San Diego Weekend Events Friday January 24 to Sunday January 26, 2014

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Disney-on- Ice-RockinWhat: Disney on Ice Rockin’ Ever After

When: Friday January 24, 2014

Where: Valley View Casino Center

Description: Your favorite Disney characters and stories come to life with the talent and beauty of ice skating to create an unforgettable family experience. To provide a twins in the tales, your favorite Disney characters compete with each other to be the next superstar in comical segments. Characters like Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle compete with Merida, from Disney Pixar’s BRAVE in her ice debut! Producer Nicole Feld says the reason behind Merida’s entry is her will and need to pave her own destiny on her own terms is a powerful message for the audience. Let Merida translate her story on the ice and charm you into believing that anything can happen. Get your cheap Disney on Ice tickets now from Ticketsnow by Ticketmaster.

Cost: $20+


celtic-night-concertWhat: Celtic Nights Concert: A Journey of Hope

When: Friday January 24, 2014

Where: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, San Diego

Description: Gaelforce Dance creators has come up with a new spellbinding show to celebrate the life, music and people of the Emerald Isle. Celtic Nights expertly weaves the lilting tunes and the heart-rending lyrics of the rich Celtic heritage to tell the story of the Celtic people. Unified by their melodies, it is the stirring tale of the Celtic way of life, a journey of hope, transported to the beginning of time through traditional ballads, breathtaking choreography, and the story of a people trying to find their own place in the world.

Celtic Nights showcased against a backdrop of expert dancing and stellar voices, weaves magic while it tells the story of people who survived tragedies and hardships.

Cost: $48-$58


Forever-Came-Calling-ConcertWhat: Forever Came Calling Concert

When: Friday January 24, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description:  An All Ages show, this requires all guests under the age of 18 to be accompanied by an adult over the age of 25. Underage viewers must have a written consent from a parent or guardian.

Cost: $12


dsb-san-diegoWhat: DSB – America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey

When: Friday January 24, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: This country event is suitable for people above age 21 and they must bring a valid ID or miss out the chance the view a great show.

Cost: $10-$32.50



ozomatli-in-san-diegoWhat: Ozomatli Concert

When: Friday January 24, 2014

Where: Belly Up Tavern, San Diego

Description: Ozomatli bring the mish mash of cultures to the fore and have traveled far since 1995 from their Los Angeles base. As music crusaders, the Ozomatli comes up with an artful collusion of hip hop, salsa, cumbia, samba, merengue, comparsa, East LA R&B, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga.  In their time together since the mid 1990s, the Ozomatli have gone from hometown heroes to official U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. They have also managed to snap a couple of Grammy awards along the way.


san-diego-zooWhat: Sunrise Surprise Stroll

When: Saturday January 25, 2014

Where: San Diego Zoo 

Description:  Experienced Zoo educators share tidbits about the animal collection and the “inside secrets” before the Zoo opens for the day. These insider tips and stories provide a new way to explore the Zoo even when you think you have seen it all. Talks include information about the Zoo animals, exhibits, and more. They also include an animal presentation and, sometimes, animal enrichment opportunities. As each month is different, the name Sunrise Surprise is apt. Your Sunrise Surprise Stroll may include: * An animal presentation* or *special animal encounter *. A walk to the scheduled animal visit area is where the keeper spends time with the group, often in behind-the-scenes areas. 

The program is for adults, ages 12 and older; ages 12 through 17 must be accompanied by a paid adult. To register, you can call at 619-557-3963 Monday through Friday.

Cost: $16

Big-Bay-Whale-FestivalWhat: Big Bay Whale Festival

When: Saturday January 25, 2014

Where: Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier, San Diego

Description: The free Whale Festival is a family event that offers interactive and hands on displays to spark the interest and imagination of children. The event includes a walk-through gray whale, live sea creatures, free face painting, kids art mural coloring project, an inflated obstacle course, a trackless train and two giant bounce houses. Enjoy live music on the “Whale of a stage” featuring the favorite,” James Gibson Band” and Jinnah Williams and “Moon Dog”, from Phoenix. Crowds loved the colorful and passionate local youth dance group called “Flamenco with Roots” so they will appear again, this year on the main stage! Last year everyone was surprised with a FLASH MOB of zombies performing Thriller by Michael Jackson! Click to see video below.

Cost: Free


Tommy-Emmanuel-concertWhat: Tommy Emmanuel Concert

When: Saturday January 25, 2014

Where: Balboa Theatre, San Diego

Description:  Tommy Emmanuel has had an amazing year with his successful world tour, a brand new website, a wonderful new album, a PBS TV special, and, to top it all, he received the very prestigious CMA Global Country Artist of the Year Award. The Global Artist Award, presented to Tommy by country star Keith Urban during CMA’s Global Artist Party at the Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville, TN. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by an artist who has influenced and popularized country music and brought attention to it in a foreign territory. Previous winners include Paul Brandt (Canada), Troy Cassar-Daley (Australia), Lee Kernaghan (Australia), and Jason McCoy (Canada). Prices may vary by venue.

