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San Diego: This Weekend (May 17-20)

Events around San Diego this weekend include Interactive Day San Diego, comedian Tim Allen, San Diego Taco Fest and the 32nd Annual Bay Bridge Run Walk.

Events around San Diego this weekend include Interactive Day San Diego, comedian Tim Allen, San Diego Taco Fest and the 32nd Annual Bay Bridge Run Walk.

5.17: Bike to Work Day

Grab your helmet, pump up your tires and join the thousands of other San Diegans pedaling to their places of work on this day that aims to encourage more locals to consider biking as an affordable and environmentally friendly choice for commuting. — Michael Benninger

Throughout San Diego County, icommutesd.com

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is a national event celebrated annually in the United States as part of National Bike Month.

5.17: Ninth annual Eat.Drink.Read: A Culinary Event for Literacy

Some of San Diego’s most popular chefs will create culinary pairings inspired by their favorite literary characters at this bookish bash that aims to celebrate reading through connection, consumption and commitment. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Air and Space Museum, Balboa Park, literacysandiego.org

Ninth Annual Eat.Drink.Read

The event combines food with books— keep an eye out if there's green eggs and ham. 

5.17: Fermented Pairings Series Vol. 25: Cupcakes and Beer

Join White Labs as they celebrated their 25th installment in this series that combines education and insight into the creative process of cooking, brewing, tasting and pairing processes topped off with, of course, eating and drinking delicious cupcakes and beer.

9495 Candidia St., Miramar, fermentedpairings25.brownpapertickets.com

5.17: Masters of Food & Wine

Engage in a master class tasting of Don Julio Tequila followed by a dinner prepared by several leading chefs from Mexico, including Javier Placencia (Tijuana) and Poncho Cadena (Guadalajara).

Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, mastersfoodandwine.com

Masters of Food and Wine

Mexican chefs will prepare a dinner along with tastes of Don Julio tequila. 

5.17-19: Jay Chandrasekhar 

“The most frustrated animal on a farm is a ghost cow. Because it’s invisible, right, it has one job. Its one job is to sneak up on the other cows and scare them, right? So it sneaks up on the other cows and it’s like ‘Boooooooo.’ And the other cows, they don’t hear that well, they’re like, ‘Yeah, yeah, moo.’ And the ghost cow’s like, ‘No, I said, Boo! It’s frustrating being a ghost cow.’ … Some of the jokes are just going to go that way.” — Jay Chandrasekhar on Just for Laughs

@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

Jay Chandrasekhar

Jay Chandrasekhar. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

5.17-20: 20th annual Celebrity Championship 2018

Rub elbows with high-profile celebs, and forge new friendships with the rich and famous during this two-day, 36-hole golf tournament paired with nightly parties and free events throughout the week. — Michael Benninger

Morgan Run Club & Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, celebritychampionship.com

Celebrity Championship

Meet celebrities at the 36-hole golf tournament.

5.18: Interactive Day San Diego

Listen to marketing mavens, inspiring entrepreneurs and brilliant brand managers share their visions of the future of tech, then attend the enlightening after-party in East Village. — Michael Benninger

Venues in the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village, sandiegox.org

Interactive Day San Diego

Interactive Day San Diego is great for business-minded individuals.

5.18: Tim Allen

“Women do their own particularly weird stuff. Watch a woman do a bikini wax. Boy, there’s something you’ll never see a man do. Hell, no. ‘Honey, I’m afraid that ball hair is going to sit right where it is.’ Even though, we’ll all agree that ball-area is pretty damn ugly. It’s like God had some elbow skin leftover.” — Tim Allen on Tim Allen Rewires America

@ Copley Symphony Hall, copleysymphonyhall.com

Tim Allen

Tim Allen. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Clase Azul)

5.18-20: Rick Ingraham

“When white supremacists see an albino person do they think ‘lucky bastard?’” — Rick Ingraham on Twitter

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

Rick Ingraham

Rick Ingraham.

5.19: Armed Forces Appreciation Day

Express your admiration for active-duty military and their families during this daylong celebration chock full of music, food and family fun. — Michael Benninger

Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside, visitoceanside.org

Armed Forces Appreciation Day

Armed Forces Appreciation Day will be in Oceanside. 

