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Promotional photo for the robotics that will be featured at the event. Courte...

The Futurism And Tech Pavilion

Omni Hotel San Diego

Multiple dates from Jul 19-Jul 23, 2017

Free

Pictured: "Kody Kapow" by 2016 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Airs on Sprout (check...

Kody Kapow: Kapower Up Training Camp

PETCO Park

Multiple dates from Jul 20-Jul 23, 2017

Photo of cast members of the Dungeons and Dragons show "Critical Role," which...

Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, And Alpha Conival

Marriott Marquis & Marina

Multiple dates from Jul 20-Jul 22, 2017

Free

Promotional graphic for Adult Swim's Comic Con Event. Courtesy of Adult Swim.

Adult Swim At Comic-Con 2017

Fifth Avenue Landing, LLC

Multiple dates from Jul 20-Jul 23, 2017

Free

Screen shot of title graphic for the series, VIKINGS on HISTORY.

Vikings Funeral

Embarcadero Marina Park South

Friday, July 21, 2017 at noon

Free

Promotional photo courtesy of Marked Men.

Marked Men 7: Annual Pirate And Fantasy Party

Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.

$50 - $150 | Get tickets to Marked Men 7: Annual Pirate And Fantasy Party

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  • Promotional photo of drinks at the Pinzimini Bar. Courtesy of Pinzimini Bar l...

    Comic-Con Specials At The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

    Comic-con is back. We invite you to power up your morning at Ingredients Grab n Go located in the lobby of the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter with Frappuccino® Blended Beverage specials that will include the Pokemon Go (Vanilla bean ...More →

    The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

  • Promotional photo for Daybreak at Del Mar. Courtesy of San Diego Sky Tours.

    Daybreak At Del Mar

    Early risers may enjoy morning workouts and breakfast in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant every Saturday and Sunday, from July 22 to September 3, 2017. From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., visitors will be able to view morning workouts, dine in the ...More →

    Del Mar Racetrack

    Ongoing now until September 3, 2017

    $10 - $120

  • Promotional graphic for Cat Cafe. Courtesy of the Cat Cafe.

    The Cat Cafe Coffee and Kitties Comic-Con Special

    Want to get away from the long lines and crowds of Comic-Con to enjoy award winning, locally roasted coffee in the company of friendly felines? Come visit the Cat Cafe and enjoy our Comic-Con special. For $15, you'll get a ...More →

    The Cat Cafe

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    $15 | Get tickets to The Cat Cafe Coffee and Kitties Comic-Con Special

  • A child races in the Kids Obstacle Challenge.

    Kids Obstacle Challenge

    Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of mud! As the largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for kids in the nation, ...More →

    Kit Carson Park

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

    $36 - $56 | Get tickets to Kids Obstacle Challenge

  • Promotional poster for "Kong: Skull Island." Courtesy of Legendary.

    'Kong: Skull Island' Activation

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary invite you to experience firsthand the primordial wonders of "Kong: Skull Island." The MonsterVerse comes to life as fans get to visit a Monarch Containment Zone which houses the gigantic bones of Kong’s ancestors, ...More →

    Omni Hotel San Diego

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Photo of people whale watching on one of Flagship's cruises.

    Whale & Wildlife Cruise

    Join us for the adventure of a lifetime with San Diego's most experienced whale watching fleet. Aboard our comfortable, modern ship, you'll have the opportunity to see humpback whales, minke whales, fin whales, sharks, harbor seals and California sea lions, ...More →

    Flagship Cruises and Events

    Ongoing now until September 4, 2017

  • Promotional photo for the Insect & Ladybug Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden

    Insect & Ladybug Festival 2017

    This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous “Madagascar hissing cockroaches.” More →

    San Diego Botanic Garden

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9 a.m.
    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9 a.m.

    Free - $14 | Get tickets to Insect & Ladybug Festival 2017

  • Promotional graphic for Thanks for the Memories – A Celebration for Chargers ...

    Thanks For The Memories – A Celebration For Chargers Players & Fans

    Join us for Charger Day at Del Mar, a celebration of the team’s rich history in San Diego keyed around former Charger players from the past six decades, along with their coaches, paying tribute to their faithful fans on Saturday, ...More →

    Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9 a.m.

  • Promotional graphic for The Tick. Courtesy of Amazon.

    Amazon Prime Presents: The Tick Takeover

    Every hero must face their destiny. Are you ready to face yours? Embark on a multi-room immersive experience that brings the world of The Tick to life. Whether you’re in the mood for an action-packed adventure or you’d rather relax, ...More →

    Convention Center Trolley Station

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • A photo of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" shirt that all blood donors will rec...

    Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive 2017

    The annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns to Comic-Con, and will again be located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in the Coronado Ballroom. Walk-ins are welcome, and no convention badge is needed. Make an appointment in advance for ...More →

    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for the VICELAND Party Bus

    VICELAND Party Bus

    The VICELAND Party Bus is hitting the road and heading back to San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the launch of their new show starring James Van Der Beek, "What Would Diplo Do?" The bus has a lounge area, snacks, drinks, music, wi-fi, swag and a deck. More →

    VICELAND Party Bus Parking Lot

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017

    Free

  • Pictured: "Kody Kapow" by 2016 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Airs on Sprout (check...

    Kody Kapow: Kapower Up Training Camp

    Sprout invites kids and families to use their muscles and minds on a transformative journey filled with high energy martial arts and immersive experiences in the Kapower Up Training Camp, designed to allow each child discover their inner superhero. More →

    PETCO Park

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

  • Promotional photo of "Blade Runner 2049" cast. Courtesy of "Blade Runner 2049."

    The Blade Runner 2049 Experience At MLK Promenade

    Located in the heart of San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter, the Blade Runner 2049 Experience will replicate the movie’s setting, complete with the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of Los Angeles, circa 2049. More →

    Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the robotics that will be featured at the event. Courte...

    The Futurism And Tech Pavilion

    The Futurism and Tech Pavilion is excited to show off the latest in tech and innovation at this year’s Comic-Con. With more than 9,000 square feet of futurism and cutting edge innovation and immersive entertainment, this is a must-see event. More →

    Omni Hotel San Diego

    Multiple dates from Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

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    A photo of a painting by Lorser Feitelson, courtesy of MCASD.

    California Artists In MCASD's Collection

    During the closure and expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla galleries, MCASD presents an exhibition in partnership with the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Installed in the Art Center's museum galleries, this focused exhibition ...More →

    California Center for the Arts: Escondido

    Ongoing now until August 27, 2017

    $5 - $8 | Get tickets to California Artists In MCASD's Collection

  • Promotional photo for Outside The Lens

    Next Level Digital Photography

    Now that you've got a handle on your DSLR settings, it's time to take your photography to the next level! Photographer Daniel Solomon will teach you pro tips and Photoshop tricks. Dive into unique and more complex shooting techniques and ...More →

    Outside the Lens Media Lab at Liberty Station, San Diego

    Multiple dates from May 20 - Aug 12, 2017

    $29 | Get tickets to Next Level Digital Photography

  • Promotional image for the "Turning Points With Judy Reeves" workshop. Courtes...

    Turning Points With Judy Reeves

    Our lives are filled with moments, large and small, that we emerge from a different person. James Joyce called them epiphanies and John L’Heureux refers to “a single moment in a character’s life when a definitive choice is made, after ...More →

    The Ink Spot

    Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10 a.m.
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m.

    $135 - $162 | Get tickets to Turning Points With Judy Reeves

  • Promotional photo of Molly Larson Cook. Courtesy of San Diego Writers, Ink.

    Summer Poems - The Muse By The Sea With Molly Larson Cook

    The Muse By The Sea with Molly Larson Cook Hot town! Summer in the city! It’s a great time to rouse your poetry Muse and celebrate the season as so many poets before have done. We’ll take a look at ...More →

    The Ink Spot

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m.

    $60 - $72 | Get tickets to Summer Poems - The Muse By The Sea With Molly Larson Cook

  • Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, and Gaten Matarazzo in Strange...

    The Netflix Experience

    From the Comic-Con Toucan Blog: Step into the world of Netflix at the Hilton Gaslamp for a one-of-a-kind experience with a sneak peak of upcoming original films and series, exclusive giveaways, and more! Visit the Upside Down with Stranger Things, ...More →

    Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

  • Photo of the Rother during a book signing. Courtesy of Caitlin Rother.

    Adult Writing Workshop With Caitlin Rother

    Everyone has a story to tell whether it’s based on true events or out of one’s imagination. Caitlin Rother will teach the basics of storytelling, lead participants in a trigger exercise to get them started putting words down on paper, ...More →

    La Jolla Riford Branch Library

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for Game of Thrones. Courtesy of HBO.

    Game Of Thrones Experience: 'Winter Is Here'

    Winter is heading to Comic-Con. HBO returns to the L Street Fine Art Gallery, across from the Omni Hotel, for the "Winter Is Here" experience. More details to follow on this year’s activation. If similar previous years, the Game of ...More →

    L Street Fine Art Gallery

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for Midnight Texas. Courtesy of NBC.

    NBC’s Midnight Texas

    Don’t miss NBC’s interactive outdoor experience, where fans can take a supernatural journey into the dark, thrilling town of Midnight, Texas. Enjoy a 4D experience guaranteed to ignite all your senses. Open Thursday through Sunday, located across from the Hard ...More →

    Tin Fish Gaslamp

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for "Rabbitville - A Hop-Up Gallery." Courtesy of the Gasla...

