Things To Do

San Diego: This Weekend (July 19-22)

Comic-Con is the main event in town this weekend (we have a guide for that), but there’s also the Burgers & Brews Invitational, Over the Line Tournament and much more.

7.19: Brian Posehn  

“This really happened recently. My son, my 2-year old, he’s freaking adorable. We were wrestling, and he points at my belly, and he goes, ‘Baby?’ I know! Motherf***er. Turns out a 2-year old cannot take a punch.” — Brian Posehn on Just for Laughs

@ The Casbah,

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Brian Posehn attends D&D Live From Meltdown Comics Comics and Collectibles on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Wizards of the Coast)
(Randy Shropshire / Getty Images for Wizards of the)

7.19: Hop Con 6.0

Beer geeks unite at this Comic-Con concurrent event that includes 15 3-ounce tasters, unlimited gourmet food tastings, plus lawn games, photo booths and churros for dessert. — Michael Benninger

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station,

After the Comic Con madness, check out Liberty Station for some beer. 
(John Schulz / )

7.19: Kristian Nairn 

When Irish actor Kristian Nairn was repeating the famous line in his last Game of Thrones episode as Hodor, turns out he was doing it to a brand new beat running through his head. While Nairn will forever be linked to his heroic protection of Bran Stark, he’s more than happy to get the party started as progressive house DJ. — Scott McDonald


Kristian Nairn.
(Courtesy photo)

7.19-22: San Diego Comic-Con International

Aquamen and Wonder Women again descend upon the Convention Center as pop-culture’s quintessential celebration returns for its 49th year. For up-to-date news and events follow along with PACIFIC’s Comic-Con section— Michael Benninger

Convention Center, downtown,

Robert Meyers of Tampa dressed as a Storm Trooper at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 21, 2017. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
(K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)

7.19-22: Fourth annual Chicano Con

Comics and Chicano culture collide at this geeky event highlighting the work of Latino artists and featuring tacos, live music and a superhero piñata smash. — Michael Benninger

Border X Brewing, Barrio Logan,

Chicano Con will be in Barrio Logan's Border X Brewing.
(Carmen Farvela)

7.20: SNBRN 

L.A.-based DJ and CRSSD vet SNBRN (aka Kevin Chapman) released the 3-song U Want It single in March on Ultra Records. He also remixed Aussie duo Peking Duk’s single Wasted in April. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang, 

(Courtesy photo)

7.20-22: Jon Reep  

“That is what our country is, whether people like it or not. We are a small-town nation. There are seven or eight big cities in this country, everything else is small towns, really. What do you think ‘red, white and blue’ stands for? Redneck, white trash, blue collar. Welcome to America. ” — Jon Reep on Metro Jethro

@ Pechanga Resort Casino,

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 16: Comedian Jon Reep performs during the 2016 Wild West Comedy Festival - Brad Paisley Hosts A Night Of Stand Up Comedy at Zanies on May 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
(Rick Diamond / Getty Images)

7.20-22: Dan Cummins  

“I just decided to go on a diet. I made that decision immediately after seeing a picture of myself. It was taken from the side when I was not wearing a shirt, or sucking in my gut or aware that pictures were being taken. And that’s when I realized that my front profile does not match my side profile. Turns out, from the front I look like a dude who lifts weights. From the side, I look like a dude who shouldn’t because it’s probably bad for the baby.” — Dan Cummins on Conan

@ The Comedy Store,

Dan Cummins.
(Courtesy photo)

7.21: San Diego Pizza and Beer Festival

Sip unlimited samples from a selection of more than 100 beers and rock out to two stages of live, local music while 15 of the city’s best restaurants offer slices of ’za for a few bucks apiece. — Michael Benninger

NTC Park, Liberty Station,

Pizza and beer, one can't really go wrong with that combo.
(Courtesy photo)

7.21: Cabrillo Sunset 5K Fun Run & Walk

Pay your respects to Point Loma’s signature sandstone statue at this fundraising fun run that includes a 200-foot incline and a trip past the picturesque tidepools. — Michael Benninger

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma,

7.21: Burgers & Brews Invitational

Highlighting the city’s best breweries and burger joints, this track-adjacent event includes unlimited samples of perfectly prepared patties plus five beer tasters, all-you-can-eat fries and access to the races and Iration’s post-race concert. Click here to enter for a chance to win tickets to Burgers & Brews Invitational. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar,

Have a beefy burger to go with those beers at the Del Mar festival.
(Courtesy photo)

7.21-22: Over the Line

Three-player teams with off-color names battle it out to see who can bat balls the farthest as Mission Bay’s long-runningBYOB bonanza returns to Fiesta Island. — Michael Benninger

Fiesta Island, Mission Bay,

SAN DIEGO, July 16th, 2017 | Championship Sunday at the 64th annual Over The Line tournament on Fiesta Island. Savannah Johnson hits a pitch from Kelsey McGowan during a 2 out rally. Chadd Cady for The San Diego Union-Tribune
(Chadd Cady / San Diego Union-Tribune)

7.22: Agave Festival

If it came from an agave plant, it will be featured at this inaugural event hosted at Bagby Beer. Learn all about the tequila and mezcal making process all while trying each of liquors and enjoying traditional Mexican foods.

601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, 760.270.9075,


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