San Diego: This Weekend (Jan. 24-27)


Top events in town this week include Celebrity Chef Series with Susan Feniger, Farmers Insurance Open, Dine Out Escondido and San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show.

1.24: Celebrity Chef Series with Susan Feniger

Chef Brian Malarkey welcomes the restauranteur, cookbook author, Top Chef Masters competitor and influential Los Angeles chef to his home turf as the two prepare a five-course dinner centered around a Baja-meets-modern-Mexican menu. — Michael Benninger

Herb & Wood, Little Italy,

1.24: Flight Club Live

Local craft beer celebrities hand select North Park Beer Co. brews for a flight that’s paird with stories and perpsectives from each “flight attendant” along with information about the beer’s origins, styles and inspirations. Stop by four times at this monthly event to earn your wings with a commemorative enamel pin.

North Park Beer Co., 3038 University Ave., North Park,

1.24-26: The Sklar Brothers

“Our parents would never let us watch Hee Haw when we were kids. Not because it was too risqué, but because they didn’t like comedy popping up out of corn fields. They felt that should only be reserved for dead baseball players.” — The Sklar Brothers on Twitter

@ The American Comedy Co.,

Comedians Jason Sklar (left) and Randy Sklar make up the comedy duo The Sklar Brothers.

Comedians Jason Sklar (left) and Randy Sklar make up the comedy duo The Sklar Brothers.

(Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Turner)

1.24-27: 2019 San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show

Meet marine vendors, soak up knowledge in boating seminars, and scope out the latest nautical products and services at this annual event that brings together the biggest brands on the water. — Michael Benninger

Sunroad Resort Marina, Harbor Island,

1.24-27: Farmers Insurance Open

Top golfers from around the globe (along with throngs of ogling admirers) return to Torrey Pines as the PGA Tour makes its annual stop in San Diego. — Michael Benninger

Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla,

Farmers Insurance Open.

Farmers Insurance Open.

(Donald Miralle / Getty Images)

Through 1.27: San Diego Restaurant Week

Don’t wait to make reservations as more than 180 restaurants around the county offer limited-time prix fixe menus during this eight-day celebration of San Diego’s culinary scene. — Michael Benninger

Restaurants throughout the county,

1.25: The Black Tape Project

Maxim magazine called this Cuban American artist’s intricate designs “daringly stylish and undeniably provocative,” and this weekend Joe Alvarez will be revealing his work at the Oxford Social Club.

Oxford Social Club, 435 Fifth Ave., downtown,

1.25: Cash Cash

Releasing three singles in 2018 — Jewel (feat. Nikki Vianna), Finest Hour (feat. Abir), and November’s Call You (feat. Nasri) — the N.Y.-based DJ trio of Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch return to San Diego after hitting America’s Finest City a handful of times last year. — Scott McDonald


1.25: Taste of Eastlake

Sample an array of Eastlake’s best entrees as South Bay’s signature banquet hall fills with the neighborhood’s finest food along with local libations and a lineup of live entertainment. — Michael Benninger

The Venue at Eastlake, Eastlake,

1.26: Third annual San Diego Onesie Crawl

With simultaneous events in P.B. and downtown, the world’s coziest bar crawl is back with LED pacifiers, reduced-priced food and discounted drinks at various venues. — Michael Benninger

Bars throughout Pacific Beach and Gaslamp,

1.26: Eli & Fur

In addition to three singles, UK deep house DJ duo, Eli & Fur (aka Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman) released their Night Blooming Jasmine EP, as well as a 6-track remix EP for the single Parfume, last year. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,

1.26: The Horus Hootenanny

Horus Aged Ales and Hop Culture Magazine join forces for a craft beer festival featuring more than 70 breweries from across the country, limited-edition merchandise and glassware from artist Spring Whitaker and designer Sam Taylor, with proceeds benefiting the Wildlife Waystation.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido,

1.26: ’90s Bar Crawl

Crimp your hair, find a fanny pack and bring some ’90s-era ephemera to this themed bar crawl featuring stops at several of downtown’s flyest bars. — Michael Benninger

Various bars throughout the Gaslamp Quarter,

1.26: 24th annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge

One of California’s longest-running paddlesport races returns, inviting athletes of all ages and experience levels to paddle their way across Mission Bay. — Michael Benninger

Bonita Cove Park, Mission Bay,

1.26: Crankdat

Twenty-one-year-old Ohio-based DJ Crankdat (aka Christian Smith) infamously gave up a full-ride athletic scholarship at Kent State when he dropped out of school to DJ. He has since remixed tracks for Travis Scott, Sheck Wes, Post Malone, Skrillex, The Chainsmokers and more. Smith released six singles last year, including collaborations with Ghastly, Tisoki, Slander and others. — Scott McDonald


1.26-27: San Diego Cat Show

Up to 450 felines of 42 breeds compete in beauty and agility categories at the West Coast’s largest cat expo, which also features speakers, exhibitors and the opportunity to view, pet and take home cats of rare and popular breeds. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

San Diego Cat Show.

San Diego Cat Show.

(Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)

1.27: Lung Force Walk

Do your part to defeat lung cancer and lung disease by raising awareness — and funds — for people living with these diagnoses. — Michael Benninger

NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma,

1.27-2.2: Dine Out Escondido

More than 35 of Escondido’s most reputable restaurants offer scrumptious specials, farm-to-fork delights and unique culinary experiences inspired by fare from France, Italy and Mexico among other counties. — Michael Benninger

Throughout Escondido,

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story listed the S.D. Binational 5K Invitational Beer Run and Brunch Fest as an event on Sunday. The event has been postponed and more information can be found at


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