    'Rabbitville—A Hop-Up Gallery'

    The Gaslamp Quarter Association is proud to announce a limited exhibition of the “Rabbitville” public art project during the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International. This four-day long “hop-up gallery” will feature many of the rabbit sculptures which celebrate the 150th ...More →

    Rabbitville Hop-Up Gallery

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

  • Promotional flyer for the Pinup Popup. Courtesy of The Oblong Box Shop.

    Pinup Pop Up At Horton Plaza Park

    The Oblong Box Shop, Spiffing, Misfit Menagerie and Match Accessories are proud to present our first-ever Comic Con Pop Up Boutique. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., featuring: -Original novelty print designs from The Oblong Box Shop -Geeky ...More →

    Pinup Pop Up Boutique

    Multiple dates from Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for FANDOM Fest. Courtesy of FANDOM and Pepsi Co.

    FANDOM Fest Live At San Diego Comic-Con

    Celebrate San Diego Comic-Con this year with the first-ever FANDOM Fest, located at the nearby Petco Interactive Zone, and streamed for fans to watch across the world. FANDOM and Pepsi have teamed up to bring you news reactions, exclusive fan ...More →

    Petco Interactive Zone

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Graphic cover for L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33. Co...

    Writers Of The Future Book Signing With Jake Marley And Andrew Roberts

    Going to Comic-Con? Stop by the book signing in recognition of the newest internationally acclaimed writers published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33: Jake Marley of Garden Grove, and Andrew Roberts of San Lorenzo, California. ...More →

    San Diego Convention Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for the Student Expo & March for Education event.

    Student Expo & March For Education

    "Be an Education Superhero" Student Expo & March for Education Celebrate San Diego's teachers, students and innovative education. The San Diego region is home to some of the most innovative education approaches in the country. Together, as educators, teachers and ...More →

    Civic Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo courtesy of the Fleet Science Center.

    Tinkerers' Club: Magnetic Sculpture

    Magnets! How do they work? Come learn about the opposing forces of attraction and repulsion and harness those powers to make metals defy gravity! Ages 10+ Supplies are limited. Advance registration is recommended. Costs: Members: $17 Nonmembers: $20More →

    Fleet Science Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

    $17 - $20 | Get tickets to Tinkerers' Club: Magnetic Sculpture

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    Promotional photo courtesy of the New Americans Museum.

    'What We Carried' Exhibit

    Photographer Jim Lommasson brings to light the life-changing decisions made by Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland in search of safety and a better life for themselves and their families in the United States. More →

    New Americans Museum

    Ongoing now until September 3, 2017

    Free

  • The Front Porch Gallery.

    Front Porch Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition

    Front Porch Gallery's annual juried exhibition features artists who live or work in San Diego County. An exciting mix of artwork, including paintings, photography, sculpture, fiber, mixed media, etc. This is a great showcase of what contemporary artists are currently ...More →

    Front Porch Gallery

    Ongoing now until September 9, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the "Jack and the Beanstalk" performance. Courtesy of T...

    Puppet Show In Balboa Park

    Puppet Show of "Jack and the Beanstalk" The Giant has taken all of the treasures of Jack's father so he is going to climb the magic beanstalk to get his father's things back. Will Jack succeed or will he become ...More →

    The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park

    Multiple dates from Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free - $5 | Get tickets to Puppet Show In Balboa Park

  • Promotional photo of a panel for the Comic Conference for Educators and Libra...

    Comic Conference For Educators And Librarians

    For the second year, Comic-Con International and San Diego Public Library have teamed up. This free, five-day conference will take place during Comic-Con and will explore the role comics play in promoting education and literacy for all ages. More →

    San Diego Central Public Library

    Multiple dates from Jul 19 - Jul 22, 2017

    Free

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    Promotional photo for the concert at the Encinitas Library. Courtesy of the N...

    Musical Melange By The NCSO Chamber Players

    Come to the Encinitas Library on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to hear several ensemble performance groups from the North Coast Symphony Orchestra (NCSO) play music by Mozart, Bozza, Hummel and Divorak. The orchestra is funded in part ...More →

    Encinitas Library

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m.

    Free

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    Promotional photo of swing dancers, courtesy of The Old Globe.

    Swing Out At The Globe

    The Globe wants to make theatre matter to more people! The Old Globe’s Arts Engagement department invites friends, flappers, jitterbugs and all of San Diego to our latest free AXIS event, Swing Out at the Globe, on Saturday, July 22, ...More →

    Old Globe Theatre

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m.

    Free

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    Promotional photo for The LAIKA Experience. Courtesy of LAIKA Animation Studio.

    The LAIKA Experience

    Oscar-winning animation studio LAIKA, creators of "Coraline," "ParaNorman," "The Boxtrolls,"and "Kubo and the Two Strings," brings its pop-up exhibit to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 23. Admission is free to the ...More →

    Eden's Boutique

    Multiple dates from Jul 14 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the True Hero Comic Book Drive. Courtesy of the Hard Ro...

