San Diego: This Weekend (Nov. 23-26)

Events in town during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend include multiple turkey trots, comedian Pauly Shore and Skating by the Sea.  

11.23: 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K

Join more than 7,500 runners and walkers for Father Joe’s family-friendly 5K featuring live music, games and a craft beer garden, and raising funds to prepare 1 million meals for homeless San Diegans. — Michael Benninger

Balboa Park, downtown, my.neighbor.org

11.23: Encinitas Turkey Trot & Food Drive

Starting and finishing under the iconic “Encinitas” sign, this 5K/10K Turkey Trot exclusively benefits active-military families and concludes with a costume-award ceremony immediately following the race. — Michael Benninger

Highway 101, Encinitas, encinitasturkeytrot.org

11.23: 4th Annual San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot and Food Drive

Run like a beast before you feast in San Diego’s only Turkey Trot offering three distances to choose from (5K, 10K, or 15K), and followed by an after-party awards ceremony replete with food and prizes. — Michael Benninger

Rohr Park, Bonita, sdthanksgivingrun.com

11.23: 2nd Annual Free Community Thanksgiving at Café Gratitude

Staffed by community volunteers, one of the city’s most popular vegan restaurants expresses its gratitude by offering plant-based meals to patrons on Thanksgiving Day. — Michael Benninger

Cafe Gratitude, Little Italy, cafegratitude.com

Through Nov. 26: 38th SD Jazz Festival and Swing X

Celebrate a century of recorded jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, swing and rockabilly during five days of large concerts, intimate listening experiences and everything in between. — Michael Benninger

Town & Country Convention Center, Mission Valley, sdjazzfest.org

11.23-1.1.18: Skating by the Sea

From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, lace up and go skating on the city’s only beachfront rink, located on the Hotel Del’s Windsor Lawn and benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego. — Michael Benninger

Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, hoteldel.com

11.24: MK + Lee Foss

Chicago DJ Foss and Detroit DJ MK (Marc Kinchen) get together for a tour after collaborating on a pair of EPs - 2012’s Electricity and 2014’s Ghost in the System. — Scott McDonald

Spin, Mission Hills, spinnightclub.com

11.24-25 Pauly Shore

“A short list of all the things I’ve ever cared about: nugs, chillin’, grindage.” — Pauly Shore on Twitter

The Comedy Store, La Jolla, lajolla.thecomedystore.com

11.24-26 Rex Navarrete

“It’s really weird and really cool to be Filipino, but people always want me to explain what Filipino is. Basically, we’re an influence of so many cultures, from Asia, Malaysia, Europe and you know what? Technically, we’re also Latino. Because we’ve been colonized by Spain for as long as any other Latin nation, almost 400 years. Isn’t that crazy? Heck, yeah. We’re the lost Latinos. We are the Chinese Chicanos. We are the Malaysian Mexicanos.” — Rex Navarette on Lopez Tonight

American Comedy Co., downtown, americancomedyco.com

11.25: 3rd Annual Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll

Fourteen shops along Adams Avenue invite you to ring in the holiday season by sampling holiday-themed cocktails as you cross names off your gift list. — Michael Benninger

Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, adamsavenuebusiness.com

11.25 Surfin' Santa

Surf's up when Santa catches a wave in his beach-casual boardshorts as he rides into Seaport Village for this 12th annual event. Photo ops run from 1-5 p.m., plus kids crafts, live street performances, plus Small Business Saturday deals at nearby stores and restaurants.

Seaport Village, downtown, seaportvillage.com

11.25: Valentino Khan

This L.A.-based DJ and producer has worked with the likes of Skrillex, Flosstradamus, and Major Lazer. His latest single, Pump, has over 16 million streams in Spotify and became Vevo’s most streamed video of all time. — Scott McDonald

Bassmnt, downtown, bassmntsd.com

11.25: Small Business Saturday

Snag local deals at your favorite shops and boutiques during this nationwide celebration of our county’s small businesses. — Michael Benninger

Businesses countywide, smallbusinesssaturday.com

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