Things To Do

San Diego: This Weekend (March 28-31)

Events taking place around town this weekend include the Kia Classic, Padres opening weekend and East Village Block Party, plus the Mustache Bash. 

Through 3.31: 10th annual Kia Classic

Nearly 150 of the world’s best women golfers — including Eun-Hee Ji, Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson — compete for a whopping $1.8 million purse.

Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad ,

10th annual Kia Classic

10th annual Kia Classic

(Donald Miralle )

3.28: “Fire, Blood and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones”

Have you ever wondered about the real-life possibilities of the series’ ice wall, forever-sharp swords and fire-breathing dragons? Physicist Rebecca Thompson has, and she’ll share her many theories and calculations during event at Cal State San Marcos. — Pam Kragen

University Student Union Ballroom, Cal State San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos,

3.28: The Shout House 15 year anniversary

The dueling piano bar, which opened only a couple weeks before Petco Park, celebrates going strong as a downtown institution to go for the last 15 years for birthdays, anniversaries and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

655 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter,


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3.28, 29: East Village Opening Weekend Block Party

Head out to this ninth annual event before watching the first pitch to welcome the Padres 2019 (and the team’s 50th anniversary) season. The free festival will have live bands, DJ entertainment and an interactive game zone, plus a 21+ beer garden area to wet your whistle. — Michael Benninger

J Street between Sixth and 10th avenues, East Village, 

3.29-30: Christchurch Victims Benefit

The fine folks at Kairoa Brewing Co., whose co-founders are both natives of Christchurch, will hold a fundraising event to help benefit the victims of the recent mosque shooting that affected the New Zealand town. For $10, guests will get three street-style tacos and one in-house beer with 100% of the proceeds going to a Givealittle, which connects victims with financial support and resources.

Kairoa Brewing Co., 4601 Park Blvd., University Heights,

Kairoa Brewing

Kairoa Brewing in University Heights.

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3.29: Cut Snake

Yes, another musical partnership has bitten the dust. The one-time Australian DJ/production duo of Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley now features Sedley as its only member. But fans should not fret. “Sedz” is happy to take the helm and more new music is reportedly on the way. — Scott McDonald

@ Bang Bang,


Cut Snake

Cut Snake.

(Courtesy photo)

3.29-30: Rouleur two year anniversary

Steeped in cycling culture, Carlsbad’s Rouleur Brewing Company will mark its two-year anniversary with a Friday night beer pairing dinner, plus an anniversary ride and brewery celebration on Saturday.

5840 El Camino Real, Suite 101, Carlsbad,

Rouleur Brewing Company
Rouleur Brewing Company. (Courtesy photo)

3.30: The Magician

Known at one time for doing magic tricks on stage while performing, Belgian DJ/producer Stephen Fasano pulled a gold record out of his hat when he collaborated with Years & Years on the 2014 single, Sunlight. Fasano’s latest offering, the 2018 track Jalisco, finds him teamed with British house DJ and producer Kideko. — Scott McDonald

@ Quartyard,

The Magician

The Magician.

(John Carril)

3.30: Chantel Jeffries

Our featured cover artist this month has turned her millions of social media followers into a legitimate DJ career. But Jeffries is no flash in the pan. Her latest single, Facts, features YG, Rich The Kid and BIA, and more new music is on the way. Read more about the multifaceted talent here— Scott McDonald



Chantel Jeffries

Chantel Jeffries.

(Courtesy photo)

3.30: Norden Warehouse Sale

Score some goods for your home during this warehouse sale curated by the founder of Norden, the online home goods store that launched its flagship store in Encinitas.

5245 Avenida Encinas, Suite C, Carlsbad,

3.30: Fifth annual Bunny Ball

Bring a new stuffed bunny (or just donate an Andrew Jackson) at this black-tie ball that aims to deliver wascally wabbits to 1,500 sick and needy children. — Michael Benninger

Parq, downtown,

Fifth annual Bunny Ball

Fifth annual Bunny Ball

(Courtesy Photo )

3.30: 12th annual Mustache Bash

Pay respect to that which separates the men from the boys at this funky facial-hair affair followed by an after-party aboard a private boat departing directly from the pier. — Michael Benninger

Port Pavilion, downtown,

12th annual Mustache Bash

12th annual Mustache Bash

(Rick Nocon )

3.30: Made In San Diego Block Party

One of the world’s biggest craft brewers celebrates its San Diego roots at this bash promoting art, music, food and other creations made in America’s Finest City. — Michael Benninger

Ballast Point Brewing, Little Italy,

Made In San Diego Block Party

Made In San Diego Block Party

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3.30: Water Lantern Festival

Thousands of loating lanterns will light the night while sending out special messages and wishes across the waters of Chollas Lake.

Chollas Lake, 5850 College Grove Dr., Oak Park,

3.30: Sunburn Pool Lounge Opening Day

Party like a pop star as the Hard Rock opens its rooftop, poolside paradise replete with tricked out cabanas and cushy daybeds that provide the perfect setting for wet-and-wild activities. — Michael Benninger

Hard Rock Hotel, Gaslamp Quarter,

Sunburn Pool Lounge Opening Day

Sunburn Pool Lounge Opening Day

(Courtesy Photo )

3.30: Fourpenny House Anniversary Celebration

Enjoy a full day of celebrations including brunch, an anniversary ale keg tapping, live music at the one-year-old Irish pub and brewery.

Fourpenny House, 8323 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa,

3.30: Clever Talks "HERstory: Women Warriors”

Calling all women warriors (and supporters of). This inaugural event aims to inspire and empower active duty military members, veterans and entrepreneurs with a host of keynote speakers and panelists. 

IDEA1 District, 985 Park Blvd., East Village,

3.31: Encinitas Half

Featuring live music, local vendors and a 7-mile stretch along the oceanfront, this 13.1-mile trek awards runners with a free breakfast at the finish line. — Michael Benninger

Moonlight Beach, Encinitas,

Encinitas Half Marathon

Encinitas Half Marathon

(Rick Nocon )

3.31: Fourth annual Chef Driven Bake Sale

Carb-lovers unite at this annual event showcasing signature treats from one dozen of San Diego’s top bakers and pastry chefs. Read more about the event here— Michael Benninger

Herb & Eatery, Little Italy,


San Diego Padres 

Opening Weekend: 3.28-31 vs. San Francisco Giants 

San Diego Gulls 

(at Pechanga Arena)

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3.30 vs. Stockton Heat


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