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Sunday, Oct 20
Almost Famous
Book and lyrics by Cameron Crowe Music and lyrics by Tom Kitt Directed by Jeremy Herrin It’s all happening… San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the...
Sunday, Oct 20
Noura
By Heather Raffo A riveting West Coast premiere loosely inspired by Ibsen’s A Doll’s House from acclaimed playwright (and Old Globe/USD Shiley M.F.A. Program graduate) Heather Raffo. Noura and her husband are Chaldean Christian refugees from Iraq, celebrating their first Christmas Eve as American citizens. But the long-anticipated visit of an orphan girl they once sponsored, now a promising college...
Sunday, Oct 20
Cornering Cancer: Research and the Power to Cure
Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. For 2019, the American Cancer Society predicts there will be over 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the U.S. alone. New research has led to prevention, treatment and renewed hopes for patients living with cancer; but what does it take to research cancer, discover and implement new therapies? New findings...
Sunday, Oct 20
Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show
// Exhibition on view OCT 19 – NOV 19, 2019 // OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019 – SIX TO NINE PM   Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK....
Tuesday, Oct 15 - Sunday, Oct 20
San Diego International Film Festival
The Power of Perspective. Come Watch With Us.  The San Diego International Film Festival is the region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent film circuit, with 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. SDIFF celebrates film’s power to create empathy via new perspectives that emerge from powerful and compelling...
Sunday, Oct 20 - Monday, Oct 21
Lane Field Park Markets
A beautiful street food & craft market located in Downtown San Diego opposite Broadway Pier. Enjoy delicious food from 20+ food vendors while relaxing on a soft picnic rug under umbrellas (provided by the venue), listening to live music, playing lawn games and enjoying the vibe. Food and drinks on offer include Thai burgers, wood fired pizza, Vietnamese bao, Indian,...
Monday, Oct 21
Taste of La Jolla
La Jolla’s finest outdoor dinner party returns as the Foundation of La Jolla High School hosts the 19th annual Taste of La Jolla benefiting scholastic programs at the school. This “can’t miss” event takes place throughout the village of La Jolla and is an opportunity to join your neighbors for an evening sampling signature dishes, quick bites, drink, music and...
Monday, Oct 21
Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show
// Exhibition on view OCT 19 – NOV 19, 2019 // OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019 – SIX TO NINE PM   Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK....
Tuesday, Oct 22
Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show
// Exhibition on view OCT 19 – NOV 19, 2019 // OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019 – SIX TO NINE PM   Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK....
Wednesday, Oct 23
BMC Dialogue Series: Path to the C-Suite
The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's (BMC) BMC Dialogue Series highlights important topics facing women in real estate. For the past two years, this conference has focused on unconscious bias in the workplace and strategies for empowerment, both of which focused greatly on diversity and inclusion. This year's event, BMC Dialogue Series: Path to the C-Suite, will go a further step and discuss the...
Wednesday, Oct 23
Free Classical Concert with Works by Handel
Music commissioned by Pietro Ottoboni and other works G.F. Handel: Cantata: No se enmenderá jamás HWV 140 Handel: Cantata: Spande ancor a mio dispetto HWV 165 Arcangelo Corelli: Trio Sonata in C major Op 4 no. 1 Leonardo Leo: 18th-century Sonatas from Mexico City Cathedral Anne-Marie Dicce, soprano Matt Nielsen, bass Janet Strauss, violin Sue Feldman, violin Heather Vorwerck, cello Alexandro Jenné, Baroque guitar Ruben Valenzuela, Harpsichord/organ Website: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/
Wednesday, Aug 14 - Wednesday, Oct 23
Support Group for Parents of Individuals with Autism & Similar Conditions (August – October 2019)
Family Wellness Center (El Cajon site) Parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar conditions, join together in a supportive and friendly environment to gain knowledge and build community.  Parents leave each session with skills to understand their child’s diagnosis and its effects on their family, how to build family support, and how to care for themselves and their relationships. Please know...
Wednesday, Oct 23
Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show
// Exhibition on view OCT 19 – NOV 19, 2019 // OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019 – SIX TO NINE PM   Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK....
