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Weekend Preview: Taste of Opera, Mexican Institute of Sound and New Restaurants

Mexican Institute of Sound performs Friday, January 20, at The Loft at UCSD.

Above: Mexican Institute of Sound performs Friday, January 20, at The Loft at UCSD.

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From an opera-inspired cooking class and new dining destinations, to live dance music from Mexico City and “transcendental folk” from Colorado, there is no shortage of things to see, hear and do in San Diego. Here are this weekend's highlights:

Learn the art of traditional Spanish cuisine at the Taste of Opera Cooking Class tomorrow (Friday, January 20) at Great News Cooking School in Pacific Beach. The class is inspired by San Diego Opera’s upcoming production, The Barber of Seville, opening in April.

Mexican Institute of Sound performs tomorrow (Friday, January 20) at The Loft at UCSD.

San Diego Restaurant Week wraps up Friday, January 20, at various restaurants throughout the county. Looking to try something new? Erin Chambers Smith, senior editor of San Diego Magazine, recommends Table 926 in north Pacific Beach and The Lion’s Share in downtown.

Indie acoustic quintet Elephant Revival performs its “transcendental folk” tomorrow (Friday, January 20) at AMSD Concerts in Normal Heights.

Women looking for a workout with a purpose can join in the Shape Diva Dash, an obstacle course race benefiting local nonprofits, tomorrow (Friday, January 20) and Saturday at Mission Bay.

Fans of surfing and art can enjoy both at the Board Art Benefit is this Saturday (January 21) at the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery in Solana Beach.

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Erin Chambers Smith is senior editor at San Diego Magazine.

Liz Bradshaw is curator at The Loft at UCSD.

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