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Del Mar Antique Show & Sale: Clothing, Jewelry, Crystal, Sterling & More

Date: 2017-11-19 | For more show dates, click here.

With hundreds of exhibitors showcasing antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more, the Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is the largest of its kind in California. You'll find amazing vintage items, from European antiques to magnificent modern pieces at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fine art glass from Italy, crystal from Europe, sterling pieces from Tiffany, lighting from art deco to modern, awesome art from the early masters to the '60s and much more are on display and for sale. Visit the appraisal booth with your treasured items and get them identified and priced for just $5 per item.

Full Price: $8 Our Price: COMP

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Holiday

Global Winter Wonderland: Dazzling Lights, Rides & More

Date: 2018-01-07 | For more show dates, click here.

This way-cool winter carnival makes its dazzling debut in San Diego at Qualcomm Field, with spectacular light displays, live entertainment, fun rides, fair food, a holiday market and more. The largest lantern festival of its kind outside of China stuns and awes with spectacular structures, some more than 50 feet tall, sparkling with multicolored LEDs, music and other effects. They're showcased at the Global Village, where you'll see some of the world's greatest landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, the Sphinx, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the White House, among many more. Travel back in time to roam among brightly lit dinosaurs, take a trip to the holiday village for some cool Christmas sights -- including a visit with Santa himself -- and check out more than 20 carnival rides, ranging from thrill-packed to kid-friendly. Global Winter Wonderland's nightly live performances feature a variety of acrobats, circus acts and tons of great singers and bands. Open evenings during the season, it's pretty much guaranteed to make your holidays merry and bright.

Full Price: $44 - $232 Our Price: $36 - $144.99

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  • SDCCU Stadium |
  • 9449 Friars Rd
  • San Diego, CA 92108
  • 619-281-6316
Hot

Adam Sandler Returns to His Stand-Up Roots

Date: 2018-01-27 | For more show dates, click here.

Whether you shot milk out your nose when he sang about his red-hooded sweatshirt on SNL, watched The Wedding Singer on repeat until you wore out the VHS tape or were one of the millions of viewers who made The Ridiculous Six Netflix's most-streamed movie, Adam Sandler has probably cracked you up at some point in your life. But have you ever been in the same room with him while he did it? Adam Sandler's multi-show residency at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas takes this worldwide comedy superstar and puts him back where he started: on the stage in front of a crowd with a microphone in his hand. Prepare to laugh until you pee your pants -- and remember, "You ain't cool unless you pee your pants."

Full Price: $89 - $159 Our Price: $44.50 - $63.60

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  • The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas |
  • 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • 877-893-2003
Holiday

Greetings! -- A Comical Cure For Holiday Anxiety

Date: 2017-11-18 | For more show dates, click here.

It's Christmas Eve, and New York copywriter Andy Gorski has returned home to Pittsburgh to introduce his new fiancee Randi to his family. Much to the chagrin of Andy's conservative, Catholic parents, their soon-to-be daughter-in-law turns out to be a Jewish atheist. Hilarious one-liners are slung and conflict breaks out between parents and children -- until a miraculous occurrence brings everyone together in an exploration of love, religion, personal truths and the very nature of reality. Greetings!, written by Tom Dudzick, is a quirky and touching farce offering its own signature cure for holiday angst and insensitivity. Check it out when it comes to the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.

Full Price: $18 Our Price: $9

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  • Patio Playhouse |
  • 116 Kalmia St.
  • Escondido, CA 92025
  • 760-746-6669
Under $10

Pygmalion Explores the Trials of Transformation

Date: 2018-01-05 | For more show dates, click here.

How much would you bet that you could turn a stranger into a completely different person? Snobby English linguistics professor Henry Higgins bets one of his pals that he can turn a working-class cockney flower girl into a proper, refined lady who could pass for a dutchess at any upper crust party. But Higgins' bet blows up in his face when his creation turns out to be smart, outspoken -- and the love of his life. George Bernard Shaw's most popular play, Pygmalion, is perhaps more widely known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady, but this witty romance from the Nobel Prize-winning playwright has been delighting and scandalizing audiences for more than a century -- and its razor-sharp commentary on social class and the battle of the sexes is as relevant as ever. See Professor Higgins' attempt at an extreme makeover when Pygmalion comes to the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.

Full Price: $18 Our Price: $9

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  • Patio Playhouse |
  • 116 Kalmia St.
  • Escondido, CA 92025
  • 760-746-6669
Comps

Elf the Musical Jr. -- Youth Production

Date: 2017-11-18 | For more show dates, click here.

Based on the modern cinema classic, Elf the Musical Jr. is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This youth production of the modern Christmas favorite is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as it ice skates into the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.

Full Price: $19 - $34 Our Price: COMP - $27

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  • Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center |
  • 4944 Newport Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92107
  • 619-795-9305
Holiday

The Nutcracker From California Ballet Company

Date: 2017-12-09 | For more show dates, click here.

