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Calendar of Events: January 2017

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego


January 31: Matilda the Musical

January 1:

Chill out on New Year’s Day with a dip in the Pacific during the La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s annual Polar Bear Plunge and Chili Potluck.

January 6:

Experience magic, mystery, and suspense with four stars of the CW series Masters of Illusion at Harrah’s Resort SoCal (also WJanuary 13).

January 7:

Say cheers to a new year of craft beer during the San Diego Brew Fest at Liberty Station, with brews, food trucks, music, and more.

Admire SoCal sculpting work at Sparks Gallery for The National Sculpture Society’s Southern CA Sculpture Group Show.

January 10:

The Art of Élan returns to Copley Symphony Hall, celebrating its 10th season of pioneering chamber and classical music.

January 11:

Marjorie Prime, a Pulitzer Prize finalist about artificial intelligence reaching new heights, debuts at North Coast Repertory Theatre (through February 5).

Poway Community Park Winter Festival

January 13:

Get your ’90s reggae/alt-rock fix during the Sublime with Rome show at the House of Blues.

Dash through the (faux) snow for wintry fun at the free, two-day Poway Community Park Winter Festival.

January 14:

Take a trip back to the Wild West at the Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West exhibit at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (through February 26).

Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria presents a night of jazz and comedy at UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium.

January 15:

Enjoy a night of music and art during Mingle @ The Mingei.

Get your discount-dining fix of the New Year at San Diego Restaurant Week.

January 17:

Celebrate the life and legacy of one of our nation’s greatest civil rights leaders at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade along Harbor Drive downtown.

Shen Yun brings ancient Chinese folklore and traditions to life at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (through January 22).

Shen Yun

January 19:

Get a sneak peek of future talent at The Old Globe’s Plays by Young Writers Festival (through January 29).

January 20:

Ring in the Year of the Rooster during the three-day San Diego Lunar New Year Têt Festival at Qualcomm Stadium.

January 21:

Show your solidarity for equality during San Diego’s satellite event of the national Women’s March on Washington.

Make it an indie Saturday night with the Cold War Kids at The Observatory North Park.

Jazz, blues, vaudeville, and other Big Easy-derived music styles come together when the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys take the stage at The Loft at UCSD.

January 23:

Laugh it up with national headliners and stand-up’s top comics during the weeklong San Diego Comedy Festival at the Comedy Palace.

January 25:

See the latest cinematic art about the African-American experience during the San Diego Black Film Festival (through January 29).

January 26:

Watch world-class golfers at the four-day Farmers Insurance Open, and check out the $12.6-million renovation of Torrey Pines’s North Course.

Treat the family to a wintery adventure at Disney on Ice: World of Enchantment (through January 29).

Freaky Friday

January 31:

Watch hilarity ensue as mother and daughter swap places in La Jolla Playhouse’s contemporary take on the classic flick Freaky Friday (through March 12).

Let your imagination run wild with an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic character in Matilda the Musical (January 31 through February 5) at the Civic Theatre.

Have an event we need to know about? Email events@sdmag.com.

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