San Diego Weekend Events Roundup November 9-12

Head to The Lodge, where 28 breweries and 14 chefs will be on site to offer unlimited tastes of beer and food.


From San Diego’s renowned Beer Week festivities to Veterans Day celebrations, check out the top San Diego weekend events for November 9-12.

Edited by Madelyn Harris.



Coronado Island Film Festival
Nov. 9-12. Head to San Diego’s historic seaside village for four jam-packed days of classic and up-and-coming film screenings. You’ll also enjoy parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, special events, celebrities, live performances, beach walks and more. $10-$595. Visit website for full schedule. 820 Orange Ave., Coronado.




San Diego Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11. Deliver a greatly deserved tribute to all U.S. veterans who served during the war years. Along with recognizing over 4,000 veterans, guests will witness bands, floats and civic groups as they parade down Harbor Drive. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Harbor Drive and West Broadway.







Kopari Grand Opening Party
Nov. 9. Kopari, the San Diego-based coconut-derived beauty brand, has just moved into a beautiful new office space in La Jolla and are throwing open their doors to the public, turning their new digs into a pop-up showroom. Kopari staff will provide hand massages, and guests can take advantage of 25 percent off their entire purchase. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 7911 Herschel Ave., Suite 300.



San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Nov. 12-19. SoCal’s largest wine and culinary event celebrates its 14th anniversary with a palate-pleasing array of festivities—including Grand Tasting events, advanced wine-tasting seminars, exclusive specialty dinners, gourmet cooking classes and celebrity chefs galore. Visit website for full schedule. Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown.



Escondido Tamale Festival
Nov. 11. Back for its third year, this festival features all the great Latin foods that have been staples of California’s culture over time. In addition to sampling delicious bites, learn about the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced our community. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Grape Day Park, 321 N Broadway, Escondido.





Artisan Table Signature Wine Dinner
Nov. 9. The Lodge at Torrey Pines concludes its 2017 Artisan Table Signature Wine Dinner series with the winemakers behind Patz & Hall, who have spent their entire careers focusing on perfecting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Lodge’s executive chef Jeff Jackson will pair the Patz & Hall wines with a savory four-course meal that showcases California’s bounty. 7-9 p.m. $205. 11480 North Torrey Pines.




Nov. 11. Over 30 independent, San Diego-based breweries will come together to throw a killer party during San Diego Beer Week. Highlighting the camaraderie of the brewing community, expect good food, excellent vibes and endless libations. 2-5 p.m. $40-55. North Park Observatory, 2891 University Ave.




San Diego Beer Week
Through Nov. 12. Celebrate the art of craft beers during this annual event, featuring dozens of local breweries and a lineup of tastings, festivals, brewery tours, cheese pairings and beer dinners. Various locations.




The Beer Garden
Nov. 12. As a closing event for San Diego Beer Week, The Beer Garden brings together the best of San Diego’s breweries and local chefs to celebrate the craft beer movement. 28 breweries and 14 chefs will be on site to offer unlimited tastes of beer and food. Noon-3 p.m. $85. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla.







La Valencia Failla Wine Dinner
Nov. 9. Head to La Valencia for the last installment of their fall wine dinner series. Guests will hear from winemaker Ehrena Jordan of Faila Wines, a winery tucked away in St. Helena in Northern California. In addition to hearing about winemaking techniques, guests will enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a variety of wines to sample. 6-10 p.m. $125. La Valencia, 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla.



Brunch and Puppies
Nov. 12. Searsucker Del Mar will be partnering with Helen Woodward Animal Center for a special Sunday brunch with puppies and therapy dogs. Guests will be able to meet adoptable pooches while noshing on Searsucker brunch favorites, such as their Ham Benny or Brioche French Toast. 10 a.m.-noon. 12995 El Camino Real #21, Del Mar, 858.369.5700.





Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’
Through Dec. 24. Spirited kids—young and old alike—will enjoy the annual holiday production of the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe Theatre. Back for its 20th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day,” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. View website for full schedule.


‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical’ 
Through Dec. 10. This vibrant, world-premier musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer—the undisputed Queen of Disco—and features more than 20 classic hits, including “Hot Stuff,” “On the Radio,” and “Last Dance.” View website for full schedule. Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla.



‘The Moors’
Nov. 9-Dec. 10. A radical riff on 19th century romantic novels and the women who conceived them, The Moors is a riotous, wild comedy filled with macabre glee that has more in common with the present day than the past. $22.50+. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, University Heights.