It just isn't the holidays without The Nutcracker, which leaps to magical life on the San Diego Civic Theatre stage complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes and a lovely young lady on her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magical story of Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker has come to life. Together, they experience a fantastic adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets. Under the baton of Music Director John Stubbs, Tchaikovsky's extravagant score comes to life in a glittering production that will enchant all watchers.

Full Price: $40 - $105 Our Price: $15 - $62

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  • San Diego Civic Theatre |
  • 1100 3rd Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Holiday

Pop-Up Craft Shopping: The Local Holiday Bazaar

Date: 2017-12-03 | For more show dates, click here.

Get your pop-up shopping on at the Local Holiday Bazaar at Liberty Station, a curated market of fashion, crafts, home goods, and other handmade and vintage items from boutique vendors in San Diego and beyond. You'll find children's crafting tables to keep your little ones busy, and plenty of music, food and beverages for purchase to keep your seasonal spirits high at this fun McMillin Event Center gathering.

Full Price: n/a Our Price: Sold Out

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  • McMillin Event Center |
  • 2875 Dewey Road
  • San Diego, CA 92106
  • 760-945-8442
Hot

38th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest

Date: 2017-11-22 | For more show dates, click here.

One of America's best Thanksgiving traditions ain't got a thing to do with eating, shopping or watching football -- it's all about that swing. The 38th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza is back to bop at the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center for the entire holiday weekend. Saturday night's headliners are the Candy Jacket Jazz Band and Jonathan Doyle's Swingtet, who'll be providing the tunes for the legendary swing-dance contest, but there are five ballrooms filled with nothing but performances from morning till night, including a piano-solo salon. From traditional jazz to dixieland, ragtime and rockabilly, you won't have to go far to find it, and even the hotel's Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet offers live musical accompaniment. More than 30 bands and guest artists, plus vendors and more, are set to appear at this world-class festival that never fails to get music-lovers in the holiday groove.

Full Price: $20 - $50 Our Price: $10 - $25

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  • Town and Country Resort and Convention Center |
  • 500 Hotel Circle North
  • San Diego, CA 92108
  • 619-291-7131
Holiday

Ice Skating at Frozen Fairgrounds

Date: 2017-12-15 | For more show dates, click here.

It's hard to get into the holiday spirit when everyone's wearing shorts and t-shirts in San Diego. Frozen Fairgrounds at Del Mar puts wonder back into the season with two beautiful (and covered) outdoor ice skating rinks. Lace up your skates and glide around The Community Rink, which gives you plenty of room for epic twirls and spins -- or graceful/ungraceful falls, if you're more of a beginner. With the NHL Rink, you can tear up the ice just like a pro hockey player. If you want to take a break from all the ice skating, you can shoot some pucks at numerous Hockey Interactive Skill Zones or chill out at their onsite concession stand or lounge area. Your ticket includes skate rentals and an all-day skating pass, letting you bask in the frozen wonderland of this quintessential winter activity.

Full Price: $15 - $25 Our Price: $9 - $15

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  • Del Mar Fairgrounds |
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
  • Del Mar, CA 92014
  • 858-755-1161
Holiday

Miracle on 34th Street: Holiday Classic Performed as a Radio Play

Date: 2017-11-24 | For more show dates, click here.

Miracle on 34th Street gets even more miraculous when San Diego Musical Theatre performs it live in the style of an old-time radio play, complete with onstage sound effects. When a man named Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he's so convincing that he's offered a job as the department store's in-house Claus. But how can he convince the doubters, including a cynical single mother and her eight-year-old daughter who yearns for something to believe in? Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast, this charming production perfectly captures the spirit of the season at The Horton Grand Theatre.

Full Price: $50 - $60 Our Price: $20 - $45

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  • Horton Grand Theatre |
  • 444 4th Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Hot

Smash hit Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin returns for the Holidays

Date: 2017-12-20 | For more show dates, click here.

"Absolutely dazzling!" raves the Huffington Post. Actor and international piano virtuoso Hershey Felder embodies the iconic Irving Berlin to bring you the musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice. From Czarist Russia to New York's Lower East Side, and then throughout the world, Berlin's life and music epitomizes the American Dream, and his songs capture his patriotic vision of our country. Experience the stories behind this songwriter's most popular and enduring work, including "God Bless America," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "White Christmas," and more. Felder's signature creation of character and musical performance will astonish, move and delight at Lyceum Stage.

Full Price: $66 - $100 Our Price: $34 - $100

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  • The Lyceum Stage |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
Holiday

Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour

Date: 2017-12-04 | For more show dates, click here.

