Events subject to cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.
Stars at West Sycamore Canyon, Fri, Feb 21, 5:45-8:45pm. Free. Join members from the SD Astronomy Association at the West Sycamore Staging Area (very east end of Stonebridge Parkway in Scripps Ranch) to view the nighttime sky through telescopes. Sycamore Canyon is a part of Mission Trails Regional Park. Rain or cloudy skies cancel event. Goodan Ranch/Sycamore Canyon Preserve, 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway.
Coronado Community Read Kickoff, Fri, Feb 21, 6:30pm. Free. Join us for wine and cheese as we kick off the Coronado Community Read with award-winning language columnist, Richard Lederer, from the SD Union-Tribune. Evening features Lederer’s witty hymn of praise to libraries and literacy and heartwarming stories about how books and libraries change lives and enhance our existence. Pick up your free tickets at the Circulation Desk. Coronado Library, 640 Orange Ave.
Foreign Film Friday: Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, Fri, Feb 21, 4 & 7pm. Carlsbad City Library, La Costa. www.carlsbadca.gov
Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival, Fri, Feb 21, 8pm. Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.pechangaarenasd.com
David Spade, Fri, Feb 21, 8pm. Balboa Theatre, downtown SD. www.sandiegotheatres.org
LA Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies. Fri, Feb 21, 7:30pm. Staples Center, LA. www.nba.com/lakers
SD International Jewish Film Festival, through Feb 23 at various venues in San Diego County. www.sdcjc.org/sdjff
Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, Indio. Thru Feb 23. Celebrate the desert city’s favorite crop with date shakes, recipe contests and more. Plus get your fair fix on the carnival midway. Riverside County Fairgrounds. datefest.org
Dog Show: Silver Bay Kennel Club of SD, Fri-Sun, Feb 21-23, 8am-5pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.silverbaykc.com
San Diego Jazz Party, Del Mar, Fri-Sun, Feb 21-23. Musicians from around the world perform in a relaxed, intimate setting. Hilton San Diego/Del Mar. sdjp.org
Mardi Gras Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour, Sat, Feb 22, 1-5pm. Gaslamp Quarter, downtown SD. www.sdmardigras.com
North County Walk for Animals, Sat, Feb 22, 7am at Kit Carson Park, Escondido. www.sdhumane.org
Kumeyaay Lake Nature Walk, Saturday, Feb 22, 8:30-10am. Free. Fun, informative trail guide-led walk. Meet by flagpoles at entrance kiosk. Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee.
SD Padres vs. Seattle Mariners, Sat, Feb 22, 12:10pm. Petco Park, SD. www.mlb.com/padres
LA Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings, Sat, Feb 22, 12:30pm. Staples Center, LA. www.nba.com/clippers
SD Gulls vs. San Jose Barracuda, Sat, Feb 22, 7pm. Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.sandiegogulls.com
Tidepooling Adventures, Sat, Feb 22; March 7-8 & Sat, March 21. Afternoon 2 hour time frame. $15-$18. Explore Where the Sea Meets the Land! Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Sign up for a Tidepooling Adventure where trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and help you discover the wonderful world of tide pools along our shores. For ages 2+ (tickets required). Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Tidepooling Adventures do not meet at Birch Aquarium. Pre-purchase required. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/programs/tidepooling
Hidden Underground Giants, Sat-Sun, Feb 22-23; Wed, Feb 26, 9:30-11am. Free. Among the remarkable plant life of sage and chaparral, February brings the bright green of the Wild Cucumber. What you can’t see is an impressive root known to grow in excess of 200 lbs. Join MTRP trail guide-learn about the amazing world of nature’s unique survival adaptations. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Mardi Gras 10K & 5K Trail Run, Sun, Feb 23. Rancho Bernardo Community Park. www.themardigrasrun.com
The Path Less Traveled, Sun, Feb 23, 8-9:30am. Free. Explore the West Sycamore section of Mission Trails Regional Park located in Scripps Ranch. Meet Ranger Andrew for a guided nature walk in an area of the park less visited. Meet at the staging area, at the far east end of Stonebridge Parkway. He will focus on the plant communities and animals commonly found at West Sycamore. Please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and bring water. Goodan Ranch/Sycamore Canyon Preserve, 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road, Poway.
LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics, Sun, Feb 23, 12:30pm. Staples Center, LA. www.nba.com/lakers
The Harlem Globetrotters, Sun, Feb 23, 2pm. Pechanga Arena San Diego. www.pechangaarenasd.com
OB Mardi Gras, Sun, Feb 23, 4-8pm. $10. Live entertainment, complimentary red beans and rice while supplies last, Free Mardi Gras beads. Winstons Beach Club, Ocean Beach. www.winstonsob.com
LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Mon, Feb 24, 7:30pm. Staples Center, LA. www.nba.com/clippers
LA Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans, Tues, Feb 25, 7pm. Staples Center, LA. www.nba.com/lakers
SD Padres vs. Oakland Athletics, Tues, Feb 25, 12:10pm. at Petco Park, SD. www.mlb.com/padres
Ash Wednesday, Feb 26
SD Padres vs. Cleveland Indians, Wed, Feb 26, 12:10pm. Petco Park, SD. www.mlb.com/padres
San Diego Bird Festival, Wed, Feb 26 through Sun, March 1. Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego. www.sandiegoaudubon.org
The Bachelor Live On Stage presented by Broadway San Diego, Thur, Feb 27, 7:30pm. San Diego Civic Theatre, downtown SD. www.sandiegotheatres.org
Circus Vargas, Thur, Feb 27-Mon, March 9. Westfield Mission Valley. www.circusvargas.com
Nature’s Glory, Sat, Feb 29; Wed, Feb 19, 9:30-11am. Free. Experienced Trail Guide introduces you to ecological diversity of plants and animal life that populate the habitats of this SD Treasure. Winter rains have encouraged plants to start greening up and forming buds for the flowers to come. Meet inside Visitor Center. Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junípero Serra Trail, San Carlos.
Archaeology Weekend, Borrego Springs, Feb 29-March 1. Free. Hosted by Colorado Desert Archaeology Society and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, this annual event offers pottery-making demos, Native American craft displays, tours of the Archaeology Lab, and field trips. Fee required for parking and field trips. Anza Borego Desert State Park Visitors Center. anzaborregoarchaeo.org
It’s Pupping Season for La Jolla Harbor Seals, Saturdays Feb 29; March 14 & 28; April 11, 2-3:30pm. Free. Join Sierra Club Seal Society for illustrated talk about Harbor Seals/Sea Lions, followed by short walk to Casa Beach-possibly see harbor seal birth or a nursing mother & pup. Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery, 7916 Girard Ave, La Jolla.
Murder for Two, Through March 1. New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad. www.newvillagearts.org
Inside Look at SeaWorld San Diego, Through March 1. Every Saturday & Sunday. www.seaworldsandiego.com
Hurricane Diane, Through March 8. The Old Globe, Balboa Park. www.theoldglobe.org
February is museum month:
Enjoy half-priced admission
over 40 local museums!
San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at any of the locations listed below, or when you stay at a Hilton, or at a participating Macy’s store. Present your pass to receive 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.
Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest. Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!
The San Diego Museum Month discount pass can be picked up a participating Macy’s store locations in San Diego County including Chula Vista Center, Fashion Valley, Grossmont Center, Otay Ranch Town Center, Parkway Plaza, The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall, Westfield Horton Plaza, Westfield Mission Valley, Westfield North County, Westfield Plaza Bonita and Westfield UTC. Passes are also available at the Macy’s Imperial Valley Mall store in Imperial County. A purchase is not required to receive a free San Diego Museum Month pass.
The San Diego Museum Month discount pass can also be picked up at over 75 library locations in the San Diego area. You do not need a library card to request a free pass.
Visit https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/museum-month/ for a list of participating museums and library locations to pick up a pass!
Please note that San Diego Museum Month passes will not be available until January 31, 2020.
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/