Aug 18, 2023 - Things to Do

As bad weather brews, 5 indoor events in San Diego this weekend | Aug. 18-20

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With San Diego on Hurricane Hilary watch, it's not likely to be the best weekend for outdoor activities.

  • Yes, but: There are plenty of fun indoor events around the city.

⚽ World Cup watch party

Watch Spain vs. England in the 2023 Women's World Cup final at Shakespeare Pub with a buffet-style traditional British breakfast.

When and where: 3am kickoff Sunday at 3701 India St. in Mission Hills

🎭 Crime & Punishment, A comedy

It's the final weekend to catch this "lighthearted, high-energy, and zany comedy" at The Old Globe in Balboa Park that's better than the book you didn't actually read in high school.

πŸš‚ Thomas the Tank Engine Family Day

Bring the kids to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum for "Thomas & Friends" displays and activities, including a scavenger hunt, crafts and live music.

  • When and where: 10am-4pm at the museum in Balboa Park at 1649 El Prado
  • Cost: $19.50 for adults, free for kids under 12

πŸ’ƒDinner and a show

Enjoy "The Art of Flamenco" performance while feasting on a three-course Spanish paella dinner at Cafe Sevilla.

  • When and where: 6:30pm Saturday night at 353 Fifth Ave. in Gaslamp
  • Cost: $89.50

πŸ“šFestival of Books

Calling all book lovers to The San Diego Union-Tribune's 7th Annual Festival of Books, featuring award-winning authors, workshops and live entertainment.

πŸ“Ί Lazy day at home

Bad weather is a great excuse to stock up on your favorite snacks, stay in your pjs and check out these new shows streaming on Hulu, Netflix, Disney+ and more.


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