November Event Calendar


By Catlin Dorset

Chargers Home Games
11/16: vs. Oakland Raiders
11/23: vs. St. Louis Rams

11/1: Over the Edge for Brain Cancer
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Downtown
Daredevils rappel 365 feet down the side of San Diego’s third tallest building to raise money and awareness for brain cancer research.

11/1: Shave the Date
Harrah’s Resort SoCal
Help The Movember Foundation raise money and awareness for men’s health programs worldwide by getting a clean shave onstage at this Harrah’s Resort event, which also includes a MoStacks Celebrity Poker tournament and MoParty. Then let your ‘stache and/or beard grow during the 30 days of Movember (formerly November). See November 29 entry on this calendar for more info.

11/1-2: Old Town Día de los Muertos
Old Town State Park
Celebrate friends and loved ones living in the afterlife by soaking-in Mexican art, margaritas, and more than 40 Day of the Dead altars.

11/2: Race for the Cure
Balboa Park
Run this 5K to support local victims and survivors of breast cancer. Organizers say 75 percent of all money raised will stay in San Diego County to fund mammograms, surgeries and many other services.

11/7-16: San Diego Beer Week
Locations throughout San Diego
Raise a glass to 10 days of hoppy events highlighting more than 80 of America’s Finest craft breweries. Cheers!

11/7-30: Bing Crosby Season
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Paying tribute to Old Hollywood glamour and one of the racetrack’s co-founders, Bing Crosby, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s inaugural fall season includes a Great Gatsbystyle opening day party on November 7, followed by 15 more racing days.

11/8: PBR Velocity Tour
Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Cinching the cowboys’ cajones with a leather strap would help even the score. Go bulls!

11/9: CicloSDias
Hillcrest and Bankers Hill
Bike, skate, walk or ride any (within reason) non-motorized vehicle through Hillcrest and Bankers Hill as Sixth and University Avenues are closed to promote healthy living and greener transportation options.

11/11: San Diego Veterans Day Parade
Harbor Drive, Downtown
Salute San Diego’s military members who’ve served overseas at this Tribute to Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans march.

11/21-23: Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure
Del Mar Fairgrounds to Petco Park
Walk a 60-mile course spanning from Del Mar to downtown to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

11/15: Bellator MMA Presents: TITO vs. BONNAR
Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Mixed martial arts fighters Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz and Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar battle for the light heavyweight title.

11/16-23: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Several locations throughout San Diego
Mingle with 10,000 food and drink buffs during this weeklong affair highlighting 70 San Diego restaurants, 80 chefs and more than 200 wine/beer/spirit purveyors. Daily events - celebrity chef dinners, cooking classes and more - culminate in the grand tasting event, which brings 5,000 people to the downtown waterfront.

11/26-30: Walking with Dinosaurs
Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Watch T. Rex and his life-sized buddies recreate their evolution and ultimate extinction.

11/27: Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K
Balboa Park
Proceeds from this annual turkey trot benefit San Diego’s local homeless population.

11/29: San Diego Gala Parté
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Movember’s hair-raising fun culminates with a live performance by CAKE at the San Diego Gala Parté, to be held at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club following the last horse race of the day. Find mo’ local events at

11/29: The Teddy Ball
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, Mission Bay
Bring a teddy bear to this exclusive black-tie charity event to support sick and needy children in San Diego. Proceeds (cash and bears) benefit the NFL Alumni Association’s “Caring for Kids” mission.