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Summer Happenings

Pageant of the Masters: Paintings Come Alive

Date: 2017-07-22 | For more show dates, click here.

See a work of art come to life at the Pageant of the Masters. This one-of-a-kind production, an Orange County tradition, uses real people to recreate classical and contemporary paintings down to the finest detail. As you take in the visual marvel, a narrator guides you through the story behind each work while a live orchestra sets the tone. This year's presentation, The Grand Tour, recreates the experience of a time when there were virtually no public museums and people would go on artistic pilgrimages, traveling around Europe to see great works of art. Highlighting masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Tiepolo, Longhi, Watteau, Reynolds and Romney, as well as American artists like John Singer Sargent, The Grand Tour will take you on a whirlwind journey from Pompeii to a celebration of Carnival in Venice to the European tour of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show to Paris in the Jazz Age.

Full Price: $25 - $45 Our Price: $12 - $45

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  • Pageant of the Masters |
  • 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
  • Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • 800-487-3378
Added This Week

Legally Blonde: The Musical -- Youth Production of Musical Sensation

Date: 2017-08-04 | For more show dates, click here.

Sure to have you seeing pink, this bright and bubbly production from Young Actors' Theatre brings all the fun and excitement of the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde (and the smash-hit film starring Reese Witherspoon) to the stage. Follow sweet sorority sister Elle Woods, whose unlikely plan to win back her Ivy League boyfriend involves putting down her credit cards, picking up the books and setting out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. This unlikely academic not only ends up teaching the intellectual elite a thing or two, but she finds true love along the way. Get ready to bend and snap when Legally Blonde: The Musical comes to The Lyceum Space in San Diego.

Full Price: $32 Our Price: $16

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  • The Lyceum Space |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
Added This Week

Tacotopia at the Track: The Ultimate Taco Taste Test

Date: 2017-09-03 | For more show dates, click here.

There are very few things better than the combination of sun, music, drinks and food, and at the second annual Tacotopia at the Track, you'll get to celebrate one of San Diego's finest natural resources: tacos. Sponsored by the San Diego Reader, this food paradise at the Del Mar Fairgrounds 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, thrilling horse races and more. Make some room in your belly and gear up for a day filled with taco goodness!

Full Price: $30 Our Price: $20

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

The Nutcracker: The Holiday Favorite From San Diego Ballet

Date: 2017-12-21 | For more show dates, click here.

San Diego Ballet brings America's favorite holiday event to dazzling life in its production of The Nutcracker, which features Tchaikovsky's timeless score, a cast of over 100 beautifully costumed dancers and members of the San Diego Children's Choir. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's beloved holiday tale, this glittering production, now in its 27th year, follows young Clara, who receives the gift of a nutcracker at a family Christmas party, magically leading to a grand adventure that begins with a handsome prince and an epic battle between mice and toys, and ends with a journey to the Land of Sweets. Experience this eternal story at Mandeville Theater.

Full Price: $40 Our Price: $20

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  • Mandeville Auditorium |
  • 9500 Gilman Drive
  • La Jolla, CA 92093
  • 858-534-2230
Under $10

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival: O.C. Artisans of Every Medium Display Their Finest

Date: 2017-08-30 | For more show dates, click here.

The talents of over 200 Laguna Beach-area artists will be on display at this year's Sawdust Art & Craft Festival. Since 1966, the fest has catered to the creative set, featuring live entertainment, art demonstrations, classes and outdoor cafes, all nestled in a cozy eucalyptus grove swaying to balmy ocean breezes. Expect to find anything from hand-blown glass to jewelry, wood sculpture to surf art and clothing to scrimshaw. Meet the artists, learn about their inspiration and get inspired yourself as you peruse paintings, ceramics, textiles, photography and more.

Full Price: $9 Our Price: $6

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  • Sawdust Art Festival |
  • 935 Laguna Canyon Rd
  • Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Vaden Versus: Short Film on Deadly Boxing Match, Plus Post-Show Talk

Date: 2017-09-14 | For more show dates, click here.

