San Diego Weekend Events Roundup Jan. 19-22

Find the best San Diego things to do for Jan. 19-22.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

The Secret Science of Toys Festival
Jan. 21.  Have you ever wanted to learn the science behind Slinkys and yo-yos? The Secret Science of Toys Festival will explore how and why ten different toys spin, wobble, flip and work the way they do. Visitors of all ages can discover the hidden science and fun facts about rattlebacks, tops and more. 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Free with admission. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, 619.238.1211.


robertburnsRobert Burns Supper
Jan. 21. The Ranch at Bandy Canyon will host its annual Robert Burns Supper, celebrating poet and lyricist Robert Burns. The evening will start off with performances by the Cameron Highlanders Piper Band and Dancers. The celebration and three-course dinner will feature a menu of traditional Scottish dishes, a bagpipe band, a toast to the haggis and live entertainment. 6-11 p.m. $75. 16251 Bandy Canyon Rd, Escondido, 760.871.6494.


botanic-gardenMosaic Garden Jewels
Jan. 21. Create a beautiful mosaic using ocean rocks and glass beads. Students will learn how to glue and grout colorful beads to create flowers, plants or other shapes resulting in attractive garden art. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  $30 for members, $36 for non-members. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, 760.436.3036.



saturdayattheranchSaturday at the Ranch
Jan. 21. Join Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort for a day of wellness including: round trip transportation to/from San Diego, fitness classes, healthy morning snacks, a Mediterranean lunch, a 50-minute relaxation or therapeutic deep tissue massage, a nature hike, a tour of their six-acre organic garden and a cooking demonstration and appetizer buffet at their culinary center, La Cocina Que Canta. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. $315. Rancho La Puerta, Carretera Tecate-Tijuana K.M 136.5, Rancho la Puerta, 21520 Tecate, B.C., Mexico, 800.443.7565.


salsunderthestarsSalsa Under the Stars
Jan. 20. Join the Manny Cepeda Orchestra for a night of salsa dancing under the stars in Headquarters’ outdoor courtyard. No partner or experience necessary for this free event. 6-9 p.m. The Headquarters at Seaport, 789 West Harbor Drive, downtown, 619.235.4013.




sandiegorestaurantweekSan Diego Restaurant Week
Through Jan. 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.


beau-jestARTS + CULTURES
Beau 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.



marjorie_fliertop_deeMarjorie Prime
Through Feb. 5. This smart, 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
Through Feb. 12. Hershey Felder takes audiences on a time-bending journey exploring the mystery around some of the greatest music ever composed by one of the greatest composers of all time: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.




bernstein-perlmanBernstein, Perlman, Hollywood – A Jacobs Masterworks Concert
Jan 21. 
In this concert, the movies come to Jacobs Masterworks. The concert opens with Leonard Bernstein’s vital music from the Oscar-winning masterpiece On the Waterfront and a suite from Eric Wolfgang Korngold’s classic score to The Seahawk. After intermission, Itzhak Perlman takes the stage for a selection of Hollywood melodies from CasablancaFar and AwaySchindler’s List and more, all arranged for violin and orchestra by John Williams. 8 p.m.  Copley Symphony Hall. 750 B St., downtown. 619.235.0804.


Jan. 22. This one is for the kids! Raffi will perform some of his bestselling children songs in this performance at the Balboa Theatre. Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic song, “Baby Beluga.”  Historic Balboa Theatre.  868 Fourth Ave. 619.570.1100.



Portland Cello Project
Jan. 22. Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with their genre-bending performances, infusing the classical cello with an unforgettable modern twist as they cover songs by Radiohead, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and more. 7:30 p.m. California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido. 760.839.4138.