Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 7.2.15

Weekend Roundup

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

Big Bay Boom
July 4. The Port of San Diego presents this annual festive display of fireworks from four strategically placed barges in the bay. Best viewing sites include Harbor and Shelter Islands, Coronado and Imperial Beach. 619.686.6200.


fairSan Diego County Fair
July 4. With events all day long, the climactic fireworks display at the fair is only part of the fun. Check out pie eating contests, patriotic floral contests, patriotic costume contests and listen to guest speakers. At 6 p.m., head to the grandstands for the Frog X Parachute Jump Team and the 1,100 square-foot-flag. Enjoy a hometown heroes parade, performances by the Navy Band Southwest, a performance by Dana Carvey and the fireworks display at 9 p.m. The fair is open until midnight, leaving plenty of time for shopping, snacking, touring exhibits and more. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1161.


live-a-great-storyLive a Great Story at Tabletop Commons
July 2. Live a Great Story teams up with the newly launched Tabletop Commons board game bar for an evening of 150+ board games, special craft cocktails and an interactive story station. The story station allows guests to share personal accomplishments and goals, while the plethora of board games provides a fun backdrop for gathering with friends. 5-9 p.m. 1263 University Ave., Hillcrest, 619.487.1382.


friday-night-libertyFriday Night Liberty
July 3. Kick off the weekend with a night of arts and culture in restored, historic naval base at NTC at Liberty Station. This month, comic lovers meet Kevin Eastman—creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery in Barracks 3. Also explore Barracks 14 & 15 with art and culture for every taste and background. 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station,


Star Spangled Pops
July 3-5. Join the San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops Concert series to celebrate the patriotic spirit of America’s Finest City. The Symphony performs classics such as “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “God Bless the U.S.A.” and many more. Enjoy a front-row view of the fireworks on the bay. 7:30 p.m. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, 619.235.0804.


Kiss Me, Kate
Through Aug. 2. The beloved classic performance transports audiences into the wings as a touring company gets ready to open a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, starring a divorced couple whose offstage battles threaten to bring down the curtain. Featuring dance numbers, Shakespeare-quoting mobsters and a musical score that leaves everyone singing along, The Old Globe delivers another summer performance favorite from its stage. (Photo Charles Erickson) 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


Through July 26. Performed at Welk Resorts, Cabaret is set in a seedy night club in Berlin at the end of the 1920s. The performance is billed for adult audiences as it mixes the seduction of pre-war nightlife with ominous hints of the darkness to come. Welk Resorts Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, 888.802.7469.


Breakfast Republic
Breakfast lovers can toast the opening of the newest morning eatery. Opened by restaurateur Johan Engman, the new restaurant boasts a unique menu pulling inspiration from Engman’s many travels yet in keeping with distinctly San Diego flavors. Menu highlights include the Vietnamese chicken wing breakfast bowl, Mexican churro pancakes, breakfast jambalaya, s’mores french toast and Portuguese linguisa sausage scramble. Breakfast Republic will also be showcase wine, kombucha, house cold brew coffee and 15 taps of beer. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 2730 University Ave., North Park, 5619.296.7058.


sea180SEA180 BBQ & Rooftop Fireworks
July 4. Take in Imperial Beach’s Fireworks Display from SEA180’s Pier View Terrace. In celebration of the patriotic holiday, the restaurant at Pier South Resort is hosting an “All-American” BBQ with cheese burgers, kobe hot dogs, huli hulk chicken, mushroom sliders, and salads. Guests all receive two complementary drink tickets and get to experience live music with a fireworks finale. 800 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach, 619.631.4949.


kitchen4140Kitchen 4140 Block Party
July 4. To celebrate the nation’s birthday in all-American fashion, Kitchen 4140 is teaming up with its forthcoming neighbor Bitter Brothers Brewing Company to transform the back lot into a BBQ Block Party. Chef Metzger offers up his best barbecue recipes and craft beers never before tasted in San Diego. The restaurant’s location atop a canyon with also provide a stellar view of San Diego’s Fourth of July fireworks display. The menu will include standouts like Maryland-inspired crab cakes, Kansas City style ribs, smoked brisket, pulled pork, German potato salad, mixed berry cooler and coconut bread pudding. $65/pp. 4140 Morena Blvd., Bay Ho, 858.483.4140.


Dine-Sunset-LuausLuau at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa
Ongoing. Escape to the South Pacific without leaving San Diego as the Catamaran Resort brings back their summer tradition of sunset luaus on Mission Bay. Fridays now through Labor Day, attendees can enjoy Polynesian food, music and dance, as well as a specialty cocktail, a lei and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Menu highlights include kale roast pig, roast salmon, guava chicken with grilled pineapple, pineapple upside down cake and passion fruit creme brûlée. 3999 Mission Blvd., Mission Bay, 858.488.1081.


roppongi“Dates & Plates” at Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Ongoing. Every Tuesday night through the summer, duos can dine at one of La Jolla’s favorite restaurants and enjoy one salad, two tapas, one entree and two glasses of wine for $50 per couple. Menu highlights include roasted beets and strawberry salad with feta cheese, barley with edamame, steamed mussels, braised short rib, lamb kofta skewers, ahi poke and kung pao calamari. 875 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.5252.


LAdies Night at Noble Experiment
July 6. San Diego’s famed speakeasy is being taken over by some of L.A.’s finest female bartenders for a series of themed craft cocktail creations. On Monday, July 6, guest bartender Brooke Arthur from L.A.’s House Spirits Distillery steps up to the bar for a ’70’s themed disco party. $13, includes four signature cocktail tastings in Noble Experiment’s swanky environment. 7-10 p.m. 777 G St., East Village, 619.888.4713.