San Diego: This Weekend (Aug. 29-Sept. 1)


Top events this weekend include TJ Miller, Ballast Point Brews Cruise, Reggae Splash Boat Party and Sand Sculpting Challenge.

8.30: Dada Life

Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom of Swedish DJ/production duo Dada Life released their latest single, No More 54, in April. And while the pair continues to work together in the studio, it’s only been Engblom who has hit the road for live performances. But this stop in San Diego is part of what the pair is calling “a very special run of 10th anniversary shows,” so who knows? —Scott McDonald


8.30: Tramps Like Us

LED’s annual 18+, all-night phenomenon returns to the Pechanga Arena boasting an impressive lineup that includes the Grammy-nominated Swedish headliners Galantis, along with Kill The Noise, Ekali, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Dabin and more. —Scott McDonald

@ Pechanga Arena,

8.30-9.1: Dan Cummins

“I feel like I get a lot of mixed messages regarding nutrition at home. Like, [my fiancée] likes to lecture me about healthy eating, which would come across as a lot more genuine if she didn’t also like to constantly bake me delicious treats. Which I guess is different instincts inside of her. Part of her wants me to be very healthy, so I can live a long time and she doesn’t have to die alone. But another part of her wants to fatten me up just enough so that no other woman will ever love me.” — Dan Cummins on CONAN

@ The Comedy Store,

8.30-9.1: TJ Miller

“My wife just said ‘I’m not being open to closed-mindedness’ — a bit close-minded, don’t you think?” — TJ Miller on Twitter

@ The American Comedy Co.,

TJ Miller
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8.31: Fourth annual Ballast Point Brews Cruise

Set sail aboard a three-hour, two-story bay cruise offering unlimited samples of more than 20 of Ballast Point’s signature and limited-release beers, while chefs grill up brew-infused BBQ dishes and modern rock cover bands provide a soundtrack of hits you know every word to. —Michael Benninger

Flagship Cruises & Events, Embarcadero,

8.31 Arty

Russian DJ and producer Arty (aka Artyom Stoliarov) was just here in February, after last performing locally in 2017 as Alpha 9. Stoliarov returns for the second time in a row under his main moniker, now with newish single, May’s Sunshine, under his belt. —Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

8.31: Third annual Reggae Splash Boat Party

Stir it up one last time before the summer ends aboard this reggae boat bash featuring three floors of jammin’ bands, three hours of breathtaking views and five fully stocked bars flanked by food stations. —Michael Benninger

Grape Street Pier, Little Italy,

8.31-9.2: Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exhibition

Master sand sculptors from around the world take on the U.S.’s best builders during this three-day, silica-centric extravaganza where artists transform 300 tons of gravelly grit into more than 1,000 astonishing works of art. —Michael Benninger

Broadway Pier and Pavilion, Downtown,