There’s only a couple times a year you can enjoy the vantage point of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge from your own two feet or two (non-motorized) wheels. This weekend would be one of them.
But that’s not the only rarity in San Diego for the weekend.
For instance, a visitor of the inter-league variety drops by Petco Park. The San Diego Padres face off against the Boston Red Sox for three games beginning at 7:10 p.m. Friday, which is also Beer Fest at the park. Tickets remain for all three match-ups with the 2018 World Series champs.
Film lovers know “Singin’ in the Rain,” the classic 1952 Gene Kelly musical romp, well. Friday they can view it in the great outdoors (without rain, thankfully), scored by the San Diego Symphony as part of the Bayside Summer Nights Series. Prefer classic R&B? The weekend slate at Embarcadero Marina Park South also features Chaka Khan on Saturday and the O’Jays and the Commodores on Sunday.
How about modern, family films instead? The International Kids Film Festival in Carlsbad and Oceanside features more than 150 works from around the globe for young fans, often produced by young filmmakers. The fest kicks off Friday morning and will be held at three venues, including the MiraCosta College Concert Hall.
You might want to reward yourself for all your diligent spring cleaning a few months ago. Scout out the latest in home fashions – or seek ideas for when you, ahem, really get around to spring cleaning – at the San Diego Fall Home Show, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday and continuing through Sunday.
Fans of a horsier bent will have the opportunity to see skilled equestrians show their stuff Friday as the Showpark Summer Classic Horse Show continues in Del Mar. Show jumping takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The latest street fest, La Vuelta Summer Festival, on Logan Avenue in Barrio Logan, includes a car show, live music and DJs, Aztec dancers and ballet folklorico. The free, family friendly event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
On Sunday the San Diego Bike Coalition hosts the 12th annual Bike the Bay ride, which will afford riders magnificent views of San Diego from the bridge. The 25-mile route winds through not just San Diego, but the four South Bay cities joined by the Bayshore Bikeway. The ride will start at Embarcadero Marina Park South.
Finally, stop by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation near Chollas Creek at 3 p.m. Sunday for “Be About It,” an afternoon of dance, rap and comedy with a focus on local organizations. Bonus – the first 50 kids to attend receive a new backpack and comic book.
– Staff reports