San Diego Chargers v. Arizona Cardinals. Thu, Aug. 28, 7pm. www.chargers.com/schedule/
Padres vs Dodgers, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 29-31, (Fri 7:10pm; Sat 5:40pm; Sun 1:10pm). $10-$60. D-Backs in town Mon.-Thur., Sept. 1-4, (Mon 1:10pm; Tue 7:10pm; Wed 7:05pm; Thur 6:10pm).Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, East Village downtown SD.
Festival of Sail 2014, Fri.-Mon., Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 9am. $5-$7. Festival of Sail is the largest Tall Ship festival on the West Coast, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park. Kids’ petting zoo, kids’ craft activities, face painting, beer garden, Naval re-enactments, hundreds of arts/craft vendors, food options. Tall Ship cannon battles, mid-day sails, twilight sails, America’s Cup sailing experience, 30-minute bay cruises, and more can both be purchased online and at the “Boating Activities Booth” just north of the Berkeley steam ferry. San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 North Harbor Dr., downtown SD waterfront.
U.S. SAND SCULPTING CHALLENGE AND 3D ART EXPOSITION. Fri.-Mon., Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 9am-7pm. $7-18. World Master Sand Sculptors challenge best in U.S. Live entertainment (big bands, singers), sand box, rides for kids, gourmet food trucks, ships and cannon battles. Cruise Ship Terminal, 1140 North Harbor Dr., downtown SD.
ADIDAS TENT SALE. Fri.-Mon., Aug. 29-Sept. 1. 10am-7pm. Westfield Mission Valley Center, 1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego.
BARONA POWWOW. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 29-31, (Fri 6-11pm, Sat 1-11pm, Sun 1-11pm). Native American dancing, music, and cuisine at 44th annual powwow. Admission/parking free. Free shuttle also available; shuttle pick-up/drop-off area at south entrance of casino. Barona Resort & Casino, 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside. (619) 443-6612, x120. www.barona-nsn.gov/
Skateboard Competition: Best 2 Shred, Sat., Aug. 30 10am-4pm. $10 entry fee for contest. Free to spectate. Food, jumpers, kids coloring/craft station, live music, giveaways, live performances, and more. We will also be collecting toys and blankets for our Fall & Winter Toy and Food Giveaway. Competition “Best Run” for all age divisions. $10 entry fee. Cash prizes, decks, grip, clothing, school supplies, trophys, medals -- all competitors will receive a prize. Charles Lewis Skatepark, 6610 Potomac, Paradise Hills. www.sk8everyday.com/
CHRISTIAN RODS & CUSTOMS CAR SHOW. Sat, Aug. 30, 9am-2pm. Free. 15th Annual Classic Car and Bike Show. With trophies, food, music, raffles, and vendors. Faith Chapel, 9400 Campo Road, Spring Valley. (858) 679-8153. christianrodsandcustomssd.com
SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS. Sat, Aug. 30, 10am-4pm. Free. Free skin cancer screenings to the public. Rite Aid, 7100 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad. www.skincancer.org/events/tour
TRADESKOOL LAUNCH FAIR. Sat, Aug. 30, 11am-3pm. Free. With educational trading cards for kids, a petting zoo, inflatables, a caricature artist, a face painter, a magician, raffles, and more. Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station, 2640 Cushing Road, Point Loma.
Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. thru Aug. 30. www.foapom.com.
STAGECOACH DAYS IN OLD TOWN. Sat, Aug. 30, noon-5pm. Free. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is celebrating travel during “Stagecoach Days.” Join in the old fashioned fun from the mid-1800s.Features a different theme each Saturday. Old Town State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace Street, Old Town. (619) 220-5422. http://www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego
BIRDING BASICS. Saturdays, 1-3:30pm. Aug 30, Sep 27, Oct 25. Free. Learn to identify birds at a glance. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos, 92119
HAWAIIAN PLUMERIA FESTIVAL FLOWER SHOW. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 30-31, 10am-4pm. Free. Extensive selection of plumeria care and related products, Hawaiian entertainment, and flower show. Casa del Prado, 1800 El Prado, San Diego. www.socalplumeriasociety.com
Hummingbird Buzz! Sat.-Sun., Aug. 30-31, Wed., Sept. 3, 9:30-11am. Free. Get the word on Tarantula Hawks and other exotic creatures of Mission Trails as your trail guide passes along secrets of sage and chaparral landscapes on this fun walk in nature. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim, Mon., Sept. 1, 7:30am. $30-$35. 85th annual event attended by athletes from all over California to help raise money for the Oceanside Swim Club. Pier Swim is one mile course that begins and ends on the beach. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:20 a.m. First heat starts at 8:30 a.m. Register early to get your T-shirt. Oceanside Pier. Mission Avenue and Pacific St.
Classic Car, Truck, Cycle Show & Swap Meet, Mon., Sept. 1, 7am-2pm. Free-$10 (Free for active military). Hundreds of classics, collectibles, tuners, low riders, customs, hi-performance, and racing vehicles in the Show & Sale area, plus acres of vendors selling thousands of parts and accessories in the Swap Meet area. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley.
ASK THE LAWYER: FREE LEGAL CLINIC. 6pm-7pm. Tue, Sept. 2. Free. Join attorney Mark Miller the first Tuesday of every month to talk about your legal issues and learn your options. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, Mission Valley, 92108. facebook.com/mvlibrary
Trek with the Trackers. Sept. 6. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Discover and identify tracks, scat, bedlays and other evidence of critters that live in local underbrush and trees. Join a Mission Trails Regional Park tracking-team guide for two hours of dirt-time fun -- wear long pants! Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos
San Marcos ArtWalk, Sundays, Sept. 7, Oct 5, 10am-2pm. Free. ArtWalk hosts 30+ local artists. Sponsored by Old California Restaurant Row. ArtWalk shares Sunday with a high-energy Car Show and a local Farmers Market. Special offers on dining and entertainment. Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos
NEW-MOON NIGHT WALK. Sat, Sept. 13, 7pm-9pm. Free. Penasquitos Canyon is a mysterious and wonderful place at night. Meet at 4206 Sorrento Valley Boulevard. Sorrento Valley trailhead, 4206 Sorrento Valley Boulevard, San Diego, 92121. (858) 484-3219. http://www.penasquitos.org/
Encinitas Classic Car Nights. Sept 18. 5:30-7:30pm. S. Coast Highway 101. (760) 943-1950. www.encinitas101.com.
Sunday Polo, Ongoing Sundays thru Sept. 28, 12:30-5 p.m. $12-$30. Parking $10. Sunday Polo at the San Diego Polo Club. We have matches every Sunday from June 1 to September 28 (except July 28, Aug. 3, and Aug. 10) at 1pm and 3pm. Intermission entertainment and divot stomp -- a chance to stretch your legs and walk on to the polo field with a glass of champagne and stomp the divots that have been kicked up by the polo ponies. San Diego Polo Club, 14555 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA. Ongoing until Wednesday, Oct. 29. Wednesdays, 8:30pm. 21+. Come for Live Prize Trivia every Wednesday. Mr. Peabody’s Bar & Grill, 136 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas, 92008. http://www.peabodysrocks.com
FURNISHING LEMON GROVE 1896-1955. Ongoing until Sat, Dec. 20. Saturdays, 11am-2pm. Exhibition of vintage furniture from pioneer Lemon Grove homes along with photographs and artifacts. Parsonage Museum of Lemon Grove, 3185 Olive Street, Lemon Grove, 91945. (619) 460-4353.