San Diego: This Weekend (Oct. 18-21)


Top events in San Diego this weekend include Scallywag!, Extreme Sailing Series, Fit Foodie Festival & 5K and Coronado Art Walk.

10.18: Sixth annual Komen Dine Out for the Cure

Put on something pink and grab some grub at any of the many generous restaurants, bakeries and coffeehouses participating in Susan G. Komen’s food-centric fundraiser. — Michael Benninger

Throughout San Diego,

10.18: 56th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County Gourmet Dinner

One of the city’s most revered galas returns, beginning with a lavish seafood cocktail party, followed up by an exquisite ballroom feast and culminating with cigars and after-dinner drinks outdoors. — Michael Benninger

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, La Jolla,

10.18: New American Voices: Our Immigrant Stories

Head to the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station for a reception honoring the stories of immigrants featured in PACIFIC’s parent company The San Diego Union-Tribune.

2825 Dewey Rd., Liberty Station,

10.18-20: Baja Culinary Fest

Culinary stars from around Baja and San Diego are descending upon Tijuana for three days filled with conferences, workshops, cooking demonstrations and a culminating festival at Club Campestre de Tijuana featuring dishes from 30 culinary stations, live music and the chance to interact with participating chefs. — Michael Benninger

Various locations around Tijuana,

10.18-20: Dan Soder

“When I was like, f**kin’ 23, and I moved to New York, I’d f**kin’ go outside drunk, rip a joint, like ‘F**k society and its rules, yeah!’ Now, I just wait till late and night and I put on sweatpants, and then I just get worried, like ‘Am I ever going to pay off these loans? Why did I major in journalism?’” — Dan Soder on Live at The APT

@ The American Comedy Co.,

Comedian Dan Soder.

Comedian Dan Soder.

(Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for Comedy Central)

10.18-21: Extreme Sailing Series

The stadium-racing sailing circuit returns to the Big Bay during this high-energy, spectator-centric event that attracts some of the world’s best sailors and puts attendees right in the middle of the action. — Michael Benninger

Harbor Island,

10.19: Cash Cash

Releasing a pair of singles earlier this year — February’s Jewel (feat. Nikki Vianna) and April’s Finest Hour (feat. Abir) — the N.Y.-based DJ trio of Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf and Samuel Frisch return to San Diego after their last visit here in June. — Scott McDonald


10.20 Ladies of LCD Soundsystem

Synth players Rayna Russom and Nancy Whang from the James Murphy-led, Brooklyn-based dance collective hit San Diego as part of a co-headlining DJ run. The Grammy-winning pair has promised that each date of their month-long tour will feature a local female or non-binary performer as the opening act. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,

10.20: South Park Fall Walkabout

This quarterly neighborhood event encourages people to visit local shops with extended hours, complimentary treats, live entertainment and other special offers.

30th Street between Kalmia Street and Beech Street, South Park,

10.20: Scallywag!

Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Less than Jake are just three of the acts performing at this daylong festival focused on killer tunes and incredible food and offering unlimited tastings of more than 150 craft brews. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

10.20: Barks & Brews Oktoberfest

Fans of dogs, beer or both are invited to attend this furry and foamy event that includes dozens of brews, a contest to determine the ugliest dog and more free biscuits than your pooch will know what to do with. — Michael Benninger

Spanish Landing Park East, near Harbor Island,

10.20: Fit Foodie Festival & 5K

Treat yourself to a feast on your way to the finish line during this gustatory jaunt that precedes a post-run Food & Fitness Festival, featuring even more mouthwatering bites along with a beer garden, culinary demonstrations and much more. — Michael Benninger

Liberty Station NTC Park, Point Loma,

10.20: WWF Panda Paddle

The World Wildlife Fund is bringing the Panda Paddle to San Diego to help raise funds to protect the natural world. The day will also include a performance from signer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman.

Bonita Cove, Mission Bay,

10.20-21: Coronado Art Walk

Hundreds of contemporary craftsmen and craftswomen join other gifted artisans to present one-of-a-kind creations during two days where it’s all about original art. — Michael Benninger

Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado,

10.20-21: Fourth annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival

This free, two-day open-air festival includes exhibits from more than 50 artists all celebrating the dynamic culture of Carlsbad. — Michael Benninger

The Forum, Carlsbad,

10.21: Iron Pig Alehouse 4-year anniversary

Celebrate the occasion with $4 pints of Aporkalypse Pale Ale from Bay City Brewing Co. and the full tap list, $4 cocktails and $4 pork sliders — that’s a lot of fours that your wallet can appreciate.

1520 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach,

10.21: Green Homes Tour

Chart your own course as you visit the county’s most eco-friendly homes on this self-guided tour that aims to encourage, educate and empower you to make your own home greener. — Michael Benninger

Throughout San Diego,

10.21: Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K

Opt to either run alongside Route 56 or stay closer to Sorrento Valley during these two runs that offer sweeping views, challenging hills and a craft beer reward at the Green Flash’s finish line. — Michael Benninger

Green Flash Brewing Co., Mira Mesa,

10.21: CiclOBias

Bring anything that propels you — except a car, and maybe a plane — and explore the open streets of Ocean Beach during this annual celebration with the San Diego Bike Coalition.

Voltaire Street and portions of Bacon Street, Santa Monica Avenue and Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach,

San Diego Gulls home games

10.19: vs Milwaukee Admirals

10.20: vs Bakersfield Condors


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