19 Things to Do This Weekend


5.20: Bike to Work Day, throughout San Diego County

Ditch the whip for a day - or all month long in conjunction with National Bike Month - to support this greener, cost-saving and lower-body-toning alternative to car commuting. Nearly 100 pit stops throughout S.D. will offer free snacks and encouragement.

5.20: J. Boog @ Observatory North Park,

In November, this reggae artist will join Damian and Stephen Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Steel Pulse and many others on the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise.

5.20: The Cure @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,

Rocking quintet best known for its hits “Just Like Heaven” (1987), “Lovesong” (1989) and “Friday I’m in Love” (1992).

5.20: Tie?sto @ OMNIA San Diego,

In 2014, progressive house producer Tijs Michiel Verwest, aka Tie?sto, won a Grammy Award for his remix of John Legend’s “All of Me.”

“In America, all you ever get is the negative side of drinking: ‘He got drunk and killed a busload of children.’ Come on, man. It’s time someone pointed out the good in alcohol. Drinking creates conversation, right? You gotta call people the next day and apologize to ‘em.” - Tom Rhodes on Comedy Central Presents
5.20-21: Tom Rhodes @ The Comedy Store,

5.20: The Cult @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,

In February, these British rockers dropped their new album, Hidden City.

5.21: The Cult @ Pechanga Resort & Casino,

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5.20-8.7: Jesus Christ Superstar
Welk Theatre San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido

This 40-year-old rock opera tells the story of Jesus Christ’s final days before his crucifixion as seen through the eyes of disciple Judas Iscariot.

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5.21: Foodie Fest Encinitas, The Lumberyard, Encinitas

Eat and drink (well) for a good cause as North County’s finest chefs and restaurants dish out samples of their cuisine to compete for the “Best of the Foodie Fest” nod and to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

5.21: Jewel @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,

In 1998, this folk pop singer- songwriter performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXII, held at Qualcomm Stadium.

5.21: Bacon & Barrels, Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown

Feast on unlimited samples of bacon-laden dishes, drinks and desserts at this hog heaven for pork enthusiasts, and wash it all down with barreled
beverages - bourbon, beer, wine and scotch.

5.21: Brad Paisley @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre,

This country star is married to Kimberly Williams, aka the bride in the 1991 flick Father of the Bride, starring Steve Martin.

5.21: Soulfly @ Brick by Brick,

Heavy metal act out of Phoenix, Arizona.

5.21: North Park Festival of Arts, University Avenue and 30th Street, North Park

Extended hours and two Craft Beer Blocks make the local arts, live entertainment and dance performances at this free annual event even awesome-er.

5.21-22: Fiesta del Sol, Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach

Ozomatli (Latin/funk) and Pato Banton (reggae) headline these two fun-, sun- and music-filled days at the beach, featuring scores of seaside artists, artisans and other merchants.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s all your favorite superheroes in one exhibit, wherein more than 40 artists reinterpret universal superheroes and other idols in humorous, dark and familiar ways.

5.21-8.14: “My Hero”
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido

Tumble down the rabbit hole into this homage to the fantastical, century-old tale of Alice in Wonderland, brought to life by local talent and Hollywood creature/stage designers.

5.21-8.14: “Unlocking Wonderland”
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido

This show bares all that’s known of America’s only public nudist colony, which, from 1935 to 1936, allegedly convened in the Zoro Garden, used today as Balboa Park’s butterfly sanctuary.

5.22: “The Naked Truth”
San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park

5.22: Janis Ian @ Balboa Theatre,

The Grammy Award-winning musician performs locally to raise money for the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation and the San Diego Women’s Chorus.

5.22: Rudimental + Gorgon City @ Quartyard,

Rudimental (best known for the 2012 single “Feel the Love”) and Gorgon City (best known for the 2014 single “Ready for Your Love”) co-headline this stop along their Live U.S.A. Tour.