San Diego: This Weekend (Feb. 15-18)


Events in town this weekend include comedian Hannibal Buress, the Harlem Globetrotters and the 15th Annual Guacamole Bowl.

2.15-17: Hannibal Buress

“Sometimes when I watch porn, I put my hoodie on so I feel creepier.” — Hannibal Buress on Just for Laughs

@ The American Comedy Co.,

Hannibal Buress.

Hannibal Buress.

(Timothy Norris / Getty Images for FYF)

2.16: Tiffany Haddish

“After I left my grandma’s and graduated high school and everything, I got accepted into NYU, y'all. I was supposed to go to NYU. Don’t clap, ’cause I didn’t go. Make no sense to me, because $30,000 a semester. How am I paying $30,000 a semester? How many d*cks do I gotta suck to get this education?” — Tiffany Haddish on From the Hood to Hollywood

@ Pechanga Resort,

Comedian Tiffany Haddish.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish.

(Andrew Toth / Getty Images for ELLE)

2.16: Harlem Globetrotters

Bask in the ball-handling wizardry of the Harlem Globetrotters as they introduce San Diego to basketball’s first 4-point line — more than 6 feet beyond the NBA’s current 3-point perimeter. — Michael Benninger

Valley View Casino Center, Midway District,

2.16: Porter Robinson

Where in the world is Porter Robinson? The 25-year-old DJ and producer has sold out venues like the Valley View Casino Center and is a veteran of the cozy confines of OMNIA. He just hasn’t released new music for a year and a half. — Scott McDonald


2.16-18: Theo Von

“Just landed in Los Angeles and they are making me get a permit to be a straight male.” — Theo Von on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

Comedian Theo Von.

Comedian Theo Von.

(Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

2.16-18: 13th Annual San Diego Tet Festival

Carnival rides, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego Pageant and two stages of competitive singing, dancing and eating span this 3-day festival that also boasts a beer garden and food vendors from around the world. — Michael Benninger

Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa,

2.16, 18: San Diego Symphony performs live to Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban movie

For two great nights, even Muggles will be able to participate in some magic when the San Diego Symphony performs live along with the soundtrack to Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, which will be shown simultaneously on a big screen. Sorry Harry Potter fans without tickets, this show sold out long ago.

750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0804,

2.17: Carnival in the Park: Artistic Performances by Fern Street Circus

Head to the waterfront for this free event featuring performances from the Fern Street Circus including aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, musicians and more.

Cesar Chavez Park, Barrio Logan,

2.17: Gramatik

Slovenia-born, New York-based producer Gramatik released his latest EP, New Re:Coil, Pt. 1, last October on his own LowTemp Records. The album’s most recent single, Aymo, features rapper Talib Kweli. — Scott McDonald

@ Observatory North Park,

2.17: 15th Annual Guacamole Bowl

Thirty teams compete to guac your socks off at this annual dip-off where admission includes a full bag of tortilla chips and all the samples you can stomach. — Michael Benninger

Balboa Park Club, Balboa Park,

2.17: 6th Annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden

Bring Fido along for this stroll through North County’s sprawling 37-acre garden that’s peppered with pet products, dog treats and great resources for people who love pups. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas,

2.17-18: 37th annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends

Formerly known as Bob Marley Day, this festival has been jiving in San Diego for 37 straight years. Chill out with music and a yoga session, while enjoying the great vibe of Balboa Park.

WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., Balboa Park,

2.17-18: San Diego Pet Con

Support local animal causes, be blown away by agility and obedience demonstrations and meet fuzzy friends in search of forever homes at this convention/adoption event showcasing vets, groomers and other pet-centric professionals. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

2.18: Mardi Gras 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

Don a mask, bust out your beads and strut your stuff along a scenic seaside course before capping off your run with an unforgettable post-race party. — Michael Benninger

Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay,

2.18: Ultimate Wine Run

Registered racers receive four tastings at the festival following this wine-lovers run that also features a live DJ, a mechanical bull and oodles of impressive food trucks. — Michael Benninger

NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma,

2.18: LED Anniversary VII

In 2016, French producer/DJ Madeon (aka Hugo Leclercq) teamed with Porter Robinson on the single, Shelter, and their coheadlining
tour of the same name sold out a stop at Valley View Casino Center. Leclercq returns alone to headline this anniversary show and brings Malaa, Herobust, Brohug and more with him. — Scott McDonald

@ Valley View Casino Center,

2.18: Local Brews Local Grooves

Presented by 91x, this 21+ “dayger” (as it’s being called) features 14 bands (including Almost Monday, Jessica Lerner Band and The Montell Jordans) and 14 breweries. That’s one way to celebrate having Monday as a holiday (if you’re so lucky).

1055 Fifth Ave., downtown,

Members of Almost Monday, l-r Michael Leto, Luke Fabry and Cole Clisby grab a brew at Point Loma Living Room Coffeehouse. Missing is Dawson Daugherty. (Rick Nocon)
(Rick Nocon / For The San Diego Union-Tribune)

2.18: Lil Wayne

Just days ahead of the expected release of the long anticipated Tha Carter V, Lil Wayne’s 12th studio album, the rapper makes a stop in San Diego for one wild night.

Parq, 615 Broadway, downtown,

2.18: Matoma

After recently working with the likes of The Vamps, Snoop Dogg and D.R.A.M, 26-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) hooked up with Noah Cyrus for his recent single, Slow. The song got its own 3-song remix EP (including one by R3HAB) last month. — Scott McDonald


2.18: Baauer

Harlem Shake producer Harry Bauer Rodrigues teamed with Canadian DJ A-Trak on the Fern Gully / Dumbo Drop single in November. Last month, he appeared on 18, a Rich Brian (FKA Rich Chigga) single that also features Kris Wu, Joji, and Trippie Redd. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

San Diego Gulls home games

2.17 vs Ontario Reign

Movie releases

2.16: Black Panther, Early Man