This holiday season, you're invited to celebrate with singer-songwriter-poet Jewel and family as they bring their Handmade Holiday Tour to San Diego Civic Theatre. Before she was a Grammy-winning musician and New York Times best-selling author, Jewel, along with brothers Atz Lee and Nikos, learned music from their father, Atz Kilcher. Now this musical family is taking a break from fending off bears and wolves in its Discovery Channel reality series Alaska: The Last Frontier to hit the road together. They'll get you in the spirit of the season with a concert of holiday classics, holiday originals and favorite songs from Jewel's extensive catalog. Plus, before the show, you'll have the opportunity to make handmade one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for someone in your family.

Full Price: $39 - $69 Our Price: $25 - $50

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  • San Diego Civic Theatre |
  • 1100 3rd Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Theater

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: Magical Musical

Date: 2017-12-01 | For more show dates, click here.

When Rodgers and Hammerstein -- perhaps the greatest composing team in musical-theater history (The King and I, Oklahoma!) -- got together to adapt the enchanting tale of Cinderella, the results were suitably magical. This recent big-budget production boasts a new book by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act, Xanadu), whose delightfully comic, romantic take on the tale includes fun favorites like the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and Cinderella's fabulous transformation, as well as some surprising new twists. And that's all in addition to the classic score, with beloved songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago." A smash on Broadway, Cinderella continues to charm on its national tour, now arriving at San Diego Civic Theatre.

Full Price: $25 - $87 Our Price: $17.50 - $61.50

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  • San Diego Civic Theatre |
  • 1100 3rd Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Holiday

A Pirate's Christmas -- Music, Magic, Mirth & More

Date: 2017-12-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Peter Pan & Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas is a singing, swashbuckling adventure performed in the high-flying style of a British holiday panto. Take off on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan at San Diego's Balboa Theatre as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone. The talented cast is set to include Audrey Whitby (The Thundermans) as Wendy, Ashley Argota (ABC Family's The Fosters) as Tinker Bell, Riley Costello (NBC's Hairspray Live!) as Peter Pan, Clarice Ordaz (FOX's So You Think You Can Dance) as Tiger Lily and Mark Ryan (Black Sails on STARZ) as Captain Hook. Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, Lythgoe Family Panto produces fun, musical theater the whole family can enjoy.

Full Price: $47.50 - $67.50 Our Price: $28.75 - $47.50

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  • Balboa Theatre |
  • 868 Fourth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Museums & Attractions

LEGOLAND California: Family Fun With 60+ Rides, Shows & Attractions

Date: 2017-12-31 | For more show dates, click here.

LEGOLAND California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Miniland Model Display now open with a 16-foot long Finalizer model made completely out of LEGO bricks plus six more scenes! Conquer dragons, battle pirates and discover ancient treasures at the resort, also home to LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium; and new for Summer enjoy Surfers' Cove -- a water park expansion featuring racer-water slides. There's so much to do, you may want to spend the night at LEGOLAND Hotel featuring new LEGO NINJAGO themed rooms.

Full Price: $91 - $121 Our Price: $79 - $105.50

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  • LEGOLAND California Resort |
  • 1 LEGOLAND Drive
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 760-918-5346
Holiday

Celebrate the Holidays With the San Diego Symphony

Date: 2017-12-20 | For more show dates, click here.

As the heart of the holiday season approaches, musicians of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra will perform music with that special festive sparkle. Popular selections by Handel (Royal Fireworks Music), Tchaikovsky (Sleeping Beauty), Mozart (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) and more will make Copley Symphony Hall resound with yuletide cheer. The orchestra will be conducted by Ruth Reinhardt.

Full Price: $35 Our Price: $10

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  • Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall |
  • 750 B Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-0804
Holiday

Tony-Winning Broadway Musical The Secret Garden

Date: 2017-11-18 | For more show dates, click here.

On a windswept moor in an old haunted house in England, a lonely widower still grieves the death of his wife 10 years ago. Enter Mary, a sour young orphan who's come to live with her uncle. She discovers a locked garden that's been left to grow wild and uncared for -- much like Mary herself. With the help of her friend and cousin, the little girl brings new life to both the garden and her uncle in the enchanting musical The Secret Garden, a story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places, the power of a child's imagination and the wisdom that accompanies growing up. Written by Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple) with music by Lucy Simon (Doctor Zhivago), the New Village Arts Theatre's production of this lush musical delivers a magical theatrical experience in Carlsbad.

Full Price: $47 Our Price: $23.50

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  • New Village Arts Theatre |
  • 2787 B State Street
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 760-433-3245
Holiday

Holiday Hangover: '80s Tribute With Strangelove, The Cured & More

Date: 2017-12-15 | For more show dates, click here.

