Farmers Insurance Open, Mille Fleurs, The Great Leap and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for January 23-26.
Edited by Brooke Knetzger.
Farmers Insurance Open
Jan. 23-26. San Diego’s most anticipated pro golf tournament has featured legends and past champions such as Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, Jason Day and Brandt Snedeker. 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. farmersinsuranceopen.com
Jan. 23-26. Prepare for an ocean adventure with Birch Aquarium and Flagship Cruises & Events. Join the twice-daily whale watching cruises to locate gray whales on their epic 20,000 mile round-trip migration from their arctic feeding grounds to Baja California, Mexico. Search for whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, migrating birds, and more with the ocean experts from Birch Aquarium! The family-friendly ship departs from the Flagship Cruises & Events docks in Downtown San Diego. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and your sense of adventure! See website for pricing and additional information. 990 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. flagshipsd.com
San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show
Jan. 23-26. Calling all boaters! Don’t miss the chance to check out services and products, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more. In addition to the tremendous boats, there will also be a plethora of marine vendors and electronics with the latest nautical products and services, boating seminars, as well as food and beverages for attendees to enjoy a day on San Diego Bay. See website for additional information. Sunroad Marina, 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego. bigbayboatshow.com
Chinese New Year Festival at Balboa Park
Jan. 25-26. All are invited to come celebrate the year of The Rat with House of China at the International Cottages of Balboa Park. Guests can look forward to Kung-Fu performances, dancing and specialty Chinese food. Free event. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. International Cottages at Balboa Park, 668 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. Register
Zinqué Introduces New Happy Hour
Now Available. The recently-opened French bistro located in the heart of Little Italy has unveiled an all-new happy hour menu available Monday through Friday in their bar and pod seating areas. Guests can enjoy 13 various appetizer selections including Prawn Tacos, Ratatouille Quesadilla, Country Pate, Pan Con Tomate with Prosciutto and Mini Quiche Bites, all for $9 and under. Zinque will also offer $4 off all wines by the glass, $5 off all signature cocktails and aperitifs, and $2 off all beers. 4-7 p.m. 2101 Kettner Blvd, Little Italy. lezinque.com
Pop Pie Co. x Trust Restaurant Group for National Pie Day
Jan. 23. Two new pies debut at Pop Pie Co. this Thursday in collaboration with Trust Restaurant Group’s executive chef Brad Wise and executive pastry chef Jeremy Harville. Pop Pie Co.’s Executive Chef Gan Suebsarakham has collaborated with Chef Brad Wise on a Shepherd’s Pie filled with mirepoix, toasted turnips and peas, then topped with garlic potatoes and cognac gravy. The second pie will be a Cannoli Pie with Ricotta filling, Turkish apricots, pistachio and cannoli crisps. The first 20 people in line will get a free Pop Pie Co. T-shirt. 4404 Park Blvd., University Heights. poppieco.com
Through Jan. 26. Rancho Santa Fe’s beloved French restaurant Mille Fleurs is offering a three-course prix fixe, showcasing classic French staples with a modern twist and seasonal flavors from local purveyors. Menu highlights include the Buttermilk Squash Heirloom Polenta with locally sourced wild and tame mushrooms and the Baja Striped Bass sourced from Baja California with butternut squash and lemon thyme beurre blanc. End your dinner with Pastry Chef Sam Bird’s twist on the classic Baked Alaska with housemade banana-chocolate ice cream and carob pound cake. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. millefleurs.com
Through Jan. 26. In celebration of San Diego Restaurant Week, Puesto is offering both lunch and dinner at both its San Diego locations, La Jolla and Downtown. Enjoy guacamole, tacos served on handmade heirloom blue corn tortillas made with Masienda, and more delicious menu items through January 26. Lunch is priced at $15 per person; dinner is priced at $30 per person. See website for locations and SDRW menus. eatpuesto.com
Banker’s Hill Bar + Restaurant
Through Jan. 26. Head to the Banker’s Hill favorite for a prix-fixe dinner menu with optional beverage pairings. Menu highlights include Moroccan-spiced tempura cauliflower, pappardelle Bolognese with grana Padano and arugula salad, and roasted banana cake with chocolate frosting. The four-course menu is priced at $40 per person with an optional $21 beverage pairing. 2202 4th Ave., Bankers Hill. bankershillsd.com
The Great Leap
Jan. 23-26. When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. cygnettheatre.com
Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater presents Janus IV
Jan. 24-26. Head to Saville Theatre at San Diego City College for the return of San Diego Dance Theater’s annual January series, Janus IV. The company returns to its more conventionally produced and staged dances following a lengthy series of site-specific projects. Saville Theatre, San Diego City College, Corner of 14th and C Street, Downtown San Diego. sandiegodancetheater.org
Jan. 24-26. Travel back to the magical world of ancient China this weekend with Shen Yun at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, as Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra unlike any other. Don’t miss this breathtaking theatrical experience. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., San Diego. shenyunperformingarts.org
Photos: Farmers Insurance Open courtesy farmersinsuranceopen.com. Whale Watching courtesy Flagship Cruises & Events. San Diego Sunroad Boat Show courtesy bigbayboatshow.com. Chinese New Year Festival courtesy House of China. Mille Fleurs courtesy Bay Bird Inc. Pop Pie Co. and Puesto courtesy Bread and Butter PR. BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant courtesy Wicked Creative. Zinque courtesy Chemistry PR. The Great Leap courtesy Cygnet Theatre. Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater courtesy Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater. Shen Yun courtesy Shen Yun Performing Arts.