Support the San Diego Zoo while sipping on wine and beer this weekend.
The world-famous San Diego Zoo will host a fundraiser this Saturday evening featuring food, wine and beer from 160 of Southern California’s vendors.
This event features a big selection of small bites from local restaurants and the best beer and wine Southern California has to offer, giving guests a chance to try something new and enjoy some longtime favorites.
Guests can also meander through seven zones of the Zoo, with entertainment around every corner. Soar above it all on Skyfari, light up the night at the glow party, and dance like a rock star at seven live stages throughout the Zoo.
Proceeds benefit the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy, which is committed to saving species worldwide and leading the fight against extinction. Currently, San Diego Zoo Global is involved in more than 140 conservation projects in 80 countries.
The event is 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. with tickets starting at $100. For more information, go to zoofoodandwine.com.
Here are some other events happening this weekend:
The ever-so-popular children’s band Hullabaloo will play at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Grab your picnic blankets, some dinner and lawn chairs for the free concert, which is at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Pacific Islander Festival
The 23rd annual Pacific Islander Festival takes place this weekend at Ski Beach. The two-day festival celebrates the island culture and features food, live entertainment and a pageant. Guests are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the free festival, which will be donatedto the San Diego Food Bank.
Confucius Institute at San Diego State University will host a Moon Festival at Balboa Park on Saturday evening. The event features cultural performances including lion and dragon dances at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public. Performances begin at 6 p.m.
San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday. Enjoy a three-course meal from more than 180 restaurants throughout the county. Prices vary from $20 to $50. For more information or to make a reservation, go to www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com.
Corpse Flower at San Diego Botanic Garden
Check out a rare bloom at the San Diego Botanic Garden. The deathly-smelling Amorphophallus titanum, also known as Titan Arum, is now blooming at the garden in Encinitas. Due to its odor, which smells like a rotting corpse or carcass, the Titan Arum is characterized as a carrion flower. It is best known by its more common name as the “Corpse Flower.” This plant grows in the rainforests of Sumatra.
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