January PlanAhead: Your San Diego events calendar

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Welcome to the New Year, San Diego 🎉.  We hope your resolution is to explore our city more, and we think this is a great starting point. This year we encourage you to try something new and spend more time with people you care about, and no cities have more opportunities than San Diego. Note: COVID protocols are changing rapidly to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in Portland. Please make sure to check event listing pages + venue websites for the most up-to-date information.

All Month Long

  • Wine Wednesday at Upper East | Every Wednesday | 2-9 p.m. | Upper East Bar, Solamar San Diego, 435 6th Ave. | Enjoy ½ off all bottles of wine and $8 glasses of wine with any food purchase. 🍷
  • Comedy Night in Little Italy | Wednesdays | 7:30-9 p.m. | Pali Wine Co., 2130 India St.| Free | Enjoy laughs + sips as up-and-coming SoCal comics take the mic at this urban winery each Wednesday. 🎤
  • North Park Farmers’ Market | Every Thursday | 3-7:30 p.m. | North Park Main Street, 3939 Iowa St. | Browse through local vendor tents offering fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and apparel.
  • Music in the Courtyard | Thursdays | 4-7 p.m. | The Headquarters at Seaport | Free | Local musicians spanning various genres showcase their talents at this open-air evening at the landmark. 🎸
  • Dinner with the Divas | Thursdays | 7 p.m. | Lips | The divas of the beloved drag show venue showcase their impressions of the finest pop queens in this dinner show — think Cher, Lady Gaga, Pink, Katy Perry + more. 💄
  • Breath Fitness | Fridays | 9-10 a.m. | Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park | $20 | This class focuses on the science of breathwork and how it can help you manage stress and improve your fitness performance + deep meditation techniques. 🌬️
  • Beach Yoga | Sundays | 10 a.m. | Hotel del Coronado | $25 per class, $250 per month | Find your zen, oceanfront, at this soothing + strengthening class that also goes down on Fridays at 5 p.m. + Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. ☯️

Saturday, Jan. 1-Friday, Jan. 7

Saturday, Jan. 1

  • FNGRS CRSSD | Sat., Jan. 1 | 2-11 p.m. | Petco Park | $85+ | Ring in the New Year with a collection of EDM + Dance artists for the Opening Day event. 🎶
  • Del Mar Snow ‘n’ Glow | Sat., Jan. 1 + Sun., Jan. 2 | 4-10 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | Prices vary | It’s the final weekend of this winter wonderland featuring snow tubing, glowing lights + a drive-thru option that’ll leave you feeling mighty festive. ☃️
  • Homemade Winter Croissants | Sat., Jan. 1 | 9 a.m. | Sur La Table in Fashion Valley | $79 | Start the new year by learning to mix, laminate, shape, fill + bake beautiful, flaky French croissants. 🥐
  • Rose Parade 2022 Tour | Sat., Jan. 1 | 12-11 p.m. | 1050 Kettner Blvd. | $69+ | New Year’s morning celebration with floral floats, marching bands and equestrian units.

Sunday, Jan. 2

  • San Diego Sockers vs. Ontario Fury | Sun., Jan. 2 | 5:05 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $25-$40 | The Sockers launch a three-match opening homestand against its rivals at the venue that has witnessed 11 of the team’s 15 championships. ⚽
  • Skating by the Sea | Sun., Jan. 2, 2022 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Hotel del Coronado | $35 | It’s the final day of the season for The Del’s scenic ice skating rink, so glide + twirl along to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean before it’s too late. ⛸️
  • Sojourn Yoga + Pure Beer | Sun., Jan. 2 | 9:30 a.m. | Pure Project Balboa Park, 2865 Fifth Ave. | $25 | Flow through a power yoga sequence with Sojourn Yoga and enjoy a Pure pour after class at their taproom. 🧘‍♂️🍺

Monday, Jan. 3

  • Beach Spin | Daily | 7:30 a.m. | Hotel del Coronado | $25 per class, $200 monthly | This high-energy, 45-minute, outdoor spin class offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. 🚲

