Things To Do

  • Workout for free in the streets of downtown

    Workout for free in the streets of downtown

    Looking to work out on the cheap this weekend? You’re in luck. Head over to B Street, right in front of the Donut Bar (ironic, right?), between Sixth and Seventh avenues and you’ll find a plethora of free workouts to join in on throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event, hosted by the...

  • Grub, drink and hang at this San Diego Zoo party

    Grub, drink and hang at this San Diego Zoo party

    Get up close and personal with the animals of the San Diego Zoo while tasting the best in local food, wine and beer at the Food, Wine & Brew celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. The wildlife event will provide attendees a special evening of mingling with animals, dancing to live music and enjoying...

  • San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 22-25)

    San Diego: This Weekend (Sept. 22-25)

    From Tiesto at OMNIA to the Del Mar Mud Run, there's plenty to do this weekend in San Diego. 

  • I dare you to... jetpack

    I dare you to... jetpack

    About three years ago, I was paddle boarding around Point Loma when suddenly, a man emerged out of the water buzzing up toward the sky like it was 2050. I practically fell over. This was no Jesus walking on water, and my eyes did not deceive me. This was a man in flight. Fast-forward to now, and...

  • Let air plants lighten up small spaces

    Let air plants lighten up small spaces

    You’ve seen them before. They’re most notably found in a small globes or attached to a piece of driftwood. Tillandsias, better known as air plants, are not new, but they seem to be everywhere lately. From restaurants to hotel lobbies to museum art installations, these versatile plants may be the...

  • Your complete guide to Oktoberfest in San Diego

    Your complete guide to Oktoberfest in San Diego

    Stein glasses, giant pretzels, lederhousen and, of course, incredible Oktoberfest beers are taking over San Diego starting this weekend. With so many opportunities to experience the German festivities around town, we compiled the best of Oktoberfest events for you to check out. Get ready to drink...

  • Artists present impressive bodies of work at Sparks Gallery

    Artists present impressive bodies of work at Sparks Gallery

    Living in a coastal city, we are accustomed (some might say numb) to seeing bodies clad in bikinis and board shorts. “Physique,” a group show at Sparks Gallery in the Gaslamp Quarter, pulls us out of our visual apathy and brings a mindful clarity to our most prized personal possession. The exhibition...

  • Border wines evolve with San Diegan’s help

    Border wines evolve with San Diegan’s help

    You might assume that holding the title of beverage director for an organization as large and powerful as Cohn Restaurant Group would give a person a demeanor of entitlement and ego. But Maurice DiMarino approaches with a warm smile and relaxed manner that instantly puts people at ease. His linen...

  • Here's your Restaurant Week strategy

    Here's your Restaurant Week strategy

    San Diego diners, get out your smartphones and start reserving: It's time for Restaurant Week again. More than 180 eateries are participating in the twice-yearly, multi-course, fixed price event, which kicks off Sunday and runs through Oct. 2. Whether for a $10 lunch or a $50 dinner, Restaurant...

  • Digging North Park's new farmers market

    Digging North Park's new farmers market

    It has been six months since the North Park Thursday Market opened in its new and expanded location, perhaps you would like to celebrate with a kefir soda? No? Then how about a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free snickerdoodle? Beet hummus? Beets? Whether your answer is “All of the above,”...

  • Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Chainsmokers hold their own at KAABOO

    Like any big festival, fans are forced to deal with overlapping set times and choices must be made. On Saturday night at KAABOO Del Mar, two polar opposite headliners split the biggest crowd of the weekend in two. With matching 90-minute set times of 8:25 to 9:55 p.m., New York’s DJ duo The Chainsmokers...

  • Top weekend events: KAABOO Del Mar, pirates, boats and Fleet Week

    Top weekend events: KAABOO Del Mar, pirates, boats and Fleet Week

    KAABOO Del Mar festival 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $119 daily, $299 one-day VIP pass, $779 three-day VIP pass. (877) 987-6487 or kaaboodelmar.com. With Aerosmith, Jack Johnson,...

  • 20 years in, Aoki still a force

    20 years in, Aoki still a force

    Steve Aoki is a household name in EDM. But the Grammy-nominated electro house DJ and producer is just as well known for the music on his L.A.-based, independent record label, Dim Mak. Started out of his dorm room in 1996 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dim Mak has grown into a global...

  • Natasha Leggero makes KAABOO debut

    Natasha Leggero makes KAABOO debut

    KAABOO Del Mar is chock-full of talented humans, but one woman who stands out in the crowd is comedian Natasha Leggero. The veteran comedian-turned-actress is in the middle of the second season of her popular television show, “Another Period,” on the Comedy Central cable channel. Upon her return...

  • KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    KAABOO: Top acts to see Sunday

    Shakey Graves 3 p.m., Trestles stage: This bluesy guy is a must-see at KAABOO, in my eyes. He blends old school rock and roll with blues and grass-roots, folk music seamlessly. The musician is typically seen performing as a one-man show, but will likely be coming to this concert with a full band....

  • Tour de Fat is cycling back through San Diego

    Tour de Fat is cycling back through San Diego

    The time has come again for the huge New Belgium bike ride known as Tour de Fat. The San Diego edition of the nationwide event will be rolling through Golden Hill Park for a beer-filled day of fun on Saturday, Sept. 24. The party will kick off at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 4:30 p.m The celebration’s...

  • Moonshine Beach announces fall concerts

    Moonshine Beach announces fall concerts

    Head to the Pacific Beach bar for a brand new fall concert series, kicking off Sept. 16

  • Chef Sinsay promotes the art of food

    Chef Sinsay promotes the art of food

    KAABOO is again set to launch music festival food into another stratosphere with even more participating restaurants, chef partners and delicious gourmet eats than last year. We caught up with one of the busiest chefs in attendance, Anthony Sinsay. He took the reins at Jsix last summer and days...

  • Catching up with KAABOO headliner Jack Johnson

    Catching up with KAABOO headliner Jack Johnson

    The Hawaiian-born troubadour credits San Diego fans for helping to jump-start his career

  • Oceans have artists climbing the walls

    Oceans have artists climbing the walls

    Art lovers — make that every San Diegan — prepare to be dazzled. PangeaSeed Foundation, the international nonprofit foundation, is hosting “Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans” right here in our SoCal paradise through today. PangeaSeed, which rallies to generate awareness and change regarding ocean environmental...

  • San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors lives

    San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors lives

    In remembrance of those who lost their lives in the tragedy of September 11, 2001 — 15 years ago — the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb invites locals to ascend 110 flights of stairs (the same number as in the twin towers) wearing the name of a fallen Emergency Responder whose life was lost....

  • Brazilian Day Festival shakes & celebrates at Belmont Park

    Brazilian Day Festival shakes & celebrates at Belmont Park

    The free event takes place this Saturday, Sept. 10

  • Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon hangs ten this Sunday

    Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon hangs ten this Sunday

    Dogs and owners hit the waves Sunday for the annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. These water dogs will compete in 10-minute heats based on weight class and are judged on their ability to stay on the board, length of ride, size of wave and maneuverability. New...

  • This week’s top concerts in San Diego

  • Back for more (Cheeba)

    Back for more (Cheeba)

    Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey (along with Ross’ brother Paul) spent the late ’90s at the top of the trip-hop heap. As UK trio Morcheeba, they perfected the alchemy of hip-hop beats, downtempo backdrops and soulful vocals, turning it into something that resonated with both mainstream audiences and...

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