San Diego: This Weekend (Jan. 11-14)


Top events in San Diego this weekend include the San Diego Beer Fest, Carlsbad Marathon and Half, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

1.12: DVBBS

Chris and Alex van den Hoef are on a roll. Last year, the Toronto and L.A.-based brothers dropped a single with Steve Aoki and 2 Chainz, released the 6-song Beautiful Disaster EP, and then followed it with another, the 10-song Blood of My Blood. The latter found the pair working with NERVO, GTA, Belly, Cisco Adler and more.


1.12: Wongo

The Australian producer and DJ released a slew of singles last year: Doin’ It/Fantastic with Little By Little, Crunch, Handle It (feat. Divoli S’vere), and most recently, Paradise (feat. San Mei).

@ Bang Bang,

1.12-13: Poway Winter Festival

Reminding everyone that the season isn’t over just because the holidays are, this weekend-long winter wonderland gives guests a chance to go sledding, build a snowman, roast marshmallows and skate around a rink.

Poway Community Park, Poway,

1.12-14: Bill Bellamy

“They not looking for black people. The government know what we do. They let us on the planes ’cause they know we could never be terrorists. Black people ain’t gonna blow up nothin’. They know what we do. They profile us. They know we will rob you, we will shoot you, we will cut you, but we will never blow you up. ’Cause you gotta be on time to f**k with bombs.” — Bill Bellamy on Back to My Roots

@ American Comedy Co.,

Comedian Bill Bellamy.

Comedian Bill Bellamy.

(Bryan Steffy / Getty Images)

1.12-14: Ian Bagg

“Every show I do, at least one person hates me. Once it was a guy in a wheelchair. He hated me so much, he stood up and walked out of the room.” — Ian Bagg at the Improv

@ The Comedy Store,

1.13: 7th Annual San Diego Beer Fest

Knock back samples of more than 150 beers from 70 local and international brewers, then soak up those suds with grub from S.D.’s best food trucks during this day of drinking, eating and live music.

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

1.13: TNT

TNT is Technoboy (aka Italian DJ Cristiano Giusberti) and Tuneboy (fellow Bologna-based hardstyle producer Antonio Doná). The pair released the 3-song Yeah! EP and Tritolo single last year.

@ Bassmnt,

1.13: San Diego Multicultural Festival

Immerse yourself in San Diego’s rich cultural diversity at this free waterfront festival showcasing international art and entertainment from Asian, Afro-Cuban and Native American cultures, among many others.

Ruocco Park, Downtown,

1.13-14: San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

Discover your next vacation destination during two days of travel-centric seminars featuring live cooking demonstrations, international song and dance performances and even camel rides right in the Convention Center.

San Diego Convention Center,downtown,

1.14: 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

One of the country’s largest celebrations in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this parade is filled with drill teams, dazzling floats and high school bands, among other organizations.

Embarcadero, downtown,

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

(John Gastaldo / San Diego Union-Tribune)

1.14: Gryffin

It’s a special DJ set from New York house DJ Dan Griffith as part of MLK weekend. The USC alum and classically trained pianist paired with Colorado-based DJ Illenium on the single Feel Good (feat. Daya) last year, as well as two of his own - Love In Ruins (feat. Sinéad Harnett) and Nobody Compares to You (Feat. Katie Pearlman).


1.14: Carlsbad Marathon & Half

This out-and-back coastal course marks the first race in the 2018 Half Marathon Triple Crown Series and features bands, a beer garden and a fitness expo at the finish line festival.

The Shoppes at Carlsbad, Carlsbad,

1.14: MasterChef Latino Premiere Watch Party

From MasterChef winner to MasterChef judge, San Diego native Claudia Sandoval will be joined by chef/judge Benito Molina (Restaurant Manzanilla in Baja) to watch the premeire episode of MasterChef Latino that will also include a meet and greet and various giveaways.

El Chingon, downtown,

1.14-21: Farm to Fork San Diego

More than 20 restaurants and bars will participate in the annual event that celebrates a commitment to sourcing local ingredients.

Various locations throughout San Diego County,

An Opah fish hamburger presented by executive chef Miguel Valdez at The Red Door on Wednesday in San Diego, California. (Eduardo Contreras/Union-Tribune)
(Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Gulls Home Games

1.13 vs Tucson Roadrunners

Sockers Home Games

1.12 vs Tacoma Stars

Movie releases

1.12: The Commuter, The Post, Paddington 2, Proud Mary

The Post

Biography | Drama

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Alison Brie

In theatres Jan. 12

The first woman publisher of a major U.S. newspaper works with her editor to expose a massive government cover-up that leads all the way to the White House.

The Post starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Alison Brie.

The Post starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Alison Brie.

(Niko Tavernise / AP)


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