3/4: LOVE, ETC. WEDDING SHOWCASE
Location: U.S. Grant Hotel, Downtown
The U.S. Grant’s annual bridal event takes the cake, making nuptial fantasies come true by bringing together 100 of the region’s top wedding vendors and nearly 1,000 brides-to-be.
3/9: AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL OPEN CASTING CALL
Location: Fashion Careers College, Linda Vista
Take that catwalk strut over to Morena Boulevard for a chance to score a spot on Tyra Banks’ famed reality TV show.
3/10: ST.BALDRICK’S SAN DIEGO SHAVE-A-THON
Location: Quality Social, Downtown
Admission: $10-20 Donation
Get buzzed to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research and treatment.
3/11: TASTING 2012
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
Admission: $59 in advance; $65 day of
Sample the fermented flavors of more than 800 wines created by 150 family-owned California wineries.
3/11: SAN DIEGO HALF MARATHON
Location: Petco Park, Downtown
Run 13.1 miles along a scenic Downtown culminating inside Petco Park at this Padres-sponsored inaugural event, expected to draw 7,500 participants.
Location: Streets of the Gaslamp
Party in an 80,000-square-foot sea of green (Astroturf), as the Young Dubliners headline this annual St. Patrick’s Day event, featuring Irish dancers, top DJs and 20,000 people drinking Miller Lite-and trying to get lucky.
3/22: LAF-OFF (LAWYERS ARE FUNNY)
Location: House of Blues, Downtown
Getting sued is no joke, but some lawyers are actually pretty funny, as demonstrated by this annual stand-up comedy competition for attorneys and law students.
3/24: RACE FOR AUTISM
Location: 6th Ave. and Laurel St., Balboa Park
A child is diagnosed with autism every 20 minutes-about as long as it takes to run this annual 5K, benefitting programs devoted to the research and treatment of the disease.
3/24-25: SPRING BUSKER FESTIVAL
Location: Seaport Village, Downtown
Pedal that unicycle to Seaport Village and pretend-slap a mime as scores of street performers swallow swords, breathe fire and act like clowns.
3/31-4/1: SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC
Location: Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay
Watch 3,500 athletes compete in nearly 100 races along Mission Bay in this popular rowing event, billed as “America’s Premiere Spring Regatta,” now in it’s 39th year.