San Diego Weekend Events Friday May 17 to Sunday May 19, 2013

What: [important]SICILIAN FESTIVAL[/important]

When: Sunday May 19, 2013

sicilian-festivalWhere:  India Street, Little Italy, San Diego

Description: San Diego’s Sicilian American community invites everyone to “Eat, Drink, and Be Sicilian” for a day at their 20th annual festival. Featuring grape stomping, Sicilian treats, entertainment, cultural displays, kids’ zone, and the Bellissimo Car Show.





chocolate-jewelry-eventWhat: Chocolate + Jewelry – A Purely Decadent Event

When: Friday May 17, 2013

Where: Bazaar del Mundo Shops, San Diego

Description: What do women love most? Chocolate and jewelry! For the first time, Diane Powers will invite beloved chocolatiers and talented jewelry artists to the Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town for “Chocolate + Jewelry: A Purely Decadent Event,” May 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The event will feature wildly unique hand-crafted jewelry, delicious chocolates and tastings from local chocolatiers, and live Latin musical entertainment! All week long, Powers’ family of restaurants – Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad and Casa de Pico in La Mesa – will feature savory chocolate dishes and beverage specials to help kick off the event!

Cost: Free

race-legalWhat: Race Legal

When: Friday May 17, 2013

Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

Description: The program was formed in 1998 by Dr. Stephen J. Bender from San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health. With financial help from the California Office of Traffic Safety, a comprehensive grass root community based coalition entitled “Closing the Loop” was initiated. The goal of the coalition is to directly address the epidemic of illegal street racing activity and its attendant death and injury by providing a safer, controlled racing environment at Qualcomm Stadium.

more-things-change What: The More Things Change

When: Friday May 17, 2013

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Kathryn Kanjo, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, will consider how even the most innovative of contemporary forms can be understood and described through the visual language of art history. Looking at works in the Museum’s Collection, Kanjo will apply formal description, analyze subject matter, and infer meaning to comprehend better the artist’s intent.

 Cost: $8-$12

little-mermaid What: The Little Mermaid – Presented By CYT San Diego

When: Friday May 17, 2013

Where: CYT San Diego at Pacific Beach Middle School

Description: In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production,Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”

Cost: $12- $15

may-art-showWhat: May Art Show at COAL

When: Friday May 17, 2013

Where:  Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League

Description: COAL Fine Art Show for May. Dates: Wednesday, May 8, through Sunday, June 3, 2013. In addition to the regular show, a special Children’s Show will be on display. Media categories are: oil/acrylic, pastel, and watercolor paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media works, photography, computer fine art, sculpture. Gallery hours: Mondays (with the exception of the first Monday of the month) and Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

explore-mission-trails-dayWhat: 11th Annual Explore Mission Trails Day

When: Saturday May 18, 2013

Where:  Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego

Description: On Saturday, May 18, families are invited to Explore Mission Trails Day, a free annual celebration at Mission Trails Regional Park, the 5,800-acre urban park at the eastern end of Mission Valley. Young children discover the joys of nature during themed trail walks and hands-on activities at Explore/Discovery Stations, free pony rides, a climbing wall, crafts and up-close encounters with raptors, reptiles and other live animals.

Activities will be focused mainly around the Visitor and Interpretive Center and the Equestrian Staging Area at SR52 and Mast Blvd. Shuttle service from various parking locations will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

wild-west-festWhat: Wild West Fest

When: Saturday May 18, 2013

Where: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Carlsbad

Description: Join in the fun at this year’s Wild West Fest, on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying LC Lane in Carlsbad; a perfect back drop for this festive step back in time. Wild West Fest brings cowboys to Carlsbad with western music, crafts, pony rides, food and more. Also enjoy a salsa tasting contest as a contestant or taster. Entries are still being accepted and prizes will be awarded in the categories of best overall, people’s choice, best presentation, best restaurant salsa, best fruit salsa, hottest salsa and most unique.

 Cost: Free

north-park-festival-of-artsWhat: NORTH PARK FESTIVAL OF ARTS

When: Saturday May 18, 2013

Where: University Ave. & 30th Street, North Park

Description: The 17th annual event offers entertainment on five stages by bands, dance ensembles. More than 40 artists showcase work in variety of media. Specialty and food vendors. Hands-on art area for kids. On “Craft Beer Block,” enjoy 12 four-ounce samples from San Diego breweries served in commemorative glass.





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