When world champion boxer Paul Vaden knocked out Stephan Johnson in a 1999 title fight, Vaden knew he'd landed a good punch, but he had no idea his opponent would die 15 days later. Wracked with guilt, the San Diego native then had to deal with the consequences of his victory. Follow the story of one athlete's struggle towards redemption in Vaden Versus, a moving new short film being screened at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre in La Jolla, and then stick around to hear from Vaden himself, now a motivational speaker, who'll discuss his life and participate in a Q&A.

Full Price: $28 Our Price: $14

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  • David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre |
  • 4126 Executive Dr.
  • La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 858-362-1348
Summer Happenings

LEGOLAND California: Family Fun With 60+ Rides, Shows & Attractions

Date: 2017-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

LEGOLAND California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Display now open with a 16-foot long Finalizer model made completely out of LEGO bricks plus six more scenes! Conquer dragons, battle pirates and discover ancient treasures at the resort, also home to LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium; and new for Summer enjoy Surfers' Cove -- a water park expansion featuring racer-water slides. There's so much to do, you may want to spend the night at LEGOLAND Hotel featuring new LEGO NINJAGO themed rooms.

Full Price: $91 - $121 Our Price: $79 - $105.50

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  • LEGOLAND California Resort |
  • 1 LEGOLAND Drive
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 760-918-5346
Hot Seller

Avenue Q: The Tony-Winning Adult Puppet Musical

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

The massively popular adult puppet musical Avenue Q comes to the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic mixed cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl-monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life. While the show draws inspiration from a certain beloved children's show, you'll definitely want to leave the kiddos at home for this one -- these puppets have quite the potty mouths on them, and there's even some "full puppet nudity" involved.

Full Price: $33 - $43 Our Price: $19 - $32

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

Pop-Rock & Soul Musical Brooklyn: From Paris to New York in Search of Family

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Brooklyn: The Musical is a modern-day "sidewalk fairy tale" with a soul, R&B and pop-rock score. Named for an American city, Brooklyn is a Parisian orphan on a quest to find her father -- the only person who knows the "Unfinished Lullaby" her mother sang to her as a child. She heads to the U.S. with plans to star on New York's biggest stages, in hopes that her father will hear her. On a street corner at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, a band of street performers known as the City Weeds narrate Brooklyn's journey. The West Coast premiere of Brooklyn makes its way to the stage at San Diego's MOXIE Theatre.

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

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

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita: The Tony-Winning Musical

Date: 2017-08-03 | For more show dates, click here.

With a stunning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by the famed Tim Rice, the compelling true story of Eva PerĂ³n -- the controversial first lady of Argentina -- comes to vivid life in San Diego Repertory Theatre's production at San Diego's Lyceum Stage. Filled with showstoppers like "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," Evita follows a peasant girl as she uses her considerable smarts to rise from the slums of Argentina to become the wife of the president and a powerful advocate for the working class. Though beloved by her people as the voice of the poor, her inevitable downfall came through her unwavering ambition and a devastating illness, making her one of history's most tragic and dramatic figures. The musical's haunting score fuses dramatic chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, to create an extraordinary theatrical portrait that burns as bright as Evita herself did.

Full Price: $44 - $76 Our Price: $20 - $76

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  • The Lyceum Stage |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
Hot Seller

Lin-Manuel Miranda's (Hamilton) Tony-Winning Musical In the Heights

Date: 2017-09-13 | For more show dates, click here.

In the Heights made a huge splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hit Broadway show Hamilton), In the Heights is an exhilarating journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City -- a place where the coffee from Usnavi's corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the scent of impending change. Like many in his community, Usnavi struggles to decide which traditions to keep and which to leave behind. Catch this vibrant musical at Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre.

Full Price: $27 - $42 Our Price: $13.50 - $21

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

The Marx Brothers' Animal Crackers Onstage Again

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Before the Marx Brothers became film comedy legends, they got their start on the stage. Now you can see the show that helped launch their careers, Animal Crackers, just as audiences first saw it: live! Later adapted for film, this musical comedy made a Broadway sensation of the Marx Brothers' anarchic lunacy, from Groucho's wit to Chico's schemes and Harpo's impulsive pantomime. The wealthy Mrs. Rittenhouse throws a glamorous weekend gathering in honor of the famous explorer Captain Spalding, but Spalding isn't your typical guest of honor, and with the arrival of shady characters the Professor and Mr. Ravelli, the hoity-toity party might not survive the weekend. With a book by George S. Kaufman (You Can't Take It with You) and Morrie Ryskind (My Man Godfrey), plus countless improvised additions by the show's original stars, Animal Crackers is a comedy classic. Now you can relive all the laughs live at Cygnet Theatre in San Diego.

