Life Science comes alive in La Jolla! La Jolla is home to the J. Craig Venter Institute and on October 24, it is set to host their annual Genome Gala to showcase the many projects and to celebrate advances in genomics with guests, researchers and community leaders. The gala is a unique opportunity for guests to learn more about their research and have a direct impact on the course of modern science. www.jcvi.org

Shabbat San Diego returns October 22! From October 22 to 24, millions of Jews in over 500 cities in 65 countries around the world will join as one in celebrating a traditional, cohesive and momentous Shabbat, a day of rest and rejuvenation. Locally, Shabbat San Diego is hosting a unique three-day experience to inspire more than 20,000 Jewish San Diegans to join in and experience the uniquely joyful mind-body-spiritual restorative powers that a personally evocative Shabbat experience promotes. www.shabbatsandiego.org 

Calling all Foodies! From October 8-11 Cecut Tijuana will welcome the best chefs and wineries at the annual Baja California Culinary Fest. The festival holds various conferences, themed dinners, contests, workshops and more. Participants can also enjoy from food trucks, breweries, and baristas in this four-day festival that promises to bring you only the very best in South of the Border cuisine. www.bajaculinaryfest.com