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San Diego's Best Events in November

Things to do this month in San Diego


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New English Dragoon American Red | Photo by Paul Body

November 1:

Shave the Date! Greg Koch kicks off Movember at Quality Social, shaves his beard, and raises money for prostate cancer research.

The Oceanside Museum of Art welcomes celebrity guests from SyFy’s FaceOff at its Art after Dark Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

Ready to get boozy? Kick off the 10-day San Diego Beer Week at the Brewer’s Guild Festival on Broadway Pier.

November 2:

Suzie’s Farm hosts a foodie- and family-friendly Dia De Los Muertos benefit for the Front Burner Fund and Kitchen Commandos.

Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos

November 3:

The ocean provides the perfect backdrop for the flat and fast Silver Strand Half Marathon.

Turn your clock back in time to the 1880s at the Gaslamp Quarter’s annual Fall Back Festival.

November 6:

Take advantage of San Diego’s eternal summer with a movie under the stars at the Pearl Hotel’s weekly Dive-in Theatre.

November 7:

Art San Diego 2013 contemporary art fair takes over Balboa Park with four days of exhibitions, art labs, and events focused on “creative collisions.” 

November 8:

The Pacific Arts Movement brings nine days of films, events, and festivities to theatres throughout the city at the annual San Diego Asian Film Festival.

November 10:

’Tis the season to go shopping! The San Diego Ballet Guild presents a holiday shopper’s paradise at the Nutcracker Market in Liberty Station. 

US Navy

November 11:

Salute those who’ve served at the 2013 Veterans Day Parade, “A Salute to Vietnam Veterans.”

November 13:

San Diego Opera and Eclipse Chocolate offer up a sinful “Chocolate Threeway” at Taste of Opera.

November 14:

Immerse yourself in MCASD Downtown’s newest exhibitions at this month’s TNT.

November 15:

Search for treasures at the Del Mar Antique Show, still going strong after 53 years.

SWISH: Serious Sips and Urban Eats
SWISH: Serious Sips and Urban Eats

November 16:

Ben Harper brings his unmistakably soulful sound to San Diego in an acoustic set at Copley Symphony Hall.

November 17:

Don’t cry for her, San Diego. Evita returns to the Civic Theatre stage to tell the tale of Eva Perón’s rise to First Lady of Argentina. 

November 20:

Kick off the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival with the SWISH: Serious Sips and Urban Eats tasting event at the San Diego Public Market.

November 21:

If you need proof that Eddie Vedder just gets better with age, score some tickets to Pearl Jam’s show at Viejas Arena.

November 23:

Move your feet to the finish at the inaugural Fit Foodie 5K—then indulge guilt-free at the Grand Tasting Event.

Mother Goose Parade
Mother Goose Parade

November 24:

A holiday tradition since 1947, the Mother Goose Parade returns to the streets of El Cajon.

Get a jump-start on holiday shopping at the Encinitas Fall Festival street fair along Highway 101.

Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé

November 26:

Michael Bublé gives music lovers something to be thankful for at Valley View Casino Center.

The top 10 finalists from So You Think You Can Dance bring their tour to the Civic Theatre.

November 29:

Old Town’s Cygnet Theatre kicks off the Christmas season with Ebenezer Scrooge as you’ve never heard him before in A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.

November 30:

Jazz fans descend on the Town and Country Resort for San Diego Jazz Fest, presented by the America’s Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society.

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