Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

san-diego-black-film-festivEVENTS
San Diego Black Film Festival
Jan. 29-Feb. 1. Catch more than 100 films across many genres celebrating African American and African Diaspora cinema at this annual event—one of the largest black film festivals in the country. The festival begins with an opening day film documentary By Blood and reception. The festival culminates with an awards dinner and gala hosted by actress Robin Givens. Reading Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave., 619.234.0022. sdbff.com

 

tinroof1Mixology Class
Jan. 29. Tin Roof hosts award-winning mixologist Manny Hinojosa for an interactive presentation and overview of cocktails. The event will feature seasonal cocktail samples, small bites and Tin Roof swag. There is no ticket price, but space is limited so RSVP to keegan@tinroofbars.com. Tin Roof, 401 G St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.230.8606. tinroofsandiego.com

 

1915expoMUSEUMS
San Diego Invites the World: The 1915 Expo
Jan. 31-Mar. 31. The San Diego History Center invites visitors to explore the legacy of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition that put San Diego on the map and created the nation’s largest urban cultural park. The History Center will re-create the awe and wonder that four million visitors experienced 100 years ago, with silent film footage of the Expo, historic photos and unique memorabilia. 1649 El Prado, Ste. 3, Balboa Park, 619.232.6203. sandiegohistory.org

 

museum-councilMuseum Month
Feb. 1-28. Museum Month has become one of San Diego’s most highly anticipated events offering locals and visitors the opportunity to visit 45 San Diego museums with half-off entry fees. Starting February 1st, guests can visit any one of Macy’s 14 locations to pick up complementary museum month passes. Visit the website for a complete list of participating museums: sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

 

banding2getherMUSIC
Banding Together Concert Event
Jan. 31. Banding Together, a local non-profit organization, brings together professional singers/songwriters and aspiring musicians for a special concert series. Local performers include The Love Birds, Tolan Shaw and Dr. Seahorse. The afternoon concert series begins at 2 p.m. and tickets are $12 at the door. Belly Up, 143 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, 858.481.8140. bellyup.com

 

badfishBadfish
Jan. 30. The tribute group Badfish brings back the pioneer sounds of Sublime with its high energy renditions of “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way” and other well-known songs. Badfish is joined on stage by special guest Shrub. Doors open at 7 p.m. at San Diego’s House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown, 619.299.2583. houseofblues.com

 

pattismithPatti Smith
Jan. 31. The alternative rock icon brings her music to San Diego’s Balboa Theatre. Credited as a strong musical influence by many artists, including Madonna, Michael Stipe, Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love, the acclaimed artist is often endearingly referred to as the Godmother of Punk. Her album Horses was listed by Time magazine as one of the all-time 100 Greatest Albums. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown, 619.570.1100. ticketmaster.com

 

vontrappThe Von Trapps
Jan. 31. The great grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp bring to the stage the same musical talent that has been loved for generations. The real-life story of the Von Trapps was captured in the beloved 1965 film Sound of Music, and now Sofi, Melanie, Amanda and August continue the family tradition as they take their tour to San Diego and perform at Bar Pink. 3829 30th St., North Park, 619.564.7194. vontrapps.net

 

theatres_1THEATER
Plays by Young Writers Festival
Through Feb. 1. The Plays by Young Writers Festival enters its 30th season of performing winning scripts at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at The Old Globe. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Plays are written by local youth ages 12- 18. $25/pp. Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 858.384.2970. playwrightsproject.org

 

dhammondCOMEDY
The Darrell Hammond Project
Jan. 31-March 8. Comedian Darrell Hammond is best known for his spot-on impressions of celebrities such as Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live. Now he tells the story of the harrowing events that gave birth to his brilliant talent. Full of raw emotion, humor and plenty of the impressions that made him famous, the performance is an autobiographical look at his life. La Jolla Playhouse, 2190 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

 

aztecsSPORTS
San Diego State Aztecs Mens Basketball
Jan. 31. The San Diego State Aztecs take on Utah State’s Aggies at the Viejas Arena. The Aztecs are playing strong, with a record of 15 wins to 5 losses, but hoping to make an even heavier come back after the close loss at Colorado State. The game begins at 5 p.m. 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., Mission Valley. goaztecs.com

 

patioDINING
Year of the Sheep at The Patio on Lamont
Feb. 3. The Patio on Lamont celebrates the Chinese New Year with its Year of the Sheep wine pairing dinner. Guests will enjoy various lamb dishes, including mustard and herb-crusted lamb shop, leg of lamb stew with peppercorn sheep’s milk cheese, lamb sliders, braised lamb neck, cheesecake and sheep’s milk ricotta cannoli. Each course is paired with specially selected wines to complement the dish. The dinner begins at 5:30, and is $65/pp. The Patio on Lamont, 4445 Lamont St, Pacific Beach, 858.412.4648. thepatioonlamont.com

 

counterpointHumpty Brunch at Counterpoint
Inspired by the classic song “The Humpty Dance,” Counterpoint is introducing their brand new Humpty Brunch menu available Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests will take in the ’90s hip hop music while enjoying seven new cocktails such as the “Walk of Shame” and the New Orleans style cold press coffee with house-infused vanilla bean vodka. Brunch fare will include the praline croissant with beacon, pecans and a pepper icing, and the sweet tea brined chicken and waffle benedict. Counterpoint, 830 25th St., Ste. 100, Golden Hill, 619. 564.6722. counterpointsd.com

 

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