Events subject to cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.
SD Gulls vs. Tucson Roadrunners, Fri, Jan 17, 7pm. Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.sandiegogulls.com
Lunar New Year Tet Festival, Fri-Sun, Jan 17-19, (F 5-10pm; Sa 11a-10p; Su 11a-8p). $4-6. 10th annual SD Lunar New Year Festival features dazzling lanterns, bands, lion dances, fire crackers, and a very large selection of Asian food. Prices are good, quality is excellent. 100% proceeds from the festival will be used in the revitalization efforts of the Little Saigon District of San Diego. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, Mission valley. lunarnewyearfestival.org
Fun Home, Fri, Jan 17-Feb 9. Patio Playhouse, Escondido. www.patioplayhouse.com
Beginning Gardening 101 workshop, Jan 18, 10am-noon. Free. The differences between annuals and perennials. Watering, fertilizers and soils will be discussed. There will be an emphasis on organic gardening methods. This is a free class. Contact Green Thumb Nursery to reserve a spot at (760) 744-3822 or visit Green Thumb Nursery 1019 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos.
Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland California Resort, Sat, Jan 18, 8am. www.inmotionevents.com/event/kids-marathon/
MLK volunteer event at Gonzales Canyon, Sat, Jan 18, 9am-noon. www.sdrvc.org
Oddities & Curiosities Expo, Sat, Jan 18, 11am-6pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com
Western Surfing Association Tour Event #6, Sat-Sun, Jan 18-19. Oceanside South Harbor Jetty. www.surfwsa.org
Red Bike, Sat, Jan 18-Feb 16. Moxie Theatre, San Diego. www.moxietheatre.com
August Wilson’s Jitney, Sat, Jan 18-Feb 23. The Old Globe, Balboa Park. www.theoldglobe.org
NFL Conference Championships, Sun, Jan 19. . www.nfl.com
Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Full & Half Marathon, Surf Sun Run 5K & Double Down Challenge, Sun, Jan 19. www.carlsbadmarathon.com
SD Sockers vs. Mesquite Outlaws, Sun, Jan 19, 5:05pm. Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.sdsockers.com
San Diego Restaurant Week, Sun, Jan 19-Sun, Jan 26. Various restaurants throughout San Diego County. sandiegorestaurantweek.com
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan 20.
Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Mon, Jan 20, noon-6:30pm. Free. Family festival for everyone. Live music, dancing, vegan food, outdoor cultural arts & craft vendors marketplace, more. Multi-cultural performances and blessings. Including Native American Blessing, Danza Azteca, West African Drumming, Caoeira, Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Hip Hop, more. Live performances will include reggae artist KUSH. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd, Balboa Park.
SD Gulls vs. Tucson Roadrunners, Tues, Jan 21, 7pm. Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.sandiegogulls.com
Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party, Thur-Sun, Jan 23-26. Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.disneyonice.com
Farmers Insurance Open, Thur-Sun, Jan 23-26. Torrey Pines Golf Course. www.pgatour.com
SD Sunroad Marina Boat Show, Thur-Sun, Jan 23-26. Sunroad Resort Marina. www.bigbayboatshow.com
Winter Home & Backyard Show, Fri-Sun, Jan 24-26. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm.
Jurassic Empire: Dinosaurs come to San Diego. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 25-26. Announcing Jurassic Empire, the largest most realistic Dinosaur event ever seen in California! This fun filled family event will be at the, San Diego Concourse, Golden Hall on January 25 & 26. There will be a wide variety of fun and educational activities designed to engage all members of the entire family. Embark on a prehistoric journey from the Jurassic all the way through the Ice Age periods and discover the Dinosaurs & Mammals that ruled the earth for more than 150 million years ago! The main exhibit features over 50 life size ultra-realistic dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Other exhibits include hands on interaction with dinosaurs, ride a baby dinosaur, ride a 12 foot animatronic T Rex & Triceratops, fossil dig, 9D Virtual Reality Rides, Jurassic themed bounce area and much more. Buy tickets at the venue or online at www.JurassicEmpire.com General Admission: Adults/Teens age 13/up: $24.99/person, Children 2-12: $29.99/child. Sat. 10am-9pm; Sun. 10am-7pm. Military discounts are $3 off with military ID and can only be applied when you buy in person. San Diego Concourse, 202 West C St., downtown San Diego.
