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Your Patch guide to the pursuit of happiness

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore. Follow the links if you want more information. Click the links for all the details.

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Where/When: Get half-price admission at 40 museums throughout the county Feb. 1-28.
Why Go: You can experience everything from art, music and history to the environment, the military and zoology at the participating museums.
Pricing: Free vouchers can be picked up at any Macy's store in the county. Tickets at the museums vary, but each voucher is good for up to four half-price admissions.

Where/When: Qualcomm Stadium,  Feb 4-6.

Why Go: If you're already wondering if you need to revamp your back yard as summer approaches, the Spa, Pool and Barbecue Show might be the place to spend part of your weekend.

Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Del Norte High School, 4 p.m. Feb. 6.

Why Go: Well, yeah, that other sporting event is going on this afternoon, but hey, you don't get to meet any of the Steelers or Packers personally. Set to appear: Adrian Gonzalez, Heath Bell and Quentin Jammer. Also to be featured: music and a silent auction.

Pricing: Free, but signing up online for a ticket is encouraged.

Where/When: Wynola Pizza Express, Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m.

Why Go: For the different styles of music. See American Roots band Grand Canyon Sundown on Friday or bluegrass band, the Taildraggers, on Saturday.

Pricing: Free.

Where/When: California Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Feb. 5.

Why Go: For a unique take on a Biblical standard. Ballet Magnificat!, a Christian troupe, performs "Ruth," a variation on the Old Testament story, which transfers the tale to Spain, with a voyage to America.

Pricing: $9.50.

And still you want more? Check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner refreshed every Wednesday.

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