3/12 Calendar

3/4: LOVE, ETC. WEDDING SHOWCASE
Location: U.S. Grant Hotel, Downtown
Admission: $20
Info: usgrant.net/love
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
Admission: Free
Info: fashioncareerscollege.com
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
Info: stbaldricks.org
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
Info: familywinemakers.org
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
Admission: $109-150
Info: sdhalfmarathon.com
Run 13.1 miles along a scenic Downtown culminating inside Petco Park at this Padres-sponsored inaugural event, expected to draw 7,500 participants.

3/17: shamROCK
Location: Streets of the Gaslamp
Admission: $35-45
Info: sandiegoshamrock.com
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
Admission: $60-100
Info: lafoff.com
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
Admission: $30-40
Info: raceforautism.org
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
Admission: Free
Info: seaportvillage.com
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
Admission: $10-12
Info: crewclassic.org
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.

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