Full Price: $43 - $64 Our Price: $25 - $44

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  • Old Town Theatre |
  • 4040 Twiggs Street
  • San Diego, CA 92110
  • 619-337-1525
Comps

Explore San Diego Bay on a 2-Person Kayak Tour

Date: 2017-07-23 | For more show dates, click here.

Kayak along San Diego Bay and explore the sights of the city in this leisurely guided tour that highlights the region's renowned architecture, history and maritime culture. Along the way, you'll enjoy views of Petco Park, the Embarcadero, the USS Midway, Naval Station North Island, the Silver Strand, the San Diego Convention Center, the Coronado Bridge and Glorietta Bay -- all from the deck of your two-person, sit-on-top kayak. No previous kayaking experience is necessary for this fun and unique excursion that includes kayak rental, paddles, life vests and a paddle lesson.

Full Price: $69 Our Price: COMP - $19

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  • Coronado Ferry Landing |
  • 1201 1st Street
  • Coronado, CA 92118
Comps

Go Back to the '80s With The Molly Ringwalds

Date: 2017-08-05 | For more show dates, click here.

The Molly Ringwalds return to the House of Blues San Diego to prove beyond a (blue eye)shadow of a doubt that they can deliver one of the world's greatest '80s tribute experiences. This high-kicking quintet from Sheffield, England recalls the good ol' days when MTV actually played music videos and you'll hear them run through all the genres that made those days so radical. Their Back to the '80s concert will feature songs from the likes of Van Halen, Bon Jovi, INXS, The Cure, Madonna, George Michael and many more.

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
Under $10

Bring It On: Youth Cast Performs High School Rivalry Musical

Date: 2017-08-05 | For more show dates, click here.

Created by a dream team of musical-theater superstars -- including an original story by Tony winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), music by Pulitzer and Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) -- Bring It On: The Musical was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Choreography. Now this Center Stage production pops up at the California Center for the Arts, featuring a talented youth cast. Showcasing the intense rivalries and amazing athletics of the world of competitive cheerleading, this original story (inspired by the movie of the same name) centers on a perky high school girl named Campbell, a cheerleading captain who's forced to move to a new school. While struggling to define herself in an unfamiliar crowd of kids that look and act nothing like her, Campbell teams up with the hip-hop crew and starts a completely original cheer squad.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $10

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  • California Center for the Arts, Center Theater |
  • 340 N. Escondido Blvd.
  • Escondido, CA 92025
  • 800-988-4253
Under $10

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard: Musical Adaptation of the Classic Film

Date: 2017-08-16 | For more show dates, click here.

Hollywood noir meets Broadway razzle-dazzle in Sunset Boulevard, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder's classic film. The play brings to life the dramatic story of Norma Desmond, a fading star of the silent film era who has retreated to her decaying mansion to live in the past. When the ambitious young screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles into her world, she sees an opportunity to make her big comeback, and he sees an opportunity to make a quick buck. As their relationship becomes increasingly complicated, Joe finds himself on a crash course to disaster that can only end in murder and madness. The original Broadway production claimed seven Tony Awards in 1995, including Best Musical, and features memorable songs such as "With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye." See it when it takes the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista.

Full Price: $27 - $45 Our Price: $10 - $21

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  • Moonlight Amphitheatre |
  • 1200 Vale Terrace Drive
  • Vista, CA 92084
  • 760-724-2110
Under $10

Pier Pressure: Labor Day Weekend Party Cruise

Date: 2017-09-03 | For more show dates, click here.

Rock the boat this Labor Day weekend with the fourth annual Pier Pressure party cruise on the mega yacht Inspiration. Dance the afternoon away with six of Southern California's hottest DJs on three decks with two rooms of world-class house and open format music. Drink up the SoCal sun and cut loose with hundreds of others at this huge floating bash. The cruise gives you and your friends 3.5 hours on the water from mid-afternoon until just after the sun goes down, so you can take in glorious views of the San Diego coast as the summer season comes to an official close. Wear your best beach or pool attire; bikinis and board shorts are highly encouraged. If you spring for a VIP ticket, you'll get priority boarding and a commemorative captain's hat (while they last).

