San Diego Weekend Events Friday June 21 to Sunday June 23, 2013


2013-san-diego-beer-festWhat: San Diego International Beer Festival 2013

When: Friday June 21, 2013

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Description: This year many participants will arrive from across the country and from many countries to sample some of the best beers and to compete. The competition is offering a new title to win this year. The festival will crown “Champion Brewery” in addition to the traditional “Best of Show Beer”. The Champion Brewery title would be awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging.

You can find tickets for general admission to the San Diego International Beer Festival and Brewers Lounge at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office and at Ticketmaster. Ticket prices without fair admission for each session: San Diego International Beer Festival $41 per session; Brewers Lounge $80 per session.

If you pay $55 you will get admission into the San Diego County Fair, souvenir tasting cup, and unlimited one-ounce samples of more than 300 beers and if you pay $90, you will enjoy special lounge area overlooking the festival, 6-oz. souvenir glass to use in the lounge area and festival floor, five craft beer stations with food pairing with unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, 1/2 hour early admission before the general public, and admission to the Fair.
There will be five sessions in total in this year’s festival. There will be two sessions on June 21 and June 22 and one session on June 23rd. Check the session details below:

Session: 1
Date: Friday, June 21
Time: Noon to 4 PM
Details: Enjoy “How to Homebrew with Chris” at 1 PM, “Cupcakes and Beer” at 2 PM and “Cheese and Beer with Venissimo” at 3 PM.

Session: 2
Date: Friday, June 21
Time: 5 PM- 9 PM
Details: “Cheese and Beer with Venissimo” at 6 PM, “Cupcakes and Beer” from 6 to 7 PM and lastly enjoy “Yeast and Beer: Can You Taste the Difference?” At 8 PM.

Session: 3
Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 11AM- 3 PM
Details: “How to Homebrew with Chris” at 12, Awards will also be announced and distributed at 12 and lastly “San Diego Pretzel & Beer Pairing” program will be held between 1PM to 2 PM.

Session: 4
Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 4 PM- 8 PM
Details: Enjoy “Yeast and Beer: Can You Taste the Difference?” at 5 PM, “San Diego Pretzel & Beer Pairing” at 6 and from 7 PM enjoy “How to Judge Beer with Alesmith’s Peter Zien”.

Session: 5
Date: Sunday, June 23

sandiego-summer-solstice-yogaWhat: San Diego SUMMER SOLSTICE SOUND HEALING, YOGA, AND SPA RETREAT

When: Friday June 21, 2013

Where: Glen Ivy Spa, Corona

Description:  Weekend of Yoga, Gong Sound healing, Sound and Mantra Workshops, drum circle, and a day at the Glen Ivy Spa. Refresh and Rejuvenate with Sun Fluid Energy. More information-to sign up go to Sign up by June 12th & save $25.



What:  Matt McCarthy

When: Friday June 21, 2013

Where:  Mad House Comedy Club 

Description: Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor living in Los Angeles. Began performing comedy in New York City in 2003 at various open mics, barker shows, and bringer shows. Quickly found a home in the East Village at the now defunct Comedy Social, a weekly comedy showcase at Sin Sin bar. Soon after, hosted stand-up at Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction. Had a month long run of his solo show “McCarthyism” at the infamous Rififi Cinema Classics. Ran “The Matt McCarthy Stand-Up Comedy Show” at Comix NY for several months.


dog-competition-san-diego What: San Diego 2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition – Unleashed by Petco

When: Saturday June 22, 2013

Where: Imperial Beach

Description: The Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition is unleashing the fun with new friends from Unleashed by Petco. Whether catching a wave with a furry friend or seeking fun on the beach with friends and family, this year’s attendees can expect a fun-filled day at the beach. This year’s competition, in a new location in Imperial Beach, adjacent to the pier is expected to draw up to 40 surf dogs and thousands of spectators from across the U.S.

Cost: Free



When: Saturday June 22, 2013

Where: Ocean Beach

Description: Festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, outdoor laser tag, and more. The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award, and grand prize People’s Choice Award. Festival highlights include: five stages of continuous live music, artists’ alley, community mural art project, beachside beer garden and spirits.

One unique piece at this year’s Street Fair will be the debut of an original song from Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters, a Gulf Coast band with Cajun and Zydeco roots, written as homage to the old Wonderland Amusement Park and its significance for San Diego. (The piece will be a waltz, in honor of the Wonderland era, with a modern twist.)

Cost: Free

san-pasqual-wineryWhat: San Pasqual Winery Grand Opening

When: Saturday June 22, 2013

Where: San Pasqual Winery, Center Street La Mesa

Description: San Pasqual Winery is celebrating the Grand Opening of their new winery location in La Mesa, California. The winery handcrafts small lots of wine from the grapes grown in local San Diego vineyards as well as some of the best grape-growing regions in California including Napa Valley, Sonoma, Sierra Foothills, Monterey, and Santa Barbara. With the mission to maintain historic origins of California wine, this “urban winery” strives to make wines that are simple yet elegant, with a sense of old-world culture in a new context. The Grand Opening celebration features samplings of San Pasqual’s award-winning wines, food from local restaurants and gourmet food companies, live music from local bands, and more.

 Cost: $20

La-Jolla-Art-FestivalWhat: La Jolla Festival of the Arts

When: Sunday June 23, 2013

Where: UC San Diego Warren Field                                                              

Description: The Festival will feature nearly 200 prestigious local and national artists, delectable cuisine and live music in a scenic environment where guests can stroll with a glass of wine or craft beer while interacting with artists.

As La Jolla’s first fine arts festival, LJFA has established a longtime legacy of supporting local charities and organizations. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will be given to over 30 San Diego programs that empower locals and wounded warriors to live beyond their disabilities.

 Cost: $12-14


The Shape of Your Laughter by Paul Bond


tiffany-jane-the-kicksWhat: Tiffany Jane & The Kicks: Blues/Funk Band Performance

When: Sunday June 23, 2013

Where: San Diego County Fair Del Mar

Description: Tiffany Jane & The Kicks are a local Blues/Funk band. They are gearing up to go on a summer tour across the entire US and would love to celebrate with you all before they go! Please come and see one of their last local gigs for the summer on the Main “Coors Light Rock On” Stage, at the San Diego County Fair!


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