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Gaslamp Quarter’s 150th Anniversary Dusty Rabbit signature cocktail contest starts this week and Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Check out below to plan your weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Thursday, May 11:

Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

The “Dusty Rabbit” is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed “Rabbitville” into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today! We’re challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

Local mixologists are competing to develop our signature anniversary cocktail and we need your help to pick a winner! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party (Date TBD) and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! By supporting your favorite Dusty Rabbit, you will also be entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package!

When: May 10 – TBD

Where: 18 Locations throughout the Gaslamp Quarter

For more information, please visit: Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

Vin de Syrah

Viva Syrah! Celebrating 8 years down the rabbit hole

It’s been 8 years since Syrah has opened its ivy covered door (can you believe it?!) and we want to celebrate the night with YOU! Hosted bar and masquerade inspired makeup starts at 7pm, so be sure to get here early to join in on the fun. Please RSVP your full name as well as first and last names of all of your guests to Enjoy theatrics by the Grand Artique as our mariachi band will get your body moving, then Syrah’s favorite DJ Cheyenne Giles will keep your hips swaying from 10pm to close. And don’t forget our always entertaining (and complimentary!) photo booth by the FotoBox, sure to help you remember some blurry parts of your night. ¡Viva Syrah!

When: Thursdays, May 11 7:00PM

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Vin de Syrah

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Official Launch of Hard Rock Hotels’ WAX amenity program

Join us on Thursday, May 11, for the official launch of Hard Rock Hotels’ WAX amenity program with an exclusive live performance from Rebel and a Basketcase (w/Evan Rachel Wood and Zach Villa). Free with RSVP (first come, first serve). Doors open at 8 pm.

When: Thursdays, May 11 8:00PM

Where: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Livegypsy Trunk Show

Join us for the Livegypsy Trunk Show at Florent on May 11th. The perfect opportunity to pick something unique up for your Mom for Mother’s Day!

When: Thursday, May 11 8PM – 12AM

Where: 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Friday, May 12:


Ephwurd x Insomniac Events

Bassmnt x Insomniac Events proudly present Ephwurd on Friday 5/12! The creative collaborative brainchild of DATSIK x Bais Haus, Ephwurd has been taking over the nation selling out show after show! Get ready for a night to remember when they take control of the dancefloor! Special 18+/21+ show at Bassmnt!

When: Friday, May 12 9:00PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Reebok FitHub San Diego

May 12 – Yoga Sculpt 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Join our resident Yoga Instructor Sara Szunyogh for a Yoga Sculpt class the 2nd/4th Fridays of the month. With a decade of teaching experience, Sara has taught across the globe energizing her students. A percussive playlist and illuminating movements will build heat, tone, and lenghten your body! Stay to shop and save 20% off your entire purchase!

May 13 – Free Boot Camp with Validus Elite Training 8:30AM – 9:30AM

Treadmills get boring right? Take an intense Boot Camp class and have fun with friends with similar goals!

May 14 – Free Boot Camp with NoExcuses PT 8:30AM – 9:30AM

High Intensity Inverval Training, formated in a circuit layout. We combine a well rounded combination of Strength, Aerobics, Balance, Stability, Agility, Plyo-metrics, and all the latest fitness applications our industry has to offer. You CAN and WILL BURN fat, BUILD lean muscle, and challenge yourself according to your fitness level. Everything in this class is done in ‘Timed Intervals’ therefore you control your output level. This class is for all fitness levels. Whatever the goal, you can accomplish it in our Boot Camp class!

Where: 440 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Reebok FitHub San Diego

Saturday, May 13:



Bassmnt presents Elephante on Saturday 5/13!! Hailed as one electronic music’s fastest rising producers, he is sure to bring the masses with his progressive, crowd enticing sounds!! Grab your tickets now and prepare for another amazing night at downtown SD’s only weekly 18+/21+ nightclub!!

When: Saturday, May 13 9:00PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

The Cat Cafe

Feline Behavior Seminar with Cat Behaviorist Miriam Hasani

Certified cat behaviorist Miriam Hasani will join us for a seminar on cat behavior. Learn more about why your cats act the way they do and how to make your home more comfortable for your resident cat.

Space is limited, so make sure you sign up today. You don’t want to miss out on this special event.

When: Saturday, May 13 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Where: 472 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Cat Cafe

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery Summer Bazaar

Join us for a one day only Summer Bazaar at Sparks Gallery featuring new jewelry & small works by local artists, just in time for Mother’s Day and graduation gift shopping.

Special features include Palm Readings by represented artist Alexander Arshansky & exclusive offers on delicious eats at Cafe Sevilla & Cute Cakes – our neighbors in the Gaslamp.


  • Dixon Rand Apparel & Accessories
  • Jon Barnes Photography
  • Bette Barnett Jewelry
  • Penny Sparkle Designs
  • Golden Crystal Designs Jewelry
  • Plus all new pieces from Erin Fader, Seth Papac, LOA Designs, and limited edition silk scarves by artist Anna Van Fleet.

When: Saturday, May 13 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Sushi Lounge on Market

Get Energized this Saturday! Free Samples!

Free Energy Drink Samples for just one Sushi Lounge On Market Like or Posted Photo with the ENERGY LADIES from the OC.

You can also photo and Instagram hashtag us at

FREE Check out our new food menus and listen to our carefully selected lounge grooves in the pink vibe. The ladies LOVE this place!

When: Saturday, May 13 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: 411 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sushi Lounge on Market

Sunday, May 7:

Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Treat your mom to a delicious brunch or dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter! Check out below for events many businesses are having to make your mom feel extra special!

For more information, please visit: Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Reebo FitHub San Diego

The Cat Cafe

Vin de Syrah

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Florent Restaurant & Lounge


Sparks Gallery

Sushi Lounge on Market