San Diego: This Weekend (June 28-July 1)
Events this weekend in San Diego include comedian Marcella Arguello, Ballast Point Brews Cruise and the US Air Guitar Championships.
No need to deal with crowds and overly greasy fair food with this multi-course tasting menu that elevates favorite dishes such as corn dogs (shrimp corn dog, red curry ketchup, khaffir lime mustard).
Grant Grill, 326 Broadway, downtown, grantgrill.com
6.28-30: Marcella Arguello
“I used to work as a bank teller, and I’ll never forget the first guy who ever hit on me. He was adorable, charming and asked me to dinner, and I would have said yes if I didn’t know he had $76 in his account. I was like, we’re not even in a relationship, and you already owe me money.” — Marcella Arguello on Comedy Time
@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
Through 7.1: IDEA World Convention
Join more than 14,000 passionate personal trainers, successful studio owners and other health professionals for four days of networking, motivation and eye-opening education. —Michael Benninger
San Diego Convention Center, downtown, ideafit.com
6.29: David Sedaris Book Signing
Humorist, podcast personality and distinguished author David Sedaris signs copies of his latest book, Calypso, and indulges audience members during what’s certain to be a captivating Q&A. —Michael Benninger
Warwick’s Bookstore, La Jolla, warwicks.com
6.29: Social Media Day San Diego
Learn the latest in social media marketing at this networking event punctuated by talks from today’s top thought leaders. —Michael Benninger
Bahia Resort Hotel, Mission Bay, socialmediadaysandiego.com
6.29: 3rd annual Ballast Point Brews Cruise
Two floors, three hours of entertainment and more than 20 different Ballast Point beers, all while sailing around San Diego Bay. What more do you need to know? —Michael Benninger
Hornblower Adventure Yacht, San Diego Harbor, socalbrewscruise.com
6.29: By the Barrel: Tequila
Learn all about the art of barrel aging at this outdoor tasting event celebrating Estancia’s annual pilgrimage to Casa Herradura and their return with hand-selected casks of reposado tequilas. —Michael Benninger
Estancia La Jolla, La Jolla, meritagecollection.com
6.29: Cash Cash
N.Y.-based DJ trio Cash Cash (Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, Samuel Frisch) makes frequent stops in San Diego. They return to America’s Finest City on the heels of a pair of singles — February’s Jewel (feat. Nikki Vianna) and April’s Finest Hour (feat. Abir). —Scott McDonald
@ OMNIA, omniaclubs.com/san-diego
6.29-7.8: 11th annual Cupcake Extravaganza
Eclipse Chocolate in South Park is looking to bake and sell 10,000 gourmet cupcakes, plus one person has the chance to win free cupcakes for a year — now that’s a sweet deal.
Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro, South Park, eclipsechocolate.com
6.30: Third annual All-White Party for Miracle Babies
Wear only your finest whites to this upscale event featuring casino games, handmade cigars and a silent auction benefiting Miracle Babies, an organization that unites parents of sick newborns through financial assistance and supportive services. —Michael Benninger
Humphreys by the Bay, Shelter Island, whiteparty4miraclebabies.com
6.30: 14th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am
Bringing together surf, music and the local community, the beach fest includes a morning surf contest and a concert featuring the band behind the event, Switchfoot.
Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas, broam.org
6.30: US Air Guitar Championships
Touted as “Part rock show. Part comedy act. Part spectacle.” the US Aur Guitar Championships allows “ordinary people to become rock stars!”
The Merrow, 1271 Universtiy Ave., Hillcrest, ticketweb.com
6.30: Russell Peters
“It’s hard man, because security at the airport, Customs and Immigration, they really need to learn the difference between a terrorist and an Indian. We’re not the same! We’re not! We’re not from the same part of the world; we don’t speak the same language; we don’t even hate the same people! Terrorists hate Americans. Indians hate each other.” — Russell Peters in Outsourced
@ Pala Casino, palacasino.com
6.30: Gabriel Iglesias
“Me, racist? The only race I hate is the one you have to run.” — Gabriel Iglesias from I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy
@San Diego County Fair, fluffy.gy
6.30: Festival of International Food, Dessert and Beer
Feast on some of the world’s finest cuisine and most decadent desserts while imbibing unlimited samples of local beer and beholding awe-inspiring international entertainers. —Michael Benninger
Waterfront Park, Little Italy, facebook.com/events
6.30: Neon Indian (DJ Set)
Neon Indian (aka Texas-based musician, singer, filmmaker and producer Alan Palomo) takes a break from making short films, as well as the original music he makes with his band of the same name, and gets behind the decks. —Scott McDonald
@ Bang Bang, bangbangsd.com
6.30: Fourth of July pool parties at Hard Rock Hotel
Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday early with a SUNBURN daytime pool party with DJ Pauly D (of Jearsey Shores fame) at Float pool lounge, then once the sun sets, return for a cruise ship party theme complete with everything red, white and blue.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, 207 Fifth Ave., downtown, hardrockhotelsd.com/july4.php and hardrockhotelsd.com/nightswim.php
6.30: Lumpia Festival and Eating Contest
Spring(roll) in to action at this annual lumpia-eating contest returning to The Local for another year of unforgettable indulgence. —Michael Benninger
The Local, Pacific Beach, thelocalpb.com
Vanguard Culture presents an evening themed around the five senses, including immersive art installations, food from notable chefs, wine tastings and creative networking, all taking place among 15 transformed condo lofts at IDEA1 Downtown. —Michael Benninger
IDEA1, East Village, vanguardculture.com
6.30: Farm to Table Dinner
Share a five-course meal with local farmers at this gorgeous garden affair boasting locally sourced food paired with the winning drinks from the Fair’s International Beer Festival and Toast of the Coast Wine Competition.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sdfair.com
7.1: San Diego Vintage Flea Market
Collectors of midcentury moder and turn of the century pieces can delight in this outdoor market filled with home furnishings, bric-a-brac, clothing and more.
Observatory North Park parking lot, 2891 University Ave., North Park, sdvintagefleamarket.com
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