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Cattle Drive in the streets of Downtown San Diego?! There’s definitely always lots going on in the Gaslamp Quarter! Check out below to plan your weekend!

Thursday, June 1:

Sparks Gallery

Artist Talk: Li Huai / “Artist as Producer”

This talk will cover many angles related to aesthetic, social, political and economic issues. As a part of the talk, artist Li Huai will demonstrate Chinese calligraphy as a part of her artistic background and current teaching – linking everything back to areas of increasing public interest.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to speak with the artist and ask questions about the collection of works which will be on display at Sparks Gallery as part of the exhibition “You Fascinate Me!” from March 11 – June 11th, 2017.

Works include Chinese ink & acrylic on paper, acrylic on canvas, and 24 karat gold leaf covered birchwood “religious icon” panels, handcrafted using 13th century techniques.

Refreshments served at 6:30pm

Talk will begin promptly at 6:45pm

When: Thursday, June 1 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

American Comedy Co.

ACC Break-Out Artist Series Starring Michael Blaustein

This show features up-and-coming break-out artists + San Diego’s best comedians!

Michael Blaustein is a touring headlining comedian that is currently on the Comedy Central on Campus Tour and The College Humor Tour. He has performed at over 200 colleges worldwide. Michael can be seen on this season of CBS’s Person of Interest and has a role in Spike Lee’s new film The Lucky Guy out in 2017. He has hosted pilots for MTV and was a cast member of the last season of MTV’s Punk’d.

When: Thursday, June 1 8:00 PM

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

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

Friday, June 2:

American Comedy Co.

Brad Garrett

Brad Garrett won three Emmy’s and a SAG Award for his role as “Robert Barone” on the iconic television series EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND. He was also nominated for an Emmy and SAG Award for his portrayal of The Great One in the telefilm GLEASON.

Garrett’s trademark voice has been heard in over 30 animated features, including the contemporary classics FINDING NEMO, RATATOUILLE and TANGLED. Garrett’s film credits include David Chase’s NOT FADE AWAY as well as MUSIC AND LYRICS, SUICIDE KINGS and Woody Allen’s SWEET AND LOWDOWN.

Garrett’s stand-up career has spanned over thirty years and he was one of the youngest comics ever to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In the late 80’s he opened for Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr; in Las Vegas, where he recently opened his own comedy club at the MGM Grand, performing to sold-out audiences.

When: Friday, June 2 7:30PM / 9:30PM, and Saturday, June 3 7:30PM / 9:30PM

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

Reebok FitHub San Diego

Friday, June 2 7AM – 8AM – Free Boot Camp with Ashley Lane Fitness

Achieve total body fitness through intervals of cardiovascular training, strength training, and plyometrics. Using dumbbells, kettle bells, resistance bands, bosu guarantees that each class will be unique and fun! Prepare to sweat and see the results!

Friday, June 2 8:30AM – 9:30AM – Free Boot Camp with Coach Vera

Looking for that extra edge that sets you apart from the competition? My years of experience as a fitness professional combined with my background as a competitive athlete provide me with a unique insight into helping athletes perform at their peak! From run coaching to strength training, let me take your athletic performance to the next level!

Where: 440 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Reebok FitHub San Diego

FLUXX

Summer Sessions with Luniz

This Friday join us as we launch FLUXX Summer Sessions with a LIVE performance by the Luniz! If you got 5 on it, throw it on the bar because all drafts will be on special for $5.

The Oakland rap duo gained fame after six years together when they appeared on Dru Down’s Explicit Game album. Their debut album, Operation Stackola, was released in 1995 and knocked Michael Jackson’s HIStory off the top of Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on the strength of the Club Nouveau-sampling platinum hit single “I Got 5 on It,” which featured guest vocals by Michael Marshall of Timex Social Club. Now is your chance to relive hip hop magic and cath this duo live!

When: Friday, June 2 9:30PM

Where: 500 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: FLUXX

Saturday, June 3:

San Diego County Fair Cattle Drive

We’re bringing a little bit of country to the big city! To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, along with opening weekend of the 2017 San Diego County Fair, we’re saddling up and heading downtown for an ol’ fashioned cattle drive. Yep, we’re steering 200 head of cattle through the streets of San Diego! Come witness this once-in-a-century event.

