OCEANSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL at Oceanside venues, 760-721-1101. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 and 17, the concert series continues with a performance by American Acoustic. The following Wednesday, the High School Showcase will feature show choirs and musical theater ensembles from area high schools. www.oceansidemusicfestival.com
NEW SOUNDS DOWNTOWN at Desi 'N' Friends, 2734 Lytton St., Point Loma, 619-224-6409. At 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, the opening concert will feature NSDT founder Curtis Glatter and Nathan Hubbard. $5.
*AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., 619-501-3562. At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, the Westwind Brass plays music from Europe and America with a special tribute to Fats Waller. $25. www.westwindbrass.org
*HUGO WOLF QUARTETT at the Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD campus, La Jolla, 858-534-4637. At 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, ArtPower! presents the string quartet performing Schubert and Strauss. $32-$36. www.artpower.ucsd.edu
FACULTY RECITAL at French Parlor, Founders Hall, USD, 619-260-4171. At 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, USD guitar instructor Eric Foster performs jazz standards from Bossa Nova to swing. $10.
RORY STITT at Across the Street, 4601 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619-507-7223. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, the Alaskan theater-pop artist will perform his Rufus Wainwright-like concert. $10. www.musicatmuellercollege.com
MILLENIA TOO at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St., Hillcrest, 619-298-4580. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the duo of concert organist Allison Leudecke and oboist Susan Barrett will perform. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org
BERNSTEIN: SYMPHONIC DANCES FROM WEST SIDE STORY at the Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., Downtown, 619-235-0804. At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Jahja Ling conducts with Jonathan Biss on piano. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the performance will be held at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. $20 and up. www.sandiegosymphony.org
CREATIVE ARTS CLARINET TRIO at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, 760-438-5996. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the trio presents an hour-long musical journey of the history of wind music. www.museumofmakingmusic.org
*BENEFIT FOR BILL CABALLERO at Onyx Room, 852 Fifth Ave., Downtown, 619-235-6699. At 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, local musician Gary LaFebvre, the Gilbert Castellanos Quartet, Jaime Valle, Brett Sanders and more will play a benefit concert for jazz musician Bill Cabellero, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. www.myspace.com/gilbertcastellanos
MONSOON at Musicians Union Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd., Linda Vista, 619-216-6233. At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, the Jazz Association of Greater San Diego presents Dave Scott on trombone and vocals, Jay Jay Lim on piano, Toby Ahrens on drums and Justin Grinnell on bass. $12. www.jazz4u.org
*MARIACHI FESTIVAL at Sunset Ballroom, 2904 University Ave., North Park, 619-887-9288. From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, the first-ever Mariachi Festival will include performers Miguel de Hoyos, Sol de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Real de San Diego and more. The events will be emceed by Gil Sperry, author of Mariachi for Gringos. $25.
WEE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Adams Recreation Center open field at 35th and Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, 760-207-6850. From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Mission for Music and the Adams Recreation Council host a family music festival benefiting nonprofit music organizations. www.mission4music.org
MARCEL KHALIFE at the Birch North Park Theater, 2891 University Ave., 619-239-8836. At 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, the Lebanese composer and master of the oud will perform a new instrumental work plus a predominantly vocal presentation drawn from the works of Palestinian Arab poet Mahmoud Darwish. www.al-awdasandiego.org
CONCERT BAND at the Crill Performance Hall at Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, 619-849-2325. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Point Loma music department presents sacred music by the Concert Band. www.pointloma.edu/musiccalendar
FOOD & BOOZE
DINNER WITH BATTISTA at Robbie's, 530 N. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, 760-634-2365. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, enjoy a four-course dinner paired with unique California wines and the music of Michael Battista-a blend of Spanish guitar, African, funk and soulful vocals. www.vigiluccis.com
OCEANS OF THE WORLD at Belle Marie Winery's Chateau castle, 26312 Mesa Rock Road, Escondido, 760-796-7557. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the dinner will be a five-course meal featuring gourmet preparations of fresh seafood from around the world. $89. www.bellemarie.com
HERB DAY at 3685 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach, 619-223-5229. From 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, celebrate herbs with local herbalists. www.herbday.org
WELLNESS FAIR at The Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, Mission Valley. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Henry's Farmers Market hosts its 11th annual Wellness Fair, featuring an appearance by Sam the Cooking Guy, tastings, natural products and health screenings. $10-$15. www.henreysmarkets.com
TEQUILA FESTIVAL AND EXPO along Revolucion Avenue, downtown Tijuana. From Wednesday, Oct. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 14, taste different types of Mexican tequila. www.seetijuana.com
CHEF CELEBRATION DINNER SERIES at various restaurants through San Diego County. Every Tuesday through October, more than 50 award-winning local chefs will donate their time and cook delectable five-course dinners at local restaurants including Thee Bungalow, Azul La Jolla and more. Reservations required. $75 donation with $40 going towards a nonprofit culinary scholarship fund. www.chefcelebration.com
FASHION & DESIGN
FASHION WHORE at The Brass Rail, 3796 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, dress in your Halloween costume and see Halloween-inspired designs in a fashion show and midnight shopping event. www.myspace.com/clubfashionwhore
IRIS AUXILARY FASHION SHOW at the Doubletree Hotel, 7450 Hazard Center. Dr., 858-277-9550. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, the Iris Auxilary to the San Diego Center for Children will hold a silent auction, luncheon and fashion show featuring fashions by Draper's & Damon of Rancho Bernardo and children's fashions by Naartjie Custom Kids.