San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 2-5)


Events in town this weekend include the Oceanside International Film Festival, comedian Sara Schaefer and the Balboa Park 8 Miler.

8.2: Dim Sum & Then Sum

Chef Brian Redzikowski is showing off his passion for Asian flavors with 10 different offerings, including the chef’s award winning pho soup dumplings, served from rolling carts at The Grass Skirt. — Leslie Hackett

910 Grand Ave., Pacific Beach,

8.2: Flicks on the Bricks

La Jolla’s signature outdoor movie series kicks off this weekend with this year focusing on film noir with a connection to America’s finest city. The first movie to be screened is a double bill of Devil Thumbs a Ride and The Clay Pigeon.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla,

8.2: MOPA 35th anniversary

Guests will be asked to hashtag and print photos that will be displayed on a large push pin wall at the Balboa Park museum. The event will mimic a Push Pin Party held on the museum’s then unfinished walls when it first opened in 1983.

1649 El Prado, Balboa Park,

Through 8.5: Oceanside International Film Festival

Independent filmmakers from far and wide put their cinematic creations on display during this event kicking off San Diego’s film festival season. — Michael Benninger

Brooks Theatre, Oceanside,

8.2-4: Christopher Titus

“Babies are worthless. There’s nothing there. Having a baby is like buying a laptop that won’t turn on and sh**s itself.” — Christopher Titus on Born with a Defect

@ The American Comedy Co.,

8.3-5: Bazaar Del Mundo’s Annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market

More than two dozen Latin American artists put their vibrant creations on display, while attendees can also listen to live music, feast on Mexican cuisine and watch artisans create intricate pottery adorned with ancestral symbols. — Michael Benninger

Bazaar Del Mundo, Old Town,

8.3-5: Sara Schaefer

“There is a lot of pressure on ladies to have the perfect body these days. I mean, no matter what shape you have, it’s just never enough. It feels like there’s an ever-growing list of body achievements that we have to unlock. Like, ‘Do you have butt-shelf? Did you get butt-shelf? Can your butt hold loose change and some keys without falling off? No? Well what are you doing? Make your butt into a shelf, girl.’” — Sara Schaefer on Chrysalis

@ The Comedy Store,

8.3: Slander

Derek Andersen and Scott Land first met on the campus of UC Irvine and have gone on to work with the likes of Skrillex, DJ Snake and Diplo. The pair has kept busy in 2018 releasing a slew of singles – I Can’t Escape (feat. Feli Ferraro), Happy Now, Move Back, Slow Motion and, most recently, So Long (feat. Juliana Chahayed). — Scott McDonald


8.3: Pegboard Nerds

By the time Danish DJ Michael Parsberg and Norwegian DJ Alex Odden hit San Diego, their current Full Hearts tour will be in full swing. They return to America’s Finest City with latest single, Bring Me Joy, under their belts. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

8.4: Two Friends

The L.A.-based DJ duo of Matt Halper and Eli Sones are responsible for official remixes of Steve Aoki, 3LAU, Audien and more. The pair dropped their latest single, Bandaid, in June. — Scott McDonald


8.4: Balboa Park 8 Miler

San Diego’s longest consecutively run race returns to Balboa Park with an 8-mile route that starts and ends at Pan American Plaza and features scenic trails, stunning bridges and windy roads along the way.

Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park,

8.4: Midsummer’s Masquerade Ball

The Observatory North Park will play host to a night of curious sights, bites and entertainment delights including live music, cirque acts, dancing, dining and drinks. Guests are encouraged to come in their finest evening attire complete with mask.

2891 University Ave., North Park,

8.4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in concert

Fans of the fourth Potter film won’t want to miss this chance to catch Harry, Ron and Hermione on the big screen, while the San Diego Symphony performs the movie’s sweeping score.

Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown

8.4: Ninth annual Farm to Bay fundraiser

Treat your taste buds to samples from more than 30 of the county’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries at this wildlife-focused fundraiser that features an auction, live entertainment and unforgettable animal encounters. — Michael Benninger

Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista,

8.4: Fermented Pickle Workshop + Beer Pairing

Get pickled at Second Chance Beer Company which is hosting a pickle and beer pairing featuring a variety of gherkins plus fermented food demos. Oh yeah, and you get to take home a jar of pickles, too.

15378 Avenue of Science, #222, Carmel Mountain,

8.5: Brooke Evers

The 33-year-old Aussie TV star, model and DJ is married to fellow spinner Matt Stafford of EDM duo The Stafford Brothers. Evers recently released a pair of singles, a remake of Sisqo’s Thong Song (feat. DB Bantino) and May’s Don’t Want No… with Dominique Young Unique. — Scott McDonald

@ Andaz,

8.5: Vista Rod Run

More than 300 auto enthusiasts showcase their classic and specialty cars while competing to win one of 30 treasured trophies. — Michael Benninger

Downtown Vista,

8.5: Anjunadeep Open Air

The 13-year-old, London-based independent record label is throwing a party on top of the Hard Rock Hotel. Artists scheduled to perform are Dutch duo 16 Bit Lolitas, German DJ Ben Böhmer, Brooklyn’s David Hohme, Finnish DJ Yotto and San Francisco-based DJ Luttrell. — Scott McDonald

@ Hard Rock,

8.5: Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Third Avenue will be lined with vendor booths, live bands, sour contests and of course, lemon dinks, foods and sweet treats at this 22nd annual event.

Third Avenue at F Street, Chula Vista,


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