San Diego Weekend Events Friday October 18 to Sunday October 20, 2013

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San Diego-Chargers-vs-Jacksonville-JaguarsWhat: San Diego Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars

When: Sunday October 20, 2013

Where: Everbank Field (Jacksonville, FL)

Description:The San Diego Chargers are ready for another NFL game and tickets are in high demand. Philip Rivers and the rest of the Chargers are ready for action as the NFL season gets going. Don’t miss this game for all the action and get your tickets today!

The Jacksonville Jaguars, playing home games at EverBank Field, joined the NFL in 1995 as an expansion team and have appeared in the playoffs six times. The current squad is led by star running back Maurice Jones-Drew and quarterback David Garrard. The Jaguars are the only team across all four major American sports to play in Jacksonville, Florida. Get your San Diego Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars tickets now!


Jason-Aldean-concertWhat: Jason Aldean – Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett Concert

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, San Diego

Description: Jason Aldean (born Jason Aldine Williams; February 28, 1977) is an American country musicsinger. Since 2005, Aldean has recorded for Broken Bow Records, an independent record label for which he has released five albums and sixteen singles. His 2010 album My Kinda Party is certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while his 2005 self-titled debut, 2007 album Relentless and 2009 album Wide Open are all certified platinum. Of his singles, nine have reached the number one position on the Hot Country Songscharts: “Why”, “She’s Country”, “Big Green Tractor”, “The Truth”, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (a duet withKelly Clarkson), “Dirt Road Anthem”, “Fly Over States”, “Take a Little Ride”, and “The Only Way I Know”. Seven more have reached top ten on the same chart.

Cost: $44-$537

Jack-Johnson-in-ConcertWhat: Jack Johnson – In Concert

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: Balboa Theatre, San Diego

Description: Jack Johnson announces fall headline tour dates in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, to be released on September 17 through Johnson’s own Brushfire Records. Inspired by his solo acoustic Hawaiian Islands Theater Tour last year, Johnson will play some of the most beautiful and intimate seated theatres in North America including San Diego’s historic Balboa Theatre. As Johnson told Rolling Stone about his 2012 Hawaiian Islands Tour: “They were the most magical shows,” he says. ”It gave you the time to tell stories and where the songs came from. I really enjoyed that. I think we’re going to mix it up next year with different types of tours, but at least for a lot of it, we’re going to try to do some theaters.” With 25 of his 28 fall tour venues in historic theaters, Johnson is doing just that. As with all of his tours since 2008, Johnson will donate 100% of his tour profits to charity.

Cost: $69.90

Dave-Chappelle-ComedyWhat: Dave Chappelle – Comedy

When: Friday 18, Saturday 19 &  Sunday 20, 2013

Where: Spreckels Theatre, Broadway Circle, San Diego

Description: David Khari Webber “Dave” Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television/film producer, actor, and artist. He is currently touring the United States as part of the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. Chappelle began his film career in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993 and continued to star in minor roles in the films The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role in a film was in Half Baked in 1998. In 2003, he became widely known for his popular sketch comedy television series, Chappelle’s Show, which ran until his abrupt retirement from the show in 2005. Chappelle is ranked forty-third in Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.

Cost: $55


Pepper-Concert-in-San-DiegoWhat: Pepper Concert in San Diego

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: “It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever done as a band to make this record,” says guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman of Pepper, in speaking on the recording process of their new self-titled album. “It speaks loudly and widely to a broader audience while maintaining everything good about the band, which, first of all, is our positive attitude.” After releasing five albums, Pepper has opened a new chapter in their storied career. Drummer Yesod Williams adds, “This record feels very cohesive in a way our past releases maybe didn’t. I think it’s an album that can appeal to everyone, as well. We’ve been pigeonholed in the past so this is an opportunity to transcend all that and spread our wings even wider.” Prices may vary by venue.

Cost: $18+


harvest-festival-original-art-craftWhat: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Description: Shop 24,000 handmade American arts & crafts in hundreds of booths over three fun-packed days. You will find beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and more.

While Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Shows is celebrating over 40 years of successful festivals, this will be our 16th Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show in Del Mar.

Cost: $4-$9


Michael-McDonaldWhat: Michael McDonald Concert

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: American Comedy Co.San Diego

Description: Michael McDonald is originally from Orange County, California. He is an alumnus of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. His first professional writing and acting jobs came from Concorde Pictures, Roger Corman’s infamous low-budget movie studio. Starting as an extra, McDonald quickly landed dozens of film roles, eventually moving behind the camera to write and direct for the studio.

McDonald created several popular characters – most notably man-child Stuart Larkin, Marvin Tikkvah Rusty Miller, and Mofaz, The Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man.

 Cost: $22

BEERologyWhat: BEERology: Craft, Culture, and Civilization

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: San Diego Museum Of Man

Description: Modern civilization is beer civilization! Cultures around the world perfected brewing in interesting ways. Beer-loving headhunters from the Amazon, for example, chewed poisonous cassava root so it could become a drinkable beer. Learn stories and see artifacts that reveal the links between beer and culture, such as the solid gold beer cup of an Incan king. Also, join for tastings all year long in San Diego’s most iconic building.

Cost: 5-$12.50


San-Diego-Watercolor-SocietyWhat: International Exhibition San Diego Watercolor Society

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: San Diego Watercolor Society at Liberty Station

Description: Please join us at the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition in October. For over three decades, the International Exhibition has been one of the highlights of the year for SDWS. This event attracts entries from hundreds of artists from all over the world. A gala awards reception is held at our gallery, and thousands of visitors view the exhibit during the month of October.

Juror is Jean Grastorf.

Cost: Free

Kids-Free-October-San DiegoWhat: Kids Free October San Diego

When: Friday October 18, 2013

Where: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego

Description: Kids are invited to explore San Diego’s diverse museums—for FREE! Children ages 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at any of nearly 40 participating museums. Explore the hidden treasures of the ocean or the far reaches of outer space. Delve into local history, visual arts, botanical gardens, architectural treasures—and more! Note: This offer does not include special events/exhibits or field trips, nor admission to the Fleet’s Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.







craft-fair-san-diegoWhat:  27th Annual Craft Fair, San Diego

When: Friday October 18, 2013 & Saturday October 19, 2013

Where: RBCPC Preschool, San Diego

Description: One of two big fundraisers for the preschool; A two day craft fair with more than 60 local artisans selling children’s items, unique home décor, holiday décor, jewelry, clothes and other beautiful crafts. A great place to get one-of-a-kind “pinterest-like” items and start your holiday shopping.

Enjoy a meal out with your family at the Gourmet Food Truck Fest on Friday. This fun-filled event also includes a bake sale, Opportunity Drawing, Children’s Carnival(Friday 5-7pm)

The funds raised at the Craft Fair are used to upgrade and maintain the preschool’s playground and provide additional support to our classrooms.

Cost: Free

Sea-World-Tour-san-diegoWhat: Sea World Tour San Diego 

When: Saturday October 19, 2013

Where: Sea World San Diego

Description: There’s no place in the world like SeaWorld San Diego!! Where else can you challenge the thrills of Journey To Atlantis one minute and touch a dolphin the next? Take in numerous attractions, exhibits and shows, including Believe – the visually stunning Shamu show that will take you on a sensational, breathtaking journey of curiosity and wonder. You’ll also see Shamu in a different light as his high-energy nighttime show, Shamu Rocks, debuts this spring. Touch a world that touches you at SeaWorld San Diego.

Tour Includes:

– Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off / Round trip transportation

– Admission tickets to Sea World

A/Adult – C/Child

Children: 1-9

First two participants must be adults.

Paperback-Writer-in-concertWhat: Paperback Writer – In Concert

When: Saturday October 19, 2013

Where: Pala Casino Spa & Resort, San Diego

Description: Come join Pala Casino for Paperback Writer, a special tribute to the Beatles! They will be rocking the stage all night long, and admission is free.

