Fall nights have brought a slight chill in the air, but don’t worry, there are lots of ways to warm up by getting Out and About in SD! This October edition of Out and About in San Diego brings art, film, theater, festivals, and more to your fingertips. Choose wisely, because your week just got a whole lot more exciting!
Monday, October 7th
Kiss Some Aztec Before Time Runs Out!
The hilarious musical experience “Kiss My Aztec!” will only be at the La Jolla Playhouse until October 12th, and you do not want to miss out! This tongue-in-cheek story is heralded as the Latino Book of Mormon by The San Diego Union-Tribune and will have you in stitches from start to finish. Make sure to grab your tickets here before they run out (know before you go that this musical contains some bawdy humor and adult themes).
Thursday, October 10th
Feed Your Inner Artist
Exceptional art will be available for your viewing pleasure along the harbor waterfront this Thursday through Sunday during Art San Diego. Held at the San Diego Convention Center, local, national, and international artwork and live entertainment will be on full display for all looking to inject color into their week. Tickets run $20 per person, though VIP entry will afford a preview reception with proceeds benefitting various non-profits partnering with Art San Diego. Click here to learn more.
Taste of Coronado
Indulge your senses by taking a culinary trip with 29 different restaurants from around Coronado Island. Orange Avenue will become a tasting extravaganza for interested foodies from 5 to 9 pm. Time is running out to purchase your tickets to ‘A Taste of Coronado’ this Thursday the 10th, so make sure to reserve them now before this culinary treat is over.
Friday, October 11th
Happy National Coming Out Day!
Show your pride by joining the North County LGBTQ Resource Center during their Oceanside event below!
Oktoberfest, Ocean Beach-style
Celebrate the tail end of Oktoberfest in Ocean Beach during a two-day event (Friday and Saturday) with live music, food, beer, contests, and more. Tickets and more information can be found on the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest site here.
Saturday, October 12th
Show your Pride by the Beach!
In honor of National Coming Out Day, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center will be holding Pride by the Beach at the Civic Center Plaza in Oceanside to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride. This family-friendly event will feature music, an educational walk with the Lambda Archives, performances by local talents, including a headline performance by Ada Vox, and more! Click here for more information.
Taste of North Park
Hot on the heels of Coronado, North Park will be featuring the best of this eclectic neighborhood’s restaurants and beer from 11 am to 3 pm this Saturday. North Park is known for its interesting eats and knock out breweries, so this is the perfect chance to make sure you get a little bit of everything they have to offer. More information about this event, and others in North Park, can be found here.
Art and Wine for a Good Time
Enjoy paintings, 3D chalk art displays, interactive murals, music, food, and, of course, wine on the 12th and 13th in La Jolla for the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. This free family-friendly event (including pets!) will transform Girard Avenue into a weekend artistic extravaganza. Learn more by clicking here.
Sunday, October 13th
Rock out to Almost Famous
Kicking off on Sunday, Almost Famous is coming to The Old Globe theater from October 13th through the 27th. Rollback to 1973 with this rock-and-roll musical from Cameron Crowe, directed by Tony Award-winning Jeremy Herrin, featuring new music by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. Tickets and more information about this event can be found here.
Eyes on the Horizon
San Diego International Film Festival
Enjoy the best of over 200 filmmakers from around the world descending on San Diego from the 15th through the 20th. Don’t miss your chance to see the globe through the lens of these renowned cinematographers. Make sure to plan out your week and acquire your festival passes before spots fill up! A line up of films and passes can be found here.
The San Diego Triathalon Challenge is back for its 26th year in La Jolla. For those up to the challenge, participants will undertake a 1-mile swim, 44-mile bike ride, and 10-mile run, all the while supporting the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) mission of empowering individuals living with physical challenges through sports. To learn more about this event, others supported by CAF, and how to get support/to get involved, click here.
North Park Day of the Dead Festival
Celebrate National Day of the Dead (several days early) with a North Park celebration on the 26th. Come out to honor and celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed during these colorful festivities. Crafts, face painting, music, and educational events will be plentiful. For your tasting pleasure, food trucks will be dishing out tasty treats, while beer, mezcal, tequila will be flowing from the spirit cantina. Aprende más aquí.
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