Tis the season for the Holiday Hangover when four great tribute bands convene at House of Blues San Diego. Headlining the show is Strangelove, the ultimate tribute to '80s new-wavers Depeche Mode -- in fact, LA Weekly recently declared that "Strangelove's resemblance, both visually and sonically, to Depeche Mode is frightening." Strangelove performs the British synthpop band's biggest hits, from "People Are People" to "Personal Jesus" and beyond. They recreate the original group's famed theatrical concert experience with precision and style, including costume changes and multiple screen projections, to take you through the different eras of Depeche Mode's decades-spanning career. Also on the bill is The Cure tribute band The Cured, playing recognizable radio favorites like "Just Like Heaven," "Pictures of You," "Friday I'm In Love," and "Boys Don't Cry." They've also got Still Ill, playing the artful anthems of The Smiths, and Electric Duke, who'll keep things extra glam with David Bowie's biggest jams.

Full Price: $19 Our Price: $9.50

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  • House of Blues San Diego |
  • 1055 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-299-2583
Under $10

Street Food Cinema: Gaslamp Quarter -- Outdoor Flicks, Music & Food

Date: 2017-12-09 | For more show dates, click here.

Should you go to the movies, or spend the evening outdoors at a park? Thanks to Street Food Cinema, you don't have to choose! Head to the grounds of the Marriott Marquis at the San Diego Marina in the Gaslamp Quarter, grab a delicious meal from one of the participating food trucks, chill to some great live music, and then settle in on your low lawn chair for the night's featured movie on a giant screen. Some weeks feature family movies, and others feature popular films for adult crowds. Giveaways, activities and more make Street Food Cinema a great night of entertainment.

Full Price: $13 Our Price: $8

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  • Marriott Marquis San Diego - Marina Terrace |
  • 333 W. Harbor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92101
20 Pop!

Island Food and Beer Festival San Diego 2017

Date: 2017-12-02 | For more show dates, click here.

Enjoy the best cuisine from the Pacific Islands while relishing in the different types of locally brewed beer. Who says it's December when you can still celebrate the island spirit right here at San Diego's Waterfront Park? All tickets include unlimited beer tasting, island food for purchase, commemorative glass and festival experience. There will also be DJ's, raffles, games and more.

Full Price: $50 Our Price: $25

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  • San Diego Waterfront Park |
  • 1600 Pacific Hwy
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-232-7275
Under $10

Bus Stop: William Inge's American Classic

Date: 2017-12-01 | For more show dates, click here.

An American classic filled with warmhearted compassion, Bus Stop is a comedy about strangers finding love, friendship and themselves in the middle of Nowhere, USA. Spend an evening stuck inside a Kansas diner with the play that inspired Joshua Logan's 1956 film starring Marilyn Monroe. When a snowstorm forces their bus to pull up to a roadside diner, five weary travelers end up spending the night. Cherie has been relentlessly pursued by a young cowboy named Bo with dreams of throwing her over his shoulder and escaping to his Montana ranch. The café's owner and the bus driver finally find time for friendship, a middle-aged scholar comes to terms with his own life and a young waitress experiences love for the first time. Enjoy Grossmont College's Theatre Arts Department production of Bus Stop at El Cajon's Stagehouse Theatre.

Full Price: $15 Our Price: $7.50

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  • Stagehouse Theatre |
  • 8800 Grossmont College Drive
  • El Cajon, CA 92020
  • 619-644-7234
Dance

The PGK Dance Project's PGK Dance Falls Back

Date: 2017-11-19 | For more show dates, click here.

During its 15th anniversary season, The PGK Dance Project, San Diego's premier contemporary dance company, presents their spectacular world premiere program, featuring six fresh, inventive works by four award-winning choreographers, including Viviana Alcazar-Haynes, Alyssa Junious, Jennifer Puls and Founding Director, Peter G. Kalivas. The show is accompanied by diverse live music, including Cuban-fusion drumming, The Westwind Brass, Samba artist Aja Lee and Soul Singer Kalivas alongside the exceptional PGK Dancers who "get painted" during the finale to new music by Prince. The beautiful and dynamic Santa Barbara Dance Company also performs. See PGK Dance Falls Back at The Lyceum Stage in San Diego.

Full Price: $25 Our Price: $12.50

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  • The Lyceum Stage |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
Holiday

RuPaul Faves in A Drag Queen Christmas

Date: 2017-12-26 | For more show dates, click here.

America's top divas from RuPaul's Drag Race bring the merry and bright for this oh-so-fabulous seasonal spectacular at San Diego's Spreckles Theatre. Hosted by glamazon Trinity "The Body" Taylor, this holiday extravaganza is set to chanté onto the stage with appearances by fan-fave contestants like Sasha, Shea, Aja, Latrice, Milk, Chi Chi and more, who'll stuff your stocking with Christmas classics and plenty of sparkly musical numbers. And as a special holiday treat, these talented performers will participate in an audience Q&A sesh. So get ready to add an extra dash of sass to your season with some shade-throwing, face-serving and stage-stomping magic.

