OCTOBER 13: The 9th annual Italian Film Festival showcases a dozen new films produced in Italy in 2013 & 2014. Many are having San Diego premieres. Called festival 2015, the cinema series begins at the Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park. Other venues include La Paloma Theatre (North County) and UltraStar at Mission Valley’s Hazard Center. Info: www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com
OCTOBER 31: The elaborate Day of the Dead celebration that Save Our Heritage Organisation initiated in 2010 and developed into an annual regional and national attraction for Old Town San Diego is so successful that the non-profit group is transferring the impresario role to the Old Town business community.
Courtesy of West Coaster craft beer magazine and website (www.westcoastersd.com)