San Diego’s Best Events in January

January 1:

It’s the ultimate chill out as hundreds of brave souls take a dip in the cool Pacific in La Jolla Cove’s Polar Bear SwimMore Info »

January 2:

Hop aboard Five Star Tours and head up to Pasadena for the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade
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January 4:

Film lovers forego the multiplex in favor of the pool deck for retro flair at Wednesday night’s free Dive-in Theatreat The Pearl Hotel. More Info »

January 5:

Thursdays at Carlsbad’s Twenty/20 Grill and Wine Bar mean Jazz on the Half Shell – a night of live jazz and a raw oyster bar. More Info »

Hollywood’s hottest Latino comedy night comes to San Diego, as Refried Thursdays debuts at the new Mad House Comedy Club in Horton Plaza. More Info »

January 6:

English and Mexican traditions come together in festive harmony with Renaissance music, food and drink at the Twelfth Night/Three Kings Dinner and Concert at the San Diego History Center. More Info »

January 7:

Jerry Seinfeld bears his comedic chops in two back-to-back stand-up performances at the Civic Theatre.More Info »

January 8:

If you swore that 2012 is the year to get in shape, take the first steps toward fitness in the 5K and 15KResolution Run. More Info »

January 10:

Enjoy the sudsy scene in South Park as Alchemy and Hamilton’s Tavern team up for The Quarterly, a four-course beer dinner like no other. More Info »

January 11:

“Memories” of Cats dance through your head – and onstage in front of you – when this classic returns to Broadway/San Diego through January 15. More Info »

January 14:

Cups La Jolla helps you cleanse your system with its New Year, New You cooking class. More Info »

January 15:

All praise the almighty sticky bun at the House of Blues Gospel Brunch, tempting your taste buds with a side of spirituality every Sunday. More Info »

January 16:

Decisions, decisions. It’s day two of San Diego Restaurant Week: With more than 180 restaurants offering budget-friendly fare, how’s a foodie to choose? More Info »

January 19:

Combine food + movies and you’ve got Foovies, the Loft at UC San Diego’s artful offering, featuring Lezioni di Cioccolato (Lessons in Chocolate).  Delizioso! More Info »

January 20:

Mix and mingle with the city’s movers and shakers at San Diego Magazine‘s annual VIP-sighting soiree, the50 People to Watch Party at the Hotel Palomar. More Info »

San Diego Opera and Great News! Cooking School present their culinary take on Barber of Seville with theirTaste of Opera cooking class. More Info »

And the San Diego Symphony gets its dancing on with two nights of Ballroom with a Twist. More Info »

January 21:

As the gray whales make their annual trip down the coast, animal lovers head to the new Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier for the Big Bay Whale Days festivalMore Info »

Fit women make a Diva Dash to SHAPE magazine’s inaugural obstacle adventure at Bonita Cove. 
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January 22:

The King of Pop lives on through Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour in its second night at the Valley View Casino Center. More Info »

Classical music is on the bill at the Westgate Hotel’s Rendezvous with Mozart at VersaillesMore Info »

January 23:

The fit seaside city of Encinitas helps exercise seekers keep up with their New Year’s resolutions with itsWellness Week offering of free classes, consultations and sales on wellness products, through January 28. More Info »

January 25:

Buzz, Woody and the gang come alive off-screen and on skates in Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3, through January 29. More Info »

January 26:

Enjoy one of the largest expressions of African and African American cinema at the San Diego Black Film Festival, through January 29. More Info »

January 27:

Get seriously spooked by the spirits by your side on the Ghost Hunting Tour at the Whaley House in Old Town. More Info »

January 28:

San Diego Opera kicks off its 2012 season with the sensual SalomeMore Info »

January 29:

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with colorful flair at the free San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural FairMore Info »

BY CHRISTINA ORLOVSKY PAGE