San Diego: This Weekend (June 6-9)


Top events happening around San Diego this weekend include the San Diego International Boat Show, Avolution Fest, Marine Corps Mud Run and Stone Sour Fest.

6.6: KAABOO Art and Culinary Lineup Announcement party

Head to East Village’s outdoor hangout, Quartyard, and be the first to know what artists and chefs will take part in this year’s KAABOO Del Mar from Sept. 13-15. The evening will also include live mural installations from Lady Mags and Amandalynn, a paella demonstration and live music — plus it’s all for free!

Quartyard, 1301 Market St., East Village,

6.7: Jeff Dunham

“You say one of your daughters is getting married?”
“Bree, my oldest. Getting married soon.”
“Oh, good. That’s great. You were adopted, right?”
“Actually, I was adopted.”
“Good, yeah. Are you sure?”
“Yes, I’m sure.”
“Or is it just something your parents said to make themselves feel better?”
“No, I was adopted.”
“OK, OK. Are your biological parents going to walk your daughter down the aisle?”
“Why would they?”
“Well, they’re good at giving kids away.” — Jeff Dunham and his dummy Walter on Relative Disaster

@ San Diego County Fair,

6.6-9: San Diego International Boat Show

Make your dreams of owning a yacht a reality at SoCal’s premier boat-buying event, brimming with more than 150 nautical vessels alongside the latest aquatic gear, gadgets and accessories. — Michael Benninger

Spanish Landing Park East, downtown,

6.7: Party Favor

Party Favor (aka L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland) loves San Diego. He was here on New Year’s Eve, and then back again as recently as April. That was also the month Ragland released his debut full-length album, Layers. The 11-track collection features collaborations with GTA, A$AP Ferg, Rich The Kid, graves, Juicy J and more. — Scott McDonald


6.7-8: Ninth annual Expo Cerveza Artesenal

Baja’s behemoth beer expo is back with 100 local, national and international brewers plus some of Mexico’s most exquisite cuisine and live performances by Caifanes and Thievery Corporation. — Michael Benninger

Monumental Plaza Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana,

6.7-9: Greek Festival

Serving some of the finest Greek foods and pastries in the region (including several recipes handed down through generations) this event touts a medley of Mediterranean treats and drinks along with live performances by Grecian musicians. — Michael Benninger

Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, North Park,

6.7-9: Dean Delray

“I’ve been looking for an apartment lately. It’s an absolute nightmare. Apartment hunting is just like online dating. Like, you show up excited, right? Like, ‘All right, yeah! Oh no … you don’t look like your photo at all. You’re all dirty … and you got carpet.’” — Dean Delray on Conan

@ The Comedy Store,

6.8: Barrio Art Crawl

Make your way around the Barrio Logan neighborhood for a free, self-guided tour of murals, open studios, galleries and local business (check the Facebook event page for more info on participating venues).

Various locations around Barrio Logan,

6.8: Bob Saget

“It is a bad prostate exam doctor if, while he’s giving it to you, both of his hands are on your shoulders?” — Bob Saget on Zero to Sixty

@ House of Blues,

6.8: Fido Fest

Grab your furry, four-legged friend and head to this delightful day for dogs that includes adoptions, canine-centric services and a contest to determine which pet owner most closely resembles their companion. — Michael Benninger

Town Center Community Park East, Santee,

6.8: Baja Mezcal Tasting Tour

The fine folks at Tahona will lead an all-day tour through Baja where 10 lucky participants will be able to sample three different brands of mezcal while being chauffeured to and from San Diego and around Tijuana and the Northern Baja coast.

San Diego to Baja,

6.8: Second annual Avolution Fest

This one-day event celebrating all things avocado includes 15,000 square feet of immersive art installations, a fleet of food trucks and tons of mushy green goodness for your gustatory enjoyment. — Michael Benninger

Broadway Pier, Marina District,

6.8: San Diego Pin & Patch Con

Trade your pins, patches and other pieces of flair during this wearable art convention dedicated to generating awareness of — and appreciation for — this niche facet of geek culture. — Michael Benninger

Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University,

6.8: R3hab

The Dutch House DJ and producer R3HAB (aka Fadil El Ghoul) released his sophomore album, The Wave, last year. He’s kept things rolling in 2019 with a handful of new singles, including This Is How We Party with Icona Pop, All Around The World (La La La) with A Touch of Class, and Don’t Give Up On Me with Andy Grammar. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

6.8: Toast of the Coast

Celebrate National Rosé Day by swirling, sniffing and sipping unlimited samples of more than 130 award-winning wines at this event that also includes an artisan cheese festival and free admission to the San Diego County Fair. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.8: MadeinTYO

Atlanta-bred, L.A.-based rapper MadeinTYO (aka Malcolm Davis) released his debut album, Sincerely, Tokyo, last October and made his first San Diego appearance at the Music Box in February. He heads to OMNIA after appearing on recent singles from Boombox Cartel, Vintage Lee and Yung Felix, as well as dropping one of his own — last month’s Chucky Cheese. — Michael Benninger


6.8: Bondax + Luxxury

After a bit of time off, English duo Bondax (Adam Kaye and George Townsend) returned last year with the 10-track Revolve. The album features collaborations with Andreya Triana, Duckwrth, Aquilo, Daniel Alexander and more. Luxxury, aka DJ Blake Robin, released his latest single, Another Lifetime (feat. Scavenger Hunt) in April. — Scott McDonald

@ Spin,

6.8-9: San Diego Festival of the Arts

Nearly 200 critically acclaimed artists from around the country exhibit their original creations at this annual event that includes interactive activities, cuisine from local restaurants and a curated selection of fine wine and craft beer. Read more about this year’s featured artist, here. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

6.8-9: Marine Corps Mud Run

Prove how “hard corps” you are by signing up for this insane 10K obstacle course that boasts four mud pits, a cargo-net climb and 300 motivational Marines. — Michael Benninger

Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton,

6.9: Stone Sour Fest

Showcasing acidic creations from Stone’s own program — along with an expansive selection of other brewers’ sours — this is a one-day chance to pucker up for 15 3-ounce pours while meeting some of America’s finest beer makers. — Michael Benninger

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido,

6.9: Blooms and Brews Craft Workshop

Awake your inner Martha Stewart and take part in a craft workshop, hosted by Street Blooms, teaching participants the art of floral arrangement while getting to enjoy crushable brews from Societe.

Society Brewing, 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa,

Padres Home Games

5.31-6.2 vs Florida Marlins

6.3-5 vs Philadelphia Phillies

6.6-9 vs Washington Nationals


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