San Diego Weekend Events Roundup June 14-17

Celebrate National Lobster Day at The Shores Restaurant.

From Father’s Day celebrations to foodie tastings, check out the top San Diego weekend events for June 14-17.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


Luau at The Pearl Hotel
June 16. Be transported to Hawaii without flying over the Pacific at this lively traditional luau. Enjoy a Hawaiian buffet complete with kalua pig, macadamia rice, loco moco sliders and tiki cocktails while you sit poolside and listen to tunes by DJ Bency. Tickets include the full buffet, a tiki cocktail and a signature mug to take home. 5-11 p.m. $50. 1410 Rosecrans St., Point Loma, 619.226.6100. Tickets




Pin and Patch Con
June 16. See the work of more than 100 independent artists at this convention specifically catered to the wearable art industry. Highlights include pin trading, a scavenger hunt, giveaways and complimentary pins to the first 1,000 attendees. Noon-7 p.m. $10 GA, children ages 12 and under free with a paying adult.San Diego State University, Montezuma Hall, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego.      




Taste of Gaslamp
June 16. Taste your way through the historic Gaslamp Quarter at this tour featuring bites from 24 participating restaurants. New this year, sample sips from Karl Strauss, Benchmark and Black Plague breweries in the beer garden at the Historical Foundation’s Davis Park. VIP tickets include exclusive offerings from six additional restaurants, a goody bag and an exclusive VIP reception held at a secret rooftop location. 1-4 p.m. $35 GA, $45 day-of; $65 VIP, $75 day-of. Check in at Gaslamp Square, 538 L St., Gaslamp Quarter.



June 16-17. Experience a lineup of diverse, notable, contemporary, independent and emerging performers representing a wide range of genres including indie-rock, folk, post-punk, post-rock and electronic music at this music and art festival. Additional highlights include immersive outdoor contemporary art installations, as well as food trucks and vendors supporting conscious forward products and practices. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. One day pass $60 GA, $100 VIP; weekend pass $100 GA, $180 VIP. Felicita County Park, 3007 Felicita Road, Escondido.



Belmont Park
June 17. Head to Belmont Park for a day of fun with dad and the whole family. Dad can get his fix of classic cars at the 5th annual car show before heading over to the food court to enjoy a complimentary Stone Brewery beer tasting. Enjoy live music from the Sea Monks and stop by the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster for crafts for the kids. Car show 10 a.m.-3 p.m., beer tasting noon-3 p.m. Free. 3146 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach, 858.228.9283.




Island Prime
June 17. Take in bay views alongside an appetizing lineup of seafood and steak this Father’s Day. Choose from entrees such as crusted ahi tuna, Pacific shrimp scampi, 10-ounce chargrilled ribeye and a braised horseradish crusted short rib. Desserts like butterscotch pot de crème and brownie cheesecake bread pudding round out the offerings. 1-9 p.m. $49.95. 880 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, 619.298.6802.




Trust Restaurant
June 17. Chef Brad Wise will be serving up signature favorites for dads who enjoy rustic wood-fired meats and veggies. Dishes include wood-grilled cauliflower with golden raisins, mint, serrano aioli, curry vinaigrette; a 22-ounce Meyer Ranch bone-in ribeye with radish butter, cipollini onions, blue cheese fingerling potatoes; and whole grilled branzino with herb relish, Campari tomatoes, grilled lemon. Finish off the meal with a bourbon custard topped with vanilla oak sorbet, toffee, orange and a cherry. 5 p.m.-close. 3752 Park Blvd., Hillcrest, 619.795.6901.



The Westgate Hotel
June 17. Choose from a selection of favorites at this Father’s Day jazz brunch. Highlights include made-to-order omelets, fresh seafood, eggs Benedict, mini doughnuts, an ice cream station and more. Sip on micro-brews and Bloody Mary’s while listening to the sounds of ArtSound Trip. Each father will be gifted with a signature Westgate beer pint. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $75 adults; $35 children ages 4-12; free children 3 and under. 1055 Second Ave., downtown, 619.238.1818.



