May PlanAhead: Your San Diego events calendar

San Diego May Planahead Events
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Welcome to May, San Diego. Spring is in the air — and summer is around the corner. This month brings us Cinco de Mayo, more chances to root for the Padres at Petco Park, and Memorial Day. We’re stoked for food-centric events, live music, outdoor adventures, arts + culture. Bust out your planner and pencil in some fun — and soak in every second of America’s Finest City. 🌸

All Month Long

  • Monday Night Trivia | Mondays | 6-8 p.m. | Little Italy Food Hall | Free | Test your knowledge of random facts — first place wins a gift card to LIFH. ❓
  • Pacific Beach Farmers Market | Tuesdays | 2-6 p.m. | 901 Hornblend St. | Free | Fresh food, art + ocean air are calling. 🥝
  • Escondido Farmers Market | Tuesdays | 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. | Heritage Garden Park, between Grand Avenue + Juniper Street | Free | Buy small, local, and fresh at this weekly North County market. 🍏
  • Wine & Paint at the C | Wednesdays + Saturdays | 6-8 p.m. | Emerald C Gallery | $48 | Learn from artists + create your own masterpiece, with unlimited drinks. 🍷
  • South Bay Farmers Market | Wednesdays | 3-7 p.m. | Chula Vista Golf Course parking lot | Free | A gathering of South Bay vendors offering fresh, local goodies. 🥭
  • Little Italy Mercato | Wednesdays + Saturdays | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. + 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | West Date Street, Little Italy | Free | This al fresco market spans six blocks — from west of Kettner Boulevard to Front Street — lined with local vendors + artisans. 🥕
  • OB Farmers Market | Wednesdays | 4-8 p.m. | 4900 block of Newport Avenue, between Bacon + Cable streets | Free | This eclectic, beachside market has been running for 30 years and is a prime spot to grab produce, honey, kombucha, flowers + more. 💐
  • Santee Farmers Market | Wednesdays | 3-7 p.m. | Corner of Mast + Carlton Hills boulevards | Free | Locally-grown fruits + veggies, baked goods, hummus, flowers, candles + more at this East County gathering. 🍎
  • The Jam Session | Wednesdays | 7-10:30 p.m. | Copley Auditorium, Balboa Park | Free | Get outside for some Latin-jazz presented by Gilbert Castellanos. 🎺
  • North Park Farmers’ Market | Thursdays | 3-7:30 p.m. | North Park Main Street, 3939 Iowa St. | Browse through local vendor tents offering fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and apparel. 🥑
  • Oceanside Sunset Market | Thursdays | 5-9 p.m. | Pier View Way, downtown Oceanside | Free | 200+ vendors span four city blocks for this weekly food + live music gathering in the North County. 🍐
  • Lemon Grove Farmers Market | Thursdays | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | 2885 Lemon Grove Ave. | Free | An East County gathering highlighting locally-grown produce. 🍋
  • La Mesa Certified Farmers Market | Fridays | 3-7 p.m. | La Mesa Village | Free | Peruse through local produce, flowers + other goodies in the heart of this East County community. 🍇
  • Flamingo Fridays | Fridays | 5-8 p.m. | Little Italy Food Hall | Free | Enjoy live music on the Piazza della Famiglia and food + drink deals from select LIFH vendors. 🦩
  • Poway Farmers Market | Saturdays | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Old Poway Park | 65+ vendors offer their finest produce and made-to-order food — usually alongside live music. 🍓
  • Del Mar Farmers Market | Saturdays | 1-4 p.m. | Civic Center, 1050 Camino Del Mar (lower outdoor parking lot) | Free | Fresh veggies, fruit, eggs, potted herbs, seafood, cheese + more. 🫑
  • Lane Field Park Market | Saturdays + Sundays | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lane Field Park | Free | Enjoy live music, craft stalls + local street food vendors. ☀️
  • Old Town Harney Street Market | Saturdays + Sundays | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Harney Street in Old Town State Historic Park | Free | Browse local produce + handmade art, jewelry + apparel near the historic landmark. 🌽
  • Hillcrest Farmers Market | Sundays | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Normal Street, Hillcrest | Free | More than 175 vendors showcase locally-grown produce, gifts, arts + crafts, flowers, clothing + more at this weekly Uptown staple. 🥬
  • Leucadia Farmers Market | Sundays | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Paul Ecke Elementary School, Encinitas | A little North County coastal air + produce, flowers, baked goods + food vendors. 🍊
  • Solana Beach Certified Farmers Market | Sundays | 12-4 p.m. | 444 S. Cedros Ave. | Free | Produce, specialty products, plants, pastries + more in the North County. 🍍
  • Salsa Sundays | Sundays | 6:30, 7:30 + 8 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art + Cultural Center in North Park | $15 | Take a Bachata or Salsa dancing class, or enjoy social movin’ + groovin’ at this weekly gathering. 💃
  • Vegan Food Popup | Sundays | 12-4 p.m. | 459 S. Coast Highway 101 | Free | Explore plant-based dishes at this family + pet friendly market in Encinitas. 🥦
  • Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” | Wed., April 20- Sun., May 22 | North Coast Repertory Theatre | $58+ | Celebrate Broadway legends with this show directed by Gerard Alessandrini. 🎭
  • Viva La Música | Weekends | SeaWorld San Diego | Free with park admission | Celebrate Latin music, food + the Zócalo performance area featuring local acts. 🎶