    True Hero Comic Book Drive

    For the fourth year in a row, the Hard Rock Cafe will be giving back during San Diego Comic-Con by hosting a “True Hero” comic book drive to send to United States Marine Corps serving overseas. Attendees and locals alike ...More →

    Hard Rock Cafe San Diego

    Multiple dates from Jul 17 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the AMC Deadquarters. Courtesy of AMC's "Fear the Walki...

    AMC Deadquarters

    AMC is bringing a Deadquarters fan zone to Comic-Con featuring "The Walking Dead" and "Fear The Walking Dead." Located in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel at 4th Ave. and L St. Stop by and test your swing at the Negan Batting Cages. More →

    Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

    Multiple dates from Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the Grand Opening of OB Beans Coffee Roasters, Wailua S...

    OB Beans, Wailua Shave Ice, Coastal Natives Grand Opening

    Grand Opening party for OB Beans Coffee Roasters, Wailua Shave Ice and Coastal Natives! Live Music, discounted coffee, and just a grand ol' time. More details to come so save the date and get ready for a party!More →

    OB Beans Coffee Roasters

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m.
    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 11 a.m.

    Free

  • Photo of cast members of the Dungeons and Dragons show "Critical Role," which...

    Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, And Alpha Conival

    Conival is open to the public, allowing all attendees the opportunity to participate in fun-filled activities headlined by the return of fan-favorites including Nerdist laser tag, Geek & Sundry’s tabletop lounge, a Wonder Woman cosplay march... More →

    Marriott Marquis & Marina

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017

    Free

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    A promotional graphic for Chicano-Con 2017, courtesy of Border X Brewing.

    Chicano-Con 2017

    Border X Brewing presents Chicano-Con, an alternative comics and music event that highlights the work of Latino artists. Friday, July 21: 5 to 10 p.m. Cartoonist and author Lalo Alcaraz will present a slide show and have a meet and ...More →

    Border X Brewing

    Multiple dates from Jul 21 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional graphic for the series, "Mr. Robot." by USA Network

    The World Of 'Mr. Robot'

    "Mr. Robot" will still be represented at San Diego Comic-Con this year with an offsite experience, even though the series won’t be getting a panel. On Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., or ...More →

    E Corp’s Bank of E

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

  • Promotional photo of Snoopy and Belle courtesy of Peanuts Worldwide.

    Snoopy & Belle In Fashion At Bubbles Boutique

    Start practicing your best Snoopy dance! Peanuts Worldwide is bringing their Snoopy & Belle in Fashion exhibit to San Diego Comic-Con this year. The exhibit, which features more than 40 pairs of dolls of Snoopy and his sister Belle decked ...More →

    Bubbles Boutique

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the Star Trek: Discovery Gallery. Courtesy of CBS.

    'Star Trek: Discovery' Gallery Experience

    CBS is creating a fully immersive "Star Trek: Discovery" experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. Comic-Con badges are not mandatory for entry. The exhibit, running Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, will feature the debut of ...More →

    Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the show Impractical Jokers. Courtesy of TruTV.

    Impractical Jokers Block Party

    On Saturday, July 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., join truTV and thousands of fans at the second annual Impractical Jokers Block Party extravaganza. The block party inside of PETCO Park will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen – ...More →

    PETCO Park

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

    Free

  • Promotional photo for the 2017 Del Mar Racing Series.

    2017 Del Mar Racing Series

    2017 Del Mar Racing Series More than 40,000 race fans are expected to attend what's defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west--opening day at Del Mar. Races will continue through Sept. 4, 2017. ...More →

    Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Ongoing now until September 4, 2017

    $6 - $350 | Get tickets to 2017 Del Mar Racing Series

  • Promotional photo for the blues duo. Courtesy of Andy King Photography.

    Robin Henkel And Whitney Shay

    Robin Henkel will be performing on June 24, 2017 at Proud Mary's. Hear a sample of his music here. "Robin Henkel is a futurist and a historian." -LA Times "Henkel is already playing a shuffle that is neither slow nor ...More →

    Westfield UTC Palm Plaza

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at noon

    Free

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    Promotional photo courtesy of the Vista Buddhist Temple.

    Obon Festival

    Family friendly, free admission, free parking. Featuring Japanese food (until 6:00 p.m. or when sold out), taiko drumming, cultural demonstrations, farmer’s market, koto performance, boutique items, game booths for children, talks on Buddhism and time on both days (3:00 p.m.) ...More →

    Vista Buddhist Temple

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at noon
    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at noon

    Free

  • Promotional photo for Mortadella Day. Courtesy of Officine Buona Forchetta.

    Mortadella Day At Officine Buona Forchetta

    Celebrating 2,000 years of meat-centric history, Officine Buona Forchetta is hosting a traditional Mortadella Day festival at their Italian eatery starting Thursday, July 20, and running through Sunday, July 23. Made of lean pork speckled with lumps of lard, Mortadella ...More →

    Officine Buona Forchetta

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

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    Promotional flyer for Your Opinion Sucks. Courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes.

