Events | San Diego Things To Do In February 2014

San Diego Things To Do In February 2014

feb-eventsFind the best things to do this February in our events roundup. We’ve gathered the best San Diego things to do in February 2014.

San Diego Museum Month
Feb. 1-28. 
Access 44 of San Diego’s top museums all month long for half-off admission, including local favorites such as Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and several museums at Balboa Park. From Oceanside Museum of Art down to the Tijuana Estuary, there are ample opportunities for education, entertainment and creating memories for the whole family. Passes are free to obtain while supplies last, available at Macy’s stores. With a pass, up to four visitors can gain admission to any of the participating museums for half-price.

Feb. 4-5. After releasing five albums and touring extensively with big names such as 311, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly and Sublime with Rome, Pepper has opened a new chapter in its storied career. Pepper’s latest self-titled album celebrates life with a youthful exuberance and island rhythms. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Feb. 6-16.
The 24th annual film festival explores Jewish experiences through a slew of shorts, documentaries and feature films. In addition to the carefully selected films, the SDJFF features an international roster of visiting guest artists, including actors, filmmakers, and scholars, who introduce their work, participate in panel discussions, and meet with the festival patrons. Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, 4665 Clairemont Drive, Clairmont Mesa. 858.274.9994.

The Fresh Beat Band
Feb. 7. Marina, Kiki, Twist and Shout are the Fresh Beats—four music-loving friends in a band who sing and dance non-stop. From the moment they wake up, everything that the Fresh Beats do is infused with musical fun. All of the songs embody an upbeat, contemporary format with preschool-friendly lyrics that the whole family will enjoy. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego. 619.224.4171.

Padres Fan Fest
Feb. 8. Get fired up for baseball season with this great family event that includes autograph sessions, pitching and hitting clinics with Padres players, and plenty of photo ops. Fans can also tour the clubhouse, run the bases and enjoy other memorable Petco Park experiences. 10 a.m. Petco Park, San Diego. 619.795.5000.

An Evening with Pat Benatar
Feb. 8. Pat Benatar has always been a trail-blazing rule-breaker, and now after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bonafide living legend. Songs like “Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “Promises in the Dark” and “We Belong” are as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV, when Benatar forged the path for other female rock stars around the world. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach. 858.481.8140.

The Winter’s Tale
Feb. 8-Mar. 16.
Shakespeare’s masterpiece is a profound exploration of the simple miracles in life and the forces that shape them: love, friendship and forgiveness. The Old Globe’s Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, who NPR “one of the country’s leading Shakespeareans,” directs. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623.

Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair
Feb. 8-9.
Welcome the Year of the Horse in a traditional Chinese garden at this two-day event packed with various cultural performances, lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, children’s crafts, a lantern parade and a wide variety of Chinese and Asian food booths—all in celebration of the Chinese New Year on Jan. 31. Visit the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum to learn about San Diego Chinatown history, see a traditional garden with a koi pond and learn what’s new at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension. Free. 10 a.m-5 p.m. The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 404 Third Ave., downtown. 619.338.9888.

The Who & The What
Feb. 11-March 9.
Raised in a conservative Muslim family in Atlanta, the outspoken Zarina clashes with her traditional father and sister in this humorous play that examines the great divide between traditions and contemporary life. La Jolla Playhouse, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. 858.550.1010.

Josh Wolf
Feb. 13-15. From The Impov to The Laugh Factory to the world famous Comedy Store, Josh Wolf has worked his way up the comedy-chain all the way to network TV where he can regularly be seen on “Chelsea Lately.” He’s also worked behind the scenes, writing for show’s like “Fairly Normal” and “Yes, Dear.” On stage, he is currently touring with Larry The Cable Guy and Chelsea Handler. American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., San Diego. 619.795.3858.

Brian Regan
Feb. 14. A perfect date for Valentine’s Day, Brian Regan is one of the country’s premier comedians, known for his blend of sophisticated writing and on-stage physicality. In January, 2012, Regan broke the record for most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City with ten sold-out shows selling more than 26,000 tickets. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. 619.570.1100.

Harlem Globetrotters
Feb. 14.
Fun for kids and basketball enthusiasts alike, enjoy a night of the Harlem Globetrotters and their smooth moves on the court. Formed in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters is one of the most recognizable teams in sports history. Known more for its entertainment prowess than its competitive spirit, the team’s monster dunks, hilarious jokes and amazing basketball skills will have you laughing out loud. 7 p.m. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego. 619.224.4171.

Imagine Dragons
Feb. 15.
Arguably the biggest breakout band of 2013, Imagine Dragons is selling out show after show. The album “Night Visions” reached number one on the rock charts, with “Radioactive” being its biggest single to date. Expect to hear “Demons,” “It’s Time” and other “Night Visions” hits. The Naked and Famous and Nico Vega also perform. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway. 619.224.4171.

The Elixir of Love
Feb. 15-23. Nemorino desperately wants to marry the wealthy Adina, who seems out of his league. When she attracts a handsome Sergeant as her suitor, he turns in desperation to Dr. Dulcamara’s “elixir of love,” and in hope of winning her, spends all his money and has to enlist to get cash for more. But is it truly a magic elixir or just a bottle of cheap Bordeaux? It takes more than an elixir to win Adina in this delightful comedy.  San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave., San Diego. 619.533.7000.

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K
Feb. 16. Extend your Valentine’s Day celebration through the weekend with this 10K and one-mile run in Coronado. Savor the path along the beautiful San Diego Bay, around Coronado’s golf course and million-dollar homes for a scenic run. Running with your sweetheart is even better. A post race raffle and party will be held at McP’s Irish Pub and Grill. Begin at 1100 Orange Ave., Coronado.

San Diego Winter Brew Fest
Feb. 22. Celebrate craft beverages from California and beyond with live music, local food and other vendors. Souvenir glass included. Limited VIP admittance is available one hour early, with a special cheese and beer pairing. Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego.

Feb. 22. Karmin may have been a YouTube sensation for its remarkable covers of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and  Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” but the band skyrocketed onto the mainstream with the original track “Brokenhearted.” “Pulses” is Karmin’s first headlining tour. House of Blues, 1055 5th Ave, San Diego. 619.299.2583.

Feb. 25. Winners of the third season of “The Sing-Off,” Pentatonix strives to be the first mainstream acapella artist in recent times. The group already has two albums and hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits under its belt, and are taking “PTX Vol. 2” on an international tour this spring. Soma San Diego, 3350 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego. 619.226.7662.

Harland Williams
Feb. 27-Mar. 1. Known for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand-up and sketch comedy routines, comedian and actor Harland Williams has starred in numerous cult classics like “Dumb and Dumber,” “Half Baked” and “There’s Something About Mary.” Williams has also done solo stand-up comedy specials for HBO and Comedy Central, and lent his vocal talents to several animated productions. The American Comedy Co., 818 B Sixth Ave., San Diego. 619.795.3858.