The 2017 Scream Zone takes all your worst nightmares and roughly stitches them together into one big fear fest. San Diego County's largest haunted experience, this annual event is considered among the goriest, scariest and screaming-est attractions to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. Those who dare to enter will find three terrifying haunts, including the horrifying House of Horror, the dizzying KarnEvil and the Haunted Hayride, each casting their own evil spells on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Parents and guardians are welcome to enter the Scream Zone compound to wait for their young thrill-seekers; there are great food vendors, photo opportunities and a Spirit Lounge bar.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pm
Multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow debuts her ninth album at the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, imbuing her hits with elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has performed with the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Prince, B.B. King, Sting and many more legendary performers. Her new album, Be Myself, articulates her concerns for the future of the world, while rocking with same passion you know and love.
The Boo Ball is back and better than ever this Halloween at the San Diego House of Blues, which once again transmogrifies into the House of Boos (and the House of Booze, come to think of it.) The scary good lineup from Rock 105.3 features Mike Czech, DJ Happee and headliners Way Cool Jr., with their '80s head-banging hair metal tribute. Plus, you've got your go-go dancers, a silent rage room, and a costume contest with a cash prize, along with plenty of wine, beer, signature cocktails and other spirits for sale at the bar.
Based on the infamous headline in the Weekly World News tabloid -- and hailed as a "giggling cult hit" by The New Yorker -- this hilarious modern musical tells the story of a half-human/half-bat boy by the name of Edgar. Discovered in a West Virginia cave, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the local veterinarian, where he's accepted as a member of the family and taught how to act like a "normal" boy. But as the town's cows begin to fall victim to a mysterious plague, mayhem ensues. With its clever production numbers, infectious pop-rock score, surprising twists and a message about acceptance, this frightfully funny spoof is a classic love story with a wicked bite that's part comic book, part horror flick -- and all fun. Catch this production of Bat Boy: The Musical at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
The devilishly funny Hand to God centers around the young students of a Texas Christian Puppet Ministry. Taught to obey the Bible in order to evade "Satan's hand," things take a darkly comic turn when one devout young man's puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. His demented puppet, Tyrone, soon teaches those around him that idle hands truly are the Devil's playthings. Described by The New Yorker as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist," this hilariously twisted sock puppet comedy is one of Broadway's biggest new hits, garnering five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and recently ranking as the most-produced play in the U.S. by American Theatre magazine. Enjoy this San Diego Repertory Theatre production of Hand to God at The Lyceum Stage.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Preview)Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Preview)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
Saucer-eyed and always appearing slightly startled, comedian Joe Machi has a stage presence like no other, innocently telling jokes that end with wickedly funny punchlines. Winner of the New York Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Comics Contest, Machi made it to the finals of NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2014, bowling over judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters with his off-center observations and inimitable style. Now, after wowing capacity crowds at Carolines on Broadway and Comic Strip Live, this comedic rising star comes to San Diego to headline The American Comedy Co.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Enjoy up-close views of the beautiful marine life, sea cliffs and seven caves of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve on a two-hour guided kayaking tour. No experience is necessary for this fun excursion, and life-jackets are provided. After a brief lesson, you'll paddle out on a two-person kayak with an experienced and friendly guide to marvel at Arch Cave, Sunny Jim's Cave and others, and maybe even steer through the amazing double-sided Clam Cave (ocean conditions permitting). You might even catch glimpses of sea lions, harmless leopard sharks, Garibaldi fish and dolphins before returning to shore.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 3:00pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 3:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 3:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am
What do you do when your Elvis act gets the axe? With a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his signature jumpsuit for sequins and start strutting his stuff around the Florida panhandle as the area's newest drag queen. A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice, this production of The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Cygnet Theatre in San Diego will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog inside of us all.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm
Ever since it premiered in Moscow in 1877, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake has continued to enchant audiences, inspiring countless performances and earning a reputation as "the ballet of all ballets." Now, with spectacular sets, glittering costumes and the rarely seen Waltz of Black Swans, the Russian Grand Ballet brings this beloved classic to San Diego. Swan Lake tells the hauntingly beautiful story of young lovers Siegfried and Odette, who's been captured by an evil sorcerer and transformed into a swan. Siegfred only has a short time to save his beloved before she's cursed to remain a swan forever, but standing in his way is the sorcerer's daughter, the beguiling black swan Odile, who comes to tempt and distract him away from his quest. Featuring premier dancers from some of Russia's elite choreographic schools, this stunning full-length production graces the stage of Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.
