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Encinitas Cruise Night: Heels & Wheels on S. Coast Highway 101 from D to K St. in Encinitas, Thur, Aug 16, 5-7:30pm.
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Thur, Aug 16-Sun, Aug 19.
Little League Baseball World Series tournament in Williamsport, Pa.Thru Aug 26.
Fallbrook Summer Nights on Main Ave. in downtown Fallbrook, Fri, Aug 17, 5-9pm.
San Diego International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert at San Diego Civic Theatre, Fri, Aug 17, 7:30pm.
Fiesta at the Rancho at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historical Park, Fri, Aug 17, 6-8:30pm.
America’s Finest City Fitness Expo at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Fri-sat, Aug 17-18.
Patio Playhouse presents In the Heights at Kit Carson Amphitheater. Fri, Aug 17-Sept 1.
Stretch Yourself Yoga. Sat, Aug 18, 9am. Free. Horton Plaza Park. Yogis, bring your mat to Horton Plaza Park this Saturday for a free teacher-led yoga session presented by the Downtown San Diego Partnership. All levels and ages are welcome but participants are asked to register in advance here.
Salsa Under the Stars. Free, Fri, Aug 18, 6-9pm. Hit the courtyard at The Headquarters at Seaport for this Friday night salsa dancing session under the stars. Manny Cepeda and his orchestra will provide the toe-tapping tunes; no partner or experience necessary to join this fun, free event.
Beach cleanup at Moonlight Beach. Sat, Aug 18.
Latin Food Fest. Sat, Aug 18, 12-3pm, Embarcadero Marina Park North. Spice up your life with San Diego’s 6th annual Latin Food Fest at the Embarcadero. The two-day celebration begins Friday with Chefs Night Out, where guests that purchase a $25 ticket will be treated to tapas and spirits as a DJ spins. On Saturday the main event, the Gran Tasting, kicks off. The Gran Tasting will give guests with a $35 ticket unlimited samples of food wine, spirits and brew plus access to wine demonstrations all while enjoying the Latin sounds of La Junta Sound System and Sol e Mar. Those seeking more can purchase a $149 VIP ticket, which gains access to an exclusive tent with crafted creations by local chefs, massages a gift bag and more.
Octane & Brew vintage car & bike show at Legacy Brewing Company. Sat, Aug 18.
Roots Series: China at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Sat, Aug 18, 2-4pm.
Del Mar Beer Fest. Sat, Aug 18, 2-6pm, Del Mar Fairgrounds. Beer enthusiasts will want to head to Del Mar this weekend, where more than 100 local and international brew makers will be showing off their craft. The Craft Beer Festival at the fairgrounds’ Seaside Concert Area will give visitors with a $42 ticket unlimited one-ounce sips of award-winning, specialty and up-and-coming breweries. Ticketholders also get admission to Del Mar Racing.
TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Racetrack. Sat, Aug 18.
Summer Food Truck Festival at Bates Nut Farm, Sat, Aug 18, 4-8pm.
Summer Twilight Walk. Sat, Aug 18, 6:45-8:45pm. Free. Experience sights, sounds, and smells as night envelops Mission Trails Regional Park. Meet at the Bushy Hill parking lot. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
Summer Movies in the Park Series: Robin Hood at Old Poway Park, Sat, Aug 18, 6-9:30pm.
Stone Anniversary Celebration & Beer Festival. Sat, Aug 18, 1- 8pm, Cal State San Marcos. One of San Diego’s most famous craft breweries is celebrating their 22nd Anniversary by throwing a craft beer festival at Cal State San Marcos. Stone Brewing has invited more than 55 breweries from around the world to hand out two-ounce pours of some of their creations for guests with a $65 ticket. Ticketholders can also enjoy tasty bites of delicious food, listen to live music and relax in a cigar lounge. Stone Brewing says the proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities. Guests can choose from two four-hour tasting sessions.
World Bodysurfing Championships. Sat, Aug 18, 6:30am (Saturday and Sunday), Oceanside Pier. Hundreds of body surfers are hoping to catch the perfect wave in Oceanside this weekend for the annual World Bodysurfing Championships. The competition gets underway at 6:30 a.m. each day and will continue through the early afternoon.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet presents Fairy Tales in the Park at Casa del Prado Theatre. Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19.
Camping Under the Stars at Bates Nut Farm. Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19.
Open Cockpit Days. Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19; Sept 1-2. 9am-3pm. Come sit in a plane! Several aircraft will be open for visitors to experience U.S. Marine Corps aviation from a pilot’s perspective. Also see 31 historical aircraft up close as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to the present day. The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is aboard Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar. The sentry-free museum entrance is on Miramar Rd., 3.9 miles east of I-805 and 1.3 miles west of I-15. (Look for the Marine Corps and American flags at the entrance.) Open Tues-Sun, 9am to 3:30pm. FREE admission and parking. 858-693-1723.
Sagebrush, Sage and Poison Oak, Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19, Wed, Aug 22, 9:30-11am. Free, Enjoy the smells of Sagebrush and Sage, but watch out for the Poison Oak on a Trail Guide-led walk below the rocks and cliffs of Mission Trails Regional Park. Learn about the plutonic rock formations and the 5 natural habitats of the park. Meet inside the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos
America’s Finest City Half Marathon. Sun, Aug 19, 6am-noon, Balboa Park. Run past landmarks from the Cabrillo National Monument to the Star of India and historic Balboa Park in this half-marathon that can only be named after San Diego. Registration is still open for both the 13.1-mile race and the 5K starting at $50. Races begin at 6:15 a.m.
25th Annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational. Sun, Aug 19, 7am-4pm, Scripps La Jolla Pier. For a quarter-century, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational has competed with the goal of finding a cure for cancer. The competition is less about surfing ability and more about participation and support for the cause. The surf event benefits UC San Diego Health’s Moores Cancer Center and over the last 24 years, has raised more than $8 million for the center. After the surf competition, a Luau featuring traditional Polynesian dancing, live music, and a tropical buffet will commence.
Turf & Surf BBQ Championship at Del Mar Racetrack, Sun, Aug 19, 1-5pm.
Tall Ship Adventure Aboard Californian. Sun, Aug 19, 11:30am-3pm, San Diego Maritime Museum. Take a trip back in time aboard a replica of the ships used during the California Gold Rush. The Californian, a replica cutter and the state’s official tall ship, will take passengers on a 3-hour voyage for $44 to $62. The ship’s crew will show guests how set and furl the sails and haul a line. The journey will end with a cannon salute.
San Diego Creative Weaver’s Guild, Fri, Aug 17, 1-4pm. Free. Kids age 10-14 invited to attend a beginning weaving class. No equipment necessary. Contact the San Diego Creative Weavers Guild website to register: Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, 92108
Enjoy the Trees, Saturdays, Aug 25, 8:30-10am. Free. Guided wall wanders along the trails. Discover what tree species are in Mission Trails Regional Park. Meet at Kumeyaay Lake Campground flagpoles at campground entry station. Bring your water bottle. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
Tuna Challenge. Fri, Aug 24, 6pm. $15-$90. 2018 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge will be angling for a good cause in San Diego for its annual three-day Tuna Challenge tournament and event benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego. Largest tuna fishing tournament in the continental U.S., raising over $3 million to date for granting wishes in San Diego. Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, Point Loma.
Full Moon Night Walk, Sat, Aug 25, 7:30-9pm. Free. Walk in the canyon under the light of the moon. Unusual and peaceful place filled with wonders. Orb spider architectrs build beautiful webs across the trail. Owls and bats fly overhead, crickets and cicadas soothe with sound. Moon, stars, and constellations there for contemplation. Bring flashlight, water, and insect repellent. 4206 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Sorrento Valley.
Birding Basics. Saturdays, 1-2:30pm. Aug 25, Sept 29, Oct 27. Free. Increase your enjoyment of nature by learning 5 simple techniques to identify birds at a glance. Taught by experienced birder and trail guide Winona Sollock you’ll also get tips on field guide use. Bring yours if available. Visitor Center Classroom A. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Moonlight Amphitheatre. thru Sat, Sept 1.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing Season at Del Mar Racetrack. Thru Mon, Sept 3.
International Summer Organ Festival at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 7:30pm, every Monday thru Sept 3. Free.
Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Thru Sat, Sept 1.
Legally Blonde: The Musical at New Village Arts Theatre. Thru Sun, Sept 9.
32nd Annual Fur Ball - Tickets on Sale! Attend the 32nd Annual Fur Ball Saturday, Oct. 6, from 6-11 p.m. This fundraiser for the San Diego Humance Society. Includes hosted bar cocktail reception; on-site raffle; live and silent auctions; exquisite dinner and wine, dancing to live music by Haute Chile. To reserve your tickets via phone call 619-243-3469 or email

