Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Things To Do In San Diestlego: Tuesday, July 30-Monday, August 5, 2019

I'm all over the place this week. Last Tuesday, Darren and I got to go on a little behind the scenes tour of the San Diego Zoo which was awesome, though in the middle of that monsoonal weather, the animals were mostly seeking shade and water. But later that night we got to go to a party to preview The Zoo: San Diego, a new series on Animal Planet that is a must-watch when it debuts on August 10th. That same night, we went to Soda Bar to catch The Beths who were phenomenal live. Besides celebrating my godsister's belated birthday with my family, I was a bit of a homebody the rest of the week, until Friday when I decided to go back to the Zoo for a few hours of sunshine and animals until it was time to catch SoundDiego Live at The Holding Company. The party was nuts to butts and super fun, and the bar's remodel is pretty cool. On Saturday I binged Netflix and backed up my computer, because I really know how to rage. And on Sunday, Nova returned from St. Louis, so we had a bite at Sister Ray's and then went to nighttime Zoo, because I can never get enough. News was starting to come out about Gilroy and I was just trying to not to go down a news-cycle rabbit hole. Monday she was back at soccer and we went to the beach in La Jolla to see that humans have chased the seals off the beach. The year-round rope is obviously not enough. Today we're going to the last night of Sundown Summer Safari, when the park is open until 9pm. A new baby rhino, the first ever through artificial insemination in North America, was born on Sunday, and while they are still off exhibit, we hope to see all the areas we love so dear. This week I'll be slinging merch at Soda Bar on Thursday, hopefully shooting The Head and The Heart on Friday, and selling merch for AA Bondy on Saturday. Be good, Humans. Full listings for this week are after the jump.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019:
  • The Drums, CHAI @ The Observatory
  • DJ Artistic's Hip Hop Battle Bot @ Casbah
  • Gipsy Kings feeat. Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo, Simi @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Full Blast Fun Boy, Slay Dean, Rich Boy Junkie, Underground Lounge @ Soda Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday Presents dj girlgroupgirl @ Bar Pink
  • 91X Loudspeaker's Tim Pyles Presents City Windows, The Miles, The Jonny Tarr Quintet @ The Merrow
  • The Bayou Brothers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Karaoke @ Space
  • Sketch Party & Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Techno Tuesdays with Nocturne & Techit Easy @ Blonde
  • Blackout Bingo @ Ken Club (Free, 10pm)
  • Charlie Arbelaez presents: The Jazz & Cocktail Party @ Seven Grand
  • "Mixtape" @ Lamb's Players Theatre
  • Ron Blair (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), The Chris Torres Band @ Winston's (9:30 pm)
  • Metal Jam @ Winston's (6-9 pm)
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Family Loteria with Anahuac, Analy, DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • Karaoke Night @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Trivia Tuesdays @ Park & Rec
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Line Dance Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Reggae Tuesday with Carlos Culture @ The Holding Company 
  • Adams Gone Funky @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • The War Toys, DZR, Presser @ Che Cafe
  • The Breakthrough Revue 2019 @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Night Shift with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House
  • Beer Pong @ U-31
  • The Works Jam @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • The Sea Monks @ Tio Leo's
  • Live Jam Session @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
  • Flip Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Karaoke with Christine @ Navajo Live
  • About Face, Phunky Matters @ 710 Beach Club
  • Open Open Mic Night with Ash Foster @ El Dorado
Wednesday, July 31, 2019:
  • Streetlight Manifesto, Kitty Kat Fan Club @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
  • Psychic Graveyard, Plack Blague, The Gay Agenda @ Soda Bar
  • Everything Is Terrible! @ Casbah
  • Selena Under Cover @ The Office
  • Stranger, Iron Sage Wood @ Belly Up
  • Softing, The Walter Brothers, Julianna Zachariou @ The Merrow
  • Spotlights, Vampyre, Death Eyes @ Bar Pink (9:30pm) 
  • "Rock of Ages" @ Old Town Theatre
  • Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Heavy Metal Bingo @ Bar Pink (Free, 7-9pm)
  • Riff City Coedy with Billy Wayne Davis, Opeyemi Olagbaju, Brandon Potter, David Wizer @ Whistle Stop
  • Steven Cade @ Moonshine Flats 
  • KSON Country DJ @ Renegade
  • Wild Country Wednesday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Charlie Arbelaez @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Gian Marco- Intuicion Tour USA 2019 @ House of Blues
  • Miss Erika Davies @ Seven Grand
  • The Jazz Pocket Swing @ Tio Leo's
  • Taryn Donath Duo @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Gaby Aparicio @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Reggae en tu Barrio with Karlos Paez @ Border X Brewing
  • Boss Jazz with Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Nick Bone & The Big Scene @ The Holding Company (6-8pm)
  • Two Reverends One Sinner @ The Holding Company (8pm)
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Jam Kwest, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Wednesday Trivia @ Rabbit Hole
  • Carol Curtis @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Karaoke @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Graham Gillot Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Jon Campos and the Incurables @ Navajo Live
  • Karaoke @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Clapton Hook @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

