Friday | 1
Postcards From Mecca
See rediscovered photographs of the Early Desert. When Susie Keef Smith died in Leucadia in 1988, her estate was handled by a county administrator who threw all her belongings into a dumpster. San Diego archaeologist Ron May dived into the bin and retrieved syrup-soaked old photo albums that told a Thelma-and-Louise story of the 1920s California desert.
Saturday | 2
Dia De Los Muertos In Old Town
Pay tribute to those who have gone before us with craft stations, a prize wheel, live entertainment, booths featuring Day of the Dead merchandise, and a public altar on which visitors can place remembrances. A professional artist will paint a gigantic Day of the Dead skull in the middle of the park. On Saturday, there will be a parade around the plaza and two performances of a Dia de los Muertos play.
- Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grape Day Park,
321 North Broadway,
Free - $40
Tamales, Chihuahuas, And Low Riders
Enjoy a Best Tamale contest and Chihuahua costume contest and fashion show, and attend tamale-making classes taught by the pros at Northgate Market. The main stage will feature mariachis and Aztec and folklorico dancers. Dukes Car Club will display classic low riders. Check out face painters, henna tattoos and interactive crafts such as building rockets, micro drones, cardboard combat bots, cigar box guitars, laser cut art, marble labyrinth, weaving fabric, and sun cookers.
Sunday | 3
Shakespeare’s tale of a shipwreck on the coast of Illyria. Viola disguises herself as a man for protection in this strange land, and soon finds a job working for Duke Orsino. Orsino loves the noble Olivia, Viola falls for Orsino, and Olivia becomes infatuated with Orsino’s messenger boy.
Tuesday | 5
Chris Mann at Martinis Above Fourth
Classically trained Kansas singer Chris Mann, best known from his role in The Phantom of the Opera and from NBC’s The Voice, will perform a tribute to Tony Bennett, From Gershwin to Gaga. Hear everything from American Songbook standards and Broadway classics to Lady Gaga hits.