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San Diego Events Calendar: February 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


Ephrat Asherie Dance

February 1:

Score half-price admission to more than 40 museums across the county during Macy’s Museum Month.


February 2:

San Diego Opera presents Rigoletto, a powerful story involving corruption, seduction, and a vengeful curse, at the Civic Theatre (through 2/10).

Groove to Latin and Chicano beats from MC Magic, Lil Rob, Frankie J, and Amanda Perez at Balboa Theatre.


February 6:

Get in on a discussion about our city’s ever-evolving business landscape at San Diego Magazine’s Behind the Brands mixer at Music Box, with food, drinks, art, and live music.


February 7:

Latin superstar Marc Anthony brings salsa music to Pechanga Arena (formerly Valley View Casino Center) on his Legacy Tour.

Don’t miss special movie screenings and premieres during the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, held at various venues (through 2/17).

Performing arts company Shen Yun presents Chinese dance production 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (through 2/17).

Apply your face paint and prepare to rock when Kiss comes to Viejas Arena.

Laugh your way through more than 60 comedy shows during the four-day San Diego Improv Festival at Tenth Avenue Arts Center.


February 8:

Celebrate Vietnamese New Year at the three-day San Diego Têt Festival, with lion dances, a singing competition, and a beauty pageant at Mira Mesa Community Park.

San Diego Têt Festival


February 9:

Relive science fiction blockbuster Jurassic Park in Concert at Copley Symphony Hall, while the San Diego Symphony plays the score live.

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things at The Old Globe follows emotional relationships between an advice columnist and her heart-baring readers (through 3/10).


February 10:

Croatian instrumental duo 2Cellos performs eclectic music from classical to pop and rock hits at Pechanga Arena.


February 13:

The Pearl Hotel will screen Magic Mike poolside for a “Galentine’s Day” spin on their weekly dive-in movie series.


February 15:

You’ll be “all out of love” after seeing soft rock band Air Supply at Harrah’s Resort Southern California.


February 16:

Ring in the year of the pig at San Diego Chinese New Year Fair, a weekend cele­bration featuring acrobats, cultural performances, and food.

Inspired by the musical life of novelist Ralph Ellison, Jazz in the Key of Ellison features music from his favorite artists, like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Count Basie, at Balboa Theatre.

Expect to hear ringing at San Diego Museum of Art’s new exhibit, Christian Marclay: Telephones, a look at irreverent pop culture’s affect on human emotion (through 8/11).

Bring only high hopes to see Panic! at the Disco on their Pray for the Wicked Tour at Pechanga Arena.


February 20:

Wartime drama Gabriel at North Coast Repertory Theatre tells a tale of loss and danger on the Nazi-occupied Isle of Guernsey (through 3/17).


February 21:

Pop icon Justin Timberlake brings sexy back to Pechanga Arena in his The Man of the Woods Tour.

Justin Timberlake


February 22:

Join the three-day San Diego Jazz Party for classic tunes from 21 artists at Hilton San Diego/ Del Mar.

Enjoy A Celebration of Frank Sinatra with Michael Feinstein at Copley Symphony Hall, wherein a prominent cabaret artist and his trio will perform Ol’ Blue Eyes’ classics with contemporary twists.

Behold the mystifying tricks of headlining magicians Penn & Teller at Harrah’s Resort Southern California.


February 23:

Carbs and pliés collide at The Observatory North Park for California Ballet’s Beer & Ballet mixer with company dancers, following a performance of new choreography.

Put on your tux or ballgown for the San Diego Opera Lover’s Ball at The US Grant hotel, honoring local philanthropists Frank and Lee Goldberg.


February 24:

Stand-up comedian and actor Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation, Master of None) stops by Copley Symphony Hall for a sold-out show on his Road to Nowhere Tour.

Sip craft beer from California and beyond at the San Diego Winter Brew Fest at Fleet Science Center.

Hear Grammy Award–winning jazz vocals during An Evening with Gregory Porter at Balboa Theatre.


February 28:

Catch a contemporary performance at Balboa Theatre from Ephrat Asherie Dance group, which fuses street and social styles.

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