San Diego: This Weekend (May 4-7)


It’s time to get up and get active. Events coming to town this weekend include comedian Gabriel Iglesias, Cinco de Mayo, Festival of Colors and the Spring Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon.

5.4: Mashd N Kutcher

The Australian DJ duo released their latest single, “Pretend (feat. Park Avenue)” on Universal Music in March. It continues their trend of collaborating with random people when they enlisted vocalist/producer Park Avenue after seeing an online video of him singing in his bedroom. - Scott McDonald


5.4: 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

@ Pala Casino,

5.4 Eighth Annual Taste of Cardiff

Treat your taste buds, excite your eardrums and bask in the area’s beauty during this self-guided stroll to Cardiff’s most alluring eateries, featuring several in-between “sip stops” serving swigs of North County’s best beers and wines. - Michael Benninger

Throughout Cardiff,

5.4-6: Rachel Feinstein

“I went out with this guy, and I went back to his home and he took off his clothes and he had ... a belly-button ring. I was so angry; I wanted answers. I was like, ‘Why do you have a belly-button ring? You have a man-stomach. It’s not like a naughty little space you hang charms off of.” - Rachel Feinstein on Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple

@ American Comedy Co.,

5.5-6: Tom Green

“Melania Trump, by the way, is Donald Trump’s third wife, so she’s actually the Third Lady.” - Tom Green on CBC’s 22 Minutes

@ The Comedy Store,

5.5-5.7 34th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Libations, lowriders and lucha libre wrestlers are just a few reasons to attend this three-day Cinco de Mayo celebration that’s the largest of its kind this side of the border. For a full list of parties happening Cinco de Mayo weekend, go here. - Michael Benninger

Throughout Old Town,

5.5-28 “TAVERN - A Visual Arts Exploration of Beer Culture”

Paintings inspired by vintage beer ads, photos of cold ones, collages using beer coasters and other original pieces celebrate the lifestyle and culture of bars and pubs. - Lisa Deaderick

The Studio Door 3750 30th St., North Park 619.255.4920,

5.5: Kill The Noise

New York DJ Jake Stanczak (aka Kill The Noise) heads out on his 2017 “Killuminati Spring Tour.” In recent months he’s remixed tracks from Zomboy, Getter and AWOLNATION. - Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

5.6 26th Annual Pug Party

Prepare for the “Pug Apocalypse” as more than 400 of the county’s cutest and cuddliest canines descend upon the Del Mar Fairgrounds for this furry fundraiser hosted by Pug Rescue of San Diego County. - Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

5.6 Bikes, Boards and Brews

It’s an alliterative day of fun with Bikes, Boards and Brews celebrating its 8th year of bringing together craft breweries, food and all things beachy (surf boards, cruisers and beach-inspired art).

Pacific Beach,

5.6 Rhythm & Brews

The “Hop Highway” returns to downtown Vista Village where more than 50 breweries will be pouring suds while local musicians and headlining band POD will provide the tunes.

Vista Village District: cross streets of South Citrus Avenue and East Broadway, Vista.

5.6 Festival of Colors

Celebrate the ancient Indian tradition of Holi by singing, dancing and throwing bags of colored cornstarch in what is billed as the “world’s happiest transformational event.” - Michael Benninger

Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside,

5.6: Alpha 9

Alpha 9 is another moniker of Russian producer and DJ Arty (aka Artyom Stolyarov). His March-released collaboration with Koven, “Only Good Mistake,” is Stolyarov’s first track as Alpha 9 in seven years. - Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,

5.6: GTA

Miami DJ duo GTA (Matthew Van Toth and Julio Mejia) released the remixes to their 2016 self-titled debut in January. It featured new takes from Yellow Claw, Giraffage, Party Favor, Getter and more. - Scott McDonald


5.6-7 Mom Made Market

There are some crafty moms out there and they’ll be bringing their A-game to Del Mar for the Mom Made Market where more than 160 artisans will showcase their talents. Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so what better place to find a gift?!

Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Obrien Hall, Del Mar.

5.7 9th Annual Miracle Babies 5K 2017

Dress up as your favorite superhero as you walk or run around NTC Park in support of families with newborns in neonatal intensive care units. - Michael Benninger

NTC Park, Liberty Station,

5.7 Spring Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Virgin racers and tried-and-true triathletes kick-off the Triple Crown Series by swimming across the still waters of Mission Bay before biking and running along a relatively approachable route. - Michael Benninger

South Shores Park, Mission Bay,

5.7 43rd Annual Carlsbad Village Faire

Listen to live bands while perusing the wares of more than 800 merchants at the nation’s largest one-day street fair replete with a beer garden and 50-booth international food court. - Michael Benninger

Grand Avenue, Carlsbad,


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