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March 3-6


Del Mar Gem Faire

March 4-6. Surround yourself by all that sparkles and shines at this unique expo (and bring your credit card). The Del Mar Gem Faire showcases a vast array of fine jewelry, gold, silver, precious and semi-precious gemstones, costume jewelry, crystals, beads, minerals and more—available for purchase direct from manufacturers, importers and wholesalers. Bring your own jewelry to be repaired, cleaned or sized while you shop; and enter to win raffle prizes drawn every hour. See website for full dealer/exhibitor list and daily hours. $7 general admission. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 503.252.8300.

CRSSD Festival

March 5-6. An audiovisual candy land for electronic music lovers, this two-day festival at Waterfront Park spans three stages and 45 musicians and performers. The lineup includes Cautious Clay, Glass Animals, Sofi Tukker, Four Tet, Get Real, Gorgon City, Felix Da Housecat (pictured), Adam Beyer and Joris Voorn. In between DJ sets, guests can also enjoy craft beer, cocktails, local food vendors and more. See website for bag policy and safety guidelines. Doors open at noon daily. Two-day passes are $239 (one-day tickets and express passes available). 1600 Pacific Hwy., downtown.

San Diego Legion Rugby Match

March 6. Did you know that San Diego is home to world-class rugby? Founded in 2017, the San Diego Legion is a Major League Rugby (MLR) team—one of 13 professional rugby teams in North America (12 in the U.S. and one in Canada), and one of the MLR’s founding teams. Catch a home game on Sunday at the San Diego State University Sports Deck; the team takes on Old Glory DC. (San Diego Legion’s 2022 season runs through May 28.) 4 p.m. Tickets start at $17 (with premium seating also available). 5200 55th St., College Area.

Food + Drink

“First Friday” at Tremont Collective

March 4. Get to know the tenants of Oceanside’s growing Tremont Collective at this new monthly festival-style gathering. Sample food from Shootz Fish + Beer, known for its line-caught poke and off-the-boat seafood tacos; as well as offerings from craft beer tasting room Bottlecraft and Communal Coffee. Guests can shop at Brixton, Stab, Al Fresko and Atacama Surf Shop; plus enjoy live music, a viewing of Stab in the Dark and more. And feel free to dress the part; this month’s theme is “old-school punk rock.” 4-10 p.m. 602 S. Tremont St., Oceanside.

Enclave Cafe Torrey Hills

Now Open. Recently acquiring a 19-acre regenerative farm, this “food as medicine” cafe has opened its third San Diego location—serving the working community in the Torrey Hills area. The breakfast menu boasts gluten-free pastries made in-house; plus dishes such as paleo-chive waffles and veggie burritos; and a coffee bar featuring Jaunt Coffee Roasters. For lunch, try the coconut-crusted Pasture Bird chicken breast strips, the wild ahi poke bowl and nutrient-dense salads. M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 3570 Carmel Mountain Road, Torrey Hills, 858.444.6655. More Info

You & Yours’ Fifth Anniversary Happy Hour

Upcoming | March 8. It’s only fitting that this female-founded San Diego distillery would celebrate a milestone birthday on International Women’s Day (March 8). Head to the Waverly cafe/lounge for a special happy hour celebrating the fifth anniversary of You & Yours Distilling Co., founded by Laura Johnson, featuring specialty cocktails made with the distiller’s own gin. Offerings include the Midnight Botanical, Mermaid Spice and Terrific Lady Day (a draft cocktail that will be available on tap all month in celebration of Women’s History Month); plus raffle prizes. 3-5 p.m. 2005 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Arts + Culture

The Jungle Book at Casa del Prado Theatre

March 4-20. Celebrating its 74th season, San Diego Junior Theatre presents Rudyard Kipling’s timeless tale in an endearing adaptation written by Greg Banks. In it, we follow Mowgli—an abandoned child raised by wolves in the Indian jungle—whose peaceful life is threatened by a menacing tiger, Shere Khan. Staged at the charming Casa del Prado Theatre, the show is open to all ages and includes “Pajama Night” on March 11. Wilfred Paloma directs. See website for showtimes, safety protocols and tickets. 1650 El Prado, #208, Balboa Park, 619.239.8355.

The Homecoming at North Coast Rep

Through March 27. Originally written more than 50 years ago, Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming (a Tony Award winner for “Best Play”) is as relevant as ever—delving into such contentious issues as sexuality, self-identity and power. North Coast Repertory Theatre presents this powerful piece, centered on an all-male household in which family warfare means survival. When the family’s prodigal son returns home with a new wife, drama and conflict (laced with some laughs) ensue. See website for theater safety protocols and ticket pricing. 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach, 858.481.1055.

Beyond Van Gogh at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Extended through April 24. There’s still time to catch this awe-inspiring exhibit at Del Mar Fairgrounds (originally slated to close March 6). Created by Montreal’s Normal Studio, the works of Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh come to life in a dreamy walk-through experience—showcasing 300 masterpieces via 3D projection technology. The space features projection-wrapped walls of shapes, lights and colors that morph into the artist’s famous landscapes, flowers, cafes and portraits. See website for required advance tickets. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.

Bhangin’ It at La Jolla Playhouse

Upcoming | March 8-April 17. Prepare to fall in love with bhangra—a traditional folk dance that originated in the Majha area of Punjab, India—with La Jolla Playhouse’s world premiere of Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical. The new musical introduces us to Mary Darshini Clarke. The college senior and dancer on her school’s esteemed bhangra team—who has struggled to “fit in” her whole life—appoints herself captain of a new team of amateur dancers. As a national competition looms, the pressure rises. See website for showtimes and ticket pricing. 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, 858.550.1010.

Photo credits: Tremont Collective courtesy of FABRIC. Beyond Van Gogh courtesy of courtesy Paquin Entertainment Group. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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