This weekend offers the perfect mix of edgy entertainment and sophisticated fun. If you’re in the mood to party alongside the industry’s top artists, don’t miss an Above & Beyond double-header at FLUXX, a DJ set by Reuben Wu of Ladytron at U 31, and hip hop diva Mya performing live at F6ix. If you’d like to keep it classy, mingle with high society elite at Thank Globe It’s Friday at The Old Globe Theatre, Ballroom with a Twist at Copley Symphony Hall, and the 103rd Anniversary Charity Ball at Hotel del Coronado. And don’t forget about San Diego Restaurant Week, which is filling you up on the cheap through Sunday.
Discover this week’s best San Diego events.
Above & Beyond at FLUXX – Jan. 18 & 19
Above & Beyond captivate audiences worldwide through mesmerizing trance beats laced with smart lyrics. From upbeat dance tracks designed for nightclubs, to chill rhythms fit for an ultra-lounge experience, Above & Beyond continue to evolve their sound while touring the globe and feeding the people what they want. Above & Beyond return to San Diego for a two-day British invasion at FLUXX. The party starts on Wednesday, Jan. 18 with an 18+ show, and picks back up with EDM on Thursday, Jan. 19 for the 21+ crowd. Get details here.
Feel the Noise ft. Reuben Wu of Ladytron at U 31 – Friday, Jan. 20
U 31 presents a special edition of Feel the Noise Friday, featuring a DJ set by Reuben Wu of Ladytron, the badass English electronic band. Feel the Noise is the longest running dance party in North Park and is known for a high-energy mix of indie, dance, electro and disco music. As always, Feel the Noise will showcase beats by resident DJ Gabe Vega, photos by Jeff Morris, $150 Svedka bottle specials, and no cover before 10pm. Get details here.
Thank Globe It’s Friday at The Old Globe Theatre – Friday, Jan. 20
The Old Globe Theatre encourages theater-goers to celebrate the social scene during Thank Globe It’s Friday, a pre-show event that takes place before the featured production begins. This January, The Old Globe is hosting two pre-show parties, with the first on Friday, January 20 in honor of Dividing the Estate. The events start at 6:30pm and are $20 in addition to your theater ticket. Get details here.
Ballroom with a Twist at Copley Symphony Hall – Jan. 20 & 21
The San Diego Symphony is taking Winter Pops to a new level in introducing Ballroom with a Twist, a high-energy production filled with dance, music and the industry’s top stars. The spirit of today’s talent competition television shows will come to life on stage for two nights at Copley Symphony Hall. “Dancing with the Stars” couple Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts will host both nights, joined by vocals from LaKisha Jones, David Hernandez and Gina Glocksen of “American Idol,” and Emmy-nominated choreographer Louis van Amstel, also from “Dancing with the Stars.” Get details here.
103rd Anniversary Charity Ball at Hotel del Coronado – Saturday, Jan. 21
One of San Diego’s longest running philanthropic events, The Charity Ball celebrates its 103rd Anniversary this January. Themed Spectacular San Diego, The Charity Ball will feature a grand dinner at 6:30pm followed by a celebration of drinks and dancing within the Hotel del Coronado. Proceeds will benefit Rady Children's Trauma Care Center at the Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center.
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour at Valley View Casino Center – Jan. 21 & 22
Celebrating the life and creations of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour will feature Jackson’s powerful music translated through dance and visuals in a breathtaking world of fantasy unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. From “Thriller” to “Off the Wall,” “Beat It” and “Billie Jean,” prepare to see Jackson’s iconic songs come to life on the stage. The tour stops in San Diego January 21 & 22.
Rolling Blackout Sunday ft. Mya at F6ix – Sunday, Jan. 22
F6ix recently launched a new industry party series, Rolling Blackout Sundays, inspired by the great San Diego blackout of 2011. Every Sunday night, F6ix features a rotating industry party host who alone has access to the night’s blackout drink specials. This Sunday, F6ix is enhancing the party atmosphere with a live performance by Grammy award-winning singer / songwriter Mya. Just a few of her mega-hit songs include “Ghetto Supastar,” “The Best of Me,” and “Lady Marmalade.” In celebration of her new album release, Mya will perform live at F6ix, paired with beats by DJ Brett Bodley. Get details here. (pictured)
More San Diego Parties & Events:
San Diego Restaurant Week – Jan. 15 – 20
Lux @ Night College Night at Lux Art Institute – Wednesday, Jan. 18
Industry Appreciation Night at Side Bar – Wednesday, Jan. 18
Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels at SDMA – Thursday, Jan. 19
BPM Thursday at Bar West – Thursday, Jan. 19
MYNT Thursday ft. Hyphy Crunk at Hard Rock Hotel – Thursday, Jan. 19
White Trash Bash Birthday Party at McFadden’s – Friday, Jan. 20
Diva Dash Women's Obstacle Course Run - Saturday, Jan. 21
LED Presents The Crystal Method DJ Set at Voyeur – Saturday, Jan. 21
Big Bay Free Family Whale Festival - Saturday, Jan. 21
Rendez-vous with Mozart at Versailles at Westgate Hotel – Sunday, Jan. 22
GuestHouse Day Club Super Heroes Party at Stingaree – Sunday, Jan. 22
Paws for Poker Charity Tournament at Harrah’s – Sunday, Jan. 22
Encinitas Wellness Week - Jan. 22 - 28
Discover more local entertainment ideas in our San Diego events calendar