San Diego Weekend Events Friday February 28 to Sunday March 2, 2014

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[important] Check out our blog for two electrifying Brazilian Carnival events this weekend – 22nd Annual San Diego Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras Ball and San Diego Brazil Carnival 2014. Don’t miss the ‘Brazil in San Diego’.[/important]

San-Diego-Brazil-Carnival-2014What: San Diego Brazil Carnival 2014

When: Friday 9PM, February 28, 2014

Where: Spin Club, Hancock St, San Diego

Description: San Diego Brazil Carnival celebration will kick off at Friday 9PM, February 28, 2014 till 4AM. There would be LIVE performances by legendary Brazilian bands like UNIDOS DA BAHIA with famous members of Olodum and Ile’ AIYE’, SAMBADA – #1 Brazilian band in the United States, BATUKAXE – Samba Reggae, Trio Electrico Axe’, RIO SAMBA SCHOOL – Samba Enredo, Batucada, ANDREA FERRAZ – Marchinhas, SOL ROMERO – Electro Carnival, Electrifying, SAMBA DANCERS – Flying Copoeira, CIRQUE ACROBATS, DJ Vic Magnolia, DJ Thomaz Nestlehnerand more.


Mardi-Gras-brunchWhat: 22nd Annual San Diego Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras Ball

When: Saturday 9AM – 1AM, March 1, 2014

Where: Fuse Nightclub Downtown San Diego

Description: Brazilian Productions present the sparkling 22nd Annual San Diego Brazilian Mardi Gras Ball at Fuse Nightclub. Fuse is one of the hottest clubs in the Gaslamp District. San Diego Brazil Carnival 2014 features various Carnival Bands, Capoeira, Parades, and Mardi Gras Beads. Rich in splendor and life, our Carnival presents the “Spectacular Samba Show” featuring sensual dancers in glittering costumes embellished with beads and feathers with accompanying percussionists belting out the authentic Batucada rhythms of Rio de Janeiro.


mike-pintoWhat: Mike Pinto with Jet West – Reeform and The Room Downstairs

When: Friday February 28, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Mike Pinto with Jet West, Reeform and The Room Downstairs concert tickets for their LIVE show at House of Blues, San Diego are on sale now! Mike Pinto is from Philadelphia suburbs, Fairless Hills. His music blends the reggae, ska, dub, and Latin rhythms together in a unique concoction that still stays true to his roots with his acoustic guitar. After a well-received acoustic LP, Pinto completed his first full-length album called Little District in September 2005 with fellow Philadelphian and producer
Sonnefeld. Enjoy live music from Mike Pinto with Jet West, Reeform and The Room Downstairs.

Cost: $20-$60

Atomic-GrooveWhat: Atomic Groove Happy Hour – Mardi Gras, Pac Rim, Fly Girl

When: Friday February 28, 2014

Where: Belly Up Tavern, San Diego

Description: Atomic Groove’s impressive musical flair enabled them to establish and remain as one of the quintessential Variety Dance Bands in San Diego, a position they’ve held since 1995. Dance-able renditions and mixes of priceless soul music, classic rock, and dance jams from the 60s to the present, are delivered with enthusiasm, and a distinctive, evolving Atomic Groove personality that keeps this cover dance band apart from the rest.

Cost: $5




groove-internationalWhat: Groove International presents Heart of Rome

When: Friday February 28, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: This Friday, Groove International brings the “Heart of Rome” to House of Blues in San Diego! Last time, people adorned some  amazing and colorful togas ranging from regular to Spartain Warriors, and Scooby Doo togas. One guy came wrapped in an American flag toga! This time amaze and shock us with the full force of your creativity. Remember togas are not required (but they sure as hell are fun), but shoes are!

Remember, tickets are cheapest when purchasing through a performing artist! If the artist you are supporting has run out of tickets, be sure to purchase online.


flash-fridaysWhat: Flash Fridays

When: Friday February 28, 2014

Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Description: Come down to 207 in the Hard Rock Hotel for Flash Fridays.

