Things To Do In San Diego This Week
Without Walls Festival, Tyler the Creator, Dine Out for the Cure, Taste of La Jolla and more things to do in San Diego this weekend.
Help raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure at nearly 50 restaurants, all donating proceeds toward the cause.
See the La Jolla Playhouse’s innovative annual theater festival with productions staged in unlikely places.
Liberty Station, 2 p.m.; Free-$20 (through October 20).
To celebrate the opening of its exhibition on the women of Abstract Expressionism, SDMA’s throwing a party with cocktails, pizza, music, art activities and more.
San Diego Museum of Art, 6 p.m.; $10-35.
Sit in on a panel discussion about the formation of Bread & Salt, hear live music from Thee Sacred Souls and more.
Seaport Village, 5 p.m.; Free.
Herbert Siguenza’s latest translates Moliere’s School for Wives into a Sinaloan drug cartel telenovela. Read more in our latest Everyone’s A Critic.
Lyceum Theatre, 8 p.m.; $25-64 (through October 27)
See the horror classic transformed into a musical. No word on how much fake blood is involved.
Onstage Playhouse, 8 p.m.; $25 (through November 3).
The annual indoor creep-out moves to a new location with new super-scary attractions.
Mission Valley Center’s west parking lot, 7 p.m.; $25-40 (through November 2).
Halloween season has arrived with another year down the mile-long trail of ghouls and goblins.
Balboa Park, 7:30 p.m.; $25-35 (through November 2).
SDMA’s new exhibit showcases photographers Harry Adams, Guy Crowder and Charles Williams, who captured the civil rights movement and activism in the Black community.
San Diego Museum of Art (through December 1).
A new exhibition that goes deep into MOPA’s archives of over 850 photographers to display 100 years of photographic works.
Museum of Photographic Arts (through February 17).
The choral group takes on compositions from 20th century mavericks in this program.
Christ Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.; $10-35.
‘Tis the season for goth, but Chelsea Wolfe’s latest is a little quieter and laid back than usual. Let’s call it goth unplugged.
Observatory North Park, 8 p.m.; $22.50.
Mel Brooks’ spoof of vintage horror, featuring Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle.
Cinema Under the Stars, 8 p.m.; $17-20 (through October 20).
Ash returns to the cabin in this musical take on a horror cult classic.
Tenth Avenue Arts Center, 8 p.m.; $25 (through October 27).
The shape-shifting rapper has reinvented himself with neo-soul album IGOR, and his show in San Diego also features singer/songwriter/producer extraordinaire Blood Orange.
Pechanga Arena, 7 p.m.; $29-69.
Take part in the traditional Mexican celebration of death and life, with a showcase of altars—including a contest—plus live music and a collection of woven huipils.
La Vista Memorial Park, noon; $5-75.
See ancient lamps, dolls and musical instruments at this Indian cultural festival.
Balboa Park, 4 p.m.; Free-$5.
Board the Star of India for lantern-lit tours and ghostly tales of the high seas.
Maritime Museum, 6 p.m.; Free-$18 (also on October 26).
A musical comedy revue satirizing contemporary politics, only month before primary season begins.
Balboa Theatre, 8 p.m.; $35-50.
A lineup of 35 international chefs are challenged to prepare dishes with ingredients that might otherwise have been thrown out.
Kitchens for Good, 4 p.m.; $115-200.
A dozen restaurants offer tastings to help raise money for programming at La Jolla High School.
La Jolla Village, 6 p.m.; $50-55.
A pharoah’s daughter is asked to spy for her homeland in this opera favorite.
Civic Theatre, 7:30 p.m.; $45-240 (through October 27).
Eat five different California burritos in seven days to win prizes.
Lucha Libre Taco Shop; prices vary (through October 28).
Indulge in a special four-course dinner inspired by the 7 deadly sins.
Louisiana Purchase, 7 p.m.; $100.
See this comedy about two vaudeville stars re-connecting after retirement.
