San Diego Weekend Events Friday October 25 to Sunday October 27, 2013

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San-Diego-Monster-BashWhat: Monsterbash Block Party Downtown, ages 21+

When: Saturday October 26th, 6pm to Midnight

Where: Downtown San Diego 

Description: Come celebrate the year’s most frightful holiday at San Diego’s premiere Halloween block party. Prepare for streets packed with the liveliest costumes! There is plenty to see and do including a $5000 costume contest, lots of live music and entertainment, 4 stages, and more. Do not forget to get tickets in advance! General Admission tickets get you no cover charges and drink specials at over 30 Gaslamp and East Village hotspots and a free ride home using the Designated Driver Program.

Cost: $35+


Boo-Ball-2013What: Boo Ball 2013 – Rock 105.3’s Halloween Spooktacular

When: Friday, October 25th – 7pm -1am

Where: San Diego Hall of Champions

Description: Time for Rock 105.3’s annual Halloween Party, Boo Ball! Complete with DJs, hot dancers, costume contest, Walking Dead room, Breaking Bad Lab room, and more!

Please note: By purchasing tickets, you grant Clear Channel / Rock 1053 the right to use photographs, video or other descriptions of all part for media and website use.

Note: No weapons (plastic or otherwise) of any kind will be permitted. Facepaint must be minimal so security can ID you. Professional body painter will be on site, working for tips. Masks will need to be removed for ID purposes.

Note: 21+ with ID – No one under 21 will be admitted.

-Parking is FREE



Chula-Vista-Fall-Art-ShowWhat: Chula Vista Fall Art Show

When: Friday October 25, 2013

Where: South Chula Vista Library, San Diego

Description: The Chula Vista Art Guild is sponsoring the 13th Annual Community Juried Fall Show at the South Chula Vista Library. The Fall Show will run from the 21st of September to October 26th. This juried competition is open to all San Diego County Artists 18 years of age and older.

Participation cost: $20 for first painting; $10 for second painting.


Brothels-Bites-and-Booze-TourWhat: Brothels, Bites, and Booze Tour

When: Friday October 25, 2013

Where: Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Description: So Diego Tours prides itself on showing the true essence of the city and its residences. The idea behind the tour is to introduce guests to sights and flavors that they wouldn’t have otherwise experienced without their guide, and to introduce them to the wonderful restaurant owners and chefs of San Diego. With tastes ranging from Indian and Italian Cuisine, to margaritas, tacos, and freshly brewed beer, this taste is sure to please any one and everyone!

Alcoholic beverage samples are served to guests 21 years or older. Please come prepared with your state or federal identification to verify age. Groups are limited to 15 people. Private tours may be accommodated with advance notice.

Cost: $45



Halloween-Party-Bring-Your-DogWhat: Halloween Party – Bring Your Dog!

When: Friday October 25, 2013, 5pm – 7pm

Where: Whole Dog Sports Center, San Diego

Description: Get festive with your favorite pup this season at Whole Dog Sports Center’s first annual Halloween party. The party will feature treats for dogs and their parents, a costume and trick contest for dogs, games, prizes, fun activities and much more! Plus, spend time with owner and trainer Lyssa Dennis for some great obedience and agility tips.


What: HauntFest on Main

When: Friday October 25, 2013

Where: Main and Magnolia, Downtown El Cajon, San Diego

Description: The second annual HauntFest on Main features live music on multiple stages; costume contests; carnival rides; car show; Buried Alive, a haunted walk-through terror truck; Trick or Treat Kidz Zone; Rubio’s Performing Arts Cake Walk; craft stations; gallery walk; and a juried art show. For only $20 you can taste local beer, wine and food in the Beer & Wine Garden. Proceeds to benefit St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. All the fun will be located on East Main Street and Rea Avenue between Magnolia and Claydelle Avenues with street closures.

Cost: Free


Brokers-concertWhat: The Brokers Concert

When: Friday October 25, 2013

Where: Belly Up Tavern, San Diego

Description: This gritty band from the mean streets of Coastal North County San Diego has spent years paying their dues within the music industry to earn much deserved respect and street credibility. Just kidding, we’re a group of guys who work together that all enjoy playing music for fun. By random chance we were able to put the band together to play some fun cover music and get friends to come out to get together at local venues for a good time.

