Dang, what happened to Summer? But I sure love this time of year. Here’s what’s going on this weekend in America’s Finest City and County
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La Mesa Oktoberfest Times Vary (through Sunday), La Mesa Village! The annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to La Mesa Village, filling the streets with German food, vendors, family-friendly activities, live music and 21+ beer gardens. The street fair continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free; parking is limited, so consider using a ride-sharing service to get there, or take the trolley to the La Mesa Boulevard Station
Adams Avenue Street Fair 10 a.m. Sunday, Adams Avenue (Normal Heights)This two day festival is one of Southern California’s largest free two-day musical festivals. San Diegans can see 80 artists performing along six stages on Adams Avenue. This year, check out the Donkeys, Rod Piazza & The Mightly Flyers, Billy Watson, Janiva Magness and more. On Saturday, the festival will also include a craft beer tasting area with four beer gardens. Plus, enjoy giant carnival rides, more than 300 vendors and more.
San Diego Restaurant Week Hours of Participating Restaurants Vary, Locations Vary
Foodies, you’ll really savor this one. The second edition of the 2017 food event continues through this Sunday (Oct. 1), featuring 190+ participating eateries spanning more than a dozen neighborhoods in San Diego County, North to South, East to West. Restaurants will offer special prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus featuring two to three courses, priced at $10 to $50. It’s a good opportunity to try some of those places on your San Diego dining bucket list. Treat yourself.
Art San Diego Hours Vary (through Sunday), Del Mar Fairgrounds) Enjoy this four-day contemporary art show at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, showcasing an international slate of artists and galleries. Peruse through the works of more than 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions and art labs, or join discussions about art collecting. Art San Diego runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $20 to $85.
Old Town Art and Craft Show 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park) Fine art, music, food and craft beer all come together this weekend at the Old Town Art and Craft Show. Now in its seventh year, the festival features more than 75 local, regional and international contemporary artists displaying mostly original work in a juried competition. In addition, there will be a children’s area and live entertainment.
Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise 10:30 a.m., Flagship Cruises and Events) Settle into the New Year in style by hopping abroad a luxury yacht and cruising around the San Diego Bay. The two-hour cruise will take brunchers past the Downtown San Diego bay as they enjoy a gourmet buffet, mimosas and live music. Tickets start at $38.70.
Good Food Community Fair 11 a.m., WorldBeat Cultural Center (2100 Park Blvd.) This Sunday, stop by the largest collection of food system advocates and practitioners in the County. Slow Food Urban San Diego organizes this fair, which features a panel discussion, culinary demonstrations and plenty of tasty treats and yummy samples. You’ll get a chance to tour the first sustainable, edible garden in Balboa Park, meet local organizations dedicated to food justice, and more. The festival ranges from free to $10.
Billy Elliot 2 p.m., Spreckels Theatre (121 Broadway)San Diego Musical Theatre and California Ballet team up for this co-production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Billy Elliot,” with music by Elton John. The musical, based off the movie of the same name, follows 11-year-old Billy as he stumbles from the boxing ring into a ballet class, discovering his passion and gift for dance. The show runs through Oct. 8.
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