San Diego: This Weekend (May 30-June 2)


So many events to fit into one weekend around San Diego, including PACIFIC’s Margarita Month, Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, the San Diego County Fair and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

5.30-31: Concentration 2019

Cannabis extractors and analytical scientists problem-solve, collaborate and advance solutions for conquering core challenges during this breakthrough event assembling the industry’s brightest minds for two days of exclusive content, keynote seminars and interactive exhibits. — Michael Benninger

Pala Resort & Casino,

5.30-6.1: Chris Distefano

“I travel, you know. You know where the first place I went, actually? England. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s where they invented English, so this’ll be like an easy transition.’ But I was wrong. Different words mean different things. Nobody told me that. Like, ‘last name’ is not ‘last name’ when you get there. They switch it up. It’s ‘surname.’ I didn’t know that. I get to the UK border, they’re like, ‘What’s your surname?’ I was like, ‘Uh, Sir Christopher Distefano.” — Chris Distefano on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network

@ American Comedy Co.,

5.30-6.2: 2019 Celebrity Championship

Rub elbows with more than 50 high-profile celebs, and forge new friendships with the rich and famous during this four-day golf extravaganza paired with nightly parties and free events throughout the week. — Michael Benninger

Singing Hills Golf Resort, Sycuan Resort & Casino,

5.31-6.2: Chris Franjola

“Why must Donald Trump approach every conversation like a drunk guy about to tell you about his fantasy football picks?” — Chris Franjola on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

5.31: Gryffin

Dan Griffith, aka New York house DJ and classically trained pianist Gryffin, released his debut EP, Gravity, Pt. 1, last December. An eight-track remix companion EP (with remixes from Steve Aoki, Madison Mars, Bart B, and more) followed in March, and it is said that Griffith is set to release Gravity, Pt. 2 very soon. — Scott McDonald


5.31: Sip the City Kickoff

Sip award-winning neighborhood wines to kick off the fifth annual San Diego Urban Wineries Weekend happening on June 1 and 2. — Sara Butler

Headquarters at Seaport District,

5.31-6.2: 36th annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

This three-day foodie fest features hot air balloon flights from dawn till dusk, plus abundant beer and wine tastings amid more than 150 eclectic merchants with wares from around the world. — Michael Benninger

Lake Skinner, Winchester,

5.31-7.4: San Diego County Fair — Ozsome!

Following a theme inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the county’s signature summer event returns to Del Mar with an impressive lineup of concerts, comedians and deep-fried cuisine. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.1: PACIFIC’s Margarita Month Festival Grand Tasting

Cast your vote for the maker of San Diego’s most amazing margarita as 30 of the city’s best bartenders prepare tasty, top-shelf tequila drinks for tasting all in one place. — Michael Benninger

Broadway Pier, Marina District,

6.1: Art Around Adams

Amble along two miles of art, crafts and live music — or catch a ride on the complimentary Comedy Trolley — during Normal Heights’ multisensory showcase of emerging talent. — Michael Benninger

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights,

6.1: Mabuhay Festival

Commemorate the anniversary of Philippine Independence Day and celebrate the country’s culture, language and diversity during this free event that highlights rising artists with ties to the Southeast Asian nation. — Michael Benninger

Kimball Park, National City,

6.1: Fifth annual Toast to the Coast

Dig out any tropical attire you own for this eco-friendly luau centered around a sunset toast and benefiting several organizations that protect our oceans. — Michael Benninger

Soledad Club, La Jolla,

6.1: Seedling Soiree

Local chefs, vintners, brewers and mixologists use San Diego-grown ingredients to create garden-inspired dishes and cocktails for this outdoor farm-to-table feast. — Michael Benninger

Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center, National City,

6.1: Jim Gaffigan

“Are you familiar with the Japanese toilet? The Japanese took the most disgusting experience of human existence and fixed it. The Japanese toilet washes you, dries you, does your taxes and that is in a Tokyo airport bathroom. You leave a Japanese public restroom cleaner than when you walked in. You leave an American public restroom with PTSD. Your only thought is, ‘How can I forget that experience? Is there alcohol nearby?’” — Jim Gaffigan on Noble Ape

@ San Diego County Fair,

6.1: Josh Wink

The veteran Philly-born DJ and co-founder of Ovum Recordings has remixed the likes of Moby, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Paul Oakenfold and many more. Last year, Wink remixed his own 1995 track, I’m Ready, which he released under the alias Size 9. — Scott McDonald

@ Quartyard,

6.1: San Diego Bayfest

Join 7,000 attendees — and headlining band Slightly Stoopid — for this day of local arts and specialty foods complemented by craft beers, craft cocktails and fine wines from nearby venues. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park North, Marina District,

6.1: Mexico Gourmet Festival

This one-night tribute to Mexican gastronomy gives guests the opportunity to sample cuisine from some of the most prominent chefs on both sides of the border. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park, Marina District,

6.1: 16th annual Encinitas Rotary Food & Wine Festival

Sip beverages from more than two dozen wineries and breweries — and sample dishes and desserts from just as many restaurants — at this event benefiting numerous noteworthy nonprofits. — Michael Benninger

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, Encinitas,

6.1-2: San Diego Urban Wineries Weekend

Uniting San Diego’s finest vintners, this celebration of the local wine scene includes pours from more than a dozen urban wineries alongside food tastings and entertainment. — Michael Benninger

The Headquarters, Seaport Village,

6.2: San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

Featuring a finish-line festival in Waterfront Park, the mother of all music-themed marathons returns with more bands and multiple routes, including a 5K, half-marathon and two-person relay. — Michael Benninger

Throughout central San Diego,

6.2: RB Alive! Expo

Join 20,000 locals in browsing through the wares of 300-plus merchants during this event touting tasty treats, historical re-enactments and a can’t-miss classic car show. — Michael Benninger

Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo,

6.2: Michael Rapaport

“Being a good rapper is hard to do. I’m a good Rapaport, but that’s about it.” — Michael Rapaport in Mother Jones

@ American Comedy Co.,

Padres Home Games

5.31-6.2 vs Florida Marlins

San Diego Legion

6.2 vs NOLA Gold