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Route 91 victims Benefit concert, historical pub crawls, comedy shows, and lots of other things to do!  What are you planning to do this weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter?

Thursday, October 19:

Moonshine Flats

Country Strong Route 91 Benefit Concert


Join us at Moonshine Flats for the Route 91 Victims Benefit Concert featuring Carter Winter, Morgan Leigh Band and More on Thursday, October 19th.

• $10 donation at the door
• 100% of bar revenue will be donated to the official Las Vegas Victims Fund
• Jennifer Irvine Celebration of Life from 6-8pm
• Concert doors open at 8pm

Thank you Good Time Design, KSON RADIO, Country Rebel, PACIFIC and Enspyre Society.

When: Thursday, October 19 8:00PM-1:30AM

Where: 344 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Moonshine Flats

American Comedy Co.

An Evening with Jason Mewes

Indie film icon, Jason Mewes, is perhaps best known as the vocal half of the on-screen comedic duo, Jay and Silent Bob. Mewes’ has reprised his role as celebrated character, “Jay,” in a number of hit films. With cult-fans following his controversial antics, Mewes has captured audiences with rebellious banter against his unspoken other half and longtime friend, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob). Since the beginning of the duo’s offbeat work together, Mewes and Smith have continued to build on their beloved character driven roles from the Jay and Silent Bob series.  To date, Mewes’ podcast with Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, is fast approaching 200 episodes.

When: Thursday, October 19 8:00PM

Where: 818-B Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

Sparks Gallery

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hear the history of the businesses that occupied the space where the gallery stands today, including details about the seedy underbelly of San Diego’s “New Town”. Speakers include local historians from Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) and the gallery building owners.

The “Sterling Hardware Building” was built in 1924 and designated as a historic building in the early 1980s when the Gaslamp Quarter was created.

Learn About:

A vaudeville theater, named “The Standard Theater”, specializing in variety shows and trapeze artists

  1. Holle Company, maker of specialized glass, which was destroyed by a fire

The Sterling Company, seller of second-hand goods and tools

Ramona Wolf & Helen Hunt Jackson’s “Ramona” novel

Sparks Gallery’s restoration of the historic building

and more….

Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be served.

Tickets Required via 

When: Thursday, October 19 6:00-8:00PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

October Happenings

Introducing our new 3 course pre-fixe theater menu for only $40 per person for those guests who are dashing to the show!

We are also now offering vegetarian menu options. Ask your server to see the special menu!

Where: 904 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Dublin Square Irish Pub & Grill

Whiskey Tasting at Dublin Square

Our first-ever whiskey tasting course will feature 8 varieties of delicious whiskey!

Reservations are required for this event, and space is limited.

For whiskey tasting reservations, please call (619) 239-5818.

When: Thursday, October 19 7:00-9:00PM

Where: 554 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Dublin Square Irish Pub & Grill

Friday, October 20:

American Comedy Co.

Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, and podcaster whose quick wit and up-to-the-minute intellect have made him the voice for a generation of pop culture enthusiasts. Hardwick currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries, a media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that encompasses the website, YouTube channel (over 2M subscribers), and a podcast network of 49 shows that includes Hardwick’s own incredibly successful Nerdist Podcast, which he continues to host weekly and garners over 5.5M downloads per month. He has attracted some of the biggest names in the world as guests on the show, including Tom Hanks, Mel Brooks, Jodie Foster, Tom Cruise, and Sir Paul McCartney.

When: Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21

Where: 818-B Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.


Ookay x Insomniac Events

Join us on Friday 10/20 as Insomniac Events presents Ookay at Bassmnt! One of the most impressive young leaders of the American dance music scene, California-based Ookay has showed no sign of slowing down, working with some of the greatest producers in electronic music while developing a signature style that weaves across genres. Don’t miss out as he return to Bassmnt for the San Diego stop of his ‘Wow Cool!’ tour!

When: Friday, October 20 9:00PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Historical Pub Crawl and Walking Tour

Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Town San Diego, now downtown, Shady Ladies and Hop Heads is a combination historical walking tour and pub crawl that explores the historic Gaslamp District.

Follow your guide back in time to hear about the Gaslamp Quarter back when it was called the “Stingaree” and was infamous for its teeming red-light district. Learn about the historic buildings and colorful characters that populated them— and perhaps even meet a few of them along the way! Enjoy a drink- or just a seat- at three historic bars that are original to the Gaslamp Quarter.

