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Things to Do: August 1-7

The best events in San Diego this week


August 1-21: Second City's Free Speech! (While Supplies Last) at La Jolla Playhouse

August 1:

Pack a blanket and picnic and settle in for a warm summer’s night movie screening under the stars at San Diego Museum of Art’s Film in the Garden, every Monday this month on Balboa Park’s Botanical Lawn.

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:

Two-step down to the South Bay for a summer concert courtesy of Kenny Chesney, country’s eternal bachelor.

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.

The world-renowned Danish String Quartet returns to San Diego for the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest through August 10.

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.

Go punk with L.A.-based Irish rockers Flogging Molly and Frank Turner at SDSU.

Sip and savor some of San Diego’s best eateries while supporting wildlife and sustainability during the annual Farm to Bay tasting event.

August 7:

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

Throw it back to the 1950s during the Vista Rod Run, where over 350 classic show cars will be lining the streets of the Vista Village.

Put on your running shoes and help fight lung cancer during the San Diego Free to Breathe Run/Walk.

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