Hopefully, you’ve knocked the cobwebs loose after the four-day extravaganza that was Independence Day weekend, made it through the work week, and you’re onto the second weekend of the month bright-eyed and bushy tailed. If so, you’re in for a treat–this weekend features the return of two of the finest traditions this city has to offer: the annual OTL Weekend and Pride weekend. If neither of those quite fit your tastes, there’s everything from interactive art shows to French food extravaganzas to keep you happy.
Friday, July 12
B Street Pier
San Diego’s own Wonderspaces interactive art exhibit has become something of a national phenomenon since it opened in America’s Finest City a few years ago. Now with installations and Arizona and Austin upcoming, the latest edition of the show “In Common” opened about a month ago and is a tech-heavy experience that investigates the connectivity of the human race.
What it costs: Tickets start at $27
Friday, July 12
The Silent Comedy’s folk/blues/Americana blend is always performed bombastically live, and their new album, Enemies Multiply, lends itself to foot stomping and whiskey-swilling. Playing in front of their hometown crowd at The Casbah, there will be ample opportunity for both.
What it costs: $20
Saturday, July 13
OTL is as San Diegan as the zoo and impenetrable County Fair Traffic on the 5. Now in its 66th year, the delightfully unrefined, boozy, and uncouth sporting event returns to Fiesta Island for a day of fun in the sun on the beach with proceeds going to support multiple local charities.
What it costs: Free