This weekend offers a wild mix of live music, fierce fashion, gourmet indulgence, and the last pool parties of the season.
Tune in for live music as Wynter Gordon takes the stage at Guest House and cover band The Trip serenades classic rock at Anthology. For amped up DJ entertainment, check out Skrillex spinning the first electronic show at Petco Park, followed by Laid Back Luke ending the Intervention season in style at Hard Rock. Get in the mood for fall fashion as Tim Gunn hosts a runway show at Fashion Valley, art comes to life at the Timken Museum, and jewels adorn swimwear poolside at Ivy Rooftop. Refuel for more fun during the “Wildest” Food & Wine Tasting event at the San Diego Zoo, or the Masters of Food & Wine at Park Hyatt Aviara.
Wynter Gordon Performs Live at Guest House – 9/21
The winter season may be on the horizon, but San Diego entertainment never cools down. To prove our point, the gorgeous American pop / dance singer and songwriter Wynter Gordon will perform live this Wednesday night at Guest House, the revamped first floor lounge within Stingaree. Wynter’s top songs include “Dirty Talk” and “Til Death.” Party-goers will also enjoy beats by OB-One and DJ Decon. Get details here.
The Mothership Tour with Skrillex at Petco Park – 9/22
LED Presents and Follow the Music are invading East Village with underground electronic music to create a new outdoor concert experience at Petco Park. Kicking off the first of this new series of events is The Mothership Tour, a 16+ show featuring headliner Skrillex along with 12th Planet, Foreign Beggars, and Nadastrom at Park at The Park on Thursday, September 22. Although they’re letting the youngsters in to play, the party is still full of exclusive 21+ perks, including VIP tables and park-wide alcohol. Next up is Deadmau5 for Halloween weekend. Get details here.
The FleetWood’s Four Year Anniversary Party – 9/22
Here at DiscoverSD.com we never miss a grand opening party, or an anniversary soiree. This Thursday, September 22 The FleetWood turns four, and is throwing a massive celebratory bash. There is a private VIP reception at 8pm, and the party opens to the public at 10pm with DJs, drinks, door prizes and more. Get details here.
Collectively Redefined: Music & The Media at Anthology – 9/23
You are invited to Collectively Redefined – An Anthology of Music & The Media presented by DiscoverSD.com, SignonSanDiego.com and Night&Day on Friday, September 23. Join us for an evening of timeless music, interactive entertainment, and free cocktails as we celebrate the unique culture of music and the media within Anthology, San Diego’s premier supper club in Little Italy. The night begins at 9pm with a VIP cocktail reception from 9-10pm. More party perks include a live performance by cover band The Trip, an eclectic photo booth, gift bags for first 50 attendees, and cocktail and food specials all night. RSVP now!
Tim Gunn Hosts Fall Runway Show at Fashion Valley Mall – 9/24
Take this, blackout! Fashion Valley is making a big comeback at the end of the month with a runway show and open forum style Q&A hosted by the one and only Tim Gunn. This fashion industry powerhouse is the stern yet loveable “Project Runway” co-host, as well as Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc.. Tim Gunn will head to Fashion Valley on Saturday, September 24 to host a fall fashion show with looks by Juicy Couture, Kate Spade New York and Lucky Brand. After the show, he will speak to guests answer questions in an open discussion forum, all starting at 1pm. The event is free, and seating is limited. Get details here.
The Art of Fashion at Timken Museum of Art – 9/24
The Timken Museum of Art believes in the power of fashion, and hosts an annual celebration of couture culture in which emerging designers create modern looks inspired by historic masterpieces. This year the 4th Annual Art of Fashion event takes place on Saturday, September 24 within the museum in Balboa Park. Honorary Chair Zandra Rhodes and Co-chairs Joye Blount and Jessie J. Knight, Jr. have collaborated with emerging graduate designers from the Fashion Careers College to produce 15 fashion-forward pieces inspired by classic paintings. The event begins with a VIP Preview Hour at 5:30pm, and is one of the museum’s main fundraisers. Get details here.
