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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Sept. 19 - 22

Posted: 1:12 PM, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-21 13:44:44-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Head outside and enjoy the San Diego sunshine inland or by the water.

Encinitas Cruise Nights once again brings beautiful classic cars to town, with a night on Coast Highway 101 with exotic and classic autos. Or, head to La Jolla Playhouse to take in the new show from famed screen and stage actor John Leguizamo, "Kiss My Aztec."

Or enjoy a movie in the park this weekend, as Summer Movies in the Park screens "Coco." Clash on Clairemont brings together a star-studded list of action sports stars and bands for a day of performances, live music, and more for families.

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Grab a brew during the San Diego Festival of Beers at Broadway Pier or take in the island vibes during the Pacific Islander Festival in Mission Bay.

Adams Avenue also celebrates the weekend with a massive street fair featuring more than 100 acts over two days. San Diego Restaurant Week also kicks off Sunday!

Here's a look at this weekend's fun:

THURSDAY

"Kiss My Aztec" at La Jolla Playhouse
Where: La Jolla Playhouse; Cost: $25 - $80
Famed stage and screen actor John Leguizamo returns to the La Jolla Playhouse with his new show, "Kiss My Aztec," the story of a group of Aztec rebels as they fight against Spanish colonization in the 16th century.The new show runs through Oct. 13.

Encinitas Cruise Nights
Where: S. Coast Highway 101; Cost: Free
The streets of Encinitas will be filled with classic cars, hots rods, and exotic autos for Cruise Nights. The free events invites the public to come check out amazing automobiles and enjoy the restaurants and shops along Highway 101.

FRIDAY

Movies in the Park: Coco
Where: Pantoja Park, San Diego; Cost: Free
This week's Summer Movies in the Park screens "Coco" at Pantoja Park. Head to the park with a picnic basket and enjoy pre-movie activities and games before enjoy Miguel's journey in the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Florida Georgia Line in Chula Vista
Where: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre; Cost: Starting at $89
County music stars Florida Georgia Line heads to Chula Vista, as they bring their "Cant Say I Ain't Country Tour" to town with acts Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, and Canaan Smith.

SATURDAY

Clash at Clairemont
Where: Mission Valley YMCA; Cost: $10
A star-studded roster of athletes, bands, and food head to the Mission Valley YMCA for Clash at Clairemont, an effort between pro skateboarder Andy MacDonald the YMCA. The family fun event highlights several amazing action sports performers alongside live bands, a vendor village, and more.

25th annual San Diego Festival of Beers
Where: Broadway Pier; Cost: $30 - $75
Enjoy more than 50 breweries with 120 varieties of craft beer at the Broadway Pier during the 25th San Diego Festival of Beers. Live music, fun games, and delicious food trucks will be on hand as guests drink in the sun and exclusive San Diego craft beers. The event benefits San Diego Professionals Against Cancer.

25th annual Pacific Islander Festival
Where: Ski Beach, Mission Bay; Cost: Free
Head down to Mission Bay for the free Pacific Islander Festival, showcasing the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with live entertainment, delicious traditional foods, music and crafts.

SUNDAY

Oceanside Harbor Days
Where: Oceanside Harbor; Cost: Free
(Saturday - Sunday) Oceanside packs two days with fun on the harbor, featuring a costume party for kids, massive tiki swim, a Pirate Village, arts and crafts, food and a beer garden, live music, and more for Oceanside Harbor Days.

Adams Avenue Street Fair
Where: Adams Avenue; Cost: Free
(Saturday - Sunday) Adams Avenue comes alive with more than 100 acts across seven stages this weekend, a giant carnival, festival foods, and more than 300 exhibitors coming to the neighborhood.

San Diego Restaurant Week
Where: Various locations; Cost: Varies
More than 180 different restaurants will feature special prix fixe menus from Sept. 22 - 29 during San Diego Restaurant Week. Restaurants will offer lunch and dinner options covering tastes from some of their most popular dishes.