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Event picks for the 4th of July weekend

Big boom on the bay; Ocean Beach pier gets a 50th birthday party

Thursday | 30 A discussion of artist Don Porcella’s debut in Shanghai, China, where he was commissioned by French couturier Hermès to design four windows for their new flagship store featuring his trademark pipe-cleaner creatures ...

The week's top events: Space Heroes, gladiators, and lots of yoga

Also, Taste of Adams Avenue

Thursday |23 Culinary creations and drinks from over 50 Del Mar restaurants, wineries, and breweries. With a front-row sunset view, ocean breezes, and live music. The San Diego Air & Space Museum is offering a ...

Oysterfest, brats and beer, and Buckethead

Or, heck, you should buy a boat

Thursday | 16 For 2016, the in-water display area is increased by 120 feet, bringing in 50 more boats to this year’s show. A total of 200 vessels, from entry-level family cruisers and personal watercraft ...

San Diego has super freaks, sumos, and shadowy men

Or taste Little Italy

Thursday | 9 The Hotel del Coronado’s Windsor Lawn provides the setting for this gathering of 30 chefs from San Diego and Mexico who will present signature hors d’oeuvres or desserts at individual stations. Judged ...

See sea dragons, teeny art, and sculptures by Dr. Seuss

Plenty to see in June

Friday | 3 As part of First Friday Art Walk, 4˝x6˝ pieces of art by artists, civic leaders, and local celebrities will be displayed and available for sale to benefit the education department at the ...

Balboa Park has two big events this week

And Vista celebrates everything strawberry

Thursday | 26 Seven hours of inspiration, lunch, and networking. San Diego speakers will share their stories of personal breakthrough moments that made them pursue their own path in life, however scary, controversial, or unique. ...

Have fun at Bacon & Barrels, the North Park Festival, and P.B. Restaurant Walk

And swap some clothes

Thursday | 19 The third annual Miss Middle East Pageant is billed as the largest ethnic pageant in America and “aims to redefine what it means to be a Middle Eastern Woman internationally.” They also ...

Beyoncé brings Lemonade to San Diego

Plus tacos and more tacos at Tacotopia

Thursday | 12 What’s “Becky with the good hair” got that Beyoncé doesn’t? Only Jay Z knows. That’s but a note in Beyoncé’s latest hit R&B record, Lemonade, a concept album that the current queen ...

Gator by the Bay awaits

Plus the Asian Cultural Festival and Fiesta Old Town

Thursday | 5 The Lemon Grove Historical Society’s “History Alive” series presents food-historian Carol Perkins on the phenomenon of the cookbook and what drives (usually) women to write them. From the church-lady recipes of the ...

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