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Happy Camper 5k Run/Walk. Sat, Feb 6, 8am-12pm. Free. Survivors and caregivers will kick off the race with a Survivor Lap to show their pride. Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego
Boardwalk Craft Market. Sat, Feb 6, 8am-2pm. Free. Features original work by individual artists and craftsmen. Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway
Hearts For Hope 5k Run/Walk. Sat, Feb 6, 9am. Annual 5k run/walk plus food, music, games, prizes, kids' zone and activities. Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad mitchellthorp.org/event
Miniatures Show & Sale. Sat-Sun, Feb 6-7 (Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm). $2-$8. Exhibits, sales, and classes for DIY crafters, artists, and collectors of dollhouse size miniatures. Al Bahr Shrine Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego
Pooch Party Puppy Bowl. Sat, Feb 6, 1-4pm. Free. The party for pooches and people alike. A pre-Super Bowl party. All can compete in the puppy bowl games for a chance to win prizes. Camp Run-A-Mutt, 11468 Sorrento Valley Road, Ste B, San Diego
San Diego Gulls Vs Milwaukee Admirals. Sat, Feb 6. 7:05pm. $18-$60. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego
Hungry Dog Dash. Sun, Feb 7, 8-11am. $15-$25. A morning of fitness and fun with music, opportunity drawings, children's activities, vendor village, food trucks. NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego
Big Game Viewing Party. Sun, Feb 7, 2-8pm. $20. Hosted by "D. J." Fluker, with sounds by DJ Craig Smoove. Drink specials, games, a big game food menu, raffles, drawings, and giveaways. Parq Restaurant, 615 Broadway, San Diego
Superbowl Party. Sun, Feb 7, 2:30pm. $40-$50. All you can eat and drink: House wine, drinks, drafts, Tequila, Whiskey, Vodka. Buffet includes sliders, brats, Nachos, fries, salad, and coleslaw. Hennessey's Tavern, 2777 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad
Super Bowl 50. Sun, Feb 7, 3:30pm on CBS. Watch the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers
Chinese New Year Celebration. Mon, Feb 8, 11am-1pm. $69. Learn how to make dumplings from scratch. We’ll show you how to stir-fry and share tips on how to care for your wok. Sur la Table, 1905 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad
Theatre Workshop For Veterans. Tues, Feb 9, 6-8pm. Free. Guest workshop artist for Arts for Veterans Project/New Plays Production Program. Veterans' Museum and Memorial Center, 2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego
Vintage Valentine Cooking Class. Wed, Feb 10, 6pm. $85. Learn how to cook Marine Room cuisine. After, experience the three-course menu with paired wines. The Marine Room,2000 Spindrift Drive, San Diego
San Diego Gulls Vs Bakersfield Condors. Wed, Feb 10, 7:05pm. $18-$60. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego
Tower After Hours: Ireland. Thurs, Feb 11, 6-8pm. $15-$30. Experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Ireland. Sample pub foods, enjoy the sounds & sights of Irish music and dance. San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego
Valentine's Mead & Chocolate Pairing. Thurs, Feb 11, 6-8pm. $20-$25. 21+. Taste artisan chocolates and pairings as you learn about the arts of mead- and chocolate-making. Golden Coast Mead, 4089 Oceanside Boulevard, Oceanside
San Diego Sockers Vs Tacoma Stars. Thurs, Feb 11, 7:05pm. $12-$30. The Sockers pursue another Ron Newman Cup and the hanging of a fifteenth championship banner. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego
Circus Vargas: Iluminous. Thurs-Wed, Feb 11-17 (show times vary). $15-$70. Be wowed by death-defying stunts, aerialists, acrobats, and clowns under a music-filled, Big Top. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
Jer's And Dallmann Chocolate Tastings. Fri, Feb 12, 4-6pm. Free. Locally made artisan chocolates at this complimentary tasting session. Live entertainment provided. L'Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
Valentine's Day Beer & Dessert Pairing. Fri, Feb 12, 5-9pm. Free. Valentine's Day Dessert & Beer Pairing Night. Abu Kitchen's full dinner menu available. Kilowatt Brewing, 7576 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego
Harlem Globetrotters. Fri, Feb 12, 7pm. $16-$140. The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in celebration of their 90th anniversary world tour. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego
Valentine Shopping Square. Fri-Sat, Feb 12-13, 12-6pm. Free. With 30 vendors and a raffle. Marcel's food truck will serve up waffles with decadent toppings. Mr. Liquor, 10227 Mast Boulevard, Santee
