San Diego: This Weekend (Nov. 9-12)


Events around San Diego this weekend include BBQ Fest, Collabapalooza, San Diego Veterans Day Parade and the Escondido Tamale Festival.

11.9-11 Bobby Lee

“You know what I’m tired of? People who go into detail about their ethnicity and nationality. I don’t give a f***k what you are. People who go into detail, like, ‘I’m half-German, a quarter-Irish, part-Navaho Indian.’ You’re f*****g white! Just say white! I ran into a girl today, she was like, ‘I’m half-Chinese, half-Mexican.’ You’re Filipino. Just say Filipino!” — Bobby Lee at The Laugh Factory

American Comedy Co., downtown,

11.9-12: 2nd Annual Coronado Island Film Festival

With categories including narrative features, short films and documentaries, this cinephile-centric event asks viewers to vote for their favorite flicks before the winner is announced at the awards ceremony on Nov. 12. — Michael Benninger

Coronado Performing Arts Center, Coronado,

11.9-18: 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

Showcasing more than 150 films shot in more than 20 countries, this competitive event honoring Asian American cinema is dedicated to highlighting cultural diversity through visual media. Read more about the event and its featured films here. — Michael Benninger

Various locations around San Diego,

11.10: Tritonal

In 2015, David Reed and Chad Cisneros partnered with fellow DJ duo The Chainsmokers on their hit single, Until You Were Gone. The Texas-based DJ/producer duo has released a few singles in 2017, including Good Thing (feat. Laurell) and Wild Kind (feat. Varpu). — Scott McDonald

OMNIA, downtown,

11.10: Black Tiger Sex Machine

After releasing their LP, Welcome To Our Church (as well as a follow-up of album remixes) last year, Black Tiger Sex Machine is making 2017 about singles. The Kannibalen Records founders and Montreal-based DJ trio have put out three of them so far this year – Hell Motel, Rezorecta VIP, and most recently, September’s Lions. — Scott McDonald

Bassmnt ,downtown,

11.10-11 Tony Hinchcliffe

“RIP Hugh Hefner. Asses to asses, bust to bust.” — Tony Hinchcliffe on Twitter

The Comedy Store, La Jolla,

10.10-16: Hola Mexico Film Festival Tour 2017

This traveling film festival, co-presented by the San Diego Film Festival and Digital Gym in North Park, features six acclaimed, recently-released Mexican movies. The festival kicks off with an Opening Night Reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday.

Digital Gym, North Park,

11.11: Celebration Under the Dome

Enjoy extraordinary cuisine, craft cocktails and outstanding live music while experiencing some of the library’s interactive programs and raising money for new technology at the county’s 36 branches. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Central Library, downtown,

11.11: Borgeous

Miami-born DJ John Borger released his debut LP, 13, last year. He’s already released a 4-track EP of remixes from his debut this year, as well as a whopping seven singles including new single You, and September’s Sweeter Without You with Taylr Renee. — Scott McDonald

OMNIA, downtown,

11.11: Sub Focus

English DJ and songwriter Nick Douwma has worked with the likes of Alex Clare, Kele, and Alpines, and has hit the top spot on the UK Dance Charts with 2005’s Nirvana-inspired X-Ray single and again with 2008’s Timewarp. This year, Douwma has released the singles Lingua (feat. Stylo G) and Don’t You Feel It (feat. Alma). — Scott McDonald

Bassmnt, downtown,

11.11 Ginuwine

Ride that Pony and party like it’s the ’90s all over again. — Michelle Dederko

Fluxx, downtown,



(Stefan Hoederath/Redferns via Getty Images)

11.11: Escondido Tamale Festival

Treat yourself to the best tamales North County has to offer during this official Beer Week event that includes food trucks, tamale contests, a craft beer and wine garden and a chihuahua fashion show, among other enticements. — Michael Benninger

Grape Day Park, Escondido,

11.11: San Diego Veterans Day Parade

Pay tribute to veterans and active-duty service members during this 1-mile parade through downtown streets, past the USS Midway and concluding at the picturesque Embarcadero. — Michael Benninger

North Harbor Drive, downtown,

San Diego Veterans Day Parade.

San Diego Veterans Day Parade.

(John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)

11.11: 5th Annual Ride the Point Jim Krause Memorial Ride

See a side of Point Loma few get to see on this exclusive cycling route open one day only to honor the life of a beloved local who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2012. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station, Point Loma,

11.11 Collabapalooza

One of the signature events of San Diego Beer Week, Collabapalooza is dedicated to the proposition that two or more brewers are better than one. Read more about the event and some of the partnering breweries here. — Peter Rowe

Behind The Observatory North Park, North Park,

11.11: BBQ Fest

An impressive lineup of local BBQ experts invite you to sample the best meats and sides you’ve ever had at this carnivorous celebration set to a soundtrack of throwback tunes. — Michael Benninger

Broadway Pier Pavilion, downtown,

11.12: Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

Wine-loving walkers, novice runners and serious athletes alike are invited to take part in a leisurely 3-mile walk or challenging 13-mile run before rehydrating at the finish line with libations from a local winery and brewery. — Michael Benninger

Galway Downs, Temecula,

11.12: Gareth Emery

The British DJ released his massive, 37-track Electric For Life 2016 mix to close out last year. Emery teamed up with (DJ Ian) Standerwick on the song Saving Light (feat. Haliene) earlier this year, and did it again with Louis Vivet on the single Stronger, more recently. — Scott McDonald

Parq, downtown,

11.12: 18th Annual Silver Strand Veterans Day Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K

Run, walk, skate or roll along the Silver Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach, then bask in the good times at a post-race party featuring a Beach Boys cover band and Sierra Nevada beer garden. — Michael Benninger

Silver Strand, Coronado,

11.12-19: San Diego Bay Food + Wine Festival

Join 10,000 other oenophiles at this food and wine celebration, which invites people to immerse themselves in the world’s best wines while surrounded by celebrity chefs and other culinary luminaries. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown,

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