Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 5.28.15

Culture & Cocktails
May 28. Enjoy an evening of “Divine Desire” with the San Diego Museum of Art’s newest exhibition. The Roman-themed cocktail event will celebrate Roman gods and culture and encourages guests to dress in theme. Campari will also host beer, wine and a specialty cocktail called Roman Holiday. DJ Scott Roberts provides the soundtrack for the evening and guests can experiment with modern romance by joining the live chat on the “flirt wall.” The event is free for members, $25/pp at the door for non-members. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931.


arts-and-ampsArts & Amps
May 30. Join Karl Strauss’ Pacific Beach Tasting Room for the first of four Arts & Amps events, celebrating beer, art and music. The event will include live music from local bands Blackout Party and Low Volts, as well as artwork by Thumbprint Gallery displayed on tap handles and coasters. Karl Strauss will also offer a line-up of rare brews that originated from its small-batch program. The Ms. Patty Melt food truck will be on hand offering food for purchase. The event is free for anyone 21 or older. 5985 Santa Fe St., Pacific Beach, 858.273.2739.


margarita-monthMargarita Month Grand Tasting Event
May 31. Celebrating May as Margarita Month comes to a finale at the Horton Grand Hotel as 28 local bars and restaurants from around San Diego compete for the title of “San Diego’s Best Margarita.” Guests will be able to taste all 28 participating restaurants’ margaritas and also vote for their favorites. Live music and DJs will create the perfect atmosphere as event-goers enjoy sips and Mexican bites. 12-5 p.m. 311 Island Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.


craft-beer-&-bitesCraft Beer + Bites
May 30. Enjoy craft beer from 15 local breweries in your custom tasting glass at the 4th Craft Beer + Bites event hosted by SILO in Makers Quarter and San Diego Brewers Guild. Visitors can also pick up a game of bocce ball, bean-bag toss and giant beer pong. The dog-friendly event will also have live music, art and food trucks. 3-7 p.m. SILO in Makers Quarter, 753 15th St., East Village.


22_shore_thingMCASD Shore Thing
Continuing. Join Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla every Thursday throughout the summer for free admission and tours of the exhibition Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013. Guests can bring their own picnics, wander through the Edwards Family Sculpture Garden, enjoy the soundscapes by DJs from The Roots Factory and take advantage of the cash bar, all overlooking La Jolla’s gorgeous oceanfront. 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.3541.


rocknrollSan Diego Rock’n’Roll Marathon
May 31. Running has never been so fun. With options for either the full 26.2 mile marathon or the 13.1 mile half-marathon, participants are treated by live music lining the streets of San Diego. Starting at 6:15 a.m., runners leave Balboa Park and track through the neighborhoods of San Diego before concluding at Petco Park. Runners finish to a rocking post-race concert by headliner O.A.R. Race start: 6th Ave. and Quince St., Balboa Park.


Whose Live Anyway?
May 30. Be a part of the Emmy-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” as fan favorites Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray deliver 90-minutes of improvised comedy. California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.839.4138.


ComeFromAway_250_330_pxCome From Away
May 29-July 5. La Jolla Playhouse presents Come From Away—an original rock-inspired musical based on the true story of when the isolated town of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned into an international sleepover when 38 planes were diverted to Gander on Sept. 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the spirited town cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family. 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010.


Tori Kelly
May 29. House of Blues San Diego welcomes Tori Kelly to the stage. The American singer/songwriter whose career began at age 14, when she started posting videos on YouTube. Now promoting her upcoming album Unbreakable Smile, Tori brings her performance to San Diego audiences. 7 p.m. 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. 619.525.1931.


National Burger Day Celebration
May 28. Whisknladle Hospitality group knows how to celebrate National Burger Day. On May 28, diners can enjoy the Triple Napkin Burger at any one of the three Prepkitchen locations or at Whisknladle. The Triple Napkin Burger boasts two four-ounce patties, topped with house-made porchetta, dijonaise, caramelized onions, American cheese, crispy cheddar, fired pickles and secret sauce on an herb buttered bun. Prepkitchen: 7556 Fay Ave., La Jolla; 1201 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar; 1660 India St., Little Italy; Whisknladle: 1044 Wall St., La Jolla.


celebritycheftourJames Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour
May 30. The Celebrity Chef Tour hits La Jolla’s picturesque The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Guests will enjoy an alfresco dinner from the Lodge’s Executive Chef Jeff Jackson as well as his longtime friends and colleagues Food Network superstar and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan as well as multiple James Beard award-winner Carrie Nahabedian. The family-style menu pays homage to Southern California’s fresh and sustainable local cuisine with wine pairings to complement each course. $275/pp. 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, 858.453.4420.


seedlingsoireeSeedling Soiree
May 30. Featuring some of San Diego’s hottest caterers and restaurants collaborating to create unique dishes, Seedling Soiree celebrates friends, beauty, nature, food and spirits. The event features a twilight cocktails and appetizers hour as well as a culinary feast where San Diego’s top local chefs collaborate for a garden-inspired, family-style dinner. Olive wood Gardens & Learning Center, 2525 North Ave., National City, 619.434.4260.


chefs-catchChef’s Catch Dinner Series
June 2. Ironside Fish & Oyster Executive Chef Jason McLeod hosts a new dinner series at his seafood and oyster bar concept in Little Italy. The first all-inclusive dinner in the series also features guest Executive Chef Andrew Gregory. The chefs will venture out off the coast of San Diego and Baja for a fishing trip and upon returning will incorporate their catch into a collaborative, family-style dinner. The multi-course dinner will also include beer pairings. $65/pp. 1654 India St., Little Italy, 619.269.3033.


tin-roofBeer for Breakfast
May 30-31. Tin Roof San Diego is partnering with Coronado Brewing Company to bring guests beer for breakfast this weekend. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., diners can enjoy a Coronado Beer tasting flight of four beers paired with brunch bites and live music for just $35/pp. Tickets also include a pint glass filled with a choice of Coronado beer. 401 G St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.230.8606.