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The Santee VFW Post #9327 will be open this weekend: Friday Sept. 15 from 5-11. We will be serving pizza & salad for dinner from 6-7:30 for a $5 donation, also karaoke with Steve & Marlene from 7-11. Saturday Sept. 16 from 5-? Our tv’s, juke box & lotto machine are all up and running. Sunday Sept 17 10am to ? for all day football games and munchies. We are located at 8516 North Magnolia Avenue, Santee 92071 (619) 562-4022 Come on by, catch your favorite football team playing or just to say hi!
Golf Tournament Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament at The Vineyard at Escondido Golf Club. Sept. 15, 11:30 am – 8 pm.
KAABOO 3-Day Music Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sept. 15-17
San Diego Fall Home Show at San Diego Convention Center. Sept. 15-17
Santa Fe Marketplace at Bazaar del Mundo. Sept. 15-17
San Diego Bayfair on Mission Bay. Sept. 15-17
San Diego Beer Run at Embarcadero Marina Park South. Sept. 16
Wavecrest Woodie meet at Moonlight Beach. 8 am – 3 pm. Sept. 16
Julian Music Festival at Menghini Winery. Sept. 16, 1 – 7 pm.
Gala. Carlsbad Arts & Library Foundation presents Night at the Library Gala. Sept. 16, 5 – 10 pm.
San Diego Ultimate Women’s Expo at San Diego Convention Center. Sept. 16-17
San Diego Cookie Con & Sweets Show at San Diego Convention Center. Sept. 16-17
Oceanside Harbor Days. Sept. 16-17
Emmy Awards Sept. 17
Tiki Swim at Oceanside Pier. Sept. 17, 7:30 am.
Rodeo Poker Ride, Hike & Bike in Poway. Sept. 17, 7:30 am – 2 pm.
Bridal Bazaar at San Diego Convention Center. Sept. 17
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Sept. 18-20
Kansas at Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Sept. 19, 8 pm.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid at San Diego Civic Theatre. Sept. 19-24
Oceanside Hotrod & Classic Car Cruise Night at Mission Ave Bar & Grill. Sept. 20, 5 – 9 pm.
Green Flash Concert Series: Pine Mountain Logs & Venice at Birch Aquarium. Sept. 20, 5:30 – 9 pm.
Classic Car Night in downtown Encinitas. Sept. 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Sept. 21-24
NCT MashUp at National Comedy Theatre. Sept. 21, 28
First day of autumn Sept. 22
Cruisin’ Grand in downtown Escondido. Every Friday. Sept. 22, 5-9 pm.
San Diego Festival of Beer at Broadway Pier. Sept. 22, 6 – 10 pm.
U2 at Qualcomm Stadium. Sept. 22, 7:30 pm.
Poway Rodeo. Sept. 22-23
MCAS Miramar Air Show. Sept. 22-24
Poway Rodeo. Sept. 23
San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration. 6:30 – 11 pm.
Julian Apple Days Festival at Menghini Winery. Sept. 23-24
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld San Diego. Sept. 23-Oct. 29
Rockin’ Bay 5K in Mission Bay. Sept. 24, 7:30 am.
San Diego Restaurant Week. Sept. 24-Oct. 1
The Voice Season 13 premier on NBC. Sept. 25
Pumpkin Patch at Bates Nut Farm. Sept. 27-Oct. 31
Grayson Scheiner’s artistic roots came from growing up in the eclectic bohemian vibe of Houston, TX in the early 2000’s where there were thriving gypsy jazz, contemporary arts, blues, and free jazz scenes. These roots shine through in his genre diverse writing, where he fuses everything from gypsy jazz to delta blues to modern alternative indie rock. Free. Ongoing until Saturday, December 30, 2017 Saturdays, 9am-11am. Lazy Hummingbird, 4876 Santa Monica Avenue, San Diego, 92107.
Bonitafest Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. celebrates the heritage and spirit of Bonita and the Sweetwater Valley. Come see the South Bay’s best show choirs and stage bands, sample food, take in arts and crafts, and enjoy a day full of fun. The grand marshal for the 45th Annual Performing Arts Festival is Terry Sampité, a communication systems engineer with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in Point Loma. All money benefits the Bonita Vista High School Vocal Music Department, which includes the Music Machine mixed choir, girls Sound Unlimited and Lady Tones choir, as well as choirs from Bonita Vista Middle School.Bonita Vista High School, 751 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, 91913.
