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Weekend Preview: Latin Food Fest, Butcher Dinner, Picasso & San Diego Music Thing

Chefs, Aarón Sánchez, Isabel Cruz and  Javier Plascencia are some of the culi...


Above: Chefs, Aarón Sánchez, Isabel Cruz and Javier Plascencia are some of the culinary celebrities featured at the inagural ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! which kicks off in San Diego this weekend.

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Good things to eat and drink, great shows to see and interesting music to listen to — It's no wonder we love living in San Diego.

On this Weekend Preview, we'll explore food and drink festivals, spend a weekend with Picasso and welcome back the San Diego Music Thing.

The inaugural ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! is a multi-city food festival in San Diego Thursday, Sept. 12 to 15. There are more than a dozen food events happening over four days at different venues including Petco Park, Broadway Pier Pavilion, the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center and a private yacht.

Herbert Siguenza performing A Weekend With Pablo Picasso at the San Diego Rep

Attendants will also get a chance to rub elbows with culinary celebrities like the Food Network's Aarón Sánchez and Baja California's Javier Plascencia.

Or you can spend the weekend with Pablo Picasso. Herbert Siguenza's one man show is back at San Diego Rep. During the solo piece, Siguenza paints a portrait of the maestro as he dances, sculpts, shares secrets, clowns, draws and impersonates a matador while extensively quoting the father of modern art.

If music is more your thing, head to San Diego Music Thing. The two-day event, now in its sixth year, features 150 local, regional and national bands. San Diego Music Thing will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Sheraton Hotel, Mission Valley and various venues around San Diego. The festival is produced by the San Diego Music Foundation and proceeds benefit the Foundation’s experiential music programs in 65 San Diego County schools.

The Los Angeles band, Orgone, will perform this weekend at San Diego Music Thing

Meat lovers can dine while learning to butcher a forequarter of beef at a butcher's dinner. Chef Matt Gordon and the team at Sea & Smoke will host the event Monday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring The Heart and Trotter Butchery. The dinner includes four courses of delicious, meaty entrees and unique drinks paired with each course.


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