March PlanAhead: Your San Diego events calendar

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The lily pond at Balboa Park in San Diego
The lily pond at Balboa Park in San Diego.

Welcome to March, San Diego. This month brings us Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day + the long-awaited spring (and those gorgeous blooms at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch). There’s so much to do, and we’ve got it covered — from hiking + outdoor festivals to concerts and art. So bust out your planner and add these to your calendar. Note: COVID-19 protocols can change rapidly. Please make sure to check event listing pages + venue websites for the most up-to-date information. 🌸

All Month Long

  • North Park Farmers’ Market | Every Thursday | 3-7:30 p.m. | North Park Main Street, 3939 Iowa St. | Browse through local vendor tents offering fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and apparel. 🥑
  • Wine Wednesday at Upper East | Every Wednesday | 2-9 p.m. | Upper East Bar | Enjoy half off all bottles of wine and $8 glasses of wine with any food purchase. 🍷
  • Flamingo Fridays | Fridays | 5-8 p.m. | Little Italy Food Hall | Free | Enjoy live music on the Piazza della Famiglia and food + drink deals from select LIFH vendors. 🦩
  • Monday Night Trivia | Mondays | 6-8 p.m. | Little Italy Food Hall | Free | Test your knowledge of random facts — first place wins a gift card to LIFH.
  • Lane Field Park Market | Saturdays + Sundays | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lane Field Park | Free | Enjoy live music, craft stalls + local street food vendors. ☀️
  • SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival | Fridays-Sundays | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | SeaWorld | Included with park admission | Sample unique international recipes, local craft brews + cocktails. 🍴
  • Wine & Paint at the C | Wednesdays + Saturdays | 6-8 p.m. | Emerald C Gallery | $48 | Learn from artists + create your own masterpiece, with unlimited drinks. 🍷
  • Hillcrest Farmers Market | Sundays | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Normal Street, Hillcrest | Free | More than 175 vendors showcase locally-grown produce, gifts, arts + crafts, flowers, clothing + more at this weekly Uptown staple. 🥬
  • Little Italy Mercato | Wednesdays + Saturdays | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. + 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | West Date Street, Little Italy | Free | This al fresco market spans six blocks — from west of Kettner Boulevard to Front Street — lined with local vendors + artisans. 🥕
  • Loteria | Wednesdays | 6:30-8 p.m. | Guadalupe Brewery, 631 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista | Free | Enjoy a round of the Mexican card game — with prizes on tap at this North County taproom. 🍻

Tuesday, March 1-Sunday, March 6

Tuesday, March 1

  • Fleet Science Center | Tues., March 1 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Learn how science can influence the future for free today for San Diego residents (excludes movie screenings). 🔬
  • San Diego Natural History Museum | Tues., March 1 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Learn how San Diego came to be + study its history at “The Nat” — free for San Diego residents today. 🗻
  • The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | Tues., March 1-Sun, May 8 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte | $17 for adults + $5 for kids (ages 3-10) | San Diego County’s favorite springtime tradition returns with nearly 50 acres of bright, beautiful Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers in full bloom. 🌸
  • “The Band’s Visit” | Tues., March 1-Sun., March 6 | Times vary | San Diego Civic Theatre | $35.50+ | One of the most Tony-winning musicals in history — about a town that’s way off the beaten path + the musicians who arrive, lost. 🎭 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 12 hours).
  • Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil | Tues., March 1 | 2-7 p.m. | Ranch 45, Solana Beach | $30 per pound | The North County restaurant celebrates Mardi Gras with all the Cajun comfort fixings including crawfish, potatoes, corn + sausage. 🦐
  • Fat Tuesday: Dress Up Your Pup | Tues., March 1| 6-10 p.m. | The Lafayette | Free | A Mardi Gras celebration for dapper dogs — and their humans. 🐶

Wednesday, March 2

  • Art & Beer Night Market | Wed., March 2 | 5-10 p.m. | Pure Project Balboa Park | Free | A showcase of 25 local artists, food + craft beers. 🎨
  • Ronald K. Brown: Evidence | Wed., March 2 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $30+ | The Brooklyn-based dance company showcases its signature style: traditional African dance with contemporary choreography + spoken word. 🎭 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 12 hours).
  • Creative Space | Wed., March 2 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Mingei International Museum | $16 | Join graphic designer Ron Miriello as he discusses the importance of creativity + passion projects. 🎨
  • Cocktail Making Class | Wed., March 2 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | You & Yours Distilling Co. | $50 | Learn how to measure, shake, stir + pour your favorite drinks. 🍸
  • Wine & Paint at the C | Wednesdays + Saturdays | 6-8 p.m. | Emerald C Gallery | $48 | Learn from artists + create your own masterpiece, with unlimited drinks. 🍷 

