San Diego Weekend Events: Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, June 24 2012
Thursday, June 21
Entertain your senses and explore the wonders that Culture and Cocktails at The San Diego Museum of Art has to offer. This summer’s exhibits feature The Invention of Glory, Echoes of the Past, and Dynamic: Blue Note After Rivera at Culture & Cocktails. Explore interactive photo gallery, try your hand at a digital interpretation of art from the museum’s collection, and choose your own specialty cocktail. Music by DJ Gabe Vega and educational activities will round out the special event. Purchase tickets early as we anticipate a sell-out attendance $15 for non members
Friday, June 22
Expect the San Diego County Fair to be stampeded by beer lovers this weekend, as the San Diego International Beer Festival hosts its 6th annual event Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This fest will feature more than 300 beers from nearly 140 breweries around the world. A general admission wristband gets you a souvenir tasting cup and unlimited one ounce samplings. The VIP Lounge gets you early admission, food pairings and a chance to hang out with the brewers!
You may recognize this hilarious actor/comedian from one of our favorite shows, “Saturday Night Live” or the Showtime hit series, “Weeds.” Even if you don’t, Kevin Nealon, is heading to San Diego this weekend to perform his stand-up show at The American Comedy Co. and it’s sure to be good. Don’t miss your chance to catch his knee slapping antics at any of his two shows on Friday or two shows on Saturday.
Saturday, June 23
The Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off Festival is back again for its 33rd year, andis expected to attract over 70,000 visitors for a day of great entertainment. Check out five stages of live music, a beer garden for 21+ guests, food and shopping vendors, surfing and skateboarding, a community mural art project, ‘Wonderland’ children’s area, and of course — the big daddy Chili Cook-off. The festival is free and open to all ages!
After three successful years in LA, Tributefest is finally making its way to San Diego! For its inaugural tour in this fine city, expect to enjoy 8 tribute bands, food trucks, and plenty of beer on tap at the lovely Liberty Station on June 23rd. General admission does not include beer, but VIP attendees receive 10 beer passes along with their admission. Food is sold separately, and remember, the event is 21+!
Sunday, June 24
Adams Avenue, our favorite street from Normal Heights through Kensington, is spoiling us with samples from 30 restaurants and cafes from 11am to 3pm this Sunday. Featured Adams Avenue eateries include Bleu Boheme, Sabuku Sushi, Farmhouse Café, El Zarape, Blind Lady Ale House, Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, Twigg’s Café and even Viva Pops. Hop on the complimentary trolley, or stroll down Adams Avenue on foot. This ‘Taste of’ event is open to all ages, and priced at $25 in advance or $30 at the door. You can’t beat it!
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts™, takes place on June 23rd & 24th on the beautiful coastal campus of UC San Diego at Warren Field. This festival will feature 190-award winning artists, along with live chalk art creations, art performances, delicious and healthy cuisines, adult beverage libations, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. The Festival is produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support adaptive sports and recreation programs for San Diegans with disabilities. This year’s festival will also benefit Sharp Rehabilitation Services. The Festival is a unique opportunity to combine support for adaptive programs and services that help those who have incurred serious and long term injuries, and artists who work hard to bring creativity and imagination to us every day. Take the opportunity to help support your community, meet special people and enjoy a wonderful day of fun and excitement