    Rotten Tomatoes Presents: Your Opinion Sucks

    Think you know more than the critics? Join Rotten Tomatoes in San Diego for a face-off against some of your favorite critics, and surprise celebrity guests. Live at the Omnia Nightclub, voice your opinion about a film or TV show ...More →

    OMNIA Nightclub San Diego

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017

    Free

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    A photo from The Welk's "The Music Man," by Ken Jacques.

    'The Music Man' At The Welk

    Welk Resort Theatre presents "The Music Man," one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows ...More →

    Welk Resort Theatre

    Ongoing now until July 30, 2017

    $38 - $51 | Get tickets to 'The Music Man' At The Welk

  • Promotional graphic for the summer music series at The Forum Carlsbad.

    Summer Music Series At The Forum Carlsbad

    From July 1, 2017 through Aug. 12, 2017, enjoy the free summer music series at The Forum Carlsbad every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. More →

    The Forum Carlsbad

    Ongoing now until August 12, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for Family Weekend. Courtesy of Del Mar Racing.

    Family Weekends

    On weekends, families always win at Del Mar. Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun events for the entire family. Children (ages 17 and under) receive free racetrack admission and adults are only $6.00. The free activities ...More →

    Del Mar Racetrack

    Ongoing now until September 3, 2017

    Free - $6

  • Promotional photo for the Basic Winemaking From Fresh Grapes Seminars At Curd...

    Basic Winemaking From Fresh Grapes Seminars At Curds And Wine

    Join us at Curds and Wine for a two-part seminar series introducing you to making wine from fresh grapes. In these seminars, we will go through preparation for harvest, steps involved in making wine from fresh grapes, and finishing wine. ...More →

    Curds and Wine

    Multiple dates from Jul 8 - Jul 29, 2017

    $75 | Get tickets to Basic Winemaking From Fresh Grapes Seminars At Curds And Wine

  • Promotional graphic for Adult Swim's Comic Con Event. Courtesy of Adult Swim.

    Adult Swim At Comic-Con 2017

    We’re back on the Green. Did you miss us? We missed you. Come spend a leisurely afternoon on the back of a ferocious beast gallivanting through It’s A Fish Hole, or get a six-minute mind massage from the upgraded Meatwad ...More →

    Fifth Avenue Landing, LLC

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

  • "Battlefield Earth" character, Terl with Stefan Rudnicki and John Goodwin at ...

    'Battlefield Earth' Villian, Terl

    Catch a photo and video opportunity with "Battlefield Earth" character Terl at Comic-Con in Hall B Galaxy Press Booth #1222. Terl is the main antagonist of the award-winning, international bestseller, "Battlefield Earth" by Ron L. Hubbard. More →

    San Diego Convention Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.

    Free

  • Promotional poster for the Healing Meditation Class. Courtesy of the National...

    Healing Meditation Class

    Join holistic arts specialist Aurelia Valentin every Saturday at 1:15 p.m. for a free weekly Healing Meditation Class at the National City Library. Aurelia will teach the class breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to quiet the mind, body and spirit. ...More →

    National City Public Library

    Ongoing now until December 2, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo for "Never Give Up: Minoru Yasui And The Fight For Justice....

    'Never Give Up: Minoru Yasui And The Fight For Justice'

    The San Diego Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties invite you to see this new documentary followed by a discussion with daughter and film-maker, Holly Yasui, the ...More →

    Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

    Free

  • The Blue Frog Band performs at Coronado Ferry Landing.

    Coronado Ferry Landing Weekend Concert Series

    As part of Coronado Ferry Landing's free weekend concert series, we invite you to come enjoy the array of local music talent every weekend--year round. Don't forget to share your pics with us using #CoronadoFerryLanding June 10 & 11: Billy ...More →

    Coronado Ferry Landing

    Ongoing now until July 30, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo of a Make it Yourself art class at Art Produce.

    Make It Yourself

    Drop-in Community Art Classes! Workshops led by professional artists and educators. Every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Make something Build something Paint something Plant something Cook something Share something All media - sculpture, painting, drawing, weaving, clay and more! Located in ...More →

    Art Produce

    Ongoing now until September 30, 2017

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    Promotional photo for North Coast Rep's production of "At this Evening's Perf...

    'At This Evening's Performance'

    "At This Evening’s Performance" is an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe who find themselves performing in an Eastern European police state. However, there is more drama backstage than onstage, with romantic entanglements, political intrigue and a wildly funny ...More →

    North Coast Repertory Theatre

    Multiple dates from Jul 12 - Aug 6, 2017

    $39 - $50 | Get tickets to 'At This Evening's Performance'

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    The cast of The Old Globe's "Guys and Dolls," photo by Jim Cox.

