From the Burgers & Brews Invitational to Fit Foodie Race Weekend, there's plenty to do this weekend in San Diego. Here are the top nine events going down, Oct. 20-23.
Art Crawl - Thursday
San Diego is home to a growing street art scene and this event brings it all into one place: the San Diego Museum of Man. Tickets will get you entrance to the museum, food tastings, beverages and entertainment. Other highlights during the evening include break-dancing performances, live-action yarn bombing, visitor participation chalkboard mural, and a chance to create your own graffiti art.
The BLVD Market - Friday
It's that time of the month when folks gather in North Park to graze on tasty food at The BLVD Market at The Boulevard Center. The monthly event transforms the center's parking lot into a vibrant outdoor marketplace with food and wares focused on locally sourced, sustainable products.
6-10 p.m. 2855 El Cajon Blvd., North Park. theboulevard.org
International Horror Film Night - Friday
Thrill seekers can get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy this fright night filled with acclaimed horror films from Asia. The evening's featured films include "Three Extremes" and "Rigor Mortis." If your fear doesn't get the best of you, stick around after the features for a special post-horror film reception.
5:30 p.m. San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 541 Second Ave., downtown. $5. horrornightatsdchm.eventbrite.com
Fit Foodie Race Weekend - Friday through Sunday
Food and fitness come together during this race weekend that includes a 5K, a 10K and plenty of gourmet food samples. On Friday night at the Party With A Purpose held at The Headquarters at Seaport Village, guests are encouraged to bring old sneakers as a donation for Soles4Souls. Special guests for the weekend include four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi and "Top Chef" contestant and Waypoint Public chef Rich Sweeney.
Various times Friday through Sunday. $55-$160. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown. fitfoodierun.com
Día de los Muertos Festival - Saturday
Celebrate Mexican culture and honor the dead at this 22nd annual event, which begins with an official blessing of elaborately decorated community altars. The rest of the day will be filled with live performances, food, vendors and a self-guided tour of altars across the community.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Ave., Sherman Heights. Free. shermanheights.com/day-of-the-dead.html
Burgers & Brews Invitational - Saturday
Craft brews meet juicy burgers at this inaugural invitational with unlimited samples from the likes of Hodad's, Slater's 50/50, Burger Lounge and Carnitas Snack Shack. Beer vendors include Port Brewing, South Park Brewing and Resident Brewing. Bonus: There will be a "Gourmet Fry Bar" where chef Alex Carballo will prepare french fries with custom dipping sauces. In Oktoberfest fashion, there also will be a beer stein-holding contest (which comes at an additional cost to the festival ticket of $25 in advance, $40 day of). Proceeds from the stein-holding contest go to support children's brain cancer research.
Noon to 4 p.m. Legacy Plaza at Liberty Station, 3875 Dewey Road, Point Loma. $59 ($48 with limited "happy hour" pricing) burgersandbrews.com
Ye Scallywag! - Saturday
NOFX, Bad Religion and Goldfinger headline this new festival, featuring more than 100 craft breweries, artisan wineries and food trucks.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown. $45-$199. scallywagsd.com
San Diego Gulls vs. Texas Stars - Saturday
The San Diego Gulls are back in action for their second season as the AHL affilate of the Anaheim Ducks. On Saturday they will take to the ice for plenty of hard-hitting action against the Texas Stars.
7 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District. $19-$63. sandiegogulls.com
Makj at Omnia - Saturday
A veteran of Electric Zoo, Coachella and TomorrowWorld, this San Luis Obispo-based house DJ has released singles with Hardwell, Henry Fong, Lil Jon and Bassjackers.
9 p.m. Omnia, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20 pre-sale. omnianightclub.com
Michelle Dederko and Scott McDonald contributed to this story.