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • Fleet Science Center | Tues., Jan. 4 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | San Diego residents can learn how science can influence the future for free with proof of citizenship, excluding films. 🔬
  • San Diego Natural History Museum | Tues., Jan. 4. | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free | Learn how San Diego came to be + study its history at “The Nat” — free for San Diego residents. 🪨
  • One Team Scavenger Hunt | Tues., Jan 4. | Various Hillcrest locations |10 a.m. – 10 p.m. | $19.99- $34.99 | Enjoy a self-guided race to explore Hillcrest on your own schedule, all you need is a smartphone.
  • Affinity Yoga Workshop | Tues., Jan. 4 + each Tuesday in Jan. | Kate Sessions Park | 5-6:30 p.m. | Free | Get outside to do this donation-based yoga workshop + build human connection. 🧘‍♂️
  • Friends Trivia Night | Tues., Jan. 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Main Patio at Liberty Public Market | Free | Celebrate National Trivia Day by testing your Friends knowledge while enjoying $6 wine specials.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

  • Comedy Night in Little Italy | Wednesdays | 7:30-9 p.m. | Pali Wine Co., 2130 India St.| Free | Enjoy laughs + sips as up-and-coming SoCal comics take the mic at this urban winery each Wednesday. 🎤
  • Cocktail Making Class | Wed., Jan. 5 + Wed., Jan. 19 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | You & Yours Distilling Co., 1495 G St. | $50 | Learn the basics of mixology (measure, shake, stir, pour) at the urban distillery in the East Village + enjoy the two cocktails you make afterwards. 🍸
  • Storytime with Professor Flutters | Wed., Jan. 5 + every Wed. in Jan. | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Seaport Village, outside Geppetto’s | free | Children can enjoy a free story right before lunch. 📖

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • Music in the Courtyard | Thursdays | 4-7 p.m. | The Headquarters at Seaport | Free | Local musicians spanning various genres showcase their talents at this open-air evening at the landmark. 🎸
  • Cal State San Marcos Women’s Basketball vs. Humboldt State | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 5:30 p.m. | The Sports Center, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. | $8 | Watch the CSUSM Cougars play at home as the team continues its quest for a CCAA Championship; parking is $10 and can be purchased via app. 🏀
  • The Blasters | Thurs., Jan. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | The Casbah | $22 | The rock + roll band takes over the stage, with guests The Sleepwalkers. (COVID-19 safety: attendees have to show either full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the show.) 🎸
      
  • Electric Feelings: An Indie Dance Party | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 9 p.m. | Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. | $17 | Boogie the night away to indie rock bops, in the style of The Strokes, The Killers + Arcade Fire. 🕺 (COVID-19 safety: attendees must show full proof of vaccination or a negative PCR coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.)
  • Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $20+ | Relive the hits + laid-back California vibes of Sublime with this tribute at the downtown venue. ☀️
  • Year of You | Thurs., Jan. 6- Sun., Jan. 9 | 1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This San Diego-based virtual retreat will inspire self-positivity and help you make 2022 your best year yet. ☮️
  • Walk in A.R.T. | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 5-10 p.m. | Mural Alley in Hillcrest | Free | The monthly artwalk + art market returns to Hillcrest for its first go of 2022, with DJs and performances, too. 🎨
  • Summer Years | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 8:30 p.m. | The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. | $12 | Pop-punk band Summer Years celebrates the release of their EP “You Can’t Live There Forever.” 🤘
  • The New Purple is Black | Thurs., Jan. 6-Sun., Jan. 30 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | San Diego Watercolor Society, 2825 Dewey Rd. | Free | This exhibition juried by award-winning artist Wanda Honeycutt is on display at the Liberty Station gallery Thursdays-Sundays this month. 🎨

