Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Boo’s Cruise
Oct. 31. 
Get onboard Boo’s Cruise for a ghoulishly good time with 91X radio. Mingle with the on-air personalities on this two-hour yacht cruise complete with live music from Gone Baby Gone and Surfer Blood, food and drink specials and incredible views. Fun, flirty or frightening—come aboard in your best costume and enter the costume contest to win plenty of 91X prizes. $9.91. Board at 7:30 p.m. San Diego Grape St. Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Dr. 619.686.8715.

del-mar-highlands-trick-or-Del Mar Highlands Trick-or-Treat Bash
Oct. 31. 
Trick-or-treat at the Del Mar shopping center where participating businesses, including Davanti Enoteca, Mia Francesca and many more, will be handing out candy to the kids and special coupons to the adults. Meanwhile, a Halloween-themed concert will provide live music throughout the center’s lower level. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and will find many storefronts dressed up in festive décor to celebrate the holiday. 4-6 p.m. Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego.

andaz-halloweenOfficial Maxim Halloween
Oct. 31. 
The Dos Equis Masquerade at Andaz San Diego is one of a limited number of official Maxim Magazine Halloween bashes in the nation. This red carpet party will transform Andaz San Diego into a thrilling, tri-level masquerade-themed experience complete with costumes, cocktails and devilishly hot Maxim models making appearances throughout the night. DJs Este, Rags, Huy Believe, Brady Spear, Angle and Engage will rock the turntables. $25/pp. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Andaz San Diego, 600 F Street, San Diego. 619.814.2055.

San Diego Beer Week
Nov. 1-10. 
This ten-day countywide festival showcases local breweries, restaurants, pubs and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. The schedule—comprising more than 600 events—is jam-packed with special pourings, dinner pairings, tasting events, meet and greets with brewers and total tap takeovers. Check the online event schedule to see everything that’s happening throughout the county.

day-of-the-deadDía de los Muertos
Nov. 1-2. 
Celebrate the unity of life and death on Day of the Dead, which is considered by many cultures to be the most important holiday of the year. Old Town itself will become the Mercado and more than 50 local businesses, museums and shops will create traditional Día de los Muertos altars that can be toured. Craft activities such as papel picado making, skull face painting, paper flower making, mask making and hat decorating are also perfect for family fun. 1-9 p.m. Free. Old Town. 619.297.9327.

carlsbad-village-faireCarlsbad Village Faire
Nov. 3. 
Take in the beauty of Carlsbad’s seaside community while browsing unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment. The festival hosts more than 900 vendors selling everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. Fifty international food booths will serve everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine, and the children’s area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, face painting and arts and crafts. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Grand Avenue at Jefferson, Carlsbad. 760.945.9288.

fall-back-festivalFall Back Festival
Nov. 3.
While the clocks may be “falling back” for the end of Daylight Savings Time, this annual street fair lets kids and families “fall back” in time and experience what life was like in the 1880s when San Diego was a bustling new town. Absorb history with old-fashioned festivities such as pony rides, pie-eating contests, historical recreations and demonstrations including a blacksmith plying his trade, prospectors teaching children how to pan for gold, butter churning, candle dipping and, of course, a Wild West shoot-out. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enter on Fifth and Island avenues, Gaslamp Quarter. 619.233.4692.

Dead Man’s Party
Nov. 2. Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party has been bringing Boingo tunes back to life for more than a decade. The eight-piece band is fashioned after the original Oingo Boingo line up, including a front man so convincing you might think you’re watching Danny Elfman himself. In fact, Dead Man’s Party is so true to Oingo Boingo, the group has been “Elfo-approved” and many original band members have joined them on stage. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

david-cookDavid Cook
Nov. 2.
The season seven winner of “American Idol” is proving to be much more than a one hit wonder. Over the last few years, David Cook had a record-breaking 14 debuts on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart and sold more than a million copies of his debut album. Produced by industry veteran Matt Serletic, his latest album, “This Loud Morning,” juxtaposes the heavy themes of loss and relationship bonds with more upbeat sounds. Before the show, Cook will repel down Manchester Grand Hyatt as part of the “Over the Edge” event to support brain cancer research, a cause that resonates deeply with the artist. 8:30 p.m. The Griffin, 1310 Morena Blvd., San Diego. 619.684.1816.

Bryan Callen
Nov. 1-3.
Often recognized from his numerous film and television roles, including hits such as “The Hangover,” “Californication” and “How I Met Your Mother,” Bryan Callen is a comedian at heart. His new one-hour special, “Bryan Callen: Man Class,” is scheduled to premiere later this year on Showtime. He was also one of the original cast members of “MADtv.” American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., San Diego. 619.795.3858.