Thursday | 24
Latin American Art Fair
See the work of Tijuana-based artists Cesar Vazquez and Maik Jimenez, winners of the Fair’s 2018 Best in Show and Honorable Mention. The installation includes paper-based flatwork and 3-D pieces, accompanied by a curated selection of folk art from the Mingei International Museum of Balboa Park. These will include works representative of Mexican popular culture, including Day of the Dead imagery, papier mâché dolls, and clay sculpture.
Friday | 25
Zombie Crawl Meets Day of the Dead
Five days of festivities in the Gaslamp. The first weekend, Halloween zombies transform downtown with more than 23 parties. The second weekend, Day of the Dead celebrations. Tickets include entry, welcome shots, drink specials, live music, DJs, dancing, parking and hotel discounts.
Amazing Adventures of the Marvelous Monkey King
See the tale of that mischievous superhero, the Monkey King. Elizabeth Wong’s contemporary imagination is at the center of this adaptation of the venerable story, in which the hero is kicked out of school, does battle with a one-horned ogre, and finds himself able to somersault into the future during his many adventures. Filled with hip-hop, a bit of Chinese opera, dancing, battles, and heroic adventure. Based on the Chinese folk tale of Sun Wukong.
Saturday | 26
Pumpkin Bash With Big Cats
Watch animals devour their stuffed pumpkin treats during a Halloween-themed visit. Learn about rescued lions, tigers, bears, leopards, mountain lions, and bobcats living in refuge. Situated on 93 acres outside of Alpine, on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest, this non-profit exotic animal sanctuary is nestled in a landscape of oak trees, meadows, and rolling hills, and offers a natural habitat for more than 60 animals.
Sunday | 27
Celebrating more than thirty years of Pink Floydian progressive rock, Dream Theater is playing over a hundred shows while touring in support of their fourteenth album, Distance Over Time. The full-evening performance (no opening act) includes a set paying tribute to the twentieth anniversary of their breakthrough album, Scenes From a Memory.