Full Price: $20 - $35 Our Price: $10 - $17.50

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  • Inspiration |
  • 1800 North Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 323-604-6030
Make It a Date

Summer Fireworks Kayak Tour: Paddle San Diego Bay at Night

Date: 2017-07-28 | For more show dates, click here.

Watch the Embarcadero Summer Pops Fireworks show from the best seats in the house: a two-person kayak floating on the San Diego Bay. On the Summer Fireworks kayak tour, you and a boat buddy will depart from the Coronado Ferry Landing and paddle beneath the Coronado Bridge at nighttime. As you glide along the calm ocean waters, you'll witness the spectacular downtown skyline lit up in the darkness before wrapping up with an incredible view of explosions in the sky, set to music by the San Diego Symphony. You don't even have to have previous kayaking experience for this majestic tour, though you are required to bring another person for the kayak -- and that's just fine because this is an experience you'll want to share with someone special.

Full Price: $79 Our Price: $35

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  • Coronado Ferry Landing |
  • 1201 1st Street
  • Coronado, CA 92118
20 Pop!

Pump Up the Volume: A Musical '90s-Palooza From the Creators of Mixtape

Date: 2017-07-28 | For more show dates, click here.

Oh, snap! The '90s are back! Produced by San Diego Musical Theatre, this all-new musical revue from the creative minds behind the beloved hit Mixtape tracks a group of modern strangers who somehow find themselves trapped back in the Dot-Com Decade, when NSYNC and The Spice Girls ruled the airwaves, and you had your pick of musical crazes, from grunge and swing to pop-punk, alt-rock, electronica and beyond. This high-energy show features stylin' fashion, phat fads, nostalgia and a fantastic soundtrack of top '90s music, including U2, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bjork, Britney, Hootie, Shania, Alanis, Mariah, Tupac, Garth, Boys II Men and more. So lace up your Doc Martens and get ready to party hearty, '90s-style, at the Horton Grand Theater.

Full Price: $45 - $60 Our Price: $20 - $39

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

Street Food Cinema: Gaslamp Quarter -- Outdoor Flicks, Music & Food

Date: 2017-10-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Should you go to the movies, or spend the evening outdoors at a park? Thanks to Street Food Cinema, you don't have to choose! Head to the grounds of the Marriott Marquis at the San Diego Marina in the Gaslamp Quarter, grab a delicious meal from one of the participating food trucks, chill to some great live music, and then settle in on your low lawn chair for the night's featured movie on a giant screen. Some weeks feature family movies, and others feature popular films for adult crowds. Giveaways, activities and more make Street Food Cinema a great night of entertainment.

Full Price: $13 Our Price: $7.50

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  • Marriott Marquis San Diego - Marina Terrace |
  • 333 W. Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
20 Pop!

Tony Award-Winning Musical Billy Elliot, With Score by Elton John

Date: 2017-09-22 | For more show dates, click here.

Set to what the New York Post called Elton John's "best score yet," and named "Broadway Musical of the Decade" by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot the Musical fills San Diego's Spreckels Theatre with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that's enduring more than its fair share of hardship.

Full Price: $45 - $75 Our Price: $20 - $54

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  • Spreckels Theatre |
  • 121 Broadway
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-9500
Summer Happenings

Big Fish: Tim Burton Film Adapted into Whimsical Musical

Date: 2017-07-22 | For more show dates, click here.

Adapted from Tim Burton's celebrated film, Big Fish follows the enchanting, touching story of a teller of tall tales and his son, who wants to know who his father really is. After a lifetime of spinning yarns about his epic adventures, Edward Bloom has entered his final chapter, compelling his grown son Will to embark on an adventure of his own -- to unravel his real dad from the myths he's created. With spine-tinglingly music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, the Lamb's Players Theatre production of Big Fish is a magnificent "big fish" of a tale itself -- spectacular, fantastical and overflowing with love.

Full Price: $44 - $64 Our Price: $30 - $44

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

National Headliners & Rising Stars at Mad House Comedy Club

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to get your funny bone tickled on a regular basis.