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When: Saturday, June 3 7:30AM

Where: Harbor Drive, 5th Avenue and Market Street

For more information, please visit: San Diego County Fair Cattle Drive

The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

Grown-up Fondue Cooking Class

Join us at The Gaslamp Melting Pot Restaurant for a grown-up cooking class & learn how to prepare cheese and chocolate fondue paired with wine. (You then get to eat and enjoy your creations!)

You will also learn how to make tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries!

Enjoy complementary take-home literature on how to prepare all the items you made.

Registration at 12:45pm. We ask that you be on time, so we can get started on time.

When: Saturday, June 3 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

FLUXX

Brett Bodley

Join us this Saturday at FLUXX for sounds by Brett Bodley!

When: Saturday, June 3 9:30PM

Where: 500 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: FLUXX

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Special Menu 

In town for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon? Enjoy our special menu available this weekend only at Osetra in the Gaslamp Quarter!

When: Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4

Where: 904 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Osetra Seafood & Steaks

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Free Tai Chi

Learn and practice Tai Chi with instructor Dane Dormio! Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of the mind and body. Each Tai Chi session will be located in SDCHM’s beautiful Chuang Garden filled with Chinese plants, koi fish, and ancient stone sculptures.

Every Saturday morning from 9:00am-10:00am. Please RSVP to info@sdchm.org or 619.338.9888.

When: Saturday, June 3 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Chuang Garden 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

The Brokers Building Gallery

Luna Juna Moona Spoona Closing Night Party

Help us celebrate another fantastic group show!
Live music!
Food.
Wine
And Art from these lovely people:
Dan Camp
Carl Raymond Schmidt
Jo Caldwell
Mary Ann Carr
Lola Connelly
H. Chobolits
Peter Suczek

When: Saturday, June 3 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: 402 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Brokers Building Gallery

Sunday, June 4:

Balboa Theatre

Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra 

William Preucil, Advisor
Hernan Constantino, Music Director
Jane Frey, Assoc. Music Director

Suzuki Strings, conducted by Jane Frey
Beginning Strings, conducted by Jane Frey
Intermediate Strings, conducted by Robyn Glasson
Concert Band, conducted by Frank Glasson
Intermediate Orchestra, conducted by Hernan Constantino
Advanced Orchestra, conducted by Hernan Constantino

When: Sunday, June 4 5:00 PM

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Balboa Theatre

Whiskey Girl

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego – Official After Party

An epic summer run is only complete with an epic summer after party. Celebrate your hard work with us at Whiskey Girl, your destination for the Official Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon After Party!

Keep the party going after the Finish Line Festival and headliner concert by Michael Franti & Spearhead, and celebrate your miles with a shot whiskey! Party with your fellow #RNRSD runners and enjoy drink specials, giveaways and music by “Super DJ” Romeo.

The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego After Party starts when you finish your Rock ‘n’ Roll finish line experience. Starting with Super DJ Romeo, prizes including Rock ‘n’ Roll race entries throughout the day… Live Music with the Toga Band Party and more!

For brunch reservations email info@whiskeygirl.com or call (619) 236-1616. Use the hash tag #RnRSDAfterParty and #RNRSD to join in all the after party fun!

When: Sunday, June 4 11:00AM – 2:00AM

Where: 702 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Whiskey Girl

The Cat Cafe

Sunday Evening Cats on Mats

It’s time for our monthly Sunday night cats on mats session! Here’s your chance to enjoy a relaxing yoga session in the company of cats.

Your instructor, Laura McIntire, will lead you in a practice suitable for beginners to advanced yogis. Throughout the event you’ll get the chance to interact with the adoptable cats and some may even join you on the mat! A full espresso bar will be available after the practice as well as tea, other drinks, and snacks.

Please understand that during this class, a photographer may be present. If you do not want your likeness used publicly, please let us know this at the beginning of the class.

Space is limited and reservations are required, so sign up today to ensure you have a spot!

When: Sunday, June 4 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: 472 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Cat Cafe

Reebok FitHub

The Melting Pot

Sparks Gallery

American Comedy Co.

FLUXX

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

The Brokers Building Gallery

Balboa Theatre

Whiskey Girl

The Cat Cafe

Osetra