San Diego Weekend Events Friday March 7 to Sunday March 9, 2014

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San Diego-State-vs-McNeese-State-Mens-BasketballWhat: San Diego State Aztecs vs University of New Mexico

When: Saturday March 8,

Where: Viejas Arena, San Diego

Description: The passion is right in your face as the scarlet, black, and gold-clad crowd fills Viejas Arena with their booming cheers. With San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball tickets make sure to be there and experience the energy and oomph, live as the Aztecs battle for a shot at the National Championship. Get your tickets now!


dum-dum-girlsWhat: Dum Dum Girls Concert – Blouse

When: Friday March 7, 2014

Where: The Casbah

Description: In the gloriously hot summer of 2012, between tours supporting End Of Daze, Dum Dum Girls locked themselves in and locked out the rest of the world and sat down in my apartment to write a new record — there was a clear view of the New York City sky through iron bars that seemed like a delicious promise. Like all compulsive minds, I was waiting with bated breath (“and whispering humbleness”) to start rolling, to let the music loose.

Cost: $15

beer-and-food-walking-tourWhat: Beer & Food Walking Tour

When:Friday March 7, 2014

Where: San Diego Beer and Wine Tours

Description: Celebrate the famous San Diego’s Beer Community on this ultimate Beer and Food Walking Tour. With your expert local guide, enjoy the sumptuousness of local and international draft beers paired with La Jolla’s yummy burgers, gourmet pizza, ultimate beer sauced chicken wings and more! The food, the beer, the guide and the company are all fanta-bulous! Shira’s awesome! Food is yummy and beer-perfect! Can’t wait to go again! (One of over 150 Trip Advisor 5-STAR reviews). 3 hr Beer & Food Guided Walking Tour includes* – Award-Winning Beer Tastings – VIP Food Pairings e.g. burgers, pizza, mac n cheese! – 3 Tasty tour stops – Guided historic walk of scenic La Jolla by-the-sea – Behind the scenes brewery tour (learn how your beer is made) – BEER Games and Prizes! *above offerings may vary. Only $79 per person! (Without tour guide gratuity.) Start time: 2:15 pm Also Available year round – Beer TRAIN tours: Drink on the train and “hop” on and off the train with your expert guide to the local San Diego Breweries!

Cost: $79

the-brokers-bandWhat: The Brokers Band

When: Friday March 7, 2014

Where: The Coyote Bar & Grill, Carlsbad

Description: The Brokers Band is one of San Diego’s finest rock-n-roll bands. It’s five talented guys bringing great diversity of experience to their fun, highly energetic, and very tight shows. The band was formed in 1998 as a blues band (The Blues Brokers) and have evolved way beyond that. Now they pride themselves on providing a variety of music for dancing and giving you good times. Never fear; they will still lay down the blues like nobody’s business, once in a while, when called upon. All five players are strong musicians and vocalists in their own right, but when they get together, their chemistry and love of playing as a group is off the charts. With flexibility they created a strong suit, they appear as a quintet, quartet, trio, or even a duo, depending on the requirements of the venue and the occasion, and they always rock the place to the rafters.

Cost: Free

the-atarisWhat: The Ataris – So Long, Astoria Reunion

When: Friday March 7, 2014

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description:  THE ATARIS – So Long, Astoria Reunion concert tickets for the show at House of Blues San Diego.

Cost: $20-$60


shrek-the-magicalWhat: Shrek the Musical

When: Friday March 7, 2014

Where: CYT San Diego at Mater Dei High School, Chula Vista, San Diego

Description:  SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks movie, Shrek, that started it all. It brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite green ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In the kingdom of Far Far Away, everything turned upside down, when an ugly and unseemly ogre — and not a handsome prince — shows up and rescues a feisty princess. Throw in a sampling of a bad-smelling donkey who just won’t shut up, a bad guy with a very SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and martial arts training, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing among the misfits and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all in all, an irreverent fun for everyone!