Sunday, May 1-Sunday, May 8

Sunday, May 1

  • Get Your Gears Moving | Sun., May 1 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | San Diego Automotive Museum | Free (registration required) | Kids ages 5-14 use their S.T.E.A.M. skills to engineer their own mini car — and then they get to test + race them. 🏎️
  • Disney on Ice: Mickey + Friends | Sun., May 1 | 1 + 5 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | 20+ | Grab your mouse ears + enjoy the cool magic of Disney. ⛸️
  • Vista I ❤️ Indie Market | Sun., May 1 | 12-5 p.m. | Eppig Brewing in Vista, 1347 Keystone Way C | Free | Shop 45+ arts and crafts makers while enjoying food and beer. 🛍️
  • Cheese Expo 2022 | Sun., May 1 | 1-8 p.m. | BRICK at Liberty Station | $85+ | A curated selection of local breweries, coffee roasters, distillers, kombucha makers and cheesemakers present their very best sips + samples. 🧀
  • Pretty Woman” | Sun., May 1 | 4:45 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $17.50+ | It would be a big mistake — huge — to miss out on this rooftop rewatch of the 1990 Julia Roberts + Richard Gere classic. 👠
  • Cuba Llego: A Celebration of Cuban Music | Sun., May 1 | 5 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $95+ | Enjoy a night of Cuban music featuring popular bands from the country. 🇨🇺
  • Carlsbad Village Street Faire | Sun., May 1 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street | Free | A collection of 750+ vendors bring crafts, food, shopping + more. 🛍️
  • Mike Salazar | Sun., May 1 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $69+ | Comic Mike Salazar brings his “Po’s Aqui Andamos en USA” tour to the downtown San Diego venue. Vamos. 🎤
  • Beginner Brew Class | Sun., May 1 | 12-3 p.m. | Ballast Point Home Brew Mart, 5401 Linda Vista Rd. #406 | $35 | Learn the basics of beer making. 🍺
  • Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo 2022 | Sun., May 1 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | San Diego Avenue between Twiggs + Conde Streets | Free | A celebration with food + drink specials, live entertainment, and plenty of shopping in the historic heart of San Diego. ​​🇲🇽
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration | Sun., May 1 | 12-2 p.m. | Rustic Ridge Vineyards | $12.95 | Sip wine while enjoying Mexican cuisine at this East County winery. 🍷

Monday, May 2

  • An Evening with Fran Lebowitz | Mon., May 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $31+ | The social commentator + cultural satirist speaks candidly on all kinds of topics. 🗣️
  • Sharp Minds | Mon., May 2 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Fleet Science Center | Included with Admission | Dr. Darren Lipomi presents on how the brain experiences touch, and its implications in medical practice. 🧠
  • Mindful Mondays: Power Flow Yoga with Aimee | Mon., May 2 | 6-7 p.m. | The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows | $20 | Ease into the week with some intentional movement. ☯️

Tuesday, May 3

  • San Diego Natural History Museum | Tues., May 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Explore our region’s natural history — from past to present — at The Nat, free today for San Diego residents. 🗻
  • Stylish Wine + Cheese | Tues., May 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Venissimo Cheese in North Park | $50 | Learn about four styles of wine, expertly paired with four cheeses. 🍷
  • Citizen Cope | Tues., May 3 | 7 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $35+ | The songwriter brings his mix of blues, soul + folk to the East County concert venue. 🎶
  • Russ | Tues., May 3 | 8 p.m. | Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre | $95+ | The rapper + songwrite pouts on a live show. 🎤

Wednesday, May 4

  • Storytime with Professor Flutters | Wed., May 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Seaport Village, on Geppetto’s Lawn | Free | Bring the little ones to an outdoor reading session at the landmark. 📚
  • Dirty Dancing” | Wed., May 4 | 5:30 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | 5:30 p.m. | $18.50+ | Have the time of your life rewatching Baby + Johnny dance, grow, and love. 💃
  • Jazz + Comedy Night | Wed., May 4 | 8 p.m. | The Comedy Store | $40 | Join Riff City Comedy for a night of their best comedians and live jazz music. 🎷
  • Lila Downs | Wed., May 4 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $38+ | The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter from Oaxaca, Mexico, brings her fusion of folk, jazz + South American rhythms for an early Cinco de Mayo celebration at the downtown venue. 🪕
  • “Star Wars” Trivia Night | Wed., May 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Liberty Station Public Market Main Patio | Free | Test your knowledge of the classic franchise — may the fourth be with you. ⭐
  • Yappy Hour | Wed., May 4 | 4-7 p.m. | Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant, 4050 Adams Ave. | Free | Bring your dog for Cinco de Mayo treats + photographs with $55 VIP tickets. 🐶

