San Diego: This Weekend (March 7-10)


Top events in town this weekend include the Guacamole Bowl, Best Coast Beer Fest, St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon and International Mariachi Festival.

Through 3.10: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

More than 130 local businesses and organizations host interactive, hands-on STEM exhibits — including several activities exclusively for adults — during this 10-day educational experience that proves science exploration isn’t strictly for students. — Michael Benninger

Petco Park, East Village,

3.7: Big Wild

After remixing the likes of Odesza, Zhu, and Chvrches, Jackson Stell, aka DJ/producer Big Wild, released his debut album, Superdream, last month. The 12-song collection has already amassed nearly 5 million streams on Spotify. Read more about Stell here. — Scott McDonald

@ Observatory North Park,

3.7: Torrey Holistics 3-year anniversary

One of the city’s leading cannabis companies commemorates three thriving years in business with a party headlined by Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. — Michael Benninger

Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach,

3.7-9: Chris Hardwick

“I’m well into my 30s, and I know if I’m going to have kids, I need to have ’em soon. Like, you don’t want too long, right? ’Cause kids who are the product of old sperm are not right in the head. The fresher the mayo, the better the sandwich. That’s a very simple formula.” — Chris Hardwick on Just for Laughs

@ The American Comedy Co.,

3.7-10: Anjelah Johnson

“I’m at the age where I want to be on a newsletter that tells you which foods are being sampled on each day of the week at Costco.” — Anjelah Johnson on Twitter

@ The Comedy Store,

3.8: La Jolla Music Society Dance Series: Beyond the Shore

World-class ballet company Joffrey Ballet — renowned for its lyrical athleticism and ability to attract notable choreographers who want to see their work performed by fierce, classically trained dancers — makes a tour stop in San Diego as part of the La Jolla Music Society’s Dance Series. — Marcia Manna

San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown,

3.8: Festa Della Donna

Head to Lemon Grove’s Giardino where owner Karina Kravails will be helping celebrate International Women’s Day (or Festa Della Donna as it’s known in Italy) with a complimentary dessert with meal.

Giardino, 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove,

3.8: A toast to International Women’s Day

Women who dine at Cusp today will received a complimentary glass of champagane. Executive chef Ingrid Funes will host a sunset toast to females around the world around 5:45 p.m.

Cusp, 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla,

3.8: Kaskade

It’s true. Kaskade, aka superstar DJ Ryan Raddon, is no stranger to San Diego. But this is still a guy that just a few years ago sold out the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. So it’s an absolute no-brainer when he makes an appearance in the cozy confines of OMNIA. — Scott McDonald


3.9: ATB

Andre Tanneberger, aka German DJ and producer ATB, released his 10th studio album, neXt, in 2017. Last year, he followed it with a new single, Body 2 Body (featuring Conor Matthews & LAUR), and a Morten Granau remix of his 2004 hit, Ecstasy. Tanneberger also took some time off to get married. New music is said to be on the way. — Scott McDonald

@ Parq,

3.9: 16th annual Guacamole Bowl

More than 30 teams compete to guac your socks off at this annual avocado-centric event that includes a full bag of tortilla chips and all the samples you can stomach. — Michael Benninger

Balboa Park Club, Balboa Park,

3.9: Best Coast Beer Fest

Discover 200 beers from nearly 100 West Coast breweries at this ale-lovers event benefiting Cuck Fancer, a local nonprofit that helps young cancer patients and survivors live richer lives. Read more about Cuck Fancer here. — Michael Benninger

Embarcadero Marina Park South, downtown,

3.9: 11th annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon

Help give hope to kids with cancer by shaving your head — or raising funds — for this heroic, life-saving cause. — Michael Benninger

Nason’s Beer Hall, downtown,

3.9: Oddities & Curiosities Expo

Lovers of the strange and unusual unite at this traveling oddities event showcasing vendors with a broad selection of weird wares. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

3.9: Chris D’Elia

“Girls pick words that they like and then just run with it. Girls are on some new thing where they’re calling everything ‘random.’ Girls will say something’s random if it’s not even random. A girl will be like, ‘Oh my god, you’re wearing a jacket? That’s so random.’ It’s not random, it’s winter. Know what I mean?” — Chris D’Elia on White Male. Black Comic.

@ Harrah’s Resort SoCal,

3.9-10: Balboa Park 92nd annual Rummage Sale

San Diego’s largest rummage sale returns with new and gently used merchandise, including jewelry, antiques, collectibles and more, all sold to raise funds for Balboa Park and nearby nonprofits. — Michael Benninger

Balboa Park Activity Center, Balboa Park,

3.9-10: IMAX Film Festival

The Fleet Center is celebrating its 46th anniversary film festival by showing 16 films on the museum’s IMAX Dome Theater.

1875 El Prado, Balboa Park,

3.10: Mexico in a Bottle

Back in San Diego for a second year, this traveling celebration of Mexican culture includes an epic selection of mezcals, raicillas and tequilas, plus several south-of-the-border wines and craft beers paired with bites from local restaurants. — Michael Benninger

Bread & Salt Gallery, Barrio Logan,

3.10: International Mariachi Festival

It’s about more than just mariachi music at this eclectic event that also includes bungee jumping, extreme water sports, a wrestling exhibition and interactive virtual reality games. — Michael Benninger

Bayside Park, Chula Vista,

3.10: San Diego Half Marathon

Beginning and ending near Petco Park, the route for this 13.1-miler heads up the coast toward Liberty Station then ventures east into Mission Hills and Hillcrest before passing Balboa Park on the way back to East Village. — Michael Benninger

Throughout uptown and downtown,

Sports home games

San Diego Sockers
(at Pechanga Arena)

3.10 vs. Ontario Fury

San Diego Legion
(at USD’s Torero Stadium)

3.10 vs. Toronto Arrows

San Diego Fleet
(at SDCCU Stadium)

3.9 vs. Salt Lake Stallions


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