Things To Do This Weekend| San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 11.13.14

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

San Diego Beer Week
Through Nov. 16. Celebrate the craft beer capital with events and new releases all across the county. Everyone seems to bring their best brews forward as rookies and beer aficionados alike sip, sample and savor. Check website for events and releases.


treelightingTree Lighting Celebration
Nov. 14. Help usher in the holidays at Westfield UTC’s official tree lighting. The 30-foot tree, coupled with Santa’s arrival kick off the magic of the season. The festivities also include live musical entertainment and San Diego Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy. The event is free and begins at 6 p.m. near Pottery Barn. Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.546.8858.


Nov. 15. Pilobolus Dance Theater is globally know for the presentation of graceful, organic choreography with a style that blends the athleticism of individual performers to create a sense of unity between them. Prior to the performance, dance enthusiasts can attend a master class exploring the “creative-collaborative” method. The 90-minute class is recommended for students over the age of 13 with a basic understanding of dance. The class begins at 10 a.m., and the performance at 7 p.m. California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253.

DelMarRacesFree & Easy Friday
Nov. 14. Bing Crosby season hits the Del Mar Racetrack, and on Friday guests receive free stretch run admission, free program and free seating, along with half price beer. Note: Attendees must sign up for free Diamond Club membership. Gates open at 11 a.m. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 888.755.1141.


rodeoGaslamp Rodeo
Nov. 15.
Five venues combine for the second annual Gaslamp Rodeo, where you can participate in line dancing, mechanical bull riding, Daisy Duke competitions and a photo booth. Tickets include one drink per location. Participating venues: Whiskey Girl, Double Deuce, Tin Roof, Lucky Bastard Saloon, Coyote Ugly. (5-9 p.m.) Gaslamp District,


winefoodfestSan Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Nov. 16-23. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is a week of epicurean experiences featuring wine tasting seminars, cooking classes led by award-winning chefs, wine and food tastings and more. This international showcase highlights premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Event calendar can be found online.


fwsdFashion Week Wearables Workshop
Nov. 16. Fashion and technology combine in San Diego’s first ever Wearables Workshop. The event hosts guest speakers Jack Young (Fitbit investor), Theodora Koullias (Founder and CEO of Jon Lou) and Daniel Obodovski (Author of Silent Intelligence). Tickets are $20 and include complimentary appetizers. 5-7 p.m. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Ave., Gaslamp District,


finchsFall Fashion Friday
Nov. 14. Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar partners with Past & Presence to showcase new fall and winter looks, as well as interesting accessories and other holiday gift ideas. Enjoy  lunch (bubbly included) and take care of holiday shopping in one stop. Reservations are recommended. Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar,  7644 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 858.456.4056.


Garfield High School Foundation Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov. 19. The Prado at Balboa Park hosts the 17th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, started by restaurant veterans David and Lesley Cohn. The fundraising luncheon draws nearly 400 diners and is cooked and served entirely by students in the Culinary Arts Program at Garfield High School. This program equips at-risk students with professional confidence, culinary training and skills. All proceeds fund educational programs, and food leftovers are packaged and sent to local homeless shelters. Luncheon starts at 12 p.m., tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 by calling 619.388.9208. The Prado Ballroom, 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park,


How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Nov. 16-Dec. 28. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas returns to the Old Globe Theatre. Children and adults alike are transported to the whimsical Whoville for an adventure of the season. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.238.0043.


Through Dec. 7. Declared the “Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly, Wicked takes audiences back to the Land of Oz, before Dorothy and Toto ever left Kansas. The story of the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good has become one of the decade’s favorites. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd St., San Diego, 619.564.3000.


13902479928mv81Hunchback of Notre Dame
Through Dec. 7. In this U.S. premiere musical, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz provide the Oscar-nominated score in an intimate retelling of the famous love story. Mandell Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.


Through Nov. 23. Take an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and most memorable events of the Baby Boom decades. The production features musical hits from the ’60s and ’70s performed by seven performers and a live band. Lambs Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.