FRIDAY – FEB. 6
Art Exhibition – “Terrestrial”: This exhibition presents seven artists’ work with similar themes of animals, man and nature. Media includes drawing, painting, sculpture and video. Gallery hours 1 – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday and by appointment. City Gallery, San Diego City College, AH 314, 1508 C St., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/citygallerysdcc.
Marina walkabout: Join DSDP’s Clean & Safe program at 10 a.m. Meet-up at Kettner Boulevard and G Street (SW Corner). For more info, call 619-234-8900, visit downtownsandiego.org/clean-safe/walkabouts/ or sign up for their newsletter.
Friday Night Liberty: Large art walk first Friday of each month. Free open artist studios, galleries and performances. 5 – 8 p.m. NTC at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road. Visit ntclibertystation.com.
SATURDAY – FEB. 7
Puppets and Pets Adoption Day: In conjunction with “Avenue Q”’s run, The San Diego Humane Society’s mobile adoption van will be on hand to assist those interested in adopting; plus cast members from the play will bring their own pets and provide entertainment on stage. 9 – 11 a.m. Coronado Playhouse Theatre, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado. Visit coronadoplayhouse.com.
SUNDAY – FEB. 8
San Diego Great Books: Free discussion group, open to the public. This month’s topic: “First Snow on Fuji” by Yasunari Kawabata. 2 – 4 p.m. Room 221, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit sandiegogreatbooks.net.
MONDAY – FEB. 9
Film Forum: Free screening of romantic comedy “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/freelibrarymovies.
TUESDAY – FEB. 10
Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Today – “Hammock Therapy.” 6 – 9 p.m. 21+ up. $45, all supplies included, registration is required. You may bring your own wine for a $15 corkage fee. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. For more info, visit paintingandvino.com.
WEDNESDAY – FEB. 11
Live Music – Leonard Patton: A jazz performance of original compositions and unique takes on standards and classics. 6 – 7 p.m. Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit sandiego.gov.
THURSDAY – FEB. 12
Live Comedy: Versatile comedian, actor, rapper and more, Affion Crockett brings his standup to town for four nights. 8 p.m. American Comedy Company, 818 B Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Tickets $20. americancomedyco.com.
FRIDAY – FEB. 13
East Village walkabout: Join Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Clean & Safe program on their weekly walkabout at 10 a.m. Meet up at Tony Gwynn Drive and Park Boulevard (SW corner). For more info, call 619-234-8900, visit downtownsandiego.org/clean-safe/walkabouts/ or sign up for their newsletter.
“Humpback Whales”: The world premiere of this MacGillivray Freeman Giant Screen Film gives a close-up look at how these creatures communicate, feed, play and more. Noon, 2, 4 & 6 p.m. showings. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit rhfleet.org.
“You Can’t Take It With You”: Previews start for this comic play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart set during America’s Great Depression. Opens Feb. 20, runs through March 22. 8 p.m. Lambs Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado. Visit lambsplayers.org.
SATURDAY – FEB. 14 – VALENTINE’S DAY
East Village Bike AfFAIR: Live music, food, raffles and more highlight this event. Enjoy free bicycle tune-ups, safety training, vendors and more related to cycling and bike culture while showing support to make EV a more bicycle friendly neighborhood. Free admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 841 14th St., East Village. Visit eastvillgesandiego.com.
Celebrity Dr. Seuss Reading: The second Saturday of each month this year will have a different local celebrity reading their favorite Dr. Seuss selections in conjunction with the exhibit “Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss.” For Valentine’s Day, former San Diego Mayor and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Jerry Sanders and his wife Rana Sampson will be the guest readers. 2 p.m. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, Balboa Park. Visit sandiegohistory.org.
Second Saturday Science Club for Girls: “Valentine’s Day” — Experience some hot and cold reactions and other V-day experiments. Noon – 2 p.m. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Members $12, non-members $14. Visit rhfleet.org or pre-register 619-238-1233 x806.
The Twenty-Seventh Man: Previews begin tonight for the West Coast premiere of this play by novelist Nathan Englander. Opens Feb. 19, closes March 15. 2. 8 p.m. Sheryl and Harvey White Stage, Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Tickets start $29. Visit theoldglobe.org or call 619-234-5623.
SUNDAY – FEB. 15
Meet a Musician – Family Sunday: The featured musician for this edition is Travis Maril on viola. The event is free with museum admission. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit classicalmusicsandiego.com.
MONDAY – FEB. 16 – PRESIDENT’S DAY
Cooking Class: Chef Graves gives brief lessons on cooking basics followed by a class, meal and two beverages from the bar. This edition: sheet pastas. $40. Jsix, 616 J St., Downtown. Visit jsixrestaurant.com.