    'Guys and Dolls'

    The Old Globe stages its first-ever production of this classic musical. More →

    Old Globe Theatre

    Multiple dates from Jul 2 - Aug 13, 2017

    $40 - $105 | Get tickets to 'Guys and Dolls'

  • Promotional photo for the pop up shop at Atomic. Courtesy of Nerdvania.

    Nerdvania Pop Up Shop

    Nerdvania will be at Atomic in downtown San Diego from Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23. Located on the second floor, in the Tiki room of Atomic, the shop will have Funkos, toys, comics, and lots more. The venue ...More →

    Atomic

    Multiple dates from Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017

    Free

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    Groucho Marx, Margaret Dumont, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, and Zeppo Marx in Anim...

    Cygnet Presents 'Animal Crackers'

    Hooray for Captain Spaulding! When a celebrated painting goes missing from Mrs. Rittenhouse's fancy house party in honor of African explorer Captain Spaulding, her guests set out to find the thief in a series of madcap antics and exploits. Based ...More →

    Cygnet Theatre

    Ongoing now until August 13, 2017

    $43 - $64 | Get tickets to Cygnet Presents 'Animal Crackers'

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    'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' At New Village Arts

    New Village Arts and Intrepid Theatre Company co-produce "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," an award-winning rock musical with stagings in downtown San Diego and Carlsbad. "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" tells the story of the American musician who celebrated the ...More →

    New Village Arts Theatre

    Ongoing now until August 27, 2017

    $45 - $48 | Get tickets to 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' At New Village Arts

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    Lamb's Players 'Big Fish'

    Lamb's Players Theatre presents the musical "Big Fish", directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth. The show's described as a delightful, imaginative journey about the importance of stories in understanding our lives. Based on the best selling book by Daniel Wallace, and ...More →

    Lamb's Players Theatre

    Ongoing now until July 30, 2017

    $24 - $74 | Get tickets to Lamb's Players 'Big Fish'

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    A 2017 photo of the cast of "The Ballad of Emmett Till," courtesy of ion Thea...

    Ion Theatre's 'The Ballad Of Emmett Till'

    Ion Theatre stages "The Ballad of Emmett Till," a play based on a true story that sparked the Civil Rights Movement. Till was a 14-year-old Chicago resident who was brutally tortured and murdered for allegedly flirting with a white women ...More →

    Ion Theatre BLKBOX

    Multiple dates from Jul 7 - Jul 22, 2017

    $18 - $35 | Get tickets to Ion Theatre's 'The Ballad Of Emmett Till'

  • Promotional graphic for the Heroes Brew Fest

    Heroes Brew Fest

    Heroes Brew Fest is back on July 22 at Waterfront Park. Beer/ Art/ Tech/ Music TICKETS: VIP - SOLD OUT General Admission Ticket Features • Craft beer festival with multiple beer options for purchase! • Live music featuring a headlining ...More →

    Waterfront Park

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 4 p.m.

  • Promotional photo courtesy of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

    'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Happy Hour At Hard Rock Hotel

    20th Century Fox is kicking off this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with their Kingsman: The Golden Circle presentation this Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. in Hall H. In celebration of that, the studio is inviting SDCC goers age 21 ...More →

    Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo of © Jarrett J Krosoczka. Photo by © Derek Fowles

    The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off

    Comic-Con Badge Required Room 11 On this interactive panel, kids get to be in charge! Kids will work with an epic panel of bestselling kids' comics creators as they compete in the draw-off to beat all draw-offs! Bring your pencil ...More →

    San Diego Convention Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 4 p.m.

  • Promotional photo courtesy of John Hankins.

    'Open Minds' At The Red Spade Theater

    "Open Minds" is the newest mindreading and mystery experience, created and performed by master mentalist John Hankins. His demonstrations of reading the thoughts of random spectators and subtly influencing their decisions, have been called astounding. All the while, the audience ...More →

    Red Spade Theater

    Ongoing now until July 22, 2017

    $20 | Get tickets to 'Open Minds' At The Red Spade Theater

  • Promotional graphic for the Comic-Con Pub Crawl.

    Comic-Con Pub Crawl

    Calling all zombies, superheroes, anime characters and committed cosplayers. San Diego's world-renowned Comic-Con is taking over the city. After you've attended panels and screenings all day, you can spend the afternoon parading through the Gaslamp Quarter, showing off your costumes ...More →

    The Commons Bar

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 5 p.m.

    $15 | Get tickets to Comic-Con Pub Crawl

  • Promotional graphic for the Comics vs. Anime Art Show. Courtesy of La Bodega ...

    Comics vs. Anime Group Art Show

    La Bodega Gallery presents Comics vs. Anime Group Art Show, the evening of Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 11 p.m. Featuring more than 50 pieces of art that are inspired by your favorite comics and anime. From X-Men, Marvel, ...More →

    La Bodega Gallery

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 5 p.m.

