San Diego

Weekend roundup

August 4-7


Weekend Concerts at The Shell

Aug. 5-7. The August lineup of concerts at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is packed with stellar musicians—from collaborative shows with San Diego Symphony to standalone performances. This weekend includes: “Philharmonia Fantastique” on Friday, featuring composer and DJ Mason Bates; “The Beach Boys: 60 Years of the Sounds of Summer” on Saturday, when the legendary band will join the Symphony orchestra on stage; and Bernadette Peters performing with the Symphony on Sunday. 7:30 p.m. each night. See website for ticket pricing. 222 Marina Park Way, downtown, 619.235.0804.

DAY.MVS XL Music Festival

Aug. 6-7. Ready to dance? FNGRS CRSSD presents this two-day music festival, featuring 30 artists across multiple stages at Waterfront Park. The Saturday lineup includes Duke Dumont, Chris Lorenzo, Purple Disco Machine, DJ Minx, Teenage Mutants, Vintage Culture and VNSSA. On Sunday, check out Eric Prydz, Claptone (pictured), Charles D, Miss Monique, Spencer Brown, GUTI, Super Flu and more. The fun also includes food trucks, cocktails, beer, wine and San Diego Bay views. Sa noon- 11 p.m.; Su noon-10 p.m. See website for full schedule and tickets (21+). 1600 Pacific Hwy., downtown. More Info

“Pajama Jammy Jam” at Quartyard

Aug. 6. Dancing to jams while wearing jammies? Yes, please! Head to outdoor venue Quartyard for the city’s coolest R&B block party—presenting an evening of jams “that you just don’t get in the club no more.” Think: throwback R&B hits from the 1990s and early 2000s—including Jodeci, Bell Biv Devoe, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Blackstreet, Keith Sweat and Jagged Edge. The party features resident DJ Alonzo The Mayor, as well as special DJ guests and performers. 5-10 p.m. $10-$20 presale; $20 at the door (21+). 1301 Market St., East Village. More Info

Summer Surf Fest at One Paseo

Aug. 6. Surf’s up! One Paseo hosts a family-friendly afternoon celebrating San Diego’s surf culture. Highlights include a classic car show by San Diego Woodies, a vintage photo booth converted from a VW bus, an art installation by local artists, beach games, live music by Surf Rock Band, and a tap truck featuring Harland Brewing Company; plus giveaways from the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation. Guests can also enjoy some retail therapy at One Paseo’s beachy shops, such as Roark, Faherty and Urban Beach House. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free entry. 3725 Paseo Place, Del Mar, 858.523.2298.

Food + Drink

Carruth Cellars Liberty Station

Grand Opening Aug 6-7. San Diego’s largest urban winery debuts its newest location at the Arts District Liberty Station. The 12,000-square-foot Carruth Cellars Liberty Station Wine Garden features spacious alfresco seating; California-style wines by the flight, glass and bottle; build-your-own charcuterie and cheese boards; and retail gourmet pantry items. Grand opening festivities this weekend include a floral pop-up shop, a photo booth, art exhibits, live music, demos by A Mano Cheese, and specialty food bites. M-Th noon-9 p.m.; F-Sa noon-10 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 2710 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station.

Coco Maya

Now Open. Be transported to the tropics at Coco Maya—the sexy sibling to Miss B’s Coconut Club. Centered on locally sourced, Yucatan-inspired cuisine, the indoor/outdoor restaurant features covered alfresco dining, Latin American-inspired artwork, and macramé-fringed umbrellas. On the daily brunch menu: a selection of Bokits, stuffed fry bread from the French Islands of Guadeloupe; and cocktails like the Frozen Caribe Coffee with spiced rum. Come for dinner and try the Cochinita Pibil—marinated suckling pig wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in clay. 1660 India St., Little Italy, 619.848.7414.

Brunch at Birdseye

Now Available. Enjoy brunch by the beach at Birdseye, the rooftop restaurant and bar located at the new Cormorant Boutique Hotel in La Jolla Village. Offering true bird’s-eye views of the cove and coastline, the outpost recently launched a new brunch menu. Indulge in dishes such as the shrimp frittata, veggie omelet, salmon Benedict, pineapple pancakes, chilaquiles and octopus tacos; plus wine, beer and craft cocktails. The airy, mod space features art-deco accents and a palm-tree-lined view of the Pacific. Brunch available F-Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1110 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.203.3565.

Arts + Culture

“Nat at Night” in Balboa Park

Aug. 5. Kick off your weekend at “Nat at Night: Summer of the Wolf.” The San Diego Natural History Museum (“The Nat”) is open on Fridays until 10 p.m. through Sept. 2—with half-price admission after 4 p.m. (We suggest checking out the Expedition Baja exhibit, which explores the rugged and diverse Baja California peninsula.) The museum’s rooftop patio, with views overlooking the park, also opens at 4 p.m. on Fridays—serving beer, wine, cocktails and other beverages; plus small plates by Wolf in the Woods restaurant in nearby Mission Hills. 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.3821.

“Seize the Clay” Latin American Festival

Aug. 5-7. Explore one of the larger collections of genuine Latin American folk art in the U.S. at Bazaar del Mundo’s Latin American festival and Mata Ortiz pottery market. The event showcases works by master artisans from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador—including Pedro Montaño, Lorena Chavez Rosa and Kim Yubeta. Guests can peruse Mata Ortiz pottery, an ancient art form known for its hand-painted geometric and ancestral symbols; plus jewelry, handwoven textiles, traditional embroidered clothing and more. F-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free entry. 4133 Taylor St., Old Town.

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station

Aug. 6-7. Now in its 17th year, the city’s premier art festival returns. Head to Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza in the Arts District to check out works by 150 artists—whose mediums include paintings, sculptures, glasswork, photography, jewelry and more. Guests can also enjoy live music, wine, beer and food vendors. In addition, ArtReach San Diego is hosting a fundraiser in which 100 pairs of shoes donated by Vans Fashion Valley will be designed by visual artists and sold. Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free entry. 2751 Dewey Road, Liberty Station.

Photo credits: Carruth Cellars Liberty Station by Kellie Viagem. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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