San Diego Weekend Events Friday January 31 to Sunday February 2, 2014

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san-diego-state-aztecsWhat: San Diego State Aztecs vs Colorado State Rams

When: Saturday February 1, 2014

Where: Viejas Arena, San Diego

Description: The passionate crowd donning the scarlet, black, and gold-colors fills Viejas Arena with booming cheers and support all through the game. With San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball tickets you will be right there in the middle of the action live as the Aztecs battle for a shot at the National Championship.Get your Colorado State Rams vs San Diego State Aztecs now! 


chinese-red-ball-new-yearWhat: 2014 Chinese New Year Red Ball Celebration

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: Club M, Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego

Description: The 2014 Chinese New Year Red Ball: Celebrating the Year of the Horse will feature red cocktail attire, a happy hour with tapas and specialty cocktails (4pm to 8pm), a live band (7pm to 10pm), and a DJ for dancing (10pm to 2am).

An exploration of the foods of Chinese New Year. Celebrate and learn the meaning behind the foods served during this auspicious event, and the secrets to making a delicious feast.

Bring an apron, closed-toe shoes, chef’s knife, and containers to transport your creations home.

Age limit: 18+

Cost: Free

san-diego-comedy-fest-2014What: San Diego Comedy Festival: Blue Showcase

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: The Comedy Palace, San Diego

Description: Featuring a dose of “R” rated comedy with comedians from all over the country.

Doors open at: 11:45pm
Showtime: Midnight – 1:30am
Dress Code: Casual
Ages: 18 and over
Cocktails: Available for purchase with Valid ID.

Cost: $15


Balboa-Park-Trust-Bike-Rack-DedicationWhat: Balboa Park Trust Bike Rack Dedication

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: Balboa Park, San Diego

Description: The Balboa Park Trust at The San Diego Foundation is dedicating new bike racks and celebrating Balboa Park as it leaps and bounds to make the park accessible to all. Interim Mayor Todd Gloria will unveil the bike racks and thank the Parks & Rec Staff who installed them.

Balboa Park is placing bike racks throughout the 1,200 acres of park space. These fun “penny-farthing” bike racks will better the visual of the Park while also increasing access to our “Crown Jewel.” 


Qualcom-lunar-festWhat: Qualcomm Lunar New Year Tet Festival

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

Description: Participate in the celebration of Little Saigon’s annual Lunar New Year Tet Festival! An important Asian holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years, the Lunar New Year Tet Festival is an important day with amazing shows. The Tet Festival at Qualcomm Stadium promotes the diverse Asian culture and provides an opportunity for everyone to know and enjoy Vietnam unique culture.

The Lunar New Year Tet Festival includes more than 100 food and vendor booths, live entertainment, concerts, traditional and awesome Lion Dance performances and more. It also offers diverse and unique rides for all ages.

Part of the Festival proceeds will go directly to the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation, a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, non-profit community development organization.

Event Times: Fri Jan 31, 5pm-11pm | Sat Feb 1, 10am-11pm | Sun Feb 2, 10am-10pm

Cost: $4-$5


alice-in-wonderlandWhat: Alice in Wonderland

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: Maxine Theater, Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, San Diego

Description:  Come join Alice as she Journeys into a wold of talking animals, royalty resembling game cards and races where the contestants run in circles!

Cost: $13.50-$16.50



Twilight-TrekWhat: Twilght Trek at San Diego Zoo

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: San Diego Zoo

Description: Have the Zoo completely to yourself when you take an educator-led walk through the Zoo at night! This after-hours program makes you understand the nocturnal animals and gives guests the opportunity to learn more information,listen to personal stories from the educators, and ask questions. The theme varies each month, and desserts and hot drinks make the experience even more memorable. Limited space available. For adults only, ages 12 and older (ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a paid adult). To register, call at 619-557-3963.


Parkway-driveWhat: Parkway Drive – with Special Guests

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Australian band Parkway Drive is spreading metal music all over, and making a place for themselves. Parkway Drive is making a name for themselves with hit records and widely attended concert dates. Parkway Drive has played in concerts with some of the biggest names in punk and metal, and to enjoy live music get tickets to tour dates that are selling-out very quickly.

