By Catlin Dorset
2/8, 13: The Harlem Globetrotters

Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
The world-renowned traveling comedic basketball squad shows off its unparalleled ball-handling skills while playing against the Washington Generals at this family-friendly show.


2/5-8: Farmers Insurance Open

Torrey Pines Golf Course
Seven-time champion Tiger Woods and other top players on the PGA Tour compete in this annual golf tournament while also raising money for local at-risk youth and military families.

2/7: Monster Energy Supercross

Petco Park, East Village
The biggest names in off-road motorcycling tackle the dirt track at Petco Park for the first time (the annual race used to be held at Qualcomm Stadium) while honoring San Diego’s brave men and women during this military- themed event.
2/7: The Insane Inflatable 5K

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista
Catch some air at this 3.1-mile race featuring 11 larger-than-life inflated obstacles including the 5.5-story Vertigo slide and 100-foot-long Pure Misery military-style challenge.
2/7-22: The Marvel Experience

Del Mar Fairgrounds
Save the world with Captain America, scale a skyscraper with Spider-Man and compare biceps with the Hulk at this 360-degree, 20,000-square-foot 3D projection dome featuring augmented realities, multi-person gaming, interactive touch-screens and nerds aplenty.
2/8: Bridal Bazaar

San Diego Convention Center, Downtown
Billed as “San Diego’s Best Bridal Show,” this one-stop-shop brings together more than 300 nuptial experts armed with wedding cake samples, the latest in bridal styles, honeymoon- destination specials and more.
2/9: Dancing with the Stars: LIVE!

San Diego Balboa Theatre
Season 19 winner (and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star) Alfonso Ribeiro tours North America with fellow DWTS pros to perform never-before-seen choreography and popular numbers from the hit reality TV show.
2/12-23: Circus Vargas’ ArleQuin

Mission Bay Park
Aerialists, acrobats, extreme jugglers and the rest of the traveling troupe of entertainers wow the crowd under the big-top tent while donning jester attire.
2/13-15: The Lunar New Year Festival

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Celebrate Asian culture and the Year of the Ram/ Goat/Sheep with traditional food, song and dance.
2/14: Jump Start Your Heart 5K

Mission Bay Park
Run this V-day 5K for the beer garden at the finish line and to benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation, which funds the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hereditary heart defects.
2/15: Paws FUR Pink

NTC Park, Liberty Station
Bring two- and four-legged family members to run/walk the Hearty Hound 5K, participate in the PAWSitively Pink costume contest and peruse the FURever Yours pet expo to raise funds for Susan G. Komen San Diego
2/17: Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras

Fifth Ave. between Broadway and L St., Gaslamp
Named one of the top five Mardi Gras events to attend in the world by Yahoo!, San Diego’s own Fat Tuesday celebration boasts a crowd of 40,000, acrobatic cirque performers, fire dancers, dozens of floats, a special set by DJ Snoopadelic (aka Snoop Dogg) and more. This year marks the 21st incarnation of annual outdoor party that closes the streets of the Gaslamp and lets the good times roll.

2/19: Mezé Grand Opening
Mezé Greek Fusion, Gaslamp
Greek and Mediterranean cuisines and cultures fuse to create Mezé, a new three-level restaurant/lounge featuring hookahs, craft cocktails, beats by DJ Kaos and a snake/fire/ belly-dancing show.
2/20-21: Winter Brew Fest

Hall of Champions, Balboa Park
Join a couple thousand ale aficionados for more than 40 craft suds samples and live music while giving back to the San Diego Mountain Bike Association and Outdoor Outreach.
2/27-28: Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula
Enjoy live entertainment and 100-plus wines perfectly paired with chocolates, desserts and food samples at this two-day event benefitting the Habitat for Humanity’s Inland Valley chapter.
2/28: Color in Motion 5K

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Taste the cornstarch rainbow as you sprint, skip or stroll through a color-bombed course and post-race dance party.
2/28: San Diego Pet Expo

Del Mar Fairgrounds
Meet Animal Planet’s Pit Boss star Shorty Rossi, participate in a pet/owner look-alike contest, take advantage of discounted vaccinations and microchipping, and adopt a new best friend at this free, pet-friendly event.