Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

del mar highlandsHALLOWEEN
Del Mar Highlands Trick-or-Treat Bash
Oct. 29. Trick-or-treat at the Del Mar shopping center where participating businesses will be handing out candy to the kids and special coupons for the adults. Meanwhile, a Halloween-themed concert will provide live music throughout the center’s lower level. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, and will find many storefronts dressed up in festive décor to celebrate the holiday. 4-6 p.m. Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12925 El Camino Real, San Diego. delmarhighlandstowncenter.com

Hard Rock Haunted Halloween Carnival Hard Rock Haunted Halloween Carnival
Oct. 31. Party the night away with 20 DJs playing hits on three floors at the Hard Rock, spread throughout the hotel. With surprises around every corner, this is a party not to be missed. 8 p.m. Tickets from $60. 21+. Legends Ballroon at Hard Rock Hotel, 207 Fifth Ave., San Diego. hardrockhotelsd.com

 

Monster BashMonster Bash
Oct. 31. The 14th annual festive street party takes over eight blocks of downtown San Diego. The “spooktacular” event features live bands and DJs spread over five stages creating one of the largest Halloween events in California. Dress up to be eligible for the $5000 cash prize costume contest. Tickets from $35. Ages 21+. 6 p.m.-midnight. Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego. 619.233.5008. sandiegomonsterbash.com

 

Ghosts and GravestonesGhosts and Gravestones
Through Oct. 31. The spirits come alive this Halloween on San Diego’s most notorious tour. Take a seat on the trolley as one of the gravedigger guides transports you back in time to witness the paranormal activity, ghostly sightings and the unexplainable mysteries that surround some of San Diego’s most haunted sites. Hear stories of the ghosts that haunt the ships at the Maritime Museum. Travel back in time and learn of the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in the Gaslamp Quarter. Journey through Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and ending outside the Whaley House, both sites of many reported paranormal occurrences. Reservations required. 888.920.8687. ghostsandgravestones.com

Scream ZoneScream Zone
Through Nov. 1. nightly. Bring your nerves of steel to this eerie foursome of attractions. The Haunted Hayride, Chamber, Zombie Paintball Safari and House of Horror will scare you from all angles, both indoors and out. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161. thescreamzone.com

 

Dia de Los MuertosEVENTS
Día de Los Muertos
Nov. 1-2. Tour traditional altars set up in museums and shops, participate in a candlelight procession to the cemetery (Sa night) and enjoy art-making activities at this colorful celebration honoring those who have died. Old Town State Historic Park, 619.297.9327. oldtownsandiegoguide.com

 

Carlsbad Village FaireCarlsbad Village Faire
Nov. 2. Street fair features more than 900 vendors with international food, art and live entertainment. Grand Ave. between Carlsbad Blvd. and Jefferson St., Carlsbad, 760.945.9288. carlsbad.org

 

 

Topshop and TopmanSHOPPING
Topshop and Topman
For decades, pond-hopping, fashion-loving American girls high-tailed it to Topshop, desperate for the high-style/low-cost looks extolled by the likes of Kate moss. Now, San Diegans can get their high street fashion fix a lot closer to home. Topshop and Topman have hit Fashion Valley Mall with a 13,500-square-foot, two-story store. Ladies can shop Topshop’s premium lines, mainline collections, denim, accessories, Topshop beauty and petite on the first floor, while guys can head downstairs for curated products that include a sophisticated range of suits and smart wear and denim. 7007 Friars Rd., Mission Valley, 619.688.9113. us.topshop.com

BoomersTHEATER
Boomers
Through Nov. 23. Take an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and most memorable events of the Baby Boom decades. The production features musical hits from the 60s and 70s performed by seven performers and a live band. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.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

 

The RoyaleThe Royale
Through 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

 

freuds-last-sessionFreud’s Last Session
Through 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

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