Top Things to Do in San Diego – October 9-14, 2018

San Diego International Film Festival - Top Things to Do

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

Del Mar International Horse Show

When: October 10-28, 2018
Where:  Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., San Diego, CA 92014
The Del Mar International Horse Show attracts Olympic veterans and world-class athletes, competing head to head for a spot in the World Cup Finals!

San Diego International Film Festival

When: October 10-14, 2018
The San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDIFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers. Join us Downtown at the Balboa Theater for opening night, Regal Cinema and the ArcLight UTC for screenings and featuring the beautiful Pendry San Diego as one of our venues.

Taste of Coroando

When: October 10, 2018
Where: Coronado Museum of History & Art – 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92103
Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley. This will be a night to remember so come and bring your friends!

Julian Melodrama

When: October 12-27, 2018
Where: Julian’s Historic Town Hall – 2129 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
Join in the booing and cheering audience participation, and see the variety of Olio performances between acts at traditional old time Julian Melodrama.

Fashion Week San Diego

When: October 12-14, 2018
We are bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. This year we are featuring 15 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in Encinitas.

San Diego World Comedy Jam

When: October 12-14, 2018
Where: WorldBeat Cultural Center – 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
The San Diego World Comedy Jam is the first event of its kind in San Diego, focusing on restoring social tolerance through multicultural comedic arts from around the globe! Headlining this year’s inaugural comedy event is Hungarian-born San Diegan, Zoltan Kazas. Featured acts include Chris James (England), Fabio Rabin (Brazil), Steven Garza (USA), and Gary Wolf (South Africa).

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

When: October 12-13, 2018
Where: Ocean Beach Pier, San Diego, CA 92107
The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is a two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment.

Wild Life

When: October 12, 2018
Where: San Diego Museum of Man – 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Wild Life is back and it’s time to explore your wild side! Begin your metamorphosis and let your instincts lead you to unknown adventures at this after-hours masquerade party inspired by our Living with Animals exhibit.Explore untamed parts of the Museum where you’ll encounter insects that make you squirm, discover what fear does to your mind and body, indulge in delectable bites, and so much more.

Art Glass Guild Show

When: October 13-14, 2018
Where: Spanish Village Art Center – 1770 Village Place, San Diego, CA
This show is the largest Art Glass show in Southern California and is all about your local Art. You will see beautiful art representing many techniques, including blown, fused, torch, stained, cast, etched and mosaic art glass, all available and created by San Diego Glass Artists.

Latin American Art Fair

When: October 13-14, 2018
Where: Bread & Salt – 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
Latin American Art Fair is an annual event that presents outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries.

MCRD San Diego Bootcamp Challenge

When: October 13, 2018
Where: Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego – 3800 Chosin Avenue, San Diego, CA 92140
The MCRD Bootcamp Challenge features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits plus USMC Drill Instructors providing direction and encouragement.

Taste of North Park

When: October 13, 2018
Where: North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
In one afternoon, Taste of North Park invites you to enjoy 50+ food tastes from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and craft beer samples from 15 local brewers.

The Heart of Rock & Roll

When: Thru October 21, 2018
Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
An electrifying world premiere musical comedy inspired by the songs of one of the most beloved and iconic acts in music history, Huey Lewis and the News. Mainstays on the Chicago dive bar circuit, Bobby and his band are hustling for their big break. But after their latest rejection, Bobby decides it’s “Hip to Be Square,” trades in his guitar, and starts “Workin’ for a Livin’” in corporate America. His boss, Cassandra, has struggles of her own, having sacrificed her personal life for the company. When they both get a shot at their dreams—for Bobby, another crack at rock stardom, and for Cassandra, a chance to become CEO—they must decide “If This Is It” for their careers, or if “The Power of Love” triumphs over all. The Heart of Rock & Roll celebrates the classic songs of Huey Lewis and the News in this heartwarming and hilarious new musical.

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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.