No Reservations

Valentine’s Day this year is even more intolerable since it is on a Saturday. A normal date night and play day will surely saturate the city’s restaurants and activity centers. Personally, Roger and I don’t plan to go out on Saturday night (mainly since our “anniversary” is on Sunday), but would like to spend the day doing something cool that requires no reservations and isn’t too busy. We really have two anniversaries that we could celebrate: Sunday of President’s Day weekend or February 18th… and we prefer to celebrate on Sunday. Anyhow, I wanted to compile a few things to do this Saturday that might appeal to those that don’t care for the V-day hype, but would like to spend some special, quality time with their loved one.

Valentine’s Day Massacre-ade: A Benefit for Burners Without Borders
Location: TBA the day of the event
8pm
$15-$20
Zirk Ubu, a local circus collective, is putting on performance and fundraiser this Valentine’s Day. Also, there will be a creative band called Soul in the Machine, an unannounced DJ, appetizers by Cocina Club, black-light art, hula hoops and more. After the City Beat awards event, I definitely want to see Zirk Ubu in action again.

USA Sevens Rugby Tournament
Petco Park
9:30am-6:30pm
$21-$250
Premiere international rugby tournament. I became a big fan of rugby (and cricket) after living in New Zealand for a while. I might have to talk Roger into this one though. It also does require advance ticket purchase (damn) and will most likely cause craziness in the Gaslamp area in the evening. Also… the rain, who can forget about the rain?

Circus Vargas
Westsfield Plaza Bonita
1:30pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm
$20-40
Some are opposed to this kind of circus, but I have a sort of fascination with them that stems from my favorite author, Ray Bradbury. I know that I will never see what I imagine or experience the sort of tales that Bradbury tells, but sometimes I still need this fix. Maybe Zirk Ubu can help with this.

North Park Nights
Streets of North Park
7-10pm
Free
Wander the hood at night looking at art. Maybe get some dessert at Heaven Sent Desserts or have a drink at Bar Pink. Grab some sushi at North Park Sushi. I think the rain and the “holiday” will keep many away, but maybe I am wrong.

Or go out to a show, check out San Diego: Dialed In.

Personally I would love to head to Julian or the wineries in Temecula or go whale watching… but the stupid rain/snow in the mountains is messing with my plans. For sure Roger and I will be going to Blind Lady Alehouse in Normal Heights sometime this weekend. Maybe the rain won’t spoil everything, but for now I have no plans, still.

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