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San Diego: This Weekend (May 31-June 3)

Top events around San Diego this weekend include the oping of the San Diego County Fair, Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival and the Elevated Cannabis Wedding Expo.

Top events around San Diego this weekend include the oping of the San Diego County Fair, Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival and the Elevated Cannabis Wedding Expo.  

5.31-6.3: Ryan Hamilton 

“Where do you want to begin? Should we start with my face? Should we? I always look like this. I look really happy all the time, and I don’t feel like this. I really don’t. I feel OK, and I look crazy happy. And I don’t even buy it. I wake up in the morning, and I look in the mirror, and I go, ‘Well, that is inaccurate.’” — Ryan Hamilton on Happy Face

@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com 

Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton.

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6.1-3: Maz Jobrani  

“I would never file for divorce. I would never file for divorce ’ cause I love my wife. Also, I’m a comedian, and she’s a lawyer. Who’s gonna win that one, right?” — Maz Jobrani on Brown and Friendly

@ La Jolla Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla 

Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani.

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6.1: Party Favor 

Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland (aka Party Favor) has worked with Rich the Kid, Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, Bad Royale and more. But for his latest single, the March-released MDR, Ragland teamed with DJ Baauer of Harlem Shake fame. — Scott McDonald

@ OMNIA, omniaclubs.com/san-diego 

Party Favor

Party Favor.

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6.1: 16th annual Beer and Sake Festival

Show your support for the Japan Society’s educational outreach programs by feasting on Asian fare and sipping on sakes and beers at this cultural event that also includes art booths, a silent auction and a unique tuna-cutting demonstration. — Michael Benninger

Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Funner, japan-society.org

16th annual Beer and Sake Festival

Attending the event will help the Japan Society's educational outreach programs. 

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6.1: Virtual Riot 

Virtual Riot is 23-year-old German DJ and producer Christian Brunn. His latest, the six-song German Engineering EP, was released in January. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com  

Virtual Riot

Virtual Riot.

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6.1: Mark Farina 

Farina recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his long-running Mushroom Jazz club nights with the eighth installment of his acid jazz compilation series by the same name. In January, the veteran house DJ collaborated with producer Homero Espinosa on the single, What Ya Saying— Scott McDonald   

@ Music Box, musicboxsd.com

Mark Farina

Mark Farina.

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6.1-3: 35th annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

This fun-filled 3-day event features hot air balloon flights from dawn till dusk as well as wine and beer tastings amid more than 150 merchants with wares from around the world. — Michael Benninger

Lake Skinner Regional Park, Temecula, tvbwf.com

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

Watch hot air balloons take off while you sip wine and drink beer. 

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6.1-8: Urban Wine Week and Sip the City Party

Uniting San Diego’s finest vintners, this celebration of the local wine scene includes pours from more than a dozen urban wineries alongside fabulous food tastings and enthralling entertainment. Check out some of the highlights for the week, including the June 1 kick off event Sip the City, here— Stacy Marquez

The Headquarters, Seaport Village, sdurbanwineries.com

Urban Wine Week and Sip the City Party

Sip the city, literally, by tasting the different wines in San Deigo. 

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6.1-7.4: San Diego County Fair

Following a “How Sweet It Is!” theme, the county’s signature summer event returns to the Fairgrounds with an even more impressive lineup of concerts, comedians and deep-fried fare. Check out our preview on some of the treats to keep an eye out for— Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sdfair.com

San Diego County Fair Day
Fair goers ride The Wheel and other rides on the final day of the San Diego County Fair on July 4, 2017. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune

6.2: 15th annual Encinitas Rotary Food & Wine Festival

Sip and taste beverages from dozens of wineries, breweries and restaurants while some of the city’s top local musicians perform at this event benefiting several noteworthy nonprofits. — Michael Benninger

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, Encinitas, encinitaswinefestival.com

15th annual Encinitas Rotary Food & Wine Festival

Lots of wine and lots of food in Encinitas on June 2.

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6.2: Art Around Adams

Stroll — or board the complimentary Comedy Trolley — along two miles of art, crafts and live music during Normal Heights’ annual showcase of emerging talent. — Michael Benninger

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, artaroundadams.org

Art Around Adams

Artists gather on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. John Gastaldo/U-T San Diego/Zuma Press

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6.2: Fourth annual Toast to the Coast

Surfers, snorkelers, SUPers and other ocean lovers are invited to attend this eco-friendly fundraiser benefiting San Diego Coastkeeper. — Michael Benninger

Soledad Club, Pacific Beach, heartsforsd.org

Fourth annual Toast to the Coast

This fundraiser benefits the San Diego Coastkeeper.

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6.2: Mabuhay Festival

Honoring the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day and celebrating the nation’s language, culture and diversity, this free event shines a light on artists affiliated with the Southeast Asian nation. — Michael Benninger

Kimball Park, National City, wesaymabuhay.org

6.2-3: San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Headlined by The Revivalists and featuring a finish-line festival at Waterfront Park, the original music-themed marathon promises more tunes — and more courses — including a 5K, a half-marathon and a two-person relay. — Michael Benninger

Throughout uptown and downtown, runrocknroll.com

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

With the finish line in sight runners show relief on the final stretch at the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego marathon and half marathon in San Diego. PHOTO BY NELVIN C. CEPEDA, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

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6.3: 25 and Under Contest and Reception

Young artists (those 25 and under) submitted original artwork for a spot in the museum, and 25 finalists have their work on display. Now, patrons are invited to vote for their favorite piece during the reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. — Lisa Deaderick

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown, 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541, mcasd.org

25 and Under Contest and Reception

25 and Under Contest and Reception.

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6.3: 30th annual RB Alive! Expo

Join more than 35,000 attendees browsing through wares from north of 300 merchants during this jam-packed event touting tasty treats, historical re-enactments and a classic car show. — Michael Benninger

Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo, sdbusinesschamber.com

30th annual RB Alive! Expo

Classic cars are just some of the attractions at the RB Alive! Expo.

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6.3: Elevated Cannabis Wedding Expo

The first of its kind in San Diego since it became legal in January, this expo brings brides- and grooms-to-be together with vendors who specialize in celebrations that incorporate cannabis. 

Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center, North Park, sdcannaevents.com

6.3: Uncork for a Cause with Clayton Richard

Rub elbows with professional athletes and local celebs at this wine-centric event focused on giving back to communities and people in need of assistance. — Jennifer Ianni

Omni San Diego Hotel, East Village, uncorkforacause.com

Uncork for a Cause with Clayton Richard

This event will give back to communites in need. 

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6.1-3 vs. Cincinnati Reds

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