Experience both laughs and chills -- possibly at the same time -- as the wickedly witty Addams family comes to life in an all-new musical comedy at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre in San Diego. When the grown-up Wednesday Addams falls head over heels for a normal boy, she invites his parents to the family mansion for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best -- and worst -- in everyone involved. Kids who dress in costume get a special surprise and a chance to take a picture with the cast after the show.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, along with familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to make a night of it.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pm (Zoltan Kaszas)Friday October 20, 2017 / 9:45pm (Zoltan Kaszas)Friday October 20, 2017 / 11:30pm (Comedy Train)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Zolton Kaszas)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:45pm (Zolton Kaszas)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 11:30pm (Comedy Train)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ibo Brewer)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 9:30pm (Comedy Train)
Get ready to stomp your feet and clap your hands as the rollicking musical comedy Smoke on the Mountain returns to Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado, bringing more than 30 powerhouse gospel tunes along with it. It's the end of the Great Depression and the Sanders Family Singers have stopped at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to perform their traveling gospel show for the congregation -- which just so happens to be you, the audience. Between dynamo bluegrass renditions of gospel classics such as "Amazing Grace" and "I'll Fly Away," the Sanders reveal their backstory, which is full of hilarious details the whole family will enjoy.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
Return to a time of neon, slap bracelets, leg warmers and big hair. Betamaxx is an ultra high-energy, 7-piece band with an extensive repertoire of multi-genre smash hits from music's wildest decade. This seasoned group of singers and musicians rocks Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre for a radical night celebrating the music, fun and fashions of the '80s! Pre-concert activities include an '80s costume contest, trivia and more, proving that our favorite decade has never gone out of style.
In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation. This bee, now at The Lyceum Space in San Diego, is one unforgettable experience.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 5:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
Everything in life can change in no time at all. Case in point: Diana Spencer. In 1980, she was just an ordinary young woman sharing a London flat with a few friends, taking some cooking classes and cobbling together low-paying work as a dance instructor and house cleaner. Less than a year later she was engaged to Prince Charles and well on her way to becoming one of the most famous and influential women in the world. Not bad for a 19-year-old finishing school drop-out! Princess Diana: the Musical brings Diana's heartwarming and heartbreaking story to the stage through 32 original songs. Don't miss the San Diego premiere of this tribute to the iconic royal at Patio Playhouse.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
This humorous and heartwarming play centers on a long-married elderly couple, Norman and Ethel, who spend each summer at their beloved lake home. But when their daughter arrives with her fiance and his son in tow, bitterness over childhood wrongs mar the reunion. After agreeing to host the boy for the season, Norman and Ethel find themselves compelled to reexamine their past and redefine their twilight years together on Golden Pond. Now coming to the Welk Resort Theatre San Diego, the play won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations, with wins for its stars Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn, as well as writer Ernest Thompson.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 1:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history has epics of its own. Father Comes Home From the Wars, like the Greek tragedies that inspired it, is the story of a warrior setting out for battle and then making the long journey home. Set in the Civil War, this explosively powerful new trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) at San Diego's Horton Grand Theatre follows the slave, Hero, who agrees to fight for the Confederacy in exchange for his freedom, traveling from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield and back home again. Described as Parks' "finest work yet" by The New York Times, the Father Comes Home From the Wars trilogy -- which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist -- is a masterful blend of the serious and the comic that is at once an epic drama, a moving personal story and a thoughtful meditation on liberty and loyalty.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm
This gritty, prize-winning drama explores the life of Darja, a hardworking Polish immigrant. At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja's story unfolds, flashing through more than 20 years and three relationships, one of which resulted in her troubled son Alex. Now she's forced to decide just how much of her fiercely earned pride and self-respect she's willing to sacrifice for her offspring. This darkly funny portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury can be enjoyed at San Diego's Moxie Theatre.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm
With more than 100 speciality martinis to choose from, an array of delicious food, and top live acts from L.A., New York and beyond, Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage is the ultimate supper club experience. On any given night, you'll enjoy entertainment ranging from jazz to pop to American standards, and even acts like an expert Dame Edna impersonator, comedians like Alec Mapa, movie and Broadway stars like Molly Ringwald and country musicians like Ty Herndon. Sit back and relax over a martini and treat yourself to a meal or a snack while you bask in the sounds of live music, comedy and more. Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage offers a hip, eclectic dining and entertainment experience in an upscale yet decidedly unstuffy environment.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pm (La Voix)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (New West Guitar Group)Thursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Impersonator Bonnie Kilroe in Divas)Tuesday November 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Sherry Vine in Adult Content)Thursday November 9, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chris Mann in Urban Songbook: The New Standard)Thursday November 16, 2017 / 8:00pm (An Evening with Kevin Mahogany )Wednesday November 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Courtney Act in Lump of Coal)Thursday November 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Courtney Act in Lump of Coal)
What if we owed our survival to more than just our parents? If our existences cost the lives of others, would we make the most of the time we have, or be crippled by guilt? The Tin Woman is a new play that reveals the life of a woman who tracks down the family of her late heart-transplant donor. Doubts, shame and humanity meld together to crate a bittersweet tale, equal parts funny, moving and honest. This inspiring, dramatically resonant comedy will steal your heart and restore your faith in second chances. Catch it at the Lamplighters Theatre in La Mesa.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
One of the most popular romantic comedies in the American theater canon, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, was adapted into a successful motion picture and remains one of the most widely produced plays in history. Now it comes to Brooks Theatre courtesy of Oceanside Theatre Company. The play follows a love affair between two people who are in love, but it's complicated -- they're both married to others, and so they rendezvous only once a year. Experience 25 years of their relationship through each one-day meeting, as the evolving manners and morals of their time are hilariously and touchingly played out by these endearing lovers.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm
In the immortal words of Pennywise the Clown, "We all float down in Gaslamp," so face your fears with the greatest giver of courage known to man -- alcohol. The IT Halloween Pub Crawl brings the fright to San Diego on Halloween weekend with stops at five great pubs, including The Commons Bar, Taste & Thirst and Fluxx Nightclub. Great drink specials are offered at each location and you can hang out with fellow party people ready to have a spooky good time.
See if you can spot Gray Whales migrating down to Baja California on an Oceanside Whale and Dolphin Tour. Each year these magnificent creatures pass by Oceanside on their way south to breed, and riding aboard a luxury catamaran is one of the best ways to see them. While aboard you might also catch a glimpse of dolphins or other whales, and any sightings will be pointed out and narrated by an expert captain, who is also a certified naturalist. And even if the whales aren't being cooperative, you can enjoy fabulous ocean views as you cruise along on the comfortable boat, taking advantage of the covered and open-air seating areas during the scenic two-hour journey.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 12:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 12:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 12:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 12:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / NoonSunday November 5, 2017 / NoonSaturday November 11, 2017 / NoonSunday November 12, 2017 / Noon
If you could live forever, would you? Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt, this junior theater production of Tuck Everlasting is the musical tale of 11-year-old Winnie Foster, a free spirit who longs for adventure. When she meets the Tuck Family -- and discovers they hold the secret to everlasting life -- she faces an extraordinary choice: return to her own family, or join the Tucks on their never-ending journey. Discover what it means to truly feel alive when the family-friendly Tuck Everlasting comes to the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 2:00pm (ASL-Interpreted Performance)
Treat yourself to San Diego's longest-running Halloween club celebration with over 20 insane costume parties at Gaslamp Quarter's premiere nightclubs and bars! One ticket gets you in -- with zero cover charge -- to all the festivities. The evening kicks off at underground wasteland Trailer Park After Dark, where you'll pick up your pass and join the costumed angels, devils and vampires for 15 welcome shots, drink specials, dining deals and spine-tingling entertainment across over 20 hot bars and venues. Fill your night with frights and fun at the ultimate Halloween club crawl.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 6:00pm (Check in by 9:00pm)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pm (Check in by 9:00pm)
Willum has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life. But when Rick shows up at Willum's apartment his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd" who just won't leave! One uproarious incident after another ensues, until the normally placid Willum is driven into a desperate mental state that leads to a surprising and satisfying ending. Watch it all unfold at The Broadway Theater in Vista.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 1:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 1:00pm
Junie B. Jones the Musical delivers a lovable, comical stage adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling children's books. Sassy little diva Junie embarks on a string of first-grade adventures -- from making new friends, to playing in a kickball tournament to writing in her "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal." The young cast of TheatreworksUSA brings this not-strictly-for-kids musical to the Creative Performing Media Arts School Theater in San Diego.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 4:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 4:00pm
After 26 years in the interactive dinner-theater biz, San Diego's Mystery Cafe knows how to knock 'em dead with one of the best entertainment experiences in town. Their signature mix of professionally produced murderous mayhem, improvisational comedy and a full three-course meal draws fans from far and wide, who try to piece together the clues while dining in style. I Do, Now DIE is the current whodunit, a wedding murder mystery set in the 1980s, complete with a nightly costume contest. Dinner includes a garden salad, your choice of entree and a dessert.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 8:00pm
Experience the delicacies and delights of Argentine culture without ever leaving home as you watch an authentic and passionate Argentine tango dance show and enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Pampas Argentine Grill, named "Best Steakhouse in San Diego" by the San Diego Reader. Professional dancers Camille and Michael of the Positive Energy Dance Company will transport you to the romantic streets of Buenos Aires with their fiery moves. Please see the full event description for the dinner menu.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 7:30pm
Ever since it premiered in Moscow in 1877, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake has enchanted audiences, inspiring countless performances and earning a reputation as "the ballet of all ballets." Now, with spectacular sets, glittering costumes and the rarely seen Waltz of Black Swans, the Russian Grand Ballet brings this beloved classic to Escondido. Swan Lake tells the hauntingly beautiful story of young lovers Siegfried and Odette, who's been captured by an evil sorcerer and transformed into a swan. Siegfred only has a short time to save his beloved before she's cursed to remain a swan forever, but standing in his way is the sorcerer's daughter, the beguiling black swan Odile, who comes to tempt and distract him away from his quest. Featuring premier dancers from some of Russia's elite choreographic schools, this stunning full-length production graces the stage at the California Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
If you're in need of a mini-staycation, Pampas Argentine Grill is ready to whisk you away from San Diego to the romantic streets of Buenos Aires circa the 1920s. Feel free to get in the spirit and dress the part -- dancing shoes and flirty '20s attire are always welcome. Watch an authentic Argentine tango show as you sip South American wines, Pampas' special sangria or specialty cocktails and craft beers and dine on an authentic three-course meal. The show features a vintage-themed tango extravaganza that recreates the elegance and charm of 1920s Argentina, and after the pros are finished, you're invited to take the dance floor. Pampas Argentine Grill was named the city's Best Steakhouse by the San Diego Reader. Please see the full event description for the menu.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 7:30pm
Kayak along San Diego Bay and explore the sights of the city in this leisurely guided tour that highlights the region's renowned architecture, history and maritime culture. Along the way, you'll enjoy views of Petco Park, the Embarcadero, the USS Midway, Naval Station North Island, the Silver Strand, the San Diego Convention Center, the Coronado Bridge and Glorietta Bay -- all from the deck of your two-person, sit-on-top kayak. No previous kayaking experience is necessary for this fun and unique excursion that includes kayak rental, paddles, life vests and a paddle lesson.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 1:00pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 1:00pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 1:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 1:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 1:00pm
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach ... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. In this delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure James and the Giant Peach, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach with human-sized insects, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. James and the Giant Peach features a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-winning team of Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen) that will wriggle its way into the whole family's ears. See the quirky musical at the Maxine Theatre in Valley Center.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it's lighting up stages everywhere - from school multi-purpose rooms to university and regional theaters all around the country. Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a new teacher who's nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction." See this fun family show at Star Theatre in Oceanside.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair promises a day filled with music, dance and fun, all with kids in mind. This indoor/outdoor expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds features companies that offer products and services catering to kids and families. Meet instructors and coaches teaching karate, gymnastics, dance and more. Kids can pet a miniature donkey or touch an exotic snake, conduct science experiments, create an art masterpiece, run an obstacle course, or cheer on a rockin' kids' band.
