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Summer Preview

Escondido Spring Renaissance Faire

Date: 2019-05-05 | For more show dates, click here.

Guests young and old will be entertained and enthralled as they learn about life in the Elizabethan Era … from battles on the field, to having a drink at the pub, to browsing through the many vendors and their wares, or watching the variety of shows. Whatever catches your fancy, you’ll find it at the Escondido Spring Renaissance Faire.

Full Price: $9 - $19 Our Price: Sold Out

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  • Felicita County Park |
  • 742 Clarence Ln
  • Escondido, CA 92029
  • 760-745-4379
Foodie

Reader Tacotopia: The Land of Tacos & Beer

Date: 2019-05-11 | For more show dates, click here.

To celebrate the pure magic that tacos offer to the world, the San Diego Reader is pleased to invite you to the beautiful land of tacos and beer referred to as Reader Tacotopia 2019! This event will once again take place in beautiful Golden Hill Park. Tacotopia takes advantage of our SoCal surroundings by gathering 60 of the very best taco vendors all in one place for your gastronomic pleasure. At the end of the day, attendees will ultimately decide who will win the Best Taco Award. The taco tasting, beer tastings from 20 local breweries, full-sized pours and margaritas available for purchase at the bar, live music, lucha libre wrestling, lawn games and San Diego sun makes this a must-go.

Full Price: n/a Our Price: Sold Out

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  • Golden Hill Park |
  • 2590 Golden Hill Dr.
  • San Diego, CA 92102
  • 619-239-0512
Summer Preview

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

Date: 2019-11-10 | For more show dates, click here.

LEGOLAND California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the exciting LEGO NINJAGO The Ride. Inside LEGOLAND, you’ll enter a world of knights and princesses to conquer the Dragon Coaster. Kids can drive their own cars at Driving School. Make new friends at LEGO Friends Heartlake City, or blast LEGO artifacts for high scores at Lost Kingdom Adventure. The Resort is also home to the LEGOLAND Water Park and the wonder-filled SEA LIFE Aquarium. There’s so much to do, you’ll want to spend the night at the amazing LEGOLAND Hotel featuring new LEGO NINJAGO themed rooms!

Full Price: $94 - $126 Our Price: $80 - $105

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  • LEGOLAND California Resort |
  • 1 LEGOLAND Drive
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 760-918-5346
Tours & Cruises

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

Date: 2019-04-24 | 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: $69 Our Price: $29

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

Comedy Hypnotist Michel Briar Stages Spellbinding Show

Date: 2019-05-18 | For more show dates, click here.

Though Michel Briar is a certified master hypnotist, he’s never once put a crowd to sleep. They’re too busy laughing at his mesmerizing feats where fellow audience members become the stars of the show. Briar has traveled the country performing his mind-boggling mental tricks, bringing hypnotized volunteers to the stage to speak made-up languages, act our bewildering roles and more. If you have ever tried hypnosis and found it lacking, this show at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center will turn turns doubters into slack-jawed believers. The early show is for all ages, while the late show is for mature audiences only.

Full Price: $24 Our Price: $18

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

San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Adventure Awaits

Date: 2019-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Step into an adventure like no other! The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in an 1,800-acre reserve. Choose from a variety of exciting safari expeditions by tram, caravan truck, electric cart, zip line and more, all with expert guides and fascinating animal information. See lions lounging in the grasslands, antelope and giraffes mingling, storks and crowned cranes on the march, rhinos wallowing in waterholes, and a family herd of African elephants foraging and playing. Come experience the excitement of getting up close and personal with rare Sumatran tigers at Tiger Trail. Discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park. A full day of active fun awaits!

Full Price: $46 - $56 Our Price: $46 - $56

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  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park |
  • 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd.
  • Escondido, CA 92027
  • 760-747-8702
Summer Fun

Regal: Your E-ticket to the Latest Movies

Date: 2020-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Regal Cinemas royally rocks the film-going experience, with all the latest tech and amenities to provide your perfect night out at the movies. And seriously, no matter how huge your home screen may be, nothing beats seeing the latest and greatest new releases in an actual theater, surrounded by friends and/or family, not to mention the smell of real, honest-to-goodness non-microwaved popcorn. Catch everything from huge Hollywood blockbusters and animated family faves to the newest, coolest indie films with these ePremiere movie tickets to Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres or Edwards Theatres.

