San Diego Weekend Roundup January 25-28

Cocktails and Culture

Enjoy cocktails with a side of culture at the San Diego Museum of Art.

From a caffeine-fueled crawl around the city to new theater and opera performances, check out the top San Diego weekend events for January 25-28.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


Farmer’s Insurance OpenFarmers Insurance Open
Jan. 25-28. San Diego’s most anticipated pro golf tournament has featured legends such as Tiger Woods (2013 champ) and beloved local superstar Phil Mickelson. The action-packed week includes practice rounds for the PGA Tour players, pro-am tournaments, women’s and men’s days, a junior clinic, military appreciation activities and celebrity after-parties. Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla.



San Diego Sunroad Boat ShowSan Diego Sunroad Boat Show
Jan. 25-28. Hosted by the Sunroad Resort Marina, the 28th annual San Diego tradition will be expanding with the addition of more floating docks and several larger vessels. Guests can enjoy boating seminars, free boat rides and can shop from a plethora of marine vendors featuring the latest nautical products and services. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $13. 955 Harbor Island.




Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week SPONSORED
Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week
Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Enjoy scrumptious specials from Escondido’s highly acclaimed chefs and eateries like Vintana, Bellamy’s and The Wooden Spoon. Savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido at over thirty fantastic restaurants in historic downtown and all around town by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit your favorites and create new experiences! Each restaurant is donating $1 to the North County Food Bank’s FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program for every special they sell during Dine Out Escondido.



San Diego Caffeine Crawl
Jan. 26-28. Grab your travel mug and caffeine-loving friends to explore the exciting cities of San Diego, Carlsbad and Oceanside for the San Diego Caffeine Crawl. This line up includes over 25 local roasters, cafes and companies—many long-time industry veterans and several new shops. Choose from 9 routes, each with a different roster of participants and different start times. See website for details. $25-$37.





The Taco StandThe Taco Stand: North Park
Now Open.
This week beloved taco purveyor, The Taco Stand, welcomed its newest location to date in America’s Finest City. The eatery will continue to serve its housemade corn tortillas and complete taco menu in addition to offering several beers on tap—a feature that is currently only found at the Encinitas location. 3000 Upas St., San Diego.






Culture & CocktailsCulture & Cocktails: Modern Masters
Jan. 25.
Kick-start your weekend with a festive evening celebrating the Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection and Frida and Me exhibitions at SDMA. Sip on Pico Duarte signature cocktails or opt for refreshing beer samples from Southnorte Beer Co. while enjoying live music, dance performances, small bites, art-making activities and more. 6-10 p.m. $5 members, $25 nonmembers. The San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 619.232.7931.



Jan. 25-Feb. 18. A love story like no other, this comedy offers a mash-up of comic books, martial arts, hip-hop and Hollywood action movies, while recounting a family’s true story of fleeing Vietnam and immigrating to the U.S. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown. See website for showtimes and ticket price.





‘Cardboard Piano’‘Cardboard Piano’
Jan. 25-Feb. 25. Confronting the religious and cultural roots of intolerance, this modern-day parable explores the U.S.’s relationship with Africa and the human capacity for forgiveness. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, University Heights. See website for showtimes and ticket prices.






Art After HoursArt After Hours
Jan. 26. Shake up your Friday evening with a visit to The San Diego Museum of Art during their extended Friday hours. Visitors will have full access to special exhibitions, 20 galleries and live music in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court, all for a discounted price. 5-8 p.m. $5. The San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 619.232.7931.





'Maria'‘Maria de Buenos Aires’
Jan. 26-28.
Travel to the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires and feel the passionate pulse of tango during this limited run of Ástor Piazzolla’s Argentinian masterpiece. $76-$116. See website for showtimes. SD Opera, Lyceum Theater, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego.





Stories in Time

Stories in Time
Jan. 26, 28. Explore the dynamic relationship between music and time and its influence on musical storytelling. Soloists for the evening include three members of the SDSO (San Diego Symphony Orchestra) percussion section, their principal timpanist and special guest percussionist Aiyun Huang. F 8 p.m., Su 2 p.m. $20-$98. Copley Symphony Hall at San Diego Symphony, 1245 Seventh Ave., San Diego, 619.235.0800.




‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ photo by Jim Cox‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
Jan. 27-March 4. Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations in what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.” Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Way, Balboa Park. See website for showtimes and ticket prices.




Joan Marcus‘Hamilton’
Through Jan. 28. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Broadway/SanDiego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. See website for showtimes and ticket prices.




‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ photo by Jim Cox. ‘Hamilton’ photo by Joan Marcus.