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Celebrate the grand opening weekend of a new era of Side Bar, shop exclusive Pikolinos shoes at Sole Concepts, or sing-a-long to the Sound of Music at the Balboa Theatre! There’s always lots of things to do in the historic heart of San Diego! Check out below to plan your weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter!

Thursday, November 8:

American Comedy Co

Daniel Van Kirk

Named a 2016 Comic To Watch by Comedy Central, Daniel Van Kirk is a comedian that you might know from Bob’s Burgers, Comedy Central, and Fox. You can also hear him every week on the cohosting the podcasts, “Dumb People Town” with the Sklar Brothers and “Pen Pals” along with Rory Scovel! Daniel tours around the country performing at comedy clubs and at festivals including Just For Laughs Montreal, SXSW, SF Sketchfest, and The Moontowner Comedy Festival.

When: Thursday, November 8

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: American Comedy Co

Bassmnt

Trill Thursday

Join us on Thursday 11/8 for Trill Thursdays at Bassmnt! Featuring today’s hottest hip hop and top notch talent weekly! Sign up on guest list for FREE entry until 10pm!

When: Friday, November 8 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Bassmnt

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

November Chef Charity Dinner Series 

Continuing our Chef Charity Dinner Series, Blue Point partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County this November.  Enjoy our delicious 5-course menu featuring dishes such as Peppercorn Ahi & Blackened Shrimp and Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin.  Blue Point will donate 20% of proceeds from this menu to help Big Brothers Big Sisters continue their commitment to helping children build a brighter future.  This special menu will be priced at $75 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and surcharge.  For reservations, call 619-233-6623.

When: all of November

Where: 565 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

Friday, November 9:

Sole Concepts

Pikolinos Trunk Show

Join us November 9th & 10th from 10am – 3pm to check out exclusive Pikolinos styles and receive a free gift with purchase during the event.

When: Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10

Where: 520 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Sole Concepts

Side Bar

Grand Opening Weekend!

We’re kicking off a new era of Side Bar with an outrageous weekend of celebration and indulgence. It will be a spectacle you cannot miss with DJ Craig Smoove on Friday, and NVious and DJ Metro on Saturday.

Our chic & boutique lounge opens at 6pm for some serious and classy pre-gaming.

When: Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10 10PM

Where: 536 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Side Bar

Balboa Theatre

Noche Latina

This November at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego, California Ballet presents Noche Latina, an evening of fire, passion, and romance with a latin flare! 

The evening will feature Bizet’s Carmen and the world premiere of Jared Nelson’s interpretation of the fiery Bolero. Also on the program is the West Coast premiere of Septime Webre’s Juanita y Alicia, a dance narrative based on the choreographer’s real-life family in Cuba.

The program, Noche Latina, consists of 3 ballets;  BoleroCarmen, and Juanita y Alicia.

MUSIC:  A live Cuban band will play for the ballet Juanita y Alicia.
                  Bolero and Carmen will be danced to recorded music.

When: Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Balboa Theatre

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Historical Pub Crawl and Walking Tour

Our newest guided tour to hit the streets- and this time, the bars!- of the Gaslamp. Created in celebration of the 150thanniversary of the founding New Town San Diego, now downtown, the combination historical tour and pub crawlexplores the historic Gaslamp District. See the Gaslamp District in a new light

Follow your guides 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! Along the way enjoy a drink*- or just a seat- at three historic bars that are original to the Gaslamp Quarter.

The Shady Ladies and Hop Heads tour will take place one Friday a month! This is a 21+ tour.

When: Friday, November 9

Where: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Sparks Gallery

Lee Sie & Jon Barnes – Here & There “California Works” Artist Talk and Reception

Join photographers Lee Sie and Jon Barnes on Friday, November 9, 2018 6-8pm for a discussion about their current exhibition “Here and There.” The exhibition includes images captured along the California coast as well as abroad. Paired together, one can see two distinct visions of the world through each artist’s photographs.

Free to attend. No RSVP required.

When: Friday, November 9 6PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Sparks Gallery

Vin De Syrah

Smoota Album Release

Come on down the rabbit hole and get weird with another fantastic Freakshow! Starting at 9pm be thoroughly entertained with a belly dancing and snake charming performance by the ladies of Nomad Artz. Then at 10pm Smoota is back for a musical exploration of sexual desire and it’s complex intersection with love (whatever that means, right?!). Catch him while he’s on his album release tour for Pheromones before he becomes too famous! Feel like dancing? Stay into the night for bottle service and sick jungle beats by DJ Carlo. Email Jessie@syrahwineparlor.com for more details. See you all there!

When: Friday, November 9

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Vin De Syrah

American Comedy Co

Heather McDonald

Heather McDonald doesn’t hold back on anything. She is one of the most in-demand touring stand-up comics as well as an actress, and accomplished writer.

Heather’s top rated ITUNES podcast “JUICY SCOOP with Heather McDonald” is downloaded over 1 MILLION times per month.

She recently debuted her first Showtime Stand-up Special “I DON’T MEAN TO BRAG”. It’s also available on NETFLIX. She was staff writer, story producer and regular on E!’s top rated show ‘CHELSEA LATELY for its entire 7 year run. She starred in AFTER LATELY, a mockumentary series on E! for its 3 successful seasons.

When: Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: American Comedy Co

Bassmnt

AFK

Join us on Friday, November 9th as Bassmnt presents AFK! Hailing from Dallas, the bass music producer/DJ has been pounding stages worldwide since 2010. He brings his earth-shattering, underground sounds to SD’s only weekly 18+/21+ nightclub for what is sure to be a full blown banger!

When: Friday, November 9 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Bassmnt

Saturday, November 10:

The Melting Pot

Grown-Up Fondue Cooking Class

Come and join us for this great new event! Everyone in attendance will learn how to make a pumpkin cheeseball, chocolate dipped strawberries to take home and chocolate fondue, which you get to enjoy.

Class size is limited. Make reservations as this class will sell out fast.

Class includes chocolate fondue and all supplies for $35 per guest.

When: Saturday, November 10 1-2:30PM

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: The Melting Pot

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Veteran’s Day Lunch

Come celebrate Veteran’s Day with us at our FREE luncheon on Saturday, November 10. Meet veterans and their families and mingle with the San Diego community. To attend, please RSVP to ashley@sdchm.org

When: Saturday, November 10 11AM

Where: 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Bassmnt

LO’99

Join us on Saturday, November 10th as Bassmnt presents LO’99! This Sydney producer makes tracks that blur the lines between house and breaks; his production usually always packing a heady bassline and often contains a little 2-step or garage influence. Tapped by some of the world’s most sought after labels and spun by dance music’s top tastemakers, make no mistake… LO’99 is doing Australia proud!

When: Saturday, November 10 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Bassmnt

Sunday, November 11:

Balboa Theatre

Sing-a-long Sound of Music

Back by popular demand, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music, is a uniquely interactive film experience complete with prop packs, a costume contest, and themed cocktails and snacks! (Don’t worry; you don’t have to know all the words. The lyrics will be on screen!)

Special Pre-Show Emcee FOX 5 Anchor, Raoul Martinez with a mini organ recital from Russ Peck and an appearance by the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

When: Sunday, November 11

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Balboa Theatre

American Comedy Co

Juicy Scoop Podcast w/ Heather McDonald & The Bachelor’s Nick

Just Announced! Heather McDonald will be joined by ABC’s The Bachelor’s Nick Viall! Heather loves juicy scoops, topics and guests and that is just what she’ll be delving into each week on her podcast. Much like the very missed Chelsea Lately, that Heather wrote and appeared on since it’s inception, Heather will tackle the juiciest and most controversial topics that are in the Zeitgeist. Heather will not hold back on her opinion on anything or anyone and when talking to guests ranging anywhere from actors, to comics to reality stars, Heather will ask the questions you were always wondering about yourself.

When: Sunday, November 11

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: American Comedy Co

Gaslamp Artisan Market

Join us for the Gaslamp Artisan Market held every Sunday beginning at 10am. The market will be a space for local artisans, crafters, and retailers to sell their goods and services. There will be comfortable seating and shade for visitors. What better way to spend a Sunday, then to browse the handcrafted goods, brunch at one of our amazing restaurants and meander through the Gaslamp Quarter?

When: Every Sunday starting at 10AM

Where: Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue

American Comedy Co

818 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Bassmnt

919 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

404 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House)

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

565 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Sole Concepts

520 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Side Bar

536 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Balboa Theatre

868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Sparks Gallery

530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Vin De Syrah

901 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

The Melting Pot

901 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101