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Calendar of Events: January 2016

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


January 5: If/Then at the Civic Theatre

January 1:

Feast your eyes on a four-wheeled prize at the San Diego International Auto Show

January 5:

Take a virtual trip to NYC with superstar Idina Menzel, better known as the voice of Elsa from Frozen, in the new Broadway musical If/Then at the Civic Theatre (through January 10).

January 7:

Close out the 2015 Balboa Park Centennial with the finale performance of the San Diego Museum of Art’s Art of Music Concert Series, featuring the San Diego Symphony. 

January 9:

Rock out with metal mavens Tool at Viejas Arena.

Make 2016 your fittest year yet with the Resolution Run 5K & 15K. 

January 12:

“Ale to the Cheese!” at the Fleet’s Say Cheese! pairing event, which offers craft beer and cheese samples and explores the science of both specialties. 

January 15:

Cross the bridge for the inaugural Coronado Island Film Festival, celebrating the Crown City’s historic ties to Old Hollywood.  

January 16:

Spend a sunny Saturday at the San Diego Brew Fest at Liberty Station. 

January 17:

Journey through the history of the African American hair industry during The History and the Hair Story at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, through March 6.

Run the coastal course of the Carlsbad Half Marathon and Marathon or stand by and spectate.

Celebrate the dream of peace and equality at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade along the Embarcadero.

Get your budget-friendly foodie fix during the first San Diego Restaurant Week of 2016. 

January 19:

Watch the foot-stomping feats of Riverdance at the Civic Theatre during its 20th anniversary tour.  

January 20:

Let it go, let it go—all the way to the Valley View Casino Center—as Disney on Ice: Frozen brings Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and the gang to the center rink.

January 22:

Get a Taste of Opera at The Curious Fork in Solana Beach with a pairing and educational event preceding the San Diego Opera’s opening of Tosca next month. 

January 23:

Garrison Keillor’s popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion, now in its 42nd year, broadcasts live from the Civic Theatre.

January 25:

Yuk it up with a week of live comedy at the San Diego Comedy Festival.

January 28:

Boldly go to the Balboa Theatre to see Captain Kirk live onstage in the one-man show Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It.

Catch a glimpse of golf greats at Torrey Pines during the four-day Farmers Insurance Open.

January 30:

Celebrate 51 years of opera in San Diego during the Swing and Bling fundraiser at the McMillin Center at Liberty Station.   

January 31:

Bring your best “I am an FBI agent!” to Belly Up during Point Break Live, Can You Keanu?, a live-action spoof of the 1991 film. 

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