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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

Padres Baseball
Aug. 17-22. Six straight days of America’s favorite pastime in the Gaslamp as the Padres take on the Giants Friday through Sunday then tackle another three games against the Pirates. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks show after Friday’s game and on Sunday, Petco Park salutes United States Millitary Veterans with a with a special pre-game celebration. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5000.

americas-half-marathonAmerica’s Finest City Half-Marathon 
Aug. 19. Eight thousand athletes will test their endurance on this 13.1-mile course across America’s Finest City. The half-marathon begins at the historic Cabrillo National Monument, follows the waterfront through downtown and ends in Balboa Park. The event also features a 5K run/walk in Balboa Park. All participants will receive a special technical fabric t-shirt. $100 race entry. Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Point Loma. 760.692.2900.

The Fab Four
Aug. 17.  Here comes sun, here comes the sun, here comes… the ultimate Beatles tribute! With uncanny, note-for-note renditions of Beatles’ songs this incredible stage show includes three costume changes that represent every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. The Fab Four’s loving tribute to the premiere boy band of all time includes record-perfect performances of classics like “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun” and “Hey Jude.” Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island. 619.224.3577.

wilson-phillips-symphonyWilson Phillips
Aug. 17-18. Carnie, Wendy and Chynna’s 1990 self-titled debut album sold more than 10 million copies and scored three number one singles, and the ladies are still touting their girl power from the ‘90s. Recently appearing in the Academy Award nominated movie Bridesmaids, Wilson Phillips joins the San Diego Symphony to share the music of The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas and, of course, their own hits including “Hold On,” “Release Me,” “You’re in Love” and “The Dream Is Still Alive.” 7:30 p.m. San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, Embarcadero Marina Park South, Embarcadero. 619.235.0804.

roscoe-dash-stingareeRoscoe Dash
Aug. 17. The Atlanta bred Hip-Hop performer is carving a new movement in sound with the July 2012 debut of his first major-label album “Ready Set Go!” First hitting the airwaves in 2009 with his radio smash “All The Way Turnt Up” featuring Soulja Boy, Dash is ready to showcase new sound, which is best described as the perfect balance of hip-hop, pop and R&B rhythms. The evening will also feature the musical talents of DJ Kurch and Beefam. Doors open at 9 p.m. Stingaree, 454 6th Avenue, downtown. 619.544.500

ben-harper-del-mar-racesBen Harper
Aug. 18. The “Burn One Down” singer rocks the Seaside Stage after the final race at the track. Stemming from folk, blues, hard rock, country, jazz and reggae, Harper’s musical versatility allows him to reach out to all ages and types of audiences. In the late 1990s his career took off with two radio singles “Steel My Kisses” and “Suzie Blue.” The popularity of these songs landed him two headlining world tours as well as a spot opening up for the famous Dave Mathews Band in 2000. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

NBD-no-big-deal-el-doradoFOOD + DRINK
NBD (No Big Deal)
Aug. 20. Anthony Schmidt, head bartender of the uber-exclusive Noble Experiment, is throwing a party. You’re invited. It’s No Big Deal, but he and his spirited team of barkeeps will be taking over El Dorado Cocktail Lounge and instituting a menu of timeless party libations. The lineup includes Fuzzy Navels, Kamikazes, Tequila Sunrises and a host of other classic drinks and shots, all served by some of San Diego’s best bartenders. Ironically enjoy these overplayed bar “favorites” while jamming to the beats of ‘80s rock and ‘90s rap. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, 1030 Broadway, San Diego. 619.237.0550. 

stone-16-anniversary-san-maStone 16th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival
Aug. 17-18. Everyone over the age of 21 is flocking to North County where more than 150 beers will be tapped at one of Southern California’s biggest beer celebrations. A juggernaut of the craft beer industry, Stone Brewing Co. offers two sessions to taste libations from 40 breweries, in addition to a rare beer section, a Friday night brewer’s reception and the first tapping ever of the host’s groundbreaking Stone Enjoy By 09.21.12 IPA. Attendees will tempt their palates with ten four-ounce samples from a commemorative 16th Anniversary tasting glass. Session A 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Session B 3-6 p.m. $40. Cal State University San Marcos, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. 760.471.4999.

Beach Boot Camp and Clean-Up
Aug. 18. Work out for a cause along Coronado’s shoreline this weekend as trainers from Broadway Athletic and Swim Club coach an invigorating workout in the sand. After the workout, trainers and participants will do their part to keep San Diego’s beaches among the most beautiful in America in a traditional beach clean-up. Open to the public. Reservations recommended. Free. 9 a.m.-noon. Central Beach, Coronado Island. 619.955.8411.

Over-the-edge-manchester-grOver the Edge
Aug. 18. We can all face our fears, regardless of physical ability. Marvel as brave individuals rappel 33-stories down the side of the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the west coast’s tallest waterfront building, to support the inclusion of children with disabilities in pre-schools, daycare centers and after school programs. This annual charity event garners participation from local Para Olympians and other inspiring individuals. Afterwards, Manchester Grand Hyatt will host a landing party open to the public. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Landing party and spectator lounge on the fourth floor pool deck. Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego. 619.358.6670. 

As You Like It
Through Sept. 30. An upbeat counterpoint to Richard III in the Summer Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It is Shakespeare’s comedy about flirtation, friendship, mistaken identity and the fickle nature of love. Will wit and merriment overcome jealousy and deception? How will true love ever find its way out of the delightful madness of the forest? Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.23.GLOBE.