Thursday, March 3 

  • Walk in A.R.T. | Thurs., March 3 | 5-10 p.m. | Mural Alley | Free | Enjoy a night of live entertainment, art, food + music. 
  • 8th Annual The Crow Show: Gallery Reception | Thurs., March 3-Thurs., March 31 | 6-9 p.m. | The Studio Door, 3867 Fourth Ave. in Hillcrest | Free | The gallery debuts its annual juried exhibition all about feathered friends — which runs through Thurs., March 31. 🪶
  • Five-Star French Meal Cooking Class | Thurs., March 3 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table | $79 | Learn how to make Coq au vin Blanc + a classic french dessert. 🥘
  • Go Paint! An Art Exhibition | Thurs., March 3-Sun., March 27 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | San Diego Watercolor Society at Liberty Station | Free | A watermedia display juried by Pierre Guidetti featuring 95+ ready-to-hang masterpieces on display and for sale. 🖼️

Friday, March 4

  • Apt 4 Music: First Fridays | Fri., March 4 | 12-8 p.m. | ARTS District at Liberty Station | Free | Student musicians + artists showcase their talents at this monthly gathering. 🎶
  • The Jungle Book” | March 4-March 20; Fri., Sat. + Sun. | Fri. 7 p.m. Sat. + Sun. 2 p.m. | Casa del Prado | $16+ | Watch San Diego Junior Theatre’s performance of the classic story at the Balboa Park venue. 📖
  • Art Showcase | Fri., March 4 | 4-9 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center | $8 | Featuring young local artists, a local DJ + live auction. 🖼
  • SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival | Fridays-Sundays | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | SeaWorld | Included with park admission | Sample unique international recipes, local craft brews + cocktails. 🍴
  • San Diego Seals vs. Calgary Roughnecks | Fri., March 4 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $15+ | Cheer on our city’s lacrosse team as they take on this Canadian squad. 🥍
  • Stars at Mission Trails | Fri., March 4 | Sunset | Kumeyaay Lake Campground, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trail | Free | Join the San Diego Astronomy Association to stargaze through telescopes on the Santee side of Mission Trails Regional Park. ⭐
  • Duck Foot March Comedy Night | Fri., March 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Co. | Free | Enjoy beer, a local food truck + headliner Paige Wesley. 🎤
  • March Series | Fri., March 4-Sun., March 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Light Box Theater | $35 | A live performance by the San Diego Contemporary Ballet Company in honor of Women’s History Month. 🩰
  • Glow Ball with Stone Brewing | Fri., March 4 | 6-9 p.m. | The Loma Club | $40 | Sip on beer while playing nine holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf. 🍻
  • “Belfast” | Fri., March 4 + Sat., March 5 | 8 p.m. | Cinema Under the Stars, 4040 Goldfinch St. | $18+ | Cozy up with blankets at this outdoor theater in Mission Hills + watch this weekend’s featured flick starring Jude Hill and Judi Dench — with the soundtrack by Van Morrison. 🎬

Saturday, March 5

  • San Diego Vintage Flea Market | Sat., March 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Normal Heights Masonic Lodge, 3366 Adams Ave. | $1 | The monthly market returns with vintage gems at every corner. 🛍️
  • Pompom Project Drop Off | Sat., March 5 | 10-11 a.m. | Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation | Free | Make a pompom that will be used to create an art piece hung outside Women’s Museum of California’s Education Center. 🧶
  • Coast to Crest 10K and 5K | Sat., March 5 | 7:30 a.m. | Del Mar | $43+ | Grab your running shoes and race along the San Dieguito River. 👟
  • smART Festival | Sat., March 5 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | Free | A visual and performing arts showcase of young local artists. 🎨
  • SoCal Etsy Guild Market | Sat., March 5 | 10 a.m. | Westfield Mission Valley by Nordstrom’s Rack | Free to shop | Check out handmade goodies crafted by local vendors. 🛍
  • Hafa Diego Fiesta | Sat., March 5 | 12-8 p.m. | Harland Brewing Co. | $25 | Celebrate Guam’s unique culture with 25 vendors, local bands + cultural dance groups. 🇬🇺
  • Craft as a Catalyst: Gallery Talk by Glenn Adamson | Sat., March 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Mingei International Museum | $14 | The Brooklyn-based historian, curator + writer leads this chat geared at local makers, students + designers. 🖌️
  • CRSSD Festival | Sat., March 5 + Sun., March 6 | 12 p.m. | Waterfront Park | $240 | Jam out to electronic artists like Glass Animals, 070 Shake, Chet Faker + more. 🎤
  • Garth Brooks | Sat., March 5 | 7 p.m. | Petco Park | $79+ | Rock out to country music with this award winning artist. 🎟️
  • Marca MP | Sat., March 5 | 8 p.m. | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at SDSU | $39+ | The Mexican artists bring their banda, mariachi + ranchera sounds to the venue at San Diego State University. 🎶 
  • Parables of Firility | Sat., March 5 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Hill Street Country Club | $10+ | Celebrate Women’s History Month in Oceanside with a display of art, spoken word, music + a silent auction. 🖼️

