San Diego Weekend Events Roundup Feb. 9-12

Find the best San Diego things to do for Feb. 9-12

Edited by Madelyn Harris

San Diego Film Week

Feb. 10-19.
The film festival features nightly screenings of locally produced movies and showcases the best of San Diego’s previous film festivals. Other film week events include professional workshops for filmmakers that cover funding, distribution, SAG and Final Cut Pro, as well as networking events. Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, 619.238.7559.



Circus Vargas
Feb. 11-21. Enter the big tent and listen to lively circus music and watch thrilling exploits of human stars rendering unparalleled artistry and comical acts. See silly clowns, trampoline acrobatics, balancing acts and aerial ballet. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 877.468.3861.



Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium
Feb. 11, 26. Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. $16. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 858.534.7336.



San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Feb. 9-19. Experience the pride of Jewish history by attending the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. The festival, offering independent fiction and documentary films portraying the Jewish experience throughout time, aims to educate and illuminate. Various locations around San Diego, 858.362.1330.




Tango at the Museum
Feb. 10. 
Beginners and experts, singles and couples are all invited to come dance at the Oceanside Museum of Art. The evening starts with a happy hour of wine and snacks. Once dancers have had a chance to mingle, the one-hour instruction begins with a demonstration by instructors Krista Ann and Matthew Bellamy. After learning the basics of the dance, dancers will practice until 9 p.m. Both couples and individuals are welcome. 6-9 p.m. Oceanside Museum of Art. 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 760.435.3720.



Classic Car Cruise
Feb. 9.
Take a trip back in time at the Oceanside Car Cruise. Attendees can admire the vintage cars, while talking to and meeting with the owners to discover all the work that goes into preserving the vehicles. Couples that cruise by with their classic cars will also receive a 10 percent discount when dining at the Privateer. 5-9 p.m. Privateer Marketplace, 1704 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, 760.231.8795.



Everyday California
Feb. 10-14. 
The ocean adventure company offers a two-for-one deal on any kayak tour. Share a double kayak on an adventurous tour, which mixes quality time with a workout and local marine life. You can also get 20 percent off and a complementary glass of prosecco at Shore Rider restaurant. Use code VDayCave or VDayWhale when booking on website. 2261 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, 858.454.6195.



Sunset Whale Watching Wine Cruises
Feb. 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.



Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

Opens Feb. 11. A terrible crime has been committed and Victorian London’s most celebrated detective needs your help to find out “whodunit.” Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery, a new exhibit at the Fleet Science Center, is an immersive, entertaining and clever murder-mystery that will test your powers of observation and deductive reasoning. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado. 619.238.1233.



San Diego Museum Month
Through February. Access 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.



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.



The Classical Style
Feb. 11.
 Enjoy an array of renowned classical pieces, including Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Major and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.The concert is led by 27 year old Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, first prize winner at the 2013 Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition. San Diego Symphony, 750 B. St., 619.235.0804.



2.5 Minute Ride
Feb. 9-Mar. 19. This inventive solo show is a roller coaster adventure through the playwright’s family album, focusing on her relationship with her father, a Holocaust survivor, and the ties that bind a family. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, University Heights, 619.220.0097.




Feb. 10-Mar. 19. This comedy begins as a reverent study of the playwright’s chronically ill mother and her extraordinary ability to heal a racially divided community despite her inability to make herself well. A funny and magical memoir, Well reveals how we heal ourselves is not always the best medicine for those we love. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, University Heights, 619.220.0097.



Sweet Petite Confections: Hard Cider and Chocolate Pairing
Feb. 10. 
Sweet Petite Confections will host a Julian Ciderworks chocolate pairing. The pairing with feature a variety of hard ciders from Julian Ciderworks—one of San Diego’s only cider houses to use solely Julian apples in their locally crafted libations—paired with a selection of Sweet Petite Confections’ Valentine chocolates. 6:30p.m. 21+. $30. Sweet Petite Confections Shop, 3582A Mount Arcadia Blvd., 858.688.0210.


Sips & Sweets with Your Little Sweetheart
Feb. 11. Bring your little ones and join the Hotel Karlan for an afternoon of sweet treats, light bites, drinks and activities. From chocolate covered strawberries and peanut butter jelly finger sandwiches, to DIY decorating stations, your little sweetheart will surely appreciate the quality time together. 2-4 p.m. Hotel Karlan, 14455 Pensaquitos Dr., 858.672.9100.



Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse & Pizza
Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse & Pizza is releasing a “Pizzapalooza” menu including four brand new signature Oggi’s pizzas. The “Pizzapalooza” menu includes the fully loaded baked potato pizza, hog wild pizza, short rib pizza, and polish pizza (featuring Polish sausage, caramelized onions and Mozzarella cheese). Various locations.




Dave & Buster’s Carlsbad Opening
The 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment destination offers food, drink and entertainment in an upscale, modern interior. The restaurant offers American fare with items including the pepperoni pretzel pull-apart, the Caveman Combo and their signature buffalo wing burger. 2501 El Camino Real Suite 140, Carlsbad, 760.576.3800.



Chocolate Decadence
Feb. 10.
Pechanga’s Chocolate Decadence event features more than 30 wine varieties that have been shown to masterfully partner with chocolate and other sweet desserts. Tickets include a souvenir wine glass, unlimited two ounce samples of wine and spirits, chocolate and confection tasting, live music and silent auction. VIP tickets include an upgraded souvenir wine glass, fruit and cheese plates, passed hors d’oeurves, as well as all inclusions of general admission tickets. $55. 7-10 p.m. 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, 888.732.4264.