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.  

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., 

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, 

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


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,

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,  

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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

Padres home games

6.1-3 vs. Cincinnati Reds


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