San Diego: This Weekend (March 1-4)


Top events around town this weekend include the Busker Festival, BrunchCon, San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering and CRSSD Fest.

3.1: Jeff Dunham

“I don’t wanna offend anyone here, but can I just please say ‘black’? I am not Northern European-American. I don’t care. I’m freaking white. Or off-white, or pink, I don’t know. All I know is there’s black, brown, red, yellow, white. I don’t care. Just mow my lawn.” — Jeff Dunham (via his dummy, Walter) in Spark of Insanity

@ Valley View Casino Center,

Jeff Dunham.

Jeff Dunham.

(Mike Windle / Getty Images)

3.1-3: Nick Thune

“Seventeen years old, got my first fake I.D. In fact, about, I guess a week ago, it would’ve been my fake I.D. birthday, and I would have been 40. And it’s just like, where’d all the years go? And I know you’re looking at me, and you’re thinking, ‘Nick, you don’t look 40.’ But I did back then.” — Nick Thune in Folk Hero

@ American Comedy Co.,

Nick Thune.

Nick Thune.

(Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

3.2: ATB

German DJ and producer ATB, aka Andre Tanneberger, released his 10th studio album, Next, last year. The two-volume collection features collaborations with Andrew Rayel, Alyx Ander, Sean Ryan and more. — Scott McDonald

@ Omnia,


The Brooklyn-based DJ and producer has remixed tracks for the likes of Drake, Rihanna, Flume and Wyclef Jean. His latest single, Sasha, was released in January. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

3.2: Yo Gotti

The Memphis-based rapper released his ninth studio album, I Still Am, last October. It’s his third album to debut in the Top Ten of Billboard’s 200 chart and features appearances from 21 Savage, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

3.2-3: Doug Stanhope

“Some people say, ‘Yeah, I don’t have to drink to have a good time.’ You go, ‘Okay.’ But that means you have to have a good time to have a good time. How do you pull that off?” — Doug Stanhope on Beer Hall Putsch

@ The Comedy Store,

Doug Stanhope.

Doug Stanhope.

(Isaac Brekken / Los Angeles Times)

3.3: BBQ in the Barrio

Chef Hanis Cavin of Carnitas’ Snack Shack is pulling out all the stops with his roasted pork shoulder served in sandwiches and tacos. And no good BBQ is complete without ice cold beer, so Thorn Brewing will be supplying a thirst-quenching mix.

Thorn Brewing Co., 1745 National Ave., Barrio Logan,

3.3: Coone

Coone is Belgian hardstyle DJ and producer Koen Bauweraerts. Also the founder of the Dirty Workz record label, Coone was recently named to play the main stage at Tomorrowland 2018 in his home country this summer. He’ll be documenting the time between then and now on a monthly blog called Trip To Tomorrow. — Scott McDonald

@ Bassmnt,

3.3: The Super Run

Don your cape, cowl and other crime-fighting attire for this “Galactic Heroes”-themed 5K that raises funds for a variety of outstanding orgs. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina North, Marina District,

3.3: San Diego Undy Run/Walk

Don your favorite undies (or the boxers that come with registration) for this fun run benefiting the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

De Anza Cove, Mission Bay,

3.3: Rick and Morty Pub Crawl

Head to North Park to see (or be dressed as) Pickle Ricks, Tiny Ricks, Evil Ricks, Doofus Ricks, Robot Dogs, Mortys or any number of characters from the show as they crawl from bar to bar.

True North Tavern, 3815 30th St., North Park,

3.3-4: Busker Festival

Acrobats, comedians, fire jugglers and scads of street performers from across the country descend upon Seaport Village for SoCal’s signature two-day busker festival, featuring an untamed 18-and-up party Saturday after sunset. — Michael Benninger

Seaport Village, Marina District,

Hillary Matson from Canyon Lake uses 30 hula-hoops to create her giant slinky during a her performance for the crowd attending Seaport Village's Spring Busker Festival in 2017.

Hillary Matson from Canyon Lake uses 30 hula-hoops to create her giant slinky during a her performance for the crowd attending Seaport Village’s Spring Busker Festival in 2017.

(Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)

3.3-4: CRSSD

It’s time to gather once again at beautiful Waterfront Park for another installment of CRSSD. Acts like Empire Of The Sun, Anna Lunoe, Nicole Moudaber, Little Dragon, Tchami, Bonobo (playing with a live band), and Sasha will highlight the main two-day event. CRSSD After Dark will host the likes of DJ Harvey, Gorgon City, Shiba San, KCRW DJ Jason Bentley, Lee Burridge, Tiga and more at venues throughout San Diego after the main festival has ended each night. — Michael Benninger

@ Waterfront Park,

3.3-11: 10th Anniversary San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

With more than 60 scheduled events throughout the city — including several adult-exclusive activities — this 10-day educational experience proves science exploration isn’t strictly for students. — Michael Benninger

Various locations around San Diego,

3.4: Sixth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon/5K

This fast, costume-friendly 5K invites finishers to compete in a CrossFit-inspired obstacle course before enjoying food trucks and live music at the event’s exclusive Beer Fest. — Michael Benninger

Main Street at Magnolia Avenue, downtown El Cajon,

3.4 Encinitas Half Marathon

Featuring live music, local vendors and 7 miles of oceanfront running — that’s more than any other race in the county — this 13.1-mile trek awards finishers with a free post-race breakfast and beer garden. — Michael Benninger

Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas,

3.4: Dancing with the Stars: Light Up the Night

Special guest stars Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz join a crew of professional dancers for a swing around the dance floor in this live perforamance.

Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown,

3.4: BrunchCon

Indulge in bottomless mimosas, an unrestricted Bloody Mary bar and bites from 30 food vendors as the world’s biggest brunch-centric celebration arrives in San Diego. — Michael Benninger

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Marina District,

3.4: San Diego Vintage Flea Market

More than 100 vendors will offer up vintage wares, clothing, furniture, and more.

Parking lot of The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park,

San Diego Gulls home game

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San Diego Sockers home game

3.3 vs El Paso Coyotes

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