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From free Tai Chi to fondue cooking classes to live music, there’s always lots of things to do in the Gaslamp Quarter! Check out below to plan your adventure in the Gaslamp Quarter now!

Thursday, August 10:

Sparks Gallery

Sketch Night

In celebration of our “minis / A Group Show” exhibition we’re hosting a night of live music and creativity.

Join artists Alexander Arshansky, Stefanie Bales, Michelle D. Ferrera, Mayra Navarro and Leah Pantéa for an evening of live painting, sketching and collage. Get a behind the scenes look at the artists’ creative process or bring your own materials and join in alongside them.

Live music will set the tone and complimentary light refreshments will be served.

This event is free, no RSVP required.

Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour before 6pm or at the 6th & K Parkade at 289 6th Avenue for a flat rate of $5 from 6pm to 3am.

When: Thursday, August 10 6-8PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Analog Bar

Record SHOW

Come flip through the 1,000s of RECORDS FOR SALE during Happy Hour and Vinyl Throwback music by Sweetchuck and Mister Hek!

When: Thursday, August 10 7PM – 9PM

Where: 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Analog Bar

Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

The “Dusty Rabbit” is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed “Rabbitville” into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today! We’re challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

Local mixologists are competing to develop our signature anniversary cocktail and we need your help to pick a winner! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party (Date TBD) and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! By supporting your favorite Dusty Rabbit, you will also be entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package!

When: May 10 – TBD

Where: 24 Locations throughout the Gaslamp Quarter

For more information, please visit: Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

Friday, August 11:

Goorin Brothers

Voodoo Child Collective Pop-Up Shop

This Friday, 08.11 we have the pleasure of having Voodoo Child Collective in shop providing one of kind pieces to pair with your new hat! Start your weekend right with us … 4PM-11PM at Goorin Bros Gaslamp San Diego.

When: Friday, August 11

Where: 631 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Goorin Brothers

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads, Historical Pub Crawl. 5pm

Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Town San Diego, now downtown, Shady Ladies and Hop Heads is a combination historical walking tour and pub crawl that explores the historic Gaslamp District.

Follow your guide back in time to hear about the Gaslamp Quarter back when it was called the “Stingaree” and was infamous for its teeming red-light district. Learn about the historic buildings and colorful characters that populated them— and perhaps even meet a few of them along the way! Enjoy a drink- or just a seat- at three historic bars that are original to the Gaslamp Quarter.

When:Friday, August 11

Where: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar

Friday, August 11 8PM – 11PM – Janet Hammer LIVE at Spike’s

Janet Hammer brings the jams to Spike’s.

Saturday, August 12 8PM – 11PM – The Luvalot Band LIVE at Spike’s

The Luvalot Band is an awesome way to get your weekend started!

Where: 411 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar


Friday, August 11 10PM – 2AM – Crooked

Saturday, August 12 10PM – 2AM – Turbulence

Parq is downtown San Diego’s hottest nightclub. Parq features a 10,000 square feet main room, the largest HD LED wall on this side of the world (30 feet by 12.5 feet), aerial dancers, the industry’s best hosts, 19 VIP tables and so much more…

Seeing is believing. #COMEPLAY at Parq, San Diego’s newest playground!

Sunday, August 13 9PM – 2AM – Kane Brown

Kane Brown (born October 21, 1993) is a country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015. A new single “Used to Love You Sober” was released in October 2015. After Brown signed with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the song was included on his EP Chapter 1, which was released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled Kane Brown on December 2, 2016.

Where: 615 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Parq 

Saturday, August 12:

Oxford Social Club

2 Chainz

2 Chainz will be celebrating the Official Concert Afterparty on Saturday night in San Diego at Oxford Social Club. Join the fun after the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour event with this special guest.

When: Saturday, August 12

Where: 435 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Oxford Social Club

The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

Grown-Up Fondue Cooking Class

Join us at The Gaslamp Melting Pot Restaurant for a grown-up cooking class & learn how to prepare cheese and chocolate fondue paired with wine. (You then get to eat and enjoy your creations!)

You will also learn how to make tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries!

Enjoy complementary take-home literature on how to prepare all the items you made.

When: Saturday, August 12 1PM – 2:30PM (Registration at 12:45PM)

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Free Tai Chi in the Garden

Learn and practice Tai Chi with instructor Dane Dormio! Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of the mind and body. Each Tai Chi session will be located in SDCHM’s beautiful Chuang Garden filled with Chinese plants, koi fish, and ancient stone sculptures.

When: Saturday, August 12 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Where: 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Sunday, August 13:

Sparks Gallery

Family Day

Get creative this summer with a hands-on art activity at Sparks Gallery! Join artist Mayra Navarro for a day of inspiration and art making.

Families can create colorful abstract works on a 2×2 canvas and Play Dough sculptures. Everything participants will need for the activity will be provided and the Gallery’s helpful staff will be on hand to assist with the activity.

The cost for the class is just $5 per participant, which will go directly to the artist teaching the class. To purchase tickets, visit

Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be served.

When: Sunday, August 13 1PM – 4PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery


Fetty Wap

Get ready for very special night on Sunday 8/13 as we continue our #SummerSessions with the one and only FETTY WAP at Bassmnt! It’s going to be a huge event so be sure to snag your tickets now!

When: Saturday, August 13 9:00PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Tin Roof

2017 Blues Summit with Stoney B

This Sunday night we bring together some of the best Blues musicians in San Diego! Music starts at 5pm and goes all night! Join us for a delicious dinner menu & fantastic blues music

When: Sunday, August 13 5PM

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Tin Roof

Goorin Brothers

Gaslamp Museum

Sparks Gallery


San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Analog Bar

Spike Africa's


Oxford Social Club

The Melting Pot

Tin Roof