San Diego: This Weekend (June 27-30)


Top events around San Diego this weekend include Air Guitar Championships, San Diego Tattoo Invitational, San Diego Tattoo Invitational, Taste of Adams Avenue and IMPRIDE LGBTQi Pride Comedy Festival.

6.27-29: Arj Barker

“I wish I could tell you that getting married is the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me, but, the truth is, my girlfriend and I lived together for just over three years before we got married. And I didn’t know this at the time, but I did learn it. Marrying your partner that you already live with, that’s like, that’s like wrapping up your own bike and giving it to yourself for Christmas.” — Arj Barker at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

@ American Comedy Co.,

6.28: Social Media Day San Diego

Learn the latest in social media marketing at this lucrative networking event punctuated by talks from today’s top influencers and thought leaders. — Michael Benninger

Bahia Resort Hotel, Mission Bay,

6.28: Cash Cash

The N.Y.-based DJ trio of Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf and Samuel Frisch were just here in January to promote the release of their remix EP for 2018 single, Call You (feat. Nasri). Those whom the trio allowed to take a crack at their song include Breathe Carolina, The Him, Going Deeper, Steff da Campo and Crossnaders. — Scott McDonald


6.28: Tchami + Matroda

Tchami, the French future house DJ/producer and Confession Records boss with a penchant for religious garb, teams with Croatian DJ Matroda for the special double bill at Hard Rock. Tchami’s latest single, Omega (feat. Ibranovski), was released in March. Matroda just released his four-track RED Tape: Side B EP last month. — Scott McDonald

@ Hard Rock,

6.28-29: The Bush Family Celebrity Weekend

NFL superstar and Spring Valley native Reggie Bush welcomes guests to enjoy a weekend of charitable events including a comedy show, an A-lister dinner and a celebrity golf tourney. — Michael Benninger

Pendry San Diego and the Del Mar Country Club, Downtown and Rancho Santa Fe,

6.28-30: Maz Jobrani

“We actually just had a baby boy five months ago. … We have an Iranian-Indian kid in America. How cool is that, right? Yeah, kid’s gonna get his ass kicked, that’s what I’m saying. The key is, you gotta give him a good name so that he doesn’t get into trouble in America. And that’s what we did. We gave him a good name. We named him Mujibar Mohammed Abdula Raheem Osama bin Laden Jobrani — because I need the material, you know what I’m saying? It’s like, ‘Son, how was your day at school? You were deported? Fantastic! Let me work that into my act.’” — Maz Jobrani on Brown and Friendly

@ The Comedy Store,

6.28-30: 4th annual IMPRIDE LGBTQi Pride Comedy Festival

Enjoy three days of LGBTQi-focused improv, along with workshops, classes, parties and more during this festival that is put on as a collaboration between San Diego Pride and Finest City Improv. — Michael Benninger

Finest City Improv, Hillcrest,

6.28-30: 2019 San Diego Tattoo Invitational

More than 150 international tattoo artists and 5,000 ink aficionados showcase their creative diversity at this first-year event that aims to advance the craft and grow the community. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Golden Hall Concourse, downtown,

6.29: San Diego Made Donor Gala

The newly opened San Diego Made Factory will play host to an all inclusive roaring ‘20s-themed soiree complete with a secret speakeasy, tango performances, carnival games, acrobats, food and beverages.

San Diego Made Factory, Barrio Logan,

6.29: 15th annual BRO AM Beach Fest

Organized by San Diego’s celebrated rock band Switchfoot, this surf competition is expected to attract 17,000 spectators for an empowering day of waves, food and fun. — Michael Benninger

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas,

6.29: San Diego Air Guitar Championships

Grab your (imaginary) guitar and get ready to jam as locals go head-to-head for a chance at a coveted spot to compete in the spotlight during the National Finals in August. — Scott McDonald

The Merrow, Hillcrest,

6.29: North Park Beer Co. IPA Fest

North Park’s eponymous brewery celebrates its third birthday with an epic IPA event in which guests and judges cast votes for their most beloved beer. — Michael Benninger

North Park Beer Co., North Park,

6.29: Wolfgang Gartner

After releasing his six-track Medicine EP last year, the California-based DJ and producer has released a pair of singles so far in 2019 — February’s Ectoplasm and last month’s 28 Grams. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

6.29: Laidback Luke

When he’s not winning Kung Fu World Championships, the Filipino-Dutch DJ, producer, and Mixmash Records boss (real name Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen) is happy to get behind the decks. In April, van Scheppingen teamed with Keanu Silva on new single, Oh Yes (Rockin’ with the Best). — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

6.29: Farm to Table Dinner

Share a five-course meal with local farmers during this picturesque garden party boasting locally sourced food paired with the winning drinks from the fair’s International Beer Festival and Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.30: 19th annual Taste of Adams Avenue

Walk, pedal or take the complimentary trolley during this gastronomic tour to four dozen restaurants, bars and unique eateries throughout three of San Diego’s hippest, historic neighborhoods. — Michael Benninger

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, University Heights and Kensington,


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