Kumeyaay Lake Nature Walk, Sat, Jan 25, 8:30-10am. Free. Riparian environment with cattails and duck weed. Western Sycamore trees in the deciduous state. The lake is home to numerous bird populations, both airborne and aquatic. Fun, informative trail guide-led walk begins at the Kumeyaay Lake Camp Ground. Meet by the flagpoles. Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
Cat Fanciers’ Association’s SD Cat Show: Food & Water Bowl XXX, Sat-Sun, Jan 25-26. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.sandiegocat.org
Find Peace in Nature, Sat-Sun, Jan 25-26, Wed, Jan 29, 9:30-11am. Free. Maximize your New Year’s resolve to find more peace in 2020. Walking in the beautiful surroundings will refresh you. Join our informative and casual trail guide-led walk and be part of nature’s vibrant world for 90-minutes of peace for all ages. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
NFL Pro Bowl, in Orlando, Sun, Jan 26. Watch on ESPN. www.nfl.com
LA Lakers vs. LA Clippers, Tues, Jan 28, 7pm. Staples Center. www.nba.com/lakers
Mariachi Festival coming to National City’s Bayside Park • Sun., March 8 • 11am-7pm.
National City Chamber of Commerce announced that early-bird tickets for the 8th Annual International Mariachi Festival are now up for grabs, with discount pricing available through Saturday, Feb. 1. The festival returns from 11am-7pm, Sunday, March 8 at Chula Vista’s Bayside Park. This marks the second year the festival will take over this location, and attendees can expect this year’s event to be its biggest and best yet. The full-scale cultural celebration of mariachi music, traditional folkloric dance and art is expected to draw thousands of fans and spectators to the region. Visit MariachiFest.com/tickets for details.
Ongoing events around town
Sunset Market at Coast Highway & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, every Thursday, 5-9pm.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
Cowles Mountain Hike, Ongoing Saturdays thru June 1, 5:30-6:30am. Free. Looking for an adventure? Join us! Meet at Cowles Mountain Staging Area (corner of Golfcrest Dr & Navajo Rd) at the trail head south of the comfort station. Cowles Mountain, San Carlos.
Pacific Beach Farmers’ Market, Ongoing Saturdays, 8am-noon. Free. Promenade mall, 4150 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach.
Waterski and Wakeboard, Ongoing thru Dec 23, 2019. Sundays, 8-11am, Thursdays 5-8pm. Convair Waterski Club is active year-round on Mission Bay and provides 2 ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, w/instruction & equipment available on request. Nominal fee per run. Meet at south end of Crown Point Beach, 3500 Crown Point Drive. Any skill level welcome. email@example.com. sdwaterski.org/
Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games, Sundays, 4-6pm. Ongoing thru Dec 2019. $10. Play Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games. Everyone 18+ welcome, or high school Varsity players. Fun, fast box lacrosse-get a great workout. Sportsplex USA, 12349 McIvers Court, Poway. Registration requested. https://www.epiclacrosse.org/
Fly Casting Clinic, Ongoing Sundays thru Sun, Dec 29, 2019, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. The sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for the participants without gear. Ages 16 and up. Look for the Gazebo and the fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by the Lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Diego.
Free First Sunday, Ongoing thru Dec 1. Sundays, 10am. Free. Embrace creativity and visit OMA. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
Daley Ranch Open House, Open to public 2nd Sunday of every month. 11am-2pm. Free. Approximately 1 mile from the La Honda entry is the Historic Daley Ranch House. Ranger staff/docents provide info and insights into the history of the ranch. Steady rain cancels. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Dr, Escondido.
Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, thru Jan 28, 9am, every Monday. www.poway.org
Baby Time, Ongoing Tuesdays 3-3:30pm, thru Dec 31, 2019. Free. Join us for a program that is perfect for babies and young toddlers: short, fun and interactive. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, Mission Valley, 92108
Run Club. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ongoing thru Dec. Free. Choose 2-mile or 4-mile group. All paces/abilities welcome. Meet at Refill cafe, 3752 Park Blvd, Hillcrest.
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet, Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet and farmer’s market. Info: 619-283-3100. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 92108. http://www.qualcommstadiumswapmeet.com/