TUESDAY – FEB. 17
Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration: This event will include over 20 DJs and performers, a parade and drink and food specials at over 20 venues. The parade through the Gaslamp begins at Fifth Avenue and E Street at 9 p.m. Event from 5 p.m. – midnight. Visit sdmardigras.com.
WEDNESDAY – FEB. 18
Trailer Park Boys: “Still Drunk, High and Unemployed” Tour: A new show from the stars of the Canadian mockumentary series. Not for children. 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp. Visit sandiegotheatres.com.
THURSDAY – FEB. 19
Live Comedy: Actor, comedian, writer and musician Trevor Moore is best known as the founding member of comedy troupe “The Whitest Kids U.” Performing for four nights. 8 p.m. American Comedy Company, 818 B Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Tickets $18. americancomedyco.com.
FRIDAY – FEB. 20
Upper East Village walkabout: Join DSDP’s Clean & Safe program at 10 a.m. Meet up at Sixth Avenue and E Street (SE corner). For more info, call 619-234-8900, visit downtownsandiego.org/clean-safe/walkabouts/ or sign up for their newsletter.
Live Music – Paul Thorn and Nancarrow: A lineup of rock-Americana including hometown heroes Nancarrow at North County’s premier music venue. 9 p.m. Belly Up Tavern, 143 South Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Visit bellyup.com.
Rock in the Park: For the second year, this concert series will bring a variety of bands to Reuben H. Fleet Science Center once a month. This show features Venice with Michael Tiernan opening. 7:30 p.m., 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit rhfleet.org.
SATURDAY – FEB. 21
33rd annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair: Today and tomorrow, rain or shine the San Diego Chinese Center presents this event featuring live entertainment, children’s crafts and lantern parade and a wide variety of Chinese and Asian food and cultural displays. Free to all ages. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District, Third Ave. and J Street. Visit sdcny.org.
SUNDAY – FEB. 22
The Art of Riding: Monthly (fourth Sunday) bike ride with Bike SD to experience art, music and culture. 9:30 a.m. Decobike station 197, Fourth Avenue and Fir Street, Bankers Hill. Visit bikesd.org.
“A Salute to American Jazz Greats”: This family concert is presented by Classics 4 Kids to honor Black History month. It will feature jazz soloists including vocalist Sherry Williams. 2 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp. Visit sandiegotheatres.com.
MONDAY – FEB. 23
Film Forum: Free screening of “From Florida to Coahuila: The History of the Black Seminoles,” a documentary shown in conjunction with the library’s current exhibit “The Civil War 150” . 6:30 p.m. Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/freelibrarymovies.
TUESDAY – FEB. 24
Painting and Vino: Local professional artists instruct attendees on painting a masterpiece. Tonight – “Calm of the Ocean.” 6 – 9 p.m. 21+ up. $45, all supplies included, registration is required. Bring your own wine / $15 corkage. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 110. For more info, visit paintingandvino.com.
WEDNESDAY – FEB. 25
Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow Present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”: Opening night for this show based on a collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron. Runs through March 22. 7 p.m. Lyceum Stage, San Diego Repertory Theater, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown. Visit sdrep.org.
THURSDAY – FEB. 26
Children’s Book Club: Perfect for ages 8 – 12. This month they’ll discuss “The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis. 4 p.m. Denny Sanford Children’s Library, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit supportmylibrary.org.
“The Very Best of Celtic Thunder”: The group will perform their most popular songs backed by the eight-piece Celtic Thunder band. 7:30 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp. Visit sandiegotheatres.com.
FRIDAY – FEB. 27
Cortez walkabout: Join DSDP’s Clean & Safe program at 10 a.m. Meet up at Union and Ash streets (SE corner). For more info, call 619-234-8900, visit downtownsandiego.org/clean-safe/walkabouts/ or sign up for their newsletter.
Black Lives Matter: A Dialogue with Alicia Garza: This talk addresses the Black Lives Matter movement and the crucial role of campus activism. Alicia Garza is co-founder of the internationally respected Black Lives Matter movement. Noon – 2 p.m. Salomon Hall, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park Way. Visit sandiego.edu.
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”: San Diego Junior Theatre presents the beloved play based on the books by C.S. Lewis. Runs through March 15. 7 p.m. Casa del Prada Theatre, 1800 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit juniortheatre.com.
