Downtown San Diego February 2014 Events

January 30th, 2014

San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 2
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, a Vietnamese cultural festival will take place to showcase homeland traditions. Experience ancestral rituals and Vietnamese music with costumed dance performances. 5-10pm. Mira Mesa Community Park. (213) 359-0423 / www.sdtet.com

 


Qualcomm Lunar New Year Tet Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 2

The Lunar New Year Tet Festival will include over 100 food and vendor booths, non-stop live entertainment and concerts and traditional Lion Dance performances. 5pm. Qualcomm Stadium. (858) 581-9046 / www.qualcommtet.com

 

Super Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk Feb. 1
You can choose between a 10K run/walk or a 5K run/walk. Awards are given to the 1st three finishers in each division. Proceeds help to create much needed water wells for people in Africa. 7:30-10am. South Shores Park. (619) 298-7400 / www.kathyloperevents.com

 

Women’s Auxiliary Gala: Sapphire Jubilee Feb. 1
Benefits residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities and honoring Sylvia and David Geffen for their philanthropic impact on the Jewish community and support of San Diego’s seniors. 6pm. Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. / www.seacrestvillage.org

 

Academic Decathlon Feb. 1
Tests and rewards academic strengths at both the team and individual level in ten events. Community members are invited to attend and/or volunteer at the event. 7:30am-4pm. Olympian High School: 1925 Magdalena Ave., Chula Vista. 858-292-3850 / www.sdcoe.net

 

Red Trolley Classic Criterium Feb. 2
Amateur and professional cyclists as well as paralympic athletes will race upon a circular course to see who is the fastest. Some can take the corners as fast as 30-mph. Come out to watch them compete! 7:30am-5pm. Sorrento Mesa. (619) 381-3080 / www.crankcycling.com

 

Cardiff Kook Run Feb. 2
Get kooky with your friends and family and wind your way along the best beaches that San Diego has to offer! Register soon before time runs out! 7:30am. Moonlight Beach: 400 B Street, Encinitas / www.cardiffkookrun.com

 

Prospect 2014 Feb. 4-Apr. 30
MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, entitled Prospect, to be considered for acquisition by the International Collectors and the Contemporary Collectors. 11am. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-3541 / www.mcasd.org

 

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Feb. 6-16ArcLight Cinemas, La Jolla; Carlsbad Village Theatre, Carlsbad; David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, La Jolla; Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, San Marcos; Reading Cinemas Town Square 14, Clairemont. (858) 362-1348 / www.sdcjc.org

 

Montgomery Waller Community Park Carnival Feb. 7-10
LBring your friends to a carnival at 3020 Coronado Ave. where persons of all ages are having a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth. 5-11pm. (760) 735-8542 / www.amusements.com

 

Mermaid San Diego Runs 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon Feb. 8
It provides a supportive exercise experience where participants can choose between a 5K Run, 10K Run, or a Half Marathon. The course travels along the Tecolote shoreline of East Mission Bay and the roadway around Fiesta Island. 7am-12pm. (408) 314-1718 /

 

San Diego Chinese Center New Year Fair Feb. 8-9
It’s the Year of the Horse! A Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year presents traditional Chinese music, costumed dancing, delicious foods, and imported merchandise. 10am-5pm. 3rd Ave. & J St., San Diego. (619) 540-8501 / www.sdcny.weebly.com

 

International Dance Festival Feb. 16
Dances will be demonstrated and taught every half hour all afternoon. Come learn easy steps to fun dances led by dancers of the IDA dressed in colorful costumes. 12-5pm. The Balboa Park Club (Balboa Park): 2150 Pan American Road West. / www.idasdc.org

 

10/20 10 mile race with 20 bands in North County Feb. 16
Run through three of the most picturesque towns on the California coast – Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas. Great local bands will rock this gorgeous coastal route. 888-981-9190 / www.cal1020.com

 

Opening of VA Healthcare System Aspire Center Feb. 17
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Aspire Center (2119 San Diego Ave.) a veteran’s residental rehabilitative treatment center. Conducted for veterans and public officials who supported the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project development and delivery. 10am-12pm. (858) 552-4373

 

The Women’s Running San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Feb. 22
Non-intimidating and supportive environment for women to compete against other women. The event is a pleasant bayside run with waterscape views. Participants can enjoy a post-event celebration with awards, music, food, and beer. 6:30-10:30am. NTC Park. (858) 450-6510 /

 

2014 CCH Gala Feb. 22
The 2014 CELEBRATING CORONADO HISTORY gala will take place at the Coronado Marriott (2000 2nd Street), with the theme “Those Times at Tent City.” Raises funds for Coronado Historical Association’s educational initiatives. 5:30pm. 619-435-7242 / www.coronadohistory.org

 

5k Paw Walk in the Garden Feb. 22
SD Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37 acre garden with their dog/s in tow. 9am. San Diego Botanic Gardens: 230 Quail Gardens Dr. 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm

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