San Diego Weekend Events & Things To Do Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday Jan. 13, 2013

[important]San Diego Weekend Events & Things To Do Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday Jan. 13, 2013[/important]


strange-beautyWhat: STRANGE BEAUTY

When: Friday, Jan 11 to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Where: Museum of Photographic Arts El Prado, San Diego

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

food-truck-festivalWhat: LA MESA FOOD TRUCK FOOD FEST

When: Fridays, Jan 11, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: La Mesa

Description: Five or six food trucks serve up their wares at GMC Acupuncture Clinic (7871 University Avenue, La Mesa). Live music is a possibility.

Cost: Free





When: Friday, Jan 11, 7:00P to 9:30P

Where: The San Diego Hall of Champions  

Description: Get your Poodle Skirts and Horn-Rimmed glasses; the class of 1957 is having one killer prom! Can you bring the true killer to justice before this sock-hop is ruined? Golly Gosh! Performance by The Murder Mystery Company. 3 course dinner provided by Hall of Champions.

whale-watchingWhat: Whale Watching with Naturalists from Birch Aquarium at Scripps

When: Friday Jan 11, 9:15A to 5:00P

Where: Flagship San Diego Harbor Excursions

Description:   • An exclusive look at local environmental efforts.

• Professional live narration on marine life from expert captains and whalers from the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)

• Snack bars featuring hot food, full bar and souvenirs

• Climate-controlled indoor seating

• Views of famous San Diego landmarks

• Whale guarantee: If you don’t see some kind of whale, return again to try again.


When: Saturday, Jan 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: San Diego Center for Spiritual Living

Description: Introductory course includes classes on physical and spiritual effects of sound therapy; meditation techniques; exploring reflexology/acupressure points through hand positions; Pranayam (complete Yogic breath, three-part breath); anatomy (brain and nervous system); two-hour Naam Yoga class. 310-751-7550.

Cost: $99


When: Saturday, Jan 12, 6:20 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: War Memorial Building, Zoo Drive, San Diego

Description:  The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego presents an evening of Zydeco with West Coast Blues Hall of Fame winner Andre Thierry. Dance lesson at 6:20 p.m. Live music and open dancing at 7:00 p.m.



international-music-festWhat: San Diego Annual International Music and Arts Festival

When: Saturday, Jan 12, 7 p.m.

Where: Poway Center for the Performing Arts

Description: The San Diego Chinese Art & Cultural Society’s 2013 “Annual International Music and Arts Festival” presents a diverse pool of artists and musicians, ranging from Classical and Jazz ensembles, to Latin Style and Hip-hop dancing, to the Ancient Chinese Art of Face Changing. The festival will also feature an exhibition of paintings by children and adults. Tickets are available for $15, $20, $25, and $100. For tickets, contact Miranda Lee (858) 759-9581, or Wendy Meng (619) 421-5964.

Liquid-Sundays-san-diegoWhat: Liquid Sundays

When: SUNDAY, JAN 13 11:00A TO 5:00P

Where: W Hotels San Diego

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.




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