San Diego Weekend Events Roundup August 3-6

Experience dinner with a side of splash at The Marine Room's High Tide Dinner.

Experience dinner with a side of splash at The Marine Room’s High Tide Dinner.

From outdoor concerts and festivals to oceanside dinner and world-renowned plays, check out the best San Diego things to do for August 3-6.

Edited by Madelyn Harris.


Aug. 4-25. La Jolla Music Society’s 31st annual chamber music festival features more than 80 international artists and ensembles performing concerts. See website for locations and pricing.




The Beer Festival
Aug. 5. Join the Maritime Museum of San Diego for the fourth annual Beer Festival. Guests can hop aboard and enjoy an assortment of foods and local craft beers. Plus, enjoy live music and beautiful waterfront views. 1-5 p.m.$35. Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N Harbor Dr., 619.234.9153.




Country Fest with Billy Currington
Aug. 5. Head to the Del Mar racetracks, where country lovers can listen to bands perform all day long as they lead up to headliner Billy Currington. While listening, guests can enjoy chili samples from the annual Chili Cook-off or try their hand at the bull riding machine. Performance begins after last race. 19+. Free with racetrack admission. Seaside Stage, Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1141.


Bay Sessions
Aug. 6. For the second year running, guests can enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring The Redwood Review while taking in the beautiful Coronado skyline. 7-10 p.m. Free. Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Rd., Coronado, 619.424.4000.







Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Opening Aug. 4. Travel to a remote and wondrous world with the premier of the Fleet Science Center’s newest film, produced by IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film showcases the life and behaviors of lemurs, and how they’ve evolved over time. Free with admission. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, 619.238.1233.




High Tide Dinner
Aug. 4-7, 16-21. During high tide season, head to The Marine Room for a memorable dining experience. Enjoy a seasonal menu with a la carte choices from the farmers market along with specials such as red walnut crusted Alaskan halibut. The Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla.




Battle of the Briskets
Aug. 6. Watch as 20 championship barbecue teams compete in a competition of bold beef flavors. Guests will be able to taste and purchase delicious BBQ throughout the event as teams compete against each other to win the title of King of BBQ. 12-5 p.m. Free with racetrack admission. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 858.755.1141.





Aug. 3-27. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s award-winning musical about the rise of Eva Peron—the controversial first lady of Argentina—features a Latin rock/jazz/pop score with such timeless classics as “On This Night of a Thousand Stars,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” SD Rep at Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



Aug. 6-Sept. 10. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. Visit website for full schedule and prices. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Guys And Dolls
Through Aug. 13. Based on Damon Runyon’s famous tales of small-time hoods and show-girls, Guys and Dolls is filled with some of the most loved show tunes, including “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” Visit website for full schedule and prices. Shiley Stage at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Animal Crackers
Through Aug. 13. Based on the original Marx Brothers Broadway hit and classic film, this stage adaptation is an outrageous, rollicking, laugh-out-loud musical comedy, complete with audience participation. Visit website for full schedule and prices. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.



Sergio Mendes
Aug. 6. 
Head to the Embarcadero waterfront concert arena to catch a performance by 1960’s bossa-nova master Sergio Mendes along with his combo, Brasil ’66. Mendes is known for fan-favorites such as “The Look of Love,” “The Fool on the Hill,” and “Mas Que Nada,” among others. 7:30 p.m. $27+. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, 619.686.6200.



Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!
Through Aug. 27. Comic genius Ken Ludwig is back with a brand-new Globe-commissioned world-premiere comedy that tells the timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be in hilarious fashion. Visit website for full schedule and prices. White Theatre at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Kill Local
Through Aug. 27. A pitch-black comedy about blood ties, revenge and trying to get unstuck—especially when your life is dedicated to ending others’. Visit website for full schedule and prices. Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.