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San Diego's Best Events in November


November 1

Have foodie fun with an international flair at the Community Cuban Dinner and Creole Choir of Cuba performance at UCSD’s International Center. 6 p.m. $12.

November 2

Do the Time Warp down to the Old Globe for a live performance of the cult hit that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Through November 6. From $35.

November 3

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego promises a Phenomenal TNT filled with California Light, Space, Sound – and of course music, drinks and hands-on art. 7 to 10 p.m. $10

November 4

Wine your way to The Butcher Shop Steakhouse to sip and sup at Clairemont Uncorked, a community tasting event. 5 to 8 p.m. $20. Then, spend the rest of the week soaked in suds at bevy of brewery events for San Diego Beer Week, through November 11

November 5

It’s the most fun you can have on two wheels: Bike the Coast-Taste the Coast takes cyclists seven, 15, 25, 50 or 100 miles up the coast to the Oceanside Pier, where food, beer and music await. 6 a.m. From $35.

November 5-6

More than 30 Temecula Valley wineries celebrate the season with food and wine samplings during the Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend.

November 6

Free street fairs are in full swing as history buffs step back in time at the Gaslamp Quarter Fall Back Festival (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), while North County shoppers stroll the sales and sample the food at the Carlsbad Village Faire. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 7

The ladies from Lips put a drag queen spin on your Monday Fun Day and prove there’s nothing grandmotherly about classic card games, as Bitchy Bingo takes over The Loft at UCSD. 9 p.m.

November 8-13

San Diego salutes Sinatra with three tune-filled tributes: Broadway/San Diego’s Come Fly Away (through November 13; tickets from $26.75), Lyric Opera’s Sinatra Forever (November 11-13; tickets from $39; lyricoperasandiego.org), and Anthology’s Tribute to Sinatra (November 23; tickets from $10). 

November 9

La Jolla Strip Club gets you over the hump with indulgent happy hour Manicures and Martinis in its private Champagne Room. 5 to 7 p.m. $20.

November 10 

Who says beer is for boys? Certainly not Stone Brewery, which schools beer-loving ladies at Beer U: Introducing Barley’s Angels. 7 to 9 p.m. $30.

November 11

San Diego salutes its servicemen and women at the Veterans Day Parade and patriotic celebrations at the Midway Museum.

November 12

It’s the ultimate girl’s day out at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for divas and divettes at the Head to Toe Women’s Expo. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 11 and 13; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 12. $8.

November 13

Half-marathons are not only for the hard-core anymore. Feel the rush as you cross the finish at the Silver Strand Half Marathon. 7 a.m. From $55

November 14

Gorge your way through Little Italy as you sample budget-friendly bites on this month’s Grub Sprawl. 6 to 10 p.m. $5 per sample.

November 16

The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival is an oenophile’s fantasy: five days filled with wine dinners, tasting events, celebrity chef cooking classes and more. Through November 20.

November 18

Enjoy a culinary spin on a literary classic at the Taste of Opera Great News! Cooking Class, celebrating seafood and San Diego Opera’s Moby Dick. 6 p.m. $54.

November 19

‘Tis the season for Dr. Seuss, as the Old Globe welcomes back holiday favorite How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Through December 31. From $24.

November 20

As parades go, San Diego hit the mother lode with the 65th annual Mother Goose Parade, the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi, cruising the streets of El Cajon. 10 a.m.

November 20

The name has changed, but the coastal holiday feel is the same at the Encinitas Fall Festival shopping bazaar and street fair. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.


November 22

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes treat their cult classic film fans to the live comedy of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, up close and in person at the Belly Up. 8 p.m. $33.

November 23

San Diego jazzes itself up every Thanksgiving weekend, as the Dixieland Jazz Festival rolls into town with five days of foot-tapping tunes. Through November 27.

November 26

Christmas comes early for fans of sultry songsters, as the Chris Isaak Christmas Show seduces audiences at the Belly Up. 9 p.m. $95.


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