Friday, Jan. 7

  • Apt. 4 Music: First Fridays | Fri., Jan. 7 | TBD | Liberty Station | Free | The Aptitude 4 Music organization showcases its student performances + arts as part of First Fridays at the ARTS District. 🎵 
  • Whitney Cummings | Fri., Jan. 7 | 7 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $31.50+ | The stand-up comedy queen brings her “Touch Me” tour to San Diego for this one-night performance. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🎤
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Stockton Heat | Fri., Jan. 7 | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $17+ | It’s the first home game of 2022 for the Gulls and since it’s Friday, the team will be wearing that new third jersey — the blue, orange + white one. 🏒 
  • Del Mar Home Improvement Expo | Fri., Jan. 7-Sat., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | Free | Catch up on the latest in home improvement news and technology with a collection of vendors. 🔨
  • Gem Faire | Fri., Jan. 7-Sun., Jan. 9 | 12-6 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $7 | One of the largest gem, jewelry + bead shows in the U.S. shines for three days with dozens of vendors under one roof. 💎 
  • Poway Winter Festival | Fri., Jan 7- Sat., Jan. 8 | 5-9 p.m., 3:30-8:30 p.m. | Poway Community Park | Free Entry | Celebrate the winter with sledding, snowman building, marshmallow roasting + photos. ⛄
  • The Purple Ones – Insatiable Tribute to Prince +  Bruno and the Hooligans Tribute to Bruno Mars | Fri., Jan. 7 | 9 p.m. | $22 | Celebrate the smooth, funky sounds of Prince and Bruno Mars with these tribute acts. 💜
  • Breath Fitness | Fridays | 9-10 a.m. | Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park | $20 | This class focuses on the science of breathwork and how it can help you manage stress and improve your fitness performance + deep meditation techniques. 🌬️ 

Saturday, Jan. 8-Friday, Jan. 14

Saturday, Jan. 8

  • Canyoneers Hike: Florida Canyon | Sat., Jan. 8 | 2 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free (donations appreciated) | Join the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Canyoneers on this guided hike through the scenic urban canyon, which holds special significance: it’s where the Canyoneers formed in 1973. 🥾 
  • San Diego Brew Festival | Sat., Jan. 8 | 12 p.m.-4 p.m. | Liberty Stations NTC Park | $50 or $65 | Enjoy an afternoon filled with beer, food trucks, and music. 🍻
  • Bitwell Custom Motorcycle Expo | Sat., Jan. 8 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $10 | Enjoy dozens of custom motorcycles on display + bike show classes, as well as vendors selling overstock and scratch-and-dent merch at deep discounts. 🏍️ 
  • San Diego Seals vs. Panther City Lacrosse Club | Sat., Jan. 8 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | The Seals are back in action, hitting the pitch in their first home game of 2022. 🥍
  • Cooking Class: French Macarons | Sat., Jan. 8 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Location provided upon purchase | $65 | Learn how to whip up the perfect patisseries of Paris at this class for guests of all skill levels. 🧑‍🍳 

Sunday, Jan. 9

  • Closing Salute the Season | Sun., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Liberty Station | Prices vary | The holiday festivities officially wrap up at the landmark, which means it’s also the final day to ice skate at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink. ⛸️
  • Mason Jennings | Sun., Jan. 9 | 8 p.m. | Music Box | $30 | The folk-pop singer + songwriter brings his distinctive voice to the stage at the India Street venue. 🎵
  • San Diego Sockers vs. Ontario Fury | Sun., Jan. 9 | Pechanga Arena San Diego |  5:50 p.m. | $25+ ⚽️
  • Beach Yoga | Sundays | 10 a.m. | Hotel del Coronado | $25 per class, $250 per month | Find your zen, oceanfront, at this soothing + strengthening class that also goes down on Fridays at 5 p.m. + Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. ☯️

Monday, Jan. 10

  • Thai Cooking | Mon., Jan. 10 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table in Fashion Valley | $79 | Learn to make lighter Thai dishes — fresh rolls with shrimp + pumpkin curry soup — using techniques like poaching at this step-by-step class. 🍛
  • Jack Harlow | Mon., Jan. 10-Thurs. | 7 p.m. | $55+ | North Park Observatory | Join Jack Harlow show for the Crème de la Crème California Tour with The Homies. 🎤

