Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 2.10.12

Weekend Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

VALENTINE’S DAY
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Dinner and Brunch Harbor Cruises

Feb. 10-14. What’s more romantic than a sunset harbor cruise? Choose from dinner cruises that include champagne, gourmet food, music and dancing with twinkling city views or a champagne brunch cruise that includes an enticing buffet, free-flowing champagne and picture-perfect views of San Diego. Prices start at $55.95 per adult. 1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715. www.hornblower.com


For the Love of Chocolate
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Feb. 11. Bring your sweetheart and your sweet tooth to this third annual chocolate affair. Enjoy the best of Escondido’s downtown shops and spas while sampling locally brewed beer and wines, paired perfectly with San Diego’s finest chocolates. Shop along Sweet Street, enjoy live music and take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down historic Grand Ave. Live entertainment by Jimmy Patton and Enrique. Tasting venues through out downtown Escondido. www.escondidochocolatefestival.com

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10kcoronado-10k-valentines
Feb. 12. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by running the second annual 10k in Coronado, benefitting the Islander Sports Foundation. This flat course is perfect for everyone, whether you are an experienced runner, a couple looking a healthy way to spend Valentine’s Day, or a casual walker who loves being involved in the community. This year’s race includes $2,500 in prize money for the top runners. The race begins in Tidelands Park in Coronado. www.coronado10k.com

MUSIC
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Tommy Emmanuel

Feb. 14. Two-time Grammy nominated Australian virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel is recognized as arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player. He has mesmerized both fellow musicians and audiences alike with his unique ten-finger playing style and a professional career that spans nearly five decades. Emmanuel’s dazzling performance, flawless guitar skills and voluminous repertoire never fail to amaze and engage his legions, making this a special way to spend Valentine’s Day. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego. 619. 570.1100. www.SDBalboa.org

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Feb. 10-Sept. 9. Take on the identity of a Titanic passenger in this educational and emotional exhibit at The Nat. Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, the exhibition touches on every aspect of the luxury ocean liner’s story—from construction, launching and life on board to its tragic sinking and eventual discovery. The story of the sinking is legendary; now experience the wonder and tragedy of the ill-fated “ship of dreams” as you take on the identity of a Titanic passenger and explore magnificent reconstructions of the ship’s interior and learn the compelling stories of the tragedy told through 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor. 1788 El Prado, San Diego. 619.232.3821.www.sdnhm.org 

DANCE
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Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival

Feb. 10-12. Take a world tour without a passport. Nations of San Diego seeks out the rich cultural heritage of dance and elevates these traditional art forms to the stage. This 18th annual festival will showcase more than 150 extraordinary dancers and musicians in 18 traditional performances from around the globe. Check the website for performance schedules. Coronado Performing Arts Center Theater, 650 D Avenue, Coronado. 619.504.3052. www.nationsdancefestival.com


SPORTS
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San Diego Sockers

Feb. 11. Catch the only chance to see the San Diego Sockers take on their PASL Western Rivals, Arizona Storm, on their home turf. Still undefeated this season, the Sockers recently defeated the Monterrey Flash. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar. 858.509.5400. www.sdsockers.com

Padre Fan Fest
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Feb. 11. Come out to Petco Park for a day packed with great Padre events for the whole family. Get autographs from your favorite Padres players, coaches and alumni, run the bases, pitch in the bullpen and catch pop flies on the field like a pro. Get a peek of the Padres clubhouse during a behind-the-scenes. A question and answer session with Padres players and front office executives will round out the event. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego. 619.795.5000. www.padres.com/fanfest

auction-eventAuction Appraisal Event
Feb. 15. Picked up an interesting knick-knack at a flea market? Inherited a diamond brooch from grandma? At this lively event to benefit San Diego Opera, Bonhams appraisers from several collecting areas will be providing you with verbal auction market values of their property. You may bring up to five items for appraisal for only $20 each. You will also have an option to consign and sell at auction if their items meet Bonhams minimum consignment requirements. Golden Hall Lobby, San Diego Concourse, 202 C Street, San Diego. sdopera.com/Tickets/Bonhams

MOVIES
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San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Feb. 9-19. The San Diego Jewish Film Festival offers outstanding world cinema that promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. This year’s program includes premier screenings of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector, Amnon’s Journey and An American Synagogue, among over 20 other full length and short films. Check the website for a schedule of showings, locations and additional events. www.sdcjc.org

I am Bruce Lee
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Feb. 9, 11. Screening at only three San Diego locations, I am Bruce Lee tells the amazing story of one of the most iconic human beings ever to enter the public consciousness. The film features interviews with people who knew Bruce intimately, along with a broad array of international icons from the entertainment and athletic industries whose lives, careers and belief systems have been forever altered by the legend. I am Bruce Lee premieres simultaneously in 60 cities across the country. www.iambruceleemovie.com

Born to be Wildborn-to-be-wild-science-center
Ongoing. Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates this inspiring story of love and dedication. The film follows the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants from birth to their re-entry into the wild. Born To Be Wild is a heartwarming adventure that will transport moviegoers around the world into the lush rainforests of Borneo with a world-renowned primatologist and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with a celebrated elephant authority. Witness these teams save endangered species one life at a time as they rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.238.1233. www.rhfleet.org

THEATRE
In the Wake
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Feb. 11-Mar. 4. This Obie Award-winning playwright’s new play is laced with incisive humor and surprising revelations about the assumptions of comfort and privilege that lie at the heart of the American character. The epic tale is set in the turbulent Bush years of 2000–2005 beginning on Thanksgiving of 2000 when the presidential election had still not been decided. Ellen, a hyper-intelligent and politically-obsessed freelance writer, insists that her friends don’t realize how bad the situation really is. No one—not her adoring boyfriend Danny, her new lover Amy, or her worldly wise and weary friend Judy—can make Ellen see the blind spot at the center of her own politics and emotional life. San Diego Repertory Theater on the Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. 619.544.1000. www.sdrep.org

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Through Feb. 26. Aaron is smart, privileged and liked by everyone. Iskinder, his college roommate, is modest, unconnected and comes from a middle-class immigrant family. Soon the best of friends, Aaron takes Iskinder under his wing, sharing his world of favors and fortune. But the safe haven of college only lasts so long and once in the real world, Aaron is thrust into a terrifying situation without his familiar safety net. As the tables turn and he is forced to rely on an accused felon’s connections to keep him safe, both Aaron and Iskinder have to rethink the meaning of friendship and where loyalty has its limits. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. 619.234.5623. www.theoldglobe.org

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