Sunday, March 6

  • Janis Ian | Sun., March 6 | 8 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $35+ | The singer-songwriter brings her talents to the East County venue for one night only. 🎸 (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of the show, or negative Antigen test within 24 hours).
  • Lane Field Park Market | Saturdays + Sundays | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lane Field Park | Free | Enjoy live music, craft stalls + San Diego’s best street food vendors. ☀️  
  • Vinyl Sunday Sidewalk Sale | Sun., March 6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Liberty Public Market | Free | Browse thousands of records for sale while enjoying food, drinks + entertainment. 💿
  • Vybz by the Beach | Sun., March 6 | 3:30 p.m. | Winstons Beach Club | $15 | Dance the night away to R&B + Afropop music. 🔊
  • Guided Hike: Dictionary Hill Open Space Preserve | Sun., March 6 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Free | Gremlin Way Trailhead, Spring Valley | The Nat’s Canyoneers lead this new hike to the top of the mountain, where 360-degree views of southeast San Diego await. 🥾
  • Pups x Matcha Pop-Up | Sun., March 6 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Holy Matcha | Free | Treat yourself to specialty drinks + bring your furry friend to enjoy dog-friendly goodies. 🐶
  • SD Legion vs. Old Glory DC | Sun., March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Sports Deck at SDSU | $17+ | Cheer on our local rugby team at their fourth home game of the season. 🏉

Monday, March 7-Sunday, March 13

Monday, March 7

  • Career Fair | Mon., March 7 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Courtyard by Marriott, Mission Valley | Free | Meet face-to-face with recruiters from local + Fortune 500 companies. 💼
  • Kaleo | Mon., March 7 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $97 | The Icelandic blues rock band brings its “Fight or Flight” tour to the downtown SD venue. 🎸(COVID-19 Safety: Per state public health guidelines, this indoor venue requires attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the show). 

Tuesday, March 8

  • San Diego Air & Space Museum | Tues., March 8 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Get ready to blast off and learn about space travel, excluding special exhibits — free for San Diego residents today. 🚀
  • International Women’s Day: A Sustainable Tomorrow | Tues., March 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual event via Women’s Museum of California | Free | Nicole Capretz, founder + CEO of Climate Action Campaign, talks about women’s vital leadership role in sustainability. ♻️
  • Comedy Night at BNS Brewing | Tues., March 8 | 7-9 p.m. | BNS Brewing and Distilling Co. | Free | Featuring headliner Chris Clobber + Taco Tuesday specials. 🌮
  • San Diego Jazz Collective: Jam Session | Tues., March 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Co. | Free | This jam sesh will feature musicians cycling in and out; if you want to join, just bring your instrument + sign up. 🎷

Wednesday, March 9

  • Sunrise Leadership Hike | Wed., March 9 | 7-9 a.m. | Copa Vida, Carmel Mountain | Free | Build your community while exploring the Peñasquitos waterfall. 🌄

Thursday, March 10 

  • San Diego Latino Film Festival | Thurs., March 10-Sun.,March 20 | Times vary | AMC Mission Valley | $50+ | The 29th annual showcase celebrates the best of Latino cinema, arts + culture with dozens of screenings across 11 days. 🎬
  • KYLE – I MISS U Tour | Thurs., March 10 | 7-11 p.m. | House of Blues | $32.50+ | A live hip-hop performance. 🎤
  • W.I.T.C.H. | Thurs., March 10 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern | $20+ | The Zambian rock band returns to North America with Night Beats + Breanna Barbara. 
  • ABBA Mania | Thurs., March 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $30.50 | This tribute act has been around since 1999, and is all in when it comes to recreating the music + style of ABBA (yes, expect  “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen”). 🎶 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 12 hours).
  • Avital Meets Avital | Thurs., March 10 | 6:30 + 8:30 p.m. | La Jolla Music Society | $48+ | A live performance of diverse sounds from Morocco, Israel + North Africa. 🪕

