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San Diego’s top weekend events for Oct. 6 to Oct. 9: Wu-Tang Clan, Taste of North Park and more

Ghostface Killah, Nas, and Raekwon perform during the "New York State of Mind" tour at Oakland Arena.
Ghostface Killah, Nas, and Raekwon perform during the “New York State of Mind” tour at Oakland Arena on Oct. 1, 2022 in Oakland, California.
(Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images)

Here are the top events happening in San Diego from Thursday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 9.

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Here are this weekend’s top events.

Thursday

Nas, left, performs a medley at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Nas, left, performs a medley at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas.
(Chris Pizzello/invision/AP)

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas: Hip hop legends will gather at Petco Park this weekend for the NY State Of Mind Tour. Wu-Tang Clan and Nas will be joined by special guest Busta Ryhmes. 7 p.m. Thursday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd. San Diego. padres.com/concerts

“Taxilandia: San Diego”: La Jolla Playhouse presents this immersive Without Walls production where a cab driver named “Sal” takes audience members on a rolling (by car and trolley) tour of his favorite South Bay neighborhoods while talking about gentrification, displacement and home. Opens Thursday and runs through Nov. 6. Ride times are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Sal will meet riders at the Eighth Street Trolley Stop in National City for the 90-minute performance/ride. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $25. (858) 550-1010 or lajollallayhouse.org

Sebastian M. Purfuerst, the music and animation designer for the Spider-Man exhibit at Comic-Con Museum.
Sebastian M. Purfuerst, the music and animation designer for the Spider-Man exhibit at Comic-Con Museum on Thursday, June 30, 2022 in San Diego, CA.
(Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Kids Free San Diego: The annual Kids Free San Diego program returns with free admission for children at San Diego County museums and cultural attractions. During October, children 12 and under get one free admission (sometimes two) with a paid adult. Want to check out the Comic-Con Museum? Free. Birch Aquarium? Free. Museum of Making Music? Free. You get the picture. Now get the coupons: sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/kidsfree

“Frankenstein”: The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents a youth-cast production of this stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famed 1816 horror novel. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6-9. 2 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. $16-$20. (858) 481-1055. northcoastreptheatreschool.org

Friday

Jeremy McKinnon of A Day to Remember performs at Welcome to Rockville at Daytona International Speedway.
Jeremy McKinnon of A Day to Remember performs at Welcome to Rockville at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
(Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

A Day to Remember: The “Just Some More Shows” tour’s second stop will be in San Diego this weekend. Rock out in Gallagher Square at Petco Park. 5 p.m. Friday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd. San Diego. padres.com/concerts

“We Never Met a Piece of Scenery We Couldn’t Chew”: Premiere Productions presents Randall Hickman and Eileen Bowman in an evening of song, comedy and characters inspired by their 20-year friendship. Opens Wednesday and runs through Oct. 23. Showtimes, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Broadway Theater, 340 E. Broadway, Vista. $25. (760) 806-7905. broadwayvista.biz

"Landscape II" by Max Roemer
(Courtesy of BFree Gallery)

“Beggars of Bliss, Icons of Loss”: BFree Gallery opens an exhibit of sculptures, paintings and drawings by artist Max Roemer that represent archetypes, genies, angels, fools and fairy tale figures. Opens today and runs through Oct. 29. Opening reception: 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. BFree Studio, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla. bfreestudio.net

“Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show”: CCAE Theatrical presents this 1978 musical cabaret-style show inspired by the music of Harlem Renaissance jazz composer Thomas “Fats” Waller. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. $40-$85; VIP tables near the stage are $200 for two. (800) 988-4253. artcenter.org

Attendees watch Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets perform at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego.
Attendees watch Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets perform at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, CA on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.
(Adriana Heldiz/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego Symphony presents Prokofiev and Beethoven: The symphony’s fall season continues this weekend with music director Rafael Payare conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein. 7:30 p.m. tonight. The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego. $25-$108. The same concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. $25-$70. (619) 235-0804. sandiegosymphony.org

San Diego Watercolor Society’s 42nd International Exhibition: Founded in 1965, the San Diego Watercolor Society is one of the largest and most active organizations of its kind in the United States. Its monthlong 2022 international show features works by 95 artists, which were chosen from almost 600 entries from 22 countries (pictured is Best of Show winner “Saturation” by Dean Mitchell). Opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight Exhibit hours are 10 to 4 p.m. daily. Through Oct. 31. 2825 Dewey Road, San Diego. (619) 876-4550. sdws.org

Saturday

Fernando Velasco in the Champions of Magic Tour, which is coming to San Diego.
(Courtesy of Pamela Raith)

‘Champions of Magic’: Five illusionists from the United Kingdom and U.S. perform arena-level magic tricks in a show direct from London’s West End, featuring Fernando Velasco (pictured), Hollie England, Alex McAleer and the duo Young & Strange. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego. $25-$65. ticketmaster.com

Taste of North Park: Sample food and drink offerings from more than 40 restaurants and 15 breweries and cideries at Taste of North Park. The list of participating establishments includes Encontro, Second Chance Beer and City Tacos, and vegan and vegetarian options will be offered.11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $25 to $60. northparkmainstreet.com/taste-of-north-park.

Back in style: Fashion Week San Diego returns for its 15th consecutive year with its annual fall runway and trunk shows. The two-day event starts with the fall runway show (ages 18 and older) on Saturday, showcasing original designs from 10 international designers. The trunk show and awards ceremony (open to all ages) take place Sunday. 6-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. The Andaz San Diego, 600 F St., San Diego. General admission $150, VIP passes $175. fashionweeksd.com

Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center: The grand opening of the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center will take place this Saturday. The inaugural exhibit will be a collective historical narrative of Chicano Park and Logan Heights called, “Pillars: Stories of Resilience and Self–Determination.” During the grand opening event, there will be an artist symposium with some of Chicano Park’s muralists as well as science and art workshops, live music and performances and a photography exhibit. Noon to 6 p.m. 1960 National Ave. chicanoparkmuseum.org.

The Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center’s grand opening is scheduled noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday

Art & Wine: The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to downtown La Jolla for two days of fine art, regional and international wines, craft beer and spirits, and family-friendly events. Visitors can also enjoy a high-end silent auction, live music and roving entertainment, a gourmet food court, and more than 15 pet rescue stations. Proceeds benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology and on-site medical care at La Jolla’s five public schools. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Girard Avenue, La Jolla. Free, but tickets required to enter the Wine & Beer Garden. ljawf.com

A spiny lobster for sale at Tuna Harbor Dockside Market's Lobsterfest, which returns on Oct. 8.
(Courtesy of Justin McChesney)

Tuna Harbor Dockside Market Lobsterfest: To celebrate the opening of California spiny lobster fishing season earlier this week, up to 10 local fisherman will bring in their overnight lobster bounty for Tuna Harbor Dockside Market’s third-annual Lobsterfest sale. Last year, the fishermen sold 1,492 pounds of lobster in just under three hours. Chef Marcus Twilegar will also be serving lobster meals on the dock during the event. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday. 598 Harbor Lane, San Diego. (619) 278-8275. thdocksidemarket.com

Sunday

“Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord”: Performance artist Kristina Wong presents her Pulitzer Prize finalist solo play about her real-life experience marshalling an army of 800 volunteers to sew nearly 400,000 face masks during the pandemic. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays. 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Through Oct. 16. Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, UC San Diego Theater District, La Jolla. $25 to $80. (858) 550-1010. lajollaplayhouse.org


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