Things To Do This Weekend | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 1.22.15

Weekend Roundup

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

San Diego Restaurant Week
Through Jan. 24. Savor the flavors from select San Diego restaurants during San Diego Restaurant Week. Discover more than 200 top dining destinations as they offer specially priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Two-course lunch menus range from $10-$20/pp, while three-course dinner menus range from $20-50. Catch the full line-up of participating restaurants on the website.


beerfestNorth County Beer Festival
Jan. 24. Enjoy unlimited tastings and live music at the North County Beer Festival. Work your way through tastes from more than 50 craft breweries while enjoying performances from the Clay Colton Band and Playfight & Morgan Leigh Band. $42.50/pp, includes unlimited beer tastings; designated drivers $15/pp, includes unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. 1-5 p.m. Moonlight Ampitheater, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, 760.724.2110.


FigObLaugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance
Jan. 22. Laugh-in presents the work of 20 artists who engage strategies of stand-up comedy as a means to reframe questions surrounding performance, audience and public speech. The new exhibition celebrations include gallery conversations, music, Tito’s Handmade Vodka specialty cocktails, beer from Stone Brewing Co., and bites from Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria. 7 p.m. MCASD La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.3541.


MarchFourth Marching Band
Jan. 22. Despite the band’s marching band themed costumes, this genre-busting group is far from a traditional “marching band.” The music is influenced by international sounds and delivered as a medley of funky electric base, vocals and guitar. Stilt acrobatics and dancing is merely the icing on the cake. Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros, Solana Beach, 858.481.8140.


mygoodnessMy Goodness
Jan. 28. The Seattle based rock ‘n’ roll band brings the beat to Soda Bar with the release of their new album Shiver + Shake. The trio combines the vocals and guitar work of Joel Schneider, the percussion of Andy Lum, and Cody Votolato on the bass, for a sound that hails back to Nirvana and Murder City Devils. They will share the stage with Crash Kings. Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd, 858.512.7469.


La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini
Jan. 24, 27, 29, Feb. 1. Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme is an opera celebration as San Diego Opera celebrates its 50th Anniversary by presenting again the first opera it ever produced. The love story follows a young poet and his mistress through the struggles, joy and friendship that together make life rich. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., Downtown. 619.232.7636.


circusCircus Vargas, ArelQuin
Through March 23. The traveling big top circus comes to San Diego locations to deliver jaw dropping performances. Artists and performers accomplish aerial feats, acrobatics, clowning and more. The tour stops in Vista, El Cajon, Mission Bay Park, and National City. Check the website for precise times and locations.


disneyDisney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate
Through Jan. 25. Mickey & Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Disney Princesses, Disney villains and more lace up their skates for a musical celebration in San Diego. The show features beloved songs and characters, offering fun for the entire family. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, Mission Valley, 619.224.4171.


josephJoseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Jan. 23-Mar. 29. The show that launched the careers of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber takes the stage in San Diego, brought to life by Lamb’s Players Theatre. The musical follows the famous boy with the amazing coat-of-many-colors who changed the course of history. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.437.6000.


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Jan. 24.-Mar. 1. The Old Globe’s engaging new comedy promises not to disappoint. Multimillionaire Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. No ordinary murder mystery, the entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective and the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. 619.234.5623.


One Arab. One Jew. One Stage: Laugh in Peace
Jan. 27. Two seasoned comedians take the stage and treat audiences to an evening of back and forth, with an underlying message of mutual respect and understanding. Rabbi-turned-comedian Bob Alper and Arab Muslim comedian Ahmed Ahmed help audiences “laugh in peace”. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Sante Fe Dr., Solana Beach, 858.362.1348.


Contemporary Constructions & In the Studio
Through Feb. 22. The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido welcomes two new concurrent exhibitions. The Contemporary Constructions: Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Foundation, highlights contemporary artists from around the world, while the In the Studio: Artist Dialogs explores the art-making process from 1970 to the present through stories and artwork of both artists and assistants. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4523.


Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Jan. 28. Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar will host a four-course dinner by Executive Chef Alfie Szeprethy. Each course pairs Chef Szeprethy’s crafted cuisine with Gekkeikan sake for an unforgettable dining experience. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and is $50/pp. Reservations are required in advance. Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 875 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858.551.5252.

crocesCroce’s Park West
Jan. 27. Croce’s Park West teams up with Penfolds Wines for a five-course dinner in the restaurant’s intimate Expatriate Room. Croce’s Park West Sommelier Michael Simpson and Penfolds Wines Sommelier Mike Malcom bring their expertise to the table as they pair five 3-oz. tastings with Croce’s famous cuisine, including an appetizer, salad, half-portion entrees and dessert. The dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. for $80/pp. Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave. #100, Banker’s Hill, 619.233.4355.