Thursday, August 1, 2019:
  • Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour, Ra Ra Riot @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • William Clark Green, Coby Lee Brooks @ Casbah
  • Peter Case @ Whistle Stop
  • Alison Sudol, Wsprgrl @ Soda Bar
  • Talib Kweli, Z-Trip, Abjo @ Music Box
  • Film Fan Movie Trivia @ Bar Pink (7pm)
  • Slasher Basher 3 Presents Jara, Inspired and the Sleep, Boychick @ Bar Pink ($5, 9pm) 
  • 2nd Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration with Easy Wind @ Belly Up
  • The Hip Hop Collective Part IV with J Slide, Drippazay, Kris Woods, Deuce Dev, Moody Loc, Legion X, Ese Deleon, Zu, Ja.Youngwealth, Poser, Kogniak, Bubba Toaks, M Hernan, King Emery, KiddxSurge, Phenomenal, DJ Boogieman, Damon Rabote, Amon The MC, DJ Tech/Aim T @ Space
  • Summer NU MOODS: Live Jazz Fusion Jam @ Quartyard (FREE)
  • Poptart (French Pop Night) @ Blonde
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Born of Osiris: The Simulation Tour, Bad Omens, Spite, Kingdom of Giants, Blackcast @ House of Blues
  • Arkay, Digital Lizards Of Doom, The Brothers Burns, BJ Jezbera, MY MYND @ The Merrow
  • "33 1/3 - House of Dreams" @ The Lyceum Stage
  • Comedy Night @ Tiger! Tiger!
  • Screen on The Green + Live Music @ Panama 66
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Fish and the Seaweeds @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Barbwire @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Park & Rec Affect with GMRF @ Park & Rec
  • Los Freneticos, Dethsurf, The Fink Bombs @ Tower Bar
  • Fishing For Chips, Neverlyn, Goldview @ Himmelberg's
  • Karaoke @ Wildwood Crossing
  • An Evening with Anna Danes @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Comedy Night @ Midnight Jack
  • Tim Norton Duo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Headphone @ The Holding Company
  • Colourshop, Jessica Lerner @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Sunset Poolside Jazz with Robert Dove Trio @ Rooftop Pool Deck, Westgate Hotel
  • Cumbia Machin @ Manhattan Bar
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jerry Rivera @ Blue Agave 
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Ocean Beach Hip Hop Social with SCARUB from the Living Legends - Hosted by Destructo Bunny and Atlantis Rizing - Flowmads @ Winston's
  • Dave Gleason @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Flats
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Throwback Thursdays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Swing Thing @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Shake Your Bones @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • The Rockin' Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Cash'd Out @ Renegade
  • Garage Mahal Presents: The Frets, Free Paintings  @ 710 Beach Club
  • Global BPM Presents @ Henry's Pub

