San Diego Restaurant Week
The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week ends this Sunday. More than 180 restaurants are participating in the weeklong feasting extravaganza.
This is a perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the thriving food scene in San Diego. The participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person. Some will also offer two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20.
Participating restaurants span the county, from South Bay to North County and from the beaches to East County.
San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show
Summer’s almost here, maybe it’s time to buy that boat you’ve always wanted. Come check them out at the annual San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show.
More than 200 new and used sailboats and motor yachts ranging from 30 feet up to 90 feet will be in the water and on display at Harbor Island. The show is 20 percent larger than in years past and organizers had to add floating docks to accommodate the additional boats.
The 28th annual show is open from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $13 for adults, with children 12 and under free.
Missed the circus last weekend? Here’s another chance to catch the traveling, all-ages Circus Vargas, it’s going to be in Mission Valley this weekend.
The show boasts thrilling performances by acrobats, daredevils, trapeze artists, jugglers and more. The theme for this year’s show is “Dreaming of Pirates.” There’s also a free pre-show entertainment where kids can learn to create magic under the big top. The pre-show entertainment is 30 minutes before the show.
Circus Vargas at Westfield Mission Valley goes through Feb. 5, after which it moves to Plaza Bonita. Show times vary, tickets range from $15 to $72. Children under 2 are free with a paid adult admission.
San Diego Caffeine Crawl
You’ve heard of bar crawls, how about Caffeine Crawl? Well, it’s a thing and it’s happening this weekend.
San Diego’s coffee scene remains untapped and the fifth annual San Diego Caffeine Crawl is seeking to change that. More than 25 local roasters, cafés and companies are participating in this event.
This year’s crawls are happening at various locations in San Diego, Carlsbad and Oceanside on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Tickets range from $25 to $37.
1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run
How many surfers can surf on one wave at one time? That’s what the organizers of the 1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run.
Surfers will try to break the world record for the most surfer riding a single wave at the same time this Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for Boys to Men Mentoring charity, a mentoring program for fatherless children.
Not a surfer? Not a problem. That’s the where the beach run part comes in. There’s a 5K trail run or 5-mile beach run. Don’t want to run or surf? There’s a Vendor Village with food and booze.
The 1 Wave Challenge & Beach Run starts at 7:30 a.m. at La Jolla Shores. Registration range from $50 to $70. Vendor Village tickets are $10.
Fronterizos: A History of the Spanish-Speaking People of the South Bay
The South Bay has always been influenced by Mexican culture because of its proximity to the border. The Chula Vista Public Library is opening a new exhibit that takes a closer look at this influence.
Learn about the Portola expedition, land grants, immigration during the Mexican Revolution, the Otay Valley farmers and labor strikes, jockeys and card dealers during Prohibition, and the Chicano Movement at “Fronterizos: A History of the Spanish-Speaking People of the South Bay.”
The exhibit opens at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center Library and will stay on exhibit for a year. A reception will follow the opening from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public during regular library hours.
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