Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend: 7/14-07/16

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Friday, July 14

Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle Service
Time: 8:57 a.m. to 9:42 p.m. (shuttle service times)
Location: Coronado
Coronado’s free summer shuttle service is back, running now through Labor Day. The service aims to make it easier for locals and visitors to cruise around Coronado and catch a ride to popular spots during the busy summer months. Hop on!
Food Truck Friday
Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Plaza de Panama at Balboa Park
Balboa Park’s “Food Truck Friday” is a summertime event that brings more than a dozen food trucks to the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway every Friday evening through Sept. 29. As you grab some food, you’ll also be able to enjoy live entertainment at the park. Stick around and check out “Balboa Park After Dark” (see below), happening simultaneously at the park Friday nights this summer.
Cruisin’ Grand Escondido
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Downtown Escondido(235 East Grand Ave.)
Downtown Escondido’s free, weekly vintage car show continues, running every Friday night through Sept. 29. Cruisin’ Grand Escondido takes over historical Grand Avenue, with more than 500 cool cars lining the streets. The event, now in its 18th year, draws thousands of attendees. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973 American-made cars. Musical entertainment includes performances across four stages: Broadway; Juniper Street; Maple Street Plaza; Kalmia & Grand.
Balboa Park After Dark
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Balboa Park
Balboa Park’s sundown summertime program continues, with eight museums offering extended late-night hours every Friday through Sept. 29. Some museums are even offering $5 admission deals. Food vendors and live entertainment will also fill the landmark during this “Balboa Park After Dark” series.
Pride of Hillcrest Block Party
Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
University Avenue & Normal Street
Hillcrest kicks of Pride weekend wit Location: h its annual 21+ Block Party along University Avenue and Normal Street. The night includes the Stonewall Rally at the Hillcrest flag pole (this rally is free), plus food and art vendors, full-service bar areas, local DJs spinning tunes, and headliners DJ Nina Sky and “American Idol” alum David Hernandez. Pre-sale tickets cost $20.
Summer Movies in the Park
Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Mountain View Community Park
San Diego’s fun and free “Summer Movies in the Park” series presents family-friendly flicks Friday night at five locations across the county. “Lilo & Stitch” will screen at Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Highway; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.). “Moana” will play at Berry Street Park (7071 Mt. Vernon; 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and at Ocean Air Community Park (4770 Fairport Way; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.). “Trolls” will play on the big outdoor screen at Pine Valley County Park (28810 Old Hwy. 80; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.), while “Zootopia” screens at 4S Ranch Patriot Park (10502 Paseo de Linda; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Bring a blanket and a picnic and you’ve got yourself a nice little summer night.
Balboa Park After Dark
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Balboa Park
Balboa Park’s sundown summertime program continues, with eight museums offering extended late-night hours every Friday through Sept. 29. Some museums are even offering $5 admission deals. Food vendors and live entertainment will also fill the landmark during this “Balboa Park After Dark” series.
Location: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Dreaming of Hawaii? The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in Pacific Beach hosts its 16th season of Sunset Luaus on the shores of Mission Bay, a Friday night event complete with tropical drinks, Polynesian cuisine, and authentic island-inspired music and dancing. The Sunset Luaus run through Sept. 1; tickets are $69 for adults, $32 for kids ages 5 to 12, and free for little one 5 and younger.
Location: Mattress Firm Amphitheater
Feel some summertime vibes as The Dirty Heads and Soja perform at Chula Vista’s Mattress Firm Amphitheater. Lawn seats start at $28.
Location: Petco Park
The San Diego Padres host the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park, swinging into their 3-day series. BeerFest also goes down at the ballpark Friday night, for the 21+ crowd. Tickets to the game start at $17.
Air Supply
Time: 7:30 p.m.(Friday and Saturday)
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South
Air Supply (“All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love”) bring their 1980s hits to the stage along San Diego’s waterfront, part of the San Diego Symphony’s annual “Bayside Summer Nights” concert series. The group’s core duo, Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell, will perform both Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will close out the concert. Tickets range between $23 and $88.
Location: Valley View Casino Center
Hit-makers Shawn Mendes (“Mercy,” “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”) and Charlie Puth (“One Call Away,” “We Don’t Talk Anymore”) perform Friday night at the Valley View Casino Center. Tickets to the all-ages show start at $47.50.
Stars at Mission Trails
Time: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Mission Trails Regional Park
The San Diego Astronomy Association leads another stargazing session at Mission Trails Friday night, this time at the east end of the Kumeyaay Lake Campground’s day use parking lot. The three-hour event is free; the Astronomy Association will provide telescopes for those in attendance to use during the event.
Schizophonics & The Creepy Creeps
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Casbah
The two of top-notch, local live bands land on the same bill at The Casbah Friday night. Tickets start at $15.


