San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 1.21.16

Weekend Roundup

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

Downtown at Sundown
Jan. 21. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosts free admission to its downtown location (La Jolla will be closed for exhibit installation). The evening showcases its full collection with free themed gallery guide-led tours beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Photo Philipp Scholz Rittermann). 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541.


caffeine-crawlCaffeine Crawl
Jan. 22-24. The third annual Caffeine Crawl showcases a weekend of San Diego’s finest coffee shops. Tour America’s Finest City via car, bike and foot with 16 veteran shops offering their best coffee, tea and chocolate. Various locations.


monster-jamMonster Jam
Jan. 23. Monster trucks take over Petco Park for a day of racing, car-crushing and stunts by champion vehicles with names like “Grave Digger,” “Zombie Hunter,” “El Toro Loco,” “Gas Monkey” and more. Enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show experience to see the trucks and drivers up close. 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5555.


restaurant-weekSan Diego Restaurant Week
Jan. 17-24. Enjoy fabulous dining for less when nearly 200 restaurants throughout the county offer prix-fixe, three-course meals. Visit website for participating restaurants or check out our top recommendations here.


dine-out-escondidoDine Out Escondido!
Jan. 24-30. Explore 28 restaurants in the thriving Escondido culinary scene during the 3rd annual event. Discover dining specials and prix-fixe three-course meals at some of Escondido’s top dining destinations. Various locations.


san-diego-sunroad-boat-showSan Diego Sunroad Boat Show
Jan. 21-24. Enjoy a weekend on the water at San Diego’s Sunroad Boat Show with a boat rides, a showcase of marine services and products, free boating seminars, food and libations and more. (Photo Aloha PhotoVideo) Sunroad Resort Marina, 955 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island, 619.497.5254.


Disney on Ice Presents Frozen
Through Jan. 24. The Disney phenomenon that has everyone singing along brings the story to ice for San Diego audiences. Enjoy Frozen with sisters Anna and Elsa, snowman Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, trolls and guest appearances by Disney princesses and characters. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd.,


prarie-home-companionA Prairie Home Companion
Jan. 23. Be part of a live radio broadcast of Garrison Keillor’s popular public radio program featuring comedy sketches, music and Keillor’s signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon.” Broadway/Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


rep-outside-mullingar-main-imageOutside Mullingar
Jan. 21-Feb. 14. From the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonstruck, this romantic comedy set in Ireland is a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love. San Diego Repertory, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.10000.


shen-yunShen Yun
Jan. 26-28. Experience the culture of ancient China’s “Middle Kingdom” as the Shen Yun performance brings tradition to life with dance, music, visual effects and more. California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido.


Vanessa Carlton
Jan. 24. Singer-songwriter, Vanessa Carlton performs at The Casbah. The pop singer, best known for Billboard hit “A Thousand Miles,” just released her fifth studio album Liberman in October, and will share the stage with Skye Steel. 21+. $26/pp. 2501 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.232.4355.


U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Republic of Ireland
Jan. 23. Catch a competitive game of  soccer when the U.S. Women’s National Team takes on the Republic of Ireland in an International Friendly game at Qualcomm Stadium. Kickoff at 2 p.m. 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley East, 619.641.3100.


David Cross
Jan. 26. Comedian David Cross (Arrested Development, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pitch Perfect) brings the laughs to Observatory North Park as part of his “Making America Great Again!” tour. 18+, Doors open at 7 p.m. $35-55/pp. 2891 University Ave., North Park.


common-theoryDINE | DRINK
Beer Dinner at Common Theory Public House
Jan. 25. Enjoy a nine-course prix-fixe dinner featuring a bespoke dish from nine featured chefs, paired with a beer from Ale Smith Brewing Company. Featured chefs include Christine Rivera (Galaxy Taco), Robert Villicano (Common Theory Public House), Anthony Wells and Brad Chance (Juniper and Ivy), Phil Esteban (The Cork and Craft), Jose Joaquin Ruiz (Ironside Fish & Oyster), Mike Arquinas (The Lab Dining Sessions), Jason Knibb (Nine-Ten Restaurant) and Jonathan Bautista (George’s at the Cove). 6 p.m. $100/pp. 4805 Convoy St., Clairemont Mesa.