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In case you are sitting at home trying to figure out what to do, check out this list of things going on around San Diego this weekend!

These are my top 10:

1. The Lion
Thursday 8 p.m., The Old Globe Theater
A gripping coming-of-age story is told with six guitars in The Lion, a new, original musical playing at The Old Globe. Award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer combines wit and emotional depth as he takes audience members on a trip from boyhood to manhood. Tickets start at $29. The new musical runs until Oct. 30

2. San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
Thursday 5:25 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium
The San Diego Chargers will face off against the Denver Broncos this Thursday. Tickets start at $63.

3. The Haunted Trail at Balboa Park
Friday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., 6th and Juniper at Marston Point
Take an unforgettable and eerie stroll through one of San Diego’s most recognizable sites: Balboa Park. The mile-long walk through twisted groves and gnarled oaks will have you watching your back for vampires, creepy clowns – and more. It is not recommended for children younger than 10 years old. The trail runs until Oct. 31.

4. Mac N’ Cheese Festival
Saturday 11 a.m., Waterfront Park
Mac n’ cheese FESTIVAL?! What could be better? A $35 general admission ticket gets each attendee plenty of mac n’ cheese samples, plus 10 beer tastings. Save room for the Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese competition, too – a head-to-head showdown between several local restaurants all vying for mac n’ cheese supremacy. Attendees must be 21 or over. Proceeds from this food fest will benefit the nonprofit organization, World Wide Network of Learning.

5. SEA Days at Birch Aquarium
Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Learn more about the cutting-edge research taking place in San Diego at the Scripps Institute with hands-on exploration and special activities at SEA Days. For those kids with school projects – SEA Days also lets kids, scouts and others meet requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects. Programs are included with aquarium admission.

6. Pitties in the Park
Sunday 12 p.m., Ingram Plaza at NTC Liberty Station
One of the largest Pit Bull events in San Diego will take place this Sunday at NTC Liberty Station. The event, hosted by the local non-profit San Diego Pittie Parents, will have live music, an adoption alley, a cooling station, food trucks, on-site mini photography sessions, kids activities and more! And don’t forget to enter your pittie in the HOWL-O-Ween costume contest. The event is free.

7. October Sky
Sunday 8 p.m., The Old Globe Theater
The beloved film “October Sky” has found new life as a new musical at The Old Globe. The musical, like the movie, follows high schooler and small town Virginia resident Homer Hickam as he follows his dream to build him own rockets. Tickets start at $39.

8. Full Moon Pier Walk 
Saturday Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Take a stroll under the moonlit sky this Saturday night by one of San Diego’s most prominent landmarks. The Scripps Memorial Pier, normally closed to the public, will open its gates to a select few during this walk. In addition to enjoying the full moon, you’ll also learn more about the 100-year history of the pier-based data collection at Scripps. Tickets start at $25 for members and $30 for the public. You must pre-purchase tickets.

9. Taste of North Park
Saturday 11 a.m., 30th Street
Fifty three restaurants will offer up their yummiest samples at the Taste of North Park, a perfect festival for the foodie in your life. Fan favorites like Urban Solace, Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream and West Coast Tavern, among others, will be there. When you get thirsty, take a sip of brews from 15 local breweries. If you’ve been waiting to try out a few of those popular North Park brunch or dinner spots, wait no longer – try them all out at this street fair. Tickets cost $35 per person.

10. Grand Avenue Festival
Sunday Grand Avenue, Escondido
More than 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities will line the streets of Escondido Sunday as residents come out to enjoy rides, live music and children’s games. The festival crosses seven historic blocks of the city and marks the second largest single-day fair in California. Admission is free.

For more, visit NBC 7 San Diego!

-Lily