National Pizza Day, Cardiff Cook Run, Hurricane Diane and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for February 6-9.
Edited by Brooke Knetzger.
Jerrod Niemann Concert at Moonshine Beach
Feb. 6. Moonshine Beach welcomes critically-acclaimed country singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann. Known most recently for his patriotic anthem “Old Glory,” Niemann has well earned his hitmaker status. Niemann has headlined and toured with popular country artists Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and received nominations for his music from the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, and the CMT Awards. Tickets for the show cost $15 and are available for purchase on Moonshine Beach’s website. Tickets
Chinese New Year Fair
Feb. 8-9. Celebrate the Year of the Rat at this free, two-day annual celebration, featuring live performances, children’s crafts, a lantern parade and a variety of Chinese and Asian foods and cultural displays. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Third Ave. and J St., downtown. sdcny.org
Cardiff Kook Run
Feb. 9. Run along the Pacific Ocean with wind, waves and friends on this scenic route that passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue. Participants will start and finish under the iconic “Encinitas” sign on Coast Highway 101. See website for start times and race prices. 505 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas. cardiffkookrun.com
Herb & Sea’s Brunch
Now Available. The bustling new Encinitas hotspot from chef Brian Malarkey has launched brunch, available on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Menu highlights include Crab Louie Avocado Toast with tomatoes, soft egg, scallion, french dressing, and herbs, and a Hawaiian Croque Madame with tavern ham, gruyere, caramelized pineapple, bechamel, and an over-easy egg. For a sweet fix, order the Coconut French Toast with banana, macadamia nuts, and toasted coconut. 131 W D St, Encinitas, 760.704.8300. herbandsea.com
National Pizza Day at Paxti’s Pizza
Feb. 9. Celebrate National Pizza Day at Paxti’s Pizza in Hillcrest. From ultra-cheesy deep dish to thin, airy Neapolitan and decadent dessert pizzas, Patxi‘s offers a huge variety of pies. This Sunday, Paxti’s will offer a special deal- buy any pizza and get a specialty thin crust pizza for just $9. 3888 Fourth Ave, Hillcrest. patxispizza.com
Sunday Supper at Whisknladle
Feb. 9. Head to the popular neighborhood eatery in La Jolla for their Sunday Suppers series. Chef Ryan Johnston has created a special prix-fixe menu, which includes an appetizer, entree and a dessert or beverage for $45 per person. Every Sunday night. 1044 Wall Street, La Jolla. whisknladle.com
A Kind of Weather
Premieres Feb. 6. When Kid’s grieving father pops up at his Brooklyn doorstep and asks to move in, it kinda puts a cramp in his sex life. Not to mention the completion of his memoir about his gender transition. As he struggles to keep his professional and romantic deadlines, revelations about his family history begin to subvert his own narrative. A hilarious, time-jumping, tragi-comedy exploring gender identity and its effect on family, A Kind of Weather is about learning to be who you already are. Through March 8. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard #101, San Diego. Tickets
First Friday ARTS DISTRICT
Feb. 7. Fall in love with art at First Friday ARTS DISTRICT this Friday from 5-9 p.m. Find locally made art and gifts and experience the arts with San Diego Ballet performances, San Diego Craft Collective live demos & yoga, Crystal Paris Designs artist talk, and more. Plus, enjoy new “Open Late after 8” live music at THE LOT. 5-9 p.m. Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, Point Loma. libertystation.com
Premieres Feb. 8. This unconventional new comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George tells the tale of the Greek god Dionysus’ return to the modern world disguised as the butch gardener Diane, whose secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four real housewives from New Jersey? The New York Times cheered Hurricane Diane as an “astonishing new play,” and New York magazine hailed it as “hilarious and full of keen observation and profound human affection.” Through March 8. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Tickets
Hansel & Gretel
Premieres Feb. 8. Whimsical sets, larger than life puppets and wonderful singers bring the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel to life on the opera stage. This colorful production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s beloved opera is performed in English with English text projected above the stage, so children of all ages can enjoy the story. This uplifting take on the classic tale is filled with drama and wonder, and will charm the whole family. San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd Ave at B St. sdopera.org
Beethoven the Music Genius
Feb. 9. Ludwig van Beethoven changed classical music forever, making it bigger, bolder and more outrageous all while losing his hearing. During this hour-long family concert, guests will learn the strange and wonderful facts about the life of this genius while enjoying pieces of his most famous music played by the orchestra. 2 p.m. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B street, San Diego. sandiegosymphony.org
Photos: Herb & Sea and Jerrod Niemann courtesy Katalyst PR. Chinese New Year courtesy sdcny.org. Cardiff Kook Run courtesy Cardiff Kook Run. Paxti’s Pizza courtesy Ajenda PR. Whisknladle courtesy the Nth Element. A Kind of Weather courtesy Diversionary Theatre. First Friday courtesy libertystation.com. Hurricane Diane courtesy The Old Globe. Hansel & Gretel courtesy San Diego Opera. Beethoven the Music Genius courtesy San Diego Symphony.