Full Price: $13 Our Price: $9.50

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  • Any Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres or Edwards Theatres Nationwide |
  • 701 N. 7th St.
  • Any Regal Cinema, USA 66101
Theater

Wacky Western Musical Comedy Chaps!

Date: 2019-04-25 | For more show dates, click here.

Chaps! is like Monty Python crossed with the Wild West in this hilarious musical treat. When America’s favorite singing cowboy Tex Riley and his troupe are late for a special 1944 broadcast, a BBC crew has to act fast to fake the down-home Western radio performance. Packed with great cowboy music, it’s an hilarious show the entire family will enjoy! Chaps! at Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado features a book by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, directed by Robert Smyth, musical direction by Jon Lorenz, with choreography by Deborah Gilmour Smyth.

Full Price: $48 - $58 Our Price: $29 - $33

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

What Are You? Growing Up Mixed-Race

Date: 2019-05-03 | For more show dates, click here.

In this interactive game show set in modern America, the complexities of growing up hapa, multiple- or mixed-race today come to life through skits, video, music and celebrity impersonations of debatable quality. The funny, outrageous and true episodes in What Are You? hit the stage courtesy of Asian Story Theater at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego.

Full Price: $25 Our Price: $12.50

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  • Lyceum Theatre |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Theater

Pulitzer-Winning Working Class Drama Sweat

Date: 2019-04-23 | For more show dates, click here.

With humor and tremendous heart, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama speaks directly to the unsettling changes in America. The folks at Olstead’s Steel Tubing in Reading, Pennsylvania work, drink, and dream together, until layoffs and lockouts at the factory begin to drive them apart. The fragile bonds of their community begin to splinter and a horrific crime sends shockwaves across two generations. The neighborhood bar turns into a battleground where race, class, family and friendship clash. San Diego Repertory Theatre brings Sweat to San Diego’s Lyceum Stage, from acclaimed writer Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Intimate Apparel), who went to Reading during the recession to understand first-hand what happened to the American working-class.

Full Price: $43 - $56 Our Price: $20 - $28

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  • The Lyceum Stage |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
Tours & Cruises

Complete Cannabis Experience Tour: Live Demos & Glass Blowing

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Experience the life cycle of the cannabis plant in this eye-opening and educational dispensary tour in San Diego. Join us for an informative and interactive day as we visit a best-in-class recreational dispensary for a VIP dispensary tour, then later witness a “Grow-Your-Own” demonstration from a renowned cannabis cultivator. You’ll be able to see and touch the plants while cannabis-savvy experts share tips and tricks and everything you need to know about growing in your own home. You’ll also get to visit a popular glass blowing studio, where you will be treated to another live demonstration by a talented artist creating handmade pieces of art. And since we know you’re wondering — yes, smoking of cannabis is permitted on the bus.

Full Price: $129 Our Price: $99

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  • West Coast Cannabis Tours |
  • 9747 Businesspark Ave Ste 225
  • San Diego, CA 92131
  • 800-295-9228
Foodie

Roaring ’20s Tango Show & Argentine Dinner

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

If you’re in need of a mini-staycation, Pampas Argentine Grill is ready to whisk you away from San Diego to the romantic streets of Buenos Aires circa the 1920s. Feel free to get in the spirit and dress the part — dancing shoes and flirty ‘20s attire are always welcome. Watch an authentic Argentine tango show as you sip South American wines, Pampas’ special sangria or specialty cocktails and craft beers and dine on an authentic three-course meal. The show features a vintage-themed tango extravaganza that recreates the elegance and charm of 1920s Argentina, and after the pros are finished, you’re invited to take the dance floor. Pampas Argentine Grill was named the city’s Best Steakhouse by the San Diego Reader. Please see the full event description for the menu.

Full Price: $75 Our Price: $34.50

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  • Pampas Argentine Grill |
  • 8690 Aero Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92123
  • 858-278-5971
Comedy

The Brewery Comedy Tour

Date: 2019-06-03 | For more show dates, click here.

Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 800 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and Los Angeles-based. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop in San Diego is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $10

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  • Green Flash Brewing |
  • 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92121
Foodie

Magic Dinner Show at Illusions Theatre & Bar

Date: 2019-04-25 | For more show dates, click here.

Magic Shop San Diego and 3 Generations, Inc. are proud to present an extraordinary dinner theater experience. Situated in the historic Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, the Illusions Theatre and Bar is the perfect location to celebrate special occasions with a sensory experience beyond anything you can imagine. Gourmet food, fine liquors and wine enhance the spectacular entertainment from some of the most talented magicians in the country. This parlor magic show has been specially designed and choreographed for Illusions Theatre. It’s not just a magic show; it’s an adventure through your mind and a test of your imagination.

Full Price: $119 Our Price: $80

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  • Illusions Theatre & Bar |
  • 827 4th Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-738-8350
Dance

Argentine Tango Dinner Show: Fiery Moves & Flavorful Food

Date: 2019-04-26 | For more show dates, click here.

Experience the delicacies and delights of Argentine culture without ever leaving home as you watch an authentic and passionate Argentine tango dance show and enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Pampas Argentine Grill, named “Best Steakhouse in San Diego” by the San Diego Reader. Professional dancers Camille and Michael of the Positive Energy Dance Company will transport you to the romantic streets of Buenos Aires with their fiery moves. Please see the full event description for the dinner menu.

Full Price: $75 Our Price: $34.50

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  • Pampas Argentine Grill |
  • 8690 Aero Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92123
  • 858-278-5971
Summer Preview

Romantic Sunset Balloon Ride Over San Diego Coastline

Date: 2019-12-30 | For more show dates, click here.

See the Southern California coast as you never have before on a hot air balloon ride. This scenic sunset journey takes you over the San Diego communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Santa Luz and Del Mar (home to the Del Mar Race Track). See stunning ranch homes and golf courses, enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and mountains and see the skyline of San Diego in a whole new light. Whether you’re planning a romantic escape or an outing with friends or family, take to the skies for something new. And in addition to the flight, you’ll also receive a champagne, juice or mimosa toast, free souvenir pictures and a commemorative flight certificate to remember your journey.

Full Price: $299 Our Price: $220

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  • Behind Del Mar Center and Petco |
  • 15609 San Andres Drive
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 844-359-4968
Dance

Gypsy, Belly Dancing & Flamenco Dinner Show

Date: 2019-04-26 | For more show dates, click here.

Every Friday night, San Diego’s Cafe Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar hosts From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey, a dinner show featuring an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. These performances showcase the evolution of flamenco dance through the fusion of Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish folk dance performed by flamenco, gypsy, belly dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. You’ll marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you feast on delicacies like the restaurant’s famed Paella Valenciana and Crema Catalana.

Full Price: $65 Our Price: $45

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  • Cafe Sevilla San Diego |
  • 353 5th Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-233-5979
Family

Horses Spin, Dance and Leap at the Del Mar National Horse Show

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Whether you’re an accomplished rider, or just a fan of the beauty and grace of horses, mark your calendar for The Del Mar National Horse Show, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the beautiful seaside town near San Diego. This spectacular annual equine extravaganza showcases the bravery, smarts and athleticism of one of nature’s most magnificent creatures. Casual horse fans will love the Night of the Horse, a glamorous, colorful theatrical performance filled with action-packed entertainment and gorgeous horses that will perform for you as you chow down on good grub in the stands. If you’ve never seen dressage (or if you’re a fan), you’ll want to check out the Evening of Musical Freestyles. Olympic and World Champion pairs will demonstrate the intricate choreography and awe-inspiring collaboration between horses and riders that’s required to compete at the highest levels. And don’t miss out on the crown jewel, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar, an action-packed evening filled with exciting show-jumping, speed and agility competitions. Don’t be late for this one, the Ride & Drive opener is full of laughs every year, as riders attempt to take a horse and then a car through the same agility course, with hilarious results.

