8.25-27: JB Smoove @ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“Cops do not like to chase your ass. They don’t mind the car, because the car can run out of gas, or the spike bust its tires. But when you get outta that damn car, that’s when the cops get mad at your ass. Know why? ‘Cause they got all that bullsh** on their belt. They got tons of sh** they will never use. They got guns, bullets, tasers, mace, lie-detector tests, DNA test, a damn coffeemaker on that motherf***er. That sh** is heavy!" - JB Smoove on Russell Simmons Presents
8/26: Infected Mushrooms @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Israeli trance duo Infected Mushroom (Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani) released two albums last year, “Friends On Mushrooms” and “Converting Vegetarians II,” the latter of which is a follow-up to their 2003 double album, “Converting Vegetarians.”
8/26: Dash Berlin @ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
Collaborating with fellow countrymen DBSTF and Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame, Dutch trance DJ/producer released his last single, “Gold,” in June.
The Mercury Prize-nominated British synth-poppers dropped their sixth studio album, “Why Make Sense?” in 2015.
8.26: Dave Matthews Band @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
The two-time Grammy winner, who has returned to his acting roots in recent years, returns to South Bay with his American rock jam band.
8.26: Pepper @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, dmtc.com/concerts
San Diego-by-way-of-Hawaii reggae-rock trio Pepper released its seventh studio album, “Ohana,” in April.
8.26-27: Ian Edwards @ The Comedy Store La Jolla, lajolla.thecomedystore.com
“Men in suits are the biggest robbers and the biggest criminals, hands down. Bernie Madoff was one white dude in a suit. He stole more money than every black dude in the history of hoodies combined. He stole $65 billion. Black dudes in hoodies ain’t mugged a million yet.” - Ian Edwards on Conan
8.27: Treasure Chest Fest @ Green Flash Tasting Room, Mira Mesa,
Green Flash Brewing Company’s sixth annual fundraiser for breast cancer research, an event created by Green Flash co-founder and breast cancer survivor Lisa Hinkley, exudes tropical vibes and offers rare beers, food pairings from local restaurants and culinary demos.
8.27: George Benson @ Thorton Winery, thortonwine.com
The 10-time Grammy-winning jazz guitarist has released, or been featured on, hundreds of albums.
8.27: Gov’t Mule
@ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
Originally an Allman Brothers Band side project, this jam band quartet is still fronted by guitarist Warren Hayes.
8.27: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa
@ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
Engulfed in a thick haze of smoke nightly, the two rappers join forces for The High Road Summer Tour featuring Kevin Gates and Jhené Aiko.
8.27-28: San Diego Spirits Festival
@ Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Downtown , sandiegospiritsfestival.com
Get in the spirits at this eighth annual event slated to bring 100-plus liquor brands, a dozen restaurants, thousands of patrons and a celebrity appearance by Cheech Marin to the downtown waterfront.
Bike the Bay @ Embarcadero Marina Park South, bikethebay.net
Ride a bicycle across the San Diego- Coronado Bay Bridge (on the only day each year it’s legal to do so) as part of a 25-mile course that cruises through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City and downtown San Diego.