An endless variety of events this weekend

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No one is allowed to say there is nothing to do this weekend.  San Diego is going nonstop this weekend with events for everyone’s taste.  Halloween haunts begin, the Chargers home game on Sunday, boot camp challenge, theater, and cultural events provide endless entertainment. Here is a break down on what is going on this weekend:

Let the haunting begin (Photo by Kasia/flickr via Flickr)

Let the haunting begin (Photo by Kasia/flickr via Flickr)

Halloween fans can get into the spirit early

Tonight is the beginning of Halloween in San Diego. The Haunted Hotel, The Haunted Trails at Balboa Park, and The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Race Track all open their creepy, screeching doors tonight. Halloween is one of the best times of the year, so why not get into the fright night mood early ? Plus, going now means you get to enjoy the haunting more minus huge lines and you’ll be the first to know and tell all of your friends how you survived.

Touchdown Chargers!

Charger fans can now celebrate after the team announced a blackout lift on the game this Sunday against Miami. Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s game or Bolt lovers can rally up their friends and watch the game from home. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. PDT, and the game will be broadcast on KFMB Channel 8 in San Diego. Support our hometown team and cheer the Chargers to victory.

take the challange (Photo by larryzou@ via Flickr)

Take the challenge (Photo by 'larryzou@' via Flickr)

Civilians can get a taste of Semper Fi

Do you think you have what it takes to survive a Marine Corps boot camp? If you think you have the skills or want to see other people step up to the challenge, check out the MCRD boot camp challenge this Saturday. This event only happens once a year, and it is also the only time the Marine Corps obstacle course is open to the public.

This event is part of Fleet Week. Events will be going on all weekend and throughout next week. Saturday and Sunday also feature the Coronado Speed Festival and Navy Ship Tours. For more information, visit San Diego Fleet Week‘s events page.

Did you hear about that ‘Man from Nebraska’?

Cygnet Theater presents the San Diego premiere of Man from Nebraska by Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Letts. After awakening to a loss in faith, a man from Nebraska decides to fly to London to find himself and his connection with God. The show runs through until November 1, Wednesday through Sunday, and presents both afternoon and evening performances. Ticket prices range from $17 to $46.

Go street racing minus the street

Keep it legal (Photo from 'j.reed' via Flickr)

Keep it legal (Photo from 'j.reed' via Flickr)

Qualcomm Stadium is opening doors tonight for This event is only held once or twice a month, and drivers can register at the event. The 1/8 mile track welcomes all car makes and models, stock or supped up. Drivers are placed into proper classes and go heads-up to see who has the fastest times. Fees are $30 per driver and $8 per spectator. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and stay open until 12 a.m.  Make this an all night event by going tailgate style and watching some the fastest cars in San Diego compete.

Support local Pacific Islanders

The Pacific Islander Festival Association of San Diego is hosting their annual event that brings education and understanding of the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. This two day event begins Saturday and includes discounted room rate with the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, Miss Pacific Islander of San Diego, Pacific Islander Menu Items from San Diego Pacific Islander Restaurants, and entertainment by Taupou Samoa. The theme this year is Hokule’a – The Journey Celebrates 15th Year Anniversary. This free event is open to the public.

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