Events | San Diego Things To Do In November 2013

San Diego Things To Do In November 2013

Find the best things to do this November in our events roundup. We’ve gathered the best San Diego things to do in November 2013.

San Diego Jazz Festival swings into town November 27.
San Diego Jazz Festival swings into town November 27.

San Diego Beer Week
Nov. 1-10.
This ten-day countywide festival showcases local breweries, restaurants, pubs and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. Enjoy 10 days jam-packed with special pourings, dinner pairings, tasting events, meet and greets with brewers and total tap takeovers. Check the online event schedule to see everything that’s happening throughout the county. sdbw.org

Día de los Muertos
Nov. 1-2. Celebrate the unity of life and death on Day of the Dead, which is considered by many cultures to be the most important holiday of the year. Old Town itself will become the Mercado and more than 50 local businesses, museums, and shops will create traditional Día de los Muertos altars that can be toured. Craft activities such as papel picado making, skull face painting, paper flower making, mask making and hat decorating are also perfect for family fun. 1-9 p.m. Free. Old Town. 619.297.9327. sddayofthedead.org

Carlsbad Village Faire
Nov. 3. 
Take in the beauty of Carlsbad’s seaside community while browsing unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment. The festival hosts more than 900 vendors selling everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. Fifty international food booths will serve everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine, and the children’s area will entertain youngsters with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, face painting, and arts and crafts. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Grand Avenue at Jefferson, Carlsbad. 760.945.9288. carlsbad.org

Side Show
Nov. 5-Dec. 15. Based on the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, this play is a moving portrait of beautiful, talented sisters on the rise. But as they transform from circus novelties to famed stage stars, the spotlight doesn’t deliver all that they had hoped, testing the strength of their bond. Mandell Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

San Diego Asian Film Festival
Nov. 7-15. The 14th annual event includes feature films, shorts and animation from Asian artists worldwide. Digiplex Mission Valley (formerly UltraStar Cinemas), 7519 Hazard Center Drive, Mission Valley. 619.400.5911. festival.sdaff.org

San Diego Chargers
Nov. 10.
In their only November home game, the Bolts host their division rival, the Denver Broncos. When the two met last season, Denver was able to recoup from the Chargers’ 24-0 lead at the half and pull out a win. Surely the Bolts will have that in mind as they seek a win under the new leadership of head coach Mike McCoy, who spent the last four seasons in Denver. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego. 619.641.3100. chargers.com

Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11. More than 4,000 parade participants, including active military, veterans organizations, marching bands, civic groups, dignitaries, floats and more, will march the route down Harbor Drive in support of active and retired military. 11 a.m. Pacific Highway at Grape Street. 619.239.2300. sdvetparade.org

Evita
Nov. 12-17. The Tony Award-winning musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the story of Eva Perón, Argentina’s First Lady. Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion. As she became one of the most powerful women in the world, she championed for the poor. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., San Diego. 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org 

Whitney Cummings
Nov. 16.
A Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer and producer Whitney Cummings co-created and co-wrote the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls” and wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical sitcom “Whitney,” which aired on NBC. She’s a regular contributer to E!’s “Chelsea Lately“and has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Roasts.” For mature audiences. 7:30 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org/whitney-cummings

Silver Strand Half Marathon
Nov. 17. Walk, run, or skate along the Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach at this half marathon and 5K race for all levels of athletes. Half marathon participants will be awarded a medal and a long sleeve technical t-shirt. Don’t forget to cap the race with a celebratory beer at the finisher’s beer garden. 7 a.m. Half marathon begins at Sunset Park, Coronado. kozevents.com

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Nov. 20-24. SoCal’s largest wine and food fest is a five-day epicurean experience that includes cooking classes, “The Vault” tasting of reserve wines and a star-studded celebrity chef luncheon. The Grand Tasting is the festival’s largest event and features libations from 200 wineries and breweries from around the globe, 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. sandiegowineclassic.com

Mother 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 activities. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main St. and Magnolia Ave., El Cajon. 619.444.8712. themothergooseparade.com

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

San Diego Jazz Festival
Nov. 27-Dec. 1. The 34th annual event features live performances by international artists representing a wide variety of traditional jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, swing and rockabilly styles. Enjoy everything from blues, swing and jump music performed by Sue Palmer and the Motel Swing Orchestra to Sunday morning gospel music with the Night Blooming Jazzmen of Claremont. Town & Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. 619.297.5277. sdjazzfest.org

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