San Diego

Weekend roundup

June 11-14


Seaport Streams: Aura

June 11. Check out Seaport Village’s new streaming channel, featuring weekly concerts, performances, workshops and more. This Thursday at 6 p.m., be sure to tune in for Aura, a Southern California native with an eclectic taste in music and unique vocal stylings. Aura’s songs range from bluesy soul to jazz, pop and beyond.

Sweat For Equality

June 13. Babes Who Sweat is teaming up with trainers from all over San Diego to move together towards change. Don’t miss the chance to sweat for equality and raise money for Black Lives Matter, Color of Change and Campaign Zero this Saturday from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at Kate Sessions Park. 5115 Soledad Road, Pacific Beach. Donation based. Tickets


San Diego Botanic Garden

Now Open. San Diego Botanic Garden has reopened its doors. Visitors are required to make online reservations via the Garden’s new online ticketing system prior to their visit and bring proof of reservations with them. The Garden has committed to adhering to operational guidelines so that members, visitors and staff can safely enjoy the beautiful urban retreat. See website for additional guidelines and updates. W-Su 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 760.436.3036.

Saffron & Sage

Now Open. Little Italy’s holistic health club, Saffron & Sage, has opened its doors to the community. Saffron & Sage will start with services that best support guests’ immune systems, including immunity massages, acupuncture and fire cupping. The health club has made several adjustments to their studio to ensure the safety of all guests and employees. Contact-less curbside pickup also remains available. 2555 State St., Little Italy, 619.933.2340.

Food + Drink


Now Open. The popular neighborhood eatery will begin offering dine-in, in addition to takeout and delivery options. Dine-in service will be available Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 4:30-8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 4:30-9 p.m. Executive Chef Carl Schroeder has added several new dishes to the menu, including a Nashville-style fried chicken sandwich with spicy coleslaw, sweet pickles and red onion, served on a brioche bun with a side of fries. 2202 4th Ave., Bankers Hill, 619.231.0222.


Now Open. Cannonball, known for its beachfront rooftop views, creative sushi dishes and hand-crafted cocktails, is now open for dine-in daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Belmont Park’s Draft and Beach House are also open for daily dine-in service. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach, 858.228.9304.


Now Open. The beloved, locally owned Mexican Artisan Kitchen has opened its doors for dine-in. Puesto’s hope in reopening is that their commitment to health and safety will allow guests feel safe and comfortable as they return to dine-in. To complement dine-in offerings, Puesto will continue to offer its full food menu for takeout; as well as a selection of delicious to-go cocktails. See website for various locations across San Diego and Orange County.


Now Open. The farm-to-neighborhood eatery located in Hillcrest is now welcoming dine-in customers. The restaurant will offer both indoor and outdoor patio seating at limited capacity, and will continue offering both takeout and delivery. Enjoy pizzas, flatbreads, homemade pasta, desserts and more. M-Sa noon-9:30 p.m., Su 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 3797 Park Boulevard, Hillcrest, 619.310.5291.

Trust Restaurant

Now Open. Trust Restaurant has reopened to diners, offering dinner from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trust Restaurant Group’s sister restaurants- Fort Oak, Rare Society, and Cardellino- are also offering dine-in service. See websites for hours and menu offerings. 3752 Park Blvd., Suite 105C, Hillcrest, 619.795.6901.

Arts + Culture

MoMM@Home Concerts: Carl Verheyen

June 13. Though the Museum of Making Music is temporarily closed, there are plenty of virtual offerings to keep visitors entertained. This Saturday, the museum will present a live virtual concert with renowned guitarist Carl Verheyen direct from the Museum stage. Happy streaming! 7- 8 p.m. $10 per household. Tickets

Just Add Water, A Virtual Art Exhibition

Through June 27. The San Diego Watercolor Society has announced a virtual art exhibition, Just Add Water, available through June 27. Though the Gallery at Liberty Station is currently closed, viewers can check out 95-plus original watermedia paintings. The paintings are also for sale via the San Diego Watercolor Society’s online store. Free exhibit.

Business Shout-Outs

Cafe Sevilla

Cafe Sevilla, which is now open for dine-in, has brought back its popular Sunday Brunch. Diners can enjoy classic brunch dishes with a Spanish twist and $20 bottles of champagne. Menu highlights include Spanish eggs Benedict, a waffle breakfast sandwich, churros con chocolate and more. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 353 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp, 619.233.5979.

Duck Dive

The Pacific Beach favorite is now open for dine-in service, while also still offering delicious take-out and delivery options. Choose from menu items such as their breakfast burrito, chorizo burger and duck fat fries. Diners must call for a reservation prior. Open daily 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. See website for to-go menu and hours. 4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach, 858.273.3825.

Photos from top: Aura courtesy Sweat for Equality courtesy San Diego Botanic Garden courtesy San Diego Botanic Garden/Instagram. Saffron and Sage courtesy Saffron and Sage US/Instagram. BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant courtesy Wicked Creative. Cannonball courtesy Cannonball/Instagram. Puesto courtesy Puesto/Instagram. Rusticucina courtesy Rusticucina. Trust Restaurant courtesy Trust Restaurant/Instagram. MoMM@Home courtesy Museum of Making Music. “Just Add Water” courtesy San Diego Watercolor Society. Cafe Sevilla courtesy Cafe Sevilla/Instagram. Duck Dive courtesy Duck Dive/Instagram.

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