Friday, March 11

  • “Spring Sing 2022: Stories Untold” | Fri., March 11 | 7 p.m. | San Diego Civic Theatre | $18.50+ | A night of music + familiar stories, performed by students from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. 🎭 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 24 hours).
  • San Diego Seals vs. Saskatchewan Rush | Fri., March 11 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $15+ | Cheer on the city’s local lacrosse team as they take on this Western Division Canadian team. 🥍
  • Cherry Blossom Festival | Fri., March 11-Sun., March 13 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Japanese Friendship Garden | $10+ | Experience the beautiful blooms + shop from 20 food and merchant vendors. 🌸
  • Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop | Fri., March 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Kensington Brewing Company | $51 | LoveofknotsShop teaches you how to get crafty. 🪴
  • Ritt Momney | Fri., March 11 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $20 | The singer from Utah (whose name reminds us of someone) pops into the downtown venue. 🎹 (COVID-19 Safety: Per state public health guidelines, this indoor venue requires attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the show).
  • Still Woozy with Wallice | Fri., March 11 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory | $127+ | A live alternative-indie performance. 🎵
  • Village People | Fri., March 11 | 8 p.m. | Pala Events Center | $45+ | Get your disco on. 🕺 
  • International Women’s Day: Arts+DanceXchange | Fri., March 11- Sun., March 13 | Times vary | Virtual + March 12 events at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista | $25+ | Celebrate Women’s History Month through healing arts, movement, dance + music workshops. 🎶

Saturday, March 12

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade + Festival | Sat., March 12 | 10:30 a.m. | From Fifth Avenue to Laurel Street + Balboa Park | Free | Celebrate the return of this holiday tradition and join an Irish festival in Balboa Park. 🇮🇪
  • Guided Hike: Palo Verde Wash | Sat., March 12 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park | Free | The Nat’s Canyoneers trek this easy, 3-mile Borrego Springs trail in search of wildflowers + geological wonders. 🥾
  • Lakehouse Food + Wine Festival | Sat., March 12 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, San Marcos | $60 | A 21+ event featuring sips and samples from North County wineries, breweries, and restaurants — plus live music. 🍷
  • ShamROCK Music and Beer Festival | Sat., March 12 | 2 p.m.-12 a.m. | Gaslamp Quarter | $45+ | Grab your green attire and enjoy this Celtic-themed carnival. 🍀
  • TinyFest | Sat., March 12 + Sun., March 13 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $15+ | Tour a variety of tiny houses and learn what it means to build small + live large. 🏠
  • St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl & Block Party | Sat., March 12 | 1 p.m.-3 a.m. | The Smoking Gun | $19+ | A festive night featuring stops at 10+ bars, drink coupons + after parties. 🍀
  • Buskerfest | Sat., March 12 | 12-6 p.m. | Seaport Village | Free | Celebrate the unique talents of street performers from across the country at the landmark’s well-known event. 🥁
  • Bubble Run | Sat., March 12 | 8 a.m. | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre | $40 | A colorful + family-friendly 5K. 🏃
  • Habitat Restoration | Sat., March 12 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Mission Trails Regional Park | Free | Help MTRP’s “Ranger Heidi” + her crew weed, water + mulch native plants and keep this San Diego gem beautiful for all. 🌱
  • Terracotta Pot Wreath Workshop | Sat., March 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | OB Hardware | $60 | Learn how to make this unique statement piece by expert crafter Teri Collins. 🪴
  • Greg Ito: Artist Talk + Opening Reception | Sat., March 12 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | ICA North | $18 | The artist behind the museum’s newest exhibition, “Forever Memories,” explains his works, which span the human experience – including life cycles, tragedy + hope. 🖌️

