San Diego’s top weekend events for June 9-12: Pride by the Beach, San Diego Beer Fest and more
Here are the top events happening in San Diego from Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12.
Thursday, June 9
San Diego International Fringe Festival
The final weekend of performances of the 2022 festival continue through Sunday at multiple locations, but mainly Balboa Park. Tickets are $10. For full schedule and online ticket sales, visit sdfringe.org
Friday, June 10
Comedian Jamie Kennedy brings his “I Tour Standing Up So You Can Sit Down” tour to town for a series of 18-and-up shows in downtown San Diego. Kennedy is known for his role Randy Meeks in the Scream franchise, along with his sketch comedy/hidden camera show “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” 8 and 10 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Tickets available on Eventbrite for $25, with a two drink minimum required. laughfactory.com/clubs/san-diego
Saturday, June 11
Pride By The Beach
The North County LGBTQ Resource Center invites you out to the beach and to show your pride. Pride By The Beach — being held just weeks ahead of the annual Pride celebrations in San Diego — is a family- and pet-friendly celebration of sexual and gender identity. Drag performer and San Diego native Paris Sukomi Max serves as the emcee headliner and will perform Disney classics like “Little Mermaid” and “Moana.” In addition to entertainment, there will also be more than a dozen food vendors and an Education Zone; the latter offers TruCare free dental screenings. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Civic Center Plaza, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. Free; pridebythebeach.org
San Diego Beer Fest
More than 70 breweries will come together for the 11th annual San Diego Beer Fest, which also features food trucks and live music. Leave the kids and dogs at home for this 21-and-up event. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, Point Loma. General admission is $50 and include unlimited samples; early admission is $65 includes unlimited samples, an extra hour with a noon entrance, and access to specialty beers. sandiegobeerfest.com
Visionary Dance Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Spencer John Powell, kicks off this nearly monthlong festival that will showcase the work of choreographers and performers from Southern California and beyond, including “Half Black, Half Mexican Gay Mormon Boy from Ogden, Utah,” 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. 6/10 and 6/11 Festival through July 3. 10th Avenue Theatre, 930 Tenth Ave., San Diego. $14-$16. (619) 920-8503, visionarydancetheatre.org/Visionary/2022-danzenfest/
The Alley Art Festival
Presented by the Vista Art Foundation and Backfence Society, the Alley Art Festival features a youth art show with cash prizes. There will also be a puppet parade, music, artist market, games, food, storytelling, arts and crafts, and raffle prizes. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Green Oak Ranch, 1237 Green Oak Road, Vista. Free; artinvista.org/alley-art-festival-2022
“Seeds for the Future” dinner
On Saturday, Berry Good Food foundation presents the first of its 2022 series of fundraising dinners to support its school gardens program, which has contributed more than $50,000 to 23 schools’ agricultural programs since 2017. Chefs Flor Franco, Davin Waite, Ron Oliver and local fishmonger Tommy Gomes will collaborate on a seafood dinner of sushi and raw fish as well as grilled fish and vegetables. 6 p.m. Saturday. Casa de Flor, 3334 Fifth Ave, San Diego. $185. berrygoodfood.org/events
Tori Amos, with Companion
It’s been 30 years since the release of Tori Amos’ 1992 breakthrough album, “Little Earthquakes,” and the North Carolina-born pianist, singer and songwriter sounds stronger than ever on her new album, “Ocean to Ocean.” Here’s hoping her refusal to tolerate motor-mouthed concertgoers is just as strong. During her 2007 Copley Symphony Hall concert here, Amos grew so annoyed at two boorish female fans — who kept getting in and out of their front-row seats, loudly conversing all the while — that she stopped her song, the aptly named “Code Red,” mid-note. “It’s a privilege to sit in the front row, and I reserve those seats for people who appreciate music. Get the (expletive) out!” Amos told the clueless pair, who were escorted out by security guards as the audience cheered. #ShutUpOrElse. 7:30 Saturday. June 11 Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. $71-$289. ticketmaster.com
Summer Sunset Live Music Series kickoff with Rebecca Jade
Starting Saturday, the Layover poolside bar at the InterContinental Hotel San Diego will host a Summer Sunset Live Music Series. The series will include performances by local artists and cocktails to enjoy with a view of the San Diego Bay. The series kicks off with Rebecca Jade and continues with Clinton Davis, TikiTronic, Bruno Serrano Trio featuring Monette Marino and other musical acts. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every other Saturday (except July 6) through Aug. 27. InterContinental San Diego, 901 Bayfront Court, downtown. Free.
Sunday, June 12
High Tide Dinners return to Marine Room
On Sunday, the Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla kicks off its annual summer series of High Tide Dinners, where the incoming evening tide crashes up against the windows of the dining room on select nights through September. Reservations are being taken for dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday through Tuesday, as well as on July 11-13, Aug. 9-11 and Sept. 8-9. Peak tide occurs around 8 p.m. on those nights. A la carte dining is offered from 5 to 7:30 p.m., with the four-course prix fixe menu available after 7:30 p.m. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. (858) 459-7222. marineroom.com
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