Full Price: $35 Our Price: $21.50

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  • Spreckels Theatre |
  • 121 Broadway
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-9500
Holiday

Holiday Favorite The Nutcracker From City Ballet

Date: 2017-12-08 | For more show dates, click here.

Voted "San Diego's Best Nutcracker" by San Diego Dance Alliance Tommy Awards, and described as "a plum of a Nutcracker," by the San Diego Union-Tribune, City Ballet's 23rd annual Nutcracker returns to the historic Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego. This lavish production is fashioned after the choreography of the great Russian master Lev Ivanov who created the very first Nutcracker more than 100 years ago. Virtuoso dancing is complemented by opulent sets, costumes and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's brilliant score performed live by The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting. The cast is made up of professionals from the City Ballet company, with children's roles performed by the top talent from the City Ballet School. This beloved holiday ballet follows young Clara on an exciting Christmas night journey through an enchanted dreamworld, where she encounters the Nutcracker Prince, fights epic battles and travels to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Full Price: $50 - $75 Our Price: $25 - $37.50

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  • Spreckels Theatre |
  • 121 Broadway
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-9500
Comps

Headlining Stand-Ups & Rising Stars

Date: 2017-11-18 | For more show dates, click here.

Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, along with familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to make a night of it.

Full Price: $10 - $15 Our Price: COMP - $7.50

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  • Mad House Comedy Club |
  • 502 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-702-6666
Holiday

Noel Noel: A City Lights Concert

Date: 2017-12-22 | For more show dates, click here.

Holiday traditions are what make the season special. For Southern California one of those holiday traditions is the San Diego Symphony's annual concert. Noel Noel: A City Lights Concert features classic holiday favorites, a joyous Christmas carol sing-along -- and even a visit from ol' Saint Nick. Also performing under the baton of conductor Sameer Patel is the San Diego Master Chorale. Don't miss this Yuletide celebration at Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.

Full Price: n/a Our Price: Sold Out

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  • Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall |
  • 750 B Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-0804
Holiday

Santa's Dirty Secrets Exposed in Dark Comedy

Date: 2017-11-25 | For more show dates, click here.

Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from OB Playhouse and Different Stages are definitely for adults only. This dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North Pole a hotbed of scandal after one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous and hilarious tale of perversion and corruption -- entangling everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to the tainted Saint himself -- that's sure to have mature audiences howling this holiday season. Celebrate the XXXmas season with The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.

Full Price: $22 - $32 Our Price: $13 - $24

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  • Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center |
  • 4944 Newport Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92107
  • 619-795-9305
Make It a Date

The First Lady of Song: An Ella Fitzgerald Tribute

Date: 2017-11-25 | For more show dates, click here.

Few interpreters of The Great American Songbook possessed more grace, style and vocal flair than Ella Fitzgerald. The first African-American woman to win a Grammy, she performed songs from such legendary composers as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and the Gershwins, and collaborated with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Billy Strayhorn and Oscar Peterson. The Jazz @ The Jacobs season opens with a tribute to the First Lady of Song as a celebration of her centennial birthday. Vocalists Sara Gazarek and Jazzmeia Horn and veteran Ella interpreter Mary Stallings will each take a turn with her tunes, and Fitzgerald's own favorite pianist in her later years, Mike Wofford, will join a quartet of trumpet, sax, bass and percussion. Let the sweet jazz notes carry you back in time at this tribute concert in the Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.

Full Price: $44 Our Price: $22

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  • Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall |
  • 750 B Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-0804
Comps

Tribute Band Rage Again + More Vintage Cover Groups

Date: 2017-12-01 | For more show dates, click here.

Kick off your December with a night of vintage rock. Cover band Rage Again re-creates the sound of Rage against the Machine, from Zach de la Rocha's politically charged vocals to Tom Morello's trademark riffs. Broken Stems was bred from the classic blues roots music of the American South and a rebirth of the hard hitting rock of the '70s. And Alice Unchained pays homage to '90s alt-rockers Alice in Chains. It's all happening at House of Blues San Diego.

Full Price: $5 Our Price: COMP

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  • House of Blues San Diego |
  • 1055 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-299-2583
Holiday

Elf With Snow, Carolers & More

Date: 2017-12-02 | For more show dates, click here.

Will Ferrell's relentlessly funny Elf hits the screen at a special Yuletide edition of Street Food Cinema. Inside the California Center for the Arts Escondido, you'll find a holiday bounty of strolling Christmas carolers, a festive DJ, food trucks selling their wares, live reindeer, real snow and more before you sit down for one of the greatest holiday movies ever filmed, in which Ferrell's North Pole elf hits the Big Apple to track down his father and find his true identity.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: $12

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  • California Center for the Arts Escondido |
  • 340 N Escondido Blvd.
  • Escondido, California 92025
  • 800-988-4253
20 Pop!

Soul-Stirring Musical Drama Black Pearl Sings!

Date: 2017-11-22 | For more show dates, click here.

