Everything You Must Do in San Diego This Weekend

Wondering why there's a group of Star Wars Stormtroopers marching through Seaport Village? Comic-Con's annual invasion has arrived! You may have been one of those eager participants willing to don your CosPlay outfit, but got shut out when time to buy passes. No need to worry. Put on your Game of Thrones face and have some side Comic-Con action at a number of venues. Robert Pursell's article on 10 Things You Must Do This Weekend will provide a hero worthy start. Happy Comic-Con playing!

Try some Comic-Con inspired cocktails

BAR by Red Door’s manager Ron Perkakis has dreamed up a pair of superhero-inspired cocktails (The Black Orchid and Poison Ivy) that you can enjoy in a laid-back neighborhood bar setting. The drinks are strong, and they’ll get you in the Comic-Con spirit -- but more importantly, they’re strong.

Relive the life and legacy of Buddy Holly
The season kicks-off with a co-production with Intrepid Theatre Company of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, written by Alan James. Celebrating the life and music of Buddy Holly and his contemporaries, this award-winning musical illustrates how music can bring diverse people together. BUDDY will be directed by Intrepid’s Producing Artistic Director, Christy Yael-Cox, and will run for six weeks at the Horton Grand Theatre in the Gaslamp District before transferring to the NVA stage for an additional six-week run.

Mix Your Childhood Video Game Obsession with a Classical Orchestra
If you spent any amount of time playing classic Nintendo games as a child, you know just how catchy many of the themes to the games can be. Perhaps no game better exemplified this than the Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses production reimagines those scores with the help of a 66-person orchestra and 24-person choir; it’s equal parts nostalgia and impressive musical artistry.

Indulge in Some More Nostalgia with Third Eye Blind
It’s insane to think of the longevity Third Eye Blind has had without becoming a self-parody; their concerts are just plain fun, and the band always brings a ton of energy. It’s well worth the $35 for a Friday night show.

Drink beer in Your Finest Superhero Attire
Watch your world come to life in a way you've never experienced! Heroes Brew Fest will feature artists such as Lord Mesa, the talented illustrator and toy designer, and custom augmented reality set pieces designed by world renowned art exhibitor, Sutu! Artists JQ Hammer & GMONIK will also have their work on display!

Superhero Attire

Become Part of the Show at 'Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live'
For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of “MST3K” to a city near you on the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour.

Play Golf, Drink Beer, and Eat Street Tacos with a Friend
Join us and our friends and neighbors, the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club, for our first annual Second Chance Golf Tourney! 2 Players each Team will play scramble-style and get a mulligan each hole (and maybe a Mulligan on a special hole). 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. $75 entry gets you 4 beer tasters on the course, lunch, street taco dinner buffet, and "chances" at 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, and Raffle Prizes! 

Start Your Sunday with a Stretch and a Beer
Take Flight Yoga hosts a community beer and yoga class on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at Belching Beaver in OB. There’s no better way to achieve a little zen on a Sunday than a long stretch and some social lubricant.

Test Your Comic Book Knowledge with Some Sunday Night Trivia
In honor of Comic-Con, Sunset Trivia is throwing a special Marvel trivia night at The Rail in Hillcrest. Chances are the competition will be pretty strong, so maybe rewatch some of your favorite superhero movies before entering.

Jam Out To Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish is a ska punk band that hails from Huntington Beach, CA, U.S. They formed in 1992. The band gained popularity in the 1990s and are best known for their album “Turn The Radio Off.”

Reel Big Fish

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24 Jul 2017