When: Saturday, October 21 5PM

Where: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

The “Dusty Rabbit” is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed “Rabbitville” into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today! We’re challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

Local mixologists are competing to develop our signature anniversary cocktail and we need your help to pick a winner! The Top 5 locations with the most engagement on Instagram and email will be served at our 150th Anniversary Birthday Party (Date TBD) and ticket holders to that event will then vote for their favorite Dusty Rabbit! By supporting your favorite Dusty Rabbit, you will also be entered for a chance to win a special Gaslamp Quarter 150th Anniversary Package!

When: now until Tuesday, October 31

Where: 24 Locations throughout the Gaslamp Quarter

For more information, please visit: Dusty Rabbit Cocktail Contest & Giveaway

Saturday, October 21:

Sparks Gallery

Workshop: The Art of Journaling led by Artist Michelle D. Ferrera

Join SG artist Michelle D. Ferrera for an afternoon devoted to the craft of expressive free writing, drawing, and collage. Ferrera’s highly personal fine art practice evolved from her own journals, a journey she will share as she leads this workshop dedicated to manifesting dreams, processing ideas, and just showing up to meet that exhilarating blank page or canvas.

Ticket price includes a small journal for participants to keep and the use of materials (colored pencils, pens, markers, magazines, glue, etc.).

This workshop is appropriate for journalers of all ages and experience-levels, and though the session will be led by Ferrera, it will be highly collaborative. Bring your stories and experiences to share as well as any materials you are interested in incorporating into your own journal.

Please note, due to the nature of this event, all tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance so that we can ensure materials are available for each guest on the day of the workshop.

Purchase tickets on the Sparks website here:

When: Saturday, October 21 1:00-4:00PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery


Famous Porchetta Saturday Nights

Don’t forget it’s prochetta night on Saturday nights! Six-hour slow cooked pork shoulder and pork belly, choice of farmers vegetable side only offered on Saturday nights! Make your reservations now, it will sell out!

When: Every Saturday, 5:30PM – Close

Where: 950 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: BIGA


Pegboard Nerds x Insomniac Events

Join us on Saturday 10/21 as Insomniac Events presents Pegboard Nerds at Bassmnt!! The DJ duo have concocted exuberant future bass fit for any dancefloor or festival around the globe. Their world class sound — a little future bass, a little dubstep, a lot of chiptune! They make their official San Diego stop of their ‘Dawn of The Nerds’  tour! Grab your tickets today!

When: Saturday, October 21 9:00PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Sunday, October 22:

Hard Rock Cafe San Diego

Wine & Canvas – Colorful Elephant

Join us for artsy fun at the Hard Rock Cafe — located across from Horton Plaza. (This event is NOT located at the Hard Rock Hotel.)

Event Info: Admission includes everything needed to recreate the featured painting including aprons, easels, paints, brushes, step-by-step instructions and a 16″x20″ gallery wrapped canvas. No experience necessary! Free metered parking on Sundays. Closest parking garage is across the street at Horton Plaza.

Food & Wine: Wine and food are not included in the event fee. Order from Hard Rock Cafe’s full menu throughout the event. Enjoy appetizers to share with friends, burgers, salads, entrées and desserts along with craft beers, cocktails and wine.

Price per seat: $35

Sign Up:

When: Sunday, October 22 1:00 – 4:00PM

Where: 801 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Hard Rock Cafe San Diego


Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts Sundays

On Sunday, October 22nd, #prohibitionsd will be open for business on Sundays! Presenting our Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts Sundays, get ready for a night full of drinking and dancing to live 50s, Motown & Rockabilly classics!

Live music 8:30-10pm & 10:30pm – 12am

When: Every Sunday October 22 – November 20

Where: 548 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Prohibition

10 Places to Watch this Season’s Football Games!

Football season is here again! Many businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are offering specials during all football games and some are even home to a specific football team. Explore 10 great places to watch the football game this season and come enjoy the game with some delicious food and drinks with your friends and fellow fans!

For more information, please visit: 10 Places to Watch this Season’s Football Games!

American Comedy Co


Sparks Gallery

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Moonshine Flats

Dublin Square Irish Pub & Grill

Gaslamp Museum


Hard Rock Cafe