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San Diego's Best Events in October

Exciting things come to the city this month!


Horror movie still

October 1:

Horror film fans feast their eyes on two days of guts and gore at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. $10, artpower.ucsd.edu

October 2:

American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis plays the two-faced Jekyll and Hyde at the Civic Theatre. broadwaysd.com

Runway model

October 3:

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

October 4:

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

October 5:

A month of art and culture events kicks off at the Fall for the Arts launch at Liberty Station. ntclibertystation.com

October 6:

Tasting dish

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.   

October 7:

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

October 11:

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

Blue Angels flying

October 12:

It’s the awe-inspiring Miramar Air Show, celebrating 50 years of space exploration. $5.25 and up, miramarairshow.com

October 13:

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.

girl doing yoga on a bosu ball
Girl rappelling

October 14:

It’s all about food and fitness at the free Healthy Living Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, healthylivingfestival.com.

October 17:

Enjoy “island fare in the ocean air” at A Taste of Coronado. $35 in advance/$45 day of event, atasteofcoronado.com

October 20:

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.

October 27:

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 

October 31:

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

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