Things To Do

San Diego: This Weekend (Dec. 21-25)

With the holidays afoot its a quiet weekend in San Diego, but top events include comedian Brad Williams and the San Diego Gulls vs. Ontario Reign.

12.21: Supersuckers 

Stage-three throat cancer survivor Eddie Spaghetti brings his cowpunk quartet back to San Diego. And this time, openers The Bellrays and Bombpops come with them.

Casbah, Midtown,



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12.21: Fishbone 

Nothing says the holidays are here like the veteran ska and funk collective’s 6th Annual Crazy Glue Xmas show. Not just for adhesive sniffers, this yuletide tradition is sure to get anyone’s chestnuts roasting.

Belly Up, Solana Beach,



Jenny Lynn

12.21: Bone Thugs–N-Harmony 

The hip-hop five-piece started the year in San Diego with a January show featuring Warren G, DJ Quik, and the Dogg Pound. Now they’re back to close it down on their own.

Observatory North Park, North Park,

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

Travis Shinn

12.22: X w/ Meat Puppets & Mike Watt 

X performing with the Meat Puppets and Mike Watt at the same show? Even punk fans with the spottiest understanding of the genre should be able to appreciate the awesomeness of this legendary triple bill.

Observatory North Park, North Park,



Gary Leonard

12.21-23 Brad Williams 

“If I ever go to prison, I’m gonna tell everyone my nickname on the outside was Butthole Teeth.” — Brad Williams on Twitter

American Comedy Co., downtown,

Brad Williams

Brad Williams at the DGA Theater on May 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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12.22, 23: Ozomatli 

Now in their 22nd year, the long-running bilingual funk collective circles back around after last playing at the Embarcadero in August. The Los Angeles-based sextet served as the house band for all three seasons of Gabriel Iglesias’ Comedy Central show and also have released a children’s album.

Music Box, downtown,



Sandra Dahdah

12.23: Brian Setzer Orchestra 

The one-time Stray Cat has turned into much more of a festive feline in recent years and he keeps the tradition going with his 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour.

Pechanga, Temecula,

Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer.

Naoaki Toyofuku

San Diego Gulls home games

12.22 vs Ontario Reign

Movie releases

12.20: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Greatest Showman

12.22: Pitch Perfect 3, Downsizing, Father Figures


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