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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Nov. 14 - 17

Posted: 12:40 PM, Nov 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-16 14:42:17-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's weekend is full of holiday cheer and fun for everyone.

The Padres will host Pedal the Cause, to raise funds to benefit local cancer research. Societe Brewing also hosts their own biking event, taking riders through Mission Bay and back to the brewery.

Chula Vista hosts the first Island Blue Holiday Fest, giving visitors the chance to enjoy shopping, entertainment, and island-inspired foods. Liberty Station also opens its ice rink for the season, giving the locals the chance to skating on glistening ice this fall.

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Here's a look at this weekend's events:

THURSDAY

Padres Pedal the Cause
Where: Petco Park; Cost: $50-$125
(Thursday and Saturday) Thousands of cancer survivors, doctors and researchers, and supporters will participate in a one-day cycling event at Petco Park cycling, running, and using stationary bikes to raise funds for local cancer research. Pre-event festivities begin on Thursday before Saturday's big biking and running challenge.

Rady Children's Ice Rink
Where: Liberty Station; Cost: $10-$15
Lace up your ice skates and hit Liberty Station for a night of ice skating at the Rady Children's outdoor rink to start the holiday season. Proceeds from skaters will benefit the Thriving After Cancer program at Rady Children's.

FRIDAY

Lowrider: The Art of Low N' Slow
Where: San Diego Automotive Museum; Cost: $15-$20
(Thursday - Sunday) Discover the elements of the lowrider lifestyle and how the phenomenon has spread throughout the world. The San Diego Automotive Museum celebrates the lifestyle and culture behind cars, drivers, and the artwork that encompasses lowriders.

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival
Where: Embarcadero Park North; Cost: Varies
(Thursday - Sunday) San Diego's Wine + Food Festival returns through Nov. 17, packing the week with tons of foodie fun in downtown San Diego. Ticket holders will get tastes and sips from hundreds of world-class chefs, wineries, and breweries during special tasting events.

SATURDAY

Island Blue Holiday Fest
Where: Chula Vista Harbor; Cost: Free
The inaugural Island Blue Holiday Fest brings live entertainment, delicious island-inspired foods, holiday shopping, and more to Chula Vista Harbor.

Cold Brew City Fest
Where: Parq West San Diego; Cost: $15
San Diego will celebrate all things coffee, with vendors, live music, art, delicious food, and coffee galore in Bankers Hill this weekend. Brewers will also compete in a range of categories for the best cold brew creations, with attendees choosing the winners.

Bikes & Beers
Where: Societe Brewing; Cost: $50-$60
Take another bike ride this weekend with Societe Brewing, riding through Mission Bay and back, during Bikes & Beers. Free prizes and food trucks will keep the fun going at Societe during a post-race party.

SUNDAY

Taco TKO
Where: Lane Field Park; Cost: $55
Taco shine during Taco TKO, where chefs will build some of the most delicious tacos in town. Attendees will be able to chow down, enjoy live music, tequila and beer, and vote for their favorite to be crowned San Diego's "most awesome taco."

San Diego Asian Film Festival
Where: Various locations; Cost: Free - $250
(Thursday - Saturday) More than 170 films from nearly 30 countries will be screened as part of the San Diego Asian Film Festival. Films will cover a diverse array of topics and give attendees the chance to speak with filmmakers and actors.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Where: Old Globe Theater; Cost: $44 - $84
The annual Old Globe run of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" returns through Dec. 29. Take in the performance of the beloved Dr. Suess tale as the theater is transformed into Who-ville for the holiday season.