San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 9.29.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

San Diego International Film Festival
Sept. 28-Oct. 2. The five-day bonanza showcases more than 100 independent feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world, plus filmmaker meet-and-greets, industry panels, film premieres, celebrity appearances and exclusive V.I.P. events. Various locations.



FWSDFashion Week San Diego
Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Fashion Week San Diego has been gaining momentum over the years and this season’s events will feature gorgeous new venues, talented designers, entertainment and more. The weekend will include designer runway shows, trunk shows, fashion awards and a special show that focuses on hair, makeup and art. Various locations.



la-mesa-oktoberfestLa Mesa Oktoberfest
Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The 43rd annual family-friendly event brings the best of German culture, food, dance and more to the San Diego community. Find a street festival atmosphere with over 100 vendors, activities and live entertainment. Free. La Mesa Blvd., between Spring St. and Fourth St., La Mesa.



Oct. 1-9. Liberty Public Market is going all out with a nine-day CRAFToberfest celebration showcasing German-specific beers from Bottlecraft as well as the best Bavarian bites and sips the market has to offer. Enjoy patio games, customized market beer mugs, beer pairings and tastings and more throughout the market.



crssdfestbg-1CRSSD Festival
Oct. 1-2. The two-day electronic music festival will feature more than 50 performers at San Diego Waterfront Park. Enjoy noshing from gourmet food trucks, sipping from craft beer vendors and dancing along to the music. 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego Marina.



Pacific-Beachfest-5K-SquarePacific Beachfest 5K
Oct. 1. One of Pacific Beach’s most popular runs offers oceanfront views along the beach and boardwalk. Every finisher receives a tank top, medal, sunglasses and a complimentary beer. Race starts at Thomas Ave. and Ocean Blvd., Pacific Beach.



boot-camp-challengeMCRD Boot Camp Challenge
Oct. 1. Handle obstacles like a marine at the MCRD BootCamp Challenge. The three-mile run features over 50 obstacles including hay bale jumps, tunnel crawls, log hurdles, six-foot vertical climbing wall, trenches, cargo net crawls and push-up stations. Marine Corps drill instructors are at each station to make sure you’ve completed each obstacle. 3800 Chosin Ave., Bldg. 5 West, Midway District.



Maker's-FaireMaker Faire San Diego
Oct. 1-2.The family-friendly event in Balboa Park features everyone from engineers and scientists to artists and crafters who showcase their inventions, experiments and technology. Tickets include entrance into 12 Balboa Park venues and museums, each with unique displays. Various locations, Balboa Park.



seven-guitarsARTS + CULTURE
Seven Guitars
Sept. 28-Nov. 6. Part bawdy comedy, part dark elegy and part mystery, this lyrical play is the fifth in August Wilson’s 10-play cycle that charts the African-American experience through each decade of the 20th century. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.



king-hedleyKing Hedley II
Sept. 29-Nov. 6. August Wilson’s ninth play in his 10-play cycle examining the African-American experience tells the story of King, a man recently released from prison, who attempts to rebuild his life amid changing times. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.



diversionary-theatreLizard Boy
Sept. 29-Oct. 30. This indi-folk-rock concert/coming-of-age love story about the power of individuality challenges the notion of what a musical can be. Unlikely hero, Trevor, embarks on a crazy adventurous night and is challenged to transform from freak to hero. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd., #101, University Heights, 619. 220.0097.



the-lionThe Lion
Sept. 29-Oct. 30. Benjamin Schemer uses his guitar—actually six guitars—in this original musical experience that tells one man’s gripping coming-of-age story and his discovery of the redemptive power of music. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



legosThe Art of the Brick
Sept. 30-Jan. 29. Fleet Science Center presents the brand new exhibition, The Art of the Brick, the world’s largest display of Lego art ever. Visitors will walk under a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, see a re-imagined version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and other famous art masterpieces, and have the opportunity to create their own Lego art. 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.1233.



Oct. 1-Nov. 6. Of all the issues that have torn apart friendships—small infidelities, big fat lies, unpaid loans and betrayed confidences-who knew that modern art would prove to be the most divisive? Intrepid Theatre Company presents a play focused on three men whose friendship is tested when one of them buys an expensive modern painting. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown.



shanghai-acrobatsShanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China
Oct. 2. One of China’s most influential and competitive acrobatic companies takes the stage in San Diego. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.




bitter-game-productionThe Bitter Game
Oct. 4-9. The Bitter Game blends verse, prose and “shit-talkin,” into a stirring commentary that begs the question, what does it mean to survive while black in America? Contains strong language and adult content. La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Presentation. Writerz Blok, 5010 Market St., Lincoln Park.



Oct. 5. As part of her Nostalgic for the Present Tour, Sia takes the stage with special guests, Miguel and AlunaGeorge. Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., College West.