Local Events: May 2017

The Big Exchange

Membership has its privileges! The Big Exchange gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at 35 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County.

Date: May 1 – May 31, 2017  |  Time: refer to website  |  Price: Free, with Museum Membership

Location: San Diego Museum Council 2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106

More info.: visit www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

 

Hops on the Harbor with Alpine Beer Company

Does beer taste better on a yacht with gourmet food, live music and scenic harbor views? Cruise with us on Hops on the Harbor to find out!

Date: May 4 – May 27, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: $40.70-$64.50

Location: Flagship Cruises & Events

990 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. call 619-234-4111 or visit

www.flagshipsd.com/cruises/hops-harbor

 

Rachel Feinstein

The American Comedy Co. is thrilled to present Rachel Feinstein performing live in the heart of Gaslamp. She will perform live 3 nights for a total of 5 shows.

Date: May 4 – May 6, 2017

Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: $16-$18

Location: The American Comedy Company

818 B 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. call 619-795-3858 or visit

www.sandiego.org/members/nightclubs/the-american-comedy-company.aspx

 

Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

Grab your amigos and head over to historic Old Town to spice up your weekend with the 34th annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo! Celebrating 34 years of fiery fun, Fiesta is sure to be MUY CALIENTE! The 34 th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border.

Date: May 5 – May 7, 2017

Time: refer to website

Price: Free

Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

4002 Wallace St., San Diego, CA 92110

For more info. visit www.cincodemayooldtown.com

 

Cinco de Mayo Concert / Food Truck Friday

Families can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park with a fun, free concert inside the Spreckels Organ Pavilion starting at 6:00 PM. Jarabe Mexicano will perform their unique, uptempo style of music, accompanied by SDSU School of Music and Dance Jazz Band and Wind Symphony. Pre-concert festivities begin at 4:00 PM in the Plaza of Panama with City Heights Mariachi and a variety of cuisines from some of San Diego’s best food trucks, presented as part of the Balboa Park Conservancy’s Food Truck Friday program.

Date: May 5, 2017  

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Price: Event access is free. Food purchases extra.

Location: Balboa Park

House of Hospitality, San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. visit

www.facebook.com/events/427465604272560/

 

Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

The San Diego Brewers Guild’s annual spring bookend event will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Join fellow craft beer aficionados in the heart of Vista Village to celebrate what sets San Diego beer apart from the rest – both its breweries and its enthusiasts, of course.

Date: May 6, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Price: $15-$50

Location: Vista Village District

  1. Citrus Ave. and E. Broadway, Vista, CA 92084

For more info. visit www.sdrhythmandbrews.com

 

Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show

The Julian Wildflower Show has been an historical event for over 90 years. Because of Julian’s mountain valley location, bordering a national forest and close to the Anza-Borrego State Park.

Date: May 10 – May 13, 2017  

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Price: refer to website

Location: Julian Chamber of Commerce

For more info. visit www.julianwomansclub.org/event/julian-wildflower-show/

 

Marcia Ball in Concert at Gator By The Bay

Gator By The Bay is thrilled to announce Marcia Ball in Concert at Gator By The Bay to open up the weekend of festivities!

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: refer to website

Price: $35-$95

Location: Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego

2326 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. call 619-234-8612 or visit

www.gatorbythebay.com/thursday-eve-concert/

 

Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

Largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou. Features 4 days of live music – more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food – including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish. Family Friendly & Fun!

Date: May 11 – May 14, 2017

Time: refer to website

Price: $25-$95

Location: Spanish Landing Park

3900 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 9210

For more info. call 619-234-8612 or visit

www.gatorbythebay.com

 

The Old Man and The Old Moon

“This is a story of time and tides and quests, the sort of fable on which mythologies and religions are founded,” says Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Now, after delighting audiences in New York, Chicago, and Boston, The Old Man and The Old Moon makes its West Coast premiere.

Date: May 13 – Jun 18, 2017

Time: refer to website

Price: Tickets start at $29

Location: The Old Globe

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696

For more info. call 619-234-5623 or visit

www.theoldglobe.org/

 

Eat Better Art:

Cooking Around the World

Eat Better Art is a series of artful cooking classes designed to bring parents and children together in the kitchen as they learn about good nutrition and create delicious dishes!

