Things To Do

San Diego: This Weekend (July 26-29)

Top events around town this weekend include Supergirl Surf Pro, Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, comedian Joe Rogan and a California Clambake.

7.26: American Idol Live!

Some of the show’s top finalists, including Maddie Poppe who was crowned a winner in May, plus Season 8 winner Kris Allen, take to the stage for a full night of musical performances.

Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown,

In this May 21, 2018 photo provided by ABC, Maddie Poppe, left, reacts with Ryan Seacrest after bein
In this May 21, 2018 photo provided by ABC, Maddie Poppe, left, reacts with Ryan Seacrest after being announced the winner of “American Idol” in Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in the two-hour finale on ABC. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via AP)
(Mitch Haaseth / AP)

7.27-29: Eddie Ifft

“Breaking News: ABC says Roseanne not being canceled! They are just replacing Roseanne with Kevin Spacey and he is going to play Dan’s gay lover.” — Eddie Ifft on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

Eddie Ifft

Eddie Ifft.

(Courtesy photo)

7.27-29: Supergirl Surf Pro

The world’s leading female surfers return to Oceanside for this three-day competition and festival featuring fashion, fitness and more than 50 merchants, among many other attractions.


Oceanside Pier, Oceanside,

Supergirl Surf Pro

Tournament winner Courtney Conlogue is hoisted on shoulders as she is congratulated by second place finisher Sage Erickson, right, at the conclusion of the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Surf Pro tournament in Oceanside Sunday. Photo by Bill Wechter

(Bill Wechter / )

7.28: Oceanside Museum of Art Ball

Elevating elegance to new heights, this highly anticipated ball returns with a Beneath the Sea theme and includes drinks, dancing and an al fresco dinner set to a soundtrack of lively, local music.

Oceanside Civic Center, Oceanside,

7.28: Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

Sixty-plus splash-happy canines carve waves along the coast in the original surf dog competition, which also includes a beer garden, awards ceremony, and SurFUR Expo raising funds for the San Diego Humane Society.

Imperial Beach Pier, Imperial Beach,

Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

Surf Gidget the Pug wears a shark costume as she and other dogs and owners gather for Barknado, the attempt to break the Guinness world record of the most dogs wearing shark fins on a beach, which they did at 61, during the 2017 Imperial Beach Surf Dog competition at Imperial Beach on Saturday. | Photo by Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune

(Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

7.28: Hops & Curds

Brew30 California Taps and Venissimo are teaming up for pairings of five beers and cheeses at the downtown gastropub inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt.


1 Market Pl., downtown,

7.28: Joe Rogan  

“It’s not sexist to say that women can’t do big physical labor things as good as giant men can. But people will tell you it is. Well, I’m not sexist. As a matter of fact, my favorite people are all female. I have a wife, and I have three daughters. They’re my favorite people in the world. But, I could beat the f**k out of all of them. OK? Listen, if they’re guarding the door, I’m getting in. I don’t mean to sound cocky, but I’m just real confident. I could f**k them up if I had the flu, OK?” — Joe Rogan on Joe Rogan: Triggered

@ Pechanga Resort Casino,

Joe Rogan
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Joe Rogan of “Question Everything” attends Syfy 2013 Upfront at Silver Screen Studios at Chelsea Piers on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
(Rob Kim / Getty Images)

7.28: Kathy Griffin  

“Facetiming someone, without permission in advance, should be a crime.” — Kathy Griffin on Twitter

@ Civic Theatre,

Kathy Griffin

In this March 22, 2018 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Griffin will be honored Tuesday, June 5, by West Hollywood for raising more than $5 million for HIV/AIDS services and LGBTQ causes. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

7.28: Coronado Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary

Join in on the celebration that will include music from The Sidekicks, raffles throughout the day and a beer included with your $10 admission. Big Front Door, Poke Craft and other vendors will be on site, selling their edible wares.


1205 Knoxville St., Morena District,

7.28: California Clambake

Treat yourself to a shellfish feast featuring a special menu by renowned chef Javier Plascencia during the Hotel Del’s take on the classic East Coast entree.

Hotel Del Coronado, Del Mar,

California Clambake

Chef Javier Plascencia creates a menu inspired by East Coast seafood. 

(Courtesy photo)

7.28: Valentino Khan 

This L.A.-based DJ and producer’s 2017 single, Pump, became Vevo’s most streamed video of all time. Khan’s March-released follow-up, Lick It, has already spawned two, three-song remix EPs.

@ Bassmnt,

Valentino Khan

Valentino Khan.

(Pete Don)

7.29: 10th annual Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark

Before the Friars take on the D’backs, don’t miss one of San Diego’s largest tailgate parties, which includes Phil’s mesquite-grilled chicken and ribs, plus two sides, a soft drink and admission to the game. The event supports Operation Bigs, a Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Petco Park, East Village, 

Phil’s BBQ

Indulge the various BBQ dishes to be served at the ballpark. 

(Courtesy photo)

7.29: Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon

This USAT-sanctioned event also includes bike and run courses along picturesque Pacific Coast Highway, where an expo, beer lounge and high-five tunnel await you at the finish line.

Pacific Coast Highway, Solana Beach,

Solana Beach

Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon challenge contestants on land and sea. 

(Endurance Sports Photo / )

7.29: Bitter Brothers Family Dinner series

Owners Bill Warnke and Monica Andresen have invited five BBQ Pitmasters to bring the fire to a special dinner that will be paired with brews from Bitter Brothers. Proceeds from the event goes to support Feeding San Diego.

4170 Morena Blvd., Bay Ho,


Padres Home Games

7.27-29 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

7.30-31 vs. San Francisco Giants


Top concerts this week in San Diego (July 23-29) 

The reel deal: July movie releases

Curtain calls: July performing arts performances

Art beat: July gallery and exhibit openings

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