Top Things to Do in San Diego – September 5-10, 2017

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

An American in Paris

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 5-10, 2017
Cost: Starting at $22.50
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Wild Goose Dreams

Wild Goose Dreams

A North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive, lyrical and darkly humorous piece directed by Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish).

Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: September 5 – October 1, 2017
Cost: Prices start at $35
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Taste of Del Mar

Taste of Del Mar

Explore 20+ culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, experience 10+ craft beer and wine “Sip Stops,” and enjoy live music, all located throughout the Village of Del Mar.

Where: Del Mar Village – 15th Street and Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: September 7, 2017
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $35-$35
> Find out more about Taste of Del Mar

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

San Diego Film Week says the Horrible Imaginings has a “…reputation for screening some of the most innovative and exciting new genre films! This selection of dark stories showcases the brilliant diversity of voices working in horror today, and explore fear through horror, comedy, science fiction, satire, and even musicals! Beware! Some out-there content contained within! Walk the dark side with us.”

Where: Museum of Photographic Arts – 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 8-10, 2017
Cost: $25-$100
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Because of the Brave Celebration

Because of the Brave Celebration - Top Things to Do in San Diego

The event is a community-wide celebration with live musical acts and performers helping honor those that choose to serve and protect us. The highlight to the event will be the awarding of a custom Harley Davidson Motorcycle to a deserving wounded warrior. The event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and Remembrance Rescue Project. The quick popularity and support for this event hopes to provide a platform to salute and honor our service members and first responders for years to come.

Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 8, 2017
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation
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Cardiff Greek Festival

Be Greek for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, children’s activities and more the Annual Cardiff Greek Festival.

Where: Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church – 3459 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by-the-Sea, CA 92007
When: September 9-10, 2017
Cost: $3
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Tactical Fest

Tactical Fest

Tactical Fest is an annual festival bringing together active brands, outdoor gear, technology and strategic activities, all to benefit the military.

Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $11.50-$45
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San Diego Blues Festival

San Diego Blues Festival

The San Diego Blues Festival features members of the Blues Hall of Fame, a Grammy Award winner and many other blues acts.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $25-$250
> Find out more about the San Diego Blues Festival

South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival

Kids are surely going to be tuckered out after a day of playing in the Children’s Area that includes bungee jumping, inflatables and more. Don’t worry, parents! You will still be able to get your groove on and enjoy the live music playing on one of the two stages. From noon to 6:00 PM, meander through the Art in the Park to see creativity from the areas most talented artists or cool off and take a dip with the new addition of water sports; kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing.

Where: Chula Vista Bayside Park – 999 Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: September 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival

4th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest

4th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest

Carlsbad Brewfest celebrates craft beer with tastings from more than 30 San Diego & national breweries, music, entertainment, games & food vendors.

Where: Holiday Park – 3400 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: September 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 4:30 PM
Cost: $10-$50
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Burgers & Beers

Try gourmet burgers from more than 20 of the best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Burger” award. Of course no burger is complete without a beer! Enjoy unlimited beer samples from 30+ local breweries. Curated exclusively by our food writers, this event brings together the very best burger vendors and local breweries—and you decide who will ultimately win.

Where: Golden Hill Park – 2590 Golden Hill Dr., San Diego, CA 92102
When: September 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: $35-$55
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Pizza & Beer Festival

Pizza & Beer Festival

Guests will experience unlimited tastings of pizza from some of the top restaurants & food trucks in Southern California as well as unlimited tastings of craft beer from local and regional breweries.

Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: September 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $45-$55
> Find out more about the Pizza & Beer Festival

Indie Jam

Indie Jam

FM 949’s Indie Jam returns to the beach on Saturday, September 9th at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, presented by Subaru, Miller Lite, KAABOO Del Mar and Señor Grubby’s. Featuring Portugal. The Man, Misterwives, Sir Sly, Dreamers, Magic Giant and The Wrecks!

Where: Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre – The Strand North, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: September 9, 2017
Time: 3:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $30-$55
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San Diego Brazilian Day Festival

San Diego Brazilian Day Festival

A free, fun and family friendly festival, activities include a street fair with more than 150 vendors, food court, kids zone and carnaval parade complete with floats. Music from Brazil is the sound for the day with 2 stages for bands and performing groups.

Where: Belmont Park – 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
When: September 10, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
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About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night’s sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.