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San Diego Events Calendar: August 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


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The Phantom of the Opera

August 1:

Join independent filmmakers from SoCal and beyond for the five-day Oceanside International Film Festival at The Brooks Theater.

 

August 3:

Celebrate outgoing music director Cho-Liang Lin’s 18-year tenure at La Jolla Music Society during SummerFest, featuring chamber music from world-renowned artists and ensembles (through 8/24).

 

August 4:

Eat, drink, and support wildlife at Living Coast Discovery Center’s Farm to Bay fundraising event in Chula Vista.

Tell your friends “no can do” if they skip out on seeing Hall & Oates and Train, live in concert at Viejas Arena.

Farm to Bay

 

August 8:

Live on island time and Polynesian pop during the five-day Tiki Oasis at Crowne Plaza San Diego.

 

August 9:

Illuminate your senses at Uptown Tavern’s new Darkroom Dinner Series, a monthly five-course chef’s tasting that keeps diners in complete darkness.

Sink your teeth into top-quality beef at a four-course A5 Wagyu tasting dinner (through 8/18), part of Grant Grill’s Special Ingredient Series.

 

August 10:

Legendary country crooners Willie Nelson & Family perform on Shelter Island for Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.

 

August 11:

Explore the two-day ArtWalk @ Liberty Station, with work from more than 200 artists.

Parade through the masqueraders at San Diego West Coast Multicultural Carnival & Festival at SDCCU Stadium.

 

August 12:

Show your community pride at Hillcrest’s CityFest Street Fair & Music Festival.

Over 100 artists showcase their work along State Street and Grand Avenue during Carlsbad’s Art in the Village.

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing takes the stage at The Old Globe (through 9/16).

 

August 15:

Based on Victor Hugo’s acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame comes to life at Moonlight Amphitheatre (through 9/1).

 

August 16:

Sing along to “Tennessee Whiskey” with Chris Stapleton at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.

 

August 17:

Feast on unlimited samples from the top restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries at San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego Party in Liberty Station’s NTC Park.

Turn up the heat for a two-day culinary fiesta as Latin Food Fest takes over Embarcadero Marina Park North.

Grab your fiddle for the three-day jam session that’s Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival at Vista’s Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

Celebrate vibrant Mexican music and dance at the San Diego International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert at Civic Theatre.

 

August 18:

Tap into tasters from more than 55 craft breweries at Stone Brewing’s 22nd Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival at CSU San Marcos.

Live music, food, drinks, and family fun abound during Chula Vista HarborFest at Bayside Park.

Expect good vibrations for Reggae SummerSplash at WorldBeat Cultural Center.

Watch hundreds of contestants ride the waves during the two-day World Bodysurfing Championships at Oceanside Pier.

 

August 20:

He may be only one call away, but you can catch Charlie Puth at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.

 

August 21:

La Jolla Playhouse presents Seize the King, a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Richard III (through 9/16).

 

August 22:

Hip-hop artist J. Cole drops the beat at Viejas Arena.

 

August 23:

The Phantom of the Opera returns to San Diego to haunt Civic Theatre (through 9/2).

 

August 24:

Enjoy more than 60 performances during the three-day Carlsbad Music Festival.

 

San Diego Spirits Festival

August 25:

Cocktail enthusiasts unite for the weekend San Diego Spirits Festival at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier.

Arts and culture collide in Logan Heights at the Imperial Avenue Street Festival.

Shaila Dúrcal brings Latin pop music to Balboa Theatre.

Get your country music fix with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker when their Summer Plays On tour hits Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.

 

August 26:

Stroll LeucadiART Walk along Highway 101 for artwork, live music, and craft beer.

Pedal 25 miles around San Diego Bay and over Coronado Bridge for the noncompetitive Bike the Bay.

LeucadiART Walk

 

August 29:

The San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation honors two local legends during Taste at the Cove in Ellen Browning Scripps Park.

 

August 30:

Shimmy your way through the four-day San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival at Sheraton Harbor Island Resort & Marina.

 

August 31:

San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights concert series closes out another season with a bang in its 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular for three days at Embarcadero Marina Park South.

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