Full Price: $10 - $15 Our Price: COMP - $7.50

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  • Mad House Comedy Club |
  • 502 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-702-6666
Under $10

Magical Broadway Favorite Pippin Returns to the Stage

Date: 2017-07-28 | For more show dates, click here.

Bursting with one showstopping number after another, Pippin is the hip, anachronistic fairy tale featuring fabulous music from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). The musical follows the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, as he struggles to find meaning in his life. On his journey, Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power, the pleasures of the flesh and simple farm life -- all as part of his quest to find where he fits in. It's a magical, musical fairy tale that is just as entertaining and thought-provoking as when it debuted 40 years ago. Get swept away in the fanciful, moving Pippin when it descends on the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa.

Full Price: $16 Our Price: $8

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  • Casa del Prado Theatre |
  • 1800 El Prado
  • Balboa Park, CA 92101
  • 619-239-8355
Lectures & Classes

Ira Glass Shares Seven Things I've Learned

Date: 2017-08-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Millions tune in to hear award-winning NPR host Ira Glass as he delivers his massively popular weekly show This American Life. Part journalist, part storyteller, he's earned multiple Peabody Awards and been praised for possessing a "distinctive literary imagination, an eccentric intelligence, and a sympathetic heart" (The New York Times). But long before the fans and accolades, Glass began his career as a mere intern at National Public Radio's D.C. headquarters at age 19. Now, he steps outside the studio and onto the stage at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, where he'll share Seven Things I've Learned, a personal event filled with ruminations on his colorful rise in radio.

Full Price: $38.50 Our Price: $31.50

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

Stand-Up Paddle Board Night Tour: A Glowing Adventure

Date: 2017-07-22 | For more show dates, click here.

As the sun goes down, you light up the water on this truly unique adventure. LED lights are attached around the outside and underside of your stand-up paddle board, creating a beautiful glow as you glide across the glassy Coronado waterfront. You guide will lead you past the stunning skyline of downtown San Diego while you navigate your way through the darkening waters on this fun nighttime outing. Just come with general paddle-boarding know-how and the willingness to get wet if you lose your balance, then relax and enjoy being part of the evening scenery!

Full Price: $39 Our Price: $19

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  • Coronado Ferry Landing |
  • 1201 1st Street
  • Coronado, CA 92118
Top Rated

Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour From Oceanside Harbor

Date: 2017-07-21 | 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
Under $10

Shakespeare's Screwball Battle of the Sexes, The Taming of the Shrew, Performed on a Rooftop

Date: 2017-07-28 | For more show dates, click here.

Shakespeare's rowdy, screwball comedy The Taming of the Shrew follows the treacherous road to romance for a strong-willed pair of lovers who've met their ultimate match in one another. Until Kate has a husband, her sweet younger sister, Bianca, cannot marry -- but feisty, fiery-tongued Kate rejects every suitor who tries to woo her. Along comes Petruchio, willing to take a chance...and her sizable dowry. His efforts to tame her remain a controversial aspect of this tale, reminding us of the expected gender roles of 400 years past, and how far we have and haven't come since. Packed with timely and provocative points regarding gender politics, this show on the rooftop of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Arts Center is sure to send the sparks flying.

Full Price: $18 - $23 Our Price: $9 - $11.50

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  • Tenth Avenue Arts Center |
  • 930 10th Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-920-8503
Concerts

Groundbreaking Violinist Dame Esco Fuses Jazz, R&B & Hip-Hop at House of Blues

Date: 2017-07-27 | For more show dates, click here.

When you go to a Damien Escobar, aka Dame Esco, show, just know that this ain't your grandparents' classical music concert. Formerly part of the sibling duo Nuttin' But Stringz, the soulful violin virtuoso fuses elements of jazz, R&B and hip-hop into his sound. In his illustrious career, he has performed at President Barack Obama's first inauguration and appeared on The Katie Couric Show, Empire Live and other television shows. From his former days performing at Julliard and in the New York subways, Escobar now brings nothing but strings and talent to House of Blues San Diego.

Full Price: $35 Our Price: $17.50

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

Extreme Autofest: Tricked-Out Rides, a Bikini Contest & More

Date: 2017-07-29 | For more show dates, click here.

