This weekend in San Diego County, enjoy a wide range of activities: from a travel show to traveling to Coronado for its film festival, and from sitting in a free cartography class to learning how to salsa.
This weekend, Jan. 14-18, 2016, the third annual Borrego Springs Film Festival. The program includes 47 films in five categories from features, shorts and animations to documentaries and Latino, all of which are independent productions.
Information on tickets, passes, screenings, and festivities can be found online or by calling (760)-440-5338.
When: Jan. 14 – 18, various times
Where: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center | 590 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Cost: $10 – $100
More information: www.borregospringsfilmfestival.org
Inaugural Coronado Island Film Festival
The Coronado Island Film Festival is an inaugural event that celebrates Coronado’s connection to Old Hollywood and features celebrity guest Leonard Maltin.
Held from Friday, Jan. 15 to Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, the festival will show 85 films ranging from documentaries and war movies to comedies and Hollywood classics.
And while you’re there, check out the Hotel del Coronado History Tour.
When: Friday – Monday, Jan 15 – 18, starting at 9am
Where: Various Coronado theaters, Coronado, CA 92118
Cost: $95 – $595
More information: coronadoislandfilmfest.com
California Cartography At The La Jolla Map Museum: A Knowledge Commons San Diego Free Class
Knowledge Commons San Diego is a new free school for free thinkers. Unique free classes taught by San Diegans, for San Diegans. Join us for our Winter 2016 session!
We will embark on a fascinating journey through time and space, as Captain Cloward walks us through the collection, featuring maps right from the first millennium (we get to point and laugh at their zany ideas!), some of the earliest maps of the Americas, and even a few maps that show what the early explorers thought about California (you’ll be surprised!).
We’ll also get to view and discuss some early maps of San Diego. We’ll learn navigational techniques, map conservation techniques and more! This will be a history lesson unlike any other.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11 a.m
Where: La Jolla Map Museum | 7825 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
More information: Visit the Knowledge Common San Diego website to register.
Encinitas Parks and Recreation Café’s Soiree
Encinitas’ Parks and Recreation office will celebrate the New Year – and the center’s spruced up amenities – with a special “soiree” that includes farm-to-table food, live music, dancing, art galleries, craft beer, classic cars and raffles. The event is free, but RSVP is required, per the Parks and Recreation office.
When: Friday, Jan 15 | 5 – 7:30pm
Where: Encinitas Community and Senior Center | 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas, CA
More information: encinitasca.gov/index.aspx?page=494
Salsa Under the Stars
This free event invites you to salsa dance under the stars in the courtyard of The Headquarters shopping center – no partner or experience required. Music will be performed by the Manny Cepeda Orchestra.
When: Friday, Nov. 20 | 6 – 9pm
Where: Headquarters’ Courtyard | 789 West Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: theheadquarters.com/events-calendar/salsa-under-stars
San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
The only travel show in the San Diego area is back for another year. Stop by and unleash your dreams: plan and book your next vacation! Get ideas on where you want you go and places to see in the new year.
When: Saturday, January 16, 10am-5pm | Sunday, January 17, 11am-4pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center (Hall B) | 111 W. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: travelshows.com/shows/san-diego
San Diego Restaurant Week 2016
Over 180 of San Diego County’s most delicious restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $20, $30, $40 or $50 and two-course prix-fixe lunches for only $10, $15 or $20.
When: Jan. 17 – 24 | lunch and dinner
Where: Various restaurants in San Diego County, see website for details
Cost: $10 – $50
More information: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com