Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 7.9.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Comic-Con International
July 9-12. The nation’s largest convention celebrating comics and the popular arts features comic-book publishers, game companies, film studios and toy makers. Badges are sold out to the convention, but take a look at our Comic-Con events outside the convention center here. San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., Embarcadero.


geek-sundryGeek & Sundry’s Heading to SDCC
July 9-12. Fun for everyone is to be had at Petco Park as Geek & Sundry brings festivities for fans and family alike. Activities include The Joust, a TableTop gaming nook, trivia challenges, photo opportunities with a fire-breathing dragon and musical and comedic entertainment. 100 Park Blvd., East Village.


heroes-brewHeroes Brew Craft Beer Festival
July 11. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary, the festival invites crowds dressed to the nines in their favorite costumes to join at the Loma Club. The afternoon features more than 40 breweries, food trucks, a costume contest and a live performance by DJ G-Roy. 3-6 p.m. 2960 Truxtun Rd.,


switchfootSwitchfoot Bro-Am
July 11. Grammy Award-winners, Switchfoot will perform alongside NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb and Colony House at the 11th annual Bro-Am surf contest and concert. The free event will feature performances from 12-5 p.m. The surf competition will kick off at 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Moonlight Beach, B St., Encinitas.


stagecoachStagecoach Days
July 11- Aug. 22. Old Town celebrates the history of San Diego on seven consecutive Saturdays with living history activities, demonstrations, stories and songs. On July 11, Taste of the Past showcases dining experiences for people in early San Diego. Attendees can do a self-guided tour of the state park and sample tastes of history along the way, while learning about the food preparation and cooking techniques of the 1800s. 12-4 p.m. San Diego Ave and Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.220.5422.


otlOver the Line Tourney
July 11-12; 18-19. Boasting its 62nd annual championship tournament, Over the Line consists of three-member teams competing in San Diego’s original beach softball. The event lasts from 7:30 a.m.-dusk. The event is free to watch but recommended for mature audiences. 1590 E. Mission Bay Dr., Fiesta Island, 619.330.2227.


club-mDel Mar Racing Kickoff Party
July 10. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar welcomes horse racing enthusiasts to the kickoff party featuring hat and fashion showcase, art, live music, DJ, dancing, photo opps and more. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Club M at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, Del Mar.


Summer Pops- Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions
July 9. Brought to life by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by exciting visuals on giant screens, Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions will take audiences on a musical journey through the popular video game franchise’s most memorable melodies. Embarcadero Park Sorth, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego Marina, 619.235.0804.

one-directionOne Direction
July 9. America’s favorite British boy band takes the stage at Qualcomm stadium for their “On the Road Again” tour with guest duo Icona Pop. 7 p.m. 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley,


StarTrekSummer Pops- Star Trek into Darkness
July 11. Experience the music of Stark Trek into Darkness as the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs Michael Giacchino’s heart-rending film score live at the Summer Pops series. Embarcadero Park Sorth, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego Marina, 619.235.0804.


ladyALady Antebellum with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt
July 10. Country music sensations, Lady Antebellum take the stage with guests Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Their Wheels Up tour features hit singles from their 747 album like “Long Stretch of Love,” and “Bartender”. 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista, 619.671.3500.


The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Through July 26. Grammy Award-nominated pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother—a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitz—in this hit concert drama. Globe, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world’s most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother’s life. Lyceum Theatre. 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.


Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008
Through Oct. 11. The San Diego Museum of Art is introducing a brand new exhibition exploring the lure Coney Island has exerted on the American imagination for more than a century. The exhibition will feature works that contrast the glamorous beach playground with the decay and neglect that followed. 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931.


Dog Days of Summer at Counterpoint
July is National Hot Dog Month, so let Counterpoint do the grilling as every Sunday this summer starting at 3 p.m., Chef Rose Peyron cooks up her Turducken hot dogs. Order Chicago style with tomato, pickle, mustard, onion, banana peppers and celery salt or Kraut style with housemade sauerkraut and beer mustard. To complement the meal, the restaurant will offer $3 pints of a elect craft beer every Sunday. 830 25th St., Golden Hill,


sabukuSabuku Sushi

Through Labor Day. In honor of its four-year anniversary, Sabuku Sushi brings the BBQ flavors of summer to its new sushi offerings, including pulled pork jalapeño poppers, the pulled pork roll, and new “Floatopia” craft beer beverages with local craft brews and two scoops of vanilla ice cream and sweet sauce. 3027 Adams Ave., North Park, 619.281.9700.


In celebration of Comic-Con, Jsix is offering a variety of cocktails inspired by movie and comic favorites, both past and present. Trilled bartender Chris Burkett’s “Darth Monkey” with Monkey Shoulder, Lustau East India sherry, Carpano Antica vermouth and Carpano Dry, or the “Thyme Lord” with Mt. Gay Black Barrel rum, fresh pineapple juice, fresh orange juice, cream of coconut and a Demerara float on top. The “Ant Man” is served in an empty glass with a note in it ready, “no one cares unfortunately.” 616 J St., downtown, 619.531.8744.

rancho-bernardoRancho Bernardo Inn’s Tableside Wine Tasting
July 14. Join AVANT restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn to taste wines from up and coming Baja winery, Valle de Guadaloupe. From 6:30-8 p.m., explore a selection of wines from South of the border including Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Tempranillo and Barbera. $25/pp. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., Rancho Bernardo, 855. 574. 5356.