Cost: $5


Audra-McDonald-La-JollaWhat: Audra McDonald – La Jolla Music Society

When: Friday October 25, 2013

Where: Balboa Theatre, San Diego

Description: Broadway legend Audra McDonald returns to the concert stage after four seasons on the hit ABC television series “Private Practice,” and after winning a record-tying fifth Tony® Award for her unforgettable performance in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.Featuring favorite show tunes, classic songs from movies and original pieces written especially for the artist.

Cost: $27-$87







What: BEERology: Craft, Culture, and Civilization

When: Friday October 25, 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 us for tastings all year long in San Diego’s most iconic building.

Cost: $5-$12.50



classical-melodies-in-balboa-parkWhat: Classical Melodies in Balboa Park – San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory Rehearsals

When: Saturday October 26, 2013

Where: San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, El Prado, San Diego

Description: Every weekend the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s ensembles fill Casa del Prado with classical music.

Visitors are invited to observe these rehearsals share the musical journey of our student musicians (ages 8-25). This is a wonderful treat to enhance any visit to Balboa Park.

-Rooms 207 and 205 in Casa del Prado

-Saturdays: from 8:45a.m. to 7:15p.m.

-Sundays: from 1:15p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Cost: Free


Annual-Halloween-CarnivalWhat: Annual Halloween Carnival

When: Saturday October 26, 2013

Where: Bay Park Elementary, San Diego

Description: Come one, come all for a ghoulishly good time at the annual Bay Park Elementary Halloween Carnival. Join the community for games, food, prizes, DJ, choir performance, creepy crawly house and so much more!

Cost: Free


Festival-of-Lights-san-diegoWhat: Festival of Lights

When: Saturday October 26, 2013

Where: Balboa Park, San Diego

Description: The Festival of Lights is a cultural extravaganza that showcases India’s diversity and traditions. Stroll along El Prado and visit the booths put up by people from each state to observe how different our clothes, food and traditions are, and to see brides and grooms from almost every state in India.

Walk a little further and witness the lighting of 1008 lamps representing India’s different states, religions and traditions. Taste a smorgasbord of delicious Indian food served behind the Organ Pavilion all through the evening by local Indian restaurants. Your admission fee of $5 also includes free entry to two museums the same day – the San Diego Museum of Art and the Mingei International Museum.

Come and join us as we celebrate in Balboa Park.

Cost: $5


grand-opening-La-Playa-galleryWhat: Grand Opening at La Playa Gallery

When: Saturday October 26, 2013

Where: La Playa Gallery, Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla 

Description: You are invited to discover La Playa Gallery during our grand opening wine & cheese social Saturday, October 26, 2013. Come join in the fun and inspiration as we present eight of the finest local artists and their works along with a variety of inspired paintings from throughout the world.

Learn what visiting patrons of the art world have been discovering all summer long as La Playa Gallery presents a
delightful October afternoon diversion into the artistry of oil paintings, sparkling jewelry, high- technique
watercolors, stylized Raku pottery selections, original pen and ink creations and more.

Cost: Free


What: Alaina Blair Concert

When: Saturday October 26, 2013

Where: Tesoro Winery, San Diego

Description: Alaina Blair is a singer/songwriter who’s bright, soulful vocals and in depth lyrics belie her young age. She recently released her debut EP entitled “Gypsy Girl”. The EP was produced by songwriter/musician Billy Alexander (FEEL, John Waite) and was the result of initial writing sessions.

Cost: Free

Del-Mar-World-Cup-Grand-PrixWhat: Del Mar World Cup Grand Prix & Halloween Celebration

When: Saturday October 26, 2013

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Description:Come to the Del Mar International Horse Show for an exciting evening of equestrian events featuring world class show jumping, with top riders and Olympians from around the world. Join us at 7pm for a fun filled evening and see world-class show jumping at the Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar and Halloween Celebration. Enter the Costume Competition or the Funniest Horse Video Contest for your chance to win up to $1,000. It’s fun for the entire family!

Cost: $20




Zac-Brown-Band-concertWhat: Zac Brown Band Concert

When: Sunday October 27, 2013

Where: Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, San Diego

Description: Zac Brown Band has been touring like mad since 2002 bringing fans their country, jam band infused hits “Chicken Fried,” “Whatever It Is,” “Toes” and “As She’s Walking Away” LIVE in concert! Don’t miss your chance to get laid back. Get your Zac Brown Band tickets now!

Cost: $40-$73.50


The-Art-of-Photography-San-DiegoWhat: The Art of Photography

When: Sunday October 27, 2013

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

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. 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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