Sunday, March 13

  • Shamrock Market | Sun., March 13 | 12-4:30 p.m. | Pacific Islandar Beer Co., Santee | Free | Shop small at this family-friendly market featuring 40+ local vendors, food, and craft brews. ☘️
  • Guided Hike: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve | Sun., March 13 | 2-4 p.m. | Creekside Trail, north of Lake Poway | The Nat’s Canyoneers lead you on a scenic walk that follows a stream + woodland canyon of oaks. 🥾
  • | Sun., March 13 | 7 p.m. | The Observatory | $25 | A live pop-music performance. 🎤
  • Family Winemakers of California | Sun., March 13 | 12-4 p.m. | Del Mar Fairgrounds | $55+ | A 21+ wine tasting event with 65 wineries from 50+ appellations. 🍷
  • Mingle @ Mingei: Embracing the Wind | Sun., March 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Mingei International Museum | $45+ | A live showcase of classical music with elements of jazz. 🎻 

Monday, March 14-Sunday, March 20

Monday, March 14

  • Social Media Marketing World 2022 | Mon., March 14-Wed., March 16 | 12-6:15 p.m. | San Diego Convention Center | $497+ | Join thousands of marketers + learn how to take your social media skills to the next level. 📱
  • Fur | Mon., March 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Cashbah | $12 | Join the UK indie band for their “When You Walk Away Tour.” 🎵
  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Mon., March 14 | 8 p.m. | $43+ | San Diego Civic Theatre | A special event featuring renowned violinist Joshua Bell. 🎻  

Tuesday, March 15

  • San Diego Museum of Art | Tues., March 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | View beautiful works of art displaying San Diego’s rich culture + history — free today for San Diego residents. 🖼️
  • Japanese Friendship Garden | Tues., March 15 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Walk through a garden + learn about Japanese culture — free for San Diego residents today. 🌸
  • Al Di Meola | Tues., March 15 | 8 p.m. | The Magnolia in El Cajon | $35+ | The guitarist performs at the East County venue for one night only. 🎸 (COVID-19 safety: attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of the show, or negative Antigen test within 24 hours
  • Dancing With the Stars: Live!” | Tues., March 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $44+ | Pro dancers from the long-running TV competition bring their Cha cha, Foxtrot, Tango + more to the downtown venue. 💃 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 24 hours)
  • K.Flay | Tues., March 15 | 6:30 p.m. | The Observatory | $26+ | A live alternative, dance + electric performance. 🔊  

Wednesday, March 16 

  • Guided Hike: Iron Mountain | Wed., March 16 | 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Ellie Lane Loop Trail | Free | The Nat’s Canyoneers lead this 6-mile trek for experienced hikers, with an elevation loss/gain of 1,500+ feet. 🥾
  • Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich | Wed., March 16 | 7:30 p.m. | California Center for the Arts, Escondido | $25+ | A classical concert presented by the San Diego Symphony. 🎹
  • Christian Taylor | Wed., March 16 | 5 p.m. | Backyard Kitchen & Tap | Free | Support this San Diego local soul, blues + rock artist. 🎵
  • American Me Comedy Show: A Benefit for Lions, Tigers + Bears | Wed., March 16 | 8 p.m. | The Comedy Store, La Jolla | $20 | A lineup of comedians including headliner Jonathan Kite unite for this stand-up show to support the exotic animal sanctuary doing good work in Alpine. 🦁

Thursday, March 17 

  • St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Pub Crawl | Thurs., March 17 | 4 p.m.-2 a.m. | Taste & Thirst | $40 | Grab your shamrocks + enjoy the Gaslamp party scene. 🍀
  • Interwoven: Weaving as Meditation | Thurs., March 17 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | San Diego Craft Collective | Free | Learn how this crafty hobby can help you manage stress. 🧶
  • José González | Thurs., March 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $31.50+ | The singer-songwriter + guitarist performs in support of his fourth album, “Local Valley.” 🎸 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 24 hours)
  • Hand-Rolled Sushi Class | Thurs., March 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Quigley Fine Wines | $59 | Learn from a professional chef how to spread, layer, tuck + roll. 🍣 

