San Diego: This Weekend (Feb. 22-25)

Events around town this weekend include Cookies On Tap, San Diego Winter Brew Fest, the San Diego Chinese New Year Fair and comedian Dave Attell.

2.22-24: Dave Attell 

“My dad used to beat me when I was a kid. He’d always go, ‘Dave, I really don’t want to hit you, but this is the only thing that gets me hard.’ Oh, come on. It’s a joke. You know I don’t know who my dad is. I have no idea. I was raised in a carnival.” — Dave Attell on Road Work

@ The American Comedy Co.,

2.22: Keys N Krates 

Last here in December for an almost NYE show at Bassmnt, Toronto’s DJ/electronic/percussion trio of David Matisse, Adam Tune and Jr. Flo are signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak. Latest single, Do What U Do, was released last month. — Scott McDonald

@ House of Blues,

2.23: Markus Schulz 

Host of the Global DJ Broadcast weekly radio show and the founder of Coldharbour Recordings, the German-born/Miami-based trance DJ released a pair of remixes for his 2008 single, The New World, last month. — Scott McDonald


2.23: Harlem Globetrotters

Bask in the ball-handling wizardry of the Harlem Globetrotters as they introduce San Diego to basketball’s first 4-point line — more than 6 feet beyond the NBA’s current 3-point perimeter. — Michael Benninger

Valley View Casino Center, Midway District,

2.23-25:  Cookies On Tap

Grab a flight of beer paired specially with Girl Scout cookies at Mike Hess Brewing, AleSmith or Stone Brewing. If one isn't enough, each brewery's designated locations will have its own unique pairings. The breweries purchase 100% of the cookies used for the event as well as donates a portaion of every flight sold to the Girl Scouts of San Diego in this official event.

Mutiple locations,;

2.24: San Diego Winter Brew Fest

Sip samples from more than 30 breweries and rock out to live local artists at this adults-only event celebrating craft beverages from around California. — Michael Benninger

Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park,

2.24: Nelly

Last here in the fall when he opened for Florida George Line, Nelly returns to San Diego for a wild night at Parq.

615 Broadway, downtown,

2.24: The Original Carnaval at Novo Brazil

With a name like Novo Brazil, it's only appropriate to throw a big, traditional Brazillian Carnaval. For two years running, the event brings specialty beers, live entertainment, samba dancers and Brazilian food to one place in the South Bay. Note: Ticket sales end 24 hours before event and will be available on first-come basis for $10 at the door.

901 Lane Ave., Chula Vista,

2.24: San Diego Beer Chase

This 50-mile relay race consists of 12 legs of varying distances with each leg kicking off at a different brewery (with participants getting a sample of beer at each) starting at Mason Ale Works in San Marcos and traveling south along the course to downtown San Diego. At the end will be a finish-line party in the Maker's Quarter that will have brews flowing from multiple breweries.

Various locations around San Diego (starting at Mason Ale Works in San Marcos and ending at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. in East Village),

2.24: Carnival of Caffeination

Two of San Diego's major craft worlds collide when coffee meets beer at Modern Times' second annual Carnival of Caffeination. Expect an array of dark, coffee-centric and barrel-aged beers, as well as other coffee creations from local roasters. Profits from the event go to BikeSD, a nonprofit helping make San Diego a better place to ride.

Broadway Pier, Marina District,

2.24-25: San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

The county’s largest celebration of the Chinese New Year includes two free days of art, culture and exciting performances alongside an array of authentic Asian food. — Michael Benninger

Third Avenue at J Street, downtown,

2.23-25: 61st Yonex Dave Freeman Classic Open

Badminton. Yes, badminton. This isn't your backyard garden party variety of badminton though. More than 300 players will take to the courts to launch birdies over 100 mph back and forth over the net before crowning a winner.

Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd., Balboa Park,

2.24-25: Carruth Cellars Barrel Tasting Party

This eighth annual event is back and bigger than ever. This event offers guests the chance to taste wine from the barrel before it gets bottled. There are four sessions total, from noon to 3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

118 S. Cedros Ave #C, Solana Beach,

2.25: Wedding Party Expo

Bridezillas, frankengrooms and professional wedding planners from far and wide descend upon this trendsetting event held for couples planning their nuptials in the San Diego area. — Michael Benninger

U.S. Grant, downtown,

2.25: Chippendales 2018: About Last Night Tour

Sunday night is made for pants dropping fun as the Chippendales male dancers (seen by 2 million people annually) bare it all (well, mostly) on stage in downtown San Diego. 

House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown,

San Diego Sockers home game

2.22 vs Rio Grande Valley Barracudas FC

Movie releases

2.23: Game NightA Fantastic WomanAnnihilation


Fear what’s inside

Thriller | Fantasy

Directed by Alex Garland

Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac

In theaters: Feb. 23

After a brilliant biologist's husband disappears beyond an anomalous boundary, she leads a discreet expedition to find him in this film based on the best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy.


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