Events | San Diego Weekend Events Roundup 3.12.15

Weekend Roundup

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

San Diego Latino Film Festival
March 12-22. Check out more than 160 feature and short films in celebration of Latino film, art and culture. Plus guest celebrities, musical performances, parties, filmmaker workshops and a Creative Careers Expo. AMC Fashion Valley 18, 7037 Friars Rd., Mission Valley, 619.230.1938×102.


fashion-weekFashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase
March 14. For an event that combines fashion, music, art, food, shopping, raffles and a beauty lounge, Fashion Week San Diego’s Spring Showcase has something for everyone. Held at Harrah’s Resort, the showcase offers exclusive sneak peek access of the designers’ collections even before they debut on the runway. 33750 Valley Center Rd., Valley Center,


March 14-15. Two-day electronic music festival on San Diego Bay features live and DJ performances by dozens of artists on three stages, including Chromeo, Classixx, and Pete Tong, among many others. Plus craft beer, a mixology program and local food vendors.


stpats-day-paradeSt. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
March 14. Festivities begin three days ahead of the official holiday with more than 120 parade entries followed by an Irish festival including a Celtic village, beer garden, music and dancing. Juniper and Sixth St, Balboa Park, 858.268.9111.


ShamrockSanDiego19ShamRock 2015
March 14. The Gaslamp turns green for its annual block party, featuring live DJs and Irish bands on three thinned stages plus Irish fare and drinks at dozens of participating bars and restaurants. Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.233.5008.


raceSt. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon
March 15. Dress in theme and join the other St. Patrick’s Day running enthusiasts in burning calories before (or after) the imbibing festivities. Race participants 21 and older also receive entry into the all-day EC Craft Beer Invitational. Main Street and Magnolia Ave., El Cajon.


View our full guide to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego.


beerEC Craft Beer Invitational
March 15. Celebrate the finest craft beers from breweries nationwide along with food trucks, live music and entertainment at the finish line of the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon. A $40 ticket includes access to over 40 craft breweries, while a $55 V.I.B.E. (Very Important Beer Enthusiast) includes access to the VIP lounge and free food. 110 N. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon.


steam-dayBalboa Park STEAM Family Day
March 15
. An 11-foot electric giraffe, a spectacular butterfly release and a free children’s organ concert are just a few highlights of the next STEAM Family Day. Over two dozen park institutions will the put the fun into STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, through a variety of hands-on activities, crafts and demonstrations. Kids 12 and under admitted free with a paid adult at participating museums. Dozens of FREE activities on the Prado walkway. Activities from 11am-3pm. 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.239.0512,


The Expendables
March 15. The Santa Cruz based reggae-rock-punk band kicks off their Winter Blackout 2015 tour and brings the show to San Diego at House of Blues. The Expendables bring a fun-loving, comedic spirit to their performance, paired with a buoyant song rhythm. 6:30 pm. 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.299.2583.


symphonyBerlioz’s “Requiem”
March 13, 14. Steven Schick leads chorus, orchestra, guest soloist and guest chorus in three performances of Hector Berlioz’s “Requiem.” With a chorus of 180, including the 60-voice Gay Men’s chorus, large orchestra, four brass bands and tenor soloist John Tirrano, the performance will be truly moving rendition of Berlioz’s most heartfelt music. $36/pp. Mandeville Auditorium, 9500 Gilman Dr., UCSD 0361, La Jolla, 858.543.4637.


voices-of-irelandVoices of Ireland
March 16. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish tales, music and dancing with the Lamb’s Players Theatre. Performances are by The Celtic Echoes, Ron Choularton and Cyntha Gerber. 7:30 p.m., $30/pp. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.


Nixon in China
March 14-22. Straight from the headlines and live news broadcasts of the day, Nixon in China pays musical witness to President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing in 1972 and goodwill meetings with China’s Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Premier Chou En-Lai. San Diego Opera, 233 A Street Ste. 500, downtown, 619.232.7636


Mexican Winemakers from Baja & Napa Valley at Sea 180
March 14. Sea 180 hosts a Mexican Winemaker Symposium and Tasting Tour, showcasing a selection of varietals from boutique, Mexican-owned wineries in the established Napa Valley and the progressive Baja region. Wine enthusiasts can also enjoy an intimate sommelier-led symposium with a discussion on the unique perspectives of both wine-making areas, followed by a special tasting event on the patio. 2p.m.-5:30 p.m., $40/pp includes both the symposium and the winemaker tasting tour. 800 Seacoast Ave., Imperial Beach, 619.631.4949.


sycamore-denSycamore Den’s Black Tie Affair
March 12. Sycamore Den encourages guests to pull out their most dapper duds for the Den’s black tie affair: an evening featuring a special performance by Stevie Harris and several drinks specials. Libations offered will include beer cocktails from Green Flash Brewing Co. and Twelve Five Rye barreled manhattans. Ties and gowns are encouraged, no cover cost. 3391 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, 619.563.9019.