Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 2.19.15

San Diego Winter Brew Fest
Feb. 20-21. San Diego welcomes visitors and locals alike to sample brews from more than 40 different breweries at the Winter Brew Fest in Balboa Park’s Hall of Champions. From 7-10 p.m., live music by local artists Headshine, Euphoria Brass Band and Todo Mundo will accompany the sips and samples. Tickets are $40/pp in advance, $50/pp day of event. San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park.


colorfunfestColor Fun Fest 5K
Feb. 21. Color Fun Fest brings the electronic dance movement and the Holi Festival together for the first time with a day and night glowing color 5K race. After a daytime color run, the strongest back lights in the world bring all the bright color to the evening. After crossing the finish line, celebrate with mass colors and high voltage dance music, as well as a post-run color throw. Tickets are $60/pp. Sleep Train Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Cir., Chula Vista,


improvfestSan Diego Improv Festival
Feb. 19-21. This annual festival delivers some of the top talent from all over the nation to both perform and teach improvisation. With performances that keep audiences in hysterics, and workshops available for attendees, the festival emphasizes laughing, learning and performing. Tickets are $15 per show block and can be purchased online. Finest City Improv, 4250 Louisiana St., North Park.


Shen Yun
Feb. 18-24. Discover classical Chinese dance with animated backdrops, exquisite costumes, and the sounds of orchestra that combines East and West music styles, as the Shen Yun Performing Arts captures 5,000 years of civilization on one stage. California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253.


pag-ibigPag-ibig, Awit at Sayaw
Feb. 22. In commemoration of its 40th anniversary, the Samahan filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center presents its 39th Concert of Phillipine dances and music entitled “Love, Song & Dance.” The concert showcases Filipino courtship dances, music and wedding rituals with live music accompaniment by Samahan’s Rondalla, Kulintang and Gangsa Ensembles. California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253.


you-can't-take-it-with-youYou Can’t Take It With You
Through March 22. The Lamb’s Players deliver this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy set during America’s Great Depression with lines as fresh, funny and relevant as ever. See the hilarity unfold as conservative Kirby family collides with the free-wheeling Vanderhof clan. 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.


27thMan250The Twenty-Seventh Man
Through March 22. In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin’s secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times. (photo Jim Cox) Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


Rock in the Park: Venice
Feb. 20. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is ready to rock with their second annual live concert series. Kicking off the series, opening act Michael Tiernan and headliner Venice perform in the theater lobby. Venice is known for their harmonies, lyrics and high-energy shows and their unique hybrid of rock, pop and soul. Tickets are $27/pp advance, $32/pp at the door. 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.1233.


alan-jacksonAlan Jackson
Feb. 20. Country music singer-songwriter super star, Alan Jackson brings his songs to San Diego as he takes the stage with Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark at the Valley View Casino Center. With 35 #1 hit singles under his belt, Alan Jackson is no stranger to the top of the charts. 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Mission Valley, 619.224.4171.


david-cookDavid Cook
Feb. 23. American Idol Season 7 winner, David Cook delivers his music to San Diego audiences with the Paul Cannon Band. His coronation single, “The Time of My Life” was certified platinum. The rock singer-songwriter is now releasing his newest single “Laying Me Low.” Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, 858.481.8140.


MOPA- 7 Billion Others
Feb. 20. A ground breaking, multimedia exhibition, 7 billion Others brings voices and compelling video portraits from more than 6,000 individual interviews filmed in 84 countries by 20 directors. For its premiere in the United States, The Museum of Photographic Arts invites visitors to see the universal thought-provoking questions and answers that speak to the human condition. 1649 El Prado St., Balboa Park, 619.238.7559.


Wang’s North Park
Feb. 20. Ring in the Chinese New Year at the largest Chinese restaurant in San Diego. Celebrating its third anniversary, Wang’s North Park will be hosting the festivities complete with a red carpet, hors d’oeuvres of traditional “lucky” New Year’s dishes and sake samples. At 9 p.m., traditional lion dancers, drum beats and cymbals take the stage to usher in a prosperous New Year. 3029 University Ave., North Park, 619.291.7500.


estanciaAn Evening in Verona at Estancia La Jolla
Feb. 21. Marchesi Armando Fumanelli and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa host a Fumanelli Winery winemaker dinner with special Italian inspired opera performances. Diners will drift to an evening in Verona with the operatic voices of soprano, Oxana Senina and baritone, Gregorio Gonzalez. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $175/pp from 6-9 p.m. 9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 858.318.7602.


stone-belgian-festStone Belgian Fest
Feb. 22. Stone Brewery brings the tastes of Belgium brews to San Diego with over 100 Belgian, Belgian-style and Stone-Belgian-style beers to choose. Tickets are $50/pp and includes fifteen 3 oz tasters, a commemorative glass and access to beers rarely seen outside Belgium. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 2816 Historic Decatur Road #116, Liberty Station, 619.269.2100.