    Free

  • Guests aboard Flagship's Spirits at Sunset cruise.

    Spirits At Sunset - Summer Cocktail Cruise

    Enjoy an upscale evening on the bay on our all new Spirits at Sunset cocktail cruise. Complimentary champagne is served as you board the jewel of Flagship's luxury fleet: an 82-foot yacht with deluxe leather furnishings, spacious open-air deck, gourmet ...More →

    Flagship Cruises & Events

    Ongoing now until September 4, 2017

    $37.50 - $42.50 | Get tickets to Spirits At Sunset - Summer Cocktail Cruise

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    The Museum Ball: 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'

    Join us at the museum’s signature annual fundraising gala, The Museum Ball: "Puttin’ On the Ritz," for a whimsical summer evening under the stars. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, a seated dinner by Crown Point Catering, dancing, live music ...More →

    Oceanside Museum of Art

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6 p.m.

    $225 - $250 | Get tickets to The Museum Ball: 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'

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    A photo from "Game of Thrones: The Musical."

    'Game Of Thrones: The Musical'

    Created by the minds behind "Lost: The Musical" and "Once Upon a Time: The Rock Opera," the "Game of Thrones" project features 12 original songs and will let fans relive their favorite moments from the show. More →

    Tenth Avenue Arts Center

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    $30 - $99 | Get tickets to 'Game Of Thrones: The Musical'

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    Promotional photo for the South Park Summer Walkabout.

    South Park Summer Walkabout

    The South Park Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within South Park. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers.More →

    South Park San Diego

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6 p.m.

    Free

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    Promotional photo of Carrie Fisher courtesy of Prismatic Series.

    Art Show: Women In Comics With A Tribute To Carrie Fisher

    From the founders of Prismatic Series, we introduce an Art Event honoring women in comics and a special tribute to Carrie Fisher! Art show and event! Live Body Art by CJ Martinez.More →

    Iron Fist Brewing Co. - Barrio Logan Tasting Room

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6 p.m.

    Free

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    Promotional photo for the Avant-Garde Costume Gala. Courtesy of Vanguard Cult...

    Avant-Garde Costume Gala

    A wild and wonderful evening of creative and sensory pleasure presented by Vanguard Culture. Wear your wildest, most unique or thought-provoking costume as you enjoy live performances and creative environments by some of the region's most notable artists. Featuring: - ...More →

    Park6

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

    $55 - $90 | Get tickets to Avant-Garde Costume Gala

  • Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta on "Grease" (1978).

    Movie In The Park At Dark: 'Grease'

    This year the Normal Heights United Methodist Church, the Normal Heights Community Association and Adams Avenue Park & Rec are hosting a record 10 movies in our local parks! This is a great opportunity to get out, meet your neighbors, ...More →

    Ward Canyon Park

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

    Free

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    A photo of "The Jungle Book," courtesy of Disney.

    Summer Movies In the Park 2017

    Summer Movies in the Park is a series of free outdoor movie screenings in community parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego. Movies begin at dusk, which is about 15 minutes after sunset. People are encouraged to come early for ...More →

    Parks and recreation centers throughout San Diego County

    Ongoing now until October 28, 2017

    Free

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    Promotional photo of Mandy Harvey.

    Mandy Harvey

    Mandy Harvey is an award winning singer, songwriter and motivational speaker who just happens to have, as she puts it, “an invisible disability.” A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at ...More →

    Museum of Making Music

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.

    $20 - $25 | Get tickets to Mandy Harvey

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    A photo of poet Gary Jackson.

    Gary Jackson Poetry Reading

    South Carolina poet Gary Jackson will read from his book "Missing You, Metropolis," selected and with an introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa at D.G.Wills Books. With humor and the serious collector’s delight, Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and ...More →

    D.G. Wills Books

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.

    Free

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

    For the first time ever, Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed "Mystery Science Theater 3000" TV show and new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) bring a live touring production of "MST3K." The "Watch Out for Snakes!" Tour brings Joel ...More →

    Balboa Theatre

    Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.

    $36 - $300 | Get tickets to Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

  • Whitney Shay performs. Photo credit: Andy King Photography.

    Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay

    Robin Henkel will be performing on June 8, 2017 and June 18, 2017 at Kona Kai Resort. Hear a sample of his music here. "Robin Henkel is a futurist and a historian." -LA Times "Henkel is already playing a shuffle ...More →

    Kona Kai Resort

    Multiple dates from Jun 8 - Jul 22, 2017

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    Promotional photo courtesy of the TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project.

    United We Move

    Do you love dance or support the Creative Youth Development movement? Tickets are still available for United We Move, a multi-media teen dance performance presented by San Diego’s own transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project. Performances are on July 21 & 22 ...More →

    Lyceum Theatre

    Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.

    $15 - $100 | Get tickets to United We Move

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    A photo of the dance Fragile, courtesy of Mojalet Dance Collective.

