San Diego: This Weekend (June 20-23)
Top events this weekend include HessFest 9, 40th annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cookoff, Distilled Spirit & Cocktail Festival and comedian Chelsea Handler.
6.20: Impractical Jokers: The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour
The stars of truTV’s hit improv series bring their outrageous, over-the-top hijinks to the county fair. — Michael Benninger
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, thetenderloins.com
6.20-22: Brian Posehn
“Want to feel young again? Smoke weed in front of a Radisson. When the dude reprimands you, I swear you’ll feel like you’re 15 for a whole minute.” — Brian Posehn on Twitter
@ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
The legendary Dutch DJ and AFTR:HRS Records founder returns to OMNIA one day shy of exactly a year from the last time he played the club. His eight-song, April-released Together EP pairs him with the likes of Sikdope, MESTO, 7 Skies, Micky Blue, Dzeko and John Christian. — Scott McDonald
@ OMNIA, omniaclubs.com/san-diego
6.21: Sirus Hood
Algerian-born, France-bred house DJ Sirus Hood kicked off this year by releasing his latest single, Out of the Box. He followed it in February with his four-track Out of Order EP, which features Kentucky-based DJ, producer and vocalist Kevin Knapp. — Scott McDonald
@ Spin, spinnightclub.com
6.21: Sunset Luaus
Continuing the resort’s longstanding tradition of hosting Polynesian-themed celebrations on the shores of Mission Bay, the Catamaran kicks off its luau season (which runs Tuesdays and Fridays through August) with torch dancers, Mai Tais and an all-you-can-eat buffet bursting with island-inspired eats. — Michael Benninger
Catamaran Resort, Pacific Beach, catamaranresort.com
6.21-23: Andrew Santino
“I had to do a physical, but you have to fill out a form. Have you ever had to do that? That’s a nightmare. On the first question it says, ‘How many drinks do you have a week?’ Have you seen this? … ‘How many drinks do you have a week?’ And the first answer is ‘Zero to one.’ What?! What kind of psychopath has one drink a week? Who is this person that I’m very afraid of that just goes, ‘One, that’s it for me’? One is creepier than zero or a hundred — by far. Because zero says, ‘Hey, man, I used to have a problem, OK?’ And a hundred says, ‘Hey, man, I currently have a problem.’ But one says, ‘I’m keeping a secret, and it’s a problem. A big problem.’” — Andrew Santino on Conan
@ The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla
6.22: Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival — Women Filmmakers: Pioneers of Cinema
Feast your eyes on a selection of silent short films made by women during this lively screening event where the audience is encouraged to create a cinematic soundtrack using birdcalls, thunder sheets and old-fashioned car horns among other noisemakers. — Michael Benninger
IDEA1, East Village, vanguardculture.com
6.22: HessFest 9
Knock back unlimited beer tasters from Mike Hess and 20 other brewers at this street festival that also includes food vendors, three live bands and uproarious comedy acts during intermissions. — Michael Benninger
Mike Hess Brewing, North Park, mikehessbrewing.com
6.22: South Park Summer Walkabout
Stroll the business and craftsman home-lined streets of South Park while enjoying later hours at local businesses, complimentary treats and live entertainement.
Various locations around South Park, southparksd.com/home/events
6.22: The 40th annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cookoff
OB’s famous annual event returns with oodles of art, entertainment and shopping opportunities in addition to the neighborhood’s signature chili cook-off where amateur entrants compete for tasters’ votes. — Michael Benninger
Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, oceanbeachsandiego.com
6.22: Third annual Wingfest
Tear into more than 30 flavors of wings as some of the city’s best restaurants partake in this chicken-centric social that includes a speed-eating contest, craft beer and spirit sampling and a musical performance by a special guest. — Michael Benninger
Broadway Pier, Marina District , wingfestsandiego.com
6.22: Seventh annual Baja Bash
Sink your teeth into sustainable, Baja-inspired cuisine during this annual bash benefiting Wildcoast’s work to protect the peninsula’s beaches, islands, lagoons and wildlife. — Michael Benninger
Coronado Cays Yacht Club, Coronado, charityengine.net
6.22: Distilled Spirit & Cocktail Festival
Honoring distillers and mixologists — and including complimentary admission to the fair — this event for liquor lovers touts 180 spirits (and mixers) and grants guests an intoxicating 10 pours apiece. — Michael Benninger
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, distilledsandiego.com
6.22: Chelsea Handler
“I think having a baby is a huge responsibility, OK? It’s like a five-year commitment, and you need to be ready for it.” — Chelsea Handler at the Laugh Factory
@ Spreckels Theatre, spreckels.net
6.22: Tom Gun Live!
This interactive homage — complete with dance-offs and flying liquids — to Tom Cruise and his role as the iconic Maverick in the 1986 hit film Top Gun.
Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy, musicboxsd.com
6.22-23: Scottish Highland Games
Revel in a day of bagpipes, drums and sheepdog trials at this long-running sporting event that includes a beer garden, two stages of entertainment and an abundance of Scottish traditions. — Michael Benninger
Brengle Terrace Park, Vista, sdhighlandgames.org
6.23: The Art Dinner
Art and culinary world collide during this Congé Progressive Dinner (inspired by “hello” and “farewell”) hosted by PACIFIC’s podcast host Edwin Real and headed by chef Flor Franco in collaboration with various other local chefs and artists.
West Side of Veltz Fine Art, 2730 Historic Decatur Dr., Barracks 16 / Studio 101, Liberty Station, palettexevents.com
6.23: Festival of Yoga and Healthy Living
One of the region’s largest free yoga festivals returns with merchant booths, food trucks and five stages of simultaneous sessions to inspire and empower yogis from all walks of life. — Michael Benninger
Waterfront Park, Little Italy, festivalofyogasandiego.org
6.23: 37th annual San Diego International Triathlon
One of the longest-running triathlons in the country, this event features two courses that each include a scenic swim in the Big Bay, an ambitious bike ride to Cabrillo Point and a waterfront run to cap it off. — Michael Benninger
Spanish Landing Park, downtown, sdtriseries.com
6.23: Namaste on the Bay
This yoga on the bay class returns to Harbor Island for a morning of tree poses and a discount on brunch afterward at Coasterra.
Coasterra, 880 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, purplepass.com
6.23: Scoop San Diego Ice Cream Festival
With the start of summer just two days prior, it’s time to dive head first into this scoop-a-licious festival celebrating San Diego’s robust ice creat scene, all while helping support the Monarch School, a nonprofit in Barrio Logan that educates students impacted by homelessness.
North Park Way and 30th Street, North Park, scoopsandiego.org
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