San Diego Weekend Events Roundup Jan. 5-8

Find the best San Diego things to do for Jan. 5-8.

Edited by Madelyn Harris


Masters of Illusion
Jan. 6, 13. 
Experience a night full of magic, excitement, mystery and suspense with four stars of the hit CW TV series Masters of Illusion. Watch as they perform their best illusions in front of a live audience, without assistance from camera or computer gimmickry. $65. 9 p.m. Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center, 760.751.3100.



hops-sunsetHops on the Harbor
Jan. 6. Flagship Cruises & Events presents another installment of its laid-back dinner cruise highlighting craft brews. The menu includes four six-ounce beer tasters paired with your meal as the ship cruises around San Diego Bay. $64.50 for adults; $38.70 for kids. 990 North Harbor Dr., downtown, 619.234.4111.



resolution-runSan Diego Resolution Run 15K & 5K
Jan. 7. Are you ready to keep your New Year’s resolution to exercise regularly? You can begin with this event that offers adult 5K and 15K run/walks plus youth races and a stroller strut run. 6:30 a.m. Start/Finish at 1590 E. Mission Bay Dr., 619.269.7047.



americans-and-parisARTS + CULTURE
Americans and Paris
Jan. 6-8.
American composers Aaron Copland and George Gershwin both made significant visits to France during their formative years, and some of their resulting impressions are expressed beautifully, though with a thoroughly American attitude, on this program. A short new piano concerto by rising young American composer Andrew Norman is also featured. San Diego Symphony, 1245 Seventh Ave., downtown, 619.235.0804.



beau-jestBeau Jest
Jan. 6-Feb. 12. Sarah’s parents are delighted she is engaged to a charming doctor. Only thing is, she’s not. When they arrive in town for a dinner party, she hires an actor to keep the fiction alive—hilarity and romance ensue in this riveting production. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.



our-american-musicOur American Music: Free Community Concert
Jan 7. This exciting concert, headlined by the San Diego Symphony, features musical highlights of works that will be performed throughout January as part of “Our American Music,” a month-long exploration of music made in America. Iconic pieces by composers like Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin will be performed along with some musical surprises. 8 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0804.




Jan. 6. Inspired by their love for surf, travel and Electro House music, Southern California’s WeAreTreo boast a unique sound influenced by their action sports community and “work hard, play hard” motto. With their debut in 2013, the three friends have quickly made a name for themselves with hits such as their remix of Sia’s “Elastic Heart”, and Sigma’s “Nobody to Love.” WeAreTreo is comprised of Ace Future, Trevor Shawn, and Spencer Regan. $20. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Omnia Nightclub, 454 6th Ave., downtown, 619.544.9500.



Culture Shock Nutcracker: A Hip Hop Dance Theatrical

Jan. 6-8. Culture Shock Dance Troupe’s modern re-interpretation of the Nutcracker stays true to E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story and honors Tchaikovsky’s score. The production—set in the present amidst a fusion of contemporary music and fashion—features special guest stars and a whole new twist. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway #600, downtown, 619.235.9500.



tinachong1Tina Chong
Jan. 8. World-renowned piano recitalist and chamber musician Tina Chong will perform at the Center Theater at the California Center for the Arts. Chong has appeared all over the world as a guest soloist and with orchestras throughout the world including the Calgary Philharmonic and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. Atlanta Symphony trombonist Brian Hecht will join after intermission. $30 for adults; $20 for seniors; $10 for kids. 2 p.m. California Center for the Arts Escondido, 340 N Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.839.4138.


coreyholcomb_1024x1024Corey Holcomb
Jan. 8. Best known for his sets on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, comedian Corey Holcomb will deliver a hilarious lineup, with stories of poverty, street life and women. Tickets start at $22. 7:30p.m. American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave, downtown, 619.795.3858.



soundon10th Annual soundON Festival
Jan. 5-9. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s 10th annual soundON Festival features a series of workshops, panel discussions, open rehearsals, art and chamber music concerts. A special feature performance will feature newly established San Diego composers. $25 per day, $70 festival pass. The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, 858.454.5872.



wine-and-beer-coFOOD + DRINK
San Diego Wine & Beer Co. Wines from Around The World Tasting

Jan. 7. The San Diego Wine & Beer Co. is hosting a special tasting of wines from around the world. This tasting involves an array of reds and whites from various regions. $10. 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. San Diego Wine and Beer Co., 7080 Miramar Rd. Suite 100., 858.586.9643.



beer-festSan Diego Beer Festival
Jan. 7. The 7th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station’s NTC Park, offering an array of craft beers, food trucks and live music. Proceeds from the event will help the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. $45. 1-4 p.m., Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road., 619.531.1534.