February Events Calendar

2/1: Battle of the Badges
Location: Pechanga Casino, Temecula
Admission: $20-$30
Info: pechanga.com
Police officers, fire fighters and other first responders step inside the boxing ring to raise money for Cops 4 Kids & Communities.

2/1: Blondes vs. Brunettes Football
Location: Qualcomm Practice Field, Mission Valley
Admission: $250 fundraising goal to play, $20 to watch
Info: alz.org/sandiego
Find out who really has more fun at this second annual flag football fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.

2/5: Chippendales 35th Anniversary Show
Location: House of Blues, Downtown
Admission: $35-$50
Info: chippendales.net
The chiseled hunks in this all-male dance troupe are sure to raise the blood pressure of every cougar in the audience.

2/6-24: Circus Vargas
Location: Mission Bay Park
Admission: $27-$62
Info: circusvargas.com
Illusionist Patrick Gable and his pack of traveling entertainers excite spectators with aerial ballet, trampoline acrobatics, balancing acts and more.

2/8: WWE Live
Location: Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Admission: $24-$99
Info: wwe.com
CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and more WWE Superstars rely on ladders, chairs and other props to give their pretend-beat-downs a more authentic look.

2/8: Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Location:
Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Admission: $15-$40
Info: supercrossonline.com
Top off-road motorcyclists race while decked out in military-themed attire to show appreciation for San Diego's servicemen and women.

2/11: Swan Lake
Location: Copley Symphony Hall, Downtown
Admission: $20-$85
Info: sandiegosymphony.org
The 2010 film Black Swan starring Natalie Portman is loosely based on this Tchaikovsky classic. The Moscow Festival Ballet performs.

2/12: Sleeping Beauty
Location: Copley Symphony Hall, Downtown
Admission: $20-$85
Info: sandiegosymphony.org
The Moscow Festival Ballet tiptoes around this classic tale of a princess' 100-year slumber and ultimate awakening by true love's first kiss.

2/14: The Harlem Globetrotters
Location: Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Admission: $22-$153
Info: harlemglobetrotters.com
Disorder on the court - trick shots, slapstick stunts of athleticism and fans voting on new rules of the game for America's favorite comedic touring basketball team.

2/16: Coronado Valentine's Day 10K
Location: Tidelands Park, Coronado
Admission: $52
Info: coronado10k.com
Lace up to work off those V-Day treats with a 6.2-mile run around Glorietta Bay and Coronado Tidelands Park to benefit children's sports programs.

 2/21: Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller Bolder Fresher Tour
Location: Copley Symphony Hall, Downtown
Admission: $77-$127
Info: boldfreshtour.com
Political ball-buster Bill O'Reilly and the King of obscure references Dennis Miller team up to make America laugh.

2/21-23: BIG 3 Auto Swap
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Admission: Free
Info: big3partsexchange.com
The largest old-car event in San Diego attracts car collectors from across the country to spend a weekend swapping parts and antiques.

2/22: San Diego Winter Brew Fest
Location: San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park
Admission: $40-$60
Info: sandiegobrewfest.com
Cheers to this second annual celebration and tasting of California's craft brews (benefiting the Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association).

2/22: 5K Paw Walk in the Garden
Location: San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Admission: $24
Info: sdbgarden.org
Two- and four-legged participants are invited to walk/ run a 5K through San Diego Botanic Garden's 37 acres.

2/22: Max and Jake's Big Race
Location: Morley Field Trails, Balboa Park
Admission: $20-$35
Info: maxandjakesbigrace.kintera.org
Inspired by former heart patients, this race (now in its seventh year) raised more than $25,000 for the Rady Children's Hospital Heart Transplant Program in 2013.

2/27-3/2: San Diego Bird Festival
Location: Marina Village Conference Center, Mission Bay
Admission: $10-$20
Info: sandiegoaudubon.org
More than 500 kinds of winged species reside in San Diego County. If you can't name more than seagulls, pigeons and pelicans, this may be worth taking a beak.

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Daze of our Lives

Stop and smell the roses during these February holidays

2/4: Thank a Mailman Day - They're less likely to go "postal" if you throw in a hug.
2/7: Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day - Rather than just the middle one.
2/11: White T-Shirt Day - Double the fun with a wet t-shirt contest.
2/13: Get a Different Name Day - North is taken, but South is still up for grabs.
2/16: Do a Grouch a Favor Day - Send him a cheesy E-card he can hate tomorrow.
2/18: National Battery Day - Bound to have pluses and minuses.
2/20: Love Your Pet Day - Change the water in Nemo's tank, or at least leave the top off to make the cat smile.
2/22: Be Humble Day - Fewer selfies is a good start.
2/24: National Tortilla Chip Day - Aka (for San Diego) yesterday, today and tomorrow.
2/28: Public Sleeping Day - MedicAlert button and wallet chain encouraged.

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