Get ready to rock the weekend with events throughout San Diego. Visit your favorite baseball hero at MLB All-Star FanFest. Play like a pilot at Open Cockpit Days at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Party with the animals at the San Diego Nightime Zoo. Have a great weekend!
photo: MLB All-Star Fan Fest
MLB All-Star FanFest
MLB All-Star FanFest is a baseball fan’s dream come true – with chances to meet your favorite players, watch legendary games and participate in many events and activities surrounding the All-Star Game. For five days, baseball fans will have the opportunity to meet MLB legends and get autographs, participate in baseball training drills, view hometown memorabilia, and get their photo taken with the World’s Largest Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays and others. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Play Ball Park, Hilton Bayfront, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.
This summer, the San Diego Zoo continues celebrating its centennial year in a big way with live music and special shows, and tons of fun during Nighttime Zoo presented by Cymer. Enjoy summer fun including: Zoolahoops: interactive hoola-hoop fun for all; toe-tapping tunes from a mariachi band, Rock n Roar, and The Chameleons; Dr. Zoolittle’s Zany Zoo; Bouncing Birthday Bash trampoline acrobatics; and the Journey: a spectacular processional of larger-than-life pageantry puppets and stilt walkers. Fri.-Sun., 5-9 p.m., San Diego Zoo, Included with Zoo admission. All ages. Event details.
Sweet Petite Confections Summer Chocolate Class
Life’s a beach at this chocolate-making class. Bright, lively flavors like Meyer lemon fresh mint ganache and salted caramel make the perfect addition to bonbons, while tangy barks blended with candied lemon peel and Hawaiian sea salt are reminiscent of sunshine and the sea. Sat., 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Sweet Petite Confections, $35/parent-kiddo team. Ages 5-17. Event details.
Pilot Talk and Open Cockpit Day
Major General Bob Butcher (USMC-retired) will talk about some of his experiences in 31 years of flying the A-4 “Skyhawk” at 11 am. The cockpits of select aircraft also will be open. The Museum has 27 aircraft on display as well as hundreds of artifacts from World War I to present day. Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.
LOW: The Power and Beauty of Bass
This new, interactive exhibit explores the world of bass – the sounds that fall below 262 Hertz on the frequency spectrum as well as the low register instruments that make them. Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Museum of Making Music, $5-$8 (5 and under free). All ages. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
– Leah R. Singer