Events | Top 17 January Events in San Diego

Top 17 January Events in San Diego

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Welcome to 2016! From the San Diego International Auto Show and San Diego Restaurant Week, to parades and festivals—you won’t want to miss these top 17 events in San Diego this January.

San Diego International Auto Show
Dec. 31-Jan. 3. Check out more than 400 2016 model-year vehicles, plus preview the cars and trucks of tomorrow, at this annual event “where the cars are the stars.” San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., downtown, 619.525.5000. sdautoshow.com

Ray at Night
Jan. 9. Wander along North Park’s Ray Street and check out the work of up and coming artists at the largest monthly artwalk in San Diego. Enjoy live musical entertainment, poetry readings, dance groups and more. 6-10 p.m., Ray St., between University Ave. and North Park Way. northparkarts.org

San Diego Beer Fest
Jan. 16. The 6th annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station promising beer from more than 150 beers from 60 breweries, food trucks, music and more. $40/pp. 1-4 p.m. 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station. sandiegobeerfest.com

San Diego Restaurant Week
Jan. 17-24. Enjoy fabulous dining for less when nearly 200 restaurants throughout the county offer specially priced prix-fixe, three-course meals. Visit website for participating restaurants. sandiegorestaurantweek.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Jan. 17. Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at this annual waterfront parade along San Diego Bay. Enjoy an afternoon of bands, floats and drill teams as they march along the Embarcadero. downtown. alpha-ssl.org

Downtown at Sundown
Jan. 21. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosts free admission to its downtown location (La Jolla will be closed for exhibit installation). The evening showcases its full collection with free themed gallery guide-led tours beginning at 5:30 p.m. 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541. mcasd.org

Caffeine Crawl
Jan. 22-24. The third annual Caffeine Crawl showcases a weekend of San Diego’s finest coffee shops. Friday-Sunday, enjoy a tour through Americas Finest City via car, bike and foot with 16 veteran shops showing off their best coffee, tea and chocolate. Various locations. caffeinecrawl.com

A Prairie Home Companion
Jan. 23. Be part of a live radio broadcast of Garrison Keillor’s popular public radio program featuring comedy sketches, music and Keillor’s signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon.” Broadway/Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com

San Diego Black Film Festival
Jan. 27-31. Catch more than 100 films across many genres celebrating African-American and African Diaspora cinema at this annual event, one of the largest black film festivals in the country. Reading Cinemas Gaslamp, 701 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.234.0022. sdbff.com

Farmers Insurance Open
Jan. 28-31. San Diego’s most anticipated pro golf tournament includes practice rounds for the PGA tour players, pro-am tournaments, a junior clinic and military appreciation activities. Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla. farmersinsuranceopen.com
THEATER | PERFORMANCES
Meet Me in St. Louis
Through Jan. 31. Welk Resort Theatre presents the classic musical set in 1904 St. Louis. Life is wonderful for the Smith family: the World’s Fair is about to begin and love is in the air. But this happy world crumbles when Mr. Smith runs into financial trouble and announces that the family will have to move to New York. Welk Resort, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, 888.802.7469. welkresorts.com

If/Then
Jan. 5-10. Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel stars in this new Broadway musical written specifically for her. If/Then follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, whose carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. broadwaysd.com

The Nerd
Jan. 8-Feb. 14. An architect is stuck in a rut and facing a milestone birthday, when his life is suddenly, hilariously upended by the unexpected appearance of an old army buddy. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 619.437.6000. coronado, 619.437.6000. lambsplayers.org

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Great Nome Gold Rush
Jan. 13-Feb. 7. Sherlock Holmes travels to the Wild West frontier town of Nome, Alaska, and visits a bar run by Wyatt Earp in this world-premiere, fun-filled whodunit. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 -D Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

Riverdance
Jan. 19-21. The international Irish dance group is back by popular demand for the 20th anniversary World Tour. The performers combine traditional Irish dancing with contemporary movement, music and song. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. sandiegotheatres.org

Outside Mullingar
Jan. 21-Feb. 14. From the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonstruck, this romantic comedy set in Ireland is a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love. San Diego Repertory, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.10000. sdrep.org

The Metromaniacs
Jan. 30-Feb. 14. Playwright David Ives’ uproarious new play—a “translaptation” of classic French farce—focuses on a young man living in 18th century Paris who falls for a poetess sight unseen. Mistaken identity sets in motion a comedy of pseudonyms, plot twists and plenty of playful poetry. Shirley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

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