January Events Calendar
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1/1: Polar Bear Swim
Location: Kellogg Park, La Jolla Shores
Shake off the New Year’s Eve hangover with a dip in the chilly Pacific, followed by complimentary hot cider, coffee and a chili potluck.
1/1-5: San Diego International Auto Show
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Downtown
Kick the tires of more than 400 new cars and check out the Exotics Vault, featuring Ferraris, Maseratis and Bentleys you should probably kick less hard.
1/4: Resolution Run 5K/15K
Location: Tecolote Shores Park, Mission Bay
In case your resolutions last a whole half-week, run a 5K or 15K to benefit your own health while supporting the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project.
1/7-12: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Location: Civic Theatre, Downtown
Broadway San Diego presents this live musical performance of the Academy Award-winning animated tale of two star-crossed lovers and their singing household furniture.
1/12: John Edward
Location: The US Grant Hotel, Downtown
The renowned psychic medium sees dead people, talks to them and shares what they say to him with the audience.
1/17-19: The Del Mar Antique Show
Location: O’Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds
Get Grandma’s heirlooms appraised for $5 apiece and shop for antiques from more than 200 dealers.
1/18: Monster Jam
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley
Join the tens of thousands of spectators watching Grave Digger and other jacked-up monster trucks demolish the dirt track and eardrums at Qualcomm Stadium.
1/19: Carlsbad Marathon
Location: Westfield Plaza Camino Real, Carlsbad
Live bands at every mile help set the pace for this annual marathon (and half-marathon) that brings 10,000 competitors to the Carlsbad coastline.
1/19-24: San Diego Restaurant Week
Location: Nearly 200 restaurants throughout San Diego
Admission: Lunch for $10, $15 or $20; dinner for $25, $35 or $45
Dine at a discount as scores of San Diego restaurants offer prix-fixe three-course lunches and dinners during this semi-annual gastronomic tradition.
1/23-26: Farmers Insurance Open
Top players from the PGA tour will compete in this annual golf tournament at Torrey Pines.
1/25: Caffeine Crawl
Location: Coffee houses around San Diego
Get amped on local roasts (and teas and chocolates) by following one of four self-guided driving/tasting tours of the city’s coffee shops and artisan bean purveyors, then join other caffeine fiends for the afterparty at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in La Jolla.
1/26-27: San Diego Cat Show
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
You don’t have to be a pussy to attend the San Diego Cat Show, but it helps. Adopting a cat and watching felines run the obstacle course? Fur sure!
Daze of our Lives
Stop and smell the roses (and the squirrels, on 1/21) during these January holidays
1/3: Fruitcake Toss Day
You didn’t actually hang on to it this long, did you?
1/8: Male Watcher’s Day
Ogle, hoot and holler at hot men of every variety.
1/10: Peculiar People Day
Compliment Aunt Gertie on her porcelain doll collection.
1/13: International Skeptics Day
1/16: National Nothing Day
1/18: Winnie the Pooh Day
Watch out for Heffalumps and Woozles.
1/21: National Hugging Day
Keep an eye on your wallet.
1/21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
1/24: Beer Can Appreciation Day
At least appreciate what’s inside it.
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