San Diego Weekend Events Roundup September 20-23

Enjoy dinner paired with Valle de Guadalupe wines on the Sunset Patio of Rancho Valencia.

From art festivals to wine-paired dinners, check out the top San Diego weekend events for September 20-23.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


Music Box’s Third Anniversary
Sept. 21. Celebrate three years of presenting world-class bands and DJs to San Diego audiences at this anniversary party. Music Box is teaming up with The Deep End, a collective of creators from San Diego, to bring the party to life with DJ acts such as Lonely Boy (live), Mark E Quark and Eric Medina. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before 10 p.m., $10 after 10 p.m., $15 after midnight. 1337 India St., Little Italy, 619.795.1337.




Santa Fe Marketplace
Sept. 21-23. The best of the Southwest will be on display and for sale at this marketplace. The outdoor space will feature authentic Native American jewelry, art, crafts and décor from Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members. Visitors can take in sterling silver and multi-stone inlaid jewelry made with turquoise, coral and other exotic stones, hand-woven Zapotec pillows and more. Expect daily musical entertainment, as well as Mexican cuisine for sale. F-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Bazaar del Mundo, 4133 Taylor St., Old Town.   



Namaste on the Bay
Sept. 22. Join fellow yogis for the next installment of the Namaste on the Bay series. Soak in panoramic bay views while engaging your body and mind in a one-hour yoga flow session with a CorePower instructor, followed by a decadent brunch display from Executive Chef Deborah Scott including French toast bites, smoked salmon, fresh fruit, a bottomless mimosa bar and more. 21+. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $39.95. Coasterra, 880 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, 619.814.1300. Tickets



San Diego Festival of Beer
Sept. 22. More than 50 breweries from locally and beyond will be pouring 120 varieties of craft beer at this festival to benefit cancer-related charities. In addition to beer, guests will enjoy waterfront views, upbeat music from three different DJ booths and grub for purchase. Participants include Belching Beaver, Boochcraft and Absolution Brewing Company with bites from Doggos Gus and Stay Cheesy Food Truck. Early entry noon, GA 1-5 p.m. $75 early entry, $40 GA. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., Embarcadero. Tickets  



ArtWalk Carlsbad
Sept. 22-23. Peruse art from more than 175 visual artists as they show and sell their work. In addition, approximately 50 chalk artists will be creating temporary masterpieces on the asphalt live at this event. Sa 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the gate; free for children 16 and under. Armada Drive (above the Flower Fields off of Palomar Airport Road).  




Sept. 22-23. 
To celebrate the grand opening of its new downtown apartments, Broadstone will host its first intercultural pop-up shop. Guests can explore 15 apartments within Broadstone Makers Quarter, which will be transformed into art-forward experiences; 20+ pop-up shops featuring art, homewares, furniture, leather goods, jewelry and clothing; food and drinks from Baja-based chefs, breweries, distilleries and a variety of Valle de Guadalupe wineries; as well as live music and entertainment. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $10 adults, $2.50 children. Broadstone, 1601 Broadway, Makers Quarter. Tickets



One Love Charity Yoga
Sept. 23. Join guest yoga instructors Kim Bauman, Marissa Hamill, Sara Ruiz, Forrest Harrop, and Andrew Shultz as they lead the class, followed by a guided meditation at this event benefiting the One Love project. Afterwards, enjoy live DJ music, a wine and beer garden, and tastes from local food vendors. Three-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time Olympic bronze medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings will be the keynote speaker and guests will have the chance to play volleyball with Kerri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $35+ GA, $20 kids ages 6-12. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy., Embarcadero.  



Brunch at Route 29
Now Available. 
Stop by one of the Gaslamp Quarter’s newest restaurants to try out their brunch menu. Enjoy acai and passion fruit mimosas while savoring farm-fresh California classics including Chilaquiles, Short Rib Benedict, Nutella Buttermilk Pancakes and Bananas Foster French Toast. Don’t miss out on their selection of sky-high Bloody Marys like the When Pigs Fly loaded with duck wings, bacon, frisee, celery, olives, green onion, fried lotus root and sriracha. Sa-Su 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 644 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.235.8144.



Valle de Guadalupe Dinner
Sept. 20. Rancho Valencia brings the acclaimed quality and taste of Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe wine region to Rancho Santa Fe during an exclusive dining experience. Enjoy an intimate evening of exotic flavors from four renowned Valle de Guadalupe winemakers—Adobe Guadalupe, Bodegas Henri Lurton, Casa Magoni and Vinas de la Erre—and authentic family-style Mexican cuisine set to the ambiance of a live flamenco guitarist. Call for reservations. 7-10 p.m. $125. Sunset Patio at Rancho Valencia, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.759.6246.



San Diego Restaurant Week
Sept. 23-30. Explore the diverse upcoming culinary world in San Diego County at this eight-day event. Prix-fixe menus will be offered for lunch and dinner at more than 180 restaurants. Reservations are recommended. See website for a complete list of participating restaurants. $10-$20 lunch menus, $20-$50 dinner menus.  




Opens Sept. 21. Starring World of Dance‘s Keone and Mari in the lead roles, this production is inspired by the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet and current social stories from all over the world. BEYOND BABEL is told entirely through the style of West Coast Urban Dance set to a contemporary soundtrack featuring a cast of 12 elite dancers. See website for show times. $35+. Beyond Babel Theater, 2625 Imperial Ave., Grant Hill, 866.811.4111.



Valle de Guadalupe Wine Dinner photo courtesy of J Public Relations. Music Box Anniversary photo courtesy of Alternative Strategies. NERO48 photo credit NERO48. One Love Charity Yoga photo by Charlie Pedersen. San Diego Restaurant Week photo courtesy of McFarlane Promotions. “BEYOND BABEL” photo courtesy of Hideaway Circus.