Wonderfront Festival, One Paseo’s Fall Bazaar, Friendsgiving and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for November 21-24.
Edited by Brooke Knetzger.
Craft + Sip: Pumpkin Centerpieces at Westfield North County
Nov. 21. Learn how to create a pumpkin center piece inspired by the fall season, while enjoying music, giveaways, and savory bites from the California Pizza Kitchen. Materials are provided, space is limited, and tickets are required. All proceeds benefit the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s educational outreach programs. $40. 6-10 p.m. California Pizza Kitchen at Westfield North County, 200 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido. visitescondido.com
Skating by the Sea Returns
Nov. 22. Skating by the Sea® returns to The Del from November 22 to January 5. This spectacular beachfront ice rink features stunning views of the Pacific and benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Now you can reserve your own rink side lounge at Frostbite – A Place to Chill. Where guests will enjoy skating passes and plush 4 or 6 person seating around a roaring fire pit with full food and beverage service. Choose from your favorite holiday-themed libations or snacks and enjoy unlimited hot cocoa and coffee as you enjoy watching the beachfront ice skating. Through January 5, 2020. $30+. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado. hoteldel.com
Nov. 22-24. The festival that takes over San Diego’s waterfront and downtown features 7+stages, 70+ bands, and three days of music, food and arts. Pop in and out of the festival grounds at any time with your wristband. The weekend’s diverse lineup features some of the world’s hottest breakout artists. The festival will also have a giant local craft beer village. See website for lineup and additional information. 21+. wonderfrontfestival.com
Friendsgiving: Sun Printing Workshop
Nov. 23. Come together with friends and family at Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, for a colorful and characterful take on Friendsgiving, featuring a sun printing workshop with Kelsey + Zivi of Describe the Fauna and a local Friendsgiving feast with locally-inspired twists on traditional Thanksgiving staples. Tickets include Friendsgiving dinner, two glasses of wine, sun print workshop and parking at the hotel. $75, Noon – 5 p.m. 5951 The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets
One Paseo’s Fall Bazaar
Nov. 23. Join One Paseo for a one day pop-up featuring local Makers selling the perfect gifts for Fall! One Paseo has handpicked San Diego’s finest Makers for guests to peruse in One Paseo’s quaint urban village. Guests can expect to find Rais Case, Ora Jana, Native Poppy, Stefanie Bales, Marea Baja, Domaine Sante, Deebees Kitchen Table, Farm Fresh To You, and many more! 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. onepaseo.com
Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Way of Wellbeing Workshop
Nov. 23. Fairmont Grand Del Mar invites guests to unleash their infinite potential with Deepak Chopra, M.D. Explore the mystery of being human with an intimate talk and book signing at a special Way of Wellbeing Workshop this Saturday. It’s time to become who you were always meant to be. Deepak Chopra will reveal secrets on moving beyond present limitations to access a field ofinfinite possibilities by becoming Metahuman. all attendees will receive a copy of his revolutionary book, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. $150. 10 a.m.- noon. granddelmar.com
Powerhaus’s Pizza & Smoothies New Menu Items
Now Available. Powerhaus Pizza & Smoothies, purveyor of nutritious protein-packed pizzas and superfood smoothies, recently released an expanded menu that now includes wraps and fresh smoothie flavors. Some new menu highlights include the Beet Wrap (made with beets, sesame citrus carrots, spinach, pumpkin seeds, almonds, feta, and chia seeds), the Cali Wrap (made with arugula, green peppers, carrots, red onion, feta, hemp seeds, apple, and mango apple cider vinaigrette) and The Green Drink (made with mint, ginger, spinach, celery, chlorophyll, apple, lemon juice, & coconut water). 1550 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach. powerhauspizza.com
Harumama and Blue Ocean Sushi in La Jolla
Now Open. Dual concept of Harumama and Blue Ocean Sushi is now open. Situated above La Jolla Cove with beautiful views of the ocean, the restaurants now occupy what used to be The Hake. The 5,783 square foot space is split between the two restaurants, with Harumama in the front and Blue Ocean Sushi appropriately located oceanfront, at the back. The two restaurants were created by local restaurateurs, Jenny and James Pyo, who own and operate Love Boat Sushi, Pokewan, Blue Ocean Robata and Sushi Bar in Carlsbad, in addition to 2 more locations of Harumama in Little Italy and Carlsbad. 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, 858.999.0323. harumamasd.com
Ranch 45 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
Nov. 24. Ranch 45, the cafe/butchery located in Solana Beach, will celebrate turning one with an anniversary party. The event will feature live music, cooking demonstrations from Kitchen Manager, DuVal Warner, and the restaurant will be offering all day specials. Built on the foundation of serving San Diego delicious food, the restaurant serves an all-day breakfast along with lunch, offering a simple, approachable menu that features a kids menu, beer and wine, and a large dog-friendly outdoor patio. 3 – 6 p.m. 512 Villa de La Valle, Solana Beach, 858.461.0092. ranch45.com
The Santaland Diaries
Premieres Nov. 21. From the brilliantly twisted mind of David Sedaris comes a classic tonic for the holidaze. Out of work and options, The Santaland Diaries finds David as he begins his career as an elf in Macy’s Santaland during the holiday crunch. Battling throngs of rabid families clamoring towards a drunken Santa to satiate their Christmas fix, David makes do with some hilarious observations on human nature and an unexpected connection to the holiday spirit. Through December 22. 4545 Park Boulevard #101, University Heights, 619.220.0097. diversionary.org
Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Nov. 21-24. Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based on the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 22nd incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. Through December 29. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org
Photos: Craft + Sip courtesy Visit Escondido. Skating by the Sea courtesy Hotel del Coronado. Wonderfront courtesy Wonderfront Festival. Friendsgiving courtesy the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. One Paseo courtesy Katalyst PR. Way of Wellbeing courtesy Evans Hotels. Powerhaus courtesy Michael Ellis Public Relations. Harumama courtesy Katalyst PR. Ranch 45 courtesy Haley Hill. The Santaland Diaries courtesy Diversionary Theatre. Grinch courtesy Ken Howard.