San Diego's Best Events in October
Exciting things come to the city this month!
Horror film fans feast their eyes on two days of guts and gore at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. $10, artpower.ucsd.edu
American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis plays the two-faced Jekyll and Hyde at the Civic Theatre. broadwaysd.com
It’s day three of Fashion Week and tonight, it’s “The Art and Beauty Behind Fashion” in a hair and makeup exhibition. fashionweeksd.com
Food + movie = Foovie, a French documentary paired with a French menu. $34, artpower.ucsd.edu
Tap into your inner bartender at Side Bar’s new Mixology class. $25 per person or $40 per couple. RSVP to Isaac@rmdgroupsd.com.
A month of art and culture events kicks off at the Fall for the Arts launch at Liberty Station. ntclibertystation.com
It’s all mess and muscle at the 5K Del Mar Mud Run at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. delmarmudrun.com.
South Park celebrates the season with the free ArtOberfest Walkabout. southparkscene.com.
Eat your way through the neighborhood at the Taste of North Park. $30 in advance/$35 day of event, tastenorthpark.com.
Art, culture, wine, and food abound at the two-day Old Town Art Festival. oldtownartfestival.com.
Taste and Art Stroll Del Mar for culinary samplings. $25, taste.delmarmainstreet.com.
It’s gluttony in the Gaslamp and beyond with 50-plus restaurants at Taste of Downtown. $30 in advance/$35 day of event, downtownsandiego.org
It’s the awe-inspiring Miramar Air Show, celebrating 50 years of space exploration. $5.25 and up, miramarairshow.com
Carlsbad meets Germany at the Bistro West Oktoberfest food-and-drink tasting. $35, bistrowest.com.
Art lovers converge on the village at the free La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, ljawf.com.
It’s all about food and fitness at the free Healthy Living Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, healthylivingfestival.com.
Enjoy “island fare in the ocean air” at A Taste of Coronado. $35 in advance/$45 day of event, atasteofcoronado.com
Show off your scavenger hunt skills in the Great Urban Race, greaturbanrace.com.
Join Delicias chef Paul McCabe on a trip south of the border for Saturday at the Ranch, Rancho La Puerta’s day-long fit foodie experience. $225, rancholapuerta.com.
Seaport Village hosts its family-friendly Halloween Bash on the Bay (seaportvillage.com).
Monster Bash offers more adult Halloween madness in the Gaslamp. $30 in advance/$35 day of event, sandiegomonsterbash.com
Get decked out like The Dude this Halloween and spend your Wednesday night sipping White Russians at Sessions Public’s Big Lebowski Night. sessionspublic.com