February Calendar of Events

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Circus Vargas presents Steam Cirque   Feb. 2-13 

Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for 2017’s retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque! Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance. Capture the fun by posing for pics or selfies with your favorite cast members, all part of an unforgettable Circus Vargas experience!

See website for schedule. / Mission Bay Park

(877) 468-3861 / www.circusvargas.com 

The Crow Show   Feb. 3-26 

Explore the beauty and mystery of our winged neighbors in this 3rd Annual art exhibition celebrating the crow. The exhibition seeks to represent the many faces of the crow in folklore and reality. This is a free event.

6-9pm / The Studio Door, 3750 30th St., San Diego

www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-the-crow-show-2017-artist-reception-tickets-29195355093?aff=es2 

Love Your Wetlands Day  Feb. 4 

The Kendall-Frost/Northern Wildlife Reserve in the northeast corner of Mission Bay Park is the only remaining saltwater wetland in Mission Bay and is normally closed to the public due to its fragile nature. This annual event is one of the few opportunities for the public to actually visit the wetland.

9am-4pm / 2055 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego

http://bit.ly/LoveYourWetlandsDay2017 

San Diego Fermentation Festival  Feb. 4 

Celebrating Food, Culture, Knowledge, and Community. Features a Makers Marketplace showcasing the southern California bounty of artisanal foodmakers and brewers, an Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha and wine, workshops and presentations, Wellness Pavilion with yoga classes, live music and entertainment.

10am-5pm / Waterfront Park San Diego: 1600 Pacific Highway

www.sandiegofermentationfestival.com

Come From Away Gala  Feb. 4 

This event will feature a cocktail reception with COME FROM AWAY creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff, as a celebration of Artistic Director Christopher Ashley’s 10th Anniversary at La Jolla Playhouse and the 70th Anniversary of the Playhouse’s founding, as well as a special concert performance of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere musical with Broadway-bound cast!

5pm / La Jolla Playhouse: 2910 La Jolla Village Dr.

(858) 228-3089 / www.lajollaplayhouse.org 

Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K Walk/Run  Feb. 4 

Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Warrior Team Trophy to the largest team, great prizes for top individual and team fund raiser, Best Warrior or Super Hero get up and more. Kids timed obstacle course.

8:30am-2pm / Poinsettia Park, Carlsbad

www.mitchellthorp.org 

St. Rose of Lima 5k  Feb. 4 

In the spirit of building community, nurturing family time, promoting good health and celebrating community.

8am-12pm / Rohr Park: 4548 Sweetwater Road, Bonita

www.strosecvschool.com/5K 

Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby  Feb. 4 

Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, casting contest, a free barbecue lunch and more! Freshly stocked with 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to ages 15 and younger.

6am-12pm / Lake Poway

(858) 668-4772 / www.takekidsfishing.net 

San Diego Miniatures Show & Sale  Feb. 4-5 

Exhibits, sales and classes designed for crafters, artists and collectors of dollhouse size miniatures. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced miniaturist, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy with our two floors of quarter, half-inch and one-inch scale miniatures.

Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Al Bahr Shrine Center: 5440 Kearny Mesa, San Diego

www.sdminiatureshow.com 

Super Bowl LI Sunday  Feb. 5

Watch the SuperBowl game Sunday February 5. Game is played this year in Houston, Texas. Even if you don’t like football, the commercials are worth it.

5:30pm / FOX

Cardiff Kook 5K/10K Run  Feb. 5 

The scenic loop starts and finishes under the famous “Encinitas” sign, passes by the Cardiff Kook statue on Coast HWY 101, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and then make its way down to Cardiff State Beach.

7:30am / 505 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas

(760) 803-1797 / www.cardiffkookrun.com

El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon  Feb. 7 

Please join us in this celebration of community service by making your nomination and honoring all those who serve our City.

12-2:30pm / Elks Lodge 1812: 1400 East Washington, El Cajon

(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org 

San Diego Cactus and

Succulent Society Winter Show and Sale  Feb. 11 

Over 40 vendors from all over Southern Cal and Ariz, and show plants to wow you highlighting winter growers. Members may show early from 9 to 10 (memberships sold at the door for $15). Thousands attend so come early and bring some boxes for your purchases – we provide a limited amount.

10am-4pm / Casa del Prado, Balboa Park: Park Avenue

(619) 249-3032 / www.sdcss.net

San Diego Jewish Film Festival  Feb. 8-19

Be educated, illuminated, and entertained by an array of films that depict elements of the Jewish life, history, and culture in challenging, moving, and humorous ways. SDJFF will also feature guest actors, filmmakers, and scholars who will introduce their work in audience discussions and meet-and-greet events.

