February 13


San Diego International Jewish Film Festival

Over 30 dramas, comedies, documentaries, and more, held at various venues over 11 days.

Various venues, ticket prices vary per event (through February 23).


Valentine’s Day

Gondola Ride

What’s more romantic than a gondola ride with your sweetheart? If you’re curious, find out more in our On the Job feature with a Gondolier from 2019.

The Gondola Company, noon; $165-295 (through February 16).



Murder by Death

The gothic country band celebrates their 20th anniversary on tour.

Belly Up Tavern, 8 p.m.; $25.



August Wilson’s Jitney 

A story of unlicensed cab drivers in 1970s Pittsburgh who fight to save their business in a gentrifying neighborhood. The show’s run kicks off with In Conversation with actor/director Ruben-Santiago Hudson.

The Old Globe; $30-94 (through February 23).



México Quiero Conocerte

The work of two celebrated Latin American photographers appears in this new exhibit.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (through March 15).



Illusion: The Magic of Motion

MoPA’s newest exhibit is all about crystallizing the moments within movement.

Museum of Photographic Arts (through January 2021).



Hunt Slonem: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Admire paintings of bunnies, butterflies, and tropical birds.

Madison Gallery, Free (through March 20).



Changing Tides II: A Telematic Translocational Concert

Musicians in San Diego and South Korea perform a special concert together, with an overall theme addressing climate change. Read more about the show in this week’s The Setlist.

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater, 7:30 p.m.; Free.



Inaugural Kit Reveal Party

See the SD Loyal season kits, get to know the Team 1 roster, and of course enjoy some Stone beers.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Beer Gardens – Liberty Station, 6:45 p.m.; Free.




Sixteen local artists team up with scientists and technologists from major research institutions for an experimental, innovative art show.

San Diego Art Institute, noon; $5 (through May 3).



Hurricane Diane 

This new comedy at The Old Globe follows the Greek god Dionysus disguised as a modern-day gardener, on a secret quest to seduce some New Jersey housewives.

The Old Globe, 8 p.m.; $66-78 (through March 8).


February 14


The Harlem Globetrotters 

I dunno, guys, this might be the Washington Generals’ night.

Pechanga Arena, 7 p.m.; $25-131 (also February 23).


Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Jazz

Take your date out for some champagne, bites and jazz. Find more ideas in our Valentine’s Day guide.

The Abbey on Fifth Avenue, 8 p.m.; $130 per couple.



Pop-Up Workshop: We Heart Art

Join a special Valentine’s Day art workshop and learn to make a Mexican folk art-inspired and heart-shaped tin milagro pin.

New Children’s Museum, 11 a.m.; Free-$15.50.



Hansel and Gretel

The Brothers Grimm fairy tale is given a new interpretation in this English-sung opera, featuring giant puppets. Find out more about those puppets in our recent article.

Civic Theatre, 7:30 p.m.; $25-225 (through February 16).


February 15


Opening: Fear No Art

The latest exhibit at the Central Public Library debuts, featuring works on San Diego’s Civic Art Collection in dialogue with those of contemporary artists.

San Diego Central Public Library, noon; Free.



Monster Jam

A second weekend of monster truck mania.

PETCO Park, 7 p.m.; $15-100.


February 16


Valentine’s Day Doggie Brunch

OK, it’s technically not Valentine’s Day, but you just might fall in love with a doggo up for adoption at this Second Chance Dog Rescue benefit party.

Bub’s at the Ballpark, 10 a.m.; Free.


February 17


Non-Standard Lit Reading Series

The ongoing literature series showcases readings from Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi and Mimi Lok.

Verbatim Books, 8 p.m.; Free.


February 18


An Evening With Sarah McLachlan

The Canadian singer/songwriter is back and town for a special evening of music.

Civic Theatre, 8 p.m.; $36-116.



Sip ‘n’ Bloom

Take part in a floral design workshop—with cocktails!

Fairweather, 5 p.m.; Free.




A modern-day Peter Pan story, this new musical promises to dazzle with dynamic choreography and aerial acrobatics.

La Jolla Playhouse, 7:30 p.m.; $25-97 (through March 29).


February 19


Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group

The country/Americana singer/songwriter comes to San Diego County with his acoustic band.

California Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.; $50-79.



The Outsider

The Paul Slade Smith play offers nonpartisan political humor and biting satire.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m.; $41-46 (through March 15).


Past Events

February 6


Anne Frank, A History for Today

This one-day exhibit tells the story of Anne Frank, whose diary kept during the Holocaust has become one of the world’s best-known and most important books.

Timken Museum, 10 a.m.; Free.



Valentine’s Day Pop-Up

Local makers are setting up shop at this pop-up event, with beer, food specials, live music and more.

North Park Beer Co., 6:30 p.m.; Free.



2100 Kettner Fete and Feast

More than a dozen chefs from local restaurants are participating in the groundbreaking of 2100 Kettner with tastings, cocktails and live entertainment.

Herb & Eatery, 5 p.m.; $40.


February 7


Ten Bulls, The Heavy Guilt, Los Pinche Pinches

Head out on a Thursday night to catch some of San Diego’s best bands. See more recommended shows this week in The Setlist.

The Casbah, 9 p.m.; $10.



First Friday Night Market

Treat yourself to a selection of vegan eats, including a beer garden and live music.

Grossmont Center, 5 p.m.; Free.


February 8 


San Diego Chinese New Year Fair 

Explore the two-day festival downtown for live performances, art, food, and cultural displays.

Third & J streets, 10 a.m.; Free (through February 9).



Cupid Shuffle 5K

Get your heart rate up with your honey—and feel okay bringing the kids, too—during this annual run/walk

Liberty Station, 9 a.m.; $15–$25.


February 9 


Beethoven the Music Genius

A family friendly matinee concert featuring facts about the legendary composer, as part of the Symphony’s season-long Beethoven birthday celebration.

Copley Symphony Hall, 2 p.m.; $10-25.



Awards Viewing Party

Planning on watching the Academy Awards? How about on a rooftop with skyline views and dishes from gourmet chefs.

41 West, 4:30 p.m.; $195.


February 10


Cult Classics: Jurassic Park

Life, uh, finds a way.

Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center, 7 p.m.; $8.50.



Whiskey Club

Enjoy tastings from Balcones Whiskey and Aviation Gin.

The Whiskey House, 8 p.m.; $10-25.


February 11


Vinyl Swap and Sale

Buy records or trade them over a round of beers.

Fall Brewing, 6 p.m.; Free.


February 12

Valentine’s Day

Champagne & Truffle Adventure

Why wait until the weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Make it a weeknight date with chocolate and bubbly.

Eclipse, 6:30 p.m.; $45.