Full Price: $21 Our Price: $12.50

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  • Del Mar Arena |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-792-4252
Summer Fun

Soar Across the Water on a San Diego Bay Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Date: 2019-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Do you have a need for speed? Flagship’s Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride offers speed — with the addition of screams and splashes! Be prepared to get wet during this 30-minute turbo-charged thrill ride across San Diego Bay on an open-air jet boat. Hang on tight as the vessel performs high-speed spins, deftly sails through tricks, and makes hairpin turns. Try not to keep your eyes closed in fear the whole time though, because you’ll miss the spectacular views of the San Diego skyline. Buy your tickets now and choose when to ride later.

Full Price: $32 Our Price: $15

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  • Flagship Cruises & Events |
  • 990 Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-234-4111
Theater

The Dinner Detective: An Interactive Mystery Dinner Show

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective arrives in San Diego to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at the Handlery Hotel. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses, you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening — not to mention serious bragging rights.

Full Price: $94.95 Our Price: $65.52

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  • Handlery Hotel |
  • 950 Hotel Circle North
  • San Diego, CA 92018
  • 818-577-6877
Theater

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Date: 2019-04-25 | For more show dates, click here.

The teenage years have rained down hard on the beloved Peanuts gang. Disorders, both physical and mental, have driven many of them to harsh extremes. However, the death of a dog marks the beginning of a story that follows them through friendship, bullying and self discovery. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is the ribald and darkly comic contemporary update of everyone’s favorite cartoon characters as teenagers trying to navigate their lives and ever-changing identities. Experience a new side to the comic strip characters at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center.

Full Price: $28 - $42 Our Price: $14 - $36

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

Specialty Martinis, Great Food & Live Music

Date: 2019-04-24 | 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 - $35 Our Price: $10 - $17.50

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

1-Hour Harbor Cruise on San Diego Bay: Choose North or South

Date: 2019-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Want to explore the city but have only an hour to spare? Flagship offers separate one-hour cruises of the North and South Bays for an abbreviated yet totally relaxing and entertaining experience. A water tour is the most beautiful, comfortable and educational way to enjoy the best of San Diego. As you cruise the bay of your choice, a professional guide will impart fascinating facts and history that helped to shape the city’s distinctive waterfront. The fleet’s luxury ships feature three levels with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, 360-degree views, and an onboard snack bar where you can purchase snacks, sodas, beer and wine. And the free onboard wi-fi will help you get those pics uploaded to Instagram in real time!

Full Price: $27 Our Price: $13.50

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  • Flagship Cruises & Events |
  • 990 Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-234-4111
Summer Fun

The San Diego Zoo Brings Nature to the City

Date: 2019-12-11 | For more show dates, click here.

An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Winding paths through the tropical oasis of a botanical garden bring you to more than 4,000 rare and fascinating animals, including giant pandas, great apes, Komodo dragons, tigers, flamingos, polar bears, eagles, koalas and more. Africa Rocks is home to penguins, baboons and the mysterious fossa. The festive, lively atmosphere makes the San Diego Zoo a great place for family fun and gathering friends. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and exciting animal presentations and shows. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.

Full Price: $46 - $56 Our Price: $46 - $56

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  • San Diego Zoo |
  • 2920 Zoo Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92112
  • 619-231-1515
Summer Fun

2-Hour Tour of San Diego Harbor Aboard an Elegant Vessel

Date: 2019-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Explore the city from a unique perspective: Flagship’s harbor cruises are the most beautiful, comfortable, educational way to enjoy the best of San Diego. Take in the sights, sounds and stories of the bay on a relaxing cruise. During this two-hour tour you’ll cover 25 miles of the North and South Bay, with a professional guide imparting loads of fascinating facts about such sites as the Coronado Bay Bridge, Shelter Island and the U.S. Navy fleet. And the free onboard wi-fi will help you get those pics onto Instagram in real time!

