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San Diego: This Weekend (Feb. 21-24)

Top event coming to town this week include comedian Jordan Rock, Harlem Globetrotters, Coasterra Tequila Fest and Awesome ’80s Run. 

2.21: Jordan Rock

“I’m trying to get better friends. I’m trying to get white friends. I really am. I’ve been following you guys all year. I’ve been shadowing you. … I found out something. You guys have really good weed. Like, oh my god, the presentation! It comes it jars; it’s got names on it like Blue Dream. Black people, we don’t care at all. I bought weed from a dude in Brooklyn two days ago. He sold me weed in a napkin he just wiped his mouth with.” — Jordan Rock at the Gotham Comedy Club

@ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

Jordan Rock

Jordan Rock.

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2.21: Culture & Cocktails: Legends and Voyages

Celebrating the arrival of freshly installed works depicting the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, this artsy party includes a live DJ, a lobster food truck and maritime-themed activities that encourage mixing and mingling. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, sdmart.org

Culture & Cocktails: Legends and Voyages

Culture & Cocktails: Legends and Voyages.

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2.21: Cheers to Four Years

Celebrate the four-year anniversary of local non-profit Hearts for San Diego during this free party featuring live music, reduced-priced wines and a pair of chocolate and cheese fountains. — Michael Benninger

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Carruth Cellars, Solana Beach, carruthcellars.com

Cheers to Four Years

Cheers to Four Years. 

(Kevin M. Connors )

2.22: National Margarita Day

Few holidays have a more delicious resonance in San Diego than National Margarita Day, so PACIFIC has rounded up something spicy and something sweet (and a few other unique concoctions) to help you celebrate the occasion. Check out the list here.

2.22: Charlie and the Chocolate Brews Cruise

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker aboard this Willy Wonka-themed world on water that includes a cupcake room, an Oompa-Loompa band and unlimited samples of chocolates, confections and fruit-flavored beers. — Michael Benninger

Flagship Cruises & Events, downtown, rockstarbeer.com

Charlie and the Chocolate Brews Cruise

Charlie and the Chocolate Brews Cruise.

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2.22: Borgeous 

Miami-based DJ John Borger teamed with singers Jared Watson, IAMSU and Alex Issak on last year’s five-track EP, Dear Me. For his latest release, the big room house producer got L.A. crooner Nevve to sing on the November-released single, Only Love— Scott McDonald

@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com

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Borgeous

Borgeous.

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2.22-23: Andrew Schulz

“Anyway, I’m learning about Egypt. Bunch of f**king liars in Egypt. I just want to point that out. Liars. All of ’em, f**king liars. I’m supposed to believe 4,000 years ago, you guys built the pyramids, and then for the next 4,000 years, you built jack sh*t? Not happening. Not happening. You built the greatest thing ever by humans 4,000 years ago, and then for the next 4,000 years, the best thing you could create is cotton sheets? F**k you, Egypt. I’m not a stupid person. I’m not going to believe some bulls**t lie like that.” — Andrew Schulz on 4 Clubs: 4 Sets: 1 Night

@ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

2.22, 24: Harlem Globetrotters

Bask in the ball-handling wizardry of the original Harlem Globetrotters, then applaud the astounding acrobatics of the Flying Globies trampoline dunk team. — Michael Benninger

Pechanga Arena, Midway District, pechangaarenasd.com

Harlem Globetrotters at Pechanga Arena

Harlem Globetrotters at Pechanga Arena.

(Brett Meister )

2.23: Coasterra Tequila Fest

Tear into some tacos, pack in the paella and sample a fine selection of tequilas and mezcals at this cocktail-style event that includes a blind-tasting challenge, a margarita-making competition and unlimited access to all food and drinks. — Michael Benninger

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Coasterra, Harbor Island, cohnrestaurants.com/coasterra

2.23: Nerd Comedy with Tim Lee

“On the radio, the oil companies are giving out gas-saving advice that they know you’re not going to use. Chevron has a commercial: ‘Did you know if you drive 55 instead of 65 on the freeway, you could get an extra 30 to 60 miles to the tank?’ Which is true, because you would actually get pushed forward by the honking noise and the occasional bullet coming from the traffic behind you.” — Tim Lee on Deep Green Comedy

@ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com

Scientist Turned Comedian

Tim Lee.

