San Diego

Weekend roundup

May 30-June 2


North Park Music Fest

May 31-June 1. The third annual festival is back for two days of local music, food, live art, craft beer and libations. Three stages will host dozens of acts—including Fantastic Negrito (pictured), Particle Kid, Jackie Mendoza, Louis XIV and a solo acoustic set by Ty Segall. Fuel up with eclectic fare from vendors serving gourmet hot dogs, stone-fired pizza, bao buns, gyros and more; plus an art gallery and other interactive entertainment. F 4-10 p.m.; Sa noon-10 p.m. $45 one-day pass; $60 two-day pass. North Park Mini Park, 3812 29th St., North Park.

East Village Blues Festival

June 1. They’ll be singin’ the blues at this third annual event on Saturday—when the region’s top blues musicians will converge for an evening of live concerts and libations. Presented by Electric Playground and Quartyard, the festival hosts performances by the Bill Magee Band, Stoney B Blues Band (pictured), Len Rainey & The Midnight Players, The Zavala Sol Band, and Mike & Delci. Guests can also enjoy craft cocktails and local food vendors. See website for more details. 4-9 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. Quartyard, 1301 Market St., East Village. More Info

Pupapalooza 2024

June 2. Billed as the “ulti-mutt” dog-friendly festival—presented by Puppy Picnic Co., The Animal Pad and Second Chance Beer Co.—this annual “pawty” has it all. Bring your (well-behaved and on-leash) canine bestie to “Garden by the Bay” at San Diego Mission Bay Resort for an afternoon of pet adoptions, pop-up shopping from myriad local vendors, beer and food, live DJ music, photo ops and giveaways. A portion of proceeds will be donated to The Animal Pad. Noon-4 p.m. Free entry. 1775 E. Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay. More Info

Sarah McLachlan Concert at The Rady Shell

June 2. With more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, Grammy-winning, Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan visits The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park on Sunday to celebrate a very special milestone … Her critically acclaimed, groundbreaking album, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, marks its 30th anniversary! The musician will perform the album’s many hit songs, including “Possession,” “Hold On,” “Good Enough” and many more. The concert also features a special guest: indie pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, Feist. 6:30 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. 222 Marina Park Way, downtown, 619.235.0804.

Food + Drink

Wing Fest San Diego 2024

June 1. Who has the tastiest chicken wing recipe in San Diego? Head to this seventh annual, family-friendly competition and festival at Ruocco Park, presented by Wings Army, to find out. Guests can sample preparations from the county’s top culinary “wing masters” and chefs, from buffalo wings to barbecue, teriyaki, Nashville-style hot wings and more; along with beer and other libations; vendors offering sauces, spices, rubs and other pantry items; and live entertainment, including local DJs, games and giveaways. Noon-6 p.m. See website for ticket pricing. 585 Harbor Lane, downtown. More Info

Borrego Kitchen & Cocktails

Now Open. A desert-inspired rooftop oasis awaits nine floors up at Hotel Indigo in East Village: Borrego Kitchen & Cocktails. The 5,000-square-foot, alfresco restaurant and bar looks directly into Petco Park across the street—offering stunning city views, firepits, craft cocktails, shareable plates and live music. Menu highlights include the cochinita (pork) sliders, the 24-ounce grilled ribeye and gourmet quesadillas; plus creative libations like the Dust Devil Cooler, Aloe-ma and Espresso de Olla. The space is also available for private events. See website for hours. 509 Ninth Ave., East Village, 619.727.4000. More Info

Sea & Sky

Now Open. The newly renovated Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton, debuts a “sea to table” dining experience 11 floors up. Featuring panoramic coastline views, retractable windows and beachy-mod decor, Sea & Sky (formerly Cusp) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Executive chef Anthony Wells’ dinner menu boasts dishes like asparagus with cured egg yolk, country ham, caviar and chives (pictured); and wild king salmon with smoked shiitake mushrooms, celery, and clam and artichoke chowder; plus craft cocktails. See website for hours. 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, 858.551.3600.

Arts + Culture

North Coast Rep: Camelot

Through June 23. North Coast Rep stages the timeless, Tony Award-winning fairytale, Camelot, based on The Once and Future King by T.H. White. Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, with new orchestrations by Steve Orich, the musical has been adapted for smaller theaters—taking us inside the world of King Arthur and epic characters like Sir Lancelot, Lady Guenevere and the Knights of the Round Table. Expect memorable songs such as “I Loved You Once in Silence.” See website for showtimes and tickets. 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.

L.J. Playhouse: The Ballad of Johnny and June

Through July 7. “Love is a burning thing…” La Jolla Playhouse brings us the world-premiere musical, The Ballad of Johnny and June. Based on the book by Robert Cary and Des McAnuff (who also directs), the story follows the lives, love and music of one of country music’s most iconic couples: Johnny Cash and June Carter—from their first encounter at the Grand Ole Opry in 1956, to Cash’s onstage proposal in 1968, to everything in between and afterward. See website for showtimes and tickets. 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.

Broadway San Diego: Mrs. Doubtfire

Upcoming | June 4-9. “Hellooooo!!” Broadway San Diego brings us the new musical comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire, at the Civic Theatre. Based on the beloved 1993 film starring Robin Williams, the family-friendly production introduces us to down-on-his-luck Daniel. In order to remain close to his children while going through a painful divorce, Daniel morphs into nanny extraordinaire, Euphegenia Doubtfire—portrayed by Rob McClure (pictured). Jaw-droppingly quick costume changes and hilarity ensue. Four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks directs. See website for showtimes and tickets 1100 Third Ave., downtown.

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