San Diego Weekend Events Roundup October 25-28

WCKD Village will be one of San Diego’s biggest Halloween bashes.

From Halloween happenings to Day of the Dead festivities, check out the top San Diego weekend events for October 25-28.

By Jordan Fraser

EVENTS

Boo Ball
Oct. 26. Rock 105.3’s The Show hosts this Halloween celebration of some of the best horror films ever created: House of 1,000 Corpses, The Shining, Nightmare on Elm Street and The Conjuring. With themed rooms, spooky activities, adult beverages and costume contests this Hallow’s Eve will be one to remember. 7 p.m. $20. House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. Tickets

 

 

 

San Diego Zombie Crawl
Oct. 26-27, 31. Why hit just one Halloween party when you can get access to more than 20 of San Diego’s hottest events? The unique progressive Zombie Crawl includes cover to downtown’s best parties, drink specials and extended happy hour prices, a keepsake zombie hunting permit, the ultimate party map and live entertainment. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $30+. Opening party and will call at American Junkie, 628 Fifth Ave., downtown. sandiegozombiecrawl.com

 

 

BOOmont
Oct. 26-28. Belmont Park transforms with festive fall thrills and chills. Enjoy unlimited fun on Halloween-themed rides and attractions like the Spooky Coaster where guests can dip back to a spooky time on the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, take down zombies at Zombie Laser Tag or play where pirates slay at Pirates Takeover Mini Golf. Additional activities include trick-or-treating, family costume contests and pumpkin painting. 5 p.m.-close. Free entry to the park. 3146 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach, 858.228.9283. belmontpark.com

 

 

2018: A Halloween Odyssey
Oct. 27. Inspired by acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick’s most iconic scary movies, the Hard Rock Hotel transforms five venues on three floors, each themed after a different Kubrick flick, including The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut and, of course, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Expect more than 15 DJs with headliners Oliver Heldens on the Woodstock Terrace, plus rappers Juvenile and Jadakiss in the Legends Ballroom. 21+. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $70+. 207 Fifth Ave., downtown, 619.780.3848. rmdhalloween.com

 

 

Day of the Dead Festival
Oct. 27. North Park’s version of the traditional Mexican festival where friends and family gather to offer hospitality and pay homage to the spirits of the deceased will include sugar skull decorating, face painting, a community altar, mezcal and tequila tastings, food trucks and live music throughout the day. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Ray Street, North Park. dayofthedeadfestivalnorthpark.com

 

 

 

Rooftop Cinema Club’s Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 27. Catch a thrilling double feature of sorcery-themed films leading up to Halloween night. A classic witches brew will stir over a warm fire with a twin-bill that takes off on its broomstick with Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus followed by Anjelica Houston in The Witches of Eastwick. 7 p.m. $17+. Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, downtown. rooftopcinemaclub.com

 

 

 

WCKD Village
Oct. 27. Prepare to enter a realm of electrifying adventures as Monster Halloween Bash returns with a new WCKD twist. Six blocks in the East Village will transform into one of the most epic Halloween events in San Diego featuring four stages of non-stop live performances—including headliners Cheat Codes, Michael Calfan and special guest E-40—immersive themed areas, over $5k in costume contest prizes and all new interactive features. 6 p.m.-midnight. See website for ticket prices. Seventh Ave. between Market St. and J St., East Village. wckdvillage.com

 

 

Halloween at the Station
Oct. 28. Bring the whole family to this Halloween celebration complete with daytime festivities including trick-or-treating throughout the district, music and live entertainment, spooky games, an inflatable obstacle course, a Hollywood car show and more. Ghouls and goblins of all ages are welcome to participate in the costume contest, where the most elaborate costume will take home a special prize. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Liberty Station North Promenade, 2848 Dewey Road, Point Loma. libertystation.com

 

 

Oingo Boingo Dance Party
Oct. 28. Best known for hits “Dead Man’s Party” and “Weird Science,” Oingo Boingo Dance Party features original ’80s- and ’90s-era Oingo Boingo members. Dance your heart out to a number of Oingo Boingo hits including “”We Close Our Eyes,” “Only A Lad,” “Just Another Day,” “Stay,” “Out Of Control,” “Who Do You Want To Be,” “Gratitude,” “Private Life,” and many more. 7:30 p.m. $45. Humphrey’s by the Bay,  2241 Shelter Island Dr., Shelter Island. humphreysconcerts.com 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK


