Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

Social Distortion
Jan. 3-5. Mike Ness and the boys are bringing their classic punk-rock sound back to Southern California. Famed for hits like “Prison Bound,” “Ball and Chain,” “Story of my Life” and their cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” Social D has been a staple in the music scene for more than 30 years. Rumor has it there may even be a new album in 2013. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., San Diego. 619.299.2583.

beatles-with-rainExperience The Beatles with RAIN
Jan. 4-6. Relive the height of the Beatles success with this note-for-note performance by RAIN. The internationally acclaimed tribute covers the full range of Beatles discography and is hailed for mastering every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome. From hits such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “A Hard Day’s Night” to later classics such as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Hey Jude,” this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love and a little help from your friends. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

RhythmandtheMethod-bellyupRhythm and the Method
Jan. 3. This Southern California-based band blends the sounds of indie, rock, soul and funk to create a unique, revolutionary sound all its own. With the band’s desire to spread positive messages, Rhythm and the Method is able to inspire audiences with powerful lyrics and a captivating stage presence. Tori Rogg and Aaron Kimball perform as opening acts. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

Full Throttle Comedy
Jan. 6. Ready to go from zero to funny? Full Throttle Comedy is a pedal to the medal ride of the nations top stand up comics, featuring premier talent from HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime. The evening is hosted by national touring college favorite Michael Quu, who’s known for his work on MTV and Spike TV. 8 p.m. American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., San Diego. 619.795.3858.

San Diego Resolution Run
Jan. 6. Begin 2013 in motion! Cement your new year’s resolutions at this 5K or 15K race through Mission Bay Park’s beautiful De Anza Cove. There’s also a half-kilometer “Boogie Victory Lap” so runners can celebrate their accomplishment in style. Dance, hop, skip, cartwheel, hula hoop, boogie or woogie your way around—no running or walking on this lively lap! The fastest male and fastest female will win $100. 15K race starts at 7 a.m. 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m. Boogie lap starts at 9:15 a.m. Mission Bay.

national-pizza-week-urbnFOOD + DRINK
National Pizza Week
Jan. 7. Raise the dough this National Pizza Week for a good cause. On Monday from 5-7 p.m., San Diego pizzerias Basic Urban Kitchen and URBN Coal Fired Pizza will donate one hundred percent of proceeds from all pizzas purchased to Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which benefits the victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting. Basic Urban Kitchen, 410 10th Avenue 
San Diego, 619.531.8869, URBN Coal Fired Pizza, 3085 University Avenue, North Park, 619.255.7300, URBN Coal Fired Pizza, 203 Main Street,
Vista, 760.724.8840,

Through Jan. 27. See the world from the San Diego youth’s perspective as captured through photographic works on display. This seventh annual exhibition is a selection of juried artwork that explores the power of photography as a method of communicating ideas sustainability and the environment. The jury panel comprises museum curators, professional photographers and the executive director of MOPA. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.238.7559.

the-horse-natural-historyThe Horse
Through Jan. 30. It’s no doubt that horses are magnificent animals to which the modern world owes credit. What you might not know is that the horse-human relationship started as a prey-predator dynamic. Learn about the evolution, nature and history of horses and their impact on civilization throughout the years. From the extraordinary qualities that have made horses so useful to humans to modern-age therapy and sport, The Horse dives to the bottom of the deep bond between human and equine. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.3821.

Friday Night Liberty
Jan. 4. Explore, wander and enjoy the growing cultural campus in Liberty Station while enjoying new exhibitions from Visions Art Museum and Casa Valencia Galeria Baja, refreshments and live entertainment at this monthly gallery and studio event. Participating galleries include Women’s Museum of California, Studio E, Casa Valencia Galeria Baja, Sophie’s Gallery and Ballast Point Gallery, which has extended its in-demand exhibit of artist Linda Mullen’s musically-inspired paintings. 5 p.m. 2801 Rosecrans St., San Diego.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Jan. 4, 11, 18. San Diego Junior Theatre tackles the bard’s entire spectrum of work in this irreverent, fast-paced romp through thirty-seven plays in less than ninety minutes. Join the cast as they weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild, hilarious ride in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Casa Del Prado Theatre, 1650 El Prado, San Diego. 619.239.8355.