Top events in town include Tiki Oasis, CityFest, Liberty Station ArtWalk and three nights of stand-up from Ellen DeGeneres.
Through 8.12: Tiki Oasis
Embracing a “South Seas Cinema” theme, the world’s largest, longest-running tiki festival returns to San Diego for five days — and nights — of tropical cocktails, Polynesian pop and other island-inspired attractions. — Michael Benninger
8.10: KAABOO Discovery Tour
Four bands will battle it out for a chance to take the stage at this year's KAABOO. On the lineup will be Lindsay White, Sweet Tooth, Sophia Dion and Desert Rhythm Project.
8.10: Party Favor
Last here in June, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland makes a quick return to San Diego in hopes of continuing the ’90s-themed party he started at OMNIA a few months ago. — Scott McDonald
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
8.10: Conclusion of ninth annual LifeRide for amfAR
A celeb-studded motorcycle ride will culminate at Westfield UTC's Kiehl's store where guests can enjoy complimentary bites and sips from the best of Liberty Public Market, on-site skin consultations and hand massages, opportunities to win gift cards and meet and greets with the celebrity riders. Read more about the event here.
8.10-11: Tom Rhodes
“I’ve always been attracted to dark-skinned women. I dated a woman from Kenya for a little while. That was interesting. Before we would go on a date, she would insist on running alongside the car.” — Tom Rhodes at the Hollywood Improv
@ The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla
8.10-12: Ellen Degeneres
“It’s technology. It’s hurting us, I say. I blame the microwave for most of our problems. Anything that gets that hot without fire, that’s from the Devil. You don’t believe me, you can put a Hot Pocket in there for three or four minutes, pop that thing in your mouth, if that’s not Hell, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what is.” — Ellen Degeneres on Here & Now
@ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
8.10-12: AleSmith 23rd anniversary
This 3-day extravaganza will feature live music, live art installations, art exhibition and a long list of rare and specialty beers, including the release of Celestial Dawn Speedway Stout with Modern Times Coffee.
9990 AleSmith Ct., Miramar, alesmith.com/anniversary
8.10-12: Deray Davis
“When I was little, my mom used to let us steal sometimes, only if she got something too. ‘What’d you get me!?’ We’d go to grocery stores, I don’t think she liked me a lot, because she used to let my brothers and sisters steal easy stuff. Doritos, paper plates, cereal. She had me steal the meat. I’m at the counter, blood running down my leg, trying to hold my composure up in here. Cashier goes, ‘What wrong with him?’ ‘Oh, he got his period.’ I ain’t got my period!” — Deray Davis on Showtime at the Apollo
@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
Twenty-seven-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) released his latest single, Lonely (feat. MAX), in March. The producer is set to release his sophomore full-length album, One In A Million, a follow-up to 2016’s Hakuna Matoma, sometime later this year. — Scott McDonald
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
8.11: Destination San Diego
At this all-ages first come free (with RSVP) action sports-inspired event, presented by Adidas and Journeys, enjoy live art exhibits, design studios, food, drinks, giveaways and musical performances all day.
Horton Plaza Park, 900 Fourth Ave., downtown, journeys.com/destination
8.11: Eighth annual Food Truck Festival
Come hungry to the tastiest food festival on wheels as dozens of SoCal’s moveable feasts descend upon Del Mar with gourmet chefs serving eclectic eats. — Michael Benninger
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, dmtc.com
8.11: Liberty Station Outdoor Movie: Loving Vincent
Grab a blanket and picnic basket and head to Liberty Station for an outdoor screening of the fully oil painted feature film Loving Vincent, which depicts a young man trying to deliver Vincent van Gogh's final letter in the artist's last hometown.
2460 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station, libertystation.com/events/liberty-station-outdoor-movies
8.11: Fresh Fest
San Diego Hydroponics & Organics presents this inaugural, 21-and-up event showing local musicians, vegan restaurants and even vegan brewers. — Michael Benninger
Quartyard, East Village, quartyardsd.com
8.11-12: 13th annual Liberty Station ArtWalk
Feast your eyes on the creations of more than 200 visual artists at this free event that also includes live music, a shaded wine-and-beer pavilion and a ton of street food. — Michael Benninger
Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station, artwalksandiego.org
8.12: 13th annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer
More than 100 rescue groups, adoption agencies and other canine-centric merchants gather in Cardiff for this free event that also features live music, dog contests, a beer and wine garden and more. — Michael Benninger
Join 150,000 locals in the streets of Hillcrest for the city’s largest street fair and music festival, boasting more than 250 merchants, oodles of eateries and creations from up-and-coming artists. — Michael Benninger
Throughout Hillcrest, fabuloushillcrest.com
8.12: Chula Vista Challenge San Diego Half Triathlon
This endurance race, the second in San Diego’s Triple Crown series, spans 70.3 miles before reaching the Bayside Park finish line where a beer garden and Mexican food merchants await those hearty enough to complete the challenge. — Michael Benninger
Bayside Park, Chula Vista, chulavistachallenge.com
Padres Home Games
8.10-12 vs. Philadelphia Phillies