San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 24-27)

Pizza and Beer will be the focus at this Del Mar Racetrack event. (iStock)
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Events in town this final weekend of August include the Mira Mesa Festival of Beers, Porter Robinson at Omnia and the San Diego Festival of Books.

8.25 Michael Calfan

Twenty-six-year-old Parisian producer Michael Calfan was discovered by fellow countryman and French house vet Bob Sinclar nearly a decade ago. His latest single, Over Again, was released last October on Spinnin’ Records. - Scott McDonald

8 p.m. Bang Bang, 526 Market St., downtown. $10-20. 21+. 619.677.2264 or

8.25 Dirtyphonics

The French trap trio Dirty Phonics (Charly Barranger, Julien “PitchIn” Corrales, and Julien “Pho” Lignon) have release a slew of singles in 2017: Night Ride, Boombox, Got Your Love and Watch Out, the last of which features Ragga Twins and Bassnectar. - Scott McDonald

9 p.m. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, downtown. $10. 18+. 619.231.9200 or

8.25 Porter Robinson

The North Carolina-born wunderkind spent most of last year touring with French DJ and producer Madeon on their “Shelter” Live Tour - which was based on their collaborative single of the same name. The 24-year-old DJ and producer sold out the Valley View Casino Center when he was last in San Diego, but, like Kaskade, opts this time for the cozy confines of Omnia. - Scott McDonald

Omnia San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. Advance tickets sold out. 21+. 619.544.9500 or

8.25-26 Eleanor Kerrigan

“I do look like Caitlyn Jenner, right? That is a f**ked up thing. I can’t stand this. All my life, I wanted to be Bruce Jenner. Now this bitch wants to be me.” - Eleanor Kerrigan at the Hollywood Improv

The Comedy Store, La Jolla,

8.26: Pizza & Beer Festival

Sink your teeth into slices of cheesy heaven, then wash ‘em down with any of 100-plus local and international craft brews while DJs and live bands amp up the afternoon before the free Slightly Stoopid concert following the races. - Michael Benninger

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar,

8.26: Bay City Brewing Co. Turns 2

Help celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the brewery that produces the official beer of San Diego with food, live music, art stations, and of course, cake.

3760 Hancock St., Midway District,

8.26: San Diego Festival of Books

Hosted by The San Diego Union-Tribune, this event connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word. Featured authors include Bill Walton, Vinny Green, T. Jefferson Parker and many more.

Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Point Loma,

8.26 Vicetone

DJs Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool comprise the Dutch production duo of Vicetone and spent last year remixing The Weeknd and Bob Marley, dropping a ton of new singles, as well as releasing their debut EP, Aurora. This year, the pair has put out a pair of new tracks, I Hear You, and Apex. - Scott McDonald

9 p.m. Bassmnt, 919 Fourth Ave., Suite 100, downtown. $10. 18+. 619.231.9200 or

8.26-27: 9th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival

Rub elbows with liquor industry insiders during this two-day cocktail festival and culinary celebration punctuated with tastings, seminars and bartender competitions. - Michael Benninger

Port Pavilion Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, downtown,

8.27: 6th Annual Mira Mesa Festival of Beers

Rock out to live music while knocking back unlimited samples from more than 20 of SD’s best breweries and filling up on bites from local food vendors at this annual beer fest benefiting the Mira Mesa Community Foundation. - Michael Benninger

Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St., Mira Mesa,

8.27: Women & Whiskey

Attention ladies: Top off the weekend with a glass of whiskey in an evening filled with education from Jaymee Mandeville of Bacardi, bites from Lionfish and featured spirits from Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey Family.

7-9 p.m., $35, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, 435 Fifth Ave., downtown,

8.27: Bike the Bay

Pedal around the bay and take advantage of the only chance of the year to bike across the Coronado Bridge during this non-competitive, 25-mile ride through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City. - Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park South: 200 Marina Park Way, downtown,


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