Captivating Cultural Events in San Diego – January 30 – February 4, 2018

    San Diego is known as a culturally diverse city, and this week, you will be able to experience a surplus of events exploring San Diego’s diverse population. If cultural events aren’t for you, there are also museum discounts going on through Macy’s, craft beer events, performances and more.

    San Diego Black Film Festival

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    Enjoy over 100 films of African American and African Diaspora Cinema. This is the first and largest black film festival of the year. Film festival scouts attend to scout out new films for other film events around the world. The festival features different genres including drama, comedy, animation, documentaries, GLBT, religious, shorts, foreign/African Diaspora, music videos and feature films.

    When: January 31 – February 4, 2018

    Where: Reading Cinemas at Grossmont Center – 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

    Cost: $10-$350

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    Macy’s Museum Month

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    Receive half off to over 40 museums around San Diego by visiting any Macy’s location to purchase half-off admission tickets. Some of the museums participating include Birch Aquarium at Scripps, California Center for the Arts, Japanese Friendship Garden, Museum of Contemporary Art, Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego History Museum and more.

    When: February 1 – February 28, 2018

    Where: Citywide

    Cost: Museum Prices Vary

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    Hops on the Harbor with Thorn Street Brewing

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    Craft Beer + Food + Beautiful Views! The Hops on the Harbor event is the best way to enjoy your favorite parts of San Diego. The 2-hour 30-minute cruise has many different food stations, beautiful bay views, a full bar with rotating local craft beer flights. Four 6oz tasters are included with your food. There is also additional beer available for purchase. You will also enjoy music and can dance the night away.

    When: Every Friday from February 2 – February 24 @ 7:00pm-10:00pm

    Where: Flagship Cruises & Events – 990 N Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: $41.70-$69.50

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    Shen Yun

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    Take an exciting journey through 5,000 years of China’s culture. During this performance, you will watch heavenly realms and glorious legends spring to life through dazzling costumes, a colorful stage and lots of energy. The performance also contains a live orchestra that plays uplifting melodies and to help transport you to another world.

    When: February 2 – February 4, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

    Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: $80+

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    Chinese New Year Festival – Year of the Dog

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    Visit Balboa Park’s International Cottages this weekend to enjoy this year’s Chinese New Year Festival. Attendees will experience Chinese Culture through performances, ethnic specialty foods, crafts, calligraphy, lion dances, red envelopes, Kung-Fu and more! This is one cultural event that is educational and enjoyable for the whole family.

    When: February 3 – February 4, 2018: 11:00am – 5:00pm

    Where: House of Pacific Relations International Cottages – 2191 W Pan American Rd. San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: Free

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    Dream Big: Engineering Our World

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    Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges narrates Dream Big: Engineering Our World, an educational film experience that will change the way you think about engineering. You will travel through the world looking at the Great Wall of China, some of the world’s tallest buildings, and even learn about underwater robots. This film experience will explain how engineers make buildings earthquake safe and more in the Fleet Science Center’s 76-foot dome theatre screen.

    When: January 24 – March 31, 2018

    Where: Fleet Science Center – 1875 El Prado Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: $17.95 – 19.95

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