Film festivals, Cardiff Kook Run, Super Bowl parties and much more…Check out the top San Diego weekend events for January 31-February 3.
Edited by Jordan Fraser.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Be empowered by films that address human rights issues through storytelling and challenges you to empathize and seek justice for all people. Featured films include Charm City, Anote’s Ark, The Unafraid, Roll Red Roll and TransMilitary. See website for show times and ticket prices. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, 619.238.7559. hrw.org
Monster Energy AMA Supercross and FanFest
Feb. 2. Experience the heart-pounding thrills of the most competitive off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world. Part aerial excitement, part high-speed chase, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, comprises 17 races with the greatest athletes from around the globe on custom-designed tracks. Before the event, get an inside look at products and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars of Supercross at FanFest. 6:30 p.m. $20-$84. FanFest is an additional $15. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. Tickets
Black Film Fest
Through Feb. 3. Catch more than 100 films across all genres that celebrate African-American cinema at this annual event, which is one of the largest black film festivals in the country. The long weekend also includes opening day receptions, panel discussions, industry parties and a filmmaker’s breakfast. See website for schedule, locations and ticket prices. sdbff.com
Cardiff Kook Run
Feb. 3. Start and finish this scenic loop under the famous Encinitas sign. The course passes by the Cardiff Kook statue on Coast Highway 101, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and then make its way down to Cardiff State Beach. See website for start times and race prices. 505 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas. cardiffkookrun.com
Feb. 3. Named one of Sports Illustrated’s top 10 places in the country to watch the big game last year, head to barleymash to indulge in an order of Iron Fries, share a barleymac n’ cheese dish or go dig into some chicken wings while you cheer your team to victory. With communal tables and large booths, and TVs placed throughout the venue, any seat is a good seat. 9 a.m. 600 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.255.7373. barleymash.com
Feb. 3. Cerveza Jack’s takes football so seriously that they’ve created a whole menu surrounding game day. From kick off to touchdown, the expansive football menu offers discounted beer buckets, signature cocktails, shots and essentials appetizers like nachos, quesadillas and CJ’s buffalo wings. Watch the game on a 30-foot wide by 7.5-foot high LED screen. 9:30 a.m. 1165 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0158. cervezajacks.com
Mavericks Beach Club
Feb. 3. San Diego’s top party destination will be throwing the party of the year on Super Bowl Sunday. Located just a few blocks from the sand, this multi-level entertainment complex with five indoor/outdoor bars, 38 TVs, and plenty of food and drink options, will be featuring $20 all-you-can-eat BBQ and raffle prize giveaways during halftime. 9 a.m. 860 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0348. maverickssd.com
Nason’s Beer Hall
Feb. 3. Guests can choose from bar seating ($50 minimum) or a $100 all-inclusive pass to Nason’s Game Room featuring unlimited beer, wine, a bar fare buffet and whole roasted pig. Nason’s will also be offering team-themed cocktails and feature an after-game party with DJ Moniq. The first 100 people to order mules will receive a complimentary souvenir copper mug. The game will be shown on Nason’s 23 TV screens. 3 p.m. Pendry San Diego, 570 J St., downtown, 619.738.7060. pendryhotels.com
Theatre Box Viewing Party
Feb. 3. Watch the big game on the biggest screens in San Diego inside the dine-in cinemas at Theatre Box. Ticket packages include reserved seats. A $15 ticket includes two beers and a tub of popcorn. A $25 ticket includes one beer, a tub of popcorn and a burger from Sugar Factory. Tickets for children 12 and under are $10 and include a tub of popcorn or bag of gourmet popcorn. The full menu of food and drinks will also be available for purchase. 3-7:30 p.m. 701 Fifth Ave., downtown. Tickets
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FOOD + DRINK
Attitude Brewing Company
Now Open. Showcasing craft beers brewed on-site, this new Barrio Logan tasting room boasts 22 taps. Beers embody different “Attitudes,” including Famous, a Mexican-style lager; Stellar, a balanced India Pale Ale (IPA); Invincible, a bold coffee stout; and Heroic, crafted to honor the local U.S. Naval Base. An extensive menu of gourmet wraps and burgers is also available. 1985 National Ave., Suite 1115, Barrio Logan, 619.795.4257. attitudebrewing.com
Tocaya Organica La Jolla
Now Open. The fresh casual concept that made a splash in the Gaslamp Quarter is now open at Westfield UTC. On Feb. 2, take advantage of the “First Round’s on Us” promotion where your first two tacos from the modern, organic Mexican menu will be free with any purchase of a beverage, side or entree. 4301 La Jolla Village Drive, Golden Triangle, 858.333.7920. tocayaorganica.com
ARTS + CULTURE
Feb. 1-28. Explore more than 40 of San Diego’s top museums, monuments, gardens and cultural institutions for half-price admission. Up to four guests can receive 50 percent off the cost regular admission when the pass is presented at participating venues. Pick up passes at participating libraries. sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
Paint Your Pet
Feb. 2. Paint a one-of-a-kind portrait of your pet with help from local artist Paul Naylor in support of Museum of Man’s latest exhibit, Living with Animals. Supplies will be provided, just bring a photo of your pet for inspiration. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free for museum Members or with general admission. Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.239.2001. museumofman.org
Feb. 2. You’ll recognize melody after melody in this tale of the lecherous Duke of Mantua who seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Eventually a furious father puts a curse on Rigoletto. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda, Rigoletto plots his revenge. The performance is sung in Italian with projected English translations. 7 p.m. See website for ticket prices. San Diego Opera at Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. sdopera.org
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. coronadoplayhouse.com
Photos: Human Rights Watch Film Festival courtesy Human Rights Watch. Monster Energy AMA Supercross and FanFest courtesy SuperCross. San Diego Black Film Festival courtesy San Diego Black Film Festival Cardiff Kook Run courtesy Cardiff Kook Run. barleymash photo courtesy Alternative Strategies. Cerveza Jack’s courtesy Katalyst Public Relations. Nason’s Beer Hall courtesy J Public Relations. Theatre Box Viewing Party by Hayley Hill Photography. Attitude Brewing Company courtesy Cornerstone. Museum Month courtesy San Diego Museum Council. Paint Your Pet courtesy Museum of Man. Rigoletto courtesy San Diego Opera. Guys and Dolls courtesy Coronado Playhouse.