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Beethoven’s Seventh

Mar. 2-4. San Diego Symphony’s principal cellist Yao Zhao takes center stage to perform Die Fledermaus and Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 for the First Cello Concerto, then Jahja Ling conducts Ludwig van Beethoven’s stirring and lively Symphony No. 7. Audience members on Friday, Mar. 2 are invited to stay after the concert for a question and answer session with Ling and Zhao. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown, 619.235.0804.

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Mar. 4. Hear some of the region’s best singers and musicians perform classic standards, jazz, gospel, pop and Broadway tunes. On this memorable evening Lamb’s Cabaret will feature 17 multi-talented performers including singers from the Guys and Dolls and Mixtape. Enjoy the cabaret in Anthology’s cool, dynamic space with great food and drinks. Anthology, 1337 India Street, San Diego. 619.437.6000.

Yale Glee Club
Mar. 3. For 150 years the Yale Glee Club has represented the best in collegiate choral music. Their repertoire embraces a broad spectrum of music from the 16th century to the present including folk music, spirituals and traditional Yale songs. The current tour program includes “Carry the Spark” by Kala Pierson, “Requiem” by Herbert Howells and “All the Pretty Little Horses” arranged by Jeffrey Douma. First Presbyterian Church, 320 Date Street, San Diego.

Bravo! Balanchine 

Mar. 3. Catch three ballets by George Balanchine in this production of Who Cares?, Agon and Donizetti Variations. Balanchine’s masterful choreography will be preceeded by a pre-performance lecture. Be sure to stick around for the on-stage champagne and dessert reception following the performance. City Ballet of San Diego, Spreckles Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown, 858.272.8663.

The American Comedy Co. Grand Opening

Mar. 1. Comedian Bobby Lee opens the doors to the Gaslamp’s newest comedy club. The American Comedy Co. is the only comedy club in the heart of San Diego to feature top nationally headlining comedians as well as up-and-coming talent. Kevin Nealon, Harland Williams and Christopher Titus are already booked for future performances. Enjoy this world-class entertainment in an intimate, 200 seat venue with an old-city, speak-easy feel. 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego. 619.795.3858.

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Beauty Night Out
Mar. 1. Escape from the daily grind and wind down with some much-needed retail therapy. Beauty Night Out is a night to indulge your girly side with pampering, champagne and exclusive discounts. Get a complimentary brow shaping consultation, shop the denim bar from Pretty Please Boutique and enjoy complimentary bites and sips. Beauty by Dolly, 3650 5th Ave. Suite 101, San Diego. 619.664.4740.

The Flower Fields flower-fields-north-county
Mar. 1–May 13. Spring is here! Take yourself out of the concrete jungle and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders, found right in North County. Enjoy 50 acres of ranunculus flowers, walk rose gardens and take an antique tractor ride. For the first time in over 15 years, The Flower Fields has changed its color pattern to a new array, designed by a professional colorist. The new view will wow newcomers and veterans alike. Interstate 5 at Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, 760.431.0352.

World of Wine
Mar. 3-4. The wineries of the Temecula Valley open their cellar doors for guests to taste a bevy of wines at this annual two-day event. Enjoy a self-guided tour of more than 30 wineries, each of which will be offering varietal wines from either barrel, tank or bottle. The wines will be paired with scrumptious food samplings to showcase the perfect marriage of food and wine. Ticket holders will receive a map of the Temecula Valley, a passport which allows a visit to each participating winery and a souvenir glass. Temecula Valley. 800.801.9463.

San Diego Bird FestivalSan-diego-bird-festival
Mar. 1-4. This 16th annual festival takes wing on scenic Mission Bay when beginning and expert birders alike flock to view some of the county’s 500 plus species of birds. Guided field trips, including popular pelagic birding trips, an equipment expo, workshops, social mixers and art classes round out this annual event. Sunday is Family Free Day with special art and nature events geared especially towards kids and families. Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, Mission Bay. 858.273.7800.

First Friday Films: Dead Man

Mar. 2. On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Indian named “Nobody” who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. This black and white postmodern Western stars Johnny Depp, Crispin Glover and Gary Farmer and is shown in conjunction with the exhibition “Walk from the Sun: Photographs of Southern California” by Scott B. Davis. The moody and enigmatic black-and-white photographs in this exhibition deal with issues of both presence and absence, also themes in this film. Before the film, Davis will give a talk about the exhibition and how the film, which he chose for this program, relates to his work. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.232.7931.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Opening Mar. 3. The latest IMAX film to come to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is especially for ages 5 to 10. Two young adventurers turn an old cardboard box into a rocket and with the help of a magical book and their vivid imaginations blast off on an awesome journey to the most amazing places in the solar system. Gasp in amazement at the size of Jupiter, find out what Saturn’s rings are made of and discover the secret of the cardboard rocket. Showing Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego. 619.238.1233.

A Room with a Viewroom-with-a-view
Mar. 2-Apr. 8. Based on E.M. Forster’s beloved novel, this world-premiere musical tells the story of a sheltered English girl, Lucy, who glimpses a world of longing and passion she never imagined. Back in her corseted Edwardian life, she must decide whether to yield to convention or give up everything she has ever known. Comic, romantic, satirical and real, A Room with a View blends a gorgeous score with this timeless story that gives a new voice to these unforgettable characters. Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.23.GLOBE.

Guys and Dolls
Through Apr. 1. The classic American musical travels back to ‘50s-era New York City with a detour to Havana. Frank Loesser’s memorable score brings to life the stories of Damon Runyon’s unforgettable characters: Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown and Miss Adelaide, with terrific numbers like “If I Were A Bell”, “Adelaide’s Lament”, “Luck Be A Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.0600.

Visiting Mr. Green 
Through Mar. 18. Recently extended by popular demand, Jeff Baron’s play examines stereotypes, family, loneliness, and friendship. Filled with humor, heart, and drama, Visiting Mr. Green explores the stories of two unlikely people thrown together by accidental circumstances. The results are unexpected and ultimately cathartic for each. North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.



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