The July 4 holiday weekend is upon us. The coolest activities to assure your weekend is a blast include Sculpture & Cocktails, USA rugby, fireworks and a handful of club performances. 6.29 Sculpture & Cocktails This beloved San Diego Museum of Art event Culture & Cocktails event is moving to the great outdoors for Sculpture & Cocktails. The nighttime event will celebrate the contemporary sculpture exhibition "What You See is What You Get" from Richard Deacon. The event will be held to the west of the SDMA in the Sculpture Garden behind Panama 66. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, sdmart.org 6.29 SoundBite Celebrated San Diego chefs come together for a night of feasting and music at Lot 8 in Mission Valley. Chef Brune in collaboration with Chef Davin Waite of Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub and Chef Andrew Bent whose most recent stint was cooking at Noma Tulum will present a six-course dinner experience while Todo Mundo brings the jams. Lot 8, 1201 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, soundbite.brownpapertickets.com 6.29 Iliza Shlesinger "If you've got a real job, your weekend is very important to you. Because a weekend represents 48 hours that you have to f#%k up the life that you work so hard for all week." - Iliza Shlesinger on New Wave Dynamic The Observatory North Park, North Park, observatorysd.com 6.29-7.1 Chris Distefano "I handle breakups like a complete woman. Like, every day I just drink Pinot Grigio and listen to Michael Bublé. I'm telling you, the last three months, that's been my whole life. I call it Pinot 90X." - Chris Distefano at New York Comedy Club American Comedy Co., downtown, americancomedyco.com 6.30 NGHTMRE Connecticut-born/L.A.-based trap DJ and producer Tyler Marenyi remixed the likes of Tiësto, Rae Sremmurd and Skrillex before eventually being signed to Diplo's Mad Decent Records. 2017 has seen him release remix EPs for two songs from last year, "Frontlines" (feat. GG Magree) and "Feel Your Love" (feat. Jamie Lewis), as well as drop a new single, "End of the Night," with Ghastly. OMNIA, downtown, omnianightclub.com 6.30-7.4: Fourth of July festivities Home of the brave and land of the free (to party). From beer festivals to good ol' fashioned fire work shows, here's a list of things to do during the (extended) Fourth of July weekend. 7.1 Jeff Foxworthy "What's the worst aisle of the grocery store to try to get kids down? The cereal aisle. You know why? Because little kids buy cereal the same way grown men buy lingerie. They will buy stuff they care nothing about just to get the prize that's inside." -Jeff Foxworthy on Just for Laughs Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sdfair.com 7.1: Shiba San The French DJ/producer (and former hip-hopper) teamed with Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird Records on the 2014 smash "Okay," shortly after making his debut with CUFF earlier that year. His two-song "Up & Down" EP came out last December. Belgian DJ Kill Frenzy is also on the bill. Spin, Mission Hill, spinnightclub.com 7.1 USA vs. Canada men's rugby Head to the University of San Diego for some top-notch rugby action as USA takes on Canada. There will be a fan fest prior to the game with inflatables, beer gardens and the Webb Ellis Cup (the trophy presented to the winner of the Rugby World Cup) on display. USD Torero Stadium, 5998 Alcala Park, Linda Vista, usarugby.org 7.2: Cut Snake The Australian DJ/production duo of Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley (aka Fish and Sedz) first came to prominence as professional surfers. Now the pair is signed to Warner Bros. Records. Their latest, the "Action Burger" EP, was released last August. Spin, Mission Hill, spinnightclub.com 7.3: 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 the remixes to their latest single, "Right Here," in April. Bassmnt, downtown bassmntsd.com 7.3: Matoma Twenty-six-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) returns to San Diego. Lagergren has stayed busy in 2017, releasing multiple singles like "Party on the West Coast" with Snoop Dogg and "Girl at Coachella" with D.R.A.M and Magic!, among others. OMNIA, downtown, omnianightclub.com 7.3: Chuckie The Suriname-born, Aruba-based Chuckie (aka Clyde Narain) has produced for Akon and Kesha, and helped bring the "Dirty Dutch" style to prominence. His latest singles, "The Watcher" and "Back in the Club," are out now. Parq, downtown, parqsd.com 7.4 Anjelah Johnson "One time this girl tried to hit on me, right, and it started becoming a regular thing, so I asked her, I was like, 'Let me ask you a question. What is it about me that makes you think that I'm a lesbian?' And her honest-to-god answer was, 'Well, in your YouTube video, you say that you like your nails short, you don't have a boyfriend, and I noticed that you always wear your hair in a ponytail.' So I guess that's all it takes to make the team. Just that, and drive a Subaru." -Anjelah Johnson on Anjelah Johnson: The Homecoming Show Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, sdfair.com 7.4: Big Bay Boom The biggest fireworks show on the West Coast explodes with 18 minutes of eye-popping pyrotechnics launching from four barges in San Diego Bay. Locations surrounding San Diego Bay, bigbayboom.com Padres home games 6.29: vs. Atlanta Braves 6.30-7.2: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 100 Park Blvd., downtown, 619.795.5555, sandiego.padres.mlb.com More... 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