This might be the busiest weekend in San Diego this year. With San Diego Comic-Con happening downtown to the Del Mar races to the north, there is no excuse to stay home this weekend (unless, of course, if you hate large crowds). So here is our weekend guide starting with La Jolla weekend events and closing with downtown San Diego Events. Enjoy the weekend everyone!
What: The “world’s largest gathering of fashion filmmakers” celebrating film, beauty, wardrobe stylists, writers, music, and any component that helps make a fashion film a unique genre. This year, the festival will have a retrospective on one of the most sought after luxury film directors in the world: Bruno Aveillan.
When: July 24-26th.
Where: MCASD La Jolla
What: On Stage: Bill Magee Blues Band (Blues). This free outdoor summer concert series is a popular family-friendly event held every Sunday.
When: Sunday July 27th 2-4PM.
Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove
Vintage Surf Photos of the Late 60s at Harry’s Coffee Shop
What: Roy Porello (from QUINT Gallery) photographed beautiful surfing images in the 1960’s in La Jolla and they are just now available to see, enjoy and purchase! Please join us for an open reception. This event is free and open to the public.
When: Saturday July 26th, 6-8PM.
Where: Harry’s Coffee Shop: 7545 Girard Av La Jolla, CA 92037
Del Mar Racetrack: 4 O’ Clock Fridays
What: The Del Mar Racetrack is back this summer with an awesome concert lineup. This weeks performer is the classic 90’s band – The Cult. On Saturday catch the San Diego Craft Beer Fest from noon to 4pm.
When: 4 O’ Clock Fridays 2-4pm. Sat & Sun noon – 2pm.
Where: Del mar Racetrack
San Diego Comic-Con 2014
What: One of the largest gathering of comic creators sci-fi, and everything under the popular arts umbrella from TV to film come together once a year to share exclusive content and meet and greet fans. This event is sold out but there is still plenty of fun things to do outside of the convention center. Check out our off-site events cheat-sheet.
When: July 23-July 27
Where: San Diego Convention Center
Summer Pops – Danny Elfman’s Music
What: This brand new orchestra event features Danny Elfman’s famous film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra, and enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Tim Burton’s original film sketches, drawings and story boards. For tickets and information click here.
When: Friday July 25th 8-10pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South
Comedy Central’s @Midnight Live! with CHRIS HARDWICK
What: Chris Hardwick brings a live performance of his late-night Comedy Central show @Midnight, to San Diego. Similar to the televised show, Chris will lead three celebrity contestants down the ultimate Internet wormhole. www.sandiegotheatres.org
When: Friday July 25th at midnight
Where: Balboa Theatre San Diego
Chris Tucker – Payback Tour
What: Best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series and Friday. Catch his live performance on stage at the Civic Theatre when his Payback Tour makes a stop in San Diego! www.sandiegotheatres.org
When: Friday, July 25 – 8:00p
Where: Civic Theatre San Diego
[Images: LJIFFF, SDCC, Dek Mar Racetrack, Summer Pops, Comedy Central, Civic Theatre]