Cost: $15-$18

art-of-east-asiaWhat: Art of East Asia

When: Friday March 7, 2014

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: This is an exhibit representing over six years of research and conservation of East Asian Art. The newly refurbished and polished permanent display Art of East Asia represents more than six years of research and conservation by our curator of Asian Art. The exhibit has been designed by the renowned firm of Staples & Charles. Art of East Asia vividly and dramatically animates the philosophical nature and creative traditions that inspired Asian luminaries and everyday people throughout China, Japan, and Korea.

Occupying the space of the once known Asian Court, these galleries have been extensively renovated, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, in part. Reclaimed teak floors, atmospheric exhibition design, and state-of-the-art lighting system all come together to create a unified and powerful environment for these exceptional arts.

Cost: Free-$12

cherry-blossom-festWhat: 9th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

When: Saturday March 8, 2014

Where: Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego

Description: The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego presents its 9th annual cherry blossom festival!

Enjoy the awesomeness and the beauty of 150 cherry trees in bloom. See cultural entertainment and demos. Taste authentic and delicious Japanese street foods and drinks including a beer/sake garden sponsored by Asahi, Gekkeikan Sake, and Stone Brewery. Try fun crafts and kids’ activities. Shop unique gifts and plants.

Cost: $5-$6

mardi-gras-wine-testingWhat: Mardi Gras Wine Tasting

When: Saturday March 8, 2014

Where: The WineSellar & Brasserie, San Diego

Description:  Big “fat”, full bodied Wines! Featuring 2010 Marilyn Remark VMR, 2011 Wine Guerilla Zinfandel and more! Cost TBA.




What: Mystic Braves – Amerikan Bear, Muscle Beech

When: Saturday March 8, 2014

Where: Soda Bar, San Diego

Description: The freedom of summer, the long lazy afternoons, the buzzing of the bees, easy going lifestyles, grooving beneath the everlasting moonlight glow. Frustration and beauty where time stops still. Waiting with bated breath, forever questioning. A desert-tracking vacation spent in your own shadows, a psychedelic excursion we’re all checking in to when we sign up to Enjoy live music from Mystic Braves, American Bear and Muscle Beech.

Cost: $10


3rd-annual-marathonWhat: 3rd ANNUAL SAN DIEGO HALF MARATHON

When: Sunday March 9, 2014

Where: Petco Park, San Diego

Description: The 3, a unique race and fundraising event with all of its proceeds going to local charities, will take place to give thanks publicly, in part, to generous sponsors that includes the Trauma Research Education Foundation (official medical sponsor), Pureflo (official water sponsor), Mintz Levin, Mogiv, Rocksports (gold sponsors); Clif Bar, Dole, Sign Distinction, Ultima Replenisher and Zico (supporting sponsors). Benefitting Charities: ALS Association, Greater San Diego Chapter; Huntington’s Disease Society of America; Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego; National Foundation of Autism Research; San Diego Police Officers’ Association Widows & Orphans Fund; Team Red, White & Blue; Toys for Joy; Partnerships with Industry (NEW ADDITION); The Skinny Gene Project (NEW); Sienna’s PlayGarden (NEW); Mama’s Kitchen (NEW)

Cost: $45-$109

fred-benedettiWhat: Fred Benedetti

When: Sunday March 9, 2014

Where: The San Diego Museum of Art

Description: Fred Benedetti performs a symposium of music beginning from the Renaissance period and through to the early Classical period, on a baritone guitar and a standard classical guitar.

Cost: Free


19th-annual-dog-contestWhat: 19th Annual Ugly Dog Contest

When: Sunday March 9, 2014

Where: Bates Nut Farm

Description: Del Mar Kiwanis Club and San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce invite you to the fun and frolic of the 18th annual Ugly Dog Contest at Bates Nut Farm. You think your dog is too cute to enter in the competition? Think again. There is something for all kinds of dogs. Several other categories, such as Best St. Patrick’s Day Costume, Cutest Puppy, Dog Who Looks Most Like its Owner and Best Trick, might just be your type. Please visit their website for full details, and to register & pre-order discounted tickets. Parking is free.

Cost: $12

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