San Diego: This Weekend (Dec. 28-Jan. 1)

Make the most of the final weekend of 2017 with events around San Diego that include the Holiday Bowl, San Diego International Auto Show and comedian Chris D’Elia.

12.28: San Diego County Holiday Bowl

Two Division I football teams will face off after a heart-pounding pregame featuring marching bands, parachute jumpers and a football-field-sized American Flag. — Michael Benninger

SDCCU Stadium, Mission

12.28-1.1: San Diego International Auto Show

Auto aficionados are welcome to feast their eyes on more than 400 vehicles from 40 manufacturers at this year’s show, including many 2017 and 2018 models that haven’t yet hit the road. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Convention Center, downtown,

12.29 ZHU 

The L.A.-based DJ and former CRSSD headliner recently remixed the Portugal. The Man hit I Feel It Still and Gorillaz single Andromeda. His four-song stardustexhalemarrakechdreams EP dropped in August. — Scott McDonald

Observatory North Park, North Park,

12.29 Keys N Krates 

Toronto’s DJ/electronic/percussion trio of David Matisse, Adam Tune and Jr. Flo are signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak. They released new single Glitter (feat. Ambré Perkins) last month. — Scott McDonald

Bassmnt, downtown,

12.29-30: Chris D’Elia 

“But, girls, you can get at us like that. You really can. And here’s why. All right? Because as men, all we want in life, no matter what we do in our lives, the real reason we’re doing it is to get you. That’s what we want. No matter what we do, whatever it is, the real reason is to get you, really, is the truth. I know, it’s true. We drive nice cars, we don’t care what wheel we’re behind. We just want for when we drive by for you to go...'wait--wa--eh!’ and then you get in the car, and we get in you. That’s what we want.” — Chris D’Elia on Incorrigible

House of Blues San Diego, downtown,

12.29-31: Tim Meadows

"I got one up on Jolly Old Saint Nick. Santa Clause comes but once a year, whereas yours truely has been known to come a lot more often than that." — Tim Meadow as Ladies Man on Saturday Night Live

Pechanga Comedy Club, Temecula,

12.29-31: Erik Griffin

 “You can’t have a fat Jesus. Fat Jesus would change the whole story. Imagine you put 250 pounds on any story, and it’s gonna be different. Imagine the logistics of trying to get Fat Jesus on the cross. You gotta have a rope and pulley system. They’re trying to nail him, he’s sliding down. All the miracles would be different. He’s walking on water... waist deep. The Last Supper would be a buffet, you know what I mean?” — Erik Griffin at The Laugh Factory

The Comedy Store, La Jolla,

12.29-31: Jessimae Peluso

“Being pretty has nothing to do with getting a dude. You guys just like holes. Why do you think golf is so popular? Eighteen holes for you and your buddies to jam your balls into all day long.” — Jessimae Peluso at The Stand

American Comedy Co., downtown,

12.30, 31 OMFG! NYE 2018 

Slimming down from four to two days this year, the annual EDM extravaganza is always a great way to end the year. It’s a no-brainer when you add the fact that this one is going to be anchored by Zedd, Dillon Francis, and Tiesto. NGHTMRE, Illenium, San Holo, Ghastly, and more also perform. — Scott McDonald

Valley View Casino Center, Midway District,

12.31 Ghastly 

The Arizona-born, California-based DJ followed the release of his singles We Might Fall with Matthew Koma (May) and Geisha (August) with new track, I’ll Wait, at the end of October. — Scott McDonald

Bang Bang, downtown,


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