11/1-2: Dia de los Muertos
Location: Old Town
It’s a dead man’s party with more than 50 Day of the Dead altars to tour. The living will showing off their art, cooking and more.
11/1-9: San Diego Asian Film Festival
Location: Theaters and locations throughout the county
Admission: $11.50 per film
Watch more than 150 movies from 20 countries in this celebration of Asian and Asian American cinema and culture.
11/3-4: Escondido Renaissance Faire
Location: Felicita County Park, Escondido
Admission: $17 per day; $27 for two days
In case Halloween wasn’t enough make-believe for one season, ye can throw on that Hobbit costume one more time for a weekend of turkey legs and jousting. Remember Dungeons & Dragons? These guys do.
11/4: Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure
Location: Balboa Park
Bras won’t be the only thing supporting boobs at this scenic 5K, as thousands converge to walk and run for breast cancer awareness. The after-race expo features educational and vendor booths and live entertainment.
11/4: Carlsbad Village Faire
Location: Grand Ave., Carlsbad
Check out what’s touted as the largest one-day street fair in the nation, hosting more than 900 vendor booths, an international food court and a beer garden.
11/12: San Diego County Veterans Day Parade
Location: Pacific Hwy., Downtown
Help honor those who’ve served the nation during this Veterans Day parade commemorating the 65th anniversary of man’s first breaking the sound barrier.
11/12: Grub Sprawl
Location: Restaurants in East Village
Admission: $5 per dish
Enjoy generous small plates for just $5 during this tasty walking tour of East Village restaurants including Lotus Thai, East Village Tavern + Bowl, Bub’s at the Ballpark and more.
Location: Petco Park, Downtown
Who could say “neigh” to this acrobatic show at Petco, featuring equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects?
11/14-18: Cirque du Soleil: “Dralion”
Location: Valley View Casino Center
An acrobatic extravaganza will have legions of performers bending over backwards to convey the fusion of humans with nature and ancient Chinese disciplines with those of the West.
11/14-18: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Location: Several restaurants throughout San Diego
A five-day series of culinary events ranging from food truck parties to top chef cooking demonstrations culminates in a waterfront grand tasting celebration that brings together 200 wineries, breweries and spirits; 70 San Diego chefs and restaurants; and nearly 5,000 food fans wanting to taste it all.
11/15: RA Sushi’s 15th Anniversary Party
Location: 474 Broadway, Gaslamp
Achieve sushi nirvana during RA’s 15th Anniversary in the Gaslamp, where ‘90s-themed “Teen Spirit” drinks are $5, patrons’ checks are discounted 15 percent, and RA will donate 15 percent of proceeds to Mama’s Kitchen.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Saddle up for the 225,000 square-foot Valitar Kingdom, a multi-tent equestrian experience showcasing the strength and grace of horse and man.
11/22: Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk
Location: Museum of Man, Balboa Park
Turkey-trot over to Balboa to help Father Joe’s Villages raise funds to continue providing safety, nutrition, health and education to thousands of San Diegans in need.