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San Diego January Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

January 1 – 31  (Ongoing)
Big Bay Whale Days
Celebrate the Big Bay Whale Days with fun, deals, and giveaways for the whole family. There will be 25 exhibitors offering discounts and giveaways. The Big Bay Whale Days and Whale Festival provide the community with the best place to learn about California gray whale ecology and conservation and find information about opportunities to interact with the whales safely and affordably.
Time: Refer to website
Location: San Diego Embarcadero, 1066 N Harbor Dr., San Diego
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January 6
Annual San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K
San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K will take runners on a loop around Fiesta Island in scenic Mission Bay Park’s De Anza Cove while raising funds for charities that seek to keep the environment healthy. Awards will be given for the first 3 male and female finishers in each age category. Refer to website for registration information.
Time: 6:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: De Anza Cove/Mission Bay, 3000 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego
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January 12
Ray at Night
Visit North Park’s eclectic art and culture neighborhood and be inspired by all the creative energy from local and nationally known artists. Live street music and local food vendors will be on site to make for a fun and unique Saturday evening in North Park!
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Ray St., North Park, San Diego – see website for map
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January 13
Petco Walk.Run.Wag 5K9
The Petco Walk.Run.Wag.5K9 is a 5k and 1-mile run and walk for people with or without a dog. The event will include a pet and fitness expo. Refer to website for registration information.
Time: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
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January 13 – 18
San Diego Restaurant Week
Extraordinary three-course menus from San Diego’s best restaurants. Choose from over 180 of the city’s best restaurants and enjoy a fixed price, three-course dinner. There will also be two-course lunches available. Refer to website for price information.
Time: Refer to website
Location: Various Locations throughout San Diego County
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January 18 – 20
Del Mar Antique Show
More than 250 premier antique dealers from all over California and the western United States will be selling the finest in antiques and collectibles. Appraisal and restoration services are also available. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: Fri/Sat: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: O’Brien Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
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January 18 – 20
Gem Faire
The Gem Faire, established in 1989, has become a world-renowned marketplace for the finest in gemstones, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites, lapidary equipment, metaphysical items and much more at the lowest prices in today’s market. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: Fri: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Bing Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
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January 20
Bridal Bazaar
At the January Bridal Bazaar there will be thousands of wedding ideas, fashions, products and services all in one place. There will be more than 300 of San Diego’s most trusted wedding professionals offering everything you need to make your wedding extraordinary; ceremony and reception locations, photographers, videographers, DJs, musicians, cake and catering options, the latest trends in florals and decor from San Diego’s leading designers, and much more!
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Hall C, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego
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January 20
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
This is an annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The Parade features marching bands and floats, drill teams, dance groups, and other community groups.
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero, Harbor Dr., San Diego – refer to website for map
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January 21 – 27
PGA Tour Golf Tournament
San Diego is the host for the “Farmer’s Insurance Open” at the exclusive Torrey Pines Golf Course. Refer to website for complete schedule, tickets, and local event details.
Time: Opening round 24th: 8:30 am
Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla
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January 24 – 27
San Diego Sunroad Boatshow
The San Diego Sunroad Boatshow is complete with both land and in-water locations, focusing on the latest boats and marine equipment. This year’s show includes over 100 new and pre-cruised sailboats and motor yachts, dozens of marine vendors with the latest nautical products and services, delicious food and drink sponsored by local restaurants, and special boating events and boat rides for kids and adults. This is a free event.
Time: Thurs/Fri: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sat/Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Sunroad Marina, 955 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego
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January 26 – 27
San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA All-Breed Cat Show
Nearly 450 of the nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at “Food & Water Bowl XX,” the largest annual cat show on the West Coast. San Diego County residents may enter their cats in the Household Pet Class. Selected cats will be available for adoption from shelter and rescue organizations. Pedigree kittens will also be for sale. See website for admission information.
Time: Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
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January 26
3rd Annual Stephen Strasburg 5K with Tony Gwynn
This is a family-friendly event that will include games and fun for everyone. After the walk and fun run there will be lots of activities for all ages. There will be live music, food court, kids fun zone, and more. See website for registration information.
Time: 7:00 am
Location: Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego State University, San Diego
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January 26
5th Annual Big Bay Whale Festival
The 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. Activities include a kid’s art mural coloring project, a giant inflated obstacle course, a trackless train, a bounce house, and live music on the “Whale of a stage.” This is a free event.
Time: Refer to website
Location: Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier, San Diego
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January 27
Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon
The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon features a rolling course, including 14 miles along the Pacific Ocean. The course includes 26 fully staffed support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support. The marathon and half marathon start and finish at Westfield Plaza Camino Real. The Health and Lifestyle Expo runs Friday thru Sunday. Refer to website for registration information.
Time: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Westfield Plaza Camino Real, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
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February Calendar of Events for San Diego

