Top Performances and Plays in San Diego this March


Witness ‘Crystal,’ Cirque du Soleil’s first show  experience on ice.

From entertaining comedies to stunning acrobatics on ice, check out the best performances and plays in San Diego this March.

Edited by Christina Wiese.


Raga, Roots & Re-imaginings
Mar. 4. Experience an evening of spiritually elevating music from Hindustani harpist, singer and bansuri flutist Sheela Bringi. Listen to beautiful re-imaginings of traditional Indian classical, devotional and folk songs, interspersed with tales of love and lore from singer and trumpeter Clinton Patterson. They will be joined by San Diego tabla artist Miles Shrewsbery and bassist Brent Kuecker. Doors open 6:45 p.m., concert 7 p.m. $25+. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas.


‘The Cake’
Through Mar. 4. This touching and timely new play follows a conservative baker who must confront her beliefs on marriage when she is asked to bake the cake for her best friend’s daughter’s wedding. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Potiker Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, 858.550.1010.


‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
Through Mar. 4. Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations in what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.” See website for showtimes and ticket prices. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


Uncle Vanya photo by Jim Cox

‘Uncle Vanya’ makes its world premiere at the Old Globe this spring.

‘Uncle Vanya’
Through March 11. This Globe-commissioned, world-premiere translation of Chekhov’s classic drama about country life, love, hope and loss is a must-see for every theater-lover. See website for showtimes and ticket prices. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.


Cirque du Soleil – ‘Crystal’
Mar. 21-25. Crystal is not just an ice show; it’s the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. See website for showtimes and prices. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, 888.929.7849.


Nemr at Balboa Theatre
Mar. 31. Credited with establishing and pioneering the stand-up comedy scene throughout the Middle East, Lebanese-American stand-up comedian Nemr will bring his wit and humor for one evening in San Diego. 8 p.m. $33+. 868 Fourth Ave. @ E. Street Gaslamp, 619.570.1100.

Uncle Vanya photo by Jim Cox.