San Diego: This Weekend (Feb. 1-4)


Events in San Diego this week include the start of Museum Month, Monster Jam and comedian Demetri Martin.

2.1: Steven Wright

“Curiosity killed the cat, but, for a while, I was a suspect.” — Steven Wright on A Steven Wright Special

@ Balboa Theatre,

Steven Wright.

Steven Wright.

(Scott Gries / Getty Images for Comedy Central)

2.1-3: Noah Gardenswartz

“Earlier in the week, I got a new beard trimmer. That’s exciting, ’ cause that means my old beard trimmer is now my new ball-hair trimmer. And my old ball-hair trimmer is now my friend Kyle’s new beard trimmer.” — Noah Gardenswartz on Conan

@ The American Comedy Co.,

Noah Gardenswartz.

Noah Gardenswartz.

(Noam Galai / Getty Images for Comedy Central)

2.1-3: Steve Byrne

“You ever hear other people having sex? You ever hear that? That’s uncomfortable. I stay in a lot of hotel rooms. I walk down the hall at 2 or 3 in the morning, and you hear it. And you know it when you hear it. Somebody didn’t stub their toe 38 times in a row in under 2 minutes. Someone is banging. And it ain’t you.” — Steve Byrne on Happy Hour

@ The Comedy Store,

Comedian Actor Steve Bryne.

Comedian Actor Steve Bryne.

(Jason Davis / Getty Images for Bud Light)

2.1-28: 29th Annual Macy’s Museum Month

Aficionados of art, history and nature can save half-off admission to more than 40 museums during this monthlong celebration of the county’s culture. — Michael Benninger


2.2: Demetri Martin

“I used to compete in sports a lot. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I’m good at everything.” — Demetri Martin on Comedy Gold!

@ Balboa Theatre,

Comedian Demetri Martin.

Comedian Demetri Martin.

(Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images)


It’s an encore performance for Connecticut-born/L.A.-based producer Tyler Marenyi. After helping shut down 2017 at OMFG!’s NYE 2-day extravaganza at Valley View Casino Center a month ago, the trap DJ makes a quick return to San Diego. Marenyi released the 4-track NGHTMRE, Pt. II EP in December. — Scott McDonald


2.2: Timmy Trumpet

The brass-playing Australian DJ/producer re-teamed with Savage, the New Zealand rapper featured on Trumpet’s 2014 hit Freaks, for recent single Deja-Vu. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

2.3: Lewis Black

“As we all well know, pot is a gateway drug, isn’t it? It’s a gateway drug... to the kitchen.” — Lewis Black on Just for Laughs

@ Balboa Theatre,

Comedian Lewis Black.

Comedian Lewis Black.

(Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)

2.3: Monster Jam

Root for Brodozer, Grave Digger and El Toro Loco as the home of the San Diego Padres transforms into a giant playground for dozens of the world’s most famous monster trucks. — Michael Benninger

Petco Park, East Village,

2.3: San Diego Super Run 10K & 5K

A day before one of the biggest pig-out days of the year, stretch your legs on a brisk 5K along Fiesta Island or take on an approachable 10K around Crown Point in these “Super” races. — Michael Benninger

South Shores Park, Mission Bay,

2.3: Fathom @ Five

The sea is eternal, but beer bars floating over the sea? That’s a newer development. Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle, for instance, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Perched on a pier above San Diego Bay, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a bacon-and-kimchee-wrapped Explodo Dog, a pint of locally-brewed ale and a bracing side order of salt air.

1776 Shelter Island Dr., Shelter Island,

2.3: Destructo & Habstrakt

Destructo is the one-time CEO and founder of HARD Events Gary Richards. Currently the president of LiveStyle, the veteran DJ hits San Diego after dropping the single, Loaded (feat. Yo Gotti), in December. He’s joined on this date of his Let’s Be Friends tour by French DJ Habstrakt. — Scott McDonald

@ Spin,

2.3: Pete Tong

BBC Radio 1 all-star, Ibiza veteran and EDM global ambassador Pete Tong really needs no introduction. Alongside The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley, the pioneering DJ released the 15-track Pete Tong Ibiza Classics in December. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,

2.3-4: Fetty Wap

While Fetty Wap (aka Willie Maxwell II) dropped three mixtapes in 2016, and a pair of EPs last year, there’s still no sign of King Zoo, the long talked about follow-up album to the Trap Queen rapper’s 2015 smash self-titled debut. His Feb. 3 show at Parq follows a performance at the House of Blues, the Feb. 4 show follows the nightclubs Super Bowl party.

615 Broadway, downtown,

Fetty Wap.

Fetty Wap.

(Josh Brasted / WireImage)

2.4: Super Bowl Sunday

It’s an East Coast thing this year with the Patriots taking on the Philadelphia Eagles, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still party on the West Coast. Loads of Super Bowl parties are being held around the county, which can be found here.

San Diego Gulls home games

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San Diego Sockers home games

2.2 vs Rio Grande Valley Barracudas

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