Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 1.8.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Centennial Beer Tasting
Jan. 8. The San Diego Museum of Man and the Panama-California Exposition celebrate Balboa Park’s 100-year anniversary with beer tastings from multiple craft breweries, delicious food from local eateries and 1915 themed festivities. Tickets are $20-30, 6-8 p.m. 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.239.2001


pekingPeking Acrobats
Jan. 10. The Peking Acrobats are famous for their agility and grace, defying gravity with awe-inspiring gymnastic displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Some of China’s most talented performers tumble through air, dive through hoops, juggle spinning plates and walk on wires as they take the stage at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25-50. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.839.4138


Walking with Dinosaus: Prehistoric Planet 3D
Ongoing. The Natural History Museum debuts their newest 3D film as audiences are transported to Cretaceous Alaska 70 million years ago to meet dinosaurs as they’ve never been seen before. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, the 20 minute film depicts the journey through the life of the dinosaurs, and their fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.3821


Finesse Mitchell
Jan. 8-10. Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse Mitchell brings his hip, stand-up style comedy to The American Comedy Co. for an evening of hilarity. The SNL veteran previously took the screen with comedians Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Maya Rudolph and Kristin Wiig, and now brings the laughs to San Diego. 818 B 6th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.795.3858


The Jayhawks
Jan. 11. The Jayhawks are hailed as pioneers of the alt-country/Americana sound and are delivering their folksy harmonies and powerful pop melodies to the stage at Belly Up Tavern. Following the successful release of cd reissues this summer, The Jayhawks join Trapper Schoepp for a San Diego performance. 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858.481.8140


pacificaPacifica Quartet
Jan. 10. The Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest contemporary chamber ensembles performing. The quartet performs both classical and contemporary composers with a fresh flare. The program boasts pieces from Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven. Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, 858.534.8497,


C.S. Lewis on Stage
Jan. 9-18. Award-winning actor Tom Key takes on the persona of C.S. Lewis in a fascinating look into the wit, wisdom and work of one of the 20th century’s most engaging thinkers and hugely popular writers. This limited engagement performance makes audiences think deeply and laugh heartily as they enjoy the adaptations of books, poems, novels and letters of C.S. Lewis. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000


charliebrownYou’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Jan. 9-18. America’s favorite comic strip characters come to life in a classic musical based on the timeless Peanuts comics by Charles M. Schulz. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, Lucy and Schroeder jump from page to stage for a series of adventures and a whimsical musical score. Escondido’s California Center for the Arts. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.839.4138


dirtydancingDirty Dancing
Jan. 6-11. This beautifully choreographed Broadway musical adaptation of the hugely popular ’80s movie features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” And don’t forget one of its most famous lines: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


Croce’s Park West
Music legend Jim Croce’s memory is kept alive through the legacy of Croce’s Park West, a Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar. This week, in what would have been the musician’s 72nd birthday, Croce’s Park West hosts a musical tribute with Jim Croce Tribute Band, The Young Lions, Cristopher Hollyday Quartet and Gilbert Castellanos performing Tuesday through Saturday in the Expatriate Room. Cover cost is $5-10. 2760 Fifth Ave. #100, Banker’s Hill, 619.233.4355


topofthemarketTop of the Market
Known for its incredible seafood and equally stunning views of the bay, Top of the Market offers unique weekend specials each week. This weekend, try the slow braised prime short ribs with seared New Bedford scallops, with savory wild mushroom bread pudding and cognac herb lobster sauce. 750 North Harbor Dr., 619.232.3474,


deckmans-winterbounty-sm-chWinter Bounty of Baja California
Jan. 10. For a unique and intimate dining experience just a stone’s throw from downtown San Diego, join chefs Drew Deckman, Robert Ruiz, Andrew Spurgin and Ryan Steyn to relish famous south-of-the-border tastes. Deckman’s En El Mogor will be hosting a five-course dinner with beverage pairings for $100/pp. Reservations can be made by calling 646.188.3960. KM. 85.5 Hwy 3 Tecate-Ensenada, 22766 San Antonio de las Minas, Baja California, Mexico. Winter Bounty of Baja California