Happy Thanksgiving, San Diego! Events taking place during this holiday weekend include Turkey Trots and fun runs, Small Business Saturday and the Teddy Ball.
11.22: Father Joe’s Villages 17th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K
Join more than 7,500 runners and walkers for Father Joe’s family-friendly 5K featuring live music, games and a craft beer garden, all raising funds to prepare 1 million meals for many of the 9,000+ homeless people living in our city.
Balboa Park, downtown, fjv.convio.net
11.22: Encinitas Turkey Trot
Starting and finishing under the iconic Encinitas sign, this early-morning 5K/10K Turkey Trot exclusively benefits active-duty military families and concludes with a costume-award ceremony following the race.
Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, encinitasturkeytrot.org
11.22: Fourth annual South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive
Run like a beast before you feast in the only area Turkey Trot offering three distances to choose from — 5K, 10K or 15K — paired with a community food drive to ensure no locals go hungry on Thanksgiving.
Rohr Park, Bonita, sdthanksgivingrun.com
11.22: Coronado 5K Turkey Trot
Support mental health initiatives at Rady Children’s Hospital by running in this fun 5K organized by the medical facility’s Coronado contingent.
Tidelands Park, Coronado, web.coronadochamber.com
11.22: Sixth annual San Diego Run for the Hungry
Exercise enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in this dog-friendly fun run benefiting members of our community confronted by hunger.
Outside Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter, sdrunforthehungry.org
11.22: 13th annual Oceanside Turkey Trot
North County’s favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition returns with a 5K/10K run/walk including a costume contest, team competition and live entertainment along the route.
Oceanside Civic Center, Oceanside, osideturkeytrot.com
11.22 through 1.1.2019: Skating by the Sea
The city’s only beachfront rink opens for the season with a mission to raise funds for Make-A-Wish San Diego. Bonus: Take a spin around the rink with Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski when she stops by the rink on Dec. 15.
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, hoteldel.com
11.23-25: Taylor Williamson
“I’m pretty sure Apple started using USB-C ports so they could make every person on earth have to say, ‘I can’t find my dongle!’ ” — Taylor Williamson on Twitter.
@ The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla
11.23-25: Jeremy Piven
“Listen, Lloyd, I want you to put all my files, folders, binders, *everything* into a box! If you find a used condom, an executioner’s mask and a f**king spike paddle, don’t think, just pack that bitch! Chop suey!” — Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold on Entourage
@ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
Vegas-born, Phoenix-raised, and now L.A.-based DJ Drezo (aka Andre Haglund) has remixed Dillon Francis, Destructo and the Backstreet Boys. Haglund released his three-song Jaded EP last year. His latest single, Night, was released in January.
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
11.24: Little Italy Small Business Saturday
Skip Black Friday and instead snag stellar deals in Little Italy as many of the neighborhood’s independent retailers join forces to tap into the power of the Shop Small movement.
Throughout Little Italy, littleitalysd.com
11.24: Third annual Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll
Sip while you shop as a dozen of Adams Avenue’s trendiest stores serve holiday-themed cocktails concocted by nearby bars and restaurants.
Along Adams Avenue, adamsavenuebusiness.com
11.24: 39th annual San Diego Jazz Festival & Swing Dance Extravaganza
The city’s annual jazz festival celebrates the local swing dance community by hosting a number of performers whose names are familiar to fans of that genre.
Town & Country Hotel & Convention Center, Mission Valley, sdjazzfest.org
Michigan-born Harvard grad Tim Wu released his second EP, Glass Mansion, in June. The nine-song collection includes collaborations with Nevve, Matluck, Deb’s Daughter, Anjulie, Crystal and Knightly.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
11.24: Barrio Art Jam
This sixth annual event, presented by Caballero Music, brings together art and music for a night you can really jam to.
La Bodega Gallery, Barrion Logan, labodegagallery.com
11.24: Teddy Ball
Bring a stuffed teddy to this black-tie charity celebration organized by Cruise 4 Kids, a nonprofit organization that donates the bears to afflicted adolescents.
Town & Country Hotel, Mission Valley, theteddyball.com