Whether it’s building a snowman at the Poway Winter Festival, listening to the latest in modern classical music at the Athenaeum, or experiencing the Hello Kitty cult in Carlsbad, your San Diego weekend promises to be full and fun.
Poway Winter Festival
Southern California typically doesn’t get a chance to experience what a winter wonderland is all about. This weekend, at Poway Community Park you can experience that magic and charm.
Do you want to build a snowman? Or roast marshmallows by the campfire? Or skating on a synthetic rink? They’re all here at the Poway Winter Festival. There is also a free photo booth.
The Poway Winter Festival goes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
2019 Padres FanFest
The boys of summer are back and you can get a chance to meet all of them this Saturday before they begin the 2019 season.
The free event at Petco Park includes a virtual Home Run Derby, Brietbard Hall of Fame and bounce houses. You can also get signatures from your favorite players and buy collectibles and memorabilia at the Padres Foundation Garage Sale.
San Diego Brew Fest
San Diego is a craft beer town. This Saturday, you can experience what makes San Diego beer great.
The ninth annual San Diego Brew Fest is bringing some of the best and most popular beers from around the county and world into one location — Liberty Station. There are also food trucks to pair with your beers.
The Brew Fest goes from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $45 for unlimited beer tastes for three hours. The $55 VIP pass gets you an extra hour of beer tasting.
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
San Diego is one of the locations with the best turn out for the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck. Well, it’s coming back this weekend but for one day only.
The truck will be at Outside The Shoppes at Carlsbad from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. There are some exclusive goodies, limited-edition collectibles and edibles, such as Hello Kitty Cafe thermal bottles, boxed cookie sets, pocket pies and bow-shaped water bottles.
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck first made its appearance in 2014 and since then has garnered a cult following around the world.
soundON Festival of Modern Music
Music tells stories not through words but through emotions felt in the melodies. This weekend, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library brings together an international roster of computers and performers for the soundON Festival.
The theme for this year’s festival is “The Stories We Tell,” featuring performances by Noice and Affiliated Artists. The festival format allows unconventional works to be presented in an informal and intimate setting.
The soundON Festival of Modern Music concert performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $25 for a single performance. Festival passes are $15 to $70.
Dinosaurs are taking over the San Diego Concourse this weekend. Come see your favorite dinosaur come to life at Jurassic Tour — don’t worry, they’re animatronic so they won’t escape and destroy San Diego.
The “tour” includes dino rides, fossil digs, bounce houses, and the Dino Theatre and Band.
Jurassic Tour goes from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $28 for kids and $23 for adults. Dino rides are extra.
Were You There: ‘Hearing the Future’ Festival Special Concert
The San Diego Symphony presents Were You There special concert to voice give to, and shed light on, the memory of racial injustice.
The hope is that by illuminating past and recent tragedies, people have a better understanding of why they happened and how to prevent them from happening again. The concert is performed by vocalist Davóne Tines and the show was developed by American Modern Opera Company.
Were You There performs at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sandbox in the East Village. Tickets are $40.
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