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Get Out: See a Show, Steal the Show

You want to see a headliner or be a headliner? You can do both this weekend.

The holiday is over. You have this weekend to chill out and do with it what you will. You could stay at home and take a breather, but we’ve got some better, more active ideas for you and the family – because a weekend in summer should never be wasted.

Check out our best bets to spend your downtime this weekend, July 8-10. Stay in Coronado for some theater fun and music, or venture out for a Shakespearean experience and "American Idol" auditions.

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BEST BETS CLOSE TO HOME

  • When/where: , 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Why go: Take in the new madcap comedy by local playwright Matt Thompson; through Aug. 7.
  • Price: $18-$25, depending on age.

  • When/where:, 640 Orange Ave, Coronado, 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Why go: Watch the Navy Band Southwest Destroyers Combo play classic jazz numbers and popular songs.
  • Price: Free.

  • When/where: , 1500 Monument Rd, San Diego, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
  • Why go: Help protect native plants and animals by keeping their habitats clean.
  • Price: Free.

BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT

  • When/where: , 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, 8 p.m. Saturday
  • Why go: Take advantage of the summer weather and catch the magic-infested Shakespeare classic The Tempest outdoors at Balboa Park.
  • Price: $29-$85.

  • When/where: PETCO Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, 7 a.m. Friday.
  • Why go: Represent America’s finest city on one of the biggest shows (American Idol) in the country. The best singers head into the finals of the auditions.
  • Price: Free.

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