Thursday, May 5

  • Gator by the Bay | Thurs., May 5-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Spanish Landing Park | $22+ | San Diego’s Mardi Gras in May festival. 🐊
  • Meet the Night Vale | Thurs., May 5 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $61+ | Watch a live recording of the podcast featuring Cecil Baldwin, Symphony Sanders, Kate Jone + original music by Disparition. 🗣️
  • Dave Attell LIVE! | Thurs., May 5-Sat., May 7 | Times vary | American Comedy Co. | $40 | A live show from the comedian who appeared on Comedy Central + Netflix. 🎤
  • Tracy Morgan | Thurs., May 5 | 8 p.m. | The Heritage Event Center at Sycuan Casino Resort | $49+ | The “30 Rock” and “SNL” funnyman brings his stand-up act to the East County venue. 🎤
  • San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins | Thurs., May 5 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $20+ | The Padres bring their A-game at Educator Appreciation Night — which includes a Padres-themed calendar block set for school faculty via this ticket package. ⚾
  • Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland | Thurs., May 5 | 8 p.m. | San Diego Civic Theatre | $39+ | The singers celebrate the rich musical + cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle. 🇮🇪
  • Cinco de Mayo 5K | Thurs., May 5 | 11:15 a.m-1:15 p.m. | Naval Medical Center 34800 Bob Wilson Dr. | Donation-based | Run or walk this course, then celebrate with virgin margaritas, music + dancing. 👟
  • Cinco de Mayo Sunset Sail | Thurs., May 5 | 5 p.m. | Maritime Museum of San Diego | $95+ | Live music + Mexican appetizers aboard a cruise on the replica of the San Salvador. 🛳️
  • Cinco de Mayo at Fairways Kitchen & Bar | 5-9 p.m. | Arrowood Golf | Free | Celebrate with margaritas, tacos, tequila tastings, live music + more. 🌮
  • Cinco de Mayo Cruise | Thurs., May 5 | 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | Bahia Resort Hotel | $40 | Cruise Mission Bay with music, drinks + festive snacks. ⛴️
  • San Diego Salsa Bachata Congress | Thurs., May 5- Sun., May 8 | 8:30-10 p.m. + 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley | $15+ | Watch dances from all over the world + attend workshops. 💃

Friday, May 6

  • Ray LaMontagne | Fri., May 6 | 6:30 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $79.50+ | The singer-songwriter drops in for his “MONOVISION” tour. 🎸
  • San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins | Fri., May 6 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $25+ | It’s also Out at the Park 2022 at the ballpark — in support of the San Diego LGBTQ+ community. 🌈
  • Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Scheherazade | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $20+ | Gabriela Martinez stars in this world-famous piano concerto. 🎹
  • Comedy Night | Fri., May 6 | 8-10 p.m. | Duck Foot Miramar | Free | Laugh with local stand up comedians with headliner Steph Tolev. 🎤
  • Homeshake | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $44+ | Enjoy a night of live music with the experimental Canadian singer. 🎵
  • Como la Flor: A Tribute to Selena | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | Sycuan Casino Resort | $19+ | The Selena tribute band honors the late beloved “Queen of Tejano” music. 🌹
  • Eric Church | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $34+ | The country singer + songwriter brings “The Gather Again Tour” to our city. 🎸
  • Pauly Shore | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | The Comedy Store | $25 | Join the comedian and former MTV VJ for a night of jokes and laughter. 🎤
  • Ay Amor! Mariachi Festival | Fri., May 6 | 9 p.m. | San Diego Civic Theatre | $60+ | Una noche inolvidable con Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán + Mariachi Nuevo de Tecalitlán. 🎺
  • Tommy Davidson | Fri., May 6 | 7 + 9 p.m. | Solamar San Diego | $30+ | The “In Living Color” comedian performs live.  🎤

