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This Weekend in San Diego: Concerts, Dining, and Theater to Brighten Up a Rainy Day

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President’s weekend is just around the corner, offering up an extra day to explore the city.  And even though it’s rainy out there, don’t spend your three-day weekend moping around the house.  Get up and see the wide range of musical and performance talent coming to San Diego this weekend!

Thursday, February 17

Music is in the air this President’s Weekend and it’s getting started a little earlier than usual.  On Thursday night, the downtown House of Blues will feature Random Karma featuring Brad Perry and The Acoustic Fingerprints. With their classic rock sound and assorted blend of rock, pop and blues, their vocal harmonies are sure to please any music lover. Doors are at 7:30 PM and it’s just $10 for General Admission.

If you’re interested in a more urbanized, hip-hop sound, The House of Blues is also featuring Murs with Tabi Bonney, Whole Wheat Bread, Ab-Soul, and DJ Foundation.  They will be performing at 8 PM with standing and reserved seating available.

And no fretting about the rain outside as each of these concerts is guaranteed to be cozily indoors.

Would you rather skip on the concert in favor of food? Arterra at Marriott Del Mar is unveiling a new look, taste and vibe with a special grand re-opening event, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. San Diego’s field-to-fork fresh innovator, Arterra will debut items from its new menu, all for only a suggested $10 donation at the door. Donations benefit Feeding America San Diego’s Farm2Kids program.

Friday, February 18

Famed as one of the world’s greatest guitar players, Joe Bonamassa brings life to 1960’s British blues rock this Friday night at the Balboa Theatre.  He was named the Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine’s 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards for the third consecutive year in 2010.

If you have a little one, or are young at heart, you’ll definitely want to see The Wizard of Oz at the Civic Theatre this weekend.  Take a walk down the yellow brick road and enjoy this family friendly show.  This performance runs every day this weekend through Sunday.

Saturday, February 19

Love watching ice skaters spin and jump across the ice on television? Then grab a seat at the Valley View Casino Center to see Smucker’s Stars On Ice 25th Anniversary Tour.  The live show is featuring incredible performances by Olympians Evan Lysacek, Sasha Cohen, Kurt Browning, Ekaterina Gordeeva and more.

Want to get your retro-groove on? The Balboa Theatre presents In The Mood: America’s Greatest Big Band Musical Revue.   The 1940’s swing dancing and big band instrumentals will sweep you off your feet!

Sunday, February 20

Closing out this President’s weekend is Hard Rock Hotel’s fabulous Wintervention Sunday, with DJ Pauly D from Jersey Shore providing the entertainment.

Needing some “sun” this weekend?

Then take this chance to see Linkin Park-A Thousand Suns: World Tour 2011 at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University.  No half-nudity required.

Who are you most excited to see this weekend?

Let us know what you think of this weekend line-up and what your plans are this rainy weekend!

Photos by Andrew Choy, Holly Vesper, FilippoDLC via flickr

1 Comment

  1. Sarah

    February 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Wow this sounds great!! Thanks for the support.

    Sarah
    Feeding America
    http://feedingamerica.org/

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