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San Diego: This Weekend (May 3-6)

Things to do this weekend include the San Diego Tattoo Invitational, the 35th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, the Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego 2018 and Yoga on the Midway.

5.3: Taste of Cardiff

Celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that make Cardiff and Restaurant Row so spectacular, this tasting event highlights local restaurants, retailers, brewers and vintners. — Michael Benninger

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Town Center, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
cardiff101.com 

Taste of Cardiff

Find the best of Cardiff on May 3 at their town center. 

(Morgan Mallory)
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5.3-6: Steve Treviño

“Sometimes I wish my wife would get hit by a truck. That’s a horrible thing to say, I know. It’s horrible. Sometimes I want out. Not all the time. Most of the time it’s good. But sometimes I want out. But I don’t get out. You know why I don’t get out? Cuz there’s another man waiting to sleep with her. And I could not imagine another man sleeping with my wife. So I stay in. I f**king stay in. So if my wife gets hit by a truck, problem solved.” — Steve Treviño on Relatable

@ The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla

Steve Treviño

Steve Treviño. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

(Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

5.4: May the Fish Be With You

Star Wars nerds and fish lovers unite for this second annual party that will feature a custom commemorative beer glass, t-shirt, hoodie and a chance to win a bottle of ACE Space (an unfiltered blood organge cider) all while the full series is screened at North Park’s Beerfish restaurant.

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2933 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, beerfish.com

5.4: Tritonal 

David Reed and Chad Cisneros, the Texas-based DJ/producer duo who partnered with The Chainsmokers on 2015’s Until You Were Gone, have made music together for more than a decade. Their latest single, February’s Out My Mind (feat. Riley Clemmons), was released as a club mix last month. — Scott McDonald

@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com

Tritonal

Tritonal.

(Courtesy photo)

5.4: Barely Alive 

The Massachusetts-based dubstep duo appeared on Rampage Recordings’ Sampler 03 EP in February, and followed it by teaming with Ghastly on the April-released single, Fake U Out. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com 

Barely Alive

Barely Alive.

(Courtesy photo)

5.4-6: San Diego Tattoo Invitational

Showcasing the creative diversity of some of the world’s top tattooists, this indelible ink fest will include live demonstrations of the subculture’s trendy and traditional techniques. — Michael Benninger

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Golden Hall, downtown, sandiegotattooinvitational.com

Tattoo Invitational

Take a peek into tattoo culture at this event. 

(Courtesy photo)

5.4-6: Nate Craig  

“If anyone here designs Pilates studios, why you gotta make the windows so big? You trying to make me feel like predator?” — Nate Craig at Gotham Comedy Club

@ The Comedy Club at Pechanga, pechanga.com

Nate Craig

Nate Craig.

(Courtesy photo)

5.4-6: 35th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

The city’s signature Cinco celebration returns with live music, a Lowrider Lane, and lots of lucha libre matches alongside food and drink specials at scads of bars and restaurants. — Michael Benninger

Harney Street and San Diego Avenue, cincodemayooldtown.com

Old Town Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Celebrate Mexican culture at Old Town.

(Courtesy photo)
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5.4-6: Beach Soccer Championship

Put your best foot forward at this fun festival kicking off SoCal’s soccer season and raising funds for local youth programs. — Michael Benninger

Harbor Beach, Oceanside, beachsoccerusa.org

5.5: Second Annual Niigata Sake Festival

Sample several varieties of Niigata Sake, which has been described as “mellow and balanced with a clean, crisp finish.”

BeShock Ramen and Sake Bar, East Village, be-shock.com

5.5: Rhythm & Brews

The San Diego Brewers Guild‘s annual festival returns to the heart of historic Vista Village with live music and plenty of pours from more than 50 of the county’s best breweries. — Michael Benninger

Historic Vista Village, Vista, sdbeer.com

Rhythm & Brews

Have a good time with friends tasting beer and listening to blues during the Rhythm and Brews Festival.

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5.5: Vice 

It’s a Cinco de Mayo party with L.A.-based DJ Vice, aka Eric Aguirre, who also owns the CRSVR clothing/shoe boutiques located in Santa Barbara and Las Vegas. — Scott McDonald

@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com

Vice

Vice.

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5.5: 27th Annual May Pug Party Cinco de Mayo

Southern California’s largest pug-centric event returns with more than 400 of the scrunched-face canines competing in costume contests, a cupcake chomp, and a wet T-shirt showdown. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, pugsandiego.com

5.5: Father Joe’s Villages’ 34th Annual Children’s Charity Gala

Help children experiencing homelessness access the tools they need to build a better future by feasting on an exquisite three-course dinner paired with signature cocktails and world-renowned wines. — Michael Benninger

U.S. Grant Hotel, downtown, my.neighbor.org

5.5: Andrea Oliva 

The Swiss DJ, producer, and one-time Ibiza wunderkind released his three-song single, Preset the Reset, last December with remixes from Philip Bader and Reset Robot. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com 

Andrea Oliva

Andrea Oliva.