Friday, August 2, 2019:
  • The Head and the Heart @ The Observatory
  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Blondie @ Pechanga Resort and Casino
  • Mystic Braves, Thee Allyrgic Reaction, DJs Mikey Turi & Andrew McGranahan @ Casbah
  • Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dog Party, Pity Party @ Soda Bar
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Billy Joel Tribute - The Stranger ft. Mike Santoro, GRACEBAND @ Belly Up
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Museum of Making Music
  • Action Beat (the Ex), Gritos, Binge ex-NerveControl, OpeningBell @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Underground Lounge, Wily Savage, Sluka @ The Merrow
  • Rascal Flatts: Summer Playlist Tour, Morgan Evans  @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Point Loma Summer Concerts @ 1049 Catalina Blvd (FREE, 5:30pm)
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic, Cros1, Johaz @ Bar Pink ($5 after 11pm)
  • The Ripening, Blind Mountain Holler @ Panama 66
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock with Flaunt, Badluck Cortez, Apollo, PunchCard & Resident Djs Sesh, Mr Henshaw, Unite & El Dj De TJ @ Tower Bar 
  • These Handsome Devils, Thieves Like Us, Shadowplay @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove’s Mid-Summer Happy Place @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Lana Rebel & Kevin Mayfield, Julia Sage & the Bad Hombres, Tormenta Rey, Gary Hankins, DJ Brendan Malone @ Black Cat Bar
  • Billy Bio, Cutthroat, Gut Punch, Jumped In @ Brick By Brick
  • JD Crawford @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • The Time Traveler's Suite @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Spencer Yensen--Fever, Andrew Barrack @ The Holding Company
  • Jay Mohr @ The Comedy Store (7:30pm & 9:45pm)
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Power of Love (Jimi Hendrix tribute) @ Seven Grand
  • Hunter Phelps @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ in Concert @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Resinators @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Bay Faction, Fashion Jackson, Hate Drugs, Ritt Momney @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • The Black Lillies, Farm Truck @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Lil Duval: Living My Best Life Tour @ House of Blues
  • Darryl Williams @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • CYOA @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Bonneville 7 @ Pour House (5pm)  
  • Rituals - Coldwave Dark80s Postpunk EBM Industrial @ Space
  • Last Option @ Bancroft Bar
  • Paint The Town @ Quartyard
  • JohnnyGo Figure, Revival @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Janice Edwards Trio @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • West of 5 @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Ian Patrick Cler Trio @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
  • James Kelly Band @ Renegade
  • The Writhers, Order of the Fly, Ash Williams @ Himmelberg's
  • The Groove Mercenaries @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Nemesis @ Navajo Live
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's  (6-9pm)
  • The Verge, DJ Moniq @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Finesse, DJ Moniq @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • En Stereo Total - 80's and Rock en Espanol @ Manhattan Bar
  • Sights and Sips Sunset Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht (5:30pm)
  • Rock the Yacht Party Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht (8:30pm)
  • Trill Fridays @ Bassmnt 
  • Autograf @ Bang Bang
  • Lil Duva @ Parq
  • Guy J + Dosem @ SPIN
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
Saturday, August 3, 2019:
  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap - 6 Year Anniversary @ Casbah (11am-5pm, $5)
  • An Evening with A.A. Bondy @ Casbah 
  • The B-52s, Berlin @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jason Hanna Quartet, Goldettes @ Bird Park Concerts
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Dead Horses, Mara Connor @ Soda Bar
  • Island Vibe Music Festival with The Green, Maoli, FIA, Irie Love @ Practice Field/SDCCU Stadium (3pm)
  • C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Museum of Making Music
  • Ascension w/ DJs Robin Roth, Kaerie, Baron @ Kava Lounge
  • Downtown Throwdown with Vanilla Ice, Coolio, All- Color Me Badd, Young MC, Geezer @ Petco Park at the Park 
  • The 30th Annual Clairemont Family Day@ 3605 Clairemont Dr (FREE)
  • The PettyBreakers - Tribute to Tom Petty, Justin Paul Sanders @ Belly Up  
  • Iration, Tacos & Beer Festival @ Del Mar Racetrack
  • Otzi, Egrets On Ergot + DJs Vaughn Avakian & Javi Nunez @ Bar Pink ($5)
  • Magical Animals, Runsdeep, Cabuloan @ Black Cat Bar
  • Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone @ Sycuan Casino (5pm & 8pm)
  • The Wright Stuff @ Seven Grand
  • Hide and Go Freak with Austin Millz, Like(PAC DIV) +HNGF DJ’s @ Space
  • Just Like Heaven '80s Night with Dave Parkey of Prayers, Aaron Wallace, Josexx @ Blonde
  • Steady 45s, The Amalgamated @ Panama 66
  • Island Vibe After Party With Leilani Wolfgramm, Tapeheads & Flowmads @ Music Box
  • The San Diego Golden Girls @ The Merrow (6pm)
  • Bear Night with Jon Williams @ The Merrow (8pm)
  • Foxtide, Street Surfers @ Che Cafe
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Chloe Lou and the Lidells @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (1-4pm)
  • Paul Chesne @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8pm)
  • Pacali Roots (EP Release), I-Abide, Burning Up @ Manhattan Bar
  • "Back to the '80s" Featuring The Molly Ringwalds, DJ LV @ House of Blues
  • Spencer Day in "Broadway By Day" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Burn Burn Burn, The Lucky Eejits, Fishing For Chips, Them Cuts @ Tower Bar