Full Price: $32 Our Price: $16

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  • Flagship Cruises & Events |
  • 990 Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-234-4111
Tours & Cruises

Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour From Oceanside Harbor

Date: 2019-04-24 | 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: $15.60 - $19.50

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  • Oceanside Adventures |
  • 256 Harbor Drive S.
  • Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 760-277-3737
Tours & Cruises

Kegs-n-Kush Tour: 420-Friendly Venture Through SD

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Recreational cannabis is finally legal, guys! It’s time to take advantage of it in one of the sunniest cities on the West Coast — with the best beer, of course. The Kegs-n-Kush tour takes you through a few local hot spots in San Diego while weaving in some visits to prime dispensaries. You can also bring your own kush, plus enjoy free beer tastings at the breweries. Stops on the four-hour tour include Green Flash Brewery, Pariah and Urbn Leaf. You down yet? Bring your crew, make a day of it and soak in some chill vibes thanks to West Coast Cannabis Tours.

Full Price: $129 Our Price: $99

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  • West Coast Cannabis Tours |
  • 9747 Businesspark Ave Ste 225
  • San Diego, CA 92131
  • 800-295-9228
Music

Exciting Afro-Fusion Band Mokoomba

Date: 2019-04-24 | For more show dates, click here.

Mokoomba is one of Africa’s most exciting young bands, dazzling audiences worldwide with its knockout live shows and electrifying blend of Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga rhythms. “Mokoomba” is a Tonga word that connotes the deep respect Tonga people have for the Zambezi River and for the vibrant life that it brings to their music and culture. The Zimbabwe-based group’s latest album, Luyando — a stripped-down, mostly acoustic album — took critics by storm. Mokoomba have rocked legendary rooms and stages worldwide, from New York City’s Apollo Theater to London’s 100 Club, and now you can catch them live at the Price Center in La Jolla.

Full Price: $25 - $30 Our Price: $12.50 - $15

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  • Price Center East Ballroom |
  • 9500 Gilman Drive
  • La Jolla, CA 92093
  • 858-534-8497
Music

Folk Icons The Kingston Trio (“Tom Dooley,” “Sloop John B”)

Date: 2019-04-28 | For more show dates, click here.

There are long-running bands … and then there’s The Kingston Trio. A pop-folk phenomenon since 1957, The Kingston Trio hit the top of the charts with 1958’s “Tom Dooley,” which went on to earn a Grammy at the awards’ inaugural ceremony in 1959. Since then, the group’s hit singles have included “Sloop John B,” “They Call the Wind Maria,” “M.T.A.” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” What makes their music stand out is their use of acoustic guitars, banjos and three-part harmony for a truly folk-based sound. Now you can discover (or re-discover) their timeless music as they bring their national tour celebrating their 60th anniversary to San Diego’s Balboa Theatre.

Full Price: n/a Our Price: Sold Out

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

BREAKTHROUGH: The Nineties

Date: 2019-09-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Come enjoy a 1990’s costume-filled evening of spoken word, live music and dance performances, visual arts, great wine and delicious food at IDEA1 in San Diego. BREAKTHROUGH is a quarterly spoken word series themed around catalytic moments in the history of art, science, fashion, music, pop culture and more. Each event includes delicious food, live music, spoken word, dance performances, and visual arts — all themed around a specific historical era and co-produced in partnership with CA Poet Laureate nominee Gill Sotu. Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes of the era. This episode will be themed around the nineties (rise of multiculturalism, the Internet, end of the Cold War, grunge, the rave scene, hip-hop, etc.).

Full Price: $40 Our Price: $25

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  • IDEA1 Apartments |
  • 899 Park Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Comedy

Friday Night Comedy Showcase at The Comedy Palace

Date: 2019-04-26 | For more show dates, click here.

It’s the Comedy Palace Stand-up Comedy Showcase, with up to six of the funniest comedians from Los Angeles and San Diego. If you’ve seen one showcase, that doesn’t mean you’ve seen them all. There is a different lineup of comedians each time.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $10

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  • The Comedy Palace |
  • 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92123
  • 858-573-9067
Summer Fun

Experience Life on an Aircraft Carrier at the USS Midway Museum

Date: 2019-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

Experience life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. The USS Midway was put into service shortly after the end of World War II and was the largest ship in the world when it was built. Explore this immense floating city and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country aboard her decks. Exploring the ship is an adventure in itself, but the USS Midway is also a museum with more than 60 exhibits and a collection of 29 restored aircraft on board. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier’s history to life. Daring visitors who crave more adventure can take to the sky aboard one of the Midway’s two flight simulators.

