San Diego Weekend Events & Things to Do Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5, 2013


Cinco-de-mayoWhat: Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Beer and Food Walking Tour

When: Friday May 3, 2013

Where: San Diego Beer and Wine Tours, La Jolla

Description: Join us on the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Beer and Food Walking Tour!

“Enjoy ample quantities of San Diego’s Finest beers paired with food!” “Yummy!” The food, the beer, the guide and the company all were fantastic! Shira was awesome! Food was yummy and beer was perfect! Can’t wait to go again! Local resident (One of over 100 5-star Trip Advisor Reviews)

3 hr. Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Beer & Food Walking Tour Includes:

  • Award-winning beer tastings (incl. local craft beers)
  • Feast on burgers, pizza, and more!
  • 3 tasty tour stops of local breweries and brewpubs
  • Guided tour of scenic La Jolla By-the-Sea
  • Behind-the-scenes to the beer making process
  • Games and special Cinco de Mayo prizes!

Cost: $69

itex-sandiegoWhat: ITEX in San Diego

When: Friday May 3, 2013

Where: Rossi’s Pizza, San Marcos

Description: ITEX In San Diego Presents Rich Peat-Hanna of Creata Computer Network. ITEX in San Diego presents Rich Peat-Hanna – the business network security expert. Unlike many computer consultants that visit Small Businesses, Creata Computer Network’s mission is to be a vital part of each company they serve. They are constantly striving to be ‘your’ Information Technology Department. They feature Responsive IT Solutions. At the meeting, Rich will answer your questions on computer security for your business.”Please register now! Bring your business cards. Free Table Top Displays for all – Limit 75 attendees!

Free Parking. Free Admission. Please come and network! Bring your business cards!

Cost: Free

personalized-fitnessWhat: Personalized Fitness Coaching

When: Friday May 3, 2013

Where: Carlsbad Senior Center, Pine Avenue

Description: Mindes Dorlean will offer his fitness expertise to 50+ adults. Call the front desk to schedule an appointment in the Fitness Room with Mindes to get you familiar with the equipment that is just right for you! Consult your physician before you begin any exercise program. On Tuesdays & Thursdays, come to the Fitness Room from 8 to 11 a.m.; on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays come to the Fitness Room from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: Free



art-of-life-2013What: Art of Life 2013

When: Friday May 3, 2013

Where: National University La Mesa

Description: National University Celebrates a new generation of art portrayed through the eyes of the students

  •  All Ages event
  • Free and open to the public
  • Free Food! Free Beverages! (no alcohol)
  • First Inaugural Student Art Exhibition

Cost: Free

may-madnessWhat: May Madness

When: Friday May 3, 2013

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego

Description: Members of any of the 14 Southern California instutions listed below enjoy free reciprocal admission and a 20% discount at The Musuem Store Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 3-5. Members of The San Diego Museum of Art receive free reciprocal admission at those museums that same weekend, as well as a 20% discount in The Museum Store throughout the month of May. Not yet a member? Join now!

billy-elliotWhat: Billy Elliot The Musical 

When: San Diego Civic Theatre

Where: Friday May 3, 2013

Description: BILLY ELLIOT The Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true.

Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

A big musical with an even bigger heart, BILLY ELLIOT will enchant the dreamer in all of us. Based on the international smash-hit film, BILLY ELLIOT The Musical is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award® winning creative team — director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall – along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “HIS BEST SCORE YET!”

 Cost: $36-$121

chocolate-festWhat: Chocolate Festival – A celebration of chocolate the Bay

When: Friday May 3, 2013

Where:  Maritime Museum of San Diego

Description: Enjoy a presentation by Mars Chocolate North America about the origin and history of chocolate over the years. Wine and chocolate pairings, from California Fruit Wine and David Bacco Chocolates, assorted chocolates and cheeses.

Maritime Museum of San Diego Members Free with RSVP, or $15.00 dollars at the door. Members MUST show ID and member card when checking in.


Junior-League-Food-Wine-FestWhat: Junior League Of San Diego Food And Wine Festival

When: Saturday May 4, 2013


Description: The 13th Annual Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival (formerly known as Island Divine) will take place at La Jolla Cove.Over 50 of San Diego’s best restaurants and beverage purveyors will be offering exquisite bites, flavorful wines, top craft and micro brews, and exotic cocktail tastings to our exclusive guests. At this year’s festival, we will be celebrating the Kentucky Derby, donning our best hats and cheering on the Run for the Roses!