Spun around a solid core of more than 20 traditional spirituals and folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! tells the engaging Depression Era story of Susannah, an ambitious folklorist from the Library of Congress, and Pearl, a Texas prisoner with a soulful voice, steely spirit and an incredible collection of historic African-American music. Susannah's after the songs that will put her in the spotlight, and Pearl's angling at a chance for freedom, but the women find common ground in their struggle to find respect in a man's world -- and in Pearl's powerful music. Inspired by the real-life musical partnership of historian John Lomax and legendary folk singer-guitarist Lead Belly, Black Pearl Sings! comes to the Lyceum Space courtesy of the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

Full Price: $45 - $73 Our Price: $23 - $49

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  • The Lyceum Space |
  • 79 Horton Plaza
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-544-1000
Top Rated

Guided 2-Person Kayaking Tours of La Jolla's Seven Caves

Date: 2017-11-21 | For more show dates, click here.

Enjoy up-close views of the beautiful marine life, sea cliffs and seven caves of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve on a two-hour guided kayaking tour. No experience is necessary for this fun excursion, and life-jackets are provided. After a brief lesson, you'll paddle out on a two-person kayak with an experienced and friendly guide to marvel at Arch Cave, Sunny Jim's Cave and others, and maybe even steer through the amazing double-sided Clam Cave (ocean conditions permitting). You might even catch glimpses of sea lions, harmless leopard sharks, Garibaldi fish and dolphins before returning to shore.

Full Price: $64 Our Price: $29

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  • La Jolla Shores |
  • 2158 Avenida De La Playa
  • La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 858-454-1010
Holiday

Hello Gorgeous! Barbra Streisand Holiday Show

Date: 2017-12-26 | For more show dates, click here.

You'll be saying Hello Gorgeous! when Rebecca Clark takes the stage in the Barbra Streisand Holiday Show. In this one-woman tribute show, Clark embodies the iconic performer as she sings her greatest hits and holiday favorites, interspersed with comedic dialogue and fun crowd interaction. You'll hear songs from Funny Girl, A Star Is Born and Yentl, plus "The Christmas Song," "Evergreen," "The Way We Were," "Second Hand Rose," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Memories" and more. Why settle for any old holiday show when you can let one of our greatest performers (or at least the next best thing!) get you in the holiday spirit during this musical tribute at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre in La Jolla.

Full Price: $42 - $62 Our Price: $21 - $31

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  • David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre |
  • 4126 Executive Dr.
  • La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 858-362-1348
Under $10

Fly by Night: A Metaphysical Musical

Date: 2017-11-24 | For more show dates, click here.

With a non-traditional, charming and catchy score, this darkly comic rock-fable portrays a melancholy sandwich maker's humdrum life and how it is intersected by two entrancing sisters, weaving into its overlapping love stories a resonating message about how the "invisible universe" connects us all. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is an original and enchanting tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness. Experience the San Diego premiere of Fly By Night at the Coronado Playhouse.

Full Price: $20 - $27 Our Price: $10 - $14.50

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  • Coronado Playhouse |
  • 1835 Strand Way
  • Coronado, CA 92118
  • 619-435-4856
Theater

Sondheim's Musical Fairy-Tale Mashup

Date: 2017-12-01 | For more show dates, click here.

Venture Into the Woods and enjoy one of modern musical theater's most adored scores and delightfully inventive adventures with this Sapphire Theatre Company production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning tale at San Diego's Tenth Avenue Arts Center. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), a Baker, his Wife and, of course, the Witch. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where things aren't as simple as "happily ever after."

Full Price: $32 - $38 Our Price: $18 - $24

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  • Tenth Avenue Arts Center |
  • 930 10th Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-920-8503
Holiday

Oliver! A Truly Magical Musical

Date: 2017-12-14 | For more show dates, click here.

A strong argument could be made that Oliver! is one of the most engaging and delightful musicals ever written. In fact, we'll make it. But don't let all that delight get to your head, because this tale also travels down some dark pathways, putting its characters through the narrative wringer. Lionel Bart brought Charles Dickens' unforgettable characters to vivid new life with this lively, heel-kicking classic about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and con men of 19th-century London. Overflowing with jubilant songs like "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything" and "Food, Glorious Food," this STAR Repertory Theatre production of Oliver! serves up a musical feast for the eyes and ears that'll have you calling out for "More!" at Vista's Avo Playhouse.

Full Price: $29 Our Price: $14.50

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  • Avo Playhouse |
  • 303 Main Street
  • Vista, CA 92084
  • 760-724-2110
Theater

Star Theatre Coast Kids Present Hairspray

Date: 2017-11-18 | For more show dates, click here.

