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San Diego: This Weekend (Jan. 12-15)

Multi-Cultural Festival (Courtesy photo)

From Tiesto at OMNIA San Diego to the Carlsbad Marathon, there’s plenty to do this weekend in San Diego. 

Purity Ring - Thursday

Canadian electronic duo Megan James and Corin Roddick last released a studio album in 2015. So maybe, just maybe, there’s a chance they’ll tease some upcoming new music in this DJ set. One can hope. - Scott McDonald

 Bang Bang, downtown. bangbangsd.com
 
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Tiësto - Friday

The legendary Dutch DJ founded AFTR:HRS Records this year, just remixed DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You,” and has been through San Diego a few times in the past few months. It just never gets old. - Scott McDonald

OMNIA San Diego, downtown. omnianightclub.com
 
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Talib Kweli - Friday

The hip-hop vet’s 12-track, November-released “Awful People Are Great at Parties” features production from J Dilla, Hi-Tek and Kaytranada. - Scott McDonald

Copley Symphony Hall, downtown. sandiegosymphony.org
 
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R. Kelly - Friday

The songs on his October-released “12 Nights of Christmas” will be freshly irrelevant at this show, but setlists from the multiple Grammy-winner’s current “Buffet Tour” prove that he has too many hits to play them anyway. - Scott McDonald

Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma. valleyviewcasinocenter.com
 
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Ozomatli - Friday

Still going strong in their 22nd year, the long running bilingual funk collective continues to tour regularly, has released a children’s album and served as the house band for all three seasons of Gabriel Iglesias’ Comedy Central show. - Scott McDonald

The Music Box, Little Italy. musicboxsd.com
 
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Sublime with Rome - Friday & Saturday

Sublime founder/singer Bradley Nowell has been gone for 20 years, but original bassist Eric Wilson carries on with Rome Ramirez and Josh Freese. - Scott McDonald

House of Blues, downtown. houseofblues.com/sandiego
 
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Monster Energy Supercross - Saturday

Watch the world’s top Supercross racers compete for broken bones and glory at Petco Park.

Petco Park, East Village. supercrosslive.com

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival - Saturday

Celebrate the cultures of the world at this free outdoor fest complete with live music, dance performances and more. 

Ruocco Park, downtown. sdmulticultural.com 

Spag Heddy - Saturday

The Spanish DJ’s remix of The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down Feat. Daya” is approaching 2 million plays on Soundcloud, while his song “Permanent” has over 10 million of them on DubstepGutter. - Scott McDonald

Bassmnt, downtown. bassmntsd.com
 
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Martin Luther King Jr. Parade - Sunday

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this massive parade marches down Harbor Drive with dazzling floats, bands and more.

Harbor Drive, Embarcadero. alpha-zsl.org

San Diego Restaurant Week - Sunday to Jan. 22

Dine out for a discount during San Diego Restaurant Week, an eight-day culinary showcase of nearly 200 restaurants across the city.

Participating restaurants countywide. sandiegorestaurantweek.com

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon - Sunday

Run a glorious waterfront course during the Carlsbad Marathon, the first race of the Triple Crown series.

The Shoppes at Carlsbad, Carlsbad, carlsbadmarathon.com

Rick Ross - Sunday

Rap legend and entrepreneur Rick Ross performs live at Parq Nightclub.

Parq Nightclub, downtown. parqsd.com
 
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