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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony 
Oct. 27. All five original members reunite at “Tha Crossroads” for the first tour since Krayzie and Wish left the group in 2011. Join Layzie, Bizzy, Krayzie, Wish and Flesh to celebrate 20 years of what MTV calls “the most melodic rap group of all time.” The guys also pay tribute to the late gangsta rap pioneer Eazy E, who first signed them to a major label. 10 p.m. 4th & B, 345 B Street, San Diego. 619.231.4343.

Oct. 27-28. Seduction, deception and death come together in this classic ballet, choreographed by Charles Bennett. With an original composite score of music, the California Ballet brings to life wolves, bats and vampires to reveal the struggle between the forces of good and evil. This production’s unique combination of seductive drama intertwined with movement will mesmerize the audience all the way through to its shattering conclusion. San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

Chris Kattan
Oct. 25-27. Comedy legend Chris Kattan created some of Saturday Night Live’s most memorable characters. From the Roxbury Guy, the half-monkey Mr. Peepers and the gibberish-spouting Suel Forrester to Azrael Abyss, the co-host of the fictional cable access show “Goth Talk;” half of the sex-crazed and often misunderstood couple, the Zimmermans; and the enigmatic exotic dancer, Mango, his sketch comedy is loved by millions. Kattan is in San Diego for three days and five solo shows, where some of those loveable characters may make an appearance. American Comedy Company, 818 6th Avenue, San Diego. 619.795.3858.

San Diego Italian Film Festival 
Oct. 26-Nov. 11. The San Diego Italian Film Festival returns for its sixth year with 17 recent award-winning Italian films presented with English subtitles. Audiences at each showing will be treated to an introduction by one of the SDIFF directors, who offer up their unique insights and perspective on film and history, and their Italian expertise. This year’s festival includes screenings of Caro Diario and Habemus Papam by acclaimed director, Nanni Moretti, who is often thought of as the Woody Allen of Italy. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.7559.

the-wedge-escondidoThe Wedge
Oct. 27. Prepare your taste buds for bounties of local microbrews, wines and California artisan cheeses. The Wedge brings San Diego’s culinary gems together for a tasting event with a street festival vibe that honors the area’s agricultural roots. The artisanal farmers’ market includes live music, vendor booths and a beer, wine and cheese garden with specialty tastings and pairings. Tickets include 30 cheese and restaurant tastings, 10 beer and wine pairings and a commemorative tote. 2-6 p.m. $35. Maple Street Plaza at Grand Avenue and Maple Street, Escondido.

L.A. Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings 
Oct. 25. San Diego is the lucky host of an exhibition game between the L.A. Lakers and the Sacramento Kings, though the Lakers will have to rally without Kobe, who’s out for two games after a foot injury this past Sunday. The Players Lounge will be open during this pre-season rivalry match up, so be sure to pop down exclusive drink specials and a great place to lounge before, during and after the event. 7 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway. 619.224.4171.

Oct. 27-31. Barleymash is celebrating its first Halloween with a weekend of big frights. DJ Demon rocks the bar on Friday to warm the crown for Saturday’s main event where Screenworks DJ Costic will be mixing Halloween and horror type movies in with the music videos in his set. On Halloween night, come decked out in your most elaborate costume and enter to win Barleymash gift cards. First place takes home $100! Barleymash, 600 5th Avenue, San Diego. 619.255.7373.

science-family-dayBalboa Park Halloween Family Day
Oct. 27. Bring the family to San Diego’s urban cultural center for a spooktacular array of hands-on activities, crafts, costume parades, tours and storytelling at the annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day. Don’t miss the highlights of this park-wide event, including a dog costume parade and contest, a pumpkin parachute drop, and activities that explore legendary ghosts of San Diego. Children 12 and under will be treated to free admission at more than a dozen museums with a paid adult admission. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

booscruise-hornblowerBoo’s Cruise
Oct. 28. Get onboard for a ghoulishly good time with the 91X Halloween Boo’s Cruise. Mingle with 91X’s radio personalities on this two-hour yacht cruise complete with live music from Churchill, food and drink specials, and incredible bay views. Fun, flirty or frightening, come aboard in your best costume and enter the costume contest to win plenty of 91X prizes. $9.91. Board at 6:15 p.m. San Diego Grape St. Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Dr. 619.686.8715.

costume-brewery-tour-sessioCostume Brewery Tour
Oct. 27. All aboard the BOOze Bus! Celebrate this Halloween with San Diego’s favorite beverage: craft beer. The Costume Brewery Tour begins with brunch at Sessions with bottomless mimosas and offerings from their signature Taps & Toast menu. San Diego Brewery Tours will then take attendees to three local craft breweries. Options could include Ballast Point, Port Lost Abbey, Alesmith and Societe Brewing Co. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $80. Sessions Public, 4204 Voltaire Street, San Diego. 619.756.7715.

monster-bash-downtownMonster Bash
Oct. 27. This frightful block party will take over eight city blocks and fill them with three stages, 10 bars, 50 toxic dancers and thousands of partygoers dressed in their best costumes. In true Monster Bash fashion, the best Halloween party in San Diego will end with a parade of the bizarre, peculiar, scantily clad, comedic and creative as the world famous costume contest takes over the Trudy’s Trash House stage and offers up a grand prize of $3,000. Entrance at Market and 6th Avenue. 6 p.m.- midnight.

For even more more ideas to get in the spooky spirit this Halloween, check out our Halloween Events Roundup!