  • The Turbos @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Steam Powered Giraffe @ Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD
  • Jay Mohr @ The Comedy Store (7:30pm & 9:45pm)
  • Songs of Heaven and Earth @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • MDRN HSTRY, Whiskerman, Aviator Stash, DJ Mancat @ The Holding Company
  • "Art of Flamenco" Dinner Show @ Cafe Sevilla 
  • Steph Johnson @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • 54 Reasons To Die Tour @ Bancroft Bar
  • Traci's Paws: Doggies & Donuts @ Quartyard
  • Kennedy Tracy, Natalie Gheorghita, Cordelia Degher @ Lestat's
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Hunter Phelps @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Dom Katz @ Winston's (5pm)
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Boostive @ Winston's (9:30pm)
  • Holy Grail, Striker, Bewitcher, Malison @ Brick By Brick
  • ShineBox @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Punk Goes Pop 90s Charity Event feat. Fallen Monuments, Ghost City, Ready Set Survive, The Rough, Say Days Ago @ Himmelberg's
  • Strictly Business w/DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Baja Bugs @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Musehead, Fooz Fighters (Muse, Radiohead & Foo Fighters Tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Patrick Howard Trampus @ Renegade
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Wildside @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9pm)
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5pm)
  • Finesse, DJ Annalyze @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Private Domain, DJ Annalyze @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Cassian + Willaris. K @ Bang Bang 
  • DROELOE @ Bassmnt
  • DISTRIKT: Metamorphoses Fundraiser @ Spin
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Savi @ Omnia
  • Glow Hard Weekend @ Onyx Room 
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
Sunday, August 4, 2019:
  • Ride for Protected Bike Lanes on 30th. Meet at Bird Park at 10:30am.
  • Chula Vista Lemon Festival @ Historic Third Avenue, Chula Vista (Free, All Ages, 11am-5pm)
  • Border Angels Benefit - Rod of Correction, Se Vende, Cabron, Stuntdouble & Tenshun, Palomino, Memo Nericcio @ Casbah
  • Bars of Gold (members of Bear vs. Shark), Shades McCool, Phantom Twins @ Soda Bar
  • Goldroom's High Seas Tour with Goldroom, Le Youth, Eau Claire @ Adventure Hornblower
  • Carlsbad Music Festival (Various Locations)
  • Beethoven By The Bay @ Embarcadero Marina Park South 
  • Jill Scott- Live In The Moment Tour @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Uptown RHythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Jam And Spam Brunch Ft. Tenelle, Mahi Crabbe, Dom & Nico, KL Noise Makerz @ Music Box (11am)
  • Weird Al Yankovic @ Civic Theatre 
  • Pocari Sweat @ Space
  • Ancient Voices @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Del Mar (West) Riders Up to Benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) @ Belly Up 
  • Warsaw, Micelves, Nyles Lannon @ Whistle Stop (5pm)
  • God Module, INVA//ID, AAIMON & DJ Disorder & Deadmatter @ Tower Bar 
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11am)
  • Chad & Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Give You Nothing, Tuning, Golden Boy and more @ Che Cafe (1pm Matinee)
  • Cryptic and Friends: Summer's End Metalfest with Cryptic, Kryptid, Indisposed, The Bush Whackers @ Che Cafe (7pm)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • The Velvicks @ Bancroft Bar
  • Nena Anderson, Mrs. Henry @ Brooks Theatre, Oceanside
  • Mamma Mia! @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Keep It on the DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Boy Named Sue, Shoeless @ The Holding Company (4-8pm)
  • Salsa Sundays @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Karaoke @ The Merrow
  • Jason Hanna Jazz Quartet, DJ Jecs @ Salty Frog
  • Blonde 54- Sunday Night Fever @ Blonde
  • Weekender with Justin Campbell (Desert Hearts), Eric Medina, Cris Herrera, Sprout b2b DJ Instagator, Yanic @ Quartyard
  • Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Suicide Forest, Arachnigod, Mythraeum, KyrkogĂ„rd @ Brick By Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (All Ages)
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Rosy Dawn Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live 
  • The Corderman @ Navajo Live 
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
  • Trivia & Karaoke @ Henry's
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Monday, August 5, 2019:
  • Lord Huron, Shakey Graves, Julia Jacklin @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • San Diego International Organ Festival with Thomas Ospital @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
  • Sweet Tooth, DR3AmBr05, Les Enfants @ Casbah 
  • The Shellshocks, Roman Watchdogs, Bathwater Babies, Color Til Monday @ Soda Bar
  • Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates, Anna Zivona, Blake Dean, W.P. Hawk @ Bar Pink
  • PigPen Theatre Co. @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Motown On Mondays @ The Office
  • The Bacon Brothers, Cindy Alexander @ Belly Up
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Blue Monday -Dark '80s Night with DJ Camilla Robina & Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Billy Watson @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Julio de la Huerta @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel
  • Andy & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Sexy Salsa and Bachata Night @ Tio Leo's
  • Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
  • Electric Relaxation- 90s Hip-Hop/Chill Beats & Board Games @ Whistle Stop
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Trivia @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Game Night @ Henry's Pub
  • 31 Flavors @ U-31

