Peeks and Previews: January

Welcome back to San Diego! The new year has a lot in store for this city of ours, starting with a range of fun events in January.

Have a laugh and learn something new with Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss. Part stand-up comedy show, part academic discussion, this unique Jan. 10 event features comedians and researchers sharing their funniest material on brainy topics. The American Comedy Co. also has a great lineup of comedians this month, such as Shawn Wayans on Jan. 11-12, Pablo Francisco on Jan. 17-19, and Joel McHale on Jan. 25-26.

Get a glimpse of winter with the Poway Winter Festival on Jan. 11-12. Build a snowman, sled down the hill, roast some marshmallows, and have a go around the skating rink. Food vendors will also be present at this magical celebration.

You don’t have to go far for good food. On Jan. 18, Triton Fest and the Multi-Asian Student Association are teaming up for the annual Asian Night Market on Library Walk. Grab some free treats, but bring some cash to try the amazing dishes that will be right on our campus.

San Diego Restaurant Week is back! From Jan. 20-27, over 180 different restaurants across San Diego County are offering special deals for multi-course meals. Prices range from $10 to $50, making it the perfect opportunity to return to a favorite or try a place you’ve been meaning to go to.

Join fellow beverage and chocolate lovers on the San Diego Caffeine Crawl on Jan. 25-27. Visit roasters, cafes, and other companies, try samples, and learn about the local caffeine scene along the way. There are a total of 10 routes to choose from, each with a different selection of participants, meaning there’s something for every schedule and every taste bud.

Ever wanted to be an Instagram star? Head to Triton Fest’s Under the Influencer event to meet and hear social media influences talk about their journey. Take some aesthetic pictures at the photo ops and join Stephanie Soo (Missmangobutt) for a live mukbang on Jan. 26.