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When We Were Young: Morrissey, Descendents & AFI Headline Rock Fest

Date: 2017-04-09 | For more show dates, click here.

Where there's Morrissey, there's always "music and there's people / And they're young and alive." Spread over two rock-filled days at The Observatory in Santa Ana, the inaugural When We Were Young fest boasts a slew of incredible music and people (including Moz himself), along with a jaw-dropping lineup of '90s- and early millennial rock and punk heroes (AFI, Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, Saves the Day) and the modern indie bands they've inspired (FIDLAR, Cage the Elephant, Joyce Manor, Silversun Pickups). Choose between single-day tickets, or snag a full-weekend pass to experience all 30+ bands. Better yet: Treat yo'self and spring for the VIP Lounge Package, which includes access to a private bar, lounge area, charging stations (your Instagram feed will thank you!) and a pit area directly in front of the main stage. VIP attendees will also receive the official festival merch package, which includes a T-shirt, hat and tote bag.

Full Price: $60 - $275 Our Price: $30 - $200

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  • The Observatory Orange County |
  • 3503 South Harbor Boulevard
  • Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • 714-957-0600
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Green Day Brings Revolution to the Rose Bowl, Plus Digital Download of New Album

Date: 2017-09-16 | For more show dates, click here.

Green Day has won five Grammys, sold more than 75 million records worldwide, launched a Tony-nominated stage adaptation of American Idiot on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of pop music by infusing it with the thrilling thrash of punk. With your ticket to this high-octane concert, you'll receive a digital download of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, a collection of songs about the chaotic state of America in 2016. In 2010, Green Day was ranked no. 91 on the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class, in the band's first year of eligibility. Catch Green Day at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, with Catfish and the Bottlemen opening the show.

Full Price: $41.66 - $89.01 Our Price: $19.50 - $69.50

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  • Rose Bowl |
  • 1001 Rose Bowl Drive
  • Pasadena, CA 91103
  • 626-577-3111
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Into the Beautiful North, Play Inspired by the Film The Magnificent Seven

Date: 2017-03-30 | For more show dates, click here.

There are no more men in the sleepy Mexican town of Tres Camarones -- they've all gone to the United States to look for work. When a group of vicious bandidos threaten to take over the defenseless town, 19-year-old Nayeli comes up with an idea to save the day. Inspired by the movie The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli joins up with her best friends Vampi, a goth, and Tacho, who is gay, to embark on an epic quest to America so they can find the town's best fighters and smuggle them back across the border to protect Tres Camarones. Based on the best-selling novel, Into the Beautiful North at San Diego's Lyceum Stage is a funny and heartwarming look at shared dreams on both sides of the border.

Full Price: $38 - $52 Our Price: $19 - $26

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  • The Lyceum Stage |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
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Finding Neverland -- Hit Broadway Musical of How Peter Became Pan

Date: 2017-04-04 | For more show dates, click here.

Broadway's biggest new hit, Finding Neverland is "a must-see you'll remember for years to come" (Vogue). Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. See this magical production, which NPR called, "far and away the best musical of the year!", at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Full Price: $39 Our Price: $29.50

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  • San Diego Civic Theatre |
  • 1100 3rd Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
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Secrets and Suspense Fill New Drama Margin of Error

Date: 2017-04-14 | For more show dates, click here.

Suspenseful new drama Margin of Error deals in earth-shattering secrets, both intellectual and emotional. A world-renowned scientist is about to receive the Nobel Prize and ascend to new heights of fame -- but not before his once-trusted, beautiful young research assistant plays a clever game of King of the Hill, seeking to reveal details that will stain his life and legacy. He looks to his long-suffering wife for moral salvation but her patience is at an end, further threatening his fall. New San Diego theatre company the Roustabouts Theatre Co. brings the world premiere of Will Cooper's high-stakes high wire act to the Lyceum Space.

Full Price: $42 Our Price: $21

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  • The Lyceum Space |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
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Feminism, Celestial Bodies and the "Human Computer" Team: Period Drama Silent Sky

Date: 2017-04-29 | For more show dates, click here.

A period drama about feminism, scientific advancement and the fight to cement one's legacy in the face of adversity, Silent Sky is set in the early 1900s and follows real-life Cambridge astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, an aspiring scientist who joins the Harvard Observatory's all-female "human computer" team. The women are kept behind the scenes and are told to keep their ideas and theories to themselves. As Henrietta navigates these impossible waters, she tries to keep her personal life and family obligations in focus. Presented by First Folio Theatre, Silent Sky examines a woman's place in professional society during a time of both historic discovery and endless oppression, when a woman's ideas were dismissed until a man could claim credit for them. See it now at the Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado.

Full Price: $48 Our Price: $33

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  • Lamb's Players Theatre |
  • 1142 Orange Avenue
  • Coronado, CA 92118
  • 619-437-0600
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San Diego Ballet Showcase Dance Gallery

Date: 2017-04-29 | For more show dates, click here.

