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Yoga with cats, comedy shows, live music and lots of other things to do! What are your plans in the Gaslamp Quarter this weekend?

Thursday, August 17:

American Comedy Co.

Kaaboo Discovery Night

KAABOO Del Mar is adding one local and emerging comedy act to the HUMOR ME lineup. With its stop at the American Comedy Company, you will be the judge. Vote for your favorite and who you want to see on the HUMOR ME stage.

When: Thursday, August 17 8PM

Where: 818 B Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom

Last weekend to see the Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom exhibition!  Many in San Diego have heard of longtime Chinese American leader and political legend, Tom Hom, but only his family and close friends are aware of his artistic talents. For the first time ever, Tom Hom is going public with his art! This exhibition will highlight Hom’s dedication to documenting the Chinese American experience in artistic form.

Fifty works on display capture over seventy years of artistic creation, including sketches, cartoons, watercolors, and oil paintings. SDCHM is proud to celebrate the achievements of this inspirational community figure for his 90th birthday.

When: Now – Sunday, August 20

Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building | 328 J Street, San Diego, Ca 92101

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

Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter

Tolan Shaw UNPLUGGED Thursday’s @ Table 509

Tolan Shaw is an award-winning artist who has risen in the Southern California music scene as a pop/soul singer-songwriter who will stop at nothing to build a career with his original music. Both a solo acoustic troubadour and the frontman of his own band, Shaw’s music is catchy and soulful, bluesy and melodic, poppy and sincere. It is also highly inspired by his yearn to travel and to learn about the world and its people.

When: Thursday, August 17 7PM

Where: 509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter

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 18:

American Comedy Co.

Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer hailed as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” (New York Times) and “the important new kind of everyman comic America needs.” (Chicago Reader). On TV, Hari has appeared Comedy Central, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show, @midnight, The Nightly Show, Late Show with David Letterman and was also a writer and correspondent for the critically acclaimed “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell”. Hari has released two chart-topping live comedy albums including ‘Mainstream American Comic’ which went to #1 on iTunes and Amazon and his debut album ‘Waiting for 2042’ which made Best Of 2014 lists including AV Club, Paste and Exclaim! He is also the host of the popular podcast “Politically Re-Active” alongside W. Kamau Bell and later this year will release a documentary tentatively titled “The Problem WIth Apu” on truTV.

When: Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20

Where: 818 B Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

Sounds of Summer

Bring your lunch and celebrate 150 years of the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego with live music by Kinnie Dye on Friday, August 18th from 12PM – 2PM!

When: Friday, August 18 12PM – 2PM

Where: Gaslamp Square, Fifth Avenue and L Street, San Diego, CA 92101

FLUXX

DJ Quik + Scarface

Two hip hop legends are teaming up to bring you one unforgettable Concert After Party at FLUXX this Friday, August 18. Grab your tickets or lock your tables in now – this is going to be one party any hip hop fan wouldn’t want to miss.

When: Friday, August 18 9:30PM

Where: 500 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: FLUXX

Saturday, August 19:

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Award-Winning Film Documentary & Musical Performance at SDCHM

Join SDCHM for a film screening of AWARD-WINNING documentary, the Finding Cleveland Experience, followed by a special live musical performance and Q&A with the film directors–Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam.

The Finding Cleveland Experience is an entertaining, uplifting and unique educational program for the community. The event starts with musical performances by Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu (aka Only Won), then a screening of their award-winning documentary, Finding Cleveland, followed by a discussion on the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act on the Chiu family and the importance of Asian American stories and capped off with a time of audience Q&A.

Finding Cleveland follows Baldwin Chiu as he and his family learn about his grandfather, KC Lou and uncover the little known history of Chinese immigrants in Mississippi during segregation and the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Watch trailer and more info at http://findingcleveland.com/

This event is sponsored in part by families of the Chinese Community Church of San Diego.

When: Saturday, August 19 2PM – 4PM

Where: 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92101

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

American Comedy Co.

Day Mic Comedy Workshop

Let’s face it: Most days in San Diego are just too damn nice. So escape the beautiful San Diego sunshine and tell jokes to friends in a basement! Every single Saturday, the ACC Day Mic offers new and experienced comedians a chance to work on their craft and to hate themselves during the daylight hours.

Sign-ups begin at 12:30, and using our patented Show Up, Go Up technology, every single performer is guaranteed five minutes of stage time in front of a jury of their peers. That’s right, there’s no audience there to distract you! Just your fellow comics, who are also eager and willing to tell you their opinions during the Feedback Segment immediately following your set! It’s the perfect opportunity to hone your craft, get feedback from other comics, and question your own life goals!

Plus, free coffee and soda, unlimited restroom visits, and completely unfettered access to the exit! The Day Mic: Because you’re committed to the bit.

When: Saturday, August 19 1PM

Where: 818 B Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

Reebok FitHub San Diego

First Responders 50% Off!

First Responders 50% OFF!! Police, Fire, and Rescue. We thank you for all you do to keep us and our communites safe. Please visit our store during this limited time offer as we wish to honor and reward you for your service to our local communities.

When: Saturday, August 19 – Monday, August 21

Where: 440 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Reebok FitHub San Diego

FLUXX

DJ Drama

DJ Drama with sounds by Brett Bodley at FLUXX this Saturday, August 19!

When: FSaturday, August 19 9:30PM

Where: 500 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: FLUXX

Sunday, August 20:

Reebok FitHub San Diego

Free Bootcamp w/ NoExcuses PT

High Intensity Inverval Training, formated in a circuit layout. We combine a well rounded combination of Strength, Aerobics, Balance, Stability, Agility, Plyo-metrics, and all the latest fitness applications our industry has to offer. You CAN and WILL BURN fat, BUILD lean muscle, and challenge yourself according to your fitness level. Everything in this class is done in ‘Timed Intervals’ therefore you control your output level. This class is for all fitness levels. Whatever the goal, you can accomplish it in our Boot Camp class!

When: Sunday, August 20 9:30AM

Where: 440 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Reebok FitHub San Diego

Tin Roof

Battle of the Breweries

Another installment of Battle of The Breweries with 4 awesome breweries competing to take over one of our handles! Come out and support craft beer and get some killer prizes and beer specials! The breweries include: Karl Strauss, St. Archer, Thorn Street & Golden Road

When: Sunday, August 20 4PM

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Tin Roof

The Cat Cafe

Sunday Evening Cats on Mats

It’s time for our monthly Sunday night cats on mats session! Here’s your chance to enjoy a relaxing yoga session in the company of cats.

Your instructor, Laura McIntire, will lead you in a practice suitable for beginners to advanced yogis. Throughout the event you’ll get the chance to interact with the adoptable cats and some may even join you on the mat! A full espresso bar will be available after the practice as well as tea, other drinks, and snacks.

Please understand that during this class, a photographer may be present. If you do not want your likeness used publicly, please let us know this at the beginning of the class.

Space is limited and reservations are required, so sign up today to ensure you have a spot!

When: Sunday, August 20 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Where: 472 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Cat Cafe

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Tin Roof

American Comedy Co.

Hotel Indigo

Sounds of Summer

FLUXX

Reebok FitHub

The Cat Cafe