Farmer’s Table
Now Open. Farm-to-fork fare hits Bay Park with the grand opening of Farmer’s Table. With charming farm-inspired decor and flavors sourced from local sustainable food communities, Farmer’s Table specializes in dishes with integrity. The second location of a La Mesa favorite, Farmer’s Table is helmed by Alberto Morreale, co-owner of Fig Tree Cafe, and Vincenzo Lo Verso, who owns the operating group behind Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood, Osetra Seafood & Steaks, Osteria Panevino. 3055 Clairemont Dr., Clairemont, 619.359.4485. myfarmerstable.com

 

 

Bubbly & Brunch on the Beach
Oct. 28. Add a little effervescence to your Sunday brunch at JRDN with three courses perfectly paired with sparkling wines from Iron Horse Winery and JRDN’s oceanfront setting. Sonoma County’s Iron Horse is located within the famed Russian River Valley and produces 12 different vintage cuvées that are all estate bottled. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $70. Tower23 Hotel, 723 Felspar St., Pacific Beach, 858.270.2323. Tickets

 

 

 

Celebrate the Craft
Oct. 28. Helmed by The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ Executive Chef Jeff Jackson, this 16th annual festival brings together chefs, food artisans, produce, wine and craft beer for a celebration of the region’s thriving culinary community. The Lodge’s sommelier Paul Krikorian curated a collection of esteemed vintners including Frog’s Leap Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard and ZD Wines. San Diego’s vibrant beer industry will be represented by AleSmith Brewing Company and Bitter Brothers Brewing Co. Local spirits will be provided by You & Yours Distilling Co. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $145. 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. lodgetorreypines.com

 

ARTS + CULTURE


Photographer Jonathan Kingston
Oct. 25-26. Meet National Geographic photographer Jonathan Kingston at this evening reception featuring astonishing photography, handcrafted cocktails, live music and more. For the main event, Kingston’s newest release will be unveiled. Attendees will receive a signed, one-of-a-kind “instant photograph” with purchase. Thursday night in La Jolla and Friday at the San Diego gallery. Call to RSVP. National Geographic Fine Art Galleries, 1205 Prospect St., Suite A, La Jolla, 619.568.6790; 628 L St., downtown, 619.288.0501. natgeofineart.com

 

 

“Persuasion”
Through Nov. 18. The California premiere of this musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s final novel unravels the tale of a hero returning from war as he discovers that the woman who had hastily broken off their engagement years before remains unmarried. Funny and heartwarming, the action unfolds while he is still wounded from her snub, and she has a wealthy suitor in the wings. See website for show times. $29-$58. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

 

 

“Beyond Babel”
Through Nov. 25. Starring Keone and Mari from World of Dance in the lead roles, this production is inspired by the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet and current social stories from all over the world. Beyond Babel is told entirely through the style of West Coast Urban Dance set to a contemporary soundtrack featuring a cast of 12 elite dancers. See website for show times. $35+. Beyond Babel Theater, 2625 Imperial Ave., Grant Hill, 866.811.4111. beyondbabelshow.com

 

 

WCKD Village photos courtesy McFarlane Promotions. Boo Ball photo courtesy Rock 105.3. Zombie Crawl photo courtesy Zombie Crawl. BOOmont photo courtesy Belmont Park. Halloween Odyssey photo courtesy RMD Group. Day of the Dead photo courtesy Day of the Dead Festival North Park. Halloween at the Station photo courtesy Olive Creative Strategies. Oingo Boingo Dance Party photo courtesy A12 Entertainment. Farmer’s Table photo courtesy Farmer’s Table. Bubbly & Brunch on the Beach photo courtesy Eat. Drink. Sleep. Celebrate the Craft photo courtesy The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Photographer Jonathan Kingston photo courtesy National Geographic Fine Art Galleries. “Persuasion” photo courtesy Lamb’s Players Theatre. “Beyond Babel” photo courtesy Hideaway Circus.

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