A Weekend To Be Proud To Be A San Diegan

This is a BIG WEEKEND. Time to be proud for lots of reasons.

San Diego Pride Parade:Allied in Action: United for Justice: 11:00 am  The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Quince Dr.

IB Sand Castle Festival: Let’s play in the sand. Here’s  little tip; The best way to get the sand off your feet is to rub your feet with baby powder

64th Annual Over-the-Line Tournament 7:30 a.m., Fiesta Island) San Diego’s summertime tradition, the Over-the-Line (OTL) Tournament, returns for its 64th year. Hosted by the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC), the annual tournament typically gathers about 1,200 teams from around the world to play Over-the-Line, a bat and ball sport first played in Mission Beach in the 1950s. The rules are simple: games last three innings, no one had to run bases and the main goal is to hit the ball “over the line” about 55 feet in front of the batter. Teams dress up in wacky costumes and bring tents, chairs, beer and hilarious signs to the beach for the carefree, daytime tournament. OTL wraps up Sunday.

Stagecoach Days: Women of the West 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Old Town San Diego State Historic Park) Old Town San Diego continues its summer “Stagecoach Days” celebration with more historical demonstrations in the plaza, in the heart of the park. On Saturday, the “Women of the West” demo will celebrate stories of settlers who made the frontier home and the role the women played in Old Town San Diego. The event is free.

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants 5:40 p.m., Petco Park) The Padres take on the Giants in game two of this weekend’s series at Petco Park. There will be a post-game fireworks display Saturday night. Tickets to the game start at $22. Play ball!
Sun & Sea Festival 7 a.m. Saturday, Portwood Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach) This long-standing tradition in Imperial Beach returns to the Portwood Pier Plaza, showcasing the talents of world-class sandcastle sculptors. On Saturday, the festival runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is limited but festival organizers say there are three paid lots near the festival: Mar Vista High School ($10); Imperial Beach Boulevard and Seacoast Drive ($20); Imperial Beach Charter West Campus ($10).

Little Italy Summer Film Festival 8 p.m., Amici Park) Every Saturday night this summer, stop by San Diego’s Little Italy Amici Park and enjoy a series of Italian films with English subtitles. The screenings start at 8 p.m. The entry fee is a $5 donation.

Sunday, July 16

Ice Cream Day 5K 7 a.m., The Art Institute of California, San Diego (Mission Valley Road) We all scream for ice cream! So why not celebrate one of the sweetest desserts? This Saturday, celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a virtual 5K run or walk. 15 percent of registration proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile, a non-profit which helps children with a cleft palate get surgical care. Registration starts at $17.

Barefoot Music Cruise 3 p.m., Hornblower Cruises and Events) Here’s a unique way to enjoy happy hour in San Diego: a two-hour cruise along the San Diego Bay, featuring live music, cocktails and snacks. Tickets start at $25 per person.

Avenue Q 3 p.m., OB Playhouse) A bright-eyed Princeton graduate comes to New York City with big dreams and a small bank account in this Tony Award-winning musical, back by popular demand. Laugh and cry-laugh as you follow the (oftentimes slightly raunchy and outrageous) lives of the neighborhood’s residents. The show is billed as a Sesame Streets for adults.

Summer Sundays 5 p.m., Village Walk at Eastlake in Chula Vista) Come out and enjoy your summer evening with music from Lady J and Soulful knights at this family-friendly event. For kids 12 and under, there will be craft activities, free face painting, and free balloon sculptures. Merchants will be giving away free food samples and giveaways.

At The Old Place 2 p.m., La Jolla Playhouse) “At The Old Place”, written by Rachel Bonds, makes its world premiere at the Playhouse this summer, one of five world premieres at the theater during their 2017-2018 season. The play follows a woman in her mid-40s who returns to her childhood home as she faces her breaking point. The show runs until July 30. Buy tickets here. http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/at-the-old-place

Guys and Dolls 2 p.m., The Old Globe Theater) This Broadway classic, considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, comes to San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. The show follows Nathan Detroit, New York’s infamous game organizer, who makes a bet with a notorious gambler: take mission girl Sarah Brown to dinner in Cuba. The beloved upbeat musical is directed by rising director and choreographer Josh Rhodes, who tells NBC 7 he went back to basics for his fresh take of a classic musical. The show runs until Aug. 13.

New Movies

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (Action/Adventure) Starring:Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer and Terry Notary.They keep remaking this classic but seriously, how can you beat Charlton Heston on a horse and the head of the Statue of Liberty? In this sequel, a colonel must lead his troops into battle against Caesar and his army of apes. I’m rooting for the apes. RATED: PG-13 RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 19 minutes

THE BIG SICK (Comedy/Drama) Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Matty Cardarople and Ray Romano  Aspiring comedian Kumail connects with graduate student Emily after one of his stand-up sets. Based on the real-life relationship of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. RATED: RUNNING TIME: 2 hours

WISH UPON (Horror) Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Shannon Purser, Sherilyn Fenn and Elisabeth Rohm  An old music box that has the power to grant wishes causes a teenager’s loved one to die in horrific ways. RATED: PG-13 RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 29 minutes

CREDIT NBC 7 San Diego

 

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