San Diego Weekend Guide: July 30-Aug. 1 – Eats & Experiments

The East Village Block Party is just one of the options for a good community fest this weekend. Photo credit: EastVillageSD, via Instagram

Step outdoors to enjoy the country life or celebrate a new San Diego cultural event. There’s always a brush with history or watching a comedian shape his show right in front of your eyes. Or how about a flashback to the ’60s? It’s all happening this San Diego weekend.

Coronado marks a milestone for the community Friday with the 25th anniversary of Grand Caribe Shoreline Park. The free event, at 9:30 a.m., features live music along with an appearance by artist Christopher Slatoff, who created the park’s bronze sculpture, “Sheltering Wings.” The 3.7-acre park opened July 5, 1996.

The Ramona Country Fair begins a three-day run at noon Friday – and it’s a special one, the 50th annual fair. See barrel racing and mutton busting, along with the Hole in the Wall Gang, the Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society and Simple Man, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band. There’s rides and carnival games too. Head to the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 431 Aqua Lane. Go for one day for $10, or get a weekend pass for $25.

Cosplay, Ramona Country Fair style, as knights face off. Photo credit: Ramona Country Fair

La Jolla Playhouse welcomes Hasan Minhaj The Daily Show alum who then starred in the Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning Netflix show Patriot Act. Join in this weekend as he workshops “Experiment Time,” preparing new material for his new one-man show. He performs at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are limited, but start at $39.

Julian’s breweries and wineries step up at 11 a.m. Saturday as the Julian Chamber of Commerce hosts its sixth “Sip of Julian.” Enjoy not just sips, but small bites too at 10 venues, including Blue Door Winery, Calico Cidery and Julian Beer Company. Pick up maps and logo glasses starting at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, 2129 Main St. Tickets cost $35.