San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 5-8)

Comedian Dan Soder. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
Comedian Dan Soder. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
(Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for Comedy Central)

It’s a busy weekend in San Diego with events including O.B. Oktoberfest, Pacific Beachfest and the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.

Through 10.8: Fashion Week San Diego

Celebrating 10 years of style and beauty, California’s largest publicly accessible fashion event returns highlighting more than 100 international designers, entrepreneurs and their creations. - Michael Benninger

Various locations around San Diego,

Through 10.8: San Diego International Film Festival

The region’s premier film festival and one of the leading stops on the independent cinema circuit is back with glamorous parties, world premieres and intimate events with up-and-coming filmmakers. - Michael Benninger

Balboa Theater and Regal Cinemas, downtown, ArcLight Cinemas, La Jolla,

10.5: Taste of Old Town

Gorge on Old Town’s most famous foods and wet your whistle with sensational spirits as lively music and engaging entertainers keep the party going between bites. - Michael Benninger

Throughout Old Town,

10.6: Bro Safari

Austin via Atlanta via Rome DJ Nicholas Weiller (aka Bro Safari) released the 7-track Collisions earlier this year. It features collaborations with UFO!, Sarah Hudson and Dillon Francis. - Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

10.5-7: Dan Soder

“Russians are the scariest white people. They’ve earned it.” - Dan Soder on Conan

@ American Comedy Co.,

10.6-7: OB Oktoberfest

OB’s signature fall event brings Bavaria to the beach with live music, a biergarten, costume contests and other challenges, including a balloon blow, a sausage toss, and a butt-based “Booty Flip.” - Michael Benninger

Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach,

10.6-7: Jay Larson

“Wife: The hall light is out. Me: I know. Wife: What do you think it is? Long pause... Me: I think we should see other people.” - Jay Larson on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

10.7: 20th Annual Pacific BeachFest

PB’s free, full-day, family-friendly beach festival begins with an oceanfront 5K and continues with nonstop music, a beer garden and merchants from around the region. - Michael Benninger

Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach,

10.7: Riva Starr

The Italian-born, U.K.-based House DJ Stefano Miele is also the owner of Snatch! Records. Under that umbrella, he’s released the singles The Wickedest Sound, Play with Dennis Cruz & Gene Farris, and The Basement S--t in 2017. - Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,

10.7 South Park Fall Walkabout

Four times a year South Park showcases its neighborhood with complimentary treats, live entertainment, special offers and later business hours. A free trolley can whisk you from location to location, or you can get your 10,000 steps in by strolling the ‘hood by foot.

South Park Walkabout, 30th & Juniper streets,

10.7: Imperial Beach Auto Fest

Engines will roar at South Bay’s signature auto event featuring live music, vendors, entertainment and contests, with all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Imperial Beach. - Michael Benninger

921 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, Check Facebook event page

10.7: 3lau

New York-born, Vegas-based DJ Justin Blau uses a 3 for the B in his stage name, but still goes by Blau. He’s done official remixes for Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes, among others. His latest single, Star Crossed, dropped last month. - Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

10.7: Gaslamp Sessions

There’s nothing quite like free to get you motivated to work out. Balanced Fitness & Health, in collaboration with Downtown San Diego Partnership bring you a full morning of free workouts, including barre, bootcamp, crossfit, yoga and more.

Island Street between 4th & 5th Avenues,

10.7: Fit Foodie 5K

With tasting stations at every mile and a celebratory finish line drink, runners will eat their way through SD’s most delicious 5K before celebrating at the post-race Food and Fitness Festival, offering wine, bites, beer and mini-workout classes. - Michael Benninger

Liberty Station NTC Park, Point Loma,

10.7 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

More than 150 artists will be on display just a short distance from the ocean. Also on hand will be 30 wineries and breweries, live music and a variety of food vendors.

La Jolla Village,

10.7-8: Maker Faire San Diego

Discover more than 200 local makers at this gathering of fascinating folks showcasing their inventions, creations and craftsmanship. - Michael Benninger

Throughout Balboa Park,

10.8: 1st Annual Tiki Luau

Say aloha to fall as the Grass Skirt hosts its inaugural luau and with a traditional spit-roasted pig, inspired-Polynesian snacks and a selection of classic and modern tiki cocktails along with hula dancers, a snake charmer, a custom lei-making station. - Michael Benninger

The Grass Skirt, Pacific Beach,

10.8: DJ Mustard

The L.A. DJ born Dijon McFarlane produced Needed Me from Rihanna’s Anti and released his sophomore studio album, Cold Summer last year. He also produced Ty Dolla $ign’s July-released single, Love U Better, which features Lil Wayne and The-Dream. - Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

10.8: Gorgon City + Moon Boots

UK DJ duo Gorgon City (Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott) hits San Diego as part of their 22-date North American and European Kingdom Tour. Their latest single with Duke Dumont, Real Life (feat. Naations), is out now. - Scott McDonald

@ Hard Rock Hotel,

Film releases

10.6: Blade Runner 2049, The Mountain Between Us


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