Saturday, May 7

  • Shifting Gears: Point Loma Road Rally | Sat., May 7 | 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | San Diego Automotive Museum |$75 | Register your ride and follow the route, which starts in Balboa Park and heads to Cabrillo National Monument for coffee, donuts + views. 🚘
  • SoCal Etsy Guild Market | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Westfield Mission Valley | $25 | Shop small from artisan vendors, local designers, and artists. 🛍  
  • Pizza Port’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Encinitas Ranch Golf Course | $425+ | This full day on the links includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Julian Brewing + BBQ, plus local craft brews on the course — all in support of the I Love a Clean San Diego Foundation. ⛳
  • Clairemont Outdoor Living + Garden Tour | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Clairemont, Bay Park, Bay Ho | This 25th annual event features a self-guided tour of 13 gardens in the region, plus advice from pros on composting, garden tool sharpening, and more. 🌳
  • Family Day at ICA San Diego | Sat., May 7 | 12-2 p.m. | ICA Central in Balboa Park | Free | Gallery educators guide families on a kid-friendly tour of the institute’s newest exhibition, “Surface Tension,” followed by a hands-on, ocean-themed art project. 🌊
  • Nothing Nowhere | Sat., May 7 | 6 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $39+ | Join the singer + rapper for a live show. 🎤
  • ABBA: The Concert | Sat., May 7 | 5 + 8 p.m. | Sycuan Casino Resort | $59+ | A tribute to the Swedish pop group + their dance-worthy hits. 🎶
  • San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins | Sat., May 7 | 5:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $27+ | It’s Nurse Appreciation Weekend at the ballpark — with this reusable tote bag freebie if you buy tickets through this package. ⚾
  • San Diego Wave FC vs. NY/NJ Gotham | Sat., May 7 | 7 p.m. | Torero Stadium at USD | $27+ | The city’s NWSL expansion team is ready to kick it. ⚽
  • Mala” | Sat., May 7-Sun., June 12 | Showtimes vary by date | The Old Globe Theatre | $49+ | Melinda Lopez’s solo play about how we live, cope, and survive life’s challenges debuts at the Balboa Park Venue — and sticks around for the next five weeks. 🎭 
  • Iliza: Back in Action Tour | Sat., May 7 | 7 p.m. | San Diego Civic Theatre | $36+ | Comic Iliza Shlesinger picks back up on her tour that was postponed in 2020. 🎤
  • Brian Regan | Sat., May 7 | 8 p.m. | Harrah’s Resort SoCal | $34.50+ | The comic headlines at the resort and casino in Valley Center. 🎤
  • Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Scheherazade | Sat., May 7 | 5 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $25+ | Gabriela Martinez stars in this world-famous piano concerto. 🎹
  • Art of Flamenco Dinner Show | Sat., May 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Café Sevilla | $89.50 | A three-course, Spanish-style dinner set to a two-part Flamenco dance performance. 💃
  • Don Quixote” | Sat., May 7 + Sun, May 8 | 2 or 8 p.m. | Center for the Arts Escondido | $27+ | The City Ballet of San Diego performs the classic play. 🩰
  • Mother’s Day Flower Show + Sale | Sat., May 7 + Sun., May 8 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. + 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Balboa Park, Casa del Prado Courtyard Room 101 | Free | The Epiphyllum Society Presents a show of epiphyllum hybrids + epicacti. 🌺

Sunday, May 8

  • Mother’s Day at The Flower Fields | Sun., May 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | $22 | The final day of the season at the springtime attraction features colorful dancing of Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico. 🌸
  • Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise | Sun., May 8 | 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. | San Diego Bay | $94.50 | Treat mom to a two-hour brunch while cruising San Diego Bay. ⛴️
  • The Prado’s Mother’s Day Champagne Buffet Brunch | Sun., May 8 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | The Prado at Balboa Park | $79.95 | Mother’s Day dining in the heart of the landmark. 🍾
  • Mother’s Day Gathering | Sun., May 8 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Moniker General at Liberty Station | Free | Celebrate mom in all the ways at this family-friendly shindig featuring live music, fun photo opps, retail pop-ups, bites + a mimosa bar. 🥂
  • Mother’s Day Brunch at The Del | Sun., May 8 | 10:30 a.m. | Hotel del Coronado | $175 | Treat mom to an elegant champagne brunch at the Crown Room inside the iconic, beachfront hotel. 🥂
  • Mother’s Day: Happy Camper VW Photo Bus | Sun., May 9 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | One Paseo | Price TBD | Snap some pics with mom at the cute VW bus parked by the koi pond near Tocaya. 📸
  • Mother’s Day on the Bay | Sun., May 8 | 2 p.m. | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | Free | Celebrate mom with a free, special concert by the San Diego Symphony at the scenic venue along the waterfront. 🎻
  • San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins | Sun., May 8 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park | $25+ | The first 8,000 kids in attendance get free Padres-branded Roshambo sunglasses. 🕶️
  • Royal Blood | Sun., May 8 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $97+ | Rock out with the English duo with guest Cleo Pat Rick. 🎸
  • Mother’s Day Calligraphy | Sun., May 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Liberty Public Market | $80 | A crafty class all about pretty lettering with a beginner’s kit that includes a pointed pen, ink dip, tracin paper + more. ✒️
  • Brazilian Show | Sun., May 8 | 7 p.m. | Laugh Factory | $35+ | Laugh out loud with the downtown venue’s first ever show in Portuguese. 🎤
  • Cinco de Mayo Festival | Sun., May 8 | 11 a.m. | Grape Day Park, Escondido | Free | A day of family fun with food + live entertainment. 🎉

Monday, May 9-Sunday, May 15

Monday, May 9

  • San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs | Mon., May 9 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $28.50+ | Honoring Mr. Padre on his birthday: The first 35,000 fans get a free Tony Gwynn throwback “shirsey” (aka a shirt jersey). ⚾
  • San Diego Strike Force vs. Massachusetts Pirates | Mon., May 9 | 7:05 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $10+ | The Indoor Soccer League team is smack in the middle of its 2022 season — cheer them on at home. 🏈

Tuesday, May 10

  • San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs | Tues., May 10 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $25+ | The Padres Foundation Broadcast Auction goes down too, giving the Friar Faithful a chance to bid on memorabilia. 
  • Kurt Vile | Tues., May 10 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $53+ | Join the singer, songwriter, and War on Drugs guitarist for a live show. 🎸
  • Mariachi Sol de Mexico | Tues., May 10 | 8 p.m. | Sycuan Casino Resort | $39+ | Jóse Hernàndez’s Mariachi Ambassadors showcase the humor, spirit + heart of the genre. 🎺
  • Curtis Harding | Tues., May 10 | 8 p.m. | Music Box San Diego | $22 | The talented soul musician performs with guest Joshy Soul. 🎸

