Labor Day Brunch, Burlesque, Luau’s and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for Aug. 29- Sept. 1.
Edited by Brooke Knetzger.
Rooftop Pool Party
Aug. 31. End summer on a high note by joining JSix this Saturday for a Frankie Avalon-themed Labor Day pool party. The rooftop event will feature live music from “Surf’s Up,” a Beach Boy’s Cover Band, tiki-inspired cocktails, all-you-can eat BBQ classics and coastal cuisine. $38. 4- 8 p.m. Kimpton Solamar Hotel, 435 Sixth Avenue, East Village. Tickets
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge
Aug. 31-Sept. 1. One of the most prominent sand sculpting competitions returns! 12 Master Class Sculptors, seven from countries around the world and five from the United States, will compete in San Diego to carve museum-quality sculptures made from only sand and water. Through Labor Day weekend. Broadway Pier and Pavilion, 1000 North Harbor Drive. Tickets
End of Summer Luau at SEA180°
Sept. 1. Celebrate this Labor Day weekend with flair at Sea 180° Coastal Tavern’s beachfront terrace. Feast on authentic Hawaiian dishes at their Seaside Buffet, full of delicious bites like Coconut Shrimp, Spam Musbui, Caramelized Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Roast Pig and more. The night’s festivities will be complete with live music and Polynesian & fire dancers. 6-9:30 p.m. $64.95. 619.631.4949. Tickets
FOOD + DRINK
CUCINA Urbana’s New Cocktail Menu
Now Available. CUCINA urbana has revamped its cocktail program with evocative ingredients that complement its contemporary Italian cuisine. The lineup of 8 new libations is spearheaded by Melissa Persichetti, CUCINA urbana’s new Beverage Manager, and blends whimsical infusions with California flair. The Matcha Maker, a boozy nod to tea enthusiasts, the Beach Blanket Bingo starring housemade watermelon shrub, and Practice What You Peach with stone fruit-infused bourbon are just a few drinks among the roster of novel concoctions. 505 Laurel Street, Bankers Hill, 619.239.2222. urbankitchengroup.com
Burlesque + More Celebrations at Louisiana Purchase
Aug. 30, Sept. 2. North Park’s neighborhood restaurant and bar, Louisiana Purchase, is celebrating Labor Day by kicking off the weekend with a Burlesque Night on Friday night. There will be two shows ( 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.) along with cocktail specials throughout the evening. On Monday, Louisiana Purchase will be a hosting a neighborhood fish fry kicking off at noon, and chef Q will also be cooking up ribs and burgers. 2305 University Avenue, North Park, 619.255.8278. louisianapurchasesd.com
Miss B’s Coconut Club Labor Day Festivities
Aug. 31- Sept. 1. Raise a glass to the final days of summer during Miss B’s Coconut Club’s Labor Day Weekend celebration. On Saturday, enjoy specials on bbq sliders and Juneshine, a San Diego local Kombucha company. On Sunday, join in for an “All White Brunch” at Miss B’s, because this is technically the last day you can fashionably wear your white attire. Nosh on brunch bites and sip on cocktails like the kale-ribbean Mimosa, with fresh kale, papaya and mango. 3704 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach, 858.381.0855. missbcoconutclub.com
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill
Available Sept.1. Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill is gearing up for a month-long promotion to celebrate National Honey Month – and help save the bees all month long! Be sure to swing into any location to try the limited-edition Yummy Honey Pizza. For each pizza sold, a portion of proceeds will go towards the Honey Bee Conservancy. See website for list of locations. sammyspizza.com
ARTS + CULTURE
Wine + Paint Night at The New Children’s Museum
Aug. 29. Join The New Children’s Museum for their very first Wine + Paint Night! Tickets include an artist-led, step-by-step painting demonstration by an art instructor from Painting With a Twist, complimentary wine, snacks, an entry to win tickets to the museum’s Drink Play Create event in December and your very own canvas painting to take home with you. 21+. $40+. 200 W. Island Ave, downtown, 619.233.8792. thinkplaycreate.org
Erik Skoldberg Gallery Pop-Up at Pendry San Diego
Through Labor Day. Artist Erik Skoldberg is popping up at Pendry San Diego with a colorful art gallery in Pendry’s first floor gallery space. Known for his large scale acrylic paintings and custom surfboards, his combination of energetically charged colors and unique layering process complements any space. Exclusive to the Pendry pop-up, Skoldberg will display some of his custom surfboards, in addition to select pieces of art, available for browsing and for purchase. Pendry San Diego, 550 J St, Gaslamp. pendrysandiego.com
Aug. 29- Sept. 1. Legendary comedian and writer Steve Martin is back with a riotously funny farce. Newly married Louise is bored with her demanding and uptight bureaucrat husband. Then one day at the royal parade, she jumps up on a bench to see the king go by, and oops—wardrobe malfunction!—her bloomers come loose and fall down around her ankles. Her husband is frantic that her faux pas will cost him his job and reputation. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. 619.234.5623. Tickets
Photos: Upper East Bar courtesy Crowe PR. Miss B’s & Louisiana Purchase courtesy Alternative Strategies. Sand Sculpting courtesy C3 Communications. SEA180° courtesy H2 Public Relations. Cucina Urbana courtesy H2 Public Relations. New Children’s Museum courtesy New Children’s Museum. The Old Globe Courtesy Jim Fox. Erik Skoldberg Gallery courtesy of Jose Coli.