San Diego Jewish Film Festival ---- The 20th anniversary festival features 51 contemporary Jewish-themed films, 21 filmmaker forums and special guests in five locations around San Diego County, including the UltraStar La Costa Cinemas (Feb. 18 through Feb. 21); festival runs through Feb. 21; tickets start at $6; for full schedule, locations and tickets, visitВ lfjcc.org/sdjff or call 858-362-1348.
Italian film screening ---- The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents its monthly screening, this month of "La Scorta," about a judge murdered by the Mafia; 7 p.m. Feb. 19; Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego; $5;В sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com.
"A New Generation of Spike and Mike Animation" ---- After a three-year absence, the "Spike and Mike" festival of animated shorts returns to La Jolla with an all-new program of short films; 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and Feb. 27, and March 13 and 20; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 5; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla; $15; 858-459-8707 orВ www.spikeandmike.com.
Chinese New Year Fair ---- Chinese New Year celebration with live entertainment and a food and crafts fair; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 20 and Feb. 21; free to attend; Third Avenue and J Street, San Diego;В 2010.sdcny.org.
Civic Center Screen Movies ---- Free, family-friendly, weekend movies shown at sundown on an outdoor screen in the Civic Center shopping plaza; February's theme: Underdogs Under the Stars; Feb. 19, "Bend it Like Beckham"; Feb. 20, "Better Off Dead"; Feb. 26, "Surf's Up"; Feb. 27, "Step Into Liquid"; 133 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos orВ civiccenterscreen.com.