Things To Do

San Diego: This Weekend (Jan. 31-Feb. 3)

Top events coming to town this weekend include comedian Simon Gibson, San Diego Lunar New Year Festival and  AMA Monster Energy Supercross. 

Through 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,

2.1: Mad Hatter’s Ball: Down the Rabbit Hole

Don your finest duds for this strictly formal affair, and join the Mad Hatter and his entourage for a journey down the rabbit hole featuring dinner, live music, craft libations and cirque performers, among other eclectic acts. — Michael Benninger


Observatory North Park, North Park,

2.1: Carnage

Diamante Blackmon, aka Guatemalan-born, L.A.-based trap DJ and producer Carnage, released his sophomore full-length, Battered Bruised & Bloody, last year. His latest single, El Diablo (feat. Sludge), has been out since August. — Scott McDonald




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2.1: The Glitch Mob

The L.A.-based DJ trio of Edward Ma, Justin Boreta and Josh Mayer released both regular and deluxe versions of their third studio album, See Without Eyes, last May. In September, they teamed with League of Legends and Mako on the single, RISE (feat. The Word Alive). — Scott McDonald

@ Spin,

The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob.

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2.1: Todd Glasser Pop-up Art Gallery

Professional surf photographer Todd Glasser will be joined by top surfers, including Rob Machado, for a night full of mingling while enjoying happy hour pricing on food and drinks (from 5:30-8 p.m.) at Nason’s Beer Hall. A portion of the sales from the evening will benefit the Rob Machado Foundation.

Pendry Hotel, 550 J St.,

Todd Glaser photo

Blacks Beach.

(Todd Glaser)

2.1: Simon Gibson

“I never looked better than when I was doing crystal meth. True story. Now I get called a fat lesbian on my Instagram, and that’s fine, too.” — Simon Gibson on Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen

@ American Comedy Co.,


2.1-2: Aasif Mandvi

“It was tough growing up in a Muslim home because I didn’t have a lot of the things that a lot of my Western friends had, like the Easter Bunny and bacon bits. And I never got to see my mother’s face. You know, things like that. ” — Aasif Mandvi on Aasif Mandvi’s Deportation Jamboree

@ American Comedy Co.,

2.1-2: Vicki Barbolak

“It seems to me kids today are a little bit entitled. Am I right? So my daughter turned 16, and she says, ‘Mom, I wanna go to Coachella, and I want you to get me a hotel room.’ I’m like, ‘You’re 16! Listen to yourself! A hotel room? If you can’t find a guy who can afford a van by now…’ ” — Vicki Barbolak on America’s Got Talent

@ The Comedy Store,

2.1-3: San Diego Lunar New Year Festival

Compete for the title of San Diego’s phở eating champion — or fill your belly in the beer garden — at this annual Lunar New Year festival offering free admission to anyone born in the Year of the Pig. — Michael Benninger


SDCCU Stadium, Mission Valley,

San Diego Lunar New Year Festival

San Diego Lunar New Year Festival.

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2.1-28: San Diego Museum Month

Aficionados of art, history and nature can score half-price admission to more than 40 local museums during this month-long celebration of the county’s rich culture. — Michael Benninger

Museums throughout the county,

San Diego Museum Month

San Diego Museum of Art.

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2.2: AMA Monster Energy Supercross

Cramped corners, speedy straightaways and treacherous triple jumps define this elite off-road racing championship that gives spectators a chance to see many of the world’s top motorcyclists. — Michael Benninger

Petco Park, East Village,

AMA Monster Energy Supercross

AMA Monster Energy Supercross.

(Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

2.2: Mike E. Winfield

“I’m afraid to cheat. It’s too much stuff you have to worry about, you know? Like pregnancies, diseases, the other chick. That’s who you got to worry about the most: the other chick. She might go back and confess, mess up everything you have. That’s why I decided if I was to ever cheat, I’d have to give this other woman the best sex ever. Ever! ’Cause if she comes back and tries to confess that, my wife ain’t going to believe it.” — Mike E. Winfield on Clyde Comedy

@ American Comedy Co.,

2.2: Time to Fly

Traveling artist Jorge Mendoza teams up with 6-year-old burgeoning artist Ise Biezunski, aka “Ise Ise Baby,” in a new art show at Chicano Art Gallery entitled Time to Fly.

Chicano Art Gallery, 2117 Logan Ave. Barrio Logan,

Time to Fly

Traveling artist Jorge Mendoza watches over 6-year-old artist Ise Biezunski ahead of collaboration show at Chicano Art Gallery.

(Vito de Stefano)

2.2: ’90s Bar Crawl

Pump up your Reeboks, bust out your Beanie Babies and jump into some JNCO jeans before heading to this ’90s-themed booze-fest featuring drink specials and an era-appropriate soundtrack at several of downtown’s best bars. — Michael Benninger

Bars throughout downtown, @90sbarcrawlunlimited

2.2: EDX 

Last here in September, Swiss-born Italian DJ and producer Maurizio Colella (aka EDX) recently picked up a Grammy nomination for his Dubai Skyline Remix of Charlie Puth’s How Long. Colella’s latest single, Who Cares, was released on Spinnin’ Records in January. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,



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2.3: San Diego Wedding Party Expo

Bridezillas, Frankengrooms and professional wedding planners from far and wide descend upon this trendsetting event held for couples planning their nuptials in the San Diego area. — Michael Benninger

Hilton Torrey Pines Resort, La Jolla,

San Diego Wedding Party Expo

San Diego Wedding Party Expo.

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2.3: Super Bowl Block Party

Watch the Big Game on a 20-foot LED screen and fill up on grub from gourmet food trucks at this outdoor viewing party featuring live DJs and a full-service bar. — Michael Benninger

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge parking lot, Pacific Beach,

Super Bowl Block Party

Super Bowl Block Party.

(Andrew Minner)

2.3: Super Bowl Sunday

Are you ready for some football, San Diego? Check out this roundup of local bars and restaurants where you can huddle up, go pigskin wild and get your game day snack on during Super Bowl LIII.

2.3: Girls Night Out

Chiseled cowboys, shredded fireman and sinewy knights in shining armor perform seductive dance routines during this scandalous celebration of the male physique. — Michael Benninger

Winstons, Ocean Beach,

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out.

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San Diego Gulls home games

2.1 vs. Ontario Reign

2.2 vs. Iowa Wild

San Diego Legion home games

2.2 vs. Seattle Seawolves


Top concerts this week in San Diego (Jan. 28-Feb. 3) 

Groove: January concert calendar

Curtain calls: January performing arts performances

Art beat: January gallery and exhibit openings

The reel deal: January movie releases

Art beat: February gallery and exhibit openings

Curtain calls: February performing arts performances

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