San Diego Weekend Events Friday July 25 to Sunday July 27, 2014

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Please check out our blog for San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 Parties & Events Guide.

san-diego-comic-fest-2014What: San Diego Comic-Con International 2014

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014

Where: San Diego Convention Center

Description: Head to the Comic-Con International for a four-day fun at San Diego Convention Center. 2014 marks the 45th year for San Diego Comic-Con International, making it the country’s longest continuously run comics and popular-arts convention.

With comic books, original art, toys, games, trading cards, clothing, movie memorabilia, anime, films, gaming, parties, lectures, and cosplay.

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

La-Jolla-Fashion-Film-FestivalWhat: La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

When: Thursday July 24 to July 26, 2014

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla 

Description: La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the World’s largest gathering of fashion film professionals. The global marketplace of fashion film. Red Carpet, After Parties, Nightly Screenings, International Awards.


del-mar-horse-racingWhat: Del Mar Horse Racing Live Meet

When: Thursday July 24 to Friday, July 25, 2014

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego

Description: It’s tradition, thrills and trendy, all rolled into one. It’s the Del Mar summer horse racing meet, where the turf meets the surf. Get your tickets now!

Cost: $6-$70

Garfunkel-&-OatesWhat: Garfunkel & Oates Show

When: Friday July 25, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Garfunkel and Oates is an American comedy-folk duo from Los Angeles, California, consisting of actress-songwriters Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome.

Cost: $30

del-mar-summer-concertsWhat: Del Mar Summer Concert Series – The Cult

When: Friday July 25, 2014

Where: Del Mar Racetrack

Description: On Friday, July 25th, The Cult will be performing at Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series.

-Concerts are FREE with racetrack admission. (Ticket Info). If you arrive AFTER the last race, you will be charged concert admission ($20). Pre-paid tickets, complimentary tickets and season passes will not be accepted for concert admission after the last race. Purchase Stretch Run admission for $6 (no seat needed) and that gets you a day of racing and a FREE concert!

-All Concerts are All Ages, Standing-Room only Festival style. No seating.

-The concert area is located West of the Grandstand.

-Concerts begin shortly after the LAST race. The last race for Friday Concerts are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8 and 6:30 p.m. on August 15, 22 & 29.

-Food and drinks available for purchase at all concerts.

Cost: Free

GRMLN-concertWhat: GRMLN Concert – Buddy Banter, Same Difference

When: Friday July 25, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Yoodoo Park, also known by his stage name GRMLN, is a Japanese-born native to California based in Santa Cruz/San Francisco. Don’t miss his amazing live show tonight at the House of Blues!

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Sorolla-and-AmericaWhat: Sorolla and America Exhibition

When: Friday July 25, 2014

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: The Sorolla and America story begins in 1893, with Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s prize-winning submission to the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.

This task, which would occupy the artist for years to come, may be counted his most significant American commission, but the fame of the Visions of Spain has also served to overshadow other facets of Sorolla’s success in America. This exhibition, organized by Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter, brings together masterpieces that will be presented to audiences for the first time in America and Madrid.

Cost: Free-$12

SanrioWhat: Sanrio Returns to Comic-Con International San Diego

When: Saturday July 26 to Sunday July 27, 2014

Where: Petco Park, San Diego

Description: Sanrio will return to Comic-Con International: San Diego this year to celebrate beloved pop icon Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary! Fans can join the celebration with a number of activations inside the convention hall, including special appearances by Yuko Yamaguchi, Sanrio’s Hello Kitty head designer from Tokyo. Ms. Yamaguchi, also known as “Kitty Mama” will sign a free, limited edition collectible poster for Comic-Con badge holders. Outside the convention, Hello Kitty will join fans at Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park to share hugs and continue spreading the message of fun and friendship. There will also be plenty of giveaways and activities including free temporary tattoos and custom nail art from Sanrio Tokyo’s resident nail designer. Attendees will also learn more about Hello Kitty Con 2014, the first ever Hello Kitty fan convention in the world, being held in Los Angeles on October 30th – November 2nd.

Cost: Free

tim-youdWhat: Tim Youd: The Long Goodbye

When: Saturday July 26, 2014 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Description: Artist Tim Youd has undertaken the task of retyping one hundred classic novels, staging his durational performances at locations relevant to the author’s life or the plot of the novel. During much of the month of July, Youd will retype Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye in MCASD’s Krichman Gallery, overlooking the ocean—not far from the La Jolla residence where Chandler wrote the novel. A selection of completed diptychs from the first year of Youd’s 100 Novels project will be presented in Meyer Gallery, along with a number of his eccentric typewriter “portraits,” which take the form of wall-bound sculptures fashioned from cardboard. Taken together, these works stand as the insistently material residue of Youd’s performances, which last weeks and months at a time, but are ultimately ephemeral.

Cost: Free

Lions-Named-LeoWhat: Lions Named Leo

When: Sunday July 27, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Lions Named Leo are a hard driving, passionate and charismatic rock band from Central California. This highly talented foursome set out to create a kaleidoscopic sound that is captivating audiences and critics alike. Their radio-bound music falls somewhere between the raw energy of punk and the catchy cheerfulness of ska.

Cost: $21

The-Voice-TourWhat: The Voice Tour

When: Sunday July 27, 2014

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre

Description: “The Voice” has crowned its season six champion, soul man, Josh Kaufman. Fans can now catch Josh on “The Voice Tour Presented By CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™” this summer. After a very successful season, runners up, country crooner Jake Worthington and pop powerhouse Christina Grimmie will also be hitting the road on the tour. In addition, Dia Frampton from season one is also confirmed as well as Jake Barker from this season, whose blind audition of “When I Was Your Man” has an impressive 1.86M hits on YouTube, and secured him a surprise invitation by the tour as one of nine performers hitting the road this summer.

Cost: $42-$74

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