Wednesday, May 11

  • Beer Bingo | Tues., May 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Liberty Public Market | Free | Head to the LPM patio for a round of bingo, brews, and prizes. 🍻
  • San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs | Wed., May 11 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park | $25 | The final game of this series. ⚾
  • Cocktail Making and Cheese Pairing Class | Wed., May 11 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | You + Yours Distilling Co. | $65 | Learn to shake, stir, and pour two cocktails while enjoying expertly paired cheeses. 🍸
  • Mild High Club | Wed., May 11 | 8 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $48+ | Enjoy a night of live music with the psychedelic pop group. 🎵
  • Phil Wang | Wed., May 11 | 8 p.m. | American Comedy Co. | $10 | Spend the night laughing with the comedian seen on Netflix + BBC.  🎤
  • Drag Bingo Night | Wed., May 11 | 9-11 p.m. | $25 | Tin Roof | A modern, comedic twist on the classic game + food and drink options. 💄
  • Memphis: The Musical” | Wed., May 11-Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr. | The Olivier + Tony award-winning musical brings razzle dazzle to the Vista venue. 💃

Thursday, May 12

  • Dressed for Freedom: The Politics of Fashion in American History | Thurs., May 12 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how fashion played a role in the movement for women’s rights and freedom of expression in this California Women’s Museum lecture. 👗
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” | Thurs., May 12 | 5 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $18.50+ | Bueller? Bueller? Ditch the weekday responsibilities and enjoy the 1986 classic al fresco. 🏎️
  • Dennis Quaid + The Sharks | Thurs., May 12 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern | $35+ | The actor turned rocker performs live with his band. 🦈
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Amy Whinehouse | Thurs., May 12 | 6:30 + 8:45 p.m. | The Abbey on Fifth | $55+ | An intimate performance featuring the Jazz Ensemble PureSoul San Diego. 🎷
  • Build Your Own Charcuterie Board | Thurs., May 12 | 6 p.m. | Virtual, hosted by Gelson’s in Del Mar | $49.99 | Make an appetizing cheese + meat board, $30 kit included with purchase. 🧀

Friday, May 13

  • FoodieLand Night Market | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | 3-11 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $5 | A three-day event featuring food, drinks, shopping + entertainment. 🍽
  • Kids Night Out | Fri., May 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Parkway Plaza | Free | Bring the kids to the mall in El Cajon for an evening of crafting, playing, dancing + family selfies. 🧸
  • Big Thief | Fri., May 13 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $60+ | Enjoy a live show with the Brooklyn-based indie group. 🎸
  • Aging Magician” | Fri., May 13 + Sat., May 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $43+ | The San Diego Opera presents this heartfelt tale — a hybrid of opera + theater featuring choral music and puppetry. 🪄
  • Tony Rock | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | Laugh Factory | $25 | Join the comedian + host seen on HBO, NBA TV, BET + CBS. 🎤
  • Friday the 13th” | Fri., May 13 | 10:45 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club | $18.50+ | Watch the 80s horror film on the appropriate day. 🔪

Saturday, May 14

  • San Diego Loyal vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC | Sat., May 14 | 7 a.m. | Torero Stadium at USD | $15+ | Watch our city’s USL Championship team (hey, Coach Landon Donovan) bring their A-game. ⚽
  • Barrio Art Crawl | Sat., May 14 | 12-8 p.m. | Logan Avenue | Free | A monthly showcase of 30+ artist studios, galleries + vendors in the corazón of Barrio Logan. 🎨
  • Mastodon | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $65+ | Rock out with a live show from the metal band. 🤘
  • ThunderHerStruck | Sat., May 14 | 8 p.m. | Sycuan Casino Resort | $29+ | The all-female tribute to AC/DC rocks the East County venue. 🎸
  • SoCal Taco Fest | Sat., May 14 | 12-10 p.m. | Waterfront Park | $60 | Celebrate tacos, with a sampling from local restaurants + an 80s-theme music lineup featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot. 🌮
  • Bronfman Plays Brahms | Sat., May 14 | 5 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $25+ | The piano player joins Edvard Grieg to play classics by Johannes Brahms. 🎹
  • San Diego Strike Force vs. Las Vegas Knight Hawks | Sat., May 14 | 7:05 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $10+ | Cheer for our city’s Indoor Football League team. 🏈
  • Bags N’ Brews | Sat., May 14 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hollandia Park | $50+ | Compete for prizes in a cornhole competition and enjoy the day with craft beer and a live DJ. 🌽

