San Diego International Auto Show     Dec. 29-Jan. 1
One of Southern California’s premier automotive events. At the 2012 show, more than 400 new-model vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, exotics, crossovers, classics, and even Hollywood’s iconic cars will pack the SD Convention Center.
(Easy) First Ride of the Year!     Jan. 1
Join Knickerbikers for 30-mile bicycle ride including Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park, Liberty Station, Harbor Island. Ride starts in Mission Bay South Shores boat ramp parking lot. Bring money for “tasty food.” 9am. 500 Sea World Dr. 858-450-0373 or 619-787-7427
Happy Birthday Spreckels Organ     Jan. 1
San Diego Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams will present a special birthday concert to celebrate the 97th anniversary of the city’s organ that includes a host of bagpipers from the House of Scotland. 2pm. Balboa Park. 619-702-8138 /
Polar Bear Swim     Jan. 1
La Jolla Cove Swim Club celebrates New Year with annual dip into the Pacific Ocean for brisk two-mile swim. All welcome. 10am. La Jolla Shores: 8200 Camino del Oro.
Gem Faire     Jan. 6-8
Dealers offer jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, and minerals. Over 100 exhibitors from all over the world on hand. $7. Del Mar Fairgrounds. 760-390-3599 /
Board & Brew the Long Way     Jan. 7
Enjoy 50-mile bicycle ride with San Diego Bicycle Touring Society. Bring money for lunch in Del Mar. 8:45am. Doyle Park: 8175 Regents Rd, San Diego. 619-255-5360
Resolution Run     Jan. 8
Race through Mission Bay Park on 5k or 15k courses “while keeping resolutions to stay fit, get outside, help the planet, and be social.” Benefit for San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. 6am. De Anza Cove: 3000 E Mission Bay Dr. $25 – $45.
River Cleanup     Jan. 14
Clean and Green Team of San Diego River Park Foundation hosts cleanup to rid river of trash and debris. Join group in southeast dirt parking lot of Fashion Valley Mall. Tools, supplies provided. Wear closed shoes, clothes that can get dirty. 9am-12pm. 619-297-7380
Mobil Film Festival     Jan. 14-15
Take movies with your cell phone and submit them into our first annual mobile media film festival based in San Diego. S. Botello Productions has created the Mobil film festival. Take movies from your cell phone & submit them! 877-821-4101 /
Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale     Jan. 14-15
The show brings contests, demonstrations and an international group of high profile artists sharing what they do. 10am-4pm. Al Bahr Shriner’s Center: 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd. 775-348-7713 /
Holistic Living Expo     Jan. 15
Products and services for “healing and rejuvenation,” gemstone jewelry, aromatherapy products and healing music. Holistic health practitioners and spiritual counselors. 10am-6pm. Mission Valley Resort: 875 Hotel Circle S. 619-298-8281 /
San Diego Restaurant Week     Jan. 15-20
This January over 140,000 diners will eat their way through over 180 participating restaurants that will offer three-course prix-fixe menus. 12-10pm. 619-233-5008 /
Free for the Family Big Bay Whale Festival     Jan. 21
Celebrate the annual migration of Gray Whales! 11am-3pm and for this day only, kids cruise for free on either daily Whale Watching cruises. 619-725-8853
Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon     Jan. 22
Our 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support are just a few of our outstanding features.
Farmers Insurance Open     Jan. 23-29
Torrey Pines Golf Course: 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.La Jolla, 92037. 858-535-4500 /
San Diego Sunroad Boat Show     Jan. 26-29
Take in land and in-water exhibits for boaters of every age, along with marine vendors, free boat rides, food, music, beer, spirits. Sunroad Resort Marina: 955 Harbor Island Dr. 619-497-5254 /
Bridal Bazaar     Jan. 29
Named “San Diego’s Best Bridal Show” by brides every year since the inception of Bridal Insider’s People’s Choice Awards, the Bridal Bazaar provides more ideas, fashion and choices. 10am-4pm. SD Convention Center. 760-334-5500 /
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