Tuesday, Jan. 11

  • San Diego Air & Space Museum | Tues., Jan 11. | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Get ready for blast off and learn about space travel, excluding special exhibits — free for San Diego residents. 🚀
  • Authors Discussion: “The Horsewoman” | Tues., Jan. 11 | 4 p.m. | Warwicks’s | $28 (includes a copy of the book) | Renowned authors James Patterson + Mike Lupica visit the La Jolla bookstore to talk about their new book — the characters, the story, the inspiration. 📖 
  • D Smoke | Tues., Jan 11 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $100+ | Join the rapper and winner of Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow for a live show. 🎤 

Wednesday, Jan. 12

  • Hippie Sabotage | Wed., Jan. 12-Thurs., Jan. 13 | 7 p.m. | $37+ | North Park Observatory | Join this EDM show for the Rooms of Hallucination tour. 🎧

Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Shen Yun | Thurs., Jan. 13-Mon., Jan. 17 | Times vary | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | $80+ | Enjoy this classical Chinese dance performance set to multimedia effects + original orchestral works. 🎵
  • Trey Kennedy | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 7 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $31.50+ | The comedian known for his Vine + Instagram content performs on the “Are You for Real?” Tour. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🎤
  • Stavros Halkias | Thurs., Jan. 13- Sat., Jan. 15 | Various times | The American Comedy Co. | $20| As seen on Comedy Central and IFC, Stavros Halkia brings the laughs to San Diego. 🎤
  • Cooking Class: Hand-Rolled Sushi | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Quigley Fine Wines, 1551 Fourth Ave. | $59 | Learn how to spread, layer, tuck + roll sushi and spring rolls, plus the recipe for expert sushi rice as you work on three different rolls. 🍣
  • Art of Elan: Myriad Trio | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Mingei International Museum | $40 | The trio premieres a new work for the flute, viola + harp written by American composer Timo Andres + also partake in a post-concert reception with attendees. (COVID-19 safety: all guests must show proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event + also wear masks indoors.) 🎼

Friday, Jan. 14

  • Being As An Ocean | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7 p.m. | SOMA San Diego | $16+ | Rock out with Being As An Ocean with guests Capstan, Thousand Below + LIMBS. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event, masks required for entry.) 🎸 
  • Beyond Van Gogh: San Diego | Fri., Jan. 14-Sun., March 6 | Times vary | Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds | $28.99-$46.99 | This immersive experience — in town for just under two months — takes viewers into 300+ iconic artworks, including “Starry Night,” set to a symphonic score. 🖼️
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Abbotsford Canucks | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7 p.m. | Pachanga Arena | $19+ | Cheer for the Gulls as they take on the Abbotsford Canucks. 🏒
  • Big Salsa Festival: San Diego | Fri., Jan. 14-Mon.,Jan. 17 | Times vary | Marriott Mission Valley | $50-$200 | This 4-day fest is all about Latin dance, and each day is packed with classes, live performances + dance parties. 💃
  • One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk | Fri., Jan. 14 | 9 p.m. | Music Box | $17 | Donning chromed helmets and all, this act pays homage to the beloved French electronic + dance music duo that fans are missing since their breakup last year. ⚡
  • The Spongebob Musical | Fri., Jan. 14-Sun., Feb. 20 | 2 p.m. (Sundays) + 7 p.m. | Coronado Playhouse | $27+ | Broadway’s award-winning play — with original songs by Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Plain White T’s + more — enjoys its San Diego premiere, running Thursdays-Sundays. 🦀