    Summer Series At The Vine: Fragile By Kim Gregg/PARADE

    Summer Series is a weekly dance showcase curated by Mojalet Dance Collective. A variety of styles will be performed, from ballroom to ballet, at The Vine Theater at the Bernardo Winery. The series continues with Fragile by Kim Gregg/PARADE. Fragile ...More →

    The Vine Theater @ The Bernardo Winery

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    $6 - $16 | Get tickets to Summer Series At The Vine: Fragile By Kim Gregg/PARADE

  • Promotional photo courtesy of Nerd HQ.

    Fan Dance Party From Syfy & Nerd Machine Team

    The NerdHQ dance parties will continue! The Nerd Machine is teaming up with SYFY during Comic-Con to continue the amazing Fan Dance Parties at The New Children’s Museum. Syfy is throwing two nights of first-come-first-served basis. Hosted at The New ...More →

    The New Children's Museum

    Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.

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    Promotional photo for "Into the Walker Woods." Courtesy of Turning Tydes Thea...

    Turning Tydes Presents 'Into The Walker Woods'

    Turning Tydes Theater presents "Into the Walker Woods," a mashup performance of Stephen Sondheim’s prolific musical, "Into the Woods," and the television show, "The Walking Dead." Tickets are now available for the single performance or the double feature with “The ...More →

    The Geoffrey Off Broadway

    Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

    $16 - $27 | Get tickets to Turning Tydes Presents 'Into The Walker Woods'

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    Licia Maglietta and Bruno Ganz in "Pane e tulipani" (2000).

    Little Italy Summer Film Festival: 'Bread And Tulips'

    "Bread and Tulips" (Pane e Tulipani) - Rosalba is an unappreciated housewife traveling by tourist bus on a family vacation. She is inadvertently left behind at a rest stop of the tourist bus. Rather than wait for the bus to ...More →

    Amici Park Ampitheater

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

    $5

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    Promotional photo of composer John Williams.

    Raiders, Rebels And Supermen: The Music Of John Williams

    The concert will feature famous excerpts from "Jurassic Park," "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T." and more. And no John Williams concert would be complete without music from the Star Wars movies, with selections from "The Force Awakens." More →

    Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

    $20 - $35 | Get tickets to Raiders, Rebels And Supermen: The Music Of John Williams

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    Promotional photo of Reggie Watts.

    Reggie Watts

    Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100 percent improvised. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy. ...More →

    The Irenic

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

    $35 | Get tickets to Reggie Watts

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    Promotional photo courtesy of Adult Swim.

    Adult Swim Presents: Rick And Morty

    Wubba-Lubba-Dub-Dub! Join Adult Swim for an event so big that they moved this one to Petco Park! Have all life’s burning questions answered (no promises) at this special evening with Rick and Morty creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Taking ...More →

    PETCO Park

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

    Free

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    Promotional poster for the play. Courtesy of "Speaking Out: Why I Stand."

    'Speaking Out: Why I Stand'

    American History Theater and The Women's Museum of California present "Speaking Out: Why I Stand," a play written by Rachel Carter about the epidemic of military sexual trauma. The true stories 16 Military Sexual Trauma survivors told through a series ...More →

    Women's Museum Of California

    Multiple dates from Jul 21 - Jul 23, 2017

    $10 - $12 | Get tickets to 'Speaking Out: Why I Stand'

  • Promotional graphic for the 25th Anniversary WildStorm Reunion. Courtesy of S...

    25th Anniversary WildStorm Reunion

    Join legendary artist and current DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee and his former WildStorm teammates, and today’s hottest artists, for the largest assembly of WildStorm artists ever. There will be exclusive caps and artist sketches. Stay updated on their Facebook ...More →

    San Diego Comic Art Gallery

    Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

    Free

  • Photo of live musicians at Cafe 21

    Brazilian Music At Cafe 21

    Paratodos plays Brazilian samba, bossa nova, jazz MPB, forro and more! Enjoy for great food, sangria, music and dancing every Saturday night at Cafe 21. No cover, all ages. Music by Paratodos: Marcus Alcantarilla - Guitar/vocals Stefanie Schmitz - Saxophone/clarinet/percussion ...More →

    Cafe 21

    Ongoing now until December 1, 2017

    Free

  • Promotional photo of Sebastian. Courtesy of Magic of Sebastian.

    'Intimate Miracles' At The Red Spade Theater

    Generation after generation of magicians have chosen parlor magic as the best way to demonstrate their close-up skills and sleight-of-hand prowess. "Intimate Miracles" is Sebastian’s showcase of his favorite close-up magic. His amazing talent, uncanny sense of humor, and engaging ...More →

    Red Spade Theater

    Ongoing now until July 27, 2017

    $24 - $30 | Get tickets to 'Intimate Miracles' At The Red Spade Theater

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