5.19: Paul Rodriguez  

“Trump says, ‘I’m gonna make the Mexicans build the wall.’ Yeah, big deal. We’re the only ones in construction. Of course we’re going to build that wall.” — Paul Rodriguez on Paul Rodriguez: The Here and Wow

@ Sycuan Live & Up Close, sycuan.com

Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

5.19: Arts & Amps

Head to Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Pacific Beach for an evening of free music from Boostive and Elektrick Voodoo, artists and flowing brews (which you’ll have to pay for, of course). Register ahead of time to be entered into a raffle for some free brewery merchandise.

5985 Santa Fe St., Pacific Beach, eventbrite.com

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The first Karl Strauss Art & Amps (Volume 1) in May. (/ Brian Skarin)

5.19: San Diego Taco Fest

More than 30 of the city’s best Mexican restaurants offer a slew of top-notch tacos at this festival featuring chihuahua races, live lucha libre matches and headliners Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy, sdtacofest.com 

San Diego Taco Fest

Eat tacos and watch chihuahuas race at the Waterfront Park. 

5.19: Old House Fair

For the 20th year, San Diego will play host to the annual Old House Fair, which features six South Park properties open for tours, an architect-led bike tour of historic and modern homes and exhibitor displays.

Starts at The Rose Wine Bar, 2219 29th St., South Park, oldhousefairsd.com

5.19: Stone Liberty Station Fifth Anniversary

It’s already been five years since Stone Brewery opened its Point Loma location, and what better way to celebrate than by commemorating the occasion with specialty beers and other awesome offerings from Liberty Station’s beloved businesses. — Michael Benninger

NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma, stonebrewing.com 

Stone Liberty Station

Specialty beers will be served at Stone's fifth anniversary. 

5.19: Second annual OMBAC OTL Beerfest

The Old Mission Bay Athletic Club — known for its infamous annual Over-the-Line Tournament — hosts this drinking event showcasing some of the city’s finest breweries and food trucks along with a mini tournament to get people fired up for the main event in July. — Michael Benninger

Mariners Point, Mission Bay, ombac.org

Second Annual OMBAC OTL Beerfest

Drink beer and soak up the sun at the second annual beerfest in Mission Bay. 

5.19: 2018 Chula Vista Community Fun Run

Runners, walkers and parents with strollers are invited to weave through several sport venues at Chula Vista’s premier training facility. — Michael Benninger

Elite Athlete Training Center, Chula Vista, chulavistaca.gov

Chula Vista Fun Run

Start line of Chula Vista Community Fun Run.

5.19: Third annual Horizon Music Festival

Seamlessly blending beats, booze and mouthwatering bites, this hedonistic haven will be headlined by Thievery Corporation with proceeds benefiting the Urban Angels foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to nourishing local homeless. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown, intothehorizon.com

Horizon Music Festival

This event benefits the local nonprofit, Urban Angels.

5.19-20: 39th annual Fiesta del Sol 

This free, two-day music festival showcases an eclectic selection of live performances along with various vendors, oodles of art exhibits and gourmet food trucks galore. — Michael Benninger

Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach, fiestadelsol.net

Fiesta del Sol

House of Cards performs during a previous Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach. Photo by Bill Wechter.

5.20: Grand Avenue Festival

Browse through handcrafted wares from hundreds of merchants, treat your taste buds to bites of international cuisine, and swing your hips to loads of live music at Escondido’s famed festival. — Michael Benninger

Grand Avenue from City Centre Parkway to Juniper, Escondido, visitescondido.com

Grand Avenue Festival

There will be plenty of food, music and crafts to browse through. 

5.20: San Diego Donut Run

You donut want to miss this Pacific Beach fun run that includes 5K, 1-mile dash and kids dash options with proceeds going to GiGi’s Playhouse, a nonprofit that supports individuals with Down syndrome. — Michael Benninger

Crown Point Park, Mission Bay, gigisplayhouse.org

5.20: 32nd annual Bay Bridge Run Walk

Show your support for the half-a-million members of San Diego’s military family at this one-of-a-kind run/walk across the majestic Coronado Bay Bridge to idyllic Tidelands Park. — Michael Benninger

Coronado Bay Bridge, Coronado, navybaybridgerun.com

Bridge Run

Walk or run across the Coronado Bay Bridge. 

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