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San Diego Weekend Events Roundup March 7-10

Legendary artist Hershey Felder’s latest production explores the life and music of Beethoven.

Wine dinners, beer festivals, The Joffrey Ballet and much more. Check out the top San Diego weekend events for March 7-10.

Edited by Jordan Fraser.


San Diego Comic Fest 
March 7-10. This seventh annual festival is a friendly, intimate comic convention. Mix and mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors, attend panels and guest programs, and enjoy tabletop games, cosplay and an exhibitor hall full of books, toys and collectables. This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which helped make former science fiction become scientific fact. Th 7 p.m.-1 a.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego.


Best Coast Beer Fest
March 9. Sip on suds from Eppig Brewing, Booch Craft, North Park Beer Co., The Lost Abbey and more than 100 other San Diego’s home-grown craft breweries at this scenic beer fest. Also enjoy food trucks, games and local entertainment. The event not only showcases San Diego’s rich craft beer scene, but also raises money for Cuck Fancer, an organization dedicated to raising awareness for young adult cancer, and helping survivors get back on their feet. VIP session noon-4 p.m. General admission 1-4 p.m. $50-$115. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, Embarcadero.


IMAX® Film Festival
March 9-10. Binge rarely seen films in the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater during this two-day festival showcasing 16 total films, including Dolphins, the Academy Award-nominated film that takes the plunge with dolphins from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the windswept seas of Patagonia. Heikoss Giant Dome Theater boasts a 76-foot tilted Dome screen and a 16,000-watt digital surround sound system. Seating for each screening is limited. Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.1233.


San Diego Fleet 
March 9. Cheer on San Diego’s newest footbal team, the San Diego Fleet, as the Salt Lake Stallions gallop into San Diego for the Fleet’s second home game. The Fleet look to take control of the AAF’s West Conference with a win over the Stallions and to become the first Western Conference team to earn a third victory. 5 p.m. See website for ticket prices. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley. Tickets



San Diego Homebrew Festival and Competition
March 10. Cheers to unlimited tastes from more than 35 San Diego homebrewers and notable local breweries at this hoppin’ festival. Plus, shop vendors and grab a bite from local businesses. All proceeds will be used to fund enrichment programs, scholarships and other necessities at North Park’s public Jefferson Elementary school. 21+. Noon-4 p.m. $35 GA. North Park Mini Park Site behind The Observatory, 2896 N. Park Way, North Park.



San Diego Half Marathon and Padres 5K
March 10. See San Diego’s sights by foot on this spectacular 13.1-mile USATF-certified course. Begin between PETCO Park and the San Diego Convention Center on Harbor Drive and continue with spectacular views of the USS Midway Museum, San Diego Bay, Harbor Island and Spanish Landing Park before looping through Liberty Station, Mission Hills and Hillcrest. 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PETCO Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village.




Women in Wine Dinner 
March 7. Recognize International Women’s Month with help from Del Frisco’s Double Eagle’s Wine Director Faith Fulginiti. Fulginiti has curated an exclusive five-course tasting menu paired with wines from Napa’s Pride Mountain Vineyards, helmed by winemaker Sally Johnson-Blum. The menu will feature dishes including Day Boat sea scallop crudo, black truffle gnocchi and Rosewood Wagyu striploin. 6:30 p.m. $195. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 901 Bayfront Court, Suite 105, downtown, 619.272.5060.



Masters Kitchen Long Meadow Ranch Dinner 
March 7. Enjoy five courses from Executive Chef André Clark paired with Long Meadow Ranch wines designed to bring out the flavors in each dish. Menu highlights include D’Anjou pear amuse bouche paired with Long Meadow Ranch Sonoma Country Brut; lump crab cake with mango grapefruit relish paired with Long Meadow Ranch 2015 Anderson Valley Chardonnay; and Cape Grim beef with ruby cocoa chili, garlic frites and blackberry gastrique paired with Long Meadow Ranch 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Reservations required. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. $85. Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, 208 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, 760.231.6278.


