Shen Yun
Photo courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun

Get into the Lunar New Year mood with dance showcase that takes you on a journey through China’s 5,000 years of culture.

Chinese legends will spring to life in this dazzling dance and acrobatic show. The melodies and dynamic backdrops will transport to another world.

Shen Yun plays at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday. Tickets start at $80.

Monster Jam

Monster Jam is returning to Petco Park this weekend for an action-packed weekend.

The motorsports event brings 10,000-pound trucks to the spotlight. Event-goers can expect to see speed, flips and demolition.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $17. For extra $10, you a can add a Pit Party Pass, which gets you into a pre-show party from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year Festival

Well, Lunar New Year is actually two weeks away but you can celebrate the Year of the Dog early at the House of China’s festival this weekend.

The event features cultural performances, kung fu, lion dance, red envelope, dumplings, steamed buns and calligraphy.

The Chines New Year Festival goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the House of China in the International Cottages at Balboa Park.

Circus Vargas

Have some fun under the big top as Circus Vargas continues its run at Westfield Mission Valley.

This year’s theme is “Dreaming of Pirates,” so expect some swashbuckling hijinks in addition to acrobats, daredevils, flying trapeze artists, jugglers and contortionist performances.

Circus Vargas will be at Mission Valley through Feb. 5. Show times vary and tickets range from $15 to $72. Kids age 2 and under are free with an adult admission.

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Oscar Wilde’s timeless “trivial comedy for serious people” opens at the Old Globe this weekend.

The play features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. Hilary ensues when one takes the fictional identity of the other.

“The Importance of Being Earnest” plays at the Old Gole Theatre through March 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Matinees are 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $59 to $109.

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