San Diego isn’t just about beach bummin and attraction hoppin’, although every good visit should certainly include some of those! Our town is also a vibrant and diverse cultural mecca, teeming with county-wide activities as broad ranged and interesting as the folks who live here. Checkout the live feed of upcoming events below from our local paper the San Diego Reader.
If you end up doing something amazing, definitely let us know about, as we’re always eager to learn more about the happenings in our incredible city!
San Diego Events
Fri 11/7: Sculpture Relief Show: Reintegration
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Where: Solana Beach City Hall, 635 South Coast Highway 101, Solana Beach Cost: Free Age limit: All ages Description: A mysterious exhibition of 30 narrative terra cotta relief panels created by sculptor Bradley Burkhart decorate the walls of the Solana Beach City Hall Gallery until mid-November. The sculptures demand intense viewer examination and spirited imagination. Each panel is filled with characters, creatures, and icons. Take part in suggesting names for one of the pieces on display. Info: 858-720-2454 or 858-565-6807.
Fri 11/7: Rare Beer Breakfast
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon Where: Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido Cost: $65 Age limit: Not available Description: You can ease yourself into Beer Week with a sip there, a gulp there, or go whole hog, as in an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring bacon-dusted ricotta donuts, washed down with a voluminous assortment of hard-to-find beers from around the world. Day drinking doesn’t get any better.
Fri 11/7: BYOB: Brew Your Own Beer Brunch
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 1157 Columbia Street, San Diego Cost: Not available Age limit: Not available Description: Join the Karl Strauss team for our annual BYOB: Brew Your Own Beer event and kick off San Diego Beer Week.It’s your call — you get to vote on the beer we brew when you purchase a ticket. The winning beer will be announced on the morning of the event. While brewing alongside our Brewmaster, you will indulge in beer-inspired food pairings, brews, and take part in a VIP brewery tour/education by our co-founder Chris Cramer and receive a 22 oz. bomber of our limited release Peanut Butter Cup Porter.
Fri 11/7: Friends of the Library Book Sale
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego Cost: Free Age limit: All ages Description: Over 2500 books including hardcover, trades, and paperbacks.
Fri 11/7: The King and I
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 10 a.m. Where: Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido Cost: Not available Age limit: Not available Description: Seeking non-union, local San Diego actors, however will consider L.A. based with possible housing for principal roles.Friday, November 7, 10am: Audition for adults. Saturday, November 8, 10am: Audition for children ages 6 to 14 who appear Asian and children who appear to be 10-13 years old — will consider older actor. Due to Labor Laws and School District Excused absence requirements we are seeking home schooled children only. November 8, 1pm: Auditions for wives/dancers/guards. Wives age 20s to 30s should appear to be Asian and will dance in ballet. Will dance first and then asked to sing and read. Rehearsals begin December 12 Sunday through Thursday. Performances January 7 to April 5 Thursday/Saturday/Sunday at 1pm and Thursday/Saturday at 8pm (five shows per week). Hourly rehearsal and performance pay average $350-$400 per week for adults based on role. Children will receive $10 per hour with proper work permits and Coogan’s Law Account set up. Bring P/R, music in correct key, accompanist provided.
Fri 11/7: First Friday: Story Time
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to noon Where: The New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Avenue, San Diego Cost: Free – $10 Age limit: All ages Description: Let’s welcome fall! Join us for story time in honor of nature’s colorful seasons. Free with admission.
Fri 11/7: Del Mar Opening Day: Vintage Hollywood
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar Cost: $6 Age limit: 18+ Description: Show off your hottest Hollywood Style & Glam by dressing up and entering the “Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest“ to compete for more than $3000 in cash and prizes. Sign-up between at 11am and 1:30pm in Plaza de Mexico, located just inside the Stretch Run Admission gates.Be a stunning beauty or handsome gent from the ’30s and ’40s, a true Hollywood celebrity, or a fabulous duo. All entrants will receive two free admission passes to the Fall races.The contest categories are Most Glamorous, Best Dressed Couple, and Best Celebrity Look-a-Like.
Fri 11/7: Two-Year Anniversary Celebration
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 11 a.m. Where: Amplified Aleworks (at California Kebab and Beer Garden), 4150 Mission Boulevard #208, San Diego Cost: Not available Age limit: Not available
Fri 11/7: Canine Companions for Independence Graduation Ceremony
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, noon to 1 p.m. Where: Quantum Learning Network Conference Center, 1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside Cost: Free Age limit: All ages Description: Inspiring event in which people with disabilities receive their new, highly trained assistance dogs. The dogs have been in training for two years and know up to 50 commands to help with everyday practical tasks. 760-901-4300.
