31 Things To Do This Weekend
6.2-4: Ian Bagg @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“The other day in China, a lady had a baby with three arms. Oh, my god. They’re always one step ahead of us. He’s probably making shoes and toys right now as we speak.” - Ian Bagg on Comedy Central Presents
6.3: Beer and Sake Festival @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Valley Center, harrahssocal.com
Sample more than 100 sake varieties and local craft beers, taste apps from local chefs and enter the Cosplayer Competition to help raise funds for The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana’s educational programs.
6/3: Hellyeah @ House of Blues, hob.com
Heavy metalers on the We’re All in This Together tour through mid-July.
6/3: Dylan Scott @ Moonshine Flats, moonshineflats.com
In February, this country up-and-comer released a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.”
6/3: Stephen Marley @ Quartyard, quartyardsd.com
Bob Marley’s second-born son is expected to drop his reggae album Revelation Pt. 2 - The Fruit of Life sometime in 2016.
6/3: Switchfoot @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Songs from this San Diego-native alt. rock band were featured prominently in the 2002 flick A Walk to Remember, starring Mandy Moore and Shane West.
6/3: Sharam @ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
This progressive house DJ drops his new album, Retroactive, on June 10.
6/3: Protohype @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
This Los Angeles-based EDMer collaborated with 12th Planet on the Transitions EP.
6/3: Nervo @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
DJ Mag’s most recent “Top 100 DJs” list ranks these pop dance twins at No. 24.
6.3-4: K-von @ The Comedy Palace, thecomedypalace.com
“I went up to a girl, we’re at a club, everyone’s having fun, and I go, ‘Hey, I’m staying in the hotel room next door; we can go there later.’ She goes, ‘Excuse me? I am not a whore.’ I was like, ‘I was not offering to pay you.’” -K-von during a performance at Pechanga Resort
6.3-5: LGBT Film Festival @ The Observatory North Park, filmoutsandiego.com
Catch a few dozen films and shorts, many making their U.S. or West Coast premiere, at FilmOut San Diego’s 18th annual three-day film festival in North Park.
6.3-5: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon @ Starting Line at Quince Street and Sixth Ave., Balboa Park , runrocknroll.com
This health-conscious weekend, which kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the San Diego Convention center, culminates in a Sunday morning full and half marathon featuring live bands performing at every mile-marker. Pop rocker Gavin DeGraw headlines the post-race concert at downtown’s Waterfront Park.
6.3-7.4: San Diego County Fair @ Del Mar Fairgrounds, sdfair.com
Four weeks of fried foods, farm animals and nightly concerts draw an average of 1.5 million fair fans (about 60K per day) to where the turf meets the surf. This year’s fair highlights include Toast of the Coast Wine Festival (6/11), San Diego International Beer Festival (6/17-19), County Fair 5K (6/18) and more.
See archival posters from the ‘60s and ‘70s, which depict how Mexican-American women activists gained recognition for their accomplishments and the contributions they made to San Diego.
6.3-7.31: “Shoulders to Stand On”
Women’s Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station
6/4: Thrice @ House of Blues, hob.com
On May 27, this rock band dropped To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere, its ninth studio album.
This annual contest spotlights some of San Diego’s most talented artists under the age of 25.
6.4: “25 & Under Art Contest”
Museum of Contemporary Art San DIego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown
6.4: Art Around Adams @ Adams Ave., North Park to Kensington, artaroundadams.org
Stroll along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue (between Hamilton Street and Biona Drive) to peruse works by local artists, enjoy live music and other entertainment, and check out the eats and other offerings provided by nearly 80 neighborhood businesses.
6/4: Los Tucanes De Tijuana @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Norteño band known for its controversial narco-corrido songs about narcotics and Mexico’s drug cartels.
6/4: Arty @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Armin van Buuren, OneRepublic and Paul van Dyk are among the artists with whom this Russian electro producer has collaborated.
6/4: Vice @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
Eric Aguirre, aka Vice, is label mates with fellow Ultra Music remixers Steve Aoki, Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris, to name a few.
California Center For The Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
Del Mar Ballet’s adaption of Peter Pan uses planets, comets and a celebration in India to make audience members wish they never had to grow up.
6.4-5: World Famous Marine Corps Mud Run @ Camp Pendleton, mccscp.com
Survive this muddy, obstacle-laden, drought-conscious (recycled water is used to make the mud) 5K or 10K race around Camp Pendleton to enjoy the food and beer garden just beyond the finish line.
6.5-26: Golda’s Balcony
New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State St., Carlsbad
This play tells the life story of Golda Meir, the Russian immigrant who became an American school-teacher before assuming the role of fourth prime minister of Israel on the eve of 1973’s Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria attacked Israel.
Artist Damon Davis uses images of Michael Brown, an unarmed youth killed by police, to portray the diversity of peaceful protesters who emerged after the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri.
6.4-7.24: “All Hands on Deck,” by Damon Davis
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect St., La Jolla
This biannual exhibit of works by San Diego County high school students reveals local teens’ impressions of how culture impacts their lives.
6.4-8.21: “Expressions of Culture”
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
This exhibit of works from MOPA’s permanent collection sheds light on images captured after dark.
6.4-10.2: “Defying Darkness: Photography at Night”
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
6.5: Opening Day of Polo @ San Diego Polo Club, Rancho Santa Fe, sandiegopolo.com
Celebrating San Diego Polo Club’s 30 years in Rancho Santa Fe, dapper dudes and dames will enjoy two polo matches, a champagne-fueled divot stomp and more while benefiting the San Diego Film Foundation.
6/5: Lady Antebellum @ San Diego County Fair, sdfair.com
Grammy Award-winning country trio known for many hits including “Need You Now” (2009), “Just a Kiss” (2011) and “Bartender” (2014).
6/5: Gavin Degraw @ Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, runrocknroll.com
This pop rocker rose to fame in 2003, when his “I Don’t Want to Be” single was chosen to be the official theme song for One Tree Hill.
6/5: Awolnation @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, fm949sd.com
This alt. rock outfit headlines FM 94/9’s annual summertime concert with support from Jake Bugg, The Wombats, Lucius and others.
6/5: The Offspring @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 91x.com
Punk rock band The Offspring co-headlines with Cheap Trick at 91X’s annual X-Fest concert, which also features performances by Iration, Kongos, Wolfmother and more.
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