Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do February 21-24

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 17:50:53-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A series of shows hitting San Diego marquees this weekend are bound to make you laugh, cry, sing, and dance!

San Diego Theater Week ends this weekend, bringing a variety of shows to San Diego stages throughout the weekend and showcasing works from more than 30 performance agencies.

Circus Vargas returns to San Diego for another weekend, this time at Westfield Plaza Bonita, to showcase a variety of high-flying and unusual acts of strength and agility under the big top!

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The California Ballet Company will host Ballet & Beer in North Park, where guests can enjoy new dances and choreography produced by the company, alongside a glass of their favorite beer. And metal-heads who are looking for a slice of tranquility won't want to miss out on Metal Yoga in Kearny Mesa.

Here's a look at what's happening this weekend around town:


4th annual San Diego Theater Week
Where: Various locations; Cost: $15-$45
(Runs Thursday - Sunday) More than 30 local performing arts organizations have come together to offer a variety of special promotions and shows during San Diego Theater Week, spanning everything from drama and comedy to musicals and theater.

International Guitar Night
Where: California Center for the Performing Arts, Escodido; Cost: $35-$45
Italian musician Luca Stricagnoli alongside French guitarists Antoine Boyer and Samuelito and Turkish guitarist Cenk Erdogan will put their amazing skills on display during International Guitar Night in Escondido. Their performances will highlight the diversity and craft of acoustic guitar playing with awe-inspiring shows from some of the world's best.


Circus Vargas
Where: Westfield Plaza Bonita; Cost: $15 - $72
(Runs Thursday - Sunday) The Big Top is back for another weekend in San Diego as Circus Vargas hits Westfield Plaza Bonita! Acrobats, daredevils, and flying trapeze artists will perform to audiences' delight, recreating circus feats from the past for a new audience.

Toddler Time finger painting
Where: The New Children's Museum; Cost: Free with museum admission
Take you little ones to the New Children's Museum for Toddler Time, including finger painting, story time, and more fun for your kids allowing them to interact with others through songs, dancing, and playtime.


Beer & Ballet
Where: The Observatory; Cost: $40-$75
Enjoy the compelling choreography from the California Ballet Company and get to mix and mingle with the company's dancers after the show over beer at North Park's Observatory.

Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence 5K
Where: Crown Point Park; Cost: $35-$40
Hit the pavement to help benefit thousands of men, women, and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities through Home of Guiding Hands during the annual Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence. Stick around after the run and meet the former Padres' great himself!

Chocolate Walkabout
Where: Mirilani Makers’ District, 8665 – 8680 Miralani Dr.; Cost: Varies
What goes better with February than chocolate? Breweries and distilleries in Miramar's Mirilani Makers' District will feature chocolate in their monthly walkabout, showing off their creativity by incorporating the ingredient into drinks and eats.

Engineering Day at the Mall
Where: Chula Vista Center Mall; Cost: Free
Allow your kids to learn about engineering and science through hands-on experiences at Engineering Day at the Chula Vista Center Mall. Projects will be geared toward youg students and basic concepts to expose students to fun problem solving in an interactive setting.

San Diego Metal Yoga
Where: Societe Brewing Company; Cost: $15
Namaste to the sounds of Sabbath, Black Breath, and other metal bands at Societe Brewing for Metal Yoga. Classes are led by a certified instructor with a taste of metal. Tickets get you a beer and yoga session built for all skill levels.

Snow Day
Where: Grossmont Center; Cost: Free
Enjoy a day of snow in La Mesa without having to head to the mountains! Grossmont Center will host some snowy fun with games for the whole family, and prizes including lift tickets and ski lessons!


Harlem Globetrotters
Where: Pechanga Arena; Cost: $26-$133
(Friday & Sunday) This isn't your normal basketball game. The legendary Harlem Globetrotters hit the court at Pechanga Arena in a one-of-a-kind show of amazing basketball skill and entertainment. The team's new fan-powered mobile app lets guests become a part of the action more than ever before!

Oscars Viewing Party
Where: Pacifica Del Mar; Cost: Varies
Experience all the glitz and glam of the Oscars in San Diego at Pacifica Del Mar's Oscars viewing party! Enjoy ocean views, a red carpet, all-night Happy Hour, and games for prizes!

Paint Your Pet
Where: Lovejoy Creations Studios, Liberty Station; Cost: $60
(Runs Saturday - Sunday) Cement you love for your pet through art during Paint Your Pet classes at Liberty Station. You'll be painting off a photo of you pet, so make sure you grab a good shot, as a guided instructor helps you create your masterpiece! In certain classes, you can even bring you own champagne — orange juice will be provided in that case.

Awesome '80s Run
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South; Cost: $20-$50
Everybody lace up tonight — well, Sunday morning. The Awesome '80s Run encourages run to break out your best '80s gear and hit the course at Embarcadero Marina Park for tons of music, dancing, entertainment, and running.

Aziz Ansari
Where: Copley Symphony Hall; Cost: $89-$173
Comedian Aziz Ansari hits San Diego to two laugh-packed shows at Copley Symphony Hall as part of his Road To Nowhere tour! Tickets are still available to catch one of the biggest acts in comedy today.