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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup February 21-24

Afternoon tea is served Saturdays at La Jolla’s La Valencia.

Culture and Cocktails, yoga events, restaurant openings and more. Check out the top San Diego weekend events for February 21-24.

Edited by Jordan Fraser.


Culture and Cocktails
Feb. 21. This month’s San Diego Museum of Art event is themed after the museum’s three magnificent panels by José María Sert which illustrate three episodes of Sinbad the Sailor’s seven epic voyages. In addition to the debut of these impressive panels, watch whimsical mermaid siren performers, participate in “message in a bottle” jewelry making and dance to the beats of DJ Gabe Vega. 6-10 p.m. $10-$15 museum members, $25-$30 non-members. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park.


Easton Corbin
Feb. 22. Two-step down to Moonshine Flats for an intimate performance from country music star Easton Corbin. The Florida native was nominated for two Country Music Association awards, one CMT Music Award and one Academy of Country Music Award and won two American Country Awards. 21+. 9:30 p.m. $20-$25. 344 Seventh Ave., downtown.



Harlem Globetrotters
Feb. 22, 24. See ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy and unequaled fan interaction from the Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotters feature some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, including Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm. New this season, download the Globetrotters’ mobile app for exclusive content and features. 7 p.m. $26+. Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway.


Aziz Ansari
Feb. 24. The former Parks and Recreation star and Modern Romance author is on the Road to Nowhere with this new standup special. Expect his signature wit to touch on life and love in the technological age. 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0804.



Uncork & Unwind 
Feb. 24. Combine the healing and relaxing properties of yoga with tasty satisfaction of wine tasting during this 80-minute multi-sensory experience. The yoga sequence will unlock the chakras of taste and smell and lay the foundation for an exceptional wine tasting journey that includes three reds, two whites and finishes with a sparkling wine. In partnership with Joyworks Network, $5 of each ticket sold will benefit a different philanthropic cause each month. 3-4:30 p.m. $40. Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets



Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill
Now Open. The Mission Hills seafood hot spot known for its organic, fresh seafood is now open in Ocean Beach’s Sunset Plaza. Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill offers a fast-casual concept with a full seafood market stocked with fresh fish, shellfish, smoked fish, lobster bisque and more. The new space offers large booths with family-style seating and wood tables with unique custom designs of fish carvings in them. 5083 Santa Monica Ave., Ocean Beach, 619.255.8497.


Cookies on Tap
Feb. 22-24. Pair your favorite Girl Scout Cookies with a selection of adult beverages during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. AleSmith Brewing Company, Mike Hess Brewing and Stone Brewing all will host Cookies on Tap pairings at their tasting rooms throughout the county. AleSmith will pair its Nut Brown Ale (English style) with Girl Scout S’mores, Mike Hess locations will pair Hop Cloud Hazy IPA with Savannah Smiles and Stone Brewing will pair Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager with Samoas, among many other specialty pairings. Various locations.


Afternoon Tea at La Valencia
Feb. 23. Class up your Saturday with afternoon teas at The Med. The weekly experience begins with a selection of Dammann Freres teas, the largest and oldest tea company in France. A tasteful menu from Executive Chef Alex Emery includes a variety of handmade sandwiches such as mini lobster rolls and chicken salad with candied pecans, and petite sweets including housemade macaroons and lemon bars. Reservations are required. Noon-4 p.m. $65. 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, 855.476.6870.


Carruth Cellars’ Barrel Tasting Party
Feb. 23-24. This ninth annual tasting party offers an incredible opportunity to taste recently produced wines (called futures) before they come to fruition—directly from the barrel. After you’ve had a sneak peek of the to-be-bottled wine, purchase a bottle with a special discount. Bottles will be available approximately nine months after the tasting party. See website for available times and ticket prices. 118 S. Cedros Ave. #C, Solana Beach. Tickets




Now Open. The Fleet Science Center welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play with its latest exhibit. Pause|Play incorporates a scientific twist to enhance every activity. Explore different scientific concepts through interactive pieces including a pool filled with balls, a whirling merry-go-round, a slide that clocks your speed, a glowing game of hopscotch, augmented-reality sandboxes and much more. 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park.


Guys and Dolls
Through Feb. 24. Set in New York City in the mid-20th century, Guys and Dolls is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and showgirls and Broadway hits including “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,” “If I Were a Bell,” and “Take Back Your Mink.” See website for show times and ticket prices. Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, 619.435.4856.



Museum Month
Through Feb. 28. Explore more than 40 of San Diego’s top museums, monuments, gardens and cultural institutions for half-price admission for up to four guests. Pick up passes at participating libraries. See website for participating venues.




Through Mar. 3. From the producer of The Lion King, this thrilling new production is filled with magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle, and features all your favorite songs from the Disney film along with new tunes. See website for show times and ticket prices. Broadway/San Diego, Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.


Through Mar. 3. Enjoy a funny, warm-hearted look at tradition, marriage and what it means to be an American family in this story of Zimbabwean immigrants whose daughter desires a traditional African wedding ceremony. Throw in an eccentric aunt from the old country and a bewildered bridegroom, and soon it’s not certain the couple will ever make it down the aisle. Contains strong language. See website for show times and ticket prices. Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Photos: Culture and Cocktails courtesy San Diego Museum of Art. Easton Corbin courtesy Katalyst PR. Harlem Globetrotters courtesy Harlem Globetrotters. Farm to Table Yoga Brunch courtesy Epicurean San Diego. Aziz Ansari courtesy Copley Symphony Hall. Uncork & Unwind courtesy Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Afternoon Tea courtesy Nth Element. Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill courtesy Crowe PR. Cookies on Tap courtesy Girl Scouts San Diego. Carruth Cellar’s Barrel Tasting Party courtesy Carruth Cellars. Pause|Play courtesy R.H. Fleet Science Center. Guys and Dolls courtesy Coronado Playhouse. Museum Month courtesy San Diego Museum Council. Aladdin by Deen van Meer. Familiar by Jim Cox.

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