entertainment & events

FUN STUFF HAPPENING IN OLD TOWN
JANU
ARY
Cygnet Theatre
LIFE SUCKS

REGIONAL PREMIERE

Jan 26 – Feb 27, 2022
Low-Priced Previews Jan 26 – Jan 28, 2022

In this brash and hilarious reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions—and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Incurably lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, and full of unrequited love, these seven souls collide and stumble their way towards a new understanding that LIFE SUCKS! Or does it?

FEBR
UARY
Entertainment at Fiesta deReyes

The Fiesta de Reyes stage provides free live musical entertainment. Every weekend Old Town’s favorite mariachi band and beautiful folklorico dancers make for an unforgettable experience. Many people visit just for the amazing entertainment. Enjoy a margarita and a taco while you’re there! See the entertainment schedule below, it is, of course, subject to change without notice.

FRIDAY:
Los Rios 5pm-8pm
SATURDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm
SUNDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm

MAR
CH
Cygnet Theatre
WATER BY THE SPOONFUL
 
Mar 23 – Apr 24, 2022
Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide.  By Tony-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Water by the Spoonful is a healing and heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.
APRIL
Cygnet Theatre

Flamboyant Musical Fun
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Mar. 11 – May 3, 2020, Opening Night Mar. 14, 2020
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

MAY
Cinco de Mayo

To be announced - April 30 and May 1
MUD ROW

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE
By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

May 18 – Jun 19, 2022
Low-Priced Previews May 18 – May 20, 2022

Two generations of sisters navigate class, race, love and family on “Mud Row,” an area in the East End of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Elsie hopes to move up in the world by marrying into “the talented tenth,” while her sister Frances joins the fight for Civil Rights. Decades later, estranged sisters Regine and Toshi are forced to reckon with their shared heritage and each other, when Regine inherits granny Elsie’s house. Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau deftly shifts between past and present to paint a living portrait of family legacy.

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JUNE

Bazaar Del Mundo

Special event with renowned jewelry designer Federico Jimenez on
Saturday, TBD

He will be signing books as well as showcasing his amazing jewelry. Federico’s jewelry will be on display and for sale from 11am-8pm. Also, a collection of his pieces will be available for 20% off.

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Entertainment at
Fiesta de Reyes

FRIDAY:
Los Rios 5pm-8pm
SATURDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm
SUNDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm 

JULY

OLD TOWN 4TH OF JULY.
To be confirmed
July 4th (11:00 am–4:00 pm).
A Parade, crafts, & activities of early San Diego recreate an Indepedence Day
celebrated on the frontier.
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STAGECOACH DAYS.

To be confirmed
Saturdays, July THRU Aug (12:00–4:00 pm).
For six Saturdays in July and August, Old Town celebrates summer with special events centered around different aspects of San Diego’s culture and history.

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NATASHA, PIERRE &
THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
Jul 13 – Aug 21, 2022
Low-Priced Previews Jul 13 – Jul 15, 2022

An electropop opera based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines. When she falls under the spell of the roguish Anatole, it is up to Pierre, a family friend in the middle of an existential crisis, to pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation. This award-winning musical expands the possibilities for the genre with its daring score and bold storytelling.

AUG
UST
Bazaar del Mundo event

Bazaar del Mundo Latin American Festival
August  – Dates to be announced

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Days of the Vaqueros Aug 
August  – Dates to be announced 

See vaqueros—the original cowboys—ride,
rope, and talk of life on the ranchos.

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TwainFest Aug
This event was canceled in 2021. lets hope it back to full activities in 2022

Literature comes to life through games and activities.

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Entertainment at
Fiesta de Reyes

FRIDAY:
Los Rios 5pm-8pm
SATURDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm
SUNDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm 

SEPTE
MBER
Fiestas Patrias

September 14th and 15th(12:00–4:00 pm).
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Old Town San Diego while commemorating and experiencing the rich and diverse culture of Mexico and California.

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SANTE FE MARKET
The annual Santa Fe Market brings the best of the Southwest to San Diego! The festival is a colorful outdoor marketplace featuring Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and other artists.
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RING THE BELLS FOR FREEDOM
A festival held in the State Park, Come join us at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on their front steps at the request of the San Diego Chapter, DAR as we Ring our Bells of Freedom for the Constitution!

OCTO
BER
FALL FESTIVAL

Fall crafts and children’s activities a la San Diego  TBD
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TACOS AND TEQUILA
Sample traditional Mexican dishes at some of Old Town’s Best restaurants!

Bazaar Del Mundo

Special event with renowned jewelry designer Federico Jimenez on
Saturday, TBD

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Entertainment at
Fiesta de Reyes

FRIDAY:
Los Rios 5pm-8pm
SATURDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm
SUNDAY:
Los Rios 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Luis Max 5pm – 8pm 

NOVE
MBER
DIA de los MUERTOS

October 30th and November 2nd

Traditional and contemporary Día de los Muertos altars will be set up throughout
the Old Town community during this event for visitors to enjoy. In various museums in the park, there will also be altars commemorating the people who lived and worked in Old Town during the 1800s. Activities will include face painting, public memorials. Life size Catrinas and skeleton displays, giant puppets, live music, in various areas of Old Town .

A Christmas Carol
 
Nov 23 – Dec 26, 2021
Low-Priced Previews Nov 23 – Nov 26, 2021

Cygnet’s holiday smash hit is back for its seventh season! Bring the family back to enjoy the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption. This imaginative production features original music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience that is sure to delight the entire family!

DECE
MBER
Las Posadas

Virtual experience more details to follow as they become available
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BATTLE OF SAN PASQUAL

To be announced
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