Thursday | 14
Love Tour at Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Art’s after-hours, love-themed art tour is led by a docent, and showcases romantic and love-filled works from collections spanning both centuries and geographies, including evocative works from its Edward Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings and engravings, and featuring the romantic entanglements of Greek and Roman pantheons. Following the tour, enjoy a picnic basket for two of sandwiches, cheese or vegan plate, dessert, and bottle of wine, champagne or draft beer. End the evening by strolling through the sculpture garden.
Somebody to Love with Brian Justin Crum
- Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1337 India Street,
America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum was paying tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen long before the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic helped ramp up interest in the operatic rock group. His newest production, Somebody to Love, combines Queen’s music and a fully choreographed ballet performance. Mercury made opera recordings and performed with soprano Montserrat Caballe, and would likely have approved of the local singer’s pop fusion of baroque and ballet.
Friday | 15
Tiny Beautiful Things
Sugar (her internet moniker) has a laptop in her kitchen. As she fills her two children’s lunch boxes or keeps the place neat, she watches for emails from people in pain. Sugar’s a modern-day “Dear Abby,” who gives free advice to the lost, the confused, and the heartbroken. Based on collection of essays compiled from Cheryl Strayed’s “Dear Sugar” advice column in The Rumpus, an online literary magazine.
Sunday | 17
DIY fermentation and yoga
- Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
800 Ecke Ranch Road,
$15 - $40
Outdoor festival for fermented foods and beverages, local food and wellness, featuring an “ambrosia garden” for tasters of local beer, wine, mead, and cider. The keynote panel by the American Gut Project and UC San Diego will tell of the latest research on the human microbiome (healthy gut). Live music, local maker’s marketplace, and demos on how to make fermented foods.
Mushrooms: dreadful or edible?
- Sunday, February 17, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Casa del Prado,
1800 El Prado,
A rainy winter in San Diego means many wild mushrooms at the Annual Fungus Fair, presented by the San Diego Mycological Society. The event will showcase most beautiful, most dreadful, and most edible mushrooms in San Diego, plus mushroom identification and cooking demonstrations. Also includes a children’s corner and vendors selling mushroom jewelry, glass art, paintings, mushroom-dyed yarn, mushroom jerky, mushroom growing kits, and mushroom health products.