An intimate evening of mixed repertory including exciting new works, San Diego Ballet's Dance Gallery stars its professional-level company members in pieces by innovative emerging choreographers. Presented at White Box Live Arts, this year's eclectic program is directed by San Diego Ballet's fearless artistic director Javier Velasco, dubbed "San Diego's answer to Jerome Robbins" by the San Diego Union-Tribune. You'll even get a chance to chat and mingle with the talented dancers at a reception directly following the performance.

Full Price: $30 Our Price: $15

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  • White Box Live Arts |
  • 2590 Truxtun Road, Studio 205
  • San Diego, CA 92106
  • 619-225-1803
Under $10

Pop, Musicals & Dance Collide in Gay (as in Happy) Songs & Dances

Date: 2017-04-06 | For more show dates, click here.

Three vocalists join up with four dancers from the PGK Project dance company to present a fabulous mashup of musical theater and pop songs that blurs the line between concert and party. Gay (as in Happy) Songs and Dances is an interactive and participatory cabaret experience that pairs pop anthems like Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child 'O Mine" and Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" with musical hits from shows like Chicago, Wicked and Frozen, all accompanied by some spirited and sexy dancing. And you'll want to stay until the very end, because this show at San Diego's Diversionary Theatre ends with the whole cast and audience forming a conga line and dancing their way out of the theater.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $5 - $10

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  • Diversionary Theatre |
  • 4545 Park Bl.
  • San Diego, CA 92116
  • 619-220-0097
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Traditional Masked Theater Gets a Circus Twist in BOOM!

Date: 2017-04-06 | For more show dates, click here.

Masked theater takes a quirky yet enthralling circus spin for a brand new show at The Broadway Theatre in the San Diego area. Broadway Vista resident actor and professional mask maker David Poznanter teams up with circus artist master Peter Sweet for BOOM!, a production bursting with spontaneous improvisation, musical acts, touching drama and more. Audience participation fuels these performers as they switch from tightrope to juggling to hula hoop, all with six different masks. Peter Sweet has over 10 years of experience in the circus tent, acting professionally as an artist, actor, clown, teacher and director since 2000. Poznanter's experience is equally extensive, having worked in higher education in interdisciplinary arts for over 12 years.

Full Price: $25.50 Our Price: $15

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  • The Broadway Theater |
  • 340 East Broadway Suite B
  • Vista, CA 92084
  • 760-806-7905
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On the 20th Century: All Aboard for a Retro Musical Comedy

Date: 2017-03-29 | For more show dates, click here.

It's nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when one passenger -- bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee -- attempts to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. Is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch and then find the money to get it all the way to Broadway? Find out when old-fashioned musical comedy On the 20th Century embarks on its journey at San Diego's Old Town Theatre.

Full Price: $41 - $57 Our Price: $24 - $39

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  • Old Town Theatre |
  • 4040 Twiggs Street
  • San Diego, CA 92110
  • 619-337-1525
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Broadway Farce The Man Who Came to Dinner

Date: 2017-04-07 | For more show dates, click here.

Famous (and famously arrogant) radio lecturer Sheridan Whiteside gets invited to dine at the house of a rich factory owner in a small town, but slips and injures himself before making it inside in the beloved farce The Man Who Came to Dinner. What follows is a tumultuous confinement, during which time the convalescing curmudgeon riotously takes over the Stanley household -- running up huge phone bills, monopolizing the servants, filling the house with exotic animals and meddling in the lives of everyone involved. Pulitzer Prize-winning duo George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart wrote many comic masterpieces, including You Can't Take It With You and Merrily We Roll Along, but their greatest effort might be The Man Who Came to Dinner. The secret behind the play's numerous revivals is simple: It's very, very funny. See this classic Broadway comedy at the Welk Resort Theatre San Diego, starring San Diego theater veteran Randall Hickman as Sheridan Whiteside.

Full Price: $39 Our Price: $20

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  • Welk Resort Theatre San Diego |
  • 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
  • Escondido, CA 92026
  • 888-802-7469
Comps

Marsha Ambrosius ("Far Away") Joins R&B Singer Eric Benet on Tour

Date: 2017-05-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Marsha Ambrosius knows a little something about writing great songs. She wrote "Butterflies" for none other than Michael Jackson and has worked musical magic with Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Nas. But the two-time Grammy nominee's prowess extends beyond the studio. Her velvet voice seduces listeners just as powerfully now as it did back in 2002 when she burst on the scene as one half of R&B and hip-hop duo Floetry, performing hits like "Say Yes" and "Getting Late." Since then, her solo single "Far Away" and 2011 album Late Nights & Early Mornings have helped her earn a devoted fan base and praise from her musical idols Stevie Wonder and the late, great Prince. On this tour, Ambrosius is joined by R&B and neosoul artist Eric Benét, whose latest studio album debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard charts, and features appearances by Arturo Sandoval and MC Lyte. See both of these electrifying artists when they take the stage at House of Blues San Diego.

