San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 10.6.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

San Diego Italian Film Festival
Oct. 5-16. The San Diego Italian Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with screenings of 10 top Italian films at the Museum of Photographic Arts (pictured) and the La Paloma Theatre. See the website for individual tickets and events.



taste-of-old-townTaste of Old Town
Oct. 6. Wander around Old Town and visit 12 participating eateries to enjoy samples from each menu. The bites are paired with sips of beer and/or tequila, and many locations feature live music and entertainment. Wristbands should be picked up at the Old Town Trolley stop. 2415 San Diego Ave., Old Town,



friday-night-libertyFriday Night Liberty
Oct. 7. Stay late at Liberty Station for their monthly Friday Night Liberty event, which features the grand opening of MK Envision Galleries, Key of She concert in the North Chapel, food, dance performances and more. Also enjoy Dancers & Dessert, a free opportunity to meet the dancers and Artistic Director of San Diego Ballet. Various locations throughout NTC Liberty Station.


ob-oktoberfestOcean Beach Oktoberfest
Oct. 7-8. Perhaps San Diego’s wildest Oktoberfest celebration, the Ocean Beach festivities feature live bands, bratwurst-eating and stein-holding contests, a sausage toss and more. For beer garden access, a ticket includes unlimited tastings and a signature mug. Newport Avenue and Abbot St., near the Ocean Beach Pier, Ocean Beach, 619.224.4906.



southpark-walkaboutSouth Park Fall Walkabout
Oct. 8. Enjoy this free, quarterly, fun-filled evening as businesses throughout South Park host complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers. 6-10 p.m. Various locations.




museum-mashupMuseum Mash-up
Oct. 8. As part of the Kids Free October initiative, the museum mash-up brings together a dozen unique San Diego museums for a free and family-friendly event. Festivities include interactive displays from 12 of the over 40 museums, live performances from Southern Sea Lion Chinese Dancers and the San Diego Opera, food vendors and more. Museum Park, 200 W. Island Ave., downtown.


spicy-festSan Diego Spicy and Rose Festival
Oct. 8. Enjoy the hotter things in life at the second annual San Diego Spicy and Rose Festival. The festivities feature spicy bites and unlimited sips of rose from local exhibitors, wineries and purveyors. Also enjoy cooking demos from celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and more. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego Marina.



wineLa Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Oct. 8-9. The eighth annual juried art show and fundraiser benefits arts and physical education programs at local schools. Take in works by more than 150 artists, plus live entertainment, a silent auction, gourmet marketplace and beer and wine garden. Girard Ave., between Prospect Ave. and Torrey Pines St.



festa-backLittle Italy Festa
Oct. 9. Celebrate Italian heritage and cuisine at the largest Italian-American festival on the West Coast. Festivities include cooking demos, three stags of live entertainment, a kids fun zone and more. India St., between Ash and Grape Streets, Little Italy, 619.615.1092.



mission-hillsTaste of Mission Hills
Oct. 11. Mission Hills welcomes discriminating palates to the neighborhood for an evening of bites and sips from 21 participating restaurants. Hop aboard the complimentary Old Town Trolley to shuttle between eateries including Cafe Bleu, Farmer’s Bottega, Harley Gray, The Red Door, The Patio on Goldfinch, Shakespeare’s Pub & Grille, Starlite, Luxury Farms and more. 5-9 p.m. Mission Hills.



mumford-and-sonsARTS + CULTURE
Mumford and Sons
Oct. 6. Folk rock/alternative rock group headed up by Marcus Mumford, arrives in San Diego for a performance at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. The British group is currently traveling internationally on their Austin 5000 Tour. 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista.



love-and-theftLove and Theft
Oct. 6. Country music duo, Love and Theft, head to San Diego’s Moonshine Flats as part of their Can’t Wait for the Weekend Tour. 344 7th Ave., downtown.




disneyDisney on Ice: Passport to Adventure
Oct. 6-9. Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with all the favorite characters as Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure. The performance is a journey to the timeless worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Frozen. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District.



whiskey-and-wineFOOD + DRINK
Whiskey & Wine BBQ
Oct. 7. Estancia La Jolla hosts a Southern-style feast featuring unlimited tastings of single barrel Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Woodford Reserve personal selectional barrel bourbon, and wines from Trinitas Cellars. The menu features BBQ favorites such as brisket, pulled pork, mac & cheese, warm cobblers and more. 6-9 p.m. $105/pp. 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla.


tajimaNational Noodle Day at Tajima Convoy
Oct. 6. In honor of National Noodle Day, Tajima’s original Convoy location is offering their exclusive curry ramen made with Tonkotsu soup base, Japanese curry, pork chashu or chicken chashu, green onions, egg ramen, sesame seeds and seaweed. Also enjoy new menu additions such as creamy chicken ramen, sushi hand rolls and poke bowls. (Photo Diana Sciacca). 4681 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa, 858.576.7244.