February Calendar of Events

2/1-28: San Diego Museum Month
Location: Museums throughout San Diego
Admission: Half off regular prices
Info: sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
Believe it: the February admission price is half off at 42 participating museums, including the Ripley's Believe It Or Not display at the Air & Space Museum. Get passes at Macy's.

2/8: Winter Brew Fest
Location: The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Downtown
Admission: $40-$60
Info: sandiegobrewfest.com
Celebrate brews from California and beyond with a couple thousand frothy enthusiasts.

2/9: Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Admission: $15-$45
Info: supercrossonline.com
Watch top motorcyclists race for bragging rights and energy drink sponsorships at this off-road extravaganza.

2/9: Jump Start Your Heart 5K
Location: Crown Point Shores Park, Mission Bay
Admission: $35
Info: jumpstartyourheartsd.com
Spread a little pre-Valentine's Day love by supporting the Children's Heart Foundation in  this walk/run around the bay.

2/9: Little Italy Carnevale
Location: India St., Little Italy
Admission: Free
Info: littleitalysd.com
Bust out your Sopranos and Godfather imitations for this annual celebration of Italian food, live music and dancing that attracts more than 12,000 attendees.

2/9: New Shanghai Circus
Location: Spreckels Theatre, Gaslamp
Admission: $25-$45
Info: ticketmaster.com
The "Best Foreign Production on Broadway" rolls, jumps and contorts onto a local stage.

2/9-10: Tough Mudder
Location: Vail Lake Resort, Temecula
Admission: $20 to watch, $180 to participate
Info: toughmudder.com
Bring your own first-aid kit and double-check your life insurance policy before signing up for this down-and-dirty 10-mile obstacle course.

2/10: Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk
Location: Via de la Valle and Coast Hwy. 101, Solana Beach
Admission: $35-$45
Info: kintera.org
Complete a North County 5K doggie-style and join in the furry fun, including a canine costume contest and hound-dog yoga.

2/12: Gaslamp Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday 
Location: Fifth Ave., Gaslamp
Admission: $40-$50
Info: gaslamp.org/mardi-gras-2013
Round up your beady-eyed posse for this 19th annual event, headlined by Ozomatli and DJ Z-Trip, and billed as the largest Mardi Gras celebration on the West Coast.

2/13: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet
Location: Copley Symphony Hall, Downtown
Admission: $20-$85
Info: sandiegosymphony.org
The Shakespearean story of star-crossed lovers tiptoes to life as a suicidal ballet.

2/15: The Harlem Globetrotters
Location: Valley View Casino Center
Admission: $15-$145
Info: harlemglobetrotters.com
The famous traveling basketball team entertains the masses by playing silly games with their balls.

2/16-17: Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair 
Location: Third Ave. & J St., Downtown
Admission: Free
Info: sdcny.org
Celebrate the Year of the Snake with lion and dragon dances, Chinese food and a lantern parade.

2/28-3/3: San Diego Bird Festival
Location: Marina Village Conference Center, Mission Bay
Admission: $10-$20
Info: sandiegoaudubon.org/events/ bird-festival
Learn how to ID the feathered fiend that's been crapping on your windshield.

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