Weekend Preview: Best Events 5/31-6/3

Memorial Day weekend rocked San Diego, and the sweet summer season is officially underway. Get spooked by song with The Addams Family, sip craft brews at Petco Park during the Padres Beerfest, soak in the sounds of Donovan Frankenreiter at Fiesta del Sol, and explore the creativity of Normal Heights during Art Around Adams.

Discover this week’s best San Diego events.


The Addams Family Musicalat Civic Theatre – May 29 – June 3

Gloom has never been so glamorous. Based on the original New Yorker magazine cartoons by Charles Addams, a musical adaption of ‘The Addams Family’ opens at the Civic Theatre this week. Get details here

Prodigal Sunn of Wu-Tang Clanat Side Bar – Wednesday, May 30

Side Bar is stepping up its Industry Wednesday game with a special live performance by Prodigal Sunn of Wu-Tang Clan this week. Get your night started early with a hosted Veev bar from 8:30 to 9:30pm, and a viewing of the Listen to the Silence skateboarding video at 9pm. Get details here

Padres Beerfestat Petco Park – Friday, June 1

Summer is here; let the craft beer festivals begin. The Padres take on the D-backs on Friday night. Head to the stadium early to sip on craft brews during a pre-game Beerfest at Park in the Park. Get details here

Mickey Avalon at Stingaree – Friday, June 1

After six years, the controversial Mickey Avalon is releasing a new album called Loaded. Avalon is San Diego-bound to host a CD release party at Stingaree on Friday. Fans can look forward to hearing his famous hits “Jane Fonda” and “Mr. Right” and new singles “I’m Hot” and “Girlfriend” ft. Russo. Get details here

Baja Bashat Broadway Pier – Saturday, June 2

If you’re craving a Mexico vacation, don’t miss Baja Bash -- a Baja California-inspired festival happening this Saturday downtown at Broadway Pier. The fiesta is bringing Baja flavor to us, with live music by Nortec Collective: Hiperboreal, a photography exhibit, cocktails and sustainable eats from Mexico’s top chefs, including Javier Plascendia of Misión 19 in Tijuana. Tickets are $75, with proceeds benefiting WildCoast’s efforts to conserve the threatened coastal habitats of Baja.

Art Around Adams – Saturday, June 2

One of the hippest avenues in town, Adams is back at it with yet another free festival this weekend. Explore the creative side of Normal Heights and Kensington during Art Around Adams, a community event celebrating visual and performing art from 2 to 10pm. Live music acts will include The Burning of Rome, Black Sands, 321Stereo and more. Get details here

Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach – June 2 & 3

The 33rd annual Fiesta del Sol brings lively music, local art vendors and plenty of food and booze to the ocean-side streets of Solana Beach this weekend. The free festival kicks off Saturday with headliner The English Beat, along with Vokab Kompany, Hi Roots and more. On Sunday, rock out with Donavon Frankenreiter, Little Hurricane, Terraplane Sun and more. Get details here (pictured)

91X X-Festat Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Sunday, June 3

91X’s annual X-Fest summer concert hits Cricket Wireless Amphitheater this Sunday. The alt rock lineup features big name acts Jane’s Addiction, Garbage, Angels & Airwaves, Rebelution, P.O.D., Neon Trees, GroupLove, Of Monsters and Men, Eve 6, and Walk the Moon. Doors open at 3pm, and the last set takes the stage at 9:50pm. Tickets start at just $15 online at livenation.com

More San Diego Parties & Events:

I Love Poke Festivalat Bali Hai - Wednesday, May 30

Dine on the Dockat Driscoll's Wharf - Thursday, May 31

LED Presents Rusko Live at 4th & B - Thursday, May 31

Dining Terrace Grand Opening at Westfield UTC - June 1 & 2

Wonderland Friday at Ivy Nightclub - Friday, June 1

DJ Brett Bodley + Hyena at Fluxx – Friday, June 1

Where the Wild Things Are: Food & Wine Classic– Saturday, June 2

NCLA Takes Over Tease Boutique - Saturday, June 2

Steve Poltz Live at Anthology - Saturday, June 2

Eddie Griffin Comedyat 4th & B - Saturday, June 2

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – Sunday, June 3

Intervention ft. Michael Woods at Hard Rock Hotel – Sunday, June 3

LED Presents PeaceTreaty, Hot Mouth & Whiite at Wavehouse – Sunday, June 3

Up Next: San Diego County Fair returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds June 8 – July 4. Get details here

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