San Diego Weekend Events Roundup July 6-9

Find the best San Diego things to do for July 6-9.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
64th Annual World Championship Over-The-Line Tournament
July 8-9 and 15-16.
Three-member teams compete in SD’s original beach softball tournament, a colorful event for mature audiences. $120 per team. Fiesta Island, Mission Bay, ombac.org

 

 

 

CONCACAF Gold Cup
July 9. Witness part of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament as Qualcomm Stadium hosts a double-header: Mexico vs. El Salvador and Curacao vs. Jamaica. $30-125. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd. concacaf-gold-cup.com

 

 

 

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival
July 7-9. Treat yourself to a great line-up of smooth jazz artists. The weekend event will feature artists such as Brian Culbertson, Nick Colionne, The L.A. Collective, Eric Darius and more, as well as offer an intimate outdoor setting with a great selection of food and art. $65. View schedule online. Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd., sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com

 

 

 

Tour de Fat
July 8. Join the San Diego Bike Coalition in a costume bike parade from Panama 66 to Waterfront Park, where you’ll end at Tour de Fat. The festival will include carnival-esque entertainment, live performances and New Belgium beer gardens. All proceeds will go towards the San Diego Bike Coalition. 4-9 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, newbelgium.com

 

 

 

International Summer Organ Festival
Through Aug. 28. On Mondays, enjoy free concerts by internationally renowned organists performing on the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. 7:30 p.m. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, spreckelsorgan.org.

 

 

 

SPONSORED
Tickets Now on Sale for Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack
Ongoing. Tickets and tables are currently on sale for San Diego’s official summer kick-off, Opening Day at Del Mar. This summer tradition is known as the “Biggest Party on the West Coast,” and attracts over 40,000 fans from all over the country. Come out for craft cocktails, people and fashion watching and the ultimate thrill of betting on some of the world’s most prestigious thoroughbreds. $15+. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, 858.755.1141. delmarracing.com

 

FOOD + DRINK
Celebrate National Piña Colada Day
Through July 10. If you like Pina Coladas (and getting caught in the rain), head to Puesto, where guests can enjoy a traditional Piña Colada along with the restaurant’s exclusive Piña Colada carrot cake. Puesto, various locations, eatpuesto.com

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
Leslie Odom Jr.
July 7-8. Enjoy an evening listening to the breakout start from Broadway’s Hamilton as he brings his artistry to Bayside Summer Nights. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $23+. Embarcadero Marina Park, 200 Marina Park Way, 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

 

 

 

King Richard II
Through July 15. Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard II acts recklessly and provides the canny Henry Bolingbroke an opening to seize the crown in this insightful portrait of how the forces of history collide and combust to shape a nation’s political landscape. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

 

Avenue Q
July 7-Oct. 9. Humans and puppets interact in this hilarious musical about twenty-somethings learning how to live and love in New York. OB Playhouse & Theatre Co. 4944 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, 619.795.9305. obtheatrecompany.com

 

 

 

At the Old Place
Through July 30.
In her mid-40s and facing a breaking point, a literature professor returns to her childhood home in Virginia only to discover two young people camped out on her lawn in this intimate new play about the search for the roads not taken. Mandell Weiss Forum at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

 

 

 

Animal Crackers
Through Aug. 13.
Based on the original Marx Brothers Broadway hit and classic film, this stage adaptation is an outrageous, rollicking, laugh-out-loud musical comedy, complete with audience participation. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.  cygnettheatre.com

 

 

 

Guys and Dolls
Through Aug. 13.
Based on Damon Runyon’s famous tales of small-time hoods and showgirls, Guys and Dolls is filled with some of the most loved showtunes, including “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” Shiley Stage at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

 

Big Fish
Through July 30.
The Broadway hit based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton is a delightful, adventurous musical journey about the importance of imagination and storytelling in our lives. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

 

 

 

Hollywood Hits
July 7-8. Enjoy the musical talents of Encore Vocal Ensemble as they perform famous songs from Hollywood past and present, including “9 to 5”, Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” from Shrek, “It’s De-Lovely” by Cole Porter, a cinematic selection from Carmina Burana, and James Bond theme “Skyfall.” 7:30 p.m. $25. Creative Performing and Media Arts School, 5050 Conrad Ave, encorevocalensemble.org

 

 

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