It's Baltimore circa 1962 and change is in the air. The lovable Tracy Turnblad is here to fulfill her passion for dance and bust a move on The Corny Collins Show. Will the plus-size trendsetter be able to win the hearts of viewers, hottie Link Larkin and integrate the show? Star Theatre Coast Kids bring you the Tony-winning classic Hairspray at the Star Theatre in Oceanside.

Full Price: $20 Our Price: Sold Out

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  • Star Theatre |
  • 402 North Coast Highway
  • Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 760-721-9983
Holiday

Celtic Music & Dance: An Irish Christmas

Date: 2017-12-15 | For more show dates, click here.

Celebrate Christmas like they do in Ireland -- with glorious music, traditional dance, laughter and plenty of Celtic soul. The latest edition of An Irish Christmas, as seen on PBS, features world-champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance) and Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance). Traditional Irish vocalists, musicians and dancers lend their spirit, along with Connor Reider and Colin Barkell for a memorable night that sparkles with charm. This annual family favorite brings a joyous and authentic international spirit to the holiday season at San Diego's Balboa Theatre.

Full Price: $33.50 - $78.50 Our Price: $26 - $59.75

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  • Balboa Theatre |
  • 868 Fourth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Holiday

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Date: 2017-12-21 | For more show dates, click here.

One of the world's most magical adaptations of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker pirouettes its way into San Diego as part of its 25th anniversary tour. Close to 40 renowned dancers bring to life the timeless story of young Masha (Clara), who receives the gift of a nutcracker one Christmas Eve and dreams that night of a grand adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. Filled with larger-than-life puppets and nesting dolls, handmade Victorian-style costumes, gasp-inducing special effects and sets created by La La Land designer Carl Sprague, this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the whole family when it comes to the Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.

Full Price: $87.75 - $110.30 Our Price: $43 - $66

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  • Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall |
  • 750 B Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-0804
Make It a Date

Cirque du Soleil Hits the Ice

Date: 2018-03-21 | For more show dates, click here.

On a quest to make the world its playground -- one surface at a time -- Cirque du Soleil tackles its boldest terrain yet: ice. Glide into the Valley View Casino Center in Point Loma and discover the surreal world of Cirque du Soleil Crystal, the company's first production atop the glistening realm of frozen water. Watch in wonder as world-class ice skaters and acrobats challenge the laws of gravity, executing one electrifying moment after another as they tell the exhilarating story of a woman's journey toward confidence, liberation and empowerment. Be there as this spectacularly innovative company shatters the icy facade of reality to reach the sparkling world of possibility beneath.

Full Price: $51 - $119 Our Price: $51 - $119

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  • Valley View Casino Center - Point Loma |
  • 3500 Sports Arena Blvd
  • San Diego, CA 92110
  • 619-224-4171
Holiday

One Actor, 34 Roles: A Christmas Carol Goes Solo

Date: 2017-12-23 | For more show dates, click here.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is such a beloved holiday staple that you don't even need us to tell you what it's about -- you've seen it before. But you've never seen the story of Scrooge told like this. Scrooge: One Christmas Carol is a faithful adaptation of Dickens' story in which actor Kellan D. Baker portrays 34 colorful characters in a solo tour-de-force performance that blends tragedy, pathos, humor and hope. See Baker transform into everyone from Tiny Tim to The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in this heartfelt holiday performance at the Garfield Theatre in La Jolla.

Full Price: $42 - $62 Our Price: $21 - $31

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  • David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre |
  • 4126 Executive Dr.
  • La Jolla, CA 92037
  • 858-362-1348
Top Rated

Specialty Martinis, Great Food & Live Music

Date: 2017-11-28 | For more show dates, click here.

With more than 100 speciality martinis to choose from, an array of delicious food, and top live acts from L.A., New York and beyond, Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage is the ultimate supper club experience. On any given night, you'll enjoy entertainment ranging from jazz to pop to American standards, and even acts like an expert Dame Edna impersonator, comedians like Alec Mapa, movie and Broadway stars like Molly Ringwald and country musicians like Ty Herndon. Sit back and relax over a martini and treat yourself to a meal or a snack while you bask in the sounds of live music, comedy and more. Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage offers a hip, eclectic dining and entertainment experience in an upscale yet decidedly unstuffy environment.

Full Price: $35 - $40 Our Price: $17.50 - $20

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  • Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage |
  • 3940 Fourth Ave
  • San Diego, CA 92103
  • 619-400-4500
Holiday

The Nutcracker: The Holiday Favorite From San Diego Ballet

Date: 2017-12-21 | For more show dates, click here.

San Diego Ballet brings America's favorite holiday event to dazzling life in its production of The Nutcracker, which features Tchaikovsky's timeless score, a cast of over 100 beautifully costumed dancers and members of the San Diego Children's Choir. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's beloved holiday tale, this glittering production, now in its 27th year, follows young Clara, who receives the gift of a nutcracker at a family Christmas party, magically leading to a grand adventure that begins with a handsome prince and an epic battle between mice and toys, and ends with a journey to the Land of Sweets. Experience this eternal story at Mandeville Theater.

