Fall back to the 1880s, catch a few films from Asia, chow down on some mac n’ cheese, wash it down with a cold one and listen to some great music. Sounds like a great weekend.
Here’s your guide to some of the top events around town.
San Diego Asian Film Festival
The annual San Diego Asian Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Hosted by the Pacific Arts Movement, SDAFF is the largest showcase of Asian cinema on the West Coast.
The 16th annual festival is set to offer 130 films from 20 countries over 10 days at venues around San Diego County.
Most of the action will be based at the UltraStar Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Drive.
Clocks aren’t the only thing that fall back. This weekend, the Gaslamp Quarter will ‘fall back’ to the 1880s — the days of the Wild, Wild West.
Three blocks of the Gaslamp will be converted to traditional western storefronts, museums, candy store and a saloon.
History will come alive for kids, who will get a chance to prospect for gold, churn butter or learn to dip candles.
The Fallback Festival goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but there may be a small fee for some activities.
San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Festival
It’s the inaugural festival for the ultimate comfort food in San Diego.
Goers will get to sample all the mac n’ cheese from more than 10 restaurants and caterers vying for the title of “Best Gourmet Mac N’ Cheese.” Admission includes 10 beer tastings.
The Mac n’ Cheese Festival goes from 10 a.m. ton 4 p.m. Saturday at the Waterfront Park. Tickets are $35 for general admission.
Brewers Guild Festival
The 13th annual Brewers Guild Festival is the official kickoff to San Diego Beer Week.
The two-day event, held at the Broadway Pier, features samples from more than 50 San Diego County breweries.
The event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $15 to $1oo.
Oceanside Music Festival
The 14th annual Oceanside Music Festival an all-day free, family-friendly event held in downtown Oceanside.
The festival was created to highlights local musical artists from Oceanside and the surrounding areas. This year’s theme is “Colors of Music.”
Among the diverse lineup of performers are the Navy Band South West, the Mellowtones, Marston Smith, Mariea Antoinette and Abby Elizabeth Tamondong.
The festival goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.