San Diego Weekend Events Roundup Jan. 12-15

 Find the best San Diego things to do for Jan. 12-15.

Edited by Madelyn Harris


San Diego Restaurant Week
Jan. 15-22. San Diego Restaurant Week celebrates local restaurants by showcasing the fresh and delicious ingredients that the region is known for. For eight days only, enjoy dishes compiled of local products and ingredients at over 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego County. Dinner will be served as a three-course, prix-fixe menu for just $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and lunch will be served as a two-course prix-fixe menu for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. Various locations around San Diego.



martin-lutherMartin Luther King. Jr. Day Parade
Jan. 15. 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. 2 p.m. Harbor Drive, downtown.




maria-bamfordMaria Bamford
Jan 14.
As part of her comedy tour, Maria Bamford will be heading to San Diego’s Balboa Theatre to deliver hilarious stand-up about life and love. Bamford has starred in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. Bamford voices characters on numerous animated series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. $30 and up. 7:30-10 p.m. Historic Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.    



masters-of-illusionMasters of Illusion
Jan. 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. 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center, 760.751.3100.



Jan. 10-15. Catch the 20th anniversary touring production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical—originally premiered in 1996—that reimagines Puccini’s La Boheme. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.



marjorie_fliertop_deeMarjorie Prime
Through Feb. 5. This thought-provoking play about memory takes place in the near future, when artificial intelligence has reached new heights, and lifelike robots provide companionship for the lonely. North Coast Repertory Theatre. 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.



badjews_banner3Bad Jews
Through Feb 12. The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle over a family heirloom in this savage comedy about family, faith and legacy. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.



our-greatOur Great Tchaikovsky  
Jan. 12-Feb. 12. Hershey Felder takes audiences on a time-bending journey exploring the mystery of some of Tchaikovsky’s most influential classical music pieces. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.




rosannecash_claypatrickmcbride300Rosanne Cash
Jan. 12. Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash’s show celebrates her highly acclaimed, three-time Grammy-winning album The River & the Thread. Cash will showcase a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect her to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. 7:30 p.m. Jacobs Music Center. 750 B St., downtown. 619.235.0804.



beau-jestBeau Jest
Through 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.



Jan. 13.
Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence. Esther and Yoni are shy young Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn’t be more different. But Anna Ziegler’s funny, insightful and mysterious new drama Arranged explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate worlds, illuminating the surprising forces that bind strangers together. 7:30 p.m. Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, 619.231.1941.



nth-powerThe Nth Power
Jan. 15. The Nth Power are a group of top-tier musicians who have propelled everyone from Beyonce, to Kanye West, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Maceo Parker, Ivan Neville, The Meters, and more. 8:30 p.m. $12-15. The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 619.232.4355.



birth-of-the-coolBirth of the Cool: A West Coast Jazz Salute
Jan. 14. Series curator Gilbert Castellanos celebrates the music that made the “West Coast sound,” paying homage to some of the greatest west coast artists: Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond and that “prince of darkness” himself, Miles Davis. 8-10 p.m. San Diego Symphony, 1245 Seventh Ave., downtown, 619.235.0804.



Cusp Dining & Drinks Happy Hour
Ongoing. The ocean view restaurant atop Hotel La Jolla is offering a guilt-free menu and daily happy hour all throughout January from 4-7 p.m. The menu is filled with low-cal cocktails less than 150 calories, and healthy bites. 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, 858.551.3620.