Explore exclusive porcelain pieces spanning three centuries of trade history at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, learn to make fondue and cocktails at The Melting Pot, or Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in the Gaslamp Quarter! There’s always lots of things to do in the Gaslamp Quarter! Check out below to plan your weekend!
Thursday, September 13:
Meze Greek Fusion
Feeling lucky, and charitable? Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Avenue, will turn into a gambler’s paradise for the third annual Casino Night for Charity benefiting Include Autism from 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.
When: Thursday, September 13 8PM
Where: 345 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Meze Greek Fusion
As we move into the Fall, we were playing with the idea of things that we fall in love with and one of those things is all things FLAMENCO, especially our Cafe 21 Award-Winning Flamenco Dancer La Chimi!
If you ever met La Chimi or watched her dance, you would fall in love too! That is why we have another introductory class with La Chimi set for Thursday, September 13th, from 5PM to 6PM at our Gaslamp location.
Connect with the beautiful music of Flamenco and as you learn bodywork, footwork, and expression, enjoy a cold glass of our signature fruit-infused sangria. Just another one of our other loves!
So join us and fall into love with Flamenco and get the exclusive chance to learn from the best, La Chimi. Don’t forget to stay after as we have our Flamenco music performance starting at 7PM.
When: Thursday, September 13 5PM
Where: 802 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Cafe 21
BIGA & Catalina Offshore Products SEA to FIRE Dinner Series
Come join us and Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore Products at BIGA for an unforgettable night, where we celebrate our amazingly dedicated local fishermen and their families with an exquisite four-course meal.
BIGA’s Chef de Cuisine, Chris Osborne, along with guest chef Davin Waite, will choose the freshest catch of the season from Catalina Offshore’s impressive catalog of sustainable seafood, caught right in our own waters, and will accompany each dish with carefully crafted organic fruits and vegetables from local farms.
Our signature preparation at BIGA includes our unique woodfired ovens, fueled by local, organic firewood, providing an extra layer of explosive flavor.
When: Thursday, September 13 6:30PM
Where: 950 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Biga
Tacos El Cabron
Mexican Independence Celebration Pre-Party
Stop by before the Mexican Independence Day Celebration at Omnia San Diego for the official pre party 8:30-9:30! Bring your ticket for the event and receive a free beer of your choice with the purchase of any two tacos. See you there!
RSVP Required at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 809-7188
When: Thursday, September 13 8:30PM
Where: 532 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Tacos El Cabron
Friday, September 14:
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Tour
Our newest guided tour to hit the streets- and this time, the bars!- of the Gaslamp. Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding New Town San Diego, now downtown, the combination historical tour and pub crawl explores the historic Gaslamp District. See the Gaslamp District in a new light
Follow your guides back in time to hear about the Gaslamp Quarter back when it was called the “Stingaree” and was infamous for its teeming red-light district. Learn about the historic buildings and colorful characters that populated them— and perhaps even meet a few of them along the way! Along the way enjoy a drink*- or just a seat- at three historic bars that are original to the Gaslamp Quarter.
The Shady Ladies and Hop Heads tour will take place one Friday a month! This is a 21+ tour.
When: Friday, September 14
Where: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
The Tipsy Crow
Get your weekend started with our Neon PARTY at the Tipsy Crow! Come dressed in your best neon for NO COVER! We’ll be giving out glow sticks for the full neon effect while dancing the night away in the Underground.
When: Friday, September 14 9PM
Where: 770 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: The Tipsy Crow
Saturday, September 15:
Float at Hard Rock Hotel
SUNBURN Pool Lounge is hosting the Fourth Annual Fashion Fair at the Hard Rock! This Fashion Fair will be showcasing local brands and businesses during SUNBURN Pool Lounge on Saturday, September 15th.
To reserve VIP daybeds and cabanas, email email@example.com!
If you are a vendor interested in representing your company at SUNBURN’s Fashion Fair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, September 15 12PM – 7PM
Where: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Float at Hard Rock Hotel
The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter
Grown-Up Fondue Cooking Class with Cocktails
Everyone in attendance will learn how to make Cheese and Chocolate fondue and then eat your creations.
You will also get the opportunity to shake your own cocktails and learn how to make some beautiful drink garnishes.
Class size is limited. Make reservations as this class will sell out fast.
Class includes lunch and all supplies.
$35 per guest
When: Saturday, September 15
Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Exhibit Opening: World in Porcelain
The World in Porcelain exhibit is making its United States debut on Saturday, September 15. The museum will first celebrate with a 3pm reception at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center. Attendees will then walk over to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension at 328 J Street to be the first to view the exclusive porcelain pieces spanning three centuries of trade history.
This collection highlights the fascination Europeans had with technically sophisticated “Fine China”, beginning in the mid-1500s during the Ming Dynasty until the early 1800s and the Qing Dynasty. Porcelain, from an Italian word, was a ceramic high-fire ware developed in China about 2,000 years ago. According to Christie’s Auction House, “‘Made in China’ was once the ultimate mark of sophistication for Western porcelain enthusiasts. Chinese export porcelain was crafted with the same technical virtuosity as Chinese Imperial porcelain but designed to Western taste.” Designs were of both Chinese and Western motifs. Learn about the manufacturing process of porcelain that was held in secret by Chinese artisans. The exhibition will run from September 15, 2018 to January 19, 2019.
When: Saturday, September 15 3PM – 5PM
Where: 541 B Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Searsucker San Diego
Cans & Jams with Boulevard Brewing
San Diego craft beer lovers, rejoice! On the third Saturday of every month, we’re bringing in local craft breweries for an afternoon of discounted cans, live music, happy hour eats & more.
We’re pumped to have Boulevard Brewing in the house this month with some of their BEST craft sips, plus plenty of cool swag to go around.
Don’t miss out on $6 brews, food specials, and live tunes. Want to feel even better about your Saturday afternoon plans? We’re donating $1 per Boulevard brew sold during the event to Father Joe’s Villages, in support of their local efforts to eliminate homelessness. Sip good, do good!
No ticket purchase necessary, but please RSVP to let us know if you can make it!
When: Saturday, September 15 2PM – 5PM
Where: 611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Searsucker San Diego
Sunday, September 16:
Vin De Syrah
Ever wish you could say you saw that band before they were super famous? Well, if you join us on Sunday, September 16th you definitely can!
Starting at 8pm, Syrah is hosting a very special live music show featuring HEADPHONE, Yovng Sovls, Bakes and Future Human (your favorite Syrah bartender Theron’s band!).
- HEADPHONE – 8:00pm
- Future Human – 9:00pm
- Yovng Sovls – 10:00pm
- Bakes – 11:00pm
When: Sunday, September 16 8PM
Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: Vin De Syrah
Raise a Glass to Mexican Independence Day
Viva Mexico! El Chingon, located at 560 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will celebrate Mexican Independence Day with an authentic, celebratory cocktail – tequila punch – served exclusively on Sunday, Sept. 16.
El Chingon will offer tequila passionfruit punch, made with tequila, passionfruit, lime, orange and R&D fire bitters, available for $8 for the holiday.
When: Sunday, September 16
Where: 560 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For More Information, Please Visit: El Chingon
Gaslamp Artisan Market
Join us for the Gaslamp Artisan Market 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