Garden Party of the Century

May 9. The free day-long affair honors the Panama-California Exhibition of 1915 and features a kid’s floral wagon parade, Marine Corps commemorative plant exchange and historic Cabrillo Bridge march. The party continues throughout the day with a centennial inspired flower show, master gardener demonstrations, plein air painters, botanical building tours, a park ranger-led tree tour, food trucks, a Tijuana Youth Symphony concert in the organ pavilion and a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado Blvd., 619.239.0512.


cacaofestCacaoFest: Multicultural Chocolate Celebration

May 9. Chocoholics unite for a feast for the senses that celebrates chocolate and cocoa cultivating cultures from around the world. This all-day festival at San Diego’s World Beat Center will also feature workshops in chocolate making, talks led by chocolate shamans, children’s activities and an exploration of chocolate in Mesoamerica, South America, Indonesia, Africa and beyond. Worldbeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., Balboa Park,


bliss-101Bliss 101: Evening of Aloha

May 9. Join Bliss 101 for an art exhibition and meet and greet featuring work from celebrity surf artists Heather Brown and Susan Wickstrand. The atmosphere will be set with live music by Casey Turner, while guests can sip beer from new local craft brewery Duck Foot Brewing Co. 553 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 760.487.1900.


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
May 5-10. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical puts a contemporary spin on the classic fairytale, featuring all the favorite moments—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


ArmsArms and the Man

May 9-June 14. Raina Petkoff is about to marry the heroic soldier Sergius. But the battlefield sweeps into her boudoir when an enemy soldier takes refuge under her bed. Set during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War, George Bernard Shaw’s romantic comedy mixes wit, charm and silliness in a tale of love and war. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


Museum of Photographic Arts: Her Aim is True
May 7. Rock photographer Jini Dellaccio shares her story in the San Diego film premiere of Her Aim is True. The film showcases the archive of photos, reuniting with musicians and tracing the story of Dellaccio’s life. Having captured performances for bands including The Sonics, Neil Young, The Who and The Rolling Stones, Dellaccio’s story breaks convention to deliver a message of vibrant music, love, indie spirits and legacy. 7 p.m. 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.7559.


mcasdMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego

May 9. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego releases their grand opening of Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 celebrating 120 works by American artist Nicole Eisenman. The collection includes painting, printmaking and drawing fusing historical art-making influences with twentieth-century social realist paintings. 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.3541.


Mother Lovin’ Shopping Spree
May 9. Bazaar del Mundo Shops transform into an open-air marketplace with unique displays boasting gifts to meet the tastes of every mom. Visiting artists will demonstrate their crafts and pair them with merchandise from the shops to create special gift displays. Children can also help create their own Mother’s Day cards. 4133 Taylor St., Old Town, 619.296.3161.


As one of San Diego’s favorite beachfront dining destinations, JRDN at Tower 23 has always been a great spot to enjoy food and cocktails, but with a brand new dinner/dessert menu, guests will enjoy an entirely new experience. Chef Danilo Tangalin has launched new creations like the PB&J starter made with foie gras, peanuts, berry jam and biscuits, followed by a 14 oz. ribeye complete with sides, rubs and sauces and for dessert the macadamia joy, a combination of white and dark chocolate, coconut, roasted banana ice cream and tuile cookie. 723 Felspar St., Pacific Beach, 858.270.2323.


North Park’s newest coffee shop and roaster boasts 18 inventive coffee creations, pure ingredients and meticulous design. The chic space combines luxe vintage qualities with a modern minimalist feel. Holsem’s commitment to sourcing the highest quality green coffee beans speaks to the passion for sustainability and quality. For a dessert option,try their specialty affogatos (gelato topped with a shot of hot espresso). 2911 University Ave., North Park, 619.546.8542.


barnBarn Brewery
Brand new to North Park’s beer scene, Barn Brewery just opened its doors for guests to enjoy its five house beers as well as 24 additional taps. With a food menu still in the works, guests can bring in their own food from nearby food trucks and eateries. The urban interior features exposed wood beams, a huge brick fireplace, and barn doors. The brewery is open daily from noon to midnight. 2850 El Cajon Blvd., North Park.


we-oliveWe Olive: Meet the Winemaker
May 8. We Olive La Jolla hosts winemaker Karen Steinwachs of Buttonwood Farm & Winery for a wine tasting experience with at the ocean view wine bar. Taste five different wines for $20/pp from 5-8 p.m. 1158 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.8250.