November Calendar of Events

11/1-2: Día De Los Muertos
Location: Old Town State Historic Park
Admission: Free
Info: sddayofthedead.org
Celebrate the lives of those living in the afterlife by touring more than 50 Day of the Dead altars and soaking in mucho Mexican art, music and margaritas.

11/1-10: San Diego Beer Week
Location: Lots of sudsy spots around town
Admission: Depends on the specific event
Info: sdbw.org
Only in America's Finest City could/ should a weeklong beer celebration last 10 days (see story here).

11/2-3: Escondido Renaissance Faire
Location: Felicita County Park, Escondido
Admission: $17-$27
Info: goldcoastfestivals.com
Costume-up post-Halloween to reenact medieval battles, eat giant turkey legs and get to the bottom of why Dungeons & Dragons and Harry Potter fans rarely get laid, even in the presence of so many wenches.

11/3: Gaslamp Quarter's Fall Back Festival
Location: Fourth Ave. and Island Ave., Gaslamp
Admission: Free
Info: gaslampquarter.org
Fall back in time by churning butter, panning for gold and watching a Wild West shoot-out at this kid-focused celebration of 19th Century behaviors, which did not include turning the clocks back an hour at the end of Daylight Savings Time.

11/3: Carlsbad Village Faire
Location: Grand Ave., Carlsbad
Admission: Free
Info: carlsbad.org
Touted as the largest single-day street fair in the U.S., this bi-annual event brings more than 100,000 people to Carlsbad to peruse the goods of 900 vendors.

11/3: Over the Edge for Brain Cancer
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, Downtown
Admission: $1,500 fundraising minimum
Info: otesandiego.org
Rappel down the side of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, the West Coast's tallest waterfront building (497 feet) to raise money for brain cancer research.

11/7-16: San Diego Asian Film Festival
Location: Several theatres throughout San Diego
Admission: $11.50-$250
Info: festival.sdaff.org
Check out more than 140 films from 20 countries during this nine-day festival of Asian cinema and culture.

11/11: San Diego Veteran's Day Parade
Location: North Harbor Drive, Downtown
Admission: Free
Info: sdvetparade.org
Cheer-on San Diego's brave servicemen and women during this annual procession of veterans, active-duty personnel, marching bands and more.

11/18-24: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Location: Various locations; final event at Embarcadero Marina Park North, Downtown
Admission: $35-$350
Info: sandiegowineclassic.com
Now in its 10th year, this annual event lures 10,000 wine and food enthusiasts downtown with five days of cooking classes, celebrity chef dinners and gourmet tasting events that highlight 200 wine/spirits purveyors and more than 70 local restaurants.

11/24: Fall Festival
Location: S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas
Admission: Free
Info: encinitas101.com
Soak-in ocean views, live music and and Stone beers while strolling the coast and shopping at 450 vendor booths of arts, crafts and food.

11/26: So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour
Location: Civic Theatre, Downtown
Admission: $42.50-$52.50
Info: sandiegotheatres.org
Watch the top 10 finalists from Season 10 of Fox's Emmy Award-winning series take the stage to perform dance routines.

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What's Afoot

Running Events

11/2: Great Urban Race
Location: Race starts and finishes at 702 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp
Admission: $65-$75
Info: greaturbanrace.com
Compete in a scavenger hunt/race through the city for cash and prizes.

11/3: Run, Rock and Wine 5K/10K
Location: De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park
Admission: $44 for 5K, $46 for 10K
Info: victoryruns.com
Live rock 'n' roll, a beer-and-wine garden and an awards ceremony await competitors and spectators at this race around Mission Bay Park.

11/3: Race for the Cure
Location: 6th Ave. and Palm St., Balboa Park
Admission: $35-$45
Info: komensandiego.org
Run or walk this scenic 5K through Balboa Park to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure .

11/3: Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk
Location: North Harbor Dr., Point Loma
Admission: $48
Info: shelterisland5k.com
Proceeds benefit the Homes for Our Troops foundation.

11/10: San Diego Duathlon
Location: East Mission Bay Dr., Mission Bay Park
Admission: $70-$85
Info: sandiegoduathlon.com
Kinda like a triathlon (minus the swim), this race challenges participants to a 1.5-mile run, followed by a 20K bike ride, followed by another 2.5-mile run.

