[important]San Diego Weekend Events & Things To Do Friday, Jan. 04 – Sunday Jan. 06, 2013[/important]
What: RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles
When: Friday, Jan 4, 8:00 PM
Where: San Diego Civic Theatre
Description: RAIN, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, returns by popular demand! RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting.
What: Birthday Comedy Show
When: Friday Jan 4, 9:30 pm
Description: If you’re looking for something a little different than the old standbys of dinner and a movie or meeting for a drink, a comedy club is a great place for a date. If it’s a first date, it’s a chance to get to know the person a little beforehand, as well as get an inside look at what’s makes them laugh – a sense of humor is always a good quality. Plus, instead of trying to avoid awkward conversation throughout the duration of a meal, the comedians will make sure you are entertained.Mad House Comedy Club is at the top level of Horton Plaza near the Gaslamp District of San Diego.
[important]Cost: Mention SanDiegoVIPs for VIP List RSVP : vips at sandiegovips.com[/important]
What: STRANGE BEAUTY
When: Friday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
Description: Explore the world of Ruud van Empel in the artist’s first solo exhibition in an American museum. The artist “builds vibrant photomontages of fascinatingly fabricated realities.” View more than 40 of van Empel’s digitally enhanced pieces through Saturday, February 3. Van Empel constructs his works through staged photography, digital enhancement, and collage.
Explore the power of photography to communicate important ideas about the environment and sustainability in “Photo|Synthesis: 7th Annual Youth Exhibition,” a juried selection of artwork showcasing creativity and artistic expression of SD’s youth. Closes Sunday, January 27.
Cost: Free – $8
What: Social Distortion
When: Friday, Jan 4, 8:00 PM
Where: House of Blues San Diego
Description: The enduring L.A. punk band Social Distortion has overcome numerous p personnel l shifts, the demise of the Los Angeles hardcore scene that spawned them, and the heroin addiction of singer/guitarist/bandleader Mike Ness to achieve a major mainstream acceptance for their hard-hitting punk.
What: Gaslamp Pub Crawl
When: Friday, Jan 4, 7:30 PM
Where: Taste & Thirst, San Diego
Description: Want to meet new people, or do something new with your friends? Come on a guided pub crawl through San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter! San Diego Pub Crawler takes you to a variety of bars, clubs, and lounges in downtown San Diego’s historical Gaslamp District three times a week. Pay no covers, listen to great live music, and enjoy a free drink along with CHEAP $2, $3, $4, and $5 exclusive drinks specials throughout the night. Mingle with locals and tourists while checking out some of the hottest and most interesting nightlife San Diego has to offer! Each pub crawl is different and it’s ALWAYS a party. We meet at Taste & Thirst EVERY Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 7:30pm.
What: Classical Melodies in Balboa Park San Diego
When: Saturday, Jan 5 8:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
Where: San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
Description: Every weekend the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s ensembles fill Casa del Prado with classical music. Visitors are invited to observe these rehearsals to experience the beautiful sounds created by our young musicians (ages 8-25). This is a wonderful treat to enhance any visit to Balboa Park.
What: BEHOLD AMERICA
When: Sunday, Jan 6, 11am-5pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla
Description: “Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums” is a collaboration between Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, and Timken Museum of Art. “Frontiers” celebrates “the rich natural beauty of the United States, its vibrant urban spaces, its legendary westward settlement, and the breathtakingly beautiful California landscape.” View works by Asher B. Durand, Albert Bierstadt, George Inness, Thomas Moran, John Sloan, Marsden Hartley, Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar through Sunday, February 10.
Cost: Free – $10