Saturday, January 20: Women’s March
Thursday | 18
A circus event with a pirate theme
- Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds,
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard,
$15 - $72
Circus Vargas: Pirates
Death-defying acrobats, daredevils, flying-trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, clowns, and motorcycles in a swashbuckling, pirate-themed circus spectacular. Arrive 30 minutes early for an interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can learn circus skills such as juggling and balancing. Meet with the entire cast after each performance. VIP seats are individual chairs in the front center of the performance ring.
Kiteboarding, windsurfing, SUP, and mountain-biking in Mexico
- Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7 a.m.
La Ventana, Baja California Sur, Mexico
La Ventana Classic
The La Ventana Classic is an annual kiteboarding, windsurfing, SUP, and mountain-biking event in La Ventana, Mexico. Along with the races (that bring top competitors) is a Party Island Downwinder Poker Run on giant inflatable rafts, a concert by Kilometro (one of the top bands in Cabo), and the popular KiteXpo. La Ventana is a 40-minute drive from La Paz Airport and 2.5 hours from the Cabo Airport. Once a quiet Mexican fishing village, it was discovered by windsurfers about 15 years ago and has become a perfect kitesurfing spot, thanks to the steady winds from November to March. Through Sunday, January 21
Saturday | 20
A march to encourage voting in the midterm elections
- Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1600 Pacific Highway,
Women’s March San Diego 2018: Hear Our Vote
“This march is designed to engage and empower voters to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections.” The San Diego march will be one of many worldwide events honoring the movement that brought out millions of marchers on January 21, 2017, one of the largest single-day demonstrations in U.S. history. With speeches by senator Toni Atkins, congresswoman Susan Davis, rabbi Laurie Coskey, Nancy Nagle of the Santa Ysabel Kumeyaay Nation, and others. “First we march, then we vote!”
Santee hosts a health-and-fitness expo
Santee Active Lifestyle Expo
The City of Santee hosts the national USA Track & Field National 50K Race Walk Championships along with a health-and-fitness expo. Try your hand at race-walking and meet professional race-walkers. The expo includes the Extreme Fit Obstacle Course with more than 200 feet of inflatable obstacles and firefighter challenges. BMX professionals will be flying through the air on a half-pipe ramp. Attendees wearing fitness attire and athletic shoes can try out a different fitness class every 30 minutes on the amphitheater stage. Nearly 50 vendor booths will have samples and health-and-wellness tips. Free breakfast sandwiches and açaí bowls while supplies last. The race will take place on Town Center Parkway and Riverview Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The winner gets an $8000 prize.
Nine trucks will make their San Diego debut
- Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
100 Park Boulevard,
$24 - $80
Monster Truck Jam
This year’s lineup includes super-truck icons Grave Digger and Max-D along with world-final champions El Toro Loco and Avenger. Nine trucks will make their San Diego debut, including the newest member of the Monster Jam beasts family — the menacing giant shark Megalodon. Come to the stadium early for the Monster Jam Pit Party pre-show for a close-up view of the trucks and autographs and photos with the drivers. New for 2018, a Pit Party Early Access Pass gets you in one hour before the general public.
Sunday | 21
Three-course prix-fixe dinner options, all over San Diego
- Sunday, January 21, 2018, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Throughout San Diego County
$10 - $50
San Diego Restaurant Week
The 14th annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21, through Sunday, January 28, a culinary tour of the diverse food culture of San Diego with over 180 participating restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinner options for $20, $30, $40, or $50 and two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15, or $20. The restaurants span the county, from the South Bay to East County to the Oceanside and Fallbrook to the north. Through Sunday, January 28.
Monday | 22
A lecture on the art of the 17th Century
Age of the Baroque
“The story of the Age of Baroque is a tale of today. To examine the 17th Century is to reveal the 21st — two centuries united by tribalism, sectarianism, and acquiescence to unreasoning power. We shall explore this dynamic period through the lens of its greatest artists.” Host Linda Blair has lectured on diverse topics in European art history for many years, primarily on the East Coast. The January 22 lecture covers Caravaggio, whose death results in one of the oddest DNA investigations in Western art.