Entertainment & Events

This Weekend in San Diego (5/26-5/28)

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There’s a lot going this weekend in San Diego. If you want to be outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, if you’re into charitable events, or if you just like to wine and dine, this weekend has something in store for you. If you haven’t planned out your Friday-Sunday yet, we’re here to help you brainstorm and give you a few ideas.

Friday, May 26th Events

Foster the People at North Park Observatory
Enjoy a night out in North Park and catch a great band at one of San Diego’s best music venues. The band’s breakthrough song “Pumped Up Kicks” topped charts in 2010 and they have been crushing it ever since. Don’t miss your chance to see them play in a relatively intimate setting. Tickets are $35 and the show starts at 7pm.

Gidion’s Knot at Diversionary Theatre
The Washington Post calls Gideon’s Knot “a narrative that is as elegant as it is chilling”. Gideon’s Knot is the story of a mother seeking answers and shining a light on the failure of our school system, bullying, and personal responsibility. The play is written by Johnna Adams, the 2011 recipient of the Princess Grace Award and a 2012 Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. This play is receiving rave reviews and the plot is timely and relevant. Get tickets here and see it while it’s in town.

Saturday, May 27th Events

Bite San Diego in North Park
We hope you’re hungry! Enjoy some of the best food and beer that North Park has to offer on this food tour through the neighborhood. On Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm in North Park, this food-tasting walking tour stops at Splash Wine Bar, Red Wing, Mike Hess Brewing, California Tap Room & Hand Rolled Pretzels, Crazee Burger, Berkeley Pizza North Park, and Venissimo Cheese. For more information and to book your tour, click here.

Ryan Davis at The Comedy Palace
Comedian and viral sensation Ryan Davis is known for his videos and rantings about everything from the New England Patriots to Tomi Lahren, politics, and more. His videos regularly get several million views, with many getting over 10 million, and he has nearly 1.5 million followers. Davis is up and coming in the world of comedy, so don’t miss your chance to laugh with him.

Surfrider Foundation’s Beach Cleanup of Fiesta Island
If you’re feeling charitable this weekend and you want to do a good deed, head out to Fiesta Island on Saturday from 9-11am to take part in a beach cleanup. Bags and gloves will be provided to all volunteers, but you are encouraged to bring your own reusable supplies if you have them. The event is sponsored by local radio station 94.9 and local Mission Federal Credit Union.

Sunday, May 28th Events

Ethnic Food Fair at Balboa Park
If you’re looking to grub on tasty food, this is the event for you. The House of Pacific Relations at Balboa Park is presenting the 37th annual Ethnic Food Fair. Come check out the culinary treats of 34 different cultures and witness performances in native costumes. The event is from 11am to 5pm.

Truffles, Cheese & Beer at Thorn Street Brewery
Truffles, cheese, and beer are natural bedfellows and Thorn Street Brewery is excited to pair up with Andrea’s Truffles and Venissimo Cheese to bring you this afternoon delight. The tasting will feature two handcrafted truffles made with TSB beer, two kinds of artisan cheese picked specifically to pair with the chocolates and the two paired half-pints. Tickets are only $15 and the event starts at 12:30pm.

Vista Strawberry Run 
If you want to stay healthy and active this weekend, run a few miles at the Vista Strawberry Run. The Strawberry Festival Run starts in Historic Downtown Vista, runs through Vista’s Kite Sculptures, and ends at the Vista Strawberry Festival. All runners receive a performance t-shirt, a custom medal, a goodie bag, fresh fruit at the finish line, and a free beer in the beer garden for those 21 and over. This event is healthy, fun, and family friendly. Don’t miss out, register here!

LSU Alumni of San Diego Crawfish Boil
This crawfish boil is one for the books. The 29th annual event will offer live music all afternoon, hot & spicy crawfish boiled by Cajun chefs, seasoned corn and potatoes, and ice cold beer until 2pm. You’ll leave this event feeling hungry and happy. The crawfish boil starts at 11am at the Charger’s old practice field at Qualcomm Stadium.

There’s always something happening in San Diego, and we hope you take advantage of all these events our city has to offer.


Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at lauren@sdentertainer.com.

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