Friday, March 18

  • Carrying the Spirits of the People: Native Artists Leading the Way Towards Social Justice | Fri., March 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual, via San Diego Museum of Art | Free | The Native Arts + Culture foundation leads this presentation about its efforts to prioritize Native representation in the arts. 🖼️
  • The High Curbs | Fri., March 18 | 7-10 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center | $15 | A night of live music featuring rock + alternative local bands. 🎸
  • San Diego River March | Fri., March 18 | 12-2:30 p.m. | Mission Valley Transit Center | Free | Join the Ecological Servants Project for a group riverwalk + cleanup. 🍃
  • Mixed Metals Mobile | Fri., March 18 | 6-8 p.m. | San Diego Craft Collective | $85 | Combine shapes + metals to craft a kinetic masterpiece. 🔨
  • Candle Making Class | Fri., March 18 | 7-10 p.m. | ME+WE Co. | $65 | Sip on wine + nibble on snacks while learning how to make your own unique candles. 🕯
  • NCAA March Madness | Fri., March 18 | 12 p.m.-6 p.m. | Viejas Arena | $153+ | Experience the first + second round of the 2022 Men’s Basketball Championship. 🏀
  • Orchid Magic International | Fri., March 18-Sun., March 20 | Times vary | Scottish Rite Event Center | $10+ | Celebrate Spring with this flower show + sale. 💐

Saturday, March 19

  • It’s a Vibe, Vol. 2 | Sat., March 19 | 5-10 p.m. | Quartyard | $30+ | A 21+ event featuring beats from The Widdler, Pushloop, Purp, CRMNL + Shortcvke. 🔊
  • Liberty Public Market Turns 6 | Sat., March 19 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Liberty Public Market | Free | Celebrate the beloved food hall’s anniversary at this party featuring live music on the patio, bingo at Bottlecraft, beer specials + a raffle. 🎉
  • 2022 Daffodil Show | Sat., March 19 | 12-5 p.m. | Julian Town Hall | Free | Celebrate spring in the charming mountain town by checking out thousands of blooms. 🌼
  • St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party | Sat., March 19 | 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. | OB Pier | $49 | This 21+ inaugural event will feature live music, a beer garden + a “Guac Off” competition. 🍀
  • San Diego Seals vs. Colorado Mammoth | Sat., March 19 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $15+ | Cheer on our city’s lacrosse team as they take on this Denver team. 🥍
  • David Spade | Sat., March 19 | 7 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $84+ | Join the “SNL” alumnus + famous actor for a night of stand-up comedy. 🎤
  • San Diego Storytelling Festival | Sat., March 19 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Coronado Library | Free | Celebrate World Storytelling Day with hourly shows, workshops + an open mic. 🎤

Sunday, March 20 

  • Hot Chocolate 15K/5K | Sun., March 20 | 6:45 a.m. | Petco Park | $49+ | Get your chocolate fix after completing this sweet course. 🍫
  • Monet to Matisse | Now-Sun., Aug. 7 | Times vary | San Diego Museum of Art | $20 | The museum’s newest exhibition featuring impressionist masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation is now on view. 🖼️
  • Se Los Cargo el Payaso | Sun., March 20 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $60+ | This comedy show brings the laughs for the first time ever to San Diego. Por la primera vez, llega este show de buen humor a San Diego. 🎭 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 24 hours; información sobre COVID-19 requisitos para la audiencia aquí.)
  • San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | Sun., March 20 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Virtual event, via Women’s Museum of California | $25+ | Five local women will be recognized for their achievements — including an activist, a historian + a trailblazer. 🏆
  • Strawberry Fermentation Workshop | Sun., March 20 | 12-2 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Co. | $49+ | Learn different ways to ferment strawberries in sauerkraut, pickles, chutney + kombucha. 🍓
  • Moonlight Beach Half Marathon | Sun., March 20 | 7:30 a.m. | Moonlight State Beach | $44+ | A run along the Pacific Coast in Encinitas. 🌊 

Monday, March 21-Sunday, March 27

Monday, March 21

  • LPGA JTBC Classic | Mon., March 21-Sun., March 27 | 7 a.m. | Aviara Golf Club | $20+ | Watch the Ladies Professional Golf Association compete at this Carlsbad course. ⛳️
  • Dorothy | Mon., March 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Music Box | $22+ | The American rock band brings its “Gifts from the Holy Ghost Tour” to San Diego.🤘 

Tuesday, March 22

  • San Diego Automotive Museum | Tues., March 22 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Discover the history and stories of automotive vehicles, free for San Diego residents today. 🚗
  • “Friends” Trivia Night | Tues., March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Liberty Public Market (main patio) | Free | Test your knowledge of Monica, Ross, Joey, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, and Ugly Naked Guy — with prizes for The One With the Most Right Answers. 💡
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Henderson Silver Knights | Tues., March 22 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $21+ | Cheer on our city’s American Hockey League team as they take on this Nevada team. 🏒
  • Encinitas Business and Community Resource Expo | Tues., March 22 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Encinitas Community and Senior Center | Free | A public networking event targeting local business owners, start-ups + entrepreneurs. 💼
  • San Diego Jazz Collective: Jam Session | Tues., March 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Duck Foot Brewing Co. | Free | This jam sesh will feature musicians cycling in and out; if you want to join, just bring your instrument + sign up. 🎷
  • Riff Raff | Tues., March 22 | 8 p.m. | Brick By Brick | $20+ | A live show featuring the early-2000’s rapper. 🎤