Wednesday, Oct 23
Fall Fest with Viewpoint Brewing Co and L’Auberge Del Mar
Oktoberfest officially ends the first Sunday in October, which always seems way too early for San Diego’s lingering summers. Well, thanks to Viewpoint Brewing Co and L’Auberge Del Mar, locals can still enjoy a post-fest-season, German-style feast (no lederhosen required). Del Mar neighbors, Viewpoint and L’Auberge Del Mar are hosting their own “Fall Fest” event on Wednesday, October 23rd from...
Wednesday, Oct 23
The Sunshine Boys at North Coast Repertory Theatre
THE SUNSHINE BOYS deftly showcases the late Neil Simon’s brilliant ear for sidesplitting dialogue and his sharp eye for physical comedy. Yet beneath the raucous laughter are two vulnerable people struggling to make sense of their lives. North Coast Repertory Theatre has earned numerous accolades by critics and audiences alike for capturing the nuances of Simon’s memorable characters who wrestle...
Thursday, Oct 24
The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy
“The Addams Family,” showing from Sept. 6 to Nov. 10, is a Tony-nominated musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Tony Award winner Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family...
Wednesday, Oct 23 - Thursday, Oct 24
Carlsbad’s Weekly Farmer’s Market
For over twenty years, Carlsbad has had a Farmers’ Market in the heart of its Village. Every Wednesday, year-round, State Street turns into an open-air specialty food market offering products from over 50 vendors, live music, and seating for dining. From 3pm to 7pm (Spring and Summer) and from 3pm to 6pm (Fall and Winter) locals and visitors alike can...
Thursday, Oct 24
Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show
// Exhibition on view OCT 19 – NOV 19, 2019 // OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019 – SIX TO NINE PM   Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK....
Thursday, Oct 24
The Sunshine Boys at North Coast Repertory Theatre
THE SUNSHINE BOYS deftly showcases the late Neil Simon’s brilliant ear for sidesplitting dialogue and his sharp eye for physical comedy. Yet beneath the raucous laughter are two vulnerable people struggling to make sense of their lives. North Coast Repertory Theatre has earned numerous accolades by critics and audiences alike for capturing the nuances of Simon’s memorable characters who wrestle...
Friday, Oct 25
13th Annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street
On Friday, October 25, little monsters will roam the streets of San Diego’s Little Italy for the 13th Annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. kids of all ages are encouraged to dress up for this fun and safe Halloween tradition to enjoy trick or treating throughout Little Italy. The event will kick off in the Piazza...
Friday, Oct 25
Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show
// Exhibition on view OCT 19 – NOV 19, 2019 // OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019 – SIX TO NINE PM   Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK....
Friday, Oct 25
School of Rock The Musical
Based on the hit movie, School of Rock is the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists them to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. BUY TICKETS: https://juniortheatre.com/shows/school-of-rock-2019/ A Junior Theatre Premiere. Suitable for ALL...
Friday, May 31 - Friday, Oct 25
Música En La Plaza
Música En La Plaza is presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and sponsored by Mission Federal Credit Union (MFCU), San Diego’s largest locally based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County. Música En La Plaza is a free community series that will take place from 7- 10 p.m. the last Friday of each month. The series will...
Friday, Oct 25
The Sunshine Boys at North Coast Repertory Theatre
THE SUNSHINE BOYS deftly showcases the late Neil Simon’s brilliant ear for sidesplitting dialogue and his sharp eye for physical comedy. Yet beneath the raucous laughter are two vulnerable people struggling to make sense of their lives. North Coast Repertory Theatre has earned numerous accolades by critics and audiences alike for capturing the nuances of Simon’s memorable characters who wrestle...
Saturday, Oct 26
Annual Comida ¡EXPO!
The 6th Annual Comida ¡EXPO! California’s premier annual Hispanic food and beverage industry trade show next takes place October 26-27, 2019 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, featuring tasting booth, workshops, and keynote.    
Saturday, Oct 26
Plant Sale at Olivewood!
Looking to add some variety to your home garden? Come to Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center on Saturday, October 26th from 8:30 - 11:30AM for The Plant Sale at Olivewood Gardens! We will be selling a variety of succulents, herbs and florals in order to support our current educational programs and community efforts. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, Oct 26
Sleepless Service Day
The San Diego Rescue Mission will hold its Sleepless Service Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For the event, the Rescue Mission has partnered with the Downtown Fellowship to make a hands-on difference in our community, including impacting the lives of our homeless community. Individuals invited to partake in Sleepless Service Day include all...
