Top Things to Do in San Diego – November 1-5, 2017

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Breeders’ Cup, San Diego Beer Week and these top things to do.

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2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

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
> Find out more about the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

San Diego Beer Week

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
> Browse San Diego Beer Week Events

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Del Mar Bing Crosby Season

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
Cost: $6
> Find out more about the Del Mar Bing Crosby Season

Dia de los Muertos

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
> Browse Dia de los Muertos Celebrations

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
> Find out more about California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

Patti Austin

Patti Austin

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
Cost: $25-$69
> Find out more about Patti Austin

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

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
Cost: $14-$16
> Find out more about Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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
> Find out more about Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

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
> Find out more about Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

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: 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
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

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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.