San Diego: This Weekend (Nov. 15-18)


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.

Through 11.18

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,

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,

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,

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.,

Todd Glass.

Todd Glass.

(Jesse Grant / Getty Images for Comedy Central)

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,

Whitney Cummings.

Whitney Cummings.

(Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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


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,

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,

11.17 Slander

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,

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,

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,

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,

Comedian Earthquake.

Comedian Earthquake.

(Rick Diamond / Getty Images)

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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.,

Jen Kirkman.

Jen Kirkman.

(Randy Shropshire / Getty Images)

San Diego Gulls home games

11.16: vs. Bakersfield Condors


The reel deal: November movie releases

Art beat: November gallery and exhibit openings

Curtain calls: November performing arts performances