Top Things to Do in San Diego – November 7-12, 2017

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

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: Thru November 12, 2017
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San Diego Asian Film Festival

Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to become the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States, and has showcased everything from future classics like Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (US Premiere) to luminary independent work like Patrick Wang’s award-winning In the Family (North American Premiere). Each year, the festival brings West Coast, North American, and World premieres of films from around the world to San Diego and gives audiences unique opportunities to discover international cinema.

Where: Various Locations throughout San Diego
When: November 9-18, 2017
Cost: Starting at $9
> Find out more about the San Diego Asian Film Festival

Coronado Island Film Festival

Come celebrate our enduring love affair with Hollywood that began when the historic Hotel del Coronado, our Presenting Sponsor, had barely opened its doors.  That romance continues uninterrupted to this day.

Where: 820 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: November 9-12, 2017
Cost: Starting at $10
> Find out more about the Coronado Island Film Festival

Fabulous France

Fabulous France

Parlez vous francais? Whether you speak it or not, this concert of French masters has something for everyone, from Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s exotically mythological opera suite to Gabriel Fauré’s darkly suggestive music for a tragic stage melodrama. The concert includes Maurice Ravel’s bright, brilliant, jazz-tinged Piano Concerto (as performed by French-Canadian Ravel specialist Louis Lortie) and Ibéria, Claude Debussy’s fantastic “impression” of a Spanish composer.

Where: San Diego Symphony – 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 11-12, 2017
Cost: $20-$72
> Find out more about Fabulous France

A Veteran’s Day Celebration for All

A Veteran's Day Celebration for All!

Join us all day long for a fun-filled day celebrating our service men and women! Activities include Veterans Day Parade along Harbor Drive; NBC 7 & Telemundo 20 Salute to Service Festival presented by Thank You Heroes Home Rebate Program on the Midway Flight Deck; Blood Drive by The San Diego Blood Bank; Live Entertainment, KidZone, give-a-ways, and more onboard!

Where: USS Midway Museum – 910 North Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Included with Admission
> Find out more about A Veteran’s Day Celebration for All

San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade

San Diego Veteran's Day Parade

“A Tribute To Heros At Home” – Recognizing Contributions By Veterans To Their Communities and Country. Join in delivering a greatly deserved tribute to all U.S. Veterans who served during the war years 1941 to 1945! We invite all San Diego region to participate in this tradition and welcome all sponsors, donations, and volunteers.

Where: San Diego Embarcadero – Harbor Drive and West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade

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: Grape Day Park – 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
When: November 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Escondido Tamale Festival


Collabapalooza - Top Things to Do in San Diego

The spirit of collaboration has always been alive and well in the San Diego brewing community and collabapalooza is focused on highlighting this camaraderie and shared goodwill. Plus, we wanted an excuse to hang out with all of our friends and fans while sharing some incredible beers.

Where: North Park Observatory – 2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
When: November 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40-$55
> Find out more about Collabapalooza

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival

Photo courtesy of Joey Hernandez.

As the West Coast’s premier showcase of wine, beer, spirits and gourmet foods, the weeklong epicurean experience celebrates San Diego’s vibrant culinary community through wine and cooking classes, celebrity chef dinners, and multiple tasting events ranging from lessons in mixology to a rough and tumble fish taco competition.

When: November 12-19, 2017
Cost: Varies by Event
> Find out more about the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Beer Garden

Beer Garden

There is no better setting for the closing event of San Diego Beer Week than the Arroyo Terrace of the Lodge at Torrey Pines.  The Beer Garden brings together the best of San Diego’s breweries and local chefs to celebrate the craft beer movement.  With 28 breweries and 14 chefs, the Beer Garden is a truly unique and delicious food and beer pairing event.  Each admission includes unlimited tasters of beer and food.

Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: November 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 PM
Cost: $85
> Find out more about the Beer Garden

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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.