Padres FanFest, delicious food, and so many other things to do in the Gaslamp Quarter! Are your plans ready for this weekend?

Thursday, January 11:

American Comedy Co.

Magician Andy Gross

Andy Gross is one of the hottest stand up comic, magician and ventriloquist working today as evidenced by his sold out shows and devoted following! His videos have over 100 Million views and counting on the internet! He performs over 150 shows a year at comedy clubs, Las Vegas, cruise ships, fortune 500 corporate events, colleges and performing arts theaters everywhere. He is considered one of the best by his peers in the entertainment industry and he will leave you spellbound. You may recognize him from his numerous TV appearances, including most recently The Ellen show and an NBC television special featuring his talents.
Andy is multi-talented entertainer that currently combines stand up comedy, magic and ventriloquism successfully together making him one of the most sought after corporate entertainers in the world. Audiences are absolutely unanimous in their praise of this amazing performer. His ad-libs during his stand-up are compared frequently to Don Rickles and Robin Williams. His voice throwing is amazing to hear and only a few people in the world can throw their voice, it is must hear to believe!

When: Thursday, January 11 8:00PM

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

Sparks Gallery

Exhibition: Seeing is Believing / A Group Show

Take a trip into the unconscious mind of 21 Southern California artists as they transform the everyday mundane into thought provoking explorations of the body, relationships, emotion, form, and inanimate objects. Photography, sculpture, painting, and illustration are all masterfully employed to create otherworldly expressions of each artists’ innermost thoughts.

Exhibition on view JANUARY 6 – APRIL 8, 2018

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Friday, January 12:

American Comedy Co.

Bill Bellamy

Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” and it was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, and in the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson.

When: Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14

Where: 818 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: American Comedy Co.

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Redemption Fridays feat. Jukebox Productions

Start the new year with “Redemption Fridays” featuring Jukebox Productions at Florent! Enjoy this live band with infusion of DJ performing dance hits from the 90’s and 2000’s. The best way to get you up and dancing into the weekend in the Gaslamp Quarter!

After a long period where DJ’s and frat bands have reined supreme over the Gaslamp Friday night club scene, Florent Restaurant (formerly Jimmy Loves) has turned the tables on the Table turners! Starting Jan 12th, Florent will be hosting a club style event on Fridays, Featuring Jukebox (a premier top 40 band/DJ combo) from 8:30pm-1:00am.

The atmosphere at Florent is upscale and Sexy, so come prepared to mingle and see and be seen! To kick it all off, Florent will waive cover and offer premium drink specials. It’s a fitting return to live music from the venue that formerly was the center of live dance music in the Gaslamp.

For opening night, enjoy a hosted bar from 8-9pm with Redemption Whiskey. Try our THREE brand new cocktails made specially for Redemption Fridays. Email cheers@florentsd.com to get on the guest list for hosted drinks.

When: Friday, January 12 8:30PM

Where: 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads, Historical Pub Crawl

Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Town San Diego, now downtown, Shady Ladies and Hop Heads is a combination historical walking tour and pub crawl that explores the historic Gaslamp District.

Follow your guide back in time to hear about the Gaslamp Quarter back when it was called the “Stingaree” and was infamous for its teeming red-light district. Learn about the historic buildings and colorful characters that populated them— and perhaps even meet a few of them along the way! Enjoy a drink- or just a seat- at three historic bars that are original to the Gaslamp Quarter.

When: Friday, January 12 5:00PM

Where: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Parq

T.I.

It’s almost TURN UP TIME! Get your tickets today to party with T.I. this January, Friday 12th at Parq!

When: Friday, January 12 10:00PM

Where: 615 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Parq

Saturday, January 13:

Biga San Diego

Second Annual Hog Roast & Anniversary Party at BIGA

Come join BIGA as we celebrate two wonderful years in business with our second annual Hog Roast!

Kicking off San Diego’s Farm to Fork Week, this celebration is not only about sharing delicious, handcrafted food with our friends and family, but also about recognizing the people who work so hard to cultivate the incredibly flavorful and organic fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood that go into each of our recipes.  Some of these dedicated farmers and fishmongers will spend the afternoon with us and give us some insight into their arduous daily operations  and as the food comes out of our BIGA kitchen and woodfired ovens, you’ll undoubtedly notice and thoroughly enjoy the unparalleled taste of true organic, slow foods.

Chef de Cuisine, Chris Osborne, will be at the helm of this operation, assisted by highly acclaimed Guest Chefs DJ Tangalin from Bivouac Ciderworks and Craig Jimenez from Supernatural Sandwiches and Nom Nom Bento.  Each of these chefs has a deep respect and appreciation for organic products, and has truly mastered their preparation, so this particular event also gives him the opportunity to let those freshest, most local ingredients shine in each of the dishes that will be presented.  As an added bonus, Chef Chris will also reveal and prepare some new menu items that will officially roll out at BIGA in the days following the event.

Similar to last year, we will have a local craft brewery take over all of our taps.  This year, the one and only Modern Times will be providing the beer!  They will also share some rare beers that will only be available at this event

Cost per ticket is $45 if purchased on or before January 12 and $50 at the door. Each ticket includes food and one drink. Additional beer will be $3 each and additional wine will be $4 each.

Join us for dinner during the week before the event for special dish releases and secret anniversary celebrations!

Learn more about Farm to Fork San Diego at www.farmtoforksd.com.

Contact Mandy@bigasandiego.com for further information.

When: Saturday, January 13 12:00PM

Where: 950 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Biga San Diego

The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

Kids’ Little Chef Cooking Class

Parents, spend an afternoon at The Melting Pot cooking up some fun with your aspiring little chefs. The Little Chef Cooking Class is the perfect recipe for promoting artistic creativity among kids of all ages through a tasty hands-on experience. Kids will learn all about chocolate fondue while becoming skilled specialists in the art of dessert designing. Little chefs will also be given the appropriate attire to fondue like a pro. Take-home souvenir gear includes a kids’ size apron and chef’s hat.

The afternoon includes an interactive chocolate fondue cooking class. Kids and parents will get to make and eat their very own chocolate fondue creations! Everyone will learn to make: chocolate covered mice, celebration party marshmallows and The Melting Pot signature tuxedo covered strawberries.

In addition to the souvenir apron and chef’s hat, kids will also receive a box of Melting Pot signature chocolate wafers to take home, along with their new chocolate covered creations.

Cost: $19.95 per child and $15 per accompanying adult. (Recommended ages 4-12)

When: Saturday, January 13 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

2018 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile

The 2018 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile is taking place this Saturday, January 13, at Petco Park from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m! Admission to Padres FanFest is complimentary, with fans required to redeem entry tickets here.  Fans may claim up to eight (8) complimentary tickets for the event and all tickets are delivered digitally through the MLB.com Ballpark app.

When: Saturday, January 13 10:00AM – 4:00PM

For more information, please visit: 2018 Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile

Sunday, January 14:

10 Places to Watch this Season’s Football Games!

Football season is here again! Many businesses in the Gaslamp Quarter are offering specials during all football games and some are even home to a specific football team. Explore 10 great places to watch the football game this season and come enjoy the game with some delicious food and drinks with your friends and fellow fans!

For more information, please visit: 10 Places to Watch this Season’s Football Games!

American Comedy Co

BIGA

The Melting Pot

Sparks Gallery

Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Gaslamp Museum

Parq

Padres FanFest presented by T-Mobile