San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Kaaboo And Roald Dahl Day
Friday, September 16, 2016
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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.
100 Years of Roald Dahl
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.
San Diego Opera Presents Piotr Beczala
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.
Adam Ruins Everything Live
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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He explains facts about everything from diamond engagement rings and summer vacations to the NFL and the electoral college.
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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