Getting Close To Thanksgiving Weekend in San Diego

November 18, 2017
Much of the country is freezing. Not here in San Diego. Let's see what's going on. San Diego State Aztecs vs. Nevada Wolf Pack 7:30 p.m., SDCCU Stadium Cheer on the SDSU Aztecs Saturday night as they battle the Nevada Wolf Pack on the gridiron at SDCCU Stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $16, but these games have been known to sell out, so think ahead. Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School’s 42nd Annual Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School A long-standing tradition at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School (4133 Mt. Albertine Ave.), this PTA Craft Fair will boast home décor, jewelry, woodwork, candles and other homemade gifts that might be perfect for your holiday shopping list. Admission and parking is free Engineering Craft Beer: The Brewing Process 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Border X Brewing Part of The Fleet Science Center’s “52 Weeks of Science” series, this event takes curious craft beer enthusiasts over to Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan for the second part of a three-part series focused on engineering beer. In this workshop, students (age 21 and up) will learn the stages of combining water, grains, oil and resins with gravity in the brewing process. The event is free. San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Times and Locations Vary It’s time to wine and dine, San Diego: the 14th annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (SDBWFF) is underway through Sunday, showcasing our thriving local food scene and culinary talent through a series of events across the city including tastings, workshops and special dinners. SDBWFF’s biggest event is The Grand Tasting, a foodie affair that goes down Saturday; scroll down to the Saturday section for details. San Diego Asian Film Festival Times and Locations Vary The 18th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) continues its run, 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 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. Reggae Fest With Iration After the Final Race, Del Mar Racetrack After Del Mar’s final horse race of the day, head over to the Seaside Stage for Reggae Fest featuring a performance by Simpkin Project, followed by headliner Iration. The 18+ concert is free with paid general Stretch Run admission to the track, which costs $6. San Diego Gulls vs. Tucson Roadrunners 7 p.m., Valley View Casino Center Back-to-Back home hockey games? We’ll take it! The San Diego Gulls once again take on the Tucson Roadrunners Saturday night at the Valley View Casino Center. Tickets start at $22. Mozart’s Requiem 8 p.m., Copley Symphony Hall Conductor Markus Stenz returns to Copley Symphony Hall this weekend to helm Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final masterpiece, his “Requiem,” known for its moving choral tapestry, flute, oboes and French horns. The concert features the talents of soprano Jessica Rivera, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Colin Balzer, bass Adam Lau and the San Diego Master Chorale. Tickets range from $25 to $72; the concert plays at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Sunday, Nov. 19 2017 Mother Goose Parade “One day I am going to be in the El Cajon Mother Goose Parade, just like my Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle and Aunt. We are very lucky to live in a city that cares so much for the children in the community.” 3rd grader at Flying Hills School. Take a Holiday Breath Yoga Series 10:30 a.m., Hotel Del Coronado This weekly yoga series at the Hotel Del Coronado invites yogis to slow down and take a breath amid the busy holiday season. Classes are held on The Del’s Windsor Lawn, overlooking the water, so dress for a cooler seaside session and bring your own mat. Classes cost $20 and proceeds from this holiday yoga series will support OG Yoga, a San Diego-based project that brings yoga to underserved communities. The class returns on Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m., The Old Globe One of San Diego's favorite holiday traditions, now in its 20th year at The Old Globe, runs through Christmas Eve, with several performances on the weekends. The whimsical characters and stories from the classic Dr. Seuss book jump off the page and onto the stage in “Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” featuring songs like “This Time of Year” and “Fah Who Doraze.” Tickets start at $37 for adults and $24 for children. Beauty or Torture: Society’s Demand of Perfection Examined 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Women’s Museum of California This 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. Live Music Sundays: Manny Cepeda Orchestra 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Liberty Public Market Take in some tunes performed by the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Duo on Sunday at Liberty Public Market. The free concert is a great way to enjoy your lunch after you’ve purchased some goodies at the market. 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. The show is led by a Tony Award-winning actress, a former “Hamilton” star and a local San Diego favorite. 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. West African Dance Class 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., The World Beat Center Join this West African Dance class – complete with live drumming – at The World Beat Center (2100 Park Blvd.) at Balboa Park, led by Makida Anderson. The high energy, poly-rhythmic dance style is a great full-body workout. The class costs $12. El Cajon Music Masters Barber Shop Chorus 3 p.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Theater This free, one-hour concert presented by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation will feature a performance by the El Cajon Music Masters Barber Shop Chorus. The show will be held at the Visitor Center Theater; seating is limited, so arrive a little early. Il Trovatore 3 p.m., California Center for the Arts Escondido The Pacific Lyric Association presents “Il Trovatore,” an abridged version of the tale of love and vengeance set in 15th Century Spain. The show features profession opera soloists and a chorus singing in Italian, with the storyline narrated in English. Tickets cost $35; the show returns to the California Center for the Arts in Escondido for another round on Nov. 26. Succulent Wreaths Workshop 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Culture Brewing Co. Get crafty while enjoying some craft brews at this workshop at Culture Brewing Co. (111 South Cedros Ave., Suite 200) in Solana Beach focused on making succulent wreaths perfect for the holiday season. A $35 ticket gets you two pints of Culture craft beer and all of the supplies needed to create one wreath. Instructors will also share tips on how to keep succulents looking fresh for months to come. All ages are welcome to partake in the workshop, but you must be 21 and up to enjoy the brews; kid-friendly beverages will be available upon request. Have an awesome weekend and enjoy the nonstop Christmas music on KyXy Credit NBC 7 San Diego