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Turkey Trot, Piff the Magic Dragon, and Breakfast with Tigers

San Diego's best Thanksgiving and end-of-November events

Thursday | 26 More than 10,000 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to “move their feet before they eat” at the tenth annual event. The 10K and 5K runs kick off at 6:45 ...

Beauty and the Beast, Mother Goose, and a ton of wine

The city's best events heading into Thanksgiving

Friday | 20 A basket-weaving demonstration and discussion with artist Jeremy Frey, a Passamaquoddy basket-weaver from Maine. His work is featured in many museum collections, including the Smithsonian’s, and is part of the Mingei’s Made ...

Music Thing, Gaslamp Rodeo, and Taco TKO

Thursday | 12 An annual music and media conference, now in its eighth year. Daytime activities include a trade show, happy-hour parties, listening stations, pop-up live performances, and a chance to meet and mingle with ...

Asian Film Fest, the Science of Magic, and Gourmet Mac ’n’ Cheese

Fall festivals and November event picks

Thursday | 5 Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to become the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States, showcasing more than 130 films from 20 countries each year, with a ...

Astounding art, crawling zombies, and a titanic masquerade

Best bets for the end of October

Thursday | 29 Featuring Calvin Hanis from Carnitas Snack Shack, Accursio Lotà from Solare Ristorante, and Lori Sauer from George’s at the Cove, two teams of five chefs and mixologists will compete using a featured ...

It’s all about Halloween this week

Glowing beasts, carvers, monsters, and zombies abound

Friday | 23 See a sea of glowing beasts both big and small, a wild assortment of unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Get up close with a huge Frankensquid (a Humboldt squid) ...

Ann Romney, Callista Gingrich, and lots of horses

Top event picks for the middle of October

Thursday | 15 Ann Romney discusses her memoir, In This Together. The book contains reflections on her early life, her marriage to former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, and her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and ...

Festa! in Little Italy, Oktoberfest in O.B., Without Walls in La Jolla

Your best mid-October events

Friday | 9 The 11th annual event kicks off Friday night with German microbrew tastings and live music in the beer garden. Admission to the beer garden is $5, valid for both Friday and Saturday. ...

What to do the first weekend of October

Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals, Oktoberfest, or the San Diego Music awards?

Friday | 2 See more than 5000 hand-carved illuminated jack-o’-lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail all set to an original music score. Larger-than-life animals carved from dozens of ...

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