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 23-Monday, July 29, 2019

Oh, man. Last week was nutso, no? Darren and I went to Safari Park on Tuesday, then I did Comic-Con on Wednesday, then Dylan Leblanc on Wednesday night. On Thursday, I went to the FX media preview, then caught Kristian Nairn at Omnia before bailing to the Ken Club for the rest of the night. On Friday I wandered the Con in the afternoon before having to work at The Balboa Theatre, where I ran into Lin-Manuel Miranda(!!!) backstage. I went back to the Ken Club that night for their 84th Anniversary. On Saturday I worked merch for two more shows at the Balboa which was exhausting but definitely a nice side gig. I spent the past couple days catching up on work, and am so excited to spend today at the Zoo for a behind the scenes event. I've still got a lot to catch up on here, but for now, here are your listings for the week. 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Photos: More Comic-Con Fun

Gonna keep it super short because I'm still at home and have so much still to explore, but my day 2 of Comic-Con started really late. Like, really, really late, because you know, some of us still have work to do and stuff. Darren and I aimed at stopping at Salud before Con, but it was, as expected, packed, so instead we went to Border X Brewing and stumbled upon an event for Latina Geeks while we ate tacos. We kept it brief and he dropped me at the Hilton where I went to the FX Fearless Forum preview night. It was a small crowd, so we took advantage of the hosted bar and the walk-through experience which meant we skipped a whole slew of other things. But it was fine, Pyles went on his way after and I just cruised the activations which were mostly closed before deciding to still try to get in to the Rave of Thrones, despite being 2 hours late for the meetup time.

The security at Omnia were super cool to me and despite their 'no bag' rule, ushered me in a back entrance where I was behind the DJ booth as Kristian "Hodor" Nairn was music selector. That was fun and exciting but I only lasted about an hour before I made my way to the Ken Club for their anniversary/ska night.

