Downtown Calendar – July 2017

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, July 7 through Sunday, Sept. 3

San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights: Experience an evening of music, drinks and scenery along the San Diego Bay. Various concerts will take place throughout the summer, some with accompanied by a popular full-length feature film. Musical guests include Herb Albert, Lani Hall, Leslie Odom Jr., Tony Bennett and Air Supply. Most performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way. Visit

Saturday, July 8

San Diego Fat Tire Tour de Fat: The Tour de Fat presented by Fat Tire returns to San Diego — with expanded offerings and a new venue — including rock music, improv comedy and more. Enjoy live entertainment from various performers including headliner The Naked and Famous. Costumes strongly encouraged. This event is 21 years and older. Tickets $25 at 4–9 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Coast Highway. Visit

Paint the Town Purple: Grab your purple paintbrush and promote Relay For Life. To get the word out about August’s event, Relay For Life needs volunteers to give a hand distributing flyers, hanging posters and fostering conversations about Relay. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Drive. Contact or visit

Sunday, July 9

Hostel Takeover Art Show: Stop by HI – San Diego Downtown hostel to experience live music, food, interactive art exhibitions and more. Over 30 artists will be featured in the show. Free. 4–10 p.m. at 521 Market St. Visit

Thursday, July 13

Pride Pooch Parade: Grab your pooch and walk with pride. The Pride Pooch Parade starts at City Dog grooming, marches to Fit Athletic Club and ends at Hotel Indigo with some $7 canine cocktails. 5–6 p.m. City Dog Grooming, 550 Park Blvd., Downtown. Fit Athletic, 350 Tenth Ave. Visit

Saturday, July 15

Downtown Clean Up: KarmaHope will host a cleanup to beautify Imperial Avenue. Bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Backpacks encouraged for water bottle distribution to the homeless. Gloves, trash bags, trash pickers, hand sanitizer, water and a light breakfast will be provided. Meet behind Rescue Towing, 1640 Logan Ave., Logan Heights. 9–11:30 a.m. Visit

Thursday, July 20

MCASD’s Downtown at Sundown: Join MCASD after hours for a visual and performing arts experience, including free exhibition tours, DJ-spun tours and short film screenings from SDSU Downtown Gallery. 5–8 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd. Visit

Thursday, July 20-Sunday, July 23

“Game of Thrones: The Musical”: A comedy musical parody of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” is hitting the stage at 10th Avenue Arts Center, Downtown. Visit or see Page 16 in this issue for more information.

Saturday, July 22

Michelle Branch at Music Box: Pop singer/songwriter Michelle Branch will perform at 9 p.m. at Music Box, 1337 India St. This is a 21-and-older show. Tickets $27-$29 (without fees) at Visit

Saturday, July 22

“Raiders, Rebels and Supermen: The Music of John Williams”: Listen to the iconic sounds of John Williams conducted by Gemma New. Williams, a famous soundtrack composer, is known for the music of “E.T.,” “Superman,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Jurassic Park” and “Star Wars.” Tickets $25-$40 at 7:30 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St. Visit 

Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Tour: See the cult classic “Mystery Science Theater 3000” come to life. Enjoy a live and interactive rendition of the comic science fiction TV series. Tickets start at $39 (without fees). 7 p.m. at Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave. Visit

Tuesday, July 25

Christmas in July baseball: Cheer the San Diego Padres when the New York Mets come to town. Experience Christmas-themed entertainment in the park and get a special “Christmas in July” ugly-sweater themed Padres cap. Note — this special give away is only for the first 500 who purchase the special event ticket. It is also Taco Tuesday at the ballpark. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. Tickets start at $20 with options available in Field Level, Terrace Level and Upper Level. To purchase the special tickets, visit

Wednesday, July 26

Little Italy ‘State of the Neighborhood’ Dinner: Experience a community dinner full of the flavors of Little Italy. This annual event includes a networking cocktail reception, dinner service from local eateries and a presentation on Little Italy’s culture. Tickets $45 (without fees) at 5:30 p.m. at Rooftop of County parking structure, 715 W. Cedar St. Visit

Saturday, July 29

Padres hat giveaway: Come see the San Diego Padres take on the Pittsburgh Pirates and get a special Padres baseball hat, presented by National University. Stay for the post-game fireworks show, presented by T-Mobile, after the game. First pitch is at 5:40 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit



Residents Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park: Participating museums change the first four Tuesdays of the month. Free for San Diego city and county residents with ID, active military and dependents. Hours vary by museum. Visit

Coronado Certified Farmers Market: 2:30–6 p.m. First and B streets at Coronado Ferry Landing. Visit


Food Truck Wednesdays: Up to seven different food trucks converge for your dining pleasure very Wednesday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., hosted by Curbside Bites. B and India Streets. For a list of which Food Trucks will be on hand any given week, visit


Gaslamp Quarter Historical Walking Tour: Stops on this tour include architecturally significant structures from the 1800s including Old City Hall, the Keating Building, Davis-Horton House and more. 1 p.m. 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit


Weekly Downtown Clean & Safe walkabouts: Join DSDP’s Clean & Safe program at 10 a.m. in alternating neighborhoods: Cortez Hill, Core/Columbia, Gaslamp Quarter, Marina and East Village. For more info, call 619-234-8900, visit or sign up for their newsletter.

Take a bite out of Downtown: Hosted by food tour service Bite San Diego, join fellow foodies and winos for a historical walking tour sampling some of Downtown’s finest restaurants. 21-plus. Noon. Tickets are $50-65. Tours also on Saturday. Visit tours.


Little Italy Mercato: 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Rain or shine, visit over 100 booths on West Cedar Street between Kettner Boulevard and Front Street. Visit

Gaslamp Quarter Historical Walking Tour: Stops on this tour include architecturally significant structures from the 1800s including Old City Hall, the Keating Building, Davis-Horton House and more. 11 a.m. 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit


Walk-in eReader and device assistance: Free and open to the public. Bring your Android and iOS devices for hands-on learning. 2–4 p.m. Room 222, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit

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