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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

San Diego Beer Week
Through Nov. 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. Don’t miss the closing beer garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines on Sunday. Check the online event schedule to see everything that’s happening throughout the county.

culture-and-cocktailsCulture & Cocktails
Nov. 7. Featuring a photo booth inspired by war posters, a military color guard performance, a pinup body paint “tattoo” station and more, November’s Culture & Cocktails takes inspiration from the Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, Women, War, and Industry. Mix and mingle with fellow art lovers while celebrating this exhibition highlighting World War I and II era posters, photographs, and contemporary works documenting, propagating and/or reacting to war. 6-10 p.m. 21 +. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego.

ray at nightRay at Night
Nov. 9. 
Shop local and find unique, one of a kind items amid performing arts and musical entertainment while meandering through the lively, creative area surrounding Ray Street. Businesses, galleries and shops in the North Park Arts District stay open late for this monthly art walk, which is now in its twelfth year. Participating galleries usually include Cirello Gallery, Ray Street Custom Framing, Soul Ryde, The Red Crow, Dani Dodge Art and more. Every second Saturday of the month. 6-10 p.m. North Park Arts District, Ray Street between University and North Park Way.

star-of-india-hornblowerStar of India Spectator Cruise
Nov. 10. As the Star of India celebrates 150 years with its annual traditional ocean sail, Hornblower will follow the famed ship out to sea, offering passengers a close up view of the world’s oldest active iron-hulled ship. During the cruise, also catch a glimpse of other famous Maritime Museum ships, including the Californian and HMS Surprise—as seen in the films “Master and Commander” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stanger Tides.” 11 a.m. $37/pp. Board at Hornblower Grape St. Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 888.467.6256.

asian-film-festivalSan Diego Asian Film Festival
Nov. 7-15. As one of the largest film exhibitions of its kind in North America, the San Diego Asian Film Festival offers more than 140 films from 15 countries, multiple film premieres, a tribute to UCSD alumni and digital media pioneers Wong Fu Productions, and a red carpet gala awards dinner. This year, the festival expands its screening locations to include North County and Uptown neighborhoods. Anticipated films include Hong Kong breakdancing hit “The Way We Dance,” award-winning Filipino romance “If Only” and Japanese breakthrough “Homesick.” Digiplex Mission Valley (formerly UltraStar Cinemas), 7519 Hazard Center Drive, Mission Valley. 619.400.5911.

Selena Gomez
Nov. 8.
The former “Wizards of Waverly Place” star is shedding her Disney days and evolving into a full-fledged recording artist. Selena Gomez’s recent singles “Come and Get It” and “Slow Down” have her on the Billboard charts sans her former band, The Scene, but that doesn’t seem to have affected her popularity. Expect large crowds and songs from the pop princess’s latest album, “Stars Dance.” Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway. 619.594.0429.

40-oz-to-freedom40 Oz to Freedom
Nov. 8. Arguably one of the best Sublime tribute bands around, 40 Oz to Freedom stays true to the SoCal vibe with thumping bass lines, inspired beats and shredding guitar riffs. Add to that some honest, soul vocals in the style of the late Bradley Nowell. Hi Roots and Total Distortion open the show. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

Side Show
Through Dec. 15. Based on the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, this re-imagined musical is a moving portrait of beautiful, talented sisters on the rise. But as they transform from circus novelties to famed stage stars, the spotlight doesn’t deliver all that they had hoped, testing the strength of their bond. Mandell Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. 858.550.1010.

San Diego Chargers
Nov. 10. In their only November home game, the Bolts host their division rival, the Denver Broncos. When the two met last season, Denver was able to recoup from the Chargers’ 24-0 lead at the half and pull out a win. Surely the Chargers will have that in mind as they seek a win under the new leadership of head coach Mike McCoy, who spent the last four seasons in Denver. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego. 619.641.3100.

veterans-paradeVETERANS DAY
Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11. More than 4,000 parade participants, including active military, veterans organizations, marching bands, civic groups, dignitaries, floats and more, will march the route down Harbor Drive in support of active and retired military. 11 a.m. Pacific Highway at Grape Street. 619.239.2300. 

bark-benefitBark Breakfast Benefit
Nov. 10. In honor of Veterans Day, be a part of K9s For Warriors mission to help pair veterans with PTSD with a canine companion to help them heal mentally, physically and spiritually. The benefit includes a breakfast spread of coffee, orange juice, pancakes, muffins, eggs and lots of treats for humans and dogs, so son’t leave Fido at home. Red, white and blue attire is encouraged. Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Loews Coronado Bay Road, San Diego.