Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend
Jan. 7. Spend your Saturday with one of America’s favorite comedians. Jerry Seinfeld, the mastermind and star of one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, returns to the stand-up stage for back-to-back performances. Catch his unique insights on everyday life at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 B St. 619.570.1100. www.sandiegotheatres.org
Self-Guided Tours at Suzie’s Farm
Beginning Jan. 7. The USDA-certified organic farm that grows over 100 different types of crops per year is now hosting self-guided tours in addition to its current tour program including field trips and private events. Self-guided tours allow farm visitors and small groups to explore Suzie’s Farm, learn about organic farming and taste selected crops at their own pace by following hand-painted signs and a printed visual guide. Open every Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the tours are intended for individuals or groups up to ten participants. Suzie’s Farm Stand, 1856 Saturn Blvd., San Diego. 619.662.1780. www.suziesfarm.com.
Jan. 6-15. In late-nineteenth century Germany, a group of teens struggle to understand the meaning of sexuality in a repressed society where their parents and trusted adults refuse to answer their difficult questions. Fueled by modern music from Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening contains strong language and sexual situations as it explores the idea of teenage enlightenment. Welk Resorts Theatre, Welk Theatre San Diego 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido. 888.802.7469. www.welktheatersandiego.com
Jan. 8. The number one New Year’s resolution is related to fitness and weight loss, so kick off 2012 with the Resolution Run 5K or 15K. Beginning in Mission Bay Park’s beautiful De Anza Cove, this run loops around Mission Bay and includes the new Boogie Victory Lap, a half kilometer to dance, hop, skip, cartwheel, hula hoop and boogie, woogie – no walking or running allowed. Prizes will be awarded for best and worst dancer. Races begin at 7 a.m. De Anza Cove, Mission Bay. www.sandyfeetevents.com
San Diego Sockers
Jan. 7. In the first game of 2012, the Sockers take on the Anaheim Bolts with a home field advantage hoping to continue their undefeated season. It’s also Alumni Night, where all former Sockers have been invited to return to the Del Mar Arena in a special tribute to Hall of Fame Head Coach Ron Newman. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 866.799.4624. www.sdsockers.com
Jan. 9. Original punk-rockers NOFX are bringing their friends No Use For a Name, Old Man Markley and other special guests to the House of Blues to support the recent release of their two latest records; The Longest EP, a collection of 30 EP tracks, rarities and previously unreleased songs, and Hardcore, a nine-track EP of hardcore covers. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego. 619.299.2583. www.houseofblues.com
First Friday Films: Flor Silvestre
Jan. 6. Flor Silvestre explores the expressive nature of the Mexican landscape, as well as the revolution that shaped modern Mexico. Prior to the film Amy Galpin, project curator, will speak to some of the themes of the exhibition and the era now known as the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, during which this film was made. The film is shown in conjunction with the special exhibition from the Andrés Blaisten Collection. James S. Copley Auditorium, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.232.7931. www.sdmart.org
Beginning Jan. 6. Opening two years after the massive earthquake hit Haiti, Rescue gives voice to the quiet ones who are diligently making progress by showing the training and mindsets of the individuals who answer the call to provide humanitarian aid to those in need. Quickly marshaling the support of the military and appropriate organizations, the Rescue crew dropped into the just affected Port-au-Prince landscape to track the involvement of each of the film’s characters in this international humanitarian mission. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado • San Diego. 619.238.1233. www.rhfleet.org.
Boundless Energy at the Birch Aquarium
Ongoing. Birch Aquarium at Scripps just opened its Boundless Energy exhibit, an interactive experience that celebrates the innovative ways natural forces can be used to power our lives. Explore the science behind renewable energy and discover current technologies for producing power from the sun, the wind, and the waves. Power a mechanical fish with solar energy and create green energy out the wave tank and water tables with the hands-on activities. Other exhibits currently showing include There’s Something About Seahorses, Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge and Shark Reef & Hall of Fishes. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. aquarium.ucsd.edu