Saturday, March 7
‘Alice in Wonderland’
For families with young children, be sure not to miss City Ballet’s final Family Ballet Saturday of the season, a fun and interactive way to introduce young children to the world of classical ballet. 1:30 p.m. fun activities in the lobby. 2 p.m. show starts. $25. Spreckels Theatre.
OH! San Diego BBQ at Truax Lofts
The San Diego Architectural Foundation and Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc add to this year’s OH! San Diego events with a community BBQ at Truax Lofts in Bankers Hill. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the innovative architecture and design of this unique OH! tour site while enjoying DJ entertainment, complimentary food and drinks, games and more in the development’s courtyard. Tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Barbecue from noon-3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to the public. 2517 Union St.
A beloved annual Seaport Village tradition, the Busker Festival, in partnership with the Port of San Diego, celebrates the extraordinary talents of street performers from around the world. In addition to live music all weekend long, the festival headlines spectacular acts like sword-swallowing, flame-throwing, acrobatics, juggling and more! Eccentric entertainers will contend for the People’s Choice Award — a prestigious honor that’s determined by audience members. Free admission. Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at Seaport Village.
‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’
Through Sunday, March 8
Junior Theatre will present the San Diego debut of “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience,” based on the popular children’s book by Mo Willems, Feb. 28-March 8, at the Casa del Prado Theatre. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for youth, seniors, and military. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Fridays and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through March 8. Pajama night is Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. – wear your jammies and take home a prize! Additionally, we will have a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. and an ASL-interpreted performance on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit juniortheatre.com, or call the box office at 619-239-8355.
Sunday, March 8
March for Black Women San Diego
M4BWSD, in solidarity with accomplices and allies, marches for a better San Diego for black women centering on racial justice, economic power, health equity, and social sustainability to create a better San Diego for black women that will be a better San Diego for all. 10-10:45 a.m. rally at Euclid and Logan. 11 a.m.-noon march from Euclid and Logan to Kennedy Neighborhood Park. Noon-2 p.m. closing program artists and speakers at Kennedy Neighborhood Park, 4825 Ocean View Blvd.
Thursday, March 12
San Diego Job Fair
Bring 10-15 resumes and dress business professional for a free event for job seekers. Job opportunities include sales reps, account managers and human resources. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at DoubleTree San Diego Hotel Circle.
Japanese Friendship Garden concert series: Rob Thorsen
Enjoy music in a small, intimate environment at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Come and hear jazz bassist Rob Thorsen, who created the “Jazz, an American Art Form” education program and is a teacher at Young Lions Jazz Conservatory. All tickets come with access to the garden half an hour before the show. Beverages and snacks will be available at the event. Tickets are $20. 7 p.m.
Friday, March 13
Pride Night with the San Diego Gulls
Join the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club, San Diego Pride, and the You Can Play Project for Pride Night with the Gulls to celebrate and highlight the LGBTQ community in San Diego as the Gulls take on the San Jose Barracudas at Pechanga Arena San Diego! All fans will have the opportunity to enjoy $2 Bud Light Friday, with Bud Lights on sale at the game for just $2 until 8:30 p.m.! For each ticket sold, the Gulls will donate $5 back to San Diego Pride’s program She Fest. The first 100 ticket purchasers will be invited to participate in a post-game photo at center ice immediately following the Gulls game! Additionally, a first intermission Zamboni ride will be raffled off to one lucky winner! 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24.
Pop Culture Science: The Social Science of ‘Get Out’
Join the Fleet Science Center and Comic-Con Museum for a sneak peek at the new program series, Pop Culture Science. This exciting new series will explore the science behind everything we love about pop culture, from films, TV shows, comics, books, toys, to fandom and more. Join us on Friday, March 13, for a good Friday the 13th scare as we watch “Get Out.” Before the movie, we will hear from Dr. Phillip Serrato from San Diego State University as he uses “Get Out” to explain why some horror movies scare us so deeply, why some people seek out horror films and how horror films offer audiences new types of knowledge that can prove disturbing or downright scary. Admission is $5. 7-9:30 p.m. RSVP at bit.ly/3cagEYb.
Known as “the Titans of Soft Rock,” the group sings some of the ’70s and ’80s biggest soft rock hits. Tickets are $24 day of at the Music Box. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
San Diego ShamROCK
Saint Patrick’s Day block party from 2 p.m. to midnight. A full day of Celtic-inspired festivities and new memories await as three stages of live entertainment take to the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter! General admission is $69. Proceeds benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Association.
Sunday, March 15
‘Garden of the Dead’ Lecture
The House of Spain is sponsoring a lecture. Learn about the sacrifices made by members of the historic Sacred Expedition to establish Spain’s presence in California from 1769 to 1774.Visit the sites of the Spanish Camp, which contained California’s first Spanish fort and mission, as well as a military field hospital and adjacent cemetery, which reportedly still contains the unmarked graves of at least 30 of San Diego’s first “Unknown Soldiers.” Visit other modern memorial markers to the Serra Palm and the nearby La Playa Trail and Derby Dike. 5-6:30 p.m. at House of Spain, 2168 Pan American Road East in the Balboa Park Palisades area.
