Summer is waning … if you haven’t enjoyed it to the fullest, you have some catching up to do! Here’s some highlights for your San Diego weekend.
You can kick it off right by celebrating all that the city has to offer at 6:30 p.m. Friday as San Diego magazine hosts the Best of San Diego Party at Liberty Station in Point Loma. You can enjoy nibbles from more than 50 eateries, breweries and wineries that are set to participate. Bands will perform, there will be a DJ and Admission is $75 online, $85 at the door.
If you want to head out of town for a day or two try the Julian Star Fest, which continues through Sunday. The festival is free from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, at the Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Lane. For those who want to camp, it’s $30 for adults and $15 for teens. Telescopes will be set up and experts will be on hand to help novice stargazers. There will be events for kids too and a masseuse should you really need to relax.
You can Bike the Bay early Sunday, the annual opportunity to ride a bicycle over the San Diego-Coronado Bridge for awesome views and a link around the entire San Diego Bay. The 25-mile ride, which goes through Coronado, down to Imperial Beach and back to San Diego, kicks off from the Embarcadero and riders can begin assembling at 5:30 a.m. The cost for San Diego County Bicycle Coalition members is $65, with fees rising to $70 for others.
Mission Valley will be the site of a free summer concert featuring two artists – The Morgan Leigh Band and the Tolan Shaw Band – at 4 p.m. Sunday. One act offers a blend of country pop while the latter mixes soul with pop. They will perform at a temporary park, above Friars Road at Civita Boulevard and Via Alta, that is part of the Civita development at the one-time rock quarry.
Close out the weekend with one of the premier party bands around, Ozomatli, as they return to the Embarcadero at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for the San Diego Symphony’s ongoing Summer Pops series. Admission ranges from $20-79 for the mash-up of genres, as Ozo brings together funk, salsa and hip-hop, while always exhorting the crowd to dance – and they happily join in.
Movies: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens Friday, and it’s a visually arresting thriller. The sequel to 2005’s Sin City features returns by Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke, with Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt added to the tale, based on the Sin City series of graphic novels. The story is filled with film noir staples – hard-boiled dames, PI’s, ne’er do wells and evil swells, and the stark cinematography really lends itself to the 3D treatment too, if you want to opt for the special screenings.