San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 20-23)


Top events around San Diego this weekend include Tramps Like Us, Gone Country Party Cruise, ArtWalk Carlsbad and Pacific Islander Festival.

9.20-22: Ronny Chieng

“You know Chinese people, we invented gunpowder. We invented fireworks. Chinese people, we invented chopsticks. We invited chopsticks because forks are too easy. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a challenge when I’m doing a daily activity that’s required for my survival. What is that, a spoon? Get that shit away from me, you p*ssy. I enjoy drinking soup with two sticks.” — Ronny Chieng at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

@ American Comedy Co.,

Ronny Chieng.

Ronny Chieng.

(Brad Barket / Getty Images for Comedy Central)

9.21: HONNE

HONNE, the English electronic music duo of Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher, released their second studio album, Love Me / Love Me Not, in August. The 24-song track list includes a dozen new songs with an accompanying instrumental for each. Clutterbuck and Hatcher add three additional members when they play live shows. — Scott McDonald

@ Observatory North Park,

9.21: Cedric Gervais

The Miami-based French producer responsible for the Grammy-winning remix of Lana del Rey’s Summertime Sadness has released three new singles in 2018 — One Night, Do It Tonight, and the recent Everybody Wants To Be Famous with Superorganism. The DJ has also appeared in the films Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day with Mark Wahlberg. — Scott McDonald


9.21 & 22: Tramps Like Us

LED’s annual two-day, 18+, all-night phenomenon returns to the Valley View Casino Center boasting an impressive lineup that includes the aforementioned Adventure Club, Troyboi, Zomboy, What So Not, Elephante, Giraffage and more. — Scott McDonald

@ Valley View Casino Center,

9.22: EDX

After spending 2017 cranking out a new studio album, Two Decades, and a dozen singles, Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) has only produced two singles so far this year — February’s Jaded and April’s Anthem. — Scott McDonald


9.22: Ken Jeong

“I’ve never seen an Asian vet. Asian veterinarian? Not gonna happen. They’ll eat all their patients. That’s right, I said it. I don’t a f**k. Think outside the box, bitches. Recognize. Asian vet, get the f**k outta here. They’ll go outta business in a second.” — Ken Jeong on 1st Amendment Stand-up

@ Pala Casino,

Ken Jeong.

Ken Jeong.

(Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for EIF)

9.22: Jermaine Dupri

The Atlanta-based, Grammy-winning rapper, record producer and executive hasn’t released an album of his own in 17 years, but his list of production credits include names like Usher, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Nelly, Janet Jackson, Lil Jon, and more. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

Jermaine Dupri.

Jermaine Dupri.

(Taylor Hill / Getty Images)

9.22: Spag Heddy

Spag Heddy, aka Dutch-born, Spain-based DJ Mischa Reining, released his 20-track compilation album, The Classics, along with a handful of singles, last year. He’s released three singles so far in 2018 – Get To U, Ernstig, and Bass Claws. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

9.22: Magic Men Live!

The premier ladies’ night concert experience returns to San Diego to forever change the way women think about male revue shows. — Michael Benninger

House of Blues, Gaslamp Quarter,

9.22: Gone Country Party Cruise

If you love country, don’t miss this Southern-centric booze cruise boasting live bands, line dancing and multiple DJs eager to earn your appreciation. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Bay, Check Facebook event page

9.22: 24th annual San Diego Festival of Beer

This indoor-outdoor cancer-fighting fundraiser features live music and unlimited samples from more than 50 different breweries and additionally includes food trucks, merchant booths and entertainment for adults of all ages. — Michael Benninger

Broadway Pier, downtown,

9.22: San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Festival

More than 160 of Southern California’s best vendors, dancers and entertainers convene at the San Diego Zoo for an internationally inspired food-, wine-, and beer-tasting event offering exotic animal interactions and featuring live entertainment on seven stages. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park,

9.22-23: ArtWalk Carlsbad

Making its debut in North County, this fine art festival that’s part of the ArtWalk brand unites factions from around San Diego while promoting the experience of owning one-of-a-kind art. — Michael Benninger

Armada Drive, Carlsbad,

9.22-23: NERO48

This 48-hour pop-up event that originated in Tijuana heads north transforming 15 apartments in downtown San Diego into art-forward experiences from artists and designers from both sides of the border.

Broadstone Makers Quarter, 1601 Broadway, downtown,

9.22-23: Pacific Islander Festival

Immerse yourself in the culture of the indigenous people of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia during this annual celebration of the Pacific Islander lifestyle. — Michael Benninger

Ski Beach, Mission Bay,

9.22-23: Vista Viking Festival

Hurl spears, throw axes and amble through living history encampments, all while experiencing what Viking life was actually like in its heyday. — Michael Benninger

Norway Hall, Vista,

9.22-24: Robb Report Culinary Masters

Join several of the world’s celebrated chefs for a six-course meal-plus-wine pairing followed by a round of golf on one of SoCal’s most revered courses. — Michael Benninger

Addison at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Del Mar,

9.23: One Love Seventh annual Charity Yoga Event

A DJ will provide live beats for more than 1,000 local yogis at this fundraiser that aims to unite community members by renouncing bullying and supporting social advocacy. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

9.23: Seany’s Chefs Fest

Spend time with some of San Diego’s leading chefs during this end-of-summer food fest that aims to improve the lives of children living with cancer. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

9.23-30: San Diego Restaurant Week

Don’t wait to make reservations at any of the more than 180 local restaurants offering steep discounts on prix fixe menus during this eight-day event. — Michael Benninger

Throughout San Diego,