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Thursday | 15
Join “fellow epicureans and wine connoisseurs, cookbook authors, nationally acclaimed chefs and culinary personalities, and world-class winemakers” during this “lifestyle celebration.” Take part in wine tasting and cooking classes, reserve and new-release tasting, a celebrity-chef luncheon, and more. $125–$275.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (also Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)
WHERE: Embarcadero Marina Park North, 849 West Harbor Drive, downtown. 619-342-7337; sandiegowineclassic.com

Friday | 16
Join the Movember movement (men grow their ’staches to raise awareness for men’s health issues, “specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives”). Enjoy a mustache-themed happy hour followed by DJ music, contests (best mustache, Mr. and Mrs. Movember), a chance to play in the photo booth, and Mo’! $10.
WHEN: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
WHERE: Club M, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, Del Mar. 619-944-8900 or [email protected]; us.movember.com

Saturday | 17 ANYTHING GOES
STAR Theatre Coast Kids presents the classic musical comedy set “aboard a ship full of a wacky group of passengers, including a nightclub singer, a gangster in disguise, stowaways, and more.” Directed by David Schulz and Sandra Kopitzke, with choreography by Bobbi Janikas. $7–$15.
WHEN: 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (also Friday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.)
WHERE: STAR Theatre, 402 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. 760-721-9983; STARtheatre.biz

Sunday | 18
Enjoy a day where coastal breezes meet people gathering to shop, eat, be entertained, and experience the community’s historical district. Expect over 450 vendors showcasing art, crafts, food, great gifts, and more, creating a bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun-seekers. Live music on two stages featuring the best in local entertainment.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Encinitas. 760-943-1950; encinitas101.com

Monday | 19
For one night only, celebrity guests (including Richard Dreyfuss, Annette O’Toole, mayor Jerry Sanders, Bruce Vilanch, councilman Todd Gloria, and more) perform a benefit reading of Dustin Lance Black’s new drama, which chronicles the fight for marriage equality through transcripts of the landmark Proposition 8 trial. $19.50–$75.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue, North Park. 619-239-8836; birchnorthparktheatre.net

Tuesday | 20
Art of Élan opens its sixth season of bringing classical chamber music to interesting art environments with Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera, drawing upon Dun’s childhood memories of shamanistic “ghost operas” in Chinese peasant culture. $10–$25.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-232-7931; artofelan.org

Wednesday | 21
During this fast-paced show presented in the style of an old-time live-radio broadcast, you’ll learn how to use turkey calls and how the American turkey became popular in European art. Sound effects expert Scott Paulson hosts, joined by opera-singing chef Elizabeth Podsiadlo, a banjo aficionado, the library story lady, and more, with music by the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra.
WHEN: noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: UCSD Arts Library, Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. 858-822-5758 or [email protected]

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