CHEERS: Thousands of beer lovers and the people who love them will be downtown for tonight’s Festival of Beer. More than 60 breweries are taking part. For $40, you’ll get 10 4oz beer samples as well as a souvenir mug. 6 to 11 p.m.
RING IT UP: Grab your friends and head to Encinitas for a “Best of San Diego Shopping Event” at Mog & Rue. Enjoy a night of music, cocktails and shopping with a 20 percent discount to celebrate the shop’s mention in San Diego Magazine’s Best Of San Diego issue. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
KETTNER NIGHTS: Explore eight galleries and 15 studios as you sip a complimentary cocktail and nibble on hors d'oeuvres. This Friday, Sept. 10, the Kettner Art and Design District will host its event from 6 to 9 p.m. on India and Date streets in Little Italy.