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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup January 17-20

Broadway’s legendary Betty Buckley stars as the title character in “Hello, Dolly!” through Jan. 20.

Travel & Adventure Show, Iliza Shlesinger, Monster Jam and much more: check out the top San Diego weekend events for January 17-20.

Edited by Jordan Fraser.


A Star Is Born Special Screening
Jan. 17. Catch a special showing of the Golden Globe-nominated A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film. Following the showing, get an exclusive opportunity to meet one of the film’s producers, Bill Gerber, for an intimate Q&A session with hosted dessert at Sugar Factory American Brasserie. 6-10 p.m. $30. Theatre Box, 701 Fifth Ave., downtown. Tickets



Iliza Shlesinger 
Jan. 18. Hot off the release of her fourth Netflix stand-up special, Iliza Shlesinger is taking Elder Millennial on the road. Laugh along with her honest, intelligent and hilarious takes on dating, mating and life as a newly engaged woman. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $35+. Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.




Gulls Hockey 
Jan. 19. Watch the Gulls, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks, try to skate their way to victory against the Bakersfield Condors. Get there early for the Star Wars specialty warm-up jersey promo and the pre-game tailgate from 5-7 p.m. 7 p.m. $23-$116. Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway.




Lindsay Ell
Jan. 19. Canadian country music artist Lindsay Ell wraps up her debut tour at Moonshine Beach. Known for her attitude that mixes  Southern hospitality with Pacific Beach’s easygoing vibe, Ell has been nominated for Female Artist of the Year, Rising Star, and Album of the Year awards from the Canadian Country Music Association. Her album The Project was named Billboard’s best country album of 2017. $5-$10. 1165 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach. Tickets



Monster Jam 
Jan. 19. World-class drivers compete in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions during this high-energy, action-packed event. Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with off-road, motorsport competition and a flair for the dramatic. 7-10 p.m. $15+. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5555.



Travel & Adventure Show
Jan. 19-20. Discover the whole world in one action-packed weekend. America’s favorite travel show will open your eyes to new and exciting vacation options. Plus, plan your trip face-to-face with travel experts, attend educational panels to learn the ins-and-outs of global travel, meet travel celebrities and more. Sa 10a.m.-5 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $11-$18. Children admitted free. San Diego Convention Center, Halls F/G, 111 W. Harbor Drive, downtown.



Carlsbad Full and Half Marathon
Jan. 20. Enjoy a runner’s paradise on this course that weaves through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway. The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon’s spectacular coastal course and ideal weather conditions, along with live music at every mile marker and thousands of cheering spectators, will keep runners motivated for the duration of the course. All participants will receive a long-sleeve shirt and pullover jacket. See website for course maps and start times. 760.692.2900.


Lunar Eclipse Viewing
Jan. 20. Don’t miss the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. This “super blood wolf moon” will delight stargazers for a total duration of more than five hours. Beginning at 6:35 p.m., the total eclipse is expected around 8:41 p.m. Complete the experience with The Fleet’s fun and educational eclipse-related activities including an exclusive edition of the planetarium show, a special presentation of Hubble in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and hands-on demonstrations. 4-9:30 p.m. $21.95. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.1233.



WhipHand American Brasserie + Beer Bank 
Now Open.  WhipHand means having an advantageous or controlling position, which is exactly what you’ll get with this new restaurant’s self-serve 24-tap beer bank. The space is styled after traditional French brasseries in Europe, while still showcasing the industrial framework of the building with an open-kitchen concept. The menu features Southern-inspired shareable plates and hearty portions including lobster rolls, seafood pie and an assortment of gourmet sandwiches. 935 J St., downtown, 619.450.5515.


Jan. 19. Bring your appetite to this event celebrating everything the Bagby family loves: wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and food. Admission includes access into the entire event area, a commemorative BagbyFest glass, a beanie or scarf to keep warm, a custom event badge to track your tastes, and food and beverage pairings. 5-9 p.m. $70. Bagby Beer Company, 601 S. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. Tickets



JRDN’s Bubbly and Brunch at the Beach 
Jan. 20. Bubbles, brunch and the beach: This perfect San Diego event features wines from Gerard Bertrand Winery. JRDN’s wine professionals will pour selected bubbly that has been perfectly paired with a three-course brunch prepared by Chef Dave Warner. Reservations required. $59 includes tax and gratuity. Tower 23 Hotel, 723 Felspar St., Pacific Beach, 858.270.2323.



San Diego Restaurant Week
Starts Jan 20. Tempt your palate with special prix-fixe menus at more than 180 restaurants throughout San Diego. Two-course lunch menus are offered for $10-$20 and three-course dinner menus are available for $20-$50. Join over 150,000 diners to experience the flavors of 12 unique regions in San Diego. No tickets or passes necessary. Reservations recommended.




Powers New Voices Festival
Jan. 18-20. The Old Globe presents this sixth annual festival that features a weekend of readings of new American plays by some of the most exciting voices writing for the theater today. An evening of work created by San Diego residents through the Globe’s arts engagement programs will be presented on Friday, and readings by professional playwrights will commence on Saturday. See website for schedule and ticket prices. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



Itzhak Perlman
Jan 19. Revel in the live performance of one of the world’s most acclaimed classical musicians. Perlman, the title subject of the powerful recent documentary Itzhak, is the reigning virtuoso of the violin and will perform a rousing bill of Tchaikovsky, Mozart and more. Upgrade to the VIP experience to meet him after the show. 7:30 p.m. $60-$125. California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 800.988.4253.



Hello, Dolly!
Through Jan. 20. The Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! has been hailed as “the best show of the year” by NPR. Betty Buckley stars as Dolly in this tour of one of Broadway’s most beloved tales which also features choreography by Tony-winner Warren Carlyle. See website for show times and ticket prices. Broadway San Diego at San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100.



Photos: “A Star is Born” Special Screening courtesy Wicked Creative. Iliza Shlesinger courtesy Balboa Theatre. Gulls Hockey courtesy San Diego Gulls. Carlsbad Full and Half Marathon courtesy InMotion Events. Lunar Eclipse Viewing courtesy Fleet Science Center. WhipHand courtesy Alternative Strategies. San Diego Restaurant Week courtesy Cusp Dining and Drinks. Powers New Voices Festival by Douglas Gates. Itzhak Perlman by Lisa Marie Mazzucco. “Hello, Dolly!” by Julieta Cervantes.

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