Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 6.18.15

Weekend Roundup

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

San Diego International Beer Festival
June 19-21. Enjoy nearly 400 beers from 15 international breweries, including many hard-to-find specialty craft beers, alongside local favorites at this ninth annual event. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161.


avante-gardeAvant Garde Costume Gala
June 19. Wear your wildest, most eclectic or thought-provoking costume or accessories and enjoy live performances by some of the region’s most unique artists. Performances will include The California Ballet, The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, The Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Company, Priscilla-The Empress of Pop, and Avant Garde Fashion Show by Shawn Michael Michael Style. 7-11 p.m. $75/pp. Tickets include culinary creations, photo stations, live body painting and a craft cocktail.


summer-solsticeDel Mar Summer Solstice
June 18. Nosh on tastes from top Del Mar eateries, while you also enjoy wine and beer tastings and live music at this annual culinary event. Performances will include Semis and FulaBula. Attendees must be 21+. $85/pp. 5-8 p.m. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, 858.735.3650.


air-showAir Show San Diego
June 20-21. World War II-style planes soar through the air at the AirShow San Diego. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the air show will feature a “dogfight,” stunt and formation flying, vintage aircraft on display, show cars and more. Gillespie Field, 1960 Joe Croon Dr., El Cajon, 619.259.5541.


boat-showSan Diego International Boat Show
June 18-21. Browse and board dozens of docked boats—from sailing yachts to family cruisers—at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Also enjoy boating lessons and stand-up paddle-boarding. 1380 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, 714.633.7581.


old-house-fairOld House Fair
June 20. South Park beckons visitors for a day-long celebration of old homes and the historic San Diego community of South Park. The festival will include walking tours of the neighborhood, Centennial Trolley tours, exhibits by craftsmen and artists, lively entertainment, and festival food including the Buona Forchetta Beech Street Pizza Party. 30th and Beech Street, South Park.


la-jollaLa Jolla Festival of the Arts
June 20-21. Celebrating its 29th year, this neighborhood art festival hosts nearly 200 local and national artists. The festival showcases original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented by fine wine and craft beers. Warren Field, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 619.744.0534.


priceisrightPrice is Right Live Stage Show
June 20. Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of more than $10 million in cash and prizes. Alongside a celebrity host, random contestants get to participate in Cliffhangers, the Big Wheel and more. Harrah’s Resort SoCal, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center,


Frank Sinatra Celebration at The US Grant
June 18-20. In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday this year, the US Grant will launch a weekend of performances by world-renowned actor and singer, Richard Shelton, accompanied by Sinatra’s original bandmates. Thursday, guests will enjoy a walk down memory lane with champagne and hosted appetizers; Friday, an unplugged evening of Sinatra’s greatest hits; and the main event on Saturday with a 12-piece swing band and an open dance floor. 326 Broadway, downtown, 619.232.3121.


organ-festivalInternational Summer Organ Festival
June 22-Aug.31. Every Monday night at 7:30 p.m., enjoy free concerts by internationally renowned organists performing on one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs. June 22 kicks of the season with performances by Robert Plimpton and Jared Jacobsen, presenting “100 Years of Excellence in Music” including a newly-commissioned work by composer Joe Utterback. Sprecles Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, 619.702.8138.


June 19. San Diego’s own Switchfoot returns to the Fair once again rocking the hometown crowd. From their early chart-toppers such as “Meant To Live” and “Dare You To Move” to the more recent “Who We Are” and “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight,” this alternative rock band is still going strong after more than a dozen years at the top of their game. 7:15 p.m. San Diego County Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., 858.755.1161.


ed-sheeranEd Sheeran
June 23. British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran brings his ballads to the San Diego stage. With chart topper “Thinking out Loud,” under his belt, Sheeran performs with Rixton at the Valley View Casino Center. 7:30 p.m. 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., 619.224.4171.


Twelfth Night
June 21-July 26. The Old Globe presents Twelfth Night as the first performance on the outdoor stage for the season. Shipwrecked and alone in foreign Illyria, young Viola masquerades as a boy and becomes the go-between for the lovesick Duke Orsino and the beautiful Countess Olivia. Soon Viola finds herself in the middle of a topsy-turvy love triangle with lunacy on every side in one of the Bard’s true comic masterpieces. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


Polite Provisions’ Spirit Society
June 22. Back by popular demand, Polite Provisions is kicking off the second season of Spirit Society with educational, hands-on learning and craft cocktail creations. The two hour class includes a personal workstation complete with all the necessary jiggers, strainers, glasses and ingredients. For this first installment, guests will go through Cocktail 101 with Erick Castro. $60/pp. 4969 30th St., Normal Heights, 619.677.3784.

Stone Brewing Co. Craft Beer Dinner at The Clubhouse Grill
June 22. Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Clubhouse Grill presents the second installment of beer pairing dinners this time showcasing Stone Brewery’s famous beers. The four-course dinner will be hosted by Stone’s “Minister of Evangelism & Indoctrination” Ken Wright. $50/pp. 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., 858.314.2700.


westgateRose on Midsummer’s Eve
June 20. The Westgate Hotel celebrates summer solstice in style at their cutting-edge wine club, Le Metro. Le Metro will feature Rose wines served alongside Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel’s selection of Provencal-style charcuterie. Guests will enjoy the sunset on one of the longest days of the year from the Westgate’s glamorous rooftop. Bump and Brass will also perform live music in their funk and soul 14-piece band. 1055 Second Ave., downtown, 619.238.1818.