Kings of Industry, chocolate and wine for a cause, international photography, starlit Venetian masquerade, summer fashion show, and celebrity DJs – just another weekend in America’s Finest City.
This weekend is getting a very early start on Wednesday with the Kings of Industry party at Side Bar, featuring the local nightlife industry’s top VIP hosts and guest bartenders from DiscoverSD.com, as well as the Chocolat & Vino Affair at Stingaree, giving you good reason to indulge for a cause. More top picks for the weekend include the Art of Photography Show at Lyceum Theatre Gallery, Ferragosto Venetian Masquerade in Little Italy, Foodie Friday pre-party at La Jolla Playhouse, Hillcrest CityFest, Fortune 421’s Summer Fashion Show and Pool Party at Ivy Rooftop, Lil Jon spinning Intervention at the Hard Rock Hotel, and Skrillex tearing up SunDaze at Wave House. Of course if you’re ready to start raging on Monday, don’t miss the San Diego Music Awards at Humphrey’s and Surprise Special Guest DJ at Voyeur.
Discover this weekend’s best San Diego events.
DiscoverSD Hosts Kings of Industry at Side Bar – August 10
Whether you’re a rowdy regular or new to the industry night scene, you don’t want to miss the next big bash. We here at DiscoverSD.com are hosting the Kings of Industry party on Wednesday, August 10. This special event will honor some of the top men and women in the industry, including Tim Brand from Ivy Nightclub, Evan Lopez from Hard Rock, Paul Dilongo from Hard Rock, Nick Mascetta from Voyeur, Jason Mitchell from FLUXX, and Ari Jacob from FLUXX. And by honor I mean treat them to unlimited champagne showers as instigated by your guest bartenders for the evening, myself – Michelle Guerin, Nadav Wilf, Marie Elena Scaturro and Nina Brunello. Get details here.
Chocolat & Vino Affair at Stingaree – August 10
Calling all chocolate lovers in San Diego! Don’t miss the most delicious San Diego charity event of the year, the Chocolat & Vino Affair taking place on Wednesday, August 10 at Stingaree. The Young Professionals Committee of San Diego hosts the annual fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. Guests will enjoy a spread of decadent desserts and rich wines from acclaimed local and national vendors, including Eclipse Chocolat, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Edible Arrangements, The Melting Pot, Starry Night, One Hope Wine, Falkner Winery, Heck Estates, Monte de Oro, Las Piedras, A+ Wine Designs and more. Get details here.
Foodie Friday & Sleeping Beauty Wakes at La Jolla Playhouse – August 12
Foodie Friday is a pre-show series that features food trucks and craft breweries in a casual setting outside the auditorium. Whether you prefer your performing arts with a good buzz, or you’re looking to switch up your regular routine this Friday, discover a new side of the theatre experience with Foodie Friday. On August 12, Chop Soo-ey, Devilicious, and Corner Cupcakes will ride up to the Playhouse, as Stone Brewing Company creates craft beer tasting stations. This pre-show party is free for all ticket-holding guests, including a complimentary microbrew, starting at 6pm before the evening performance of Sleeping Beauty Wakes at La Jolla Playhouse. Get details here.
Ferragosto – A Venetian Masquerade in Little Italy – August 13
Ferragosto is one of the most celebrated holidays in Italy, a treasured time that allows all to enjoy the luxuries of leisure and entertainment. Here in San Diego, Little Italy is bringing the Venetian Masquerade experience straight to India Street from 6pm ‘til midnight, featuring an evening of live music and dancing under the stars, incredible food served by top restaurants, along with a costume contest, live and silent auctions and more. Get details here.
The Art of Photography Show Opening Reception at Lyceum Theatre Gallery – August 13
Only a few years after the first exhibit featuring a small selection of the best framed prints submitted, the Art of Photography Show has evolved and transformed across mediums and oceans to become an international success, showcasing the best photography from all around the world. This year, the Art of Photography Show takes place at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery at Horton Plaza. The international exhibition opens on August 13 and will run through October 23. The Opening Reception Gala is a free event from 6 to 10pm, featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine, spirits, and an exclusive opportunity to view the best works of photography from over 72 countries. Get details here.
Bang Glow Party with DJ Loczi at 4 & B – August 13
The Bang Glow event features the soul of our city through a local DJ lineup. Fan favorite DJ Loczi will spin live as a light show and electric body paint transform the party scene. Special guest DJs Beauty in the Beats, Hymn and Devoy will also hit the decks. Don’t miss the Bang Glow party this Saturday, August 13 at 4 & B. Get details here.
Summer Fashion Show & Pool Party at Ivy Rooftop – August 14
We here at DiscoverSD are teaming up with Fortune 421 to present a special Elevation Pool Party featuring a Summer Fashion Show with haute looks by top local boutiques. As you lounge in style under the hot summer sun at Ivy Rooftop, enjoy a live runway show with beach-ready looks for him and her from Fortune 421 Clothing, Dolcetti Boutique, Fortune 421 Swimwear, Forward Boutique and Footwear, Goorin Brothers, Consuul, and Flex Watches. And of course no party is complete without a bangin’ soundtrack. Elevation will showcase the debut DiscoverSD x Fortune 421 Collaboration with DJs Charles Feelgood, Scooter and Lavelle, Theron, Sanjay, Shewfly, Ayla Simone and Miss Dust, Chris Liosi, Brett Bodley, Wired, Flesch, Nava and Mic-E. Get details here.
Hillcrest CityFest on University Avenue – August 14
Each year, CityFest commemorates the historical relighting of the neon pink Hillcrest sign. CityFest has grown into a fun celebration of both history and community spirit. This year’s event will feature a beer garden, an enormous music stage that will span the width of University Avenue, and over eight blocks of food and street vendors. Locals who love the Hillcrest lifestyle and visitors who just want an extra taste of the excitement are all welcome into the neighborhood celebration. Don’t miss CityFest on Sunday, August 14 from 12 to 8pm. Get details here.
More Recommended San Diego Events:
Coronado Grub Sprawl – August 8
San Diego Music Awards at Humphrey’s – August 8
Jimmy Eat World Free Concert at Del Mar Racetrack – August 12
BrewFest Encinitas – August 13
Lil Jon Spins Intervention Sunday at Hard Rock Hotel san Diego – August 14
Skrillex, Reid Speed & Mr. White Spin SunDaze at Wave House – August 14
Discover more entertainment ideas in our San Diego events calendar.