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 , kiaclassic.com
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, eventbrite.com
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, theshouthouse.com
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, eastvillagesandiego.com
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.com
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, bangbangsd.com
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, rouleurbrewing.com
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, quartyardsd.com
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
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
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, nordengoods.com
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, thebunnyball.com
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, mustachebash.com
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, madeinsd.eventbrite.com
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, waterlanternfestival.com
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, sunburnpool.com
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, fourpennyhouse.com
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, eventbrite.com
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, encinitashalfmarathon.com
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, friendlyfeast.org
SPORTS HOME GAMES
San Diego Padres
Opening Weekend: 3.28-31 vs. San Francisco Giants
San Diego Gulls
(at Pechanga Arena)
3.29 vs. Bakersfield Condors
3.30 vs. Stockton Heat
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