San Diego: This Weekend (Feb. 7-10)


Top events in town this week include the San Diego Jewish International Film Festival, Secret Society of Adultologists: Red, San Diego Tet Festival and Brewbies Festival.

2.7: Health in Action 5K

Walk, skip or run in this race that benefits the Environmental Institute for Golf and rewards gift cards to the top three male and female finishers. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown,

2.7-9: Bryan Callen

“I don’t masturbate standing up. I’m just saying, I don’t. That’s the only time that good posture and a smile is creepy, right? If I catch you masturbating, please be hunched over a computer. Have some shame, know what I mean? Hide it from the dog, anything. If I catch you and you’re just smiling, staring at a wall, I can’t be friends with you, man.” — Bryan Callen at the DC Improv

@ American Comedy Co.,

2.7-10: San Diego Improv Festival

A weekend filled with more than60 shows, improv workshops and unlimited laughs hosted by Finest City Improv.

Tenth Street Theater, 930 Tenth Ave., downtown,

2.7-17: 29th annual San Diego Jewish International Film Festival

Portraying the Jewish experience from contemporary and historic perspectives, this annual film festival promotes the awareness of and appreciation for the community’s diverse culture. — Michael Benninger

Throughout the county,

2.7-18: Circus Vargas

Welcome to the Big Top where Circus Vargus present “The Greatest of Ease” circus to celebrate the traveling act’s 50th anniversary.

Westfield Mission Valley, 1640 Camino Del Rio N., Mission Valley,

2.8: Secret Society of Adultologists: Red

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this sensual, 21+ celebration of love, lust and the color red that includes craft cocktails, delicious food and intimate conversations with The Nat’s knowledgeable scientists. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park,

2.8: Steve Aoki

In November, the Grammy-nominated, globetrotting DJ and entrepreneur released Neon Future III, his fifth studio album. The most recent chapter in his Neon Future concept series, it featured collaborations with everyone from blink-182 and Lil Yachty to Daddy Yankee and Lady Antebellum. Even celebrity scientist Bill Nye gets in on the action. — Scott McDonald


2.8: Destructo

Former CEO and founder of HARD Events, and current president of LiveStyle, Gary Richards has somehow still found the time to DJ quite regularly for the last 20 years. Richards released his latest single, Boom (feat. Problem), in November, and remixes for his recent single with rapper Busta Rhymes, F#cking Sh*t Up, in December. — Scott McDonald

@ Spin,

2.8-9: Oxford Social Club’s Two Year Anniversary

The celebration kicks off Friday night with a music filled night from DJ Shift, with the party continuing on to Saturday night with DJ Five. Table reservations are available at 619.738.7040 or by emailing

435 Fifth Ave., downtown,

2.8-10: 14th annual San Diego Tet Festival

Carnival rides, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego Pageant and two stages of competitive singing, dancing and eating span this three-day festival that also boasts a beer garden and food vendors from around the world. — Michael Benninger

Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa,

2.8-10: Jon Reep

“Saying Die Hard is a Christmas movie is like saying A Christmas Story is a Midwestern movie.” — Jon Reep on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

2.9: Cabrillo Sunrise 5K

Wake up with the sun at San Diego’s only national park during this fun run and walk that supports the educational, interpretive and scientific programs of Cabrillo National Monument. — Michael Benninger

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma,

2.9: Arty

Russian DJ and producer Arty (aka Artem Stoliarov) was last here in 2017, but performed under his other moniker, Alpha 9. As Arty, his latest is a joint offering with progressive house DJ Audien, the November-released single Never Letting Go. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

2.9: T9 Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego 5K, 10K, 13.1

Runners and walkers alike are encouraged to participate in this scenic, aquatic-themed event with a variety of courses around Mission Bay. — Michael Benninger

South Shores, Mission Bay,

2.9: 10th annual Brewbies Festival

Join empowering young people from across the globe at this beer festival centered around breast health issues and education, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Keep A Breast Foundation. — Michael Benninger

Bagby Beer Company, Oceanside,

2.9: For the Love of Chocolate

A passport for this chocoholic-centric festival featuring samples, pairings, swag and romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will make any sweet tooth swoon, especially when adding to the mix a seat at a chocolate-making class. — Michael Benninger

Downtown Escondido,

2.9-10: Nourished Festival

Learn how to live your best gluten-free life at the country’s largest special-diet festival featuring informative classes and showcasing an assortment of allergen-free vendors offering steep discounts on hard-to-find products. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

2.10: Ninth annual Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Pick a bib labeled “Available,” “Taken” or “It’s Complicated” at this bayside matchmaking race followed by a breakfast buffet and beer garden at McP’s Irish Pub & Grill. — Michael Benninger

Tidelands Park, Coronado,

2.10: Wild Weeds Harvesting & Cooking Class

Discover the secret life of weeds during this unique culinary experience in which participants will learn to identify, harvest and cook plants that are commonly considered unwelcome. — Michael Benninger

Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, Otay Mesa,

2.10: Be Our Valentine: Card Making and Cookie Decorating

As the event page says, “You’re never too old to make a card for that special someone!” (plus it doesn’t hurt to do so when there are cocktail specials available, too). Heart-shaped cookie decorating from Frost Me Cafe and Bakery will also be available while supplies last.

Little Italy Food Hall, 550 W. Date St., Little Italy,

2.10: Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Try to avoid getting infected at this zombie-apocalypse-themed racing event in which the undead obstacles attempt to yank flags from your belt to diminish your health. — Michael Benninger

Rancho Bernardo Park, Rancho Bernardo,

2.11: Guinness Dinner Pairing

Toss back a few pints of Ireland’s signature stout during this international beer tasting complemented by delicious home-cooked food and featuring the famed brewery’s ambassador, visiting all the way from the Emerald Isle. — Michael Benninger

Shakespeare Pub, Mission Hills,

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