Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 10.9.14

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
Oct. 10-11. Revel in German tradition at Ocean Beach’s Oktoberfest. Compete in a stein-holding competition or bratwurst eating contest, savor traditional fare and watch the new Ms. Oktoberfest be crowned at this not to be missed event. See website for full event schedule. Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, 619.224.4906.


ljawfLa Jolla Art and Wine Festival
Oct. 11-12. Take in works by more than 150 established artists at the sixth-annual juried art show and fundraiser. Catch live entertainment such as dance groups and circus performers, bid on fabulous prizes at the silent auction and sample gourmet food at the marketplace. See website for full listing of events. Proceeds benefit arts and physical education programs at local schools. Girard Avenue, between Wall and Kline streets, La Jolla.



doraDora the Explorer
Oct. 10-12. In celebration of the brand-new animated preschool series Dora and Friends: Into the City! Nickelodeon is bringing the Dora and Friends experience to Westfield UTC, North County and Plaza Bonita. Families can share in the fun with coloring activities, music, interactive mobile app demonstrations, raffles for special prizes and photo opportunities with Dora. Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., San Digeo, 858.546.8858. Westfield North County, 270 E. Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, 760.740.0170. Westfield Plaza Bonita, 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd., National City, 619.267.1078.



artglassArt Glass Guild Show and Sale
Oct. 11-12. Browse a large selection of handcrafted glass items while strolling through the quaint buildings and beautiful courtyards in Balboa Park’s Spanish Village Art Village. More than 30 juried artists will be displaying their wares. Many varieties of art glass will be available for purchase including blown, fused, torched, stained glass, cast, etched and mosaic. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Spanish Village Arts Village, 1770 Village Place, San Diego, 619.233.9050.


FestaLittle Italy Festa
Oct. 12. Become immersed in Italian heritage and cuisine at the largest Italian-American festival on the West Coast. Festivities include cooking demonstrations, three stages with live entertainment, a bocce ball tournament, kids fun zone and the Coppola Wines/Ballast Point Beer Garden. India St. between Ash and Grape streets, Little Italy, 619.615.1092.



Celebrate the Craft
Oct. 12. Savor the creations from some of the regions top chefs at this annual event held at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson will prepare the farm-to-table menu with an all-star lineup of chefs from around San Diego featuring produce from regional farms and ranches. The Lodge Sommelier Paul Krikorian will also be on hand, featuring several vintners including Palmina and Brewer-Clifton of Santa Barbara, Falkner of Temecula and Nickel & Nickel of Oakville. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, 858.777.6607. 


ironchefKnife Fight
Oct. 13. Two of San Diego’s up-and-coming chefs dual it out during an Iron Chef-style competition hosted by San Diego’s own “Harvard Cookin’ Girl,” Bibi Kasrai. Chef Mikel Anthony and Counterpoint Executive Chef Rose Peyron will be cooking up two courses that will be judged by some of San Diego’s top culinary experts on taste, presentation and originality. The winner will receive a ticket to the World Food Championship in Las Vegas, securing a spot for a chance to win $100,000. 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $69 per person and includes both courses from each chef, and dessert. Harvard Cookin’ Girl, 7441 Girard Ave., La Jolla. 


counterpointBlackout at Counterpoint
Oct. 13. Join the inaugural Blackout celebration at Counterpoint. As the name implies, the lights will go out at 7 p.m. and patrons will dine by candlelight alone. Guest bartender Bryan Dietz will be on hand to craft three specialty cocktails and optional food pairings from Executive Chef Rose Peyron will also be available. (Photo credit Sara Norris.) Counterpoint, 830 25th Street, Suite 100, San Diego, 619.564.6722.



cheeseItalian Formaggio
Oct. 15. Savor a variety of Italian cheeses and during this seminar hosted by Venissimo Cheese at The Headquarters. Enjoy generous samples of the finest formaggio and complimentary Italian wine in a fun and intimate setting. Also enjoy 10 percent off any in-store purchases the night of the class. $50 per person. Venissimo Cheese, 789 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, 619.358.9081. 



The Discovery of King Tut
Through April 26, 2015. Take an adventure through the re-creation of artifacts from the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922. The tomb and treasures of Tutankhamun have been faithfully reconstructed to scale, giving visitors a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the offerings meant to serve the king on his magical journey into the underworld. Tickets range from $11-$27. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 619.232.3821. 


mcasdTNT (Thursday Night Thing)
Oct. 9. Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Rita McBride: Public Tilt and This is How We Walk on the Moon: Colter Jacobsen, with an evening of live music, cocktails, food truck dining, art making activities, spotlight tours of the new exhibition and more. Enjoy performances by energetic San Diego bands Tropical Popsicle and Barbarian, grab a drink ($5 beers, $6 craft cocktails) and have a bite to eat from Slider House food truck. $10 admission for non-members. 7-10 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1100 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, 858.454.3541.


kidsfreeKids Free at San Diego Museums
Through Oct. 31. Explore exhibits at 40 museums in San Diego as children 12 and under receive free admission with one paid adult through the month of October. Take advantage of Kids Free in October by either downloading a voucher from the San Diego Museum Council website or by dropping by one of the many Time Warner Cable outlets throughout San Diego County. Vouchers must be presented at the museums to receive free admission (two children per one paid adult). See website for full details. 


Hornblower Cruises
Through Oct. 31. Sail the bay with the whole family as all children ages 12 and under sail free on any one- or two-hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure on San Diego Bay. Along with landmarks, natural wonders and military history, this outing also spotlights local environmental efforts through narration, video clips and on-board displays. Each adult ticket purchased will admit up to two children. 970 N. harbor Drive, San Diego, 619.686.8715.


Through Nov. 23. Groove along with seven multi-talented performers and one of San Diego’s hottest bands on a ride through the biggest hits and most memorable events of the baby boom decades. Break out the bell-bottoms and beads on Thursday and Friday evenings. Those dressed in ‘60s and ‘70s attire will receive a complimentary beverage. Tickets from $34. See website for full schedule and promotions. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, 619.817.8843. 


les-miserablesLes Miserables
Through Nov. 2. Lamb’s Players brings its own unique magic to this enormously popular musical telling of Victor Hugo’s riveting love story and exploration of the nature of law and grace. Relive some of Broadway’s biggest songs including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and “Bring Him Home.” Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.