San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 19-22)


Top events in town this week include Odesza, Chris Hardwick at American Comedy Co., the WoW Festival and Ye Scallywag.

10.19: Steve Trevino

“I’ve never lived in a city like Hollywood where you can walk up to an elevator and the people in the elevator will just stare at you while the doors close. Really? You can’t stick your arm out? You’re not better than me. We’re both going to Target.” - Steve Trevino at the Brea Improv

The Comedy Store, La Jolla ,

10.19: Odesza

Two of electronic music’s biggest stars, Seattle-based producers Harrison “Catacombkid” Mills and Clayton “BeachesBeaches” Knight, released their highly anticipated third album last month. It’s called A Moment Apart and features collaborations with a diverse range of guests from Leon Bridges and Regina Specktor to Naomi Wild and Sasha Sloan. - Scott McDonald

Valley View Casino Center, Midway District,

10.19: Historic Building Seminar

If you’ve ever been downtown and wondered what used to occupy some of the area’s buildings, check out this Sparks Gallery event, which looks at the history of the business that were once in its space, as well as a discussion about the “seedy underbelly” of San Diego’s “New Town.” Tickets, $8, are required.

530 Sixth Ave., downtown,

10.19-21: Chris Hardwick

“Kids are basically sex trophies.” - Chris Hardwick on Just for Laughs

American Comedy Co., downtown,

10.19-22: Without Walls Festival (WoW)

The past two WoW fests, in 2013 and 2015, took place primarily around the Playhouse and its UC San Diego environs, as an expansion of a program that began on a small scale in 2011. But this year’s third edition is a whole new location: downtown San Diego, which will host close to 20 outside-the-box productions plus numerous ancillary events Oct. 19-22. - James Hebert

Multiple venues in and around downtown San Diego,

10.20: Jack Novak

Jack (Jacqueline) Novak hasn’t released new music in 2017, but when you look like the Chicago-born/L.A.-based producer and former model, it doesn’t really matter. It also doesn’t hurt that she has credits like opening for Calvin Harris and serving as the touring DJ for Pharrell Williams to her name. - Scott McDonald

OMNIA, downtown,

10.20: Wine & Dine @ The BLVD Market

This month’s BLVD Market will feature a focus on local, sustainable seafood (including a whole-tuna butchering demonstration by Heart & Trottery Butchery), plus some of San Diego’s top urban wineries.

El Cajon Boulevard at Utah Street, North Park,

10.20: Mark Farina

Mark Farina, veteran house DJ and founder of the iconic Mushroom Jazz series, returns to San Diego once again. Last summer marked the 25th anniversary of Farina’s Mushroom Jazz club nights, and he celebrated by releasing the eighth installment of the acid jazz compilations. - Scott McDonald

Music Box, Little Italy,

10.20: Felipe Esparza

“I love my dad. He used to be a professional wrestler in Mexico. So, it was cool growing up with him ‘cause when he hit us, he didn’t really hit us.” - Felipe Esparza on Kush Comedy

Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, Shelter Island,

10.21: Ye Scallywag

Pennywise, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and The Vandals are just a few of the acts performing at this daylong, 21+ festival focused on punk music, food and craft beer. - Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

10.21: Mashd N Kutcher

The Australian DJ duo released the single, Pretend (feat. Park Avenue) earlier this year. They followed it by collaborating with 19-year-old DJ and fellow countryman Tyron Hapi on the July-released single We Could Be. - Scott McDonald

OMNIA, downtown,

10.21: Pegboard Nerds

Danish DJ Michael Parsberg and Norwegian DJ Alex Odden have released four singles this year - Voodoo (with Tony Junior), Go Berzerk and Move That Body with Quiet Disorder, and Extraordinary (feat. Elizaveta) with Spyker. - Scott McDonald

Bassmnt, downtown,

10.21-22: Coronado Art Walk

Discover San Diego’s finest artistic talents during this 2-day art event on Coronado Island. - Michael Benninger

Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado,

10.22: 2017 Green Homes Tour

Chart a course through the county’s most eco-friendly homes on this self-guided tour aimed at encouraging, educating and empowering others to make their homes greener. - Michael Benninger

Throughout San Diego County,

10.22: Valle Wine & Food Festival

Chef Nancy Silverton has used her considerable clout to corral a blockbuster lineup of California chefs - including two-Michelin starred Dominque Crenn of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco and Josiah Citrin of Santa Monica’s Mélisse - to cook at the inaugural Valle Wine & Food Festival, which will go down at Plascencia’s ranch-style restaurant Finca Altozano. - Michele Parente

Valle de Guadalupe, Baja,

10.22: Coffee and beer collide

The buzziest event in town on Sunday. At 2 p.m. at Bay City Brewing Co., coffee fiends and beer nuts will gather for a tasting of three 8-ounce pours of specialty coffee beers, each made from the beans of Swell Coffee Co., Ryan Bros. Coffee and OB Beans Coffee Roasters.

3760 Hancock St., Midway District,

Film releases

10.20: Geostorm, Only the Brave, The Snowman

The Snowman

Soon the first snow will fall and the hunt for a killer begins.
Mystery | Crime
Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg
In theaters: Oct. 20

A detective suspects he’s pursuing a serial killer after a missing mother’s scarf is found wrapped around the neck of a snowman. - Michael Benninger


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