San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 9-12)


Top events in town include Tiki Oasis, CityFest, Liberty Station ArtWalk and three nights of stand-up from Ellen DeGeneres.

Through 8.12: Tiki Oasis

Embracing a “South Seas Cinema” theme, the world’s largest, longest-running tiki festival returns to San Diego for five days — and nights — of tropical cocktails, Polynesian pop and other island-inspired attractions. — Michael Benninger

Hotel Circle, Mission Valley,

8.10: KAABOO Discovery Tour

Four bands will battle it out for a chance to take the stage at this year’s KAABOO. On the lineup will be Lindsay White, Sweet Tooth, Sophia Dion and Desert Rhythm Project.

Quartyard, East Village,

8.10: Party Favor

Last here in June, Manhattan-born/L.A.-based DJ Dylan Ragland makes a quick return to San Diego in hopes of continuing the ’90s-themed party he started at OMNIA a few months ago. — Scott McDonald


8.10: Conclusion of ninth annual LifeRide for amfAR

A celeb-studded motorcycle ride will culminate at Westfield UTC’s Kiehl’s store where guests can enjoy complimentary bites and sips from the best of Liberty Public Market, on-site skin consultations and hand massages, opportunities to win gift cards and meet and greets with the celebrity riders. Read more about the event here.

Kiehl’s Westfield UTC: 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla,

8.10-11: Tom Rhodes

“I’ve always been attracted to dark-skinned women. I dated a woman from Kenya for a little while. That was interesting. Before we would go on a date, she would insist on running alongside the car.” — Tom Rhodes at the Hollywood Improv

@ The Comedy Store,

8.10-12: Ellen Degeneres

“It’s technology. It’s hurting us, I say. I blame the microwave for most of our problems. Anything that gets that hot without fire, that’s from the Devil. You don’t believe me, you can put a Hot Pocket in there for three or four minutes, pop that thing in your mouth, if that’s not Hell, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what is.” — Ellen Degeneres on Here & Now

@ Balboa Theatre,

8.10-12: AleSmith 23rd anniversary

This 3-day extravaganza will feature live music, live art installations, art exhibition and a long list of rare and specialty beers, including the release of Celestial Dawn Speedway Stout with Modern Times Coffee.

9990 AleSmith Ct., Miramar,

8.10-12: Deray Davis

“When I was little, my mom used to let us steal sometimes, only if she got something too. ‘What’d you get me!?’ We’d go to grocery stores, I don’t think she liked me a lot, because she used to let my brothers and sisters steal easy stuff. Doritos, paper plates, cereal. She had me steal the meat. I’m at the counter, blood running down my leg, trying to hold my composure up in here. Cashier goes, ‘What wrong with him?’ ‘Oh, he got his period.’ I ain’t got my period!” — Deray Davis on Showtime at the Apollo

@ The American Comedy Co.,

Deray Davis performs during Hot 97 Presents April Fools Comedy Show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Deray Davis performs during Hot 97 Presents April Fools Comedy Show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

(John Lamparski / Getty Images)

8.11: Matoma

Twenty-seven-year-old Norwegian tropical house DJ Matoma (aka Tom Lagergren) released his latest single, Lonely (feat. MAX), in March. The producer is set to release his sophomore full-length album, One In A Million, a follow-up to 2016’s Hakuna Matoma, sometime later this year. — Scott McDonald


8.11: Destination San Diego

At this all-ages first come free (with RSVP) action sports-inspired event, presented by Adidas and Journeys, enjoy live art exhibits, design studios, food, drinks, giveaways and musical performances all day.

Horton Plaza Park, 900 Fourth Ave., downtown,

8.11: Eighth annual Food Truck Festival

Come hungry to the tastiest food festival on wheels as dozens of SoCal’s moveable feasts descend upon Del Mar with gourmet chefs serving eclectic eats. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar,

8.11: Liberty Station Outdoor Movie: Loving Vincent

Grab a blanket and picnic basket and head to Liberty Station for an outdoor screening of the fully oil painted feature film Loving Vincent, which depicts a young man trying to deliver Vincent van Gogh’s final letter in the artist’s last hometown.

2460 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station,

8.11: Fresh Fest

San Diego Hydroponics & Organics presents this inaugural, 21-and-up event showing local musicians, vegan restaurants and even vegan brewers. — Michael Benninger

Quartyard, East Village,

8.11-12: 13th annual Liberty Station ArtWalk

Feast your eyes on the creations of more than 200 visual artists at this free event that also includes live music, a shaded wine-and-beer pavilion and a ton of street food. — Michael Benninger

Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station,

8.12: 13th annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

More than 100 rescue groups, adoption agencies and other canine-centric merchants gather in Cardiff for this free event that also features live music, dog contests, a beer and wine garden and more. — Michael Benninger

Encinitas Community Park, Encinitas,

8.12: CityFest

Join 150,000 locals in the streets of Hillcrest for the city’s largest street fair and music festival, boasting more than 250 merchants, oodles of eateries and creations from up-and-coming artists. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Hillcrest,

8.12: Chula Vista Challenge San Diego Half Triathlon

This endurance race, the second in San Diego’s Triple Crown series, spans 70.3 miles before reaching the Bayside Park finish line where a beer garden and Mexican food merchants await those hearty enough to complete the challenge. — Michael Benninger

Bayside Park, Chula Vista,

Padres Home Games

8.10-12 vs. Philadelphia Phillies


The reel deal: August movie releases

Art beat: August gallery and exhibit openings

Curtain calls: August performing arts performances