Weekend Events for Jan. 22-25





    Thursday, Jan. 22

    San Diego Restaurant Week
    Various times and locations
    It’s your chance to get out and try that restaurant you’ve been drooling over. Dine out at as many participating restaurants as you like. No tickets or passes are required.

    SoundDiego Suggestion: Bad Suns
    8 p.m., Porter’s Pub
    Bad Suns are riding a huge wave of buzz since they released their debut album, “Language & Perspective” -- and its massive hit single, “Cardiac Arrest” -- in 2014. If you like tightly wound indie pop and highly infectious melodies, Porter’s is the place to be on Thursday.

    Friday, Jan. 23

    San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
    12 p.m., San Diego
    Prepare to be impressed. More than 100 tremendous boats will be on display. There will also be kayaks, inflatables, seminars, food, music and free boat rides on the bay.

    SoundDiego Suggestion: Pierce the Veil
    8 p.m., Viejas Arena
    Chances are, you’re likely familiar with local metalcore/pop heroes Pierce the Veil. One of the biggest San Diego bands in recent memory, they’ve absolutely exploded across the mainstream music culture since their last album “Collide with the Sky” dropped -- which led to a 100 percent sold-out arena tour last year. They hit the road again with Sleeping With Sirens at this hometown celebration.

    Saturday, Jan. 24

    North County Beer Festival
    1 p.m., Vista
    Raise your glass to unlimited beer tastings from 30 local breweries and live entertainment from The Clay Colton Band, Playfight and Morgan Leigh Band. .

    Disney On Ice Lets Celebrate
    3 p.m., Valley View Casino Center
    Join all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!

    SoundDiego Suggestion: Helms Alee
    9 p.m., the Hideout
    The Hideout seems like a curious (read: way too small) place to hold the thundering stoner metal of Helms Alee. When the group played the Casbah last year, glasses were literally rattling off tables -- so we can only imagine the carnage awaiting. Pro tip: bring earplugs.

    Sunday, Jan. 25

    Alberta Ballet's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
    7.30 p.m., Escondido
    GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s emotional ballads are the inspiration and soundtrack to Alberta Ballet’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, which showcases a troupe of 30 classically trained dancers tracing the deeply spiritual odyssey of a woman’s life from first romantic encounter to mature love.

    SoundDiego Suggestion: Russian Circles
    8:30 p.m., Soda Bar
    Currently celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band, Chicago’s beloved instrumental post-metal sons Russian Circles will weigh down Soda Bar with some of the heaviest, ambient riffage you’ll hear anywhere.

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