Extreme Autofest at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego gets your motor running with hundreds of tricked-out rides, a motorcycle stunt show and much more. Check out cars and trucks from Honda, Toyota, Ford, Dodge and others that have been turned into veritable Swiss Army knives of customized features, as their designers compete for cash and cool prizes. And the vehicular madness is only the beginning: Extreme Autofest also includes DJ performances by Playboy Playmates like Amie Rose and Nico Nightingale, a bikini contest, vendor village and live concerts throughout the day.

Full Price: $25 Our Price: COMP - $12.50

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  • Qualcomm Stadium |
  • 9449 Friars Rd
  • San Diego, CA 92108
  • 619-281-6316
Activities & Competitions

Comic-Con Club Crawl San Diego

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Comic-Con -- one of San Diego's biggest events of the year -- is taking over the city, drawing super-fans to panels, screenings, signings and more. But by nightfall, there'll be a different kind of pop culture party, thanks to Comic-Con Club Crawl San Diego. Stroll the best bars in the Gaslamp Quarter dressed as anything from Groot to Black Panther to Wonder Woman and raise a glass with your fellow geeks and fanatics. It all kicks off at Analog Bar, where you'll get a free welcome shot at check-in. Then on Friday it's off to massive, Vegas-style club Omnia, followed by ultra-lounge Side Bar and three-room underground club Bassmnt. Saturday's lineup also kicks off at Analog, followed by Omnia, trendy upscale club Florent and Bassmnt.

Full Price: n/a Our Price: Sold Out

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  • Analog Bar |
  • 801 5th Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
20 Pop!

The Drowsy Chaperone: : Witty Send-Up of Jazz Age Musicals

Date: 2017-08-04 | For more show dates, click here.

A modern-day theater addict puts his favorite musical on the record player to chase the blues away, only to have the story come to life right there in his apartment in the Tony-winning The Drowsy Chaperone. In the show-within-the-show that ensues, a pampered Broadway starlet's plans for marriage are upset by a scheming producer, setting off a wild plot involving a chaperone, a Latin lover and gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Bubbling over with wit, thrills and glorious song and dance, this comical send-up of Jazz Age musical theater comes to the Welk Resort Theatre in Escondido, courtesy of The Broadway Theater.

Full Price: $39 Our Price: $20 - $24.50

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  • Welk Resort Theatre San Diego |
  • 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
  • Escondido, CA 92026
  • 888-802-7469
Under $10

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

Date: 2017-07-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Seussical the Musical takes you into the world of Dr. Seuss, where you'll revisit beloved characters The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and JoJo. Now one of the most-widely produced musicals in the country, this fun family musical weaves a tale of friendship, loyalty and love. This inspirational story is a display of grit, working together and restoring peace and unity to a community. You and your family will learn the power of being unique and the importance of fighting for your beliefs when Seussical hits the stage at Westminster Theatre at Westminster Presbyterian Church in San Diego.

Full Price: $14 - $18 Our Price: $7 - $9

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  • Westminster Theatre |
  • 3598 Talbot St.
  • San Diego, CA 92106
Top Rated

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

Date: 2017-07-24 | 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: $79 Our Price: $35

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

Sunday Surf Polo at Beautiful San Diego Polo Fields

Date: 2017-07-23 | For more show dates, click here.

The equestrian sport of polo is not just a game for royalty -- but you might find yourself feeling more regal than usual when you spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the San Diego Surf Polo fields. Stretching across 60 beautiful acres of land in Del Mar with multiple playing fields, there's never a dull moment on match day as riders battle to score goals atop their galloping steeds. Gather your friends and family for an exciting afternoon watching this sport of kings.

Full Price: $20 - $100 Our Price: $12 - $75

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  • San Diego Surf Polo Club |
  • 14955 Via de la Valle
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-481-9217
Theater

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

Date: 2017-08-25 | For more show dates, click here.

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki's hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all-new show unites some of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family ... LIVE!

Full Price: $28 - $43 Our Price: $18 - $30

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  • Valley View Casino Center - Point Loma |
  • 3500 Sports Arena Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92110
  • 619-224-4171
Under $10

San Diego Spirits Festival: Cocktails, Music & More

Date: 2017-08-26 | For more show dates, click here.

