Entertainment & Events

San Diego events this week: Books, bands, and the best food in town

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It’s another week full of great events in San Diego. We’ve got book readings, concerts, and food festivals to enjoy. Check back Friday for a list of what’s going on this weekend, including concerts, movies, and musicals. With so much going on there is no valid excuse  to not go out and enjoy the wonderful summer weather in Southern California.

Wednesday, August 25

Take a midweek break and head over to Warwick’s in La Jolla to check out award-winning writer Melanie Rehak as she shares her new book Eating for Beginners, an exploration of the purpose and pleasures of food sliced in with delicious recipes to please your palette. The event starts at 7:30pm to hear more about Rehak’s culinary crusade.

Listen to Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer as he graces the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre stage. Tickets to the concert range from $48-$85 and doors open at 7pm. Be sure to head over to Chula Vista early, as hoards of women (and men) will surely be crowding streets in order to have him strum his way into the wonderlands of their hearts.

Thursday, August 26
Start the weekend early with a treat! Try over 30 different delicacies in Downtown Encinitas at their 21st Annual Taste of Main Street. With the $25 ticket, guests get to sample food from the participating restaurants while Russell Castiglione, TropicBreeze, MAKELOVE, and other provide musical entertainment.  The event only runs from 6pm-9pm, so don’t miss out on the deliciousness.

Check out Panteon Rococo with Cabeza De Gallo and La Banda Skalavera at the House of Blues. The Mexico City ska band will rock the stage at 8pm for an all ages show. For a little eye candy head over to SOMA and watch Andrew McMahon as he performs with his band Something Corporate. Tickets are only $25 for the 8pm show.Sway on over to Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach to hear the rhythmic reggae styling of Steel Pulse as they team up with True Democracy, Earth Crisis and Handsworth Revolution for the first time in six years. Doors open at. Show is at 9pm.  Tickets are $60 (day of show). Reserve your spot at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad for their Not-So-Silent Movie Night. For only $10 enjoy yourself as Scott Paulson and the Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra provide a wonderful accompaniment to an array of classic silent films.

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