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Exploring San Diego: Things to do January 31 - February 3

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 10:04:09-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — While it may be a bit rainy this weekend, there's plenty of indoor fun and outdoor activities for those ready who enjoy the weather.

The weekend kicks off with a pair of film festivals in San Diego: The San Diego Black Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The festivals will bring several movies created by young filmmakers to town for cinephiles to enjoy and to empower audiences with strong subject matter.

San Diego Museum Month also kicks off this week, as participating museums offer half-price admission with a free pass available at local libraries.

The SD Tet Festival will help kick off the Lunar New Year with a three-day festival at SDCCU Stadium, featuring music, dancing, delicious food and cultural events.

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Plus, Petco Park gets to play in the dirt for another weekend as AMA Supercross heads to town for some motocross action!

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


San Diego Black Film Festival
Where: Arclight Cinamas La Jolla: Cost: $10 - $60
(Runs Thursday - Sunday) More than 100 films from comedy to drama to documentaries and more will provided a "spotlight on African American and African diaspora cinema" at Arc Light Cinemas during the San Diego Black Film Festival, one of the country's first and largest black film festivals of the year.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Where: Museum of Photographic Arts; Cost: $6 - $40
(Thursday - Sunday) The Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings about 40 films that highlight human rights issues and subject matter, as filmmakers present stories with their own creative focus to bring awareness and empower audiences with knowledge on further social justice.


San Diego Museum Month
Where: Participating San Diego museums; Cost: Varies
(Runs Friday - Sunday) More than 40 local museums are celebrating San Diego Museum Month with special Museum Month passes, offering half-off admission from Feb. 1 -28. The special pass is free and can be picked up at any of the more than 75 library locations across the San Diego area.

San Diego Lunar New Year Festival
Where: SDCCU Stadium; Cost: $4 - $20
(Runs Friday - Sunday) Dragon and lion dancing, firecrackers, games, countless foods, and more will be hosted at SDCCU Stadium for three days to celebrate Lunar New Year.


Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Where: Petco Park; Cost: $20 - $84
Seventeen high-flying motocross races will play the stage for AMA Supercross at Petco Park this weekend. Racers will compete as part of the FIM World Championship, jetting through tight corners, down straightaways, and over challenging rhythm sections and jumps.

Whale Fest
Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps; Cost: Free - $19.50
(Runs Saturday - Sunday) Migrating gray whales in Southern California are the highlight of the week-long celebration at Birch Aquarium. Become a whale expert yourself, discover local species, and get hands-on experience with whale biofact activities.


2019 Cardiff Kook Run
Where: Cardiff-by-the-Sea; Cost: $15 - $68
Runners can take a scenic stroll through Encinitas on Highway 101 during the Cardiff Kook Run, with prizes for the top runners and a costume contest.

Super Bowl watch parties
Where: Various locations; Cost: Varies
The Super Bowl will have many San Diegans locked to their couches this weekend but just as many are looking to head out and enjoy the game with their neighbors. Check out our list of locations around San Diego where you can enjoy the big game with drink and food deals and giveways and prizes!

Anniversary beer and donut pairing
Where: Kilowatt Brewing Ocean Beach; Cost: $20
Celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Kilowatt Brewing with a special pairing with Nomad Donuts! Pastry chefs with Nomad are putting together a creative and unique pairing of thier creations with Kilowatt brews for two sessions of tastings.