October is an exciting month for shows, games, movies and more. Take a look at what The Daily Aztec entertainment writers are most excited about.
Andrew Younger, Senior Staff Writer
On Oct. 28, the fourth-ranked disk jockey in the world, according to DJ Magazine, Deadmau5 will bring his Meowingtons Hax Tour to San Diego’s Petco Park — marking his first-ever stadium show. Inexplicably named after Deadmau5′s cat Professor Meowingtons, the tour will also feature a colony of Mau5trap record label mates including: Feed Me, SOFI (featured on the Deadmau5 single “Sofi Needs a Ladder”), as well as Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and DJ Aero. The San Diego show, will also specifically feature special guest DJ Avicii. Look forward to upcoming coverage about this epic event in The Daily Aztec later this month.
David Dixon, Staff Writer
Oktoberfests are wonderful opportunities for college students to party after a long week of school. The celebration began in Germany in 1810 as an event where there was plenty of beer and delicious food.
Here in San Diego, there will be an all-ages themed festival in El Cajon this weekend. Besides featuring drinks and grub, there will also be live German music and dancing that will put San Diegans in the Oktoberfest spirit.
For those 21 and older, Ocean Beach will celebrate a more adult Oktoberfest this weekend. Where else can you experience a bit of Bavaria right by the beach?
Whether with friends or family, Oktoberfest is a special party for anyone who wants to have a good time.
Isabella Place, Staff Writer
A definite October must-see is POP Thursdays at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Going to a museum on a weekday is one thing, but attending a museum on a weeknight is quite different. POP Thursday is a combination of film, photography, music, and drinks; a not-to-be-missed chance for the 21-and-older crowd to mingle among the most fashionable and down-to-earth. Go with friends, but if an adventure is desired, be brave, go alone and meet some new people.
This month’s theme is in partnership with the Bicycle Film Festival, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Velo Cult. The evening will include a screening of 12 short films from around the world.
Student admission is $7 and includes a special, one-night-only exhibit of vintage and eclectic bicycles. In addition, the galleries will be open to view MoPA’s current exhibitions. Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event and enjoy a complimentary bike valet. Cocktails will be available, prepared by the master mixologist from Alchemy Restaurant. Bring cash and a rockin’ smile.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. Films will begin at 8 p.m. at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. For more information, visit mopa.org/pop
Courtney Rogin, Staff Writer
Paul Simon has a career spanning throughout five decades, and has been responsible for some of the most timeless folk-rock songs in the world today. Classic songs include “Kodachrome,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “The Boxer.” As half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, Simon has been in the hearts of millions for years and has toured the world for decades. In support of his newest album, “So Beautiful or So What,” he is making a rare stop in San Diego on Oct. 22 at Viejas Arena, here on campus. The last time he performed in San Diego was in 2006. His live shows are magically eclectic and have recently featured a mix of songs from his personal songbook, Simon & Garfunkel hits and the occasional Beatles cover. Tickets are on sale now through Live Nation and range from $52 to $106.25.
Connor Cox, Staff Writer
On Monday Oct. 17, Foo Fighters will perform at the Viejas Arena along with opening acts Mariachi El Bronx and Cage the Elephant. Legendary rock-virtuoso Dave Grohl and company are promoting their latest record, “Wasting Light,” which is also the first tour since 1997 with returning guitarist and Germs legend, Pat Smear. The doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $34.50 to $54.50.
Cody Franklin, Staff Writer
October is a big month for gaming. Owners of “The Witcher 2″ should look for CD Projekt’s 2.0 patch that will breathe fresh air into the blockbuster title. The latest take on post-apocalyptic carnage, iD Software’s shooter “Rage,” title dropped yesterday for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Warner Home Video-Game’s Batman action game “Batman: Arkham City” is set to top even its predecessor “Batman: Arkham Asylum.” The title comes out on October 18 on Xbox 360 and PS3 (the PC version is delayed). Finally Oct. 25 will bring the long awaited release of DICE and Electronic Arts’ multi-system shooter “Battlefield 3.” The new iteration of the game unleashes modern multiplayer carnage fit for the revered franchise.