San Diego Weekend Events Friday August 16 to Sunday August 18, 2013

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taylor-swiftWhat: Taylor Swift – RED Tour

When: Thursday August 15, 2013

Where: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego

Description: Taylor’s RED Tour is set to be one of the most-anticipated musical events of 2013, as Taylor’s live shows are renowned worldwide for bringing her music to life with whatVarietyhas dubbed “supreme spectacle” andBillboardhas hailed as an “overwhelming experience…that blended the pacing, the music and the artist’s personality in a way that transfixed.” During the course of every show, Taylor plays a variety of instruments and performs her biggest hits and fan favorites from her four Big Machine Records albums.

Taylor Swift Tickets Cost: $39.50 and up 

summergrass-fest-sandiegoWhat: Summergrass Bluegrass Festival San Diego

When: Friday August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2013

Where: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, San Diego

Description: 1th annual premier bluegrass music festival with 13 bands, jam sessions, music workshops, camping, instrument raffles, kids music camp, family activities, vendors, and food at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Rd, Vista, 92083. Show times and tickets 3PM-10PM Friday, Aug.16 (tickets $18), 10AM-10PM Saturday, Aug. 17th (tickets $25), and 9AM-5PM Sunday, Aug. 18th (tickets $18). Visit or call (858) 679-4854 for festival info.

Cost: $18-$25

Del Mar Concerts:

steel-pulseWhat: Steel Pulse Concert

When: Friday August 16, 2013

Where: Del Mar Race Track & Turf Club, San Diego

Description: Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England, which has a large majority of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and other Asian migrants. They originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass). Steel Pulse was the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

 Cost : Free before last race

What: Weezer Concert


When: Saturday August 17, 2013

Where: Del Mar Race Track & Turf Club, San Diego

Description: Weezer, formed in Los Angeles in the early, alternative-era ’90s, became a premier guitar-rock/pop band with the release of their self-titled debut in 1994. A number of fun, catchy songs from the album—”Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly”—became huge successes among alternative rock listeners, receiving substantial radio play and appearing as highly inventive and entertaining videos on MTV. In 1996, after releasing Pinkerton, an album which revealed an even more accomplished songwriting ability from the band, Weezer remained silent for a few years before reestablishing themselves as an important rock band in the new millennium with 2001’s Weezer (Green Album). Other releases include 2002’s Maladroit and Make Believe in 2005.

 Cost : Free before last race

sandiego-padresWhat: Padres vs Mets – Major League Baseball

When: Friday August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2013

Where: Petco Park, San Diego

Description: Overlooked in the San Diego Padres’ fourth-place finish this past season was their impressive second half. The team went 42-33 after the All-Star break and improved by five wins from 2011. Not only are things trending upward on the field, the franchise’s new ownership group has expressed a willingness to increase the payroll in hopes of fielding a winner. It already has shown a commitment to manager Bud Black, exercising his 2014 and 2015 options. The Padres are on the upswing, but third place likely will be their ceiling in the NL West. They went 7-11 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and 6-12 against the San Francisco Giantsthis past season, so there clearly is a talent gap that must be bridged.

Cost: $15 and up


city-balletWhat: City Ballet – Ballet Showcase San Diego

When: Friday August 16, 2013

Where: Spreckels Theatre, Broadway Circle, San Diego

Description: The Ballet Showcase is a free performance held at the Spreckels Theatre on August 16th at 7pm. The performance with include Swan Lake Act II and the dream scene from Don Quixote. The doors will open at 6:30pm and there is open seating.


la-jolla-summerfestWhat: SummerFest – Musical Crossroads

When: Friday August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2013

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at La Jolla

Description: Steven Stucky – Violin Sonata – World Première. David del Tredici – Bullycide – World Première. John Harbison – Crossroads – World Première. Bartók – Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.

Cost: $45-$65


Talor-dayneWhat: Taylor Dayne and Expose – Concert

When: Friday August 16, 2013

Where: Sycuan Casino, San Diego

Description: Leslie Wunderman (born March 7, 1962), better known by her stage name Taylor Dayne, is an American pop singer-songwriter and actress. In late 1987, she scored her first major hit when her debut single “Tell It to My Heart” reached #7 on the Hot 100. She then went on to have a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including the #1 Billboard hit “Love Will Lead You Back”. Overall, she has had eighteen individual hit songs reach the top ten in Billboard magazine. These include most recently, the 2011 American and international hit “Floor on Fire” and the 2008 song “Beautiful”, which reached the top spot in Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart.

Cost: $35-$45


dead-mans-partyWhat: Dead Man’s Party – The Oingo Boingo Tribute Band

When: Friday August 16, 2013

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party has been bringing you Boingo tunes LIVE – the way you remember ’em from the original Oingo Boingo shows – for over a decade! This 8-piece band has been fashioned after the original Oingo Boingo line up, featuring a three0piece horn section, guiar bass, kes, drums and a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching Danny Elfman himself!

Cost: $15


la-jollaWhat: 2013 Haute La Jolla Nights

When: Come to La Jolla Village from 6:00-9:00pm on Saturday August 17, 2013

Where: La Jolla Village, San Diego

Description: Haute La Jolla Nights is a fun, free event featuring live music, art, plus shopping and dining deals throughout La Jolla Village. Over 20 of San Diego’s best bands will perform jazz, blues, country, contemporary music and a whole lot of Rock n’ Roll!

Cost: Free


damage-incWhat: Damage Inc – A Tribute to Metallica

When: Saturday August 17, 2013

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Metallica is one of the most revered and celebrated hard rock acts of our generation. With a career that is still going strong after 30 years, Metallica has a fan base ranging from kids to adults, and continues to gain fans every day. Damage Inc brings you the most authentic representation of a live Metallica show – all of the energy, power and charisma that you would expect from a Metallica concert. Not to mention the most important thing… they sound like Metallica!

Cost: $10-$17


heart-of-mt-helixWhat: heART of Mt. Helix Fundraiser

When: Saturday August 17, 2013

Where: Mt. Helix Park, La Mesa San Diego

Description: As the sunsets, the artwork rises. The Sixth Annual heART of Mt. Helix will feature music, food, auctions, dancing, art, and more. Food vendors and beverages from Ballast Point Brewery will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit the preservation and enhancement of Mt. Helix Park. Presale tickets only; ticket prices will increase on August 1.

Tickets are available online or by calling 619-741-4363.

Cost: $50-$100

pixar-in-concertWhat: Pixar in Concert

When: Sunday August 18, 2013

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park, San Diego

Description: From the “Toy Story” trilogy and “Cars” to “The Incredibles” and “Up”, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Boston Pops presents “Pixar in Concert,” with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from Pixar’s thirteen feature films including “Finding Nemo”, “Monsters Inc.”, and its latest release, “Brave”. All of your favorite Pixar characters come to life on screen in this highflying, heart-pounding night of non-stop entertainment. Thomas Wilkins conducts Provided by

Cost: $19+


exploring-people-in-artWhat: Exploring People in Art – Family Drop-In Days

When: Sunday August 18, 2013

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Designed for children and adults to do together, Family Drop-In Days include art projects inspired by the Museum’s Permanent Collection; family-friendly, docent-led tours; and art-focused games to play in the galleries. Activities are enjoyable for guests of all ages and skill levels, and center around a theme. Art projects will change weekly and themes change monthly.


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