Even if you won’t be attending Comic-Con, you can still dress up and join in on the dancing fun. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination, as San Diego will be packed with locals and those in town just for the weekend.
My pick for Thursday night is the return of Samurais and School Girls. I got to be part of the festivities last year, and they asked me to do it again. How could I resist? The event features models dressed like manga characters, anime, local art and entertainment by the Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue. I’ll be DJ'ing with Johnny Tran throughout the night. A portion of proceeds will benefit ArtReach, a not-for-profit organization that takes professional artists into K-6 classrooms in San Diego. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on the rooftop of the 10 Avenue Theatre, and from what I hear, it’s a pretty hard ticket to come by at this point.
On Friday the final voyage of the pirate-themed Comic-Con party takes place along San Diego Harbor on not one but two ships: The Star of India and the HMS Providence, the same ship you see in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Hosted by Brandon Hillock as Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew of Pirates of the Caribbean lookalikes, the Marked Men Party will feature music, drinks, zombies, sea creatures, mermaids, contests, giveaways and more. This event is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; for more info, check out this link. Last I heard, it was pretty close to selling out.
After participating in the Zombiewalk on Saturday afternoon into early evening, you’ll be ready for the fun at Spin. The end of days has come, the dead walk the earth and the living are barricading themselves from the dead. Overrun by the zombie horde, the last remaining humans make their final, futile stand. X-Sanguin and The Zombie Defense Network invite you to dress up and go down in a blaze of glory at Spin Nightclub. This venue is just a hop, skip and a jump away from downtown. It's 10,000 square feet and features three levels, plus a serious sound and lighting system. I’ll be kicking off the music at 10 p.m., spinning alongside Diskdroid, Chris Millet and Niko. The fun lasts till 4 a.m.; for more info, go here.
These are just a few events happening this weekend. To check out other Thursday through Saturday shenanigans, visit my blog. Here’s to being a freak and a geek. I’ll see you on the dance floor.
Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10am to 2pm on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. For more info about upcoming gigs, check out her event blog. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.