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Chinese New Year Fair, artist talks, and Happy 17th Anniversary Dublin Square! There’s always so many things to do in the Gaslamp Quarter! What are your plans this weekend?

Thursday, February 22:

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

The Life & Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien

As a part of the Living Legends Series, the SDCHM’s newest exhibition focuses on Dr. Shih-Liang Chien, his family, and their precepts, or family rules for living. Precepts are an important part of Chinese heritage, and Dr. Chien’s family, from the Chien kingdom, has been following these precepts for generations. The Chien family comes from generations of royalty and scholars in China and Taiwan, and the exhibit explores the family tree with many rare artifacts.

One of his sons, Shu Chien, was SDCHM’s first board chair and is now an award-winning professor of bioengineering and medicine at UC San Diego. He was awarded a National Medal of Science by President Obama in 2011 for his pioneering research on the flow of red blood cells. The museum will welcome him on February 22 during the exhibition opening ceremony for a presentation called “Father’s Influence on my Life.”

When: On View February 22 – April 8, 2018

Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building | 328 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Sparks Gallery

Artist Talk: Alexander Arshansky

Join Alexander Arshansky to discuss his works on view in “Illuminated” – paintings that explore states of spiritual ecstasy and communion with the divine. Arshansky will discuss his process and how the featured works connect to his practice as a palm reader.

Complementary refreshments will be served at 6pm with the artist demo beginning promptly at 6:30.

Free / Open to the Public / No RSVP Required

Parking: Parking is most available at the Park It On Market parking structure at 614 Market St (and 7th Ave) for $1 per hour and $10 flat rate 6PM-3AM Friday-Saturday.

When: Thursday, February 22 6-8PM

Where: 530 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Sparks Gallery

Balboa Theatre

ABBA MANIA

ABBA MANIA is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you!

Join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Winner Takes It All’,  ‘Super Trouper’ and many more.

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music.

Please note:  Haze machines will be used throughout the show.

When: Thursday, February 22 7:30PM

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Balboa Theatre

The Melting Pot – Gaslamp Quarter

Ladies’ Night Out

We’re inviting ladies to indulge in a fabulous four-course fondue dinner complete with a cheese fondue prepared table side, freshly created salads, a specially prepared entrée course, and an unforgettable chocolate fondue for dessert. $29 per person.

2 Course Option: Cheese and Chocolate Fondue – $17 per person.

All Ladies in attendance will have an opportunity to win raffle prizes.

Make your reservation today because these nights sell out fast.

Valet parking is available on Thursdays for $10.
If you bring in your valet ticket, we’ll give you $5 off

When: Thursday, February 22

Where: 901 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

San Diego Theatre Week

San Diego Theatre Week is an exciting program of the San Diego Performing Arts League (SDPAL). The mission of San Diego Theatre Week is to highlight the variety and enhance the awareness of San Diego’s diverse performing arts community.

Participating performing arts groups will be offering a variety of special promotions during the week of February 15-25.  Tickets will be offered at $15, $30 and $45 levels.

Coming downtown for a show? Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal at Osetra Seafood & Steaks, located at 904 Fifth Avenue, featuring their 16oz New York Strip before the show!

When: Thursday, February 15 – Sunday, February 25

For more information, please visit: San Diego Theatre Week

 

Friday, February 23:

Balboa Theatre

LOVETT OR LEAVE IT

The Lovett or Leave It podcast, as part of Pod Tours America, has announced additional tour dates and will be live on stage Friday, February 3rd at 8:00p at Balboa Theatre. Former speechwriter for Hilary Clinton and the Obama White House and co-host of the wildly popular podcast Pod Save America, Jon Lovett brings his Lovett or Leave It podcast live to San Diego. Get ready for a night of lively and humorous discussion of politics and top news stories with special guests along with other popular Lovett or Leave It segments.

