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San Diego Events Calendar: February 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


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February 1:

Get your fill of arts and culture during Macy’s Museum Month, providing half-off admission to more than 40 participating local museums.

South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes the stage at Belly Up.

Stand-up comedian Steven Wright brings his deadpan humor to Balboa Theatre.

 

February 2:

Actress, Broadway vet, and jazz chanteuse Kristin Chenoweth (Bewitched, The Peanuts Movie), performs songs from her first album at Music Box, presented by San Diego Symphony.

 

February 3:

Expect some lively rants as comic Lewis Black comes to Balboa Theatre.

 

February 6:

Small-town values are challenged by a same-sex wedding in The Cake at La Jolla Playhouse (through 3/4).

 

February 7:

The movies at the 28th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival range from a family drama in Israel to a star-studded documentary about Sammy Davis Jr. (through 2/18).

 

February 9:

Shake your hips with Latin pop sensation Shakira at Valley View Casino Center.

The three-day pan-Asian Lunar New Year Festival delivers food, games, and traditional dragon and lion dances to SDCCU Stadium.

 

February 10:

A world-premiere translation of the classic Chekhov play Uncle Vanya explores family drama at The Old Globe (through 3/11).

Share an intimate evening with actress and singer Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, at Moonlight Amphitheatre’s indoor venue, ClubM.

 

February 11:

The fourth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival at Leichtag Commons in Encinitas spreads know-how about the health and wellness benefits of fermented food and drinks.

 

February 15:

Stave off that summertime sadness with Grammy-nominated singer Lana Del Rey at Valley View Casino Center.

Prepare to ad-lib during the four-day San Diego Improv Festival at Finest City Improv.

Country music star Miranda Lambert rocks the house at Viejas Arena for her Livin’ Like Hippies tour.

Miranda Lambert

 

February 16:

Watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert at Copley Symphony Hall, with the San Diego Symphony performing the score live.

Learn some new tricks from the Harlem Globetrotters at Valley View Casino Center (also 2/23).

Ring in the Year of the Dog at the three-day Têt Festival, with Vietnamese food, lion dances, and cultural displays at Mira Mesa Community Park.

 

February 17:

Celebrate Hotel del Coronado’s reign in the Crown City at the Icons and Masters Anniversary Gala, with photographer John Russo and a five-course menu (2/17). Festivities continue with a Champagne toast, fireworks, and six-course meal for The Del’s 130th Anniversary Dinner (2/19).

 

February 19:

Hear from Deepak Chopra, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and other famous authors during the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University (through 2/23).

Reggae artists unite for the Boomshaka 2018 Music Festival at Valley View Casino Center.

 

February 21:

Serendipitous life intersections play out in This Random World at North Coast Repertory Theatre (through 3/18).

 

February 22:

Sing along to pop hits like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” by tribute band ABBA Mania at Balboa Theatre.

Hip-hop and classical music collide when string duo Black Violin performs at California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

 

February 23:

Head to the three-day San Diego Jazz Party for performances by well-known musicians, including trombonist Dan Barrett, at Hilton San Diego/Del Mar.

 

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February 24:

Celebrate the Year of the Dog all weekend at the San Diego Chinese New Year Fair in the Gaslamp.

Sip craft beverages from California and beyond during Winter Brew Fest at the Fleet Science Center.

San Diego Opera presents Puccini’s Turandot at the Civic Theatre, about a cold-hearted princess who challenges her suitors with deadly riddles (through 3/4).

 

February 26:

Tell friends “Sorry not sorry” if they’re going to miss Demi Lovato and special guest DJ Khaled’s performance at Viejas Arena.

 

February 27:

Take to the streets for the Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Masquerade Parade & Celebration—beads included.

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