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This Weekend in San Diego: Beer Trolleys, Festivals, Painting and more!

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“This too shall pass” is a quote by the famous English poet and writer, Edward Fitzgerald. It is also a quote used by every San Diegan to describe the recent disappointing weather because the sunshine finally came out after a manipulative and long game of hide and go seek.

Finally, clouds are clearing and smiles are appearing in San Diego. Instead of watching movies in your slippers all day, put on the sandals that might be gathering dust in the back of your closet and revel in the sand in between your toes as the sun caresses your back. This weekend in San Diego consists of outdoor music festivals, unique museum outings, and a lot of brew drinking.

Beer Train Trolley Tour

The Beer Train Trolley tour emphasizes the slogan, “Drink, don’t drive.” The trolley tour starts at Old Town and explores four of the finest breweries along the trolley route. Participants will receive a flight and test about 16 craft beers total. They will also take a deeper look on the brewery’s behind-the-scenes beer making process. There will be beer games, prizes, lunch at one of the breweries and your guide will entertain you on the “hop-on, hop-off” excursion. The “hoppy” excursion is 5 and a half hours in total and you can book your tickets now for any day of the weekend. It is also ongoing 11:30 am-5 :00 pm each day of the week, so if the weekend doesn’t work for you, you are invited to go another time.

Price: $88 per person

Cinema Under the Stars

This cozy out-door movie theater is a hidden gem located in Mission Hills. It offers a combination of zero gravity lounge chairs, cabana seating over 60 people and flawless digital projection no matter the weather. This weekend, ‘Dr. Strange’ will air on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. Reserve seats online beforehand, or bring cash or check if you choose to pay at the door.

Price: Members: $16; Box office: $17; Online Reservation: $19

Omnia San Diego – Steve Aoki

On Friday, March 3rd Steve Aoki is hitting the stage at Omnia in Downtown. Steve Aoki is a grammy nominated DJ, music producer, and has released over 250 records to date. This modern and talented Dj has collaborated with other musicians of diverse genres and his performances are out-of-this-world. Make sure to purchase tickets now before they sell out and arrive before 11 pm!

Price: $60 per person

Holi Hai Festival of Colors

Known as the happiest festival in the San Diego, Holi Hai will take place on Friday, Mar. 3. Holi Hai is a festival that recognizes equality and the importance of friendship. Make sure to wear white and be prepared to dance through a whirlwind of colorful power colors. The festival will feature Bollywood dancing, henna, and drink specials. Also, it will be hosted by the Bollywood entertainer, Prashant, who is a singer and DJ. Doors open at 9pm and you can dance the night away until 1:30 am. Purchase tickets before hand online or at the door!

Price: Online advance tickets starting at $10, tickets at the door $15
Location: Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA 92104

CRSSD Festival

The CRSSD music festival is finally back for a Spring concert at the gorgeous Waterfront Park overlooking the crystal blue ocean. It will be held from 12 pm-11 pm on Saturday and Sunday and the lineup is full of talented performers. Artists like Wax Motif, Claude Vonstroke, and Snakeships will be hitting the stage, so it will be a memorable weekend to say the least. Make sure to purchase a ticket fast because they are selling out quick.

Price: Weekend Pass: $180, Single Saturday or Sunday Pass: $110

Seaport Village Busker Festival

On March 5th-6th, from 12-6 pm, Seaport Village is offering a special festival called the Seaport Village Busker Festival. It is the only Busker festival in Southern California and you can expect a wide range of bizarre talents. For example, there will be street performers swallowing knives and others juggling on unicycles.

Price: Free

Wine and Paint – Little Italy

“Wine” not paint and drink wine in the heart of Little Italy? You have the opportunity to paint and drink wine while positively impacting the HIV community on Saturday, Mar. 4, from 1:30-4 pm. Nathan Mohle, professional artist, will guide the class at Fifty Seven Degrees. There will be on site free parking and you don’t need to bring any paint materials because they will be provided for you. You can purchase tickets online now, and if you can’t make it you are encouraged to still donate to the inspirational Think Red Project. 

Carnitas Snack Shack Features Angie Keilhauer

Carnitas Snack Shack, located in North Park, is home to tacos, sandwiches, and draft beer. This Sunday, Mar. 5, expect live music by international touring artist Angie Keilhauer. Enjoy delicious food and a lively atmosphere by dining at this tasty restaurant.

Price: Free

Vinyasa Yoga on Del Mar Beach

After a jam-packed weekend full of these exciting events, Sunday might be the best day to relax and yoga is the perfect way to practice meditation. Meet on the sand for
a one-hour Sunday morning Vinyasa Flow on Del Mar Beach between 18th and 19th Street. Class is on a donation basis and open to all levels. Make sure to RSVP before the class fills up!

Price: Free, but suggested donation of $10-15

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