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Wizards, warlocks, and witches may wander the San Diegostreets tonight, but America’s Finest City has hints of magic all throughout the year. Check out these five local magic shops with tricks + treats for masterclass magicians and amateurs alike.
🎩 Old Town Magic, 2611 San Diego Ave. Ste. 3 Explore historic Old Town and step into this magician’s supply shop with toys, games, pranks, and magic for all ages. Pro tip: The magicians will demo magic on site and then share how to master the trick for free.
🎩 Art of Play, 2355 India St., Little Italy We’re not playing around with these local magicians. Described as a modern wonder emporium, you’ll find specialty designed cards, puzzles, games, and toys in its long list of products. Pro tip: This shop exists predominantly online.
🎩 Magic Shop San Diego, 330 N. Andreasen Dr., Escondido If you’re looking to connect with members of the magic community and hone your craft, stop by this establishment. From street magic to stage performances, the helpful magicians behind the counter can treat you with all the tricks you need.
🎩 Tree of Life, 4870 Santa Monica Ave. Ste. 1A, Ocean Beach For all our local witches and warlocks, this metaphysical store offers out-of-this-world products and services. Inside you’ll find items such as herbs, oils, books, and candles. After you shop, experience a psychic or tarot reading + sign up for a full moon ritual when the night is right.
🎩 La Jolla Magic, 7966 Herschel Ave. Unit A, La Jolla Magician Craig Blackwood has set up his open air shop in the coastal neighborhood, putting on magic shows and encouraging the community to learn a trick or two. Beyond the in-store performances, you can also find magic kits, books, toys, trick deck of cards, and a working Zoltar Fortune Telling Machine.
Giardino Halloween Bash | Mon., Oct. 31 | 6 p.m. | Giardino, 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove | $50.00 - $75.00 | The Lemon Grove eatery hosts a 21+ bash featuring drinks and food, tarot card readings, horror films, live entertainment, and a speakeasy room.
Safe Trick-or-Treat | Mon., Oct. 31 | 5-8 p.m. | Downtown, Encinitas | Free | Trick-or-treat at local businesses while enjoying music, games + Halloween-themed activities in the heart of Encinitas.
Trick-or-Treating in La Mesa Village | Mon., Oct. 31 | 4-6 p.m. | Downtown La Mesa, 8101 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa | Free | Bring your costume + bag and visit businesses to get treats — plus a “Howl-o-Ween” pet costume contest.
Tuesday, November 1
The Dangerous Summer | Tue., Nov. 1 | 6 p.m. | House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego | $17.00 | A performance from the rock band with a nod to Ernest Hemingway in its name.
Thursday, November 3
Lemon Grove Farmers Market | Thu., Nov. 3 - Thu., Oct. 17 | 3-6:30 p.m. | VFW Parking Lot, 2885 Lemon Grove Ave., San Diego | Free | An East County gathering highlighting locally-grown produce.
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San Diego International Airport — along with 85 other US airports — was recently awarded$24 million in federal grants under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding will be used to help SAN demolish Terminal 1 — contributing to the “New T1” project — and add energy efficient improvements + greater accessibility.
The section of Poway Road extending from Espola Road to Highway 67 — known as The Poway Grade — will be closed for maintenance starting tomorrow, Nov. 1-Thurs., Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Traffic will be diverted to Scripps Poway Parkway. 🚧
Now through Thurs., Nov. 3, the I-805 Caltrans on and off ramps to North Park Way will be closed for signal improvements. Workers will be present from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Center back Naomi Girma of San Diego Wave FC has been named Rookie of the Year and Defender of the Year by the National Women’s Soccer League. This makes Girma the first rookie in league history to win two individual league awards. ⚽️ (Just Women’s Sports)
On Fri., Nov. 11 Chula Vista city offices and facilities will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. Trash and recycling services will not change. Join city officials at the American Legion Post 434, 373 Park Way, at 11 a.m. for an in-person observance honoring those who have served our country. 🇺🇸
The County’s Health and Human Services Agency and San Diego State’s College of Health and Human Services have signed a formal agreement to launch of the Live Well Center for Innovation & Leadership. This center will tackle major health issues impacting the region + provide internships to local students.
This Fri., Nov. 4,marks the start of San Diego Beer Week — a conglomeration of beer-related events throughout the county at local breweries, bars, and restaurants through Sun., Nov. 13. To kick off the celebrations, SD Beer Week will host a virtual toast at 7 p.m. Find the full list of events. 🍻
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