The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to feel more fall like, so take advantage of the Indian summer we’ve been having and get out enjoy some of the great events this weekend with the whole family.
This weekend the treasures of the boy king of Egypt come to San Diego, as well as classic cars and a little bit of Italia.
The Discovery of King Tut
“The Discovery of King Tut” opens Saturday at the San Diego Natural History and “theatrically” tells the story of Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and runs through April 26.
The exhibit faithfully reproduces the burial treasures of King Tut as they were discovered by European archaeologists.
Tickets to the general public, available online at www.sdnat.org/kingtut, will cost $27, or $24 for seniors 62 years and older, and $21 for students and military with identification. For youth, tickets for ages 7-17 are $17, for ages 3-6 $11 and free for those 2 and under.
For museum members, the tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $11 for students and military, $10 for youth 7-17 and $8 for children 3-6.
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival
The annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday to the heart of the La Jolla.
The two-day juried art show is a fundraiser for art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local schools. Organizers claim the festival is one of the most prestigious art and wine festivals on the West Coast. The festival, is free to the public with cash donations accepted, features the works of more than 150 established artists from Southern and Baja California with wine and beer from wineries from around the world and San Diego’s top breweries.
Little Italy FESTA!
With more than 120,000 attendees, Little Italy Festa is the largest Italian American festival on the West Coast.
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Little Italy, you can immerse yourself with the tantalizing sights, sounds and aromas of Italian culture.
Enjoy a full palette of Italian cuisine al fresco accompanied by traditional and modern Italian music, arts and crafts. This festival is a tribute to San Diego’s rich Italian American heritage.
Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase
On Sunday, the historic Gaslamp Quarters will be taken over from E Street to K Street on Fifth Avenue by car enthusiasts.
Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase features high-performance automobiles and motorcycles ranging from the traditional classics to lavish luxury modern cars, from Ferrari and Maserati to American icons such as Thunderbird and Corvette.
The show goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.
With San Diegan’s love of beer, it’s no wonder that Oktoberfest is embraced in every corner of the county.
This is weekend, OB Oktoberfest is celebrating its 10th year. The two-day event features the return of the Ms. Oktoberfest competition, the $10,000 Sausage Toss, a Brat Trot Beach Run on Saturday morning, and live music both days.
The event goes from 4:20 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and is free with a $3 suggested donation for the beer garden.
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