Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Argyle Steakhouse
Nov. 22. Perfect for families and larger groups, Argyle Steakhouse is offering an extensive brunch buffet featuring popular Thanksgiving favorites and other delights including a carving station with slow-roasted free-range turkey, iced and smoked seafood and caviar, artisan salumi, sushi and sashimi. Also load up on made-to-order omelets and poached egg delicacies at chef-attended egg stations. $85/pp; $42 for children 10-12 and $21 for children 5-9. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Argyle Steakhouse will be open on Thanksgiving for regular a la carte dinner service from 5-8:30 p.m. 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad. 760.603.6908.

hornblower-thanksgivingHornblower Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Cruise
Nov. 22. Change your scenery this Thanksgiving with dinner aboard a Hornblower Yacht. The cruise includes a buffet dinner with all the Thanksgiving trimmings—a carving station with turkey and Prime sirloin, potatoes, vegetables, a variety of salads, a gourmet dessert buffet—and bottomless coffee, juice, soda and tea. All guests over 21 years of age will also be treated to a boarding glass of champagne. $84/pp, $82 for seniors and military, $50.40 for children 4-12. Boarding begins at 3 p.m. 3:30-6 p.m. Board at Hornblower Landing at Grape Street Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715.

san-diego-thanksgiving2Marina Kitchen
Nov. 22. Marina Kitchen is the perfect destination for comfort cuisine this Thanksgiving. Inspired by American holiday favorites, Chef Aron Schwartz created a nostalgic three-course menu including classic and traditional dishes like roasted butternut squash soup, herb roasted free range turkey with brioche stuffing, local farm vegetables and house made orange cranberry sauce, and Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly cream that will make you feel right at home for the holidays. $30/pp. Imbibe with an optional wine pairing for an additional $20, you can enjoy each course with a wine pairing. 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.699.8222. 

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Straight No Chaser
Nov. 24. If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser is reinventing the idea of acapella music and bringing it to the modern pop genre. On the road, the guys have built a reputation as an unforgettable live act—they take music seriously, but they also take fun seriously. Expect tracks off their Billboard hit, “With a Twist,” which includes songs such as “Joy to the World,” “Wonderwall” and “Tainted Love,” like you’ve never heard them before. San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

abbey-road-tribute-belly-upAbbey Road: A Tribute to the Beatles
Nov. 25. “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love”—Abbey Road performs the Beatles’ 27 number-one songs. With the group’s tight harmonies, vintage instruments and flawless renditions of Beatles hits, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying tribute acts in the world honoring Paul, John, George and Ringo. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

unwritten-lawUnwritten Law
Nov. 23. Originally from Poway, Unwritten Law is back on their home turf. After some line-up changes in 2011, the group is going strong with Scott Russo on vocals, Kevin Besignano on guitar, Derik Envy on bass and Dylan Howard keeping beat on the drums. Rock out to radio hits such as “She Says,” “Cailin,” and “Seein’ Red” as well as tracks from throughout the band’s 20 year career. Versus The World and F.O.A. perform as opening acts. 8 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., San Diego. 619.299.2583.

Dixieland Jazz Festival
Nov. 21-25. From ragtime to swing, the Dixieland Jazz Festival is a musical force to be reckoned with. Musicians from across the United States and Canada will perform more than 180 hours of music in seven different venues at this weekend’s festival. Jive to performances by top musicians, including New Orleans’ Tim Laughlin and Connie Jones; blues, swing and jump music by Sue Palmer and the Motel Swing Orchestra, and Sunday morning Gospel music by Night Blooming Jazzmen. Town & Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. 619.297.5277.

goodguys-del-mar-nationalsGoodguys Del Mar Fall Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals
Nov. 23-25. Call all hot rods and grease monkeys—the Goodguys Del Mar Fall Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals has more than 1,500 hot rods, customs and classics through ’72. Explore the vendors and exhibitions, shop the swap meet and cars corral, and see the special Woodie surf display. Live entertainment will provide a rockin’ soundtrack to the weekend’s events. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 925.838.9876.

skating-by-the-seaSkating by the Sea
Nov. 21-Jan. 5. Ice-skating on the sand? Almost! Hotel Del Coronado brings back Skating by the Sea for an eighth season of outdoor seaside ice-skating. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn will be transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily. New for 2012, purchase tickets in advance, and avoid waiting in line at the skate shack. $20-25/pp, $15-20 for kids ages 10 and under. Price includes skate rentals. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. 800.468.3533. 

San Diego Chargers
Nov. 25. After five disappointing losses recently, it may take a miracle for the Chargers to make the playoffs, but they aren’t giving up now. The San Diego Chargers have placed long snapper Mike Windt on the Reserve-Injured list with a wrist injury. He’ll be replaced by Kyle Nelson, a first year player who’ll make his Chargers debut at this Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. 1:05 p.m. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley. 877.242.7437.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Nov. 17-Dec. 29. Everyone’s favorite winter fable is back at the Old Globe for its 15th incredible year. See the famed Dr. Seuss book come to life with family friendly songs such as “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” 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 is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623.