Cost: Free





costume-contest-san-diegoWhat: Costume Contest, San Diego

When: Saturday October 19, 2013

Where: Bates Nut Farm, San Diego

Description: Show off your Halloween costume at the annual Bates Nut Farm Costume Contest and Parade. Prizes awarded in four age categories, so everybody has a chance to win. Registration from 9:00 – 10:30; costume parade and judging begin at 11:00. Even if you don’t participate in the parade & contest, come out to the farm and see the creative and scary costumes! Admission and parking are free.

 Cost: Free


shrekWhat: Shrek: The Musical – Presented by J*Company Youth Theatre

When: Sunday October 20, 2013

Where: David and Dorothea Garfield Theater, La Jolla, San Diego

Description: J* Company Youth Theatre is proud to present the award winning show SHREK – THE , directed by Joey Landwehr. Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful — if slightly temperamental — Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by a fire breathing lovesick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the must see musical comedy SHREK – The Musical. The production consists of 72 cast members, 10 youth crew members and 4 youth orchestra members playing in the pit! All in all a youth production!

Cost: $15.50-$17.50


Central-Library-Concert-SeriesWhat: Central Library Concert Series – 4handsLA

When: Sunday October 20, 2013

Where: New Central Library Auditorium, San Diego

Description: San Diego Public Library is pleased to announce the schedule for its special inaugural Fall season of the annual concert series in the new Central Library auditorium. The series, which includes performers from some of the finest ensembles in San Diego, is made possible by the Friends of Central Library, the San Diego Public Library matching fund program, and public and private donations. The concerts are very important to the musicians in the series because they provide a venue for them to perform locally. The community has responded enthusiastically as well, as shown by steadily growing attendance by musicians, music lovers, music appreciation students and residents of the greater San Diego area.

Cost: Free

Triathlon-ChallengeWhat: Triathlon Challenge

When: Sunday October 20, 2013

Where: Scripps Park La Jolla Cove, San Diego

Description: On Sunday, October 20 the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge will mark its 20th Anniversary here in San Diego. More than 200 challenged athletes of all ages will participate alongside celebrities, professional athletes and able-bodied fundraisers in a celebration of life and ability that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Events throughout the weekend raise more than $1 million each year for San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation, which is used to fund equipment, training expenses, sports clinics and mentoring for physically challenged athletes — helping them to succeed in sports and in life.

Join as a spectator: Come to La Jolla Cove to watch participants of the San Diego Triathlon at the finish line and event participants of the Tour de Cove spin-a-thon and Fitness Walk. An inspirational sports festival with Family Fun Zone and CAF Village is available to browse, as well as a silent auction and CAF store.

chris-cornell-concertWhat: Chris Cornell – In Concert

When: Sunday October 20, 2013

Where: Seattle Symphony, San Diego

Description: Chris Cornell is a rock icon who thrives on contradictions. An innovator who resists genre labels, he was nonetheless the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Ranked as “one of the best voices in music history,” he has successfully maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a multi-Grammy award winning musician, Golden Globe nominee and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist.

Cost: $35-$85

The-Art-of-PhotographyWhat: The Art of Photography

When: Sunday October 20, 2013

Where: San Diego Art Institute, Museum of the Living Artist, Balboa Park 

Description:  The ninth annual Art of Photography Show, an international competition and exhibition of photographic art, will debut the top 201 photographs at their Opening Reception Gala and Awards Ceremony. The opening reception is expected to attract over 1,500 people, including artists and collectors from around the world. Finalists were selected from almost 13,000 entries from 85 countries. This year’s judge, Julia Dolan, Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, brings a refined and qualified eye to the jury process. Art connoisseurs recognize this is an unequaled opportunity to view such compelling photographs chosen by a world-class curator. Please join us for this unique opportunity to view these pieces and meet many of the artists from 29 countries.

Cost: Free

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