Saturday, Jan. 15-Friday, Jan. 21

Saturday, Jan. 15

  • Fortune Feimster | Sat., Jan. 15 | 7 p.m. + 9:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $31+ | The stand-up comedian, writer, host, and actor brings her “2 Sweet 2 Salty” tour to our city for two performances. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🎤 
  • Monster Jam | Sat., Jan. 15 + Sun., Jan. 16 | 7 p.m. + 3 p.m. | Petco Park | $20+ | Catch the massive trucks twisting, turning, and tackling jumps like champs as the downtown ballpark morphs into a driving pit for this two-day event. 🛻
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Abbotsford Canucks | Sat., Jan. 15 | 7 p.m. | Pachanga Arena | $19+ | Cheer for the Gulls as they take on the Abbotsford Canucks for a second time. 🏒
  • The Oddities + Curiosities Expo | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | O’Brien Hall at Del Mar Fairgrounds | $10 (kids 12 and under free) | Vendors, artists + dealers showcase all things weird, from taxidermy to quirky collectibles. 💀
  • Mike Xavier Presents: Hip-Hop + Poetry Night | Sat., Jan. 15 | 7 p.m. | Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. | $19 | A curated lineup of spoken word + hip-hop artists hitting their flow live. (COVID-19 safety: attendees must show full proof of vaccination or a negative PCR coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.) 🎤
  • Art 101 | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Art on 30th, 4434 30th St. | $99 | If you’ve always wanted to tap into the world of art but don’t know where to start, this creative workshop will get you going with the basics. 🖌
  • Onesie Bar Crawl | Sat., Jan. 15 | 4 p.m.-12 a.m. | Tin Roof, 401 G St. | $10-$15 | Explore multiple San Diego bars in your most comfortable outside — a onsie. 🍺
  • Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND | Sat., Jan. 15 | 6:30 a.m. | LEGOLAND California | $30+ | A 1-mile fun run/walk through LEGOLAND California for all ages and abilities.

Sunday, Jan. 16

Monday, Jan. 17

  • Jamestown Revival | Mon., Jan. 17 + Tues., Jan. 18 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach | $25 | The Texas folk duo — Zach Chance + Jonathan Clay — perform, with  MIPSO and Robert Ellis also on the concert bill. 🪕
  • 10 Cooking Skills for the New Year | Mon., Jan. 17 | 10 a.m. | Sur La Table in Fashion Valley | $79 | Sharpen 10 techniques in the kitchen — from roasting veggies to dry-brining protein — while creating dishes like herb-brined chicken + creamy risotto. 🔪
  • Still Woozy + Wallice | Mon., Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. | North Park Observatory | $55+ | Join California- based singer-songwriter Still Woozy for the “If This Isn’t Nice” Tour featuring Wallice. 🎸

Tuesday, Jan. 18

  • San Diego Museum of Art | Tues., Jan 18. | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | View beautiful works of art displaying San Diego’s rich cultures and history — free for San Diego residents. 🖼️
  • Japanese Friendship Garden | Tues., Jan 18. | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Walk through a garden filled with beautiful Japanese plants and learn about Japanese culture — free for San Diego residents. 🌸
  • Mingei International Museum | Tues., Jan 18. | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Study the art, objects, and cultures of all people from different eras — free for San Diego residents. 📐

Wednesday, Jan. 19

  • Canyoneers Hike: Luelf Pond Preserve | Wed., Jan. 19 | 9-11 a.m. | Luelf Pond Trail in Ramona | Free (donations appreciated) | The San Diego Natural History Museum’s Canyoneers lead this new, 3-mile, intermediate level hike through a trail that spans an oak forest + a hill. 🥾 
  • Tool | Wed., Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at SDSU | $89+ | The rockers take the stage at the San Diego State venue; parking is available at 5500 Canyon Crest Dr. or consider taking the Trolley. (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test.) 🤘 
  • Storytime with Professor Flutters | Wed., Jan. 19 + Wed., Jan. 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Seaport Village | Free | Bring the little ones to this lively, one-hour storytime at the waterfront landmark + grab lunch locally afterwards. 📚 

