Entertainment & Events

This Weekend in San Diego 3/30-4/1

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This weekend is all about the arts. We found some cool crafts classes, art & music festivals, and of course, some great outdoor activities to enjoy as the weather warms up. In addition to the fabulous farmers markets taking place, there are some groovy music festivals and plays happening. Take a break from all the egg hunting and check out what else is going on this weekend in San Diego.

Friday, March 30th

Paella & Vino at the Beach – Ocean Beach

Come as you are Happy Hour featuring paella chef, Noelia Murias and discounted glasses of wine. Join Noelia and her Basque family and friends for a Friday evening of great eats and award-winning Gianni Buonomo wines. Located at Gianni Buonomo Vintners Winert and Tasting Room. 5-8 pm.

San Diego Beetles Fair

This 2-day event takes place at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center in North Park. Beatles Fair returns for 2018 with a celebration of all things related to the Fab Four. On Saturday, March 30-31, there will be a full day of music, discussion and fun for all ages at Queen Bee in North Park. Two days of Fab Music! There will be memorabilia displays, a rock ‘n’ roll marketplace and more, but the music will be the focus of each day. Performers include Pete Best, Ringer Starr, Falling Doves, Dave Humphries, True Stories, and Baja Bugs. Tickets range from $10-50. 

San Diego Padres v. Milwaukee Brewers

Get your tickets now and enjoy watching America’s favorite past time. Friday game time – 7:10 pm; Game highlights include Party in the Park Wine Fest: Pre-game happy hour in Park at the Park from 4:30-7:00 p.m. featuring $5 red and white wine specials from local and regional wineries and live music.

Saturday game time – 5:40pm. Don’t miss the pre-game fleece blanket promotion and post game laser show.

Saturday, March 31th

Del Mar Mud Run

Del Mar Mud Run is back for its 9th annual fun run at the Del Mar Fairgrounds! Epic mud-and-fun-filled obstacles are strategically placed throughout a 5K run/walk course, followed by Del Mar Mud Run’s signature post-race foam fest. Race begins at 8am. Tickets – $47-82.

Youth Fishing Clinic at Chollas Lake

This kids-only FREE fishing clinic is open to children 15 years and under, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm year-round. No experience or equipment necessary. Fishing lessons, bait, and fun provided.

Poetry of Place

Writers out there? Check out this three hour class on “Poetry of Place,” where you can read poems of place by various poets, including Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, Jane Hirshfield, David Whyte, and Wendell Berry. A brief introduction to poetry will be part of this class, including a few simple forms, as well as the opportunity to write or begin your own “poem of place” in any form you like. Class begins at 10am – 1pm. Tickets $54 for non-members, $45 for members.

Zine & DIY Art Market

Tijuana Zine Fest and The FRONT Arte Cultura invite you to: MUCHA MUCHACHA: a zine and diy art market! March 31st 2-8pm. FREE! Based on The Front’s approach to creating a space dedicated to the “full manifestation of women artists,” coupled with the title #MyVoice #MiVoz, they bring together women-identifying zine makers for this empowering art market. A zine is a liberating space that allows for a multiplicity of voices to be heard. You wont want to miss this unique event.

Chingo Bling

Ready for some serious laughs? Join comic Chingo Bling on one of the three nights that his special stand-up show will be in San Diego. This laughter-packed weekend is one for the books as the star behind the hit Netflix comedy special, “They Can’t Deport Us All” shares the stage with comedians, Jerry Garcia and Jesus Sepulveda. General admission tickets for the San Diego show are $20 and VIP are $35 and includes premium seating and a photo with Chingo Bling after the show. This event is going on Friday (7:30pm) & Saturday (7:30pm & 9:30 pm) evening.

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

The 8th Annual Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival brings together San Diego craft breweries/distilleries and chefs for an all-inclusive tasting event. The event benefits It’s All About the Kids Foundation, a local non-profit that bridges the weekend food insecurity gap for children in impoverished neighborhoods. General admission $70 which includes beer, spirits & food. Event takes place from 1:30 -5 pm at the SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium).

Spring Break Totally 80s Beer & Food Festival

Local breweries with unlimited tastings, food pairings prepared by some of your favorite local restaurants, vendor village, games and raffles, DJs, and of course a totally 80s theme! Bust our your leg warmers and fingerless gloves and get ready for a tubular time. Tickets are $50. Event takes place from noon to 5 at the Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego.

Saunday, April 1st

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

For over 60 years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into a spectacular display of natural color and beauty. The 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in bloom for six to eight weeks each year, literally bringing the famous fields back to life. 2018 brings new landscaping and renovations. The ranch is open daily from 9am-6pm. Tickets are $8-16. 

Hillcrest Farmers Market 

The Hillcrest Farmers Market currently consists of about 175 vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown in-season fruit, produce, gifts, arts and crafts, and flowers. On any given Sunday we have about 175 of our vendors. The market also hosts a large variety of prepared food and hot food items with an emphasis on international cuisine. Evert Sunday from 9am -2pm

Spring Treasures at Garden 23 at Balboa Park

The Southwestern Artists’ Association presents an art exhibit featuring San Diego artists Pam Madland, Judy Hanford, and Virginia Klute . The exhibit runs from Apr 1 to 15 in the Southwestern Artists Association gallery located in Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park. Event is FREE.

Paint Your Pet at Lovejoy Creation Studio – Liberty Station

Perfect for beginner and first-time painters. 1) Sign up for the class. 2) Email your photos to lovejoycreations@gmail.com. 3) Show up to class. Your canvas and tools will be prepped and ready for you to receive step by step guidance. Tickets are $55 12-3pm. 

Love Never Dies at the San Diego Civic Center – Downtown 

In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to Phantom of the Opera, it’s 1907. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has escaped to New York. Check it this Broadway performance before it closes! Tickets range from $30-195. Show begins at 1pm.

West African Dance

West African Dance led by Makida Anderson. High energy, poly-rhythmic dances, whole body articulation. Great workout, live drumming at the WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park. Tickets  $10-12; event time 2-4pm.

Tantra Speed Dating in Encinitas 

What happens when you combine speed dating and the yoga mindset? Dubbed “yoga for your love life,” these Tantra Yoga-inspired workshops are not your average singles event. In Tantra Speed Date, you’ll share a moment of guided connection with up to 24 potential matches. Authentic and playful exercises – including light partner yoga, improv, and dance – will bring out your best self and allow you to get to know one another in a fun and candid way. Tickets $35-60; event time 5:30-8pm.


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