Full Price: $40 Our Price: $20

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  • Mandeville Auditorium |
  • 9500 Gilman Drive
  • La Jolla, CA 92093
  • 858-534-2230
Holiday

Mozart & Tchaikovsky: Winter Daydreams

Date: 2017-12-09 | For more show dates, click here.

Though Tchaikovsky's very first symphony carries a wintry nickname, the music has enough youthful energy, rhythm and fire to dispel any chill that December brings to San Diego. Opening this concert, with a returning Johannes Debus leading the San Diego Symphony, is the charming, innocent prelude from Engelbert Humperdinck's famous children's opera, Hänsel und Gretel. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's elegant, lyrical Concerto for Flute and Harp, originally written for a father and daughter who were Mozart's patrons, features two of our masterful principals -- Rose Lombardo on flute and Julie Smith Phillips on harp. Experience this Jacobs Masterworks Concert at Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.

Full Price: $42 Our Price: $21

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  • Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall |
  • 750 B Street
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-235-0804
Holiday

Toddler-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker From California Ballet Company

Date: 2017-12-09 | For more show dates, click here.

It just isn't the holidays without The Nutcracker, which comes to magical life on the San Diego Civic Theatre stage complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes and a lovely young lady on her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom. And California Ballet Company offers a toddler-friendly performance of this holiday favorite, with infants and toddlers under age 4 welcome, a photo op with ballerinas and meet-the-cast Sugar Plum party. The show is one hour and features recorded music as it tells the magical story of Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker has come to life. Together, they experience a fantastic adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets.

Full Price: $35 Our Price: $20

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  • San Diego Civic Theatre |
  • 1100 3rd Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-570-1100
Comps

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

Date: 2018-01-14 | For more show dates, click here.

Find your next travel destination, plus get the latest tips and tricks on saving big from well-known industry stars and thousands of experts at San Diego's largest travel show. Famous speakers include Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer, Rudy Maxa and more, who have plenty of advice to give on seeing the world in the best way possible. With cuisine tastings from the Taste of Travel Theater, cultural performances and hands-on activities, attending the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show at the Convention Center feels like its own little getaway.

Full Price: $15 Our Price: COMP - $7.50

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  • San Diego Convention Center |
  • 111 West Harbor Dr
  • San Diego, CA 92101
Concerts

Wild Child: The Doors Tribute That Amazed the Original Band

Date: 2017-11-24 | For more show dates, click here.

The Doors were a legendary live band, and Wild Child has more than 20 years of experience painstakingly reproducing the music, voice, look and on-stage energy of the original members, right down to their instruments. They've toured nationally, and their act has earned praise from The Doors' own Ray Manzarek (who called them "as close as you'll get to the real thing"). In fact, when Manzarek and John Densmore toured Europe, they brought Wild Child singer Dave Brock along to re-create the magic and charisma of the late Jim Morrison. Now Wild Child is ready to rock the House of Blues San Diego with another spot-on concert.

Full Price: $22.50 Our Price: $11.25

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  • House of Blues San Diego |
  • 1055 Fifth Avenue
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-299-2583
Theater

A Gleefully Macabre Holiday Alternative

Date: 2017-11-19 | For more show dates, click here.

Among the bleakest of moors, two spinster sisters dwell in their aggressively gloomy mansion with their brother, their mastiff and their maid-in-waiting. When a governess arrives, her presence threatens to unleash lethal secrets and raging desires in a home held together by lies and etiquette. A radical riff on 19th century romantic novels and the sisters who conceived them, The Moors is a riotous and wild comedy pulsating with vivid, macabre glee that has more in common with the present than the period. Enjoy the West Coast premiere of The Moors at San Diego's Diversionary Theatre.

Full Price: $40 Our Price: $20 - $25

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  • Diversionary Theatre |
  • 4545 Park Bl.
  • San Diego, CA 92116
  • 619-220-0097
Top Rated

Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Tour From Oceanside Harbor

Date: 2017-11-19 | For more show dates, click here.

See if you can spot Gray Whales migrating down to Baja California on an Oceanside Whale and Dolphin Tour. Each year these magnificent creatures pass by Oceanside on their way south to breed, and riding aboard a luxury catamaran is one of the best ways to see them. While aboard you might also catch a glimpse of dolphins or other whales, and any sightings will be pointed out and narrated by an expert captain, who is also a certified naturalist. And even if the whales aren't being cooperative, you can enjoy fabulous ocean views as you cruise along on the comfortable boat, taking advantage of the covered and open-air seating areas during the scenic two-hour journey.

Full Price: $39 Our Price: $19.50

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  • Oceanside Adventures |
  • 315 Harbor Drive
  • S Oceanside, CA 92054
  • 760-277-3737

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