Saturday, July 15

Location: Fiesta Island
San Diego’s summertime tradition, the Over-the-Line (OTL) Tournament, returns for its 64th year. Hosted by the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC), the annual tournament typically gathers about 1,200 teams from around the world to play Over-the-Line, a bat and ball sport first played in Mission Beach in the 1950s. The rules are simple: games last three innings, no one had to run bases and the main goal is to hit the ball “over the line” about 55 feet in front of the batter. Teams dress up in wacky costumes and bring tents, chairs, beer and hilarious signs to the beach for the carefree, daytime tournament. OTL wraps up Sunday.
Location: Qualcomm Stadium
Former NFL players will host a free youth football clinic inside Qualcomm Stadium, the former home of the San Diego Chargers, this Saturday. The clinic is open to both boys and girls aged six to 14 years old. Kids will partake in offense, defense, agility and tackling drills run by university coaches.
Healthy Living in the City: Yoga
Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: The Headquarters at Seaport
Stretch, breathe and center yourself at this free yoga class in the courtyard of The Headquarters at Seaport Saturday morning. All levels are welcome; bring water and a yoga mat, and register for the class ahead of time here.
Location: Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station
More than 100 vintage, antique and handmade vendors will open shop at San Diego’s Liberty Station. As you browse, listen to live music, or grab nearby food and drinks. Additionally, there will be photo opportunities and plenty of design inspiration. Tickets start at $10.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hazard Center
San Diego International Comic-Con may be right around the corner, but dog lovers and Comic-Con goers may want to check out this Comic-Con-themed convention for their furry friends. Catch some of the cutest – and snugglist – superheroes in San Diego at this family-friendly event, which features carnival games, snack options, booths and, of course, the PAWSplay Contest. Contest participants can dress up with their furry friends, or just enter their pups. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Stagecoach Days: Women of the West
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Old Town San Diego continues its summer “Stagecoach Days” celebration with more historical demonstrations in the plaza, in the heart of the park. On Saturday, the “Women of the West” demo will celebrate stories of settlers who made the frontier home and the role the women played in Old Town San Diego. The event is free.
Location: Petco Park
The Padres take on the Giants in game two of this weekend’s series at Petco Park. There will be a post-game fireworks display Saturday night. Tickets to the game start at $22. Play ball!
Location: Flagship Cruises and Events
Treat yourself to a nice evening on the Bay this Saturday for the all-new Spirits at Sunset cruise. Board an 82-foot yacht for an evening for 360 views of the beautiful San Diego and bay and your favorite cocktails. Tickets start at $42.50.
Location: Amici Park
Every Saturday night this summer, stop by San Diego’s Little Italy Amici Park and enjoy a series of Italian films with English subtitles. The screenings start at 8 p.m. The entry fee is a $5 donation.
Location: Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park
Shakespeare favorite “King Richard II” continues its run at The Globe. Actor Robert Sean Leonard takes on the title role in one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. The play runs through July 15.

Sunday, July 16

Ice Cream Day 5K
Time: 7 a.m.
Location: The Art Institute of California, San Diego (Mission Valley Road)
We all scream for ice cream! So why not celebrate one of the sweetest desserts? This Saturday, celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a virtual 5K run or walk. 15 percent of registration proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile, a non-profit which helps children with a cleft palate get surgical care. Registration starts at $17.
Location: Hornblower Cruises and Events
Here’s a unique way to enjoy happy hour in San Diego: a two-hour cruise along the San Diego Bay, featuring live music, cocktails and snacks. Tickets start at $25 per person.
Avenue Q
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: OB Playhouse
A bright-eyed Princeton graduate comes to New York City with big dreams and a small bank account in this Tony Award-winning musical, back by popular demand. Laugh and cry-laugh as you follow the (oftentimes slightly raunchy and outrageous) lives of the neighborhood’s residents. The show is billed as a Sesame Streets for adults. Tickets start at $29.
Summer Sundays
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Village Walk at Eastlake in Chula Vista
Come out and enjoy your summer evening with music from Lady J and Soulful knights at this family-friendly event. For kids 12 and under, there will be craft activities, free face painting, and free balloon sculptures. Merchants will be giving away free food samples and giveaways.
At The Old Place
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: La Jolla Playhouse
"At The Old Place", written by Rachel Bonds, makes its world premiere at the Playhouse this summer, one of five world premieres at the theater during their 2017-2018 season. The play follows a woman in her mid-40s who returns to her childhood home as she faces her breaking point. The show runs until July 30. Buy tickets here.
Guys and Dolls
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: The Old Globe Theater
This Broadway classic, considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, comes to San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. The show follows Nathan Detroit, New York's infamous game organizer, who makes a bet with a notorious gambler: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Cuba. The beloved upbeat musical is directed by rising director and choreographer Josh Rhodes, who tells NBC 7 he went back to basics for his fresh take of a classic musical. The show runs until Aug. 13. 

Free or Cheap Things to Do in San Diego
Times and locations vary
Looking to save some cash, but still enjoy the city? In San Diego, there are still plenty of activities to enjoy for free or on the cheap. Go for a hike at Torrey Pines State Park or Cowles Mountain, stroll Balboa Park, try a new craft brewery, admire the murals of Chicano Park or read a book at a downtown park. Get out there and explore America’s Finest City.



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