Cost $22-$38


george-straitWhat: George Strait Concert

When: Friday January 31, 2014

Where: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego

Description: George Strait Tickets are selling like hot cakes as the king of country music performs live for the last time as a tour headliner. The Cowboy Rides Away tour is scheduled in 26 cities starting at the Century Link Center in Shreveport – Bossier City, LA and finishing up with a bang at AT&T Stadium in Arlington – Dallas, Texas. George Strait Nashville tickets are on sale now and get them before it all goes poof. With 60 number 1 hits so far in his career, George Strait has more No 1 hits under his belt than any other artist. George Strait will continue to record new music and play around the country but never plans a major headlining tour again.

The George Strait tour concerts will have special guests on each tour weekend. Special guests will include Martina McBride, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young, and others.

Cost: $69.50+ 


San-Diego-Tet-FestivalWhat: San Diego Tet Festival – Mira Mesa

When: Saturday February 1, 2014

Where: Mira Mesa Community Park, San Diego

Description: As a family event with carnival rides, authentic Vietnamese food vendors, live musics, traditional dances, exhibits, pageants, singers, firecrackers, lion dance performance on all three days, the Tet Festival is a treat for the senses and the eyes.

Cost: Free



University-of-San-Diego-vs-Southern-Utah-Mens-BasketballWhat: University of San Diego vs. Pacific Men’s Basketball

When: Saturday February 1, 2014

Where: Jenny Craig Pavilion-University Of San Diego

Description: Bill Grier completed his seventh year as head coach of the USD men’s basketball program in 2013-14. He guided and cheered the Toreros to an overall record of 16-18 and 7-9 in the tough West Coast Conference. The season was drummed into high gear when the Toreros beat the BYU Cougars twice, including in the quarterfinal of the WCC Basketball Championships. Sophomore guard Johnny Dee was honored as the All-WCC honorable mention, and freshman center Jito Kok was named to the WCC All-Freshman Team.

Last season Bill Grier guided his youthful Toreros to a 16-18 record with the team playing its best basketball down the stretch.

Cost: $8-$16


Noah-Doely-By-the-LIghtWhat: Noah Doely – By the LIght

When: Saturday February 1, 2014

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Re-examine and stimulate your senses with Noah Doely’s By the Light exhibit. 

Cost: Free-$12





san-diego-zooWhat: Sunrise Surprise Stroll

When: Saturday February 1, 2014

Where: San Diego Zoo

Description: Experienced Zoo educators inform the visitors on the latest updates on our animal collection and the “inside secrets” of what’s going on, how to take care, behavioral idiosyncrasies, all before the Zoo opens for the day. These tours provide new interests for those who think they have seen it all. They also include an animal presentation and, often, animal enrichment opportunities. Each month is different, with different themes, and it’s called Sunrise Surprise for that reason. Your Sunrise Surprise Stroll may include: * An animal presentation or special animal encounter * A walk to the scheduled animal visit area, where a keeper spends time 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, please call 619-557-3963 Monday through Friday.

Cost: $16


Family-Drop-san-diegoWhat: Family Drop-In Day – Exploring Creatures

When: Sunday February 2, 2014

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Explore the Art Museum and enjoy various activitiesincluding art projects. Kid and family equally love this idea.

Cost: Free 




All-Star-Comedy-NightWhat: All Star Comedy Night

When: Sunday February 2, 2014

Where: Mad House Comedy Club, San Diego

Description: Enter the Mad House Club every Sunday night and have fun watching San Diego’s finest stand-up comedians.

You get Free parking in the Gaslamp and 4 hours of Free validated parking in the Horton Plaza parking garage, just steps from the Madhouse Comedy Club. Get drinks and food, and sit back and laugh your lungs out.

Cost: $15


family-day-san-diegoWhat: Family Day, San Diego

When: Sunday February 2, 2014

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego

Description: Enjoy a great sunny day with your family exploring Maritime Museum ships and indulge in something different with free craft activities on the upper deck of the Berkeley. Kids 12 & under get FREE admission all day. 2 children per paying adult.

For an additional $5.00 per person, families can take part in a Historic Bay Cruise on San Diego Bay on board the museum’s historic 1914 harbor boat Pilot.

Cost: Free-$16



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