Black Lives Matter: A Public Talk with Alicia Garza: This talk will address the history and goals of the Black Lives Matter movement and invite discussion around local movements for social justice. Alicia Garza is co-founder of the internationally respected Black Lives Matter movement. 7 – 8:30pm. Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, Downtown. Find the event on Facebook.
SATURDAY – FEB. 28
Science Sleepover: A museum adventure with overnight access to exhibits plus workshops, a scavenger hunt, movie viewing and more. 6:15 p.m. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit rhfleet.org.
Paranormal Investigation: Once a month, these investigations visit the “most haunted house in the Gaslamp.” The tour lasts two hours and guests can bring cameras and video and digital recorders but no professional media equipment. Limited to 20 people. 10 p.m. William Heath Davis House, 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit gaslampquarter.org.
SUNDAY – MARCH 1
“Fragile Waters”: This travelling exhibition of black and white images by renowned photographers and environmentalists Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly comes to San Diego through Sept. 15. Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive, Downtown. Visit sdmaritime.org.
MONDAY – MARCH 2
30th annual International Technology and Person with Disabilities Conference: This annual conference runs through March 7. Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Market Place, Downtown. Visit csun.edu.
TUESDAY – MARCH 3
Live Music – Don Williams: The “Gentle Giant” of country music performs his hits for one night only. 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp. Visit sandiegotheatres.com.
WEDNESDAY – MARCH 4
The Sky Tonight: A monthly astronomer-led planetarium show touring the solar system with a new topic each month. This month is “Light Pollution.” 7 p.m. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit rhfleet.org.
THURSDAY – MARCH 5
East Village Association Board Meeting: All monthly board meetings are open to the public. 5 p.m. Room 219, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 1155 Island Ave. Visit eastvillagesandiego.com.
WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS
Residents Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park: Participating museums change each Tuesday. Free for San Diego City & County residents with ID, active military and dependents. Hours vary by museum. Visit balboapark.org/visit/Tuesdays.
Coronado Certified Farmers Market: 2:30 – 6 p.m. First and B streets at Ferry Landing. Visit welcometocoronado.com.
Comedy Open Mic: Up-and-coming comics test their skills while patrons enjoy drink and appetizer specials and no cover. 7:30 p.m. American Comedy Company, 818 B Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. americancomedyco.com.
Fishermen’s Farmers Market: 3 – 7 p.m. 4930 N. Harbor Dr. near Nimitz Blvd. Visit facebook.com/FishermensFarmersMarket.
Walk-in tech assistance: Free and open to the public. 5 – 6:30 p.m. Room 222, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit sandiegolibrary.org.
Young Lions Music Series: A “young rising star” is chosen by Gilbert Castellanos to perform. Castellanos will also join in during the first set. 7 p.m. Expatriate Room, Croce’s Park West, 2760 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. Call 619-233-4355 or visit crocesparkwest.com.
Horton Square Certified Market: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 225 Broadway near Broadway Circle, Downtown. Visit sdfarmbureau.org.
Trivia: Bring a team or play alone. 7 – 9 p.m. 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy. Visit 98bottlessd.com.
Take a bite out of Downtown: Hosted by food tour service Bite San Diego, join fellow foodies and winos for a walking tour sampling some of Downtown’s finest restaurants. 21+. Noon – 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $45. Tours also on Saturday. Visit bitesandiego.com/index.php.
Little Italy Mercato: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 100 booths, Date & India streets. Visit littleitalysd.com/mercato.
The Gaslamp Walking Tour: Stops on this tour include architecturally significant structures from the 1800s including Old City Hall, the Keating Building, William Heath Davis House Museum and more. 11 a.m. 410 Island Ave., Gaslamp. Visit gaslampquarter.org.
Urban Challenge/Scavenger Hunt: Explore hidden areas of the Gaslamp Quarter & East Village and learn the unique history behind the Stingaree District. There are NO “Fear Factor” tasks in this adventure. It’s all about having fun and seeing secret San Diego. 3 p.m. Visit Wheretours.com.
Walk-in smartphone and tablet assistance: Free and open to the public. Bring your Android and iOS devices for hands-on learning. Noon – 12:30 p.m. Room 222, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., Downtown. Visit sandiegolibrary.org.
Outdoor Organ Concert: The San Diego Organ Society presents a free organ concert. With over 4,500 pipes, this organ is one of the largest organs in the world with wonderful sound, playing classic and popular hits. Enjoy free parking, lots of seating. Balboa Park’s Organ Pavilion. 2 p.m. Visit balboapark.org.
Live Music: Sunday jam with The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio. 2 – 5 p.m., 98 Bottles, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Littly Italy. Visit 98bottlessd.com.
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