Sunday, February 5: Stars of the Russian Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
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Thursday | 2

Past Event

Lotus

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • 21+

“Jamtronica” band Lotus will play a packed Belly Up

Lotus

The Philly-based “jamtronica” band last year released their most stripped set yet in Eat the Light, the album’s name and rhythmic dance vibe a nod to new-wave icons the Talking Heads. Lotus can pull electro-rockers to the dance floor like Orb and Aphex Twin or ride a chillwave vibe à la Trans Am and Tortoise, all of which the road dogs will deliver when they play a packed Belly Up on Thursday night after everyone’s favorite looping L.A. duo El Ten Eleven.


Friday | 3

Past Event

Metalachi and Spitfire Torpedo

  • Friday, February 3, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+ / $16 - $18

Metalachi, the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band

Metalachi

From Hollyweird via Juarez, these six cats claim to be the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band. “What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilizers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live.” You won’t argue when you hear their spicy takes on Guns ’N Roses, Zeppelin, Ozzy, and Judas Priest. Metalachi plays Casbah on Friday after local supergroup Spitfire Torpedo (feat. members of Manual Scan, the Shambles, Creedle, and the Dragons).


Saturday | 4

Past Event

San Diego Fermentation Festival

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • $25 - $39

The Fermentation Festival has everything you could want to know about fermentation. And more.

Fermentation Festival

A family-friendly outdoor event with a Makers Marketplace showcasing Southern California artisanal foodmakers and brewers; an Ambrosia Garden featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha, and wine; workshops by fermentation experts covering how and why to make and eat fermented foods and beverages; do-it-yourself fermentation stations; a keynote speech about the human microbiome by Dr. Rob Knight, professor at UCSD and cofounder of the American Gut Project; and a Wellness Pavilion with yoga classes, sound healing, and other relaxation activities.


Take a trip to an off-the-beaten-path seafood restaurant south of the border

Seafood in Tijuana

Join Wild Foodie Tours for a Mexican seafood dinner at Las Playas, a popular “locals only” (meaning not a tourist destination) seafood restaurant adjacent to the largest seafood market in Tijuana, which you will also visit. After dinner you’ll head to downtown Tijuana for an hour of shopping and sightseeing. Trip length is three to four hours with a walking distance of one to two miles. Everything is included: dinner, drinks, transportation in Tijuana, sightseeing, and a tour guide. Group meets outside the San Ysidro Trolley Station.


Past Event

Your Vineyard

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Curds and Wine, 7194 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego
  • $45 - $75

Learn vineyard installation from Keith Wasser, recently featured on A Growing Passion on KPBS

Your Vineyard

Interested in planting your own vineyard? Or maybe you have started one but don’t how to make it thrive. Here are two seminars led by Keith Wasser, a local vineyard owner recently featured on A Growing Passion on KPBS. The series is in two parts. This week it’s the Vineyard Installation seminar, which will cover site location, row spacing, selecting grape vines, and installing irrigation. Next Saturday, Vineyard Management, which is pruning, spraying, and creating canopies. $45 each, or take both for $75. Each class is limited to 18 participants.


Sunday | 5

Past Event

Stars of the Russian Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1 p.m.
  • Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego
  • $27 - $63

The Sleeping Beauty, one of the finest achievements of the Classical Ballet

Stars of the Russian Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The ballet tells the tale of a baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. But the princess is saved by the gift of the good Lilac Fairy, who declares she will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. The Balboa Theatre says, “Considered the crowning jewel in Marius Petipa’s [choreography] career and lauded by many as the finest achievement of the Classical Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty is a grandiose and refined blending of the traditional mime, expressive pas d’action, and spectacular divertissements.” We couldn’t have said it better.


Tuesday | 7

Past Event

The Revivalists

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8 p.m.
  • Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
  • 21+

The Revivalists split a bill with L.A.-based indie folkies Magic Giant

The Revivalists

This seven-piece includes sax, pedal steel, piano, the usual guitar-bass-drums, and, according to Reader writer Dave Good, “is bursting at the seams with various musical ideas, from reggae beats to Al Green funk to anthemic U2-like stuff.” The Revivalists split a bill with L.A.-based indie folkies Magic Giant at Belly Up on Tuesday. Read the rest of Dave’s write-up in this week’s Of Note.


Wednesday | 8

Past Event

Sea Turtles

Learn about the turtles that swim off the coast of Southern California

Sea Turtles

The American Cetacean Society welcomes Jeremy Smith, who has been with San Diego Whale Watch for four years and worked with loggerheads, hawksbills, leatherbacks, and green turtle species on nesting beaches in southern Florida, North Carolina, and Barbados. He currently spends his summers in St. Croix helping with a population analysis and genetics study of leatherback sea turtles. Jeremy will talk about his projects and discuss turtle species that can be found swimming off the coast of Southern California.


San Diego Jewish Film Festival

  • Five theaters in San Diego
  • $13.75

The Jewish Film Festival presents San Diego film premieres, guest artists, and international filmmakers

Jewish Film Festival

This is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego, drawing over 17,000 attendees annually. The festival presents San Diego film premieres, guest artists, and local and international filmmakers. Screenings at five locations: Clairemont Reading 14, ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla, Carlsbad Village Theatre, David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the JCC, and Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18. For 2017, the festival will showcase 60 contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world “celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression.”

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