(Tony Webster)

2.23: Beer & Ballet

Think the performing arts are too stuffy? Think again. “They see us with a beer in our hands, and they have beer and somehow it brings down the fourth wall,” said California Ballet principal dancer Trystan Merrick.

Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park, californiaballet.org

2.23: Lost Frequencies 

Belgian DJ and producer Felix De Laet (aka Lost Frequencies) was last in San Diego to open for Don Diablo at the Observatory in North Park. De Laet returns for a more intimate show at Parq after spending the end of last year dropping his latest single, Like I Love You (feat. The NGHBRS), as well as remixes for both that song and for his 2017 single, Crazy— Scott McDonald

@ Parq, parqsd.com

Lost Frequencies

Lost Frequencies.

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2.23: Tijuana Street Food, Craft Beer + Market Daycation

Cross the border with a roving supper club for stops at six of TJ’s top foodie spots, including three street food stands, two craft cervecerías and one traditional Mexican market. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Tijuana (Meeting point at San Ysidro Trolley Station), clubtengohambre.com

Tijuana Street Food, Craft Beer + Market Daycation

Tijuana Street Food, Craft Beer + Market Daycation.

(Courtesy photo.)

2.23: Virtual Riot 

Twenty-four-year-old German DJ Christian Brunn released his 14th EP (!), Preset Junkies, in October. And on New Year’s Eve, the dubstep producer’s latest single, Cry Some More, was included on the album Knights of the Round Table Vol. 2— Scott McDonald  

@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com

Virtual Riot

Virtual Riot.

(Jason ‘Ohdagyo’ Fenmore)

2.23: Fourth Annual Ocean Beach Pier Surf Classic

The focus of the day is to bring back the “old school” and keep it local including a surf contest for local rippers young and young at heart and special giveaways throughout the day for spectators.

Ocean Beach Pier, Niagra Avenue, Ocean Beach, hodadies.com/events/ob-surf-classic

2.23: Pleasurekraft 

Once a tech-house duo consisting of Washington D.C.’s Kaveh Soroush and Sweden’s Kalle Ronngardh, Soroush has been manning Pleasurekraft by himself lately. The pair’s debut album, Friends, Lovers, and Other Constellations, dropped last year. — Scott McDonald

@ Spin, spinnightclub.com

Pleasurekraft

Pleasurekraft.

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2.24: Aziz Ansari

“If you think about it, Donald Trump is basically the Chris Brown of politics, and ‘Make America Great Again’ is his ‘These Hoes Ain’t Loyal.’” — Aziz Ansari on Saturday Night Live

@ Copley Symphony Hall, www.copleysymphonyhall.com

Aziz Ansari

Comedian Aziz Ansari.

(Rick Diamond)

2.24: Awesome ’80s Run

Dress up as your favorite ’80s icon for this flat and fast fun run that rewards finishers with radical medals. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Park South, downtown, awesome80srun.com

Awesome 80’s Run

Awesome 80’s Run.

(3PIXstudios )

2.24: Oscars Viewing Party at Pacifica Del Mar

Glitz and glam are on display (and we’re not just talking about the gorgeous ocean views) during a red carpet arrival that leads into an awards show viewing filled with happy hour all night.

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, pacificadelmar.com

2.24 Awards Viewing Party

Feel like a celebrity for the night while supporting the San Diego Film Festival during an evening brimming with acclaimed chefs, Maseratis that will usher you to the event, swag bags and luxury raffle prizes all from a private equestrian estate (which also happens to be for sale if you have the dough).

Location available upon ticket purchase, sdfilmfest.com/awards-viewing-party

2.24-26: Third annual InTents Conference

Farmers, food makers and market managers can benefit from three days of panels, roundtables and inspiring speakers during this one-of-a-kind event designed to increase the income of those who earn a living at farmers markets. — Michael Benninger

Marina Village Conference Center, Mission Bay, intentsconference.com

Third annual InTents Conference

Third annual InTents Conference.

(Stacy Keck)

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