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2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
In the world of horse racing, the Breeders’ Cup is equivalent to the Super Bowl. The two-day event brings the best horses and riders from across the country and around the world. The Breeders’ Cup Host Committee is developing the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long celebration from October 28th to November 4th. The Festival will entertain guests and the local community, and provide opportunities to engage local businesses.
Where: Del Mar Racetrack – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: November 3-4, 2017
Cost: Starting at $50
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San Diego Beer Week
Building on the success of the previous San Diego Beer Weeks, the San Diego Brewers Guild is preparing for San Diego Beer Week 2017 (SDBW). San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county.
When: November 3-12, 2017
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Del Mar Bing Crosby Season
Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.
Where: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: November 1-26, 2017
Time: 12:30 to 5:00 PM
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Dia de los Muertos
Honor your lost loved ones and culturally immerse yourself in traditional and authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations throughout San Diego.
When: Thru November 5, 2017
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California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
Offering audiences in San Diego County the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The CAIIFF will highlight the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country.
Where: CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Resort & Casino – 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096
When: November 2-4, 2017
Cost: Starting at $10
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The City Lights concert series returns in style with one of the most entertaining pop music voices of the last 50 years, Patti Austin! After bringing the house down at last season’s Gala opening at the Jacobs Music Center, Patti cruises back to our stage with another program of well-chosen soul, pop and jazz classics of the last several decades through today. You won’t want to miss this vital American artist who is well into an exciting career renaissance.
Where: San Diego Symphony – 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 PM
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Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink
Join us at Viejas Outlets under the glow of holiday lights. Glide and spin around the rink to the exuberant sounds of favorite music old and new! Take a break and enjoy a variety of seasonal snacks and drinks. You can also take care of all your holiday shopping and enjoy great savings on all our seasonal sales!
Where: 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901
When: November 4 – January 8, 2017
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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 20th 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: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 4 – December 24, 2017
Cost: Starting at $24
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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
This vibrant, world-premiere musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco, from her modest Boston childhood to international stardom. Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the iconic songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise – and descent. Featuring three actresses in the title role and a score with more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: November 5 – December 17, 2017
Cost: Starting at $65
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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: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House – 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Even More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- San Diego Sights & Sips Happy Hour Helicopter Tour – Thru December 27, 2017
- The Zoo Story – Thru November 12, 2017
- “H2O Portrayals” An Art Exhibition – November 1-25, 2017
- Brett Michaels Live at the Belly Up! – November 1, 2017
- Steve Lemme & Kevin Heffernan – November 2-4, 2017
- Shop Under the Stars – November 2, 2017
- Gregory Porter – November 3, 2017
- Krug Dinner at Addison – November 3, 2017
- Tequila Tasting Featuring Pasote Tequila – November 3, 2017
- Bike the Coast – November 4, 2017
- The Color Run – November 4, 2017
- Tainted Love with DJ Scotto Live at the Belly Up! – November 4, 2017
- Celebration Run San Diego Hald Marathon & 10K – November 5, 2017
- Indigo Mystics Live at the Belly Up! – November 5, 2017
- Carlsbad Fall Village Faire – November 5, 2017