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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Last-Chance Summer

A photo from The San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights.

Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Symphony

Above: A photo from The San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights.

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San Diego's summer past times are coming to a close, catch them before it's too late.

Bayside Summer Nights


The San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights closes its season with the popular 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular. This concert features some of Tchaikovsky's best-known works, including pieces from "The Nutcracker" and his Overture 1812 complete with booming cannons and fireworks.

Can't make it to the show? This year you'll be able to watch from home. KPBS will record Friday's performance and air it at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park South, Embarcadero. $26 to $105.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

A promotional photo of DJ Steve Aoki.

Del Mar Summer Concert Series


The Del Mar racing season comes to an end this weekend, which means it's your last chance to catch a popular post-race concert.

There will be two options: Friday welcomes The Revivalists, a rock band from New Orleans, and Sunday brings popular DJ Steve Aoki. Shows are free with admission and begin after the last race, which is about 7 p.m.

Details: About 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Free or $25 after 7 p.m.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Fleet Science Center

A photo of the Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park.

Balboa Park After Dark

Museums, Food

Balboa Park After Dark has its final gathering tonight.

At this weekly event, museums are open until 8 p.m., there’s entertainment throughout the plaza and you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks.

There are also museum discounts and special sunset tours of the Museum of Man’s California Tower.

Details: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. El Prado, Balboa Park. Free.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Streeet Food Cinema

A photo of one of Street Food Cinema's outdoor screens. The film series screens cult classics and family favorites.

Outdoor movies


Time’s running out on outdoor summer movie season.

There are so many options to watch movies outdoors, whether it’s in a park, a beach or even a parking lot.

Some local favorites include the free and family-friendly Summer Movies in the Park, the picturesque Hotel Del Movies on the Beach and the hip Street Food Cinema. You can find a list of outdoor movie options on the KPBS/Arts calendar.


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