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New art exhibition, comedy shows, live music, and lots of other things to do! Check out below to plan your weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Thursday, August 3:

Sparks Gallery

Exhibition: Gallery Selections 2017 / A Group Show

For “Gallery Selections 2017 / A Group Show”, each staff member at Sparks Gallery hand-selected 3 artists and their artworks to feature in this year’s new annual tradition. 15 artists were selected in total. Though vastly different in style and medium, the group exhibition will showcase over 30 pieces from a diverse, yet selective group of artists from Southern California.

Exhibited Artists:

Alexander Arshansky, Andrea Rushing, Anna Van Fleet, Duke Windsor, Gloria Muriel, Jeremy Sicile-Kira, Laura Ball, Leah Pantea, Manrabitt, Michelle D. Ferrera, Optimus Volts, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Sherry Krulle-Beaton, Ron Carlson, and Wendy Maruyama

Opening Reception, Thursday, August 3, 2017 6PM to 9PM

Exhibition on view August 3 – October 29, 2017

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Henry’s Pub

August Babies Celebration

Global BPM Inc. and Afterdarc are teaming up to bring you.


A night filled w/ friends, shots, bottle poppin, & crazy shenanigans!!!
*Photo booth
*Party favors
*Birthday Shout outs
*Request your favorite Jamz
**Registered Birthdays will recieve a Henrys Pub $50 gift card**

*** Please register your Birthday @ WWW.HENRYSPUB.COM/THURSDAYS

Entertainment by
Antonio Aguilera aka YODAH 9pm to 11pm
Mark Djmarkcena Azucena 11pm to close

When: Thursday, August 3 9PM – 1:30AM

Where: 618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Henry’s Pub

American Comedy Co. 

Jak Knight

Originally from Seattle, Jak is an LA-based stand-up comic, writer, and actor.  He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a 2015 New Face at the Montreal JFL Festival. In television, Jak has performed on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party.  On the road, he performed at the main stage of 2015’s Oddball Comedy Festival headlined by Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari, and has opened for various stand-ups including Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher, and Dave Chappelle.  Jak is currently writing and voicing a character for the upcoming Netflix animated series, BIG MOUTH.

When: Thursday, August 3 8PM

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

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co. 

Goorin Brothers

Annual Summer Sale

It only happens once a year and the time is now.
Our annual Summer Sale has arrived.
50% off select styles in stores and online.

When: now – Wednesday, August 16

Where: 631 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Goorin Brothers

Friday, August 4:

Sounds of Summer

Bring your lunch and celebrate 150 years of the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego with live music by Joseph Carroll on Friday, August 4th from 12PM – 2PM!

When: Friday, August 412PM – 2PM

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

American Comedy Co. 

Joel McHale

the industry. McHale recently wrapped his twelfth and final season of E!’s The Soup in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is also best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series Community, which wrapped its sixth season on Yahoo after five seasons on NBC. McHale can most recently be seen on Fox’s revival of The X-Files, where he plays a conservative news anchor. He also continues to perform his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences

When: Friday, August 4 – Saturday, August 5

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

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co. 

Reebok Fithub San Diego

Friday, August 4 8:30AM – 9:30AM – Free Boot Camp with Coach Vera

Looking for that extra edge that sets you apart from the competition? My years of experience as a fitness professional combined with my background as a competitive athlete provide me with a unique insight into helping athletes perform at their peak! From run coaching to strength training, let me take your athletic performance to the next level!

Saturday, August 5 8:30AM – 9:30AM – Free Boot Camp with Validus Elite Training

Treadmills get boring right? Take an intense Boot Camp class and have fun with friends with similar goals!

Where: 440 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Reebok Fithub San Diego


Crizzly x Bassrush 

Join us Friday 8/4 as Bassrush and Bassmnt proudly present Crizzly!!! Channeling hyperactive energy and uncontainable swagger, the San Antonio DJ/Producer is sure to ignite the crowd with his intoxicating, infectious and inimitable blend of dubstep and hip-hop, or “Crunkstep”! Be sure to snag your tickets now!!

When: Friday, August 4 9:00PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Saturday, August 5:

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Happy National Oyster Day! Enjoy $1 oysters all day long at Blue Point!

When: Saturday, August 5

Where: 565 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

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 5 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Where: 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Gaslamp Saturday 11am Walking Tour

Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter.  This Walking Tour takes place every Saturday at 11:00 AM starting at the Davis-Horton House at 410 Island Avenue.
The tour takes place rain or shine

When: Saturday, August 5 11AM

Where: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

American Comedy Co. 

Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a stand up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He has also been part of Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces in 2013 that same year. Shane was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more.

When: Sunday, August 6 7PM

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

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co. 


Filet Mignon Tour x Insomniac Events

Join us on Saturday 8/5 as Insomniac Events presents the ‘Filet Mignon Tour’ at Bassmnt! Featuring a slew of heavy hitters including Aazar, Point Point, and Dombresky! Don’t miss out as they throw down back to back at Bassmnt! Opening set by Devoted to God!

When: Saturday, August 5 9:00PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Sunday, August 6:

Metallica at Petco Park

Metallica is coming to Petco Park on August 6 as part of their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira will be the main support acts for the tour.

When: Sunday, August 6

Where: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Metallica at Petco Park

Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter

Metallica Special

Pregame with us! Chef has some amazing bite specials and our mixologists are pouring some Metallica inspired adult beverages.

When: Sunday, August 6

Where: 509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

Andaz San Diego

Sol Sunday

Another Sol Sunday happening this weekend, August 6!

– Miss DJ Frankie M
– Tu Shy
– Sam Wild
– Erick Diaz

When: Sunday, August 6 12:30PM – 6:30PM

Where: 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Andaz San Diego

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

Goorin Brothers

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Gaslamp Museum

Hotel Indigo

Sparks Gallery

Henry's Pub

American Comedy Co

Reebok Fithub


San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Petco Park

Andaz San Diego