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Wellness Week
Jan. 22-28. Wellness Week is a program of events and special offers designed help you learn about and experience ways to improve your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Ever wondered how you could benefit from chiropractic care? Or acupuncture? Interested in trying a new fitness class or yoga studio? Wellness Week offers everything from personal training and Pilates sessions to acupuncture treatments and yoga classes. Encinitas. 760.943.1950.

Toy-Story-on-ice-Valley-VieDisney On Ice Presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3
Jan 25-29. The toys are back in town! Memorable moments from Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 come to life on the ice in this sensational live production. Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race toward home in their most daring adventure ever. Rediscover the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story and take family fun to infinity and beyond. Valley View Casino Center 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. 619.224.4171.

Cat-fanciers-all-breed-showSan Diego Cat Fanciers CFA All-Breed Cat Show
Jan 28-29. Nearly 450 of the nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at this year’s Food and Water Bowl, the largest annual cat show on the West Coast. Cats will be judged on personality, health and beauty. Local rescue organizations will have cats available for adoption. Cat-related merchandise and educational presentations also are part of the weekend’s activities. Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. 866.799.4625.

San Diego Black Film Festival
Jan. 26-29. The San Diego Black Film Festival returns for its tenth year to honor and promote African American and African Diaspora cinema. The SDBFF is one of the largest black film festivals in the country and continues to experience tremendous growth. Screening over 100 films across a spectrum on genres, the festival is bookended by opening and closing receptions. Check the website for showings and events. 220 West G Street, San Diego. 619.685.7215.

Chinese-New-Year-FairSan Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair
Jan. 28-29. Ring in the year of the Dragon! Celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on January 23, with a weekend of entertainment, performances and presentations including an opening ceremony with Lucky Lion Dancers. The Fair will be open on both days from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District, Third Ave and J Street, San Diego.

42nd Street
Jan. 27-Mar. 4. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes, 42nd Street tells the story of famed Great White Way director Julian Marsh’s efforts to produce what might be his last Broadway show. Fresh off the buss from Allentown, Peggy Sawyer is a chorus girl, but after the show’s star has an accident, Peggy finds herself stealing the show and Julian’s heart. Watch love come alive during the Great Depression and tap along to the contagious beat of this beloved musical. Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado. 619.435.4856.

Jan. 28-Feb. 5. Salome’s disturbing obsession with John the Baptist drives her to make a shocking request – the head of the Prophet as a reward for performing the sensuous Dance of the Seven Veils. Based on Oscar Wilde’s dramatic adaptation of the biblical story of Salome and her lecherous stepfather, the dysfunctional and dangerous court of King Herod in Salome is brought to life through Richard Strauss’s seductive music. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. 619.570.1100.

Hammer-a-bell-and-a-song-toA Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing
Through Jan. 29. Inspired by the work of Pete Seeger and his grandson, A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing celebrates the history of change in America through song, story and spoken word. Sing along with the performers to more than 25 songs that call for peace, justice, freedom and change from some of our country’s most memorable songwriters. Rediscover the inspiring words from past presidents and founding fathers, poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Henry David Thoreau, and activists like César Chávez and Dr. Martin Luther King and marvel at the stunning visuals in a multimedia slide show that accompanies the music and text. Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. 619.544.1000.

san-diego-Restaurant-WeekFOOD + DRINK
Restaurant Week
Extended through Jan. 27. Restaurant Week is a great way to try a new spot you might not typically visit, or save at old favorites. Experience cuisine that delights the palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe dinner menus for $20, $30 or $40 from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants. Two-course lunch options are also available for $10, $15 or $20. Reservations are highly recommended.



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