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February 18, 2011 by Jacob Tullos  
Filed under Recently Posted, WalletFree Weekend

Three.Days.Off. Bring it.  Don’t want to give up the Benjamins or even the Washingtons to live it up this long weekend? We have just what the budget ordered—six weekend events that are FREE or ALMOST FREE in San Diego.

Tabe BBQ Food Truck Photo credit: Flickr/dre.gonzalez

Mobile Food Gathering—Fri, Feb 18
Imagine a traffic jam of deliciousness, all colliding at Fifty Seven Degrees. That’s exactly what the Mobile Food Gathering will be like this Friday. Starting at 5 pm, you can have your choice of Papas Tapas, Tabe BBQ, Chop Sooey, Sweet Treats, Greasy Wiener, Flippin Pizza, India On Wheels, Kaminski Super Q, and an array of wine from 57 Degrees to wash it all down with.

Free Saturday at the LUX—Sat, Feb 19
This Saturday offers more than just a free pass into the spectacular LUX Art Institute, which is designed as a working studio rather than a stagnant exhibit. There’s stuff to enjoy for the whole family with live music by singer/songwriter Dawn Mitschele, refreshments, and event an art project in the Lux Classroom.

Old Town Springs Nights—Mon, Feb 21
Imported Mexican outdoor furniture, patio umbrellas and fire pits make the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard a festive blend of California past and present. Monday night, come to enjoy a historic drama presentation by actors who will reenact stories from the 1850s. The festivities start at 5:30 pm and last until 8 pm, which is great considering the free parking after 5 pm.

Successful Aging Expo—Sat, Feb 19
Held at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in Mission Valley, this free expo highlights healthy living and preventative measures that you can incorporate into your life now. You’ll see aisle after aisle of booths, each ready to give information on how to age successfully and a changing world and more ways to be healthy and wise. Special speakers, live music, and scrumptious food samples make the event that much better.

La Paloma Theatre Poetry Slam—Fri, Feb 18
The beautiful historic La Paloma Theatre is holding its Winter Poetry Slam this Friday at 6:30 pm. While the event is free, you can give a donation, if your love for spoken poetry compels you to do so. Listen to local poets, young and old, battle against each other with original poetry as their names are drawn from a popcorn bucket.

Athenaeum Mini-Concerts – Mon, Feb. 21
For your listening pleasure, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library presents a free concert this Monday at noon. There’s a good reason the Mini-Concerts have been in biz since 1970—it’s just too fun to stop! Local and touring musicians, prize winning students, university faculty members, and local chamber ensembles play anything from folk to jazz to world music. Entrance is completely free, though donations are welcome.


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