Sunset and Wine Dinner 
March 7. Wine and dine your way through this special collaboration dinner with DAOU Vineyards. Menu highlights include sous vide pork tenderloin served with broccoli puree, seasonal vegetables, bleu cheese mousse and a cabernet-infused demi glace; braised short rib ragu with linguine pasta, roasted baby cauliflower, shaved parmesan cheese and microgreens; and chocolate and boysenberry cake. Each course is thoughtfully paired with a wine from DAOU. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $124 per person includes tax and gratuity. Sally’s Fish House & Bar at Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, downtown. Tickets


The Oceanaire and Stags’ Leap Winery Dinner 
March 7. The menu for this exclusive pairing event is paired with five unique glasses of Stags’ Leap wine. An ambassador from the Napa Valley-based winery will guide guests through each varietal and its relationship with some of the freshest land and sea fare in the city. Menu highlights include peppercorn crusted ahi tuna paired with Stags’ Leap Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and braised beef short rib paired with Stag’s Leap Winery Napa Valley Petite Sirah. 6:30PM. $99+. 400 J St., downtown, 619.858.2277.



Gelato and Chimney Cakes Pop Up
March 10. Satisfy your sweet tooth at this special collaboration pop-up. Chimney cakes are a traditional Hungarian pastry handmade by Mia Sorella owners and sisters Veronica and Vanessa Castillo. The delicate chimney cake is a pastry where the dough is rolled and wrapped like a ribbon and then coated with organic cane sugar to be baked. While they are baking the sugar caramelizes, giving the chimney its signature crispy exterior. View the entire process of rolling the dough, baking the chimneys and filling them with delicious toppings from An’s Dry Cleaning’s housemade flavors. 2 p.m. until they sell out. 3017 Adams Ave., Normal Heights. Info



Art After Hours 
March 8. Shake up your Friday evening with a visit to The San Diego Museum of Art during their extended Friday hours. Visitors will have full access to special exhibitions, 20 galleries and live music at Panama 66 in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court, all for a discounted price. 5-8 p.m. $5, free for members. San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931.




Fresh Paint Gallery Artist’s Reception 
March 8. Celebrate Body of Oceans, the latest collection of mixed-media artist Renee Bareno with a wine and cheese reception. Bareno, who grew up in Southern California and holds a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MA in the Arts and Consciousness Studio Tract from John F Kennedy University, returned to San Diego after a decade in New York to work on this abstract, ocean-themed collection. 6-8 p.m. 1020-B Prospect St., La Jolla.



The Joffrey Ballet 
March 8. The La Jolla Music Society presents this program of new and recent works by some of the most exciting choreographers working today while honoring the Joffrey Ballet’s 60-year reputation for innovation and eclecticism. Performed to a live score by Philip Glass, Justin Peck’s In Creases showcases his keen eye for manipulating bodies to form complex geometric structures. Choreographers Nicholas Blank and Alexander Ekman also present works accompanied by live music from John Adams, Mason Bates and Brad Meldau Trio. 8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.


Hershey Felder, Beethoven 
Through Mar. 24. Hershey Felder returns with his latest smash hit celebrating the world’s greatest composer, Beethoven. San Diego’s beloved creator and performer known for exquisite one-man shows highlighting some of history’s musical icons, Felder has illuminated Beethoven and his 5th and 9th symphonies, Moonlight Sonata, Pathetique Sonata, Emperor Concerto, Fur Elise, and more, in this powerful new production. See website for show times and ticket prices. Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown, 619.544.1000.



Photos: San Diego Comic Fest courtesy San Diego Comic Fest. Best Coast Beer Fest courtesy Best Coast Beer Fest. IMAX® Film Festival courtesy Fleet Science Center. San Diego Fleet courtesy San Diego Fleet. San Diego Homebrew Festival and Competition courtesy San Diego Homebrew Festival. San Diego Half Marathon and Padres 5K courtesy San Diego Half Marathon. Women in Wine Dinner courtesy H2 PR. Masters Kitchen Long Meadow Ranch Dinner courtesy Masters Oceanside. Sunset and Wine Dinner courtesy Grand Hyatt San Diego. The Oceanaire and Stags’ Leap Winery Dinner courtesy Bay Bird PR. Gelato and Chimney Cakes Pop Up courtesy Mia Sorella. Art After Hours courtesy San Diego Museum of Art. Fresh Paint Gallery Artist Reception art by Renee Bareno. Joffrey Ballet courtesy La Jolla Music Society. Hershey Felder, Beethoven by Christopher Ash

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