Tonight, I'll wander until I have to work at Balboa Theatre then who knows where the night might take me? Tons of photos after the jump.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Notes from Comic-Con Preview Night

I was just reading a listicle from Pacific-- Top 10 cheap eats at Comic-Con this week-- and not only did it make me hungry, but it made me realize I forgot a couple things on my Comic-Con page this year, namely, my little map of downtown with some of my personal favorite spots (which I just quickly updated so I can get back downtown.)

Preview wrap up after the jump.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Final Notes Before Comic-Con 2019

I'll continue to add events and information to this site as I get it, but this was a final blast directly from the source, Comic-Con International. It was a note for media, so I cut out some of that stuff, but here's some relevant info for everyone. I left the preferred social media hashtags because those because those become really useful for searching social media. 


Information regarding the SDCC programming schedule can be found here https://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule and a list of our Special Guests along with their bios can be found here https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2019/special-guests

Exhibit Hall

Information regarding our Exhibitors, including booth numbers and a location map can be found here https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2019/exhibitors

Getting Here

Once again, we offer a shuttle service to the San Diego Convention Center from 63 different locations! To view a map that shows the routes and stops please visit https://www.comic-con.org/cci/shuttles

Harbor Drive Closures

Happening again this year, the San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego, and the Port of San Diego have created a pedestrian-only experience during Comic-Con 2019.

HARBOR DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC (including bikes, scooters and skateboards) between First Avenue and Park Boulevard during Comic-Con, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. Cars will be screened.

Harbor Drive Closure Hours:

Wednesday, July 17 - 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, July 18 - 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday, July 19 - 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 20 - 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 21 - 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
*Harbor Drive will reopen to traffic outside of the hours listed above.

Official Comic-Con App

Sponsored by NBC, the App is an important tool to help you stay updated. Plus you can manage your own personalized schedules and favorite exhibitors! https://comic-con.org/apps

Social Media

Please remember us kindly with the following “official” hashtags and indicators:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 16-Monday, July 22, 2019- Comic-Con Edition

Comic-Con 2018
As I mentioned last week, I went ahead and did these listings last week so that I'd have everything listed and ready to go for Comic-Con, but as you can see, it's hard to keep our regular club events separated from Comic-Con stuff, so they're all blended here, but I have a ton more information on the Comic-Con page, which includes all of the activations and multi-day additional events. You can get to that page on full screen or on mobiles with the little pull-down triangle under the header. I had a really good week but I'll save it for another post so I can get these bad boys listed and put out into the world. I will say that my Con feels a little empty without the Wired party, so if you've got any events I should work into my schedule, just say the word. I'll be going to Dylan Leblanc for sure on Wednesday, and I'm working at Balboa Theatre on Friday and Saturday night, but the rest of my days and evenings are wide open.
Full listings through Monday are after the jump.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Watch: The Black Key's Trailer for "MasterCourse" (A Funny Or Die Production)

This weekend was full of bad news and it just keeps going from bad to worse on a national level, so this mockumentary/Master Class parody with The Black Keys made me laugh and it's worth a share. Don't forget The Black Keys will be back in San Diego on November 17th at Pechanga Arena with Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams.

And while we're talking Funny or Die, check out the short web series, Under A Rock with Tig Notaro if you haven't already. I know I haven't done a proper read/watch post but it's really because I got sucked into the vapid world of The Hills and did a full 6 season rewatch to get to The Hills: New Beginnings. And I'm reading a book but I'm not in love with it, so I've just been kinda stuck reading a few pages at a time before my eyes fall shut. But I'll get back to it.

