Check below for happenings in the Gaslamp Quarter this weekend!
Thursday, August 18:
Wayne Donaldson Lecture – “From Skid Row to the Heart of San Diego: The Transformation of the Gaslamp”
Wayne Donaldson is a well-regarded preservation architect. He presently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Originally appointed to the position in 2010, President Barack Obama reappointed him in August 2013 for another four-year term. Formerly the State Historic Preservation Officer of California, Donaldson has been practicing preservation architecture for over 35 years.
In San Diego, Mr. Donaldson is one of the founders of the New School of Architecture as well as Heritage Architecture and Planning. Some examples of his commitment to historic preservation are in the Gaslamp Quarter as architect for the restoration of the Horton Park Plaza Hotel, the Horton Grand Hotel, and the San Diego Hardware Building.
When: Thursday, August 18
Where: Horton Grand Hotel, 311 Island Ave, San Diego, Ca 92101
Price: $15.00 for nonmembers
For more information, please visit: Wayne Donaldson Lecture
Table 509 is featuring live music on Thursday nights this August with Justin Froese. Come see Justin and special guest perform this Thursday!
When: Thursday, August 18 7:00PM
Where: 509 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For more information, please visit: Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter
Friday, August 19:
Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Dance, drink, and get mischievous with fairies, elves, and sprites in Syrah’s very own Midsummer Night’s Dream. The merrymaking begins at 8pm with complimentary “pixie” inspired makeup by Natalie Ives and theatrics by The Grand Artique followed with live music by Monogem at 9pm. Fresh flower crowns byFlower Gypsies. And don’t forget to find the fairy wandering around the enchanted forest for some complimentary absinthe shots then stay until 10pm for beats by Cheyenne Giles to keep the festivities going. We will also have a $10 suggested donation at the door with 100% of the proceeds going to the Seany Foundation, in their effort to bring hope and happiness to kids affected by cancer through summer camps and other family activities.
When: Friday, August 19 8:00PM
Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
For more information, please visit: Vin De Syrah
We welcome Aussie pair Cosmo’s Midnight for their first play under the disco ball this Friday! Support from FNGRS CRSSD resident Klatch!
When: Friday, August 19
Where: 526 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Price: $5 – $15
For more information, please visit: Bang Bang
Saturday, August 20:
The SUNBURN Trade Fair returns for its second year at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego! Shop local retailers, tape a dip in the pool & sip the beautiful day away! You won’t want to miss a very special performance by “This is Why I’m Hot” star MIMS! || 21+ Event
When: Saturday, August 20
Where: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Price: $10.00 – $20.00
For tickets and more information, please visit: Sunburn Trade Fair and MIMS Live Performance
Sunday, August 21:
Come by the Gaslamp Quarter where you can view the closing ceremony on Sunday! Catch it all at one of Gaslamp’s favorite bars/eateries!
When: Closing Ceremony: Sunday, August 21 4:00PM on NBC
Please read our blog, the Top 5 Places to View the XXXI Olympiad, for more information!