San Diego: This Weekend (Nov. 1-4)


Top events around San Diego this weekend include the start of San Diego Beer Week, Carlsbad Village Faire, Komen Race for the Cure and Carrera de Los Muertos.

11.1: Dia de los Muertos “Food Memorias” dinner

Join Top Chef contestants Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins and Joe Sasto for a six-course dinner paying homage to lost loved ones who were intergral in shaping each each chef’s career. Reservations can be made at 619.795.2322.

2885 Perry Rd., Liberty Station,

11.1: Anthony Jeselnik

“Got to walk around a little bit today. Saw a baby. Saw a baby locked inside the back of a hot car. So it’s been a great day. Love that. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a monster. I tried to help the baby. Tried to throw a rock through the window. Window was down. Ruined that baby’s whole weekend. It was worth it.” — Anthony Jeselnik in Thoughts and Prayers

@ Balboa Theatre,

Anthony Jeselnik.

Anthony Jeselnik.

(Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

11.1: Carlos Mencia

“Did you know that in Cabo San Lucas, there is actually a Home Depot. I swear to god. I was like, ‘There’s a Home Depot here?’ And then I went inside the Home Depot, but there was nothing inside. Completely empty! It was just the facade. And then I looked outside, and there were Mexicans standing out front, but there was nothing inside. But they were outside, and then I realized — it’s a training facility! That’s how they know where to go.” — Carlos Mencia on No Strings Attached

@ Sycuan Casino,

11.1-3: Matt Rife

“Just BALLED TF OUT at Bed Bath & Beyond. All you goofballs out here poppin’ bottles and getting tables...but what’s your pillowcase thread count like fam? Do you even f**ks with matching soap dispensaries????” — Matt Rife on Twitter

@ The American Comedy Co.,

Matt Rife.

Matt Rife.

(Rich Fury / Getty Images)

11.2: Stone Brewing Anniversary Ale Release

In honor of Barrel Republic’s fifth year in business, Stone Brewing Co. is taking over the taps at all three BR locations and introducing a 5th Anniversary Ale to recognize the bars’ contributions to the local beer scene. — Michael Benninger

Barrel Republic locations in Pacific Beach, Carlsbad and Oceanside,

11.2 Zedd

After kicking off 2018 with the release of hit single The Middle with Maren Morris & Grey, the Russian DJ spent the summer opening eight dates of Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour. His latest single, Happy Now with Elley Duhé, was released in July. — Scott McDonald


11.2 Boys Noize

German tech-house DJ and producer Alex Ridha (aka Boys Noize) has kept busy this year. In addition to dropping his highly anticipated album, Strictly Raw Vol. 2, he’s released the single Disco Inferno (feat. Marteria & Haftbefehl), the three-song Orvnge EP with Virgil Abloh, and worked with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Ridha’s latest single, Killer (feat. Steven A. Clark), was released in September. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,

11.2 Gorgon City

London-based DJ duo Gorgon City (Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott) released their second full-length studio album, Escape, in August. The 12-track collection features collaborations with Duke Dumont, Naations, Kamille, D Double E, and more. — Scott McDonald

@ Observatory North Park,

11.2-4: Old Town Dia de Los Muertos

Celebrate the history, culture and heritage of San Diego’s Mexican population, and pay homage to the memories of departed loved ones, during three days of festive art and entertainment featuring sugar skull face painting and more than 40 altars of remembrance. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Old Town,

Old Town Dia de Los Muertos.

Old Town Dia de Los Muertos.

(Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

11.2-8: “Brewmaster” screening

Timed perfectly with San Diego Beer Week, this film is “The story of craft beer as told through a young New York lawyer who dreams of opening his own brewery and a Milwaukee-based beer educator trying to pass the Master Cicerone exam.”

Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., North Park,

11.2-11: San Diego Beer Week

Spearheaded by the San Diego Brewers Guild, this 10-day celebration features festivities involving more than 130 of the county’s bars, restaurants and craft breweries. Here are a few of Beer Week’s can’t miss events. — Michael Benninger

11.3: 2018 Guild Fest

Kicking off Beer Week, more than 60 independent breweries from San Diego and beyond offer unlimited samples following a pre-party harbor cruise.

Embarcadero South, downtown

See more PACIFIC event recommendations here.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Nov. 11 closing Beer Garden event at the Lodge at Torrey Pines, go here.

San Diego Beer Week: Throughout San Diego,

11.3: Second annual Quarry Crusher Run

Descend steep declines then make your way from the quarry floor back up to sea level during this unique race that offers a once-in-a-lifetime look inside a jagged landscape that’s typically off limits to the public. — Michael Benninger

Vulcan Materials Quarry, Chula Vista,

11.3: Felipe Esparza

“I used to be a horrible person before, man. I used to borrow money from my son’s mom’s new husband. Then I would give her that money as child support.” — Felipe Esparza on Stand Up for Family

@ Balboa Theatre,

11.3: Escondido Tamale Festival

Enjoy the county’s best tamales during this annual event that includes food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and a Chihuahua fashion show among other attractions. — Michael Benninger

Grape Day Park, Escondido,

11.3: Nick Cannon

“I tried to follow in my family’s footsteps and make my grandfather proud — I tried to join a gang. For real. … I tried to join the Bloods. That didn’t work. My mama kept messin’ up the damn laundry. She was mixin’ my red bandanas in with the whites. I was showin’ up to school in pink khakis. They thought I was gangbangin’ for breast cancer awareness.” — Nick Cannon on Mr. Showbiz

@ Viejas Arena,

Nick Cannon.

Nick Cannon.

(Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for McDonald’s)

11.3: Second annual Joshua Tree Half Marathon

Escape the city for a night and join hordes of other runners on this challenging, after-dark trek underneath an ocean of stars in the Mojave Desert. — Michael Benninger

Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, Joshua Tree National Park,

11.3: SweatCon Rally

This one-day fitness event flips the script on your typical bar crawl and instead invites guests to work up a sweat during three, back-to-back, 30-minute workouts at boutique fitness studios in the neighborhood of your choice. — Michael Benninger

Fitness studios throughout San Diego,

11.3: Light the Night

Show your support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s tremendous efforts during this annual nighttime walk along the waterfront that raises funds for cancer research and pays tribute to thousands of local patients and their families affected by these diseases. — Michael Benninger

Waterfront Park, Little Italy,

11.3-4: 19th annual Escondido Renaissance Faire with a Pirate Flair

Step through a portal to the past when the fictitious Queen Gloriana returns to the Shire of Escondido for two days of vendors, variety shows and tons of entertainment inspired by the Elizabethan era. — Michael Benninger

Felicita County Park, Escondido,

Escondido Renaissance Faire with a Pirate Flair.

Escondido Renaissance Faire with a Pirate Flair.

(Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

11.4: 44th annual Carlsbad Village Faire

Spanning 14 blocks, this one-day street fair returns with more than 50 food booths, 800 merchants and 100,000 attendees eager to engage in all the activities. — Michael Benninger

Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad,

11.4: Komen Race for the Cure

A crucial provider of free breast cancer treatments, services and support hosts its annual race to raise money for continued care until doctors find a cure. — Michael Benninger

Balboa Park and downtown,

11.4: Carrera de Los Muertos

Remember loved ones who have passed during this festive Day of the Dead-themed 5K and 10K set along the bayfront that includes mariachi bands, traditional dancing and authentic Mexican fare. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown,

11.4: San Diego Wedding Party Expo

San Diego’s biggest bridal show is back to help local couples plan their dream weddings without breaking their budgets. — Michael Benninger

The Prado, Balboa Park,


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