San Diego Weekend Events Roundup August 10-13

Sample some of San Diego's best burgers at the Burger and Brews event.

Sample some of San Diego’s best burgers at the Burgers and Brews event.

From wine tastings and chocolate classes to local art walks, check out the best San Diego things to do for August 10-13.

Edited by Madelyn Harris.


Jazz @ The Ranch
Aug. 12-19. Guests can celebrate music all week long while relaxing at Rancho La Puerta’s world-renowned fitness and spa retreat. Throughout the week, guests will experience wellness through jazz concerts, farm-fresh food options and a workout as part of their all-inclusive stay. Various pricing. 858.764.5500. Rancho La Puerta, 21520 Tecate, B.C., Mexico.



ArtWalk at Liberty Station
Aug. 12-13. This August, visitors and locals alike can take advantage of a free weekend-long festival featuring over 200 international, national and local San Diego artists showcasing their work. Plus, families can enjoy interactive art for kids and an assortment of street food. All day. Free. Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road.




Art of Local
Aug. 13. Head to Oceanside for a showcase of local artisans. Enjoy self-guided tours featuring live art and galleries. Plus, there will be a variety of food vendors and breweries on site. 4-8 p.m. Free. SpringHill Suites Oceanside, 110 N. Myers St., Oceanside, 760.722.1003.





The Convoy Flight #10
Aug. 12. Connoisseurs of local craft will love this pub crawl in Kearney Mesa’s brew-centric neighborhood. Guests will enjoy visiting Common Theory Public House, O’Brien’s Pub, Soho Gastropub and Shanghai Saloon, which are all in walking distance of each other. 3 p.m. Free crawl, beers not included. Common Theory Public House, 4805 Convoy St., 858.384.7974.



The Patio at Night Pop-Up
Aug. 10-Oct. Every Wednesday through Saturday, enjoy various directly-from-the-farm menus created by executive chef Nathan Lingle while dining in a casually romantic setting. To accompany the exclusive menus, try one of the restaurant’s six newly curated selections of beer and wine flights. 5:30-9:30 p.m. KITCHEN 1540, 1540 Camino Del Mar, 858.259.1515.



Tasting & Wine Class with Rajat Parr
Aug. 13. Join world-renowned sommelier, Rajat Parr, for an immersion course in tasting and serving wine. Learn strategies for identifying value, scoring hard-to-find bottles and creating complementary food pairings. 1-3 p.m. $50. CUCINA enoteca Del Mar’s garden patio, 2730 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 858.704.4500.






Tropical Paradise Chocolate Class
Aug. 12. Celebrate the end of summer with a tropical paradise themed chocolate making class. Learn the art of making flavored chocolates, and choose from more than a dozen ingredients to personalize a chocolate bark. Plus, play with salted caramel and locally sourced honeys alongside house-made passion fruit caramel. 12:30 p.m. $40. Sweet Petite Confections, 3582 Mt. Acadia Blvd., 858.688.0210.



Twomey Cellars & Silver Oak Winemaker Dinner
Aug. 11. Enjoy a custom four-course dinner featuring savory dishes, including seared scallop and expresso-smoked filet mignon, paired with handpicked wines from sommelier Joe Baugmgardner. 7-9 p.m. $150. AVANT – Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks, 858.675.8551.




Burgers and Brews
Aug. 12. Spend a day at the races sampling burgers from some of San Diego’s top burger joints, such as Slaters 50/50, Burger Lounge and Carnitas’ Snack Shack. In addition to unlimited tastings, tickets will include an all-you-can-eat french fry bar, 10 craft beer samples, racetrack admission and entry to a Ludacris concert on the Seaside Stage. 1 p.m.  $42 with beer, $32 without. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1141.



‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ in Concert
Aug. 11. Guests will enjoy the San Diego Symphony’s live orchestra performance of John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score while the Spielberg’s family classic is projected on the big screen. 7:30-9:30 p.m.  $23-88. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, 619.235.0804.



The Explorers Club
Aug. 11-Sept. 24. A hilarious send up of a Victorian men’s club beset by women, poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bartending savages and crazed Irishmen. $62. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.




Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!
Through Aug. 27. Comic genius Ken Ludwig is back with a brand-new Globe-commissioned world-premiere comedy that tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be in hilarious fashion. White Theatre at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Kill Local
Through Aug. 27. A pitch-black comedy about blood ties, revenge and trying to get unstuck—especially when your life is dedicated to ending others’. Various times. $45. Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.




Through Aug. 27. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s award-winning musical about the rise of Eva Peron—the controversial first lady of Argentina—features a Latin rock/jazz/pop score with such timeless classics as “On This Night of a Thousand Stars,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” See website for full schedule. SD Rep at  Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



Through Sept. 10. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.