Top Things to Do in San Diego – July 10-15, 2018

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Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Pride, Over the Line and these top things to do.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

When: July 11 – August 12, 2018
Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre – 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Excitement has been running so high for North Coast Rep’s Season 36 closer, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. The theatre has already extended the beloved musical by one week to accommodate the ticket requests. Composer Stephen Sondheim has created a laugh-a-minute audience favorite with songs such as “Comedy Tonight,” “Lovely” and “Everyone Ought to Have a Maid.” Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, FORUM was written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, who based their farce on the over-the-top antics of the Roman slave Pseudolus, who will do anything to win his freedom and bring two lovers together. Tickets are already flying out the door, so it’s best to order early.

California State Games

When: July 12-15, 2018
Where: SDCCU Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
California State Games includes 10,000 competing in 23 sports. Opening Ceremonies includes an athlete parade, torch lighting and fireworks.

Rum Runner Night

When: July 12, 2018
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
RUM: Sailors, Pirates & Prohibition is a fun, interactive, educational, and entertaining exhibit that tells the story of the new world’s first distilled spirit from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to today’s trendy cocktail lounges.

Drag Me to the Del

When: July 12, 2018
Where: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Hotel del Coronado and US Bank present Drag Me to The Del, a Drag extravaganza with headliners Alyssa Edwards, from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the iconic Lady Bunny, in addition to Dina Delicious, Jackie Beat, Paris Sukkomi Maxx, Kickxy Vixen Styles, Tia Wanna and Judas Joe Manson. The evening will be hosted by DangiloGogo and Paris Sukkomi Maxx and features drinks, dancing and music by DJ Lina Bradford of Fire Island fame. All ticket proceeds from this event will benefit The San Diego LGBT Community Center and San Diego Pride.

San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs

When: July 13-15, 2018
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park! Game day events and promotions include: Friday – Beerfest, Saturday – All-fan Cub Busters T-shirt giveaway, Sunday – Kidsfest.

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival

When: July 13-14, 2018
Where: Pier Plaza – 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
The 2018 Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival will feature world-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.

Over the Line Tournament

When: July 14-15 & 21-22, 2018
Where: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park – 1590 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
San Diego’s beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80’s and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.

San Diego Pride Parade

When: July 14, 2018
Where: Hillcrest Pride Flag – University Ave and Normal St, San Diego, CA 92103
The annual San Diego Pride Parade the largest single-day civic event in the region, and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 200,000 cheering supporters of the LGBTQ community!

San Diego Pride Festival

When: July 14-15, 2018
Where: Marston Point, Balboa Park – Eighth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego’s biggest summer dance party is calling your name! Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky and dance the day and night away! There will be 4 phenomenal stages, spanning 2 days, with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends. All people – 1 love! We invite singles, couples, friends, families, youth, and people of all ages to participate in the annual Pride Music Festival!

Mission San Diego de Alcala Festival of the Bells

When: July 14-15, 2018
Where: 10818 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA 92108
The festivities include food, live entertainment, dancing, and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities, including the original bell dating back to 1802. The Festival of the Bells is a great family event and an opportunity for everyone to visit and learn more about this historical landmark.

Del Mar Racing Kickoff Party at Club M

When: July 14, 2018
Where: Fairmont Grand Del Mar – 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130
Kick off the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer season at this annual event. Giddy up with a hat and fashion showcase, track-themed cocktails, raffle prizes, live music by Francoise and The Groove Squad and a guest DJ.

Monty Python’s Spamalot

When: Thru August 12, 2018
Where: Cygnet Theatre – 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
Follow King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons you’ll be eating up Spamalot. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the show elevates silliness to an art form.

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About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.