Full Price: $35 Our Price: COMP - $17.50

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  • House of Blues San Diego |
  • 1055 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-299-2583
Foodie

Tacotopia: The Ultimate Taco Taste Test

Date: 2017-05-13 | For more show dates, click here.

There are very few things better than the combination of sun, music, drinks and food, and at the third annual Tacotopia, you'll get to celebrate one of San Diego's finest natural resources: tacos. Sponsored by the San Diego Reader, this food paradise features 50 of the best taco vendors from S.D., L.A. and Tijuana eager to take home the title of Best Taco. While you eat your weight in tacos and bask in the San Diego sun, there also will be live music, a cash bar and more. Make some room in your belly and gear up for a day filled with taco goodness!

Full Price: $40 Our Price: $30

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  • Golden Hill Park |
  • 2590 Golden Hill Dr.
  • San Diego, CA 92102
  • 619-239-0512
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In the Mood: Big Band Musical Pays Tribute to the Kings of Swing

Date: 2017-03-29 | For more show dates, click here.

Much more than just a concert, In the Mood is a fully staged musical tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the '40s. Complete with costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and swayed to intimate ballads. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters, and music director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy, sentimental music of this pivotal time in America's history at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. The songs and cast are updated regularly, so even if you've seen the show before, expect a few surprises.

Full Price: $39 - $49 Our Price: $19.50 - $24.50

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  • California Center for the Arts, Concert Hall |
  • 340 North Escondido Blvd
  • Escondido, CA 92025
  • 800-988-4253
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Danish National Symphony Orchestra With Soprano Deborah Voigt

Date: 2017-03-30 | For more show dates, click here.

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra is one of Europe's leading orchestras and the world's leading proponent of the music of Carl Nielsen. Under the leadership of Italian maestro and new principal conductor Fabio Luisi, the orchestra comes to Jacobs Music Center in San Diego to perform Nielsen's orchestra showpiece, the Helios Overture, Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder and Mahler's majestic Symphony No. 1. Joining them for this performance is acclaimed American operatic soprano Deborah Voigt. Internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss, she's also portrayed some of the heroines of the Italian opera, and has been profiled in People, Vanity Fair and on 60 Minutes.

Full Price: $30 - $75 Our Price: $16 - $38.50

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  • Jacobs Music Center |
  • 750 B Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-0804
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Karen and the Klassix: Western-Tinged Jazz

Date: 2017-05-07 | For more show dates, click here.

Take smooth, jazzy, Italian and American standards and add just a tinge of Western and you have Karen and the Klassix. Karen Mitchell's dynamic soulful vocal renditions are ably assisted by the "Riders" -- Mike Leyon bass and vocals ("Nobody Kisses Their Horse Anymore"), Evan Marshall on mandolin and fiddle, Doug Livingston on steel guitar and piano, and Steve Swartout on drums. See them at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Full Price: $30 Our Price: $15

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  • California Center for the Arts, Center Theater |
  • 340 N. Escondido Blvd.
  • Escondido, CA 92025
  • 800-988-4253
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Hunky Naked Magicians Let It All Hang Out

Date: 2017-04-01 | For more show dates, click here.

The Naked Magicians are exactly what they sound like: a scintillating evening of magic, jokes and plenty of skin. Following sold-out shows and rave reviews in this country and around the globe, the world's cheekiest magic show comes to San Diego's Balboa Theatre, where the pair of illusionists bare it all (everything but the tricks of the trade, that is). The Aussie fellas Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler showcase illusions, outrageous humor and a touch of mayhem in this adults-only show, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "now you see it." They say good magicians don't need sleeves; these guys prove that great magicians don't need pants -- or any clothing at all, for that matter.

Full Price: $35 - $48 Our Price: $26.50 - $36.50

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  • Balboa Theatre |
  • 868 Fourth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Theater

Shadowlands: Narnia Author Discovers the Magic of Love in Acclaimed Drama

Date: 2017-03-30 | For more show dates, click here.

While nearly every child (and a great many adults) in Britain wanted to get inside the brain of C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, very few folks dared to touch his heart. Shadowlands, the Tony-nominated play by William Nicholson (First Knight, Gladiator), celebrates the late-life romance between Lewis and the American poet Joy Davidman. As soon as Davidman and her young son come into Lewis' life, this Oxford professor's notions about love and God are changed forever. Adapted into a hit film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, Shadowlands now comes to Coronado's Lamb's Players Theatre.

Full Price: $38 - $48 Our Price: $26 - $33

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  • Lamb's Players Theatre |
  • 1142 Orange Avenue
  • Coronado, CA 92118
  • 619-437-0600
Theater

A First Date Goes Hilariously Awry in Musical Comedy

Date: 2017-03-31 | For more show dates, click here.

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant quickly turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner in the musical romantic comedy First Date. This "winning crowd-pleaser" (Hollywood Reporter) from San Diego Musical Theatre follows the date in real time as the couple quickly discovers they're not exactly alone on an unpredictable evening that takes on a life of its own. Along the way, their fellow restaurant patrons will transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, offering song-and-dance guides through the inevitable ice-breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. Root for these lovable underdogs to avoid a dating disaster when First Date makes its San Diego premiere at Horton Grand Theatre.

