Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 2.12.15

Weekend Roundup

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

San Diego Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration
Feb. 17. San Diego’s famous Mardi Gras celebration takes over the Gaslamp Quarter with five stages, more than 20 DJs and performers, the Fat Tuesday Parade and food and drink specials at more than 20 Gaslamp venues. General admission tickets are priced at $40, and an elevated VIP experience brings more perks to the party for $120. Tickets available online and at Rockin’ Baja Lobster, 301 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter.


hillcrestHillcrest Fat Tuesday
Feb. 17. The Fat Tuesday celebration is back in Hillcrest complete with masks, beads, dance party, Cajun cuisine, performances, and exclusive VIP area with private bar and DJ’s. The carnival extends along University Ave., between First and Fourth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.299.3330.


Feb. 13-15. The three day festival is a celebration of African-American expression, culture and heritage. Join for free music, cultural foods, pageantry, drama, educational workshops, a hip hop showcase and powerful guest speakers and artists. 10 am.-11 p.m., 79 Horton Plaza, downtown,


lunar-new-yearLunar New Year Festival
Feb. 13-15. Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Goat at Qualcomm Stadium. Enjoy a fusion of Asian food, vendor booths, non-stop live entertainment, lion dance performances, concerts and more. Tickets are just $5 for adults, $4 for children. The festivities begin on Friday at 5 p.m. and wrap up on Sunday at 10 p.m. Qualcomm stadium, 9449 Friars Road, 619.786.7573.


San Diego History Center’s Masterworks of the Exposition Era
Ongoing. In honor of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, the San Diego History Center has premiered a new exhibition as a celebration of masterpieces by leading national and regional artists. This artwork was on display one hundred years ago at the 1915 Panama California International Exposition in Balboa Park. 1649 El Prado #3, Balboa Park, 619.232.6203.


Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Feb. 13. La Jolla Music Society presents the Netherland’s world-renowned Rotterdam Philharmonic. The second performance in La Jolla Music Society’s Celebrity Orchestra Series welcomes this energetic and electrifying orchestra, led by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, at Jacobs Music Center/Copley Symphony Hall. French pianist Hélène Grimaud will join the Orchestra for Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto. Sparks are sure to fly in this one-night-only performance Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8 pm. Ticket prices range from $27 to $97. Jacobs Music Center/Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B. St., downtown. 858.459.3728.


West Side Story
Feb. 13-March 1. San Diego Musical Theatre introduces their first production of the season with the famous West Side Story musical performing in their new home, Spreckels Theatre. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet romance is transported to modern-day New York City as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown, 858.560.5740.


Giovanni_photos1Don Giovanni
Feb. 14, 17, 20, 22. Pompous, lustful and masochistic, Don Giovanni is the ultimate bad boy, but is he more? In this intense opera, Giovanni stalks his latest conquest, but he cannot escape his past sins. In a shocking conclusion, we find that the living are not the only ones who can seek vengeance. San Diego Opera at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


AddamsFlyer.jpgThe Addams Family
Feb. 13-22. Hilarity ensues in The Addams Family, a new musical comedy with an original story, and catchy tunes, based on the beloved TV series. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet man from a respectable family. Everything will change on the fateful night the Addams host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Lyceum Theatre, Westfield Horton Plaza, 79 Broadway Circle, downtown, 619.544.1000.


beyond-the-barreBeyond the Barre
Feb. 14. This Valentine’s Day, California Ballet Company delivers an evening of classical and contemporary works by San Diego choreographers, debuting soloist Jeremy Zapanta’s At the Center, and the balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet. Complimentary champagne and chocolates will be served prior to the performance. The performance is from 7-9 p.m. and tickets are $30-45/pp. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, 858.560.6741.


Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Pacific Beach’s newest fine dining restaurant has opened its doors to an encore of coastal cuisine. Located at the iconic bay-side hideaway, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, Oceana Coastal Kitchen boasts incredibly fresh seafood favorites with their dedicated cold bar, as well as playful interpretations of classic dishes highlighting local produce. The venue also provides a waterfront view of Mission Bay. 3999 Mission Blvd, Mission Bay, 858.488.1081.


james-place-people-eating-bJames’ Place
The highly anticipated eclectic Asian-inspired restaurant has made its debut in La Jolla, adjacent to La Jolla Playhouse. The seafood-centric menu includes highlights such as hibachi Hokkaido scallops, truffle tuna tartare, tonkotsu ramen and 22 different sushi rolls. Diners can enjoy a seat at the illuminated quartzite bar or in the serene outdoor seating. 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.638.7778.


Hello-Betty-Fish-House-Two-Views & Brews at Hello Betty Fish House
Feb. 18. With its one year anniversary nearly under its belt, Hello Betty Fish House hosts a celebration with its first ever beer pairing dinner. The Seafood-centric restaurant will reserve its rooftop patio for a cocktail “beer” hour with Golden Road Brewing’s master brewer, before guests enjoy custom cuisine pairings with Executive Chef Nick Schultz. The event is $45/pp from 6-8 p.m. (photo Mike Newton) 211 Mission Ave., Oceanside, 760.722.1008.