Things To Do This Weekend (9/08-9/10)

Friday, September 8th


Ohana Festival

Don't miss the Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, September 8-10th @12:30pmArtists include: Pixies, TV on the Radio, Ray Lamontagne, Haim, Fiona AppleTickets available at: TheOhanaFest.com

Jim Jefferies At Viejas Concerts in The Park

Don't miss Jim Jeffries at Viejas Concerts in the Park on Friday, September 8th @7pmTickets on sale Friday, June 2nd at 10amTickets will be available at axs.com

You & Yours Distilling Co. Tour

3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., You & Yours Distilling Co.You & Yours Distilling Co. – a small, chic distillery in San Diego’s East Village (1495 G St.) – recently launched tours of its tasting room, available at certain times Wednesday through Sunday, including 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. sessions on Fridays. The 45-minute tours are led by a member of the distillery’s team who leads visitors to the production floor, explaining every step of the distilling process – down to the bottling of each product. The tour is followed by a question and answer session and, of course, a spirits tasting flight of the distilleries flagship gin and vodka. Tours cost $25 per person; you also get $10 off a bottle of vodka or gin. To learn more about You & Yours Distilling and its owner, Laura Johnson.

Food Truck Friday

4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Plaza de Panama at Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s “Food Truck Friday” is a summertime event that brings more than a dozen food trucks to the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway every Friday evening through Sept. 29. As you grab some food, you’ll also be able to enjoy live entertainment at the park. Stick around and check out “Balboa Park After Dark” (see below), happening simultaneously at the park Friday nights this summer.

Cruisin’ Grand Escondido

5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Downtown Escondido (235 East Grand Ave.)

Downtown Escondido’s free, weekly vintage car show continues, running every Friday night through Sept. 29. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido takes over historical Grand Avenue, with more than 500 cool cars lining the streets. The event, now in its 18th year, draws thousands of attendees. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973 American-made cars. Musical entertainment includes performances across four stages: Broadway; Juniper Street; Maple Street Plaza; Kalmia & Grand. This Friday’s edition will focus on Fire Trucks.

Balboa Park After Dark

5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Balboa ParkBalboa Park’s sundown summertime program continues, with eight museums offering extended late-night hours every Friday through Sept. 29. Some museums are even offering $5 admission deals. Food vendors and live entertainment will also fill the landmark during this “Balboa Park After Dark” series.

Beatles vs. Stones

9 p.m., Harrah’s Resort Southern CaliforniaThis tribute show will pit two of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in history against one another – The Beatles vs. The Stones – for one electrifying night of music. The 21+ show is at Dive at Harrah’s Resort SoCal; it starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 9


Walk To End Alzheimer's 

September 9, 2017 - 7:30 – 10am @ Crown Point Park in Mission Bay, CA 92109Join the Alzheimer’s Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Will you help end this disease by walking with us? As a team, we can be an unstoppable force against the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Registration is easy; simply visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website and start a team. More info

Join Thor at Social Tap SDSU This Saturday for College Football

Join Thor at Social Tap SDSU this Saturday to watch the Aztecs take on the Sun Devils. The Aztecs game kicks off at 8:00PM. Social Tap features a large outdoor dining area and bar, fresh burgers, tacos and a 190-inch jumbo screen perfect for college football game days. “Social Hour” food and drink specials during the week Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Eat, Drink, Be Social – This Saturday at 8:00pm. More info! 

Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks

8 a.m., Scripps Institution of OceanographyIt’s a unique experience you don’t want to miss. Join aquarium naturalists as they head out off of the La Jolla coast to snorkel with leopard sharks in their natural habitat. In order to participate, you must have intermediate knowledge of swimming and have previous snorkeling experience. Participants must be 10 years or older and must supply their own gear. Tickets start at $25. 

Carlsbad Brewfest

12 p.m., Holiday Park on Pio Pico

Spend this lovely August Saturday tasting some of San Diego County’s most beloved craft beers at this festival. The four annual incarnation will start at noon and feature more than 30 local breweries offering more than 60 beers. Tastings will go until 4:30 p.m. In addition to beer, there will be music, entertainment, games, food vendors and more. Tickets start at $10; attendees must be 21 years or older. Designated driver tickets are available as well.

Pizza and Beer Festival

2 p.m., Port Pavilion on Broadway PierIt’s all about San Diego’s best slice of pizza in Downtown San Diego this Saturday as the Pizza & Beer festival kicks off. Try unlimited amounts of pizza and beer from dozens of local and regional restaurants and breweries at this event as you take in the beautiful Bay view. Tickets cost $65; the event is for those 21 years or older.

Sunday, Sept. 10


Jim Gaffigan at Viejas Concerts in The Park

Don't miss Jim Gaffigan at Viejas Concerts in the Park on Sunday, September 10th @8pmDoors open at 5:30pm. Ages 21+ 

9/11 Heroes Run

8 a.m., USS Midway Museum. Come out and run in honor of the lives lost on 9/11. The annual event unites the community and remembers our veterans, military and first responders who serve the community. The 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, killed by a sniper in Iraq on April 2007 while protecting his battalion. Before his final deployment, he visited Rescue One in NYC and gained a renewed perspective on the fight in Iraq.

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