Full Price: $45 - $60 Our Price: $24.50 - $45

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  • Horton Grand Theatre |
  • 444 4th Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Concerts

Yanni: An Intimate Evening With the Best-Selling Superstar and His Piano

Date: 2017-04-06 | For more show dates, click here.

One of the world's most successful composers and musicians, Yanni has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades, having sold more than 25 million records and performed for more than 500 million people, often at historical monuments. Now, in this show at Balboa Theatre, he adds a storytelling element to his alluring blend of jazz, classical, soft rock and world music, mixing unscripted musical illustrations on his piano with philosophical reflections and thoughts about his artistic process you won't hear anywhere else. Get up-close and personal with a living legend as Yanni comes to San Diego.

Full Price: $39.50 - $59.50 Our Price: $29.50 - $39.50

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  • Balboa Theatre |
  • 868 Fourth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Theater

Electrifying Rock Opera: The Who's Tommy

Date: 2017-03-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Based on The Who's classic 1969 double album, The Who's Tommy is an influential rock opera that follows the adventures of Tommy, a "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who transcends the cruelty of the modern world to become a pinball wizard and then a prophet. The original Broadway production ran for nearly 900 performances, earning guitarist-composer Pete Townshend the Tony Award for Best Original Score, for hits like "Amazing Journey," "See Me, Feel Me," "Tommy, Can You Hear Me?" and "I'm Free." Earning high scores from audiences since its debut and now appearing at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego, the groundbreaking The Who's Tommy has lost none of its power to inspire and amaze.

Full Price: $29 - $39 Our Price: $14.50 - $29

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  • Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center |
  • 4944 Newport Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92107
  • 619-795-9305
Under $10

Rhythmic Circus: Family-Friendly Tap Dance Extravaganza

Date: 2017-04-07 | For more show dates, click here.

The percussive dance phenomenon Rhythmic Circus is on the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band. They're electrifying audiences across the country with Feet Don't Fail Me Now, a joyous parade of genre-hopping music and dance that's become an international sensation. Vocal percussionist Aaron "Heatbox" Heaton joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain when this joyous dance spectacular hits the stage at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista

Full Price: $15 - $25 Our Price: $7.50 - $12.50

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  • Moonlight Amphitheatre |
  • 1200 Vale Terrace Drive
  • Vista, CA 92084
  • 760-724-2110
Foodie

San Diego Chefs Compete to Create the Best Chicken Wings

Date: 2017-04-15 | For more show dates, click here.

Competition always drives innovation and quality -- so when some of San Diego's best chefs go head-to-head to see who can make the best plate of chicken wings, you won't want to miss the delicious results. Wing Fest 2017 is taking over Jolt n' Joe's Billiards in the Gaslamp Quarter for this scrumptious celebration of the chicken wing, featuring samples from restaurants all over town vying for the title of "Best Wings." Test your skill in the wing eating competition if you're feeling especially hungry, or opt for the VIP experience, where you can enjoy early admission, drink samples and the musical stylings of two DJs while chowing down on chicken.

Full Price: $30 - $50 Our Price: $15 - $25

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  • Jolt n' Joes |
  • 379 4th Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Lectures & Classes

Neil Gaiman: Literary Rock Star in Live Reading and Q&A

Date: 2017-03-29 | For more show dates, click here.

From his comic book creation The Sandman to best-selling books like Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, author Neil Gaiman creates gorgeous fantasies with a touch of darkness, allowing readers to escape ordinary life for a while. His worlds often look like the one we know, but lurking in the shadows, below the streets and just around each corner, you'll find all the magic and mystery that the real world typically lacks. He's one of the top fantasy writers around, and his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while mesmerizing audiences of all ages. During this live event at the San Diego Civic Theatre, he'll read -- and tell -- stories, answer questions and, in his own words, "amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman."

Full Price: $60 - $75 Our Price: $42 - $52.50

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  • San Diego Civic Theatre |
  • 1100 3rd Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Theater

Awake and Sing! -- Clifford Odets' Depression-Era Drama

Date: 2017-03-31 | For more show dates, click here.

The hard times of 1930s New York threaten to destroy the tenuous ties that bind a working-class family in Clifford Odets' acclaimed Depression-era drama, Awake and Sing!. First produced in 1935, Awake and Sing! is the passionate, ultimately hopeful story of the Bergers, a Bronx-dwelling family of Jewish immigrants dealing with the hardships of the times. Bessie, the Berger matriarch, is willing to crush her children's dreams in order to keep the struggling clan intact, but the irrepressible spirit of youth refuses to be extinguished in Odets' timeless ode to the American working class. See it at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad.

Full Price: $36 Our Price: $18

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  • New Village Arts Theatre |
  • 2787 B State Street
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 760-433-3245
Comps

San Diego Ultimate Women's Expo: Celebs, Shopping, Beauty & More

Date: 2017-09-16 | For more show dates, click here.

