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Sheryl Crow

July 26-27. Known for being free-spirited, fearless and fierce, Sheryl Crow’s folk-rock sound has earned her nine Grammys. Each of her studio albums have broken the Top 10 and have given us hits like “All I Wanna Do,” “Strong Enough,” and “If It Makes You Happy.” Expect to hear Crow’s radio singles as well as some lesser-known tracks during her two-night engagement. Special guest honeyhoney also performs. Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577.

Symphony-Summer-Pops-AbbaMusic of ABBA

July 27-28. Dance, jive and have the time of your life as the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops celebrates the legendary music of ABBA with one of today’s top tribute bands, ABBA the Concert. Relive the era when “Mamma Mia,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Fernando” and “Dancing Queen” ruled the nightclubs. Matthew Garbutt concducts. 7:30 p.m. San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, Embarcadero Marina Park South, Embarcadero, 619.235.0804.

Tenacious-D-sdsuTenacious D

July 29. Jack Black and Kyle Gass are celebrating more than ten years of comedy-rock with a tour to support their recently released studio album, Rize of the Fenix. While Tenacious D’s music showcases Black’s theatrical vocal delivery and Gass’s acoustic guitar playing abilities, the dynamic duo adds of a full band to their live shows that includes Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman. The Sights also perform. 8 p.m. Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego State University. 619.594.0429.

dashboard-confessional-del-Dashboard Confessional
July 27. Lead singer and songwriter Chris Carrabba’s music tugs at the hearts of misunderstood, soul-searching listeners. Reaching stardom with an episode of MTV’s Unplugged 2.0 and by contributing “Vindicated” to the ending credits of Spiderman 2, the indie-rockers of Dashboard Confessional are touring to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. With Carrabba’s charm and the bands overall ability to sway any audience, Dashboard Confessional is a natural success in the diverse music scene of the last decade. Free for fans attending the races. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

July 28. Phil Vassar, Lee Brice, JT Hodges and The Farm are some of the hottest names in country music right now, and they’re all sharing the same stage at CountryFest. Hear tracks from Vassar’s seventh album, Brice’s current radio smash “Hard to Love” and The Farm’s undeniably catchy first single “Home Sweet Home.” This annual event by KSON 97.3 brings the best of up and coming country talent together for an unforgettable concert. Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, Highway 67 at Mapleview, Lakeside.

30th-on-30th-north-parkFOOD + DRINK
30th on 30th

July 30. Head to North Park and South Park for this monthly, unofficial restaurant and bar crawl. On the 30th of each month, various eateries and bars located on 30th street offer food and drink specials, allowing patrons to check out all the amazing places on the 30th street corridor. Participating restaurants usually include Urban Solace, The Linkery, Alchemy, Vagabond, Mosaic Wine Bar, Sea Rocket Bistro and many others.

Food-Truck-festival-del-marGourmet Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
July 28. Bring your appetite to the races and nosh on some of the tastiest food from Southern California’s hottest trend – food trucks. This second annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival offers a huge variety with more than 50 real gourmet chefs and trucks all in one location. All this talk of food making you thirsty? Pair your food truck grub with any of 60 craft beers from breweries like Ballast Point, Green Flash and Pizza Port. Free admission to the food truck area with paid racetrack admission. Seaside Concert Area, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

God of Carnage 

July 27-Sept. 2. Parents behaving badly? This Tony Award-winning comedy sensation examines the interaction between two couples that meet to discuss their fighting children. What should be a polite evening discussion turns raucous with alcohol and strong language. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.23.GLOBE.


July 24-29. Turn up that dial! Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Follow their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves with this hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the state with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

Screen on the Green: Beat the Devil

July 28. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and bring a friend for a leisurely evening out in the wonderful Southern California weather. Celebrating its 12th season, Screen on the Green is one of San Diego’s treasured outdoor film festivals. This week, catch Beat the Devil, a film about a man’s travels to Africa in the hope of purchasing land rich with the natural resource Uranium. Starring Humphrey Bogart, the film was intended as a parody of The Maltese Falcon and has been described as both a comedy and tongue-in-cheek parody of the spy films that were popular in the 1940’s. 8 p.m. San Diego Museum of Art lawn, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.232.7931.

del-mar-racingDel 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.