San Diego Weekend Events Roundup September 6-9

See Chef Joseph Elevado alongside nine other chefs as they create 10 Perfect Bites.

From dog-friendly festivities to brand-new menus, check out the top San Diego weekend events for September 6-9.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


Play on the Bay
Sept. 7. Enjoy spectacular food, drinks, live music, a silent auction and more in an unforgettable evening on the Bay Terrace of the Loews Coronado Bay Resort to support local education. Mike Hess Brewing will be creating two specialty seasonal beers, available for only one night at this event. 6-9 p.m. $100. 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, 619.424.4000. Tickets




Pups in PB Yappy Hour
Sept. 7. Bring your favorite furry friend to this special yappy hour at The Local Pacific Beach. Sip on drink specials from Tito’s Vodka and Second Chance Beer Co. with a portion of the proceeds from the featured drinks being donated to the Second Chance Dog Rescue. Several dogs will also be available for adoption. 5-8 p.m. 809 Thomas Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.263.7475.




Liberty Station Outdoor Movie: “A Wrinkle in Time”
Sept. 8. Grab a picnic blanket and come early to visit the art galleries, studios and museums at Arts District Liberty Station before spending the evening underneath the stars for a screening of A Wrinkle in Time. Movie will start just after sunset at approximately 7 p.m. Free. Liberty Station North Promenade, 2848 Dewey Road, Point Loma.




Pawmaste: A Wellness Retreat for Dogs
Sept. 8. Join San Diego’s dog-loving local businesses for Pawmaste, a day of head to tail relaxation for you and your four-legged friends, presented by Facebook. Enjoy dog-friendly yoga and reiki; breathing and panting exercises; organic, all-natural treats; paw readings; and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy., Embarcadero. RSVP




Sow and Grow at The Creek
Sept. 8. Bring the whole family to this community event featuring gardening workshops with free take-home plants, creation of a community mural with “KimberlyArtShow,” reggae band Pali Roots, kids’ activities and more. Artist Deedee Morrison will introduce the community and solicit feedback for her proposed public art sculpture, “Visualize Biodiversity,” that will reside as a permanent installation at this park. 12:30-4 p.m. Free. The Arts Park, 5010 Market St., Chollas Creek. RSVP  



10 Perfect Bites
Sept. 9. Taste signature dishes from 10 of San Diego’s most respected chefs at this event benefitting Friendly Feast and Feeding San Diego. Start with the lightest appetizers progressing to heavier dishes before ending with dessert. Featured chefs include JC Colón (Hotel Republic), Joseph Elevado (Prep Kitchen), Jason McLeod (CH Projects) and more. Noon-2 p.m. $60. Hotel Republic, 421 W. B St., downtown. Tickets  




Empanada Kitchen New Menu Items
Now Available. Stop by to try Empanada Kitchen’s new dessert empanadas including flavors such as apple pie, peach cobbler, braised banana with dulce de leche and many more. Additionally, there are new weekly rotating savory specials such as spicy Italian sausage with pesto; spinach and mozzarella; caramelized onion and mozzarella; and kale and butternut squash (vegan). M-F 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa (starting Sept. 22) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 819 C St., downtown, 619.228.9419.



Mission Avenue Bar and Grill New Menus
Now Available.
 Chef William Eick has revamped the menus with his globally-infused American cuisine. For brunch try the fried chicken eggs Benedict; truffled deviled egg salad tostada with crab and hollandaise; or short rib with sunny egg. New dinner options include shrimp pot pie; baby back ribs with housemade barbecue sauce, watercress, apple and pistachio; and a tomato tartine with pork pâté, bacon-tomato jam and microgreens. See website for hours. 711 Mission Ave., Oceanside, 760.637.2222.  



Hidden Fish
Upcoming | Opens Sept. 11. With only 13 seats, Hidden Fish will become San Diego’s first omakase-only sushi restaurant. Eight spots are dedicated to the 30-minute, 12-piece Omakase Teaser for $50, and the remaining five seats for a 90-minute Omakase Premium experience (starting Sept. 18), which includes 18 pieces for $90. Executive Sushi Chef and owner John Hong and his team will create daily menus, allowing guests to try a variety of sushi pieces and taste new combinations. 4764 Convoy St., Suite A, Convoy.




“Fun Home”
Opens Sept. 6. Catch this five-time Tony Award-winning show based on Alison Bechdel’s witty and wistful graphic novel of the same name. Past and present blend magically as we see Alison at three different ages: as a young girl playing games in the family’s funeral home, as a college student joyously discovering her sexuality and now as an adult on an extraordinary quest to discover the truth about her father’s secret life. See website for show times and ticket prices. Lyceum Stage at the San Diego Rep, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



“The Heart of Rock & Roll”
Opens Sept. 6. See this world-premiere musical comedy that celebrates the classic songs of Huey Lewis and the News, including hits such as “Workin’ for a Livin’,” “If This Is It” and “The Power of Love.” See website for show times. $39+. Shirley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.   




“Communicating Doors”
Opens Sept. 7. Witness the story of three women who have business in a hotel suite. One of them has narrowly escaped being murdered, one is about to be murdered and one was murdered two decades before. Impossible? Not when the door in the corner leads back to the same suite 20 years earlier. See website for show times and ticket prices. Scripps Ranch Theatre, 9783 Avenue of Nations, Scripps Ranch, 858.578.7728.


Pups in PB photo by Jorg Photo.10 Perfect Bites photo courtesy of H2 Public Relations. “Fun Home” photo courtesy of San Diego Rep. “The Heart of Rock & Roll” photo by Jim Cox. “Communicating Doors” photo by Ken Jacques.