Thursday, Jan. 20

  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | San Diego Civic Theatre | $25+ | The La Jolla Music Society presents this multi-disciplinary, innovative ballet performed by the San Francisco-based company. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🩰 
  • Disney on Ice: “Dream Big” | Thurs., Jan. 20-Sun., Jan. 23 | Times vary | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $20-$95 | Beloved Disney movies — from “Coco” to “Moana” — are retold on the ice skating rink with music and, of course, that signature Mickey magic. ⛸️
  • Yannis Pappas | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | The American Comedy Co. | $10 | Enjoy the “LongDays” comic’s stand-up act at the Gaslamp Quarter venue where some big names like to shine, including Bobby Lee, Joe Rogan + Kevin Nealon. 🎤
  • The Life + Music of George Michael | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $26+ | This immersive, concert-style show chronicles the singer’s early music + his solo career. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🎶
  • ‘Friends! The Musical Parody’ | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $35.50+ | The comedic musical parody drops into town for one night only — with fun songs like “We Were on a Break!” + “How You Doin.’” 🎭 

Friday, Jan. 21

  • Donnell Rawlings | Fri., Jan. 21 + Sat., Jan. 22 | 7:30 p.m. + 9 p.m. | The Laugh Factory, 432 F St. | $25 | The comic, actor + podcast host (“The Degenerates,” “The Donnell Rawlings Show”) brings his “2Soon” standup tour to downtown San Diego. 🎤 
  • Jurassic Quest | Fri., Jan. 21-Sun., Jan. 23 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $19+ | More than 100 life-size, interactive dinosaurs take you through the Cretaceous, Jurassic + Triassic periods at this walk-through event where you can also dig for fossils. 🦖 
  • Sal Vulcano | Fri., Jan. 21 | 7 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | TBD | Enjoy an evening of stand-up laughs from one of the “Impractical Jokers” at the East County venue. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🎤
  • All-Ages Band Showcase | Fri., Jan. 21 | 6 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center in North Park | $10 | Enjoy a night of music from local groups The Frazes, Killer Krab, The Renters, Solar Barges + Audrey and the Sound Gallery. 🎸  

Saturday, Jan. 22-Friday, Jan. 28

Saturday, Jan. 22

  • The Edward Twins: Cher, Elton, Dolly, Streisand & More | Sat., Jan. 22 | 2 p.m. + 7:30 p.m. | Escondido Center for the Arts | $40+ | The Las Vegas phenomenon performs as celebrities of yesterday + today in their variety show. 🎭
  • Guttermouth, Chaser + Authentic Sellout | Sat., Jan. 22 | 8:30 p.m. | Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. | $25 | Enjoy a night of punk rock from three acts under one rockin’ roof. (COVID-19 safety: attendees must show full proof of vaccination or a negative PCR coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.) 🤘
  • Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop | Sat., Jan. 22 | 1-3 p.m. | San Diego Craft Collective, 2590 Truxtun Rd., Studio 106 | $70 | Learn the ropes in this instructor-led class that’ll teach you each step of a DIY, boho-chic project. 🧶
  • San Diego Resolution Run | Sat., Jan. 22 | Times Vary | Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park | $45+ | Grab your running shoes for the 15th Annual 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.  Pro tip: Stick around after the race and visit the wellness village with over 20 participating partners.

Sunday, Jan. 23

  • Canyoneers Trail: Manchester Habitat Conservation Area | Sun., Jan. 23 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Manchester Preserve in Encinitas | Free (donations appreciated) | theNat’s Canyoneers lead this 4-mile hike, expected to be heavy on the sightseeing of native plants + birds, including some endangered species. 🐦 

Monday, Jan. 24

  • Joan Osborne + The Weepies | Mon., Jan. 24 | Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach | $35+ | The Grammy-nominated singer + songwriter teams up with some friends for this one night only stop at the North County music venue. 🎶 

Tuesday, Jan. 25

  • San Diego Automotive Museum | Tues., Jan. 25 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Discover the history and stories of automotive vehicles from the past + present — free for San Diego residents. 🚗
  • Eric Nam | Tues., Jan. 25 | 7 p.m. | North Park Observatory | $40+ | Join the Korean-American singer-songwriter for the “There & Back Again World Tour.” 🎸

