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Thursday | 20

Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean and Luke Combs

Jason Aldean

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre continues to double down on booking redneck royalty with the next featured artist in their summer series: Jason Aldean. The Georgia native recently released his eighth studio album, Rearview Town, earning his fourth consecutive number-one position on the Billboard 200 chart. Opener Luke Combs released his debut album last year on Columbia’s Nashville label, scoring his own number one on Billboard’s country chart.

Friday | 21

Margaritaville Golf

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Margaritaville Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic

  • Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Maderas Golf Course, 17750 Old Coach Road, Poway
  • $150 - $1400

Margaritaville Golf

Madera Golf Course hosts 18 holes of golf, Margaritaville-inspired entertainment, live auction, burger bar, and air cannon competition. Non-golfers are encouraged to join for after-party and dinner. Silent auction items include: golf for four at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, NASCAR Experience at Irwindale Speedway, and taco and tequila tasting for 10 at Old Town Tequila Factory.

Saturday | 22

Throw axes, drink mead

Vista Viking Festival

Vista Viking Festival

Reenactment groups make Norway Hall their home as Vikings and Norse-folk set up camp to display traditional arts and crafts, skills, and home-ways. At the weapons range, visitors may try archery, plus spear- and axe-throwing. Two stages showcase local and international bands. List-field features Viking warriors engaging in battle with axe and sword. Experts educate about Viking armor, weaponry and battle techniques. Enjoy honey wines (mead) as brewers of mead and beer share their knowledge of the craft. Learn more about the history of Norway and Scandinavia, genealogy, and Norse cooking.

Bull in a China Shop

Bull in a China Shop

Bull in a China Shop

Mary Woolley is the bull. If a man is only interested in headless women, she says, ”he should go to France.” (She was president of Mount Holyoke College from 1900 to 1937. She and fellow educator and partner Jeanette Marks were determined to change the status of women, to “teach them to challenge everything.”) The china shop is everything that stands in their way.

Dumplings and dragon dance

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Moon Festival

Moon Festival

Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated notably by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese peoples. Typically held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar showing full moon at night, corresponding to late September of the Gregorian calendar showing full moon at night. Enjoy Moon Cakes, Jianbing (Chinese street crepe), Baozi, dumplings, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese crafts, Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, and other performances from China. Free and open to the public.

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