Shake up your summer at the ninth annual San Diego Spirits Festival inside the picturesque Port Pavilion and outside on Broadway Pier, with samples of top-shelf cocktails and tastes from local restaurants. Reps from both small-batch and big-name distillers, crafty mixologists and top local chefs are set to show off their stuff and offer tastes of their wares, in celebration of the city's culinary culture. The largest festival of its kind in San Diego also offers live music, bartender competitions, grand tastings, mini seminars and even possible celebrity sightings, making it a must for industry professionals, cocktail enthusiasts and interested newbies alike.

Full Price: $15 - $65 Our Price: $10 - $55

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  • The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier |
  • 1000 N Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Foodie

Burgers & Beer: Tasting Competition + Unlimited Beer Samples

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

The ultimate battle of the burgers plays out at the sunny Golden Hill Park and needs your help judging! Munch on gourmet burgers from over 20 of San Diego's most popular restaurants as they try to win your taste buds over. Wash it all down with samplings from 30+ local breweries because it wouldn't be a true San Diego trip without beer. While Burgers & Beer is curated by the city's food writers, it's up to you to determine who reigns overall. Live music and games complete this perfect end of the summer bash in the park.

Full Price: $45 Our Price: $35

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  • Golden Hill Park |
  • 2590 Golden Hill Dr.
  • San Diego, CA 92102
  • 619-239-0512
Under $10

Street Food Cinema: Downtown San Diego -- Outdoor Flicks, Music & Food

Date: 2017-08-12 | For more show dates, click here.

Go to the movies, or spend the evening outdoors at a park? Thanks to Street Food Cinema, you don't have to choose! Head to Downtown San Diego's Ruocco Fields, grab a delicious meal from one of the participating food trucks, chill to some great live music, and then settle in on your blanket or lawn chair for the night's featured movie on a giant screen. Some weeks feature family movies, and others feature popular films for adult crowds. Giveaways, activities and more make Street Food Cinema a great night of entertainment.

Full Price: $13 - $18 Our Price: $7.50 - $12

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  • Ruocco Park |
  • 585 Harbor Lane
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Under $10

Gal Pal Comedic Caper: Women in Jeopardy

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz's new dentist boyfriend. He may look a bit creepy, but is there really anything to worry about? The fact that his oral hygienist was recently murdered could just be a coincidence ... right? Imaginations run wild as these would-be sleuths trade wine glasses for spy glasses and set off on a hilarious off-road adventure to learn the truth in Women in Jeopardy. This romp from The House of Yes playwright Wendy MacLeod now comes to the Lamplighters Community Theatre in La Mesa, bringing with it some serious Thelma and Louise-meets-The First Wives Club fun.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $10

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

Into the Woods: Sondheim's Musical Fairy-Tale Mashup

Date: 2017-08-11 | For more show dates, click here.

A fresh, sophisticated spin on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant them their wish if they're successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. All the storybook characters discover that wishes often come with a steep price. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards and the cast recording took home a Grammy. Come see this production when it enchants and astounds at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre in Escondido.

Full Price: $25 Our Price: $15

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  • Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre |
  • 3333 Bear Valley Parkway
  • Escondido, CA 92025
Theater

Rivalries and Romance in Famed Musical West Side Story

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York. Two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, tell a story more relevant than ever. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the story has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, the latest in 2009. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Don't miss this iconic musical love story at the Star Theatre in Oceanside.

Full Price: n/a Our Price: Sold Out

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  • Star Theatre |
  • 402 North Coast Highway
  • Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 760-721-9983
Under $10

String Trio Performs Dvorak & More

Date: 2017-07-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Czech-born violinist Anna Skalova, who won a position at the San Diego Symphony five years ago from among a pool of 162 candidates, is moving Down Under to share her talents with an orchestra in Sydney, Australia. But first, she's performing a farewell concert at Point Loma Assembly with two of her fellow young talents from the SDS, violist Caterina Longhi and cellist Andrew Hayhurts. Works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Dohnanyi and Piazzolla are on the program for this intimate evening of chamber music.

Full Price: $18 Our Price: $9

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  • Point Loma Assembly |
  • 3035 Talbot Street
  • Point Loma, CA 92106
  • 619-800-5497
Theater

Enchanted Cabaret: Fairytale Cabaret for the Whole Family

Date: 2017-08-12 | For more show dates, click here.

