Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 1.15.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

San Diego Restaurant Week
Jan. 18-24. Savor the flavors from select San Diego restaurants during San Diego Restaurant Week. Discover more than 200 top dining destinations—including Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Whisknladle and Top of the Market—as they offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Two-course lunch menus range from $10-$20/pp, while three-course dinner menus range from $20-50. Catch the full line-up of participating restaurants on the website.

ritzPutting on the Ritz: A Roaring 20’s Soiree
Jan. 15.
 Come party like Gatsby- dance, drink, and mingle at Florent downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter. The event will feature raffle prizes and prohibition themed craft cocktails. Guests coming in prohibition style attire will have the chance to compete for “best-dressed gal & guy.” The event will benefit the Junior League of San Diego and A Reason to Survive (ARTS). Tickets are $25/pp and include a glass of champagne and two raffle tickets. Florent, 672 5th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, Putting on the Ritz.

monsterjamMonster Jam
Jan. 17. The world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour brings car-crushing excitement and one-of-a-kind racing to San Diego’s Petco Park. These 12-foot-tall, 10,000-lb. machines soar through the air and tear through obstacles in the custom race course. 7 p.m. 100 Park Blvd., downtown, 619.795.5000.


beerfestSan Diego Beer Festival
Jan. 17. The 5th annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station with craft beer, food trucks and music. The event will feature dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks. Tickets are $50 at the door and include beer tastings. 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station.


multicultureSan Diego Multi-Cultural Festival
Jan. 17. Celebrate San Diego’s cultural diversity at Ruocco Park with traditional heritage music and dancing, multicultural story tellers, local and regional vendors, and children’s area and activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 585 Harbor Ln.


MLK_collageMartin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Jan. 18. San Diego is home to one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade along Harbor Dr. will feature floats, soulful high school bands, drill teams, colleges, fraternities, churches and others. The Parade begins at 2 p.m. on Harbor Dr., 619.264.0542.


Coast to Cactus
Ongoing. The San Diego Natural History Museum will be hosting the grand opening of the first major permanent exhibition to open in Balboa Park during the 2015 Centennial Celebration on Jan. 17. The 8,000-square-foot exhibit celebrates San Diego’s incredibly diverse terrain as a biodiversity hotspot. Historical facts and fun interactive exhibits offers something for the whole family. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, 877.946.7797.


Eric Church
Jan. 18. Country super star, Eric Church takes the stage at Valley View Casino Center with guest star Halestorm. With his recent album The Outsiders, Church took home the 2014 album of the year award through the American Country Countdown and is famous for songs like “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Talledega” and “Springsteen” as well as his trademark chief sunglasses. 3500 Sports Arean Blvd, 619.224.4171.


icecubeIce Cube
Jan. 18. West coast legend, Ice Cube comes to FLUXX on Sunday. The Los Angeles native began as a member of hip-hop group C.I.A. and has also delved into film and screenwriting. He returns to the music scene for a San Diego performance at 9 p.m. 500 4th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. 619.232.6100.


anthonygreenAnthony Green
Jan. 16. Catch indie-rock artist Anthony Green take the stage at the House of Blues. The Pennsylvania native released his third solo album, Young Legs at the end of 2013, which landed him a spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Green shares the stage with Aaron West, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business, Elder Brother and the Roaring Twenties. Doors open at 6 p.m. House of Blues, 1055 5th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.


Sons of the Prophet
Jan. 15-Feb. 15. Two gay brothers are on their own after their father dies of a heart attack, leaving them alone to take care of their aging uncle. What unfolds is a comedy about human suffering, love, strength and hope. Sons of the Prophet explores the inevitability of loss and our attempts to cope with its consequences. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.574.0059.


Hornblower Cruises Restaurant Week Special
Jan. 18-24. Celebrate San Diego Restaurant Week aboard Hornblower Cruises with a three-hour cruise and three-course dinner starting at just $50/pp. Toast with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider upon boarding and enjoy DJ entertainment throughout the evening, while touring the beautiful San Diego Bay. Boarding time is 6:30 p.m. 1800 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego Bay, 619.686.8715.


draft-republicDraft Republic
Jan. 18-24. Making its San Diego Restaurant Week debut, Draft Republic will be offering three-course menus for lunch and dinner for $20/pp. Diners can select from several starters, including tuna tataki and Moroccan spiced lamb corn dogs, before moving to main dishes like their house burger or mushroom pappardelle. While tasting their decadent desserts including chocolate tarte and house-made espresso buttercream doughnut, diners will also take in the fun atmosphere of one of the newest additions to the Cohn Restaurant Group. 4282 Esplanade Ct., La Jolla/UTC, 858.450.1400.


Screen-shot-2015-01-13-at-1Kitchen 1540
Jan. 18-24. For San Diego Restaurant Week, ocean-front Kitchen 1540 has put together a two-course lunch menu for $20/pp of modern-California cuisine. The menu blends farmer’s market, with grilled menu options and rich desserts, including cioppino chowder, “margherita-ish” flatbread and “low-n-slow” bread pudding. 1540 Camino Del Mar, 858.793.6460.


Jan. 18-24. JRDN features casually sophisticated California cuisine, steak and seafood for lunch and dinner. For Restaurant Week, dine on a three-course dinner menu for $40/pp. Highlights include their pear and arugula salad, butternut squash soup, New York strip steak, king salmon, and any dessert off their menu. 4551 Ocean Blvd., Pacific Beach 858.270.5736.