10.6-10.8: Aparna Nancherla @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“I find it very hard to be productive when you work from home. I feel like the closest thing I have to a boss is Netflix when it’s like, ‘Are you still watching?’ And I’m like, ‘Of course, I’m still watching! I’m never not watching! Stop micromanaging me! I’m your best employee. I take all your recommendations.’ ” - Aparna Nancherla on Conan
10.7: Avi Buffalo @ Soda Bar, sodabarmusic.com
This young songwriter and producer released his Sub Pop debut in 2010.
10.7: Kamasi Washington @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, humphreysconcerts.com
The L.A. saxophonist and Kendrick Lamar collaborator brings his eight-piece ensemble to Humphreys.
10.7: Laidback Luke @ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
The Filipino-Dutch DJ and producer (real name Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen) released his latest single, “Promiscuous,” last month. He is married to American DJ Gina Turner.
10.7-8: Adam Ray @ The Comedy Store, lajolla.thecomedystore.com
“My buddy texted me two days ago - this is a true story - ‘Hey man, what ya doing?’ I go, ‘Chillin. Just cooked up some baby back ribs.’ My iPhone autocorrects it to ‘Chillin. Just cooked up some baby black kids.’ That’s not what I’m doing right now. That couldn’t be further from what’s f***ing happening right now.” - Adam Ray at The Laugh Factory
10.7-8: Ocean Beach Oktoberfest, Foot of Ocean Beach Pier, Ocean Beach,
The popular beachside event is a two-day festival with beer, local bands and games including bratwurst-eating and stein-holding contests.
10.7-11.4: “Appropriated Touch” @ San Diego Art Institute’s Project Space, sandiego-art.org
This solo project by San Diego artist Daniel Barron Corrales uses byproducts of the fashion and textile industries to create finished colors and textures, and to explore the potential for collaboration with the work of another.
10.7-11.30: “Celebrating the Art in Archaeology” @ San Diego County Archaeological Society, sdcas.org
Art and archaeology intersect in this exhibit of illustrations, photography, paintings, sculptures, weaving, sewing and pottery in celebration of both California Archaeology and Native American Heritage month.
10.8: San Diego Spicy & Rose Festival, Waterfront Park, Downtown,
Spice things up at this fiery food fest with unlimited samples of sizzling grub, plus cooking demos and live music.
10.8: Chief Keef @ House of Blues, houseofblues.com/sandiego
Chicago rapper Chief Keef (aka Keith Cozart) released the final installment of his “Bang” trilogy last year. It featured guests Mac Miller, Lil B, and A$AP Rocky.
10.8: Tears for Fears @ Pechanga Casino, pechanga.com
Their Humphrey’s show on the following night is sold out, so heading up to Temecula is the only way to see these ‘80s icons.
10.8: AutoFest, Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach Pier, Imperial Beach
Hot rods, classics, customs, sports cars, muscle cars, VWs, DUB, lowriders, rat rods, trucks and bikes will be displayed along seven blocks near Imperial Beach Pier as live bands jam.
10.8: Red Dress Party San Diego, San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park ,
Regardless of their gender, all of this party’s attendees are required to wear a red dress for a night of dancing to raise funds for local organizations that serve the HIV/AIDS community.
10.8: Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase, Fifth Avenue, Between 6 and J Streets, Downtown, gaslamp.org
Classic cars rev up the Gaslamp in this free show that includes high-performance, luxury, contemporary, classic and rare cars and motorcycles displayed along six blocks.
10.8: Todas Las Rosas @ California Center for the Arts, artcenter.org
The fancy footwork of Spain’s most revered dance form comes to vibrant life in this performance of Flamenco en fuego, set to the vocal stylings of celebrated singer Juan de Dios.
10.8: Breathe Carolina @ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
After starting 2016 with remixes of Steve Aoki and Sultan + Shepard, the Denver-based electro-trio just released their latest collection, the “Sleepless EP,” for Spinnin’ Records.
10.8-9: “Art Glass Show & Sale” @ Spanish Village Art Center, spanishvillageart.com
More than 30 juried artists have blown, fused, etched, stained, torched or fashioned glass into mosaics for this show, with pieces available for purchase.
10.8-10.9: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival @ Girard Ave., La Jolla, ljawf.com
The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, presented by Wells Fargo, returns to Girard Avenue on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. for yet another year of paint, prestige, gourmet food, craft beers, Baja wines and dazzling live entertainment. This two-day FREE art festival is home to over 150 artists who have been hand selected for their superb talent and unique artwork that will be featured across a half mile of beautiful La Jolla Village. This family-friendly art festival is the perfect chance to unwind and enjoy a weekend of inspiration and creativity in “The Jewel” of San Diego.
10.8-2.5: “Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition” @ Museum of Photographic Arts, mopa.org
Hundreds of San Diego and Tijuana youngsters submitted photos or video art as they vied for one of 105 spots in this animal-focused exhibit.
10.9: Blake Wexler @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
“Colin Kaepernick is one of my least favorite players, but the National Anthem is one of my least favorite songs so I’m torn here.” - Blake Wexler on Twitter
10.9: Florida Georgia Line @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, livenation.com
Bro-country duo Brian “BK” Kelley and Tyler “T Hubb” Hubbard are currently on their Dig Your Roots tour in support of their 2016 album of the same name.
10.9: Clint Black @ The Poway Center, powaycenter.com
The award-winning country superstar and actor released his last studio album, “On Purpose,” in 2015. It features tracks with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, as well as Big & Rich.