San Diego: This Weekend (March 29-April 1)


Top events this weekend include Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival, Del Mar Mud Run, comedian Bianca Del Rio and Padres Opening Day.

3.29-31: Padres Opening Weekend

Kick off baseball season in style with a weekend full of events. On Opening Day, a sold-out game against the Milwaukee Brewers, all fans in attendance will receive an Opening Day Hat plus a pregame ceremony that will include the U.S. Navy Parachute Team and the National Anthem, sung by Jackie Foster, a native of San Diego and 2018 contestant on The Voice. On Friday and Saturday, the free Eighth Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party will offer family activities, music, plus food and a craft beer garden all in a closed off area on J Street between Sixth and 10th avenues.

In and around Petco Park, East Village,

3.29-31: Chingo Bling

“I was named after my dad, I’m Pedro III. So it was my grandpa, my dad, then me. My dad wants me to keep it going. He says, ‘If you have a son, name him Pedro too.’ I say, ‘Hey, that’s enough. We’re not iPhones.” — Chingo Bling in They Can’t Deport Us All

@ American Comedy Co.,

3.30: Bianca Del Rio

“Don’t give me your finger! My uncle gave me that, and I didn’t feel it. Don’t try it.” — Bianca Del Rio during the pre-show for RuPaul’s Drag Race

@ Balboa Theatre,

Bianca Del Rio.

Bianca Del Rio.

(Lars Niki / Getty Images)

3.30: Grand opening of Empanada Kitchen

Celebrate the jump from farmer’s market stands to brick and mortar as Empanada Kitchen officially launches its new location in downtown San Diego. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. get a free dessert empanada with purchase of an empanada meal deal.

819 C St., downtown,

3.30-31: Paul Morrissey

“I woke up a couple weeks ago, I had a bruise on my side. Didn’t run into anything, didn’t get hit by anything, just got a bruise from supporting my own weight at night apparently. Sleeping is too much for me at this point. This might be my last show is what I’m telling you folks.” — Paul Morrissey on Dry Bar Comedy

@ The Comedy Store,

3.30-31: San Diego Beatles Fair

This annual Fab Four event will be elevated to a new level this year when Beatles alum Pete Best drums with his band The Falling Doves, followed by a keynote talk by the drummer afterward.

Queen Bee’s, 3925 Ohio St., North Park,

3.31: March for Meals 5K Charity Walk

Help end senior hunger and isolation at this charity walk raising awareness of the struggles confronted by the elderly.

Crown Point South, Mission Bay Park,

3.31: North Park Street Gallery

Ten local artists will display their creative prowess in a series of live paintings on neighborhood utility boxes while live bands play nearby. For more information and a walking tour map read here. This event was rescheduled from March 10 due to rain.

Various locations around North Park,

3.31: Buy My Junk swap meet

The intention of this event isn’t to be a place where cheap artworks are offered from artists, but rather an opportunity for artists to sell their “junk” for the purpose of funding art projects (which is being called an “alternative art funding experiment”).

Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave., Barrio Logan,

3.31: Nemr

“Live everyday like it’s your last, basically live in abject horror. Everyday.” — Nemr on Twitter

@ Balboa Theatre,

3.31: Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

Included in the tickets are beer, spirits and food, because, according to the event site: “You don’t pay for food at MVCBF. It’s a festival. You cannot be festive if you’re not feasting, and let me tell you what, we’re gonna get damn festive.”

SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium), Mission Valley,

3.31: Elephante

Michigan-born, Harvard grad Tim Wu was last at Omnia in December, but the DJ and producer returns after Morgan Page remixed his 2017 single, Come Back For You (feat. Matluck), in January.


3.31: March for Meals 5K

Proceeds from this family-friendly run/walk help support San Diego’s homebound and isolated senior population by providing nutritious meals and wellness checks.

Mission Bay Park, Mission Bay,

3.31: Ninth Annual Del Mar Mud Run

Get set for some filthy fun at this unique 5K featuring 15 muddy obstacles, a few mystery surprises and a sudsy post-race foam-fest.

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

3.31: Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival

Swirl, sniff and sip to your heart’s content at this oenophilic event boasting booths from more than 50 wineries alongside a fine selection of food trucks.

Embarcadero Marina Park North, Marina District,

Padres home games

3.29-3.31 vs Milwaukee Brewers (Thursday, Opening Day Hat giveaway; Friday, Party in the Park: Wine Fest; Saturday, Fleece Blanket giveaway)

San Diego Gulls home game

3.30 vs Cleveland Monsters

The Gulls battling against the Texas Stars at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

The Gulls battling against the Texas Stars at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

(Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Movie releases

3.28: Paul, Apostle of Christ

3.29: Ready Player One

A better reality awaits.

Thriller | Fantasy

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance

After the creator of a wildly popular virtual world dies, he challenges the realm’s digital denizens to find the mother of all Easter eggs — and the keys to an immense fortune.

3.30: Acrimony


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