When there’s so much to do around San Diego, it’s hard to let May gray get you down. Top events this weekend include Gator by the Bay, Hillcrest Craft Beer Crawl and Mother’s Day.
5.11: Cheat Codes
The L.A.-based DJ trio of Kevin Ford, Matthew Russell and Trevor Dahl teamed with Demi Lovato on the recent hit single “No Promises.”
OMNIA, downtown, omnianightclub.com
5.11-5.14 Gator by the Bay
Indulge your love for Louisiana at this annual four-day festival boasting more than 100 musical acts and an overwhelming amount of Cajun and creole cuisine. Keep an eye out for our roaming photographer who will be capturing photos that will be posted on PacificSanDiego.com next week.
Spanish Landing Park, downtown, gatorbythebay.com
5.12: Com Truise / Clark
Com Truise (aka New Jersey-based electronic music producer/performer Seth Haley) teams with Clark (British electronic producer/performer Chris Clark) for a co-headlining tour. Roland Tings joins as support.
Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, bellyup.com
5.12 Surfrider 17th Annual Art Gala & Auction
Gain an appreciation for ocean-inspired art, music and fashion, then bid on coveted original creations with all proceeds helping to protect San Diego’s waterways. Keep an eye out for our roaming photographer who will be capturing photos that will be posted on PacificSanDiego.com next week.
Paradise Point Resort, Mission Bay, sandiego.surfrider.org
5.12: 933 Summer Kickoff
Can’t wait for everyone’s favorite stretch of lazy, fun-filled months? Let Channel 93.3 help usher it in with an eclectic lineup that features David Guetta, DNCE, Backstreet Boys, Halsey, Hailee Steinfeld and more.
Mattress Firm Amphitheater, Chula Vista, livenation.com
The Texas-based DJ/producer duo of David Reed and Chad Cisneros partnered with The Chainsmokers on 2015’s “Until You Were Gone.” The pair released the singles “Strangers” and “Hey Mamama” in recent months.
OMNIA, downtown, omnianightclub.com
5.12 Mama’s Day 2017
A consortium of San Diego’s most celebrated chefs will prepare a bevy of unforgettable dishes at this event benefiting Mama’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that delivers food to locals affected by AIDS and cancer.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, La Jolla, mamaskitchen.org
5.12-5.13 Queen Bee Market
Shop till you drop at this craft bonanza showcasing the latest trends and styles in clothing, home decor, accessories and more.
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, thequeenbeemarket.com
5.12-13 Big Josh Foundation at the San Diego Gulls
In case you haven’t heard, the Gulls hockey team is slapping the biscuit (aka: the puck) toward the Calder Cup Championships. On Friday and Saturday, if you head to the game, you can also support The Big Josh Foundation with $4 of tickets purchased at sandiegogulls.com/bigjosh going toward the organization that helps those with terminal diagnoses. Head out to watch some hockey or enjoy some sweet lip sweaters (mustaches) - either way, you’ll be supporting a good San Diego organization.
Valley View Casino Center, Sports Arena, sandiegogulls.com/bigjosh
5.13 Chocolate Festival
Send your sweet tooth into the stratosphere at this chocoholic’s playground that includes dozens of decadent tastings, educational demonstrations and a deluge of desserts.
San Diego Botanic Gardens, Encinitas, sdbgarden.org
5.13: Cashmere Cat
Although Norwegian DJ/producer Magnus Høiberg has released a few tracks from his upcoming Interscope Records debut, “9,” the album featuring The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Selena Gomez and others won’t drop until September.
Observatory North Park , North Park, observatorysd.com
5.14 Mother’s Day Celebration
What better way to show Mom you love her than by inviting her to feast her eyes on 50 acres of flowers at this colorful celebration in Carlsbad.
Flower Fields, Carlsbad, theflowerfields.com
5.14 Mother’s Day brunches
Don’t wait to make reservations for a brunch at one of these top places around San Diego. Your mom will thank us.