Date: May 13, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Price: $40-$50

Location: The New Children’s Museum

200 W Island Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. visit www.kpbs.org/events/2017/may/13/eat-better-art-cooking-around-the-w/?et=73791

 

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises

Sit back and celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxing brunch cruise on the Big Bay in America’s finest city. Your mother will be treated to mimosas, an assortment of gourmet food selections and live music aboard our luxury yacht.

Date: May 14, 2017  

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Price: Adult – $74.50. Child 4-12 yrs – $44.70.

Location: Flagship Cruises & Events

990 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. call 619-234-4111 or visit www.flagshipsd.com/cruises/mothers-day-brunch-cruise

The Mariachi Divas

A two-time Grammy Award winner with a total of six Grammy nominations and two Latin Grammy nominations, The Mariachi Divas are a multicultural, all-female ensemble imbued with the unique musical flavor of Los Angeles.

Date: May 14, 2017  

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Price: $15-$35

Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido

340 N Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

For more info. call 800-988-4253 or visit

artcenter.org/event/mariachi-divas/

 

Southern California Beach Soccer Championships

DATES ARE SET: Mark your calendar!

May 20-21, 2017 will be when the largest Beach Soccer Festival on the West Coast

will take place in Oceanside, CA.

Date: May 20 – May 21, 2017  

Time: refer to website

Price: Free to View

Location: 1200 N Pacific St., Oceanside, CA 92054

For more info. visit beachsoccerusa.org/beachSoccer/

 

Impractical Jokers ‘Santiago Sent Us’ Tour

The Tenderloins are the creators, executive producers, writers and stars of truTV’s hit television series, Impractical Jokers.

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: Tickets start at $49.50, ages 16+

Location: San Diego Civic Theatre

1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. call 619-570-1100 or visit sandiegotheatres.org/impractical-jokerssantiago-sent-us-tour/

 

2017 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival

Broncos, Bulls, Barrel Racers and the ever-popular Wild Donkey Race & Calf Scramble! Come on out and cheer for your favorite Cowboy or Cowgirl! Detailed schedule below.

Date: May 26-28, 2017

Price: Valley Center Stampede Rodeo General: $ 15.00

Children 5 years and under are FREE

Rodeo VIP Tickets Friday: $ 40.00 | Saturday: $ 50.00

Festival Admission: FREE

Friday, May 26th

Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

VIP Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. – VIP dinner served for 2-hours only 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Rodeo begins at 7:00 p.m.

FREE Dance to a Live Band Each Night After the Rodeo!

Saturday, May 27th

Memorial Festival gates open at 11:00 a.m. – FREE ADMISSION

Pie Baking Contest – Drop off pie 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pie judging at 1:30 p.m.

Horseshoe Tournament – Sign-Up 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Tournament starts at 2:00 p.m. | Rodeo gates open at 2:00 p.m.

VIP Dinner begins at 3:00 p.m. – VIP dinner served for 2-hours only 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Rodeo starts at 4:00 p.m.

FREE Dance to a Live Band Each Night After the Rodeo!

Sunday, May 28th

Local Team Roping

Pacific Coast Jr Bull Riders ~ The Toughest Kids on Dirt!

Gate open at 11:00 a.m.

Free Admission

For more info. visit vcstampede.com

 

The Imaginary Invalid

The acclaimed artists of Fiasco Theater are back! Fiasco delighted Globe audiences with their reinvented Into the Woods, and now they take on one of the greatest comedy writers of all time: Molière.

Date: May 27 – Jun 25, 2017

Time: refer to website

Price: Tickets start at $29

Location: The Old Globe

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696

For more info. call 619-234-5623 or visit www.theoldglobe.org

 

Fiesta Botanica

Celebrate spring in Balboa Park amid the region’s most spectacular historical gardens at Fiesta Botanica.

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Price: refer to website

Location: Balboa Park House of Hospitality, San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. visit

balboaparkconservancy.org/project/fiesta-botanica/

 

Memorial Day Brunch Cruise

Red, White and cruise! Get out on the Bay during the first days of the summer season. Enjoy lavish buffet featuring a savory selection of all your favorite dishes including free flowing beer and champagne.

Date: May 29, 2017

Time: refer to website

Price: Brunch prices starting at $64.95

Location: Hornblower Cruises & Events

1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

For more info. call 619-686-8715 or visit

www.hornblower.com/port/category/sd+MemorialDay


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