Soak up the glorious seaside sights of Coronado on this easy, breezy two-hour bike tour. The 10-mile course, led by an informative guide, is flat and pedal-friendly and provides great views of San Diego's "Crown City" for everyone ages 12 and older. You'll ride under the graceful Coronado Bridge, past the historic Hotel del Coronado and by the Naval Amphibious Base and Glorietta Bay. You'll also see Silver Strand State Beach, as well as the cute shops and homes along Orange Avenue. Bike rental, a helmet and bottled water are all included in the price of your ticket.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 10:00amMonday October 23, 2017 / 10:00amTuesday October 24, 2017 / 10:00amWednesday October 25, 2017 / 10:00amThursday October 26, 2017 / 10:00amFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:00amSunday October 29, 2017 / 10:00am
A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son, Bill, Jr. , and daughter-in-law, Jane, over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. Clever Little Lies, by Tony-winning playwright Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), comes to the stage at the Port Loma Playhouse.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 11, 2017 / 8:00pm
Spend a day enjoying unlimited samples of beer and spirits, listening to three live bands and chowing down at delicious food vendors. The Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival at Pepper Park in National City benefits A Reason to Survive (ARTS).
Calling all cowpokes from here to there! Gather around and listen up, as the Grossmont College Theatre Arts annual elementary-school tour spins a yarn or two at the Stagehouse Theatre in El Cajon. It's time for a few tales, and we ain't talking about the cute backside of a puppy dog, either. We're talk'n rootin'-tootin' hombres like Pecos Bill, Sally Ann Thunder and Big Mose! This year's production is a celebration of our great American legends embellished with all of the spirit and gumption that make these Tall Tales bigger than Paul Bunyan's blue ox, Babe. Mosey on over, have a seat and enjoy as we spin some yarns big and fun enough for the whole family to enjoy!
Friday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
A baroque orchestra and chorus that performs historically-informed works of Bach and his contemporaries, Bach Collegium San Diego kicks off its 15th-anniversary season with Acis & Galatea at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff. Handel's first dramatic work in English portrays the love affair between a nymph and a shepherd, whose reunion is thwarted by the monster Polyphemus. It's a magnificent work from beginning to end, filled with Handel's masterful dramatic storytelling led by an all-star cast of soloists.
San Diego's Gaslamp District is the epicenter of nightlife -- Row after row of bars light up the streets practically every evening, and it's no doubt that they'll be gleaming a little extra brighter come Halloween weekend. You won't be able to just stick to one spot, so take advantage of this pub crawl with a wristband that'll grant you free entry to 10 venues, along with free welcome shots at select venues and drink specials.
Every Friday night, San Diego's Cafe Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar hosts From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey, a dinner show featuring an authentic three-course meal and an atmosphere of European elegance and Mediterranean spirit. These performances showcase the evolution of flamenco dance through the fusion of Moorish, Andalusian and Spanish folk dance performed by flamenco, gypsy, belly dancers, singers, percussionists and guitarists. You'll marvel at the passion, beauty and athleticism of this traditional art form as you feast on delicacies like the restaurant's famed Paella Valenciana and Crema Catalana.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 24, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday December 22, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday January 5, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday January 12, 2018 / 7:00pm
A baroque orchestra and chorus that performs historically-informed works of Bach and his contemporaries, Bach Collegium San Diego kicks off its 15th-anniversary season with Acis & Galatea at All Souls' Episcopal Church in San Diego. Handel's first dramatic work in English portrays the love affair between a nymph and a shepherd, whose reunion is thwarted by the monster Polyphemus. It's a magnificent work from beginning to end, filled with Handel's masterful dramatic storytelling led by an all-star cast of soloists.
Whatever your favorite imbibing holiday happens to be -- Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day or all of the above -- a pub/club crawl is the perfect way to celebrate. With Nasstive Entertainment's Club Crawl San Diego, you don't have to do all that pesky prep work to plan the perfect night out -- they map out all the routes to get you to all the coolest hotspots with the best drink specials. All you have to do is show up at Bub's at the Beach and raise a glass or three with old friends and those you meet along the way.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 5:00pm-2:00am (Pacific Beach Pre-Halloween)