Fri 11/7: Beer Run 2: The Pacific Northwest
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, noon Where: URGE American Gastropub, 16761 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego Cost: Not available Age limit: Not available Description: We got back in the RV and headed out on a trip we won’t soon forget. From Seattle to San Diego, we stopped at some amazing breweries and grabbed a few things that don’t make it to California very often. Between beers from Crux, Boneyard, and 10 Barrel as well as the Gold Medal Winning IPA from Breakside, this is going to be a one-of-a-kind event.
Fri 11/7: LIFE at MiraCosta College Lectures
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: MiraCosta College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside Cost: Free Age limit: 18+ Description: 1pm: “MCC Production of Twelfth Night” with Tracy Williams, MCC faculty. The best thing about Twelfth Night is that it never pretends to be anything but improbable, with its coincidences and hard-to-believe mistaken identities. Twelfth Night has everything that is good about Shakespeare’s comedies and a little bit more.2:30 pm: “2015 San Diego Opera Season” with Dr. Nicolas Reveles, San Diego Opera Company. Dr. Nicolas Reveles will enlighten us about the forthcoming 2015 San Diego opera season, including La Boheme, Don Giovanni, and Nixon in China.Lifelong learning group meets weekly at MiraCosta College/Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Dr., Admin. Bldg. #1000. Parking lot 1A. Free parking pass at campus police Bldg. #1100. Info: 760-757-2121, x6972.
Fri 11/7: Drawing in the Galleries: The Expressive Character of Color I
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego Cost: $12 – $15 Age limit: All ages Description: This informal drawing workshop gives adults and teens the opportunity to draw from objects in the collection while guided by instructor Damon Hitchcock. Workshops meet in the Rotunda.Gallery visit: Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Fri 11/7: Rip Current Brewing Night
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 3:30 p.m. Where: SD Taproom, 1269 Garnet Avenue, San Diego Cost: Not available Age limit: Not available
Fri 11/7: Aggression-Defense Course
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: MiraCosta College Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside Cost: Free Age limit: All ages Description: MiraCosta College’s Police Department is offering a three-day course in Rape Aggression Defense at MiraCosta College’s Community Learning Center.The self-defense techniques taught in this course are practical, and students will have the opportunity to use those techniques in a full-contact simulated assault scenario held on the last day of class. Participants must attend each session to participate in the next. Open to females age 14 and up. Registration: MiraCosta College Police Office, email@example.com or 760-795-6640.
Fri 11/7: Museum
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 4 p.m. Where: Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego Cost: Not available Age limit: Not available Description: An intentionally ridiculous play that makes some serious points about art and how people relate to it.
Fri 11/7: Fall Racing Opening Day Party
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar Cost: $40 Age limit: 21+ Description: The Fall Racing Opening Day Party features live music from Trent Hancock, hors d’oeuvre, a Mint Julep Creation Station, bottomless handcrafted cocktails, local craft beer, and select wine. A photographer will be on hand to capture your memories. Complimentary self-parking available for party attendees from 4:30pm-7pm.We’ve partnered with UBER to get you home safe and sound — overnight parking is included. Info: 858-792-5200.
Fri 11/7: Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Boulevard, San Diego Cost: $20 – $25 Age limit: All ages Description: Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show is back for its sixth edition.This year, the show has partnered with Redwood Media Group, the art marketing company responsible for some of the most notable art shows in the country such as Artexpo New York and SPECTRUM.This year’s theme will be “inter.play,” focusing on the notion of how artists interact with and reflect their environments and how that interaction plays into their art. As always, this show will feature many regional artists and galleries as well as many notable artists from around the globe.For opening night attendance, tickets are priced at $75 online/$85 door. Proceeds from the Opening Night ticket sales go directly to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Fri 11/7: Friday Night Liberty
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: NTC at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego Cost: Free Age limit: All ages Description: Friday Night Liberty presents works of art from dozens of local artists and galleries. Experience Colombia Is Art with the House of Colombia (Balboa Park), Colombian Consulate, and The Hispanic Arts Theater as they present a look at Columbian culture through dance and music. See rare photographs of California’s natural beauty at California State Park’s exhibition of works by Brian Lahitte. Plus community art projects at Expressive Arts Institute, M.Fishbeck Studio Gallery, and Lovejoy Creations.
Fri 11/7: San Diego Watercolor Society First Friday
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: San Diego Watercolor Society at NTC Promenade, 2825 Dewey Road #105, San Diego Cost: Free Age limit: All ages Description: “Praise the Paint” awards event. Juror: Margie West. With music and light refreshments.
Fri 11/7: Ballast Point Booze & Brew Bonanza
When: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Where: The Canyon Sports Pub & Grill, 421 Telegraph Canyon Road, Chula Vista Cost: Not available Age limit: Not available Description: Kick off San Diego Beer Week with some special beers from Ballast Point and a tasters flight of “Taco Series” Fugu Vodka. Featuring Barmy Ale, Schooner Wet Hopped, and Four Roses BA Victory at Sea.