Refer to the website for times and location.

www.sdcjc.org/sdjff

Cupid’s Carouse  Feb. 11 

Sample a large selection of champagnes, wines, beers and spirits, and pair many of these Valentine favorites with some tasty sweets. The event will also offer some amazing raffle and door prizes. All donations benefit the Hearts for San Diego nonprofit organization.

7-4pm / La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa

www.cupidscarouse.com

Succulent Society Winter Show and Sale  Feb. 11 

Over 40 vendors from all over Southern Cal and Ariz, and show plants to wow you highlighting winter growers. Members may show early from 9 to 10 (memberships sold at the door for $15). Thousands attend so come early and bring some boxes for your purchases – we provide a limited amount.

10am-4pm / Casa del Prado, Balboa Park: Park Avenue

(619) 249-3032 / www.sdcss.net

Mardi Gras Run  Feb. 11 

Start the party with a run along a scenic waterfront course to the tunes of a Jazz band. Then, indulge in all the festivities when you reach the finish line! The Mardi Gras Run is a party for all ages, filled with Jazz, carnival masks, New Orleans cuisine, and bright colors everywhere you look! Refer to website for registration.

7 am (Half Marathon), 7:05 am (10K), 7:15 am (5K)

1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego

www.wizmarketing.wixsite.com/mardi-gras-run

Sandbag Give-A-Way Event  Feb. 11 

Residents must provide photo identification and show proof of residency. A water bill or electric bill is acceptable, which shows the customers address. 10 sandbags will be given for each address/property (while supply lasts). Residents must self-load and transport the sandbags.

8:30am-2pm / Public Works Facility: 160 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas

(760) 633-2600 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us 

San Diego Chinese New Year  Feb. 11-12 

Join your friends and neighbors to welcome the Year of the Rooster! The fair will be filled with spectacular dance and cultural performances, as well as tantalizing street food that you might find at a lively Chinese night market. This is a free event.

Sat 10am-5pm / Third Ave. and J. St., San Diego

www.sdcny.weebly.com

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo  Feb. 11-12 

Sample and purchase hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons, and attend informative presentations by top-notch speakers. While all products at the Expo are gluten free, many are also free from the top 8 allergens. There is also a dedicated nut-free section.

Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

www.gfafexpo.com 

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run  Feb. 12 

In its 7th year, the event has earned a great reputation for its attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party at Tidelands Park & McP’s.

Tidelands Park: 2000 Mullinex Drive

www.valentinesday10k.com

Valentines Day  Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

East County Honors Awards Gala  Feb. 16 

Honors businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizes the tremendous and lasting impact they’ve made on our community. Serves as a fundraiser, raising money to fund community programs and services supported by the Chamber throughout the year.

6-9:30pm / MCAS Miramar Commissioned Officer’s Club: 4472 Anderson Ave., San Diego

(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org

A Taste of Hope  Feb. 18

Join the Hope2gether Foundation for a fun and delicious evening at The Taste of Hope fundraising event! Enjoy local food, wine, and beer tastings, live music, and a silent auction. Proceeds from this event will go towards education and advocacy for reducing drug addiction and overdoses in San Diego County.

6-9:30pm / Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center

1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar

www.hope2gether.org/fundraiser

5K Paw Walk in the Garden  Feb. 18 

The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for our fifth annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden.” Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37-acre garden with their dog(s) in tow.

9am-1pm / San Diego Botanic Garden: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas

(760) 436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm 

Presidents Day  Feb. 20

East County Career Expo  Feb. 22 

Sponsored for Cuyamaca College and East County Career Center. OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS!

9:30am-1:30pm / Cuyamaca College Student Center: 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon

(619) 660-4695 / www.cuyamaca.edu 

Salute to Local Heroes and Installation Dinner  Feb. 22 

Join us as we entertain you through this popular evening to celebrate our local heroes from the La Mesa Police Department, Fire Department, paramedics, and our Retired Volunteers of the La Mesa Police Department.

5-8:30pm / Town & Country Resort Hotel: 500 Hotel Circle N, San Diego

(619) 465-7700 / www.lamesachamber.net

Escondido State of the City Address  Feb. 22

Escondido’s Annual State of the City Address by Mayor Sam Abed.

7:30am / Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

(760) 839-4631 / www.escondido.org 

Enlisted Recognition Reception  Feb. 23 

The Oceanside Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee created the Enlisted Recognition Program in 2001 as a way for the business community to recognize the excellence of the local enlisted personnel. This event is open to the public and will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and an evening of celebration as we recognize Marines and Sailors who have been identified by their respective commands as top performers and contributors.

