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San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: David, Dua And Fireworks

A 2017 photo from San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights.

Credit: Courtesy of San Diego Symphony

Above: A 2017 photo from San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: David, Dua And Fireworks


Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar


It’s the weekend before 4th of July, which means it’s the start of the Bayside Summer Nights season. Plus we get a visit from a high-profile actor and British pop star.

Star Spangled Pops


Bayside Summer Nights kicks off its season with Star Spangled Pops, an annual salute to America. It's a concert that features patriotic favorites and rousing songs from movies and Broadway.

This year's concert will include selections by composers John Williams, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland, plus traditional songs like "My Country, ‘tis of Thee," and "America the Beautiful."

There will also be a salute to the Armed Forces and a fireworks finale.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Pkwy., downtown. $25 to $92; find tickets to Bayside Summer Nights.

Photo credit: Courtesy of SDSU

A publicity photo of British pop singer Dua Lipa.

Dua Lipa


British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa returns to San Diego for a headlining show at SDSU's outdoor amphitheater.

She has a rotation of hits on mainstream radio, but her complex pop songs have earned her comparisons to esteemed musicians like Sia and Pink.

Lipa started her career on YouTube, doing covers of her favorite artists. In 2017 she released her first album, with songs like "IDGAF" and "New Rules," earning her the title of Spotify’s most streamed woman of 2017.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday. Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, 5500 Campanile Drive, SDSU. $25 to $35; find tickets to Dua Lipa.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Warwick's

A publicity photo of author/humorist David Sedaris.

David Sedaris


Author and humorist David Sedaris will read and discuss his latest book, "Calypso," a look at middle age and mortality.

The book features 21 different stories from Sedaris' vacation home on the Carolina coast, many of which have never been published. His real-life family, which have become familiar characters throughout his writing career, are once again subjects in "Calypso."

Tickets for the reading must be purchased in advance.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Warwick's, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. $30.17; find tickets to David Sedaris.

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