San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

WarholEVENTS
Culture and Cocktails
Oct. 16. Take a trip back in time at the San Diego Museum of Art’s Culture and Cocktails event. The pop-art themed party is inspired by Andy Warhol and the exhibition Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Sip on a Campbell’s Soup Bloody Mary, take a picture in an Andy Warhol-themed photo booth and don’t forget to see his 100 Cans and works by van Gogh, Kandinsky, Dalí, Pollock and more. 6-10 p.m. Free for supporting members and above. $20 non-members. 21 and over. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 619.232.7931. sdmart.org

 

HarvestFestSan Diego Harvest Art Festival
Oct. 17-19. Browse more than 300 artists booths at this three-day festival. Shop for jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics and more. Adult tickets are $9. Doors open at 10 a.m. each day. Del Mar fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. harvestfestival.com

 

 

Sea+FoodSea + Food Dining at Hotel del Coronado
Oct. 18. Enjoy a day of food and wine on the Hotel del Coronado’s beachfront Windsor Lawn. Chefs will prepare fresh seafood dishes at interactive stations including Lil’ Del BBQ, smoked oysters, a raw bar with sashimi and a clam bake station. Top it all off with dessert from ENO. Craft beer and wine tasting will also be available with a portion of the proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to benefit childhood cancer research. 2-5 p.m. $125 per person. 21 and over. Pets are welcome. 619.522.8490. hoteldel.com 

 

hornblower-bow-wowHornblower Bow Wow Brunch Cruise
Oct. 19. Set sail with the whole family—including the puppy—on Hornblower’s annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise. Meet Chopper the Biker Dog and dig into the full brunch buffet complete with seafood, salads, breakfast meats, a carving board and lush dessert offerings. Doggie bags will be provided for canine guests. Dressed up dogs can enter to win prizes. One dog per person. Boarding time 11:30 a.m. $80 per adult and $50 per child (4-12). Hornblower Landing at Grape St. Pier: 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. Hornblower.com 

 

archtoberfestArchtoberfest
Oct. 1-31. Learn about architecture and design during the inaugural, month-long collaborative program. The lineup showcases a wide range of events and activities touching upon architecture, design, planning and sustainability. Highlights include exhibits, tours, lectures and workshops celebrating local architecture and design, both historic and contemporary. See website for full list of events and venues. archtoberfest.com

 

 

sessionTHEATER
Freud’s Last Session
Oct. 15-Nov. 9. In this fictional tale of two historic figures, Sigmund Freud—nearing his death—receives a final visitor, the writer and former atheist C.S. Lewis. The result is a lively debate touching on love, religion, politics and life. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

 

italianSan Diego Italian Film Festival
0ct. 16-25. Celebrate the Italian silver screen with the eighth annual San Diego Italian Film Festival. The event showcases the best of new Italian film with a series of premieres ranging from engaging dramas and entertaining comedies to documentaries telling unique stories. All the films featured except one were produced in Italy within the past 18 months. See website for full list of screenings and locations. sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com 

 

 

hauntedtrailHALLOWEEN EVENTS
Haunted Trail
Through Nov. 1. No ordinary walk in the park, this mile-long scary trail features spine-tingling and shriek-inducing sights (not suitable for kids under 10), as well as an additional terrifying maze called The Experiment. Oct. 2-19 (closed M-Tu); Oct. 22-Nov. 1 (open nightly). Balboa Park, San Diego, 619.696.7227. hauntedtrail.net

 

brickortreatBrick-or-Treat Trail
Saturdays through Oct. 25 and Fridays Oct. 17 and 24. Kids can safely trick-or-treat on Legoland California’s Brick-or-Treat trail. Little ones can stop at seven Lego-themed treat stations to collect candy, healthy snacks and a few surprises along the way. With the expanded Brick-or-Treat Trail, new Ghost Cruise, costume contests, dancing, entertainment and fireworks, it’s Halloween, Legoland-style. There’s spooky, kooky excitement 5-9 p.m. Legoland California, 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad. 760.918.LEGO. legoland.com

 

boomontBOOmont Park
Through Oct. 31. Belmont Park becomes BOOmont Park on weekends during Halloween season. The festive celebration includes trick-or-treating for candy at the park’s various shops and retailers, BOOmont Manor, a kid-friendly haunted maze from the creators of the Haunted Hotel and a zombie twist on Belmont’s classic laser tag arcade. Also pick the perfect jack-o-lantern worthy pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. 5 p.m.-close Friday, Saturday and Sunday all day. Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd., Mission Bay. 858.228.9283. belmontpark.com 

 

View our full list of San Diego Halloween events

 

chargersSPORTS
San Diego Chargers
Oct. 19. Bolt Up! The Chargers (5-1) host the Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) on Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium. Get to Qualcomm Stadium early on Sunday for the Power Party tailgate featuring large screen TVs, food, drinks and meet-and-greets with the Charger Girls. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, 619.641.3100. chargers.com

 

concertMUSIC
Jeeyoon Kim at Steinway Piano
Oct. 19. Visit Palm Plaza at Westfield UTC on Sunday afternoon to listen to the musical delights of classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim hosted by Steinway Piano Gallery. In honor of the gallery’s grand opening, Kim will play a set beginning at 3 p.m. with reception to follow. Free admission. Please call 858.558.8888 to RSVP. Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, 858.546.8858. facebook.com 

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