Grab your girls and go where you can relax, rejuvenate and be inspired while checking out the latest trends in fashion, food, cosmetics, crafts, TV, travel and more. The two-day San Diego Ultimate Women's Expo is set to feature celebrity keynote speakers (past guests have included Real Housewives Nene Leakes and Shannon Beador), plus upwards of 500 shopping booths and live demos ranging from fashion, makeup and beauty to cooking, fitness, décor, crafting and more. Pamper yourself with mini spa treatments, makeovers and massages, roll up your sleeves and take a DIY workshop, score free samples, indulge in food and drink tastings, and learn about the latest trends in health, finance and more in informative seminars -- all under one roof at the San Diego Convention Center.

Full Price: $10 Our Price: COMP

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  • San Diego Convention Center |
  • 111 West Harbor Dr
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Comps

Sublime Tribute Band Badfish at the House of Blues

Date: 2017-03-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Hear the greatest hits of California ska-punk band Sublime when nationally touring tribute group Badfish plays San Diego. Badfish has become one of the biggest tribute bands working today with their high-energy renditions of "What I Got," "Santeria," "Wrong Way" and other tunes by the late, great Bradley Nowell and his Long Beach-bred band. The group plays more than a hundred shows across America yearly, from the East Coast and the Midwest to Sublime's home territory and beyond. They don't just play covers -- they replicate Sublime's true essence and are bringing the spirit and fury of Sublime to the House of Blues.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: COMP - $10

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  • House of Blues San Diego |
  • 1055 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-299-2583
Hot Seller

Seussical: Cat in the Hat, the Grinch & More in the Colorful Family Fave

Date: 2017-04-01 | For more show dates, click here.

In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to start grinning when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The stories are linked together by a young boy who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, the Grinch and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at the California Center for the Arts, Center Theater in Escondido.

Full Price: $19 Our Price: $9.50

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  • California Center for the Arts, Center Theater |
  • 340 N. Escondido Blvd.
  • Escondido, CA 92025
  • 800-988-4253
Top Rated

Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour From Oceanside Harbor

Date: 2017-04-04 | For more show dates, click here.

See if you can spot Gray Whales migrating down to Baja California on an Oceanside Whale and Dolphin Tour. Each year these magnificent creatures pass by Oceanside on their way south to breed, and riding aboard a luxury catamaran is one of the best ways to see them. While aboard you might also catch a glimpse of dolphins or other whales, and any sightings will be pointed out and narrated by an expert captain, who is also a certified naturalist. And even if the whales aren't being cooperative, you can enjoy fabulous ocean views as you cruise along on the comfortable boat, taking advantage of the covered and open-air seating areas during the scenic two-hour journey.

Full Price: $39 Our Price: $19.50

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  • Oceanside Adventures |
  • 315 Harbor Drive
  • S Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 760-277-3737
Comps

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale: Clothing, Jewelry, Crystal, Sterling & More

Date: 2017-04-23 | For more show dates, click here.

With hundreds of exhibitors showcasing antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more, the Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is the largest of its kind in California. You'll find amazing vintage items, from European antiques to magnificent modern pieces at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fine art glass from Italy, crystal from Europe, sterling pieces from Tiffany, lighting from art deco to modern, awesome art from the early masters to the '60s and much more are on display and for sale. Visit the appraisal booth with your treasured items and get them identified and priced for just $5 per item.

Full Price: $8 Our Price: COMP

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Top Rated

Hornblower's 2-Hour Harbor Cruise of San Diego Bay

Date: 2017-03-28 | For more show dates, click here.

With sweeping vistas, romantic sights and abundant marine life, the beautiful -- and historic -- San Diego Bay is a natural wonder of Southern California. Locals and tourists alike will love this professionally narrated tour of its harbor aboard one of Hornblower's largest and most comfortable yachts, featuring outdoor areas as well as climate-controlled indoor seating. Sights you can expect to see include the Navy Submarine base, the spectacular Coronado Bridge, the famous Star of India, dry-docking and ship building facilities and the legendary Hotel Del Coronado. Friends, family and loved ones will have a blast enjoying the views and maybe even spotting some sea lions. Plus, the ship boasts a full cash bar with snacks available for purchase as well.

Full Price: $30 Our Price: $15

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  • Hornblower Cruises & Events |
  • 970 North Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 888-467-6256
Concerts

Patti LaBelle: The Queen of R&B

Date: 2017-06-07 | For more show dates, click here.

Grammy-winning R&B diva Patti LaBelle brings her sparkling personality and unmatched vocal prowess to Del Mar Fairgrounds. LaBelle's amazing talent has blown audiences away ever since she and her '70s group belted out "Lady Marmalade." In the years since then, the powerhouse performer has piled up accolades for a songbook that includes her No. 1 duet with Michael McDonald, "On My Own," plus hit singles like "New Attitude," "If You Asked Me To" and "If Only You Knew." Her soaring voice has graced the halls of the Apollo Theater, the Metropolitan Opera House, the White House and the Broadway stage, and she's recently appeared in TV hit shows like Empire, Dancing With the Stars, The Voice and American Horror Story: Freak Show. She's won about every lifetime achievement award there is, and she's also an author and entrepreneur, who's famed for her sweet potato pie. Now you can see this unstoppable entertainer as she revisits classic tracks at the San Diego County Fair

Full Price: $34 - $117 Our Price: $34 - $117

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Theater

Abundance: Edgy Western Stage Drama From Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart)

Date: 2017-03-30 | For more show dates, click here.

