Don’t let rain damper your weekend. Here are some of the top events this weekend (many are indoors). Here’s your guide.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
In its ninth year, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents a unique program that addresses a wide range of human rights issues from around the world.
The festival, which is presented at the Museum of Photographic Arts, will also have filmmakers and human-rights expects present at the screenings to discuss many of the issues raised by the films.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival screens at various times Friday and Saturday. Single-ticket screening starts at $6 with a festival pass available starting at $25.
San Diego Black Film Festival
February is Black History Month and San Diego Black Film Festival is highlighting African-American and African diaspora cinema.
The festival is the first and largest black film festival of the year. The festival premieres a lot of independent films that have proven to be successful throughout the year at other film festivals.
The San Diego Black Film Festival screen at various times throughout the weekend. Tickets start at $10 for a single screening. Festival passes are available.
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross off-road motorcycle racing championship tour returns to Petco Park on Saturday.
The Padres stadium is the sixth stop for the touring competition, which opened in Anaheim in January. Motorcyclists will race at speeds in excess of 60 mph, soar as far as 70 feet and fly off jumps reaching heights as tall as a three-story building.
AMA Supercross kicks off at 6:30 p.m Saturday, though practices and other events start at 12:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $84.
Cardiff Kook Run
Celebrate the kookiest town in San Diego with the Cardiff Kook, named after the surfer statue that is a point of derision in the beachside city.
The 5K and 10K run start the Encinitas sign on Highway 101 then loop passes the “Cardiff Kook” — the statue’s real name is “The Magic Carpet Ride,” and finishes at Cardiff State Beach. There is a costume contest as well.
The Cardiff Kook Run starts at 7:30 a.m. to the elite 10K, 7:30 a.m. for the 10K run/walk and 8 a.m. Sunday. Registration fee ranges from $48 to $58.
Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
SeaWorld is again offering a family-friendly Lunar New Year celebration at the park to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
There will be Chinese acrobat show, lion dances as well as wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of Asia. The festival stage also has entertainment by local performers as well as interactive activities for the entire family.
Lunar New Year at SeaWorld opens this Saturday and goes through Feb. 18 on select dates. The event is free with admission to the park.
San Diego Lunar New Year Festival
Lunar New Year does start until next Tuesday but get an early start this weekend at the San Diego Lunar New Year Festival at SDCCU Stadium.
The event features games, rides, food, lion and dragon dances as well as other entertainment.
San Diego Lunar New Year Festival goes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 per person or $20 for all three days, which includes unlimited carnival rides.