Springboard Music Festival, ‘The Maids’ and more — you have to see this weekend’s top events

This weekend’s events include Springboard Music Festival, San Diego Brew Festival, Padres FanFest, Resolution Run and more.

1.9-11: Springboard Music Festival

Forty emerging musical acts receive two days of mentorship from renowned experts, then show off what they’ve learned at live shows during the neighborhoodwide Band & Brew Crawl.

Venues throughout Ocean Beach,

Band & Brew Crawl at the Springboard Music Festival
Aspiring musicians flooded the streets of Ocean Beach at the Band & Brew Crawl during the Spring Music Festival on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
(Rick Nocon/San Diego Union-Tribune)

1.10: Jim Jefferies

Known for: Legit, The Jim Jefferies Show, political humor (from an Australian perspective)

@ Balboa Theatre,

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Jim Jefferies
(Courtesy photo)

1.10-12: “The Maids”

The nomadic Nervous Theatre transits through San Diego with its touring production of Jean Genet’s provocative classic about a pair of maids who role-play a murder plot.


Nervous Theatre at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center, downtown,

Annabella Joy in “The Maids.”
(Courtesy Nervous Theatre)

Starting 1.10: “Babette’s Feast”

After an earlier postponement, Lamb’s puts up the stage adaptation of Isak Dinesen’s short story (which also inspired an Oscar-winning 1987 movie); the piece focuses on a French refugee who transforms a Norwegian village with help from a bountiful feast. Through Feb. 16.

Lamb’s Players Theatre, Coronado,

Starting 1.10: “A Chorus Line”

The 1970s-vintage “singular sensation” of a musical gets its kicks again with this revival of the piece about big Broadway dreams. Through March 22.

@ Welk Resorts Theatre, Escondido.

1.11: Eighth annual San Diego Brew Festival

Indulge in unlimited samples of 150 craft beers from 70 local and international breweries during this day that also features a flurry of food trucks and loads of live music.

Liberty Station NTC Park, Point Loma,


San Diego Brew Festival
The sun peaked out for the San Diego Brew Festival at Liberty Station on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
(Isiah Jones)

1.11: Padres FanFest

Score autographs, attend Q&A sessions and enjoy an assortment of interactive experiences at this free event that supports our city’s Major League team.

Petco Park, East Village,

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Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer, left, is all smiles as he finishes signing an autograph on a baseball for eight-year-old Damain Quintana, right, from Orange County, during Padres FanFest 2019, at Petco Park.
(Howard Lipin/San Diego Union-Tribune)

1.11: 13th annual Resolution Run

Burn off heaps of holiday calories during a scenic 5K, 10K or half-marathon concluding with a freebie-filled wellness village.

Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park,

San Diego Resolution Run 5K/10K/Half Marathon
San Diego started 2019 off on the right foot at the 12th annual San Diego Resolution Run 5K/10K/Half Marathon at Tecolote Shores in Mission Bay on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2019.
(Rick Nocon/San Diego Union-Tribune)

1.11: Miranda Sings

Known for: YouTube videos, red lipstick, Selp-Helf


@ Balboa Theatre,

Rob Riggle Hosts Shoebox’s 29th Birthday Celebration
Comedian Colleen Ballinger aka Miranda Sings performs onstage during Shoebox’s 29th Birthday Celebration hosted by Rob Riggle at The Improv on June 10, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
(Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Hallmark Shoebox)

1.11: Gary Gulman

Known for: The Great Depresh, making depression and anxiety funny

@ Observatory North Park,

Hilarity for Charity throws second New York event to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s Disease - Show
Comedian Gary Gulman performs onstage during HFC NYC presented by Hilarity for Charity at Highline Ballroom on June 29, 2016 in New York City.
(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Hilarity For Charity)

1.11: Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino

Known for: chain-smoking, loving the Philadelphia Eagles

@ The Comedy Palace,

Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino
(Courtesy photo)

1.11-1.19: BIGA’s Pig Roast and Local Libations Week Kick-Off

Sixth Avenue’s acclaimed Italian bistro kicks off the city’s second annual Local Libations Week and simultaneously celebrates four years in business by roasting a hog in honor of the area folks who cultivate organic ingredients for the restaurant’s recipes.

Biga, Gaslamp Quarter,

Starting 1.11: “Contemporary California Sculpture”

Sparks Gallery collaborates once again with the National Sculpture Society for a show that features works by sculptors in Southern California and the San Francisco area. The subjects and material vary but each artist will showcase a three-dimensional piece with a contemporary twist. Through March 29.

@ Sparks Gallery,

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Late Bloomer by Mary Buckman

Starting 1.11: OMA Artist Alliance Annual Member Show

New Year, new artwork, anyone? The talented artists in the Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artist Alliance are bringing some of their best (and most affordable) pieces to Ashton Gallery. Find some local art to take home and class up the place. Through Feb. 7,

@ Ashton Gallery,

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Dr. Seuss Tree by Susan Coppock

Starting 1.11: “The Tonic of Wildness”

From studying chemical engineering to art history, photographer Marie Tartar presents her underwater photography alongside the work of ethical wildlife and landscape photographer Trai Anfield and her terrestrial and wildlife work in this two-woman show. (Tartar will walk art lovers through her work on Jan. 18 at the Escondido gallery.) Through Feb. 15.

@ Photographer’s Eye Collective,

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Spiky by Marie Tartar

Starting 1.11: “Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems with coinciding Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon”

Both the beauty and destruction of local flora and fauna in our region is the focus of the artwork in Endangered, while the glory of open space in Valley Center’s Hellhole Canyon is depicted artistically in Finding Heaven. Through March 8.

@ California Center for the Arts, Escondido,

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Valise 1 — Fire Line by Kim Abeles
(Ken Marchionno )

1.12: Jen Kirkman

“I think the whole tattoo thing is a lot like kids. Like, first of all, some people want one, some people want none, and some people want a bunch until it’s all over their arms and it looks like a lot of work. But you go to a place, you lay down, there’s a lot of pain and you’re like, ‘God, I hope I love it. It is permanent.’” — Jen Kirkman on Just Keep Livin’?

@ American Comedy Company,

Hilarity for Charity’s 5th Annual Los Angeles Variety Show: Seth Rogen’s Halloween
Comedian Jen Kirkman performs onstage during Hilarity for Charity’s 5th Annual Los Angeles Variety Show: Seth Rogen’s Halloween at Hollywood Palladium on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
(Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)

Through 1.12: “Dear Evan Hansen”

A misunderstood letter, family troubles and teenage angst drive this touring Broadway hit, with songs by Oscar and Tony winners Pasek & Paul.

Broadway/San Diego, downtown.

A photo of Stephen Christopher Anthony in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
Stephen Christopher Anthony stars in Dear Evan Hansen
(Matthew Murphy)

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