- Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 10 a.m.
La Jolla Shores,
8200 Camino del Oro,
Wednesday | January 1
Polar Bear Plunge
The La Jolla Cove Swim Club celebrates the new year with an annual dip into the Pacific Ocean for a two-mile swim. All are welcome. On the lawn of La Jolla Shores (not the cove). Look for the club banner. Great potluck food event (cider/coffee provided).
Thursday | January 2
Young Engineers Winter Camp
Thursday is Tinkering Day at the Fleet Science Center. Have you ever wondered how a toaster toasts or what a computer looks like on the inside? Disassemble and tinker with household objects in this hands-on class. Tools provided. $45–$50.
- Friday, January 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Chabad of East County,
8691 La Mesa Boulevard,
$12 - $25
Friday | January 3
Experience the fun and excitement of a Chabad Shabbat dinner with a twist: Oriental food and decor. $12–$25. Inspirational services 6:30 p.m.; feast 7:30 p.m.
Saturday | January 4
A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor performs his popular live radio broadcast from Lake Woebegon, right here in San Diego. $38–$155.
- Sunday, January 5, 2014, 2 p.m.
317 E. Grand Avenue,
Sunday | January 5
Over 20 artists from San Diego County will create artwork for 24 straight hours, and the public is invited to watch. As works are finished, they will be added to the ArtHatch gallery space and auctioned off for a one-month period following the event. From 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4 to 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5.
- Monday, January 6, 2014, 7 p.m.
9500 Gilman Drive,
Monday | January 6
Writers of prose, poetry, and fiction as well as musicians and performers kick off the annual Blabbermouth series.
Tuesday | January 7
San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape
A roundtable conversation with curators (Bram Dijkstra, Charlotte Cagan, Alessandra Moctezuma, Daniel Foster) and artists (Wick Alexander, Lynn Schuette). The group will discuss contemporary landscape painting. Complimentary for San Diego History Center and Oceanside Museum of Art members; $10 for nonmembers.
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1400 Park Boulevard,
Wednesday | January 8
How to Become a Farmers’ Market Vendor
With Brian Beevers, owner of the Simply Local marketplace and manager of several San Diego farmers’ markets. Start your business and learn what sells, plus info on regulations and requirements for selling your products. $15.