The uncertain futures of two mail-order brides play out against the wild backdrop of 1860's Wyoming in Abundance, the acclaimed stage drama by Oscar nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). It's Quentin Tarantino meets Thelma & Louise. With the acid wit and profound wisdom of a Mark Twain story, Abundance follows Bess and Macon as they struggle to survive while married to men as rugged and difficult as the frontier itself. Episodic in nature, the story arcs over several years and gains an uncanny power as two lives unfold in ways that are at once romantic, funny, brutal and sad. This tale of two courageous women living and loving in the "wild west" is coming to the stage courtesy of Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, at Moxie Theatre in San Diego.

Full Price: $30 Our Price: $15

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  • MOXIE Theatre |
  • 6663 El Cajon Blvd. Suite N
  • San Diego, CA 92115
  • 858-598-7620
Concerts

Country Star Toby Keith Live

Date: 2017-06-10 | For more show dates, click here.

With hits like "Should've Been a Cowboy," "Made in America," "Red Solo Cup," and "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," Toby Keith is one of the best-selling artists in country music. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, his music videos have more than 30 million views, and Billboard has named him their No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade. Now, country music's biggest and brightest star is bringing his Interstates & Tailgates tour to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Full Price: $77 - $132 Our Price: $77 - $132

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Under $10

Specialty Martinis, Great Food & Live Music

Date: 2017-04-11 | For more show dates, click here.

With more than 100 speciality martinis to choose from, an array of delicious food, and top live acts from L.A., New York and beyond, Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage is the ultimate supper club experience. On any given night, you'll enjoy entertainment ranging from jazz to pop to American standards, and even acts like an expert Dame Edna impersonator, comedians like Alec Mapa, movie and Broadway stars like Molly Ringwald and country musicians like Ty Herndon. Sit back and relax over a martini and treat yourself to a meal or a snack while you bask in the sounds of live music, comedy and more. Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage offers a hip, eclectic dining and entertainment experience in an upscale yet decidedly unstuffy environment.

Full Price: $20 - $35 Our Price: $10 - $16.50

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  • Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage |
  • 3940 Fourth Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92103
  • 619-400-4500
Hot Seller

High-Speed Aerial Thrills at Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Date: 2017-04-16 | For more show dates, click here.

Experience high-speed thrills from fast flying planes as the Red Bull Air Race returns to San Diego. Launched 11 years ago, Red Bull's Air Race World Championship is renowned as one of the most breathtaking series in sport, featuring extensively researched aerial racetracks that only the most talented and trained pilots on the planet can handle. The contest pits 14 pilots with skills approved by Master Class Super Licenses as they bolt around air-filled pylons in the fastest possible time with the least amount of penalties. Watch in awe as these master pilots take on the skies at Embarcadero Park.

Full Price: $20 - $375 Our Price: $16 - $337.50

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  • Embarcadero Park - Red Bull Air Race |
  • 200 Marina Park Way
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Under $10

The Dresser: Touching Drama Examines the Roles We Play On and Off the Stage

Date: 2017-03-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Backstage at a theater in the English provinces, Sir is in a bad way. His trusty dresser Norman tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear, but the task is even harder than usual. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir, the last of the great breed of English actors, is adamantly determined to roar his last -- and with Herculean effort on the part of Norman, Sir finally makes it on stage. This much-praised drama, which was adapted into a 2015 BBC film starring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, examines both an actor's determination to his craft no matter the consequences and the dynamic relationships within a theater itself. Marvel at all the heartbreaking drama of The Dresser at La Mesa's Lamplighters Community Theatre.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $10

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  • Lamplighters Theatre |
  • 5915 Severin Dr.
  • La Mesa, CA 91942-3806
  • 619-286-3685
Top Rated

Guided 2-Person Kayaking Tours of La Jolla's Seven Caves

Date: 2017-03-28 | For more show dates, click here.

Enjoy up-close views of the beautiful marine life, sea cliffs and seven caves of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve on a two-hour guided kayaking tour. No experience is necessary for this fun excursion, and life-jackets are provided. After a brief lesson, you'll paddle out on a two-person kayak with an experienced and friendly guide to marvel at Arch Cave, Sunny Jim's Cave and others, and maybe even steer through the amazing double-sided Clam Cave (ocean conditions permitting). You might even catch glimpses of sea lions, harmless leopard sharks, Garibaldi fish and dolphins before returning to shore.

