Sushi at Sanctuary Lounge
Enjoy sushi at Sanctuary Lounge from Matua’s Sushi on Friday, Feb. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. Also on Friday, Keni Yarbro will entertain the crowd with live music from 6:30 p.m. until midnight.

Dj GiGi, all the way from 95.7, will be in the house on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Sanctuary Lounge is located at 12090 Scripps Summit Drive, off Scripps Poway Parkway. Visit sanctuaryloungesd.com.

Food trucks at Newtopia
Hungry customers enjoying a drink at Newtopia Cyder this weekend need not worry. Select food trucks will be on hand to serve up tasty grub. Here is the schedule:

Friday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Famoso Taco (Mexican street food)
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Pierogi Truck (Polish and European cuisine)

Newtopia Cyder is located at 10045 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite A. Visit drinknewtopia.com.

Wolff plays Mainstream Bar and Grill 
Local rock ‘n’ roll trio Wolff will be playing a pre Valentine’s Day dance party/event at the Mainstream Bar and Grill in Poway, at the corner of Community and Poway Road, on Friday, Feb. 9.  If you’re looking for a romantic evening with a loved one, this probably isn’t it!

The band will perform in the giant back lounge, which has a stage, lights and PA system. With plenty of tables, chairs and a large dance floor it’s a perfect venue for live music and dancing.  There is also a pool table back there.  Even better, there’s no cover and parking is free.

Wolff will play its most danceable songs from 8 p.m. to midnight, including a bunch of new ones from artists as diverse as Steve Miller, The Police, The Fixx and Little Eva.

Mainstream serves dinner until 9:30 p.m., and appetizers until the band stops playing. There is a full bar with plenty of microbrews on tap, wines and spirits, and a separate restaurant/bar area.

Jim Chovick (from left) portrays Tony Reilly, Dagmar Fields plays Aoife Muldoon and Vanessa Dinning plays Rosemary Muldoon in the Scripps Ranch Theatre production of “Outside Mullingar.” (photo by Ken Jacques)

SR Theatre presents ‘Outside Mullingar’
“Outside Mullingar” is a play involving four characters in the Irish countryside. Scripps Ranch Theatre is presenting this production on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 18.

“It involves two families: A father and son who live on a farm, and a mother and daughter who live on an adjacent farm,” explained director Kathy Brombacher.

Part of the story is about a land feud, but the biggest part of the story is the romantic attraction between one family’s daughter and the other family’s son.

“Outside Mullingar” runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 18 in the Legler Benbough Theatre on the Alliant International University campus, 9783 Avenue of Nations. Visit scrippsranchtheatre.org.

Bill and Cynthia Collins, owners of Collins Family Jewelers, will host a Chinese New Year celebration at their store on Feb. 10. (photo courtesy of the Collins family)

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Scripps Ranch residents Bill and Cynthia Collins, owners of Collins Family Jewelers, will host a Chinese New Year celebration at their store, 8220-A Mira Mesa Blvd. (near Marshalls), featuring lion dancing on Feb. 10. The public is invited to attend.

Part of this event includes a large, colorful costume lion running through their jewelry store. Up to three lions are expected. A troupe of high school-aged performers will be inside the costumes. Others will perform on drums and some will perform martial arts demonstrations.

Following the lion dancing through the store, and the fire crackers, the group will present the Collins family with a banner for the new year. Youngsters can also feed the lions. Red envelopes will be available for attendees who want to make monetary donations to the troupe. They can place a few dollars in the envelopes and place them in the mouth of a lion.

The Chinese New Year celebration at Collins Family Jewelers will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Beer and Chocolate Pairing
Savagewood Brewing Company has teamed up with award-winning It’s Myne chocolates for a uniquely delicious pairing to kick off Valentine’s week on Saturday, Feb. 10. Savagewood will offer a flight of five beers and five matching gourmet chocolates to tickle your taste buds. No tickets necessary. Come by the brewery any time between 2 and 5 p.m. and buy a flight or two at the bar.

Savagewood Brewing Company is located at 9879 Hibert St., Suite F.

Farmer’s Market new hours
The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market offers a wide variety of vendors and now it has new, adjusted hours: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, in the Innovations Academy parking lot. Browse among the booths with a selection of food, services, produce and merchandise. Grab something to eat, sit down and enjoy live music in the food court. This is a very family-friendly event. It’s like a family festival every Saturday in Scripps Ranch. Visit srfm.org

The Rob Thorsen Trio will perform on Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center.

Jazz at the Library
The entire community is invited to an afternoon of jazz with the Rob Thorsen Trio on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. in the informal and intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. This award-winning group will perform a variety of music including classic jazz and original compositions.

There is no charge for the concert, which is sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, although donations are appreciated.

Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert. 

Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Boulevard. Visit srfol.org or call (858) 538-8158 for information.

Events at Unleashed
On Sunday, Feb. 11, the Animal Rescue Resource Foundation (ARRF) will have pets at Unleashed Scripps Ranch to show potential new owners from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also on Sunday, Unleashed will hold a Vetco affordable vaccination clinic from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. State-licensed veterinarians will be on hand to help keep your pet healthy. Services will be offered for a low cost. No appointment necessary.

The Scripps Ranch Unleashed is located in the Scripps Ranch Marketplace, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway. Phone: (858) 530-9175.

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