16 Things to Do This Weekend
9/8-11: Pablo Francisco @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“What’s the job application at Hooters? They give you a bra: ‘Here, fill this out.’ ” - Pablo Francisco on “Bits and Pieces”
9/9: EC Twins @ Omnia, omnianightclub.com
Manchester, England’s Marc and Allister Blackham are currently on the “Keep You in Mind” tour, named after the brothers’ recent remixes of Guordan Banks’ song of the same name.
9/10: Kathy Griffin @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido, artcenter.org
“I was raised right - I talk about people behind their backs. It’s called manners.” - Kathy Griffin in “Official Book Club Selection”
9.10 South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival @ Bayside Park, Chula Vista , southbaypride.org
Dance the day away with an expected 20,000 revelers at Chula Vista’s rapidly growing celebration of LGBT pride.
9/10: Blondie @ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
Pioneering new wavers take a victory lap with legendary singer Debbie Harry still leading the way alongside fellow founding members Chris Stein and Clem Burke.
9.10 Carlsbad Brewfest @ Holiday Park, Carlsbad, carlsbadbrewfest.org
More than 30 craft breweries will haul their beers to Carlsbad for an afternoon of suds and fun in the sun.
9.10: San Diego Brazilian Day Festival @ Belmont Park, Mission Beach, braziliandaysandiego.com
Samba by the sand at this free outdoor festival celebrating Brazilian culture and music with live bands, dance performances and a carnaval-esque parade.
9.10 San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb @ Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Downtown, sandiegostairclimb.com
Climb 110 flights of stairs - the number of flights in the former Twin Towers - while wearing the name of an emergency responder killed on September 11, 2001.
9.10 San Diego Blues Festival @ Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown, sdbluesfest.com
Los Lobos headlines the annual event, which features 10 acts performing a broad spectrum of blues styles while helping to raise money for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
9.10-11 Cardiff Greek Festival @ Saints Constantine And Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, cardiffgreekfestival.com
Eat like a god, enjoying Greek cuisine and culture (from A to Zeus) in Cardiff. Opa!
9.10-11 Coronado Art Walk @ Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, coronadoartwalk.com
Peruse and purchase paintings, handcrafted jewelry and other works at this free two-day show.
9.10-10.1: “Transition” by Ross Jaylo @ ArtHatch, arthatch.org
Following in his father’s footsteps, emerging painter and multimedia artist Ross Jaylo debuts his notions of ideal love in his first-ever U.S. solo show.
9.10-10.23: October Sky @ The Old Globe, theoldglobe.org
Based on the 1999 film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern, October Sky follows a West Virginia coalminer’s quest to break free from his assumed destiny by building a rocket during the space race.
9.10-10.29: Camilo Restrepo @ Lux Art Institute, luxartinstitute.org
Kicking off Lux’s new season, Camilo Restrepo’s bright, cartoonish paintings depict a desire for perfection - and the obstacles standing in the way of achievement for people (including the artist himself) from the drug-addled nation of Colombia.
9/11: Dierks Bentley @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
The country singer/songwriter returns to San Diego on his Somewhere on a Beach Tour to promote his 2016 album, “Black.”
9.11-10.9: Peerless @ Moxie Theatre, moxietheatre.com
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this dark comedy centers on a pair of twins’ ambition to kill a classmate they believe was accepted to college instead of them
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