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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

San Diego Padres

Aug. 3-8. The Padres are at home for two back-to-back series that give fans six chances to catch the boys in action. Facing off against the Mets through Sunday, San Diego’s home team then takes on the Cubs in a three-game series. Wear your 80s garb Friday night, as Petco Park turns back the clock and the Padres will don their 1989 brown and orange uniforms. Come early to enjoy a ‘80s themed pregame concert at Park in the Park. On Sunday, kids 14 and under are invited to play catch on the field. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. 619.795.5000.

camp-pendleton-triathlonCamp Pendleton Sprint Triathlon 

Aug. 4. This triathlon in the Hard Corps race series includes a 500-yard swim, a 30K bike ride and a 5K run. Thirteen hundred participants are expected to test their strength on the Camp Pendleton course. A free 1K kids race around the venue area follows the triathlon, beginning at 10:45 a.m. 7:30 a.m. start time. I-5 at Camp Pendleton/Harbor Drive exit, Camp Pendleton. 760.725.6836.

Latin American Festival

Aug. 3-5. The Latin American Festival presents one of the most extensive collections of genuine Latin American folk art, traditional clothing and textiles, colorful collectibles and dazzling artisan jewelry this side of the border. For three days, Bazaar del Mundo is ensconced beneath a colorful array of umbrellas with artists from an array of Latin American countries. Shop traditional crafts and handmade goods including San Antonio embroidery, handmade tinwork, artisan jewelry, Oaxacan wooden animal carvings, Guatemalan weaving, symbolic art and sculptures, and one-of-a-kind pottery from the farthest regions of Mexico. Be sure to see the live demonstrations of wood-carving. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Bazaar del Mundo Shops on the corner of Juan and Taylor streets. 619.296.3161.

san-diego-showcaseSan Diego Showcase

Aug. 4. An annual celebration of life and culture in California’s southernmost city, the San Diego Showcase exhibits the city’s best in craft cocktails and local beer. More than 3,000 handcrafted libations will be served by a handful of the city’s bartender royalty hailing from hot spots like El Dorado, Craft & Commerce, Lion’s Share, Noble Experiment and Seven Grand. The cocktail showcase will be accompanied by an elite selection of local brewers including Stone Brewing, Monkey Paw, Green Flash, Manzanita and Butcher’s Brewing, a stellar line up of live DJs, a retail section and carnival games. Food will be available for purchase from the Food Farm and Tabe BBQ food trucks. 4-9 p.m. $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, 1030 Broadway, San Diego. 619.237.0550.

Chris Isaak

Aug. 2. Expect the usual mixture of pathos and humor from this creative giant and his band. More than a quarter of a century into his career, Chris Isaak in touring to support the album he’s always wanted to make. “Beyond the Sun” captures the brilliance of classic tracks cut by greats like Elvis and Johnny Cash at Sun Studios during the mid-’50s, while also getting down to the heart and soul of Isaak’s own musical identity. The “Wicked Game” crooner returns to Humphrey’s for his 23rd performance. Humphrey’s concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577.

symphony-summer-pops-broadwBroadway Rocks

Aug. 3-4. From Hairspray to Rock of Ages, you’ve never seen Broadway quite like this. The San Diego Symphony adds a twist to Broadway hits in what is always one of the most popular shows of the summer. The evening features hits from HairsprayRock of Ages, Wicked and one of Broadway’s biggest shows of all—Phantom of the Opera. “Broadway Rocks” even stars the ‘Phantom’ himself, Doug LaBrecque, and includes performances from Broadway veterans Rob Evan and Morgan James, plus American Idol alum LaKisha Jones. Randall Craig Fleischer conducts. San Diego Symphony Summer Pops at Embarcadero Marina Park South, Embarcadero. 619.235.0804.

la-jolla-summerfestLa Jolla Summerfest Opening Night

Aug. 3. Forget everything you think you know about classical music. Summerfest isn’t your average classical concert. In a lively, casual setting, the La Jolla Music Society brings the music of the world to San Diego. This 26th annual festival kicks off with A Romantic Promenade, a program that includes Moszkowski’s Suite for Two Violins and Piano in G Minor, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise Opus 34, No. 14. 7:30 p.m. $75/pp. MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.459.3728.

Cinema Under the Stars: Finding Nemo

Aug 4. From live music to picnics to kid-friendly movies, there’s family fun to be had all summer long. This Friday, gather the clan for an outdoor screening of Finding Nemo, the smash hit Disney and Pixar flick about a father who searches the whole ocean to find his son. Enjoy live entertainment before the film. Movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Doubletree By Hilton Golf Resort San Diego, 14455 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego. 858.672.9100.

screen-on-the-greenScreen on the Green: Love Aaj Kal 
Aug. 4. 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 the Bollywood film Love Aaj Kal or Love These Days. The film presents two parallel love stories that take place in different time periods. The older Veer Singh narrates his own story of love in 1960s India to the younger Jai, in an attempt to prevent Jai from leaving his relationship with Meera in present-day London. San Diego Museum of Art lawn, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park.

oyster-day-cohn-groupFOOD + DRINK
National Oyster Day

Aug 5. An excellent source vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D, why wouldn’t oysters get their own day? The Cohn Restaurant Group is celebrating this tasty holiday by offering oysters for a buck a shuck. Blue Point is offering them by the dozen or half dozen, BO-beau’s Kumiai oyster is served with a cucumber mignonette with rhubarb ginger compote and Vintana has them by the half shell. No matter how you prefer them, oysters abound on Sunday. Enjoy $1 oysters at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, BO-beau Kitchen & Bar, Vintana & 333 Pacific.