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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Kings Of Comedy And Film

This weekend brings some of the biggest names in comedy and film, plus a convention that celebrates all things Tiki.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Kings Of Comedy And Film


Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar


Steve Martin and Martin Short


Steve Martin and Martin Short are some of the biggest names in comedy, but they're also close friends who have been working together since the 1980s.

Martin and Short are on the road with an act that sees the comedians performing together, but also spotlights their individual talents. Expect banjo playing and highbrow absurdity from Martin, and physical and outrageous humor from Short.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Drive, SDSU. $35 to $150. Times and locations vary. Free to $75.

Photo credit: Ticketmaster

A promotional poster for Hans Zimmer Live

Hans Zimmer

Music, Film

Famed composer Hans Zimmer brings his live show to San Diego, where fans will be able to hear music from some of the world's most iconic movies.

The award-winning Zimmer created scores for films including "The Lion King," "Rain Man," "Thelma & Louise," "Inception," "Gladiator," "Hidden Figures" and "The Dark Knight." It's a classical concert, presented like a rock show, one that also features North County-bred electric cellist, Tina Guo.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Drive, SDSU. $33.75 to $172.

Photo by Katie Schoolov

Tiki Oasis founder Otto von Stroheim shows off this year's Beat tiki mugs.

Tiki Oasis

Music, Visual Arts

Tiki Oasis is an annual tiki gathering in that celebrates midcentury pop culture, specifically art and music from the Pacific Islands. The weekend features a tiki marketplace, car show, art exhibitions, poolside entertainment, panels, concerts and more.

This year's theme is "International Intrigue," celebrating spies, secret agents and dangerous missions.

Details:9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. $20 to $120.

Photo credit: Courtesy of The Belly Up

A photo of Alan Palomo from the band Neon Indian.

Neon Indian


Neon Indian, an indie electronic band from Texas, is considered one of the pioneers in the Chillwave genre. That means the music is slow and mellow, as if it's coming from used cassette tapes. But keyboards and electronic equipment give the music a modern flair.

Mexican-born musician Alan Palomo assembles a full band for this tour that also features music by Dream Joints.

Details: 8 p.m. Monday. Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $25 to $44.

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