11 Things to Do This Weekend
8.4, 5: KC and the Sunshine Band
@ Sycuan Casino, sycuan.com
Strap on your “Boogie Shoes” for back-to-back nights with one of disco and funk’s most enduring acts.
8.5: Girl Talk @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, dmtc.com/concerts
An engineer before turning to music, Pittsburgh’s Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) releases his albums as pay-what-you-want downloads.
8.5: Sum 41 @ Qualcomm Stadium, sandiego.gov/qualcomm
The Canadian pop-punkers hit San Diego during another trek around North America with the Vans Warped Tour, which brings 70-plus bands to seven stages in Qualcomm’s parking lot.
8.5: UB40 @ Pala, palacasino.com
Having been replaced by his brother since taking a hiatus in 2008, the veteran reggae band’s original front man and lead singer, Ali Campbell, is back with founding members Mickey Virtue and Astro.
8.5: Audien @ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
This Connecticut-born DJ released his US Dance Chart No. 1 hit, “Insomnia,” last year and has remixed Coldplay and Halsey in 2016.
8.5, 6: Tony Hinchcliffe @ The Comedy Store La Jolla, lajolla.thecomedystore.com
“It’s times like these when I ask myself the tough questions, like will things ever change, and how is the poop emoji’s teeth so white?” - Tony Hinchcliffe on Twitter
8.5-7: Heather McDonald @ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“I watch that show I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. A woman just gave birth to a nine-pound baby. I hear stories like that and I get jealous. Why can’t I be fat enough to have a cramp, go to the hospital and come home with a baby? I would love that.” - Heather McDonald in I Don’t Mean to Brag
8.6: Flogging Molly @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, as.sdsu.edu/calcoast
The seven-piece Celtic rockers from L.A. feature San Diegan and former professional skateboarder Matt Hensley on accordion.
8.6: Western Regional Chili Cookoff
@ Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar, dmtc.com/calendar/detail/cookoff
Spice up a summer Saturday with chili samples from cooks competing to win their share of $2,500 and advance to the 2016 World Championships. It’s a gas.
8.7: Far East Movement @ Pala, palacasino.com
The L.A. hip-hop/EDM quartet has collaborated with Justin Bieber, David Guetta, will.i.am, Snoop Dogg and other big-timers. The group’s biggest hit, “Like a G6,” reached Number One on iTunes and the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2010, marking the first time Asian-American act accomplished this feat. Their latest release, the “KTown Riot” EP, dropped in 2014.
8.7-14: Oceanside International Film Festival @ Sunshine Brooks Theatre, Oceanside
See 60 movies from across the globe during a week billed as North County’s largest film festival, where live music and red carpet entrances add a touch of Tinseltown.
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