24th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival
When: Friday, November 1 • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: California Center for the Arts – 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA
Guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center’s museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.
3rd Annual Battle On The Midway
When: Friday, November 1 • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: The USS Midway Museum – 910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA
Collegiate wrestling will make its return to San Diego with the third-annual Battle on the Midway atop the flight deck of the famed aircraft carrier.
Payare Conducts Beethoven & Tchaikovsky
When: Friday and Saturday, November 1 • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Copley Symphony Hall – 750 B St., San Diego , CA
Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony shows the composer at his most vulnerable and emotional, with heartfelt pathos composed into every note.
11th Annual San Diego Beer Week
When: Friday through Sunday, November 1-10 • see website for details
Where: San Diego Brewers Guild – 7700 El Camino Real, Suite 207, Carlsbad, CA
A 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County brought to you by the San Diego Brewers Guild.
Bike the Coast
When: Saturday, November 2 • 8:00 am
Where: Oceanside Pier – 301 N. The Strand, Oceanside, CA
Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Everything starts and finishes at the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo, shopping and fun.
Old Town Día de los Muertos
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3 • 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where: Old Town San Diego -San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA
Free event will include the traditional candlelight procession, live music, family activities, face painting, mask making, street food and more.
Carlsbad Fall Village Faire
When: Sunday, November 3 • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Grand Ave. between Carlsbad Blvd. and Jefferson St., Carlsbad, CA
Over 850 unique vendors, children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast guarantee fun for the whole family.
Hip Hop Nutcracker
When: Thursday, November 7 • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA
A contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, celebrates its 5th year anniversary and hits the road to plat the Civic Theatre.
Blue Man Group
When: Friday through Sunday, November 8-10 • see website for details
Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, CA
Performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication.
The Jungle Book Ballet
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10 • see website for details
Where: Lyceum Theatre – 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA
Artistic Director Javier Velasco’s modern/ballet/jazz fusion staging, teaming classical dancers with hip hop artists and giant puppets, brings the story to life with a contemporary twist.
Coronado Island Film Festival
When: Friday through Monday, November 8-11 • see website for details
Where: Hotel del Coronado – 820 Orange Ave.., Coronado, CA
Four jam-packed days of parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, special events, celebrities, live performances, new films, filmmakers, treasured classics, interesting venues, awards, tributes and much more.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
When: Saturday through Sunday, November 9-17 • see website for details
Where: Locations Vary – San Diego, CA
Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.
Alisa Weilerstein Plays Bach’s Cello Suites
When: Tuesday, November 12 • 7:30 pm
Where: The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center – 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA
Chamber Music Series begins with one of the greatest cellists of our time performing what many call Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest musical achievements: the Suites for Solo Cello.
Rufus Wainwright with the San Diego Symphony
When: Saturday, November 16 • 8:00 pm
Where: Copley Symphony Hall -750 B St., San Diego, CA
Singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright joins the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in concert.
C-Note Pop Up Art Sale
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17 • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: San Diego Art Institute – 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA
An expert panel of jurors will select over 300 one-of-a-kind pieces from over 100 local working artists. Purchase their work for just $100, $200 and $300.
Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music
When: Sunday, November 17 • 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Historic Balboa Theatre – 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA
A uniquely interactive film experience complete with prop packs, a costume contest, and themed cocktails and snacks.
73rd Annual Mother Goose Parade
When: Sunday, November 24 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: El Cajon Blvd. and W. Main St., El Cajon, CA
The Mother Goose Parade is San Diego’s East County’s annual holiday kickoff celebration featuring whimsical floats, clowns, bands and equestrians.
40th Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza
When: November 27 through December 1 • see website for details
Where: Town and Country Resort – 500 Hotel Cir. North, San Diego, CA
A variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to hot jazz to swing to rockabilly. Jazz bands and musicians from across the US will perform.
Coronado 5K Turkey Trot
When: Thursday, November 28 • 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Tidelands Park – 2000 Mullinex Dr., Coronado, CA
Join the Cornado Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for a 5K Turkey Trot to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital.
Thanksgiving Dinner at The Abbey
When: Thursday, November 28 • 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where:The Abbey On Fifth Avenue – 2825 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA
Thanksgiving dinner bullet with live jazz entertainment. Smart cocktail or business casual dress code. Reservations required.
San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K
When: Thursday, November 28 • 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Westfield Horton Plaza Mall – 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA
A 5K/10K run/walk through downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving morning benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
Shop Small, Shop Little Italy
When: Saturday, November 30 • see website for details
Where: Little Italy Association – 2210 Columbia St., San Diego, CA
Celebrating Small Business Saturday, stores throughout Little Italy will leave their doors open later, and offer special deals and discounts.
Julian Country Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, November 30 • 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Julian Pioneer Park – 2811 Washington St., Julian, CA
Kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the town’s huge living Christmas tree and visit with Santa. Family entertainment and more.