KAABOO Releases Daily Lineup

For information on lineup and tickets, go to KAABOODelMar.com

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 9-Monday, July 15, 2019

Are you bored of my animal pics yet? Because it's all I've really been shooting lately. It was a pretty good week. I worked at the Irenic on Wednesday and afterward, Darren and I went for Korean BBQ at Handoo on Convoy. He had to work on 4th of July, so I packed a bag, caught the bus, and made my way to the Zoo, which ended up being amazing. The majority of people left by 7 so I wandered for a couple hours, watched the 8:40 parade, then caught the Skyfari right as the Big Bay Boom started and did a little roundtrip ride before they closed. After fireworks, Darren dropped me off at the Casbah for High Tide Society and picked me up when he was done working and it was a super fun night. Friday was a low-key recovery day, and then Saturday and Sunday I sold merch for Earthless at the Casbah. This week I did this week's listings and next week's concurrently, socheck out my 2019 Comic-Con page. Enjoy PRIDE this week and be careful out there.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Sunday: Inaugural Lady Brain Festival at Heritage Ranch, Carlsbad

I'm so sorry...I meant to post this earlier in the week so you could all score your early bird tickets, but better late than never, right?

Date: Sunday, July 7
Time: 12-7pm
Location: Heritage Ranch - 450 Quail Gardens Drive - Encinitas, CA 92024
Family Friendly: Free admission for children 12 and younger.

The event will feature music from 20 womxn-fronted musical acts (all of which include at least one Lady Brain member).

Listen Local Radio’s Cathryn Beeks and festival co-organizer is excited to bring the community a “multi-stage nonstop music festival featuring a plethora of genres and styles, all coming together to celebrate sisterhood.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the door.


Lady Stage (Full Bands)
12:30pm - Voxy
1:30pm - Lindsay White
2:30pm - Corina Rose
3:30pm - Gaby Aparicio
4:30pm -The Banduvloons
5:30pm - Becca Jay Band
6:30pm - Tori Roze & the Hot Mess

Brain Stage (Songwriters in the Round)
1pm - Mary Bee and Cici Artemisia
2pm - Ren Daversa and Carissa Schroeder
3pm - Mayzie Jean and Naiomi
4pm - Rosy Dawn and Chris Avetta
5pm - Astra Kelly and Heather Marie
6pm - Jessica Lerner and Marie Haddad

Additional activities and entertainment will include poetry readings by Lizzie Wann, interactive art stations, special guest performers, local vendors, and a kids zone. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Lady Brain Presents founder and festival co-organizer Lindsay White shared her motivation behind the festival and the Lady Brain Collective in general. “Our members are all about taking action to create opportunities where they don’t normally exist. Since male-fronted acts routinely get the lion’s share of festival bookings, we brought forth a festival that challenges those norms while celebrating intersectional Lady Brain talent that is inclusive of a range of ages, cultures, sexualities, and music genres.”

Lady Brain Presents is the public iteration of Lady Brain Collective, a local collaborative whose vision is to reject the notion that womxn-identifying artists must compete or hoard information in order to succeed in their respective fields. Lady Brain Collective believes that women are excellent at building communities, celebrating creativity, sparking inspiration, and taking care of each other. Based on the foundation of service, members openly and willingly offer their unique skills, knowledge, ideas, and talents to their fellow sisters in order to develop creative and collaborative opportunities for each other, thereby transforming the definition of what it means to be a successful artist. Lady Brain Collective supports each other through community gatherings such as Lady Brain Fest, members-only meet-ups, shared resources and online support, member-generated press, and more. To find out more, please visit www.ladybrainpresents.com.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Things To Do in San Diego: Thursday, July 4th-Monday, July 8, 2019

I decided to repost this weekend's listings because there were a few updates and I didn't want them buried under all my archive photos. It's such a gorgeous day in San Diego though, so I'm gonna shut down the laptop and head out to enjoy our fair city. Be safe out there, don't drink and drive, and be really nice and grateful and generous to Uber and Lyft drivers like Darren who are out there to pick you up and get you safely to your destination while missing out on their holiday with family and friends to be at your service.

4th of July Fireworks and Events

I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling a little less than celebratory this Independence Day. Nova's out of town so there's not that sense of urgency to do anything, really. But I know there's lots of fun to be had and Darren will be out working all day, so I'm gonna make the best of it. If you haven't made plans, last year we just had a little BBQ at home and made a last minute decision to catch the SDMTS Rapid to Waterfront Park. NBC has a list of fireworks and I'm sure every other news outlet does, too, I just wasn't up for compiling my own list this year. I will note, however, that the Cabrillo Monument is sold out, so don't head there. If you want to take public transit, fares are BOGO today! Which really does me no good since I'll be adventuring solo, but in case you wanna make your own beer crawl or fireworks adventure, that is a good option. And let's all pour one out for the infamous 2012 Big Bay Bust. Ah, good times.

