San Diego Weekend Roundup 11.23.16

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

Edited by Lisa Kelley

Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K
Nov. 24. Before filling up on Thanksgiving dinner, join 7,500 runners and walkers at the family- and canine-friendly 15th annual Father Joe’s Villages 5K. After the finish line, enjoy a live blues band, refreshments, beer garden and costume contest plus delicious pies available for purchase. $35-45/pp. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park.



oside-turkey-trotOceanside Turkey Trot
Nov. 24. Kick off Thanksgiving celebrations with the Oceanside Turkey Trot featuring a 10K Harbor/Pier run, 5K run/walk and multiple kids’ races. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Oceanside Civic Center, 330 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside.



hotel-del-coronado-holidays-ice-skating-sea-sunset-1280x683Skating by the Sea
Nov. 24-Jan. 2. Hotel del Coronado’s iconic Windsor Lawn transforms to a spectacular ice rink overlooking the Pacific. Enjoy skating, then sip a cup of hot chocolate while catching the sunset. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado.




del-mar-beer-festDel Mar Craft Beer & Cider and Food Truck Festival
Nov. 26. After catching the horse races, purchase samples from over 100 local and international brews plus a variety of ales and ciders. Beverages can be paired with food from more than 30 of the hottest food trucks in Southern California. Noon-4 p.m. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.



surfin-santaSurfin’ Santa Celebration
Nov. 26. Seaport Village hosts the 11th annual Surfin’ Santa celebration, in which Santa makes a grand entrance aboard a speed boat before posing with visitors on his giant surfboard. Guests will participate in making eco-friendly tree ornaments, holiday shopping, live music and more. 849 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego Embarcadero.



taste-of-the-seasonTaste of the Season
Nov. 26. Kick off holiday shopping with wine in hand during Small Business Saturday at Bernardo Winery’s Taste of the Season event. Enjoy complimentary small bites and drink samples while wandering through the beautiful shops at the winery. 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo, 858.487.1866.



small-business-saturdaySmall Business Saturday in Little Italy
Nov. 26. Opt to shop local in Little Italy. The neighborhood will feature unique gifts from locally-owned boutiques, galleries, shops and other businesses. With more than 15 participating businesses offering special incentives, there is something for every shopper. Various locations, Little Italy.



liberty-station-tree-lightingTree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 30. Liberty Station’s annual holiday lighting ceremony will feature thousands of twinkling lights and colorful ornaments. Bring blankets and folding chairs and nab a seat under the historic 100-foot Norfolk Pine. Following the ceremony, enjoy a European-style holiday pop-up market with local restaurants and vendors. 5-7 p.m. 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., #116., Liberty Station.



cirque-du-soleilARTS + CULTURE
Cirque Du Soleil’s Toruk: The First Flight
Through Nov. 27. Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil transports viewers to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District.



dybbukThe Dybbuk for Hannah & Sam’s Wedding
Through Dec. 18. World-renowned performer Ron Campbell is joined by Klezmer musician Yale Strom in this immersive retelling of the most celebrated play in Yiddish literature, S. Ansky’s The Dybbuk. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



jazz-festSan Diego Jazz Fest
Through Nov. 27. San Diego’s annual Jazz Fest features a wide variety of traditional jazz, dixieland, ragtime, swing and rockabilly styles. Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley.




white-christmasIrving Berlin’s White Christmas
Nov. 25-Dec. 4. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont ski lodge, which just so happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown, 858.560.5740.



plaidtidingsPlaid Tidings

Nov. 25-Dec. 31. At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven-second version of The Ed Sullivan Show—this time featuring The Rockettes, The Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir and A Plaid Caribbean Christmas.



hedwig_mainHedwig and the Angry Inch
Nov. 29-Dec. 4. This genre-bending, fourth-wall smashing, Tony Award-winning musical sensation tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage, and features an electric rock score. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.



breakfast-republicFOOD + DRINK
Breakfast Republic Encinitas
One of San Diego’s favorite breakfast destinations has hatched a brand new location in Encinitas. The newest Breakfast Republic features the same innovative breakfast menu, fun decor and humor-cracking signage as its sister locations in North Park and Liberty Station with signature items like shrimp and grits, breakfast mac & cheese, and French toast flights. Open daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 251 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, 760.452.2121.



bottega-americanoNational French Toast Day at Bottega Americano
Nov. 28. Celebrate brunch food at its best during National French Toast Day. Indulge in the delicious breakfast treat at Bottega Americano in East Village, topped with mascarpone whipped cream, caramel and maple syrup plus toasted almonds and local berries. 1195 Island Ave., East Village, 619.255.7800.