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San Diego: This Weekend (Feb. 16-19)

From the San Diego Winter Brew Fest to the LED Anniversary and Guacamole Bowl, there’s plenty to do in San Diego this weekend.

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 and Cocktails 2016 (Bradley Schweit)

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.

Erykah Badu. (Courtesy photo)

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.

Find more concerts in our February concert calendar. 

San Diego Comic Fest. (Courtesy photo)

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.

The Ultimate Wine Run (iStock)

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.

The World Beat Cultural Center will host Tribute to the Reggae Legends. (Peggy Peattie/Union-Tribune)

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.

Guacamole Bowl. (Courtesy photo)

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.

Metal Mulisha at Monster Jam at Petco Park. (Feld Entertainment)

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.

Winter Brew Fest. (Jared Gase)

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.

Epic Series Obstacle Challenge. (Courtesy photo)

EPIC Series Obstacle Challenge – Saturday

Obstacles of epic proportions line a two-mile course for all levels of daredevils.

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley.

5K Paw Walk in the Garden. (Courtesy Rancho Coastal Humane Society)

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.


Wedding Party EXPO – Sunday

The ultimate wedding expo showcases nuptial trends in cakes, dresses, DJs and more.

US Grant Hotel, downtown.

Jump Start Your Heart 5K Run/Walk to benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation. (K.C. Alfred/Union-Tribune)

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.

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.

Find more parties in our February EDM calendar. 


Tantrums & Tiaras Battle of the Bar Queens. (Photo courtesy of

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.

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