Film, music, theater and San Diego chamber celebration on horizon

If you’re looking to soak up some culture this week, we’ve got a lot of options. There is a film-festival preview, a performance by up-and-coming classical musicians, a great play and more. Get out and explore what makes San Diego so special with these amazing events.

Young musicians in concert

As part of their Discovery Series, the La Jolla Music Society presents violinist Johan Dalene and pianist Giorgi Gigashvili in concert at 3 p.m. today.

The award-winning young musicians have been playing in Europe and are now touring the world to showcase their talents as they take on various works in the classical cannon.


San Diego Jewish Film Festival Preview Day

Feel like a V.I.P by heading to the San Diego Jewish Film Festival Preview Day at 11 a.m. today at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla.

The preview includes an hour of trailers of the movies that made the grade, so that you can decide which films you most want to see when the festival takes place Feb. 15-26.

Be sure to stick around for snacks after the sneak peak to discuss your interests with your fellow cinephiles.


‘El Huracán’ at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town

Don’t miss the compelling and powerful family drama, “El Huracán,” now through Feb. 19 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town.

The show tells the story of family and forgiveness that follows four generations of Latina women through an epic hurricane in Miami.

Tickets are available online, by phone or in-person at the box office.

The theater is at 4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego.


Beachside Igloos at the Del

If you want to throw off the chill of January, then head to the Hotel del Coronado for the final week of their Beachside Igloo experience.

The cozy containers, available to rent for an hour at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 8, offer all the comfort of a living room. Enjoy s’mores for six as you relax in a heated globe on the sand. Price is $210.


National Geographic’s ‘Beyond King Tut’

National Geographic’s “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” is taking San Diego by storm, now through March 26.

The large scale event is happening at the Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard.

The hour-long experience promises to go beyond King Tut’s famous mask, delving into one of the world’s most legendary leaders. No artifacts, but stunning cinematic effects bring visitors to Egypt to explore the life and death of Tutankamun.


SD Regional Chamber 152nd anniversary

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 152nd anniversary with a spectacular event Feb. 9 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

More than 700 of San Diego’s business executives, community leaders, and elected officials will gather to network and build relationships while honoring two individuals who have been exceptional leaders in efforts that help make the San Diego region the best place to live and work.

Peter Seidler, chairman of the San Diego Padres, will receive the Herb Klein Spirit of San Diego Award and Kimberly Becker, president/CEO of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority, will receive the Moving San Diego Forward Award.

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