Things To Do

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,  

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.,

Marcella Arguello

Marcella Arguello performs at Comedians You Should & Will Know hosted By Pete Holmes and the cast of HBO's "Crashing" during Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

(John Sciulli / Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

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,

IDEA World Convention

Meet other fitness enthusiats at this four-day event.

(Len Spoden)

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,

David Sedaris

Author and humorist David Sedaris is about to publish his 10th book, a collection of extracts from his long-running diaries.

(Ingrid Christie / Courtesy of Little, Brown)

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,

Social Media Day

Learn all there is to know about social media marketing. 


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,

Ballast Point Brew Cruise

Set sail with beer, music and food on June 29.

(Matt Farrington / )

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, 

By the Barrel

This is the four By the Barrel event at Estancia La Jolla. 

(Jeff Youngren)

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,  

Cash Cash

Cash Cash.

(Jabari Jacobs)

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, 

Cupcake Extravaganza

Delectable treats will be served at the South Park dessert shop. 

(Chad Thompson / )

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,

All White Party

Dress in all-white for this charity event.

(Courtesy photo)

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,

Switchfoot (

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,

air guitar

Air guitar.

(John Howard / Getty Images)

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,

Russell Peters

Russell Peters attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival After Party For The Clapper Presented By EFFEN Vodka At Avenue at Avenue on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for 2017 Tribeca Film Festival)

(Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images for 2017 Tribeca Fi)

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,

Gabriel J. Iglecias. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
(Nick Ut / AP)

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,

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,

Neon Indian

Neon Indian.

(Courtesy photo)

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, and

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,

Lumpia Festival and Eating Contest

Participants compete in a lumpi-eating contest.

(John Audley)

6.30: Sensorium

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,

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,

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,

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