If you are not doing something this weekend, you must be sick or very unaware of the world around you. Between the Memorial Day and other sudo-holidays (Mother’s Day and Father’s Day) going on at this time of year, people seem to pack in events all on opposite weekends fearing that people actually like to hang out with family or head out of town during the holidays. Also these planners seem to believe that they are hosting the only event in town. Aghhh. What to do?
Well, sitting on your ass is not an option. With that said, here are the things that you could be doing this weekend if you are finding yourself bored.
Saturday, June 8
Art Around Adams: a mile and a half of galleries, street performance art, movies and music all along Adam’s Avenue between Kensington and Normal Heights. Free shuttles between Kensington and Normal Heights. 2-10pm. Free event
Greek Festival: at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Park Blvd. This is the biggest and best Greek festival in San Diego, with food vendors galore, imported Greek beer, and entertaining local Greeks dancing. Even if you can’t stay all day, drop by and buy some pastries… so good!
San Diego Derby Dolls: double header bout at Skateworld in Linda Vista. First watch local SDDD team, the Hard Corps versus Montreal then stay to watch me play with the San Diego Derby Doll All-Stars versus Sac City. Doors at 5pm, first game at 6pm, second game at 7pm. After party at Padre Gold on Linda Vista Road. $15 at the door or $12 online
Fiesta del Sol: in Solana Beach featuring The Romantics, Elijah Emmanuel and The Revelations, Transfer, Venice, Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, Orquesta Primo, Hoi Polloi, Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, The Seventh Child, 11am-9pm, Free
Sunday, June 9
Greek Festival: at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Park Blvd.
Fiesta Del Sol: in Solana Beach featuring The English Beat, Marc Ford (of the Black Crowes), Stripes and Lines, Diego Roots, Sol e Mar, Atomic Groove, The Credentialed, Fiesta del Sol Youth Showcase, Velouria, 11am-9pm, Free
FM 94/9 Independence Jam: at Devore Stadium, Southwestern College featuring Flogging Molly, The Hold Steady, Cold War Kids, MgmT, The Whigs, The Ting Tings, Santogold, Nortec Collective, Transfer, Silent Comedy, Kill Me Tomorrow, The Muslims, Blackout Party, 12-10pm, $40, free parking or a $10 shuttle from PB, OB or South Park.
3rd Annual Derby Doll Birthday party: sadly if you weren’t invited you will be missing out on this private party. From what I have heard, it will be a pool party with a well known cover band and the UT hanging out. I may have stories later.
There is plenty more music besides what I have listed, but for that you want to go to San Diego: Dialed In.
There is also the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival and the US Open going on both days this weekend if those events are more your style. Personally, I love a good outdoor music festival. I will definitely be at the events listed on my Out and About column, but I may try to make it to more. No guarantees.