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    When the Beauty Bar opened in San Diego, it was a new and fresh option for hipsters and rockers to mix and mingle. Over the years, they've hosted a slew of amazing bands. Sarah Knook has been managing the spot for a couple years now and is ready to move on. The bar has been sold and will become the Til Two Club with the new owners, but before that happens, tonight is your chance to come shake your booty and enjoy one last hurrah at the club. I'm one of many hosts for the evening and you'll get to see some of your favorite DJs who have spun there over the years. I have a lot of great memories at the Beauty Bar...seeing The Cloud Room or The Bronx still stand out as some of my favorite shows, No Bra certainly had my jaw dropped to the floor, and dancing with members of Nada Surf after they played the House of Blues made me believe that Matthew Caws and I are BFFs.

    There are plenty of other things going on, in fact more than your usual Sunday, so whether it's The Pixies at UCSD, a free ska show at the Casbah, TV Buddhas from Israel at Bar Pink, or a "Next Big Thing" show at the 710 Beach Club, you'll want to drink plenty of coffee to make it a late night.

    Sunday, September 26:

    • Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Normal Heights (Free, All ages, 10am-6pm)
    • Pacific Islander Festival @ Ski Beach (Free, All ages, 9am-4pm)
    • Carlsbad Art Splash @ Armada Drive above the Flower Fields, Carlsbad (Free, All ages, 10am-5pm)
    • Carlsbad Music Festival @ Schulman Auditorium, Dove Library, Carlsbad
    • Thread Show @ Horton Plaza Event Center
    • Goodbye Beauty Bar Party feat. DJs Gabe Vega, Saul Q, Morgan Young, Shark Attack, Get Ugly, Adam Salter. Hosted by: Rosemary Bystrak (bday party!), Lindsay Danger, Kat Dente, Dana Issa, Norton, DJ Skullcrusher, May Star, Volker Hessian Speckhardt, & Matt Torres @ Beauty Bar (9pm, free)
    • The Pixies (performing Doolittle), F--k Buttons @ RIMAC Arena, UCSD
    • TV Buddhas @ Bar Pink
    • School of Rock @ Worldbeat Center (1-3pm)
    • Willie Nelson @ Open Sky Theatre, Harrah's Rincon Casino
    • Republic of Letters @ Rady's Children's Hospital
    • The Fresh and Onlys, Little Deadman, Young Prisms @ Tin Can
    • The Local Pyle & FM 94/9 presetn The Amalgamated, Unsteady, Ottley Mercer, Fire Corner Soundsystem DJs @ Casbah (Free! Doors at 7pm. Free food drom Lucha Libre)
    • 91x's Next Big Thing feat. Authority Zero, Bankers Hill, The Sun Doctors, Thousand Yard Stare @ 710 Beach Club (91 cent show)
    • Radio Sophie's Unsigned Sundays feat. The Hypo Twins, Emersen, Summer Watson @ Belly Up (Free, 2pm)
    • Collie Budz, New Kingston, Shoreline Rootz, The Holdup, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
    • Local Showcase feat. Higher Minds, Boombox Renaissance, Tre Elite @ Soundwave
    • Lost Weekend @ Winston's (5-9pm)
    • Klub Isolation feat Bryan Pollard & AmBones @ Ruby Room
    • Mark E Quark & Pavlick @ El Dorado
    • Karaoke with Daryl Johnston @ Soda Bar
    • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
    • Wild & Tame Comedy Presents Monique Marvez, Kyle Fitzgerald, Jiavani Linayao, music by Rees & Riley, LoveMason @ Dreamstreet
    • Knock Out Bell, Kenny Eng, Karaoke @ O'Connell's
    • Adams Avenue Street Fair @ Lestat's
    • Luigi (aka YoungSlicc), Wes Johnson (aka Wes Cleveland), 420 Deep, O.F.I., D'Poitt, Braydlez and D- ragz, Philip Banks, Kenny Vic, Benito Alfredo & Guests @ Brick By Brick
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
    • Colony, Bravo Miro, Del Stone, Forest, James Curry, Lovemason @ Che Cafe (6 pm, Free)
    • Dick Justice, Baghdad Buddha, The Blue Moonies, Southern Storm @ Dreamstreet
    • Tocadisco, Yusef, Johnny James @ Voyeur
    • Aubrey Fay @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch (10a-2p)
    • Fattburger @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (8pm)
    • UB40 @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
    • Kina Grannis, Ry Cuming @ Anthology (Early Show 7:30pm)
    • Gigi @ Birch North Park Theatre
    • Phillipine National Dance Company (Bayanihan) @ Copley Symphony Hall

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.