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Birch Aquarium is haunted this week

And TedX is in town

Thursday | 20 The Ferris wheel, carnival games, and cuddly farm animals have left the fair. The Scream Zone offers three attractions. The House of Horror features themed rooms filled with terrifying sights, sounds, and ...

Biggest beach run in the country is this week

And Willie Nelson pulls up to Humphreys in his biodiesel bus

Thursday | 13 “Gangstabilly” singer/songwriters Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley tapped that Athens, Georgia source for authentic roots music with a modern-rock edge. And their relentless touring and “new-and-improved South” sloganeering have made them one ...

Oktoberfest is upon us

Best events for early October in San Diego

Friday | 30 Nemr Lebanese/American comedian Nemr has pioneered stand-up comedy throughout the Middle East, where he performs in English. He grew up in San Diego and then moved back to Lebanon with his family. ...

The Del Mar mud run is this week

Plus the Tour de Fat and the Naked and Famous

Thursday | 22 “Indietronica bands appear to be bigger than the sum of their parts. And if it’s a night-time slot, you forget there’s a band, you forget there’s a stage, because a Naked and ...

Feed your need for speed this week

Or talk like a pirate, taste South Park, and love Spock

Thursday | 15 Hit restaurants, bistros, and take-outs on a tour of 40 esteemed eateries and new hot spots throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District, and East Village. Free shuttle service. Will call at Rustic ...

This week’s haps: Fleet Week, Burgers & Beer, Brazilian Day, and Blondie

San Diego’s best events for September 8-14

Thursday | 8 The Del Mar Village Association hosts the first evening Taste of Del Mar. This year the focus is not only on the culinary arts and talents of Del Mar’s top chefs but ...

How to spend Labor Day weekend in San Diego

Choose from stickball in Little Italy, Baconfest, beach polo, Horrible Imaginings, and more

Friday | 2 Master sculptors Benjamin Probanza from Mexico and Katsuhiko Chaen from Japan are joining other internationally renowned artists from Russia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, and Canada to battle the best from the ...

A smaller, faster, cheaper Comic-Con

Also: Cheech Marin wants you to drink mezcal

Friday | 26 Do you think Comic-Con has gotten too big? Check out this smaller and much more affordable celebration of nerdy culture and exploration of fandom with cosplay, gaming, comics, panels, workshops, unique vendors, ...

Drink beer and find Pokémon

Or party on Monster Island for something to do

Thursday | 18 “Eat food that has been grown from living soil less than 20 miles from Oceanside and picked within 48 hours,” says the restaurant. “It’s unique flavors that are learned from the land ...

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