Full Price: $8 - $21 Our Price: $8 - $21

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  • USS Midway Museum |
  • 910 N. Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Activities & Competitions

Puff & Paint at 420-Friendly Art Class

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

You know, some of the greatest artists of our time have been high while creating — Why not give it a try yourself? Paint and puff with San Diego’s West Coast Cannabis Tours and let your imagination fly, all while discovering your inner Picasso. Join(t) the crew for a guided painting experience with some of the best local artists and take home your masterpiece alongside the fun memories. Just bring your sense of adventure and creativity.

Full Price: $69 Our Price: $45

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  • West Coast Cannabis Tours at Whelan Scientific Glass |
  • 426 W. 15th Street
  • National City, CA 91950
  • 800-295-9228
Dance

Feel the Love With San Diego Ballet

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

There are so many classic ballets out there that it’s hard to know where to start. You can catch a greatest hits of classical ballet’s most romantic works when San Diego Ballet presents Romance: En Pointe! at California Center for the Arts. Ballet lovers and first timers alike will thrill to see the poetry of love in motion with excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Giselle and more. Don’t miss what’s sure to be an affecting celebration of the human experience in the universal language of dance.

Full Price: $40 - $50 Our Price: $20 - $22.50

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  • California Center for the Arts, Escondido |
  • 340 N Escondido Blvd
  • Escondido, CA 92025
Nightlife

Third Annual Comic Con Pub Crawl

Date: 2019-07-20 | For more show dates, click here.

Calling all zombies, superheroes, anime characters and beyond — the third annual Comic Con Pub Crawl will be parading through the Gaslamp in San Diego, showing off costumes and enjoying laughs and drinks with friends in a fun atmosphere. This guided tour takes off from Coyote Ugly and includes drink specials.

Full Price: $25 - $35 Our Price: $12.50 - $17.50

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  • Coyote Ugly |
  • 820 Fifth Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Music

Hutchins Consort Presents: Hawaiiana

Date: 2019-05-17 | For more show dates, click here.

Hawaiiana, featuring Kunia Galdiera and Matt Akiona in a musical voyage celebrating the people and culture of Hawaii with the 8 violins of the Hutchins Consort. Phillip Kunia Galdeira was raised in Waianae on the island of Oahu. Kunia is named after his late Grandfather Gabby Pops Pahinui, a respected legend in Hawaiian music. He is both a versatile vocalist and outstanding Ukelele player, equally at home singing the traditional songs his grandfather made famous 70 years ago as well as current rock, blues, reggae and many other styles. Kunia’s 1996 debut album won Hawaiian Music Awards Best Hawaiian and Contemporary Album of the Year. He has played with some of Hawaiis finest musicians as well as performed on recordings for several artists and projects, including the 2013 Pahunui Hawaiian Band album which was nominated for a Na Hoku Hano Hano Group of the Year award and Hawaiian music album of the year. He has traveled all over the United States and Japan, loves playing and teaching the ukulele and has been performing for over 25 years.

Full Price: $35 Our Price: $17.50

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  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church |
  • 890 Balour Dr.
  • Encinitas, CA 92024
  • 888-996-2838
Dance

The Art of Flamenco & Spanish Cuisine at Café Sevilla

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Bored with the routine and looking to upgrade your date night? Spend and evening at the gorgeous Café Sevilla, where you’ll be treated to a Spanish and Gypsy flamenco dance performance and a three-course meal amidst an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. Café Sevilla in San Diego is home to The Art of Flamenco, the longest-running flamenco dinner show in Southern California. Flamenco combines pride, strength, pain and passion through aggressive but purposeful movements as the dancers move to the percussive music. Marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you enjoy an included dinner featuring Ensalada Sevillana followed by an award-winning Paella Valenciana. For dessert, you can indulge in your choice of Cream Catalana or Lemon Tart. A tapas menu, full bar, eclectic wine list and other menu upgrades are also available for à la carte purchase.

