San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 21-24)

Apples are the star of the show during Julian Apple Days. (iStock)
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Keeping San Diegans busy this weekend are events that include the MCAS Miramar Air Show, Pacific Islander Festival and the start of San Diego Restaurant Week.

9.21: Culture & Cocktails: South Pacific

Say goodbye to summer with an evening that will celebrate the Oceania region, which is comprised of four sub regions: Australasia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia. Tropicical cocktails, live music and performances highlighting South Pacific cultures will be the main attraction.

San Diego Museum of Art: 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park ,

9.22: San Diego Festival of Beer

Back for its 23rd year, this indoor/outdoor cancer-fighting fundraiser offers live music and unlimited samples from more than 60 different breweries. - Michael Benninger

Broadway Pier: 1000 N Harbor Drive, downtown,

9.22: Dash Berlin

In addition to remixing Clean Bandit and Garüda this year, the Dutch trance DJ and producer released his fourth full-length album, We Are (Part 2). It’s a follow-up to his 2014 album with the same name and features guests Waka Flocka Flame, Christina Novelli, Jonny Rose and more. - Scott McDonald


9.22-23: Greg Fitzsimmons

“Textile Dysfunction: When bubbles appear in your text app and then mysteriously disappear. Often caused by excessive drinking.” - Greg Fitzsimmons on Twitter

@ The American Comedy Co.,

9.22-23: Tom Rhodes

“A lot of my friends in Europe tell me they think all Americans own guns and that we’re all easily prone to violence. I just want to shoot ‘em in the face when they say s**t like that.” - Tom Rhodes on Holy Temple of the HaHa

@ The Comedy Store,

9.22-24: MCAS Miramar Air Show

The nation’s largest military air show takes flight above Miramar, while an exhibit of past and present aircraft, along with an extensive array of ground-combat equipment, offers enthusiasts an insider’s glimpse of wartime equipment. - Michael Benninger

Marine Corps Air Station,

9.23: Crab Fest

The city’s quintessential all-you-can-eat crustacean confab returns with 20,000 pounds of freshly cooked crab, plus interactive exhibits and live DJs. - Michael Benninger

Marina Village: 1936 Quivira Way, Mission Bay,

9.23: San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration

More than 160 Southern Californian vendors, dancers and entertainers convene at the San Diego Zoo for an internationally inspired food-, wine- and beer-tasting event featuring seven live stages and offering exotic animal interactions. - Michael Benninger

San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park,

9.23 19th Annual Pier Pancake Breakfast

Start the day off with a heaping pile of pancakes at this Ocean Beach traditional event that helps raise money for the OB Food and Toy Drive and area holiday events.

Ocean Beach Pier: 5078 Niagara Ave., Ocean Beach,

9.23: Curbi

British DJ Tobias Curwen-Bingley (aka Curbi) remixed Cheat Codes, Felix Jaehn and Galantis last year. His latest single, Shinai, was released in March on Spinnin’ Records. - Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,

9.23: Hoppy Beer Hoppy Life 5th Anniversary Party

Unlimited is the name of the game at this celebration bash. Enjoy unlimited samples from more than 25 true craft breweries and unlimited food samples, as well. Local bands will provide the tunes throughout the day.

Memorial Park: 373 Park Way, Chula Vista,

9.23: Pacific Islander Festival

Get immersed in the culture of the indigenous people of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia during this annual celebration of the Pacific Islander lifestyle. - Michael Benninger

Ski Beach: 1600 Vacation Road, Mission Bay,

9.23: Wiwek

Dutch DJ Wiwek, full name Wiwek Mahabali, was originally signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. He’s now with Skrillex’s OWSLA and has released two things so far in 2017 - the Faka G/Double Dribble single, and July’s Drum Nation EP. - Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

9.23-24: Tramps Like Us

The two-day, 18+, all-night phenomenon returns once again to The Midway District. This time, it features Yellow Claw (pictured), Joyryde, Bear Grillz, Sikdope, Cesqeaux and Angelz. - Scott McDonald

@ Valley View Casino Center,

9.23-24: Vista Viking Festival

Celebrate Viking culture at this two-day Nordic festival, featuring live music, beer gardens, a KidZone and competitions such as the battle cry, horn blowing, fiery axe toss and the world-famous fish fling. - Michael Benninger

Norway Hall Foundation: 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista,

9.23-24: Julian Apple Days Festival

Apples may be the star of this show, but the festival also includes music, an antique tractor display, pie eating contests, a falconry display and the crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Apple Days.

Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian,

9.24: Showtek

Dutch DJ siblings Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen (aka Showtek) have worked with David Guetta, Tiësto, Hardwell, Bassjackers and more. They’ve released remixes to a pair of their 2016 singles, along with two brand new singles (On Our Own and Amen), already this year. - Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

9.24-10.1: San Diego Restaurant Week

Don’t wait to make reservations as more than 180 area restaurants offer steep discounts on prix fixe menus over the course of eight consecutive days. - Michael Benninger


Padres home games

9.21-24 vs. Rockies

Movie release

9.22: The Lego Ninjago Movie, Victoria and Abdul, Battle of the Sexes, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Friend Request


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