Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Weekend Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend

EVENTS
Circus Vargascircus-vargas-balboa-park
Through Feb. 27. Jon Weiss of CBS’s Amazing Race is the ringmaster of an all-new Circus Vargas show featuring some of the world’s greatest circus performers including trapeze artists, jugglers, acrobats, death-defying stunt performers and of course, lots of world-class clowns. Recently featured in the 20th Century Fox motion picture Water for Elephants, Circus Vargas is a classic American circus, including a real big-top tent. The performances are animal-free and instead bring together the best human acrobatic, daredevil and entertainment acts of the world. Balboa Park, San Diego. 877.468.3861. www.circusvargas.com

Russell Lecture
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Feb. 23. Known for his arresting films and dynamic gallery installations, British artist Isaac Julien will be speaking about his work at the Musuem of Contemporary Art San Diego’s annual Russell Lecture. Julien’s most ambitious project to date, Ten Thousand Waves, is a stunning nine-screen installation that weaves together three stories from China’s ancient past and present. Several photographic stills–including two that have never been seen before–as well as a single-screen projection will be shown alongside the installation. Ten Thousand Waves opens Saturday, Feb. 25 at MCASD’s Downtown location. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.3541. www.mcasd.org

Culture & Cocktails: Echoes of the Past and Dyeing Eleganceculture-and-cocktails-mcasd
Feb. 23. East meets west in this evening of elegance at the San Diego Museum of Art. Drink in the delights of the orient and let DJ Scott Roberts’ zen-like tunes transport you to a different plane at this fiery start to the year of the dragon. Drawing inspiration from SDMA’s newest exhibition, Dyeing Elegance, models will be painted with patterns that mimic textile designs and lion dancers will celebrate the cultural heritage that contributed to the works in Echoes of the Past. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.232.7931. www.sdmart.org

SPORTS
San Diego Sockers
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Feb. 25. The Sockers just swept the Storm for their 32nd consecutive win. Support the seemingly unstoppable San Diego team as they strive to continue their undefeated streak in the last regular season home game against the Tacoma Stars. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar. 858.509.5400. www.sdsockers.com


DINING
$7 til 7
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Ongoing. The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla introduces a completely overhauled version of its popular $7 til 7 menu. Diners can now mix and match a new range of delicious appetizers and aperitifs for $7 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. nightly. The menu boasts a variety of delectable fare that restaurant goers have come to expect from Azul, including succulent Berkshire port shallot demi-glace pork chops and Ahi tartare with sesame ginger dressing. Pair any of the appetizers with a glass of wine or an agave margarita and enjoy the stunning views from Azul’s elegant patio for the perfect way to unwind after a busy day. The Steakhouse at Azul, 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.9616. www.brigantine.com/azul

Bluegrass Brunch
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Feb. 26. Liven up your typical Sunday brunch with some bluegrass tunes at one of San Diego’s hottest restaurants. North Park’s Urban Solace offers a weekly Bluegrass Brunch featuring the comfort foods you’ve come to love and performances by some of San Diego’s best bluegrass musicians. The menu includes butter-pecan French toast, beef cheek hash and Chef Matt Gordon’s famous buttermilk cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting. Urban Solace, 3823 30th Street, San Diego. 619.295.6464. www.urbansolace.net

MOVIES
Fridays at the Fleetrescue_IMAX-science-center
Feb. 24. Classic IMAX films from the Fleet’s archives are paired with current hits for a full night of entertainment every Friday. This Friday, catch back-to-back showings of “Dolphins,” the Academy Award-nominated film that takes viewers under the water from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia, and “Rescue,” a documentary focusing on the various efforts that come together in times of natural disaster to help those in need. Every Friday night, visitors can experience IMAX films for $9.50 and see additional films for $6 each. “Dolphins” shows at 7 p.m. and “Rescue” begins at 8 p.m. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego. 619.238.1233. www.rhfleet.org

THEATRE
The Marvelous Wonderettes
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Through Feb. 26.
Take a trip down memory lane with this hit musical revue. The Marvelous Wonderettes will take you back to a 1958 prom and its subsequent 10-year reunion. When the evening’s scheduled entertainment doesn’t show, the Wonderettes – with dreams and voices as big as their crinoline skirts – take the stage for the performance of a lifetime. Together, Cindy Lou, Missy, Betty Jean and Suzy sing pop classics like “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song),” “Stupid Cupid,” “Dream Lover,” “Lollipop” and more. Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue, San Diego. 858.560.5740. www.sdmt.org

Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway
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Feb. 23. Featuring a dazzling cast of Broadway stars and an all-star New York band, Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the biggest Broadway shows of the century. Berg has brilliantly revived the arrangements of these shows as well as fantastic numbers from Broadway’s newest hits. Ron Bohmer, Sandra Joseph, Chuck Wagner, Lawrence Clayton and Andrea Rivette are scheduled to perform hits from classics including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Wonderful Town, Jesus Christ Superstar and Fiddler on the Roof. 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego. 619.570.1100. www.SDBalboa.org



Moby Dick
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Through Feb. 26. This world premiere opera based on Herman Melville’s 19th century literary masterpiece explores the lethal power of obsession and the need for human connection in an increasingly multicultural world filled with mysterious encounters, exotic characters and one man’s quest for a white whale that leaves death and destruction in its wake. The actions of this large and emotionally irresistible work play out against multimedia-enriched staging that ranges from striking to near miraculous. The use of dazzling computer-generated effects will pull you into the action from the first chord. San Diego Opera at the Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Avenue, San Diego. 619.533.7000. www.sdopera.com

The Recommendationthe-Recommendation-old-globe
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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