DIY Sauerkraut & Beer Pairing Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $37.50 - $40. Learn how to make killer fermented sauerkraut while sipping craft beer. Learn all about food fermentation and how easy and safe it is. Taste a variety of naturally fermented veggies, including several varieties of sauerkraut and pickles. Make your own jar of sauerkraut to take home and ferment. Sip a mini-flight of Chuck Alek’s beers paired with sauerkraut and other pickled veggies. Part of the authentic Oktoberfest festivities happening at Chuck Alek Biergarten. ChuckAlek Biergarten 3139 University Avenue, Suite B, San Diego, 92104.
Bite San Diego: Downtown/Little Italy Ongoing indefinitely Fridays, 12pm-3pm & Saturdays, 12pm-3pm. Age limit: 18+ Cost: $47 Guided food walking tour with stops at Royal India, Berkeley Pizza, NaPizza, The Rooftop Bar, Davanti Enoteca, and Le Parfait Paris. 421 W. B Street (Renaissance San Diego), San Diego, 92101.
Landlubbers Day at Seaport Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 4 p.m. Free. The third-annual Landlubbers Day is a celebration of all things pirate, with costume and “talk like a pirate” contests for kids and adults, a mermaid grotto (featuring photo opportunities), street performances along the boardwalk (sword swallowers, rock balancers), arts and crafts, and music from the Jackstraws, San Diego’s pirate-themed band. Visitors are encouraged to don their finest eye patch and pirate garb for a chance to win prizes. Costume and “talk like a pirate” contests kick off at 2 p.m., with prizes for best costume and best pirate accent awarded in a number of age categories. Four-legged scallywags will have a chance to compete in a pet-costume category, new for 2017. Seaport Village 849 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101.
Fiestas Patrias Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 4 p.m. Free This festival commemorates the day Mexico declared independence from Spain in 1821 and Alta California became part of a new nation. Festivities include historic and traditional music and dance groups, equestrian displays, crafts, games, and demonstrations of the activities of early settlers in San Diego in the 1800s. Old Town State Historic Park 4002 Wallace Street, San Diego, 92110.
Oktoberfest Wine Tasting Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $15. Age limit: 21+ We will be pouring our favorite German wines, as well as celebrating with German style snacks. Sparkling, white, red, bone-dry to auslese, we have it all. Truly Fine Wine 4060 Morena Boulevard, San Diego, 92117.
Cruisin’ Grand Through Sept. 30 On Friday nights in Escondido, the streets are filled with strolling people and a parade of pre-1970s vintage cars slowly cruise up and down seven blocks of Grand Avenue. Cruisin’ Grand has not only become the heart of Escondido and the number one car cruise in the nation. The event gives people a reason to come downtown every week, whether it be to meet up with friends or spend time with family. In recent years, support from local and regional sponsors has allowed Cruisin’ Grand to expand and include theme nights, featured car clubs, special attractions, additional awards and live entertainment. Spectators can rediscover all that downtown Escondido has to offer every Friday night between 5 and 9 pm from April through September.
Oct. 7 – 8 La Jolla Art and Wine Festival San Diego’s highly regarded La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, presented by Wells Fargo, returns to the quaint coastal town of La Jolla for another spectacular year of incredible art, fine wine, and live entertainment. This free two-day, family-friendly celebration boasts an expansive collection of over 150 incredible juried artists from around the globe. The carefully curated, hand-picked collection of artists showcases the incredible talent of today’s top creators in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, jewelry design, fine glass, ceramics, woodwork, mixed media and photography. The La Jolla Art and Wine Festival features something for everyone, from live and roving entertainment to a gourmet marketplace serving scrumptious bites to a free family art center, silent auction, and more. This year’s entertainment acts include Vibhas Kendzi, Jazz Pigs, Stone Horse, Oh La La Dance Academy, Haskell Collins Band, Full Strength Funk Band, and more. Vino enthusiasts will delight in selections from more than 40 wineries offering fine varietals from across Baja. There will also be offerings from local San Diego craft breweries, providing ample opportunities to sip and savor. All profits raised benefit underfunded programs, such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at La Jolla public elementary and middle schools. For more information call (619) 233-5008 or visit

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