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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Kaaboo And Roald Dahl Day

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler performs in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 5, 2015. The ...

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Above: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler performs in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 5, 2015. The band will headline this year's Kaaboo Music Festival.

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This weekend brings a giant music festival, a 100th birthday celebration and more.



Kaaboo bills itself as an upscale music, comedy and food festival aimed at an older crowd. It launched in September 2015 and this year features Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Jack Johnson and Jimmy Buffet among many others.

Instead of battling the dust storms of Coachella, VIP attendees are able to watch shows from an on-site swimming pool, lounge in cabanas, get preferred seating and valet parking and more. Regular ticket holders will find various stages located throughout the expansive Del Mar Fairgrounds.

See the complete lineup here.

Details: Noon to midnight Friday through Sunday. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $299 to $779; find tickets.

Photo credit: Roald Dahl Estate

Roald Dahl is pictured in this undated photo.

100 Years of Roald Dahl

Film, Theater

Celebrate storyteller Roald Dahl's 100th birthday at a community celebration happening throughout Balboa Park.

The author of such favorites as "Matilda," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach" will be honored with film screenings, Japanese storytelling, readings, an organ concert and even birthday cupcakes over at the House of England.

The Museum of Photographic Arts will screen "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory," while the San Diego Art Institute will show "The Witches." Find a complete list of activities here.

Details: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Throughout Balboa Park. $5 to $15 for individual events; find tickets.

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Tenor Piotr Beczala will sing in recital with San Diego Opera.

San Diego Opera Presents Piotr Beczala


Polish tenor Piotr Beczala opens the San Diego Opera season with a recital of arias and art songs.

Beczala is considered one the leading tenors of this generation who regularly sells out opera houses in New York, London and Paris. The concert will include works from Verdi, Puccini, Dvorak, Strauss and more. Most recently Beczala performed in San Diego Opera's "A Masked Ball" and the "Verdi Requiem."

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Avd., downtown. $20 to $130; buy tickets.

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Adam Conover hosts the TV and web series, "Adam Ruins Everything."

Adam Ruins Everything Live

Theater, Comedy

Adam Conover is the host of "Adam Ruins Everything," a TV and web series that basically does ruin all the things we love.

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Conover brings his show to Little Italy's Music Box and will perhaps ruin some of San Diego's most beloved things...

Details: 8 p.m. Friday. The Music Box, 1337 India St., Little Italy. $35 to $50; find tickets.


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