Things to do About Town


At the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Tuesdays │ July 17 – August 21 │ 6 p.m.

$72 Adults (non-hotel guests) ∙ $32 Child 5—12 years (non-hotel guests) ∙ Free for under 5 years

At the Bahia Resort Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
Thursdays │ June 21 – August 30 │ 6 – 9 p.m.

$52 Adults (non-hotel guests) ∙ $28 Child 5—12 years (non-hotel guests) ∙ Free for under 5 years
BahiaHotel.com | (858) 488-0551


“Life’s a Circus” Jewelry Auction
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) is hosting their 4th Annual Makers Jewelry Auction to benefit local and national WJA scholarship programs
August 4, 2018, 6:00-9:00PM
Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
(760) 889-8016

Yoga After Dark Festival Returns to San Diego on August 19
Wellness festival combining active art, yoga and silent disco expands to additional Southern California cities

San Diego Botanic Garden
August 2018 Events & Classes
Summer Jazz Concert featuring The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra.
Sunday, August 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Sculpture in the Garden
Daily, Now – April 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday Family Fun Nights
Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Gardens of Ink
Now – Friday, August 31. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm
Blue Star Museum Program
Now – Labor Day, September 3, 2018. Daily, 9 am – 5 pm
Shinrin-Yoku/Forest Bathing
Sunday, August 5, 9 – 11 am
Mosaics for Your Garden
Saturday, August 4, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Zentangle – Canvas Workshop (ages 12+)
Sunday, August 12, 12 – 2 pm
Planting for Pollinators & All Things Gardening
Saturday, August 25, 9 am – 12 pm
Abstract Garden Photography
Sunday, August 25, 9 am – 1 pm
San Diego Botanic Garden is located at:
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Armstrong Garden Centers to Host Special Events and Community Gardening Classes in August and September 2018  

Saturday, August 11 at 9:00 a.m. – Free class: Succulents and Cacti
Saturday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. – Free class: Houseplants
Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. – Free class: Garden Basics
Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. – Free Class: Best Flowering Shrubs for the Landscape
Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Event: Meet the Designers

New Haven’s Restoring Hope FUNdraiser
This event transforms the lives of at-risk adolescent boys through an innovative education model that develops life/work skills in a healthy environment.

Tuesday October 9, 2016, 6:00 PM
Coyote Bar & Grill, Carlsbad CA

An Evening of Classic LILY TOMLIN
San Diego Theatres
October 13, 8 pm, Balboa Theatre
ON SALE May 4th!

An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies
Wednesday, September 26 – 7:30pm

Tenth Annual Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark
Sunday, July 29, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Warwick’s Events coming in August

R.O. Kwon: National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and Debut Novelist; in conversation with Lizz Huerta, Local Author
To discuss her debut novel, The Incendiaries
Friday, August 3rd at 7:30pm

Patrick Hasburgh: Creator and Writer of 21 Jump Street
Tuesday, August 7th at 7:30pm
To discuss and sign his new book, Pirata

Renée Carlino: Screenwriter and Bestselling Author of Wish You Were Here
Tuesday, August 14th at 7:30pm
To discuss and sign her new book, Blind Kiss

T. Greenwood: San Diego Book Award Winner
Wednesday, August 15th at 7:30pm
To discuss and sign her new book, Rust & Stardust

Megan Alice: Poet and Performer
Thursday, August 16th at 7:30pm
To discuss and sign her new collection of poetry, A Bouquet of Daisies

Amber Tamblyn: Actress, Director, and Debut Novelist
Friday, August 17th at 7:30pm
To discuss and sign her new book, Any Man

T. Jefferson Parker: Three-Time Edgar Award Winner
Thursday, August 23rd at 7:30pm
To discuss and sign his new book, Swift Vengeance

Anya Yurchyshyn: Writer for Esquire and Granta and Columbia University MFA
Monday, August 27th at 7:30pm
To discuss and sign her new book, My Dead Parents

7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, Ca 92037
(858) 454-0347

Birch Aquarium Summer Events

Green Flash Concert Series
July 18: The FIXX
September 26: Pine Mountain Logs and Venice
Ages 21+ only

Full Moon Pier Walks
July 27 & 28: 7–8:30 p.m.
August 25 & 26: 7–8:30 p.m.
September 24 & 25: 6–7:30 p.m.
Pre-purchase required.

Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks
July 21 & 22: 8–10 a.m.
August 4, 5, 18 & 19: 8-10 a.m.
September 1, 2, 15 & 16: 8–10 a.m.
Pre-purchase required.

Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla 858.534.3474

Author Signings

Kimmery Martin – The Queen of Hearts & The Night Child, July 9th, 7pm
Emily Giffin – All We Ever Wanted, July 10th, 7pm
Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic- Indianapolis, July 12th, 730pm
Alfredo Corchado – Homelands, July 16th, 730pm
Jean Guerrero- Crux, July 17th, 730pm
Julie Potiker – Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To, July 18th, 730pm
Jennifer Spencer- The Artist Portrait Project, July 19th, 730pm
Scott Miller – Ninety Percent Mental, July 23rd, 730pm
Colleen Hoover- All Your Perfects, July 26th, 730pm
R.O. Kwon, In conversation with Lizz Huerta – The Incendiaries, August 3rd, 730pm
T. Greenwood – Rust & Stardust, August 15th, 730pm
Craig Johnson- Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery, September 7th, 730pm

Events are free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick’s for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed. Please call the Warwick’s Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

La Playa Books
James Clay – Songbird of the West & Dusty Barnett, July 8th , 2pm – 4pm
Michael Hardcastle-Taylor – The Windsors I Knew, July 12th, 5pm – 7pm
Sam Ledel – Rocks and Stars, July 15th, 2pm – 4 pm
Alexa Kingaard – Keep Forever, July 29th , 2 pm – 4 pm
Emmanuel ‘Burgie’ Burgin – San Diego Drag Racing and the Bean Bandits, August 9th, 5pm – 7pm
Roger Conlee – After the Wind, August 16th, 5pm – 7pm
Dr. Sandra Bonura – Light in the Queen’s Garden, August 19th, 2pm – 4pm
Gary Morgan – Smithsonian Rock and Roll: The People’s Photographs, September 13th, 5pm – 7pm

Events are free and open to the public. For more information on these and our other programs, please contact our events coordinator, Anne Porter, at info@laplayabooks.com

Be sure to check La Playa Books & Warwick’s websites for updates & to ensure dates haven’t been changed. Laplayabooks.com | Warwicks.com