20 Things to Do This Weekend


7/21-22: Blink-182 @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena

This “crappy punk rock” (according to its Facebook page) band plans to release a new album, Bored to Death, on July 1.

7.21-24: Comic-Con International: San Diego
San Diego Convention Center, Downtown

Geek out with a quarter-million wannabe superheroes and their arch enemies frolicking, cosplaying and light-sabering their way through Downtown in hopes of bumping into a celebrity.

7.22 Dan Harmon @ Balboa Theatre,

“Today is a bit of a toughie for me, because I love women, but only the national ones. #InternationalWomensDay” - Dan Harmon on Twitter

7/22: Cold War Kids @ Del Mar Racetrack

In September, this indie rock band’s newest single “First” topped Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart.

7.22 Scott Aukerman @ The Irenic,

“E-mail from my alarm company: ‘Five tips for better home security.’ You can bet Number One with a bullet is, ‘Don’t cancel your alarm!’ ” - Scott Aukerman on Twitter

7.22-23 Chris Hardwick @ Balboa Theatre,

“If you do want to have kids, don’t wait too long. Try to have ‘em young-ish. You don’t want to wait too long, ‘cause kids who are the product of old sperm are not right. The fresher the mayo, the better the sandwich. That is a very simple formula, you guys.” - Chris Hardwick on Chris Hardwick: Mandroid

7.22-23 Steve Wilson @ The Comedy Store La Jolla,

“Trump is to America what the gorilla was to the little boy... In a cage with Trump - NOTHING good will come from it...” - Steve Wilson on Twitter

7.22-11.27: Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper From the Collection of Cheech Marin
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown

See Cheech Marin’s personal collection of art by Chicano artists, including works in watercolor, pastel and mixed media.

7.22-11.27: “Delimitations”
Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown

Where was the U.S.-Mexico border in 1821? Artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor retraced the boundary with 47 metal markers, an undertaking this exhibit chronicles in photos.

7.22-11.27: “Moris: Beautiful Landscape 7”
Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown

Using found materials including garbage, tarps and cardboard, Mexican artist Moris creates a “beautiful landscape” with makeshift shelters and furniture.

7.22-11.27: “Watching, Waiting, Commiserating” By Ruben Ochoa
Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown

Having used rebar and wooden pallets to complete this project, Mexican-American artist Ruben Ochoa is known for his conceptual and minimalist large-scale works.

7.23: Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival
Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown

Demonstrate the power of consumption in this Comic-Con-themed event featuring unlimited samples of more than 100 craft beers, a Caped Crusader Costume Contest and a raffle benefiting actual heroes supported by the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station.

7/23: Phish @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food - which blends chocolate ice cream with caramel, marshmallow swirls and fudge fish - is named after this jam band.

7/23: The Robert Cray Band @ Belly Up Tavern

Grammy Award- winning blues musician and guitarist.

7/23: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons @ Pala Casino
This pop rock group rose to fame in the early 1960s after its hits “Sherry” (1962), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962) and “Walk Like a Man” (1963) topped Billboard charts.

7/23: Shawn Mendes @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre

In 2015, 17-year-old pop singer- songwriter Shawn Mendes made Time’s “30 Most Influential Teens” list.

7/23: Porter Robinson @ OMNIA San Diego,

After releasing his smash-hit album Worlds in 2014, this 23-year-old DJ has remixed only a few songs, although new music is said to be on its way this year.

7.23-24: Sleeping Beauty
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido

Three fairies try to spring a prince from imprisonment so he may awaken a sleeping princess in this performance by The New West Ballet.

7/24: Brantley Gilbert @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Jason Aldean’s hit singles “My Kinda Party” (2010) and “Dirt Road Anthem” (2011) were written by this country artist.

7/24: Twenty One Pilots @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena

This alt. pop duo will travel internationally through April 2017 while on its Emotional Roadshow tour.