(Courtesy photo)

5.5: Seedling Soiree

Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien is emceeing this event showcasing local chefs as they create dishes utilizing organic and sustainable ingredients grown right here in San Diego. — Michael Benninger

Olivewood Gardens, National City, olivewoodgardens.org

Seedling Soiree

Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien is emceeing this sustainable event. 

(Bhadri Ku)

5.5: Ninth Annual Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego 2018

Celebrating the diversity of Asian and Pacific Island cultures and ethnicities, this fun, free and family-friendly festival aims to unify San Diego’s Asian populations and educate others about their arts and traditions. — Michael Benninger

Mira Mesa Senior Center, Mira Mesa, asianculturalfestivalsd.com

5.5: 18th Annual Food & Wine Festival

Join the Junior League of San Diego as they host their biggest fundraiser of the year, dishing up the ultimate outdoor foodie experience to more than 1,200 guests at this Kentucky Derby-themed festival. — Michael Benninger

La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, jlsd.org

18th Annual Food & Wine Festival

Bring out the fancy hats for this food and wine-filled festival. 

(Courtesy photo)

5.5: Yoga on the Midway

Arrive early and bring your mat to this free, all-levels yoga class aboard San Diego’s legendary aircraft carrier. — Michael Benninger

USS Midway flight deck, downtown, downtownsandiego.org

Yoga on the Midway

Hundreds of yogis gathered for a free hour-long class presented by Scripps Health and the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

(Nancee E. Lewis / )

5.5: Walk for Animals

Do your part to make our city safer for companion animals and wildlife of all types by walking in this event raising vital funds for San Diego Humane Society. — Michael Benninger

NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma, sdhumane.org

Walk for Animals

The event helps raise funds for the San Diego Humane Society.

(Emi Killeri / )

5.5: Cinco by the Bay

Celebrating Mexico’s rich heritage and culture, this 21+ event includes tastes of the nation’s cuisine and sips of agave spirits set to a soundtrack of traditional Mexican music. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown, cincobythebay.com

5.6: 10th Annual Miracle Babies 5K

Don a cape and cowl when heading to this costumed 5K followed by a day full of entertainment, art demonstrations and obstacle courses all benefiting the babies cared for in San Diego NICUs. — Michael Benninger

NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma, miraclebabies.org

10th Annual Miracle Babies 5K

Support babies cared for at the San Diego NICUs through participating in the 10th Annual Miracle Babies 5K.

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5.6: Tacos & Beer 5K

Kick off a fun and festive Cinco weekend with a 5K followed by tacos, beer and live entertainment including mariachi music, a mechanical bull and a piñata-bashing party. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown, tacosnbeer5k.com 

5.6: Chef-driven Bake Sale

Carb-lovers unite at this inaugural event showcasing signature treats from a baker’s dozen of San Diego’s top pastry chefs.

Herb & Eatery, Little Italyfriendlyfeast.org

Chef-driven Bake Sale

Get ready to indugle in pasteries from San Diego bakers. 

(Courtesy photo)

5.6: Claptone  

Celebrate Quartyard’s new location with a set from this CRSSD Fest veteran. The mysterious, masked German house DJ and producer is sure to play plenty of fresh cuts from his upcoming new album, Fantast, set for release in June. — Scott McDonald   

@ Quartyard, quartyardsd.com

Claptone

Claptone. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)

(Michael Tullberg / Getty Images for Coachella)

5.6: San Diego Vintage Flea Market

More than 100 unique merchants display their very best vintage wares at this free, rain-or-shine event. — Michael Benninger

The Observatory, North Park, sdvintagefleamarket.com

San Diego Vintage Flea Market

Snag some deals at this vintage flea market. 

(Jared Gase / )

5.6: Boots N’ Dukes Country Fest

Sunday will see the launch of a new outdoor entertainment series that will feature hot country acts and local artists, plus barbecue, drinks, line-dancing and more. Singer-songwriter Frankie Ballard will kick off the series on May 6 for the inaugural rooftop party.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp, bootsndukesfest.com

frankie ballard

Frankie Ballard will headline the inaugural Boots 'N Dukes Fest at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.

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5.6: Spring Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike

Igniting San Diego’s triathlon season and marking the first event in the city’s annual Triple Crown Series, this serene swim, flat cycling course, and sea-level run is ideal for experienced athletes and first-timers alike. — Michael Benninger

South Shores Park, Mission Bay, kozevents.com

Spring Sprint

Test your skills at this triathlon in Mission Bay.

(Endurance Sports Photo / )

5.6: 44th Annual Carlsbad Village Faire

The one-day street fair returns to North County with 50 food booths, 800 merchants and an expected 100,000+ visitors from far and wide. — Michael Benninger

Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, downtown Carlsbad, carlsbad.org

Carlsbad Village Faire

Eat food, drink and watch performers at this street fair.

(Chad Spinks / )

SD Legion Home game

5.4 vs Houston SaberCats 

SD Legion

SD Legion's Anthony Salabar (13) is embraced by teammates after scoring a try on a breakaway in the second half against the Utah Warriors on April 28, 2018. 

(Chadd Cady)

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