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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup January 24-27

Moana skates into San Diego in Disney On Ice’s “Dare to Dream” Jan. 24-27.

Caffeine Crawl, Farmers Insurance Open, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and much more: check out the top San Diego weekend events for January 24-27.

Edited by Jordan Fraser.


Farmers Insurance Open
Jan. 24-27. San Diego’s most anticipated pro golf tournament has featured legends and past champions such as Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, Jason Day and Brandt Snedeker. The action-packed week includes practice rounds for the PGA Tour players, pro-am tournaments, women’s and men’s days, a junior clinic, military appreciation activities and celebrity after-parties. See website for schedule and ticket prices. Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla.



San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
Jan. 24-27. Hosted by the Sunroad Resort Marina, this San Diego tradition features more than 200 boats including everything from powerboats to sailboats. Enjoy boating seminars, free boat rides, and food and drink sponsored by local restaurants, and shop a plethora of marine vendors featuring the latest nautical products and services. Th-F noon-6 p.m., Sa-Su 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15. Children 12 and under are free. 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego.



Film & Float
Jan. 25. Catch up with the international man of mystery at this poolside screening of Austin Powers. Get comfortable on the pool deck, or live dangerously and catch the film from your favorite floaty in Lafayette’s heated pool. Plus, enjoy $5 food and drink specials during the film. Yeah, baby, yeah! 6-9 p.m. Free. The Lafayette Hotel,  2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, 619.296.2101.




Joel McHale
Jan. 25-26. Host of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, star of Community and the final host of E!’s Talk Soup, McHale is one of the most sought-after comedians in the industry with a keen eye for pop-culture commentary. 21+. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $30. American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave., downtown.




Bivouac Ciderworks One Year Anniversary
Jan. 26. Celebrate one year at Bivouac’s birthday celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, giveaways throughout the day, food and drink specials, and from 5-10 p.m. two guest chefs cooking a special menu with Chef DJ. A new one-year bourbon barrel aged cider will also be released, only available in the taproom. Noon-midnight. 3986 30th St., North Park, 619.725.0844.




Yoga in the Rotunda
Jan. 26. Take a deep breath and center your mind to start the weekend off right. Yoga One leads this unique all-levels Vinyasa flow in the Museum of Man’s historic rotunda. Bring your own mat, towel and water. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park.





Monster Jam
Jan. 26. 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 competitions and a flair for the dramatic. 7-10 p.m. $15+. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village, 619.795.5555.




The Mad Hatter’s Ball: Down the Rabbit Hole
Upcoming | Feb. 1. This formal hat party is poised to be the most unique, immersive nightlife event of 2019. Guests will explore the Wonderland atmosphere while a whimsical variety show hosted by The Mad Hatter unfolds on stage. Expect a wide array of local circus performers, musicians, artists and freak show acts. Start the evening’s adventure by reserving a special prix fixe dinner in West Coast Tavern. See website for dinner, show times and tickets. 21+. The Observatory, 2891 University Ave., North Park, 619.239.8836.




Gin & Juice Menu at Grant Grill
Now Available. It’s always a good day with the Grant Grill’s spirited new Gin & Juice cocktail menu inspired by the abundance of styles of gin, Southern California’s bounty of seasonal citrus and West Coast hip-hop. The menu features six different gins, including You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Sunday Gin, in creative cocktails such as “It Was a Good Day” made with Nolet’s Gin, Buddha’s Hand Limoncello and Oro Blanco soda, and “G Funk Era” made with Hendricks Gin, Campari, Cara Cara Orange and house-made “Alizé.” The US Grant, 326 Broadway, downtown, 619.744.2077.



Caffeine Crawl
Jan. 25-27. Grab your travel mug and explore the exciting coffee scene throughout San Diego, Carlsbad and Oceanside. With 10 different routes available, you can customize how many stops to make, how much ground to cover and, of course, how much caffeine to intake. The line-up includes more than 25 local roasters, cafes and companies. See website for routes and details. $28-$37.




Coconut Macaroon Release at Second Chance Beer Company
Jan. 26. Get your hands on one of only 80 bottles of this Imperial Stout. Aged 24 months in Bourbon barrels and finished with toasted coconut, macadamia nuts and coconut brown sugar, Coconut Macaroon and will be releasing 40 bottles at each Second Chance location. Limit one bottle per person. Noon. $17.99. 4045 30th St., North Park; and 15378 Avenue of Science #222, Carmel Mountain Ranch.




Dine Out Escondido Restaurant Week
Starts Jan. 27. Enjoy scrumptious specials from over 30 popular restaurants and savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit your favorite places and discover new experiences. Reservations not required; just show up, ask for the special dish and help give big to the North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack program. See website for list of participating restaurants.



San Diego Restaurant Week
Through Jan. 27. 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.





Opens Jan. 24. Get a real appreciation for the healing power of food as this unforgettable story of love and family unfolds around Ray, a gourmet chef who must prepare a secret family recipe to save his father, and his uncle who unexpectedly arrives from Korea. When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends cultural differences and language barriers. See website for show times and ticket prices. San Diego Repertory at Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



Disney On Ice Dare to Dream
Jan 24-27. Celebrate what’s possible with five daring Disney princesses in Disney on Ice’s latest production. Dare To Dream features the first appearance of Moana in a live production alongside beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella. Hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse lead the action-packed skating extravaganza that will take audiences of all ages on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains. See website for show times and ticket prices. Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway. Tickets



Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Opens Jan. 25. The music of rock and roll legends Leiber and Stoller provide the basis for this electrifying musical that includes the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blended with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Potion Number 9,” and “Stand By Me,” Smokey Joe’s Cafe is a new way to appreciate pop music. See website for show times. $28. New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St., Carlsbad, 760.433.3245.



Opens Jan. 26. 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: Film & Float courtesy Lafayette Hotel. Joel Mchale courtesy American Comedy Co. Yoga in the Rotunda courtesy Yoga One. Restaurant Week courtesy Cusp Dining and Drinks. Aubergine by Peggy Kim. Smokey Joe’s Cafe courtesy New Village Arts Theatre. Familiar by Jim Cox.

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