6-8pm / Veterans Association of North County (VANC): 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside

(760) 722-1534 / www.EnlistedRecognition.com

Go Red For Women Luncheon  Feb. 24 

The Go Red For Women Luncheon celebrates all the wonderful work the American Heart Association does to fight against heart disease and stroke.

10am / Fairmont Grand Del Mar: 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego

http://sdgoredluncheon.heart.org

City of Champions Celebration  Feb. 25 

The City of Chula Vista is joining together with Elite Athlete Services to celebrate the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC) to celebrate the athletic, academic, arts and other accomplishments of people who live, work, play, study and excel in Chula Vista.

9am-2pm / Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center: 2800 Olympic Pkwy.

www.chulavistaca.gov

Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium  Feb. 26 

Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. Pre-registration is required.

2:30-4:30pm / False Point

(858) 534-7336 / www.aquarium.ucsd.edu 

VVBA Casino Night  Feb. 26 

The Vista Village Business Association presents Casino Night at the Movies: A red carpet event. Black Jack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, Silent Auction, Craft Beer & Wine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vista Art Foundation. $75.

6-9pm / Cinepolis: 25 Main Street, Vista

(760) 414-9391 / www.vvba.org 

San Marcos State of the City Address  Feb. 28 

Mayor Jim Desmond’s annual State of the City Address is a focal point of the annual luncheon during which Mayor Desmond will detail City of San Marcos 2016 accomplishments and future goals for the City.

11am-1:30pm / California State University San Marcos

San Diego Mardi Gras  Feb. 28 

Celebrate with over 20,000 revelers at one of the biggest Mardi Gras parade festivals West of New Orleans! San Diego’s nationally recognized Mardi Gras celebration will bring over-the-top floats, live music, experiential entertainment, DJs, beads, and vivacious energy to San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Be sure to catch the huge finale of the parade as the spectacular final float parks and becomes the roaring stage for the rest of the night. Refer to website for tickets.

5pm-Midnight / Fourth Ave. and E St., San Diego

www.sdmardigras.com

Museum Month is all of February  Feb.1-28

Presented by Macy’s, San Diego Museum Month invites everyone to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ museums throughout the county for the all of February.

DON’T FORGET FEBRUARY IS MUSEUM MONTH

Presented by Macy’s, San Diego Museum Month invites everyone to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ museums throughout the county for the all of February.

SAN DIEGO FARMERS MARKETS 

MONDAY

Escondido – Welk: 3-7 pm

TUESDAY

Coronado: 2:30–6 pm

Escondido: 2:30 – 6 pm

Mira Mesa: 2:30-7 pm

Otay Ranch: 4-7 pm

Pacific Beach: 2-7 pm

UCSD/La Jolla: 10-2 pm

WEDNESDAY

Carlsbad: 3-7 pm

Encinitas: 4-7 pm

Mission Bay: 10 am – 2 pm

Ocean Beach: 4-7 pm

Santee 3-6 pm

THURSDAY

Carmel Valley: 2:30-7 pm

Chula Vista: 3-6 pm

El Cajon : 3-6 pm

Fallbrook: 4:30 – 8 pm

Linda Vista: 3-7 pm

North Park: 3-7 pm

Oceanside CFM : 9 am – 1 pm

Oceanside Sunset: 5-9 pm

UC– Doyle Elementary: 3-7 pm

Valley Center 3-7 pm

FRIDAY

Imperial Beach: 12-6 pm

Kearny Mesa: 11 am -1:30 pm

La Mesa: 1-5 pm

Rancho Bernardo: 9 am -1 pm

SATURDAY

City Heights: 9-1 pm

Del Mar: 1-4 pm

Escondido: 10 am – 2 pm

Golden Hill: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Little Italy: 8 am – 2 pm

Pacific Beach: 8 am – noon

Poway: 8 am – 1 pm

Rancho PQ 10 am – 1 pm

Ramona: 9 am – 1 pm

Scripps Ranch: 9 am – 1 pm

Vista: 8 am – 1 pm

SUNDAY

Sikes Adobe: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Gaslamp District: 9 am –2 pm

Hillcrest: 9 am – 2 pm

Julian: 11 am – 4 pm

La Jolla: 9 am – 1 pm

Leucadia/Encinitas: 10 am – 2 pm

Point Loma: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Rancho Santa Fe: 9:30 am – 2 pm

San Marcos: 11 am – 3 pm

Solana Beach: 1 – 5 pm

For more info and location specifics for San Diego Farmers Markets visit:

www.sdfarmbureau.org

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