January Events Calendar


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1/1: Polar Bear Swim
Location: Kellogg Park, La Jolla Shores
Admission: Free
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
Admission: $12
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
Admission: $35-$50
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
Admission: $35-$117
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
Admission: $150
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
Admission: $8
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
Admission: $15-$35
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
Admission: $105-$135
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
Admission: $40-$45
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
Admission: $30
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
Admission: $9
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?

1/3: Humiliation Day
Blush often and make others do the same.

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
Doubt it.

1/16: National Nothing Day
Get some!

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
Go nuts!

1/24: Beer Can Appreciation Day
At least appreciate what’s inside it.