Top Things to Do in San Diego – November 1-6, 2016

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things.

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos Altar -Courtesy Sandé Lollis

Honor your lost loved ones and immerse yourself in traditional and authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations throughout San Diego.

> Find out more about Dia de los Muertos Celebration in San Diego

San Diego Asian Film Festival

Experience the West Coast’s largest Asian film festival and enjoy 140+ films from 15 countries with celebrity sightings and exciting panels.

Where: UltraStar Mission Valley -7510 Hazard Center drive, San Diego, CA 92108
When: November 3-12, 2016
Cost: $15-$250
> Find out more about the San Diego Asian Film Festival

Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show

A four-day contemporary art show featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. The 2016 theme is [THRESHOLD] – standing at the precipice of what’s yet to come; perched on the brink of something extraordinary, expansive, and ever evolving. This theme will inform several of the special programs, including the LaunchPad Program, Art Labs, and the Spotlight Artist Program.

Where: 2145 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 3-6, 2016
Cost: $25-$85
> Find out more about Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The cast of the 18th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, directed by James Vásquez. The annual holiday musical runs Nov. 7 - Dec. 26, 2015 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

Photo by Jim Cox.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 19th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “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 Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.

Where: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 5 – December 26, 2016
Cost: Tickets start at $24
> Find out more about Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

Photo by Arlene Ibarra

Join us for the 14th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. This two day event is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Enjoy samples from more than 60 San Diego County breweries! The event raises funds for the San Diego Brewers Guild.

Where: 1000 N. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40-$50
> Find out more about the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

Escondido Tamale Festival

Escondido Tamale Festival

The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. It’s a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed so much to our multicultural community, and a show of appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido.

Where: 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
When: November 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Escondido Tamale Festival

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

More than 100,000 people will take in the beauty of our seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment when the largest one-day street faire in the nation returns next month.

Where: Grand Avenue between Carlsbad Blvd. and Jefferson St., Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: November 6, 2016
Time: 8:00 Am to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

Perfect event for children and families! Kids will experience a cross-section of what life was like before the age of television, computers and cell phones. Pan for gold, saddle up on pony rides, pig races. Live entertainment, crafts, and more!

Where: 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

San Diego Chargers VS. Tennessee Titans

Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego's Mission Valley

The San Diego Chargers return home to face the Tennessee Titans in Week 9. Don’t forget to get to the stadium early to check out all the pre-game festivities. The parking lot will open 5 hours before kick-off and Qualcomm Stadium will open its gates approximately 90 minutes before kick-off. We hope to see you there!

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
When: November 6, 2016
Kick Off: 1:25 PM
> Find out more about the Chargers vs. Titans

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Skating

Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!

Where: 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901
When: Thru January 29, 2016
Cost: $14-$16
> Find out more about the Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night’s sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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