Wednesday, March 23

  • Laundry Day | Wed., March 23 | 7:30 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $12 | The New York pop band takes the stage in downtown SD. 🎵(COVID-19 Safety: Per state public health guidelines, this indoor venue requires attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the show).
  • Blaise Guld | Wed., March 23 | 5 p.m. | Backyard Kitchen & Tap | Free | Local singer + songwriter performs live in Pacific Beach.
  • Macrame Moon Craft Workshop | Wed., March 23 | 6-8 p.m. | La Mesa Wine Works | $55 | Learn how to make this unique accent piece while enjoying a flight of wine. 🌙 

Thursday, March 24

  • Good Faith Nite Market | Thurs., March 24 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Quartyard | Free | Check out a diverse selection of goodies from local businesses, artists + creatives. 🛍
  • 2022 Cool Women Honorees | Thurs., March 24 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines | $150 | Girls Scouts San Diego hosts its annual luncheon to highlight exemplary women whose personal + professional lives make them role models for the next generation. 💪
  • Art Exploration | Thurs., March 24 | 5-6 p.m. | ICA North | Free | Discuss artworks on view with other art enthusiasts while enjoying a drink. 🎨
  • Tolan Shaw | Thurs., March 24 | 4 p.m. | Farmer & The Seahorse | Free | A performance by a local pop-indie artist. 📻 

Friday, March 25

  • Alt-J and Portugal The Man | Fri., March 25 | 7 p.m. | Pechanga Arena | $67+ | Enjoy this indie art rock performance. 🎸
  • Sunset Wine Tasting and Music | Fri., March 25 | 6-9 p.m. | The Flower Fields | $75 | An intimate experience featuring Sommelier Lamar Engel, live music + beautiful scenery. 🍷
  • Rhapsody in Blue | Fri., March 25 + Sat., March 26 | 8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $30+ | City Ballet of San Diego’s resident choreographer Geoffrey Gonzalez showcases his version of George Gershwin’s original masterpiece. 🩰 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 24 hours)
  • 2022 San Diego Crew Classic | Fri., March 25-Sun., March 27 | 4 p.m. | Crown Point Park | $15+ | Cheer on competitors at the 49th annual spring regatta. 🚣
  • Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain | Fri., March 25-Sat., March 26 | 3 p.m. + 8 p.m. | Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | $31+ | This four-strings band blends genres like pop, jazz, country + classics in their Spring concert. 🎶 

Saturday, March 26

  • Flower Flow Yoga | Sat., March 26 | 8-9 a.m. | The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | $35+ | Center yourself at this outdoor session overlooking the beautiful blooms at the springtime attraction. 🌸
  • Kids Day | Sat., March 26 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | $10 for kids, $22 for adults | Bubble-making, balloons + face-painting await the little ones at the springtime attraction, with all activities included in the price of admission. 🎈
  • Sesame Place San Diego: Grand Opening | Sat., March 26 | 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista | $80 | San Diego’s newest theme park opens with 18 rides, water attractions, parades + your favorite furry faces from  “Sesame Street.” 🎢
  • Mead & Honey Workshop | Sat., March 26 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Wild Willow Farm & Education Center | $50 | Learn how to ferment your own honey-wine from bee expert Paul Maschka. 🍯
  • Beatles Fair | Sat., March 26 | 12 p.m. | Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center | $25+ | A full day of music, talks, shopping + singing inspired by the Fab Four, with a special performance by Chris Montez. 🎤  
  • NWSL Challenge Cup: San Diego Wave FC vs. Portland Thorns | Sat., March 26 | 7 p.m. | Torero Stadium at University of San Diego | $35+ | Our city’s new National Women’s Soccer league expansion team plays its first-ever home game. ⚽
  • Roméo et Juliette | Sat., March 26 | 7:30 p.m. | San Diego Civic Theatre | $50+ | A San Diego Opera performance of the iconic love story. ⭐️
  • Mardi Gras Cruise | Sat., March 26 | 5-11:30 p.m. | Bahia Resort Hotel | $45+ | Enjoy a night of live music while exploring San Diego Bay. 🛳  
  • HOKALI Beach Cleanup | Sat., March 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Pacific Beach Pier | Free | Join this surfing community to help beautify our city’s beaches. 🌊
  • ‘90s Night: Y2K Beat Dance Party | Sat., March 26 | 9 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | Price TBD | Bust out your Juicy Couture velour set + Ed Hardy T-shirts for a night of nostalgia and dancing. 🎵