Masters of Food & Wine at Park Hyatt Aviara – 9/24
Park Hyatt Aviara, a luxurious San Diego resort, is luring in locals with a seasonal culinary experience like no other on Saturday, September 24. Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine is a high profile foodie event that will educate and entertain from morning ‘til night, treating guests to a local aquafarm tour, lunch and dinner, all in the company of Southern California’s gastronomic guides. As we fall into autumn, it’s essential to know what ingredients are in season, and more importantly, what West Coast wines will bring those unique flavors to life. Get details here.
San Diego’s Wildest Food & Wine Tasting at San Diego Zoo – 9/24
When you live in America’s Finest City, you often take the area’s top attractions for granted. This Saturday is the perfect time to rediscover the San Diego Zoo during the “Wildest” Food & Wine Tasting. The Zoo will open up at night to host 150 restaurant, beer and wine vendors in a festive setting surrounded by your favorite furry friends. The event benefits endangered animals through the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research. More event perks include live music, silent auctions, and stunning animal ambassadors, all starting at 5:30pm. Get details here.
30th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair in Normal Heights – 9/24-25
Adams Avenue Street Fair is one of Southern California’s largest two-day all-ages music festivals. Now in its 30 year, this free weekend of fun will feature 60 musical acts on six stages positioned within Adams Avenue Park and Lestat’s coffee house. Headliners include L.A. punk pioneer El Vez, who is also known as the “Mexican Elvis,” the reunion of San Diego’s Beat Farmers, Cambodian pop/American surf rockers Dengue Fever, rhythm & blues singer/songwriter and guitarist Arthur Adams, Latin soul band El Chicano, blues singer/guitarist Cedric Burnside Project and more. Adams Avenue Street Fair takes place from 10am to 9pm on Saturday, and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Get details here.
DiscoverSD Presents: Venture Pool Party at Ivy Rooftop – 9/25
Give your bathing suits and beach towels one last run in the sun during the DiscoverSD hosted Venture Pool Party at Ivy Rooftop this Sunday, September 25. Our day of play will feature DJs Brazzabelle and Mazz, and a Fashion Installation with hair and makeup by Diesel Salon, jewelry by Charles Koll, and runway style by Molly B Bikinis. Party-goers on the guest list will indulge in a hosted bar from 1 – 2pm, plus drink specials all day. RSVP now!
Laid Back Luke Spins Intervention at Hard Rock Hotel – 9/25
If you missed Steve Aoki crowd surfing via boat at Intervention last Sunday, well, we feel sorry for you. However, you do have a chance to redeem yourself for the last Intervention of the season, featuring the one and only Laid Back Luke this Sunday, September 25. Embrace an endless summer state of mind at the Hard Rock Hotel. Get details here.
San Diego Restaurant Week Continues: 9/18-23
I hope you’re hungry! San Diego Restaurant Week returns September 18-23 for the bi-annual culinary experience that closes the summer food-fare and ushers in the flavors of fall. Restaurant Week introduces an array of prix fixe menus, and guests can select three course lunches or dinners at over 180 San Diego restaurants, stretching from Del Mar to Coronado, for just $20, $30, or $40 per person. Get details here.
More San Diego Events:
Underground Rebel Bingo Club – 9/21
Lux@Night at Lux Art Institute – 9/21
Beauty School Friday at Ivy Nightclub – 9/23
San Diego County Beer Fair at Liberty Station – 9/24
Santee Wine and Bluegrass Festival – 9/24
Coronado Speed Festival – 9/24
Two Door Cinema Club DJ Set at Voyeur – 9/24
13th Annual Trolley Dances in San Diego – 9/24-5
Discover more entertainment ideas in our San Diego events calendar
Pictured: Project Ethos at House of Blues - view all photos