San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 22-25)


Top events this weekend include San Diego Underground Film Festival, Ken Jeong, Andy Moor, Orfila’s Grape Stomp and Festival of Dankness.

8.22-24: Orny Adams

“Made it through another July 4th without having to take my shirt off. I picked the right party. Victory!” — Orny Adams on Twitter

@ The American Comedy Co.,

8.22-25: San Diego Underground Film Festival

The program for this year’s showcase of experimental films and videos includes eclectic narratives, live music and 16mm movies by local and international artists. — Michael Benninger

10th Avenue Arts Center, East Village,

8.23: Bingo Players

Dutch DJ/producer Maarten Hoogstraten continues to perform under the moniker he once shared with one-time collaborator/co-founder of Hysteria Records, Paul Baumer. Since Baumer’s death in 2013, Hoogstraten has released a handful of tracks and performed at OMNIA last year as part of the duo’s 10th Anniversary tour. Hoogstraten’s latest single, 1000 Years, was released in March. — Scott McDonald


8.23-25: Sarah Tiana

“Just complained about my fantasy player being hurt to a guy in a wheelchair.” — Sarah Tiana on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

8.24: Brian Regan

“They ask the most insulting question when you go to check into a hospital: ‘What seems to be the problem?’ What seems …? Well, it seems, it seems like everything on my inside wants to be on my outside. But I’m no doctor.” — Brian Regan on I Walked on the Moon

@ Balboa Theatre,

8.24: Ken Jeong

“Vietnamese, they should f**king marry each other. You know why? They shouldn’t marry me. You know why? You guys have the same f**king last name. You know what I’m talking about? It’s a Nguyen-Nguyen situation. Think about it.” — Ken Jeong on Laugh Out Loud

@ Pala Casino,

Ken Jeong
(Myung J. Chun | Los Angeles Times)

8.24: Andy Moor

U.K. trance DJ and producer Andrew Beardmore (aka Andy Moor) has remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Vangelis, Armin van Buuren, and Tiësto. Last year, he joined forces with Markus Schulz and Gabriel & Dresden to curate the 48-track, three-mixes-in-one In Search of Sunrise 14 collection. — Scott McDonald

@ Spin,

8.24: Third annual La Vuelta Summer Festival

Featuring more than 70 merchants, art exhibits and food booths, this celebration of Barrio Logan’s distinct heritage also includes two craft beer gardens, live musical performances and a classic car show. — Michael Benninger

Logan Avenue from Evans to 26th Street, Barrio Logan,

8.24: Country Beer Jam

At this event that’s free to attend with admission to the track, country artists will play live tunes while you enjoy award-winning beers along with rare and specialty crafts and other favorites from San Diego’s brewing scene. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar,

8.24: Orfila’s 26th annual Grape Stomp

Ditch your kicks, roll up your jeans and feel fruit squish beneath your feet at this vivacious vino affair featuring a wine tasting, a gourmet dinner, tractor rides and oodles of entertainment. — Michael Benninger

Orfila Vineyards and Winery, Escondido,

8.24: Fifth annual Festival of Dankness

Prepare your palate for infinite 2 oz. pours as many of the industry’s best brewers and food purveyors converge on the waterfront for four hours of drinking and mingling. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

8.24-25: 11th annual San Diego Spirits Festival

Novice enthusiasts, inveterate alcohol aficionados and everyone in between are invited to spend two days among industry insiders at the West Coast’s premier cocktail extravaganza featuring unlimited libations, a bottle competition and an assortment of burlesque, Samba and Bollywood dancers. — Michael Benninger

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Embarcadero,

8.25: Bike the Bay

Don’t miss the only time this year cyclists can bike across the Coronado Bridge during this noncompetitive, 25-mile ride around the Big Bay that — for the first time — includes an optional 8-mile extension on some gravelly ground. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park South, Embarcadero,

Bike the Bay
(Nelvin C. Cepeda | San Diego Union-Tribune)

8.25: Cristian’s Big Heart 5K

Help shed light on the dangers of an undiagnosed enlarged heart by taking part in this walk that celebrates the life of Cristian Acosta-Flores, a beloved local who succumbed to this condition on September 1, 2014 — one day before his 19th birthday. — Michael Benninger

Rohr Park, Bonita,


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