San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 10.27.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

San Diego Zombie Crawl
Oct. 28-29. San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter gets ghoulish as the Zombie Crawl takes over. Tickets include extended happy hour specials, no cover to 20 downtown nightclubs and bars, 13 welcome shots, plus costume parties, live entertainment and more. Various locations.



oceanside-museum-of-artArt After Dark: Beauties Beasts
Oct. 28. Head to Oceanside Museum of Art for a Halloween bash to remember. The event features music and a performance by DJ Gingee, trapeze and burlesque performances, live art, flash mob and dancing, photo ops, interactive art stations, food trucks, beer, wine and more. 7-10 p.m. 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 760.435.3720.



monster-bashMonster Bash
Oct. 29. So Cal’s infamous San Diego Monster Bash Festival features 5 themed stages, 20+ DJs and performers, an insane $5000 cash costume contest, drink specials and no cover at more than 25 downtown clubs and bars, and so much more. 21+. 6 p.m.-midnight. Various locations, Gaslamp Quarter. 619.233.5008.




hallowineHallo-wine and Spirits Party
Oct. 29. Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel with costumes, spooky surroundings, eats, drinks and dancing, plus be on the lookout for resident ghost, Kate Morgan. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., 619.522.8490.




black-and-orange-ballThe Orange & Black Ball
Oct. 29. The Timken Museum of Art hosts its annual formal Halloween Ball featuring both a gala and an after party. Enjoy an open bar with handcrafted cocktails, seasonally inspired hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and more, in the Timken Museum of Art and Prado Grand Ballroom. 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.239.5548.



botanic-gardenFamily Fall Festival
Oct. 29. Celebrate the season at San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Family Fall Festival, featuring kid-friendly entertainment, fall-themed activities, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and a costume contest. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, 760.436.3036.



jackosmashpic2Jack-O-Smash 15K, 10K, 5K and 1-mile Fun Run
Oct. 30. Runners of every level of experience will enjoy the third annual Jack-O-Smash fun run. Immediately after the races participants will enjoy the festival featuring a kids fun zone, DJ beats, the Guinness World Record largest plinko board and the pumpkin smashing trebuchet. Sportsplex USA Poway, 12349 McIvers Ct., Poway.


Check out more San Diego Halloween Events


lodgeCelebrate the Craft
Oct. 30. The Lodge at Torrey Pines showcases the 14th annual celebration of regionally grown ingredients, innovative cooking and wine-making. Enjoy tastes from over 20 local chefs, and 19 wineries and breweries. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $135/pp. 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, 858.777.6607.



Mingei International Museum
Ongoing. The Mingei International Museum is now showcasing two new and unique exhibitions: Layers of Brilliance, featuring the tools of Japanese lacquer makers; and Tools and Utensils, presenting more than 100 artful objects of daily use from kitchens and workshops of cultures across the globe. 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.239.0003.



miss-youMiss You Like Hell
Through Nov. 27. Featuring compelling original songs that are as diverse and eclectic as the U.S., this new musical exudes the joy, love and frustration of being a family in a changing country. Mandela Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010.



symphonyDanny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Oct. 29. The San Diego Symphony hosts an evening of famous scores by Danny Elfman for Tim Burton’s famous films including Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Big Fish, Corpse Bride and more. The performance will feature live orchestra and big screen visuals of Burton’s original film sketches, drawings and story boards. 8 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown.



thenatAnimals: Machines in Motion
Oct. 29. Explore the brand new exhibition at theNAT featuring animals and plants as machines built for survival. The highly-interactive experience showcases how animals have pumps, pipes, insulation, motors, springs and intelligence gathering devices. Don’t miss the life-size cast skeleton of Sue, the largest and most complete T. rex ever discovered. 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.2550189.



devils-dozenFOOD + DRINK
Devil’s Dozen Donuts
Enjoy the flavors of the season as Devil’s Dozen serves up some exclusive doughnut flavors perfect to get diners in the mood for autumn. The seasonal menu features caramel apple, pumpkin spice old fashion and caramel popcorn. 2001 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.780.0914.



vivaceVivace Cooking Class
Nov. 2. Cook your way through Piemonte, Italy under the careful instruction of chef Kevin McCarthy at Park Hyatt Aviara’s Italian restaurant, Vivace. The monthly “Giro d’Italia” experience includes an hour-long cooking class and a three-course dinner focused on a unique region in Italy. Book reservations for the event through the hotel concierge or by calling ahead. 7100 Aviara Resort Dr., Carlsbad, 760.448.1234.



oceanaBeach-In Movie at Oceana
Nov. 1. Enjoy a drive-in movie experience with a twist at Oceana Coastal Kitchen’s weekly Beach-In Date Night events. This week, catch Pretty Woman on the 12-foot screen set up on the lawn next to Oceana’s outdoor dining patio. A personal audio speaker is placed on each dining table and Oceana offers dining and beverage specials as well as complimentary specialty popcorn from Executive Chef Steven Riemer. 3999 Mission Blvd., Mission Bay, 858.488.1081.