San Diego: This Weekend (March 16-19)

There’s so much to do in San Diego this week including the World Baseball Classic, Harrah’s Beer Fest and Jay & Silent Bob.

3.16-19 World Baseball Classic

Baseball stars from around the world batter up in San Diego for the second round of action in the World Baseball Classic. In the first game played at Pecto park on Tuesday, Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic, which hadn’t lost in the WBC since 2009. Games in San Diego this week are 7 p.m. Thursday: Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic; 7 p.m. Friday: U.S. vs. Puerto Rico; 12:30 p.m. Saturday: Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela; 7 p.m. Saturday: U.S. vs. Dominican Republic; 3 p.m. Sunday: TBD.

Petco Park, East Village,

3.16-26 Latino Film Festival

During the 24th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival more than 160 films will be shown between the opening and closing parties for the event. Read more about two particular not-to-miss films here.

AMC Fashion Valley 18, 7037 Friars Road, Mission Valley (main venue), 619.230.1938,

3.16-18 April Macie

“Did you guys know that penises own 98 percent of land? The entire world is owned by a dick. Women own less than 2 percent of the land ‘cause we buy dumb s*** like spray tans and eyelash extensions. All my cash is tied up in bronzer currently.” - April Macie at Gotham Comedy Club

@ The American Comedy Co.,

3.17 San Diego ShamROCK

Irish flags will fly and green beer will flow at this massive St. Patrick’s Day party in the Gaslamp Quarter, where artificial grass gets rolled out over 50,000 square feet for the ultimate outdoor block party. - Michelle Dederko


3.17-19 San Diego Cake Show

Sweeten up at this beautifully baked event, where master pastry chefs, local bakers, amateur decorators and anyone with a sweet tooth can rub shoulders and overindulge. - Michelle Dederko

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

3.17-18 Sam Tripoli

“I’ve had a weird week. I just found out that my ex-girlfriend got deported. Yeah, it’s crazy how a call to Immigration can give you closure, you know what I’m saying?” - Sam Tripoli on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

@ The Comedy Store,

3.18 Color in Motion 5K

Sport a bright white shirt and run through pops of color on this course, followed by a vibrant after-party. Read more about this event here. - Michelle Dederko

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley,

3.18 Mission Hills 5K

Run through one of San Diego’s most historic neighborhoods on a route that passes Craftsman-style homes, charming boutiques and cozy cafes. - Michelle Dederko

Mission Hills,

3.18 Yoga to Farm

Take your downward dog to the renowned Suzie’s Farm for a 75-minute class in the open air, taught by local teachers under a canopy of eucalyptus trees, followed by a field tour of the organic fruits and veggies. - Michelle Dederko

Suzie’s Farm, South Bay,

3.18 Rock Star Beer Festival

Party like a rock star with unlimited samples of craft beer and live local bands jamming through the night. - Michelle Dederko

The Lafayette Hotel, North Park,

3.18 Sabor Latino Festival

At the second annual Sabor Latino Food, Beer and Wine Festival enjoy unlimited food tastings from an array of Latino chefs, as well as unlimited beer and wine tastings from breweries and wineries from around San Diego and Baja California. Read more about the event, which is part of the 2017 San Diego Latino Film Festival, here. - Chloe Salsameda

Fashion Valley Mall-River Plaza, 7007 Friars Road, Fashion Valley,

3.18 Jay & Silent Bob

“I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother’s gay and he’s been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years.” - Kevin Smith on “Piers Morgan Tonight”

@ Balboa Theatre,

3.19 Harrah’s Beer Fest

It’s starting to heat up here in San Diego and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the sunshine than with a pool party. Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s latest party, Beer Fest at Dive ’17, will take over for an afternoon of beer tastings, poolside games and live music. For more info about the event, go here. - Liz Bowen


Groove: March concert calendar (in town this weekend are: Portugal. The Man, Teenage Fanclub, ATB, Bad Religion, Yellowcard and Jungle Fire)

The reel deal: March movie releases

Curtain calls: March performing arts

Art beat: March gallery and exhibit openings