San Diego Weekend Roundup March 22-25

Catch the competitors in this year’s West Coast Championship.

From surfing competitions to indulgent chocolate making classes, check out the top San Diego weekend events for March 22-25.

Edited by Eva Scattergood.


WRU Cirque-du-Soleil-CrystalCirque du Soleil – ‘Crystal’
Through Mar. 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.




WRU Race for AutismRace for Autism
Mar. 22. Calling all superheroes! Help change the lives of thousands of San Diego families. The race features a 5k chip-timed run or walk, one-mile Superhero Family Fun Walk, educational resource fair, children’s activities, music, commemorative medals, t-shirts, prizes, refreshments and more. Costumes and strollers welcome. Registration 6:30 a.m., race 7:30 a.m. See website for registration and prices. Balboa Park, Sixth Ave. and Laurel, San Diego, 858.679.8800.



Bankers Hill6th Annual Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival
Mar. 23.
Cheers to the annual art and beer festival where guests can experience a wide range of San Diego breweries and Bankers Hill restaurants. Featured breweries include Mike Hess Brewing, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Second Chance Beer Company and more. While enjoying savory bites, guests can view pop-up galleries with works by local artists. 21+. 6-9 p.m. $30. The Abbey, 2825 Fifth Ave., San Diego.




MythBustersFleet Night of Science
Mar. 23. Adults get the science center all to themselves at this no kids allowed event. Explore exhibits, sip cocktails, enjoy snacks, listen to music and get your geek on with science experiments, clever chats and delightfully nerdy experiences. Celebrate science with the Fleet’s newest exhibition: MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition.  21+. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $24.95, member and student discounts available. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego.



Womens Wellness

Women’s Wellness Saturday
Mar. 24. Start your day off right with a rooftop yoga session led by Rachel Mulvaney aka ‘The Yoga Ninja,’ and then mingle with a collection of female leaders in the lifestyle and hospitality industries over brunch. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $65 for yoga and brunch; $45 brunch only. Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar, 421 West B St., San Diego. Tickets




Crew Classic

45th Annual Regatta and the California SwimRun
Mar. 24-25. Witness San Diego Crew Classic’s nationally acclaimed rowing regatta set in the picturesque waters, sandy shores and green lawns of Mission Bay Park. Watch nearly 4,400 athletes—ages 14 to 80—compete in more than 100 fast-paced races on Saturday. Featured races include top tier universities such as Cal, Duke, Stanford, USC, Penn, UCLA and many more. Following day is the California SwimRun, one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $12 pre-sale, $15 day-of. Corona Oriente Road, San Diego.



WRU WSA-West-Coast-ChampionshipsWSA West Coast Championships
Mar. 24-25.
 Surf’s up at the oldest amateur surfing contest in the U.S. and largest on the West Coast. This event is to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Event and any World Team Event. Viewing the competition is free and open to the public; all ages welcome. South side of Oceanside Pier, Oceanside,  949.369.6677.




The-Flower-Fields-Rebecca-Horikawa-2The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Through May 13. SoCal’s beloved springtime attraction returns to Carlsbad Ranch with a rainbow of Tecolote ranunculus in the 50 acres of rolling hillsides that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Highlights include display gardens, new pathways at the sweet pea maze, hands-on workshops, plus a picnic area where visitors can bring their own food. Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $16 adults; $14 seniors 60+; $8 ages 3-10; free for children under 3. Season passes and group tours available. The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, 760.431.0352.





Wine and ChocolateEvening of Wine and Chocolate
Mar. 22. Learn how to make chocolates in this fun, hands-on workshop led by a Le Cordon Bleu, London trained patisserie chef. Additional highlights include a reception with light bites, a complimentary glass of wine and each participant will make 15 filled chocolates to package. Ages 18+. Doors open 6 p.m., event 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65. Forgotten Barrel Winery, 1120 W. 15th Ave., Escondido, 888.620.8466.




Cafe 21Easter Kid’s Craft and Cooking Class
Mar. 22. Partnering with a local microgreens company, chef Leyla will teach kids how to use natural ingredients to paint Easter eggs and prepare tasty, kid-approved meals utilizing seasonal vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits. Every child will take home a basket of painted Easter eggs on a bed of microgreens along with housemade brownies. 3-5 p.m. $35 per child; free for parents. Café 21, 2736 Adams Ave., San Diego. 619.640.2121. Tickets


Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival photo by Paradeigm. WSA West Coast Championships photo by Jack McDaniel/WSA. Easter Kid’s Craft and Cooking Class photo provided by Paulina Millan.