Top San Diego Things to Do in January

Historic Torrey Pines Golf Course plays host to the Farmer’s Insurance Open.

From world class performances to festive parades, check out San Diego’s top January events.

Edited by Madelyn Harris.

Jan. 6-28. 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 showtime and ticket prices.

‘Around the World in 80 Days’
Jan. 10-Feb. 4. Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg in the original “Great Race,” circling the globe with danger, romance and comic surprises at every turn. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. See website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Celebrate MLK with a parade on San Diego Bay.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade on San Diego Bay.

MLK Jr. Day Parade
Jan. 14. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this 36th annual waterfront parade along San Diego Bay. Enjoy an afternoon of bands, floats and drill teams as they march along the Embarcadero on Harbor Drive. 2 p.m. Free. Harbor Drive.

The Last Wife
Jan. 17-Feb. 11. This contemporary reimagining of the compelling relationship between Henry VIIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr, is a witty and powerful examination of sexual politics and women’s rights. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town.

S.D. Restaurant Week
Jan. 21-28. Dine out for less during this celebration of local fare. More than 180 restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus at significantly reduced price points. Visit website for participating restaurants.

Farmer’s 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,

Boat fanatics will love the wide offerings at the Sunroad Boat Show.
Boat fanatics can take advantage of boating seminars, boat rides and more at the Sunroad Boat Show.

San 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.

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’
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.

‘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 price.

San Diego Black Film Festival
Jan. 31-Feb. 4. Catch more than 100 films across many genres celebrating African-American and African Diaspora cinema at this annual event, one of the largest black film festivals in the country. Location TBD.



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