Another beautiful San Diego weekend and I get to hang out with you on KyXy. Here are the fun things going on this weekend that I can’t go to because I’m playing your favorite music and giving out Legoland tix every hour at 40 minutes past the hour.
Sunday, Aug. 20
BBQ State Championship 1 p.m., Del Mar Race Track) BBQ fans, you won’t want to miss this one! More than 40 of the country’s top pitmasters and local chefs will descend on Del Mar to compete in this State Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. Enjoy taste samples, local craft beer and live music throughout the day. A $10 ticket gets you four 2 oz. competition-ready samples of brisket, pork, pork ribs, chicken, and steak. At the end of all your tasting, cast your voice for People’s Choice. Admission to the event is included with track admission for $6.
Padres vs Washington at Petco. I saw the Pads sweep Philly on Wednesday and I was getting pennant fever. Then I discovered that Philly really stinks. But I have to say this year’s team is fun to watch. We have great infielders. This team is made up of young major leaguers. I feel we’re 2 years away from greatness. Game time today is 1:40
Moonlight Stage Productions Presents Sunset Blvd. 1200 Vale Terrace Dr. in Vista) I saw “Sunset Blvd” Thursday night at Moonlight Stage Productions. The movie with Gloria Swanson and Bill Holden is one of my all time faves. I’ve seen it 10 times so I totally understood and loved how Moonlight Stage Productions presented this. Acting amazing,singing was GREAT. Moonlight’s acoustics are the best. The stage craft very inventive and perfect. If you’ve never seen the the 1950 Billy Wilder masterpiece I suggest you do. You’ll appreciate this great musical that much more
Nighttime Zoo 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., San Diego Zoo) The San Diego Zoo has extended its hours to 9 p.m. now through Sept. 4 so families can enjoy the annual “Nighttime Zoo.” Visitors can hear live music, check out special keeper talks and entertainment, and end the night by watching a parade of elaborate animal puppets. Nighttime Zoo activities are included with paid admission or zoo memberships.
Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle Service 8:57 a.m. to 9:42 p.m. (shuttle service times), Coronado) Coronado’s free summer shuttle service is back, running now through Labor Day. The service aims to make it easier for locals and visitors to cruise around Coronado and catch a ride to popular spots during the busy summer months. Hop on!
Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise 10:30 a.m., Flagship Cruises and Events)
Settle into the New Year in style by hopping abroad a luxury yacht and cruising around the San Diego Bay. The two-hour cruise will take brunchers past the Downtown San Diego bay as they enjoy a gourmet buffet, mimosas, and live music. Tickets start at $38.70.
Fairy Tales in the Park 11 a.m., Casa del Prado Theatre at Balboa Park) Come watch the classic stories of “Rapunzel,” “Little Red Ridinghood” and “Beauty and the Beast” performed live by the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. Tickets start at $12.
BarkHappy End of Summer Pawty 3 p.m., Thorn Street Brewery) Calling all dog lovers: Bring your furry friend to Thorn Street Brewery this Sunday for this summer wind-down party. There will be free nail trims for pooches, eating contests and giveaways. A $15 ticket includes free dog treats, goody bags, a wash coupon and more. Plus, when you get hungry, stop by a local food truck to grab a bite to eat. Proceeds go to benefit The Animal Pad, which will have adoptable animals on site as well.
Monday August 21
Fleet Science Center’s Great American Eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses are in high demand in San Diego. The glasses are the only safe way to look directly at the sun during the eclipse. The Fleet Science Center is completely sold out. The center was expecting a shipment this week, but the manufacturer wasn’t able to keep up with the demand and didn’t complete the order. The center is hosting a watch party on Monday. The scientists will have telescopes and other activities for people to enjoy during the event. The Great American Eclipse is on Monday. In San Diego, maximum visibility is at 10:23 a.m.
CREDIT NBC 7 San Diego and ABC 10 News