26 Things to Do This Weekend
7.14-16: Tom Segura @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“This [show] was called I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. Yeah. I saw that show and I was like, ‘I didn’t know your vagina was Yankee Stadium. Exactly how many people need to be in there before you realize somebody’s in there?’” - Tom Segura on Comedy Central Presents
7.15: Pride of Hillcrest Block Party
Normal Street And University Avenue, Hillcrest
Kick off San Diego Pride weekend in the fabulous streets of Hillcrest at the fifth annual massive dance party that includes a flag-raising ceremony, carnival games and DJs.
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7.15: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day
Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar
It’s a safe bet the city will grind to a halt once again as 40,000 un-sober horse-racing fans converge for Opening Day where the turf meets the surf ... not to mention every Uber and limobus in the county.
7.15: Jackal @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
This U.K./L.A. DJ recently dropped his Animal Style Remixes EP on Diplo’s Mad Decent label.
7/15: We Are Scientists @ House of Blues
Indie rockers on the road to promote their new album, Helter Seltzer, which dropped in April.
7/15: Dixie Chicks @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Two of this country trio’s albums - Wide Open Spaces (1998) and Fly (1999) - have reached diamond status, meaning each record has sold more than 10 million copies.
7.15 Felipe Esparza @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
“[My dad] used to walk around the whole neighborhood and collect old furniture and bring it home and fix it, like MacGyver with duct tape. One time, he brought a television home. I said, ‘Damn, that TV got 500 channels.’ When I got older, it didn’t have 500 channels - it was a knob from the oven. My favorite channel was 300 degrees.” - Felipe Esparza on Premium Blend
7.15-16 Sun & Sea Festival
Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach
This year’s festival doubles as Imperial Beach’s 60th-anniversary celebration and commemorates the city’s decades-long stint of hosting the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition.
7.15-17: San Diego Pride and Music Festival
This year’s Pride celebration features pop star Kesha headlining the music festival; more than 200 musicians, comedians and other live acts performing on multiple stages; and a parade expected to draw more than 100,000 people.
7.16: Tom Starr @ Quartyard, umfest.com
The Unite Music Festival runs all four days of Pride, but only the 16th features a day party with this Amnesia Ibiza resident.
7.16: Yoga on the USS Midway
USS Midway Museum, Embarcadero
Say “namaste” on the Nidway during this yoga class held aboard the retired naval aircraft carrier in conjunction with the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Healthy Living in the City initiative. Superhero costumes are encouraged in the spirit of Comic-Con.
7/16: Halsey @ SDSU’s Open Air Theatre
In February, 21-year-old Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, aka Halsey, performed her current single, “Colors,” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
7/16: Kesha @ San Diego Pride Music Festival
The singer-songwriter best known for her dance pop hits “We R Who We R” (2010), “Your Love is My Drug” (2010) and “Tik Tok” (2009), among many others, got her big break in 2009, when she provided vocals on Flo Rida’s No. 1 single “Right Round.” In April, 29-year-old Kesha Rose Sebert (aka Kesha, formerly Ke$ha) surprised fans by appearing onstage at Coachella during DJ Zedd’s set to perform their new collaboration, “True Colors,” which of cially dropped later that month. In May, after much publicized arguments with her record label, Kesha paid homage to Bob Dylan and his 75th birthday by performing a cover of his song “It Ain’t Me Babe” at the Billboard Music Awards.
7/16: Pitbull @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Enrique Iglesias and this Miami-born rapper teamed up once again to drop “Messin’ Around” in April.
7.16 Jo Koy @ Pala Casino, palacasino.com
“When you have a kid, you realize that women are the toughest creatures on Earth. Tougher than men, hands down...You think you’re tough because you catch a football? That’s tough? That ain’t tough. Let a football come out of your ass - that’s tough.” - Jo Koy on Comedy Central Presents
7.16: Cash Cash @ OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com
This N.Y.-based EDM trio just released a fourth studio album, Blood, Sweat & 3 Years, on Big Beat and Atlantic Records.
7/16: The Fall of Troy @ SOMA
Hardcore rock trio out of Washington.
7.16-10.2: “To Dye For”
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 100, Liberty Station
Five artists display contemporary quilts crafted from hand-dyed fabric.
7/17: Saosin @ Observatory North Park
This post-hardcore quartet dropped its third studio album, Along the Shadow, in May.
7.17: Carlsbad Grand Prix
More than 600 amateur, professional and Paralympics hand cyclists compete along a 0.9-mile closed course with an ocean view.
7/17: Styx @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
These Illinoisans are best known for their rock hits “Renegade” (1979), “Mr. Roboto” (1983) and “Babe” (1979).
7/17: Rick Springfield @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal
In February, this Grammy Award-winning rocker dropped his new album Rocket Science.
7/17: Ashanti @ Pala Casino
This R&B artist co-produced the 2016 independent film Mothers and Daughters, starring Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone and Christina Ricci.
7/17: Julión Álvarez @ SDSU’s Viejas Arena
Norteño singer-songwriter on his 22-stop Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos! U.S. tour.
7/17: Diana Ross @ Embarcadero Marina Park South
In 2012, the R&B songstress and founding member of The Supremes received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
7/17: Diamond Rio @ Sycuan Casino
In 2002, Diamond Rio’s big hit “Beautiful Mess” topped Billboard’s “Hot Country Songs” chart.
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