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Weekend roundup

January 27-30


2022 Farmers Insurance Open

Through Jan. 29. Pro golf’s biggest stars will swing by (pun intended) Torrey Pines Golf Course for this annual PGA Tour competition. Patrick Reed—who clinched his ninth PGA victory with a 14-under par performance in 2021—returns to defend his title. Favorites also include Dustin Johnson (back on the tour for the first time since last October), Jordan Spieth (pictured), Xander Schauffele, Brice Garnett, Will Zalatoris, Jon Rahm and Maverick McNealy. See website for daily schedule, passes and pricing for the exclusive Canyon Club. 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla.

Bivouac Ciderworks’ “Anniversary Campout”

Jan. 29. North Park’s popular outpost for hard cider marks four years in business (founded in 2017 and helmed by Lara Worm). To celebrate, Bivouac is relaunching its core cider—the blackberry-infused San Diego Jam—and hosting an “Anniversary Campout” on Saturday. Stop by the taproom to sample the exclusive new S’mores Cider and campfire-inspired menu (think: smoky nachos, s’mores desserts and specialty cocktails); plus discounts on cider and merchandise, giveaways and live local music. Noon-midnight. Free entry. 3985 30th St., North Park, 619.725.0844.

“Pawsitive Memories” at The Original 40

Jan. 29. It’s a “paw-ty” up in here! Grab your four-legged bestie and head to The Original 40 Brewing Company in North Park to celebrate the release of its in-house brewed “Pawsitive Memories” honey-blonde ale in cans (also available on draft for the celebration). The fun includes a donation-based pet portrait pop-up; plus raffle prizes courtesy of Dexter’s Deli. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit Helen Woodward Animal Shelter. 1-5 p.m. No RSVP necessary. Free entry. 3117 University Ave., North Park, 619.255.7380.

Food + Drink


Now Open. A meld of Mexican gastronomy and mixology, Urbana has opened at the Sky Deck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The sister to its original Anaheim location, the stylish eatery serves creative Mexican plates and cocktails. This means pork-belly tacos with house-pickled cucumber and chili oil on blue corn tortillas; mole enchiladas with shredded Jidori chicken; and squid-ink risotto with wild shrimp. To drink: craft libations such as the Noche en Tulum (pictured) with mezcal and corn liqueur. Tu-Su beginning at 11:30 a.m. 12841 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858.925.7236.

Zest Wine Bistro

Now Open. Lemon Grove welcomes an intimate new wine bistro by resident and restaurateur Karina Kravalis (owner of Italian restaurant Giardino located next door). Expect a thoughtfully curated wine list of familiar and lesser-known vintner labels; plus a wine club and fun experiences such as afternoon tea (the third Saturday of each month) and sommelier-led wine tastings. The food menu of shareable plates includes truffle burrata, sesame-crusted ahi, seafood tostadas, oysters and charcuterie boards. Enjoy inside or on the cozy patio. W-Su 4-9 p.m. 8129 Broadway, Lemon Grove, 619.303.3934.


Open. A modern, Japanese-inspired, rooftop oasis awaits at RMD Group’s Lumi, fronted by Michelin-starred chef Akira Back. The sexy space spotlights sushi, inventive Japanese fare, seafood delicacies, sake and craft libations—with a focus on Japanese whisky. Menu favorites: Back’s signature yellowtail pizza, the rock shrimp tempura, and surf ‘n’ turf roll with king crab and New York strip steak. (And ask about Nazo 9—Lumi’s signature mystery box, unveiled tableside.) To drink, try the Suntory Toki Highball cocktail. W-Su beginning at 5 p.m. 366 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.329.5864.

Arts + Culture

San Diego Symphony Concerts

Jan. 28-29. As part of its Jacobs Masterworks series, San Diego Symphony presents two concerts celebrating notable works by three great composers: William Grant Still’s Darker America; Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring pianist George Li (pictured); and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Historically lesser known of the three, Still was one of the most important African-American composers of the early 20th century. Rafael Payare conducts. See website for showtimes, safety protocols and pricing. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.235.0804.

North Coast Rep’s Desperate Measures

Through Feb. 12. There’s still time to catch North Coast Rep’s West Coast premiere of this “musical comedy gone wild.” Picture Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure—shaken and stirred into a romantic musical, then transported from Vienna to the lawless Wild West—and you have Desperate Measures. Based on the book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, with music by David Friedman, the hilarity is directed by Christopher Williams, who wrangles a stellar cast (pictured: Michael Louis Cusimano and Samantha Duval). 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.

Marston House Museum

Open. Getting to visit this historical landmark is our kind of house call. Built in 1905 and named for George W. Marston (the “Father of Balboa Park”), the Marston House is the embodiment of the Arts & Crafts architectural movement. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house—nestled on five acres of landscaped gardens—was designed by renowned architects William Hebbard and Irving Gill. Tours start every half hour and last 40-45 minutes. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See website for pricing. 3525 Seventh Ave., Balboa Park, 619.297.9327. More Info

Spanish Village Art Center

Open. Established in 1936, this historical artist collective is an underrated Balboa Park gem—known for its old-world architecture and brightly colored tile walkways reminiscent of an actual Spanish village. Stroll among its working studios, where you’ll witness art in action. More than 200 local artists—whose mediums span painting, sculpture, jewelry design, glass, wood, metal, mixed media and more—can be found creating their latest masterpieces. The center also hosts art classes, shows and special events. Open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park, 619.233.9050.

Photo credits: San Diego Symphony / George Li by Simon Fowler. North Coast Rep by Aaron Rumley. Marston House Museum by Paul Body. Spanish Village Art Center by KD Graves. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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