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San Diego Events Calendar: August 2017

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


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San Diego Museum of Art’s Screen on the Green

August 1:

The dark comedy Kill Local at La Jolla Playhouse tells the story of an assassin who questions her career choices (through 8/27).

August 4:

Listen to more than 80 artists and ensembles during SummerFest, the La Jolla Music Society’s chamber music festival (through 8/25).

August 5:

Sample food and drinks from more than 40 vendors at the Farm to Bay event, promoting coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at Living Coast Discovery Center.

August 6:

Support independent cinema at the Oceanside International Film Festival, with screenings at Star and Sunshine Brooks theaters (through 8/13).

Hamlet takes the stage for The Old Globe’s annual Summer Shakespeare Festival (through 9/10).

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran performs at Valley View Casino Center as part of his Divide tour.

August 9:

Watch your favorite ballroom dancers from the hit show at Dancing with the Stars: Live! at San Diego Civic Theatre.

August 10:

Celebrate island culture, music, and cocktails during Tiki Oasis, the largest and longest-running festival of its kind, at Crowne Plaza Mission Valley and Bali Hai.

August 12:

Admire work from more than 200 visual artists at the 12th annual ArtWalk in Liberty Station.

Laugh with comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short as the duo sing and banter at SDSU’s Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.

August 13:

Check out Hillcrest CityFest, featuring more than 250 vendors with arts and crafts, music, food, and libations.

Visit Carlsbad’s 19th annual Art in the Village event to view pieces from more than 100 local and regional artists.

August 16:

Take a trip to Tinseltown with the musical Sunset Boulevard at Moonlight Amphitheatre (through 9/2).

San Diego Magazine's Best of San Diego Party

August 18:

Eat and sip your way through San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego Party in Liberty Station, highlighting more than 40 local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

Spice things up at the two-day Latin Food Fest, ending in a grand tasting event at Embarcadero Marina Park North.

Whistle to folk songs during the three-day Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival at Vista’s Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

August 19:

Drink in the name of philanthropy at Stone Brewing’s 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival at CSU San Marcos, SoCal’s largest craft brew fest, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

Don your denim and diamonds for the Wild West–themed Ferragosto party in Little Italy’s Amici Park.

Take in the family-friendly Chula Vista HarborFest for tacos, live music, and hands-on activities at Bayside Park.

Feel-good vibes is the theme for Reggae SummerSplash at WorldBeat Cultural Center.

Catch the 41st annual World Bodysurfing Championships this weekend at Oceanside Pier.

St. Paul’s Senior Services hosts the philanthropic LUV Gala at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, with dinner, auctions, and dancing.

August 24:

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes thrills onstage at Valley View Casino Center (through 8/27).

August 25:

Enjoy your choice of more than 60 concerts when the 13th annual Carlsbad Music Festival, comes to various venues in the village (through 8/27).

Take the littles to a three-day cinema binge at San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival, with more than 150 movies from around the world screened throughout the county.

San Diego Spirits Festival

August 26:

Shake things up at the weekend San Diego Spirits Festival, celebrating distilled beverages at Port Pavilion Broadway Pier.

Gather the family for an outdoor screening of Moana at Adams Avenue Park, a part of the Movies in the Park series.

Arts, music, food, and culture collide in Logan Heights for the Imperial Avenue Street Festival.

August 27:

Cycle over the Coronado Bridge for a noncompetitive 25-mile ride through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and National City in Bike the Bay.

Stroll Highway 101 to see juried work from local artists during LeucadiART Walk, including live music and activities for kids.

August 29:

From Rent to Wicked to Frozen and now San Diego, Idina Menzel performs at Copley Symphony Hall as part of her world tour.

August 31:

Feast on bites from local restaurants during the Taste at the Cove fundraising event, honoring former Padres pitcher Randy Jones at Ellen Browning Scripps Park.

Get into the groove at the five-day San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival, featuring dance shows, live music, workshops, and pool parties at the the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

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