Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Ghosts and Gravestones
Through Oct. 31. Take a seat on the trolley as one of the gravedigger guides transports you back in time to witness for yourself the paranormal activity, ghostly sightings and unexplainable mysteries that surround some of San Diego’s most haunted sites. Hear stories of the ghosts that haunt the ships at the Maritime Museum. Learn of the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in the Gaslamp Quarter. Journey through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and ending outside the Whaley House, both sites of many reported paranormal occurrences. Reservations required. 888.920.8687.

hornblower-bow-wowHalloween Bow Wow Brunch Cruise
Oct. 20
. Meet Chopper the Biker Dog and dig into the full brunch buffet complete with a make-your-own Benedict station, seafood, salads, breakfast meats, a carving board, and lush dessert buffet. Created to raise money and awareness about orphaned pets up for adoption at Helen Woodward Animal Center, this special cruise includes costume contests, prizes and doggie bags for each pet. One dog per person. Board at 11:30 a.m. $70/pp. 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715.

Paint the Night Pink
Oct. 19. Fashionistas, gather ‘round for this fall fashion soiree in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The alfresco fête, held in the dining courtyard, will showcase exciting fall fashions from Westfield Mission Valley’s premier retailers, including looks hand-picked and styled by some of San Diego’s top fashion bloggers. Guests will also have the opportunity to get expert personal fall styling recommendations and complimentary beauty services, including nail art, make-up application, brow shaping and hair styling. While pampering, nosh on indulgent bites and craft brews from Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., pink cocktails created by Rumbling Tins Co. and treats from the Sweet Factory. $10. 6-8 p.m. Westfield Mission Valley, 1640 Camino Del Rio N., San Diego.

Jack Johnson
Oct. 18. 
Jack Johnson is playing a handful of intimate theatre performances to give his fans an up-close-and-personal musical experience. Touring to support his sixth studio album, “From Here To Now To You,” 25 of Johnson’s 28 fall shows will be held in historic theaters. As with all of his tours since 2008, 100 percent of tour profits will be donated to charity. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100. 

jason-aldeanJason Aldean
Oct. 18.
One of the biggest names in country music with more than 8.5 million records sold and 12 number one hits under his belt, Jason Aldean is taking his platinum “Night Train” album on the road. With his last album, the “My Kinda Party” and “This Nothin’ Town” singer broke over 40 venue attendance records and earned two Country Music Association awards. Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and Dee Jay Silver open the show. Sleep Train Wireless Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle., Chula Vista. 619.671.3500.

three-dog-nightThree Dog Night
Oct. 20. Join the legendary music icons of Three Dog Night as they celebrate their fourth decade together. Between 1969 and 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Decades later, their hits still wind through the fabric of pop culture, everywhere from the radio to TV commercials to major motion pictures. Expect to hear chart-toppers and crowd-pleasers such as “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One.” Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

marine-roomFOOD + DRINK
High Tide Breakfast
Oct. 19-20. Experience this one-of-a-kind brunch at the Marine Room as high tide brings the surf right up to the dining room windows. Savor an exceptional breakfast buffet featuring banana chocolate brioche French toast, poached eggs Florentine, house hickory smoked salmon and much more as waves pound on the picture windows at heights of over six feet. $34/pp. Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla. 858.459.7222. 

waypoint-publicWaypoint Public
In the former space of the Linkery, North Park’s most buzzed about new neighborhood beer bar and restaurant, Waypoint Public, is now open for dinner seven days a week. The brainchild of a trio of industry veterans—John Pani, Brian Jensen and Amanda Baumgarten—Waypoint Public is a casual bistro serving up seasonal menus that highlight Latin, Asian and European influences along with more than 300 bottled craft beers and a custom 30-tap system stocked with West Coast craft brews. A weekend brunch and an outdoor patio are also in the works. Waypoint Public, 3794 30th Street, San Diego. 619.255.8778.


San Diego Kids Expo & Fair
Oct. 19-20. Fun for the whole family returns to the Del Mar fairgrounds this weekend with interactive features for kids of all ages. The event is packed with things to do, including a 200-foot long zip line and a Euro bungee where kids can jump on trampolines and do flips safely. Also enjoy live entertainment on four stages, dancing, sports demos, games, cooking classes and much more. More than 150 vendors will be on site offering products and services to make children’s lives better. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical
Oct. 15-20. 
This larger-than-life comedy tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends who hop aboard a battered old bus for the road trip of a lifetime, searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback. An international hit with more than 500 dazzling, Tony Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert features a hit parade of dance floor favorites, including “I Will Survive.” San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.