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San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: Comedy, Concerts And Cinco De Mayo

A 2014 photo of the House of Mexico dancers.

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Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday and there are several celebrations happening around San Diego. Plus, late-night host Seth Meyers brings his comedy act to town, and Humphreys Concerts by the Bay are starting up again.

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Aired: May 3, 2019 | Transcript

Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday and there are several celebrations happening around San Diego. Plus, late-night host Seth Meyers brings his comedy act to town, and Humphreys Concerts by the Bay are starting up again.

Cinco de Mayo

Music, Dance

There are a variety of free Cinco de Mayo events happening over the weekend, some highlights include:

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo: Friday through Sunday at Old Town State Historic Park

This weekend celebration is a San Diego favorite, attracting top mariachi and ballet folklorico groups from around the county. There is also a lowrider show and a Lucha Libre ring.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Balboa Park: Saturday at Plaza de Panama and Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Along with mariachis and ballet folklorico performances, this second annual event also features colorful horseback riders, a fashion show, food trucks and crafts for kids.

Chula Vista Cinco de Mayo: Sunday at Bayside Park

A South Bay celebration that focuses on community performances, local vendors, family activities and more.

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Music

The bayside concert series is underway with a diverse lineup that includes favorites like The Gipsy Kings and Kenny G along with alternative and indie acts like Lord Huron and Alanis Morissette.

This weekend brings former Men at Work lead vocalist Colin Hay on Friday; and 1980s college rock favorites Violent Femmes and X on Sunday.

Find the complete schedule at humphreysconcerts.com

Seth Meyers

Comedy

Seth Meyers pretty much has a hand in anything that's funny right now.

He's the Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of "Late Night with Seth Meyers"; along with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, he created IFC’s Emmy-nominated docu-parody series "Documentary Now!"; and he was on "SNL" for 13 seasons, working as its head writer for nine of those seasons.

For his comedy tour, expect Meyers to perform politically-tinged material along with more personal, family observations.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., downtown. $46 to $56; find tickets to Seth Meyers.

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