After the rain, out comes the sun.

This weekend you can run away with circus, enjoy some fine dinning on the cheap or watch some monster trucks roar down the tracks.

San Diego Black Film Festival

One of the largest black film festivals in the country, the San Diego Black Film Festival at the Reading Theatre in downtown San Diego celebrates African-American in cinema.

This festival is attended by people from all over the US. This year’s theme is “Spotlight on African American and African Diaspora Cinema.”

The festival goes through Sunday and tickets start at $15.

Circus Vargas ArleQuin

This is what fun under the big top is all about. Circus Vargas is back with a new show, ArleQuin.

This circus has no animals but has an impressive array of aerialists, acrobats and clowns. The show promises to possess all things magnificent and happy.

Circus Vargas is in Vista through Monday at 460 Hacienda Dr. Tickets start at $25.

San Diego Fermentation Festival

Fermentation isn’t just for beer, wine and spirits. The fermentation process is a part of some of the foods that we love, such as sourdough, pickle, kimchi and yogurt, to name a few.

On Sunday, the San Diego Fermentation Festival will feature a family-friendly vendor marketplace, showcasing a bounty of artisan food makers, brewers and more.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Dr. Tickets start at $25.

Dine Out Escondido

San Diego Restaurant Week may be over, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t satiate your inner gourmand on the cheap.

Dine Out Escondido showcases the diverse culinary flavors Escondido has to offer at more than 20 participating restaurants.

Now through Saturday, participating restaurants will give special rates as part of the week-long event.

Monster Jam

Big trucks roaring down an obstacle course against other big trucks. That’s the gist of Monster Jam, one of the biggest and famous monster truck tours.

Saturday, these monsters on wheels will invade Petco Park. The show start at 7 p.m. but the festivities start with a pit party at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from $15 to $47.