From SDMTS.com:
Big Bay Boom
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 9:00pm

San Diego Bay
San Diego's biggest 4th of July Fireworks show takes over the San Diego Bay with four barges at different points. There are great viewing areas all along the bay for this annual event! Parking is free and plentiful at SDCCU Stadium as well as at other park-and-ride lots throughout the system.

Due to the Holiday, MTS will be operating a Sunday schedule. However, to accommodate the many thousands of people heading to the Big Bay Boom fireworks, the Trolley will be adding significant service on all three lines!

Remember, it's a major holiday so the FRIENDS RIDE FREE promotion is in effect. A friend may ride free with a fare-paying customer on all MTS routes on July 4, 2019.

Prime viewing locations are near the following stations:

County Center / Little Italy
Santa Fe Depot
America Plaza
Seaport Village
Convention Center
Gaslamp Quarter

Photos: Kero Kero Bonito @ Casbah, April 15, 2019

It might seem that the Casbah is a super intimate place to see Kero Kero Bonito, but we actually were able to take Nova to see them at the House of Blues Voodoo Room a while back, so two sold out shows at the Casbah were amazing but they're already movin' on up with their fall date at the Belly Up on November 1st. You should definitely grab your tickets now. Their shows are fun, energetic, interactive, and a little bit silly, and in dark times, I'm totally okay with that. Pics after the jump.

Photos: John Vanderslice @ Soda Bar, April 13, 2019

Some more pics from the past. John Vanderslice played Soda Bar on April 13th and he's such a lovely human. He'd more or less quit music for a while but was able to see his way out of a rough time and get back on the road. I don't know how often he'll tour or when he'll be back again, but I certainly hope I can always carve out a night to see him when he does. Pics after the jump.

Photos: JS Ondara, Cat Clyde @ Casbah, April 10, 2019

I can't promise today will be an all day posting day because I'm considering buying a bus pass and just cruising around the City today with no real destination, but I do want to post some of my old drafts that were never shared. Below are photos of J.S. Ondara who played an amazing and to capacity show at the Casbah in April. It was sad to find out at that time he'd already announced a fall tour without a San Diego date, but maybe he'll surprise us and join the Wonderfront lineup or some other bigger event that we're just not yet aware of. If you have the chance to see him, you definitely should, though his voice is so haunting, you might need the Kleenex. Photos of J.S. Ondara and stunning opener Cat Clyde are after the jump.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 2nd-Monday, July 8, 2019

Apologies for not having these all ready to go on Tuesday but it was a busy week enjoying Nova before she bailed, and then Monday was like the kick-off to Comic-con press, so my inbox was overflowing and I just couldn't muster the energy to get them done. I have also started my Comic-Con guide so while I'll be adding things up to and during the big week, I hope to at least publish some of the basics before the end of the week. Last week we did the late night at Safari Park on Tuesday, and on Wednesday I worked at Soda Bar for Sons of an Illustrious Father, who were supporting Priests. On Thursday we went to Nighttime Zoo, Friday we hung out with my parents and had a late dinner at Piacere Mio while Nova had a sleepover and we spent Saturday at Balboa Park, finishing that night at the Zoo, too. And then she left on Sunday and we slept and chilled and watched a movie and some men's soccer and I went to the David Gray concert. So here are the listings through Tuesday and I've literally been online for 11 hours straight so don't expect to hear much from me on Wednesday. After the jump.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Things To Do In San Diego: Tuesday, July 2

Look, I know that I publish listings every week and I try to set them for Tuesdays at 6am but I just wasn't feeling it yesterday. So I'm just posting tonight's listings and will have all the rest of them tomorrow at 6am. It's a pretty slow week because of the holiday anyway, so you're not really missing out. In the meantime, here's my phone photo from that epic Saturday night sunset, taken from the San Diego Zoo's Skyfari.