Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 5.21.15

Weekend Roundup

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

San Diego Surf Film Festival
May 20-23. San Diego’s surfing culture comes to the forefront in the celebration of surf cinema through more than 20 international films, Q&As, filmmaker panels, a surf art gallery, surf legends and live music. Hosted at several venues throughout the county, the weekend festivities welcome surf enthusiasts and filmmakers alike.


rum-festRum Fest
May 23. The Hiatus Lounge in Hotel La Jolla presents the second annual Rum Fest. Guests can taste premium brands like Bacardi, Malahat, Owney’s Papa’s Pilar, Rhum Clement, Flor de Cana, Brugal, Mount Gay and Zaya. A $10 ticket includes a passport for unlimited tastings. Hiatus Lounge, Hotel La Jolla, 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla. 858.551.3620.


straberry-festVista Strawberry Festival
May 24. With more than 300 vendors, athletic competitions, pie eating, costumes, carnival rides, music and food, Vista’s Strawberry Festival has something for everyone. New this year, the 10K race is the official 10K for the USATF San Diego-Imperial Road Championship series. Participate or cheer on the runners and enjoy the festival. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 127 Main St., Vista,


seaworldSummer Nights at SeaWorld
May 23. SeaWorld rolls in the good times this summer as the park extends its hours after dark with nighttime-only shows and fireworks. Through S 7, visitors can special shows Light Up The Night, Sea Lions Tonight, and top it off with a fireworks finale. 500 SeaWorld Dr., Mission Bay, 800.257.4268.


beer-festSummer Kick-off Craft Beer Fest
May 23. Enjoy the start to a long weekend at the Summer Kick-off Craft Beer Fest with unlimited craft beer samples from over 25 breweries. Guests will also enjoy live music from three different bands, savory food trucks, and games including human foosball, giant Jenga, hamster balls and more. 1-5 p.m. Ingram Plaza, 2460 Cushing Rd., Liberty Station.


andazBYOI (Bring Your Own Inflatable) Party
May 24. Andaz San Diego kicks off Memorial Weekend and the summer season with their pool party at RoofTop600—the largest rooftop venue downtown. From 1-7 p.m. partygoers can enjoy DJ performances, dancing, poolside cabanas, and mingling. 600 F St., downtown, 619.814.2055.


Train, The Fray, Matt Nathanson
May 23. Enjoy an evening at Sleep Train Amphitheatre as Train stops in San Diego for their Picasso at the Wheel Summer Tour 2015. Also taking the stage with the pop-rockers are special guests The Fray and Matt Nathanson. 7 p.m. 2050 Entertainment Circ., Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.


jazz-festSan Diego Jazz Festival
May 22-24. R&B and smooth jazz enthusiasts can’t miss the three day lineup of artists performing at the San Diego Jazz Festival, this year hosted at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Some of the featured artists include R. Kelley, TEN29, Maxwell, Jazz in Pink, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton and many more. 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsbad,


Rich Girl
May 23-June 21. Join the Old Globe Theatre for their newest performance. Claudine’s mother has it all: she’s wealthy, successful, and famous. Claudine is awkward, shy, and forever living in her mother’s shadow. When a dashing artist sweeps Claudine off her feet, her mother is convinced that all he’s after is her money. A modern retelling of the Henry James novel Washington Square, which became the stage and screen classic The Heiress, Rich Girl is a moving and funny new play about mothers and daughters, love and money, and whether they can ever coexist. Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


SinginInTheRain_smallSingin’ In The Rain
May 22-June 7. Enjoy the celebrated story on the stage of Spreckels Theatre as San Diego Musical Theatre performs the light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film. The stage adaptation even showcases an onstage rainstorm. Spiracles Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown, 858.560.5740.


Park & Rec
University Heights’ newest hot spot opens its doors to the public this weekend in time for Memorial Day festivities with a line up of live music and DJ performances. The venue will feature outdoor games, including ping pong and shuffle board, as well as a carefully curated cocktail menu. 4612 Park Boulevard, University Heights, 619.795.9700.


Sovereign Kitchen + Bar & FoodShop
San Diego can now discover the coastal flavors from “Iron Chef Vietnam” Michael ‘Bao’ Huynh. Offering a modern twist on Vietnamese cuisine, Sovereign’s launch is accompanied by its casual neighbor FoodShop offering Bahn Mi sandwiches and grab & go fare. 467 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.888.4829.


Quad-AleHouse-PhotoQuad AleHouse
Right in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, Quad AleHouse just opened as the newest craft beer sanctuary downtown with 28 rotating beers on tap. The interior design celebrates the history of downtown’s architecture while also drawing in modern elements. The menu will also complement the beer offerings with highlights such as Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, ancho chili braised beef brisket and other slow cooked or smoked meats. 868 Fifth Ave.,(third floor), Gaslamp Quarter,


rusticroot-rRustic Root
As one of the Gaslamp Quarter’s most highly anticipated restaurant openings, Rustic Root offers classic American dishes with modern twists, as well as an expansive craft cocktail menu. Menu highlights include carnitas “bao bao” sliders, firecracker shrimp, Furikake crusted hamachi, and lobster pappardelle. 535 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.232.1747.


kitchen-4140North Coast Brewing Dinner at Kitchen 4140
May 21. Kitchen 4140 hosts guest Chef Drew Deckman and North Coast Brewing Company for a five-course beer pairing dinner. Chef Deckman will join Kitchen 4140’s Chef Kurt Metzger as they create an artistic farm-to-table menu while Hanna Kirchenbauer from North Coast Brewing will share some of her favorite beers and educate the guests about the history and culture of the Northern California brewery. Call for reservations. $79/pp. 4140 Morena Blvd., Bay Park, 858.483.4140.