19 Things to Do This Weekend


“I’m on a strict running program. I started yesterday. I’ve only missed one day so far.” - Kevin Nealon on Comedy Central Presents
5.5-7: Kevin Nealon @ American Comedy Co.,

5.5-8: Gator by the Bay, Spanish Landing Park, Midway District

Gator gumbo, hush puppies, jambalaya, 10,000 pounds of crawfish and other down-home Southern dishes feed the masses at this four-day, Louisiana-style event, featuring seven stages of live bands, cooking demos and Mardi Gras parades.

5.6: Mama’s Day, Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Taste culinary delights created by nearly 60 local chefs while helping to raise funds for Mama’s Kitchen, which delivers free meals to local families affected by AIDS and cancer.

“The best thing you can do as a father is make sure your wife, the mother of your children, gets as much as rest as possible, because sleep deprivation in a mother leads to murder.” - Jim Breuer on Jim Breuer: Let’s Clear the Air
5.6: Jim Breuer @ Observatory North Park,

5.6: Sander van Doorn @ OMNIA San Diego,

Martin Garrix and DVBBS collaborated with this electro house Netherlander on his 2014 single “Gold Skies.”

5.6: Violent Femmes @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay,

In March, these punk rockers dropped We Can Do Anything, their first album in 16 years.

5.6 Dirtyphonics + FuntCase @ Bassmnt,

House music trio Dirtyphonics and dubstep DJ FuntCase headline the North American Neckbreaker Tour.

5.6: Roberto Tapia @ Casino Pauma,

San Diego-born Norten?o musician.

“Subway’s new colors, motto and commercials all scream PLEASE FORGET JARED PLEASE FORGET JARED PLEASE FORGET JARED.” - Michael Kosta on Twitter
5.6-7: Michael Kosta @ The Comedy Store,

“Every time you see a pay phone, you’re like, ‘Oh, my god, take a picture, they’re about to take it down.’ [My son’s] never gonna know about being out late at night and having to pick up that nasty receiver that has gum and gonorrhea on it.” - Gabriel Iglesias on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
5.6-7: Gabriel Iglesias @ Pala Casino,

5.6-8: Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, Old Town

Mariachis, margaritas, Mexican cuisine y muchas cervezas transform Old Town into what’s dubbed the largest Cinco De Mayo celebracio?n north of the border.

5.6-8: Romeo and Juliet
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown

City Ballet of San Diego graces the stage, amping up elegant dance with sword-fighting to tell Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love and tragedy.

5.7: Ookay @ OMNIA San Diego,

Diplo, Tie?sto and David Guetta are among the big names who have supported this San Diego-based trap music maker.

5.7: Pug Party, Del Mar Fairgrounds

More than 500 pugs and their human companions are expected to waddle into this 25th annual bash for pug massages, pawdicures, costume contests and more to benefit Pug Rescue of San Diego County.

5.7-15: Great Scott
San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 Third Ave., Downtown

International opera diva Arden Scott returns to her roots to save her hometown opera house, but there’s a catch: The Super Bowl is the same evening as her pivotal premiere.

Established artists Wendy Maruyama and Roy McMakin display their award- winning works alongside those of Peter Scheidt and Kevin Inman, winners in the 2015 San Diego Art Prize’s “Emerging Artists” category.

5.7-6.11: 2015 San Diego Art Prize
Athanaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla

Enter the freewheeling world of Hunt Slonem, a New York-based artist who’s had more than 300 solo shows internationally and is most renowned for his neo-expressionist paintings of butterflies, rabbits and tropical birds.

5.7-6.11: “When Art Meets Design,” by Hunt Slonem
Madison Art Gallery
1055 Wall St., Ste. 100, La Jolla

5.8: Four Tet @ Music Box,

In August, this electro artist will perform at the UK’s four-day Creamfields dance festival, at which Avicii, Above & Beyond, Laidback Luke and many other DJs will spin.

5.8: Eli Young Band @ House of Blues,

Country quartet best known for its hits “Crazy Girl” (2011), “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (2012) and “Drunk Last Night” (2013).