San Diego Weekend Events Roundup March 23-26

Find the best San Diego things to do for March 23-26.

Edited by Madelyn Harris


Tequila & Taco Music Festival
March 25-26. Take advantage of California’s largest traveling tequila and taco festival with tequila tastings and plenty of gourmet tacos. Also find live music, craft beer and art vendors. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way.



Sam’s 53rd Birthday Celebration
March 23. Head to the San Diego Botanic Garden and celebrate the 53rd birthday of Sam, the giant Galapagos turtle. Enjoy cake and fun surprises. Also, try to guess Sam’s weight to win a family-fun prize package. 9 a.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, 760.436.3036.



The Shout! House: Leather & Lace Party
March 23. In honor of The Shout! House’s 13th anniversary, dress in leather and lace for no cover charge and enjoy a high-energy dueling piano show. 655 Fourth Ave., 619.231.6700.




San Diego Latino Film Festival
March 16-26.
 Check out more than 120 feature and short film screenings from Latin America, Mexico, Spain, the U.S. and other parts of the world in celebration of Latino film, art and culture. The festival also features guest celebrities, musical performances, after-parties, filmmaker workshops and more. AMC 18 Fashion Valley, 7037 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 619.296.0370.



LPGA Kia Classic
Through March 26. Head to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort for the 8th annual Kia Classic Tournament. The tournament will showcase the top 100 LPGA players on tour who will be competing for a purse of $1.8 million. 7100 Aviara Resort Dr., 760.448.1234.



Yoga on the Green
March 25. GracedbyGrit, a women’s athletic apparel company, is hosting a free yoga class during the third round of play at the Kia Classic. After the yoga class, guests can shop apparel and enjoy various healthy juices and snacks. 8 a.m. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Course, 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, 760.448.1234.



Paws on the Patio
March 26. Bayfront restaurant Sally’s Fish House & Bar will celebrate all things dog-friendly with happy hour snacks and sips. Dogs can enjoy snacks, treats and other fun games, as well as a craft beer made especially for dogs. 1 Market Pl., 619.358.6740.




Spring Winemaker Dinner at Milagro
March 23. Meet winemaker Hugo D’Acosta and speak with him about the transformation of wines while enjoying a three-course seasonal spring dinner. Each course is paired with wine made on the vineyard’s property. 6 p.m. $59. Milagro Winery, 18750 Littlepage Rd., Ramona, 760.787.0738.



The Exchange
March 23. Reserve a seat for Kettner Exchange’s first hosted dinner, featuring cuisine curated by  chef Nick DeVries. The exclusive and intimate event will include appetizers, a multi-course dinner, along with wine pairings. $75. Kettner Exchange, 2001 Kettner Blvd., 619.255.2001.




Brews, Beats & Eats
March 24. Spend the evening tasting brews from Stone Brew Company, Bay City Brewing and Iron Fist Brewing. Also, enjoy live music from Ottopilot, and sample a variety of delicious food from Cape Rey Taco Bar, such as mahi mahi and pork carnitas. $35. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cape Rey Carlsbad. 1 Ponto Rd., Carlsbad, 760.602.0800.



Beef Wellington Dinner at Ponsaty’s
March 23-25.  For one weekend only, chef Patrick Ponsaty will be serving traditional beef Wellington with mountain meadow mushroom and braised root vegetables in green peppercorn sauce. A vegetarian Wellington will be offered as well. 5 p.m. $45. Ponsaty’s. 6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.771.1871.



What You See Is What You Get
March 25-July 25. 
The first major U.S. museum exhibition from the renowned British artist features roughly 40 pieces from more than three decades of his career. View his collection that ranges from free-standing sculptures to glazed ceramics and works on paper. This exhibition will also debut a new work by Deacon. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, 619.232.7931.



Red Velvet
March 25-April 30. Lolita Chakrabarti’s multi-award-winning drama, set in London in the early 1800s, uncovers the fascinating true story of a pivotal figure in theater history, Ira Aldridge—a young American who was the first black man to play Othello on the British stage. Shiley Stage at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.



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.



Seven Last Words
March 26. Join The Hausmann Quartet and So Say We All for a performance of Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece along with spoken word presentations of original works by the authors themselves. The performance is inspired by The Seven Last Words of Christ, Haydn’s monumental work. 1 p.m. Liberty Station North Chapel, 2881 Roosevelt Rd.