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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

BlowPop Dry Bar Grand Opening
Nov. 29. The chicest new edition to Westfield Horton Plaza is celebrating its grand opening with beats from Adam Salter, catered bites, glam hair flair-offs and plenty of raffle prizes. Mix and mingle with models flaunting BlowPop’s hottest styles, hair chalk, glitter tattoos, braids and more. BlowPop Dry Bar will offer blow outs in styles like the Sultry Bardot or the Audrey Up-Do in just 30 minutes, starting at $30 dollars. 6:30-9 p.m. Westfield Horton Plaza, 245 Horton Plaza, San Diego. 619.241.2569.

San Diego Chargers
Dec. 2. The San Diego Chargers aim to end a three-game losing streak when they host the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend. The Bengals enter the game red-hot though, riding a three-game winning streak in which they beat the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders by three scores each. 1:25 p.m. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley. 877.242.7437.

Jeff Garlin
Nov. 29-Dec.1. More than just Larry David’s manager on the HBO smash “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Jeff Garlin is a writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian. The Chicago native studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. A Second City Theatre alumnus, Garlin has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, and his first-ever stand-up comedy special was shot at the historic Second City Theatre in Chicago. American Comedy Co., 818 6th Avenue, San Diego. 619.795.3858.

The Nutcracker
Dec. 1-2. The classic holiday ballet about a young girl who dreams of a nutcracker prince returns this season with a cast of more than 100 beautifully costumed dancers reveling in Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Whether you’re seeing the leaping cossacks, flurries of snowflakes and dancing sugarplum fairies for the first time or the hundredth time, this classic ballet will bring magic to your holiday season. Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue, Ste. 1, San Diego.

the-grinch-old-globeDr. 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.

yoshimi-battles-pink-robotsYoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Through Dec. 16. Inspired by the whimsical, psychedelic music of the Flaming Lips, this world-premiere musical from Tony-winning director Des McAnuff follows Yoshimi, a young Japanese artist who journeys alone into a fantastical robot-world where evil forces threaten to destroy her. Experience the triumph of love and optimism over the mystery of our own mortality in this magical multimedia experience unlike any other stage performance before. Mandell Weiss Forum at the La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. 858.550.1010.

30th-on-30th-north-parkFOOD + DRINK
30th on 30th
Nov. 30. Head to North Park and South Park for this monthly, unofficial restaurant and bar crawl. On the 30th of each month, various eateries and bars located on 30th street offer food and drink specials, allowing patrons to check out all the amazing places on the 30th street corridor. Participating restaurants usually include Urban Solace, The Linkery, Alchemy, Vagabond, Mosaic Wine Bar, Sea Rocket Bistro and many others.

Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village 

Dec. 1. Get inspired for gift giving this season as Little Italy’s Farmers’ Market opens its Christmas Village with more than 20 merchants selling hand-crafted wares. Santa is scheduled to make an appearance aboard a Little Italy fire engine and live music will fill the air. After the shopping hustle and bustle, stick around for the tree lighting ceremony with appearances by Mayor Jerry Sanders, Councilmembers Kevin Faulconer and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.  Market opens at 4 p.m. Santa arrives at 4:30 p.m. Treelighting begins at 6:45 p.m. Piazza Natale, India and W. Date Street, Little Italy.

del-mar-tree-lightingDel Mar Village Holiday Wonderland and Tree Lighting Celebration
Dec. 1. Bring the family to Del Mar’s old fashioned holiday wonderland for photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides and live music and dance performances. This festive afternoon is complete with a snow play area, restaurant tastings, face painting, a cake walk and holiday crafts all culminating in the tree lighting at the L’Auberge Amphitheater with complimentary refreshments. 2 p.m. Tree lighting begins at 5 p.m. Highway 101 from 15th to 13th streets. 858.735.3650.

skating-by-the-seaSkating by the Sea
Through 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. 

Check Out Where LA’s Weekend Roundup for a Complete Listing of What’s Going on in Los Angeles

For a complete breakdown of what’s happening in LA this weekend, check out Where LA’s Weekend Roundup. We update it constantly, so there’s always something new. From film fests to concerts to late night movie screenings, there’s always something happening in the city that knows how to party. We break down the summer and wine concert series where you can catch some beautiful music and some of the finest wines in the country. Our listings include literary celebrations, museum exhibits and just about anything under the sun going on in this beautiful city. Get off the couch and find something exciting to do this weekend with Where LA’s Weekend Roundup.