San Diego: This Weekend (July 13-16)
It’s a busy weekend in San Diego with several Pride festivities, Bocce and Over the Line tournaments, plus jokes from Pauly Shore.
After working with other labels for years, London-based DJ duo Dusky (aka Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman) started their own, 17 Steps, in 2014. It just saw the release on their latest 4-track EP, “Cold Heart,” last month. - Scott McDonald
Bang Bang, downtown, bangbangsd.com
7.13-15 John Heffron
“As a 40-something-year-old guy, I don’t know how to dress. You dress too young, you look douchey. And you can tell you’re in the wrong place when I walk in and the kid who works there is like, ‘Hello sir, would you like to buy a gift card?’ ‘No, maybe I would like a shirt with a number on it for no reason. Do you have any more sweatshirts left with your fake athletic department?’"- John Heffron at Gotham Comedy Club
American Comedy Co., downtown, americancomedyco.com
7.14: 5th annual Pride of Hillcrest Block Party
Kick off Pride Weekend at this 21-and-up event featuring a Trans Pride March, DJs, go-go dancers, gourmet food vendors, immense outdoor bars and VIP bottle service in the streets of Hillcrest. - Michael Benninger
University Avenue at Normal Street, Hillcrest, fabuloushillcrest.com
Connecticut-born producer Audien (aka Nate Rathbun) hit no. 1 on the U.S. Dance Chart with the 2015 single “Insomnia” featuring Parson James. Fresh from the Electric Daisy Carnival Festival in Las Vegas, Rathbun returns to San Diego after dropping the single “One More Weekend” with Max earlier this year. - Scott McDonald
OMNIA, downtown, omnianightclub.com
7.14: Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set)
English DJ/composer Nightmares on Wax, aka George Evelyn, was last in San Diego with a full band and backing singers. This time, he’ll be crate digging to bring the Music Box audience a diverse array of sounds and songs that inspire his main project. - Scott McDonald
Music Box, Little Italy, musicboxsd.com
Boston-born, L.A.-based DJ and musician Goldroom (aka Josh Legg) played in synthpop duo NightWaves before producing full-time. Legg released his full-length Goldroom debut, “West of the West,” last year. New single “Spread Love” is out now. - Scott McDonald
Bang Bang, downtown, bangbangsd.com
7.14-15: 2017 Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival
I.B.'s annual beach bonanza returns with a pancake breakfast, community parade, world-class sandcastle sculptors, live music, a farmers market and a “Pirates in Paradise” theme. - Michael Benninger
Portwood Pier Plaza, 940 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, sunandseafestival.com
7.14-15: Jon Reep
“He almost drown while fixing a hole in the pool, by wearing a backpack full of rocks & trying to breathe through a garden hose #thatsmydad” - Jon Reep on Twitter.
The Comedy Store, La Jolla , lajolla.thecomedystore.com
7.15: Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball Tournament
Hundreds of teams compete in the annual bocce ball tournament Vigilucci’s Italian restaurant has hosted since 1994 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad. - Michael Benninger
Dog Beach: 3200 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, beachbocce.com
7.15 5th Annual Uncorked Wine Walk & VIP Event
Sip and shop through Westfield UTC where a ticket will get you light bites, a gift bag filled with goodies and, of course, a tasting glass to fill up with wines from area wineries.
Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, ticketsauce.com
It doesn’t get much cuter than pets in costumes - especially Comic-Con themed apparel. This fifth annual event, presented by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, benefits orphan pets and programs at the center. Editor’s note: PACIFIC will have a photographer at the event, so keep an eye out for cute animal pics next week.
Hazard Center, 7510-7610 Hazard Center Dr., Mission Valley, hazardenter.com
7.15: Pride Parade
Following a theme of Allied in Action: United for Justice, this year’s 1.1-mile Pride Parade through Hillcrest is expected to attract more than 100,000 spectators, ranking it among the largest such events in the United States. - Michael Benninger
Hillcrest Pride Flag to Balboa Park , sdpride.org
7.15 KSON CountryFest
Two-step your way to Mission Valley for an afternoon filled with country fun featuring Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Adam Craig and Walker McGuire. The music starts at 3 p.m. and tickets start at just $22.
Qualcomm Stadium Practice Field, 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley, kson.com
7.15-7.16: Pride Music Festival
More than 200 musical acts, dancers and comedians perform live on multiple stages in Balboa Park as revelers enjoy art, food and good vibes. - Michael Benninger
Marston Point, Eighth Avenue, Balboa Park, sdpride.org
7.15-16: 64th Annual World Championship OTL Tournament
Three-player teams with off-color names compete as Mission Bay’s annual baseball-esque B.Y.O.B. bacchanalia returns to Fiesta Island. - Michael Benninger
Fiesta Island, Mission Bay, ombac.org
7.16: San Diego Aviators Season Kickoff
The San Diego Aviators (World Team Tennis’ current reigning champs) mark the beginning of their 2017 season with a series of fast-paced team and individual matches, including men competing against women and mixed-gender Canadian Doubles (two players versus one). - Michael Benninger
Omni La Costa Resort and Spa: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, La Costa, sandiegoaviators.com
Padres home games
7.14-16 vs. San Francisco Giants
100 Park Blvd., downtown, 619.795.5555, sandiego.padres.mlb.com
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