La Mesa Walk ‘N’ Talk,
Tues, Aug, 21, 9-10:30am. Free. Walk the paths along the lake, enjoy friendly encounter with fellow walkers who enjoy getting out and about the cool environs of Lake Murray. The topic for this month will be owls of San Diego. Meet at the ball fields by entering from Murray Park Dr and Belle Glade Ave. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive, San Diego, 92119
Softball Thursday Pick-Up Game, Ongoing Thursday thru Dec 20, 9-11:30am. Free. Age 21+. For 55 and Up/Females 50 up. Batting/fielding practice starts 9am. Game starts 10am. Have extra bats/mitts if needed. John F. Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Ave, El Cajon.
Sunset Market at Coast Hwy & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, 5-9pm, every Thursday.
Emei Qigong Practice. Saturdays, 11:30am. Ongoing thru Fri, Jan 25, 2019. Free. Master Wendy has been studying natural medicine and natural healing techniques since the late 1980s and meditation and Eastern energetic arts since 1994. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park.

Thru Future Date
Thursday Family Fun Night at San Diego Botanic Garden,
6-8pm, every Thursday in August.
Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts at Balboa Park, Thru Aug 30, 6:30pm.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday.
Catfish Season at Lake Jennings, Ongoing thru Sat, Sept 1, 2018. Fri-Sat 6am. $4-$9. Night fishing continues all summer through Labor Day with lake staying open Friday and Saturday nights until midnight. Lanterns are required after 8pm. California State Fishing License required in addition to your lake permit for those over 16. Lake Jennings, 9535 Harritt Road, Lakeside.
Night Fishing at Lake Poway. Ongoing thru Fri, Aug 31. Fridays & Saturdays, 8-11:30pm. $10. Enjoy Night Fishing at Lake Poway every Friday and Saturday night until Sept 1st. Boats can stay out until 11pm. Catfish will be stocked Aug 24. Lake Poway Recreation Area, 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway.
Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Globe Theatre. Thru Sun, Sept 16.
Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake. Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm. Free. Kids-only fishing clinic open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday year-round. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided. Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego (Oak Park), 92115.
Cruisin’ Grand in downtown Escondido, 5-9pm, every Friday thru Sept 28.
Food Truck Fridays at Balboa Park, 4-8:30pm, thru Sept 28.

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