Top Things to Do in San Diego – August 21-26, 2018

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

Smokefall

When: August 23 – September 16, 2018
Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, as a part of the La Jolla Playhouse Resident Theatre Program, presents the San Diego premiere of Smokefall. Change is in the air as Violet prepares to bring twin boys into the world. Inside her womb, her unborn sons contemplate their future, while the world around her is in transformation: her husband is secretly planning to leave her, her father is slipping into senility and her daughter has taken a vow of silence. Haunting and slyly funny, Smokefall explores the lives of this family in a lyrical treatise on the fragility of life and the power of love.

San Diego Underground Film Festival

When: August 23-26, 2018
Where: Tenth Avenue Arts Center – 930 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Underground Film Festival and the Tenth Avenue Arts Center are proud to present a diverse and inclusive lineup of experimental, documentary, animated, and narrative films which are complimented by nightly expanded cinema performances, installations, and live music.

San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival

When: August 24-26, 2018
Where: City of Carlsbad Library – 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
The San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival will screen over 150+ films from 30+ countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, India, France, UK, Germany and many more, will appear at the event.

San Diego Spirits Festival

When: August 25-26, 2018
Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier – 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Calling all whiskey & bourbon worshipers, tequila aficionados, gin guzzlers, rum radicals, vodka vixens and mixologists to indulge your senses and shake up your summer as you mix and mingle with thousands of people at the 10th annual San Diego Spirits Festival.

Imperial Avenue Street Festival

When: August 25, 2018
Where: Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego, CA 92102
The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community.

Bike the Bay

When: August 26, 2018
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

Sea Chantey Festival

When: August 26, 2018
Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
The Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Folk Heritage present the annual Sea Chantey Festival Sunday aboard Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. San Diego Folk Heritage is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk arts in Southern California. Visitors will enjoy sea chanteys and traditional folk music performed by popular local and national artists including The Jackstraws, Raggie Taggie, The Chanteymen and Kick Up the Dust. The Sea Chantey Festival is free and included with general admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

14th Annual LeucadiART Walk

When: August 26, 2018
Where: N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Join us for LeucadiART Walk, a revival of the original 80’s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, a children’s art pavilion and more.

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Brent Bernasconi

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.