August 1

SD Loyal

San Diego’s newest sports team continues their inaugural season in top form, sitting first in USL Championship Group B. Matches can be streamed on ESPN+ or watched on The CW San Diego.


August 1–16

11th Annual Twainfest

A growing San Diego tradition, Twainfest returns this year with a modified format to support social distancing. Instead of gathering in Old Town, 21 performers are recording 19th century American literature and sending it out via email.

Free to register online


August 3

Padres Baseball

MLB is back in a modified format, cutting out half the games and excluding fans and nonessential personnel from the stadiums. The Padres start their first series in August against the Dodgers on the 3rd.

6:10 p.m. on Fox Sports and Fox Sports GO


August 4, 11, 18, 25

Speed Reading Class San Diego

Speed reading might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of useful self-improvement, but it can make a big difference. President Kennedy was a proponent, and anyone who has to read a lot stands to benefit.

Free to register, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.


August 7

Live! Painting in a Pandemic

For the creatively inclined, artist Leslie Pierce is conducting an oil painting demo on Instagram Live. You’ll need your own brushes, canvas, and paint, but the class is free and after the demo there will be an artist talk.

Free stream, 6–8 p.m.

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