Whenever I see a veteran I always offer my hand and thank him or her for their service. We love our vets here in San Diego.

This is opening weekend for Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar. The Chargers (who are NOT leaving San Diego, trust me) take on the Dolphins at the Q this Sunday. Beer week is still going on, wooo hooo and you can work off that beer and food with a couple of walks and 10K’s and the weather will be unusually warm and beautiful. Let’s get out and enjoy the fun


Friday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day)

Veterans Day Events. Here’s a list of local events honoring our veterans

Veterans Day Freebies and Deals. You’ve served and sacrificed. Here’s some well deserved love and appreciation in return

Salute to Service Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., USS Midway Flight Deck) The USS Midway will offer free admission for veterans and their families on Veterans Day and, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., NBC 7’s Salute to Service Festival presented by Geico Military will take over the Midway’s flight deck with music and activities. Visitors can also catch the San Diego Veterans Day Parade from the USS Midway, which starts at 11 a.m. down Harbor Drive.

Fallbrook Veterans Day Parade 10 a.m., Main Avenue in Fallbrook) This Veterans Day Parade in Fallbrook begins at 10 a.m. along Main Avenue, from Fallbrook to Alvarado streets. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., a celebration ceremony will be held at Village Square Park, followed by a free lunch at VFW Post 124 located at 1175 S. Old Stage Rd.

Bing Crosby Opening Day in Del Mar 11 a.m., Del Mar Race Track) Del Mar’s Bing Crosby horse racing season kicks off Friday, running through Dec. 4. The fall season includes concerts, deals and other activities. On Opening Day, attendees are urged to wear their most stylish patriotic attire to the track for the Stars & Stripes Fashion Contest. Opening Day lands on Veterans Day this year, so track admission is free for veterans and active duty military with valid ID cards.

San Diego Beer Week Times and locations vary) San Diego Beer Week is still going strong, with lots of events across tasting rooms in San Diego through this Sunday. Thursday’s lineup includes SourFest! at Sublime Ale House in San Marcos and the IPA Lounge at Thorn Street Brewery, among many craft beer-centric events.

6th Annual Sour & Funk Night 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Pizza Port Ocean Beach) Pizza Port in Ocean Beach keep San Diego Beer Week going with its 6th Annual Sour & Funk Night, a tasting event showcasing 20+ sours and funky brews from Pizza Port and other craft brewers. Some of the beers on tap include Pizza Port’s Beer Hunter: Episode 2.0, Cascade Brewing’s Black Cap Raspberry Sour and The Lost Abbey’s Cuvee de Tomme, to name a few. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best funkiest, grooviest threads to the party, too, including bell bottoms and wigs.

San Diego Gulls vs. Manitoba Moose 7 p.m., Valley View Casino Center) The San Diego Gulls take on the Manitoba Moose at 7 p.m. at Valley View Casino Center.

Saturday, Nov. 12

2016 Educators Rising 5K Fun Run Fundraiser Crown Point at Mission Bay, 700 Corona Oriente Road, Time:  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Check-in begins @ 7:00am) Enjoy a morning of fitness and fun as you “Unleash Your Inner Hero” to support our community’s future educators. It’s the EDUCATORS RISING  5K Fun Run/Walk!  Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.

Lung Force Walk  7 a.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South) Wake up early to join a community walking to fight lung cancer this Saturday. The charity walk brings together hundreds to celebrate the collective power of breathing and to stand up for lung health. You must register in advance.

DayBreak 8 a.m., Del Mar Racetrack) It can be difficult to wake up early on a Saturday morning. But here’s something to help get you out of bed this Saturday morning: DayBreak at the racetrack. Grab some breakfast while watching morning workouts at the racetrack. Horse racing fanatics will also be able to pick the brain of former jockey and event announcer Jeff Bloom. Bloom will be there answering questions.

Bing Crosby Season Concert: Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals 4:30 p.m., Del Mar Racetrack) If you’re at the racetrack Saturday (or even if you’re not!), hang around for this concert 30 minutes after the last race, free with racetrack admission. All concerts are restricted to adults 18 years and older. If you arrive after the last race, you will be charged concert admission ($20).

San Diego Gulls vs. Manitoba Moose  7 p.m., Valley View Casino Center) The San Diego Gulls are well into their second season. Come support your hometown hockey team this weekend! The Gulls take on the Moose this Saturday. Tickets start at $19.

“Globe for All”: Free Performance of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”  2 p.m., City Heights/Weingart Branch Library & Performance Annex, located at 3795 Fairmount Avenue) Audiences around San Diego get the chance to see free performances of one of William Shakespeare’s beloved plays in their own community as part of The Old Globe’s “Globe for All” program. The program, now in its third year, brings free and low-cost performances of a Shakespeare play to communities around San Diego. This year, the program will put on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.”

Sunday, Nov. 13

Chargers Host Miami kick off 1:05 at the Q on CBS 8) Prop C went down in flames but our Chargers play off hopes are still alive. They need to beat Miami (which is very doable) and then go into their bye week to rest up, to heal and get ready for the rest of the season. Go Chargers!!

Soldier Songs 2 p.m., Balboa Theater) Take a look at the effects of war with “Soldier Songs”. The concert, presented by the San Diego Opera, will run Friday to Sunday. The moving and realistic performance follows the shift in perception of war from ages six to 66 as the main character lives through a lifetime of experience with war, in one form or another.

Who Dunnit? Seaport Village Scavenger Hunt  1 p.m., Seaport Village) If you’ve ever dreamed of being a detective, today is your day to shine. Seaport Village’s Murder Mystery Adventure, a scavenger hunt style game, will take you through the iconic seaside destination in a two-hour adventure as you solve a murder mystery.

Taste of the Turf Club 11 a.m., Del Mar Racetrack) The opening weekend of the Del Mar Racetrack’s fall season is filled with goodies and fun activities! This Sunday, take a taste of a special menu as you dine at the exclusive Turf Club in Del Mar. Chef Brian Malarkey, one of the city’s most celebrated chefs, will prepare the menu for the morning. Tables are limited. Your $100 ticket will get you turf club admission for the day, a choice of an appetizer, entrée, dessert and bottomless mimosas or champagne. Attendees must comply with Turf Club Dress Code. No flip flops?

New Movies:

ARRIVAL (Drama) Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlberg, Tzi Ma and Mark O’Brien. A linguist leads a team of investigators to try and communicate with extraterrestrial visitors. Showgram’s Movie Mom highly recommends this one. RATED: PG-13. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 56 minutes

ALMOST CHRISTMAS (Comedy) Starring: Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, Mo’nique, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union and Omar Epps. A beloved patriarch asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. RATED: PG-13 RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 52 minutes

SHUT IN (Suspense/Thriller) Starring: Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt, Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay, David Cubitt and Clementine Poidatz. Child psychologist, Mary, played by Watts, becomes convinced that the ghost of one of her young patients is haunting her and her son after the boy goes missing and is presumed dead. RATED: PG-13 RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 31 minutes

Bring on that weekend!

Go Chargers!!

Credit: NBC 7 San Diego and ABC 10 San Diego


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