San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

cheeseEVENTS
Wine World Wanderlust
Oct. 23. Venissimo Cheese and Wine Connection are teaming up to bring guests on a wine and cheese pairing “around the world.” Learn the basics of pairing fine wine with fabulous fromage from experts from both worlds. Enjoy six perfect pairings amongst in an intimate and relaxed setting, surrounded by cheese. Attendees receive a 10-percent discount on any in-store purchases the night of the class. Venissimo Cheese, 2650 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 858.847.9616. venissimo.com

 

cucinaChampagne Day
Oct. 24. Raise a flute as the world bows down to bubbles on Champagne Day, the global celebration of the quintessential effervescent. The 5th annual celebration will be held locally at San Diego’s acclaimed CUCINA urbana and CUCINA enoteca Del Mar with a limited-edition Champagne tasting flight. Receive no corkage on all champagnes as well as 10-percent off bottles and 15 percent off six-packs to go from the retail wine shop. CUCINA Urbana, 505 Laurel Street, San Diego, 619.239.2222, cucinaurbana.com; CUCINA enoteca, 2370 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 858.704.4500. cucinaenoteca.com

 

CorvettedinerCorvette Diner Monster Mash
Oct. 26. Put on your witch hats and vampire fangs for Corvette Diner’s Halloween costume party. All costumed dines will automatically be entered into the contest, where prizes will be awarded for best ‘50s costume, best rock star, spookiest single, and best family costume. Contest winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. 4-7 p.m. Corvette Diner, 2965 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station. 619.542.1476. cohnrestaurants.com

 

 

haunted-hotelHaunted Hotel
Through Nov. 1. This spooky maze—complete with ghosts, ghouls, goblins and other freaky frights—is not for the faint of heart. For an even scarier experience, the Haunted Hotel will turn out all of the lights on Wednesday evening and attendees must feel their way through the haunt in a total blackout. (Closed M-Tu, except Oct. 27-28.) 424 Market Street, Gaslamp Quarter. 619.231.0131. hauntedhotel.com

 

 

hornblowerHornblower Cruises
Through Oct. 31. Sail the bay with the whole family as all children ages 12 and under sail free on any one- or two-hour Harbor Cruise and Sea Lion Adventure on San Diego Bay. Along with landmarks, natural wonders and military history, this outing also spotlights local environmental efforts through narration, video clips and on-board displays. Each adult ticket purchased will admit up to two children. 970 N. harbor Drive, San Diego, 619.686.8715. hornblower.com

 

 

kingtutMUSEUMS
The Discovery of King Tut
Through April 26, 2015. Take an adventure through the re-creation of artifacts from the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922. The tomb and treasures of Tutankhamun have been faithfully reconstructed to scale, giving visitors a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the offerings meant to serve the king on his magical journey into the underworld. Tickets range from $11-$27. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 619.232.3821. sdnhm.org

 

kidsfreeKids Free at San Diego Museums
Through Oct. 31. Explore exhibits at 40 museums in San Diego as children 12 and under receive free admission with one paid adult through the month of October. Take advantage of Kids Free in October by either downloading a voucher from the San Diego Museum Council website or by dropping by one of the many Time Warner Cable outlets throughout San Diego County. Vouchers must be presented at the museums to receive free admission (two children per one paid adult). See website for full details. sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

 

jerseyboysTHEATER
Jersey Boys
Oct. 21-26. The Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” returns home to San Diego after its debut at the La Jolla Playhouse, and tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Contains strong language. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., San Diego, 619.570.1100. civictheatre.net

 

sessionFreud’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

 

 

TheRoyaleThe Royale
Oct. 4-Nov. 2. Loosely based on real events, Marco Ramirez’s new play brings to explosive life the sights and sounds of the early 20th-century boxing circuit, and the ultimate fight for a place in history. Contains strong language. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

les-miserablesLes Miserables
Through Nov. 2. Lamb’s Players brings its own unique magic to this enormously popular musical telling of Victor Hugo’s riveting love story and exploration of the nature of law and grace. Relive some of Broadway’s biggest songs including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and “Bring Him Home.” Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

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