Things to Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events

San Diego Weekend Events Roundup

Find the best San Diego things to do this weekend.

love-train-winery-tourVALENTINE’S DAY
The “Love Train” Winery Tours
Through Feb. 28. Looking for a unique way to wow your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Get on the Love Train with San Diego Beer and Wine Tours for a romantic train tour including fine wines, delicious gourmet food and breathtaking coastal scenery. $88/pp. 858.551.5115.

hornblower-hook-up-cruiseMagic 92.5 Hook-Up Cruise
Feb. 8. Still seeking a Valentine? Magic FM is hosting a sail for singles just in time for the big couples’ holiday. Join up to 500 other singles on Jagger and Kristi’s love boat and enjoy cocktails and dancing to music from the Magic 92.5 DJ while cruising on San Diego Bay. The two-hour cruise includes a cash bar with drink specials and food available for purchase. $30/pp. Board at Hornblower Landing at Grape Street Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715.

mardi-gras-hillcrestMARDI GRAS
Hillcrest Mardi Gras Street Party
Feb. 12. Celebrate Fat Tuesday at this roaring annual street fair that promises to be a visual spectacle. Tootie & the Lips Girls and DJ Phil B will take over the Viejas Stage, offering live entertainment to keep the party rocking all night. 6-11 p.m. 21+. Entrance at Fourth and University avenues, Hillcrest.

mardi-gras-gaslampMardi Gras in the Gaslamp 
Feb. 12. San Diego’s longest running Mardi Gras street festival is shaking things up this Fat Tuesday with an extravaganza unlike any that came before it, including a musical line up ripe with New Orleans’ rhythm and soul playing on four different stages. Don’t miss this fantasy world of masks, illusions, entertainment and of course, beads. 5-11 p.m. Gaslamp Quarter. 619.233.5227.

brazil-carnival-mardi-gras-Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras Ball
Feb. 9. From authentic Batucada rhythms to Capoeira to samba dancers, the Brazil Carnival captures the essence of Mardi Gras. Live bands; Capoeira performances with acrobatic martial arts, music and dance; carnival entertainment and a parade can all be found in the heart of Balboa Park. Tickets also include entry into a raffle to win a round trip to Brazil. VIP packages available. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego.

San Diego Sockers
Feb. 10. The Sockers return to their home turf to close out the regular season against the Arizona Storm. This championship team is breaking team and individual records left and right, and the county is taking notice. See if they can keep the winning streak going! Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway, 619.224.4171.

puppy-love-5kPuppy Love 5K 
Feb. 10. Grab your running shoes and your pup for this annual run/walk to benefit the animals, people, pets, and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Keep dogs safe by making sure they are leashed and supervised at all times during this coastal jaunt. Runners begin at 8 a.m. Walkers begin at 8:20 a.m. Highway 101, Solana Beach, 858-756-4117 ext. 312.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Through Feb. 17. Explore Jewish experiences through slews of shorts, documentaries and feature films at this 23rd annual film festival. This year’s festival includes a special screening from Sha’ar HaNegev, San Diego’s sister city in Israel. More than 30 films will be shown at four different theaters, including films by an international roster of guest artists. Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, 4665 Clairemont Drive, Clairmont Mesa. 858.274.9994.

little-italy-carnevaleLittle Italy Carnevale
Feb. 9. Take in stilt-walkers, mask-making for kids, live music and local Italian fare while donning traditional Venetian Carnevale regalia at the tenth annual event that mirrors Carnevale in Venice. Daniele Spadavecchia, Teagan Taylor Trip and the Human Music Box are all schedule to perform throughout the festival amidst various vignettes of entertainment. 5-9 p.m. India Street between Fir and Cedar streets, Little Italy. 619.233.3898.

the-red-ball-grand-del-marThe Red Ball—A Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb. 9. Bid farewell to the Year of the Dragon and welcome the Year of the Snake at this red-themed soiree that includes an official countdown at midnight to kick off the Lunar New Year. The event showcases a happy hour with tapas and specialty cocktails and performances by local legends Lady Dottie & the Diamonds and DJ Mike White. Red cocktail attire is suggested. 21+. Club M at the Grand Del Mar, 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, Del Mar. 619.944.8900.

Ray At Night
Feb. 9. Shop local and find unique, one of a kind items amid performing arts and musical entertainment while meandering through the area around Ray Street. Businesses, galleries and shops in the North Park Arts District stay open late for this monthly art walk, which is now in its twelfth year. Participating galleries usually include Cirello Gallery, Ray Street Custom Framing, Soul Ryde, The Red Crow, Dani Dodge Art and more. Every second Saturday of the month. 6-10 p.m. North Park Arts District, Ray Street between University and North Park Way.

The Wailers
Feb. 9. Comprising the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers will perform “Survival,” a roots reggae album by Bob Marley released in 1979. The performance will include a special guest appearance by historian Roger Steffens, who is widely recognized for his reggae archives. He also owns the largest collection of Marley artifacts, a collection he shares with the world through a multi-media presentation. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.