Entertainment & Events
This Weekend in SD: Daylight Savings, Latino Film Festival and Dana Carvey Comedy
So much is going on this weekend in San Diego, we can hardly keep track of all the fun to be had. With Mardis Gras this past week and St. Patrick’s Day next week, there are celebrations galore all over the county! From a party with pugs to delicious beer and wine tastings, to the Latino Film Festival or Dana Carvey’s Comedy…check out what’s happening in your area!
The 5th Annual San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition takes place at the Valley View Casino this year. Witness an intense three-day competition of robots, created and operated by high school teams from around the world. The event is a free public event and will be held from Thursday, March 10th, through Saturday, March 12th.
Then the San Diego IndieFest VII runs Saturday and Sunday at the Liberty Station in Point Loma. Enjoy the talents of independent musicians, artists and filmmakers during this two-day festival. Most of the action happens on Saturday though and the Film Stage will be the only stage open through Sunday, so don’t miss out!
The 10th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival runs March 10th – 20th at the Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center and will show over 180 exceptional Latin films, host parties with celebrity guest appearances. You can order your tickets by clicking here.
Thursday, March 10
Rapper Andre Nickatina stops by the House of Blues main stage tonight for the 2011 Birthday Run with Glasses Malone, Eli (Smoove-E), Raider Dave, Static Jon & Cryptic Wisdom while 91X Loudspeaker presents Long Live Logos, Oliver Trolley, and The Napoleon Complex at the HoB Delta Room.
Friday, March 11
Hit up the House of Blues this Friday for a live performance and CD listening party for Unwritten Law‘s new album “Swan” at 8pm. Before that, be sure to stop by the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier for In Concert for Cancer, presented by CJazz and Scripps Health, as a group of talented musicians take the stage, including Jeff Kashiwa, Greg Karukas, Steve Cole and Richard Smith. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Scripps Health Cancer Care Center.
Saturday is a day of giving. Start off by head to the St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon at Quality Social in the Gaslamp Quarter. Watch or join-in as participants show their bravery to go bald and raise money in support of children who lose their hair as a result of treatment. Then make your way to The Grand Del Mar for An Evening with Dana Carvey as the comedian performs his stand-up to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital.
Also happening Saturday is the Annual St. Pugtrick’s Day Party at Coronado’s Tidelands Park. Bring your pug pal to play in its finest green garb!
Sunday, March 13
Don’t forgot to change your clocks! That’s right, it’s time for another daylight savings change. However, just because you lose an hour today, doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to celebrate. Head over to Grape Day Park in Escondido for their Spring Forward Festival. From 10am-4pm, enjoy a day of music, food and art at this fun, free event to celebrate the change in time.
Also be sure to check out Tasting 2011, the 3rd Annual Trade & Consumer Tasting by with Family Winemakers of California. Hop over to the Del Mar Fairgrounds between 1pm-6pm to try out various regional wines along with trade professionals and other wine enthusiasts.
Photos courtesy of Nic’s events, Alan Light and macinate via Flickr, as well as Kamyar Shahmoradi from Wikimedia Commons.