San Diego Weekend Events Roundup March 2-5

Find the best San Diego things to do for March 2-5.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

 

EVENTS
CRSSD
March 4-5.
 The two-day electronic music festival on the bay features live music and DJ performances by dozens of artists, including Flume, Duke Dumont and Seth Troxler. 21+. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy., downtown. crssdfest.com

 

 

Spring Busker Festival
March 4-5.
 Head to Seaport Village for two days of live performances by contortionists, stilt walkers, fire-breathers, street performers, jugglers and other entertainers. Noon-6 p.m. 849 W. Harbor Drive, Seaport Village. seaportvillage.com

 

 

 

Carlsbad Flower Fields
Continuing.
 Roam among 50 spectacular acres of blooming ranunculus flower bulbs during this annual salute to spring. 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, 760.431.0352. theflowerfields.com

 

 

 

 

Anza-Borrego Wildflowers
Continuing. 
A visit to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to hike the Palm Canyon Trail and see the spring wildflowers in full bloom makes for a lovely day trip. Late March and early April are ideal. 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs,  760.767.4205. abdnha.org

 

 

Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering
March 4-12. As one of the largest STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) festivals in the U.S., the Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering features interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers. Many events are free and open to the public. Various locations around San Diego. lovestemsd.org

 

 

Expo Day: Biocom Institute
March 4.
 Expo Day is the official kick-off celebration of Biocom’s week-long festival, and gives attendees a major glimpse of what’s to come at area businesses, schools, libraries and museums. Expo day will feature interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids, adults and families in STEM education. 10 a.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., 619.795.5555. lovestemsd.org

 

 

FOOD + DRINK
Coffee Hub & Café Grand Opening
March 4. Enjoy complimentary coffee at the grand opening for Shelter Island’s newest coffee shop. Once you’re caffeinated, grab a bike and enjoy a casual tour of Point Loma’s noteworthy sites to honor the Hub’s dedication to the bike community. 8 a.m.-noon. 2907 Shelter Island Drive #107, Point Loma. coffeehubsd.com

 

 

The Grass Skirt
March 3. San Diego’s new tiki concept launches bottle service with their own unique twist—in a treasure chest. Your bottle arrives with mixers and ingredients to make cocktails. Choose from options like the Tropical Honeymoon chest that includes Demerara rum, Jamaican rum, Biano, limes, pineapples, Orgeat, pomegranate and a bottle of champagne. 910 Grand Ave., 858.412.5237. thegrassskirt.com

 

 

San Diego Gulls Watch Parties at Banzai Bar
March 5. Grab your blue, white and orange jersey and head to Banzai Bar to watch the Gulls, San Diego’s semi-professional hockey team. The watch parties are a short walk from the rink, and include sake bombs each time the Gulls score. Also, the first 50 attendants will receive chuck-a-pucks to use during the game. 8 p.m. 3048 Midway Dr., Point Loma, banzaibar.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE
CALICO the band
March 3. Known for their thought-provoking, harmonized songs, lead singers Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit of CALICO the band are stopping in San Diego in support of their upcoming record Under Blue Skies. 7:30p.m. Brick15, 915 Camino Del Mar #100, Del Mar. calicotheband.com

 

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers
March. 5. 
On the heels of releasing their worldwide no.1 album The Getaway, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be stopping in San Diego this March as part of their North American tour. 4 p.m. (Photo by Steve Keros.) Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., 619.224.4171. valleyviewcasinocenter.com

 

 

2.5 Minute Ride
Through March. 19. This inventive solo show is a roller coaster adventure through the playwright’s family album, focusing on her relationship with her father, a Holocaust survivor, and the ties that bind a family. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, University Heights, 619.220.0097. diversionary.org

 

 

The Illusion
Through March. 19. Renowned playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) gives us a wildly inventive tour de force, which celebrates the magic and illusory nature of theater. It’s an entertaining tale of passion, regret, love and magic. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055. northcoastrep.org

 

 

Sex with Strangers
Through March 19. This sensuous and provocative comedy about fame and cyber identity explores the timely question: what transpires when our online and offline identities intersect and our private lives become public domain? Contains strong language. San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000. sdrep.org

 

 

The Blameless
Through March 26. Developed in The Old Globe’s 2016 New Voices Festival, this world-premiere play is a compassionate and moving look at the power of familial bonds in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Contains strong language. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

Freaky Friday
Through March. 12.
 When a mother and her teenager daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding, in this new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel and hit Disney films. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Villa Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010. lajollaplayhouse.org

 

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Through March. 12. 
Steve Martin returns to the Globe with this clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit set in Paris 1904 about a chance encounter between two soon-to-be legends––Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

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