Chris Lake at Bang Bang - Friday
DJ and producer Chris Lake brings the darker and deeper side of electronic music to Bang Bang on Friday night. Nicky Night Time and DJ Porterhaus will open.
10 p.m. Friday. Bang Bang, 526 Market St., downtown. $10-$20. bangbangsd.com
Laidback Luke at OMNIA San Diego - Friday
With origins in house and techno underground, Laidback Luke continues to pave his own eclectic path in the electronic dance music scene. Catch this Dutch DJ spin at OMNIA San Diego on Friday night.
9 p.m. Friday. OMNIA San Diego, 454 Sixth Ave., downtown. $20+. omnianightclub.com
Ocean Beach Oktoberfest - Friday and Saturday
Put on your best lederhosen and head to the beach for an Ocean Beach-style Oktoberfest. Drink brews in the 21-and-up beer garden that will feature both local and German beers. Enjoy craft vendors and plenty of live music to groove to from Bang Pow, Boogie Brothers, Brothers Gow, One Drop, Mike Pinto, Todo Mundo, Electric Waste Band and more. There will be a stein-holding competition, a sausage toss, brat-eating competition and a new event called "das bootie flip." -Liz Bowen, DSD
4:20 to 11 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Intersection of Newport Avenue and Abbott Street, Ocean Beach. Free to attend. oboktoberfest.com
Polish Fest - Friday through Sunday
The Polish Festival pays tribute to Polish heritage with folk dancers, live bands and of course, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beers.
5 p.m. to midnight Friday; 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5 (16 and older). St. M. Kolbe Roman Catholic Polish Mission, 1735 Grand Ave., Pacific Beach.
South Park Fall Walkabout - Saturday
Stroll through South Park at this quarterly walking tour where shops and restaurants stay open later than usual. Complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers will abound from 6 to 10 p.m. The Walkabout highlights both the south and north end of the South Park business district, from Kalmia and 30th St. to Beech St.
6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. South Park. Free to attend. southparksd.com
Bierfest at Hard Rock - Saturday
The Brew Project, RMD Group and Hard Rock Hotel are hosting the first Gaslamp-rooted traditional Oktoberfest. The "bier"-fueled event will include German-style beers from San Diego's top breweries including AleSmith Brewing Company, Bagby Beer Company, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, Coronado Brewing Company, Thorn Street Brewery and more. The day will include lederhosen costume contests, boot chugging contests, Oktoberfest photo booths and of course, giant Bavarian soft and fluffy pretzels.
Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave., downtown. $15-$55. hardrockhotelsd.com
Red Dress Party- Saturday
All guests - yes, even the men - must wear a red dress to this fundraising event held at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The mission of Red Dress Party San Diego is to raise funds and awareness for organizations that serve the local HIV/AIDS community.
8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park. $55-$125. reddresspartysd.com
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival - Saturday and Sunday
Returning for its eighth annual season, this two-day juried art show and fundraiser pairs the works from more than 150 established artists with premier wines. While browsing the art pieces, guests can also enjoy a gourmet marketplace, family art center and a wine and beer garden.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Girard Ave. between Torrey Pines Road and Prospect St. Free admission. ljawf.com
Little Italy FESTA! - Sunday
Little Italy comes alive for this annual cultural festival, set to include Italian food, music on three stages, cooking demonstrations, Italian chalk art paintings, a Sicilian flag procession, an Italian motorsports show featuring classic cars, a bocce ball tournament, stickball exhibition game and much more.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Little Italy. Free to attend. littleitalysd.com
Source: Discover SD