San Diego’s top weekend events: Jan. 6-10

Hershey Felder, center, directs a scene for "Mozart and Figaro in Vienna"
Hershey Felder, center, directs a scene for “Mozart and Figaro in Vienna,” which was filmed in Florence, Italy, due to COVID lockdowns.
(Hershey Felder)

Here are the top events happening in San Diego from Thursday, Jan. 6 through Monday, Jan. 10:

Thursday, Jan. 6

soundON Festival: This informal festival, put on by San Diego New Music and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, focuses on modern music with three days of chamber music concerts and open rehearsals. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. $22 and $27 for individual concerts; $60 and $75 for the series. Doors open at 7 and seating is first-come, first-served.

“The Simon & Garfunkel Story”: This concert theater features a live band, video projections and lighting to tell the story of Simon & Garfunkel, featuring hits like “Mrs. Robinson,” Scarborough Fair” and many more. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. $59 and up;

Tim Dillon at American Comedy Co.: Stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster (“The Tim Dillon Show”) is probably be best known for his appearances on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” He’s performing multiple headlining shows this weekend. 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday ; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday . American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave., downtown. Tickets start at $35. Note that all shows are sold out, but resale tickets are available;

Friday, Jan. 7

“Whitney Cummings: Touch Me”: The comedian, TV star and podcaster brings her opinions to the Balboa Theatre as part of her “Touch Me” tour. 7 p.m. Friday. The Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. Starting at $35;

Pianist Emmanuel Ax
(Courtesy photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

La Jolla Music Society presents Emanuel Ax: The world-renowned pianist performs an all-Chopin program, specifically from the composer’s later period. 8 p.m. Friday. The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. Sold out; (858) 459-3728 or

Poway Winter Festival: Experience a true winter in San Diego! Spend the day sledding, ice skating and building snowmen, then warm up and roast marshmallows next to the campfire. Free shuttles will be available from the parking lots of Poway City Hall (13325 Civic Center Drive) and the Boys and Girls Club (12988 Bowron Road). 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway. Free;

Maz Jobrani: Comedian and actor Maz Jobrani, known for standup specials like “Brown & Friendly” and “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV,” visits The Comedy Store for a five show run. 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with additional shows at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla. General admission is $30;

Saturday, Jan. 8

A previous edition of San Diego Brew Fest.
(Dan Silberstein)

San Diego Brew Fest: Now in its 11th year, San Diego Brew Fest invites beer lovers to sip unlimited samples at Liberty Station’s NTC Park from craft brewers around the county and state. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. NTC Park, Liberty Station. General admission is $50 and includes unlimited samples from 1 to 4 p.m. Early admission, which lets ticketholders into the event at noon, costs $65.

WOOD: A Furniture Show, XII: See handcrafted furniture by some of Southern California’s best woodworkers at this 12th annual exhibition. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday where attendees will be able to meet the artists; awards for outstanding workmanship will be announced at 6 p.m. On view 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, through Feb. 25. Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Free;

“Deal Me In: 15 Short Plays, Poems and Prose-pieces about Climate Change”: La Jolla Theatre Ensemble will present a staged reading of select pieces from the “Deal Me In” project. Climate Change Theatre Action commissioned 50 international writers to create pieces on climate change. Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the actors and local climate change experts. 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Monday. La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla. $10 suggested donation.

Benise: Celebrate two decades of Benise at Balboa Theatre! Benise, who refers to his sound as “Spanish Guitar” and “nouveau flamenco,” has released 15 albums and performed around the globe. The two-hour production combines music with movement, featuring Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba and Parisian Waltz, plus exotic drumming. 8 p.m. Saturday. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp. $32;

Sunday, Jan. 9

“Mozart and Figaro in Vienna: San Diego Repertory Theater will co-present Hershey Felder’s latest “Live from Florence” musical film. This new piece tells the little-known story on the creation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 1786 opera “The Marriage of Figaro” told from the perspective of his controversial librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, who was a Jew, a priest and brothel owner all rolled into one. Streaming at 5 p.m. Sunday. $55.

Monday, Jan. 10

Jack Harlow: Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow, who recently earned a coveted spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022, performs a show in San Diego with felly Kentucky act The Homies.7 p.m. Monday. Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. Sold out, verified resale tickets available at