It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Is your brunch planned? Your shopping done?
Don’t panic. Flowers and candy are boring. Here are some excellent event options to try if you want to spend some quality time with mom, the mom surrogate in your life or the mom of your children. Don’t let the rain hold you back!
“Seinfeld” is a television classic, and the man himself brings his comedy act to town Friday for two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Tickets are available for Jerry Seinfeld’s appearances for Broadway San Diego, starting at $66, with more availability for the later show.
Another comedy giant is in town Saturday — Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Tickets are limited for the 8 p.m. stop on Noah’s “Loud and Clear” tour at San Diego State University.
If your tastes turn more toward “Music, Louisiana food and Crawfish” the Gator By the Bay festival boasts that it will deliver those things, and more, for your pleasure. The festival, which began Thursday, continues through Sunday at Spanish Landing Park near San Diego International Airport. Evening-only shows range from $20-35, while full day passes cost $40. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Balboa Park Powwow, hosted by the San Diego American Indian Health Center, opens up Saturday and continues through Sunday. The free cultural event is set to feature traditional drums, dance, food and art. Gates open at 10 a.m. for the fest, at Park Boulevard and Presidents Way.
North Park hosts the Festival of the Arts from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The free community event will fan out from University Avenue and 30th Street and features live music and art from local talents, craft beer tasting and more.
Night Nation Run bills itself as “the world’s first running music festival,” combining live DJ’s with a fun run. The night kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with fees ranging from $30-50. Organizers also have partnered with the charity Stand Up to Cancer.
Also, we already told you about the symphonic approach to Prince’s vast pop catalog, if you or a loved one need a little purple in your life. Questlove of the Roots helped curate “4U: The Music of Prince.”
– Staff reports
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