Saturday, Oct 26
The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy
“The Addams Family,” showing from Sept. 6 to Nov. 10, is a Tony-nominated musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Tony Award winner Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family...
Saturday, Oct 26
Farmers\\\' Market Brunch
Vistal Bar + Restaurant, located on the third floor of InterContinental San Diego, is now offering a weekend brunch menu with the freshest finds from Saturday's Little Italy Farmers' Market, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy the scenic bay views, while digging into beautiful dishes featuring some of the best market picks prepared by Executive Chef Amy DiBiase. This...
Saturday, Oct 26
Halloween Family Day at the Fleet
What better way to celebrate Halloween than to design and create a spooky spider web using string and nails on a wood surface? String art is a fun and creative way to learn how to use new tools and practice your handy skills. 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 26
Ruocco Park Market
Ruocco Park Market is a weekly artisanal showcase of the creative street food and craft scene in San Diego. Set on the waterfront at beautiful Ruocco Park between Tuna Harbor Dockside Market and the USS Midway in Downtown San Diego, overlooking the beautiful San Diego Bay. Street food vendors line the water’s edge in this magical bay area ready to...
Saturday, Oct 5 - Saturday, Oct 26
St. Madeline Sophie’s Center Presents Acuity
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) will present Acuity, a retrospective of paintings by Alfredo Santiago and stand-up-cutouts of David Walton, at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery (4168 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116). The show will run from October 5-26, 2019, with a public reception on October 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.    Alfredo...
Saturday, Oct 26
Autumn On Deck: Tasting Series
Ease into the season atop InterContinental San Diego’s newest rooftop bar & lounge, Layover, with an autumn cocktail tasting series. Relax fireside as you enjoy three soothing spirits paired with savory bites against a backdrop of bay, sunset and skyline views. With three dates to choose from, we invite you to come sip and sample all the flavors of fall!...
Saturday, Oct 26
Autumn On Deck: Tasting Series - Angry Orchard Cider
Ease into the season atop InterContinental San Diego’s newest rooftop bar & lounge, Layover, with an autumn cocktail tasting series. Relax fireside as you enjoy three soothing spirits paired with savory bites against a backdrop of bay, sunset and skyline views. With three dates to choose from, we invite you to come sip and sample all the flavors of fall!
Saturday, Oct 26
Halloween in the Village
Carlsbad Village Association will be hosting an afternoon of free, family fun on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  The event will include a variety of entertaining activities, including exciting games by the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad Village, arts and crafts, a Doggie Costume Contest, safe Trick-or-Treating throughout the Village at participating businesses and more! The first 500 participants will...
Saturday, Oct 26
Halloween in the Village
The Carlsbad Village Association is pleased to be hosting an afternoon of free, family fun for goblins, ghouls, and princesses of all ages at its 2nd Annual Halloween in the Village! Join us in downtown Carlsbad for a variety of entertaining activities, including exciting games by the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad Village, arts and craft fun, a Doggie...
Saturday, Oct 26
Exhibition: Size Matters 2019 / A Group Show
// Exhibition on view OCT 19 – NOV 19, 2019 // OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019 – SIX TO NINE PM   Sparks Gallery is pleased to host Medium Photo’s “Size Matters” exhibit again this Fall. This exhibition features a selection of small photographic works smaller than 10 inches by contemporary artists in North America and the UK....
Saturday, Oct 26
School of Rock The Musical
Based on the hit movie, School of Rock is the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists them to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. BUY TICKETS: https://juniortheatre.com/shows/school-of-rock-2019/ A Junior Theatre Premiere. Suitable for ALL...
Saturday, Oct 26
The Sunshine Boys at North Coast Repertory Theatre
THE SUNSHINE BOYS deftly showcases the late Neil Simon’s brilliant ear for sidesplitting dialogue and his sharp eye for physical comedy. Yet beneath the raucous laughter are two vulnerable people struggling to make sense of their lives. North Coast Repertory Theatre has earned numerous accolades by critics and audiences alike for capturing the nuances of Simon’s memorable characters who wrestle...
Saturday, Oct 26
Miracle Babies 10th Annual Gala “A Night in Venice”
The 10th annual Miracle Babies gala, this year themed “A Night in Venice,” will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The annual gala will bring together more than 350 prominent business, social and philanthropic leaders to raise much-needed financial and emotional support for families with critically ill...
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