Your Week

Two giant pet events this week

And a comic fest that is not the Comic-Con

Thursday | 11 See aerialists, acrobats, and clowns under a music-filled, blue-and-yellow big top. The animal-free circus offers an interactive preshow 30 minutes before each performance where children can try their hand at juggling, hula-hooping, ...

Mardi Gras hits the Gaslamp

Then there’s the Jewish Film Festival, Moscow Ballet, and Super Bowl 50

Thursday | 4 The 26th annual Jewish Film Festival comes to town February 4 through 14, bringing with it an assortment of shorts, features, documentaries, and Holocaust reminders. Over 60 international films will premiere in ...

Lots of sporting events for the end of January

The Gulls, golf, and outrigger canoes

Thursday | 28 Speech therapists have had success using the kazoo as a rehabilitation tool for adults and as an ice-breaker for young children who are too shy to engage in prescribed vocal exercise. Anthropologists ...

Super Cat Bowl, A Prairie Home Companion, and monster trucks

Your week — and welcome to it

Thursday | 21 The show expands this year with an in-water display of more than 150 new and pre-cruised sailboats and motor yachts from 25 to 95 feet long, many making their San Diego debut. ...

Things to do in the middle of January

Travel & Adventure, stuff you should know, and two film festivals

Thursday | 14 A showcase of narrative, documentary, animation, and Latino features and shorts. Films will be screened at the 180-seat Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, and every show is expected to sell out. Networking ...

Spend an evening with Kevin Smith, jailhouse cuisine, or Bronies

There are many ways to start the year

Thursday | 7 History Alive, the Lemon Grove Historical Society’s monthly lecture series, goes to the slammer with ace prison chef Louise Mathews and her book, Jailhouse Cuisine: From the Right Side of the Bars. ...

How to spend your last moments of 2015...

...and the first few days of 2016

Thursday | 31 Turquoise Speakeasy Chicago meets Prohibition and ragtime meets swing in Pacific Beach at the Turquoise Café-Bar Europa. New Year's Eve ticket includes all drinks, an extensive tapas selection, live Vaudeville burlesque show, ...

The best of 2015’s year-end events

Go out like a lion balloon in the Holiday Bowl parade

Friday | 25 Jungle Bells A chance to see exotic animals at night makes an evening visit worth a trip, and through January 3 the zoo is also decked out with holiday lights and special ...

The nights before Christmas

What to do leading up to the big day.

League of Legends, Cannon Battles, and Jingle Bell Kroc. Plus Michael McDonald (not the singer or the wrestler).

Pets parade around the Gaslamp

Plus Family ArtLAB, Rawhide Christmas, and Toast of Downtown

Friday | 11 As you enter the grand lobby of the historic Spreckels Theatre, you will be greeted by a chorus of carolers with joyful songs of the season. Then on to the show, Clara’s ...