Sunday, May 15

  • Bay Bridge Run/Walk | Sun., May 15 | 8 a.m. | Coronado Bridge | $50 | Start your morning with a 4-mile run or walk over the Coronado Bridge. ​​🏃
  • San Diego Wave FC vs. Chicago Red Stars | Sun., May 15 | 2 p.m. | Torero Stadium at USD | $27+ | Watch Alex Morgan, Abby Dahlkemper and the rest of our city’s powerhouse NWSL expansion team shine. ⚽
  • X Ambassadors | Sun., May 15 | 8 p.m. | Harrah’s Resort SoCal | $36.50+ | The pop rock band headlines at the resort + casino in Valley Center. 🎸
  • Bronfman Plays Brahms | Sun., May 15 | 5 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $25+ | The piano player joins Edvard Grieg to play classics by Johannes Brahms. 🎹
  • Alejandra Guzman + Paulina Rubio | Sun., May 15 | 8 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $40+ | La Chica Dorada y La Reina de Corazones bring their  “Perrísimas” US tour to the Midway District venue. 🎤
  • Girls on the Run San Diego 5K | Sun., May 15 | 9 a.m. | Crown Point Park | $25+ | Ladies, get moving at this run to raise funding for community programming for young women. 👟
  • Miracle Babies 5K | Sun., May 15 | 7-11 a.m. | NTC Park Liberty Station | $40+ | Support families with hospitalized infants and perinatal mental health by grabbing your cape and walking or running this course. 🦸‍♂️

Monday, May 16-Sunday, May 22

Monday, May 16

  • Global Doughnuts | Mon., May 16 | 10 a.m. | Sur La Table at Fashion Valley Mall | $79 | Learn to make three types of donuts from around the globe: French beignets, Mexican churros, and hazelnut-filled Italian bombolini. 🍩
  • UB40 | Mon., May 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Humphreys by the Bay | $75+ | Listen to the reggae-inspired pop band perform hits like “Red Red Wine” with special guest Ali Campbell. 🍷
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram | Mon., May 16 | 7:30 | Balboa Theatre | $25 | The blues singer + guitarist performs “662 Juke Joint Live.” 🎸

Tuesday, May 17

  • Lea Salonga | Tues., May 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $36+ | The Tony Award winner + Disney songstress leads a night of music.
  • Come From Away” | Tues., May 17-Sun., May 22 | Times vary by show | San Diego Civic Theatre | $30.50+ | The critically-acclaimed, touring musical about 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. 🎭

Wednesday, May 18

  • Storytime with Professor Flutters | Wed., May 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Seaport Village, on Geppetto’s Lawn | Free | Bring the little ones to an outdoor reading session at the landmark. 📚
  • Beer Education + Tasting | Wed., May 18 | 3, 4 + 5 p.m. | Hidden Craft SD, 600 West Broadway, Ste. 130 | $35 | A one-hour, interactive beer experience — from pouring tips to how to truly taste a craft brew. 🍻
  • Trevor Wallace | Wed., May 18 + Thurs., May 19 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $99+ | Spend the night laughing with the comedian known for his YouTube and TikTok videos. 🎤
  • Olivia Rodrigo | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $499+ | The Grammy-winning artist performs hits like “driver’s license” + “good 4 u” live at her “Sour Tour.” 🎶
  • Bridesmaids” | Wed., May 18 | 8:30 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $18.50+ | Grab your girls for a fun outdoor viewing of the 2011 comedy flick. 💍

Thursday, May 19

  • Bike to Work Day 2022 | Thurs., May 19 | 6-9 a.m. | Locations vary | Free | SANDAG’s annual event hits the streets — and riders can enjoy freebies, snacks + encouragement at pit stops along the way. 🚲
  • Stavros Halkia | Thurs., May 19-Sat., May 21 | Times vary | American Comedy Co. | $10 | Join a night of laughs with the stand-up comedian known for his appearances on Comedy Central + IFC.  🎤
  • Mount Westmore | Thurs., May 19 | 8 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $85+ | It’s a meeting of the West Coast rap legends: Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort + E-40 take the stage — with special guest Warren G. Mount up. 🎤
  • Deadheads Night | Thurs., May 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Co., Miramar | Free |  Talk about the Grateful Dead, watch a Dead and Company show + drink beer. 💀
  • Daniel Habif | Thurs., May 19 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $45.50+ | The writer and Spanish-speaking lecturer known for his motivational energy brings his “Ruge” tour to town. 🎤
  • Roberto Fonseca | Thurs., May 19 | 6:30 + 8:30 p.m. | The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | $63+ | Listen to the genre-bending sounds of Afro-Cuban jazz — $15 food voucher included with tickets. 🎺
  • Nickelodeon Trivia Night | Thurs., May 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Little Miss Brewing in La Mesa, Lakeside, Normal Heights, Escondido or Poway | $10 | Test your cartoon + 90s television knowledge with a team. 📺

