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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

Padres Baseball

Through July 22. See if the Padres can ride the momentum of Tuesday’s 8-2 win over the Houston Astros through the rest of their upcoming home games. Facing off against the Astros through Thursday, the Padres then go head-to-head with the Rockies in a three-game series. Saturday night, the Padres will light up the downtown sky with the biggest fireworks show in Petco Park history. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. 619.795.5000.

Over-the-lineOver the Line

July 21-22. The competition really heats up at the second weekend of this 59th annual world championship tournament. From 7:30 a.m. to sundown, teams will play four-inning games in the double elimination tournament until a champion is crowned. Adults are welcome to come watch this colorful competition, but leave the kids at home! Fiesta Island, Mission Bay. 619.330.2227.

Matt Nathanson

July 18. Known for his hits “Come On Get Higher” and “Faster,” singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson’s heartfelt lyrics and folk-rock style make for the perfect soundtrack to a summer evening in San Diego. Savory food and drink from French Gourmet and craft beers from Gordon Biersch will be available for purchase. Nathanson rocks the sunset as part of the Green Flash Concert Series on the Birch Aquarium’s stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. 858.534.FISH.

big-time-rush-cricketBig Time Summer Tour

July 20. Big Time Rush may have started as a fictional group on Nickelodeon, but the boys really are star performers with chart-topping hits. Expect to hear songs from the show, as well as the band’s latest track, “Windows Down.” X-Factor finalist Rachel Crow also performs. Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. 619.671.3600.

ringo-starr-humphreysRingo Starr & His All Starr Band

July 20. The former Beatle is still wowing crowds, now with his 13th line up. New to the All Starrs are former members of Toto, Santana and Journey. Fans can look forward to a jukebox worth of hits including classic’s lijeas “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine” as well as All Starr’s hits like “Rosanna,” “Broken Wings” and “Black Magic Woman.” Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577.


July 21. John Kay & Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult and the Lowrider Band will heat up Little Italy at this annual block party. SteetBeat is loaded with the best local food, spirits and beer, and features music on two different stages. Catch performances inside Anthology, or outside on the street, and stick around for the after party beginning at 10 p.m. $49-$160/pp. India Street between Ash and A, including the parking lots. 619.595.0300.

Del Mar Racing 

Through Sept. 5. Racing season is officially open! Head to the track for thoroughbred racing five days a week, and enjoy plenty of special activities, events and concerts like the Four O’Clock Fridays concert series and beer festival. Dark Mondays and Tuesdays. Post time most days is 2 p.m. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1141.

pride-festival-balboa-parkSan Diego Pride Festival 

July 20-22. One of the largest LGBT events in the nation, the Pride Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an art exhibit, cultural presentations, and plenty of delicious bites. More than 55,000 people are expected to attend this 38th annual celebration. The parade takes place Saturday at 11 a.m. on University Avenue. Festival hours are Saturday noon-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Balboa Park. 619.297.7683.

Golden-hill-Street-fairGolden Hill Street Fair

July 22. Returning after a several year hiatus, the Golden Hill Street Fair is back and better than ever. This community event highlights the neighborhood’s artists and musicians with a main stage featuring six up-and-coming local bands and art activities including live screen printing and an interactive art wall. Stone Brewing Co. will curate a beer garden with offerings that will pair perfectly with grub from local food vendors Alchemy, Giorgino’s, and MIHO Gastrotruck. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 25th Street between B and C streets.

Mixed Media Opening Reception

July 21. This group show features works by Charles Garabedian, Jason Godeke, Peter Halasz, Phillip Hefferton, George Herms, Richard Allen Morris and Hassel Smith opens with a public reception where guests can nibble on hosted bites and mingle with some of the artists. The exhibit is on display through August 25. Reception from 5-9 p.m. 7661 Girard Avenue Suite 201, La Jolla. 858.459.3917.

quint-summer-seriesSummer Series
Opening Reception
July 21. Quint presents a series of short exhibitions by John Millei, Kim Macconnel and many others this summer and kicks off the season with an opening soirée. John Millei, artist of the exhibition “Pictures of You,” will be mixing and mingling with attendees. Food will be available for purchase from the MIHO Gastrotruck. 6-8 p.m. The summer series runs through Sept. 8. Quint Gallery, 7457 Girard Avenue, La Jolla. 858.454.3409.

all-day-art-mixtureAll Day Art

July 21. Now in its fifth year, All Day Art is a day-long art fair with more than 40 local artists showcasing hundreds of new pieces across a spectrum of mediums. Brumby Broussard returns to the kitchen to cook up some delicious food and will serve beer from Stone Brewing Co. while live music rounds out the event.10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mixture, 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. 619.239.4788.