San Diego Weekend Events Friday August 2 to Sunday August 4, 2013

What: The San Diego Museum of Art Summer Break Festival 2013summer-break-2013

When: Friday August 1 to 10, 2013

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Soak up contemporary art, culture, and performances. Pick your date or come every day for Summer Break, the Museum’s new contemporary art festival, August 1-10.

Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Double Portraits exhibition on view 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Video screening of Drama Queens by Elmgreen & Dragset and Double Self-Portrait by Joanna Kidd 12:00 p.m.

Double Portraits exhibition tour 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the Company of Others, sound installation by Labs 7:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Visit our blog for complete Schedule of The San Diego Museum of Art Summer Break Festival 2013.

delmar-showpark-festWhat: Del Mar Showpark August Festival Horse Show

When: Friday August 2, 2013

Where: Del Mar Horse Park, San Diego

Description: This event will take place at Horsepark, the Fairgrounds’ equestrian facility located about two miles east of the Fairgrounds at the intersection of El Camino Real and Via de la Valle.

Cost: Free



sister-actWhat: Sister Act – The Musical

When: Friday August 2, 2013

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre

Description: Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on the hit 1992 film comedy of the same name. The 2009 West End production was produced by Stage Entertainment, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michael Reno for Sis Acts LLC. Goldberg is also a producer of the 2011 Broadway adaptation.


Female-Pro-SurfingWhat: Female Pro Surfing Competition – Ford Supergirl Pro

When: Friday August 2, 2013

Where: Oceanside Pier, San Diego

Description: Come out and see the very best that female surfing has to offer at the Oceanside Pier! The Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell is the largest female surfing event in the world and the only ASP 6-Star women’s surf contest in North America. The event will feature more than 90 of the world’s top female pros, including Bethany Hamilton, Alana Blanchard, Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue, Coco Ho, and many more.

The event will include live music as well as autographs from the pros, free hair styling from Paul Mitchell, giveaways, celebrity guests, and a vendor village with a host of surf-oriented companies. You won’t want to miss this!

Cost: Free

iration-concertWhat: Del Mar Summer Concerts-Iration 

When: Friday August 2, 2013

Where: Del Mar Race Track & Turf Club

Description: Iration is a reggae group from Santa Barbara, CA. All members originally hail from Hawaii. They play a mix of reggae, dub, rock and are known for playing a lot of Sunshine Reggae.




point-loma-summer-concertsWhat: Point Loma Summer Concerts

When: Friday August 2, 2013

Where: Point Loma Park, San Diego

Description: The Point Loma Summer Concerts concerts are FREE and on Fridays starting at 5:30 p.m.


7/12 Jumping Jack Flash

7/19 Cashed Out With Special Guest “June Carter”

7/26 Back To The Garden Tribute to Woodstock with special guests Eve Selis and Mattie Mills

8/2 Left4Dead brings back the 80s

8/9 The Bayou Brothers with special guest Sue Palmer

Concert goers bring their own seating and/or blankets, and can order dinner from one of the catering sponsors: Stump’s Family Marketplace, Barons Marketplace, Miguel’s Cocina, and Gabardine.

sandiego-sights-sipsWhat: San Diego Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruise

When: Friday August 2, 2013

Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Diego

Description: Come aboard a two-hour luxurious yacht on San Diego Bay and enjoy a boarding cocktail and a variety of light hors d’oeuvres. We provide a range of delicious signature cocktails and monthly drink specials for you to choose from (drinks available for purchase). On board, you can enjoy our lively backround music as the sun slowly sets dancing in the ever changing views of San Diego bay.

Cost: $30.29

la-jolla-summerfestWhat: SummerFest Opening Night: Let’s Dance!

When: Friday August 2, 2013

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at La Jolla

Description: La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 70 world-class artists and ensembles performing concerts from July 31 – August 23, 2013. Since its inception in 1986, SummerFest has welcomed over 650 renowned artists and ensembles, four talented artistic directors and nearly a quarter of a million audience members at venues in San Diego and over the airwaves nationwide.


SCHUBERT – German Dances for String Quartet

FALLA – El Amor Brujo

STRAVINSKY – Suite from The Soldier’s Tale

RAVEL – La Valse for Two Pianos

LALO SCHIFRIN – Letters from Argentina

Cost: $50-$75


???????????????????????What: Sweet Corn Festival

When:  Saturday August 3, 2013

Where: San Dieguito County Park

Description: Sweet Corn, bratwurst, and brew–Illinois style. This will be a fun outing for every family member plus your friends and neighbors. This is an all-you-can-eat event for adults and children of all ages. Profits will go to support the Illini Club’s Scholarship Fund to assist currently enrolled University of Illinois students from San Diego County. Order tickets on our website.

Children 4 and under are free.

Cost: $5-$25

sandiego-beer-showcaseWhat: San Diego Craft Beer and Cocktail Showcase 

When: Saturday August 3, 2013

Where: El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, San Diego

Description: Event features craft brewers, world renowned bartenders, food, games, a celebrity dunk tank, and more. Ticket includes ten beer tasters and two cocktails.






food-and-wineWhat: From Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic

When: Saturday August 3, 2013

Where: Living Coast Discovery Center, San Diego

Description: Sample the ingredients and flavors that make the San Diego region so special with sustainable restaurants, wineries, breweries, and spirits. Live music, auctions, animal encounters, and more.




gladys-knights-ojaysWhat: Gladys Knight And The O’Jays

When: Sunday August 4, 2013

Where: Pala Casino Spa & Resort, San Diego

Description: Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul, will host Family Reunion 2013, a special concert with The O’Jays at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Palomar Starlight Outdoor Theater at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Knight is a seven-time Grammy winner (four as a solo artist and three with her legendary Pips) and The O’Jays (Walter Williams, Eric Grant and Eddie Levert) are R&B/Soul legends who began performing in 1958. Knight will perform many of her multi-platinum hits, including “Friendship Train,” “If I Were A Woman,” and “I Don’t Do No Wrong.” The O’Jays certainly will include “Lonely Drifter,” “Back Stabber” and “Love Train” in their repertoire.

Cost: $50- $75

What: Tall Ship Adventure Sailing

When: Sunday August 4, 2013tall-ship-sailing

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego

Description: Join the crew and experience the awesome power of sailing a tall ship. Departing most weekends (see website or call museum for most up to date schedule) passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and end their day with a cannon salute. Watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

Adventure Package admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego includes a four-hour adventure sailing aboard the schooner Californian as well as admission to the museum and its fleet of historic ships.

Cost: $40-$60

Bill-MaherWhat: Bill Maher Concert 

When: Sunday August 4, 2013

Where: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego

Description: William “Bill” Maher, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, author and actor. For the last eighteen years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 24 Emmy nominations. This hilarious comedian is always sure to entertain!

Cost: $79

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