Tiki Nation Freaky Geeky Ukulele Jam
The Comic-Con Museum presents a new quarterly event: The Comic-Con Museum Tiki Nation Freaky Geeky Ukulele Jam. We want to keep it weird so be sure to come in your best costume. You might just win a prize! You don’t need to play ukulele to come. Bring your geeky friends and make a night of it. Bring your ukulele if you have one. We also have a limited number of loaner ukuleles for the event. We will be hosting a free educational “Introduction to the Ukulele” mini-workshop before the ukulele jam from 1:30-2:30 p.m. PST at the Comic-Con Museum. The Tiki Nation Freaky Geeky Ukulele Play-along will happen from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, March 19
“Daughter of Mine” is the story of a young girl torn between two mothers, of imperfect motherhood and inextricable bonds, struggling with overwhelming feelings and dealing with wounds. Director Laura Bispuri examines the accommodations women make, independent of the laws or judgment of men, but mainly she questions what it means to be a good mother. Part of the Italian Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Tickets are $12. 7:30 p.m.
Women in Blue Luncheon
The San Diego Police Foundation will gather San Diego business and community leaders to celebrate and honor female law enforcement leaders at the 10th annual Women in Blue luncheon at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Individual tickets for the luncheon are $125 and tables are $1,250.
Saturday, March 21
Master Gardener Spring Seminar
Wondering what plants make the most sense for San Diego gardens? Want to grow magnificent roses and stunning succulents in the same backyard? Tired of losing your harvest to bugs and hungry wildlife? Then master the art of gardening San Diego style with the UCCE Master Gardener Program of San Diego County at the annual Spring Seminar “Learn, Plant, Grow!” from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the San Diego County Operations Center. The classes, workshops and exhibits will be located at 5515 Farnham St., San Diego, CA 92123. Full event details, class fees and the registration form can be found here: mastergardenerssandiego.org/seminar.
Enneagram expert live
Best-selling Enneagram author and renowned speaker, Ian Cron, will be live at Balboa Theatre in San Diego on Saturday, March 21, for the first-ever live recording of his popular podcast, “Typology.” Typology is a podcast that explores the mystery of the human personality and how we can use the Enneagram typing system as a tool to become our most authentic selves. 8 p.m. at Balboa Theatre. Tickets start at $26.
PGK DANCE in “Holding Tight” features Kymberly Kellems’ new work “Foreign,” an intricate, compelling group work in her robust, athletic, driving style that keeps audiences on the edge of their seat. March 21, at 7:30 p.m., and March 22, at 2 p.m. Lyceum Theatre. $35 general admission.
‘Garden of the Dead’ Walk
A historian-led guided walk through Presidio Park’s historic “Garden of the Dead.” Learn about the sacrifices made by members of the historic Sacred Expedition to establish Spain’s presence in California from 1769 to 1774.Visit the sites of the Spanish Camp, which contained California’s first Spanish fort and mission, as well as a military field hospital and adjacent cemetery, which reportedly still contains the unmarked graves of at least 30 of San Diego’s first “Unknown Soldiers.” Visit other modern memorial markers to the Serra Palm and the nearby La Playa Trail and Derby Dike. Meet at the foot of Presidio Hill, at the corner of Taylor Street and Presidio Drive. The event is free. Free RSVP to the House of Spain at email@example.com. 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, March 26
Season Kick-Off Opening Day After-Party
The fun doesn’t stop after the ninth inning this year. Following the Padres first home game, head to 10 Barrel Brewing Co. for their first-ever opening day after-party, complete with food, beer, Padres memorabilia raffles and live music on the roof from Jet West from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The $15 ticket includes a beer, hot dog and one shot to dunk the brewer. Proceeds from the dunk tank and raffle benefit the Clearity Foundation, which is dedicated to improving treatment options for ovarian cancer patients.
‘Intelligent Lives’ screening
Point Loma Nazarene University is hosting a screening of the new documentary “Intelligent Lives.” The film challenges the idea of intelligence and the limits placed on people with intellectual disabilities. 7-9 p.m. at 3900 Lomaland Drive. Complimentary tickets available.
Friday, March 27
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Platinum-selling jazz rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut album “The Inevitable” with a tour that hits the Music Box on March 27. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. $37 day of tickets.
Saturday, March 28
DJ Jae Murphy
Jae Murphy is Jason Derulo’s official DJ, tour DJ for both Problem and Eric Bellinger, and an executive producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. General admission starts at $15. Bottle service is also available for purchase. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Fluxx, 500 Fourth Ave.