San Diego Weekend Events Roundup August 9-12

Join the final stop of Kiehl’s Liferide raising awareness for amfAR.

From parties galore to summer dining experiences, check out the top San Diego weekend events for August 9-12.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


Veuve Clicquot Garden Party
Aug. 9. Toast to the peak of summer at La Valencia’s wine dinner. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Veuve Clicquot Rosé, Executive Chef Alex Emery and Champagne Specialist Allie DeKock invite guests to enjoy a night of luxurious bubbles, sophisticated bites and phenomenal music as they tour the iconic La Valencia Hotel and Spa grounds. Each space will highlight a specific Champagne from the Veuve Clicquot portfolio paired with elevated cuisine and world-class music. 6 p.m. $125. 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. Tickets



KAABOO Discovery Tour
Aug. 10. Catch performances by SweetTooth, Sophia Dion, Desert Rhythm Project and Nick Crook (pictured) as they battle it out for your vote. The winner of this Discovery Tour stop will perform on the Tourmaline Emerging Artist stage at KAABOO. Each guest will receive a ballot upon entrance, and the winner will be selected based on fan votes that evening. Doors 6 p.m., music 7 p.m. $10. Quartyard, 1301 Market St., East Village. Tickets




Kiehl’s Liferide for amfAR Wrap Party
Aug. 10. Join Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo and amfAR CEO Kevin Frost at the final stop of their eight-person ride benefitting and raising awareness for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. Expect a culinary collaboration with Executive Pastry Chef Lorie Sauer alongside bites and sips from Liberty Public Market’s artisan tenants; on-site skin consultations and hand massages from Kiehl’s specialists; a CycleBar spin studio pop-up; and a meet-and-greet with the celebrity riders. 1-2 p.m. Free. Kiehl’s at Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., UTC.



Bay City Brewing Co.’s Third Anniversary Party
Aug. 11. Celebrate three years of this Point Loma brewery serving up the finest ales. Bay City will launch a limited-edition Hazy Anniversary Double IPA, unveil its brand-new 12-ounce beer cans and provide family-friendly activities such as a photo booth, live music and food trucks. Noon-10 p.m. Free. 3760 Hancock St., Suite A, Point Loma, 619.727.4926.  




Gourmet Food Truck Festival
Aug. 11. Taste some of SoCal’s most delicious food on wheels at this annual festival presented by Saint Archer. Expect more than 30 food trucks with gourmet chefs serving their eclectic bests at affordable prices and the Saint Archer beer trailer pouring up six of their signature brews. Participating food trucks include Belly Bombz, Mahalo Shave Ice, Rajin Cajun, Sicilian Breeze Gelato and many more. Noon-5:30 p.m. Free entry with racetrack admission, food prices vary. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1141.



Liberty Station Outdoor Movie Night feat. “Loving Vincent”
Aug. 11. Grab a seat to see the world’s first oil painted feature film. Loving Vincent is an exquisitely animated film that investigates the final days of Vincent van Gogh. 8 p.m. Free. Liberty Station North Promenade, 2848 Dewey Road, Point Loma.





Summer Dessert Menu at Provisional Kitchen
Now Available. Try out Provisional Kitchen’s new summer dessert menu featuring seasonal flavors such as berries, peaches and watermelon. New items include Basque cake with blackberry peach compote, blood peach coulis and creme fraiche ice cream; watermelon granita with mint compressed melon, lime meringue and mint caviar; and chocolate cherry waffle (pictured) with almond chattily, cherry ice cream, chocolate and almond crunch. See website for hours. $9 each. 425 Fifth Ave., downtown, 619.738.7300.



Weekend Brunch at STK
Now Available. STK’s open-dining concept and large windows now allow diners to take in the summer sunshine while enjoying the restaurant’s new daytime dishes. Entree options include short rib hash, lobster shakshuka eggs and Captain Crunch French toast. Be sure to pair your meal with one of their brunch cocktails like the Salsa Verde Bloody Mary, Cold Brewchata or the Not Your Mama’s Spritzer. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 600 F St., 619.354.5988.




Grant Grill’s A5 Japanese Wagyu Tasting Dinner
Aug. 9-18. Indulge in an upgraded summer steak experience with Grant Grill’s exclusive tasting dinner. Handcrafted by Executive Chef Mark Kropczynski as part of the Special Ingredient Series, this savory four-course meal features one-of-a-kind dishes like Satsuma Wagyu Shabu Shabu, Australian Wagyu Beef Tartare and pan-seared A5 Japanese Wagyu beef with farmers market vegetables and summer mushrooms. Call to make reservations. 5:30-10 p.m. $180. 326 Broadway, downtown, 619.744.2077.  



Playing With Fire Outdoor Grilling Series
Upcoming | Aug. 13. Enjoy several delicious dishes fired up by The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ Executive Chef Jeff Jackson along with special guest Katy Smith from Puesto at this unique outdoor experience. The duo will cook up a family-style feast from the restaurant’s custom-built wood-fired grill and rotisserie while guests enjoy local brews and views of the picturesque Torrey Pines Golf Course. 21+. 5:30 p.m. $60. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858.453.4420.



Vines and Vintages with Paul Hobbs Wines
Upcoming | Aug. 14. Celebrate the more decadent things in life as you savor a four-course wine dinner paired with Paul Hobbs wines. Menu features include hamachi crudo paired with a Sonoma Coast chardonnay, caccio e peppe bucatini paired with a chardonnay from Mendoza, jalapeño rosemary lamb chops paired with a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and more. 21+. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $79. Herringbone La Jolla, 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, 858.459.0221. Tickets



“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
Through Aug. 19. Stephen Sondheim’s timeless musical comedy delivers sheer joy and classic songs such as “Comedy Tonight,” “Lovely” and “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.”  See website for show times. $45+. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.



KAABOO Discovery Tour photo courtesy of KAABOO. 
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” photo courtesy of North Coast Rep.