Full Price: $65 Our Price: $45

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  • Cafe Sevilla San Diego |
  • 353 5th Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-233-5979
Comedy

Saturday Night Comedy Showcase

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Comedy Palace hosts its Saturday night stand-up comedy showcase with up to six of the funniest comedians from Los Angeles and San Diego. With a different lineup of comedians each time, no two shows are the same.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $10

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  • The Comedy Palace |
  • 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92123
  • 858-573-9067
Summer Preview

Tequila & Taco Music Festival: Margaritas, Live Music & More

Date: 2019-04-28 | For more show dates, click here.

Spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate and peanut butter, golf and goofy pants — some things just go together, and few combinations feel so deliciously right as margaritas and tacos. So do your taste buds a favor and come out to the Tequila & Taco Music Festival held in beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South in downtown San Diego. This offer includes a margarita and souvenir glass, and there will be tons of other margaritas, plus delicious gourmet tacos, craft beers, and even art available for purchase. Plus, there will be live music and dancing all day to make sure everybody works up an appetite.

Full Price: $32 Our Price: $15

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  • Embarcadero Marina Park South |
  • 200 Marina Park Way
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-659-5300
Comps

Journey Tribute DSB: Relive The Best of Arena Rock

Date: 2019-05-25 | For more show dates, click here.

DSB, America’s top Journey tribute band, is famed for its note-perfect, emotionally committed renditions of “Lights,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” and, of course, the hit that gave the band its name, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Based in L.A., DSB tours far and wide with a band of world-class musicians who capture the lush, signature sound of Steve Perry and Journey in their prime while bringing a fresh energy to these classic songs. They’ll take the stage at House of Blues San Diego.

Full Price: $19 Our Price: COMP - $9.50

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

Pier Pressure: Memorial Sunday Party Cruise

Date: 2019-05-26 | For more show dates, click here.

With three decks of fun, a team of all-star DJs and several fully-stocked cash bars, you’ll definitely want to get on board and experience Pier Pressure, the ultimate 3-hour Memorial Day weekend party cruise of San Diego Harbor aboard the Hornblower Inspiration Yacht. Celebrating the official summer-season kickoff, this holiday mega bash boasts gorgeous views of the coastline and Coronado Bridge, not to mention your fellow bikini and board-shorted cohorts. Plus, Donald Glaude and Scotty Boy are set to headline the musical festivities on board, which include some of Southern California’s hottest DJs and three dance areas where you can get down.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $10

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  • Inspiration |
  • 1800 North Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 323-604-6030
Nightlife

Cinco De Mayo Pub Crawl

Date: 2019-05-05 | For more show dates, click here.

Join us as we celebrate Cinco De Mayo and crawl thru San Diego’s Gaslamp and East Village area enjoying Cinco De Mayo themed drink specials. We will be visiting five venues, not including the check in location and each venue will offer drinks specials for our crawl. This is one Fiesta you won’t want to miss! Grab your tickets today!

Full Price: $10 - $15 Our Price: $5 - $7.50

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  • Taste and Thirst |
  • 715 Fourth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Comps

Copper Chief

Date: 2019-04-25 | For more show dates, click here.

Copper Chief is a band out of Austin, Texas, with deep roots comprised of four country boys that just love to rock n’ roll. Made up of Mike Valliere on rhythm, Rio Tripiano on lead, Justin Lusk on bass and John Jamall II on drums, the band formed in the fall of 2015 and quickly after recorded their debut, self-titled album. Their music can be described as a breath of fresh air while puffing your favorite smoke. The band draws from every corner of the musical canon while touching on several southern sounds that come together to birth an unforgettable and unique sonic experience.

Full Price: $5 Our Price: COMP

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  • Ramona Mainstage |
  • 626 Main Street
  • Ramona, CA 92065
Nightlife

Hot For Teacher Burlesque Review

Date: 2019-05-26 | For more show dates, click here.

Before school’s out for summer, you might be able to learn a little something about the art of striptease from the Hot for Teacher Burlesque Review, set to steam up the stage at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center. Host Fanny Hypnaughty welcomes several of SD’s finest performers, including Kinki Kalypso, Cinfully Delicious, Renee Fatale, Renegade Red, Delysia Decadence and more.

