February 25, 2024
Collect for an enormous fest or an enormous recreation. Right here, the Firehouse in Pacific Seashore hosts its annual Tremendous Bowl block occasion. Photograph credit score: @FirehouseSD, through Fb

Need to have a brilliant time (wink, wink) this San Diego weekend? We’ve bought concepts for you within the many hours main as much as that large present starring Usher and many fancy commercials (we child, we child).

The 2024 San Diego Lunar New 12 months Pageant opens at 5 p.m. Friday at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park, and the free occasion for the 12 months of the Dragon goes on all weekend. Take pleasure in people and conventional performances, arts and cultural exhibitions, lion and dragon dances, cherry blossom timber, lotus flowers, celebrations with firecrackers and extra. The fest opens Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

Barbie has been having a second, sparked by the blockbuster hit movie from final summer season. Her Barbie Truck Dreamhouse Dwelling Tour involves Chula Vista all day Saturday, arriving at 10 a.m. at Otay Ranch City Heart’s Meals Courtroom entrance. Apart from the Oscar-nominated flick, she is celebrating an anniversary – the sixtieth anniversary of transferring into her first Dreamhouse – and naturally, there can be unique merchandise to mark the event.

Whether or not it’s an enormous go-to as a result of it’s virtually Valentine’s Day or duh, chocolate, the Escondido Chocolate Pageant is assured to promote out. And, after all, it has. However – and it’s however! – tickets for chocolate-making courses at Fusion Esco stay, one at 11 a.m. and one other at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The fest, in case you can swing it, begins at midday in downtown Escondido alongside Grand Avenue.

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Be taught to make one thing decadent and attractive on the Escondido Chocolate Pageant. Photograph credit score: EscondidoChocFest through Fb

Bottlecraft in Little Italy hosts a particular Russian River Brewing Firm faucet takeover at 2 p.m. Saturday with one thriller beer – solely sure bars and breweries are granted a keg. The catch? Bottlecraft agrees to not identify the beer forward of time, although in-the-know Russian River followers usually ferret out the choice based mostly on the time of 12 months. There’s a second-chance alternative too and on Valentine’s Day: Bottlecraft in North Park could have the identical thriller beer at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Face it, most of us aren’t very swish or athletic. Dare we are saying, we’re kooky? So whereas these fairly athletic blokes work exhausting over in Vegas on Sunday, you possibly can costume up and head out to the Kook Run in Encinitas, for at the least the 5K, and hey, why not the 10K? The end line pageant will characteristic stay music, a beer backyard, native distributors and video games. Charges begin at $55 for adults. Be aware: Make a weekend of it and take the younger’uns for the Junior Kook on the Magdalena Ecke Household YMCA Saturday.

After all, that occasion in Vegas may be the spotlight of your weekend. It’s one factor to decide on a sports activities bar, however in case you’re in San Diego and searching for like-minded people since you’re a 49ers or Chiefs diehard, right here’s a pair decisions for the place to be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday:

  • San Francisco followers – Moonshine Seashore, 1165 Garnet Ave, in Pacific Seashore hosts a 49ers
    watch occasion for Tremendous Bowl LVIII as will Bootlegger, 804 Market St., which welcomes official 49ers fan chapter San Diego Gold Rush.
  • Kansas Metropolis followers – Kansas Metropolis Barbeque, 600 W. Harbor Drive, close to the Embarcadero, naturally leans towards the Chiefs, whereas Previous City’s Dwelling & Away, 2222 San Diego Ave. can also be a positive alternative for Tremendous Bowl LVIII.