San Diego Weekend Events Roundup Feb. 2-5

Find the best San Diego things to do for Feb. 2-5.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

EVENTS
San Diego Museum Month

Through Feb. 28. Gain access to more than 40 of San Diego’s top museums all month long for half-off admission. Participants include local favorites such as the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, several museums in Balboa Park, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and Maritime Museum. Pick up passes at San Diego Macy’s stores. Macy’s, various locations around San Diego. sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

 

 

San Diego Black Film Festival
Feb. 1-5. Catch more than 100 films across many genres—including comedy, drama, documentaries, shorts, music videos and animations—celebrating African-American and African Diaspora cinema at this annual event, one of the largest black film festivals in the country. 220 W. G St., downtown, 619.232.1913. sdbff.com

 

 

Unplug 1 Day Wellness Retreat
Feb. 4. Kick off a new year and bliss out at Rancho Valencia for a retreat with Los Angeles’ modern meditation studio, Unplug Meditation. Combining a healthy dose of relaxation and plenty of luxury, the retreat combines resort accommodations and Unplug’s four-hour meditation workshop. Natalie Bell, a certified mindfulness instructor with more than 25 years of practice, leads the retreat. The workshop will teach six meditation practices to keep for life. 11a.m.-3p.m. $225. Rancho Valencia Resort, 5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.756.1123. ranchovalencia.com

 

 

VALENTINE’S DAY
Valentine’s Day Getaway at Tower 23
Through Feb. 28. Enjoy the ultimate lovers’ getaway complete with surprises such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bouquet of roses, lovers’ massage oil, and a Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose breakfast in bed. For those hoping to turn their Valentine’s Day up a notch, try the Sex on the Beach hotel package which includes dinner and cocktails for two, breakfast in bed each morning, an in-room couple’s massage and valet parking. $509 per night. Tower 23 Hotel, 723 Felspar St., 858.270.2323. t23hotel.com

 

 


Galentine’s Day Party

Feb. 2. Kick off the season of love and celebrate women everywhere. This event, hosted by Barçon Cocktail Co. features beautiful and feminine activities, custom cocktails, eats from Miho Catering Co., a festive photo booth, nail art salon and a burlesque performance by Amanda of Butch Wax Vintage. 7-11p.m. $35-50. Moniker Warehouse, 705 16th St. monikergroup.com

 

 

“City of Love” at the Westgate Hotel
Through Feb. 28. Experience a true Parisian escape with Westgate’s Hotel getaway package called La Vie en Rose, featuring a three-course dinner and wine pairing for two in the Westgate Room, an overnight stay in a premier room, late checkout and valet parking. The Mon Amour special includes a three-course dinner and wine pairing for two in the Westgate Room, a bottle of Pol Clement champagne in a premier room, and Sunday brunch. $469 & $699. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave., downtown. 619.238.1818. westgatehotel.com

 

 

Sunset Whale Watching Wine Cruises
Feb. 4, 11.
Oceanside Adventures’ 50-foot catamaran offers a year-round whale watching experience from Oceanside Harbor. For a truly unique Valentine’s experience, guests can book a featured wine cruise, which includes appetizers and three wine tastes from Oceanside’s Beach House. Visitors can also opt for a sunset champagne cruise on Valentine’s Day, which includes champagne, chocolate and romantic views of the Oceanside sunset. $39. 5-6:30p.m. Oceanside Adventures, 315 Harbor Dr., Oceanside, 888.507.1130. oceansidewhalewatching.com

 

 


ARTS + CULTURE
Matilda the Musical 

Through Feb. 5. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, the award-winning musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.544.1000. san-diego-theater.com

 

 

Black Violin
Feb. 2. California Center for the Arts, Escondido proudly presents virtuoso violinists Black Violin. The group appeals to an eclectic audience ranging from fans of all genres and all ages by melding highbrow and pop cultures through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues and R&B music. Joining the classically-trained violinists is turntable wiz DJ TK. 7:30p.m. $20-40. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., 760.839.4138. artcenter.org

 

 

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Feb. 3. This program features Dmitri Shostakovich’s concert opener for the ages, his Festive Overture. Other highlighted songs include Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 8:00p.m. San Diego Symphony, 750 B. St., 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

 

 

 

Freaky Friday
Feb. 1-Mar. 12. When a mother and her teenager daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding, in this new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel and hit Disney films. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Villa Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

 

 

La Jolla Playhouse Gala: Come From Away
Feb. 4. See the much-loved, La Jolla Playhouse-born hit musical before it heads to Broadway. Come From Away is an original musical based on the true story of when the isolated town of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world, as 38 planes were diverted to Gander on September 11, 2001.The evening offers everything from an exclusive VIP reception and meet-and-greet with some of the musical’s stars to a dinner and concert performance of the production. The evening culminates with a cast party, where you can mix and mingle with the cast. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 333. W. Harbor Dr., 619.234.1500.  lajollaplayhouse.org

 

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Feb. 4-Mar. 12. Enjoy Steve Martin’s comedic play that features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile. Picasso and Einstein, whose egos are as big as their intellects, spar with the regulars and each other about art, science, inspiration, love and the promise of the 20th Century. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

The Sleeping Beauty
Feb. 5. The stars of the Russian National Ballet grace the stage at the Balboa Theatre. Considered the crowning jewel in Marius Petipa’s career, The Sleeping Beauty is a grandiose and refined blending of the traditional mime, expressive pas d’action, and spectacular dance sequences, in a lavish theatrical setting. 1 p.m. $40. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. sandiegotheatres.org

 

 

A Lang Lang Super Sunday
Feb. 5. One of the world’s most celebrated pianists, Lang Lang returns to the Jacobs Music Center for one concert only, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1. San Diego Symphony, 750 B. St., 619.235.0804. sandiegosymphony.org

 

 

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