Things To Do in November

 11.3-10: Tijuana Innovadora, World Trade Center, Tijuana, tijuanainnovadora.com

Tijuana Innovadora ("Innovative Tijuana") is an eight-day event that will showcase the city's best with a foodie fest, fashion show, environmental fair and keynote speakers addressing topics from medicine to startups. This year's theme centers on the creative arts, culinary arts, cinema and architectural design. High-profile speakers - including Mexican actor and director Alfonso Arau, and Enrique Graue, chancellor of the National Autonomous University of Mexico - are expected to draw big crowds to the fourth edition of this biennial event.

 

11.3-11.12: San Diego Asian Film Festival, UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas and other locations around San Diego, pacarts.org/sdaff

Watch Asian documentaries, shorts and animated films, and then help determine (along with the festival's organizers) which filmmakers will be award winners.

 

11.4-11.13: San Diego Beer Week (SDBW), Bars, breweries and other locations countywide, sdbw.org

Breweries and bars take the spotlight at this annual 10-day celebration of San Diego's beer scene, with hundreds of events taking place throughout the county. 

 

11.5: Escondido Tamale Festival, Grape Day Park, Escondido, escondidotamalefestival.com

All hail the great tamale! This celebration of Latin food and culture will also include a Chihuahua costume contest and mariachi performances.

11.6: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,  Balboa Park komensandiego.org

Sport pink while running or walking a 5K or one-mile course to raise funds for breast cancer treatment, services and support.

 

11.6: Carlsbad Fall Village Faire, Grand Avenue, Carlsbad, carlsbad.org

Join a crowd of 100,000 people browsing nearly 1,000 vendor booths, sampling international cuisine and kicking it in the beer/wine garden as live bands perform.

 

 

11.6: Celebration Run San Diego Half Marathon & 5K, Bonita Cove, Mission Bay, celebrationrun.com

Run in celebration of a current success, whether it's good health or a new job, at this scenic half-marathon and 5K course along Mission Bay.

 

11.11: Bing Crosby Season Del Mar debut, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, dmtc.com

"A whole new season of cool" kicks off at Del Mar as the fall edition of horse racing, fabulous fashion and concerts returns to the track.

11.11: San Diego Veterans Day Parade, 1 Harbor Drive, downtown, sdvetparade.org

This 30th annual parade along the downtown waterfront honors veterans and active-duty military service members.

 

11.12: Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bike Race, Starting at Oggi's Restaurant, Liberty Station, ridethepoint.org

Ride along hidden and un-ridden routes through Point Loma, open once a year for this charity bike race supporting UC San Diego Health's Moores Cancer Center.

 

11.13: Silver Strand Half Marathon,  Coronado to Imperial Beach kozevents.com

Run a picturesque 5K, 10-mile or half-marathon course from Coronado to Imperial Beach with the Pacific Ocean on one side and San Diego Bay on the other.

 

11.14-20: San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, sandiegowineclassic.com

Raise a glass at the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, which returns for its 13th year featuring celebrity chefs, culinary personalities and more than 150 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors. Notable events include the Dinner with the Culinary Icons, headlined by Chef Rick Bayless (star of PBS' Mexico: One Plate at a Time), and the Lexus Grand Tasting at Embarcadero Marina Park North. Foodies and oenophiles can choose from a vast array of cooking classes, tasting panels, celebrity chef dinners and tastings.

11.16: Ina Garten : The Barefoot Contessa, Balboa Theatre, downtown, sandiegotheatres.org

Bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa, will share stories about food and filming her Food Network TV show, followed by an audience Q&A session.

 

11.16: Movember Poker Tournament, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station, eventbrite.com

Play Texas Hold 'em and sip Stone beers at this fourth annual Movember fundraising event in support of men's health research.

 

11.17: Fantasy on Ice, Liberty Station, Point Loma, fantasyonicesd.com

The outdoor ice rink at Liberty Station opens in mid-November to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.

 

11.19: National Beer Mile - San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley, nationalbeermile.com

Run, drink, repeat at this one-mile fun run featuring a beer at every quarter-mile along the course. An afterparty at the finish line pumps things up with live music, a beer bar and games.

11.19: Bubble Run San Diego, Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, bubblerun.com

Enjoy good, clean fun at this three-mile run popping with colored bubbles that cover participants from head to toe.

 

11.20: San Diego Ramen Festival, sdramenfest.com

Slurp all types of ramen, enter a ramen-eating contest and view ramen-inspired art.

 

11.23-27: San Diego Jazz Fest, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, Mission Valley, sdjazzfest.org

Soak in the sounds of traditional jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, swing and rockabilly as the San Diego Jazz Festival returns over Thanksgiving weekend.

 

11.24: Father Joe's Villages Annual Thanksgiving 5K, Balboa Park, Spreckels Pavilion, my.neighbor.org

Before the Thanksgiving feast, get moving with more than 10,000 participants running this 5K race to help Father Joe's Villages provide meals for homeless San Diegans.

11.24: San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot, Rohr Park, Bonita, sdthanksgivingrun.com

Burn calories (before gaining them back at dinner) along this Thanksgiving Day 5K, 10K or 15K course through South Bay.

 

11.24-1.2: Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, hoteldel.com

The iconic Hotel del Coronado's beachfront ice skating rink welcomes visitors to the Windsor Lawn for double-axel action throughout the holiday season.

 

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Chargers

11/6 vs. Tennessee Titans
11/13 vs. Miami Dolphins

San Diego Gulls

11/11 & 12 vs. Manitoba Moose
11/18 & 19 vs. San Jose Barracuda
11/30 vs. Tucson Roadrunners

 

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