Bao St. Buns Pop-Up at You & Yours Distilling Co.
June 14. Sample variations of Kettner Exchange executive chef Brian Redzikowski’s famed bao buns at California’s first destination distillery. Beverage director Steven Tuttle and bar manager Paulina Konja will be mixing up refreshing cocktails using various gins from You & Yours. 6-10 p.m. Buns $4 each. You & Yours Distilling Co., 1495 G St., East Village, 619.955.8755.




Grand Opening of 7 Mile Kitchen
June 14. Named after the city’s seven-mile stretch of Pacific coastline, chef Gil Manipon brings an extensive background in hotel and resort culinary programs to this new restaurant at the Sheraton Carlsbad. Celebrate the opening with complimentary bites including signature pizzas, sliders, locally-made gelato and firepit s’mores, as well as a welcome cocktail and local craft beer tastings from Stone Brewing Co. The evening also features live music, gift bags and giveaway opportunities, including the chance to win free pizza for the rest of the year. 5-7 p.m. Free. 5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad, 760.827.2514.



Bay City Brewing Co.’s Rad Summer Series
Starts June 15.
 Bay City Brewing Co. is creating a lineup of radlers made with fruit from owner Greg Anderson’s backyard. The series begins with the lemon pomegranate release on June 15, followed by watermelon mint on July 1 and POG (passion fruit, orange, guava) on July 15. See website for hours. 3760 Hancock St., Sports Arena, 619.727.4926.  




National Lobster Day at The Shores Restaurant
June 15. Indulge in a three-course menu for National Lobster Day. Choose between a baby romaine wedge salad or blue crab chowder for the first course; followed by a pound of steamed Maine lobster with sausage, clams and potatoes all with butter and lemon; then end on a sweet note with a s’mores bar, along with passion fruit sorbet and a meringue crumble. This special menu is available Thursdays and Fridays through September 27. 5-10 p.m. $42. The Shores, 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, 866.644.2630.



An’s Dry Cleaning Gelato Grand Opening
June 16.
 Start your Saturday off with gelato at An’s Dry Cleaning’s grand opening. The first ten people in line that purchase gelato will receive a special surprise gift. Two of master gelato maker David Aguilera’s gelato cakes will also be raffled off throughout the day. Each person that purchases gelato will receive a ticket to enter the raffle. Additionally, An’s will be releasing three new fabrics (aka flavors): velour, wool and termeh. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 3017 Adams Ave., North Park, 619.450.6166.



Spark New Play Festival
June 14-16. Witness four one-night-only readings of contemporary works never before seen in San Diego by established playwrights. Diversionary’s world premiere production of The Loneliest Girl in the World is the anchor and centerpiece of this festival. Talkbacks, a master class with playwright Jordan Seavey (Homos, Or Everyone In America) and receptions give you the opportunity to mingle and celebrate with actors, directors and playwrights throughout the weekend. See website for times and prices. Diversionary Theatre’s Black Box Spaces, 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619.220.0097.



The Erin Hanson Gallery’s Red Rock Show
June 16. 
See artist Erin Hanson’s newest collection featuring pieces inspired by her travels through the National Parks and monuments of Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. Each painting presents the beauty of western desert landscapes in the style of open impressionism. Along with viewing the art, guests will also be able to meet the artist, taste local wines and listen to live music. 5-9 p.m. Free. 9705 Carroll Centre Road, Miramar, 858.324.4644.




Summer Shakespeare Festival
Starts June 17. Experience the finest of Shakespeare’s work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. The festival begins with The Tempest, directed by Joe Dowling (formerly the artistic director for Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Abbey Theatre in Ireland), with Kate Burton as Prospera. See website for dates and show times. $30+. 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.  



Pin and Patch Con photo by Arakel Kaloyan. An’s Dry Cleaning photo by Jim Sullivan. Summer Shakespeare Festival photo by Jim Cox.