photo: Deen van Meer © Disney

Between the thrills of Broadway musical Aladdin and the awe-inspiring antics of the Harlem Globetrotters, this weekend’s events are truly magical! Also on tap, the Humane Society’s Walk for Animals, a goat meet and greet and more! Read on for the details.


Disney’s Aladdin
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” Aladdin features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken. Note: Showtimes vary by day. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Balboa Park

San Diego Camp Fair
The San Diego Camp Fair is San Diego’s best summer camp expo and the easiest and most convenient way for find a great camp for your kid in 2019! Over 50 of San Diego’s top summer camps and programs are coming together to form a “one-stop-shop” to help you find the #1 summer program for your kids this year. Don’t miss this fun, free, and informative summer camp expo event! Camp Fair is to serve kids and teens from the ages of 3 to 17. Meet representatives from over 50 camps and programs and get all your questions answered, experience sample games and activities from the camps for a taste of what summer camp is all about, enjoy games, prizes and activities for the kids as well as raffles, drawings and free camp session giveaways, food and fun. Sat. Event details.

Little Italy

Little Italy Mercato
Come stroll through the Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., where over 200 tents line W. Date St. from Kettner Blvd. to Front St. The options are endless—you can enjoy an incredible selection of farm fresh produce, pastured eggs and poultry, meat, fish, flowers, local artisan food and more! Find food purveyors with sauces and relish, oysters, coffee beans, spices and more, and plants including orchids, fresh flowers, and bedding plants. Dine on crepes, paninis, green smoothies, lemonade and local chefs’ specialties best enjoyed with the live music. Visitors come from all over the world to indulge in this farmers’ market, whether it’s to get a taste of the just-caught sea urchin or to simply soak in the beautiful atmosphere. Mangia Bene! Sat. Event details.


Fun Animal Friday: Goats
Meet and learn about goats through a live presentation, meet & greet, special craft and storytime. Fri. Event details.

San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals
Attend a doggone fun fundraiser that helps animals at “Walk for Animals.” Start the day at 7 a.m. by eating a pancake breakfast with entertainment. At 8:30 a.m. there will be a blessing of the animals, at 8:45 a.m. you’ll warm up for the walk, which begins at 9 a.m.. Dog inspired activities and vendor village continue until 11 a.m. All registered participants will receive a commemorative Walk for Animals T-shirt. Note: All pets must be on a leash at all times. Sat. Event details.

North Park

Musical Theater Classes
T3 arts is inviting kids and teens ages 7-18 to join them for dance, voice and acting instructional classes, every Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Only $10 per class – scholarship program is available. Students may take one class or join them all. Classes culminates with a student showcase. Please register prior to arriving for class. Performing Arts Classes and Times: Musical Theater Dance  11 a.m.-noon, Voice and Singing 1:15-2:15 p.m., Acting 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sat. Event details.

Point Loma

Harlem Globetrotters
Enjoy a star-studded event that will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Doors open at 1 p.m. Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea