Events subject to cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.
Kids Free in October: free admission to over 40 local attractions and museums for children 12 and under. Through Oct 31. www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association Championships at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Through Oct 7. www.gsdhja.org
San Diego Italian Film Festival at Museum of Photographic Arts. Through Oct 14. www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
Gourdstock art show by San Diego County Gourd Artists at Encinitas City Hall. Through Oct 18. www.sandiegocountygourdpatch.com
13th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival Oct 4-7. www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com
Rocky Horror Picture Show at La Paloma Theatre, 12am (midnight), every Friday. www.lapalomatheatre.com
Broadway San Diego presents Robe Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends at Balboa Theatre, Fri, Oct 5, 7:30pm. sandiegotheatres.org
Kid’s Night Out at Poway Community Park, Fri, Oct 5, 4:30-9pm. www.poway.org
Fall Camping Series at Lake Poway. Fri-Sat, Oct 5-6. www.poway.org
Wait Until Dark at Patio Playhouse. Oct 5-28. patioplayhouse.com
Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest & Family Fall Festival at Holiday Park, Sat, Oct 6, noon-10pm. www.rotaryoktoberfest.org
Taste of Oceanside in downtown Oceanside, Sat, Oct 6, 2-5pm. www.mainstreetoceanside.com
Orchid Clinic at San Diego Botanic Garden, Sat, Oct 6, 10am-3pm. www.sdbgarden.org
Pacific Beachfest 5K on Thomas Avenue in Pacific Beach. Sat, Oct 6. www.sandiegorunningco.com
Heroes Walk for Life at Live Oak County Park, Sat, Oct 6, 9:30am. www.fprcforlife.com
San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run at Spanish Landing Park West, Sat, Oct 6, 8am. www.sdfirerescue.org/5k-and-kids-run
LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers at Honda Center, Sat, Oct 6, 7pm. www.nba.com/clippers
Grape Day 5K in downtown Escondido, Sat, Oct 6, 7:30am. www.escondidosunriserotary.org
22nd Annual Country Hoedown at Reins in Fallbrook, Sat, Oct 6, 4-10pm. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
32nd Annual Fur Ball Saturday, Oct. 6, from 6-11 p.m. This fundraiser for the San Diego Humance Society. Includes hosted bar cocktail reception; on-site raffle; live and silent auctions; exquisite dinner and wine, dancing to live music by Haute Chile. To reserve your tickets via phone call 619-243-3469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trek with the Trackers, Saturdays, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, 8:30-10:30am. Free. Mission Trails Regional Park tracking team guides present the world of tracks, scat, bedlays and other critter evidence indicating the presence of lesser-seen animals inhabiting the park. Join in for dirt-time fun. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
La Jolla Art and Wine Festival on Girard Ave., Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7, 10am-6pm. www.ljawf.com
Maker Faire San Diego at Balboa Park. Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. www.balboapark.org
Pumpkin Festival Arts & Crafts Fair at Bates Nut Farm, Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7, 9am-4pm. www.batesnutfarm.biz
Rendezvous in Poway at Old Poway Park. Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7. www.poway.org
Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Sat-Sun, Oct 6-7, 10am-4pm. www.vistafiberartsfiesta.yolasite.com
Bark in the Park at La Colonia Park. Sun, Oct 7, 1-4pm. www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
Super Hero Obstacle Race at Alga Norte Community Park, Sun, Oct 7, 8-11am. www.carlsbadca.gov
LA Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center, Sun, Oct 7, 1:05pm. www.chargers.com
RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour at Balboa Theatre, Sun, Oct 7, 8pm. www.sandiegotheatres.org
LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets at Staples Center, Tues, Oct 9, 7:30pm. www.nba.com/clippers
San Diego International Film Festival Wed, Oct 10-Sun Oct 14. www.sdfilmfest.com
Del Mar International Welcome Week of equestrian jumping at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Wed, Oct 10-Sun Oct 14. www.westpalmsevents.com
Brick-or-Treat at Legoland California Resort, every Saturday through Oct 27. www.legoland.com
San Diego Musical Theatre presents Young Frankenstein at Horton Grand Theatre. Through Sun, Oct 28. www.sdmt.org
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld San Diego. Through Sun, Oct 28. www.seaworld.com/san-diego
Pumpkin Station at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Through Oct 29. www.pumpkinstation.com
Scream Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds Through Oct 31. www.screamzone.com
Haunted Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter. Through Oct 31. www.hauntedhotel.com
Haunted Trail at Balboa Park. Through Oct 31. www.hauntedtrail.net
Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows, Wednesdays, 5-8pm, ongoing thru Wed, Oct 31. Free. Visit the display of classic cars, witha different theme every week like Girls’ Night Out, Return to the 50s, and Trunk or Treat on Halloween. New themes include a kids’ day and car graphics. This family-friendly event includes food, entertainment, vendors, and car show awards. Prescott Promenade, 201 E. Main St, El Cajon.
BOOmont Park at Belmont Park. Through Oct 31. www.belmontpark.com
Fly Casting Clinic. Ongoing Sundays thru Dec 29, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. Sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for participants without gear. Ages 16+. Look for Gazebo and fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Carlos.
La Mesa Walk ‘N’ Talk, Tues, Aug, 21, 9-10:30am. Free. Walk the paths along the lake, enjoy friendly encounter with fellow walkers who enjoy getting out and about the cool environs of Lake Murray. The topic for this month will be owls of San Diego. Meet at the ball fields by entering from Murray Park Dr and Belle Glade Ave. Lake Murray Community Park, 7001 Murray Park Drive, San Diego, 92119
Softball Thursday Pick-Up Game, Ongoing Thursday thru Dec 20, 9-11:30am. Free. Age 21+. For 55 and Up/Females 50 up. Batting/fielding practice starts 9am. Game starts 10am. Have extra bats/mitts if needed. John F. Kennedy Park, 1675 East Madison Ave, El Cajon.
Sunset Market at Coast Hwy & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, 5-9pm, every Thursday. www.visitoceanside.org
Emei Qigong Practice. Saturdays, 11:30am. Ongoing thru Fri, Jan 25, 2019. Free. Master Wendy has been studying natural medicine and natural healing techniques since the late 1980s and meditation and Eastern energetic arts since 1994. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Boulevard, Balboa Park.
Thru Future Date
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake. Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2pm. Free. Kids-only fishing clinic open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday year-round. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided. Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego (Oak Park), 92115.