November 13th to 18th – Broadway’s Peter Pan
The Broadway show Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby is now playing in San Diego at the Civic Theatre. Just take the trolley downtown from the Old Town Inn and you’re there in minutes! No parking hassles to worry about.
• Find tickets at San Diego Civic Theatre or online at Ticketmaster.com
November 14th to 18th – The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Being one of the largest Wine and Food Festivals in the nation, the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Fest is the place to be if you happen to be a food and wine connoisseur. Or, if you are like me, and just plain love to eat, drink, and be merry! If you happen to fall into both of those categories, even better!
The SDBWFF includes famous chefs, local and national, bringing you the most noteworthy names in the game to hit San Diego since last year’s SDBWFF, not to mention the best in food trends to hit San Diego’s restaurant community this year. Be prepared to wine and dine on beautiful San Diego Bay, enjoying dishes from the best restaurants in San Diego, including Burlap, Searsucker, the Neighborhood, and Katsuya, just to name a few.
The most talented names in culinary San Diego, brought together with “an international showcase of the world’s premiere wines and spirits,” and the nation’s trending culinary masters makes for an extraordinarily mouthwatering time on San Diego Bay.
• Find location, buy tickets, and find more info on http://www.sandiegowineclassic.com/about.html
November 15th to 18th – Cirque du Soleil: Dralion
The show’s name, like the show itself, fuses the 3000 year old tradition of Chinese Acrobatics with the multidisciplined approach of Cirque Du Soleil. The name Dralion combines the symbol of the East, the dragon, and the symbol for the West, a lion.
Drawing inspiration from the eastern philosophy that humans and nature should live together in harmony, Dralion focuses in on the delicate balance that lies between nature and ourselves.
The four elements of air, water, earth, and fire each are represented by a color, and they take on human form. These elements govern the natural order of the planet, and, in the world of Dralion, the cultures of East and West blend, man and nature become one, and a balance is finally achieved.
• Find tickets at www.cirquedusoleil.com, click Dralion, tickets and info, then San Diego
• Located at Valley View Casino Center on Sports Arena Blvd., walking distance from the Old Town Inn!
November 16th – Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure
Walk 60 miles for the fight against breast cancer in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for the Cure. Go to www.the3day.org for information on how to attend an information meeting, how to register, where to go, and more!
November 17th – La Jolla Splash n’ Dash and Sip n’ Shop
A social swimming event at La Jolla Cove, starting at 8:30am. There will be coffee, muffins, and a Thanksgiving themed goodies potluck – feel free to bring some Turkey Day goodies to share!
Club merchandise will be for sale including fleece jackets, for after you get out of that cold water, swim caps, for a little extra speed, and T-shirts, for souvenirs.
The event is best summed up on their website, www.lajollacaoveswimclub.com/evemts : “Dress like a turkey, swim like a turkey, or just gobble up some grub with your swim buddies.” A word to the wise, however – don’t look too much like a turkey or they’ll eat you. You know how hungry people get after a good swim.
Also in La Jolla that day: Finch’s Bistro and Wine Bar presents 2nd annual Sip ‘N Shop
Included in the cost of the event is an appetizer, a glass of wine, and chic discounts from nearly a dozen local woman-owned businesses that will unite at Finch’s Bistro to offer guests an afternoon of shopping festivities.
• Located at 7644 Girard Ave., La Jolla 92037
• 3:00 – 5:00pm
• More info at Finch’s Bistro and Wine Bar Facebook page
November 18th – Encinitas Fall Festival
From 9am to 4pm enjoy fun in the sun on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. Ongoing since 1989, the fall festival is located just two blocks from the ocean and incorporates 6 blocks of legendary highway 101 for festival excitement. Browse through 400 booths set up for arts and crafts, handmade items, antiques, clothing, and unique imports from around the world. There will be children’s rides and two stages for live entertainment.
• Located on S. Coast Highway 101 from D to J Streets in Encinitas
• 9am to 4pm
• Take the coaster train from the Old Town Transit Station if you’re staying at the Old Town Inn!