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The "A" List for October


October 1

Little Italy rocks a block party with food, music, and micro-brews at the inaugural StreetBeat 2011, presented by Anthology and 102.1 KPRI.

October 1-2

Sip, stroll, and see the crafty sights at the two-day La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.

October 2

Feast on food and art in a seaside setting at the Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar village.

October 4

Forget Taco Tuesday—it’s Brewsday Tuesday at Twenty/20‘s final hand-crafted all-night happy hour.

October 5

Paddles up for the Photo Auction 2011, your opportunity to bid on vintage and contemporary works by MOPA photographers.

October 6

It’s a foodie fight against domestic violence as local celebrities face off Iron Chef-style at the Chef Showdown at Liberty Station.

October 7

Cut loose for kids at The Concert for the Children featuring Footloose singer Kenny Loggins, crooning to benefit children’s medical services.

October 8

More than four dozen neighborhood dining establishments dole out specialty dishes at the Taste of North Park.

October 8

German brew abounds in OB at the annual Oktoberfest celebration.

October 8-9

Foodies get their fill of demos, devices, and delicious dishes at the two-day Gourmet Experience at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

October 9

Festive Italian food, culture, and chalk art are the stars of the annual Little Italy FESTA.

October 10

Bite on a budget: sample $5 specials throughout La Jolla at this month’s Grub Sprawl.

October 11

ArtPower! at UC San Diego guarantees you’ll L.O.L. along with improv troupe The Hinges.

October 16

It’s less about horses and more about horsepower as classic cars replace the ponies at the Del Mar Concours d’Elegance.

October 16

Orfila Winery pairs fine wine with live music in a serene setting at its monthly Concert in the Vines. 

October 18-23

Broadway San Diego revisits the Age of Aquarius in the musical production of Hair.

October 20

Support the YWCA’s Becky’s House® Domestic Violence Program by lacing up for the 4th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event downtown.

October 20-28

International film fanatics have a full slate of fun ahead at the eight-day San Diego Asian Film Festival.

October 27

Food plus a movie equals a Foovie at The Loft at UC San Diego. See Le Graine et le Mulet, paired with French fare.

October 28

Good luck getting in with “no reservations” to see Anthony Bourdain at the Spreckels Theatre.

October 29

Seaport Village breaks out the tricks and treats for its inaugural Halloween Bash for costumed kiddies and their families. Adults can head to the Gaslamp for a grown-up Monster Bash.

October 30

Witness the 1920 silent horror classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the big screen accompanied by pipe organ music at the San Diego Symphony.

October 30

Witchcraft? Try culinary craft at the Celebrate the Craft gourmet gathering located in the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

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