1/21-25: Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate!
Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma, disneyonice.com
Mickey and friends perform a musical montage of celebrations including a Valentine’s Day royal ball with the Disney princesses, a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch, and a very merry un-birthday party with Alice and the Mad Hatter.
1/1-4: San Diego International Auto Show
San Diego Convention Center, Downtown, sdautoshow.com
See and touch more than 400 2015 model-year vehicles, and check out this year’s featured motorcycle, designed by Paul Teutul, Jr. from Discovery Channel’s American Chopper.
1/2, 9, 16: Masters of Illusion
Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Valley Center, harrahssocal.com
The popular CW television series hits the road, bringing levitating women, death-defying escapes and Houdini-inspired magic to cities across the globe.
1/17 & 31: Monster Jam
Petco Park, Downtown, monsterjam.com
Grave Digger, Monster Mutt and other jumbo trucks make pit stops in San Diego’s Petco Park twice this month, giving motorsports fans double the opportunity to visit from East County.
1/18: Carlsbad Marathon & Half
Westfield Plaza Camino Real, carlsbadmarathon.com
The first stop of the Half Marathon Triple Crown series (followed by the La Jolla Half Marathon in April and America’s Finest City Half Marathon in August) will treat 10,000 runners to picturesque ocean views.
1/18: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Harbor Dr., Downtown, alpha-zsl.org
San Diego’s Alpha Phi Alpha chapter honors its fallen fraternity brother, MLK, with high school marching bands, floats and drill teams.
1/18-24: San Diego Restaurant Week
Restaurants throughout San Diego, sandiegorestaurantweek.com
Dine-out at a discount as nearly 200 restaurants offer prix fixe three-course lunches and dinners during this semi-annual foodie fest.
1/23-24: Caffeine Crawl
Several coffeehouses throughout San Diego, caffeinecrawl.com
Take one of seven self-guided driving/tasting tours of San Diego coffeehouses before heading to James Coffee Co. in Little Italy for the after-crawl party and more caffeine.
1/24-25: San Diego Cat Show
Del Mar Fairgrounds, sandiegocat.org
Feline agility competitions, educational seminars and rescue-cat adoptions make this the pawsitively purrfect time to adopt a hairless pussy of your own.
1/24-25: America’s Finest Flag Football Tournament
Fiesta Island Park, Mission Bay, flagfootballsd.com
Join the nearly 1,200 amateur athletes expected to compete in a two-day tournament for the Elite Flag Football Team crown.
1/15: January Issue Release Party
Parq Restaurant & Nightclub, Gaslamp, pacificsandiego.com/parq
PacificSD‘s Nightclub & Bar issue comes to life at the new Parq Restaurant & Nightclub in the Gaslamp, featuring crushing DJ sets and a headlining live performance by Skylar Grey (vocalist on Diddy’s hit track “Coming Home” and co-writer of Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna, among other megahits).
1/29: Karina’s Downtown - Grand Opening Event
Karina’s Mexican Seafood Cuisine, Downtown, pacificsandiego.com/karinas
PacificSD presents the grand opening of Karina’s Mexican Seafood Cuisine, featuring live Latin beats, Karina’s famous mariscos and the ever-spicy Karina’s Girls.
Daze of Our Lives
Stop and smell the roses during these January holidays
1/4: Trivia Day
Didja know catfish have more than 100,000 taste buds?
1/8: Elvis Presley’s birthday
The King would have turned 80 this month.
1/8: Bubble Bath Day
Splish-splash - and don’t forget the rubber ducky.
1/10: Houseplant Appreciation Day
Throw out that ficus wilting in the corner and appreciate not having to remember to water it anymore.
1/16: National Nothing Day
Just don’t do it!
1/17: Betty White ‘s birthday
Here’s to being as cool as this old broad at age 92 (or at least making it to 75).
1/17: Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
As if anyone made it past the 15th.
1/20: Penguin Awareness Day
Watch Happy Feet and visit the tuxedoed birds at SeaWorld (they really need to boost ticket sales).
1/24: Compliment Day
You’re gonna look great!