Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Through Nov. 24. SoCal’s largest wine and food fest is a week-long epicurean experience that includes cooking classes, “The Vault” tasting of reserve wines and a star-studded chef luncheon. Don’t miss the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, November 23 featuring libations from 200 wineries and breweries from around the world, food from 70 of San Diego’s most notorious chefs and restaurants, arts and the festival’s “Chef of the Fest” competition. Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown. 619.342.7337.

mother-goose-paradeMother Goose Parade
Nov. 24. This 67th annual parade offers a colorful day of family fun to kick off the holiday season. One of San Diego’s most prized family events, the Mother Goose Parade brings together a combination of floats, clowns, horses, local celebrities and marching bands. After the parade, stick around Mother Goose’s village for food, fun and family entertainment. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street at Magnolia Ave., El Cajon. 619.444.8712. 

so-you-think-you-can-danceSo You Think You Can Dance Tour
Nov. 26.
The eleven-time Primetime Emmy-winning show is captivating audiences with this live tour featuring talent from the latest season. “So You Think You Can Dance” continues to bring new artists to the spotlight, and the season 10 performers are no exception. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., San Diego. 619.570.1100.

sycuan-30Sycuan 30th Anniversary Party
Nov. 23.
San Diego’s famous casino is celebrating 30 years with spectacular events, free gifts and special payouts. This casino-wide celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with Vegas-style showgirls greeting guests at the entrance and lasts all day with hourly cash drawings, $300,000 in bingo payouts and two brand new BMWs up for grabs. Sacred ceremonial bird singers and dancers will provide entertainment at 6 p.m., followed by a celebratory cake cutting by Tribal Chairman Daniel Tucker. Sycuan Casino, 5469 Dehesa Rd., El Cajon. 619.445.6002.

encinitas-fall-festivalEncinitas Fall Festival
Nov. 24.
This premier festival, formerly known as the Poinsettia Festival, is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers complete with coastal breezes and live entertainment in the community’s historical district. More than 450 vendor booths are scheduled to showcase various arts, crafts, gifts, food and more, in addition to the 200 shops and 40 restaurants and eateries along Coast Highway that will be open for business. Live music can be found at The Lumberyard and the Community Stage, close to F Street. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Coast Highway 101  between D and F streets, Encinitas. 760.943.1950.

Michael Bublé
Nov. 26. The Canadian crooner is touring to support his latest album “To Be Loved,” which debuted at the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 in April 2013. Bublé is known for goofing around on stage, but also takes his music very seriously; expect to hear familiar favorites such as “Home,” “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s a Beautiful Day,” the lead single from “To Be Loved.” Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway. 619.594.0429. 

Nov. 24. See the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist on his latest tour. Since releasing “Started from the Bottom,” the first track off his soon-to-be-released album “Nothing is the Same,” Drake has been burning up the charts, consistently landing in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Miguel, who wowed the crowd at this year’s Grammy show with his performance of “Adorn,” opens. 7 p.m. Viejas Arena at SDSU, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego. 619.594.0234.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Through Dec. 28. Kick off the holiday season early and see the famed Dr. Seuss book come to life with family friendly songs such as “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of the story. Celebrate winter as The Old Globe is once again turned into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the very last can of Who-hash. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623. 

Abba-ManiaAbba Mania
Nov. 21. It has been 31 years since Abba last toured, but Abba Mania fills that void with this touching tribute. Originally from London’s West End, the show takes you back in time by recreating one of the world’s finest pop groups in a live performance that features all the Abba hits from “Dancing Queen” to “Mamma Mia” to “Winner Takes It All.” 7:30 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100. 

alchemy-baconAlchemy’s Bacon Menu
Beginning Nov. 22. In honor of Chef Ricardo Heredia recently winning first prize in the bacon category of the World Food Championships, Alchemy introduces a special bacon menu to its offerings. Diners can now nosh on Chef Heredia’s award-winning, taro tacos and the restaurant’s 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: six applewood smoked bacon strips served with a choice of three delectable dipping sauces. Three beers from Societe, BNS and Lost Abbey round out the menu. Alchemy, 1503 30th Street, South Park. 619.255.0616.