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San Diego: This Weekend (March 2-5)

From Circus Vargas to comedian Dave Attell and the two-day CRSSD Festival, there’s so much to do in San Diego this weekend.

From Circus Vargas to comedian Dave Attell and the two-day CRSSD Festival, there’s so much to do in San Diego this weekend.

3.2 “eXit PARTy > Steinkamping”

Artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s video installation focuses on Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. — Lisa Deaderick

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Jacobs Building 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown 858.454.3541,

DJ Mancat at the eXit pARTy featuring Jennifer Steinkamp’s “Madame Curie” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). (Bauman Photographers)


3.2 Jacob Sirof

 “Anyone been to a NASCAR event? You won’t see one black guy there, right? Not one. You’re better off trying to find a Mexican in a Crate & Barrel. It’s not gonna happen. You might find a Mexican in a crate or a barrel, but probably not shopping at the Crate & Barrel.” — Jacob Sirof on Rooftop Comedy

@ The American Comedy Co.,


3.2-13 Circus Vargas Presents Steam Cirque

Goggles, gear and gadgets share the stage for this traveling big top circus exerience featuring a wacky cast of characters performing crazy tricks. — Michelle Dederko

Westfield North County, Escondido,

Circus Vargas presents Steam Cirque. (Mike Rollerson/Courtesy Circus Vargas)


3.3 Creamistry grand opening

This highly scientific ice cream shop is expanding its reach into North County with its Friday opening in San Marcos. Guests can receive a free serving of ice cream from 4-6 p.m. Read more about the event here.

731 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. 760.744.2214.

Creamistry is opening a new location in San Marcos on March 3. (Courtesy photo)


3.3 Steve Aoki

The legendary Dim Mak Records founder and Grammy Award-nominated DJ/producer recently teamed with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson for the singer’s debut single, “Just Hold On.” The third LP in his “Neon Future” collection is due this year. — Scott McDonald

@ Omnia,

Steve Aoki. (Courtesy photo)


3.3-5 Dave Attell

“My nutsack looks like a tent nobody knows how to fold up. It’s everywhere. … When I die, don’t waste money on a coffin. Just pull my nutsack over my head like a reverse hoodie, and throw me in the ocean.” — Dave Attell on “Conan”

@ The American Comedy Co.,

Dave Attell. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)


3.4-5 CRSSD Festival

It’s baaaaaack. And it’s hard not to argue that it’s better than ever. With a ridiculous lineup that includes Flume, Claude VonStroke, Lost Frequencies, Duke Dumont, Bob Moses, Alunageorge, and Blood Orange, the two-day party by the water is sure to sell out. Read about the full lineup announcement here— Michelle Dederko

@ Waterfront Park,

3/5/16 CRSSD Festival Day 1 (Arlene Ibarra)


3.4-5 San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

Travelers unleash at this two-day showcase featuring destination experts dishing out packing tips, technology trends and budget hacks for every future vacationer. — Michelle Dederko

San Diego Convention Center, Marina District,


3.4 The Super Run 5K

It’s heroes versus villains at this themed race, where capes are encouraged and proceeds benefit a handful of nonprofit organizations. — Michelle Dederko

Embarcadero Marina North, Marina District,

The Super Run 5K. (Jon Ran/J & J Studios)


3.4 St. Baldrick’s Brave-A-Shave for Kids with Cancer

This annual event, held at The Commons downtown, transforms a bar into a barbershop where people can buzz their heads and donate money toward raising awareness and funds for the childhood cancer organization St. Baldrick’s Foundation. To learn more about the event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., go here.

The Commons, 901 Fourth Ave., downtown.

3/12/16 St. Baldrick’s Shave-A-Thon (Jared Gase)


3.4 Time Warp ’80s Prom

Rad costumes are totally mandatory at the Princess Project’s annual ’80s prom fundraising event, where a prom king and queen will be crowned. Read more about the event here— Michelle Dederko

San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park,

Flashback to the 80s at throwback prom. (iStock)


3.4 Chippendales 2017: Best. Night. Ever. Tour

No shirts, no problem. The Chippendales tour takes on San Diego for a whirlwind of bumping and grinding to the sounds of squeals. — Michelle Dederko

House of Blues, downtown,

Chippendales 2017: Best. Night. Ever. Tour. (Courtesy photo)


3.5 “Artist Talk on ‘Southern CA Sculpture’ Exhibit”

Meet and interact with the artists participating in this group show. — Lisa Deaderick

Sparks Gallery 530 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp 619.696.1416,

“Atlas” by Linda Serrao will be on display as part of Southern CA Sculpture, A Group Show at Sparks Gallery. (Courtesy of Sparks Gallery)


Groove: March concert calendar (in town this weekend are: Stevie Nicks, Senses Fail, Pretenders, Redwoods Revue, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Desert Daze Caravan, Bon Jovi, Chase Rice)

The reel deal: March movie releases

Curtain calls: March performing arts

Art beat: March gallery and exhibit openings

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