When: Friday, February 23

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Balboa Theatre

Lair Nightclub

Cielo Fridays

San Diego’s Newest Latin FRIDAY Night!
Experience the city’s premier Urban Latin weekly event + the Gaslamp’s newest nightclub. Situated underground + next to PARQ, it will enhance all your senses. Every Friday, it will be the best in Reggaeton, Spanish Trap, Latin Top 40 + Hip Hop. It’s an exclusive club of 300 guests so arrive early. Vamos Pa’ Cielo!

When: Friday, February 23 9:30PM

Where: Seventh Avenue and Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Lair Nightclub

Bassmnt

Matroda

Join us on Friday, February 23rd as Bassmnt presents Matroda! When it comes to bass house music, Matroda is a beast! The Croatian star has gained recognition from industry giants around the globe with countless hits! Get ready to be blown away when he takes center stage!

When: Friday, February 23 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Saturday, February 24:

36th Annual Chinese New Year Fair

The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is coming back! This two-day, family-friendly event celebrating the Year of the Dog, returns February 24-25, 2018. Taking place in the Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District at Third Avenue and J Street, the celebration features 25+ performances, children’s crafts and lantern parade, and a wide variety of authentic Chinese and Asian food and cultural displays.

When: Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25

Where: Third Avenue and J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: 36th Annual Chinese New Year Fair

Dublin Square Irish Pub

Dublin Square 17th Anniversary Party

Cheers to 17 years!

This February, Dublin Square Irish Pub celebrates 17 years in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

You are cordially invited to join the celebration, which begins at 8pm and features complimentary tray-passed appetizers and drink tastings!

Slainte!

When: Saturday, February 24 8PM – 1AM

Where: 554 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Dublin Square Irish Pub

Balboa Theatre

BETH HART Fire on the Floor

Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor (out 14 October 2016 (Europe / Australia / New Zealand) and 3 February 2017 (US / Canada) on Provogue/Mascot Label Group): a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good”.

When: Saturday, February 17

Where: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Balboa Theatre

Tin Roof

Paging the 90’s

90’s Night at Tin Roof! Bust out that 90’s gear and come dance the night away with Paging The 90’s live at Tin Roof!

When: Saturday, February 24 10:00PM

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Tin Roof

Bassmnt

KRANE x Insomniac Events

Join us in Saturday 2/24 as Insomniac Events presents KRANE at Bassmnt! Drawing upon his eclectic musical background and foundations in jazz, he melds his love of electronic and hip hop beats blurring the lines between the two. Don’t miss out as he makes his San Diego stop of his ‘Fallout 2018’ tour!

When: Saturday, February 24 9PM

Where: 919 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Bassmnt

Sunday, February 25:

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Guest Artist: Dongsheng Gao

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is thrilled to have guest artist Mr. Dongsheng Gao join us for one day only as he visits the West Coast from China. Mr. Gao is an expert in a very unique art form: snuff bottle painting.

South China Morning Post says Mr. Gao is “one of the few remaining masters of the art which dates back to the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and involves painting through the neck of the pocket-sized crystal and glass bottles with ultra-fine brushes to depict traditional Chinese scenes, landscapes or portraits.”

Mr. Gao will be doing a presentation on his specialized art form and displaying many of the bottles he’s painted over his 30+ year career. He will also have bottles for purchase, and will event be customizing a few.

When: Sunday, February 25 1PM – 3PM

Where: Chuang Archive & Learning Center | 541 B Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Dublin Square Irish Pub

League Cup Final

The League Cup Final kicks off this Sunday morning at 8:30am live from Wembley Stadium.

Manchester City is favored to win over Arsenal, but if the Arsenal defense shows up to play we could see an upset.

We’ll be opening at 8am in order to show the game from the start, so come on down and enjoy a full Irish breakfast and a fresh pint of Guinness during the League Cup Final!

When: Sunday, February 25 8:30AM – 11:30AM

Where: 554 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For more information, please visit: Dublin Square Irish Pub

Dublin Square Irish Pub

Balboa Theatre

Bassmnt

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building

Sparks Gallery

The Melting Pot

Lair Nightclub

Chinese New Year Fair

Tin Roof

Chuang Archive & Learning Center