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Best events in San Diego: February 14-20
Thursday | 14
SWEETHEARTS AND SWING
The evening begins with a swing DJ and dancing. Then, Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue performs a Valentine’s show at 8:30. Following the show will be more dancing until midnight. VIP seating area includes a reserved seat up front and a meet-and-greet photo op with the girls backstage. 18+. $15–$35.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
WHERE: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street, North Park. 619-255-5147; queenbeessd.com
Friday | 15
WINE BLENDING CLASS/PARTY
Seventh annual blending workshop led by Oak Mountain winemaker Steve Andrews. Sample three red-wine varietals and learn what differentiates them from one another. Then, spend the next two hours blending, tasting, and crafting a wine blend. Class followed by a three-course, family-style dinner. Reservations required. 21+. $90.
WHEN: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oak Mountain Winery, 36522 Via Verde, Temecula. 951-699-9102; oakmountainwinery.com
Saturday | 16
STAR PARTY MARVELS
Mission Trails Regional Park’s star-gazer George Varga scopes in deep-sky objects, including the Orion Nebula, Canis Major’s Little Bee Hive (M41), Taurus’ Crab Nebula (M1), and numerous open clusters in Auriga. Meet at the far end of the campground’s day-use parking lot.
WHEN: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Father Junípero Serra Trail, Santee. 619-668-3281
Sunday | 17
The San Diego Mycological Society’s 15th annual Mushroom Fair showcases wild San Diego–area mushrooms with lectures on proper identification, gourmet cooking demonstrations, and talks given by local mushroom authorities. The event will include vendors with books, identification guides, posters, mushroom-growing kits, T-shirts, and mushroom-themed art. Visitors are encouraged to bring mushrooms for identification by experts. Room 101.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Casa Del Prado, 1800 El Prado, Balboa Park. sdmyco.org
Monday | 18
NUNO FELTED SCARF
Combine silk and merino wool to create a scarf. Requires standing and some exertion to mat, condense, and press the roving into a nonwoven cloth. Please bring a bath towel. All levels of creative ability are welcome. Instructor Jean Degenfelder. $74–$81.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bravo School of Art at NTC Promenade, 2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206, Point Loma. 619-223-0058; bravoschoolofart.com
Tuesday | 19
BYOB PAINTING CLASS
Find your inner Monet or Picasso. Individualized instruction in a cozy stone cottage to explore the arts. Reservations required. No art experience necessary. All art supplies provided. 21
WHEN: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Xpressive Arts Center, 12257 B Old Pomerado Road, Poway. 858-679-2787; xpressivearts.com
Wednesday | 20
A gastronomic adventure to four secret Hillcrest eateries to taste the neighborhood’s food specialties. Ticket holders will be notified of the meeting location via email 48 hours prior to the event. Vegetarian options are available, but organizers may not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions. Event held rain or shine. RSVP contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. 21+. $45.
WHEN: 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Secret locations, Hillcrest