San Diego’s top weekend events: from grape-stomping to Brazilian DJs


Top events this weekend include Taste of Del Mar, Play on the Bay, San Diego Blues Festival, Eddie Ifft, Carlsbad Brewfest, Aloha Run,

9.5: Taste of Del Mar

Indulge in more than 30 culinary creations from Del Mar’s best restaurants while rocking out to live music and wetting your whistle at 15 sip stops situated between the featured eateries. —Michael Benninger

Del Mar Village, Del Mar,

9.5-7: Drew Lynch

“I’m not really as self-conscious about my voice as I am my height. I was going up to a girl one time, and before I could say anything, she was like, ‘You’re too short.’ And I was like, ‘Well, people seem to enjoy life, and they say that’s too short.’ ” — Drew Lynch on Conan

@ The American Comedy Co.,

9.6: Playboi Carti

The 22-year-old Atlanta-based rapper (aka Jordan Carter) was just here last month as support on Wiz Khalifa’s Decent Exposure tour at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre. He heads back on his own for this far more intimate show after last appearing on the song Earfquake from Tyler, The Creator’s May-released Igor album. —Scott McDonald


9.6: Fourth annual Play on the Bay

Do your part to support local educators while enjoying spectacular food, drinks and live music during this exquisite affair on the waterfront. —Michael Benninger

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado,

9.6-8: Eddie Ifft

“Dems need to fight fire with fire. The only way they can win in 2020 is if they run O.J. Simpson.” — Eddie Ifft on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

9.7: Ninth annual San Diego Blues Festival

Outstanding acts perform brooding blues tunes at this beloved event that raises funds for the fight against hunger. —Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown,

9.7: Memorial Stair Climb

Raising awareness for the sacrifices made by fearless firefighters and their families, this 110-story climb commemorates the 403 emergency responders who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. —Michael Benninger

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Downtown,

9.7: 23rd annual Julian Grape Stomp

Slosh around in a vat full of fruit before feasting on exotic food, sipping samples from local wineries, and strutting your stuff to Italian anthems at this annual oenophilic extravaganza. —Michael Benninger

Menghini Winery, Julian,

9.7: Carlsbad Brewfest

Join 2,000 fellow beer aficionados as you knock back samples from more than 40 craft breweries and cider houses during this afternoon of music, entertainment and games. —Michael Benninger

Holiday Park, Carlsbad,

9.7: FTampa

Brazilian DJ and producer FTampa (aka Felipe Ramos) has remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Avicii and Dia Frampton, and in 2016 he became the first Brazilian-born artist to play Tomorrowland’s main stage. Fellow countryman Ciszak also is on the bill. —Scott McDonald

@ Quartyard,

9.7-8: 41st annual Cardiff Greek Festival

Munch on mouthwatering Greek eats and out-of-this-world pastries while musicians and folk dancers perform alongside cooking demonstrations, beer presentations and many other Mediterranean delights. —Michael Benninger

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff,

9.8: Aloha Run

Run or walk along the scenic course of this festive, island-inspired 5/10K followed by a post-race luau replete with live Hawaiian music and other tropical attractions. —Michael Benninger

Tecolote Shores Park, Mission Bay,

9.8: Rock the Bay Triathlon

Downtown’s song-centric triathlon is back with a boardwalk swim entry, a one-of-a-kind cycling course and a concluding run along the Embarcadero. —Michael Benninger

Bayfront Park, Downtown,

9.8: 2nd Annual Seany’s Chef’s Fest

Meet many of San Diego’s leading chefs and vote for the most delish dish during this culinary competition that raises funds to send kids with cancer on camping trips. —Michael Benninger

Green Acre Campus Pointe, University City,

9.8: Farmers, Chefs and Fishermen

Traipse between 20 tasting stations and sink your teeth into scrumptious small plates from several of the city’s best chefs at this event kicking off Farm to Fork Week and featuring an assortment wine and cider from local vintners and beverage-makers. —Michael Benninger

Mission Hills Nursery, Mission Hills,