San Diego: This Weekend (Jan. 18-21)


Top events in San Diego this weekend include Monster Jam, the start of San Diego Restaurant Week and DJ Lookas.

1.18-20: Jay Chandrasekhar

“It stinks like sex in here.” — Jay Chandrasekhar as Thorny in Super Troopers

American Comedy Co., downtown,

Jay Chandrasekhar.

Jay Chandrasekhar.

(Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

1.19: Dennis Ferrer

Objektivity Records boss, Grammy-nominated New York producer, and veteran house DJ Ferrer scored his biggest hit with Hey Hey in 2010. — Scott McDonald

Spin, Mission Hills,

1.19: R3HAB

The Dutch House DJ R3HAB (aka Fadil El Ghoul) released his debut album, Trouble, last September. It featured collaborations with Felix Cartal, RITUAL, and VÉRITÉ, among others. Last month, he teamed with Krewella on the single, Ain’t That Why. — Scott McDonald

OMNIA, downtown,

1.19: Alexander Lewis

Last year, English producer Alex Lewis teamed with Juicy J on Yogi’s single, Money On My Mind. He also released two of his own — March and Off Guard. — Scott McDonald

Bassmnt, downtown,

1.19-21: Dean Delray

“This guy is crazy homophobic. Last summer, we go dirt-bike riding, just the two of us. We’re out in the desert, we’re tearing it up, we’re having a great time. This guy crashes. He’s laying there and he’s bleeding and dying and like, ‘Help me!’ I ride up on my bike, and I’m like, ‘Dude, jump on my bike. I’ll take you to the hospital.’ He says this to me: ‘I ain’t going nuts to butts with you.’ I’m like, ‘Nuts to butts? Who says this? Get on the bike, dude. You are dying!’ He says, ‘No way! Somebody might see us.’ ‘Yeah, like a doctor. Let’s go!’” — Dean Delray at the Laugh Factory

The Comedy Store, La Jolla,

1.20: Drezo

This Vegas-born, L.A.-based DJ had remixed Dillon Francis, Destructo and the Backstreet Boys. Last year, he released the 3-song Jaded EP, and teamed with DUSTYCLOUD on the single, House. — Scott McDonald

Bang Bang, downtown,

1.20: Doctor P

The English DJ has done remixes for the likes of Britney Spears, Ed Sheeran, Dillon Francis, Datsik and others. Most recently, the 31-year-old dubstep producer (real name Shaun Brockhurst) remixed his own 2015 single, Business (feat. Far East Movement).

Bassmnt, downtown,

1.20: Monster Jam

Grave Digger, Blue Thunder, El Toro Loco and more famous monster trucks take over a dirt-filled Petco Park in this action-packed auto event. — Michael Benninger

Petco Park, East Village,

1.20: Women’s March

Women (and supportive men) across the nation, including in San Diego, will take to the streets and march “to increase engagement in the democratic process.” This year’s theme is “Hear Our Vote.”

Waterfront Park, downtown,

The San Diego Women's March in 2017.

The San Diego Women’s March in 2017.

(Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune)

1.20: Cans and Jams

Searsucker hosts its monthly third Saturday event, which features special releases from Modern Times Beer and live music from Le Chateau.

Searsucker, downtown,

1.21: Jo Koy

“I’m not knocking what my mom had to do to get to America. F**k it. That was her hustle. God bless you, Mom. You hooked up with a soldier and had a kid in America. She did what she had to do. She could’ve hooked up with a Filipino and had a kid in the Philippines. You know how much a comedian makes in the Philippines? A chicken and flip-flops. And f**k that. I don’t even like flip-flops.” — Jo Koy on Live from Seattle

Copley Symphony Hall, downtown,

Comedian Jo Koy.

Comedian Jo Koy.

(Michael Tullberg / Getty Images)

1.21-1.28: San Diego Restaurant Week

More than 180 restaurants throughout the county showcase special prix fixe menus during this semi-annual celebration of San Diego’s culinary scene. — Michael Benninger


San Diego Gulls Games

1.19-20 vs San Jose Barracuda

Sockers Home Games

1.21 vs Ontario Fury

Movie release

1.19: 12 Strong


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