[important]San Diego Weekend Events & Things To Do Friday, Jan. 25 – Sunday Jan. 27, 2013[/important]
What: FINGER PAINTING FRIDAY: TOUCH THE CLOUDS
When: Friday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Description: Participants make a happy cloud painting with tools that are soft and smooth like the clouds in the sky. Bring your kids and enjoy this drawing adventure at The New Children’s Museum San Diego.
What: Haute La Jolla Nights
When: Friday, January 25, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: La Jolla VIllage Merchants Association, 7734 Herschel Ave G La Jolla
Description: The La Jolla Village Merchants Association partners with the Farmers Insurance Open to bring HAUTE LA JOLLA NIGHTS, a 3-day event that features live music, world-class art, dining and shopping deals to La Jolla. HAUTE LA JOLLA NIGHTS is a FREE EVENT in La Jolla Village to be held on Thursday, January 24 through Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. 20 live bands will play each night of the event series.
What: Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream
When: FRIDAY, JAN 25 7:00P
Where: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego
Description: Join a celebration of royal proportions when Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella star in the all-new ice skating production of Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! Relive memorable moments from Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella as a cast of world-class skaters brings the romance, humor and adventure of the films to life in this contemporary skating spectacular. Combining the contemporary stories of two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, with the elegance of Cinderella.
What: LA MESA FOOD TRUCK FOOD FEST
When: Friday, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Description: It’s a beautiful night to eat out! Head to La Mesa for fabulous food and maybe some magic.Five or six food trucks serve up their wares at GMC Acupuncture Clinic (7871 University Avenue, La Mesa). Live music is a possibility. Registration is absolutely Free.
What: NIGHT STAGE TO BIG SHAFT
When: Ongoing indefinitely Friday – Saturday 7:30pm
Where: Mikki’s Cafe, 1639 East Valley Parkway, Escondido
Description: Peggy Sue Productions presents a dinner-theater show set in 1853. “When a new mine and a dead lawyer are discovered, everyone becomes a suspect.
What: San Diego Wine Country Tour – Gaslamp to the Grapes
When: SATURDAY, JAN 26 11:00A
Where: San Diego Beer and Wine Tours
Description: Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not get out of the city this weekend and enjoy some great wine, food, and vistas on our Chauffeured Wine Country Tour?
Tour includes round trip transportation from most San Diego locations to 3 family-owned, off the beaten path wineries (including about 18 tastes!), gorgeous cheese and fruit platter, local history, tasting tips and a dinner with spectacular vineyard views!Space is limited, so make your reservation right away!
What: Free 5th annual Big Bay Whale Festival
When: SATURDAY, JAN 26 11:00A TO 3:00P
Where: The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, San Diego
Description: The San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival will be held at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The free Whale Festival is a family community event offering a wide variety of interactive and hands on displays to spark the interest and imagination of any child including a walk-through gray whale, live sea creatures, free face painting, a kids art mural coloring project and a bounce house. Live Entertainment, bands and giveaways!
What: Jackson Browne Event
When: When SATURDAY, JAN 26 7:30P
Where: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego
Description: Watch Jackson Browne performing live in Copley Symphony Hall on Saturday. In many ways, Jackson Browne was the quintessential sensitive Californian singer/songwriter of the early ’70s. Only Joni Mitchell and James Taylor ranked alongside him in terms of influence, but neither artist tapped into the post-’60s Zeitgeist like Browne.
What: Chocolate the Exhibition
When: SATURDAY, JAN 26 10:00A TO 5:00P
Where: San Diego Natural History Museum
Description: Get the complete story behind this crave-worthy treat in Chocolate. Discover the unique cacao tree whose seeds started it all, unearth the origins of chocolate consumption, and discover how chocolate was transformed from a bitter drink of kings into the indulgence we love today. Chocolate the Exhibition will reveal facets of this sumptuous treat that you’ve never before considered.
From seed to sweet, unwrap the story of chocolate!
What: THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT
When: Saturday, January 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Description: Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, in a production by Italy’s Teatro Comunale di Bologna, boasts “nine high Cs for the tenor in one aria, and brilliant coloratura for the soprano.” Cast includes Slovakian soprano L’úbica Vargicová, American tenor Stephen Costello, Polish contralto Ewa Podleś, Italian bass Donato DiStefano. Conductor is Yves Abel; Emilio Sagi directs. Sung in French with supertitles. 619-533-7000.
What: San Diego Symphony: Family Festival Concert: The Magic of Mozart
When: SUNDAY, JAN 27 2:00P
Where: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego
Description: Precocious Mozart was one of the world’s most famous prodigies but what do we really know about him? Who influenced him and what is his legacy? This concert explores the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of one of the world’s most popular composers with some of the greatest music of all time.
What: Liquid Sundays
When: SUNDAY, JAN 13 11:00A TO 5:00P
Description: Join us at W San Diego’s Rooftop Bar to celebrate the end of a weekend every Sunday. Specials include $8 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary, $7 Bellini Bar, $5 Beer Cocktails and Signature Brunch Bites.
What: National Comedy Theatre
When: Ongoing until Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Description: The National Comedy Theatre, now in its 14th season, presents a 100-minute improv comedy show based completely on audience suggestions. The show is “appropriate for all audiences.
Cost: $10 – $15