Wednesday, Jan. 26

  • Nimesh Patel LIVE | Wed., Jan. 26 | 8 p.m. | The American Comedy Co. | The “Saturday Night Live” writer and  Comedy Central + “Late Night with Seth Meyers” comedian performs at the Gaslamp Quarter venue for one night only. 🎤 
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Colorado Eagles | Wed., Jan. 26 | 7 p.m. | Pachanga Arena | $19+ | Cheer for the Gulls as they take on the Colorado Eagles. 🏒
  • Farmer’s Insurance Open | Wed., Jan. 26-Sat., Jan. 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | $60+ | Golf fans can watch the PGA Tour live during this 4-day event. ⛳

Thursday, Jan. 27

  • Bert Kreischer | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 7 p.m. | San Diego Civic Theatre | $36.50+ | The comic, podcast host + author brings his “Berty Boy Relapse Tour” into town as part of a 50-city plan. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🎤 
  • Dinner with the Divas | Thursdays | 7 p.m. | Lips | The divas of the beloved drag show venue showcase their impressions of the finest pop queens in this dinner show — think Cher, Lady Gaga, Pink, Katy Perry + more. 💄
  • The Struts | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $29.50+ | Join the English rock band on their “Strange Days Are Over” tour.   🎸

Friday, Jan. 28

  • 22 + Good 4 U | Fri., Jan. 28 | 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. | Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd. | $13+ | The Normal Heights venue hosts a 21+ dance party for lovers of two pop music favorites: Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. (COVID-19 safety: attendees must show full proof of vaccination or a negative PCR coronavirus test within 72 hours of the event.) 💃
  • Steve Vai: Inviolate Tour | Fri., Jan. 28 | 8 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $40+ | The Grammy-winning guitarist known for his work with legends like Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth + Ozzy Osourne brings his signature sound to the East County venue. (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event.) 🎸
  • Circa Survive | Fri., Jan. 28 | 6:30 p.m. | North Park Observatory | $80+ | Join rock band Circa Survive for the “Blue Sky Noise Anniversary Tour.” 🎸
  • Art Break – “Love + Money: Ellamarie and Jackson Wooley” | Fri., Jan. 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Mingei International Museum | $14 | This lecture focuses on the lives of one of San Diego’s most prolific designing couples, most remembered for their enamel metal work. 👩‍❤️‍👨
  • San Diego Sockers vs. Tacoma Stars | Fri., Jan. 28 | 7:35 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $25+ ⚽️
  • An Evening with Allen Stone | Fri., Jan. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $32.50+ | Join the American R&B + soul singer as he performs songs from his new album “Building Balance.” 

Saturday, Jan. 29-Monday, Jan. 31

Saturday, Jan. 29

  • Da Baby | Sat., Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. | SOMA San Diego | $49.95+ | Catch Da Baby for the San Diego stop on his Live Show Killa Tour.  (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of this event, masks required for entry.) 🎤
  • Pure Project’s 6th Anniversary Party | Sat., Jan. 29 | 1-5 p.m. | Pure Project Vista, 1305 Hot Springs Way | $25 | Celebrate the Vista brewery’s 6th anniversary with craft pours + plenty of toasting. 🍻
  • San Diego Kidpreneur Expo | Sat., Jan. 29 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Town Center Community Park in Santee | Free (register online) | Kids ages 5-17 gather to promote their small businesses at this event also featuring food vendors, workshops, speakers + a fashion show. 👧
  • San Diego Seals vs. Calgary Roughnecks | Sat., Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $16.50+ 🥍
  • Save Your Scraps Webinar | Sat., Jan. 29 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn to navigate California’s new organics waste requirements with this presentation from “I Love A Clean San Diego.” ♻️

Sunday, Jan. 30

  • Jesse Cook | Sun., Jan. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | $30-$70 | The guitarist showcases his signature style, which merges flamenco, classical + jazz as he plays songs from his newest album, “Beyond Borders.” 🎸 
  • San Diego Sockers vs. Utica City FC | Sun., Jan. 30 | 5:05 p.m. | Pechanga Arena San Diego | $25+ ⚽️

Monday, Jan. 31