Friday, May 20

  • Salsa Under the Stars | Fri., May 20 | 6-9 p.m. | The Headquarters at Seaport | Free | Manny Cepeda + Orchestra light up the courtyard with toe-tapping tunes — just be ready to boogie. 💃
  • 2022 California Wine Festival | Fri., May 20-Sat., May 21 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa | $70+ | A weekend of wine, food, sea + sun. 🍷
  • Aurora | Fri., May 20 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $95+ | Enjoy a night of live music with the Norwegian singer, songwriter, and producer. 🎵
  • Twisted Gypsy: Fleetwood Mac Tribute | Fri., May 20 | 7 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $15+ | This cover band proves “Dreams” do come true. 🎶
  • Hal Sparks | Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | Laugh Factory | $25 | Join the critically-acclaimed comedian for a night of laughs. 🎤
  • Berlin | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | Viejas Casino + Resort | $15+ | New wave rockers (see: “Take My Breath Away” from “Top Gun”) take the stage at Viejas Concerts in the Park. 🎶
  • Girl Named Tom | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | Sycuan Casino Resort | $39+ | The sibling trio + winners of NBC’s “The Voice” drop into town with their heartfelt harmonies. 🎶
  • Emmuanel | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre | $44.50+ | The Mexican singer performs a night of song + dance. 🎵

Saturday, May 21

  • Wing Fest San Diego | Sat., May 21 | 12-7 p.m. | Broadway Pier | $25+ | Enjoy a day of live DJs, games, drinks, sauces + chicken. 🍗
  • Festival of Cars | Sat., May 21 | 12-5 p.m. | Broadway Pier | $25+ | A showcase of classics, American muscle, lowriders, trucks + more. 🚘
  • San Diego Century 2022 | Sat., May 21 | 6 a.m. | Cardiff By The Sea | $80+ | Test your limits with a 33 to 102-mile bike ride along the coast. 🚴
  • North Park Festival of the Arts | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | 30th St. + University Ave. | Free | A community celebration of music, art, dance + local business. ☀️
  • 2022 San Diego Crawfish Boil | Sat., May 21 | Time TBD | Waterfront Park | $78+ | Raising Cane’s and LSU Alumni of San Diego present this NOLA-style foodie event featuring hot + spicy crawfish, corn, potatoes, drinks, and live music. 🦐
  • Criminal Podcast | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $229+ | Witness a live recording of this crime and mystery show. 🗣️
  • Get Crafty | Sat., May 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Harrah’s Resort SoCal | $45 | Craft a spring-inspired, “Welcome Home” sign for your porch at the resort’s Bordeaux Room. 🌺
  • North Park Music Festival | Sat., May 21 + Sun., May 22 | 11 a.m-11 p.m.; 12-6 p.m. | North Park Mini Park | $20+ | Join the community for a weekend of music, food, and drinks. 🎟️
  • Payare Conducts Ravel + Debussy | Sat., May 21 | 5 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $25+ | Rafael Payare conducts the San Diego Orchestra and plays masterpieces by two French composers. 🎼
  • Sal Vulcano | Sat., May 21 | 6 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $40+ | The “Impractical Jokers” funnyman brings his stand-up act to the East County venue.
  • San Diego Strike Force vs. Tucson Sugar Skulls | Sat., May 21 | 7:05 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $10+ | Indoor football, anyone? 🏈

Sunday, May 22

  • Awesome 80s Run | Sun., May 22 | 6:30 a.m | De Anza Cove in Mission Bay | Motor through this totally tubular 5K or 8K run, then look fly at a gnarly dance party. 🎱
  • Carlsbad 5000 | Sun., May 22 | 6:55 a.m. | Carlsbad Beach | $44+ | The ‘World’s Fastest 5K’ invites runners of all ages + paces to participate in this fast course with a scenic view. 🏃
  • Escondido Street Festival | Sun., May 22 | 12-6 p.m. | Grand Avenue | Free | This longtime fest in the heart of downtown Escondido features live music, food + drink vendors, shopping, and an art garden. 🎸
  • San Diego Ballet Presents: “Giselle” | Sun., May 22 | 2:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $55+ | A production about romantic love and sacrifice, set in 19th Century Europe. 🩰
  • Peaches | Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $64+ | Join the experimental Canadian singer and producer for a live show. 🎵
  • Steve Hofstetter LIVE! | Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. | American Comedy Co. | $25 | Watch a stand-up show with the comedian + author. 🎤
  • Payare Conducts Ravel + Debussy | Sun., May 22 | 5 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $25+ | Rafael Payare leads the San Diego Orchestra and plays masterpieces by two French composers. 🎼
  • Jessica Michelle Singleton | Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. | Mad House Comedy Club | $15 | The Grammy-nominated comedian brings the laughs. 🎤
  • Advanced Brew Class | Sun., May 22 | 12-4:30 p.m. | Ballast Point Home Brew Mart, 5401 Linda Vista Rd. #406 | $45 | Learn to make beer and go beyond the basics. 🍺

Monday, May 23-Sunday, May 29

Monday, May 23

Tuesday, May 24

  • Legally Blonde” | Tues., May 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero | $17.50+ | Bend and snap — and root for Elle Woods at this outdoor viewing of the 2001 comedy flick. 👛
  • San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers | Tues., May 24 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $28.50+ | It’s First Responder Salute: Law Enforcement night at the ballpark, honoring those who serve our community. 🚨
  • Bunbury | Tues., May 24 | 8 p.m. | The Magnolia | $235+ | The Spanish singer-songwriter performs his “El Ultimo Tour.” 🎤

