Top events coming to town this weekend include comedian Whitney Cummings, Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk, Uncorked: Derby Days Wine Fest and Padres Pedal the Cause.
This weeklong festival of food, wine and culture features dozens of events and hundreds of wineries from around the world. Here are some highlights.
11.16: Smoked: A Live Fire Experience
Chefs Tommy Fraioli and Ivan Munoz cook a four-course, family-style BBQ dinner that includes beer and whiskey pairings as well as a bluegrass concert under the stars.
Quartyard, East Village
11.16: Grand Decant Tasting Experience
Expand your palate at this epic, walk-around tasting event that showcases more than 200 domestic and international wineries.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, downtown
11.17: Grand Tasting
More than 60 of San Diego’s leading chefs put their best bites forward as hundreds of beer and spirit purveyors share samples of their finest wares.
Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown
11.18: Taco TKO
Cast a vote for the city’s top taco at this chef showdown complemented by live music, tequila tastings and plenty of beer to go around.
South Promenade, Liberty Station
San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival: Various locations around San Diego, sandiegowineclassic.com
11.15: Shaken, Not Stirred Holiday Cocktail Making Class
Learn how to make three holiday cocktails and go home with the recipes to mixup for your guests at any festive event.
Herringbone La Jolla, 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, hakkasangroup.com
11.15: Double Tap
Head to the Pendry to help celebrate the 20 Most Social Influential People in San Diego along with beats from Ayla Simone.
The Oxford Social Club, 435 Fifth Ave., downtown, theoxfordsd.com
11.15-17: Todd Glass
“Some people say, ‘I hate cats.’ First of all, relax. ‘I hate cats.’ Really? Really? Is that true? Isn’t the truth you saw a cat you loved, you saw a big, fat tabby cat come out of somebody’s bedroom, and you went, ‘Pst,’ and it walked away? You’re like, ‘F**k, I hate cats.’ No, cats hate you. Come on. No, come on. I got you good.” — Todd Glass in Act Happy
@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
11.15-18: Whitney Cummings
“Maybe I’m jaded but I’m really starting to worry that inspirational quotes on Instagram aren’t going to fix our country.” — Whitney Cummings on Twitter
@ The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla
11.16 Morgan Page
After teaming with Jayceeoh on the single Lost Dreams in February, and then with Britt Daley on one called Born To Fly in March, the Vermont-born DJ, producer and two-time Grammy nominee released Let You Go in August. The single was remixed by both Luke Bond and Le Youth in September. — Scott McDonald
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
11.16-18: Susan G. Komen 3-Day
The 60-mile moving monument known as the “Parade of Pink” kicks off a 72-hour walk and glamping experience with a commitment to end breast cancer forever. — Michael Benninger
Throughout San Diego, the3day.org
11.16: Secret Society of Adultologists
Sparkle and shine during while checking out the new Hidden Gems exhibition at The Nat while also enjoying a live performance from San Diego’s “crankiest drag queen” Miss Mariam T, plus a rooftop bar and so much more.
The Natural History Museum: 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, sdnhm.org
L.A.-based DJ duo SLANDER (aka Derek Andersen and Scott Land) has worked with the likes of Skrillex, DJ Snake and Diplo. The pair have worked nonstop this year, releasing 10 (!) singles thus far — I Can’t Escape, Happy Now, Move Back, Slow Motion, So Long, Kneel Before Me, U Don’t Know with Alison Wonderland, Without You, You Don’t Even Know Me, and last month’s collab with Seven Lions, First Time (feat. Dylan Matthew). — Scott McDonald
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
11.17 John Digweed
Veteran British DJ and producer John Digweed has spent more time behind the decks than most current DJs have been alive. The progressive house pioneer’s most recent compilations, Bedrock XX and Live in Tokyo, are his 41st and 42nd comps, respectively. — Scott McDonald
@ Hard Rock, hardrockhotelsd.com
11.17: Krug Champagne Dinner
Addison director and executive chef William Bradley and wine and beverage director Rafael Sanchez team up to create a $1,000 prix fixe dinner with pairings of Krig Champagne. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 858.314.1900.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, Del Mar, addisondelmar.com
11.17: Platinum Comedy Tour
(Mike Epps, Tony Rock, Sommore, Bruce Bruce and Earthquake)
“Black people can be anything they want to be. We have been everything in this earth and will be everything — except for one thing. I can tell you who wasn’t black: Noah. ’Cause there’s no way no black family was on no boat for 40 days and 40 nights and didn’t eat those two chickens.” — Earthquake on Just for Laughs
@ Valley View Casino, valleyviewcasino.com
11.17: Uncorked: Derby Days Wine Fest
Dress in your finest derby attire for this grape-centric event that includes music, live horse racing, and samples from more than 100 wineries. — Michael Benninger
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, uncorkedwinefestivals.com
11.17: Sweat for Service on the USS Midway
Climb aboard the deck of San Diego’s world-famous aircraft carrier for a dynamic yoga session raising awareness and funds for the families of fallen soldiers. — Michael Benninger
USS Midway Museum, downtown, tickettailor.com
11.17: Padres Pedal the Cause
Raise funds for cancer research by participating in this annual challenge that includes spin classes, four cycling courses and a 5K walk/run that all conclude in centerfield at Petco Park. — Michael Benninger
Petco Park, East Village, gopedal.org
11.17 through 1.6.19: Rady Children’s Ice Rink
Salute the season with an open-air skate benefitting the hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and also featuring Liberty Station’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities on Nov. 30. — Michael Benninger
Liberty Station, Point Loma, libertystation.com
11.18: Fall Harvest Dinner
Celebrate the autumnal bounty at Amici’s Ristobar with a pre-fixe menu served family-style that includes a mix of traditional and innovative items from chef Rhoelle Gabriel.
5980 Village Way, Carmel Valley, amicisristobar.com
11.18: 2018 MG Walk
Do your part to help those living with myasthenia gravis by lacing up for this scenic 5K around Mission Bay. — Michael Benninger
De Anza Cove, Mission Bay, mgwalk.org
11.18: Jen Kirkman
“It’s not that I don’t want kids; I just don’t want to be a mom. Like, I could be a dad. I could easily be a dad. Easily! I could lay on the couch and have my kid come up to me for the first time when they’re 5 years old and go, ‘Dad, can I go outside?’ and go, ‘I don’t know. Ask your mother.’ That I can do. I’d be amazing at that.” — Jen Kirkman on Comedians of Chelsea Lately
@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
San Diego Gulls home games
11.16: vs. Bakersfield Condors