5 Rad Things To Do This Weekend (8/24 – 8/26)

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Linda Barrett
Written by Linda Barrett

For those savoring an endless summer, there are plenty of things to do in San Diego this weekend. Concerts alone include Tribal Seeds at the Del Mar Race Track, Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson (Friday,) Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker (Sat,) and Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper at Mattress Firm Amphitheater, The Frights (Fri) and Punch Brothers (Sat) at Observatory North Park, and YEW’s very own Chris Coté at the Belly Up with his band Kut U Up. For a full list of concerts / events, visit our kick-ass calendar (powered by

But, what’s the raddest of the raddest to do? We got YEW!:

Friday, August 24

The Dust Up Tour with L.A. Witch

L.A. Witch

Photo Credit: L.A. Witch Facebook

This Friday, August 24th, at the Casbah, our homies at DoSD have partnered with Elysian Brewing Co. to present ‘The Dust Up Tour,’ a FREE music showcase celebrating beer, local artists, music and culture.  Co-Headlined by L.A. Witch (pictured,) a psych-punk trio consisting of three “weird sisters,” and Heavy Hawaii, a San Diego indie rock outfit, the bill also includes DJs Mike Turi and Andrew McGranahan.  In addition to the music, a 3D projection-mapping artist will enhance the event with live visuals projected around the venue. 

Wanna go for FREE? All yew have to do is RSVP here.

Saturday, August 25

Bay City Brewing Glow Beer & 9

Enjoy Glow-in-the-Dark Golf with tastings from Bay City Brewing PLUS a special Can Release Party on Saturday, August 25th at The Loma Club in Point Loma. Your $40 Ticket includes: 1 Bay City Pint at Check-in, 3 on-course tastings, 9 holes of Glow Golf, 1 Glow Ball and 1 Glow necklace. Saturday, August 25th | Check-in @ 7pm | Shotgun @ 8pm

UC San Diego URBAN presents Nortec Collective’s Bostich & Fussible

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Yew won’t want to miss NORTEC’s rare and exclusive 2018 San Diego appearance, featuring special guest flutist Wilfrido Terrazas. Enjoy FREE Baja-inspired bites between 7:00-8:30 p.m. created by some of the region’s top chefs curated by Vanguard Culture. Stemming from the words “norteno” and “techno,” Nortec was born from the Baja-based group’s fusion of traditional Mexican music and electronica. Since creating the sound that defines the border, the Nortec Collective celebrates their 10th anniversary of Nortec Collective’s album “Tijuana Sound Machine.”

7 p.m. Saturday. IDEA1, 899 Park Blvd., downtown. $25 (must be 21 or older to attend).

Sunday, August 26

Bike the Bay

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On Sunday, August 26, 2018  cruise around the San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat ride, around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. Along the way, riders will travel through the surrounding cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City before finishing back at the start/finish line for a post-ride festival with food, beverage, beer garden and entertainment.

6:30 a.m. Sunday. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego. $70 for riders.

CBD Meditation in Encinitas

CBD Meditation

Not headed to Burning Man, the founders of The Green Life App, a social media app for cannabis consumers, and BOL Meditation, are hosting a CBD-tea infused transcendental journey this Sunday in Encinitas. The special tea that will be served is non-psychoactive and will help center thoughts, reduce anxiety, and expand consciousness during the event.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Encinitas Private Residence. $35 (must be 21 or older to attend).

About the author

Linda Barrett

Linda Barrett

Native San Diegan who's been smoking weed longer than YEW!