San Diego: This Weekend (June 13-16)


Top events around San Diego this weekend include the San Diego International Beer Festival, Rendezvous in the Zoo, Taste of Gaslamp and AURA AURA at Pendry San Diego.

6.13: 17th annual Beer & Sake Festival

Support the Japan Society’s educational outreach programs by feasting on Asian fare and sipping on sakes and beers at this cultural event that includes art booths, a silent auction and exciting entertainment. — Michael Benninger

USS Midway Museum, Marina District,

6.13-15: Ryan Hamilton

“I went on a hot air balloon ride with a girl. I thought that would be romantic. It’s terrifying. It’s not romantic. There are all these obstacles. You have to get up at 5 o’clock in the morning. Did you know that? Hot air balloons, they don’t even work during the day. I didn’t know that. We were finished at 7:00 AM with our romantic experience. Where do you go from there? ‘Do you wanna hit Denny’s? Is that what we should do? Do you wanna take a 12-hour nap, and I’ll pick you up?’” — Ryan Hamilton on Happy Face

@ American Comedy Co.,

6.13-16: Steve Trevino

“Something as easy as going through the drive-thru with my wife, it becomes a thing. And I try to be nice, right? I try to be patient. I try to get on top of it. ‘Hey, baby, be ready. One more car, it’s going to be our turn. Know what you want.’ ‘Oh, well, what do they have?’ ‘What do they have? It’s McDonald’s. It’s the same thing since we were four.’ Then it’s our turn to order, she acts like she’s never seen this menu. She has to lean over me. ‘Do they have whole wheat buns?’ ‘Whole wheat buns? We’re about to eat trash.’” — Steve Trevino on ’Til Death

@ The Comedy Store,

6.14: Borgeous

Miami-based DJ and OMNIA regular John Borger has remixed everyone from Marshmello and Morgan Page to Ciara and Ariana Grande. He released his Dear Me EP last year and has put out the remixes to Make Me Yours with Zack Martino, as well as new single Leave with Jordyn Jones, so far in 2019. — Scott McDonald


6.14-16: San Diego International Beer Festival

One of California’s biggest beer fests is back with nearly 200 breweries serving signature suds and hard-to-find favorites during this event that includes educational demonstrations and admission to the San Diego County Fair. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.14-16: AURA AURA

Develop a deeper understanding of your aura at this experiential practice that uses analog technology and instant film to capture your vibrational energy in a personalized one-of-a-kind portrait. — Michael Benninger

Pendry San Diego, downtown,

6.15: Rendezvous in the Zoo (RITZ)

Don’t miss this magical evening of cocktails, gourmet dining and exotic animal encounters as the Zoo’s annual black-tie gala takes place beneath the stars. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park,

6.15: Swim & Spin Saturdays

Get ready to work up a sweat at this unique fitness experience that lets participants choose between Mermaid Core (tail included!) and Spin classes at Upper East Bar’s rooftop.

Kimpton Solamar Hotel, downtown,

6.15: Sixth annual San Diego County Fair 5K

See a whole new side of the county’s famous fair during this behind-the-scenes run/walk that takes place prior to the park opening to the public. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.15: Markus Schulz

The German-born/Miami-based trance DJ, founder of Coldharbour Recordings, and host of the Global DJ Broadcast radio show released his seventh studio album, We Are 6.15: Swim & Spin Saturdays
Get ready to work up a sweat at this unique fitness experience that lets participants choose between Mermaid Core (tail included!) and Spin classes at Upper East Bar’s rooftop.
Kimpton Solamar Hotel, downtown,
The Light, last year. The 31-song double album features collaborations with Smiley, Nikki Flores, Jared Lee, JES, Lachi, Soundland and others. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

6.15: 11th annual Pechanga Microbrew, Craft Beer and Chili Cook-off

Pechanga’s top chefs invite you to fill your belly with chili at this event that includes tastings of more than 30 beers, alongside live entertainment and a silent auction benefiting the Inland Valley’s Habitat for Humanity. — Michael Benninger

Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula,

6.15: Riot Ten

Texas-based dubstep/hardtrap DJ and producer Riot Ten (aka Chris Wilson) released his Hype Or Die: Sun City EP in March. The six-track collection features collaborations with Throwdown, Stoutty, Pierce, Basstrick and Foreign Suspects. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

6.15: An Artist @ The Table: Cena Sensorial

Break bread with some of San Diego’s most visionary artists during this rooftop fine-dining experience designed to engage all five senses. — Michael Benninger

IDEA1, Downtown,

6.15: Eighth annual San Diego Brew Festival

Indulge in unlimited samples of 150 craft beers from 70 local and international breweries during this fun-filled day featuring a flurry of food trucks and live musical performances. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

6.15: 25th annual Taste of Gaslamp

San Diego’s original self-guided culinary tour is back with more than 25 of the Gaslamp’s best restaurants and an epic beer garden courtesy of Karl Strauss Brewing Company. — Michael Benninger

Throughout the Gaslamp Quarter,

6.16: Father’s Day

Celebrate “the man” by wining and dining him at one of the many restaurants around San Diego offering up specials in his honor. Check out this list of venues and be sure to make reservations early (where you’re able).


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