San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 7.21.16

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Edited by Lisa Kelley

Comic-Con International

July 21-24. The nation’s largest convention celebrating comics and the popular arts features comic book publishers, game companies, film studios and toy makers. Event is sold out, but enjoy people-watching and additional festivities throughout downtown. San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., Embarcadero.



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heroes-brewHeroes Brew Craft Beer Festival
July 23. Just in time for Comic-Con, San Diego’s Waterfront Park transforms into a craft beer comic book. Attendees will enjoy tastes of more than 100 craft beers from more than 40 breweries, while competing in the caped crusader costume contest, enjoying music, dancing and more. 3:30-6:30 p.m. 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego Embarcadero.



mcasdDowntown at Sundown
July 21. Get a first look at MCASD’s new downtown exhibitions: DeLIMITations: A Survey of the 1821 United States-Mexico Border and Papel Chicano dos: Works on paper from the collection of Cheech Marin. The evening also offers free museum admission, exhibition tours, live music, drink specials, a food truck and more. 5-8 p.m. 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541.



food-truck-festGourmet Food Truck Festival
July 23. Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 6th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar. More than 40 food trucks, including Cousins Maine Lobster, Devil Dogs BBQ, New Orleans Food Truck and others, dish up their eclectic eats at great prices. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.



san-diego-brew-festSan Diego Brew Fest
July 23. The 6th annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station with dozens of local and international craft beers as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks. $40/pp. 2-5 p.m. 2640 Cushing Rd., Liberty Station.




FEASTFEAST Food Festival
July 27. Oceanside’s top restaurants, breweries and distilleries participate in this culinary event. Tickets include unlimited samples from such vendors as Local Tap House, Urge Gastropub, Breakwater Brewing Company, Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub and more, as well as live music and a raffle. $45/pp. 6-9 p.m. Old Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside.



msp-peter-pan-misty-cotton-photo-credit-ken-jacques-photography-11ARTS + CULTURE
Peter Pan
Through Aug. 6. Broadway’s high-flying musical whisks audiences away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Peter and his mischievous sidekick Tinkerbell visit the Darling children’s nursery late one night, and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey. (Photo Ken Jacques) Moonlight Amphitheater, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista.



reckless-kellyReckless Kelly
July 21. Austin-based Americana/country band Reckless Kelly brings their high-energy sounds to BellyUp on the heels of the release of their 8th studio album, Long Night Moon. 7 p.m. 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858.481.8140.




weird-al“Weird Al” Yankovic
July 21. Funny man, “Weird Al” Yankovic delivers the laughs to San Diego audiences with his parodies of pop music hits, satire and more, with his Return of the Mandatory World Tour. Open Air Theatre at SDSU, 5500 Campanile Dr., SDSU, 619.594.0429.




July 22. San Diego-based American rock band, Blink-182 comes home for a performance at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl to kick off their tour promoting new album, California. They’ll be joined by A Day to Remember and The All-American Rejects. 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., SDSU.



shawn-mendesShawn Mendes
July 23. Canadian singer, songwriter and model, Shawn Mendes performs at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. The pop singer is known for recent hits “Stitches,” “Life of the Party” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” as well as his opening slot for Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour. 5500 Campanile Dr., SDSU,



sleeping-beautySleeping Beauty
July 23-24. New West Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty. A storybook kingdom of fairy tale princesses, malevolent witches and true love’s kiss, the whole family will be delighted to see this story set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253.



twenty-one-pilotsTwenty One Pilots
July 24. Rock/alternative hip-hop duo, Twenty One Pilots, performs at Viejas Arena as a stop on their Emotional Roadshow Tour. 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., SDSU.




la-jolla-playhouseJunk: The Golden Age of Debt
July 26-Aug. 21. Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Ayad Akhtar goes back to the ‘80s with an origin story for the world that finance has given us, in this sexy and epic thriller about an upstart genius hell-bent on changing all the rules. Mandela Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, UC San Diego, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010.



modest-mouse-brand-new-67Brand New with Modest Mouse
July 26. Brand New and Modest Mouse bring their co-headlined tour to San Diego, presenting a well-rounded blend of American rock and alternative, pop-punk music. Their North American tour alternates between bands for openers, and Brand New will close this particular show. Sleep Train Amphitheater, 2050 Entertainment Circ., Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.



dead-and-coDead & Company
July 27. Dead & Company takes the San Diego stage as part of its summer tour. The band is made up of three former members of the Grateful Dead (singer-guitarist Bob Weir, drummer Bill Kreutzmann and drummer Mickey Hart) as well as singer-guitarist John Mayer, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and bassist Oteil Burbridge. Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.



pacific-standardFOOD + DRINK
Pacific Standard
The highly anticipated Little Italy eatery boasts an all-star female culinary team. The coastal-California inspired menu is the brainchild of Top Chef alum and San Diego native, Executive Chef Giselle Wellman. The farm-to-table menu includes dishes like smoked trout rillettes, steak frites, cassoulet, shrimp toast and more. 2137 Pacific Hwy., Little Italy, 619.819.0090.



west-coast-tavernBeer, BBQ and Blues Dinner
July 27. West Coast Tavern hosts a four-course meal paired alongside signature brews from Lagunitas Craft Beer. Enjoy delicious comfort foods such as fried green tomatoes, roast beef tenderloin, smoked wild boar ribs and grilled stone fruit cobbler while listening to blues musician Joey Guevara, from Lady Dotty and the Diamonds. 7 p.m. $49/pp. 2895 University Ave., North Park, 619.295.1688.