Torrey Pines Golf Course La Jolla coast
Whether you embrace the golf – this is the tee on the 11th hole at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla – surely the coastal view will appeal. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire)

A champion will be crowned at one of our premier local sporting events Saturday, but if music, film, drink or cultural fests are more your bag, you’re in luck this San Diego weekend.

The Farmers Insurance Open continues at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course Friday and Saturday as the top golfers in the tournament head to the final two rounds. Those in the running include top-ranked Jon Rahm, along with Adam Schenk and Justin Thomas, who share the lead going into Friday’s third round. San Diego natives Xander Schauffele and J.J. Spaun, though trailing, are in the hunt. Play begins at 9:30 a.m.

Celebrate all weekend as the Lunar New Year Festival arrives in City Heights. The Little Saigon Foundation of San Diego hosts the free event at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fest includes live performances, dragon and firecracker shows and talent contests.

Heading off to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival? It’s a bit of a haul. But Sundance dropping down here in San Diego? Yes, please. Digital Gym hosts the Satellite Screens edition of the festival, in which local independent theaters show a cross-section of the Sundance slate, Friday through Sunday. Full passes are sold out, but screenings cost $14 each at Digital Gym’s new home, the UC San Diego complex in the East Village.

Enjoy a range of music this weekend in the city and North County:

  • The San Diego Symphony performs three works, including pieces by Berlioz and Rachmaninoff, at the San Diego Civic Theater at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. George Li guests on piano. Tickets start at $25.
  • Project [Blank} opens its season Saturday with co-founder Brendan Nguyen on piano. He’ll perform works by three composers at St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla. Admission is pay-what-you-can.
  • Guitarist Jesse Cook, who melds flamenco, classical and jazz, brings the Tempest Tour II to Escondido’s California Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $30.

Our region, known for its devotion to craft beer, is happy to also raise a glass to other adult beverages. Head to San Diego Seltzerland in San Marcos Saturday to try more than 100 hard seltzers. Admission starts at $35 for time-alloted tickets, with gates opening at St. Mark Executive Golf Course at 11 a.m.