17 Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend


9.1-3 Colin Kane @ American Comedy Co.,

“Why get married and ruin one person’s life, when you could keep dating and ruin so many more?” - Colin Kane on Twitter

9.2: The Wailers @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club,

Nearly 40 years after Bob Marley died, his band is still going strong. Bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett is the group’s only remaining original member.

9.2: Afrojack @ Omnia,

Having released his latest single, “Drop That,” in July, Dutch DJ, producer and Wall Recordings label head Afrojack returns to San Diego for Labor Day weekend.

9.2: Felix Da Housecat @ Bang Bang,

This veteran Chicago House masher’s 2015 album, “Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion,” features an appearance by the legendary Lee Scratch Perry.

9.2-5: U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition @ B Street Pier/Cruise Ship Terminal, Downtown,

Watch master sculptors from around the globe create gravity-defying three-dimensional art using 300 tons of sand piled on B Street Pier during this four-day event featuring live bands and gourmet food trucks.

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9.2-25: “Galactic Pleasures” @ The Studio Door,

Space out over works produced by local collagist Ramona Szczerba and other artists in this national exhibit that orbits all things futurist, scientific and Steampunk.

9.2-10.30: “Making Waves: Politics and the New Woman” @ Women’s Museum of California,

Follow the rise of feminism as chronicled by 1960s and ‘70s art and artifacts that allude to the movement’s strides to overcome gender inequality and discrimination.

9.3: San Diego Bacon Festival @ Preble Field at NTC Park, Liberty Station,

Celebrate International Bacon Day by double-fisting unlimited samples of bacon-driven dishes and cold beers at this outdoor carnivore’s paradise.

9.3: Chromeo @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club,

The Canadian electro dance-funk duo closes out the summer concert series at Del Mar.

9.3: Datsik @ Bassmnt,

Canadian DJ/producer Datsik (aka Troy Beetles) launched his own label, Firepower Records, in 2012. He dropped his latest EP, the six-song “Darkstar,” in March.

9.3: MSTRKRFT @ Bang Bang,

Toronto electro duo MSTRKRFT (Jesse F. Keeler and Alex Puodziukas) released their third LP, “OPERATOR,” in July. Keeler also plays in “Death From Above 1979.”

9.3: Ja Rule @ Observatory North Park,

Queens, N.Y.-based rapper and actor Ja Rule (born Jeffrey Atkins) comes to North Park ahead of the release of his upcoming eighth studio album, “Coup de Grace.” Ashanti opens the show.

9.3: Julian Grape Stomp Festa @ Menghini Winery,

Help make Julian’s Grape Stomp Festa’s 20th anniversary a crushing success by jumping in with two feet and sipping vino from 11 local wineries.

9.3-5: Festival of Sail @ Maritime Museum of San Diego, Downtown,

The largest tall-ship festival on the West Coast transforms the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park complete with a floating parade, cannon battles and twilight sails.

9.3-12.11: “The Last Hurrah” by Abe Ordover @ San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM),

Longtime SDNHM curator Abe Ordover has one final exhibit to complete before retirement: his own. The fine art photographer presents images he captured while wandering around the world during the past 20 years.

9.4: The Kills @ Observatory North Park,

Earlier this year, indie rock duo Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince (aka The Kills) released their fifth studio album, “Ash & Ice,” after a five-year hiatus.

9.4: Rodney Carrington @ Sycuan Casino,

The 47-year-old country singer and stand-up comedian once had his own TV series and starred in the 2008 movie, Beer For My Horses.