This San Diego weekend marks the primary of two consecutive weeks of a number of the greatest occasions our area has to supply – San Diego Delight and effectively, one thing that rhymes with Domic-Don. Prepared? There’s penguins, theater and a few meals fests too.
Head out for the primary weekend of tiny penguins on the Birch Aquarium at UC San Diego’s Scripps Establishment of Oceanography. The Beyster Household Little Blue Penguins exhibit follows the world’s smallest penguins as they develop from wee hatchlings to not-very-big adults. Certain the cuteness is off the charts, however you’ll be able to be taught concerning the challenges they face because of local weather change too. Admission prices $25 for adults and $20 for children.
The marquee occasion of San Diego Delight is Saturday’s 10 a.m. parade, however that’s removed from all. There’s a block celebration and pageant book-ending the massive procession alongside College Avenue in Hillcrest. Right here’s some particulars:
- Delight Block Occasion – fanning out from the Hillcrest Delight Flag, at 1500 College Ave., the gathering begins its last day at 2 p.m. Friday with a number of performers, a cocktail bar and beer backyard, meals vans, go-go dances, a Ferris wheel and a DJ dance celebration. Tickets begin at $40.
- Delight Parade – Dozens of entrants set out from the Delight Flag at 10 a.m. They proceed west on College and switch south on sixth Avenue, earlier than coming into Balboa Park on Balboa Drive and ending close to Laurel Avenue. Collect alongside the route and watch free.
- Delight Pageant – conveniently, the parade’s finish leads straight right here. The pageant, Saturday and Sunday, begins at 11 a.m. off Laurel in Balboa Park, with reside music on 4 levels. Performers embrace Ashnikko, Child Tate, Daya and Snow Tha Product. Admission prices $26 for someday or $32 for 2.
Get pleasure from two masters this weekend on the Previous Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Head out to see the premiere of On Beckett on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage. The present, by means of Sunday, explores the works of Samuel Beckett, which embrace Ready for Godot, by means of the eyes of Invoice Irwin, an actor of notable vary. Yep, the Tony winner starred in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, however you would possibly know him as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Avenue too. Tickets begin at $36.
The opposite grasp? Some man named Shakespeare. At 11 a.m. Sunday, the Previous Globe once more hosts the favored annual occasion, “Pondering Shakespeare Dwell,” in individual, additionally on the Shiley stage. Billed as a “how-to information,” this system is for individuals who are inquisitive about masterworks like Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, however nonetheless somewhat intimidated, by you realize, the Bard. Admission ranges from $10-25.
It’s summer time (or fall, or winter or …) so there have to be a beer fest in San Diego. The Finest Coast Beer Fest at Waterfront Park at 1 p.m. Saturday gives limitless tastings from greater than 100 breweries. However there’s extra – native performers and meals vans too. Admission begins at $55.
Tucking into a pleasant juicy slice of watermelon is among the greatest methods to beat the warmth. Do it Saturday and Sunday on the Oceanside Watermelon Pageant. The family-friendly occasion, at 10 a.m. every day, contains actions and crafts for youths, native distributors and music. And all of the watermelon treats you’ll be able to eat? However in fact.