Super Bowl Sunday, Cocktails & Comedians, Bloomsday and more… Check out the top San Diego weekend events for January 30- February 2.
Edited by Brooke Knetzger.
San Diego Museum Month Kicks Off
Feb. 1. Access more than 40 of San Diego’s top museums all month long for half-off admission, including local favorites such as Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Maritime Museum, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and several museums at Balboa Park. Pick up passes at San Diego libraries. Various locations. Through February 29. sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
San Diego Black Film Festival
Through Feb. 2. Catch more than 100 films across all genres that celebrate African-American cinema at this annual event, one of the largest black film festivals in the country. Plus, celebrity appearances, filmmaker panels and parties. See website for film list, locations and ticket prices. Theatre Box, 701 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp. sdbff.com
Cocktails & Comedians
Jan. 30. Enjoy an impressive martini selection, bites and lots of laughs at ginger’s Cocktails and Comedians night. The underground lounge is located in the heart of the Gaslamp, directly below barleymash. 8 p.m. Free event; two-drink minimum purchase. 600 Fifth Ave, Gaslamp, 619.255.7373. gingersgaslamp.com
Gravity Heights One Year Anniversary Super Bowl Party
Feb. 2. Gravity Heights will celebrate turning one with a 1 Year Anniversary Super Bowl Party. There will be tailgating in the front lot, and the game playing on multiple large screens. Guests can bring the entire family and order from the grill – a choice of burgers, hot dogs or brisket with sides for $10 – hang out in the beer garden, or dine off their regular menu. They’ll even have a bounce house for the little ones. Gravity Heights’ brew team will also be unveiling their anniversary beer, One More Trip. Brunch starts at 10 a.m.; Super Bowl menu at 3 p.m. 9920 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego. gravityheights.com
The Duck Dive
Feb. 2. Spend your Super Bowl Sunday beachside at The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach. In celebration, the open-air bar will serve $15 wing platters, with choice of sauces like buffalo or lemon pepper, alongside beer buckets for $20. There will also be special deals such as $5 Trulys and $12 loaded carne asada fries. 4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach, 858.273.3825. theduckdive.com
Feb. 2. In celebration of Super Bowl Sunday Encinitas’ Bier Garden will be offering $5 select beers, $1 wings in your choice of BBQ or buffalo, and $2 ribs from 3 p.m. to close. Their five TVs will be broadcasting the game, so grab your friends and head up early to grab a good seat. 641 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 760.632.2437. biergardenencinitas.com
7 Mile Kitchen
Feb. 2. Head to 7 Mile Kitchen, located inside the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, for an ideal spot to celebrate the big game. The stylish restaurant, set atop the rustic hilltop setting overlooking seven miles of California coastline, is offering a special deal in honor of the Super Bowl. From 1 p.m. – 11 p.m., guests can enjoy a pitcher of select beer, wings and fries for $19. 5420 Grand Pacific Dr, Carlsbad, 760.827.2514. 7milekitchen.com
August Wilson’s Jitney
Jan. 30-Feb. 2. In 1970s Pittsburgh, the unlicensed cab drivers in a Hill District garage fight to save their business and their livelihoods as their neighborhood gentrifies around them. As the drivers strive to fulfill their hopes and dreams, Wilson’s bracing command of drama and thrilling sense of language conjure stage brilliance. Through February 23. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. theoldglobe.org
The Great Leap
Jan. 30-Feb 2. When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to claim personal victories on and off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Sharp-witted and weighty, this perceptive new play explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground. Through February 16. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. cygnettheatre.com
Through Feb. 2. If you’ve ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s, this winsome tale will simmer in your mind long after the play ends. Steven Dietz’s lyrical new Irish love story, set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” transports us into a compassionate world of history, humor and heartache. Filled with humor, this emotional story captures the intensity of experiences that pass by fleetingly as an older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves. 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach. northcoastrep.org
Through Feb. 2. Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle, pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point. Playwright Stephen Karam takes a look at the hopes and heartbreaks of the modern American family in this uproariously funny and deeply chilling drama. Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. San Diego Repertory Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, Gaslamp. sdrep.org
Photos: San Diego Museum Month courtesy sandiegomuseumcouncil.org. San Diego Black Film Festival courtesy sdbff.com. Cocktails & Comedians and The Duck Dive courtesy Alternative Strategies. Gravity Heights courtesy the Nth Element. Bier Garden courtesy Bier Garden. 7 Mile Kitchen courtesy 7 Mile Kitchen. August Wilson’s Jitney courtesy The Old Globe. The Great Leap courtesy Cygnet Theatre. Bloomsday courtesy North Coast Repertory Theatre. The Humans courtesy San Diego Repertory Theatre.