Wednesday, May 25

  • San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers | Wed., May 25 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park | $20+ | Wrapping up the series at home. ⚾
  • Banks | Wed., May 25 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $57+ | Enjoy a night of music with the alternative pop singer and songwriter. 🎤
  • OMD Souvenir OMD 40 Years | Wed., May 25 | 8 p.m. | The Magnolia | $201+ | The English synthpop band performs their greatest hits for this anniversary show. 💽

Thursday, May 26

  • Waterfront Social Run | Thurs., May 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Eppig Brewing Waterfront Biergarten in Point Loma | Free | A relaxed, scenic 2 or 3-mile run or walk — followed by $1 off pints at the brewery. 👟
  • Aly & AJ | Thurs., May 26 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory North Park | $48+ | Enjoy a night of music with sisters and the pop duo. 🎤
  • New Kids On The Block | Thurs., May 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at SDSU | $29.95+ | Let us take you through this, “Step by Step”: NKOTB brings the “Mixtape” tour to town — with Salt-n-Pepa, Rick Astley + En Vogue. 🎶
  • Lara Beitz LIVE! | Thurs., May 26-Sat., May 28 | Times vary | American Comedy Co. | $10 | Join a stand-up show with the comedian known for appearances on Comedy Central, Showtime + Fox.  🎤

Friday, May 27

  • Legacy Week | Fri., May 27-Mon., May 30 | Times vary | USS Midway Museum | $26 (events included with admission to museum) | This tribute to all military heroes includes special events like an interactive remembrance wall, live musical performances, and a chance to meet aviators. 🇺🇸
  • Kids Night Out | Fri., May 27 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Parkway Plaza | Free | Bring the kids to the mall in El Cajon for an evening of crafting, playing, dancing + family selfies. 🧸
  • San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | Fri., May 27 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $25+ | A Memorial Day weekend giveaway: The first 35,000 fans get a Padres Pitchers Beach Towel celebrating Snell, Musgrove + Darvish. ⚾
  • Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony | Fri., May 27 | 7 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $25+ | Rafael Payare conducts the San Diego Orchestra in playing “Symphony No. 9.” 🎼

Saturday, May 28

  • San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | Sat., May 28 | 7:10 p.m. | Petco Park | $27+ | Stay postgame for a patriotic fireworks show in honor of Memorial Day weekend. 🎆
  • The Spinners | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | Sycuan Casino Resort | $59+ | The R&B + Philly soul group (“Working My Way Back to you” and “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”) performs its timeless hits. 🎶
  • Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony | Sat., May 29 | 5 p.m. | Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | $40+ | Rafael Payare conducts the San Diego Orchestra in playing “Symphony No. 9.” 🎼
  • Steely Dan | Sat., May 28 | 7:30 p.m. | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre | $59.50+ | The American rock legends headline in Chula Vista, with special guest Snarky Puppy. 🎸

Sunday, May 29

  • San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | Sun., May 29 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park | $25+ | It’s Military Appreciation Day at the ballpark, this time honoring military + gold star families. 🇺🇲
  • Easy Summer Entertaining | Sun., May 29 | 4 p.m. | Sur La Table at Fashion Valley Mall | $79 | Learn grilling techniques + how to make flavorful sides for a tasty summer meal. 🥩
  • Rex Orange County | Sun., May 29 | 8 p.m. | Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre | $169+ | The English singer + songwriter performs live. 🎵
  • Vista Strawberry Festival | Sun., May 29 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | 170 Eucalyptus Ave. Ste. 115 | Have a berry good time with 100+ vendors celebrating the in-season fruit. 🍓

Monday, May 30-Tuesday, May 31

Monday, May 30

  • Bongzilla | Mon., May 30 | 8 p.m. | Brick By Brick | $25 | The 420-friendly metal performs a rockin’ show. 🤘
  • Auto Swap San Diego! | Mon., May 30 | 6 a.m.-1 p.m. | Santee Drive In Theatre | $10+ | Buy, sell + trade cars and their parts. 🚗
  • 15th Annual Pancake Festival | Mon., May 30 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Webb Lake Park in Rancho Bernardo | $10 | Celebrate Memorial Day with the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society’s annual breakfast, including a Veterans Memorial Ceremony at 11 a.m. 🥞
  • Pretty in Pink” | Mon., May 30 | 5:30 p.m. | Rooftop Cinema Club | $17.50+ | Rewatch Andie, Ducky, and Blane in the John Hughes classic, al fresco. 🎀 

Tuesday, May 31

  • Hadestown | Tues., May 31-Sun., June 5 | Times vary by show | San Diego Civic Theatre | $55.50+ | The Grammy + Tony Award-winning production intertwines two mythic tales in the underworld. 🎭
  • Sweet + Savory Grilling | Tues., May 31 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table at Fashion Valley Mall | $79 | Grill rustic bread, fish + summer fruit while elevating flavors at this cooking class. 🐟
  • Still Corners + Foxes in Fiction | Tues., May 31 | 8 p.m. | Music Box | $18 | The British/American pop duo are joined by the Canadian musician. 🎶