Full Price: $26 - $32 Our Price: $19 - $24

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  • Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center |
  • 4944 Newport Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92107
  • 619-795-9305
Circus & Magic

The Trump Clown Show

Date: 2019-05-16 | For more show dates, click here.

The Trump Clown Show offers a highly-interactive cathartic experience for those who believe that the current inhabitant of the White House is the biggest fool in the free world. A trio of contemporary clowns, accompanied by a professional cellist, bring you the highs and lows of Clown Trump’s relationship with Clown Putin and Clown Kim Jong Un, with visits by other clowns in Trump’s clown world. Clown Trump is fueled by your anger, yet he wants your approval, so come boo him on at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Playhouse.

Full Price: $26 - $32 Our Price: $19 - $24

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

Sing Along With The Piano Man To All Your Favorite Beer Songs

Date: 2019-06-07 | For more show dates, click here.

Join us and Adam Eros, “The Piano Man” for a fun night sing-alongs and all your favorite Ebullition craft beers. Plus enjoy free hot dogs, craft popcorn, and other snacks. Family and dog friendly. No cover.___________Adam J. Eros is a pianist/singer/songwriter/music guy from San Diego, Californian. For 11 years he was the Entertainment Manager and a performer at the sing-a-long dueling piano bar The Shouthouse in downtown San Diego and now travels and performs all over the world. He has performed events for Disney, Toyota, Qualcomm, USAA, Microsoft, Frito Lay, and many others. He holds a Masters Certificate in Film and Television Composition from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and a BA in classical piano performance from the University of San Diego. Adam is also a composer and songwriter and his compositions and songs have been featured in movies, commercials, Youtube web series, and TV shows including the very popular YouTube cartoon series Pencilmation. He has multiple original albums that feature original chamber music compositions, movie scores, and original songs. You can follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch at @adamjerosmusic

Full Price: COMP Our Price: FREE

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  • Ebullition Brew Works |
  • 2449 Cades Way
  • Vista, CA 92081
Movies & TV

FilmOut Presents: LGBTQ ShortFest

Date: 2019-05-15 | For more show dates, click here.

Be there when FilmOut presents the LGBTQ ShortFest at San Diego’s Landmark Theatres Hillcrest Cinemas, an evening of 20 short films that explore and celebrate life.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $15

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  • Landmark Theatres Hillcrest Cinemas |
  • 3965 5th Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92103
  • 619-814-3434
Theater

Nine: The Musical

Date: 2019-04-26 | For more show dates, click here.

Based on Italian director Federico Fellini’s comic masterpiece of biographical filmmaking, 8 ½, Nine is a sultry and enchanting musical that follows the life of world-famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life while drifting towards a nervous breakdown. As his sanity disintegrates, he drifts into nostalgic reverie, eventually focusing on a formative encounter of his life which occurred at the age of nine. Nine was a Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Best Score.

Full Price: $25 Our Price: $12.50

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

Apericena with wine pairing

Date: 2019-04-28 | For more show dates, click here.

A truly Italian Apericena accompanied by excellent wine and enchanted harp music

Full Price: $75 Our Price: $37.50

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  • Mamma Mia |
  • 1932 Balboa Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92109
Foodie

Taste Five Incredible Wines & Small Bite Pairings

Date: 2019-04-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Join My Red Wine Guys for an exclusive seated wine tasting event to benefit the instrumental music department at the Creative Performing & Media Arts Middle School. Meet the owners of Pegasus Estate Winery, Mike and Peggy Crowley, and learn about their Santa Ynez Valley winery and five of their extraordinary 90+ point wines (one of which has yet to be released!) You will enjoy perfectly paired small bites at Coronado’s Il Fornaio restaurant while sipping wine and listening to live jazz music by Django Shredders on a harbor setting with breathtaking views of the downtown skyline.

Full Price: $125 Our Price: $75

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  • Il Fornaio Coronado |
  • 1333 1st Street
  • Coronado, CA 92118

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