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San Diego Father’s Day Weekend Events Roundup

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Hornblower Cruises and Events Beer Brunch Cruise
Jun. 17. Start Father’s Day the right way with brunch on board Inspiration Hornblower. The Beer Brunch Cruise includes all of dad’s favorite dishes, including huevos rancheros, BBQ chicken salad and corned beef hash. All that macho food is sure to make dad and the rest of the family thirsty, so this cruise also includes bottomless beer, mimosas and champagne. Dads even get to take home a complimentary pint glass. Board at 10:30 a.m. $64.95/pp. San Diego Grape Street Pier, 1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8700.

sd-fair-del-marFather’s Day Pancake Breakfast
Jun. 17. Take dad to the San Diego County Fair for Father’s Day and be sure to arrive early for the annual pancake breakfast. Buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs with cheese, sausage patties and country-fried potatoes will be cooked on-site and served with a fresh fruit salad, juice and coffee or tea. It’s the perfect fuel to kick off a day of fun at the San Diego County Fair. $15/pp; $9/children. Price includes fair admission. Paddock Green at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161.

Jun. 17. California Restaurant Association’s “2012 Best Fine Dining Italian” winner will be offering a prix fixe menu in honor of dad. Diners will enjoy an appetizer of cold cuts and burrata, soup or salad, and one of five delectable main courses including lamb stew with polenta crackers and orcchiette pasta with broccoli rabe. The meal is completed with a mixed berry and ricotta crumble tart. On Sundays, Bice also offers half-off of selected bottled wines. $29/pp. Bice Ristorante, 425 Island Avenue, San Diego. 619.239.2423.

We-Olive-fathers-dayWe Olive
Jun. 17. Looking for the perfect gift for dad? We Olive will be offering a customizable three pack of olive oils and vinegars as well discounts on selected retail gourmet foods. But We Olive isn’t just a place to shop; it’s a place to sip too. On Father’s Day, enjoy California premium artisan wines, craft beer and olive oil inspired tapas with stunning views of La Jolla cove at happy hour prices all day long. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. We Olive, 1158 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.551.8250.

Fathers_Day_BBQ_at_Maderas_Maderas Golf Club
Jun. 17. Nothing says Father’s Day like a day on the greens. Give the gift of golf this Father’s Day and treat dad to a Maderas membership package or lessons at the Maderas Golf Academy. After teeing off, pop by The Grille for a special BBQ with a mouthwatering selection of baby back ribs, grilled tiger shrimp and  black Angus tri tip. BBQ from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $32/pp; $18/children. Maderas Golf Club, 17750 Old Coach Road, Poway. 858.451.8100.

Check out our full Father’s Day Guide!

Indigo Girls
Jun. 15. The Indigo Girls saw their public profile take off with the 1989 release of their self-titled breakthrough album that included the first hit, “Closer To Fine.” The duo’s constant touring and dedication to a number of social and environmental causes has earned them a devoted following over the years. They continue to stand tall and rock out with their latest release, Beauty Queen Sister. Special guests The Shadowboxes will also perform. Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577.

Joe vs. the Volcano 
Jun. 15-Jul. 29. A young man rediscovers his life and learns about love, adventure and the importance of a good set of luggage in Joe vs. the Volcano, a riotous new musical based on the Tom Hanks cult classic film of the same name. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado. 619.437.0600.

blood-and-gifts-la-jollaBlood and Gifts
Through July 8. Spanning a decade and playing out in Washington DC, Pakistan and Afghanistan, this play offers up a slice of historical fiction laced with dark humor, as it follows CIA operative Jim Warnock and his struggles to stop the Soviet Army’s control of Afghanistan. The ground constantly shifts for Jim and his British, Russian and Pakistani counterparts as the political and personal alliances between them keep changing. In this thrilling, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, Blood and Gifts depicts the unknown men who shaped one of the greatest historical events in recent history. Mandell Weiss Forum at the La Jolla Playhouse at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. 858.550.1010.

Les-Miserables-presaleLes Misérables Pre-sale
Through Jun. 18. Broadway San Diego is offering a special opportunity to purchase tickets the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables before they go on sale to the public. This quintessential musical is only in town for one week of performances, so don’t delay. Use promotional code: COSETTE. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, June 18. Les Misérables opens August 28. 

Old House Fair
Jun. 16. More than 70 booths will line the streets of South Park for this day-long street fair with plenty of food, goodies and entertainment. Tour some of San Diego’s best preserved early 20th century architecture with the Historic Home Tour, featuring six open houses. This year’s fair also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Firehouse No. 9. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 30th Street at Beech Street. 619.233.6679.

switchfoot-bro-am-encinitasSwitchfoot Bro-Am
Jun. 16. The 8th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert includes a pre-event auction, vendors on the beach, corporate surf team entries, live music performances, and a nerf surf jousting exposition. This year’s surf contest features riders representing Hurley, Billabong, Channel Islands, MacBeth, Surfer Magazine and many more. Beachfront performances by Brandon & Leah, Le Blorr, Dead Feather Moon, professional surfer Makua Rothman, Jane Carrey Band, and Jon Foreman and Friends will follow. Since its inception in 2005, the Switchfoot Bro-Am has raised more than $515,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities. Moonlight Beach, Encinitas.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition 
Through Sept. 9. Take on the identity of a Titanic passenger in this educational and emotional exhibit.  Appropriate for all ages, the exhibition touches on every aspect of the luxury ocean liner’s story—from construction, launching and life on board to its tragic sinking and eventual discovery. The story of the sinking is legendary; now experience the wonder and tragedy of the ill-fated “ship of dreams” as you take on the identity of a Titanic passenger and explore magnificent reconstructions of the ship’s interior and learn the compelling stories of the tragedy told through 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor. 1788 El Prado, San Diego. 619.232.3821.



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