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

February 3
Fun Friday Nites
Parents can have a “date night” while children enjoy a night of games, crafts, pizza and movies with friends at the San Elijo Recreation Center. Program is supervised by trained recreation leaders. For ages: 4-12 years. Cost: $20/child; $5 sibling discount.
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Rd, San Marcos

February 4
El Cajon Ford Youth Fishing Derby
Poway’s annual Youth Fishing Derby for ages 15 and under. Fishing begins shortly after 6:00 am and continues until noon, followed by a free barbecue lunch. The awards ceremony and raffle drawing will begin at approximately 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded to age division winners, raffle ticket winners, and to the kid with the best fishing story.
Time: 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway

February 9 – 19
22nd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival
The San Diego Jewish Film Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious
Jewish Film Festivals in North America. Annual presentation of American and international feature films, including documentaries and short subjects that explore
the Jewish experience.
Time: Refer to website for schedule
Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center/ Jacobs Family Campus,
4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla
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February 11
Mermaid San Diego 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
This event is an all women’s 5K and 10K run/walk & half-marathon that travels along the shoreline of East Mission Bay and on the roadway around Fiesta Island. See website for admission fees.
Time: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: South Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay
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February 11,
For the Love of Chocolate & SweetArt Festival
3rd Annual “For the Love of Chocolate” festival will take place in
Downtown Escondido. Sample locally brewed beer and wines, paired with
San Diego’s finest chocolatiers. Cost: $20 per person; includes 10 beer or wine and chocolate pairings. Admission to Sweet Street is free.
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Escondido, Grand Avenue

February 12
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K
The flat and fast course is perfect for the casual runner or couple who are looking for a fun event or for the serious racer who is looking for the perfect course for a 10K PR. See website for registration fees & contact information.
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Tidelands Park, Coronado
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February 12
San Dieguito Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
USAT&F certified course, sanctioned event. Beautiful, scenic course through
Rancho Santa Fe: starts and ends at San Dieguito County Park. Long sleeve t-shirts to all participants. Medals to all Half Marathon & 5K finishers. Post-race merchandise drawings and refreshments.
Time: 8:00 am
Location: San Dieguito County Park, Rancho Santa Fe
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February 18
K9 Cancer Cure Walk – San Diego
Help to find a cure for Canine cancer. There is a 1 mile walk, vendors, guest speakers, and gift bags. All the proceeds benefit the Morris Animal Foundation.
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos
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February 18
Polar Plunge
Totally insane individuals plunge into the ocean to raise money
for Special Olympics.This event is sponsored by the
Special Olympics Southern California.
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside
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February 18
9th Annual Little Italy Carnevale
Venetian masquerade event in Little Italy mirrors the one held in Venice, Italy, as the celebration before Lent. People will be dressed in traditional Venetian Carnevale attire and entertainment includes music, stilt-walkers, jugglers, and more. Free admission.
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Little Italy, Downtown San Diego, India Street between Hawthorn & Cedar Streets
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February 21
Mardi Gras 2012 Gaslamp Quarter
An adult only (age 21+) Mardi Gras. Masked revelry in the streets. Entertainment on multiple stages, masquerade parade at 9:30 pm, International DJ talent, themed areas, and beads–beads–beads! See website for details and locations.
Time: 5:30 pm – Midnight
Location: Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego

February 21
Hillcrest Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras for adults only (age 21+). Dress up in colorful attire and lots of beads, and party down. Dance in the streets, mingle, drink beer and enjoy games, rides, and
a laser light show.
Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Hillcrest, University Ave (between 1st & 4th Aves),
3rd Ave (between Washington & Robinson Sts)
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February 24 – 26
Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show
The Silver Bay Kennel Club dog show is one of the largest in the United States. Open to the general public. Free admission. Please, no pets. Only dogs participating in the show are allowed.
Time: Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sun: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
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February 24 – 26
Heritage Weekend Festival and Parade
The Heritage Day Festival and Parade is a grassroots community affair with many free activities for the entire family to enjoy. The parade features two-minute presentations from over 60 parade entrants.
Time: Festival & Parade: Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Abraham Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego
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February 25
9th Annual Guacamole Bowl Cook-Off Contest
Guacamole lovers, feast your mouths on this!! Well, it’s not exactly a cook-off, but more of a whip-up. Teams will come together and use their own guacamole recipes that will be entered into a contest for the best tasting concoction. Come hungry and vote for your favorite! Admission $5.00 – includes a bag of chips and a vote of your choice. Benefits “Sports for Exceptional Athletes.”
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park, 2150 Pan American Rd West, San Diego
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February 26
San Diego 2012 Muscle Walk
Muscular Dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases in which the muscles that control movement progressively weaken. Participants who join this 5K event are encouraged to obtain pledges or donations to raise funds for services through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Admission: Participant pledge/donation.
Route: Crown Point Shores > boardwalk > Ingraham Street Bridge >Riveria Dr. > Crown Point Shores.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Crown Point, Mission Bay, 3600 Corona Oriente Rd, San Diego
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Carlsbad Teen Scene Event January 30

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Got teens? On Friday, January 30, 2010 the City of Carlsbad will be hosting the Teen Scene event at the Calavera Hills Community Center from 4-9 p.m. This is a great opportunity for your teen to hang out with other like-minded kids and have some fun too. Tickets are on sale now for $5 by going to They will be $8 at the door.dreamstime_10804800

The main event consists of the “Carlsbad 2010 Battle of the Bands Champion,” as eight teen bands will battle in the video game room using Rock Band and Guitar Hero. There will be a teen art exhibit and film festival as well, with all entries created by local teens. Karaoke, slam board art and Dance Dance Revolution will provide fun for everyone. Food, drinks and other merchandise will be provided at an additional cost.

To submit artwork and short films, please visit the website above to be directed to a submission form and get the requirements. All forms must be submitted by January 28. For more information please visit the website above and have fun!

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Great Recommendation for a Fun Night Out

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

If you love live theatre and love a great laugh, I have the perfect recommendation..go see Don’t Dress For Dinner at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. This comedy is fun, mystery, adult humor and lots of laughs. The talented actors deliver performances filled with humorous twists and turns that leave you marveling at the brilliance of the writers.dinner

Set in a weekend house in the French countryside, a husband’s romantic adulterous weekend is disturbed when his wife decides to stay for the weekend as well (upon discovery that her lover–her husband’s alibi– will also be there). From that point on each tries to cover up their affair and in doing so they pull others into the mess, creating side-splitting entertainment.

If you are not shy about or do not take offense to adult humor, I highly recommend this play. It is an encore performance and is only playing through August 2, so go online or call and order tickets. If you have not visited the North Coast Rep, it is truly one of treasures of North County. It is an intimate playhouse in Solana Beach and there is not a bad seat in the house.

For tickets go online to or call 858-481-1055. Here’s a $5 savings for you on tickets too…just mention this code when you call the box office, or enter it at checkout online: eclub5dd4d. Enjoy!

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