Happy (Lunar) New Year! Fri-Sun, Feb 12-14 (Fri 5-10pm; Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm). Free-$5. Asian-themed dancers, singers, magicians. Lion and dragon dance performances. Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St, San Diego
Comic Fest. Fri-Mon, Feb 12-15 (Fri 12-10pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun-Mon 10am-5pm). Free. Comic convention with guest programs, tabletop gaming, cosplay, steampunk, and an exhibitor. Town & Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle, San Diego
Family Art. Sat, Feb 13, 9am-12pm. A morning of family-based art making. Children 2+ and adults welcomed. Pachis, An Art Studio For Kids, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Building 201, Ste 102, San Diego
Monster Energy AMA Supercross. Sat, Feb 13, 6:30-10pm. $20-$70. The world's premier stadium motorcycle circuit, comprised of 17 races of heart-stopping racing action. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego (619)795-5555
Valentine's Day Weekend. Sat-Sun, Feb 13-14, 7-9:30pm. $59. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic escape and fine cuisine. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San Diego (619)238-1818
Great Train Show. Sat-Sun, Feb 13-14, 10am-4pm. $9. Nation's largest model train show. Local clubs will be offering workshops and demonstrations. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
San Diego Pet Expo. Sat-Sun, Feb 13-14 (Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm). Free. Tons of exhibitors; giveaways; shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, and more. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
Jump Start Your Heart 5K. Sun, Feb 14, 9am-1pm. $40-$45. Benefits The Children's Heart Foundation to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by heart defects. Mission Bay Park, 2688 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego (631)875-9895
Valentine's Evening With Shamu. Sun, Feb 14, 5:30-10pm. $99. An elegant, unforgettable and romantic evening at SeaWorld! SeaWorld San Diego, 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego (800)257-4268
Valentine's Day Sweetheart's Dinner Cruise. Sun, Feb 14, 11am-10pm. $99.San Diego's most romantic spot is on the bay. Set sail with us on Valentine's Day. Flagship Cruises & Events, 1800 North Harbor Dr., San Diego (619)686-8715
Hawkwatch. Ongoing until Sat, Feb 27, 10am-1pm. Free. Visit Ramona’s grasslands, see resident and wintering hawks and eagles. Bring binoculars, wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing. Event is rain or shine. Wildlife Research Institute, 18030 Highland Valley Road, Ramona
Sculpture in the Garden. Ongoing daily until April, 9am-5pm. Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. 760-436-3036
Mardi Gras Gaslamp. Sat, Feb 6, 5pm-4am. $30-$120. 20 blocks, 6 outdoor stages, DJs, parade, floats, beads and non-stop entertainment! 5th & Broadway | 5th & L St. Gaslamp Quarter
Paws For Reading. Ongoing Mondays until June 27, 2:30pm. New readers can get some valuable practice time with a non-judgmental certified therapy dog, courtesy of the non-profit Love on a Leash. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego
Babies, Blooms & Bugs’ Family Fun Days. Sundays, 11:30-1:30pm. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
1935 Exposition Walking Tour. Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm. $10-$12. This hour-long, easy-paced walking tour, on the Progress of Man. You’ll never look at this portion of Balboa Park the same way again. Tour begins promptly at Alcazar Gardens at 1pm. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, SD
Garden Tours. Ongoing Saturdays 10:30-11:30am. Free. Tour the lush, charming, and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable docent to hear what makes our garden special. Be inspired to create a water-wise landscape of your own. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, Rancho San Diego. www.thegarden.org
Adopt-A-Plot. Ongoing Saturdays, 9-10am. Free. We are tending the flower garden in front of the Lily Pond. Meet at the flower garden in front of the Lily Pond. Balboa Park Visitors’ Center, 1549 El Prado, SD 619-223-5229 botanyforkids.com
Game Time. Ongoing Fridays, 3:30-5pm. Free. Young adults invited to enjoy video games, board games, Yu-Gi-Oh! duels, more. Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, San Diego. 619-527-3405.

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