11/10: Fight for Air Walk
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Admission: $100 fundraising suggestion
Info: lung.org
Walk a three-mile loop from Seaport Village to the Midway Museum and back in support of the American Lung Association.

11/15-17: Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day
Location: Starting point at Del Mar Fairgrounds
Admission: $90 registration plus a $2,300 fundraising commitment
Info: the3day.org
Help find a cure for breast cancer by participating in this 60-mile trek along San Diego's coastline (from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to Petco Park) over the course of three days.

11/17: Silver Strand Half-Marathon and 5k
Location: Silver Strand Blvd., Coronado
Admission: $20-$85
Info: kozevents.com
Run, walk or skate a 5K, 10-miler or half-marathon from Coronado to the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza, where live entertainment, food and a beer garden await. Proceeds benefit HeadNorth (a nonprofit focused on spinal cord injuries) and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

11/23: The Fit Foodie 5k
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown
Admission: $55-$125
Info: sandiegowineclassic.com/thefitfoodie
Lace up for this 5K that culminates with more than 5,000 people enjoying the incomparable culinary experience of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting event.

11/28: Oceanside Turkey Trot
Location: Coast Hwy., Oceanside
Admission: $33-$45
Info: osideturkeytrot.com
Support O-side's schools and charities Thanksgiving morning at this eighth annual 5-mile or 5K run/walk.

11/28: Father Joe's Thanksgiving Day 5k
Location: San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park
Admission: $35-$40
Info: thanksgivingrun.org
Proceeds from this Turkey Day 5K through Balboa Park support homeless families throughout San Diego.

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Mo Town

The moustache movement returns to San Diego

The man of all mediums, Justin Timberlake, is flirting with the idea of bringing hairy back by going "Mo" this year. Movember, that is - the annual fundraiser for which guys grow moustaches to raise money/awareness for prostate and testicular cancer research.

Last year, a million-plus participants helped raise a total of $147 million worldwide. This year, the month formerly known as November features a bevvy of local Mo-related events. Here's a trimmed-down list:

Movember 1: Shave The Date
Floyd's 99 Barbershop opens its downtown doors at 6 a.m. to set a record for most faces shaved in a day. From 5:30-7:30 p.m., the party moves to Quality Social for a Happy Hour with more free shave-downs.

Movember 1-2: Rock the Mo
91X DJ and prostate cancer survivor Steve West will broadcast nonstop for the cause, collecting donations and raffling prizes.

Movember 13: All In
A "Mo Stacks" poker tournament will shuffle up and deal at Stone Brewing Company - Liberty Station. Buy-in: $50.

Movember 19: Clash of the Stache
Here's a mid-month opportunity to compare and compete with other Mos at PB Shore Club for the best stiff-upper-lip growth to-date. Hosted Pacifico cerveza (PacificSD is paying for the beers) at 8 p.m.; moustache contest starts at 9. RSVP at pacificsandiego.com/stache.

Movember 29: Formal Fun
Wipe the Thanksgiving turkey out of your Mo and dress up for the Facial Hair Formal at The Lafayette Hotel in University Heights (6-10 p.m.). Celebrity bartenders, raffles and festive contests. Door: $9.91.

December 3: Mos & Hos
This third annual throw-down (7:30-10:30 p.m.) promises to fill East Village's Bootlegger with the bushiest Mos and classiest... ladies. Live band, raffles galore. Suggested donation: $10.

December 5: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
The Movember Gala Parte will be another blockbuster at the new Moonshine Flats (formerly Block No. 16). This official end to the facial fun will pack the place for a wild costume contest and the crowning of San Diego's Man of Movember. Admission: $10.
-Ron Donoho

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PacificSD Pro-Motion

Save up to 90% on designer fashions at the grand opening of the My Sister's Closet and Well Suited consignment shops in Encinitas.

Saturday, November 2.
Doors open 9 a.m. - Swag bags for first 100 guests

My Sister's Closet/Well Suited
146 N. El Camino Real, Suites A and B
Encinitas
mysisterscloset.com

 

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