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Calendar of Events: August 2016

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


August 4: Julian Starfest

August 1:

Have a good laugh at the expense of the electoral process during a La Jolla Playhouse performance of The Second City: Free Speech! (While Supplies Last). Through August 21.

August 2:

Relive the stunning journey of a Grammy Award–winning singer in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Civic Theatre. Through August 7.

August 3:

Join the always-hilarious Jim Gaffigan as he pokes fun at himself, parenthood, and maybe even Hot Pockets, in his Fully Dressed stand-up set at SDSU.

August 4:

Take in the twinkling skies via telescope during the three-day Julian Starfest, hosted at Menghini Winery. $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 13–18, free for children 12 and under.

August 5:

Sing Along with Broadway! at San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights concert, featuring two performances of all your favorite show tunes.

Cygnet Theatre hosts Girls’ Night Out with Champagne, shopping, and the musical Gypsy.

Touch down on the USS Midway flight deck and meet former Olympians at the free Olympic Opening Ceremony Viewing Party.

August 6:

Take a journey to Italy every Saturday at the Little Italy Summer Film Festival in Amici Park.

August 7:

Get your film fix at the weeklong Oceanside International Film Festival, including screenings, workshops, and live musical performances.

August 13:

Yuk it up with two-thirds of the Three Amigos as Steve Martin and Martin Short take the stage at Harrah’s Resort Southern California.

Get your fill of fine art at a weekend of visual, interactive, and musical artistry during ArtWalk @ Liberty Station.

August 14:

Let loose at Hillcrest CityFest, a street fair and community celebration by day, dance party by night.

August 18:

Get your tiki on at the four-day Tiki Oasis, a fest of music, art, and culture at the Crowne Plaza in Mission Valley.

August 19:

Raise a glass to San Diego craft beer stardom for the two-day Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival at Cal State San Marcos.

August 20:

The Maritime Museum hosts the first Sip N’ Ship Beer Festival right on the bay.

Spend the day at Chula Vista Harbor Fest, featuring live music, art, food, and educational programs on sustainability.

August 26:

Sample the crème de la crème of the county's culinary and cultural scene at San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego Party.

August 27:

Sip drinks both shaken and stirred at the two-day San Diego Spirits Festival, celebrating the craft of the cocktail.

August 28:

Cross the Coronado Bay Bridge during the Bike the Bay community ride.

Cruise the coast for culture at the LeucadiART Walk.

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