Entertainment: Megan Daniels, Will Hernandez, DJ Mancat, Britton

Guest List Details: Doors open at 9pm
. Guest List is Free until 10:30pm

Cost: Free


27th-Annual-Koi-ShowWhat: 27th Annual Koi Show-Largest West Coast Koi Show

When: Saturday March 1, 2014

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 

Description: Over 300 champion quality Koi fish will strut their stuff in front of Koi judges and experts from near and far.The Koi Club Of San Diego (KCSD) proudly beautifies and maintains the Koi pond at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. Members of KCSD keep back yard Koi ponds in San Diego County. Plenty of advice goes around for starting your own pond, and information shared improving an existing pond. It is fun for the whole family. See more details on Koi and their upkeep at Koi Club’s website. They call Koi fish “living jewels.” Looking at them will melt away all your troubles and peace is found in the serenity of watching these colorful care-free creatures.


1. Koi live to be 100 years old, some live up to 150 years in Japan;

2. Koi are the result of selective breeding of “common carp” over 1,000 years in Japan;

3. Koi are the Japanese symbol for bravery, used in flags, art, tattoos, clothing;

4. Koi can be trained to kiss their owner’s cheek, and to eat from your hands;

5. Koi can grow up to 3 feet long, and love swimming close together for company.

FREE ADMISSlON TO ALL SATURDAY: March 1, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BANQUET: 6:00 p.m. Tony’s Jacal

Judging starts 10 a.m. Sat. 3-1-13, results posted as they are decided.

SUNDAY: March 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Show closes)

Koi Auction 12:30 p.m.
Giant Raffle 2:00 p.m.


house-of-panama-carnivalWhat: House of Panama Carnival Night

When: Saturday March 1, 2014

Where: WorldBeat Center, San Diego

Description: The Panamanian community in San Diego is an ethnic mix with their own vibrant culture and music. Their food and dance rhymes with African, Spanish, Jamaican and Cuban cultures. The building of the Panama canal manifests the unique blend of a variety of cultures including the Caribbean. WorldBeat Center is working closely with immigrant communities in San Diego to garner more popularity for the vivid cultural diversity of San Diego, through WorldBeat Center’s Passport to the World Series.

Cost: $20-$25


60ne9-with-arena-hellbentWhat: 6ONE9 with Arena and Hellbent

When: Saturday March 1, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description: Taking over the House of Blues is Hellbent- a KICK ASS Judas Priest Arena, giving tribute to the 70s arena rock! We’re shooting for a sellout on this one so make a difference and support our local music scene. 3 great local bands will perform at an awesome venue for ONLY $10, but only if you get tickets from us. Can’t beat that, so don’t hesitate to mark the date and come out with everyone you’ve ever known. If you haven’t been to one of these shows before, you’re missing out!

Cost: $10-$38

Saturdays-with-Dig-Dug-DJ-DsevenWhat: Saturdays with Dig Dug and DJ Dseven

When: Saturday March 1, 2014

Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Description: Featuring DJ sets in the all new 207 from DIG DUG & FISHFONICS and DJ sets in the open air at FLOAT from DJ DSEVEN & MR. BROWN.

Come down to 207 in the Hard Rock Hotel for Saturdays with Dig Dug and DJ Dseven.

Cost: Free


the-wailersWhat: The Wailers – 30th Anniversary of Legend Tour

When: Sunday March 2, 2014

Where: Belly Up Tavern

Description: The Wailers, a reggae band comprising of the remaining members of Bob Marley, formed after Marley’s tragic death in 1981. The band’s new lineup includes: Elan Atias and Koolant Brown as lead vocals, Aston “Family Man” Barrett on bass, Keith Sterling- keys, Anthony Watson- drums, Audley Chisholm on rhythm guitar, Chico Chin on trumpet, Everald Gayle on trombone, and Brady Walters and Cegee Victory on background vocals.

Cost: $25-$46


Mardi-Gras-brunchWhat: Mardi Gras Brunch

When: Sunday March 2, 2014

Where: El Camino Country Club, San Diego

Description: Celebrate Mardi Gras in the raw and traditional New Orleans style and support OMA simultaneously, at the annual Mardi Gras Brunch fundraiser and champag
ne brunch featuring New Orleans style cuisine.

Enjoy dancing with your partner to the music of lively jazz and take part in a silent auction along with a drawing for prizes. Dress in awesome vintage fashion, don one of our hot designer masks or flaunt one of your own, or just come casually and in style. Get into the spirit and compete in the Mardi Gras Parade for prizes.

Cost: $65 – $75


tonga-arts What: Tonga Arts and Kava Ceremony

When: Sunday March 2, 2014

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Experience the traditional Kava ceremony in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. Listen to Tongan musician and cultural specialist, Semisi Ma’u, and get pulled in a talk by Peri M. Klemm, Ph.D. on the rich arts of the Tonga.

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