San Diego Veterans Day Weekend Fun

November 11, 2017
We have a lot going on today and tomorrow including a parade along Harbor Dr and a celebration aboard the USS Midway. This is also the day we celebrate Tamales in Escondido, and so much more. Let’s dive in. Veteran’s Day Parade and Celebration Aboard the USS Midway 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., USS Midway This Veterans Day, celebrate the heroes in your life by stopping by USS Midway for a day of activities to honor U.S. military veterans. Things kick off with the parade along Harbor Drive and the festivities continue on board the aircraft carrier with live entertainment, a kid zone, giveaways and more. Military veterans and their families (up to four members) receive free admission. Escondido Tamale Festival 11 a.m., Grape Day Park It’s one of San Diego’s beloved foods – now with its own festival. Celebrate tamales and all the wonderful Latin foods that have become staples of California’s culture in Escondido this Saturday. The festival has a tamale contest – complete with taste testing, of course! – as well as stage performances, history exhibits, a craft area and vendors. Admission is free. Liberty Station Band Review 10 a.m., Liberty Station Nearly a dozen high school marching bands march this Saturday in salute of Veterans Day. The bands will undergo professional judging and the an awards ceremony. The bands will perform all around Liberty Station for people to enjoy. The event ends with a special military salute. Following the band salute, stick around for a festival with live music, food and entertainment, including stage performances and face painting. Fall Food Truck Festival 11 a.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds Bring your appetite, San Diego, and come out to the racetrack. Tasty food from more than 20 vendors across Southern California will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds, at affordable prices. Admission to the festival is free with racetrack admission. Children under 18 can get in for free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Collabapalooza 1 p.m., Behind the North Park Observatory (University Avenue) The spirit of collaboration is alive and well this Saturday in the craft beer industry as brewers from across San Diego join forces to throw a good, old fashioned party. Stop by to try some tasty food and, of course, plenty of San Diego’s favorite craft beer. Tickets start at $40 and include unlimited pours from one-off collaborations and rare releases, plus your local classics. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild and the North Park Main Street Association. San Diego Asian Film Festival Times and Locations Vary The 18th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is showcasing the largest exhibition of Asian American cinema in the western U.S. – from future classics to independent films. This year, more than 150 films from 20 countries, in 30 languages, will be screened during the festival, which runs through Nov. 18. The screenings take place at six venues across San Diego: UltraStar Mission Valley; San Diego Natural History Museum (Kaplan Theater); UC San Diego Price Center Theater; Marriott Mission Valley; Digital Gym Cinema; Museum of Photographic Arts. Tickets to individual screenings cost around $12, or you can buy a 6-pack of tickets for $60, which can be used for all screenings except for opening and closing night films. San Diego Beer Week Ends Nov. 12, Locations Vary San Diego Beer Week continues its 10-day run, celebrating our city’s thriving craft beer culture with dozens of suds-centric events around town. Beer Week 2017 wraps up on Sunday. Cheers! Bear Coltridge: Barrel-Aged Bottle Release 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bay City Brewing Co. This is worth a toast: Bay City Brewing Co. will release its first bottle in its barrel-aged program series, an amber brew dubbed “Bear Coltridge,” aged with passion fruit in wine oak barrels for eight months. The beer is described as tart and fruity, with mild malt sweetness. Two 750-milliliter bottles can be purchased per person at this limited release shindig, which will also feature live music and tasty bites. The event is free; bring money for beer. Bobby Lee 8 p.m., The American Comedy Co. Funnyman Bobby Lee – of Comedy Central stand-up specials and “MadTV” – takes the stage at The American Comedy Co. this weekend, performing two shows on Saturday night. It’s a homecoming of sorts for the comedian; he worked in restaurants and coffee shops in San Diego and also briefly attended Palomar College. Lee launched his amateur stand-up career at the La Jolla Comedy Store and was soon offered opening gigs for big-name comics like Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Tickets cost $22, or $18 if you buy two or more. Beauty or Torture: Society’s Demand of Perfection Examined 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Women’s Museum of California This new exhibition at the Women’s Museum of California at Liberty Station explores the timeless quest for beauty and the lengths women have gone to over the centuries to alter their looks to conform to society’s beauty standards of the time. The exhibition takes a look at weird beauty trends and how routines weren’t always pretty. Admission is $5. “Beauty or Torture: Society’s Demand of Perfection Examined,” is on display at the museum through Jan. 28, 2018.   Sunday, Nov. 12 Padres Pedal The Cause 5:30 a.m. (Sunday), PETCO Park This fifth annual event raises money to find a cure for cancer by funding four major world-class research institutions right here in San Diego. Hop on your bike and get pedaling early this weekend on a variety of courses for all skill levels. To participate, you register for one of several courses. The price depends on the course and your contribution. 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. SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., La Jolla Playhouse The world-premiere production of “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical” continues its run at the La Jolla Playhouse this weekend. The musical, put together in part by the director (Des McAnnuff) and choreographer (Sergio Trujillo) that worked on “Jersey Boys,” follows the life of the singer from her modest Boston childhood to her rise as the Queen of Disco. Tickets start at $80, and if you’re considering attending, you may want to act fast: tickets have been selling out quickly for all performances of this musical. The musical runs until Dec. 17. If you see a vet standing in line at the coffee place why not buy him or her a cup. Credit NBC 7 San Diego