Full Price: $69 Our Price: $29

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  • La Jolla Shores |
  • 2158 Avenida De La Playa
  • La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 858-454-1010
Top Rated

Horses Spin, Dance and Leap at the Del Mar National Horse Show

Date: 2017-04-22 | For more show dates, click here.

Whether you're an accomplished rider, or just a fan of the beauty and grace of horses, mark your calendar for The Del Mar National Horse Show, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the beautiful seaside town near San Diego. This spectacular annual equine extravaganza showcases the bravery, smarts and athleticism of one of nature's most magnificent creatures. Casual horse fans will love the Night of the Horse, a glamorous, colorful theatrical performance filled with action-packed entertainment and gorgeous horses that will perform for you as you chow down on good grub in the stands. If you've never seen dressage (or if you're a fan), you'll want to check out the Evening of Musical Freestyles. Olympic and World Champion pairs will demonstrate the intricate choreography and awe-inspiring collaboration between horses and riders that's required to compete at the highest levels. And don't miss out on the crown jewel, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar, an action-packed evening filled with exciting show-jumping, speed and agility competitions. Don't be late for this one, the Ride & Drive opener is full of laughs every year, as riders attempt to take a horse and then a car through the same agility course, with hilarious results.

Full Price: $21 Our Price: $11

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  • Del Mar Arena |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-792-4252
Comps

Pink Floyd Tribute Which One's Pink? at House of Blues San Diego

Date: 2017-05-06 | For more show dates, click here.

Which One's Pink?, the Los Angeles-based band famed for playing the classic hits of Pink Floyd, was named "Best Tribute Band" in All Access Magazine's First Annual Music Awards. Now celebrating their 20th anniversary, Which One's Pink? lets you experience all the songs you know and love from Pink Floyd's biggest albums like The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall live, the way they were meant to be heard, in a note-for-note re-creation on stage at House of Blues San Diego. Rock out to crowd favorites like "Money," "Us and Them," "Another Brick in the Wall" and "The Great Gig in the Sky" in this concert presented by 100.7 KFM-BFM.

Full Price: $15 Our Price: COMP - $7.50

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  • House of Blues San Diego |
  • 1055 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-299-2583
Top Rated

Sights & Sips Sunset Cruise: Happy Hour on San Diego Bay

Date: 2017-05-05 | For more show dates, click here.

Spend your next happy hour on the water with Hornblower Cruises. You'll be welcomed aboard this two-hour sunset cocktail cruise with a glass of champagne. Once on the water, enjoy enticing light hors d'oeuvres and dessert, live DJ entertainment and spectacular views of the bay, Coronado and downtown San Diego. Choose from beer, wine, cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages from the cash bar as you mingle with your fellow guests and take in another gorgeous sunset over San Diego Bay.

Full Price: $49.52 Our Price: $35.50

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  • Hornblower Cruises & Events |
  • 970 North Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 888-467-6256
Under $10

Gene Kelly in Classic Musical An American in Paris -- On the Big Screen

Date: 2017-04-02 | For more show dates, click here.

One of the all-time great movie musicals, An American in Paris broke new ground with its bold visual style and show-stopping 17-minute ballet climax. Gene Kelly stars in and choreographed the film, which brings to life classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including "I Got Rhythm," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," "'S Wonderful" and "Love is Here to Stay." Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the story follows Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter living in Paris who gets caught up in a love triangle. An American in Paris took home five Oscars, including Best Picture, and was named to AFI's list of 100 greatest movies. Don't miss the opportunity to see this beautiful musical on the big screen at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego.

Full Price: $12 Our Price: $8

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  • Balboa Theatre |
  • 868 Fourth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Under $10

Film Screening of Classic Musical Singin' in the Rain

Date: 2017-04-02 | For more show dates, click here.

From the iconic, puddle-jumping scene to the crisp rendition of "Good Morning" and the tender moments of "You Were Meant for Me," Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds sang and danced their way right into our hearts with Singin' in the Rain -- not to mention the top of the American Film Institute's list of greatest movie musicals of all time. Now, you can relive all of your favorite moments when Cinema @ The Balboa brings the beloved 1952 classic to the big screen at San Diego's Balboa Theatre. Singin' in the Rain is a lighthearted story set in Hollywood during the transition from silent film to "talkies." Kelly plays a popular silent film star shackled by his studio in a loveless romance to his leading lady (Jean Hagen). On the run from his fans, the star jumps into a passing car where he meets a chorus girl (played by Reynolds), and the stage is set for hilarious hijinks, romance and music.

Full Price: $12 Our Price: $8

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  • Balboa Theatre |
  • 868 Fourth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Music

Allegro Classical Music and Arts Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Date: 2017-04-23 | For more show dates, click here.

Allegro 2017 "Bringing Classy Bach!" is a full day with your family and friends at Del Mar Fairgrounds where you can expand your classical musical horizons with performances by wind and string ensembles, quartets, quintets and solo performers, and music from around the world, including Indian and Persian. It's East(ern) meets West(ern) classical music, plus arts and dance until 9:00pm. And there's even a Baroque Bash at 6:30pm, where you can bring your own instruments and participate in a musical mashup.