Sunday, March 27

  • Guided Hike: William Heise County Park | Sun., March 27 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cedar Trail in Julian | $3 day use parking | The Nat’s Canyoneers lead this easy stroll through a shady loop trail amid oaks, pines + cedars in the far East County. 🥾
  • Sip Shop Hooray Market | Sun., March 27 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | BNS Brewing and Distilling, Santee | Free | Browse goodies created by 50+ small, local businesses, artisans and crafters alongside food vendors and craft beer. 🛍️
  • Colbie Caillat | Sun., March 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Humphreys Concerts By the Bay | $82+ | The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer performs bayside. 
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! | Sun., March 27 | 2 p.m. + 5 p.m. | Balboa Theatre | $16.50+ | Daniel Tiger + his friends from the beloved PBS kids series come to our neighborhood, with songs + life lessons in tow. 🐯 (COVID-19 safety: attendees will be required to show full proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus PCR test within 48 hours of showtime, or an Antigen test within 24 hours).
  • San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K | Sun., March 27 | 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Petco Park | $70+ | All participants receive a medal, running shirt + Padres-branded swag. ⚾️  
  • Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Latto 777 | Sun., March 27 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues San Diego | $25+ | The rising rapper debuts tracks from her latest album + some of her other hits. 🎤 (COVID-19 Safety: Per state public health guidelines, this indoor venue requires attendees to show proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the show).
  • Bluegrass Jam | Sun., March 27 | 1-3 p.m. | Duckfoot Brewing Company | Free | An outdoor performance by the San Diego Bluegrass Society. 🪕 

Monday, March 28-Thursday, March 31

Monday, March 28

  • Sarah Jarosz | Mon., March 28 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern | $28+ | A live performance from the Grammy-winning singer + songwriter with guest Taylor Ashton. 🎸
  • Cracow Duo | Mon., March 28 | 12 p.m. | Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | Free | A mini-concert featuring Jan Kalinowski + Marek Szlezer. 🎻
  • The Writing Den | Mon., March 28 | 2-4 p.m. | Central Library | Free | Visioneer Christian Michaels leads a small group through chatting, sharing + writing. ✍️

Tuesday, March 29

  • Jazz at the Athenaeum | Tues., March 29 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Athenaeum Music & Arts Library | $114+ | Join grammy-nominated clarinetist Anat Cohen + Brazilian seven-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves for this charismatic concert. 🎼  
  • Drag Takeover | Tues., March 29 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern | $30+ | The benefit show features Disney-themed outfits and notable queens who appeared on “Ru Paul’s Drag Race.” 💄
  • Kai Kalama | Tues., March 29 | 5 p.m. | Cannonball | Free | This singer + songwriter brings his island vibes to Mission Beach. 🏝

Wednesday, March 30

  • Garden-Fresh Italian Cooking Class | Wed., March 30 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table | $79 | Learn how to make fresh pasta dough with lemon, asparagus + more. 🍝
  • Wu Man and Folk Traditions | Wed., March 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center | $50+ | A San Diego Symphony spring concert celebrating Asian melodies. 🎻

Thursday, March 31

  • Business & Breweries | Thurs., March 31 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Kairoa Brewery | $25 | Network with 50+ professionals from various industries while enjoying beer + appetizers.
  • Salsa Under the Stars | Thurs., March 31 | 6-9 p.m. | Little Italy Food Hall | Free | A night of live music, dancing + cocktail specials. 
  • Taste of Third | Thurs., March 31 | 4-8 p.m. | Chula Vista Convention & Visitors Bureau | $40+ | A night of tasty food, drinks + live music. 🍽
  • East Village Opening Day Block Party | Thurs., March 31 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | East Village | Free | A community celebration of our home team. ⚾️
  • Padres vs. Giants | Thurs., March 31 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park | $143+ | It’s Opening Day, root for the home team as they take on San Francisco. ⚾
  • The Go-Go’s | Thurs., March 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Humphreys by the Bay | $145+ | This ‘80s performance will feel like a vacation. 🎤