Thursday | 10
BACK TO THE FUTURE: MADELINE SHERRY
“Back to the Future,” a collaborative painting experience with artist Madeline Sherry, will allow participants the opportunity to paint a 10˝x10˝ canvas section of one of Sherry’s paintings, resulting in a collaborative large-scale finished artwork. This creative happy hour includes complimentary light appetizers from Privateer Coal Fire Pizza and an open beer and wine bar featuring Stone craft beer. Reservations suggested. $0–$10.
- Friday, October 11, 2013, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Newport Ave & Abbott St San Diego, CA 92107
Free - $30
Friday | 11
OCEAN BEACH OKTOBERFEST
Two days of live music, food vendors, a beer garden, and traditional Oktoberfest contests, including bratwurst-eating and stein-holding competitions. Also includes a Miss Oktoberfest contest and the annual Sausage Toss Competition. Friday night features the Beer Garden Band Slam, and the Saturday-morning festivities kick off with the Brat Trot to raise money for local youth sports. $0–$30.
- Saturday, October 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary, 2132 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
$40 - $50
Saturday | 12
TROPICAL SUNSET: FUNDRAISER FOR THE BIRDS
Free Flight, Del Mar’s one-of-a kind bird sanctuary, will hold its fourth annual event, featuring Dagmar Midcap from NBC Channel 7 as emcee. Event includes silent auction, dinner served by Sabor de Vida (Brazilian BBQ), cocktails, wine tasting, a bird show by “Tricks Without Treats,” live music by the Stateside Islander Crew, and complimentary valet parking. Some of Free Flight’s resident birds will be out and about visiting with the attendees, who are also welcome to bring their own companion parrots. $40–$50.
Sunday | 13
MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS
For one performance only, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the TV show Mythbusters, present “onstage experiments, audience participation, rocking video, and behind-the-scenes stories.” $45–$75.
- Monday, October 14, 2013, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Rancho Bernardo Inn,
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive,
Monday | 14
A four-course meal prepared by Chefs Nicolas, James, and Margaret, including winery pairings selected by Geoff Labitzke of Kistler Vineyards. $150.
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1788 Garnet Avenue,
Tuesday | 15
DELIGHTFUL FALL ENTRÉES
Recipes include: pistachio-crusted salmon fillets with apricot glaze; chicken lyonnaise (chicken breasts sautéed in a vinegar-tomato-wine sauce); pork tenderloin with chili-orange hoisin glaze on Asian orange sesame noodles; sirloin steak with red wine, rosemary mustard sauce, and potato-and-wild-mushroom gratin with boursin cheese; brown sugar–spiced bread pudding with dried cherries and chocolate sauce. Instructor Phillis Carey. $44.
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hotel Palomar San Diego,
1047 Fifth Avenue,
$45 - $65
Wednesday | 16
ROOFTOP COCKTAILS, CUISINE, AND COUTURE FOR A CAUSE
The third annual Moonlight Chic event includes an evening of networking, gourmet bites, wine and cocktails, live entertainment, a fashion show, silent auction, Bobbi Brown eye makeovers, and more. Emcee: Pierre Charmasson. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success San Diego programs for low-income women who are striving for self-sufficiency. $45–$65.