Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 1.28.16

San Diego Black Film Festival
Jan. 27-31. See more than 100 films across many genres celebrating African American and African Diaspora cinema at one of the largest black film festivals in the country. Opening Day films include the world premiere of The Prodigal Son starring Chris Webb and Dari Crockett and This Little Light of Mine, a documentary on the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer. Throughout the weekend, enjoy panel discussions, mixers and an awards night gala.Reading Cinemas Gaslamp, 701 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.234.0022.


 quartyardThursday Night Market at Quartyard
Jan. 28. Quartyard hosts the next night market with live music by Valley Maker, craft vendors, food and drinks for purchase from Salt + Lime and Black Sheep BBQ. Enjoy a family and pet friendly evening in East Village’s playground. 5-10 p.m. 1102 Market St., East Village.


lunar-festLunar New Year Festival 2016
Jan. 29-31. The Little Saigon San Diego Foundation presents Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the year of the monkey with a fusion of Asian food stations, carnival rides, a “cultural village” and live entertainment featuring lion dances, concerts and more. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd., Mission Valley East.


torreypinesFarmers Insurance Open
Jan. 28-31. San Diego’s most anticipated pro golf tournament includes practice rounds for the PGA tour players, pro-am tournaments, a junior clinic and military appreciation activities. Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla.


The Metromaniacs
Jan. 30-Feb. 14. Playwright David Ives’ uproarious new play—a “translaptation” of classic French farce—focuses on a young man living in 18th century Paris who falls for a poetess sight unseen. Mistaken identity sets in motion a comedy of pseudonyms, plot twists and plenty of playful poetry. Shirley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


the-realish-housewives_main_rev01The Realish Housewives of San Diego
Feb. 2-7. This raucous parody of the hit reality television series, The Real Housewives, features customized comedy crafted specifically for San Diego audiences. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


guards-at-the-tajGuards at the Taj
Feb. 2-28. In this black comedy, two hapless guards at the Taj Mahal are swept up by the beauty, carnage and injustice surrounding one of the most famous wonders of the world. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010.


Opening Night: Ed Ruscha Now & Then
Jan. 29Celebrate the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla’s newest exhibit, Ed Ruscha Now & Then with exhibition tours, specialty cocktails, DJ-spun tunes and food truck fare. Ruscha’s paintings span pop and commercial media and the landscape of Los Angeles from the 1960s-2000s. The exhibit is on view through April 24. 700 Prospect St., La Jolla 858.454.3541.


museum-month2San Diego Museum Month
Feb. 1-29. Access more than 40 of San Diego’s top museums all month for half-off admission, including local favorites such as Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Maritime Museum, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and several museums at Balboa Park. Pick up passes at San Diego Macy’s stores. Various locations.


Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
Feb. 2. The New Zealand performers dazzle audiences with a combination of humor, small ukuleles and musical talent. The band’s music includes “ukulelefied” versions of rock and pop classics by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper, Salt-N-Pepa and more. 7:30 p.m. California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253.


William Shatner
Jan. 28. Actor and comedian, William Shatner takes the stage in San Diego with his tour Shatner’s World, We Just Live In It. Through anecdotes, songs and jokes, Shatner shares his story. 7:30 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.570.1100.


mastiff-sausage-company-bratDINE | DRINK
Mastiff Sausage Company’s Anniversary Party
Jan. 31Mastiff Sausage Company has been serving their bespoke sausage sandwiches to San Diego for the last three years. Celebrate their anniversary at Societe Brewing Company over hosted appetizers, small bites and for one day only, the return of the three-way pork sandwich. Coming soon in 2016, the company will also open two brick and mortar eateries. 8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa,


151106_the-red-door_0231Farmers Friends and Fishermen
Feb. 3. Enjoy the rich flavors of winter at The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar as they host local farmers, ranchers, fishermen and winemakers to showcase their fresh products. Chef Miguel Valdez crafts a four-course menu while diners enjoy a pre-meal meet and greet with the farmers and fishermen. 6 p.m. $72/pp. 741 W. Washington St., Hillcrest, 619.295.6000.