Who said cabaret was just for grown-ups? The Sapphire Theatre Company's Enchanted Cabaret is an evening of song and dance featuring beloved music from classic fairytales of the stage and screen that's perfect for kids -- and kids at heart. In this performance at MOXIE Theatre in San Diego, the talented young dancers of the Kaleidoscope Movement dance company join the cast to bring some of these enchanted stories to life. Don't miss this family-friendly night at the cabaret -- and in the spirit of Comic-Con weekend, you're encouraged to show up dressed as your favorite fairytale characters!

Full Price: $22 Our Price: $14

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

Leading Contemporary Artists on Display at Art San Diego

Date: 2017-09-28 | For more show dates, click here.

Beyond the beaches, tacos and beer of San Diego exists a complementary art scene that is buzzing with fresh, contemporary works by the city's own community members. Art San Diego gives you an in-depth look at a massive variety of what's up and coming in the scene, from local pieces to internationally known sensations. At the beloved Del Mar Fairgrounds, over 500 leading artists will exhibit on behalf of the top galleries, studios and publishers. The weekend also features art labs and talks centered around collecting art, the acquisition process and conversations with the creators, some of whom will present and discuss their exciting pieces.

Full Price: $10 - $25 Our Price: COMP - $12.50

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

World-Famous Gospel Brunch Experience

Date: 2017-08-20 | For more show dates, click here.

Feed your soul and your appetite at the same time at the legendary House of Blues gospel brunch in San Diego, featuring a Southern and Creole-inspired buffet with a wide variety of choices, including breakfast favorites, carving stations, omelets, bottomless mimosas, desserts and of course, their special signature chicken and waffles. Then get ready for a joyful and inspiring musical show that'll have you on your feet, clapping, singing and swaying to the sounds of top local and regional gospel groups.

Full Price: n/a Our Price: Sold Out

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

Unlimited Pizza & Craft Beer Tastings From Local Favorites

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

Without a doubt, almost every American's favorite foodie combo is pizza and beer. One of the biggest craft beer cities in the nation indulges in the grease and bubbles of these patriotic treats during their Pizza & Beer Festival at the sunny Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. The summer may be over, but in San Diego the skies stay bright and beautiful as you sip and munch on unlimited pies and non-stop brews from SoCal's top restaurants and breweries. In between bites, take a stroll through the boutique vendors selling original arts, hand-rolled cigars and more, all while live DJs and games keep the party going.

Full Price: $55 Our Price: $40

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  • The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier |
  • 1000 N Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Under $10

Specialty Martinis, Great Food & Live Music

Date: 2017-07-27 | 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 - $70 Our Price: $10 - $35

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

Padres Host Giants in Summertime Showdown

Date: 2017-08-30 | For more show dates, click here.

There's nothing quite like a summertime game at Petco Park, watching an exciting young Padres team led by slugger Wil Myers. As the home team battles the San Francisco Giants, you can take in one of baseball's most beautiful stadiums while chowing down on ballpark classics like hot dogs and peanuts, as well as gourmet delights like fresh fish and fancy flatbreads. Gather together a group and celebrate summer when the Friars take on their NorCal rivals.

Full Price: $20.30 - $49.01 Our Price: $13.75 - $32.45

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  • Petco Park |
  • 100 Park Boulevard
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-795-5000
Summer Happenings

Avant Garde Costume Gala: Top Chefs, Immersive Art Installations, Live Performances & More

Date: 2017-07-22 | For more show dates, click here.

Don your most imaginative costume and get ready for The Avant Garde Costume Gala, a wild and wonderful evening packed with explosively creative performance groups, a fearlessly inventive fashion show, more than a dozen amazing chefs and other sensory pleasures, all set at the fabulous Park6 in San Diego. Where else can you encounter a gigantic, weblike art installation that can answer your questions with shadows, a forest of bright pink weeping willows that respond to movement, or a virtual reality room that leads you to a real-life Mad Hatter-style tea party hosted by Chef Dulce Romo? Steampunkers, foodies, cosplay peeps and fashionistas are all encouraged to attend, and there'll be great prizes for the best costumes of the night valued at over $1,000!

Full Price: $90 Our Price: $29 - $45

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  • Park6 |
  • 590 Fir Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-341-4086

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