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Cinco de Mayo and Derby Days?! There’s definitely lots of things to do in the Gaslamp Quarter this weekend! Check out below to plan your celebrations and May the Fourth be with you!

Thursday, May 3:

Sparks Gallery

Artist Talk: Gloria Muriel – San Diego Murals

Free to attend. No RSVP required

Join artist Gloria Muriel as she discusses some of her favorite murals in San Diego. Learn about the themes of the murals, the conceptualization of the work, and the creative process. After the talk, join the artist at Alta Brewing Company to see the mural she created there.

Complimentary refreshments will be served at 6pm. The talk will begin promptly at 6:30.

When: Thursday, May 3 6PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Bassmnt

Famous Dex at Bassmnt Trill

Join us on Trill Thursday 5/3 as Bassmnt presents Famous Dex! The independent rapper is gradually becoming Chicago’s young turn-up prodigy. Known for his flamboyant heavy beats and vibrant party lyrics, Famous Dex brings to the table a dynamic, vivid flow to music’s popular culture.

When: Thursday, May 3 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

American Comedy Co

Frankie Quinones

Frankie Quinones brings a performance compared to a one-man variety show. He has performed for our troops overseas in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East and has toured with some of the industry’s most respected headliners including Craig Robinson, Paul Rodriguez, and Eddie Griffin to name a few. He can be seen on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Funny Or Die, and SeeSo. Frankie’s repertoire of characters ranges from a hippie woman named Sun Diamond, to Juanita Carmelita, a spicy Latina diva on a budget, to Creeper, a Cholo who has changed his life in a positive direction.

When: Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co

Experience the New Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Horton Plaza Park

Samsung is bringing the Galaxy Studio to Horton Plaza Park, so you can discover innovative installations and get a hands-on experience with the latest Samsung devices. Experience the camera reimagined and the new Galaxy S9 features by turning yourself into an emoji, capturing amazing moments in super slow-mo and capturing brilliant photos, even in the dark.

The Samsung Galaxy Studio is at Horton Plaza Park now until May 11, 2018!

Come check out the new Galaxy S9 and enjoy a delicious meal in the Gaslamp Quarter!

When: now – Friday, May 11

Where: 900 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Experience the New Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Horton Plaza Park

Friday, May 4:

Prohibition

May the 4th be With You Weekend

Star Wars enthusiasts of San Diego unite. Instead of limiting Star Wars appreciation to just 1 day, we’ve decided to make it a weekend-long celebration. On Friday, May 4th – come out to Prohibition dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and gain free, priority entry plus a drink at the bar. Then pick up your galactic passport at Prohibition and take it to the GBOD Hospitality Group venues throughout the weekend.

May 4 -6: visit Prohibition San Diego, Havana 1920, El Chingon & Meze Greek Fusion and get your Passport stamped at each place when you order a drink. Once you get a stamp from each spot, return you Passport and be entered into a drawing to win tickets to see SOLO at Horton Plaza on May 25th!

When: Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6

Where: 548 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Prohibition

Float at Hard Rock Hotel

Wet & Wild with Richard Vission

The House Music Legend returns to #SanDiego for a Wet & Wild 90’s themed night time Pool Party at #FloatSD at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on Friday May 4th!

When: Friday, May 4 7PM-2AM

Where: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Float at Hard Rock Hotel

Union Kitchen & Tap

May the Fourth be with you

Ever wonder when your going to get the chance to wear that Star Wars costume again?! You’re in luck! At Union we’re celebrating May 4th with $7 Elysian Space Dust Imperial IPA, a Star Wars Costume Contest, and a DJ 10PM-CL! See you there.

When: Friday, May 4

Where: 333 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Union Kitchen & Tap

Bassmnt

Barely Alive x Bassrush 

Join us on Friday 5/4 as Bassrush presents Barely Alive at Bassmnt! With 5 consecutive Beatport number 1s and over six million streams in the last 12 months, there’s no denying this is one of the most exciting and fastest growing acts in bass music! Get your tickets early for this one!

When: Friday, May 4 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Saturday, May 5:

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Renaissance Metal Engraving Seminar

The SDCHM and the San Diego Chinese Art & Cultural Society present a Renaissance Metal Engraving Seminar. Special guest artist Chien Cheng-Chen, the first metal engraver in Taiwan, will be joining us on Saturday, May 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at SDCHM’s Chuang Archive and Learning Center for a unique presentation. Cheng-Chen has been interviewed widely on Taiwan television networks regarding his work.

He will teach the engraving process though a video and the use of his own pieces, including an engraver machine.

$5.00 per person, free for members and children under 12.

When: Saturday, May 5 2PM-4PM

Where: 541 B Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday! Celebrate with delicious food and drinks in the historic heart of San Diego! Check out below for specials 10 businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are offering.

When: Saturday, May 5

For more information, please visit: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Bassmnt

Rickyxsan

Join us on Saturday 5/5 as Bassmnt presents Rickyxsan! Hailing from East L.A., to packing clubs and venues throughout the nation, his meteoric rise to the top has attracted attention from some of EDM’s most notorious artists including Skrillex, Deorro, Diplo and countless others. Bringing his passion, creativity and uncanny ability to please the crowd, this is one show you don’t want to miss!! Grab your tickets now!!

When: Saturday, May 5 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Sunday, May 6:

Gaslamp Artisan Market

A new artisan market is launched on Fifth Avenue! The Gaslamp Sunday Artisan Market will be held every Sunday beginning at 10am. The market will be a space for local artisans, crafters, and retailers to sell their goods and services. There will be comfortable seating and shade for visitors. What better way to spend a Sunday, then to browse the handcrafted goods, brunch at one of our amazing restaurants and meander through the Gaslamp Quarter?

When: Every Sunday starting at 10AM

Where: Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Boots & Dukes Country Fest feat. Frankie Ballard

Frankie Ballard is headlining the first Boots & Dukes Country Fest on Sunday, May 6th!

Boots & Dukes Country Fest is the newest festival to hit San Diego’s Gaslamp District! Debuting on the rooftop of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on May 6, 2018, Boots & Dukes will feature a range of food, drinks, music, vendors and attractions for the country music fan to enjoy.

Expect BBQ, beer, line-dancing, and a laidback pool, all paired with country music all day long + so much more! Stay tuned for talent announcements coming soon.

General Admission, VIP Tickets & Packages can be purchased at bootsndukesfest.com.

Boots & Dukes Country Fest is produced by Gaslamp District Media and RMD Group.

This event is 21+

When: Sunday, May 6 12PM-7PM

Where: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

Gaslamp Artisan Market

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Sparks Gallery

Bassmnt

American Comedy Co

Prohibition

Float

Union Kitchen & Tap

Hard Rock Hotel

Horton Plaza Park