Constructed Mythologies: Luis González Palma’
Through Jan. 26
“Constructed Mythologies: Luis González Palma” celebrates this prolific and influential Latin American artist, who is well known for an expansive practice investigating the cultural identity of his native Guatemala, sociopolitical constructs, and spirituality to convey complex emotions that define the human condition. His approach is layered with religious iconography, poetry, magical realism, and physical interventions, as well as bold colors and shapes referencing art historical movements. Art exhibition in the SDSU Downtown Gallery, 725 West Broadway. Thursday through Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
‘God of Carnage’
Through Feb. 9
“God of Carnage” relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Lamplighters Community Theatre, 5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa. Tickets are: adults $23; seniors, students, active military $20; groups of 10 or more $18. Visit lamplighterslamesa.com.
Friday, Jan. 17
Rolando Night Out
Come celebrate the end of your work week with your Rolando neighbors at the Blvd Bar, 6949 El Cajon Blvd., from 7-9 p.m. Bring some quarters for the billiard tables and dart board, an appetite for inexpensive beverages and get ready for laughter.
2020 Lunar New Year Festival
Through Jan. 19
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the largest Lunar New Year Festival in San Diego. The festival will kick off the celebration of the important Asian holiday and bring festive cheer and prosperity to San Diego, featuring dazzling lanterns, bands, lion dances, firecrackers, and a very large selection of Asian food. 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. Adults $6; children 12 and under $4; and children 2 and under free. Free parking. Visit lunarnewyearfestival.org.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Make It Market
College Area Business District hosts a market featuring local vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts, beauty products and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Himalayan Yak & Yeti, 6784 El Cajon Blvd. Free.
Through Feb. 16
“Red Bike” imagines when you were 11 years old and you had a bike, one that made you dream about a world bigger than the one in which you live. This play is that memory. Except it is now. Two performers play the same character in a wildly imaginative, physical and poetic performance unlike anything else. “Red Bike” is about the divide between those who have and those who long for. It captures the heart of middle America while pushing two actors to their limits in a highly choreographed theatrical duet of storytelling. Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; and Sundays 2 p.m. at Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Suite N. Tickets range $20-$45, available at moxietheatre.com.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Homebrew Kombucha Hands-On Workshop
The Fermenters Club will host a class that will cover how to make kombucha safely at home, including secondary flavoring. Participants will get a flight of seasonal kombucha flavors to taste. The experience also includes instruction on how to make kombucha at home; a live kombucha culture (SCOBY) to take home; and a take-home 16-ounce bottle of kombucha that you will flavor in class with seasonal fruits and herbs. $50 for one person, $95 for two available at bit.ly/2FfZBoc. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Home Brewer, 2911 El Cajon Blvd.
Thursday, Jan. 30
BIG Salsa Festival
Through Feb. 3
BIG Salsa Festival San Diego is a four-day Latin event featuring some of the greatest names in performing arts and music! Each day is packed with dance classes, amazing performances, live band concerts, and Latin dance parties into the early morning hours. Once you experience BIG Salsa Festival, it will surely become one of the premier events your look forward to every year. If you've always wanted to learn how to dance, this is the perfect beginning. If you are looking to improve and advance your techniques, BIG San Diego offers classes for beginners, challenges for the advanced, and everything in between. Come learn from the best the world and our local community has to offer. At the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive. Ticket prices and times vary. Visit bigsalsafestival.com.
Sunday, Feb. 9
San Diego Family Fun Fest
Get ready for nonstop play at San Diego Family Magazine's San Diego Family Fun Fest! This free event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center (in the Corner Zone), 6845 University Ave. Sign up for free tickets at bit.ly/2Tl6n4s. Have a blast with more than 40 activities and resource booths, two bounce houses, zipline, swings and more. Dance along with the DJ, win cool raffle prizes, explore family resources and take playtime to a whole new level!
Friday, Feb. 14
Valentine’s Day Film Festival
If you love love (or love to hate love), this evening of short films is for you! A night of romantic films by SDSU student filmmakers for Valentine’s Day. 7:30 p.m. in the Don Powell Theatre, SDSU, 5500 Campanile Drive. $10 tickets available at bit.ly/2Np0WgO.