San Diego’s top weekend events: March 3-6
Here are the top events happening in San Diego from Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 6
Thursday, March 3
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch: The Flower Fields are back! The 55-acre floral attraction at Carlsbad Ranch officially kicked off its 2022 season on Tuesday. In addition to the abundance of beautiful flowers, there will be activities like live concerts, yoga classes, flower arranging and photography workshops, wine-tasting events and tea parties, and food vendors. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Runs through May 8. The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. Tickets (sold online by timed entry only) are $22, adults; $20, seniors 60 and over; $10, children ages 3 to 10; free, children 2 and under. theflowerfields.com
Maria Bamford at American Comedy Co.: Maria Bamford has been making audiences laugh in one form or another since her start in Hollywood in the late ‘90s. Catch her when she headlines three shows this weekend in San Diego. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday . American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Tickets start at $20; americancomedyco.com.
Buddy Guy at Belly Up: Buddy Guy brings his talent to San Diego and performs a concert — rescheduled from September 2021 — at the Belly Up. The blues guitarist and singer has eighteen albums under his belt and eight Grammys to his name. The 21-and-up evening will also feature three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge. 8 p.m. Thursday. Belly Up Tavern, 143 South Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $95-$100; bellyup.com
Marc Normand at Comedy Store La Jolla: Comedian Marc Normand performs eight sold-out shows at Comedy Palace La Jolla this weekend as part of his “All Over The Road Tour.” Normand’s accolades include winning first place at the 2016 Great American Comedy Festival competition, as well as various TV appearances (he’s been on TBS’s Conan six times). 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday . Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla. Sold out, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla.
Friday, March 4
NOVA Grand Opening Month: JAUZ and Tiësto: Have you checked out NOVA yet? San Diego’s latest nightclub, which opened last weekend, continues its Grand Opening celebration with a star-studded DJ lineup. Up this weekend is JAUZ (aka Sam Vogel) on Friday and Dutch DJ Tiësto — who many call the godfather of EDM — on Saturday. 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. NOVA, 454 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Sold out, option to join the waitlist online; novasd.com.
The Rosin Box Project: The contemporary ballet company will kick off its 2022 season, titled “Interplay,” with its very first March series, which will honor Women’s History Month. The program will feature two world premieres by two female choreographers: Bethany Green and Carly Topazio. The program will feature live music by local musicians Clinton Davis, Aaron Brownwood and Erin Bower. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 7 p.m. $35 (online) and $40 (at the door), with livestream option at $25. The Light Box at Liberty Station, 2590 Truxtun Road, No. 205, San Diego. therosinboxproject.com/march-series-2022
Saturday, March 5
CRSSD Festival: CRSSD is back with its first spring edition since March 2020! The 21-and-up, two-day festival — which showcases the best in electronic, techno and house music — is happening this weekend. More than 30 acts are on the lineup, including sets from Glass Animals, Sofi Tukker and Blu DeTiger on the main Ocean View stage. Saturday and Sunday. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown San Diego. Two day passes are $239.22. crssdfest.com
Garth Brooks: Country singer Garth Brooks’ only West Coast 2022 tour stop is in San Diego, where he will play at a sold-out Petco Park for the first time this weekend. Brooks, one of the best-selling artists in U.S. history, is known for hits like “Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance.” 7 p.m. Saturday. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. Sold out; garthbrooks.com
“Craft as a Catalyst” and “Craft Unraveled”: Curator, writer and historian Glenn Adamson visits Mingei International Museum at Balboa Park via Brooklyn, N.Y. for a Gallery Talk — “Craft as a Catalyst” — at noon. After the lecture, stick around for “Craft Unraveled,” where two San Diego-based artisans, textile artist Denja Harris and metalsmith Rafael Rios-Mathiudakis, will demonstrate their respective crafts from 1 to 3 p.m. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Gallery Level of Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Standing room only. Tickets are $14; mingei.org/events
Fletcher at Observatory: Singer-songwriter Cari Elise Fletcher — known by her stage name, Fletcher — swings by North Park this weekend. Fletcher’s breakthrough single was “Undrunk” in 2019, but the artist has been active for years, including competing on the first season of “The X Factor” (American version). 7 p.m. Saturday. The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. Sold out, verified resale tickets available for $62; concerts.livenation.com
Sunday, March 6
Janis Ian at The Magnolia: Janis Ian has been a figure in folk music since she was a teenager. The singer, who has been nominated for nine Grammy awards and won two, brings her “Celebrating Our Years Together,” tour to The Magnolia this weekend. 8 p.m. Sunday. The Magnolia, 210 E. Main St., El Cajon.Tickets starting at $35; janisian.com
JoJo at House of Blues: The early 2000s nostalgia will be heavy at this show by pop star JoJo , who first shot to fame in 2004 at the age of 13 with her debut single, “Leave (Get Out).” She’ll be in town to support her latest EP, “Trying Not to Think About It,” and single, “Worst (I Assume).” 7 p.m. Sunday . House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. Tickets start at $25; iamjojoofficial.com.
Touché Amoré at SOMA: Post hardcore band Touché Amoré, who released their sixth studio album “Lament” during the pandemic, performs an all-ages show at SOMA Sidestage with openers Vein.fm, Gleemer and Thirdface. 7 p.m. Sunday. SOMA, 3550 Sports Arena Blvd. $25; somasandiego.com.
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