  •  Tastings from Top Restaurants
  • Sips from Fine Wineries, Breweries & Spirits Distilleries
  • Kentucky Derby Viewing
  • Win, Place, Show Raffle
  • Derby Day Contests
  • Live Music
  • Fabulous Prizes
  • Silent Auction

yoga What: Wine and Watercolor Yoga 

When: Saturday May 4, 2013

Where: Mahogany Mountain Winery, Ramona

Description: Join us outdoor in a picturesque vineyard in west Ramona for a restorative yoga class followed by watercolor painting, delicious appetizers and award winnng wines. THe watercolor course is for all levels of experience and will be led by a professional artist. All supplies provided. Follow the event by strolling through the Fine Art show happening just steps from the yoga site.

Cost: $135



pug-party-delmarWhat: 22nd Annual Pug Party

When: Saturday May 4, 2013

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Description: Four themed costume contests for Pugs. Other Pug contests: wet T-shirt, Cupcake Chomp! and our new “Pug Stars!” talent contest! Prizes awarded in all contests. Pug Boutique with great gifts, ” Ask the Vet” booth, vendors, nail clipping and tail painting, Pug Cafe, drawings for more than 20 raffle baskets, food, fun! Presented by Pug Rescue of San Diego County. Over 500 Pugs attend every year. See our classified ad in the UT “Pet Place”, “pet events” column.

 Cost: $5-$10



mothers-day-shoppingWhat: Mother’s Day Shopping

When: Saturday May 4, 2013

Where: Ryan Brothers Coffee, San Diego

Description: What you know?, We’ve joined forces with Ryan Bros. Coffee in Barrio Logan for a Mother’s Day Shopping Experience. Enjoy the delicious coffees, teas and other refreshments at Ryan Bros. Coffee while you shop for original, one-of-a-kind, handmade crafts including: original art, award-winning jewelry, handbags and purses, beautiful aprons, and much more. So bring your mom, your wife, your sisters, your grandma, your friends, your neighbors and share the love.

Our super cool friends at will be offering a 10% off on all specialty drinks, frappes, expressos, and teas to SD Craft Monsters patrons. Valid May 4th, 2013, one use only!

Wait, there’s more! Because every little thing helps, we are giving you a 10% off coupon for your gift purchases. So bring the coupon and save… or better yet, just flash the coupon on your smart phone. That works too!

The not-so-fine print: Present coupon to participating SD Craft Monsters vendors. Coupon excludes all other discounts and applicable tax. Valid on May 4th, 2013 from 3-7 PM at Ryan Bros. Coffee only.

Cost: Free

Mothers-day-chauffeured-tourWhat: Mother’s Day Chauffeured Tour

When: Saturday May 4, 2013

Where: San Diego Beer and Wine Tours, La Jolla

Description: Mother’s Day is around the corner and what better way to honor her than to shower her with fine wines, gourmet food and spectacular vineyard views! On this special Mother’s Day Chauffeured Tour we pick you up from your residence/hotel (from most San Diego locations) and take you to the vineyards of San Diego Wine Country. These fabulous tours are about 6 hrs and include ample tastings at three wineries (about 18 tastes!)

Your guide will entertain you with local history and tasting tips. At our first winery we’ll savor delicious fruits and cheeses with superb fine wine tastings. We’ll conclude this amazing adventure with decadent wine pairings and a gourmet wood fired brick-oven pizza dinner overlooking spectacular wineries grounds.

“Best date of our 10 years of marriage!” What a great way to spend our ten-year anniversary. Paul was fantastic. He let us go at our own pace, yet somehow kept us on time everywhere. The sunset dinner was a great end! We are now members of our favorite winery and will enjoy our memories every month!

old-town-cinco-de-mayoWhat: Old Town Cinco de Mayo 

When: Saturday May 4, 2013

Where: Old Town San Diego

Description: One of Old Town’s most widely attended events, this 30th annual fiesta features mariachi, ballet folklorico, an array of vendors, kids area, beer garden and tequila tasting, arts and crafts and more.

 Cost: Free



olga-kernWhat: Olga Kern 

When: Sunday May 5, 2013

Where: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego 

Description: Olga Kern (Russian born April 23, 1975) is a Russian classical pianist  Born as Olga Pushechnikova to a family of musicians with ties toTchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, she later adopted her mother’s maiden name (Kern) professionally. She began studying piano with Evgeny Timakin at the Central Music School of Moscow when she was five.

Cost: $20-$96

dan-adamsWhat: Dan Adams Hot Dogs Art Exhibit

When: Sunday May 5, 2013

Where: Liberty Station – McMillin Company Events Center, San Diego

Description: Sophie’s Gallery is honored to host the artwork of Dan Adams, a self-taught artist, who is well known in San Diego. He captures the art of everything canine with his expressive brush strokes and develops his subject matter by photographing human and dog action at local dog parks. Dan has exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Art, Riverside Museum of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art and Escondido Museum of Art among others.

Cost: Free

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