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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup June 20-23

Celebrate the longest day of the year in beautiful Del Mar with food, wine and ocean breezes.

Summer solstice, Alanis Morissette, Ocean Beach Chili Cook-Off and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for June 20-23.

Edited by Jordan Fraser.


Del Mar Summer Solstice
June 20. Experience culinary creations from Del Mar’s best restaurants and sip on selections of some of California’s best wine, beer, cider, mead and distilled spirits to celebrate the summer solstice. Plus enjoy live music, front-row sunset views and balmy beach-town breezes. 21+. 5-8 p.m. $90. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar.



Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
June 20-22. As the weather starts warming up, it’s perfect timing for Humphreys outdoor summer concert series on the bay. This weekend includes Rob Thomas’ Chip Tooth Tour on Thursday, an acoustic set with Alanis Morisette on Friday, and America with special guest Formerly Alien on Saturday. See website for times and prices. 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island.



Cocktails with Steven Soderbergh 
June 20. Get up close with Oscar-winning filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and director, Steven Soderbergh, at a showcase of his signature spirit brand, Singani 63. Singani 63 is a clear, mixable spirit distilled from the aromatic white Muscat of Alexandria grapes growing at heights nearing 6,000 feet, originally discovered by Soderbergh while shooting the movie Che in Bolivia. Stephen Kurpinsky, Hundred Proof’s beverage manager, and Sarah An, Singani’s brand ambassador, will create cocktails with the spirit. 6-10 p.m. Hundred Proof, 4130 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619.501.6404.

Beach Party at Westfield Mission Valley
June 21. Head to Westfield Mission Valley for a festive summer Hawaiian-themed beach party with live music from local San Diego bands, food trucks offering a variety of bites, no-host wine, beer and summer cocktails provided by Snake Oil Cocktail Co., and family-friendly activities. Free admission, food and wine additional. 1640 Camino Del Rio N., Mission Valley.



Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival
June 22. This 40th annual festival features four stages of live music and entertainment, visual art, carnival rides, games, food and vendor booths, Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition, a beachside beer garden and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Street fair free; Chili Cook-Off samples $2 each or master ticket for $20. 4800-5000 blocks of Newport Ave., Ocean Beach.



South Park Walkabout
June 22. Explore the charming neighborhood of South Park at this quarterly evening where businesses and restaurants stay open late with complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers. 6-10 p.m. Free. 30th Street between Kalmia and Beech streets.




Through Sept. 1. The interactive art show returns for a third year, with a new theme on empathy. Thirteen works include an immersive installation where visitors see themselves illustrated as constellations and a virtual reality experience in which participants can listen to stories, hopes, and secrets shared by previous participants as well as add their own. $15-$27. B Street Pier, 1140 N. Harbor Drive, downtown.




Baja Bash
June 22.  Enjoy Baja-inspired cuisine from top regional chefs, local craft beer, and live music from Buena Vista SoCal Club while raising funds for Wildcoast’s marine wildlife and coastal habitat conservation. The festivities include cuisine from top chefs such as Angelo Sosa from Death by Tequila, Ben Bechelli from Dija Mara, Christopher Aguirre from Loews Coronado, Ken Irvine from SEA180 and many more. 5-9 p.m. $95 per person, $700 per table of eight. Coronado Cays Yacht Club – 30 N Caribe Cay Blvd, Coronado. Tickets


Beatles Tribute Cocktails
June 22. If you didn’t score tickets to Paul McCartney’s Petco Park performance, celebrate his music at Marina Kitchen with Ron’s Garage, a Paul McCartney and Beatles cover band. While grooving to the music, enjoy specialty cocktails such as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, made with Ghost Tequila, Chambered, egg white and raspberry or Blackbird, a blend of Jim Beam, blackberry liqueur and simple syrup over ice. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Marriott Marquis & Marina, 333 W Harbor Dr., downtown, 619.234.1500.


Rustic Root’s New Cocktail Menu
Beginning June 21. Spend the longest day of the year sipping on Rustic Roots’ new cocktail menu, made just in time for the summer heat. Mingle with friends for brunch or stay around for dinner and enjoy the late sunset views amid the open-air rooftop overlooking the Gaslamp Quarter. New cocktails highlights include the Slice of Summer made with buffalo trace, honey, ginger, Angostura bitters, lemon juice, simple syrup and muddled oranges, and the Spicy Sandia made with Tito’s, watermelon juice, lemon juice, lime juice, agave, jalapeno and mint.  535 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.232.1747.

Rum Flights
Through June 30. Shake off the June gloom with  Havana 1920’s June rum flight. Imbibe in a sampling of three rums: Old Harbor BarrelFlag, a Navy strength rum distilled from black strap, molasses and pure cane juice; SinShip 1930 Smoked Rum, America’s first smoked rum; and Malahat Cabernet Barrel Rum, a rum aged with hints of vanilla and fruit expressions. $25. Havana 1920, 548 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.369.1920.




Mainly Mozart Festival
Through June 22. For over 30 years, the Mainly Mozart Festival has been gathering the greatest collection of orchestral players in North America. Musical director Michael Francis leads a month of concerts featuring masterpieces such as Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 in F Major. See website for dates and showtimes. $27+. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown.



Put Your House In Order
Through June 30. Equal parts romantic comedy and old-school thriller, this new play from one of Chicago’s hottest playwrights, Ike Holter, explores new beginnings and learning to trust at the end of the world. See website for show times and ticket prices. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.



Through August 11. Put on your Members Only jacket and leg-warmers and let this ’80s rock show blast you into the past with pop favorites from U2, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears and more. This high energy musical embodies the music, dance and fashion of the most awesome decade. 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.





Photos: Del Mar Summer Solstice courtesy Del Mar Village. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay courtesy Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Chili Cookoff courtesy Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association. Beach Party, Rustic Root New Cocktails courtesy JPR. Baja Bash courtesy Wildcoast. Walkabout courtesy South Park Business Association. Rum Flights courtesy Wicked Creative. Mixtape courtesy Lamb’s Players Theatre. Mainly Mozart courtesy Mainly Mozart. Wonderspaces courtesy Wonderspaces. Beatles Tribute Cocktails courtesy Fast Forward Events. Put Your House In Order by Jim Carmody. Steven Soderbergh cocktails courtesy Hundred Proof. 

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