San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

padres-san-diegoSPORTS
Padres Baseball
Jun. 22-24. The Padres take on the Seattle Mariners in a three-game series this weekend. At Friday’s game be sure to catch the fireworks show and get some grub at the Ultimate Cookout. On Sunday, kids get to run the bases and the USAA presents Army Appreciation Night. Games begin at 7:05 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. 619.795.5000. padres.com

SD-International-TriathalonSan Diego International Triathlon
Jun. 24. One of the longest standing triathlons in the country, this exciting course features a 1K swim, 30K bike ride and 10K run. Choose between the full international course and the sprint course, which offers all the same athletic excitement on a shorter distance course. All participants will receive a 30th anniversary finisher medal, t-shirt, virtual goodie bag and entrance to the beer garden. 6:35 a.m. Starts at Spanish Landing Park and ends at Embarcadero. 858.268.1250. kozevents.com/Triathlons/San_Diego_International_Triathlon.htm

melissa_etheridge-harrahsMUSIC
Melissa Etheridge
Jun. 22. Music powerhouse Melissa Etheridge is known for her heartland rock style, confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals. Expect to hear her mega-hits like “Come to My Window,” “I’m the Only One” and “Angels Would Fall,” as well as new tracks from her yet-to-be-released album. Harrah’s Rincon Casino Open Sky Theater, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. 877.777.2457. harrahsrincon.com/casinos/harrahs-rincon-san-diego/casino-misc/open-sky-entertainment-detail.html

queen_extravaganza-humphreyThe Queen Extravaganza
Jun. 24. This spectacular touring concert brings the glorious music and the legendary live experience of Queen to new generations of fans. Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor created the idea to celebrate the band’s music with performances by some of the best new music talent working today. The Queen Extravaganza touring band features four vocalists and five musicians performing the band’s biggest hits from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to ”Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577. humphreysconcerts.com

Tux-n-tennies-BeatlesTux ‘n Tennies: Tribute to The Beatles
Jun. 23. Wear your tux, wear your tennies and let’s “Come Together” for one of the Symphony’s biggest fundraising events of the year. The fifth annual Tux ‘n Tennies will bring new life to The Beatles mega-hits. From “I Want To Hold Your Hand” to “Eight Days a Week” to “Hey Jude,” this year’s bash is all about The Fab Four. Gala packages are available. San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, Embarcadero Marina Park South, Embarcadero. 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org/concertcalendar/summerpops.aspx

wicked-civic-theatreTHEATRE
Wicked
Through Jul. 15. The musical that defies gravity is all about what happened before Dorothy was swept up in that tornado. Long before the girl from Kansas arrived in Munchkinland, two girls found friendship in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. See how these girls grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good in this blockbuster, award-winning musical. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, Third Ave. and B St., downtown. 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org

inherit-the-windInherit the Wind
Through Sept. 25. A taut legal drama about the age-old conflict between science and faith, Inherit the Wind is the tale of two great lawyers facing off in a small-town courtroom with the eyes of an entire nation upon them. The accused? A high school teacher. His crime? Teaching evolution. The Old Globe’s Shakespeare Festival’s lone non-Bard play is loosely based on the Scopes Monkey Trial. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.23.GLOBE. oldglobe.org

summer-solstice-del-marEVENTS
Del Mar Summer Solstice
Jun. 21. Celebrate the longest day of the year with delectable culinary creations from Del Mar’s highly regarded restaurants including Bully’s North, Del Mar Rendezvous and Flavor Del Mar. This annual event also features libations from some of California’s best wineries and breweries, a silent auction, live entertainment and amazing front-row sunset views. 5-8 p.m. Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1179. summer.delmarmainstreet.com

sd-international-beer-festiSan Diego International Beer Festival
Jun. 22-24. With nearly 140 breweries and more than 300 beers from all over the world, the International Beer Festival has quickly become one of the largest in the nation. This year’s festival features handcrafted beers from more than 15 countries. Participating breweries include Kern River, Stone Brewing Co., Brewery Ommegang and Rough Draft Brewing Company. Admission includes entry to the San Diego County Fair. $48/pp. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161. sdfair.com/index.php?fuseaction=events.beer_festival

OB-Street-Fair-and-chili-coOcean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival
Jun. 23. Come happy and come hungry, the chili cook-off is a fierce competition that’s not to be missed. Thousands will flock to Newport Avenue for live music on six stages, street vendors, talented artists, thrilling rides, and of course, the beer garden and chili tasting. Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ocean Beach with fun for the whole family including Equinox laser tag at Saratoga Park a giant water slide. Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach. oceanbeachsandiego.com

taste-of-adams-aveTaste of Adams
Jun. 24. Everyone’s favorite tasting event returns to Adams Avenue with mouth-watering food and drink samples from more than two dozen local restaurants. Sample everything from appetizers to desserts along the Adams Avenue corridor through three of San Diego’s hippest neighborhoods – Kensington, Normal Heights and North Park. Participating restaurants include El Zarape, Kensington Grill, Sabuki Sushi and Café 21. Purchase tickets at any participating location. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Adams Avenue. adamsaveonline.com

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