Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

Padres Baseball 

May 18-20. The Padres face off against the Los Angeles Angels in three home games this weekend. Friday’s game is 70s night, so come in your best disco garb. Attendees on Saturday will take home a rally towel. Games are at 7:05p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., downtown. 619.795.5000.

Drew-Brees-Golf-TournamentDrew Brees Celebrity Golf Championship

May 18-20. Drew Brees, Ray Romano, Darren Sproles, Trevor Hoffman, Bruce Jenner, Alan Thicke and dozens of other celebrity golfers are signed up to participate in this 14th annual tournament. The Drew Brees Celebrity Championship is comprised of a celebrity-amateur tournament on Friday and Saturday, and a 36-hole celebrity competition on Saturday and Sunday. Participants are vying for a $100,000 total purse and the coveted Drew Brees Celebrity Championship trophy. La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad. 858.836.0133.

North Park Festival of the Arts 

May 20. The historic, eclectic and charming commercial district of North Park comes together for an ideal weekend adventure full of art, culture, shopping and culinary treats from some of San Diego’s hippest chefs. The juried arts area will feature more than 40 artists selling original artwork across a spectrum of mediums. The craft beer block returns to Ohio Street with craft beer and boutique wines native to Southern California. Between art viewings and beer tastings, enjoy live performances on six different stages. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival is free, access to the beer garden is $30. University Ave. between 30th and 32nd streets, North Park. 619.294.2501.

sicilian-festival-little-itSicilian Festival

May 20. Dedicated to preserving Sicilian and Italian culture and heritage, this 19th annual cultural festival highlights music, dancing and art vendors. The Sicilian Cultural Pavilion features a wide variety of artists and historians showcasing their Italian pride. Nosh on authentic Sicilian cuisine and enjoy real Italian and Sicilian entertainment on four stages offering everything from opera to comtemporary music. The festival also includes a children’s area, a Peroni beer and wine tent, a car show and a grape stomp. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. India Street, Little Italy, 619.469.2206.

Peter Cetera

May 18-19. Best known as an original member and lead singer of the band Chicago, Peter Cetera will sing favorites such as “Wishing You Were Here,” “Baby, What a Big Surprise” and the worldwide smash hit, “If You Leave Me Now.” As a solo artist, Cetera has created his own string of hits including “Glory of Love,” “One Good Woman” and “You’re The Inspiration.” Hear new and old favorites in this City Lights season finale. $20-80. San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0804.

Cocktails & Couture

May 25. Celebrity fashion designer Lizz Russell will be in the Westgate’s Grand Lobby during Cocktails and Couture to help you discover your own style. Special guest models will showcase her signature creations while guests enjoy live entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. $25/pp. Westgate Hotel’s Grand Lobby, 1055 2nd Avenue, San Diego. 619.238.1818.

strawberry-jam-suzies-farmStrawberry Jam

May 19. Bring the family out for a fun spring day on the farm and load up on some delicious fruit. Strawberry Jam is the latest in Suzie’s Farm’s U-Pick events, where farm visitors can roam the property and pick their own fruit. The Big Decisions will be performing live bluegrass music and Green Truck will be on site selling prepared meals, so bring a picnic blanket and made a day of it. Take home your bounty at $2.50/pound. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suzie’s Farm, 1856 Saturn Boulevard, San Diego. 619.662.1780.

The Dirty Blonde

May 17-Jun. 17. Before Lady Gaga and before Madonna, there was Mae West. “I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde,” West once said, inspiring this Tony Award nominated show. Dirty Blonde follows Jo, an aspiring actress, who admires Mae West for her determination to beat the odds. On her annual pilgrimage to West’s gravesite, she meets Charlie, a film librarian and Mae West devotee. These two shy fans end up finding their own self-confidence and romance in their shared love of this entertainment icon. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525. 


Hands on a Hardbody
Through Jun. 17.
It’s been a tough year for the ten strangers competing for a new hardbody truck, but now their fate is literally in their own hands. Over the course of 144 hours they will laugh, cry and push their bodies and minds to the limits as they fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck. The contestant with the most nerve will drive away with the American Dream. Hands on a Hardbody features a brilliant score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, along with staging by Black Swan’s Benjamin Millepied. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. 858.550.1010.

cirque-wings-balboa-theatreCirque Wings

May 19. Let your imagination run wild with this magical journey that explores the human fascination with flight from ancient times to modern days. The incredible story is told through amazing circus acts such as trapeze, aerial dance, flying on fabric, contortion, acrobatics, comedy, various styles of dance and much more. Cirque Wings features an amazing cast of former Cirque du Soleil super stars from shows including “Saltimbanco,” “O” and “La Reve.” Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego. 619.570.1100.

scottsboro-boys-old-globeThe Scottsboro Boys

Through Jun. 10. Based on the notorious 1930s Scottsboro case, this inspiring tale tells story of the nine unjustly accused African-American men whose lives would eventually spark the Civil Rights Movement. This daring and wildly entertaining new musical explores the pivotal moment in American history with arresting originality, innovative staging and a breathtaking score. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.23.GLOBE.





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