San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

incredible-dog-challengeEVENTS
Incredible Dog Challenge
Jun. 8-9. The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge features some of the most talented dogs from across the country competing in Olympic-style events. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will show their skills with high flying disc routines, head-to-head weave pole racing, dog diving and agility courses. This annual event kicks off with the Incredible Surf Dog Competition where dogs will catch some waves in an attempt to win the title of Most Incredible Surf Dog. Surf competition begins Friday at 9 a.m. at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach. Incredible Dog Challenge will be held at the San Diego Fair. Del Mar Fairgrounds, Chevrolet Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. sdfair.com/index.php?fuseaction=info.calendar&op=detail&pkid=1019

sd-fair-del-marSan Diego County Fair 

Jun. 8-Jul. 4. Blast off to San Diego’s largest annual event. The fair returns this summer with an outer-space theme and features car shows, live animals, carnival games and rides, exhibits, arts and crafts, concerts and more that are all, as the theme implies, out of this world. Cobra Starship performs opening day. Check the website for event, exhibition and concert schedules. Closed Mondays. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161. sdfair.org

kidsfest-liberty-stationKidsfest
Jun. 9-10. Bring the family out to San Diego’s largest hands-on, creative festival for children. KidsFest is a wonderland of activities designed to stimulate and celebrate the power of imagination. Head over to Creation Station to paint masterpieces, drum or dance the day away at Dance Avenue or bring your green thumb to the KidsFest garden. It’s the perfect weekend to inspire kids to stay imaginative and active this summer. $60 per one day family four pack, or $18 admission. NTC Promenade in Point Loma. 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego. 619.341.3828. kidsfestsandiego.com

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LMFAO

Jun. 9. Don’t apologize for party rocking! LMFAO, the unstoppable duo who brought us some seriously infectious dance songs over the last two years, is coming to town to preform their hits live. The Sorry for Party Rocking Tour is sure to have you on your feet, dancing and singing along to “Shots,” and “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” Far East Movement, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Matthew Koma will perform as opening acts. Valley View Casino, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. 619.224.4171. valleyviewcasinocenter.com/LMFAO-June-9-7-00-pm


Richard-IIISUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Richard III 

Through Sept. 29. With one of the most diabolical and outrageous villains in all of literature, Richard III is an unforgettable portrait of obsession, seduction, betrayal and a man who would be king. A ruthless Machiavellian, the brilliant and power-hungry lord embarks on a bloody campaign to seize and keep the English crown. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.23.GLOBE. theoldglobe.org

As-You-Like-ItAs You Like It 

Jun. 10-Sept. 30. An upbeat counterpoint to Richard III in the Summer Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It is Shakespeare’s comedy about flirtation, friendship, mistaken identity and the fickle nature of love. Will wit and merriment overcome jealousy and deception? How will true love ever find its way out of the delightful madness of the forest? Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.23.GLOBE. theoldglobe.org

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Ray at Night
Jun. 9. Shop local and find unique, one of a kind items at this monthly art walk. Now in its tenth year, Ray at Night is an exciting gathering of artists and patrons working to bring the North Park neighborhood to life. Participating galleries include Cirello Gallery, Ray Street Custom Framing, Soul Ryde, The Red Crow, Dani Dodge Art and more. Every second Saturday of the month. 6-10 p.m. North Park Arts District, Ray St. between University and North Park Way. rayatnightartwalk.com

North-County-arts-and-cultuMUSEUMS
North County Arts & Culture

Through Jun. 30. Explore the culture in North County with half price admission to six participating museums all month. Guests will discover and experience diverse, educational, family-friendly gems from classic surf memorabilia at the California Surf Museum to live painting demonstrations at Lux Art Institute. The North County Arts & Culture passport also includes Museum of Making Music, Oceanside Museum of Art, San Diego Botanic Garden and San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Passports are available at participating museums, Westfield shopping centers or online. northcountyartsandculture.org

california-surf-museum-galaCalifornia Surf Museum Gala

Jun. 9. Bid on live and silent auctions, nosh on food and drink, groove to live music and mingle with surf stars all to benefit the California Surf Museum. The Gala also marks the unveiling of the museums newest exhibit, “Hobie,” about the life and innovations of surfboard and boat builder, Hobie Alter. Get a look before anyone else! $65/members, $95/non-members.
5-10 p.m. California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. 760.721.6876. surfmuseum.org


mingei-fusionMingei Fusion
Jun. 9. Immerse yourself in a celebration for the senses, featuring music and dance from diverse cultures, beautiful costumes, and food and drink from around the world provided by Sushi Affair, Monsoon, Opera Patisserie and many others. This annual event is followed by the Fusion After Party with cocktails, late-night tapas and dancing. Don’t dance? Dancers from Super Sonic Samba School will show you how. Mingei Fusion is $100/members, $125 mon-members, 6-9 p.m. Fusion After Party is an additional $25, 9-11 p.m. 21 and over. Mingei Museum, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.239.0003. mingei.org

Belmont-Stakes-Viewing-PartFOOD + DRINK
Belmont Stakes Viewing Party

Jun. 9. Dying to see if I’ll Have Another can win the Triple Crown? George’s at the Cove is, and it’s hosting a Belmont Stakes viewing party for all to attend. During the race, enjoy drink and food specials including the Belmont Breeze created specifically for the day. Normally $10, infusion cocktails will be available for $7, and Belmont Sliders will be $4 each. 1-3:45 p.m. Georges Bar at George’s at the Cove, 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.4244. georgesatthecove.com/georges-bar

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