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Everything You Must Do in San Diego This Weekend

Updated On 07/19/2017 at 06:41PM EST Updated On 07/19/2017 at 06:41PM EST
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Thursday
Jul 20
In an era where seemingly every superhero movie is helmed by some actor named Chris with an otherworldly physique, it’s hard to remember that there was a time when superheroes weren’t taken so seriously. Get back to the root of it all by paying a tribute to the goofy goodness that was the ‘60s-era Batman TV show, and dance the night away at Blonde.
Thursday
Jul 20
If you’ve ever listened to Kevin Smith tell a story, you know it’s nothing short of spectacular (YouTube his Prince story). Catch the man himself as he teams up with his long-time cohort Jason Mewes to record a live edition of their wildly popular Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast from American Comedy Co.
Thursday
Jul 20
Kristian Nairn (aka DJ Hodor) will bring his Rave of Thrones DJ set to Omnia on Thursday -- all reports from the tour suggest that Nairn is a more than capable DJ, and that the crowd tends to be ecstatic. And, given that literally all anybody ever talks about is Game of Thrones, this will be one time where you and the person you’re staring at in the club actually have something in common to talk about.
Friday
Jul 21
Try some Comic-Con inspired cocktails
Try some Comic-Con inspired cocktails
BAR by Red Door’s manager Ron Perkakis has dreamed up a pair of superhero-inspired cocktails (The Black Orchid and Poison Ivy) that you can enjoy in a laid-back neighborhood bar setting. The drinks are strong, and they’ll get you in the Comic-Con spirit -- but more importantly, they’re strong.
Friday
Jul 21
It’s the first weekend of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’s two-month residency at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad. The production has been called the “world’s most successful rock 'n' roll musical” since its inception in 1989, and is a revealing and intriguing look at the early days of rock 'n' roll and the huge influence Holly had on American history.
Friday
Jul 21
If you spent any amount of time playing classic Nintendo games as a child, you know just how catchy many of the themes to the games can be. Perhaps no game better exemplified this than the Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses production reimagines those scores with the help of a 66-person orchestra and 24-person choir; it’s equal parts nostalgia and impressive musical artistry.
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Friday
Jul 21
As I said in the summer concerts preview, it’s insane to think of the longevity Third Eye Blind has had without becoming a self-parody; their concerts are just plain fun, and the band always brings a ton of energy. It’s well worth the $35 for a Friday night show.
Saturday
Jul 22
The Heroes Brew Fest goes down all day Saturday, mere steps away from the madness going on inside the Convention Center. Who wouldn’t want to spend a sunny day in Waterfront Park drinking copious amounts of craft beers from over 30 different breweries, all while dressed up like Howard the Duck?
Saturday
Jul 22
It’s everything that has made Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return such a resounding success on Netflix, only live and in person. The show will screen a cheesy, B-grade sci-fi movie and encourage crowd participation as the crew brings its unique, wisecracking charm to Balboa Theatre.
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Saturday
Jul 22
As far as golf tournaments go, this one is about as relaxed as they come. Grab a friend, and get ready to drop $75 on lunch, four-beer tasters, and a street taco dinner buffet. This is scramble-style golf with one mulligan allowed per hole, per team, so it’s just about the most loosely structured golf you can play, with the real emphasis being on good beer and good times.
Sunday
Jul 23
Take Flight Yoga hosts a community beer and yoga class on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at Belching Beaver in OB. There’s no better way to achieve a little zen on a Sunday than a long stretch and some social lubricant.
Sunday
Jul 23
In honor of Comic-Con, Sunset Trivia is throwing a special Marvel trivia night at The Rail in Hillcrest. Chances are the competition will be pretty strong, so maybe rewatch some of your favorite superhero movies before entering.
Sunday
Jul 23
Despite never taking themselves too seriously, Reel Big Fish has always put on a serious show. It’s high-octane fun in a fantastic outdoor arena, and a Sunday night ska show is the perfect way to end your week on an upbeat note.