There’s always something to do, see or visit in the greater San Diego area. Sitting on the sofa complaining there in nothing to do? Be sure to consider these events if you’re looking to get out of the house this weekend.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday), at the McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station
For flower aficionados, you won’t want to miss the San Diego Rose Show presented by the San Diego Rose Society. The society invites amateurs to display their roses in the exhibit hall to be appreciated by judges and other attendees. Local rosarians will be around to reveal various tips as to how to choose and cultivate the best of the best of roses, contingent of course on where you grow your garden. Admission is a scant $5 per person, and kids under 12 get in absolutely free. Want another freebie? Park your car for free too!
10 a.m. Sunday at the Maritime Museum of San Diego
Who doesn’t enjoy the melt in your mouth taste of chocolate? Can you think of a better day to spend a couple of hours to finish off your weekend with a special treat at the Maritime Museum of San Diego? Visitors can learn about the history of chocolate and how it came to the United States. Be sure to drop by this yearly event to take a look and sample an assortment of chocolate from more than twelve local retailers. For extra excitement, parents and their children can take part in making a chocolate pizza. For those over 18, there will be a wine and chocolate or beer and chocolate pairings, plus live baking and cooking demonstrations. Tickets begin at paltry $9.
Saturday 8 pm at the Valley View Casino Center
Get your soul on at the Valley View Casino Center this Saturday evening. The San Diego Soul Festival is back with groovy performances by Anthony Hamilton, Keith Sweat and Guy featuring Teddy Riley and Dru Hill. The doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets begin at $39 but group discounts for 10 or more people are available by calling (619) 363-5330.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Decoy Dockside Dining
This event features sumptuous tastes from Groth Vineyards and Winery as well as knowledge from the winery’s sales manager, Mark Bernstein. Patrons can also revel in a three-course dinner prepared by executive chef, David Warner. Each course is paired with Decoy’s fine wines. Patrons are free to socialize and ask questions throughout the Walkabout. The delicious dinner is moderately priced at $65 per person. It should be noted that prospective patrons may reserve a spot any time between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. by simply calling (760) 744-0120.
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