Events | 30 Top San Diego Events this February

30 Top San Diego Events this February

hornblowerFrom museums to Mardi Gras, beer festivals to romantic cruises, February is a month to explore and discover America’s Finest City. Check out 30 of the best San Diego events this month.

San Diego Museum Month
Feb. 1-29. Access more than 40 of San Diego’s top museums all month for half-off admission. Participating museums include the 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. See website for full list.


San Diego Jewish Film Festival.
Feb. 4-14. The 26th annual film festival explores Jewish experiences through a shorts, documentaries and feature films. Multiple venues, including Reading Cinemas in Claremont.


Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration
Feb. 6. Go downtown for one of the largest Mardi Gras festivals on the West Coast, conveniently staged on Fifth Ave., in the Gaslamp Quarter and equipped with beads, live music and distinct San Diego flavor. 4 p.m.-midnight. Gaslamp Quarter, 619.233.5227.


Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration


Hillcrest Fat Tuesday
Feb. 9. Celebrate Mardi Gras at this roaring nighttime dance party with carnival-style entertainment, Cajun cuisine, performances by the ladies of the Lips Drag Club, two bars, an exclusive V.I.P. area with private bar and Rich’s Nightclub DJs. Hillcrest.


Harlem Globetrotters
Feb. 12, 19. Fun for kids and basketball enthusiasts alike, enjoy a day of the Harlem Globetrotters and their smooth moves on the court. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District, 619.234.4447.


Valentines Day Weekend Cruises
Feb. 12-14. Enjoy a romantic cruise on San Diego’s iconic bay with your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Options include a sweetheart’s VIP dinner package, cupid’s dinner cruise, or a weekend champagne brunch. Hornblower Cruises & Events, 1800 North Harbor Dr., San Diego Marina, 619.686.8700.


Brewbies Festival
Feb. 13. The 7th annual Brewbies Festival showcases beer from more than 40 of the best breweries in the country. The day includes a raffle, silent auction, a signature glass, bracelet, food voucher and unlimited samplings of more than 80 craft brews. 1-5 p.m. Bagby Beer Co., 601 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside.


Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Feb. 13. Watch 17 races around the motorcycle circuit at Petco Park as the best riders from around the globe seek to outrace and outmaneuver each other on the sport’s most challenging tracks. 6:30-10 p.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5555.


Red Ball Year of the Monkey
Feb. 19. Welcome in the Lunar New Year at the 5th annual Red Ball at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The Year of the Monkey symbolizes optimism, ambition and adventure. Dress in red cocktail attire and enjoy the red carpet entry, live entertainment and dancing, picture booths and more. Club M at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, Del Mar.


San Diego Winter Brew Fest
Feb. 19, 20. Celebrate the craft brews from California and beyond to the tune of live local music, food and additional vendors. Friday, enjoy music from The Fooks and Saturday from Euphoria Brass Band. 7-10 p.m. Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park,


“Metromaniacs” at The Old Globe

The Metromaniacs
Through March 6. 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. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


The 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.


Fiddler on the Roof
Feb. 5. Teyve, the milkman, tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. He must cope with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love, while each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his Jewish faith. Welk’s Resort, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, 888.802.7469.


Dancing with the Stars Live!
Feb. 8. The Dance All Night Tour features a bigger cast than ever before, pulling from some of the most memorable dance numbers on Dancing with the Stars as well as fresh, never-before-seen choreography. 7:30 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.570.1100.


Circus Vargas: “iLUMINOUS”

Circus Vargas: “iLUMINOUS”
Feb. 11-21, Feb. 25-March 7. Enjoy the new Circus Vargas production with flying aerialists, exhilarating acrobats, clowns and more under their big top. Performances kick off at the beginning of February at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and continue at Mission Bay Park in San Diego. Check website for schedule and location. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, or 1101 Sea World Dr., Mission Bay.


Outside Mullingar
Through 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.


When the Rain Stops Falling
Through Feb. 14. Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York, and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Fifty years earlier, his grandfather predicted that fish would fall from the sky heralding a great flood which would end life on earth as we know it. Enjoy a multi-layered drama that spans four generations and two continents with patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Congress St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.


Guards 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.


Feb. 5-21. Enjoy seeing the stories of turn of the century America blend together, as an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unite by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown, 619.235.9500.


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“Cinderella” by Moscow Festival Ballet

Cinderella by Moscow Festival Ballet
Feb. 9. With an exuberant score from Prokofiev, a kindly fairy godmother, comical stepsisters, a handsome prince and spunky Cinderella, this classic dance version of the beloved fairy tale has delighted audiences for generations. The Moscow Festival Ballet brings the story to life at San Diego’s Jacobs Music Center. 7:30 p.m. 750 B. St., downtown, 619.235.0804.


Now or Later
Feb. 11-March 13. This incisive and politically provocative new play takes on religion, freedom of expression and the dangers of an increasingly interconnected global community. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd., #101, University Heights, 619.220.0097.


The Last Match
Feb. 13-March 13. Anna Ziegler’s energetic and moving new play journeys inside the minds of two extraordinary tennis players to reveal the lives that led to their defining US Open moment. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


San Diego Opera “Tosca”


San Diego Opera: Tosca
Feb. 13-21. Step into the web of politics, police brutality, betrayal, jealousy and murder in Puccini’s blood-soaked Tosca. In Rome, the fiery and celebrated singer Floria Tosca has no idea that her life and that of the man she loves, will irrevocably change the very next day. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.


The Book of Mormon
Feb. 23-March 6. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


Now You See It
Feb. 24-March 20. Enjoy the U.S. premiere as the production Now You See It is fueled by jealousy bordering on paranoia, a philandering husband, hypnotism, a spurned lover and a scandalous discovery. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.


Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
Feb. 2. New Zealand performers, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra delights 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.


Ben Folds and the San Diego Symphony
Feb. 5. Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Ben Folds, performs his classical Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Folds is joined by the San Diego Symphony performing music from Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. 7:30 p.m. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253.


Feb. 26. Music superstar, Rihanna brings her Anti World Tour to the San Diego stage. The pop, R&B, reggae singer kicks off the North America leg of her tour in San Diego in support of her newest album Anti and is joined by Travis Scott. Viejas Arena, San Diego State University, 619.594.0429.


Kip Moore & The Cadillac Three
Feb. 26. Country singer, Kip Moore, performs at the House of Blues, San Diego with The Cadillac Three. Kip Moore is best known for his debut album Up All Night and his new release Wild Ones as well as his hit singles “Young Love,” “Dirt Road,” and “Wild Ones.” 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.299.2583.


Charlie Daniels Band
Feb. 28. Country, bluegrass and southern rock music combine in the iconic Charlie Daniels Band, best known for chart-topper “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” The band performs at Casino Pauma. 5 p.m. 777 Pauma Reservation Rd., Pauma Valley, 760.742.2177.






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