San Diego Weekend Events Roundup November 1-4

Octopus and squid tostadas are a feature item on El Jardin’s Dia de Los Muertos dinner menu.

From “Glee” stars’ performances to San Diego Beer Week, check out the top San Diego weekend events for November 1-4.

By Jordan Fraser


Lea Michele & Darren Criss
Nov. 1. Glee sensations and Broadway veterans Lea Michele and Darren Criss team up for the LM/DC Tour, which will include a little bit of everything from their expansive repertoires both as solo artists and a powerhouse duo. 7:30 p.m. $75+. Humphrey’s by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr., Shelter Island.




Old Town Dia de Los Muertos
Nov. 1-4. Tour more than 50 traditional altars set up in museums, restaurants and shops, and participate in a candlelight procession to the cemetery at this cultural celebration honoring those who have died. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend with street food, vendors and activities on San Diego Avenue. See website for complete schedule. Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego Ave. and Twiggs St.



San Diego Beer Week
Nov. 2-11. Join in what many call “the best time of the year” and celebrate the art of craft beers during this annual event, featuring upwards of 500 individual events such as a lineup of tastings, festivals, brewery tours, cheese pairings and beer dinners. SDBW is flanked by it’s two largest events, the signature Guild Fest on Nov. 3 at Embarcadero Marina Park South and The Beer Garden on Nov. 11 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Various times and locations.



Nov. 3. Relive the glory days of the ‘80s with this authentic sound experience that includes hits from the decade’s heavy-hitters like Depeche Mode, Pat Benatar, Guns ’n Roses, and more. Plus, Paging The ‘90s warms up the crowd with all the best sing-a-longs from the ‘90s. 21+. Doors open at 8 p.m, show 9 p.m. $17-$19. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858.481.8140.



Bike The Coast
Nov. 3. Experience the gorgeous Southern California coast by bike with course options including 100-, 50-, 25-, 15- or seven-mile routes on Highway 101. Plus live music, a beer garden and biker’s expo. Beer garden and expo are open to the public. See website for race times and prices. Beer garden and expo open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Pier, 300 N. The Strand, Oceanside.




Noche de Gala
Nov. 3  Dress up for an evening in support of the orphaned and abandoned children of Baja and enjoy a champagne reception, mezcal and Baja wine tastings and a delicious dinner. Plus, live piano music, a DJ, dancing, and live and silent auctions that will include vacations, incredible experiences, dinner certificates, sporting events and more. Semi-formal attire encouraged. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $125. Coronado Island Marriott, 2000 Second St., Coronado. Tickets



Felipe Esparza “Bad Decisions” Tour
Nov. 3. Laugh at the edgy and dark humor of the What’s Up Fool? podcast host in this all-new tour where he delves deeper into every bad decision he has ever made in his life, including drugs, mischievous trials and journeys that remain questionable to this day. 7 p.m. $37.50+. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.



Carlsbad Village Faire
Nov. 4. Stroll this annual street fair featuring 800 vendors with everything from jewelry and antiques to art, home decor and handcrafted goods over 14 blocks. The international food court offers more than 50 booths, while a dedicated children’s area will entertain youngsters with a super slide, bounce house and face painting. 8 a.m.-4 pm. Free. Grand Ave., between Carlsbad Blvd. and Jefferson St., Carlsbad.



Vinyasa & Vino
Nov. 4. Enjoy a yoga class taught by a Lululemon instructor in Estancia La Jolla’s Garden Courtyard followed by complimentary Trinitas wine, Moët & Chandon Champagne, super-food tapas and mini-spa services from Kopari Beauty at this #SelfCareSunday event. Plus, enter for your chance to win complimentary spa services, a one-night stay at Estancia and retail products.11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. $50. Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla. Tickets




Dia de Los Muertos Dinner at El Jardin
Nov. 1. Enjoy a special Dia de Los Muertos “Food Memorias” celebration and dinner with six courses from Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins and Top Chef castmate Chef Joe Sasto. Dishes include pasta “nachos,” octopus and squid tostada, a plated vegetable dish made from produce found in El Jardín’s garden and braised oxtail and pig’s feet tagliatelle. To enhance the celebration, the restaurant’s fully decked-out altar, which features different layers of traditional elements will be on display. Reservations available between 5-10 p.m. $80; optional $45 beverage pairing. 2885 Perry Rd., Point Loma, 619.795.2322.


Barrel Republic Fifth Anniversary
Nov. 2. The unique self-service gastropub celebrates another successful year with the release of a special collaboration beer with Stone Brewing Co. Plus, pour your own perfect portions of many of Stone’s favorite brews during a complete tap takeover. 6 p.m. 1261 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.270.9922; 215 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, 760.435.0042; 2961 State St., Carlsbad, 760.841.8404.




Friday Night Liberty
Nov. 2. Wander, explore and enjoy this local art experience. Taking place on the first Friday of every month, Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest monthly art walk. Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theater and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing Arts District. 5-9 p.m. Free. 2950 Truxtun Rd., Liberty Station, 619.756.7992.




“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
Opens Nov. 3. The perfect holiday tradition for spirited kids young and old, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a colorful production of the heartwarming Dr. Seuss classic. See website for show times and ticket prices. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.




Through Nov. 4. Princeton freshmen Tom and Amber connect at a party in ways that seem innocent enough, but as the night heats up, they find themselves in murky territory in this bold play that tackles the topic of sexual consent, alcohol and the ramifications of their actions. See website for show times and ticket prices. San Diego Repertory at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



Through Nov. 25. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the untold story of the two witches of Oz, long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland. See website for show times and ticket prices. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.




Dia De Los Muertos Dinner at El Jardin photo courtesy El Jardin. Lea Michele & Darren Criss photo courtesy Ticketmaster. Old Town Dia De Los Muertos photo courtesy Old Town San Diego. San Diego Beer Week photo courtesy San Diego Brewers Guild. Betamaxx photo courtesy Belly Up Tavern. Bike the Coast photo courtesy Spectrum Sports Events. Noche de Gala photo courtesy Corzaon de Vida. Felipe Esparza “Bad Decisions” Tour photo courtesy Balboa Theatre. Carlsbad Village Faire photo courtesy Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Vinyasa & Vino photo courtesy Estancia La Jolla. Barrel Republic Fifth Anniversary photo courtesy Barrel Republic. Friday Night Liberty photo courtesy Liberty Station. “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” photo courtesy the Old Globe. “Actually” photo courtesy San Diego Repertory Theatre. “Wicked” photo by Joan Marcus courtesy Broadway/San Diego.