Full Price: $35 Our Price: $17.50

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Comedy

Stand-Up Comedian Anjelah Johnson (MADtv) at the SD County Fair

Date: 2017-07-04 | For more show dates, click here.

From her viral video "Nail Salon" to her irrepressible MADtv character Bon Qui Qui, Anjelah Johnson has racked up over a decade of laughs. She's kept the applause pouring in with stand-up specials Not Fancy, That's How We Do It! and The Homecoming Show. The Oakland Raiderette-turned-comedy star is known to speak frankly about everything from religion to married life to everyday annoyances, all while keeping her material family-friendly. Watch Johnson grab the mic for a stand-up set at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, as part of the San Diego County Fair. There'll be pre-show fireworks followed by a night of explosive laughter.

Full Price: $34 - $40 Our Price: $34 - $40

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Top Rated

Hornblower's One-Hour Harbor Cruise of San Diego Bay

Date: 2017-03-28 | For more show dates, click here.

With sweeping vistas and romantic sights, the beautiful -- and historic -- San Diego Bay is a natural wonder of Southern California. Locals and tourists alike will love Hornblower's narrated tour of the beautiful bay aboard San Diego's largest and most comfortable yachts, featuring outdoor seating as well as climate-controlled indoor seating. Your friends, family and loved ones will have a blast enjoying the views together from arrangeable tables and chairs so everyone can see the sights with no rubbernecking.

Full Price: $25 Our Price: $12.50

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  • Hornblower Cruises & Events |
  • 970 North Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 888-467-6256
Concerts

Beatles Tribute: Early Hits to Sgt. Pepper's -- In Full Costume

Date: 2017-04-01 | For more show dates, click here.

Beatles tribute band Ticket to Ride takes listeners on a musical journey through the best songs of one of the greatest bands of all time. From the Fab Four's early days as the mop-topped leaders of the British Invasion through to their psychedelic Sgt. Pepper's era, Ticket to Ride recreates an authentic Beatles concert experience that includes period-accurate costume changes. The talented quartet has toured internationally, is a staple of Las Vegas, and has been hailed by both the British and American press. If you don't have a time machine, this might be your best chance to experience what a Beatles live show was like.

Full Price: $39 Our Price: $19.50

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  • Avo Playhouse |
  • 303 Main Street
  • Vista, CA 92084
  • 760-724-2110
Comedy

Comedian Gary Owen (Think Like a Man, House of Payne)

Date: 2017-04-21 | For more show dates, click here.

One of the nation's top touring stand-up comics, Gary Owen also holds the distinction of being the only white comedian to ever host BET's Comic View. He was also a cast member on TBS' House of Payne and appeared in the hit film Think Like a Man, as well as starring in his own Showtime stand-up special: True Story. Many people may recognize him as the dancing "Mr. Broccoli" in the movie Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, as the goofy redneck deputy in the movie Held Up with Jamie Foxx, or for his role as Crazy Cody in the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy Ride Along. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Owen did a stint in the military before pursuing his career in comedy. He's toured all across the country, released two stand-up DVDs (Breakin' Out the Park and Urban Legend) and now he headlines House of Blues San Diego.

Full Price: $25 Our Price: $12.50

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  • House of Blues San Diego |
  • 1055 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-299-2583
Under $10

Ugly Dog Contest Celebrates the Mangiest (and Cutest!) Mutts Around

Date: 2017-04-09 | For more show dates, click here.

Face it: Your Fido's fugly. Your Rex is a wreck. Your Lady is a tramp. Enter the Ugly Dog Contest, a fun family event at Del Mar Fairgrounds that celebrates dogs of all shapes and sizes. Now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Ugly Dog Contest awards prizes to lovable yet attractiveness-challenged pups in 10 categories including Most Unusual Markings, Looks Most Likes Its Owner and, of course, Ugliest Dog. (There are also prizes for the best-looking dogs, if you're into that sort of thing.) Of course, no dog is truly ugly -- this is just a fun way to bring a little extra love and attention to the puppy equivalent of that kid no one wanted to sit next to on the school bus.

Full Price: $15 Our Price: $7.50

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Concerts

Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish) & Admission to the San Diego County Fair

Date: 2017-06-16 | For more show dates, click here.

Darius Rucker's reinvention as a Nashville superstar remains one of the biggest success stories in country music history. Born and raised in South Carolina on a steady diet of country radio and his father's gospel band on Sundays, Rucker first rose to fame as the frontman of alt-rockers Hootie & the Blowfish, packing arenas around the globe and selling over 21 million albums in the U.S. alone. In 2008, Rucker went back to his roots and emerged as one of country music's biggest stars, topping the Billboard country charts with hits like "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "It Won't Be Like This for Long" and "Alright." Now one of the most distinctive voices in country music comes to the San Diego County Fair at the Del Amo Fairground. Your ticket to the concert also includes admission to the fair.

Full Price: $32 - $159 Our Price: $32 - $159

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161

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