North Coast Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m.; $41-46.
The animated and innovative Detroit rapper comes to San Diego in support of uknowhatimsayin.
Music Box, 8 p.m.; $27.
See Wes Craven’s clever meta-horror classic in the pool or at a table with a cocktail.
The Pearl, 8 p.m.; Free.
The legendary crooner brings his parade of hits to San Diego.
Sycuan Heritage Event Center, 8 p.m.; $79-109.
Revisit the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn, outdoors.
Cinema Under the Stars, 8 p.m.; $17-20.
The largest contemporary art show in San Diego returns for four days.
San Diego Convention Center, 5 p.m. (through October 13).
This musical, set in a heartland high school in 1993, features music from singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet. Read our review of the show.
Diversionary Theatre, 7 p.m.; $20-60 (through October 13).
See John Leguizamo’s new musical farce, and read more about it in our Q&A with him about the show.
La Jolla Playhouse, 8 p.m.; $25-85 (through October 13).
The touring festival is the largest showcase of Mexican film outside of Mexico, and it’s coming to San Diego.
Digital Gym, various times; $11-70 (through October 17).
There’s still more Oktoberfest celebrations to be had! Beer, food, entertainment and more.
Newport Avenue & Abbott Street, 4 p.m.; $5-20 (through October 12).
The chef and author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, which spawned a Netflix documentary series, does a live chat with Evan Kleiman.
Balboa Theatre, 8 p.m.; $25-45.
An all-day celebration of Hispanic culture, including live salsa, Aztec dancers, a classic lowrider car show and a Quinceañera-themed fashion show.
Jacobs Center Market Creek Amphitheatre, 11 a.m.; Free.
Enjoy more than 40 tastes from restaurants throughout North Park.
North Park, 11 a.m.; $20-50.
The festival returns for its 11th year of wine, art, beer, entertainment and more.
Girard Avenue, 10 a.m.; Free (through October 13).
A San Diego Animal Support Foundation Halloween adoption event for not just hounds but cats, birds, turtles and tortoises.
Grossmont Center, 11 a.m.; Free.
See some of the most architecturally innovative homes in our own backyard.
Various locations, 11 a.m.; $40-50.
The English “Big Music” legends return to San Diego. Here’s hoping they play “The Whole of the Moon.”
Observatory North Park, 8 p.m.; $35.
It’s not just a beer festival, not just a wine festival, but a BBQ, beer and wine festival. Dig in!
Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station, noon; $35-55.
Chromeo headlines this day of suds and jams.
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 1 p.m.; $15-90.
A showcase of art from galleries and artists throughout Latin America.
Bread & Salt, 11 a.m.; Free (through October 13).
Celebrate the arts and culture of the Filipino-American community, including live entertainment, food, martial arts and more.
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, 10 a.m.; Free.
Catch the Grammy-winning Mexican singer perform an early Día de Los Muertos concert alongside Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas.
Balboa Theatre, 7 p.m.; $28-100.
San Diego dog rescue Mutt Scouts are holding an adoption event, along with a dog-friendly menu from Kairoa.
Kairoa, 1 p.m.; Free.
Take a tour of one of the most haunted houses in San Diego after the sun goes down.
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, 6:30 p.m.; $10 (through October 17).
Learn about LGBTQ+ nightlife history in San Diego at this free film screening and Q&A.
San Diego Central Public Library, 6:30 p.m.; Free.
The pioneering shoegaze band comes to San Diego in support of new album This is Not a Safe Place.
House of Blues, 7 p.m.; $30-55.
Over 200 filmmakers are participating in this six-day film showcase, with screenings, panels, meet-ups and more.
Balboa Theatre, 5 p.m.; $16-600 (through October 20).
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend are still putting on a massive rock show, more than 50 years after “My Generation.”
Viejas Arena, 6:30 p.m.; $45-300.
The gelato shop celebrates its 20th anniversary by offering up free gelato.
Gelato Paradiso, 6 p.m.; Free.