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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Jan. 10 - 13

Posted: 12:14 PM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-09 20:14:30Z
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Kick off the new year with some sports, some laughs, and some winter fun in San Diego!

If you're looking for a night out, Stand Up Science will have you laughing and learning at American Comedy Company.

Winter fun can still be found in Poway, during the two-day Winter Festival, packing snow, sledding, and delicious food into Poway Community Park.

Don't see anything in this week's rundown? Check out the 10News Community Calendar for even more fun around town this weekend

Padres season is right around the corner and the team is giving San Diego access to autographs, a gear garage sale, and interactive fun at Petco Park during Fan Fest.

Plus, fans of the local craft beer scene can test the latest in brews during San Diego Brew Fest at Liberty Station. Here's more of what's happening this weekend around town:

THURSDAY

Stand Up Science
Where: The American Comedy Company; Cost: $18
Learn, laugh, and enjoy a drink with comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss during an thought-provoking evening filled with brainy topics, special guests, and Q&A discussions with the audience!

San Diego Metal Yoga
Where: The Kensington Club; Cost: $15
Combine the relaxing activity of yoga with your favorite heavy metal tunes during Metal Yoga! This all skill levels yoga class is led by a certified yoga instructor who has a love for metal music, so be ready to mountain pose to Slayer, Sabbath, and other bands.

FRIDAY

Winter Festival
Where: Poway Community Park; Cost: Free
(Friday - Saturday) Winter isn't over yet! For two days, enjoy delicious foods and all your favorite winter activities, like building a snowman, sledding, and roasting marshmallows over a campfire, during Poway's Winter Festival!

Hops on Harbor with Fall Brewing
Where: Flagship Cruises & Events; Cost: $47-$80
Enjoy an evening of perfectly paired beers from Fall Brewing and eats along with San Diego's most scenic views on the water during Hops on Harbor this weekend. Cruise guests also get to meet and greet with brewers and have the chance to win prizes and giveaways. Kids area welcomed aboard too!

SATURDAY

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
Where: The Shoppes in Carlsbad; Cost: Free
For the first time, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck hits Carlsbad, bringing fans a bite of tasty goodies, including a giant Hello Kitty cookie, macaroon set, and lunchbox with confetti popcorn, and an array of merchandise, including exclusive thermal bottles, bow headbands, t-shirts for kids and adults, toys, and more.

Padres Fan Fest
Where: Petco Park; Cost: Free
Get ready for the next season of Padres baseball during Fan Fest! Fans can claim their free ticket online and get access player autographs, kids activities, Q&A sessions, interactive experiences, the Padres Foundation Garage Sale and more!

9th annual San Diego Brew Fest
Where: Liberty Station; Cost: $45-$55
Dozens of San Diego breweries will be at Liberty Station for a day filled with brews, foods, and live music during San Diego Brew Fest! Experience tastes of local brewers' latest creations and even international craft beers.

SUNDAY

San Diego Resolution 5K/10K/Half Marathon
Where: Mission Bay; Cost: $25-$95
Have a fitness resolution? Get 2019 off to the right start and shed some holiday pounds during the San Diego Resolution 5K/10K/Half Marathon! The event that benefits Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, an eco-friendly organization supporting a healthier SoCal food system.

Jurassic Tour
Where: The San Diego Concourse; Cost: $23-$28
(Saturday - Sunday) Tour the era of dinosaurs in San Diego at Jurassic Tour! Kids admission gets youngsters unlimited access to fossil digging, bounce houses, basketball, and a dino theater and band.

Gem Faire
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; Cost: $7
(Friday - Sunday) Clean out that jewelry box! More than 70 vendors will be at the Del Mar Fairgrounds showcasing some of the most beautiful gems around, as well as providing jewelry cleanings, ring sizing, and other gem services!