From the San Diego Winter Brew Fest to LED’s six-year anniversary and the Guacamole Bowl, there’s plenty to do this weekend in San Diego.
Culture & Cocktails – Thursday
Meander through The San Diego Museum of Art with a cocktail in hand, this time featuring a Persian nights theme. The evening’s activities and drinks are inspired by the newly-installed Arts of Iran and Arts of South and Southeast Asia galleries.
The San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park. sdmart.org
Erykah Badu – Friday
Badu headed to the Observatory? C’mon, man. That’s all you should need to know. – Scott McDonald
The Observatory, North Park. observatorysd.com
San Diego Comic Fest – Friday through Monday
Mingle with comic book fans, artists and creators at an event billed as “the friendly, intimate comic-con experience.”
Four Points by Sheraton, Serra Mesa. sdcomicfest.org
The Ultimate Wine Run – Saturday
This 5K kicks off with a wine tasting followed by a run, more wine, a dance party, more wine and food trucks (and more wine).
NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma. theultimatewinerun.com
Tribute to the Reggae Legends – Saturday & Sunday
The smoky sounds of Israel Vibration, The Roots Radics and many other reggae acts provide the musical backdrop for a celebration of the life, work and birthday of Bob Marley (born Feb. 6, 1945).
WorldBeat Cultural Center, Balboa Park. tributetothelegends.com
Guacamole Bowl – Saturday
Grab a bag of tortilla chips, taste an array of guacamoles and vote for the winner of the coveted Guacamole Cup.
Balboa Park. guacamolebowl.com
Monster Jam – Saturday
High-octane action fills Petco Park as the world’s top Monster Truck drivers compete for cash, glory and adrenaline rushes.
Petco Park, East Village. mlb.com
San Diego Winter Brew Fest – Saturday
Fill ’er up with beer samples from more than 30 California craft breweries as local bands fill the space with live music.
San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park. sandiegobrewfest.com
EPIC Series Obstacle Challenge – Saturday
Obstacles of epic proportions line a two-mile course for all levels of daredevils.
Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley. epicseriesocr.com
5K Paw Walk in the Garden – Saturday
Tails wag during the one day each year when dogs are allowed into the San Diego Botanic Garden.
San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas. sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm
Wedding Party EXPO – Sunday
The ultimate wedding expo showcases nuptial trends in cakes, dresses, DJs and more.
US Grant Hotel, downtown. sandiegoweddingparty.com
Jump Start Your Heart 5K – Sunday
Run a 5K around Mission Bay and enjoy beers at the finish line to help raise money and awareness for The Children’s Heart Foundation.
Mission Bay Park, Mission Bay. jumpstartyourheartsd.com
LED Anniversary VI – Sunday
After collaborating with Skrillex and Was So Not on the single “Waiting” in November, L.A. producer RL Grime headlines another all-night, 18+ party at the Valley View Casino Center. Dutch DJ Laidback Luke helps to round out a roster that also includes Lost Kings, Ghastly, and others. – Scott McDonald
Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma. valleyviewcasinocenter.com
Tantrums & Tiaras Battle of the Bar Queens – Sunday
Novice drag queens from the Hillcrest hospitality scene compete in a hilarious pageant benefiting the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
The Observatory, North Park. tantrumstiaras.org