Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 3.5.15

Weekend Roundup

Find the best things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Busker Festival
March 7-8. Enjoy some of the most colorful, entertaining and eccentric street performers at Seaport Village’s annual Busker Festival. Festivities begin at noon, and the street performers (buskers) will have different acts ranging from fire breathers to contortionists. From 7-10 p.m., for those 18 and older, Buskers After Dark will feature also feature a DJ and food and drink specials. West Harbor Dr & Pacific Hwy., Seaport Village. 619.235.4014.


best-coast-beer-festBest Coast Beer Fest
March 7. Hailed by Will Ferrell as the “most amazing beer festival in recorded history,” the Best Coast Beer Fest will feature nearly 100 West Coast craft breweries, food trucks and live music from local bands. Tickets are $45/pp in advance, $55/pp at the door and include entrance, a souvenir tasting cup and unlimited beer samples. Marina Park Way, Embarcadero Park South.


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March 5. Celebrate the opening of Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego downtown. The soiree includes music performances by Jimmy La Valle and art-making experiences by artist Keenan Harsten. Dine on fare from the Green Truck, along with beer and cocktails by Stone Brewing Co. and 619 Vodka. Figi Concourse between the MCASD’s downtown location and the adjacent train tracks. 7-10 p.m., $10/pp. 1100 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541.


balanchineFriday Night Liberty
March 6. San Diego’s biggest open gallery night is back. The San Diego Ballet will be showing excerpts from choreographer and artistic director Javier Velasco’s Carnival of the Animals and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Visitors can watch live demos of jewelry making and hand-forged copper sculptures. 5-9 p.m., NTC at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station, 619.573.9304.


quartyardQuartyard Grand Opening Party
March 7. Join the Grand Opening event celebrating the transformation of a vacant lot into East Village’s exciting new community space, created with refurbished shipping containers. The Quartyard event will feature coffee by Meshuggah Shack, food by S&M Sausage & Meat and Curbside Bites Food Trucks, a craft beer garden and live music by Madi Diaz and Swim Team. 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $5/pp. 1102 Market St., East Village,


holiHoli—Festival of Colors
March 7. Holi is a festival of color in India to celebrate the Spring. People apply colors on each other, have some water fights and enjoy dance performances, food vendors, games and more. Join CRY San Diego for this fun event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for $12/pp. Hourglass Fields 6&7, Miramar College, 10440 Black Mtn. Rd., Mira Mesa.


My Fair Lady
March 6-Apr. 26. Cygnet Theatre presents this classical musical in which Professor Henry Higgins wagers he can transform a Cockney flower girl into an aristocratic lady, unsuspecting the impact Eliza Doolittle will in turn have on him. 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town, 619.337.1525.


balanchineBalanchine Spectacular
March 6-8. City Ballet of San Diego performs the quick-paced, high-energy style of celebrity choreographer George Balanchine. The Balanchine Spectacular brings together three of the artist’s full-length masterworks while accompanied by live orchestra at Spreckels Theatre. 121 Broadway, downtown, 858.272.8663.


The Midtown Men
March 6-7. The celebrity quartet first came together on the original Broadway stage of Jersey Boys, and now has several Tony Awards to add to their resumes. Their four-part harmony style hits all the right notes in the ’60s rock hits “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” to name a few. San Diego Symphony, Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0800.


ryancabreraRyan Cabrera
March 10. Platinum-selling singer, songwriter and musician Ryan Cabrera takes the stage at House of Blues before launching his new tour with Secondhand Serenade. Expect to hear new tunes and the electronic-dance elements and free-spirited anthems he is known for. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.299.2583.


Bijou French Bistro Vallin Winemaker Dinner
March 8. Bijou will be featuring wines from Santa Barbara-based Vallin Wines alongside a four-course dinner. Vallin Wines is a collaboration of sommeliers Eric Railsback, Dustin Wilson and Brian McClintic and winemaker Justin Willett–unified by their love of Santa Barbara County and its perfect terroir for Rhone varieties. The prix-fixe menu will include butter lettuce salad, grilled trout with shellfish, braised lamb, and Camembert fernier with smoked almonds. $85/pp. 1205 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.750.3695.


jsixKitchen Collaborations at Jsix
March 9. Through March, Jsix’s Chef Graves invites talented chefs to a dinner collaboration featuring different themed menus. This week, guest chef Jason Knibb takes on the challenge of preparing “Obscure Seafood”. The four-course prix-fixe menu is $40/pp. 616 J St., downtown, 619.531.8744.