Cost: $28+


university-of-san-diego-Womens-BasketballWhat: University of San Diego vs. San Francisco Women’s Basketball

When: Saturday January 25, 2014

Where: Jenny Craig Pavilion-University Of San Diego

Description:  Cindy Fisher became the University of San Diego’s head women’s basketball coach on April 19, 2005. In her eighth season in 2012-13, Cindy Fisher managed to do something no other coach in the history of the program had done before, the Toreros posted a 20-win season, second time consecutively. USD boasted of an overall record of 22-10, the second most wins in history, and reached the second round of the WNIT. USD also had a 12-4 mark in the WCC, which is good for sole possession of second place in the West Coast Conference. San Diego also managed to reach the championship game of the WCC Tournament. This marked only the second time that USD has made back-to-back post season appearances, and both times have come under the watchful eye of Cindy Fisher. USD achieved this despite losing a two 1,000-point scorers, and the team’s leading rebounder from the previous season’s record setting team. Under coach Fisher’s tutelage, the Toreros produced the WCC Freshman of the Year, Maya Hood, and had three total players earn All-WCC honors, highlighted by first-teamer Amy Kame.

Cost: $5


san-diego-state-women-basketballWhat: San Diego State vs. Utah State Women’s Basketball

When: Saturday January 25, 2014

Where: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University SDSU

Description:  Stacie Terry was named the eighth head coach in the history of the San Diego State women’s basketball program on May 15, 2013. A native of San Diego, Terry gained a load of experience as an assistant coach at the Division I level over the past 14 years, including the last five under head coach Nikki Caldwell, who transformed UCLA into a powerhouse before restoring LSU to national prominence.

The team finished last season with an overall record of 27-7 and a conference record of 15-1.

Cost: $6-$20


San-Diego-Cat-Show-2014What: Cat Show – Food and Water Bowl XXII

When: Sunday January 26, 2014

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Description: The Education Ring features beautiful pedigreed breeds of selected cats available for adoption from shelter/rescue organizations at the show.

Joan Miller, CFA Allbreed Judge, will give several talks that explore the basic characteristics of all cats, history and personality traits.

Cat experts will reveal grooming tips for show cats or household pets and trivia on their care.

Between the talks, visitors enjoy informal chatting with exhibitors, close up viewing and the opportunity to pet some popular breeds.
Cost: $7-$9 ($9.00 for adults, $7.00 for children, seniors and military personnel, Children under 6 free)


Champagne-Brunch-CruiseWhat: Champagne Brunch Cruise

When: Sunday January 26, 2014

Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Diego

Description: Boarding time: 10:30 am  for a 2-Hour Cruise on the Hornblower Yacht featuring Full Brunch Buffet consisting of Seasonal Dishes and Decadent Dessert Buffet. Free-Flowing Champagne and Sparkling Cider and the chance to Join the Captain on the Sun Deck for a Narrated Tour of Scenic San Diego

Cost: $60

Maya-san-diegoWhat: Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth

When: Sunday January 26, 2014

Where: San Diego Museum Of Man

Description:  The ancient Mayans left behind evidence of a advanced and complex culture. Using cycles of the moon, sun, and other planets, Mayans were able to create accurate calendar systems. Thousands of years ago, they made use of unique hieroglyphics to carve important dates, names and ceremonial events on stone monuments in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Countless San Diegans, tourists, scholars, and students have visited the sites just to be awed by the skill and artistry of the ancient Mayan civilization. With more than seven million descendants, the Mayans continue to carry on many of the traditions and cultural traits of their ancestors through charming weaving, woodcarving, and ceramics that are displayed along with the original artificats in the Museum.

Open every day at 10:00 AM. Open until 4:30 PM Monday-Thursday. Open until 5:30 PM Friday-Sunday during the summer.

Cost: $5-$12.50


San-Diego-Restaurant-Week-Dinner-CruiseWhat: San Diego Restaurant Week Dinner Cruise

When: Sunday January 26, 2014

Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Diego

Description:  A 3 hour cruise studded with a 3 course dinner at $40! Restaurant week offers the best Dinner Cruise prices of the year starting with Hornblower’s signature Dinner Cruise starting at just $40 per person. This is a great time to enjoy the cool crisp air, so come aboard to be treated to the Hornblower experience with great food and the best value.

Cost: $40

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