San Diego Weekend Events Roundup July 26-29

Sip on local beers while you listen to live music at Ales & Acoustics.

From lively libations to vibrant musical performances, check out the top San Diego weekend events for July 26-29.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


Havana Summer Nights
July 26. Bacardi and Pura Vida Bracelets have partnered with Mavericks Beach Club to transform it into a Havana nightclub featuring Cuban-inspired rum cocktails, cigar rolling and vibrant music. There will also be celebrity guest appearances from Colton Underwood, a contestant on this season of The Bachelorette, along with other cast members. 7-10 p.m. $7 pre-sale, $10 at the door. Mavericks Beach Club, 860 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0348. Tickets   



Ales & Acoustics
July 28. Herringbone La Jolla and Absolution by the Sea are bringing San Diegans the best of local beers available on tap and live musical tunes. Music will be by Whitney Shay, and guests can look forward to noshing on Herringbone’s oyster hour bites while washing it down with some of Absolutions brews like their Forbidden Blonde Ale, 405 IPA or Cardinal Sin. Noon-4 p.m. 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, 858.459.0221.      




Arts & Amps
July 28. Experience the fourth season of Arts & Amps, a festival-like experience with a diverse array of artists, live performances and an expanded list of beer offerings. Features include live mural art by Cohort Collective, a gallery show presented by Creative Souls on the West Coast, as well as live music by Little Hurricane and Well Well Well. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Karl Strauss Tasting Room and Beer Garden, 5985 Santa Fe St., Pacific Beach, 858.273.2739.  



Indian Motorcycle Grand Opening
July 28. Welcome new ownership to Indian Motorcycle of San Diego at this special grand opening event that will host motorcycle riders and San Diegans interested in motorcycles, the lifestyle and culture. Sons of Anarchy star Emilio Rivera will meet fans, sign autographs and talk bikes. Expect live music, food, beverages and a giveaway of a brand new 2018 Indian Scout Bobber (valued at over $13,000). Doors 9 a.m., meet-and-greet noon-6 p.m. 9240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa, 858.277.0422.  



Namaste by the Bay
July 29.
 Roll out your mat and embrace your inner yogi. Sweat your way through an all-levels flow lead by CorePower Yoga’s professional yoga instructors on Coasterra’s Harbor Float followed by some delicious brunch bites, Boochcraft boozy sips and a Suja mimosa bar. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $39.95. Coasterra, 880 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, 619.814.1300.




Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark
July 29.
 Get your fill of Phil’s barbecue and watch the Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game at this event supporting Operation Bigs, a program of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Tickets include Phil’s ribs and chicken with two sides, a Coca-Cola beverage and a ticket to the game. “Big League” tickets are also available, which include everything plus an upgraded Padres ticket, two drink tickets, VIP entrance, priority food line, VIP seating area with bar access, a fountain drink and candy or popcorn at the game. Barbecue 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., game starts at 1:10 p.m. $25 GA, $60 VIP. Tailgate Lot at Petco Park, corner of 14th and K St., downtown. Tickets



Taco Thursday at You & Yours
July 26. Del Sur Mexican Cantina is partnering up with You & Yours Distilling Co. for a street taco pop-up. Guests can purchase tasty taco and cocktail pairings with tacos from Del Sur like their shredded chicken and beef, carne asada, and vegetarian jackfruit. If you prefer vodka, you’ll want to try the Naughty by Nature with grape shrub, orange, lemon and Topo Chico or for gin lovers who like a little spice the Do You Want That Spicy? made with grapefruit, lime, cucumber, sea salt, Topo Chico and Serrano bitters (optional) is right up your alley. 6-9 p.m. Free entry, taco and cocktail prices vary. You & Yours Tasting Room, 1495 G St., East Village, 619.955.8755. RSVP  



Hops & Curds
July 28. Join Brew30 California Taps for an evening of beer and cheese pairings. Venissimo cheese expert Rachel Barkanic will guide you through five cheese tastings expertly paired with a hand-picked selection of craft beers from San Diego. 5-7 p.m. $50. Brew30 at Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, downtown, 619.232.1234. Tickets




Pasta Making Class
July 28. San Diego’s very own pasta prophet Daniel Wolinsky, cucina SORELLA’s Chef de Cuisine, is sharing his pasta-making secrets during an intimate and interactive class. Guests will learn the classic techniques of homemade pasta and enjoy the fruits of their labor with a delicious lunch, glass of vino and recipe card to take home. Noon-2:30 p.m. $68 (excludes service fee and tax). Cucina SORELLA 4055 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.281.4014. Tickets



Cafe Sevilla’s New Cocktail Menu
Now Available. Cafe Sevilla has a brand new drink program, crafted by Cervantes Magaña, owner of Medicine Show—a beverage and bar consulting company started here in San Diego. The menu includes re-invented favorites from the old Bullring cocktail menu along with a dozen new creations. Sip on the Oaxacan Flower made with Rayu Mezcal, Aperol, St. Germain and rose flower water or the Spanish Old Fashion, a complex mix of Spanish brandy, Templeton Rye, Tempranillo syrup, garnished with an orange peel swath and burnt cinnamon stick. See website for hours and prices. 353 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp, 619.233.5979.



New Summer Cocktails at The Grass Skirt
Now Available. Tiki means summer and summer means delicious new cocktails. The Grass Skirt has just released an array of summer-inspired cocktails by Beverage Director Steven Tuttle that are sure to make you feel like you’re on an endless vacation. Highlights include the Tea Time with blanco tequila, Aperol, lime, grapefruit, hibiscus, cinnamon and champagne; and the Bay Park Swizzle with white rum, lime, cane, mint and bitters. M-Sa 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Su 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 910 Grand Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.412.5237.   



Young Hickory’s New Second Location
Now Open.
 IDEA1, the mixed-use development located in East Village, has welcomed Young Hickory’s second location to the community. This coffee and beer hangout boasts a diverse selection of craft beer cans from both local and out-of-state brewers with coffee from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters and Tea Gallerie teas. Stick around for breakfast, lunch or dinner, served all day long. Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 810 13th St., East Village, 619.501.5263.




July 26-29. Witness Shakespeare’s story of the beautiful princess Imogen who loves the peasant Posthumus presented by The Theatre School at North Coast Repertory Theatre. When Posthumus is exiled, find out if evil is punished or is love is restored. 6 p.m. Free. Birdwing Open Air Classroom, 2775 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 858.481.1055.




Joe Rogan “Strange Times 2018” Tour
July 28. Known for his commentary of the UFC and specials on Netflix, stand-up comedian Joe Rogan brings his North American tour to San Diego’s Pechanga Theater. With more than 20 years of experience, witness his inquisitive and intense comedic style firsthand. Shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $69.50+. 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, 888.810.8871.  



Ales & Acoustics photo by Marie Buck Photography. Arts & Amps photo courtesy of Karl Strauss. Namaste by the Bay photo courtesy of Cohn Restaurant Group. Hops & Curds photo courtesy of Manchester Grand Hyatt. Pasta Making Class photo by Singler Photography. The Grass Skirt photo by James Tran. “Cymbeline” photo by Aaron Rumley.